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
Welcome to the vibrant Hanoi !
The city is a beautiful blend of past and presence where timeless pagodas coexist with modern buildings. Hanoi offers a charming look to the French colonial heritages, traditional Red River Delta life as well busy Asian capital.
After the pick up at the airport, the remainder of the day is left free for your personal leisure and visit the city on your own.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi / Meal: dinner
The picturesque valley of Mai Chau is located about 150km northwest of Hanoi. It is home to the friendly Thai people who originated from Thailand. 
The drive this morning from Hanoi to Mai Chau shows the changes in scenery as you traverse the Red River Delta to the mountain side of Hoa Binh province. 
Upon arrival, settle your stay and having lunch.
Spend the afternoon to explore the rice paddies, peaceful stilt villages along the valley. This pleasant trek allows us to know further about the Thai people and their daily life.
The highlight of the evening is the traditional performance of music and dance where you are invited to join the locals for the dance.

Accommodation: Homestay or Bungalow / Meals: breakfast, lunch
Today, we travel further to the less-visited side of northern Vietnam. The road offers beautiful mountain panorama. 
Lunch will be served in Pu Luong retreat upon your arrival.
In the afternoon, get introduced by the bamboo work from the locals before embarking on a bamboo raft on Cham River which is really relaxing. 
The remainder of the day is for your own leisure

Accommodation: hotel in Pu Luong/ Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
There are 2 options for you to choose today :
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, embark on your cruise to set sail out to the bay of Halong. 
The cruise offers a visit to 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. Spend the morning to see cave, Cat Ba island then sail back to the pier. 
Transfer back to Hanoi.

Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi / Meal: breakfast, lunch
The last day is kept to explore the best of Hanoi. Your visit kicks off with a stop by Dong Xuan market where you can photograph not only the colorful whole-sale areas but also the amazing food stalls. 
After that,we venture through the famous Old Quarter to learn more about the traditional streets with various goods, family-run workshops. 
From the old quarter, we head to Museum of Art, a fascinating site to behold the masterpiece of Vietnam arts. Heading to the airport for your departure. 
Your Vietnam Holiday finishes with our souvenir !

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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