Karst formations & stilt houses

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6 days 5 nights

Cost/day $ 283
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US $283
Adults (Age(12+))
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5 star Code tour: CVT06 Location: Hanoi, Vietnam Duration: 6 days 5 nights
This Hanoi Tour covers the most scenic attractions in the northern Vietnam. Each place offers different features: Mai Chau valley is beautiful for its rice fields and stilt houses of the Thai minority people; Ninh Binh is stunning with its karst limestone mountains on the farms and peaceful villages, Halong Bay is, of course, a must-see for anyone who visit Vietnam. Its beauty of sheer limestone island on the green calm water, perfect for kayaking and sightseeing cruise. This Hanoi Tour 6 days 5 nights offers a balance of culture and adventure, set among some of northern Vietnam 's most stunning scenery. The activities are very various: kayaking, trekking, boat rowing, and cycling and walking. Besides of other Hanoi Tours, this is an opportunity to observe the lives of the minority peoples in Mai Chau, the fishermen in Halong Bay - all in a Hanoi Tour 6 days 5 nights. 

DESTINATIONS: Hanoi/ Mai Chau/ Ninh Binh/ Cat Ba Island/ Lan Ha Bay/ Halong Bay

HIGHLIGHT: 
+ Expore some of the most beautiful destinations at the north. 
+ Tasty local foods. 
+ Spend a night in a Halong Bay Cruise

BRIEF ITINERARY:
+ Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley
+ Day 2: Mai Chau Valley - Ninh Binh
+ Day 3: Ninh Binh - Cat Ba Island
+ Day 4: Cat Ba Mangrove - Lan Ha Bay & Halong Bay
+ Day 5: Lan Ha Bay & Halong Bay Cruise
+ Day 6: Cat Ba Island - Hanoi
Karst formations & stilt houses
  • DAY 1: HANOI - MAI CHAU VALLEY

    The tour departs from Hanoi at 08:00 AM. The morning drive takes about 3.5 hours overland to Mai Chau valley, a stunning valley of White Thai ethnic minority in Hoa Binh province. You will have some stops on the way for taking photographs. Arrive at Lac Village around noon; this is a peaceful and pretty hilly area. Have Vietnamese lunch at a Thai family's stilt house. After lunch and rest, go for a scenic bicycling tour about 2 hours to explore the surroundings and visit some villages, rice paddies and gardens. This is the best time for you to experience the local life, their agriculture and beautiful handicrafts. At the end of the ride, check into your hotel (at homestay alternatively) for the night. Enjoy the traditional dance by the local ethic boys and girls after dinner.

    Meals: Lunch, Dinner
    4 activity included
    Hoa Binh province, Mai Chau valley, Lac Village
    DAY 2: MAI CHAU VALLEY - NINH BINH

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to a trekking point in Mai Hich Valley. Spend the morning to trek this scenic countryside with the scenery of villages, fields and mountains. Get picked up by noon and go for the lunch.
    The afternoon drive takes you almost 4 hours to Ninh Binh. You may want to stops for a couple of time on the way for taking photographs. Arrive at your hotel in Ninh Binh late in the afternoon. Check in and stay for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    2 activity included
    Mai Hich Valley, Ninh Binh
    DAY 3: NINH BINH - CAT BA ISLAND

    This morning you will tour around Ninh Binh with its famous Trang An Complex - The world's natural & cultural heritage by UNESCO. The private transport takes you to Tam Coc for a sampan boat ride (2 hours approx.) along a small river which meandering in between the sheer limestone mountains.
    The local rower will take you through three tunnel-like caves which have many beautiful stalactites hanging down from the ceiling. After the boat ride, you will continue visiting the area by bicycles. The guide will leads you to visit other part of Tam Coc, biking on backroads so that you can get close looks at the local life and enjoy the landscape. Lunch at a restaurant before the afternoon drive Cat Ba Island. Check in an eco-lodge and stay for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    4 activity included
    Trang An Complex, Tam Coc, Cat Ba Island
    DAY 4: MANGROVE FOREST - LAN HA BAY & HALONG BAY

    This morning you will visit the green mangrove forest of Cat Ba by a small fishing boat. The boat takes you along a river which winds through a scenic part of the forest, enjoy beautiful sencery along the cruise. Get off the boat by a fish-farm and walk to discover a hidden limestone cave. Followed by a a boat transfer to another part of the forest for you to walk back to the lodge. Bid farewell to the host and make your way to the other side of the island. Arrive at Ben Beo Wharf, embark on your private junk and spend the afternoon exploring Lan Ha Bay. Lunch is served on the boat after one-hour cruise to the midle of Lan Ha. The afternoon activities include visiting a fish-farm, kayaking and swimming at Ba Trai Dao beaches area. After that, the junk will make its way toward Halong Bay for the night place. Overnight on boat.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    4 activity included
    Cat Ba Island, Ben Beo Wharf, Lan Ha Bay, Ba Trai Dao beaches, Ha Long Bay
    DAY 5: FURTHER DISCOVERY OF THE BAYS

    The breakfast is served on the top-deck before the morning kayak around Ong Cam area. After the kayak, the junk will cruise further to other parts of Halong Bay. After lunch and rest, you will explore a hidden lagoon by kayak through a tunnel-like cave.
    Back onto your boat and heading back to Lan Ha Bay for the second night.
    Overnight on boat.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    3 activity included
    Ong Cam area, Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay
    DAY 6: CAT BA ISLAND - HANOI

    The morning tour take you to visit a village which is situated inside the area of Cat Ba National park. You can chose to go by bicyle or electrical car.
    Get back on your boat and moving gently back to the wharf. An early lunch is served on the way.
    Arrive at the wharf  at noon, bid farewell to the crews and drive back to Hanoi in the afternoon.
    Arrive in Hanoi, check back into your hotel to end the trip.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    3 activity included
    Cat Ba National park, Hà Nội
  • Includes
    Accommodation based on twin-shared/ double basis with daily breakfast at mentioned hotels or similar ones upon availability
    Meals as indicated in the itinerary each day
    Private English Speaking tour guides in each city of visit
    Private air conditioned vehicle transfers during tour
    Entrance tickets at indicated sites
    Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
    Bike in Ninh Binh
    All operation service charge and government tax
    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 not mentioned clearly in the inclusion part
    Visa arrangement
  • Price tour: Karst formations & stilt houses
    Description 1 Pax 2 Pax 3-4 Pax 5-6 Pax 7-8 Pax 9 - 10 Pax Over 10 guests
    Superior package 1,769 1,007 698 556 488 283 Contact
    Deluxe package 1,854 1,092 783 641 572 367 Contact
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