# 2 Days Discovering Highlights of Hanoi and Halong Bay

2 Days Discovering Highlights of Hanoi and Halong Bay

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About the Tour

The short trip covering both Hanoi and Halong bay is a perfect choice for you to explore the highlights of these attractive destinations in Northern Vietnam. Enjoy your sightseeing tour through the famous cultural spots then cruise around Halong Bay, where beautiful beaches, kayaking opportunities along with its limestone caves and islands are waiting for you! Don’t miss this fascinating short excursion to admire the beauty of Northern Vietnam!


  • Visit renowned historical highlights of Hanoi
  • Watch a show of traditional Vietnamese art - water puppet
  • Feel the local life of Hanoians
  • Cruise among the limestone karst islands and islets of Halong bay
  • Relax on deck and breathe in fresh air
  • Explore the most famous caves in Halong and marvel at staglamite formations

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival and Hanoi City tour
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at around 8:30 to start a full day city tour. We will start at Ho Chi Minh Complex to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum then Uncle Ho's House and One-Pillar Pagoda - one of the two most iconic temples in Vietnam.
After that, you will spend time visiting Tran Quoc Pagoda located by the dazzling West Lake. It is one of the picturesque attractions in Hanoi formed by a harmonious architecture taking advantage of the watery landscape. The next attraction in your itinerary is the Temple of Literature (or Văn Miếu in Vietnamese) which reveals the Hanoians’ spirit of study in the past. After that, you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant nearby.
Following the short break, we will visit Ngoc Son Temple at Hoan Kiem Lake and listen to the legend related to the lake. Moreover, Hanoi Old Quarter, a must-see destination in Hanoi – will make you surprised with its ancient character in a modern city. You'll next be transferred to enjoy water puppet performance which tells you a great traditional art of Vietnam. Experience a cup of special coffee while looking down the streets, observing the bustling life of the locals in the late afternoon before ending makes this day trip in Hanoi even more unforgettable.
Day 2
Hanoi – Halong Bay - Hanoi
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi at around 8:15 to depart for Halong Bay - the Natural World Heritage of Vietnam. On the way, you will stop at a pottery village to visit and learn about a handicraft village in the countryside as well as to buy/ some beautiful souvenirs for your beloved as you wish.
After a short break, you'll continue the journey to Halong City and board on a wooden junk upon arrival. Now you can enjoy the beautiful landscape with thousands of limestone islands and majestic caves. Also, you will be relaxed by floating on the surface, breathing fresh air and beholding turquoise water.
A delicious lunch with fresh seafood dishes will be served with a natural view on the boat. Off the junk, a visit to Thien Cung (Heaven) and then Dau Go (Wooden stick) caves will surprise you with amazing karsts. Be sure to take your camera for some fantastic photos! After all, you'll get back to the main junk and unwind yourself till the harbor. The Halong Bay trip will end in Hanoi at around 19:30.


  • English speaking tour guide
  • Meal(s) as indicated
  • Entry Fees (if any)
  • Private land transfer
  • Accommodation


  • Shuttle bus transfer
  • Travel Insurance
  • Domestic & International flight (if any)
  • Vietnam visa arrangement
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Special Notes

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users
  • Entry ticket

  • Transfers

  • Accomodation

  • Flights

  • Meals

  • Tour guide

  • Visa

Included destination(s): Hanoi, Temple of Literature, Hanoi Old Quarter, Tran Quoc Pagoda, One Pillar Pagoda, Hoan Kiem Lake, Halong Bay, Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave

Start from: $146 /person

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