On the paths of the Red River Delta | Family Adventure - 06 Days

On the paths of the Red River Delta | Family Adventure
  • Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
  • Visit: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hai Phong - Lan Ha bay
  • Duration: 06 Days
  • Travel style: Most popular, Family
  • Tour schedule: Daily departure

Ideal for families traveling with children! This amazing itinerary visits the highlights of Northern Vietnam. The tour not only visits our most famous landscapes but also provides a program including child friendly activities and convenient scheduling arrangements for families.

  • Visit Hanoi’s most famous locations.
  • Experience the famous pottery village.
  • Attend a joyful water puppet show at the water puppet theatre.
  • Enjoy the tranquil Ninh Binh countryside aboard a sampan boat
  • Explore Cuc Phuong national park and visit the endangered Primate & Turtle Rescue Centre.
  • Homestay experience
  • Overnight cruise on Halong Bay
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  • Day 1,Hanoi35km - 0.75hThu, May 28, 2020
    Hanoi arrival, welcome & transfer to hotel

    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. 

    Rest of the day you are free and leisure to visit the city

    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,HanoiFri, May 29, 2020
    Excursion to Bat Trang pottery village, Temple of Literature, driving through the Old Quarter, enjoying water puppet show

    8:30 AM: Pick up from your hotel to Bat Trang Village, located on the bank of the Red River 20km from the Hanoi center. Bat Trang is one of the most famous traditional craft villages in the country, specializing in porcelain crafts. Built over 700 years ago, Bat Trangs’ name has a Chinese origin meaning “a large field where the bowls are made”. Bat means bowl and Trang means a specialized area.

    On arrival, we will visit the communal house dedicated to the man who created the porcelain craft village. Make a special visit to a family factory. Your tour guide will explain the processes of making ceramic products and you might have a chance to work with the craftsmen. Stroll around to explore village, visit some traditional ceramic ovens and have a look beautiful products in the shops. Enjoy time for shopping souvenirs.

    Travel back to city center, have a break for lunch (by your own account) before visit 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.

    Continue by driving through French quarter, passing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace to the Hanoi Old Quarter which was built in the 15th century as a trading center in the capital city with 36 streets of different products. Despite the changes, the Old Quarter is always considered a live city museum. The unique tube houses, small alleys, temples, open door markets and street vendor foods come together in a beautiful harmony. Discovering the town by walking is the best way to stimulate all your senses.      

    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 your hotel. End of the day service

    English speaking guide
    Meal: Breakfast
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Entertainment / Show: Water puppet
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Gondola Hotel(Deluxe Room)
    31 Hang Hanh street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 3,Hanoi - Ninh Binh100km - 2hSat, May 30, 2020
    Biking to Thung La temple and then a boat trip in Van Long Nature Reserve, embroidering experience

    8:00 AM: Transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, driving through the picturesque countryside of the Red River Delta, painted by rice and vegetable fields. After a 1.5 hour drive, you will arrive in Van Long where you will meet a typical 3-generation rural family. Be welcomed to their home with a cup of tea and learn about their idyllic local lifestyles through intimate conversation.

    Take a 15km bike ride (optional) or walk through the villages. A journey along the dyke will offer you gorgeous landscapes of rice fields, a river and limestone mountains. There are several stops for you to take beautiful photos or encounter the locals then walk to discover Thung La temple, dating back to the 11th century. Meet Mr Tuong, the temple guardian, and enjoy an authentic conversation as well as a 20 minute drum show.

    Later, take a sampan boat trip along the stream and among the limestone mountains to discover the beauty of Van Long nature reserve. If lucky, you might get to see white monkeys and egrets on the cliffs. After the boat trip, visit an embroidery village and take part in an embroidery course under the instruction of local craftswoman, Mrs Lam. She will proudly explain the techniques of her traditional craft. This will be a good opportunity for you to practice on fabric like a real craftsman.

