Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights
Group size: 9 - 18 pax
Itinerary: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Halong - Hanoi
A special combo including the pagoda tour and boat trip in Ninh Binh, trekking tour in Mai Chau - Pu Luong and overnight cruise in Halong Bay. Within 6 days, this trip surely brings you many joyful experiences.
3-day trip to explore Mai Chau valley and Pu Luong Natural reserve
Day trip to Hoa Lu ancient capital and Tam Coc Grotto
Overnight cruise in Halong Bay for 2 days/ 1night
Free pickup at hotels in Old quarters
Description Price for joining group tour, standard option
Description Price for joining group tour, deluxe option
Day 1: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi (L)
8:00 - 8:30 Pick you up at your hotel in the Old Quarters, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM.
PM : After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (around 5 km). Dive back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:00.
Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau (L, D)
07.30 – 8.30: Pickup at your hotel in the Old Quarters
10.00: Short break on the way.
11.30 – 12.00: Scenic photo stop of Mai Chau valley/arrive in Mai Chau
12.15: Traditional lunch in local village (vegetarian meal available)
14:00-16:30 : Bicycle ride with your tour guide, see farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves and visit surrounding peaceful villages.
16:30-18:00 : Free time for cycling, walking, shopping
18:00 : Enjoy the dinner at the homestay. Enjoy the Thai’s ethnic Performance and drink the traditional wine “ruou can”.
Day 3: Mai Chau – Pu Luong – Mai Chau (B/L/D)
07.30 – 8.00: Wake up and have breakfast at the homestay.
8:30 – 10:30 : Drive / ride motorbikes 35km to Pu Luong Nature Reserve (motorbike drivers available).
10:30 – 12:30 : Trekking in Pu Luong Nature Reserve to explore a stunning cave.
13:00 – 15:00 : Enjoy Lunch in the village and enjoy the riding back to Mai Chau by taking another road through the beautiful rural villages.
15:30 : Arrive in Mai Chau enjoy your free time with your motorbike to explore the Valley yourself.
18.00: Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Day 4: Mai Chau trekking – Hanoi (B/L)
7:30-8:00 : Wakeup and eat breakfast
8:00 : Go with local tour guide to visit more remote rural villages Na Meo, Na Mo and Xam Pa villages to understand more about their culturevand customs.
12:00 : Back to the homestay for lunch and check-out
13:00 – 15:00 : Free time for shopping and relaxing
15:00 – 15:30 : Say goodbye to the family to get on the bus to drive back to Hanoi
18:30 – 19:00 : Arrive in Hanoi Old Quater. Drop you off at your hotel.
Day 5: Hanoi - Halong cruise (L, D)
07.45 – 8.30: Pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi then transfer to Halong city through the paddy field in the Red River Delta.
10.00: Stopover in Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products
12.00: Arrive Halong Bay and photography time in Halong tourist waft
12.30: Boarding Royal Heritage Cruise for departure. Welcome drink will be served
13.00: Lunch is served while cruising through the Bai Tu Long bay.
15.15: Visit splendid Surprising Cave (Sung Sot Cave) – This is one of the most beautiful grotto in Halong bay. You will feel surprise about imposing of stalagmites, stalactites and many legend stories about that.
16.15: Time for kayaking around Luon Cave area. You will have got around 45 minutes to explore halong bay and some tunnel by yourself.
17.00: Back to Royal Heritage Cruise and drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets for swimming.
17.30: Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with green Tea and fresh fruits.
19.00: Dinner is served in the restaurant.
21.00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing.
Relax and spend a romantic night on Royal Heritage Cruise
Day 6: Halong - Hanoi (B, L)
06.30: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
07.30: Have breakfast at sunrise
08.30: Continue your cruise to Titov Island
09.15: Back to cruise and exploring the Bay and visit Hoa Cuong fishing Village. Passing Ba Hang fishing village, Ga Choi island, Dinh Huong islet and more….
10.00: Join Vietnamese Cooking class.
10.30: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier.
11.30: Disembark at the harbor. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12.00: Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi
16.30: Arrival Hanoi, drop off at your hotels. End of tour.
- Cruise: 3* Cruise
- Standard tour: Superior cabin on board + homestay
- Deluxe tour: Deluxe cabin on board + bungalow
- Combo excludes hotel in Hanoi which can be arranged upon request
- The order of tours in this combo might be changed subject to availability