Ninh Binh - Halong Bay Kong Skull Island Tour: 5 days

The Kong Film is very well-known around the world with the fabulous scenery of the film. Are you the audiences curious to know where the stunning scenery and film studio in Trang An, Ninh Binh? Ecoway – Ninh Binh Tours offer you the package in the north of Vietnam: Skull Island Tour in Ninh Binh & Bai Tu Long Bay where is the background to build the imposing scenery for the Kong Film. The tour will bring you to visit the film studio in Kong: Skull Island Trang An, Cruise to see Skull Island in Halong Bay & Hanoi Capital discovery.

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival & City Tour (L-Pho)

Welcome you at Noi Bai airport, then transfer to Hanoi center. We will bring you to one of the best Pho stores where you will try Pho with beef or chicken then we will move to one of the most famous temple in Vietnam, that is Temple of literature as considered the first university in Vietnam that was built in 1010. After here we will move to the old quater where we will drop you at famous coffee – Trung Coffee where we enjoy the specialty coffee in Hanoi & Vietnam. Then we will spend around one hour to watch the water puppet show – One of the most attractive traditional art performances in the Hanoi Capital of Vietnam. The tour guide & drive you to drop & give you the best restaurant list before saying goodbye you, and give you free time to explore the Hanoi old quarter at night.

Inclusion: Tour guide, hotel, transfer, pho, entrance fee(s), complimentary water, Trung coffee, water puppet show.

  • Tags: Hanoi Tours, Hanoi Street Food Tours, Coffee in Hanoi, Pho in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi - Ninh Binh ( Kong Skull Trang An Skull Island) - Hoa Lu - Hanoi (B,L)

AM: Ecoway Travel – Ninh Binh Tours team pick you up at the hotel then takes about two hours driving from Hanoi (110 km) to the South of Hanoi to Trang An landscape complex, and visitors may say that distance is not a matter after seating in a boat rowed by one or two local persons in Hoang Long River and see the first limestone mountains, which will run along their riverway for several kilometers, we drop off the Kong: Skull island Trang An to see how this the imposing scenery in Ninh Binh from Kong film’s studio. We return to the shore, and then have a Vietnamese lunch at Trang An Bungalow. 

PM: After lunch, we will take a bike to explore Trang An area’s countryside, we take time to relax and enjoy the tea & coffee break, the fresh seasonable fruits before leaving Trang An to visit Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel. At Hoa Lu, we will spend time on visiting Dinh and Le temple where was the legendary land for the capital of Vietnam. We leave Hoa Lu Capital and return to Hanoi around 5.30 PM. Overnight in Hanoi.

Inclusion: Transfer, tour guide, breakfast, lunch, entrance fee, boat trip in Trang An, Bike and hotel in Hanoi.

  • Tags: Ninh Binh Tours, Trang An Tours, Kong: Skull Trang An Island Tours.


AM: 08.00 – 8:30: Our guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Ha Noi, being on a modern shuttle bus heading to Bai Tu Long Bay, the Ha Long city

12.00: Arrive at Swan office, you have a short time to relax in the office before embark Swan cruise

12.45: Warmest welcome drinks from our staff. Listen to a brief of safety on board then check in your cabin

PM: 13.30: Enjoying delicious Vietnamese for lunch while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay. 

15.00: Leave the cruise to discover Cap La Island- the beautiful area in Bai Tu Long Bay. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing

17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoy Sunset Time (enjoy tea and fresh fruits). This time is regarded as “Happy Hour” – “buy two get one free” while our cruise is sailing to the overnight anchorage. 

19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner on board.

20.30: Free time for relaxing on the sundeck, listening to music, you may also try your luck with squid fishing. 

If you want to join in karaoke activity, please our tour guide to be supported

Inclusion: Transfers, Tour Guide, Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), Entrance Fee, Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise, Squid fishing.

  • Tags: Swan Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay Cruises.


AM: 06.30: Freshen up your new day with doing Tai Chi 

07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food. Tea and coffee is available

08.00: Explore Thien Canh Son cave. Your guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature

 09.30: Back to your boat by tender then finish packing.   

Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier). 

10.30: Cooking demonstration is organized by our guide at this time. You have a chance to make Vietnamese cuisine by yourself. 

 11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier

PM: 12.30: Say goodbye Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi

17.30: End of Bai Tu Long bay 2 days 1 night

Inclusion: Transfers, Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 5: Hanoi morning tour and departure (B, L)

5.00 AM: Good morning Hanoi. We get up a little bit early at 5.00 AM, our team will pick you up by motorbike then we will discover Hanoi in the early morning. The first place, we will visit Long Bien Market – Long Bien Market – One of the 7 most interesting Flea Markets in the world. This market really created a unique character in Ha Noi culture so that anyone who comes Long Bien Market where could be a strong -impressed place than another market around the world. This market exploring has made your trip to be really experienced & unique of life. Long Bien Market is located near Long Bien Bridge & behind Tran Nhat Duat Street, where there are mainly traders from provinces where are adjacent to Hanoi such as Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Phu Tho, former Ha Tay, … and also being from a number of suburban districts of Hanoi such as Gia Lam, Thanh Tri, Dong Anh, My Duc … thus making diversity and abundance of goods for the Long Bien market. Long Bien flea market has a special attraction for tourists thanks to its vibrant colors and the most of hustling and bustling in the early morning of Hanoi, which is why the Conde Nast Traveler magazine has just chosen Long Bien Market in Hanoi, Vietnam that belongs to the Top 7 most interesting flea markets in the world.

We will move to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum at 6.00 AM for watching the flag ceremony – This flag ceremony daily celebrates at the beginning time of the day at 6.00 AM, it takes place in the Ba Dinh square and being in front of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. In the sacred moments, you will have unforgettable experiences and understand more about Vietnamese people & country.

We move back to Hoan Kiem Lake – We will walk around Hoan Kiem Lake at the dawn, we will see all things at simple, beauty & peace at the lake. Elder people to young men and women who are exercising to improve their health at the fresh air. Everything happens completely contrary to those of what & how is the working day wakes up.

Return Hotel for breakfast.

Relaxing and free to have shopped until you saying goodbye Hanoi to take the flight back home or to the next destination in Vietnam or Indochina.

Inclusion: Tour guide, transfer, motorbike.

  • Tags: Hanoi Tours, Hanoi morning tour


  • Air-conditioned Vehicle to and from hotel and the sightseeing destinations according to tour program
  • Joint home stay in Mai Chau ( you share a rather large common space of same building with other guests/ private room subject to availability )
  • Joint home stay in Pu luong ( you share a rather large common space of same building with other guests/ private room subject to availability )
  • Bungalow in Cuc Phuong National Park ( 01 private room, 02 persons share 1 room )
  • Full meal Board as indicated in the itinerary ( B = Breakfast = 3; L = Lunch = 4; D = Dinner = 3)
  • Private Boat trip in Van Long nature Reserve
  • Sightseeing with admissions as specified
  • English speaking tour guides as specified
  • Local guide in Pu Luong Nature reserve
  • Complimentary water daily.


  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Hanoi with any meals ini Hanoi
  • Private room at homestays ( subject to availability by house owner )
  • Tips for tour guide, driver, local tour guide, boat rowers, other attendants if may have
  • All other meals not mentioned as from day inclusions
  • All other kinds of drinks except water
  • Personal expenses
  • International & domestic flight & airport taxes
  • Early check in and late check out ( official check in time is from 14:00, check out time is from before 12:00 mid-noon )


What to Bring: Sun block, Camera + memory sticks, Camera charger, Insect repellent, Hat, Sun glasses& good shoes (no short).



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