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From Halong Bay to Ba Be Lake 6 days

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Ba Be lake

This journey brings you to the combination of the coastal line and the mountainous area of Northern Vietnam within 6 days & 5 nights period: Hanoi capital, famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay and untouched Ba Be National Park.

  • Stunning Halong Bay together with luxury overnight cruise
  • Homestay experience in the hospitality of ethnic minority people
  • Trekking to the local tribal village & sailing on a hugely natural lake of Ba Be

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

You are welcomed by our driver at Noi Bai airport, transfer to hotel and check in. The rest of the day is on your own leisure to explore the Hanoi Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.

Tour guide: None
Meals: None

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Breakfast at hotel. At 08:00, you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay (3.5 hour drive) and board the boat at noon time. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you’ll enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner on board. Afterward, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the evening.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi

You’ll start the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, you will be taken to a beautiful limestone grotto before returning to the junk for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Check out at noon time and the vehicle is waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi. Free time to shop or chill out the nightlife in the Old Quarter. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Hanoi – Ba Be

Early morning, we leave Hanoi and then hit the road north towards Ba Be National Park, one of the largest natural lakes in Vietnam, home to many kinds of birds, scenic valleys, towering rocky outcrops, underground river tributaries, a gigantic cave and local ethnic minorities, including the Tay, Red Dao and Hmong.
Afternoon, we take a short biking trip from your homestay to discover the spectacular Hua Ma cave. Followed by hiking around small villages and along the riverfront.
The night is spent with a local family in the traditional house of a Tay family to experience their way of life. Meal is served at the local homestay.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Ba Be Trekking

The day begins with a morning trek in the park where you discover the diverse and beauty landscapes of Ba Be. We descend into the scenic valley, home to the Tay minority people and encircled by rock formations. In the afternoon we cross the rolling hills and pass Hmong and Red Dao villages.
The scenery is extraordinary, with rural farmland, and rugged mountains jutting out of the tangled jungle growth. We end our day in the same local family for the night.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner is served at the local homestay.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi

After breakfast at the homestay, we walk to Po Lu Quay to board a boat trip around Ba Be Lake. We stroll along the Nang river, visit some lovely villages and hike the upper reaches of the lake, in an area marked by massive limestone cliffs and mountains. You can choose to relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or refresh yourself by jumping into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim!
After the stunning exploration along the lake, say goodbye to the homestay and come back to Hanoi. Lunch at the local restaurant. End of services.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Trip Inclusive:

  • Accommodation in double/twin sharing room
  • All private transfers and transportation
  • Regional English speaking guides on the boat
  • Boat trip as specified program
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • All entrance tickets and sightseeing fees
  • Kayaking (Halong Bay cruise trip)
  • Approval document for visa on arrival (1 month single entry)

Trip Exclusive:

  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Travel insurances
  • Vietnam stamping fee
  • Beverages
  • Personal tipping and gratuities
  • Early check-in & late check-out at all hotel
  • Bank fees if paying by credit cards/ TT
  • Surcharges/compulsory dinner (if there is any) during Peak seasons
  • Others not mentioned above

Price:

Category Price valid from 1st May – 30th Sep, 2018 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single supplement
Superior $634 $523 $448 $406 $200
Deluxe $703 $592 $517 $475 $268
Luxury $815 $704 $629 587 $380
Category Price valid from 1st Oct to 31st Dec, 2018 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single supplement
Superior $640 $529 $454 $412 $205
Deluxe $715 $605 $529 $488 $281
Luxury $873 $762 $687 $645 $438

Accommodation:

Cities Hotel Category
Superior (3*) Deluxe (4*) Luxury (5*)
Hanoi Hanoi Meracus Hotel
Deluxe room
The Lapis Hotel
Superior room
Apricot Hotel
Sketch room
Ha Long Swan Cruise
Deluxe cabin
Dragon’s Pearl Junk
Deluxe cabin
Dragon Legend Cruise
Deluxe cabin
Ba Be Homestay Homestay Homestay

Note:

  • Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm
  • There is no reservation made yet. This is a quotation only.
  • Our sales staff will get back to you to reconfirm all reserved booking after you agree on the final itinerary.
  • Banking service fee will be charged when you pay deposit/balance by credit cards and bank transfer.
Price from:
$406 / person

You will not be billed at this stage
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