Hanoi – Mai Chau – Ha Long 6 Days 5 Nights

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Private Tour
6days 5 nights
Hotel pick-up

Description

Highlights of trip:

  • Easy walking and interacting with local people
  • Authentic Vietnamese cuisine
Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – HAFT DAY CITY TOUR/THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

Welcome to Hanoi

Arrive at Noi Bai Airport. You are welcomed by our guide and driver at exit gate with welcome sign board. Transfer to the center (45 mins).

Lunch time: 01:00 – 02:00 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon:

  • At 02:00 p.m, you will firstly leave for The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.
  • It is estimated to be 2 hours at the museum then you will be transferred back to the old quarter and visit the Temple of Jade Mountain sitting on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake and dedicated to the King Tran Hung Dao
  • Afterward, you will sit in front of Cyclo to move around the old quarter and experience the local life in 30 minutes. The cyclo tour will take you back to your hotel and the day tour finishes at around 6:00 p.m

Meals included__/Lunch/__

Parameter: Driving: airport – hotel: 30 km/45 minutes/way

Free time idea(s):

  • Enjoy the must-try cuisine: Bun Cha, Cha Ca La Vong, Pho, Egg coffee, beer on Ta Hien Street
  • Night market is available at the nights of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Today useful note(s): wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI – MAI CHAU/A GREAT RETREAT FROM HANOI

In the morning

  • At 8.30 a.m, our guide and driver meet you at hotel. Transfer to Mai Chau, a world away from Hanoi’s hustle. This place has long been the beautiful tourist spot appealing tourists due to The majestic nature, peaceful landscapes and enthusiasm of the Thai locals.

Lunch time: At 12:30 – 01:30 p.m, enjoy your lunch in local Muong house in Hoa Binh.

In the afternoon

After having a delicious lunch, you will continue our journey to Mai Chau

  • In the afternoon, you will have time to visit beautiful ethnic villages such as Na Thia, Nhot, Pom Coong, Lac and Chieng Chau villages on foot. This is a chance to learn more about local lifestyle and discover the culture of Thai locals
  • Moreover, on the way, you can admire the scenic view, take a lot of great photos and take a deep breath to enjoy the fresh air.
  • After the trip, you will come back to hotel to check in and have dinner.

In the evening

  • It’s the time for you to enjoy a traditional dance show and taste Ruou Can, a local rice wine.

Parameter: Hanoi – Mai Chau: 140 km/Driving: 3 hours

       Walking time (on flats village paths): 2.5 – 3 hours

Today useful note(s):

  • Sun cream must be prepared to avoid the sun
  • Bring along mosquito repellents.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner

Overnight in Mai Chau

DAY 3: MAI CHAU – HANOI/RICE PADDIES & ETHNIC CULTURES

In the morning

  • At 8:00 a.m, after breakfast, you will have time to ride a bike to visit beautiful ethnic villages such as Na Tang, Cha Long, Tòng Đậu, Van Village.
  • You will be their guests in their traditional stilt houses that definitely allow you to see firsthand how these minority peoples live. The ride passes through the villages, across lush rice paddies and above a valley for stunning views.
  • Come back to Mai Chau Ecolodge to relax after cycling. Enjoy your time in Mai Chau.

Lunch time: After check out at around 12:00 p.m, you will have lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon

  • At 02:00 p.m, say goodbye to Mai Chau, you will be transferred back to Hanoi
  • Arrive Hanoi at around 05:00 p.m

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 4: MAI CHAU – HANOI/RICE PADDIES & ETHNIC CULTURES

Halong welcomes: Halong Bay is a natural UNESCO world Heritage site that is considered as the MUST SEE in Vietnam. Today you will have chance to explore this beautiful MUST

In the morning

At 08:00 – 08:30 a.m, the shuttle bus will pick you up and transfer you to Halong baywhich takes you around 4.0 hours through small villages with beautiful fields of rice and vegetable.

Lunch time: 01:00 p.m on cruise

In the afternoon

  • 01:00 – 03:30 p.m: A sumptuous lunch is served while cruising into the magnificent Halong Bay with its thousands of extraordinarily shaped limestone islands, considered as the heaven on the Earth.
  • 03:30 – 05:00 p.m: Explore the Lờm Bò area and be charmed by this outstanding masterpiece of Mother Nature. Visit Mê Cung Cave – one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay and climb up to see the panoramic view of the bay from above.
  • 05:00 – 07:00 p.m: Return to the LaFairy Sails for a Sunset party to admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. Take pleasure in a fruit carving demonstration.
  • 07:00 p.m: Savor a sparkling and dreamlike dinner on top deck under the light of a thousand stars in middle of the tranquil Bay with extremely delicious food and be awed by a fascinating fruit and vegetable carving show. Delight in traditional music performances. Afterwards, socialize with the artist, new friends and crew members, join squid fishing.

Meals includedBreakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Driving: Hanoi – Halong: 180 km/ 4 hours/way

Today useful note(s):

  • Get ready for swimming and water activities by preparing swimsuits or any suitable clothes and sun scream
  • Leave your big luggage at your hotel

Overnight on cruise

DAY 5: HALONG – HANOI/ THE FLAVORS OF THE BAY

In the morning

  • 06:30 – 07:00 a.m: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
  • 07:15 – 07:45 a.m: Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
  • 08:00 – 09:15 a.m: Visit Titov Island for swimming in the emerald water. Then hike up to the top of the island to take the breathtaking panoramic view of the Bay.
  • 09:15 – 09:45 a.m: Relax and enjoy the marvellous sights from the top deck.
  • 09:45 – 10:15 a.m: Pack your luggage and check out of the cabin while cruising towards the harbor

Lunch time: 10:15 a.m on cruise

In the afternoon

  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m: Disembark the cruise
  • 12:30 p.m: you will be transferred back to your hotel and in Hanoi and it will be a 4-hour journey again

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Driving: Halong – Hanoi: 180 km/4 hours/way

Today useful note(s): Check your personal belongings carefully before leaving your cabin/cruise

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 6: HANOI DEPARTURE

Depending on your flight time, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Parameter: Driving: hotel – airport: 30 km/45 minutes/way

Today useful note(s):

  • Check all your luggage and belongs before checking out and make sure you miss nothing
  • Walk around the old quarter for shopping if you have much free time in the morning

Include

 

  • Twin/double sharing rooms in the best recommended hotel with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets
  • Delicious included meals with local tastes as being clarified
  • Door to door private car during the tour (shuttle bus for route: Hanoi – Halong-Hanoi)
  • 2 bottles of water each day
  • Service charges

Exclude

 

  • Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
  • Any un-clarified flight tickets
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide
  • Bank fee
  • Extra charge on local Tet or special occasion

Note

Price quote in USD per person & valid until 31 Dec 2017

Kid < 5 years old: Free of charge (share services with Adult)Children Policy:

Kid 5-10 years old: 50% Adult
Kid >10 years old: 100% Adult price

*S.R.S: Single Room Supplement. If you want to have your own room, you will pay extra amount for this.
*At the time of quotation, Local day trip reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

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