Discover Vietnam – Home of Kong Skull Island Movie – 09 DAYS / 08 NIGHTS

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Tour Route:


Hanoi –NinhBinh – Halong Bay – QuangBinh – Dong Hoi Departure

Tour Duration: 09 Days/ 08 Nights
Group size: N/A
Designed itinerary by:

Jenny Trinh – Travel Advisor

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The NINH BINH – HALONG BAY – QUANG BINH:  EXPLORE THE HOME OF KONG SKULL ISLAND MOVIE – 09 DAYS / 08 NIGHTS offer you the chance to explore one of the most stunning routes Park in Vietnam: Hanoi – NinhBinh – Halong Bay – Phong Nha national Park.We will start our exploring journey from charming old city Hanoi – known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influences, NinhBinh – the first stop of the King Kong – Island Skull home movie – blessed with diverse topography of both mountainous and coastal area, exploring quintessentially Vietnamese limestone scenery. Halong bay – The Bay of the Descending Dragon, explore the towering limestone pillars and tiny islets topped by forest rise from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Phong Nha National Park – Explore Phong Nha cave and En Cave System’s untamed jungle & limestone mountain region. This is well-known as the home of the Hollywood blockbuster movie Kong: Skull Island (2017) which is listed as the best war movie of the year by ABC News.

Jordan Vogt-Roberts – the film director of Kong: Skull Island once said: “The world will pay attention because they will see how beautiful this place is; they will travel, discover and fall in love with it like the way that I did”.



Day 1/ Hanoi Arrival – City Tour – Water Puppet

Day 2/ Hanoi – NinhBinh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – NinhBinh

Day 3/ NinhBinh – Van Long Nature Reserve – NinhBinh – Hanoi

Day 4/ Hanoi– Flight to Halong Bay with Seaplane

Day 5/ Halong Bay – Hanoi

Day 6/Hanoi – Flight to QuangBinh – Dong Hoi – Phong Nha Cave – Dong Hoi

Day 7/ Dong Hoi – En Cave

Day 8/ En Cave – Dong Hoi.

Day 9/ Dong Hoi – Hanoi/Saigon Departure



Day 1/Hanoi Arrival – City Tour – Water Puppet (-/L/D)

Upon your arrival in Hanoi, our guide and driver will pick you up at the International Airport and transfer to your hotel in the Old Quarter for check-in and relax.

Check-in time: 12:00 AM.

12:30: Meet our tour guide and driver again then drive for lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch, we will visitLiterature Temple in the Ancient Emperor Citadel Thang Long area (Unesco World Heritage Site)

Then there will be sightseeing around Old Quarter ein cyclo (bicycle taxi), with stops at Legendary Hoan Kiem Lake – Hanoi’s famous symbol. Before dinner, enjoy Mua roi nuoc

Thang Long – Water puppet show.

In the evening there will be a welcome dinner with local specialties.

Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 2/Hanoi – NinhBinh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B/L/D)

Pick you up at 8.30 Am at hotel. Arrive in HoaLu,we will visit Hoa Lu – The Ancient Capital and the remaining two temples of Dinh King & Le King.  We will arrive in Tam Coc (Three Grottoes). Visit HoaLu, around 16 km from Tam Coc by car, Take some steps to climb up the viewpoint to take photo of Hoa Lu panorama, charmed by the marvelous scenery offered by the mountains, rivers and temple, from here We can take the car or moving to Tam Coc by bike. Take a bike then cycle along the village roads with beautiful sightseeing and friendly local people.


Then drive in 30 minutes move to Tam Coc grottoes, have lunch at Vietnamese restaurant with local food (1hr).


After lunch, we will take an exciting boat ride in Tam Coc grottoes(Halong bay inland) that we will enjoy the spectacular scenery while gliding along the river among rice paddies and ranges of limestone mountains peaking up towers over you(2 hrs).

Transfer to back to our hotel in NinhBinh. Dinner will be served at local restaurant. Overnight in NinhBinh.


