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Yen Tu Mountain in Quang Ninh plus Halong Tours & Cruises

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1. Overview:

Yen Tu is a famous Buddhist land with Yen Tu tourist area with poetic beauty and a system of temples with unique ancient architecture, attracting tourists from all over the world. If you are planning to visit Yen Tu sacred mountain but do not know where to start, please refer to the following detailed instructions!

2. Location:

Yen Tu mountain, also known as Tuong Dau mountain, is a mountain located between the border of Bac Giang and Quang Ninh provinces. This mountain belongs to the Dong Trieu mountain range in the Northeast of our country with a height of 1068m above sea level. It is also home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.

Yen Tu tourist area is a place to keep historical and cultural relics associated with the formation and development of Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen sect. Along with the beautiful mountain scenery, cool climate, fresh nature, this place becomes a spiritual tourist destination attracting tourists from far and near.

3. When to go?

  • Quang Ninh has a typical weather pattern of the Northern region with 4 distinct seasons a year. Traveling to Yen Tu Quang Ninh is best in the spring, from January to March of the lunar calendar. At this time, the weather is cool and pleasant. This is also the time when many festivals take place that attract a large number of people from all over the world to visit and worship Buddha.
  • Notice:
  • + If you want to fully enjoy the festival atmosphere, you can visit Yen Tu Pagoda after the opening day of the festival on October 1 (lunar calendar). However, this time, tourists flock here very crowded, so if you do not like to be crowded, or go with the elderly or children, you should consider.
  • + From March onwards, the number of people going to the festival gradually decreases, the weather is relatively cool, the festival is less, but still very suitable for those who like to go to the festival but are afraid of too many people.

4. How to get there?

+ Traveling by personal vehicle (car, motorbike)

The route from Hanoi to Yen Tu tourist area in Quang Ninh is about 140km. Starting from the center of Hanoi you can go the following way:

Take the way of Chuong Duong bridge through Nguyen Van Cu, follow the direction of National Highway 18 to reach Bac Ninh. From here, you go straight, meet Trinh Pagoda, turn left, go about 10km to Yen Tu.

+ Moving to Yen Tu mountain tourist area by bus:

From Hanoi, you take the bus to Cam Pha, Uong Bi, Ha Long to go to Yen Tu spiritual tourist area. When the car reaches the section of Trinh pagoda located on Highway 18, you get off. From here, you take a bus to Yen Tu.

Bus price is 10,000 VND / person / time.

Tourists from all over the country when traveling to Cai Bau pagoda. Not only visiting the diverse architectural works, historical and cultural relics. Or take excursions to see the poetic beauty of the natural scenery. But also attracted by the abundance of major festivals of the year such as Buddha's Birthday, Vu Lan Festival…

5. Cable car

With a modern cable car system with a length of 1.2km at an altitude of 450m, taking the cable car to Yen Tu mountain both saves time and can fully enjoy the beautiful scenery of Yen Tu mountain from above.

Reference ticket price:

+ Round trip ticket: 350 000 VND/person

+ One-way ticket: 200,000 VND / 1 person / 1 route

+ Elderly people over 70 years old and children under 1.2m: Free

6. Stay:

Located on Reu Island, Bai Chay, Ha Long, Vinpearl Resort & Spa Ha Long is the perfect place to stay for your trip to Yen Tu with the following advantages:

Rooms are diverse, fully equipped with facilities, international standard 5 * standard facilities to meet all your resort needs.

Experience the resort located on the sea. Staying here, visitors can have a panoramic view of the beautiful Ha Long Bay.

Convenient location, easy to move to visit other famous tourist attractions in Quang Ninh.

7. What to buy?

+ Yen Tu fresh bamboo shoots: is a species of bamboo that grows naturally on the mountain ranges in Yen Tu tourist area. The bamboo shoots here are elongated, the flesh is firm, fleshy, and fragrant. Visitors can buy bamboo shoots as gifts or process them into many delicious dishes.

+ Yen Tu apricot wine: Visitors can easily find apricot wine in Yen Tu tourist area as a gift for relatives. Yen Tu apricot wine has a delicious taste and has many health benefits.

+ This is a specialty of the San Diu people in Quang Ninh. The cake is sweet and delicious. Visitors can buy cakes right at the foot of Yen Tu mountain to bring back as gifts.


Where is Yen Tu Mountain in Quang Ninh?

