Duration: 4 days 3 nights

This proposed tour is a perfect fit for those who wish to know more about Vietnam’s history and culture while also enjoying the view of a natural wonder, all in a limited time. After your arrival in Hanoi, you will be driven directly to Ha Long, recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. There, enjoy an unforgettable cruise in the beautiful Ha Long Bay. Finish the tour with a full-day visit of Hanoi city including landmarks monuments, museums, the historical Old Quarter, and a Water Puppet Show on the evening.


  • Visit the interesting capital of Vietnam, Hanoi
  • Enjoy shopping at Ha Long City night market
  • The legendary Ha Long Bay during a beautiful cruise on a magnificent boat


Day 1: Hanoi (Arrival) – Ha Long City (D)
Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B, L, D)
Day 3: Hanoi – city tour (B, L, D)
Day 4: Hanoi - departure (B)


Day 1: Hanoi (Arrival) – Ha Long City (D)

Upon your arrival in Hanoi (in the morning or early afternoon), our bus will take you directly to Ha Long City.

Check-in at the hotel.

If time permits, we will go to Tuan Chau Island and relax on the beach.

Dinner at a local restaurant and free time in evening for shopping at Ha Long night market.

Day 2: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B, L, D)

Breakfast at the hotel, then check out and bus drive to the port where our boat will be.

Journey in Ha Long Bay with a stop to visit the fabulous Thien Cung cave. Then, continue the cruise to admire this outstanding World Natural Heritage site. If time permits, we will stop for a swim.

Lunch on board while sailing. After lunch, back to the bus to return to Hanoi (estimated arrival around 4:30pm).

Check-in at your hotel and then have dinner at a local restaurant.

Free time for shopping in the evening.

(Note: visit of Hanoi night market on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).

Day 3: Hanoi – city tour (B, L, D)

Today, we will discover the millennium city of Hanoi and learn more about its rich History. Hanoi is without a doubt one of the most interesting cities to visit in Vietnam.

First, we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature. Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will visit the Vietnam Military History Museum, West Lake, Old Quarter (including Dong Xuan Market, Hang Ma Street, and O Quan Truong gate), and Hoan Kiem Lake.

Finally, we will attend a very nice water puppet show.

Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

(Note: visit of Hanoi night market on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – if not on the previous day).

Day 4: Hanoi - departure (B)

Free time until the bus picks you up to take you to the airport for your departure flight.

Please contact us for more information about this tour or to customize this itinerary.


  • All transportation
  • Accommodation (twin room or double room)
  • All entrance fees
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch, D for dinner)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Private boat to visit Ha Long Bay
  • Water puppet show
  • One small bottle of water on bus everyday
  • Service fees


  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Flight tickets
  • Visa to Vietnam if needed

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VDIN03: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay & Sapa – 6 days
VDIN04: From the North to the Center – 8 days
VDIN05: Sapa & the Red River Delta – 8 days
VDIN06: Enchanting Vietnam – 14 days
VDIN07: Vietnam Odyssey – 21 days