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Tonkin Discovery

Tonkin Discovery

Experience an adventurous discovery tour of North Vietnam, where you’ll step back into Vietnamese history through visits to traditional villages and picturesque rural landscapes. Begin with a city tour of Hanoi and immerse yourself in the charm of the Old Quarter while enjoying a classic cyclo ride. Then, venture on an exciting two-day cycling expedition through a nature reserve, peaceful villages, and breath-taking landscapes, to Ninh Binh. Conclude your unforgettable journey by sailing through the magical world of Halong Bay on an overnight cruise.

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  • Day 1 Arrive Hanoi

    Upon your arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your guide who will accompany you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, allowing you to unwind and leisurely explore Hanoi's charming tree-lined boulevards and captivating French colonial architecture.

    Accommodation: Hanoi
    Meals: No

  • Day 2 Hanoi Sightseeing

    Hanoi offers intriguing sights and sounds. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his house on stilts. Wind through alleyways to Ngoc Ha village and witness Huu Tiep Lake's remarkable B-52 bomber wreckage from 1972. Explore the Temple of Literature, a fine example of Vietnamese architecture and the country's first national university. Discover the past at the Hoa Lo Prison Museum, known as the 'Hanoi Hilton.' It was built by the French in 1896 for Vietnamese revolutionaries and later held American POWs in the 1960s. Take a leisurely walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter - the heart of the city - famous for its artisan shops and eclectic architecture. End the day at the old theatre with a one-hour water puppet show, a unique Vietnamese traditional art.

    Accommodation: Hanoi
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3 Cycle Van Long Nature Reserve & Kenh Ga Floating Village

    Begin your day with a transfer from Hanoi to Phu Ly, where you'll embark on a 26km bike ride through quaint riverside villages and farms. This scenic route leads you to Van Long, the largest nature reserve on the Northern Plain. Amidst this tranquil setting, limestone karsts majestically rise from marshes and swamps, while locals peacefully row their boats through serene waterways. Pedal onward for 20km, riding through breath-taking landscapes and lush rice fields, until you arrive at the secluded Kenh Ga village. Nestled within a water-dominated region north of Ninh Binh, this floating village offers picturesque scenery and the unique experience of villagers skilfully rowing boats with their feet. It's an unforgettable sight. After an adventurous day of biking, unwind and relax at your Ninh Binh hotel at your own pace.

    Accommodation: In Ninh Binh
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Cycling: Distance - Approx. 55km; Grade – Easy

  • Day 4 Cycle to Hoa Lu & Tam Coc

    Cycle through local villages and farms to Hoa Lu, Vietnam's ancient capital (968-1009), and explore the history of 10th-century Vietnam at the temple of King Dinh. Pass through unspoiled villages and limestone karsts as you head to the enchanting destination of Tam Coc. At Tam Coc, board a small boat and silently glide through Tam Coc (Three Caves), often referred to as 'Halong Bay on land,' due to its stunning mountains rising vertically from the tranquil water. Immerse yourself in the idyllic landscape of lush green paddy fields. Continue the adventure with a 7km ride to Bich Dong temple, surrounded by picturesque rural scenery. Enjoy the tranquillity of the temple before making your way back along the same road. Return to your hotel to relax and unwind at your leisure.

    Accommodation: In Ninh Binh
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Cycling: Distance - Approx. 35 - 40km; Grade – Easy

  • Day 5 Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

    Set aside the bicycles and embark on a morning drive through the lush farmlands of the Red River Delta, where you'll witness vibrant green rice fields and experience the charm of Vietnamese village life. Upon arriving at Halong City, the gateway to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its stunning limestone islands, step aboard a traditional boat for an enchanting overnight cruise through this natural wonder. Marvel at limestone karsts, deserted beaches, tranquil fishing villages, and hidden lagoons, all in the captivating setting of Halong Bay.

    Accommodation: On the boat
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 Halong Bay Cruise & Return to Hanoi

    Wake up to the captivating sight of the sun illuminating the stunning rock formations of Halong Bay. Continue your cruise, exploring the enchanting beauty of the 2,000 islets and visiting Halong's major highlights. Sail back to the port for disembarkation and return to Hanoi. Take some time to relax at your hotel and venture out to discover the local restaurants for a delightful dinner.

    Accommodation: In Hanoi
    Meals: Breakfast

    Please note: The Halong Bay cruise itinerary will be updated once the final boat is booked. Additionally, the cruise itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.

  • Day 7 Depart Hanoi

    Enjoy your final day at your own pace, exploring the beautiful surroundings or simply relaxing. Later, your guide will accompany you to the airport for your onward flight.

    Accommodation: Check-out time is 12:00
    Meals: Breakfast


A rough idea of the price and what is included in this tour program. The exact price depends on the season, accommodation and activities, it will be provided on your personalised quote.


Valid from Aug 01, 2023 – Sep 30, 2024
  • Prices are quoted in USD per person based on double-sharing occupancy.
  • Prices apply for individual traveller bookings only (FIT, not groups).
  • Single supplement will be added to the package prices for bookings of single occupancy rooms.

What's Included

  • Five nights of hotel accommodation
  • One night of accommodation on a non-private boat
  • All specified sightseeing, including entrance fees
  • Transportation and transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Knowledgeable local guide proficient in either English or French
  • Daily breakfast, three lunches, and one dinner
  • High-quality Trek/Giant Mountain bike with a helmet
  • Bottled drinking water on cycling days
  • Snacks, fresh fruits, and refreshing towels for cycling days
  • Government tax and service charges

What's Not Included

  • Any International and domestic flights
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Single supplement
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Meals not included in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks
  • Any other services not specified in the itinerary

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