It is just around 3 hour drive from Hanoi to Halong bay and it is not really a problem to find a place for coffee break, shopping before having wonderful Halong cruise.
The problem is with the way back from Halong bay to Noi Bai international tourists because 90% of tourists do not come to the airport early and waiting for the flight which is boring and tired.
Vivutravel is local and tailor made tour operator so we know what to make your Vietnam tour to Halong more interesting by offering some additional visits as below;
1. Yen Duc village is surrounded by picturesque rice paddy fields. Coming to this village, tourists can see Water Puppet show performed by farmers, join farming activities like harvesting rice, catching fishes...
2. Built in the 10th century, Con Son pagoda is a famous historical and cultural site that reflects Buddhism and Confucianism and Vietnamese heroism.
3. Phu Lang village gives you a unique chance to see sophisticated skills of the pottery craftsmen and the the process of making potteries...
Note: These additional visits can only be arranged by Vivutravel's private tour to Halong bay.