Day 3/ NinhBinh – Van Long Nature Reserve – NinhBinh – Hanoi (B/L/D)

After breakfast at hotel, we will depart to visit Van Long Nature Reserve. The highlight of the trip is Tap Ninh lagoon. Taking a boat on the lagoon and going into the cave, we will find the surface of the still water like a giant mirror, reflecting the blue sky and white clouds and the grandeur of the limestone. Underwater living creatures such as weeds, perches, sailfish, etc. can be seen through the clear water. Going deep into the cave, we will see Delacour’slangurs (a rare animal species in danger of extinction). Van Long was recognized in 2010 as the place with more Delacour’slangurs than anywhere else in Viet Nam. The reserve has the typical features of the tropical monsoon climate surrounded by caves, forest, and food for Delacour’slangurs, which is the reason why the species has chosen to live here.


Our lunch will be served at local restaurant.


In the afternoon, we will visit Phat Diem stone cathedral. Phat Diem Cathedral was built between 1875 and 1899 with four roofs and six sets of iron wooden pillars, and consists of a number of ponds, lakes, churches, and artificial caves.

On both sides of the church are four smaller churches of different styles. Phuong Dinh Church, part of the Phat Diem complex, is a giant building entirely made of stone. Numerous stone sculptures are on the inside and outside walls. A large bell cast in the 1890s weighing nearly 2 tons is found in the bell tower.


After visiting Van Long Nature reserve and Phat Diem stone cathedral, we will drive back to Hanoi.

Arrive Hanoi, free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 4/ Hanoi– Flight to Halong Bay with Seaplane  (B/L/D)

10:15   Check in at Hai Au Aviation waiting lounge


10:45   Take off from water for scenic flight 25 minutes over Halong Bay with Seaplane

Hai Au buggy to pick you up and drop off at Emeraude Cruise Cafe for check-in

12:00 12:15 Register at Emeraude Café

12:15 12:30 Embarkation

12:30 14:00 Captainraise anchor before cruising into Halong Bay while Vietnamese buffet lunch is served onboard

14:00 16:00 Free and Easy time. Guided shore excursion to Sung Sot Grotto

16:00 17:30 Ti Top Island: Swimming or hiking

18:00 19:00 Enjoy Vietnamese fresh spring rolls cooking class (sundeck) and complimentary Canapes on the sundeck

19:00 21:00 European Buffet dinner

20:30 23:00 Squid fishing or take some time with silver screen “INDOCHINE”

Overnight on Emeraude Luxury Cruise in the middle of  Halong Bay.


Day 5/ Halong Bay – Hanoi  (B/L/-)

6:0 ~ 8:00 Coffee, tea, cookies, muffins served on sundeck (complimentary). You can also learn ancient art of Tai Chi there

7:00 8:30 Pearl Farm Visit or Kayaking

8:30 9:00 Cabin check – out

9:00 10:40 Brunch at Restaurant. Cruise back through Halong Bay and its stunning islets

11:00 11:30 Disembarkation.

12:00 16:00 Shuttle bus to pick you up at Emeraude Cruise Cafe to drive back to Hanoi.  Arrive Hanoi. Free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 6/ Hanoi – Flight to QuangBinh – Dong Hoi – Phong Nha Cave – Dong Hoi  (B/L/D)

After breakfast at hotel, be picked up and transfer to Noi Bai airport, take a short flight to Dong Hoi. Arrive Dong Hoi Airport, be picked up and transfer to hotel for check-in. After check-in hotel, take a short rest then meet up our tour guide and driver again, then following Ho Chi Minh trail to explore National Park core zone. We will visit Phong Nha caves (50 km about the city, 45 minutes driving). After 30 minutes on boat, visitors will arrive Phong Nha cave, take a couple hours to see the cave. This cave is called as water cave, is famous for its rock formation which has been given names such as the “Lion”, the “Fairy Caves”, the “Royal Court”, and the “Buddha”.

Lunch at Son Doong restaurant.

In the late afternoon: Turn back to Dong Hoi city and get free time to relax and having dinner in Dong Hoi.

Overnight in Dong Hoi.


Day 7/ Dong Hoi – En Cave  (B/L/D)

07:30am Our tour guide will meet you in hotels of Dong Hoi. If you are in Phong Nha village (Son Trach commune), you will be picked up at 08:30am – 09:00am then keep going to Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park to discover Hang En (Swallow cave) – the world second larggest cave. It takes around hour to arrive Phong Nha village where we can meet the porters who are billiant people and very friendly and honest.

