Northern Vietnam (Vietnamese: Miền Bắc) is one of the three geographical regions within Vietnam.
Of the three geographical regions, the oldest is Northern Vietnam, where the Vietnamese culture originated over 2,000 years ago in the Red River Delta, though Vietnamese people eventually spread south into the Mekong Delta.
(English) Top 5 places must visit in Hanoi city.
Visitors have the opportunity to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, find out about life as well as work place of Uncle' Ho
Learn about the 54 ethnic Vietnamese through pictures, models at the Museum of Ethnology in Vietnam. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the customs, typical in the tradition culture.
To visit the Temple of Literature – the first University of Vietnam, visit Khe Van Cac, Ph.D., and learn about education under the Nguyen.
Stop at Hoa Lo Prison – the most inhospitable place in Southeast Asia.
visit one of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam (Tran Quoc pagoda).
Hanoi city tour full day with Viet Unique Tour is the most special tour in Hanoi, we organize special tour for all clients have a chance to go sightseeing whole 3 Hanoi quarter: Hanoi Old quarter, Hanoi French Quarter, Hanoi new Quarter
Visiting the most famous places you can not ignore when coming to Hanoi.
What to expect
Sightseeing tours around Hanoi is an opportunity for all of you with a better insight into ancient and nowadays of Hanoi, Viet Unique Tour would like to bring to customers an emotional experience of a Hanoi Inner quaint, friendly and hospitable but also very dynamic and modern.
Guests will get to experience many different emotions, respect, admiration, but sometimes the deposition because of the resilience of the Hanoi people.
Guest have the opportunity to see the daily life, how they use and transport controls, how they work and activities, all of which are professional guides Vietnam Unique explained very clear.
Opportunity to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a better understanding of the role of Ho Chi Minh in the national liberation movement.
Vietnam 54 ethnic groups are represented by Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Understanding more about the worship of the Buddha while visiting Vietnam Tran Quoc Pagoda, an insight report on education under feudal Vietnam when visiting Temple of Literature, and especially better than seeing the extraordinary courage and humanity as well as of the people of Vietnam to while visit Hoa Lo prison (Hanoi hilton prison)
(English) The Perfume Pagoda, known locally as Chua Huong or ‘inner temple’, is at the centre of a very revered and sacred site featuring a maze of mainly Buddhist temples built into the limestone cliffs of Huong Tich. At the heart of this complex lies the Perfume Temple or Perfume Pagoda in the Huong Tich Cave. It is believed that the first temple was built here in the 15th century, although legend declares that the site was actually discovered over 2,000 years ago by a Buddhist monk who was meditating nearby. The mountain foothills are an area of great natural and spiritual beauty filled with streams, tropical plants and temples. There are many pagodas to visit, each offering a different shrine, most of which are Buddhist although one or two are animist. The Perfume Pagoda attracts pilgrims and tourists seeking good luck from the stalagmites and stalactites inside the cave which have been named according to the individual blessing they can bestow. Dun Tien offers prosperity and Nui Co offers the chance of giving birth to a girl whilst Dun Gao translates as a ‘rice stack’ to those hoping for a bountiful harvest
The Perfume Pagoda Highlights The entrance to the vast and mysterious Perfume Pagoda and Huong Tich Cave resembles that of an open dragon’s mouth and is decorated in ancient Chinese letters which translate to ‘first grade cave of the South World’, this writing dates back to 1770. Inside the cave are many statues carved from green stone which decorate an intricate shrine, including one of Lord Buddha and another of the Buddhist goddess Quan Am. Smooth stalactites and stalagmites also fill the cave which are constantly touched by pilgrims believing them to deliver miracles and good luck. You will find the temple very cool inside and also very busy especially during the days of the Chua Huong festival which lasts from January to April.
The journey to the Perfume Pagoda is itself an interesting experience. Located about 60km southwest of Hanoi in the Huong Son Mountain range you will need to take a car for around two hours before boarding a wooden or iron boat to reach the temple complex. The boat journeys down a narrow flowing steam fringed by rice fields, temples and grass and you will have the option to stop and visit some of these temples. However, if you are short of time its best to head straight to Huong Tich Cave. It’s an uphill walk to the Perfume Pagoda which will take around one hour and things can get slippery, so remember to bring walking shoes or boots.
