Halong Bay, a world natural heritage, is also a famous natural wonder in Vietnam as well as the world.
Cat Ba has become a renowned landscape complex with majestic beauty and long white sandy beaches, considered as a world biosphere reservation.
Hanoi – Ha Long tour 5 days 4 nights of Vietnamdrive is a great choice in Northeast Vietnam. You can enjoy a vacation on a beautiful cruise running through magnificent islands, taste flavorful food, and visit famous attractions of Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island, and Tuan Chau Island.
Departure / Return Location
Da Nang City / Hue City
8:00 am The car/van picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi (or from Noi Bai airport), then start to do the city tour.
We will start with the journey to visit:
At noon, we will stop at one Pho Restaurant to enjoy the famous noodle soup in Vietnam.
Continuing your journey, you will explore:
4:00 pm, we end the tour at your hotel to relax. And then, you take your own night to explore Hanoi beauty at night around Hoan Kiem Lake or enjoy Water Puppet Show for your option.
Today, you get up early to have breakfast and prepare to travel to Ha Long Bay – an amazing landscape setting up with thousands of islands in the sea.
8:00 am, the car/van and tour guide pick you up at the hotel and depart for Ha Long Bay. On the way, you can enjoy the countryside view.
After around 2.5 hours, the view of Halong Bay starts zooming in our eyes.
We come to Tuan Chau Tourist Boat Station to make the procedure to get on a beautiful cruise for an overnight journey to discovery Halong Bay.
12:30 at noon, you have lunch on the cruise with dishes made from the freshest ingredients. During lunch, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery on Ha Long Bay while the ship gradually moves through the islets, such as Stone Dog, Lu Huong Peak, Ga Choi Hon, and thousands of rock islands in Halong Bay.
After lunch, you return to your cabin room to rest before continuing your journey to explore Halong Bay.
17:30 The group returns to the cruise, rest, and have dinner at the restaurant onboard. Dinner will be cooked directly by the chefs on the boat, and you can enjoy fresh and delicious seafood dishes.
After dinner, you are free to rest or participate in activities, such as night squid fishing, watching movies, or relaxing to listen to the wave sounds.
Overnight on cruise.
Please note that the itinerary is the basic one. Depending on each cruise, a few places and time of the itinerary can be changed. But, most of the activities and services still create an incredible experience in Halong Bay.
Today is a good chance to watch the sunrise on Halong Bay in the early morning, and you do not forget to keep this beautiful moment with the best photos.
7:00 am breakfast is available to serve you.
12:00 at noon, we return to the cruise and have lunch.
After lunch, you admire the beautiful scenery of Lan Ha Bay – one of the most famous tourist destinations in Cat Ba.
Then, you will stop at Monkey Island where there are white sand beaches and plenty of mischievous monkeys. You are free to immerse yourself in the clear blue water of Cat Ba beach.
3:30 pm, we come back on the boat to return to Cai Beo tourist wharf. Here, the car/van will pick you up and drive you to the hotel on the island for check-in procedures.
After check-in, you can relax or freely swim at the beautiful beach of Cat Co 1 or Cat Co 2 on the island.
At night, you can have dinner at your hotel or enjoy seafood in a restaurant on the island on your own budget. After dinner, you are free to rest or explore Cat Ba at night.
Overnight at a hotel on the island.
Have breakfast and prepare for the journey from Cat Ba to Tuan Chau Boat Station.
After having breakfast at the hotel restaurant, you will take a rest before getting a car/van to depart for Gia Luan station. Say goodbye to Cat Ba island, and check in to the cruise to take you back to Ha Long Bay City.
On the way back, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of islands in Halong Bay combining with the green ocean.
11:30 pm, you come to Tuan Chau Boat Station. And, the can or van pick up and take you to check in your hotel in Halong City. The rest of the day is your own leisure.
You are free to relax, roam, admire the famous tourist area Tuan Chau, or freely immerse yourself in the clear blue water of Tuan Chau beach, and participate in games, such as water canoe and parachute jump (expenses are your own budget).
You will have your free leisure and have dinner.
At night, you can walk or taxi to watch water music performances at the Tuan Chau entertainment area, see seal shows, sea lions, watch 3D movies. All these activities are optional.
Overnight at hotel in Halong Bay.
It is interesting to get up early to admire the beautiful scenery on the bay and have breakfast at the hotel restaurant.
8:00 am, check out the hotel. The car welcomes you to depart for Yen Tu scenic complex.
