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  • 07 Days
  • Max People : 18
  • Wifi Available
  • Min Age : 15
  • Pickup: Airpot

This package is truly an ideal escape for nature lovers to experience the best higlights of North Vietnam and explore the diversity of culture. The tour follows a well-known route in the north Vietnam: staring from Hanoi capital to Mai Chau town, known for its peaceful ethnic hamlets dotting the valley, winding paths, rice terrace and quiet gardens then emmerse youself in tranquil countryside of Ninh Binh, also claimed as Halong bay on land. Finally, the journey ends with a sweet note in wonders of Lan Ha bay overnight cruise to savor the simple pleasure and incredible nature.


Ha Noi, Viet Nam


Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Style & Theme:

Soft-medium Adventure tours, Caves, Cuisine

Price Includes

  • Accommodations 3 star (Twin/ Double Share room) with daily breakfast (subject for hotels upgrade)
  • Local homestays in tribe villages (sharing house, sharing toilets & bathrooms)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of a private tour leader (English/ French-speaking).
  • Lan Ha Bay cruise shared (2 days/1night packages) & kayaking
  • Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions mentioned

Price Excludes

  • International flights into Vietnam and out
  • Visa fees
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at the hotel.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers.
  • Travel insurance.
Highlights of the journey:
  • Mai Chau, a peaceful and relaxed getaway with incredible valleys, rice terrace and ethnic groups
  • Ninh Binh, a mesmerising area known locally as “Ha Long bay on land” thanks to its magical riverine landscape, with sheer limestone mountains rising up from the paddies.
  • Discover mythical Ha Long – Lan Ha Bay, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site on an overnight cruise and biking Cat Ba island

Day 1Hanoi arrival - Xin chao Vietnam!

Today you arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling 1000-year-old colonial capital.
Welcome by your local tour guide at the airport and briefing about the holiday journey on the bus to Hanoi city.
After checking in your room at Hotel, refresh yourself then head for a brief walking tour to Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and admire colonial buildings. Try local fresh Beer – Bia Hoi to observe local organized chaos traffic.
Meals Included: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Hanoi is famous for two places: The Old Quarter and French Quarter, for wandering around to observe the real local life and unique architecture with full of secret places & wonderful stories dating back over 2.000 years since Thang Long Hanoi was established in 1010.
With 36 named Hang Streets is a promising destination for any curious tourist, you will see the name Hang based on what they used to sell there the same name as before but now it has been changed, no sidewalks and people travel around everywhere …just follow the local to cross the streets.

Day 2Hanoi - Mai Chau - Pom Coong village (B-L-D)

Breakfast at the hotel before setting off on your drive to Mai Chau – a yawning valley, cradling picturesque rice paddies and boarded by looming karst rock formations. Enjoy picturesque views of the scenic landscape, sown with pagodas and rural villages.
Stop along the way at Thung Khe Pass for a spectacular view of Mai Chau Valley.
After a 4-hour beautiful car drive, we reach Pom Coong, a village of the Thai ethnic minority in Mai Chau valley. Lunch is served in Pom Coong Village and enjoys a short rest.
In the afternoon, we head out for a hiking tour around Xo village, home to the Thai ethnic minority. You will run into friendly ethnic people and not hesitate to smile and interact with them. Now, take advantage of your time to gain insights into their lives and culture. Pass through terraced rice before reaching your homestay and be welcomed by the friendly host. Home-cooked dinner is served.
In the evening, you might opt to relax or get yourself entertained by a fascinating Traditional Dance of the White Thai people. During the show, feel free to join with them for the dance and enjoy a sip of the Can Wine, one of the local specialties. Please contact us for further details about these optional activities (with extra cost).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Mai Chau

Day 3Mai Chau Trekking (B-L-D)

After breakfast at the homestay then set on your trekking to tribe villages There is a trekking option for your choosing: soft trek (3-5 km), medium trek (6-8km), and hard trek (9 – 12 km).
On the way, discovering the natural beauty of the valley and encountering the culture of the White Thai people, living in the region, we would pass through lots of ethnic hamlets, gardens, and rice paddies, on where the great friendly local farmers work and children, go to school. You might desire to join their farm works, and interact with them to truly connect with the locals. Some small gifts are recommended if you wish to pay a short visit to a local school, where you see how local kids enjoy their happiness in these basic studying conditions. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture and enjoy an authentic lunch at one of the villages.
In the afternoon, enjoy cycling around the tribe village before reaching the beautiful village of Van. Back to the homestay for the second night in the tribe villages.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Mai Chau

Day 4Mai Chau - Ninh Binh (B)

