Private Ha Noi “highlights” Shore Excursion

  • ‘Meet & Greet’ & drop-off shipside* at one of these ports: Cai Lan or Hai Phong
  • Duration: Approximately 8 hours or longer depending on your time constraints. We always make sure that you return on-time to board the cruise ship.

Rediscovering Hanoi’s glorious past and present with your private local guide.

Upon your arrival, our private guide with modern air-conditioned car/van will greet you at your port with a smile and welcome sign!

They say good things come in small packages. What they fail to mention is that truly excellent things come in small packages from Xuan Tu Private Tours. Forget everything and let our experienced local guide takes you through the bustling streets of Hanoi, a charming thousand-year-old city of Vietnam.

You will be genuinely delighted to learn about Hanoi’s rich culture, history and to wallow in the traditional cuisine and local delicacies. However you want to play it, our private guides got you covered and we make sure you have the most authentic and exclusive travel experience in Hanoi. Here are things to do on our Hanoi epic trip:

  • Visit the notorious Hoa Lo Prison the so-called ‘Hanoi Hilton’ which held both Vietnamese and American prisoners. Brace yourself for a mixture of emotions. 
  • Visit the Temple of Literature – The 1st university of Vietnam from 1000 years ago.
  • Visit photogenic Tran Quoc pagoda– the oldest Buddhist pagoda in Ha Noi and just across the road is the monument to your late Senator John McCain – often known as the ‘hidden’ monument, as most people walk past without seeing it.
  • Enjoy a special Vietnamese lunch in one of the local restaurants in Hanoi that brings you the REAL taste of Hanoi.
  • Take a walk into a small lake hidden in the backstreet alleys of Hanoi to visit some wreckage of B52 shot down on Huu Tiep lake.
  • Indulge in a cup of egg coffee in Hanoi. 
  • Experience the Old Quarters on foot in a true local way and sample some local food before we finish the tour and drop you off at the port.

What’s included:

  • ‘Meet & Greet’ & drop-off shipside* at one of these ports: Cai Lan or Hai Phong
  • a full 8 hour private guided tour in English 
  • all entry fees
  • famous Vietnamese egg coffee, cold bottled mineral water
  • moist towelettes
  • use of a modern air conditioned vehicle & my professional driver

How to book a tour:

  1. Press ‘BOOK NOW’ & complete Contact Form.
  2. Send to Xuan Tu Private Tours.  Xuan Tu will personally check availability and return proposal and cost.
  3. Is the Proposal/Cost acceptable?  Simply let Xuan Tu know and your booking is confirmed

Ha Long Bay Private Shore Excursion

  • ‘Meet & Greet’ & drop-off shipside* at one of these ports: Cai Lan or Hai Phong
  • Duration: Approximately 7 hours or longer depending on your time constraints. We always make sure that you return on-time to board the cruise ship.

Upon your arrival, our private guide with modern air-conditioned car/van will greet you at your port with a smile and welcome sign! After a transfer to Tuan Chau wharf, we’ll board the Private Junk through the heart of Halong Bay.

The lush emerald and turquoise waters harbour over 1,600 mostly uninhabited islands and islets according to UNESCO. Our route winds through stunning landscape and offers incredible views of thousands of limestone karts and the most beautiful islets such as Stone Dog, Fighting Cocks, and Incense Burner.

We will have the opportunity to explore Sung Sot Cave and to see the surprising interior! Sung Sot is the largest and most renowned of Halong’s many caves, the walls and innumerable cracks and crevices are evidence of millions of years of spectacular natural creation.

Moving onto another gem is a visit to Luon Cave, one of the most appealing nature sites in Halong Bay. You can have fun with water activities available on-site, whether it’s kayaking or a bamboo boat ride. Once you’re inside, get to be enchanted by a perfect combination of natural features including rocky cliffs, the mountain’s size and form, the colour of clouds and sea waters.

Next, we’ll cruise to Titop island for swimming, sunbathing, or a journey up to the top for a worthwhile view!

A delicious seafood lunch will await you upon your return!

Then we make our way back to Tuan Chau wharf for a private transfer to your cruise ship. We are expert time-keepers, so no need to worry about missing your departure – simply sit back and allow your guide to return you to port in plenty of time.

What’s included:

  • ‘Meet & Greet’ & drop-off shipside* at one of these ports: Cai Lan or Hai Phong
  • a full 6 hour private guided tour in English 
  • all entry fees
  • cold, bottled mineral water
  • moist towelettes
  • use of a modern air-conditioned vehicle & my professional driver
  • Lunch on Board 

How to book a tour:

  1. Press ‘BOOK NOW’ & complete Contact Form.
  2. Send to Xuan Tu Private Tours.  Xuan Tu will personally check availability and return proposal and cost.
  3. Is the Proposal/Cost acceptable?  Simply let Xuan Tu know and your booking is confirmed