9:30 am, you can walk or a cable car to Hoa Yen pagoda (cable car is optional). The first step in the journey to Yen Tu pagoda (cable car tickets are excluded). This temple is one of the holy places for the Buddhist people to pray for peace to the family and relatives.
11:30 am after having lunch at the restaurant at the foot of the mountain with many rustic dishes of the mountains of Northeast Vietnam.
After lunch, you will continue the journey to conquer the highest peak of the Yen Tu mountain range at an altitude of 1,068m where Dong Pagoda is located.
After the Buddha’s ceremony at Dong pagoda, we depart to go down the mountain and visit a shrine to worship An Ky Sinh. This man is a famous Taoist monk under the Qin Shihuang dynasty in China, used to go to Yen Tu to find medicinal plants to practice spirit knit and petrified.
3:30 pm, we get back in the car to go back to Hanoi. On the way to stop in Hai Duong, enjoy a cup of fragrant tea with the mung-bean cake that is Hai Duong specialties. Then continue your journey you’re your hotel in Hanoi.
The tour Hanoi – Ha Long bay 5 days 4 nights coving Cat Ba and Tuan Chau Islands ends.
This standard schedule is designed and arranged by Vietnamdrive. If you want to customize some activities or destinations for your needs, please contact us. We will plan the tour according to your requirements to make your holidays in Hanoi and Ha Long more valuable.
Price per person base on 4-star hotels:
|2-3 guests||690USD/guest. Book this now!|
|4-6 guests||620USD/guest. Send an enquiry!|
|from 7 guests||550USD/guest. Send an enquiry!|
At least, there are 2 adults booked to start the tour.
For children price:
under 5 years old: Free of charge, you take care of them,
from 5 – 8 years old (under 1.2m): 85% of price,
from 9 years old: 100% of price.
+ 03 nights at the 4-star hotel, including 2 nights in Hanoi, 1 night in the island, and 1 night in Halong city
+ Comfortable 4-star hotel (air-conditioner, hot and cold water, mini-bar)
+ Standard room type: 2 adult guests / room, if the group has the odd number, the 3-bed rooms will be supplies. If one guest want to use a single room, the surcharge will be applied.
Please note that all accommodaitons can be changed until 4 – 5 weeks before the departure date. We will send you the final information of all accommodations with the last confirmation. We try to keep all accommodations, but in cases, a hotel cannot receive the booking, we will change your staying to the same standard or higher one.
4-star cruise to explore Halong Bay
New modern car/van/bus with air-conditioner and safe belt throughout the program (the size of vehicle depending on the number of group)
English-speaking guide to experience throughout the program, but when getting on board if the cruise staff will take care of you.
+ Tickets to visit the attractions in the itineary (admission 1 time)
+ Entrance free to visit island and caves during the tours
+ Breakfast at the hotel
+ 04 lunches, and 01 dinner onboard
Note: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Travel insurance with Vietnamese standard that is compulsory by the Gorvenment. But, this insurance travel has low quality and almost is not fixed for foreign tourists. Thus, you have to buy your own international insurance before traveling with us.
A bottled water 0.5l / person / day
Bicylce to do in Cat Ba Island
Airfare, train, car for traveling to Hanoi to start the tour.
But, we can support you to book these tickets depending on your requests.
The tour price does not cover the optional activities or optional things as mentioned in itinerery.
* Personal expenses, extra food, self-ordered drinks during meals
* Transportation outside the program
* The cost of a single room
* Tips for the guide and driver
International travel insurance does not included in the price. You have to have this insurance when traveling with us. When all guests own international travel insurance with international standard, it is much better to travel to Vietnam.
Conditions for tour cancellation (weekdays):
* After registering for tour cancellation, 10% of tour price is lost.
* Cancellation of tour 45 days before departure 30% of tour price charged.
* Cancellation of tour 30 days before departure 50% of tour price charged.
* Cancellation of tour 15- 30 days before departure 75% of tour price charged.
* Cancellation of tour within 14 days before departure 100% of tour price charged.
* Flight cancellation fee according to the airline’s regulations.
Conditions for change of departure date (only one time):
* Change before 45 days compared to the date of departure: transfer fee 0% of tour.
* 30 days before departure date: 20% of tour cost.
* Under 30 days before departure date, the cancellation policy can be applied.
* Flight change fee according to the airline’s regulations.
* Guests wishing to check out late on the last day will be charged an additional room fee according to the hotel’s regulations.
* Check in the hotels from 2:00 pm.