DESTINATIONS: HANOI – MAI CHAU – NINH BINH – HA LONG BAY
We expect the North Vietnam Tour will give you a chance to discover lots of fascinating landscapes and local culture of North Vietnam just in a week. Tour can be tailored to suit your trip.
Welcome to North Vietnam Tour. On arrival, we will be greeting at Noi Bai airport before transferring you to your hotel. Afterwards, your guide will take you on a walking tour to explore the Old and French Quarters.
Morning, we will drive to Bat Trang (approximately 15 km from Hanoi center). Here your guide will take you to explore this famous ceramic village. Afternoon, return to the center for lunch before visiting the attractive sites including Tran Quoc pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum exterior, and Temple of Literature.
Today, we travel to Mai Chau, home to Thai ethnic group. Stop en-route to visit Muong tribe and admire the spectacular view of Mai Chau valley from Thung Khe Pass. On arrival, after refreshments and freshening up, take on a walking/cycling tour to explore the beautiful valley. Meals are prepared by local people.
This morning, we will drive to Ninh Binh (approx.3 hours). On arrival, we will do some interesting activities including taking a rowboat through a beautiful cave, exploring an amazing Galaxy Grotto, cycling or walking along scenic routes in countryside. Stay overnight in Ninh Binh.
Today we will discover the most popular places in Ninh Binh: Bai Dinh Buddhist Temple Complex (one of the biggest pagodas in Vietnam), Hoa Lu Ancient Capital (from 968 to 1010), Van Long Natural Reserve.
After breakfast, we will travel to Halong Bay. On arrival, boarding for the cruise trip in the amazing Bay with exciting activities: cruising through limestone islands, exploring the Cave, swimming and kayaking. Stay overnight on board.
Morning, we will have more opportunity to further explore this World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Disembark around noon for the transfer to Hanoi or Noi Bai airport for your next journey. End of North Vietnam Tour
Discover ancient and modern faces of Hanoi, the capital of a thousand year.
Explore diverse of cultures and the scenery of the valley and mountains in Mai Chau.
Admire the fabulous bay of Halong while cruising amazing islands rising from water.
English speaking guide
Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Relevant permits and entrance fees
Tip and other service not mentioned
– Hanoi is one of the largest centers of economy, education and culture in Vietnam. As the capital of a thousand year, Hanoi has retained many interesting cultural and historic monuments.
– Mai Chau is a beautiful valley, approx. 140 km from Hanoi. Here Thai ethnic people have been living for many generations in several villages which are surrounded by paddy fields and hills.
– Hoa Lu, former national capital, is famous for historic monuments and natural sites. Two main temples were built here in honor of the first kings who established Dai Co Viet, former name of Vietnam.
– Halong Bay has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of The World. It is situated in Northeastern Vietnam covering 1553 sqkm with over 1900 islands and islets.
Apart from the North Vietnam Tour, we have designed another interesting tour which also gives you the opportunity to discover the Northern region in a week. Please click the link to know its itinerary:
IF you have time, we would like to recommend tours which allow you to explore a variety of culture and landscape throughout entire Vietnam. Here are the links: