Private overnight 2 days tour to Hanoi from Halong Cruise Ship
If you do not want to rush to visit Hanoi in a day as you will spend around 12 to 13 hours for a day tour (4 hours driving from Halong to Hanoi each way), overnight trip is a good choice for passengers from cruise ship to Halong Bay.
Hanoi is one of the most charming cities in Southeast Asia.
Years of war and political isolation have combined to keep the Vietnamese capital off the tourist map - at least until fairly recently.
Travelers will be surprised and delighted to find that Hanoi is probably the most beautiful capital city in Southeast Asia, combining indigenous architectural treasures with fine examples of French colonial architecture. The people are friendly, the food is excellent.
Day 1: Halong Bay - Hanoi
12:30 pm: Meet up at the Cruise Harbor Gate in Halong city, start a 3, 5 hours drive to visit Hanoi city. Stop en route half way to have a short break.
Reach to Hanoi to visit temple of Literature - The 1st university of Vietnam from 1000 years ago. Take one hour cyclo tour to visit old quarters of Hanoi. Then, deep discovery on this area by walking in small lane to see local houses where vehicles can not reach.
After dinner transferring to your hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2:Hanoi - Halong Bay
Visit Ho Chi Minh complex in the morning and Hoa Lo Prison known as Hanoi Hilton where used to keep American pilots POWs.
Enjoy a special Vietnamese lunch. Indulge yourself with a cup of egg coffee in Hanoi. The egg coffee is made with normal black Vietnamese coffee and egg yolk whisked with milk and sugar. It tasted a bit like tiramisu on the top, very creamy and rich.
Finish the tour with walking the old quarters of Hanoi before transferring back to the cruise ship in Halong.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Halong Pier Harbor
Bai Chai port or Hon Gai port depends on where you cruise ship docking
End location: Halong Pier Harbor or any place as your wish
Duration: 2 days
Seater car (Toyota) or 7 seater car (Toyota Innova or Ford Everest) for 2 people and 16 seater mini bus (Ford Transit or Mercedes) for 3 people to 10 people
English speaking guide
All entrance fees
Dinner and Lunch at local restaurant in Hanoi
Free wifi (in my network)
Private A/C transport
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - Drinks and personal expenses
Entrance permission fee procedure to the Cruise Harbor to pick up and see off $25 per person
Hotel in Hanoi
I am not a driver. I can arrange private air conditioned car with driver for 2 persons and minibus as Ford Transit for up from 3 persons.
I also could customize tours upon your requests.