- Ha Noi historical city
- Trekking moutainous northern
- Ethnic culture and village life
- Cuc Phuong national park, forest trekking
- Ha Long Bay
Day 1: Arrival Ha Noi
Arrive at Noi Bai international airport, welcome by your local tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel in the city center. Overnight at the hotel in Ha Noi
Day 2: Ha Noi city tour (B, L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex which containing Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and the One Pillar pagoda. Continue with the Temple of Literature, Vietnam 's first university, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple, Tran Quoc pagoda, and Quan Thanh temple. Cyclo Hanoi tour, ride around the old quarter streets from Hang Dau to Hang Gai. Enjoy the water puppet show in the evening. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Hanoi - Mai Chau (B, D)
In the morning, depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau – an idyllic valley home to many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong, and Thai. Arrive in Mai Chau, check-in Mai Chau Ecolodge and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, cycle to explore Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Nhot, Pom Coong, Lac and Chieng Chau villages. Be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Total cycling time is around 2 – 3 hours on flat village paths. Take it all in the spectacular scenery of Mai Chau and the relaxed rhythm of local life.
Back to Mai Chau Ecolodge for dinner. For evening enjoyment, you may choose to take part in a traditional dance show with Ruou Can (a local wine), a cooking class, a weaving class or all. Overnight at Mai Chau Ecolodge.
Day 4: Mai Chau - Cun Pheo - Van village (B)
This morning, we start to trek mountainsides to Cun Pheo village. Today, we get well and truly off the beaten track as we trek through tropical rain forest, using the local track. The trek is difficult at times, with some steep uphill and downhill walking; however some physical preparation will enable you to fully appreciate the walk. We arrive at Van village by late afternoon and have time to walk around this charming village, enabling us to understand a little more about their culture and lifestyle. Overnight at Van village.
Day 5: Vam Sam Khoe - Poong Coong (B, L, D)
The verdant and rugged mountain scenery combined with the colorful local population make for an forgettable experience. On our todays trek to Sam Khoe, we pass through several White Thai villages, and are sure to attract attention since this part of the country receive very few visitors.At the small village of Khoe, we meet up with our vehicle and drive back towards Mai Chau. A highlight of this evening is to enjoy a traditional music show followed with local rice wine. This performance is held by the young White Thai minorities, reflecting the rich culture of this ethnic group. Overnight at Pong Coom village.
Day 6: Mai Chau - Cuc Phuong (B, L)
After breakfast we walk on the valley floor, seeing many villagers on their daily works such as logging, herding buffalo, tilling the field or weaving brocade. Here is a chance for the shoppers to try their at bargaining. We then make our way following the winding roads to Man Duc. This area is populated by the Muong Hilltribe people who have settled there long time ago. A two hour trek will enable us to explore their home land. Departing Man Duc we continue on to Cuc Phuong National Park, our final destination. Overnight at Cuc Phuong village.
Day 7: Cuc Phuong - Ninh Binh (B, L)
The national park of Cuc Phuong boats one of the best preserved tropical forests in Vietnam. This morning we take a short drive to the park headquarter before we set off on a half day walk in the jungle. This is home to many species of plant and rare animals, several of which we may see on our trekking.After a picnic lunch we visit one of the famous caves, Nguoi Xua which still retains some vestiges of primitive man, and transfer to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu. There are not much to see in this place besides two remaining temples. The first one is dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang Emperor. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Ninh Binh - Haiphong - Halong Bay (B, L)
In the morning, we take a short drive to Tam Coc which is named Inland Halong Bay. On arrival we board a tiny boat rowing us along a river through the quiet and peaceful landscape of rice fields surrounded by limestone formations to the grottoes of Tam Coc.After the impressive boat trip we continue our journey across the Red River Delta to Ha Long Bay. The drive is long and roads are bumpy at times, but it is still a memorable experience. A part of the pleasure of traveling in this region is the simple joy of seeing the spectacular rural landscape the smiling faces of the people. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Halong Bay - Cat Ba (B, L)
Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. We spend this day out on a boat cruising around the legendary Ha Long Bay. Views of sailing junks navigating past over 3,000 limestone islands and out crops jutting out of the clear and emerald water of the bay are nothing short of spectacular. The limestone karts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. A huge seafood lunch on board is some excitement of our trip.We weave our way to Cat Ba Island, passing by a vibrant floating village. Overnight in Cat Ba.
Day 10: Cat Ba - Hai Phong - Hanoi (B)
An impressive way to catch your first glimpse of Cat Ba is a walk along the seaside at dawn. Today you have a half free day to explore Cat Ba Island on your own pace.There are various options to choose from, some of which are rowing a tiny boat, kayaking or visiting the national park. These optional activities are not included; however our guide is on hand to advise you with invaluable information. We regroup at our hotel in the early afternoon and travel by ferry to Hai Phong, the biggest port town of northern Vietnam.
On arrival in this town we board our awaiting vehicle for a two hour drive back to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Hanoi - free day (B)
There is a free time to relax or further explore Ha Noi, balance yourself in a spa in Hanoi old quater.
Day 12: Ha Noi - Departure (B)
Your free time until being transfer to Noi Bai Airport for your departure.
Tour Price Includes:
- A/c private car for pick up, transfer from to the airport and tours
- Boat on Ha Long Bay- English speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees, permit and porter for trekking
- Mineral water for the whole trip
- Accommodation based on 2 shares in hotel (3*), homestay in village
- Meals as indicated in the program
Tour price excludes:
- International flight to/from Vietnam
- Travel insurance
- Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
- Tip for tour guide and driver.
- Single room surcharge
- Child under 2 years old is free of charge and share the parent's existing bedding.
- Child from 2 - under 6 years old: 50% of adult price.
- Child from 7 - under 12 years old: 75% of adult price.
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