We will reach Doong Mountain Village, a secluded village in jungle. 42 people live in here and it is very photogenic. Please bring some sweets as gifts for the children who are very poor. Usually stop for a rest here to meet the villager who live in the jungle. From here you continue to a lager river where will have picnic lunch. After lunch we begin a trek through jungle toward En Cave (SwallowCave). We reach En Cave, a beautiful cave with over 2km in length and more than 100 metter high. We will explore the cave, taking photo then set our camp near a stream. You will camp in the smaller entrance 80m x 10m overight here next river. The guides will cook food and look after you in this super camp site, have dinner and sleep in tent.

Day 8/ En Cave – Dong Hoi(B/L/D).

08:30 Breakfast at the campsite before we trek toward Doong Mountain Village where we have lunch break before driving to Dong Hoi at 04:00pm – 04:30pm. Check-in BaoNinh Beach Resort.

Overnight in Dong Hoi.


Day 9/ Dong Hoi – Hanoi/Saigon Departure (B/-/-)

After breakfast at BaoNinh Resort, you will be met our Green Discovery’s tour guide and driver again for transferring to Dong Hoi Airport, take the flight to Hanoi/ Saigon.

Tour ends.





  • This is a cash price. Credit cards incur a 2.5% fee
  • This price is Nett. price and non-commission



  • Hotel Category


Destination Hotel Name Room Types Website

The Ann Hanoi Hotel –

4 stars

Superior Room
NinhBinh Tam Coc Garden Resort – 4 stars Superior Room
Halong bay EmeraudeCruise – 4 stars Superior Cabin
Dong Hoi BaoNinh Resort – 4 stars Deluxe Ocean Room



What’s included?

  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food.
  • PrivateTransfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above). Your comfort is our priority!
  • All transportation needed for the tour.
  • Guide: As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city they will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Resort fees are based on two people sharing with Double/Twin Rooms. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily Western or Local breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Seaplane scenic flight& Luxury Boat cruise 2D1N on Halong Bay
  • Boat excursions in NinhBinh, Dong Hoi.
  • Kayaking fee in Halong Bay
  • Domestic flights: Hanoi – Dong Hoi

                                    Dong Hoi– Saigon/Hanoi

  • Daily bottle of mineral water
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes


What’s excluded?

  • Excess Baggage Charges. Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Tip
  • Single Room Supplement



  • Please be aware that flight times, hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are cancelled or delayed, we will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.
  • The overnight sleeper trains used on this trip are the comfortable available although they cannot be compared to European standards. Please note that whist we always endeavor to secure soft sleeper berths on overnight trains there may be occasions when we are unable to do this due to circumstances beyond our control. In these situations we will secure the best available class.
  • The traveling times mentioned within this dossier are approximations only. These times will vary according to weather, road, traffic or any other prevailing conditions.
  • This itinerary and supplementary information has been complied in good faith and was accurate at time of writing. However it DOES NOT form part of a contract between the client and Green Discovery Indochina.


Vietnam visa service


Visitors must obtain visa approval prior to entry. The procedure is as follows:

(1) Passport details and arrival and departure dates are sent to us not later than 14 days before passengers’ departure to Vietnam. (Customer can send through email or fax, we need: full name in passport, gender, date of birth, passport number, expiry date, nationality, occupation, the first international airport (Hanoi or HCMC) where customers arrive, flight detail)

(2) We submit details to the Immigration Department.

(3) The Immigration Department sends us the original visa approval document.

(4) We send customer a copy of the approval document via email (Note: All customers need this paper to get onboard for flight to Vietnam)

(5) Each customer needs passport + 2 passport-sized photos + USD45 (in cash USD) to get the visa stamp.


Thank you so much for your interest in our company!

Have a wonderful trip in Indochina!





The price is valid till the end of April, 2017

Price is quoted in American USD dollar at the newest exchange rate


Number of customers: 02 pax 03~05 Pax 06~09 Pax 10 Pax up
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