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From Mountain to the Sea 5 days

Hanoi – Mai Chau – Ha Long Bay
  • See the magnificent Halong Bay, together with an overnight experience on board a cruise
  • Experience the daily life of the citizens living in the rural area in Vietnam
  • Trekking and biking through rice terraces & stunning view of mountainscape

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi city tour

The full day tour takes you around Hanoi highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. You also have chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature, that dates back to the 11th century; learn about Buddhist practices in a serene lakeside pagoda. Visit the famous Ethnology Museum. Back to the Old Quarter to walk through the narrow streets that were famous for its specialized craft making guilds, the guild streets are named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays; and then join in a unique water puppet show that features the Viet folklores and culture. Overnight in Hanoi.

Tour guide: English speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau

At 8:00 am, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel then we start out drive to Mai Chau. On the way, we will stop to visit Muong tribe and Thung Khe Pass to catch the entire amazing scene. Arrive to Mai Chau at noon, check in hotel in Mai Chau. After having lunch at a local house, we start to trek through terraced rice paddies and small villages, discovering the natural beauty of the valley and encountering the culture of the ethnic minority Thai people on our visits to the “Pom Coong” and “Na Phon” villages. Back to hotel for some leisure before the evening, a special live dance and music performance will make your night lively. Overnight in Mai Chau.
Tour guide: English speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Mai chau – Hanoi

Get up and enjoy the fresh air of the mountain and have your breakfast. This morning, we will take a bike to ride along the narrow paths and also do a light trek to visit other villages in the valley. Have a chance to witness and talk with local villagers going about their daily business tilling their fields, logging or herding the buffalo. After lunch, we say goodbye to this beautiful valley and the family to drive back to Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay

At 08:00, Our driver will pick you up at your place in Hanoi then transfer to 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 on board
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: 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. Check in hotel in Hanoi. Free time to shop or chill out the nightlife in the Old Quarter. Overnight at your hotel. End of services.

Tour guide: English speaking guide on board
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch

Trip Inclusive:

  • Accommodations as indicated with daily breakfast
  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Bottle of water and cold towel daily on the private van
  • Regional and experienced English speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees.
  • Cabin in Halong bay cruise

Trip Exclusive:

  • Travel insurances
  • Drink and meals not mention in Inclusive column
  • Personal tipping and gratuities
  • International flight ticket
  • Vietnam Visa
  •  Others not mentioned above

Price:

Category Price valid from 1st May – 30th Sept, 2018 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single Supplement
Superior $504 $426 $375 $345 $202
Deluxe $598 $520 $469 $439 $296
Luxury $705 $627 $575 $546 $403
Category Price valid from 1st Oct, 2018 until 31st Dec, 2018 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single Supplement
Superior $510 $432 $381 $351 $208
Deluxe $612 $535 $483 $453 $310
Luxury $764 $687 $635 $605 $462

Accommodation:

Cities Hotel Category
Superior (3*) Deluxe (4*) Luxury (5*)
Hanoi Hanoi Meracus Hotel
Deluxe balcony room
The Lapis Hotel
Superior room
Apricot Hotel
Sketch room
Ha Long Swan Cruise
Deluxe cabin
Dragon’s Pearl Junk
Luxury En-suite cabin
Dragon Legend Cruise
Luxury En-suite cabin
Mai Chau Mai Chau Sunset Hotel
Deluxe room
Mai Chau Ecolodge Resort
Superior room
Mai Chau Ecolodge Resort
Junior Deluxe room
Price from:
$345 / per person

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