(English) SUNLIGHT BOUTIQUE CRUISE (5 Cabins) – 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT – SLEEP ON BOAT
Day 1: Hanoi – Hai Phong Highway – Beo Port – Sunlight Boutique Cruise – Lan Ha Bay (Lunch + Dinner)
Day 2: Sunlight Boutique Cruise – Viet Hai Village – Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi (Light Breakfast + Brunch)
Lying south and east of Cat Ba Town, the 300 or so karst islands and limestone outcrops of Lan Ha are just as beautiful as those of Halong Bay and have the additional attraction of numerous white-sand beaches.
Due to it being a fair way from Halong City, not so many tourist boats venture here, meaning Lan Ha Bay has a more isolated appeal. Sailing and kayak trips here are best organised in Cat Ba Town.
(English) Destination: Hanoi – Hai Phong Highway – Sunlight Boutique Cruise – Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay – Dark & Bright Cave – Kayaking – Swimming – Sunset Party – Cooking Class – Biking in Viet Hai Village – Overnight on Boat – Hanoi
Set in Hai Phong, Sunlight Boutique Cruise features accommodation on a cruise boat with views of the sea. Offering a bar, the cruise ship visits destinations such as Dark Cave, Bright Cave, Việt Hải Village and Halong – Lan Ha bay. Free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk are provided.
At the cruise, rooms have a wardrobe. All rooms come with a private bathroom.
At the accommodation you will find a restaurant serving Asian cuisine.
Activities to enjoy include kayaking, swimming, cooking classes, sunset party, squid fishing, karaoke and cycling. There is an English speaking tour guide on Sunlight Boutique Cruise.
(English) The Mai Châu area is well known for its stilt houses. The type of stilt houses, or pile dwellings, they construct are called Thai stilt houses and are made of bamboo and timber. These houses are elevated 3.0–3.7 metres (10–12 ft) off the ground to avoid water damage and shelter animals from the elements
Mai Châu is a mountainous region located in Hòa Bình Province, approximately 135 km from Hanoi and 65 km from Hòa Bình.
The Ban Lac People have Thai ancestors that settled in the North-Western area of Vietnam. The two tribes, White Thai and Black Thai, settled in the same area and make up the largest ethnic population of the region.
(English) Bai Dinh Pagoda is a religious complex covering a total area of 539 hectare, with both the ancient and the newly renovated Bai Dinh pagoda, parks, car parking and lake system.
Bai Dinh Pagoda is a religious complex covering a total area of 539 hectare, with both the ancient and the newly renovated Bai Dinh pagoda, parks, car parking and lake system. The pagoda belongs to Ninh Binh province, known as the ancient capital of Vietnam.
The old Bai Dinh pagoda is located on the western slope of Dinh mountain and nestles in quiet forest . The pagoda houses an ancestor-worshipping house in the centre, Bright cave on the right hand side which worships the Buddha , the small temple worshipping Genie Cao Son. In addition, on the left hand side of the pagoda is another temple worshipping Saint Nguyen and next to it is Dark cave which worships the Fairy. With fanciful scenery and quiet atmosphere , the pagoda will make visitors feel likely to live in fairy land and they find peace in their minds.
Besides, visitors can explore many other grottoes and caves like Fairy cave with seven smaller ones or cave of Ba Chua Thuong Ngan( The goddess of forests). In these caves and grottoes, there are a large variety of magnificent stalactites and stalagmites with various strange shapes and sizes that will invoke the imagination of visitors.
On the other side of Dinh Moutain is new Bai Dinh pagoda. This pagoda has been built since 2003 and covers a 80 ha area. The Bai Dinh pagoda possesses many parts such as Tam The Temple, Phap chu Temple, Quan Am temple( Bodhisattva Temple), Bao Thap, Bell Tower and dormitory area for Buddhist monks.
All materials are collected from local area and neighbouring provinces. To build the pagoda requires about five hundred craftsmen and many groups of workers from famous traditional craft villages such as Phu Loc wood making village, Ninh Van stone carving village, Y Yen bronze casting village, Van Lam embroidery village and so on. Such people used Vietnamese materials for instance, green stone of Ninh Binh or ceramic tiles of Bat Trang to create Vietnamese features for the architecture of Bai Dinh pagoda
The obvious drawcard here is the Mua Caves and it’s scenic mountain where 500 steps bring you up to one of most iconic views in Vietnam, but trust me: there is a whole lot more to the Ninh Binh region that meets the eyes.
