North Vietnam Explorer

08 day(s) 07 nights

North Vietnam Explorer

Tour Overview

North Vietnam Explorer features a unique way to appreciate the diversity of Vietnam in 1 week. You`ll journey into the wilderness of Pu Luong natural reserve, picturesque Mai Chau valley then head to the less visited site of Lan Ha Bay before seeing the highlights of Hanoi. 

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the charming valley of Mai Chau
    Splendid photogenic chances, colorful cultural performance
  • Trek through Pu Luong astonishing nature
    See the rice terraces, meet friendly Thai people
  • Enjoy Ninh Binh`s tranquil landscapes
    Ride through serene karst mountains
  • Set sail in Lan Ha Bay
    Explore awe inspiring cave, fishing villages

Travel Itinerary

08 day(s) 07 nights from Hanoi
Upon your arrival in Hanoi Airport, our representative will welcome you for the hotel transfer. 
Hanoi is a very enchanting city. It offers a beautiful blend of authentic north Vietnam tradition, nostalgic French colonial architects and fast-developing skyscapers. 
The first day of your Vietnam Tour is left free for your own exploration of the city as well to gain back the energy for your adventure. 
Enjoy your welcome dinner a chic restaurant.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi / Meal: dinner
After breakfast, we depart from Hanoi to Hoa Binh province. Our destination today is Mai Chau valley which is home to friendly Thai people. 
The road trip takes about 3 hours, offering various slides of landscapes from Red River Delta to the imposing karst mountains, bamboo, orange plantation. You will then settle your stay in Mai Chau valley then enjoy a delicious Thai`s meal. 
In the afternoon, hike through different villages of Thai people. There is time to learn about their embroidery, weaving work and rice cultivation. 
Conclude your day with a grateful dance performed by local artisants. 

Accommodation: Homestay or Bungalow / Meals: breakfast, lunch
This morning, we drive on a less-visited road to Pu Luong nature reserve, one of the best Vietnam trekking destinations. En route stops for photos and village visit. 
Lunch will be served in Pu Luong retreat upon your arrival.
Spend the remainder of your day to trek the rice terraces, Hieu waterfall then treat yourself to some stunning mountain views. 

Accommodation: hotel in Pu Luong/ Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
We have 2 options to make your day occupied : 
Half-day trekking: 
This morning hike takes you to the tranquil areas which boasts lush rice terraces, local plantation. There are chances to soak up the authentic life of Thai people.
Full day trekking:
A hard trek will reveals you more about the diversity of Pu Luong nature. It combines the exploration of Pu Luong natural reserve and Hieu waterfall.

Accommodation: hotel in Pu Luong/ Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
After breakfast, we leave Pu Luong for 3,5 hours driving toward Ninh Binh, one of the most intrigue travel destinations in North Vietnam.
Known as " dry Halong Bay", Ninh Binh attracts your camera lens with verdant rice paddies, characterful villages with karst mountain backdrop. 
A gentle cycling about 10km will take you around Dong Tam village before you enjoy a sampan ride along a small canal. Return to the pier for the transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: hotel in Ninh Binh / Meals: breakfast, lunch
Depart from Ninh Binh in the morning. Upon your arrival in Hai Phong, embark on a luxury cruise to sail the Lan Ha Bay.
Sharing the border with Ha Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay offers less-visited sailing routes and very enjoyable experience. On the way, you are invited to visit Light and Dark cave, followed by the exciting kayak time to uncover the splendor of Lan Ha bay. 
You are free to choose the onbard entertaining activities like squid fishing, watching movie. 

Accommodation: Lan Ha Cruise Cabin/ Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Wake up for Tai Chai class on deck !
Afterward, disembark on Cat Ba island, also one of the most visited national parks in Vietnam. It is home to the famous langurs and monkeys which are listed in the Red Book of Vietnam. 
Your guided tour here allows you to behold the spectacular mountains, incredible view toward Lan Ha Bay from the national park`s peak. 
Transfer back to Hanoi.

Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi / Meal: breakfast, lunch
The last day is kept to explore the key sites of Hanoi starting with a walk into the Old Quarter. In every single street, you`ll discover something unique from old pagodas to secret food stalls, from the dedicated family trade to photogenic street. 
After exploring the Old Quarter,  we head to Museum of Art, a fascinating site to behold the masterpiece of Vietnam arts.
Transfer to Noi Bai airport for your onward travel.

Accommodation: not included / Meal: breakfast

Service Inclusion

Service includes

  • Private Car Transfer with A/C
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Private boat ride in Ninh Binh
  • Bungalow/ lodge room in Mai Chau valley
  • Cruise cabin in Lan Ha bay
  • Hotel/ bungalow in Pu Luong 
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Biking as mentioned
  • Entrance fees
  • Water and tissue during sightseeing

Service excludes

  • International Flights
  • Vietnam Visa fee
  • Meals, drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tipping

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