    End of the day, back to your homestay. Enjoy evening in the heart of Red River Delta

    English speaking guide
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Boat: Van Long
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Bike: Ninh Binh
    Entertainment / Show: Thung La temple music
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Van Long family homestay(Double Room)
    Gia Van commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh , Vietnam
  • Day 4,Ninh BinhSun, May 31, 2020
    Exploring the diversity of nature, 3-4 hour trek in national park, visit Endangered Primate & Turtle Rescue Centre

    8:00 AM: Depart from your hotel for a 1 hour journey to Cuc Phuong national park. Located in the southwest of Hanoi, Cuc Phuong National Park was officially opened in 1960 as the first nature reserve in Vietnam. It is a tropical rain forest with extremely rich and diverse flora and fauna. On arrival, visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre where the rare primates of Vietnam are reared and rescued. Continue visit to the turtle house project then drive to the park center. Have lunch at the house-on-stilts before setting off on a trek into the park center.

    Start a nice and easy trek of 3-4 hours along the tropical jungle for an open view of majestic landscapes, pristine limestone mountains and valleys. Take a rest at a giant ancient tree halfway through the journey. On the way back, have a short trek to the Cave of early man before driving back to your hotel. End of the tour.

    English speaking guide
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Van Long family homestay(Double Room)
    Gia Van commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh , Vietnam
  • Day 5,Ninh Binh - Hai Phong - Lan Ha bay166km - 2.5hMon, Jun 1, 2020
    Transfer to Lan Ha bay, admiring the wonderful seascape, swimming in the less touched area of ConVit, Ao Ech

    Leave Ninh Binh to Nam Dinh - Thai Binh - end in Hai Phong (Got Ferry). Your journey will pass the series of villages and rice fields in the Red River Delta. Have a stop for drink and restroom. Arrival at the harbor around noon, get warmly welcome at cruise 12:30: Transfer by tender to the PEONY CRUISE

    13:00: We welcome our guests onboard the PEONY CRUISE and then check in, enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

    13:15: PEONY CRUISE proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have International Buffet Lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit area. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island - Thoi Quyt area - Coc Ngoi islet - through Gia Luan area where is belong to Cat Ba National Park

    15:30: explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated. You enjoy on your own for kayaking at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay with its quieter.

    16:30: Peony Cruise gets in the less populated area at Tra Bau where is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming.

    17:30: Returning PEONY CRUISE, you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal

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

    19:30: Sumptuous Candlelight Deluxe Dinner Set Menu is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting

    21:30: Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.

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

    23:00: End of Day One program

    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Kayak: Halong
    Entertainment / Show: Squid fishing,Beach swimming
    Cooking class: Halong (on board)
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
    Peony Cruise - 2D1N(Deluxe Balcony )
    5/33B Pham Ngu Lao street, Hoan Kiem district, Ha Noi City, Vietnam
  • Day 6,Hai Phong - Lan Ha bay - Hanoi140km - 2.5hTue, Jun 2, 2020
    Discovering Trung Trang cave, leisurely cruising, getting back Hanoi, departure

    06:15: Why not rising early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve the breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out to explore the bay.

    07:45: We progress to Trung Trang cave by our bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave.

    Trung Trang Valley is the largest valley on Cat Ba Island. The valley covers an area of approximately 300 hectares, has a depth of 10m to 30m and is around 15km in the middle of Cat Ba National Park. Trung Trang Cave measures 300m lengthwise through the mountains. The cave was carved by nature for more than 2000 years. The cave has many stalactites that take on various shapes that will awe and inspire visitors to use their imagination.

    09:45: Peony Cruise welcomes you back on board and it is time for fixing the bill and checking out

    10:00: Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch

    10:30: Enjoy the Tea Ceremony served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese cultural at this ceremony. Joining Tea Ceremony with our crews team and have great fun with us!

    12:00: We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark. We bid farewell at GOT ferry, this is the end of the program

    Welcome by driver at the harbor then enjoy 2 and a half hour travel back to Hanoi on the new highway No5B crossing the Red River Delta and villages. 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.

    English speaking guide (on board)
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
    Private transportation
    Entrance fees
    Entertainment / Show: Morning Tai Chi
    01 bottle of water/pax/day
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Selected Accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Cruise: Peony Cruise - 2D1N
  • Boat: Van Long
  • Private transportation following itinerary
  • Meal: Breakfast: 05, Lunch: 04, Dinner: 03
  • Bike: Ninh Binh
  • Kayak: Halong
  • Entertainment / Show: Water puppet, Thung La temple music, Squid fishing, Beach swimming, Morning Tai Chi
  • Cooking class: Halong (on board)
  • 01 bottle of water per pax per day
  • Service charges and Taxes
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program

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