Hanoi - Halong Bay 4 days

Hanoi and Halong Bay are two of the most beautiful and charmful destinations of the Northern in Vietnam. Therefore, we create this trip to bring you experience about understanding people, culture as well as landscapes.

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

When you arrive in Hanoi, tour guide will meet you at the Noi Bai international airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is your leisure time.

Meal: none

Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B,L,D)

Breakfast is at the hotel.

About 8:30am, our guide and driver pick you up at the hotel to explore Hanoi captital. The first destination is Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, His House-on-Stilts, One Pillar pagoda… Then enjoy an hour Cyclo trip around Hoan Kiem lake and the Old Quarters with ancient buildings and narrow streets. Then, we will visit the Temple of Literature - known as Vietnam’s first University built in the 10th century.

Having lunch with Pho bo Hanoi or Hanoi Noodle soup with beef and served with Hanoi flavorful spring roll. After lunch time, tour continues visiting Museum of Ethnology where you can both study about the history of Vietnam’s ethnic groups and South East Asia’s. Next, we will head back to Hanoi’s central to visit Ngoc Son Temple situated in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi


After breakfast, we depart Hanoi to Ha Long Bay by road through the fertile farmlands of the Red River Delta. Arrive in Ha Long city towards noon and proceed with check-in formalities. After your welcome on board, a lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay itself. In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on board. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Enjoy your dinner with fresh seafood on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: overnight cruise


Enjoy your fresh morning in the middle of the bay, and breakfast is served while the vessels cruises slowly through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi or Haiphong for your onward flight.

Meal: Breakfast

This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services.

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Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements, but may incur price changes

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels 
Private Vehicles and Drivers
Transport from Hanoi to Halong and return by mini van
Train tickets Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi per deluxe cabins.
Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
All domestic flights
Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Drinking water available on the vehicles.
Service Charge & Government Taxes
Your International Flights
Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Any bank fees or charges at your end
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Personal Travel Insurance
Tips for tour guide and driver in each region
Peak season or public holidays surcharge if any
Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any
Vietnam visa stamp fee 
Other services not mentioned above


The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this tour.  However, Asia Essence Tours offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different "star ratings", allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget.






Silk Queen Hanoi

Golden Silk Boutique

Hanoi D’Opera

Halong Cruise

Swan Cruise

Huonghai Sealife

Indochina Sails


We, at Asia Essence Tours, are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. As the hotel cost will be the major expense of your vacation in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, it is essential that all of the hotels chosen by us are the highest quality for the price paid. All of our prices are based on twin, double or queen shared rooms.


First Class/ 3 Star (from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/night)

The First Class/ 3 Star Hotels are good value and normally centrally located. They all have comfortable en-suite rooms, good amenities and public areas to relax in. They are usually family run hotels, so offer great personalized service for your enjoyment and comfort. Most first class properties offer an in-house restaurant, and some may even have a swimming pool!

Superior/ 4 star (from US$ 80 - US$ 110/ per room/night)

The 4* superior Hotels offer a wide range of services. Many superior hotels feature a choice of several in-house restaurants. In addition virtually all of them have a swimming pool. Some may even feature a spa or health club. This grade of hotel offers more for your enjoyment and comfort, while still remaining affordable.

Deluxe/ 5 Star (from US$120 - US$ 180++/ per room/night)

These 5* Deluxe hotels are usually owned by Worldwide, well known Hotel chains. The deluxe hotels feature excellent locations, offer the highest standards of service and facilities, and are known as the best hotels in each region. Facilities such as swimming pools and spas are the norm, and guest rooms are luxurious. These hotels offer first class service and amenities throughout.


Flexibility: The sample itinerary can be modified to suit your interests, budget as well as your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.

Tailor-Made Journey: This trip can be tailor made to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more individual trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments, with the flexibility to plan a trip at your own pace. Quality and value are the hallmark of the trips, with most services being provided on a private basis.

Commitment to Excellence: We enjoys excellent relationships with all of the highly regarded hotels and finest properties in our destinations as well as with service suppliers so that we are able to negotiate the most attractive prices for our clients, which enables us to provide exclusive holidays and affordable special offers. We create one-of-a-kind vacations for groups and individuals. We love our destinations and do our best to make sure that our customers feel the same way. Our job is to make sure that everyone gets the right balance of comfort and excitement to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Extend This Tour With...

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Saigon - Mekong delta 4 days

Nothern Vietnam Impression 5 Days

Hoian - Hue Stopover