From US$ 1,160.00 (Per person)
- A/C transport
- Accommodation in twin-sharing room
- All the meals (B, L, D): B= breakfast / L= lunch / D= dinner
- Sightseeing fees and permits
- English/French-speaking guide
- Boat trip from Halong to Cat Ba
- Hydrofoil ticket Cat Ba – Hai Phong
Overview: Enjoy the most beautiful scenery in northern Vietnam incudling Mai Chau, Tam Coc, Ha Long and Cat Ba Island on our 13 day tour
13 Day Program
Day 1: Arrival – Ha Noi (D)
On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Ha Noi, Vietnam’s capital, is one thousand year old City with green lakes, French styled buildings, old quarter streets, brightly painted temples and pagodas .The evening is welcome drinks followed by the tour briefing.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 2: Ha Noi (B/L)
A full day sightseeing tour of Ha Noi includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum , the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum. The afternoon we enjoy cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter. The performance of Ha Noi’s water puppet is not to be missed this evening.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 3: Ha Noi – Hoa Binh (B/L/D)
Upon leaving Ha Noi’s bustling streets, we will depart through the spectacular countryside to Hoa Binh (90 km). On the way we make stop to visit Thay Pagoda, in a tranquil setting of lakes and mounts.
Overnight in Hoa Binh.
Day 4: Hoa Binh – Mai Chau (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transer to Mai Chau (80 km).The scenic route of today with many villages dot the hillsides and the undulating terrain make for an interesting journey. In the evening we see a performance of traditional dance followed by local rice liquor. Overnight in Mai Chau.
Day 5: Mai Chau (B/L/D)
The stunning mountainous scenery and simple lifestyle of the Thai hill tribe people are a highlight of Mai Chau although conditions are very basic. We spend a full day trekking around Mai Chau valley. Overnight in Mai Chau.
Day 6: Mai Chau – Ninh Binh (B/L/D)
A few hour drive takes through the breathtaking mountainous region to Ninh Binh Town (70 km). On our journey there are some opportunities to see ethnic minority people, all friendly and welcoming. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 7: Ninh Binh – Tam Coc – Hoa Lu – Ninh Binh (B/L/D)
Heading out of Ninh Binh Town we embark on a boat trip in Tam Coc, passing through the picturesque landscape of rice fields surrounded by limestone formations to the three magnificent caves. The afternoon we pedal south to visit Hoa Lu ancient capital. Overnight in Ninh Binh
Day 8: Ninh Binh – Hai Phong (B,L,D)
After breakfast. depart through the rich farming land of the Red River Delta to Hai Phong. The journey is long but road conditions ameliorated will allow you have more time at every stop. Today is a long day visit farmers at work and local homes. Overnight in Hai Phong.
Day 9: Hai Phong – Ha Long (B/L/D)
We continue our journey to Ha Long Bay (70 km). Views of sailing junks navigating past over 3,000 limestone islands, out crops jutting out of the clear and emerald water of the bay are nothing short of spectacular. Overnight in Ha Long.
Day 10: Ha Long – Cat Ba (B/L/D)
Ha Long Bay boasts one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. After a short transfer from the town, we embark on a cruise out to explore the world natural heritage dotted with some thousands of rock formations. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and a seafood lunch. Overnight in Cat Ba.
Day 11: Cat Ba Island (B/L/D)
The primeval forest and the tranquil town make Cat Ba Island one of Vietnam’s delightful places. We spend a half day to visit the national park, the central market and the fishing port. The reminder of today is free to relax on a beach. Overnight in Cat Ba.
Day 12: Cat Ba – Hai Phong – Ha Noi (B/L/D)
Free in the morning for shopping at Cat Ba market, swimming. After lunch we will get on hydrofoil to Hai Phong, transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 13: Ha Noi – Departure (B)
There is a free time to further explore Ha Noi. The tour ends after your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure.