Hanoi – Mai Chau – Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay
Pick up at Noi Bai airport and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. Afterwards, your guide will take you on a walking tour to explore the Old and French Quarters
Morning: discover popular places including Ho Chi Minh Site (Mausoleum, house on still and One Pillar pagoda), Temple of Literature and Tran Quoc pagoda. Afternoon: Explore Bat Trang ceramic vilage, located on the Red river bank.
Drive to Mai Chau, home to Thai ethnic group. Visit Muong and Thai ethnic villages. Enjoy local meals prepared by Thai people.
Drive to the “Halong Bay on land” in Ninh Binh. Take a row boat to visit Thien Ha and But caves which are the most beautiful caves in Ninh Binh. Do a walking/cycling tour throughout countryside.
Drive to Hoa Lu, the former capital of Vietnam. Here we visit two royal temples before driving to Kenh Ga for a river trip where you will have a chance to see and learn about the way of local life.
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.
Discover ancient and modern faces of Hanoi, the capital of a thousand year.
Explore diverse of cultures and admire beautiful scenery of the valley and mountains in Mai Chau.
Cruise through amazing islands rising from emerald water of magnificent Halong Bay/Lan Ha Bay.
English speaking guide
Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
Relevant permits and entrance fees
One bottle of water and wet towel/persons per day.
Personal expenses, drinks, tip and gratitude.
– 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.
North Vietnam Tour can be tailored to suit your trip.