Day 1: Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay (L,D)
8:00departure. Enjoy the interesting 3.5 hour drive to Ha Long city. Arrive in Ha Long city. Lunch. Then take a boat trip about 4hrs journey. Cruise through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, visit THIEN CUNG cave (the cave of the heavenly palace – famous for its stalagmites and stalactites) the cave has only opened to the public since 1998. A short way visits the newly discovered DAU GO grotto. Back to Halong city where your minibus will be waiting for you to take you to Tuan Chau island. Dinner and overnight in Tuan Chau. Enjoy the Music Water Fountain show, the Dolphin show (ticket is not included).
Overnight in Halong city
Day 2: Halong Bay – Bai Dinh, Trang An (B, L)
Check out hotel and drive to the site of Vietnam’s first capital – Hoa Lu, to visit Bai Dinh Pagoda which will become the largest religious tourist center in Viet Nam upon completion in 2010 to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Ha Noi. You then have lunch at local restaurant.
After that, drive South West more 4 km to Trang An Eco tourism complex. The Trang An Grottoes has an area of 1,500 hectares, take a sampan to see limestone ranges, valleys, caves and rivers. All these factors make a fanciful and romantic atmosphere. There is a system of unique grottoes like Ba Giot, Dia Linh, Toi (Dark Cave), Sang (Bright Cave), Ao Trai Cave and Seo Cave. There are many valleys like Tran Temple valley, May valley, Khong Valley, Nau Ruou Valley (Wine brewing valley). The Grottoes area is considered as a great rock – garden locating in a vast lake. After visiting get on the car and road trip return to Ha Noi. Dinner at local restaurant.