5 Days Northern Vietnam Tour

5 Days Northern Vietnam Tour
9.6 out of 10
Destinations:Hanoi - City - Halong - Hanoi
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Price From: 350 USD

Coming to a country, it is a must to visit first the city around to learn more about the custom and tradition of the country. Not only that, you will also visit one of seven wonders in the world - Halong Bay and stay overnight on the cruise as the thing you cannot miss if travel to Vietnam.

Day 1: Check in Hotel in Hanoi, free and easy (Meals: No)

Arrive Hanoi and check in  hotel located in Hanoi centre – get welcome drink when check in hotel. You are free after that.

Night 1: Overnight in Hotel in Ha Noi

Day 2: Hanoi – City tour (Meals: B/L/…)


07:45 - 08:30  Get picked up by our tour guide and bus. After short drive, start visiting first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.

09:00 Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father, walking along Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.

10:00 Visit One-Pillar Pagoda – the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city.

11:00 Visit the colorful features of the 54 ethnic groups of Viet Nam in the Ethnology Museum.

13:00 Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch.

14:00 Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam's first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.

15:30 Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.

16:00 Arrive back to your hotel.


07:45 - 08:30 Get picked up by our tour guide and bus then visit first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda. Experience our national heritage and the beautiful Buddhist relics on the West Lake.

09:30 Visit a sacred place to recall President Ho Chi Minh’s life and career in Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Stilt-house where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.

10:30 Visit One-Pillar Pagoda, the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city in present days.

11:00 Visit the Temple of Literature, considering the first university of Viet Nam. The temple was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars.

12:30 Have Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter and relax.

13:30 Continue exploring the daily life of traditional ceramics village of Bat Trang. Visit the pottery showrooms and see how they modeled the products.

14:30 Drive back to Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong Saint and Tran Hung Dao General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.

15:30 Arrive back your hotel.

Night 2:  Overnight in Hotel in Ha Noi

Day 3:  Hanoi – Halong – VSpirit Cruise (Meals: B/L/D)

08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.

12h30 – 13h00 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.

13h30 – 14h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.

15h00 – 16h00 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.

16h00 – 17h00 Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.

17h00 – 17h30 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

17h30 – 19h00 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.

19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Night 3: Overnight on V'spirit cruise

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – Check in Hotel (Meals: B/L/…)

06h30 – 07h15 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.

07h30 – 08h30  Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.

09h00 – 10h00 Kayak around the Luon Cave.

10h15 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.

10h15 – 11h00 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.

11h00 – 12h15 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

12h15 – 12h30 Disembark V’Spirit Classic.

12h30 – 13h00 Transfer back to Hanoi.

Trip finishes at around 17h00.

Night 4:  Overnight in Hotel in Ha Noi

Day 5:  Hanoi Departure (Meals: B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Please check-out by 12:00pm.

If you want to book for airport transfers, please contact directly to Halong Tours Booking.

Trip ends



  • Transportation with A/C Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi, Hanoi - city tour
  • English speaking guide during Halong Bay tour, City tour
  • 1 hour kayaking in Halong Bay
  • Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast/ L = Lunch/D= Dinner)
  • Entrance fees as mention
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in Dragon Pearl Hotel(Double/twin share),overnight on V’Spirit Cruises
  • Insurance on boat
  • Complementary bottles of water 
  • Welcome drink in hotel and on board



  • Airport Transfer in Hanoi 2 ways
  • Beverages, International Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Tips, Personal Expenses & Others not clearly mentioned above
  • Visa to Vietnam: See How to apply Visa to Vietnam Here


  • You want extend your trip, please advise !
  • Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
  • If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
  • Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb. See Vietnam weather Here
  • Keep contact with Halong Tours Booking to get support any time.
The guest reviews are submitted after using service:
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  • eti1610
    new zealand
    January 2017

    Great Trip in Hanoi

    My friends and I booked the tours in Hanoi with this company for the group of 4 and were impressed with..

  • Anna M
    Melbourne, Australia
    December 2016

    Ran like clockwork

    Recently had the pleasure of dealing with Ms Tracey at Halong tours. What a pleasure. Transfers were on..

  • sashaliu2016
    Singapore, Singapore
    December 2016

    Beyond words!!!

    Whatever I read about the excellent service provided by the staff of this company was proven accurate. James was..

  • Maureen

    Horsham, United Kingdom
    May 2015

    Excellent service.

    We found Halong Tours to be very effiecient and obliging in organizing anything we asked for. Victor is..

  • ly

    February 2016

    An unforgettable one

    Great service, quick response to our questions and the sales executive, Tracy is very helpful throughout our..

  • Bethany R

    “Must do trip!”

    Amazing!! Very beautiful scenery, lovely local ladies row the boats(they expect a tip and certainly..

  • Cathy P
    New Zealand

    “Our trip was perfect”

    The guide spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about the places we visited. Hoa Lu is the old..