DAY 1: HANOI -MAICHAU(L,D)
8.00am: Pick up you at your hotel in Ha Noi.
Drive to Maichau. Visit the Ho Chi Minh trail Museum at Ba La Bong Do en route (closed on Monday). Continue our way to Mai Chau through he patchwork of rice paddies, farms and stilt houses, and mountain. Visit local tribal village of Poomcong.
This afternoon we spend time walking out of Mai Chay Valley.Enjoy a boat excursion on Ma River and have pleasant encounter with friendly tribal people. We walks amongst the verdant villages and sample the local culture and the beautiful natural setting
Tonight we stay at Tai minority people. The homestay is simple but the experience is enriching.
DAY 2: NINH BINH - KENHGA - CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK (B,L,D)
Drive to Ninhbinh through rice fields and villages, river and limestone mountains to Nhoquan. The area is also one of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks whose splendor is often said to surpass that of Ha Long Bay. It is true that this area is often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on land. We visit Kenhga floating villages and enjoy the peaceful life of local people living in the hidden corner of Red River Delta. Afternoon visit Cuchuong national park and go for pleasant walk through the lush of vegetation of rain forest. Diner and overnight in Cucphuong national park.
DAY 3: CUCPHUONG - TAMCOC (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the national park lodge
Walk to visit the big tree & tall tree (century tree) butterfly museum and look out for a stuning view over the park. Drive to Ninhbinh and proceed to Tamcoc where we embark on river sampan for a 3 hour cruise along the NgoDong River flowing peacefully between 2 spectacular limestone mountain ranges. Enjoy the wonders of nature. Feel the peace and calmness of the region. Overnight at hotel in Tamcoc.
DAY 4: TAMCOC - RED RIVER DELTA - HALONG BAY (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive to Halong bay through the lush of Red River vegetation to visit Keo Pagoda with its beautiful bell tower set in an quiete area in rural village. Visit Phominh tower in Namdinh. Continue our way to Halong bay. Arrival Halong bay pier and check-in registration, board our boat for a stunning cruise amongst towering limestone backdrop while enjoying lunch on board . The cruise will take you by exotic islets with shapes of Dog, Incense Urn, Sail, Fighting Cocks, which are naturally formed by process of erosion between the see water and lime ston mountains. Arrive Surprise Cave and explore the by bay kayak, paddle to Luon cave, this cave is a natural tunnel thrusts through a mountain's foot and leads to an exotic lagoon surrounded by mountains covered by by dense junle. Seafood dinner and optional night paddle. Overnight on Halong Junk (twin A.C cabin).
DAY 5: HALONG BAY - HANOI JUNK CRUISE (Brunch)
Breakfast on board
Our boat once again sets sail through breathtaking secluded Halong bay
A new day wake you up with joys and emotions in an early morning for watching sunrise on sea. Enjoy break fast and continue exploration. Visit Luon cave and Tortoise, Man's head before returning to the wharf.
12h00 : Back to Halong wharf and disembark.
Transfer back to Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi by 5pm and transfer to your hotel. Overnight hotel in Hanoi
DAY 6: DEPARTURE(B)
Transfer to airport for the departure flight.
- Accommodation in twin/double share rooms with air-condition and private bath room
- All transportation and transfers
- Meals as stated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- Tours with English speaking guide
- Entrance fees,boat fees, row boat,
- International airfare& airport taxes
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa arrangement
- Surcharges for compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and
- Peak season surcharges (which will be advised at time of booking) ,
- Personal expenses
- Tips & gratuities
This tour is private for each group of passangers. This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on number of people in your group, hotel class and time of travel. Please contact us for your best rates.
If you have any special requests or want to have customised tours, please contact us to customize this itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.