Hanoi city has a unique local life that nowhere has similar things. Hanoi is the fascinating blend of West and East, combining traditional and modern life, a national center of politics, culture, economics and religion since the very beginning of Vietnamese history, being busy, prosperous, urbanized and a cultural central of the whole nation with countless historical attractions and relics.

The best ways to fulfill a cultural discovery of Hanoi is staying with locals and get to know how they live, work and enjoy this capital city.

Hai Homestay is a local house of a family living in Hanoi since 1908 with 4 generations, well located in Ba Dinh district, the historical center of Hanoi and close to other tourist attractions. The homestay is a new house which was built in modern style with luxurious and exquisite interiors but it has the delicate beauty of an ancient Hanoi’s house with wooden and handmade decoration.

This would an ideal option to live local life, taste local food, and understand Vietnamese culture, family tradition, habits.



1st Oct – 31st Dec 2016

  • Homestay + L’Amour Junk
  • Homestay + Prince Junk
  • Homestay + Red Dragon Junk
  • Homestay + Dragon’s Pearl Junk

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Arrive at Hai Homestay, welcome by the host and free time to discover the local life nearby homestay.

Day 2: Hon Gai harbor – Bay Tu Long bay – Thien Canh Son cave (L, D)

07.45 – 08.15 : Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi by shuttle bus.

12.00 – 12.30 : Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.

12.30 – 13.00 : Check-in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing.

13.30 – 15.00 : Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; admire the fascinating formations on the way.

15.15 – 15.40 : Explore the well- hidden Thien Canh Son Cave.

15.45 – 18.00 : Enjoy relaxing on a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island, swimming or kayaking.

18.00 – 19.00 : Back to junk for refreshing before having dinner on board.

20.00 – 21.00 : Relax, enjoy fresh air & overnight on board.

Day 3: Vung Vieng fishing village – Hon Gai harbor (B, L)

07.30 – 08.00 : Morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the fresh air.

08.30 – 09.30 : Visit Vung Vieng fishing village by a rustic row-boat, meet the local people and visit fish farms.

09.30 – 10.00 : Check out of the cabin. Start cruising towards the harbor while an A la carte lunch is served.

11.45 – 12.00 : Disembark. Drive to Yen Duc village in Dong Trieu province.

14.00 – 14.30 : Enjoy water puppet show performed by local artist.

14.45 – 17.30: Arrive in Hanoi. Trip ends.



  • Luxury homestay in central of Hanoi
  • Hanoi local life and cultural discovery
  • Luxury van transfer between Hanoi and Halong Bay
  • Cruise among the thousands of limestone islands in Bai Tu Long Bay.
  • Kayaking around Karst Mountain.
  • Visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village by local boat
  • Explore hidden Thien Canh Son Cave
  • Water Puppet show on the return and a short visit to Yen Duc, a Vietnam rural village


  • Deluxe private room in Hai homestay
  • Breakfast at homestay
  • Free wifi, bicycles, clothes washing machine in Hai homestay
  • All land transportation Hanoi- Halong- Hanoi
  • Welcome drink
  • Luxury en-suited cabin on board with A/C, hot water
  • All meals as specified in itinerary
  • Tea & coffee onboard
  • Guide on board
  • Kayaking
  • Water puppet show


  • Personal expenses
  • Extra drinks
  • Bank charge (for payment by credit card)
  • Tips

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