Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay | Classic Package Tour - 07 Days

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay | Classic Package Tour
Overview
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  • Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
  • Visit: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong bay
  • Duration: 07 Days
  • Travel style: Most popular
  • Tour schedule: Daily departure
Highlight

Explore the cultural diversity and stunning scenery in the North of Vietnam. From the bustling capital of Hanoi to the homeland of the Thai minority people in Mai Chau. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon aboard a sampan boat in Ninh Binh and finally soak in the beauty of the world famous Halong Bay.

  • Visit Hanoi’s most famous locations.
  • Interact with the Thai minority people.
  • Explore the heart of Red River Delta.
  • Overnight Cruise on Halong Bay.
Note
  • Bring swimming suits, sunglasses, hats and walking shoes.
Itinerary Expand All
  • Day 1,Hanoi35km - 0.75hFri, Apr 10, 2020
    Welcome to Hanoi, walking tour

    Landing at the Noi Bai airport, you are welcomed by professional tour guide and driver at the pickup lobby. Enjoy 45-minute driving to the city center (Hanoi Old Quarter) with city's briefing information about the most visited spots, culture, traffic and cuisine....Arrive in your hotel, check in and have a rest. 

    Continue the day, tour guide will escort you walking around the peaceful Hoan Kiem Lake to the Opera House, stopping at the statue of King Ly Thai To and Vietnamese Government Guest House, Sofitel Metropole Hanoi. Walk back to the Old town, visit some main streets before returning to your hotel.

    Option: If your flight arrives late or you are jet leg after long flight, the walking tour will be moved to the city tour day.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Private transportation
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Gondola Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    31 Hang Hanh street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 2,HanoiSat, Apr 11, 2020
    Visit the World Heritage, a selected city museum, travel to French Quarter & Ho Chi Minh complex, leisurely walk around West Lake

    9:00 AM: Get Pick up by tour guide to the Temple of Literature which was built under the Ly dynasty in 11th century for worshipping Confucius and teaching Royal children. Enjoy a walk in the garden to the city’s symbol Khue Van Cac. You will then visit the World Heritage "stone steles” which shows the name of outstanding students. Continue to explore the Quoc Tu Giam which is considered as the first national university of Vietnam.

    Follow it with a visit to one of the city’s museums (choose among the National history museum, Hoa Lo, Museum of Ethnology and Fine art museum) before having a break for lunch or some drink (by your own budget).

    In the afternoon you visit the French Quarter – it is a “little Paris” in Hanoi with tree-lined boulevards, government head offices and a big square. Visit (outside) Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum before having a leisurely walk in the botanical gardens to visit the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live and work. Towards the unique One – pillar pagoda which is one of the city’s symbols. It takes us from 1 to 2 hours to explore this complex, depending on the number of traveler.

    Continue to the Quan Thanh temple, one of the four most important temples in the city, dated back to the 11th century under Ly Thai To King, worshipping the Tran Vu gods, the principal deities in Taoism. Take a leisurely walk on a romantic road crossing the West Lake with beautiful city views. Stop at the Tran Quoc pagoda which dates back to the 6th century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De Dynasty.

    Finally, enjoying the water puppet shows that is the unique performances, first appeared in the 11th century. In these shows, the daily life, culture and belief of Vietnamese people are described by puppets on water. The show usually integrates a traditional music performance as well.

    Come back to hotel. End of the day

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: Breakfast
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Entertainment / Show: Water puppet show
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Gondola Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    31 Hang Hanh street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 3,Hanoi - Mai Chau145km - 3.5hSun, Apr 12, 2020
    Visit Muong village at Thung Khe pass, Explore the Thai culture in Lac, Na Phon, Poong Com

    8:00 AM: Meet tour guide and driver then depart to Mai Chau. On the way, visit a Muong village. Continue to Thung Khe pass where you can view magnificent panoramic views of the valley before arriving in Mai Chau town. Mai Chau is a beautiful valley located 145 km away from Hanoi. It is great place with harmonious landscapes, green mountain ranges, rice terraces and White Thai ethnic villages.

    Arrive in Mai Chau, check in your accommodation and have a break for lunch. In the afternoon, take a 5km bike ride(optional) or walk to the rice fields. Discover the culture and daily life of the locals in Lac, Na Phon, Poong Com villages. See the rural work on rice fields, the weaving craftsman, and encounter with locals. Return to your accommodation in the late afternoon.

    Note: Private traditional music and dancing show by local people is available with extra cost of $35/group. Please ask our guide to reserve if you are interested in.
    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
    Private transportation
    Bike: Mai Chau
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Mai Chau Valley view(Deluxe Double Valley view)
    Mai Chau town, Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh , Vietnam
  • Day 4,Mai Chau - Ninh Binh150km - 3.5hMon, Apr 13, 2020
    Authentic life in Mai Hich village, leisurely walk in rural countryside, transfer to Ninh Binh

    Enjoy breakfast in the peaceful land then travel to Mai Hich. Explore by bike(optional) or walk along the trails and concrete roads. You will be seduced by the gorgeous landscapes such as the villages, rice fields, mountains and streams which are in the perfect harmony with one another. Do not miss the opportunity to communicate with the friendly local people who are always willing to welcome you into their house to enjoy a cup of tea.

