Mu Cang Chai Rice Terraces & Halong Bay

9 Days

Cost/day $ 00
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Adults (Age(12+))
Children (Age 6-11)
Baby (6 Years old)
5 star Code tour: CAT21
Duration: 9 Days
5 star Code tour: CAT21 Duration: 9 Days
Highlights:
  • Admire the beauty of the rice terraced paddy fields in Mu Cang Chai & the limestone karst formations in Halong Bay Area
  • Enjoy different dishes of local food during the trip
  • Home-stay experience & A night on a private boat in Lan Ha Bay
  • Learn the interesting cultures of different ethnic groups such as Thai and H'mong...
  • Trek along back roads up and down the mountains to enjoy the breath-taking landscape.

Brief Itinerary:
 
  • Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
  • Day 2: Hanoi - Nghia Lo
  • Day 3: Nghia Lo - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai
  • Day 4: Mu Cang Chai Terraced Field Trek
  • Day 5: Mu Cang Chai - Hanoi
  • Day 6: Hanoi City Tour
  • Day 7: Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay (Sister Bay of Halong)
  • Day 8: Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi
  • day 9: Departure from Hanoi
Mu Cang Chai Rice Terraces & Halong Bay
Mu Cang Chai Rice Terraces & Halong Bay
Highlights:
  • Admire the beauty of the rice terraced paddy fields in Mu Cang Chai & the limestone karst formations in Halong Bay Area
  • Enjoy different dishes of local food during the trip
  • Home-stay experience & A night on a private boat in Lan Ha Bay
  • Learn the interesting cultures of different ethnic groups such as Thai and H'mong...
  • Trek along back roads up and down the mountains to enjoy the breath-taking landscape.

Brief Itinerary:
 
  • Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
  • Day 2: Hanoi - Nghia Lo
  • Day 3: Nghia Lo - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai
  • Day 4: Mu Cang Chai Terraced Field Trek
  • Day 5: Mu Cang Chai - Hanoi
  • Day 6: Hanoi City Tour
  • Day 7: Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay (Sister Bay of Halong)
  • Day 8: Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi
  • day 9: Departure from Hanoi
  • DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI

    Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam!
    Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, you are welcomed and greeted by the Custom Asia Travel tour guide and taken to your hotel by private transfer. The remainder of the day is relaxing or be on your own discovery.
    - Located on the banks of the Red River, Hanoi capital is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Here, visitors are able to find well-preserved colonial buildings, old Buddhist pagodas, and unique museums within the city. The best way to explore its Old Quarter is on foot. This French-colonial city is also known for its delicious cuisines, vibrant nightlife, and souvenir shopping…

    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
    Hotel in Hanoi
    DAY 2: HANOI - NGHIA LO

    You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 AM by your private tour guide and driver. After getting out of the bustle and hustle Hanoi, you will enjoy the countryside view through the windows while driving northwestward to Yen Bai province.
    Arrive at Nghia Lo town early in the afternoon, check-in our homestay at a peaceful village nearby Nghia Lo.
    Lunch and rest on a traditional stilt house.
    In the afternoon, embark on a bicycling tour to discover the daily life of the ethnic community in the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery of villages, rice fields an mountains.
    Dinner and overnight at the homestay.

    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
    Home-stay at a local house
    DAY 3: NGHIA LO - TU LE - MU CANG CHAI

    After breakfast, bid farewell to the host family and head for Tu Le town. Tu Le is a little town located at a beautiful valley at the foot of Khau Pha Pass. Upon arrival, get off the vehicle and start your morning soft trek to the valley and visit some villages. Taking photographs and meeting local people. After acouple of hour, back to the town and having lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, start your drive up the marvellous Khau Pha Pass. This mountain pass is well known is winding road and stunning terraced rice paddies. The scenery over the valley from the pass is so amazing in the reason of rice, especially at the harvesting time. You will have another trek today for the afternoon to Lim Mong village. The trek lasts between 2 hours and 3 hours. On the drive to Mu Cang Chai, you will have two more photo stops which are the Parachuting Point and the Shoe Terrace. The accommodation tonight will be at another homestay.

    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
    Accommodation: Home-stay at a local house
    DAY 4: MU CANG CHAI TREK - NGOC CHIEN

    This morning, you will get a transfer to a trekking point at Che Cu Nha Commune. The trek is about 12km on dirt paths to La Pan Tan Commue. This part of the nation's unique landscape will definitely offer you a great experience for your Vietnam trip. Beside the amazing terraced fields, you also have chance to visit some ethnic villages of the H'mong people. Get picked up by your private vehicle at the end of the trek and transfer to Ngoc Chien Valley (1 hour away) and visit an interesting hot spring. At this community, the ethnic Thai people are still keep the naked bathing custom. After having given a look at the community bath, you can check in a nearby family for a dip to enjoy the warm bath. After that, back on your car and make your way to Mu Cang Chai's Ecolodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
    Ecolodge Bungalow in Mu Cang Chai
    DAY 5: MU CANG CHAI - HANOI

    Take your time in this morning for the breakfast at the lodge and check out of your room at 9:00 a.m.
    Drive back to Hanoi, it appromimately takes you about 7 hours.
    Lunch is at a local restaurant on the way.
    Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi between 5:00p.m. and 5:30p.m.
    Check- back in your hotel in Hanoi, refreshment and stay overnight.