This, however, is not going to be your average list of things to do in Ninh Binh – though of course there are plenty of attractions and activities in Ninh Binh.
(English) Explore Vietnam's ancient capital city, Hoa Lu, on an immersive 10 hour adventure
Take stunning photos on the Tam Coc river voyage – a true treat for budding nature photographers
Discover the full diversity of Vietnamese natural landscapes as you pass through limestone karsts and stone caves
Visit the temples of Dinh and Le dynasties and explore ancient relics remaining from when Hoa Lu was the country’s capital
Enjoy convenient roundtrip hotel transfers from Hanoi and the services of an informative guide
Cristina Cruise Halong bay is a Brand new Luxury Cruise launched on May 01, 2015. The cruise is made from steel and high quality wood to bring every traveler absolutely safe stay on Halong Bay. There are 16 Deluxe Cabins located on the main deck of Cristina Cruise. Each cabin is furnished in a minimal style with a choice of double or twin beds or triple with a balcony.
Ship technical specifications
Carbins Length Width Height Depth Engine Generator Crews 16 52 m 10.6 m 25 m 4.3 m 2 * 230 HP 2 * 330 KVA 14
We offer a wide range of more energetic activities, from biking to kayaking, from swimming to squid fishing. Whichever you choose you will do so surrounded by some of the most dramatic and exciting scenery, heightening your sense of adventure.
Kayaking in Halong Bay
Kayaking one of the best and easiest ways to explore the magnificent caves & lagoons and World Heritage sights of Halong Bay. Famous for its thousands of islands and islets spread throughout the wide bay, our 2 people kayaks are not only easy to control and a great way to exercise while enjoying a fresh and interesting perspective on the delightful scenery surrounding you.
Swimming and snorkelling
‘Really nice and refreshing’ is how visitors often describe wallowing in the placid waters of Halong Bay. Indeed, this is an experience not to be missed. Whether you choose to swim or snorkel, The Cristina Cruise staff are always on hand to ensure your safety and make sure you have an enjoyable time in the cool.
Sleepless in Halong? We have the cure! As night falls, Halong Cristina Cruise’s staff will provide fishing rods and guide you in this interesting pastime, which could easily occupy an entire evening. Be patient, focus, and soon, with a flick of the wrist, you can celebrate your very first catch! And of course, your ‘reward’ is to see the fruits of your labour turned into one of many dishes by Halong Cristina chefs.
Bai Tu Long Bay is every bit as beautiful as its famous neighbour. In some ways it’s actually more stunning, since it’s only in its initial stages as a destination for travellers. Improved boat transport to the scattering of resorts here means the area is quickly growing in popularity with domestic tourists, but the bay and its islands are still unpolluted and relatively undeveloped. For Western travellers, it’s a laid-back alternative to the touristy bustle of Halong Bay.g
(English) Experience English Speaking Tour Guide
– Transfer Ha Noi – Ha Long – Ha Noi
– Enjoy exciting unique rout cruise to discover the most beautiful Islands in Ha Long Bay
– Visit the most famous and beautiful cave – Sung Sot cave ( Surprising cave)
– Enjoy kayaking or Bamboo boat
– Enjoy sunset party.
Located in the heart of Halong Bay, which is only 8 kilometers from the Southeast of Bai Chay Harbor, Ti Top Island is regarded as one of the most attractive site for both international and domestic tourists to Halong.
The name Ti Top is named by the most respectful hero of Vietnam, President Ho Chi Minh, after the Russian astronaut German Titop on the occasion of his first visit to Halong Bay in 1962.
Different from other popular tourist sites in Halong, Ti Top Island does not only possess breath taking romantic landscapes, but also has a heavenly beautiful beach called Ti Top which is perfect for any beach activity.
Although its size is not really big comparing to other beaches in Halong, Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax. Thanks to all these, Ti Top Beach draws a huge amount of visitors during summer of special occasion.
