3 Days Oasis Bay Classic & Ninh Binh Package

  • Tour code: HLNB1
  • Duration: 3 days 2 nights
If you are short on time, this is the most time-efficient way to visit these two gems of the north. Possibly the two most beautiful spots in all of Asia, they are quite similar yet beautifully different. In Halong Bay you’ll cruise gently through the maze of islets full of lush green jungle jutting out of the sea. While in Ninh Binh you’ll explore the history of ancient Dynasties, get a rowboat along the narrow winding river that snakes through the giant towering mountain overhead, and take a peaceful bicycle ride through the beautifully groomed rice paddy fields in the countryside.

Highlight

  • Discover Ha Long world heritage, stay 2 days on Oasis classic cruise, passing through some beautiful islets, explore wonder scenery by kayaking, swimming, relax in sundeck with cocktails  & music, attend cooking class, visit cave
  • Explore Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu ancient capital  taking the rowing boat in Tam Coc Harbour, sightseeing the peaceful scenery of mountain, rice paddy fields & temple

 

Itinerary

In the morning from 7:30 – 08:30 A.M, we will do several pick- up trips around Hanoi old quarter then we are heading 189kms towards Halong Bay.

At around 12:00 noon, we arrive at Tuan Chau harbour and refresh at the Oasis Bay Lounge for about 20 minutes before boarding. Transfer by small boat to our cruise. Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions, before we check you  into your cabins. Cruise boat will pull-up anchor and our program will commence.

Then we will enjoy special lunch will be served on board while cruising past all the islets. After having lunch, the Oasis Bay will continue exploring the wonders of Halong bay. Oasis Bay has a special and very private route through the bay, away from the clutter of all the other honking boats fighting for position.

At 15:30 p.m, Explore the emerald waters of Halong Bay by Kayak. Our guides will you through a grotto cavern into a hidden lagoon where they  tell you all about the area, and the folklore of how ‘Ha Long Bay’ got its name (translates to ‘Descending Dragon Bay’). This is a great moment to get some action photos in the bay, if you have a waterproof pouch for your phone or camera.

Then return to our boat and take relax on the sundeck with a few cocktails complimented by a variety of tropical fruits and best local wines. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam: spring rolls, or refresh yourself in outdoor big Jacuzzi.

Tonight we will enjoy a 5 course tasting menu, prepared by our team of chefs. You are free to try evening Activities, relax at leisure: squid fishing. Overnight on cruise

Meal: Lunch,Dinner

At 06:30 A.M, wake up to a very special morning with an organized Taichi class among the peaceful surroundings of Halong. Then we enjoy coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries, fresh juices….

You can choose either relax or visit Sung Sot Cave, hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone stalactites and stalagmites of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay then we return our boat.

At 09:30 A.M, check-out of your cabins and settle your drink tab

A wonderful brunch buffet will a wide assortment of dishes no matter what mood you are in, will be served while the Oasis Bay is cruising back to Tuan Chau harbor.

The Oasis Bay bus will collect you from our lounge at the harbor and drive you back to Hanoi city. Arrive in Hanoi old quarter at around 17:30 P.M

Overnight in Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

8.00-8.30 am: our tourguide will pick you up from your hotel in Old Quarter to depart to Ninh Binh city

10.30-11.00 am: You will reach Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.

In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.

Today you will enjoy buffet lunch at local restaurant in Tam Coc. The food is served with Asian style, local dishes, organic vegetable.

After finishing your lunch, you will be taking the rowing boat at Tam Coc Harbour. Arranged by local people here, the boat is rowed by both hand and legs. The boat will take you to 3 specular caves with hundreds of limestones on the way. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many terrace rice fields in golden colors.

The boat rowing will be in around 2 hours. Not only you could see the peaceful scenery of mountain, rice paddy fields, temples, you also have chances to learn about local people cultures on their daily life.

Optional activities: Enjoy a bicycle ride through the countryside after the boat trip (Bicyle ride fee is included)

4:00 pm: leave Tam Coc and drive back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at around 6:30 pm. Finish unforgettable full day trip at your hotel in Hanoi!

End of services!

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

What's Included & Excluded

Inclusion

  • Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Meals at local restaurant as indicated
  • English-speaking local guide in each destination
  • Tour activity as mentioned
  • Land transfers by air-con vehicle including roundtrip airport transfers (pick up & drop off)
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Cruise in Halong bay
  • A bottle of water for guided tour day
  • Free kayaking in Halong bay
  • Free bicycle in Ninh Binh
  • Boat trip in Ninh Binh
  • Pre-approval letter for Vietnam visa

 

Exclusion

  • International flight
  • Compulsory dinner for New Year & Christmas
  • Travel insurance
  • Late checkout, early check-in
  • Drinks, laundry, tips
  • Other not stated above
Has Offers
  • Free airport transfer & VOA
Price from US $289 US $249

Need help? Contact Us:

Email: info@oasisbaycruises.com 

    or info@vilandtravel.com

Address: 70 Phu Vien, Bo De Ward, Long Bien Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: (+84) 243-675-6756

Hotline:  (+84) 982-474-996