A special combo includes 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 with interesting landscapes and exciting activities.
Day trip to Hoa Lu ancient capital and Tam Coc Grotto
3-day trip to explore Mai Chau valley and Pu Luong Natural reserve
Experience overnight cruise in Halong Bay for 2 days/ 1night to visit Sung Sot, Luon caves
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 Vietnam 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.
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 Perfomance and drink the traditional wine “ruou can”.
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.
7:30-8:00 : Wake up 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 culture and 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.
7.45 – 08.15: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
10.00: Stopover on the way for refreshments
12.00 – 12.30: Arrive at Tuan Chau Wharf – Break and photo opportunities at Tuan Chau Lounge
12.30: Transfer by tender to the Cruise
13.00 – 13.30: Check in and enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.
13.30 – 15.00: Start cruising. Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese and International served while the cruising through the bay
15.10 – 16.30: Visit Luon cave by bamboo boat or kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy quiet space and pure air, you will feel relaxed truly. If lucky, you will have chance to see monkeys on islands.
17.15 – 17.50: Visit the beautiful Soi Sim beach for swimming (If the weather permits) or you can reach on the top of Soi Sim beach to have a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17.50 – 18.15: Back to the Cruise and free time. Massage service if order.
18.30 – 19.00: Cooking Class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls. Then enjoy Happy Hour (buy two drink, get one free from 18.00 to 19.00). It is time for chit chat and relaxing.
19.30 – 21.30: Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Dinner
21.30 – 23.00: Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy chatting around the bar. Watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films. Relaxing and spending a romantic night on Cruise’s music. Playing cards, chess,reading magazines in room and dining room. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing & fishing from the Cruise.
23.00: End of Program for Day One. Sleep on Cruise.
06.15 – 06.45: Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes).
07.00 – 07.45: Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries is served in the dining room
07.45: Transfer by tender to the Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the Cruise. Proper shoes are highly recommended
09.00 – 9.30: Return to the Cruise then check-out and payment at reception area
10.00: Have brunch while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.30: Transfer by tender to Tuan Chau pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew
12.00 – 12.30: Return from Halong to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
14.00: Stop over the middle to visit a ceramics workshop
17.00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip.
Deluxe tour: Deluxe cabin on board + bungalow
Standard tour: Superior cabin on board + homestay
Combo excludes hotel in Hanoi which can be arranged upon request
The order of tours in this combo might be changed subject to availability
Biking trip in Mai Chau
Meals as indicated above
English speaking tour guides
Roundtrip transfer by A/C van
Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
Homestay/bungalow in Mai Chau
Traditional dance show & can wine
Boat trip and kayaking trip in Halong
Private cabin on sharing junk on Halong Bay
What’s Not Included
Peak season surcharge
VAT & travel insurance
Drinks & Personal expense
Hotel accommodation in Hanoi
Pickup outside Old Quarters area
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