04-Day Ninh Binh, Cat Ba & Halong Bay Tour

This is one of our best seller! The destinations are both recognized as Unesco's world heritages which are featured with towering limestone cliffs. Ninh Binh is stunning with Trang An Complex - A natural & cultural heritage, it will amaze you with a sampan boat ride along a little river & a gentle bicycle ride on back roads of rice fields and sheer mountains. Halong is amazing with its bay of limestone islands, spreading out on the smooth green water-surface. The best way to explore the area is by cruising on a small-size boat, meandering in between the islands & spend the night on boat...


Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh

Day 2: Ninh Binh - Cat Ba Island

Day 3: Phu Long Mangrove - Lan Ha & Halong Bay

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

Enjoy a sampan boat ride on a little river which goes through some limestone tunnel-like caves & a bicycle ride along a paddy field and under the shadow of sheer mountains


Tasting  delicious meals of local specialties

Visiting two of the most beautiful places in northern Vietnam which have been recognized as world heritages by UNESCO.


Exploring  an interesting mangrove forest by a small finish boat which allows you to weave your way deep inside the forest.


Enjoying a night on a private boat in Halong bay after interesting activities on the bay such as kayaking, swimming...



You will be met and greeted at 7:30 AM at your hotel in Hanoi by the tour guide and driver to start the trip.

After 2.5-hour drive south of Hanoi, you will arrive in Thung Nang boat station where you will take 2-hour sampan boat ride to enjoy the beautiful nature and witness some scenes of rural life along your ride. The ride also takes you through 2 tunnel-like caves. After the boat ride, transfer to your hotel and check-in. Take a short rest before your lunch. In the afternoon, embark on an easy bicycling tour to the surroundings which is peaceful and authentic with the harmony of nature and the daily life of local rustics. The bike ride includes a visit to a pagoda which is located at the side of a mountain. Dinner and overnight in Ninh Binh.


After the breakfast at your hotel, take a short transfer to Hang Mua and start the morning with 500-step hike to the summit of Ngoa Long Mt. From there, you are able to get a marvelous panorama over the karsts. Take some photos before going downhill for the rest of the morning trek on flat roads through a village, through farm land and along the towering mountains.


Lunch at a restaurant in a hidden valley. The afternoon drive takes you to Cat Ba Island where you will check into a bungalow for dinner and stay overnight.


This morning you will get off the beaten track to explore the green mangrove forest of Phu Long by a small fishing boat.

The boat will take you along a river which goes inside the forest. The scenery along the way is lovely with the background of the rock mountains afar.

Get off your boat and paddle your kayaks to explore the mangrove forests. Weave yourself along narrow creeks.

After the kayaking, pay a visit to a limestone cave, then get back to your private car and head to Cat Ba tourist wharf where your private boat awaiting.

Lunch on boat while cruising to the middle of Lan Ha Bay.

After lunch, the boat stops by a beach for you to take a swim and enjoy the stunning scenery of the bay. Thence the junk will make its way to a remote place in Halong Bay for the night.

Anchor dropped off, dinner and stay overnight on boat.


Breakfast is served on boat.

This morning the boat will take you to a place called Kiem Lam area where you will spend over one hour to paddle your kayaks through a cave to discover a hidden lagoon. Jump off your kayaks if you would like to take more swim.

Back to the boat and heading back to Lan Ha Bay.

Check out off your cabin before an early lunch on boat.

By 12:00 PM, bid farewell to the crews and get ready for the afternoon drive back to Hanoi.

After 4 hour drive, you will arrive in Hanoi. The trip ends at the door of your hotel.


  • Private A/c transportation with all entrance per itinerary

  • English speaking tour guide 

  • Vietnamese meals: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners.

  • Accommodation: 1 night at a hotel, 1 night at a bungalow, 1 night on a private boat.

  • Sightseeing tickets & permit

  • Sampan boat-ride in Ninh Binh 

  • Kayaks in Halong Bay and at the Mangrove forest.

  • Bottled water on the vehicle

  • Private cruise package in Lan Ha & Halong Bays


  • Travel insurance 

  • Drinks and other meals 

  • Hotel in Hanoi (Optional)

  • Visas and airport transfers  (Optional)

  • Any flight tickets 

  • Tips and gratuities 

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above. 




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