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Hanoi & Halong Bay 5 days/4 nights


The 5-day tour is an ideal package to fall in line with Hanoi, a capital with a millennium-long history. Beginning with Water Puppetry show - a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Next, Enjoy a full day city trip of Hanoi, the tour opens an ancient but lively world in the Far East. While the nature loving personality of Hanoi residents is reflected in its beautiful lakes, the profound culture and history are born in the temples. In the middle of the tour is a journey to Ha Long Bay, escaping from the busy city life to harmonize with marvelous nature. Cruising on a Junk is an incredible way to closely explore caves, lagoons, beaches, and paddle up and visit fishermen in their woven bamboo boats. You can also paddle to some of the floating villages to experience this unique way of life.


Itinerary in brief:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival & Water Puppet Show (D)

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha long Bay (B, L, D)

Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B)

Day 5: Hanoi Departure (B)


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival & Water Puppet Show (D)
Upon the arrival, you are met at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and transferred to the hotel by Asia King’s guide for check-in and relax. In the late afternoon, enjoy the Water Puppet Show, the unique Vietnamese traditional art. This art originates from rural festivals in Vietnam. The artists-men and women-stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water, followed to have dinner at nice local restaurant. Overnight stayed at the hotel in Hanoi.


Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Today, we enjoy a full day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex. This famous site contains the Mausoleum of the Nation’s Founder Ho Chi Minh (Close on Monday, Friday & November), the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam. Have lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the impressive Ethnologic Museum, dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups several of which we will see on our forthcoming trek. Then we take a cyclo tour around the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Overnight stayed at hotel in Hanoi.


Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
After your breakfast, our private car will pick up you at your hotel and transfer to Ha Long with a 3-hour drive through the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Comfort stop en route for photos and coffee before arriving to Ha Long City. We then transfer to a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site. While on board we will be served a sumptuous fresh, local seafood lunch followed by a swim and exploring some of the limestone caves in this area. When the sun comes down we drop anchor for the night nearby a remote island. Dinner served on board. Overnight stayed on Junk.


Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B)
Rising to the tranquil beauty of the bay we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea followed by breakfast. This morning we continue to move around the bay to find more secluded areas. The junk will be near us at all times serving as a backup vessel for those that require it. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle back to Hanoi. Overnight stayed at the hotel in Hanoi.


Day 5: Hanoi Departure (B)
Today, you will have your free time to explore Hanoi by yourself until transfer by private car to airport for your flight to come back your hometown. Home sweet home!


Tour price includes:

  • Accommodation based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast
  • Ha Long Bay cruise 2 days/ 1 night in Ha Long Bay
  • The English speaking guide as guided time
  • Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • All transfers with the air-conditioned private car & AC
  • All entrance fees
  • Water & cool towels
  • Government taxes & service charge

Tour price excludes

  • International Airfares
  • English or French speaking guide escort Hanoi – Ha Long & from Hotel to Airport
  • Early check in/ late check out
  • Meals not indicated
  • Drinks & beverage
  • Vietnam stamp fee (25 USD/ per person)
  • Personal travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • Personal expenses such as Telephone and Laundry bills
  • Tips and gratuities


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  • Enjoy water puppet show
  • Discover the charming of Hanoi
  • Have wonderful relax time on board and enjoy the incredible sight-seeing in Ha Long Bay
  • Have a good chance to taste Vietnamese food
  • Experience the bustling and vital atmosphere of the Red River Delta
Silk Path Hotel Hanoi
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Bai Tho Junk

Bai Tho Junk consist a group of over 10 junk boats offering daily and overnight on boat cruise to visit Halong bay. We are not only sell daily joining group seats for tourists but also for lease private Junks, if you and group would like to have private junks, please choose one of our junks below and tell us your itinerary , we will make up good price for you with high quality of our services.

Jasmine Cruise

Officially open on 18 December 2007, our newest four star junk will set the standard for services and amenities on the bay. Fitted out in the 1930's Indochine style, the Halong Jasmine will feature 22 spacious cabin, restaurant, lounge and two special Jasmine Suites with their own jacuzzi & balcony for uninterrupted views of the bay. Enjoy the intimacy of a small party within the space of Halong Bay’s largest cruise junk. A lengthy 55 meters from bow to stern and measuring an impressive 11 meters wide, Halong Jasmine can accommodate 80 passengers at any o­ne time across four luxurious decks, with an overnight capacity of 48. The attention to detail and quality of design is apparent in every inch of this newly-built junk, artfully marrying space, rich 1930s Indochina-style wooden décor and exquisite ornamentation throughout its air-conditioned bedrooms, restaurant, bars and communal spaces.

Prince Cruise II

Launched on 1st June, 2008 Prince Junk is one of the most luxurious traditional cruises in Ha Long bay. The Prince cruise is designed to accommodate both the romantic getaway for honeymooners and the fun-filled atmosphere with all the amenities for family party or small private group. The modest size of these vessels allow the you to get much closer to Ha Long and Bai Tu Long natural wonders, pocket lagoons, and its small fishing communities. Other differences from the classic junk include large

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