Karst & Nature Delights: Ninh Binh and Halong Bay Adventure

Unveil Vietnam's Wonders: 4 Days of Exploration from Hanoi

Embark on an extraordinary 4-day journey through the natural wonders of Vietnam. Begin your adventure with a drive from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, where you’ll ascend 500 steps at Mua Cave to witness breathtaking panoramic views of the karst landscape. Explore Van Long Nature Reserve on a scenic boat trip, discovering hidden villages amidst limestone karsts. Day 2 takes you to Cuc Phuong National Park, where you’ll encounter endangered species at the Primate Rescue Centre and trek through picturesque forests. Conquer the majestic Silver Cloud Peak for sweeping vistas. Next, a picturesque drive through the countryside leads you to the enchanting Halong Bay or its sister bay, Lan Ha Bay, for a captivating cruise experience. Kayak, swim, and savor Vietnamese cuisine in this idyllic setting. Finally, awaken to the serene beauty of the bay and embrace tranquility with a revitalizing Tai Chi class at sunrise. Conclude your journey, returning to Hanoi with unforgettable memories of Vietnam’s natural splendors.

Van Long Wetlands in Ninh Binh

Tour Details




From $499 (USD)


4 Days



Trip Highlights

  • Primate Rescue & Cuc Phuong Trek: Witness rescue efforts and trek picturesque forests
  • Climb Mua Cave for stunning Ninh Binh panoramas
  • Halong or Lan Ha Bay Cruise: Sail, kayak, and immerse in breathtaking karst landscapes.
Hang Mua cave in Ninh Binh
Day 1

Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Departure Hanoi for approx. 2.5-hour drive to Ninh Binh. The first stop is Mua Cave, where visitors can climb 500 steps to reach the peak and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding karst landscape. After lunch, the journey continues to Van Long Nature Reserve, where a 2-hour boat trip offers picturesque views of local villages nestled among limestone karsts, caves, and the possibility of encountering rare langurs or birds. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Trekking in Cuc Phuong
Day 2

Ninh Binh - Cuc Phuong National Park

After breakfast, depart to Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam's largest nature reserve and first national park. Explore the Primate Rescue Centre, witness endangered species rescue and rehabilitation, and embark on a captivating 9km trek through diverse flora, fauna, and picturesque forests. For a more challenging option, conquer Silver Cloud Peak (648m high) with a 7km trek and enjoy panoramic views of the park, Bai Dinh Temple, and Hoa Lu on clear days.
Cruise and kayak on the bay
Day 3

Halong Bay / Lan Ha Bay

This morning, continue your journey with an approximate 3.5-4 hour drive through the picturesque countryside provinces, then embark on a captivating adventure and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Halong Bay or its sister bay, Lan Ha Bay, aboard a charming cruise. Traverse through breathtaking karst islands, visit local villages, and indulge in a plethora of activities such as kayaking, swimming, and even mastering Vietnamese cuisine through a delightful cooking class. Overnight onboard.
Diverse 3-5 star options available. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hanoi capital
Day 4

Halong back to Hanoi

Wake up to the serene beauty of the bay and rejuvenate your mind and body with an invigorating Tai Chi class on the sundeck at sunrise. Experience the epitome of tranquility and create unforgettable memories amidst these stunning landscapes. Return to Hanoi in the afternoon for your onward departure flight or an overnight train journey to your next destination.
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Karst & Nature Delights: Ninh Binh and Halong Bay Adventure


$499 (USD)

4 Days


  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle for transfer
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Refill bottle & drinking water for tour
  • All sightseeing entrance fee where required in the itinerary
  • Accommodation in twin/double shared room in hotel with daily breakfast
  • Private twin/double shared air-conditioned cabin on shared Halong Bay / Lan Ha Bay Cruise


  • Flight tickets
  • Visas where required
  • Travel Insurance. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from home.
  • Personal expenditure (telephone, laundry, shopping and so on…)
  • Tips for guide, driver, porters.
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks.
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned on itinerary and trip inclusive portion.

More Information


  • Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change.
  • Transfer times are approximate and subject to local conditions at the time of travel.
  • All flight times are local.
  • All cycling and trekking/walking distances displayed are approximate and subject to the guests’ ability and availability of the route, the guide will use his discretion to ensure safety and comfort for all participants.

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