This two-day-one-night tour is designated for those who want to discover the heritage land of Vietnam: Halong Bay and Yen Duc agricultural village or Bac Ninh, the lovely province well known as the land of Quan Ho folk songs, land of rich culture, unique traditions, belief religions, interesting legends and tumultuous history of the Northern Vietnam.
You will be picked up at your hotel at 8.00.a.m for the 3.5-hour journey East of Hanoi to reach Halong City, the gateway to Halong Bay. Along the way, you can pass fields of busy workers farming their rice fields by using simple traditional methods of cultivation.
On your arrival, you will get on board of a traditional junk and set sail around this gorgeous bay and among thousands magnificent islands that jut out of the sea with its stunning natural environment while enjoying lunch. You can also get a great chance to make a stop to visit one of the many beautiful grottoes.
Then, you will resume cruising to the southern part of the Bay, where you can see amazing sceneries of many strange-shaped islands, pay a visit to the colorful floating village of the local fishermen as well as do kayaking to further distant area of the bay.
On this four-hour cruise, you will have an opportunity to explore Dong Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto), which is located on a distant island in the bay. As the name suggests, the cave is beautified with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites. Colored lights transform the scene into a fairytale palace. Dau Go Cave is also known for the History of Vietnam’s fight against Mongolian 13th Century.
You will resume sailing back to Halong wharf, driving to your hotel in Halong for checking in.
You will have relaxing time and stay overnight in Halong.
In the morning, you will check out your hotel and leave Halong for Hanoi.
On the way back to Hanoi, you will visit Bac Ninh heritage land with historical sites, handicraft village and Quan Ho folking singing.
After 2.5 hour drive, you will arrive to Bac Ninh province, where your first visit is Dau Pagoda and But Thap Pagoda. Here, you can know more about the history and architecture of these two famous pagodas. Being a heart of the ancient Luy Lau Citadel dating back to the second century A.D, Dau Pagoda is thought to be the most ancient religious structure and an initial source of Buddhism in Vietnam while But Thap Pagoda preserves the stunning statue of a thousand-handed and thousand-eyed Guanyin, which is considered as a sculptural masterpiece of Vietnam.
Then, you will have lunch at a local restaurant.
Coming to printmaking village Dong Ho in Hanoi, you can see very the high and refined quality printing paintings satisfying not only domestic customers but also foreigner tourists as well as observe the daily life of locals here. You can also buy local printing paintings products as a souvenir.
Then you will take time to visit Dinh Bang Communal House and Do Temple, where you can enjoy the fresh atmosphere and peaceful scenery, followed by the traditional music show Quan Ho at Thuy Dinh (Quan Ho singing recently recognized as the World Cultural Heritage).
You will return to your hotel in Hanoi at around 16.30.