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Impressive Destinations in Northern Vietnam | Duration: 8 DAYS

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Introduction

Northern Vietnam is an interest area to travel and adventure. Just taking this tour, you can learn of Ha Noi with long time history and beautiful landscapes. Besides, Ha Long Bay is a destination for visiting should not miss to spectacular world nature heritage; Tam Coc is famous as name “Ha Long Bay on land”. Spending night on cruise is an interesting experience to enjoy sunrise and sunset on board between the islands on sea. In addition, you will have chance to get closer with nature and really feel it by a journey to and stay at Pu Luong Retreat. All 8 days is a wonderful trip for exploring specific of Northern Vietnam nature and history. 

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 2: Ha Noi city tour. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 3: Transfer to Ninh Binh – Discover Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Hoa Lu. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 4: Ha Noi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong. O/n in Pu Luong Retreat

Day 5: Pu Luong More Explore – Back to Hanoi. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise – Share group

Day 7: Discover Halong Bay – The Surprising Cave  Back Hanoi. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 8: Ha Noi Departure

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi. O/n in Ha Noi

Pm: our guide and driver will welcome you at Noi Bai International Airport with welcome sign: “Eco nature Travel” and transfer you to check in your hotel. Free to have your own dinner. At night you are free to relax at hotel or walk around Old Quarter (36 streets) to understand more about the local life here as well as discover Ha Noi’s beauties. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Ha Noi city tour. O/n in Ha Noi

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you will take cyclo tour to visit The Old Quarter to understand more about the local life here as well as go around Hoan Kiem Lake. Next, you continue to visit Ngoc Son Temple on a small island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. After that transfer to visit the Hoa Lo Prison - a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, known to American prisoners of war as the “Hanoi Hilton”. Then, you visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam to get more knowledge of Northern Vietnam cultures as well as the thick history of our country. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you will visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the leader of Vietnam Nation. This is the complex of Ba Dinh Square, the Mausoleum and the stilt house with garden, fish pond and many memorable things of this great President. Next, you visit the One Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi. Then enjoy the Water Puppet Show - the special traditional art of Vietnam. Free to have your own dinner. At night you are free to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, go shopping in the Old Quarter (36 streets) and experience the daily life of local people here. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3Transfer to Ninh Binh – Discover Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Hoa Lu. O/n in Ha Noi

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. Our guide and driver will pick you up at hotel and transfer you to the south of Ha Noi with 2 hours to Ninh Binh Province. It will be an exciting day highlighted firstly by 2 hours local boat ride in Tam Coc “Three Caves” streams that we will enjoy the spectacular scenery while gliding along the river among rice paddies and ranges of Limestone Mountains peaking up towers over you. Then you continue to discover Bich Dong Cave - means “Green Grotto” or “Pearl Grotto”, which reveals its magnificent natural beauties. Sighting view of mountains, rivers, water, rice fields…with blue color so that he named the cave with a beautiful and poetic name “Bich Cave”. Coming here, you will have chance to visit Bich Dong pagoda which was built on the Truong Yen limestone mountains range; it includes three palaces on three levels: Lower, Middle and Upper pagoda. When you stand on high pagoda located on the highest point nearby the top of Bich Dong mountain, you could survey the wonderful perspective view of the Bich Dong pagoda.

Pm: After lunch served with local food at a restaurant riverside, a short transfer through the peaceful country road to Hoa Lu, once the Vietnam’s ancient capital 11 centuries ago. Here are the two temples dedicated to the King Dinh and King Le, the founder of the capital in 10th century. Back Ha Noi. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Ha Noi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong. O/n in Pu Luong Retreat

Am: This morning our guide and driver pick you up at hotel in Ha Noi city and transfer you to depart Ha Noi for Pu Luong National Park. You will have a safe route today with beautiful view of valleys, nice terraces and peaceful villages on the way. Upon arrival at Poom Coom Village in Mai Chau, you will have a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people. Have lunch at the local restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon you continue your wonderful trip by car transfer around one hour before hiking through the beauty of Pu Luong nature reserve. On arrival, you have chance to get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills above the Retreat at Don village. Glimpse at daily life, walk around working farmland and rice fields and get to know more about the local cultrue. Walking back the retreat for nice dinner. Check in Pu Luong Retreat with panoramic views and tranquil setting in the late afternoon. Free time to rest and enjoy your peaceful time here. Overnight at Pu Luong Retreat.

