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Location: Hanoi

Day 1 - 2 Dec 2019

Noi Bai International Airport Vietnam

Hanoi, Noi Bai International Airport Vietnam
Hanoi, Noi Bai International Airport Vietnam
Hanoi, Noi Bai International Airport Vietnam

Content: Started our journey with a 7 hour Indigo Airlines flight from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to Noi Bai International Airport. Small & convenient airport, public transport is easily available.

Pullman Hanoi

Hanoi, Pullman Hanoi
Hanoi, Pullman Hanoi
Hanoi, Pullman Hanoi

Content: Booked a rental car for our entire trip from the airport and took a 30 min drive to our hotel where we checked-in. The location was great easy access to public transport and restaurants, rooms were spacious and clean.

Hanoi Street Food Tour

Hanoi, Hanoi Street Food Tour
Hanoi, Hanoi Street Food Tour

Content: We took a 20min drive to Hanoi Street Food Tour, Hanoi is one of great street food city so we planned to visit here first to unlock there cuisine. Experiencing Vietnamese cuisine cooked by locals was great. Very noisy place due to bikers.

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Hanoi, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
Hanoi, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum
Hanoi, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Content: While retunring back to hotel we took a stop at a museum. It contains artifacts from ages to modern trends, but place is warm.

Location: Ninh Bình

Day 2 - 3 Dec 2019

Bai Dinh Pagoda

Ninh Bình, Bai Dinh Pagoda
Ninh Bình, Bai Dinh Pagoda
Ninh Bình, Bai Dinh Pagoda

Content: After breakfast, we took a 2 hr drive to our first destinantion for today which is Bai Dinh Pagoda, from park we walked towards pagoda. The pagodas were massive and park was great. It doesn't feel like a historic place as it is renovated.

Tam Coc

Ninh Bình, Tam Coc
Ninh Bình, Tam Coc
Ninh Bình, Tam Coc

Content: Later we cycled through the rural paths towards Tam Coc, Known for the three caves and boat tours. Cycling through caves is worth experiencing. Our other members reached Tam Coc by car.

Tuan Vu Restaurant

Ninh Bình, Tuan Vu Restaurant

Content: Later after cycling we reached a kids friendly restaurant where we ordered fried noodles and banana salad. The food was awesome and portion was remarkable.

Tam Coc-Bich Dong

Ninh Bình, Tam Coc-Bich Dong
Ninh Bình, Tam Coc-Bich Dong
Ninh Bình, Tam Coc-Bich Dong

Content: Tam Coc-Bich Dong is a world heritage site. We took a 3 hour boat ride explolring the beauty and three tunnels. The rowers were young local villagers. Only two persons are allowed on boat.

Tam Coc Garden

Ninh Bình, Tam Coc Garden
Ninh Bình, Tam Coc Garden
Ninh Bình, Tam Coc Garden

Content: Checked in to hotel in Tam Coc for our night stay, Beautiful quiet location, Far from hustle bustle, hospitality was excellent.

Location: Ha Long

Day 3 - 4 Dec 2019

Halong Bay

Ha Long, Halong Bay
Ha Long, Halong Bay
Ha Long, Halong Bay

Content: After breakfast, jumped in to our car and took a 4 hrs drive to Halong Bay, known for limestone mountains. The scenery which would loved to be seen for a whole day.

Apricot Cruise

Ha Long, Apricot Cruise
Ha Long, Apricot Cruise
Ha Long, Apricot Cruise

Content: Halong bay is also a boarding point for cruises, so we boarded Apricot Cruise which was our accommodation for today. Crew was very welcoming and rooms were cozy.

Thien Cung Cave

Ha Long, Thien Cung Cave
Ha Long, Thien Cung Cave
Ha Long, Thien Cung Cave

Content: Thien Cung Cave is a primitive cave and longest dry cave in asia. The cave is humongous. Caves naturally forms an amazing structure its like a heaven. The cave is humid and slippery. Aged people should stay in cruise.

Titop island

Ha Long, Titop island
Ha Long, Titop island
Ha Long, Titop island

Content: In early evening we visited Titop island, Which has a beach and looks like crescent moon, where we had a swim and later after enjoying the sunset returned back to our cruise.

Apricot Cruise

Ha Long, Apricot Cruise
Ha Long, Apricot Cruise

Content: Had Dinner, they served Cao Lau noodles which is a Vietnamese cuisine which was well garnished, and taste was average not the best.

Location: Ha Long

Day 4 - 5 Dec 2019

Limestone Islets

Ha Long, Limestone Islets
Ha Long, Limestone Islets
Ha Long, Limestone Islets

Content: After breakfast on deck, we took a bamboo boat ride to Limestone Islets, which are Limestone pillars. Place is Incredible, there is also kayak boats available, but not recommended for family.

Cooking demonstration

Ha Long, Cooking demonstration

Content: After short Vietnamese cooking classes on Board, they taught us to make spring rolls which we had in our early lunch. It was average in taste nothing like wow factor.

Halong Bay

Ha Long, Halong Bay
Ha Long, Halong Bay

Content: After short Vietnamese cooking classes on Board, they taught us to make spring rolls which we had in our early lunch. It was average in taste nothing like wow factor.

Halong Bay

Ha Long, Halong Bay

Content: We returned back to Halong Bay & dis-embarked our cruise for our further journey to hanoi.

Location: Hanoi

Day 4 - 5 Dec 2019

Pullman Hanoi

Hanoi, Pullman Hanoi
Hanoi, Pullman Hanoi

Content: Returned back to Hanoi with a 3 hrs drive and checked-in to hotel, Rooms were spacious and clean, location was great.

Vietnamese Restaurant Hanoi-Lang Lieu Restaurant

Hanoi, Vietnamese Restaurant Hanoi-Lang Lieu Restaurant
Hanoi, Vietnamese Restaurant Hanoi-Lang Lieu Restaurant
Hanoi, Vietnamese Restaurant Hanoi-Lang Lieu Restaurant

Content: Visited a nearby Vietnamese restaurant, and ordered chicken with coconut, which was amazing and reasonable at the same time. Staff was very attentive and cooperative.

Location: Hanoi

Day 5 - 6 Dec 2019

Noi Bai International Airport

Hanoi, Noi Bai International Airport
Hanoi, Noi Bai International Airport
Hanoi, Noi Bai International Airport

Content: After breakfast, we took a 30min drive to Noi Bai International Airport from where we boarded 15 hrs Cathway Dragon flight to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport. Returning back with lots of memories of vietnam was not an easy task.