    Come back to Mai Chau to enjoy lunch then depart to Ninh Binh, stop on the way to meet the local people and take pictures as you command. Arrive in Ninh Binh in the late afternoon and check in to your accommodation. 

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
    Private transportation
    Bike: Mai Chau
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    La Belle Vie Tam Coc Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    Ninh Hai commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh , Vietnam
  • Day 5,Ninh Binh - Hanoi100km - 2hTue, Apr 14, 2020
    Boat trip in Tam Coc, hiking to Bich Dong pagoda & visit Hoa Lu ancient capital

    Have breakfast at hotel then travel to Tam Coc which has been well-known as the “Halong Bay on land” and appeared in famous French movie “Indochina”. On arrival at the pier, you will take a private sampan boat for a ninety-minute cruise along Ngo Dong River. Pass through three caves and witness a stunning landscape interleaved by small communities, rice fields, cemetery and temples.

    Continue to the Bich Dong, a typical pagoda in the countryside of the Red River Delta, built in the 15th century. On arrival, you will cross a stone bridge to Chua Ha, from which over 100 steps lead to Chua Trung – the cave pagoda with unique clay statues. You will then hike up to Chua Thuong. You not only have the chance to learn about Buddhism but also get to experience incredible countryside views.

    Enjoy local cusine in Tam Coc then direct to Hoa Lu, the former capital of Vietnam from the 10 to the 11 century. The citadel is surrounded by limestone mountains and rivers naturally protecting it and making for an amazing picturesque setting.

    On arrival at Hoa Lu, you will visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009) who played a vital role in gaining the country’s independence after it was ruled by China for a thousand years. Both temples were built in the 17th symbolizing a deep respect to the King’s contributions.

    End of the day, transfer from Ninh Binh to Hanoi. Enjoy the journey passing Red River delta with a lot of chance taking pictures of rice fields, peaceful countryside.

    Included:
    English speaking guide
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
    Boat: Tam Coc sampan boat
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Gondola Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    31 Hang Hanh street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 6,Hanoi - Halong bay160km - 3hWed, Apr 15, 2020
    Amazing sailing route, Pearl farm excursion, swimming and hiking at Titov Island, panoramic views

    8:00 AM: Pick up at your hotel (in the Hanoi Old Quarter). Enjoy 3-hour drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Your journey will pass the series of villages and rice fields in Red River Delta. Have a stop for drink and restroom. Continue your driving, arrive at the harbor around noon, get warmly welcomed at reception.

    12:30: Checks in boat with cruise briefing and safety instructions. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

    Enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island In the afternoon, visit Tung Sau area, covered by the leaping rocks, cultured pearl fishery. You can wit yourself the process of the jewel, from culturing to harvesting and sculpting. Moreover, you have a chance to do kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy busy space with pearl maker, you can experience the completion of pearl. Visiting the beautiful Titov beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Titov Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of  Titov island to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay. Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor for overnight.

    Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)

    18:30: Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay. 

    Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese BBQ Set Menu Dinner

    Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Pelican Halong Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.

    Included:
    Shuttle bus: Hanoi - Tuan Chau
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Entrance fees
    Entertainment / Show: Beach swimming,Squid fishing
    Cooking class: Halong bay
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Glory Legend Cruise - 2D1N(Deluxe )
    5/33B Pham Ngu Lao street, Hoan Kiem district, Quang Ninh , Vietnam
  • Day 7,Halong bay - Hanoi160km - 3hThu, Apr 16, 2020
    Explore Sung Sot Cave, leisurely sailing, Hanoi departure

    06:30: The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.

    Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.

    Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes to visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the cruise by tenderCheck out and settle your bill at reception.

    Have a buffet brunch and enjoy the bay scenery while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf.

    Welcome by driver at the harbor then enjoy travel back to Hanoi. Have a rest at the middle of the way. Drop off at your hotel (in the Hanoi Old Quarter).

    Private driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby (Hanoi Old Quarter) for about 45 minutes to Noi Bai airport (international or domestic hall according to your request). Thanks for the visit to our city.

    Note: International flights require you to be at the airport 3 hours and domestic is 2 hours before departure time.

    Included:
    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Entertainment / Show: Morning Tai Chi
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
Inclusions
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Selected Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Cruise: Glory Legend Cruise - 2D1N
  • Boat: Tam Coc sampan boat
  • Private transportation following itinerary
  • Shuttle bus: Hanoi - Tuan Chau
  • Meal: Breakfast: 06, Lunch: 05, Dinner: 01
  • Bike: Mai Chau
  • Entertainment / Show: Water puppet show, Beach swimming, Squid fishing, Morning Tai Chi
  • Cooking class: Halong bay
  • 01 bottle of water per pax per day
  • Service charges and Taxes
Exclusions
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program


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  • Adult in single room $ 615
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