Day 5: Explore more Pu Luong – Back to Hanoi. O/n in Ha Noi

Am: Have breakfast at Pu Luong Retreat. This early morning, you will take a short ride from the retreat to Bang village, Going down into the beautiful valley leading to Kho Muong. Along the way you will have a chance to enjoy beautiful terrace rice fields. After enjoying the view from above you will visit the isolated village is surrounded by a huge mountain range, visit a local family to learn more about life style and culture of the local. Transfer back to Pu Luong Retreat for lunch.

Pm: After lunch, our guide driver will bring you to back Ha Noi. You will arrive hotel in Ha Noi around 17:00. Check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner and wander around Ha Noi city. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise – Share group

Am: At 07:30 am, our shuttle bus with tour guide will pick you up at your hotels. Then at 10:30 am, stopover in Hai Duong City where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products.

Pm: At 12:30 pm, arrive in Tuan Chau Marina Pier (Tuan Chau Island). Followed by activities such as: boarding Luxury Flamingo Cruise for departure, welcome drink will be served and cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins by Cruise Manager. At 13:30 pm, great lunch is served while cruising passing by islets. At 15:00 pm, kayaking around Pearl Farm Village, visit Titop Island. Free choice of activities such as sunbathing, swimming and conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong and taking panoramic photos of Halong bay in the afternoon. At 17:30 pm, happy Hour. Buy 2 beverage get 1 for free. At 18.00 pm, Cooking Class. Our Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room. Our guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration about 20 – 30 minutes. At 18:30 pm, enjoy Sunset Party with fruits and tea. At 19:30 pm, under the magnificent night sky, our luxury set menu dinner is served with variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods. At 21:00 pm, joining the squid fishing on boat with our crews and can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar. Overnight on Luxury Flamingo Cruises.

Day 7: Discover Halong bay – The Surprising Cave  Back Hanoi. O/n in Ha Noi 

Am: 06:15 am, Tai Chi class on the Sun-Deck. At 07:15 am, have light breakfast with Coffee, tea, and bakeries on board. At 07:45 pm, arrive at the Surprising cave, the biggest cave in Ha Long Bay with 10,000 square meters, when you visit the cave like our Vietnamese house with three chambers as lobby, dining room and bedroom with most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. We will tour the cave for about 60 minutes. At 09:00 am, upon return to the boat you will have time to freshen up and finish packing. When checking out please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins. At 10:00 am, relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier. At 10.45 am, brunch is served. After brunch, relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier. At 11:45 am disembark at Marina coffee – Gate 26 in Tuan Chau New Marina.

Pm: Our shuttle bus and tour guide transfers you back Ha Noi. You arrive at hotel in Ha Noi about 16:30 pm. Check in hotel. Then you are free to explore Ha Noi City, walk arround Old Quarter and experience the daily life of local people or go shopping at Dong Xuan Market to enjoy the purchase of local people here. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Ha Noi Departure

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you are free to wander around the Ha Noi Old Quarter to explore more about the peaceful life of Hanoi on early morning or go shopping at Dong Xuan Market to enjoy the purchase of local people here. Then depend on your flight time, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Noi Bai International Airport for taking flight to back home. Goodbye, thank you & see you again!

Unit: USD/Person

Size of group

1 person

2 persons

4 persons

6 persons

8 persons

Single Supplement

Hotel 2 stars

1256

717

594

540

513

243

Hotel 3 stars

1313

746

623

569

542

271

Hotel 4 stars

1670

959

836

782

755

415

Hotel 5 stars

2323

1273

1151

1097

1070

754

 

What’s included:

  • Transportation
  • Professional and friendly English speaking guide
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts; 6 lunches and 2 dinners: Asian set menu (we can offer vegetarian food, halal food or any special dietaries supplied on request. Simply let our sales team know the food option that you prefer)
  • All entrance fees at mentioned sites in the tour itinerary
  • Hotel with good location, comfortable and well-equipped rooms
  • Additional services: Cyclo, Shared Cruise, Shared Boat in Ha Long, Kayak, Private Boat in Tam Coc

What’s excluded

  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

Notes:

  • These prices are for private tours except Ha Long Bay tour
  • Price for 1 pax is already included hotel and cruise single supplement
  • Hotel and Cruise: Twin/Double shared room
  • Belongings to bring: Sun-glasses, hat, swim suit, towels, sun cream, raincoat or umbrella, good shoes & camera.

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