    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
    Hotel in Hanoi
    DAY 6: HANOI CITY TOUR

    This day tour to learn about the capital city of Vietnam occupies your whole day with featured sites, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university for the morning.
    Your lunch today is served at a restaurant in town with local tastes.
    In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museums (you can pick the one you like): the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum).
    Followed by a short walk or a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter.
    End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show.

    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
    Hotel in Hanoi
    DAY 7: HANOI - LAN HA BAY (SISTER BAY OF HALONG)

    Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, the bay is a "must-see" place for any visitor to Vietnam, especially an overnight trip on a traditional wooden junk. Take the morning transfer to Cat Ba Island. Around noon - Board your private boat and start the cruising itinerary with lunch and dinner aboard. Some interesting activities are available to include kayaking, swimming, sunbathing on the sun deck. Overnight at an en-suite cabin on the boat.

    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
    Overnight on a private boat
    DAY 8: LAN HA BAY - HANOI

    Get up early this morning for the sunrise and fresh air on the top deck if you want. Otherwise, you can remain in the cabin until breakfast time.
    After breakfast, the captain starts the engine again and take to you Viet Hai dock where you will get a bicycle for a scenic ride toward Cat Ba National park. The destination is Viet Hai village, located right in the national park area. Take a quick look at the village when you are riding through. Keep riding on the same road back the boat. Refresh and get ready to check out of your cabin.
    An early lunch is served on the boat today as you will finish the boat trip at 11:45 a.m.
    The afternoon transfer takes you back to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel and you may want to do some last shopping this evening.

    Included Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch
    Hotel in Hanoi
    DAY 9: DEPARTURE FROM HANOI

    Today is your last day. It depends on your departure flight time, you may have to rush in the morning or just free at leisure or do some last shopping until get transferred to the airport for your flight home.
    Goodbye Vietnam!
    End of your Vietnam adventures.

    Included Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Not available
  • Includes
    • Accommodation based on twin-shared/ double basis with daily breakfast
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary each day
    • Private English Speaking tour guide
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle transfers during the tour
    • Entrance tickets at indicated sites
    • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Bottled water on the vehicle
     
    Excludes
    • Travel insurance
    • Drinks and other meals
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Any international flights
    • Hotel in Hanoi
    • Banking fee(if any)
    • Personal expenses and others are not mentioned clearly in the inclusion part
    • Visa arrangement
  • Package Price of Mu Cang Chai Rice Terraces & Halong Bay tour
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    SERVICE TERMS AND CONDITION
    Booking & Payment 
    Bookings must be secured by a deposit of a minimum of 30% of the total booking value, or US$100 for bookings of a value US$500 or below. This deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel your tour. Full payment must be made at least 30 days prior to the first day of your trip. (Please note that increased deposit requirements may be applied for some trips).
    Except as otherwise agreed by your direct travel specialist of Custom Vietnam Travel, the final payment or the balance is due earlier than 30 days prior to your departure.(Failure to pay by the due date may result in unexpected cancellation of the booking.)
    Payment may be made by cash through Western Union, telegraphic/electronic transfer or credit card such as Visa, Master card. (Except for the cash payment, any levied charges for the telegraphic/electronic transfer or any applied surcharges for credit card banking (3.0%) should be covered by the clients.)
    Following full payment, final voucher of services and related documents will be forwarded by e-mail to clients at a maximum of two weeks prior to your home departure. 
     
    Cancellations
    Cancellation will be charged as follows: 
    More than 30 days prior to departure: We will retain the deposit
    29 - 14 days prior to departure: 50% of the Tour price is forfeited
    13 - 0 days prior to departure: 100% of the Tour price is forfeited
    (Note: Any of bank charge for the payment process is on the client's account)
     
    Refund of Unused Services 
    No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced.
     
    Liability 
    Custom Vietnam Travel Co., Ltd. is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.
    Airline schedules and local conditions may affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur, Custom Vietnam Travel Co., Ltd will endeavor to substitute a suitable arrangement of similar value. Participation on any tours implies full agreement to the above conditions by all parties involved. 
    Travel Insurance 
    Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger's responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details.
    Custom Vietnam Travel Co., Ltd. strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation, loss of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.
     
    QUOTATION NOTES: 
    Please be aware that flight times, hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are cancelled or delayed Custom Vietnam Travel will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.
    The travelling times mentioned within this dossier are approximations only. These times will vary according to weather, road, traffic or any other prevailing conditions.
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