05-days Vietnam Trip: Hanoi - Halong - Mai Chau
Discover the beauty of Vietnam around Hanoi, Halong and Mai Chau in 5 days. The trip will take visitors to most of popular tourist destinations in Vietnam such as the spectacular Halong Bay, tranquil Mai Chau and millennial cultural Hanoi.
Visitors to Hanoi is likely to enjoy walking around its 36 old streets. Hanoi keeps a millennial culture and is renowned as a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks. Most interesting places for tourists in the capital of Vietnamare all relatively close to each other, which makes it easy to enjoy the best parts of the city on foot or by cyclo. You could probably explore the Ancient Quarter, the West Lake, Sword Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, etc in a single day.
Halong Bay is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Halong ambience is filled with blue sea water, white cloud and clear sky. Visitors may enjoy wandering along endless silky beaches and discover famous caves such as Thien Cung, Dau Go and Ga Choi Island ...
Travelling towards Northwestern Vietnam, we will reach the tranquil Mai Chau - a beautiful mountainous area which carries rich ethnic identity and profound human values. Guests will enjoy the feeling of standing on top of Cun Slope catching panoramic view of Mai Chau valley. Golden ripen fields, green plantation and nice stilt houses blend well together to make up graceful Mai Chau. Enjoying traditional alcohol and watching dance performance of Thai girls is something that captivate the heart of any visitor. A great way to soak up in the local culture is "homestay" (staying with indigenous people in their homes)
DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
Upon arrival at Noibai International airport, our representative will meet and transfer you to downtown. Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks – the capital of Vietnam. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel
7:45 – 8:30 : Meet your tour guide at suggested places around Old Quarter for Ha Long Bay.
12:30 : Embark at Tuan Chau habor, Ha Long city. Transferred by tender to the Dragon Gold Cruise.
Greeted by crew members followed by welcome drinks, get cruise briefing and check in cabin.
13:00 : Savor lunch on board while cruise heads to center of Halong Bay.
15:00 : Explore Sung Sot Cave, the biggest cave in Halong Bay which famous for its wonderful stalactites and stalagmites.
16:00 : Visit Titop Island for swimming or take a short walk to the top for some overview photos of Halong Bay
18:00: Attending cooking lesson to make some spring rolls by yourself.
17:00 : Having dinner on board, then free relax with other choices: Squid fishing, singing karaoke, relax on sundeck…. Stay overnight on Dragon Gold Cruise in the middle of Halong Bay
DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI ( B/L/D)
07:00 : Enjoy a new day with complimentary tea and coffee served for light breakfast on board
07:45 : Join the kayak excursion
09:00 : Stop by Pearl Farm to study the culture pearl making process.
09:30 : Check out your cabin.
10:30 : Time for brunch while Dragon Cruise heads back to habor.
12:00 : Disembark habor. Say goodbye to Halong Bay, back to Hanoi
17:00 : Tour guide drops you back at your hotel. Tour ends
DAY 4: HANOI – MAI CHAU FULL DAY (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel
7:30-8:00 – Pickup at your hotel in the Old Quarter in our comfortable van
10:00 – Short break
11:30-12:00 – Scenic photo stop of Mai Chau valley/arrive in Mai Chau
12:15 – 12:30 Traditional lunch in local village (vegetarian available)
13:30 -15:30 – Bicycle ride with local tour guide, see farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves and visit surrounding peaceful villages.
15:30 – 16:00 Get on the bus to go back to Ha Noi
18h30. Arrive in Hanoi. Droff you off at your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 5: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
Having breakfast at your hotel. Free time to relax and do shopping until our driver transfers you to Noibai airport for flight to nest destination. End of tour.