In an attempt to serve the increasing number of tourists to Ti Top Island, there have been numerous high-end resorts, hotels, restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, life-buoy renting, skydiving, or kayak facilities built recently.
(English) Halong Bay is a destination that anyone in their life desires to come once to experience. A fascinating island mosaic world on the surface of the blue sea with many of the most bizarre shapes in Vietnam, Visit 3 days in Ha Long Bay you will have great moments of experience when participating in activities on Beaches such as kayaking, bayside, sea sports or overnight on the sea enjoy romantic flavors while watching the sunset and dawn on the blue sea, explore the world of colorful shimmering caves. Especially when you join the 3 days Halong cruise on Royal Palace cruise you have the opportunity to discover the beauty of water paradise in the world and enjoy the high standard services 4 * Of the international, all will give you a trip can not be better when coming to Ha Long 3 days 2 nights tour
The boutique beauty of the cruise will charm all the guests at the first glance. Among hundreds of boats and cruises in Halong Bay. We can say for sure that the Royal Palace Cruise is the unique one which was designed specially like a Royal Palace, Totally different with any other one in Halong Bay. You will never see anyone which look same the Royal Palace Cruise
07.15 – 07.30
You will be met by our chauffeur and luxurious comfortable limousine at your hotel. Spending 1.5 hour road journey to Cat Hai Island, Hai Phong province via newest expressway (115km).
09.45 – WELCOME ABOARD ON OUR CRUISE AND SAFE BRIEFING
Estella Cruise will take you on an odyssey of 8-hours in deep exploration through remote Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay, discovering many hidden splendors of untouched natural wonders. Enjoy breath-taking sceneries from river to the sea. Our journey starts with a cruise through 8-hundred years old history river surrounded by verdant mangrove forests dotted by white storksbefore heading into mystical world of uncharted Halong Bay.
11.30 – LUNCH ON BOAT
While cruising through a maze of toweling limestone mountains, you revel in the elegance restaurant that full equipped with air-conditioning. A Vietnamese fusion cuisine lunch is served and spectacular seascape is always in view through expanded windows.
13.00 – EXPLORE MAGICAL SEA CAVE AND HIDDEN LAGOONS BY KAYAK OR BAMBOO BOAT ROWED
Drop anchor at a cove amid dramatic natural scenery in Kiem Lam archipelago. After an introduction from our expert on how to paddle safely, you will do kayaking amidst a maze of
incredible rock formations rising majestically from jade-green water. Every turn brings anothersurprise and secret passages of an array of stalagmite caves leaded into hidden lagoons with a unique eco system, getting close to sea creatures and coral reefs. Alternative kayak, taking a bamboo boat rowed by a fisherfolk and gently gliding through stalagmite caves leaded into hidden lagoons.
15.00 – SWIMMING AND SIGHTSEEING FLOATING HOUSES, FARM FISHING
Swimming on crystalclear emerald waterwith amazing backdrops. Passages of the genuine floating house of local fisherfolk where the indigenous life that have been living on for centuries.
15.30 – COOKING DEMONSTRATION AND SUNSET PARTY
Our chef will teach you how to make famous traditional Vietnamese springrolls. Here you will understand the culinary culture of the Vietnamese and the techniques that you will take it home. You savour this course that made by yourself with our traditional wine.
16.30 – ENJOY TEA BREAK
There is something magical about the tradition of taking the tea at the sea – fresh biscuit, Vietnamese traditional cake, green tea and seasonal fruit are served by our crews while you mingle with other guests to savor the unique moment of sunset.
17.30 – Disembark for another comfortable limousine ride back Hanoi via new expressway.
19.00 – Drop off at your hotel doorsteps. Service ended.
– Comfort chauffeured-driven limousine ride
– 8 hours cruise
– All entrance fees for sightseeing indicated
– Mouth-watering lunch with Vietnamese fusion cuisine
– Afternoon tea and 2 bottles of mineral water on limousine
– Double kayak/ bamboo-boat ride, life jacket and waterproof bag
– English speaking guide during the tour
– Vegetarian on request
– Pick up/ drop off at hotel
– Booster Seats is available (on request)
– Tips are appreciated
Thing to bring:
– Towel, sun glasses, sun cream, camera, swimming costume, insect repellant and cash for personal expenses.