After breakfast at the homestay, spend the last minutes of your trip walking on village roads that run between mountains and rice paddies then depart Mai Chau for a countryside drive through Ninh Binh province where fascinating limestone karsts jut forth skywards between verdant rice paddies and lazy rivers.
On arrival, have lunch then check in to your hotel and spend a couple of hours relaxing.
In the later afternoon, take a leisure bike ride through limestone mountains to Bich Dong pagoda and then to Thai Vi temple which was dedicated to the four Kings of the Tran dynasty in the 13th century and now offers a place of peace and simplicity against a backdrop of ancient architecture.
Spend the night at your hotel in Tam Coc.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

Day 5Ninh Binh (Dinh temple, Mua Cave, Trang An) (B)

Breakfast at the hotel then set on the full-day tour to explore Ninh Binh, a legendary land and claimed as Halong bay on land thanks to its incredible nature, limestone mountains, rivers, caves.
Start with your climb up Mua Cave for viewing the picturesque landscape of Tam Coc from the peak, then journey to Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s first capital. Visit temples and walk a hundred steps up to the top of a mountain for a panorama view of the old capital.
After lunch, enjoy a leisure cruise to visit Trang An, a nature reserve similar to Tam Coc but less visited. Limestone hills surround a peaceful river that passes through a series of caves (one which takes 15-minutes to pass through in darkness). It is an “eco-tourism” area, the only interruptions here are the sound of birds and the gentle paddle of the oar upon the crystal clear river.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

Day 6Ninh Binh – Hai Phong – Lan Ha bay cruise (B-L-D)

Breakfast at the hotel before start for your drive to Hai Phong. The scenery of Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay where thousands of limestone islands jut out of the emerald sea, sculpted into bizarre shapes is truly an iconic image for Vietnam. An overnight relaxing boat trip is the best way to enjoy this must-see natural wonder of Vietnam. Lan Ha Bay is a less tourist route which is perfect for adventure lovers.

  • 12:00: Arrive at Beo Harbor, transfer by tender to Overnight  Cruise, and enjoy welcome drinks, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions then check into your cabin
  • 13:00: A special lunch in Vietnamese cuisine of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites are served while sailing through these islands
  • 14:30: The cruise sails through Lan Ha Bay and completes its entry through the Cua Van Area. The area is surrounded by extraordinary karst landscapes. Explore the bay on your own kayaking through Dark & Bright caves
  • 16:30: Enjoy Swimming in a nearby area, you can join by jumping or diving from the top of the boat into the water
  • 18:00: Come back to cruise later to enjoy a cooking class with a fresh spring roll
  • 19:00: Dinner is served in the restaurant. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff.
    After dinner you can do squid fishing or sing karaoke
  • 20:00-21:00: “Happy hour” – free fresh local beer drinks on Sundeck with the group. Overnight on board

Overnight on Lan Ha Bay.
Note: The cruise itinerary is subject to vary, depending on what cruise will be chosen for the trip. Please review the website of the cruise you are interested in for full details or contact your travel consultant for further information!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: overnight cruise

Day 7Lan Ha Bay cruise – Hanoi – Departure (B)

  • 06:00: Waking up enjoying beautiful moments when a blazing sunrise breaks the clouds of the island on the bay (except winter time has no sunrise)
  • 07:00: Your breakfast will be ready in quite a bay
  • 08:00: Start riding bicycle 5 km to Viet Hai Village, Viet Hai is a small village in the midst of jungles, covered by the high mountain range of the Cat Ba National Park.
  • 09:30: Riding back to our boat have a shower than before checking out
  • 11:00: Lunch is served on the boat
  • 12:00: Disembark to Beo Harbor. Get on the bus back to Hanoi, and say goodbye to Amazing Cat Ba Island.

Depart from Noi Bai airport to catch your departure flight back home or for your next travel. Thanks for traveling with us! Bon Voyage!
Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: N/A.
Thank you for choosing Asia Vietnam Travel. We trust you have had a great holiday in Vietnam. Hope to see you again!


Private Tour/Price Per Person In USD: subject available or similar hotel standard. If you love more luxurious like 4 or   5 stars Hotel please contact us: at [email protected]

Winter promotion valid till 30th April December: for a group of 10 people up

3-Star Hotel: Just 473 USD per person

4-Star Hotels: Just 638 USD per person

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  • Balance of payment is due earlier than 45 days prior to your departure.
  • Following full payment, final voucher of services and related documents will be forwarded by e-mail or fax to clients at a maximum of two weeks prior to your home departure.


Cancellations will be charged as follows:

  • More than 60 days before arrival: no cancellation charge
  • 14-60 days before arrival: 10% of the price
  • 5-13 days before arrival: 50% of the price
  • Less than 5 days before arrival: 100 % of the price

Cancellation of Extra Services

  • For additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with tour programmes, cancellations will be charged as follows:
  • More than 30 days prior to the service will be refunded in full
  • 15 – 30 days in advance: 50% of the price;
  • Less than 15 days in advance: 100% of the price. (Unless we can negotiate otherwise with the hotel)

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