Yen Tu Mountain & Halong Tours & Cruises

Day 01

Hanoi – Halong Bay (L/D)

  • 8.00 – 8.30: Pick up & transfer to Halong Bay, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and located in the East North of Viet Nam. Nguyen Trai, an illustrious Vietnamese Confucian scholar, praised it " rock wonder in the sky" in his poet.
  • 11.30: Check-in at Paradise Lounge – Tuan Chau Island
    Your first stop on arrival at Tuan Chau Island is the Paradise check-in lounge. You will have time to refresh yourself after the long drive from Hanoi.
  • 12:30: Embark on Paradise Sails
    After your transfer to Paradise Sails, you will be checked-in, then taken to the restaurant, where you will be briefed about your cruise while enjoying your welcome drink.
  • 13:00: Lunch in the restaurant
    As the Paradise Sails makes its way to Halong Bay, you will have time to savor your delicious lunch while enjoying the stunning views – your first introduction to this majestic landscape. The bay consists of a dense cluster of some 1600 limestone islands, each topped with thick jungle vegetation, rising spectacularly from the ocean. That will be an unforgettable memory you never forget.
  • 14:00: Enjoy the scenery of Halong Bay or enjoy a Spa Treatment
    After lunch, you will have time to be enchanted by the stunning landscape of Halong Bay. If the first stop isn’t for you, you can opt for an afternoon of pampering and indulgence at Le Parfum Spa*.
  • 14:30: Next, visit Tung Sau Pearl Farm or kayak*
    Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an island in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade based on Vietnamese tradition. The area also an ideal destination for kayaking. If this excursion doesn’t take your fancy, stay on board and treat yourself to a stunning cocktail.
  • 16:00: Visit Ti Top Island
    This island itself is the name after Gherman Stepanovich Titov, who was a famous Russian cosmonaut. There is a statue dedicated to him on the island. The island was named Titop instead of Titov due to the translation to Vietnamese. Hike to the top of Ti Top Island for stunning panoramic views of the Bay. After your hike, go for a refreshing swim in Halong Bay’s emerald waters or sip from a coconut in the shade. Back the cruise. If you choose to stay on board, book in for a pamper session in the Le Parfum Spa*.
  • 17:45: Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails*
    Paradise Sails will anchor overnight at Coconut Tree Island. This is the perfect time for you to enjoy a cocktail as the sun sets over the karst landscape, which has taken 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate
  • 19:30: Dinner at the restaurant
    Enjoying a delectable dinner at the restaurant. The rest of the evening is free for you to relax with a drink* or two, go squid fishing, book in for a spa treatment at Le Parfum Spa* or watch a movie in the restaurant.

Day 02

Halong Discovery - Hanoi (B,L)

  • 06:30: Tai Chi on Sundeck
    Welcome your second day onboard Paradise Sails with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck as the sun rises. It is an internal Chinese martial art, its health benefits, and meditation.
  • 07:30: Visit Sung Sot Cave
    Your next stop is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, where you will be surprised by the breathtaking panoramic view across the Bay once you exit the cave. This is the largest cave in Halong Bay, and the stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years have taken on fascinating shapes.
  • 08:30: Breakfast at the restaurant
    Back on board, you can opt for your breakfast to be served in the restaurant or your cabin. Paradise Sails will pass Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves and Fighting Cocks Islet before you settle your bill, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island.
  • 10:30: Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina
    After disembarking from Paradise Sails, and for guests booked on the Paradise shuttle bus, you will be served a light lunch at Paradise Lounge before the drive back to Hanoi.
  • Noon: Return to Hanoi. Thank you for choose Impress Travel.

Notes: Due to cruising conditions, itineraries may change without prior notice. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. Thank you for your understanding.

  • 2-day cruise itinerary and program
  • Transfer from hanoi to Halong bay & return
  • 1 night in luxury cabins/suites with air conditioning
  • 1 Breakfast / 1 Lunch / 1 Dinner
  • Two bottles of water in the cabin
  • Tai Chi session
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees

What's excluded in this trip:
  • Airport transfers
  • Visa arrangements
  • Kayak
  • Spa treatment services
  • Beverages and tobacco
  • Tips and other expenses not mentioned in inclusions



Hotel Category


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Deluxe Room with Ocean View & Balcony




The hotels and cruise are subject to change to similar category in case of fully booked

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