Explore the most splendid off-the-beaten-track sites of Vietnam’s northeast. It is an area where karst limestone mountains ranges and wonderful terraced paddy fields make up the geography. Suitable to those who love eco-tours, prefer untouched areas, and enjoy learning about the customs of the hill tribe people.
Extremely attractive to picture-hunting travelers as well.
Day 1: Arrival Hanoi (D)
Pick up at the Noi Bai Airport, and transfer to hotel in Hanoi, free time explore Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L, D)
After breakfas, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hour to visit the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and one pillar pagoda. Leaving the complex we keep going to see the Temple of Literature. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
After lunch, we will visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam; Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. Following by that we will wander around the city by Cyclo to see the real life of Hanoi as well as the difference parts the city. After that we will take one-hour rickshaw around the Old Quarter , known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally, each of the 36 streets names’ was related to the products being sold there.
Day 3: Hanoi- Hoa Lu- Tam Coc (L, D)
Pick you up at 8.00am at hotel in Hanoi, then depart for Ninh Binh city towards to the South of Hanoi, it takes about 2,5 hours to get there(130 km).
Arrive in Hoa Lu, visit Hoa Lu, the ancient Capital and the remaining two temples of Dinh King & Le King. 2). We will arrive in Tam Coc (Three Grottoes). Visit Hoa lu, around 16 km from Tam Coc by car, Take some steps to climb up the viewpoint to take photo of Hoalu panorama, charmed by the marvelous scenery offered by the mountains, rivers and temple, from here We can take the car or moving to Tam Coc by bike. Take a bike then cycle along the village roads with beautiful sightseeing and friendly local people.
Then drive in 30 minutes move to Tam Coc grottoes, have lunch at Vietnamese restaurant with local food (1hr).
PM: Take an exciting boat ride in Tam Coc grottoes (Halong bay inland) that we will enjoy the spectacular scenery while gliding along the river among rice paddies and ranges of limestone mountains peaking up towers over you(2 hrs).
Day 4: Cuc Phuong National Park (B, L, D)
Depart for Cuc Phung national park towards to the Southwest of Hanoi, it takes about 2,5 hours(110km) to get to Cuc Phuong national park(It was officially opened in 1960 as the first national park in Vietnam).
We will firstly visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, breeding, research, and conservation of endangered primates, and to the protection of their habitats.
Then keep going into the park central, stop to discover ancient human cave, have lunch at house-on-stilted in the park central.
Taking a short trek into the National Park for sightseeing and learn more of fauna and flora in this oldest forest of Vietnam. Back to the Park Centre, then taking Car / Van to be backing Hanoi.
Day 5: Ninh Binh – Hai Phong (B, L, D)
Depart from Ninh Binh to Hai phong, on the way stopover at visit Thien Truong district, Tran temple, Pho Minh tower in Nam Dinh province – Homeland of Tran Kings. Lunch in restaurant, Pm drive on to Hai Phong visit city Opera house, Le Chan statute, Du Hang pagoda dinner and O/N at hotel in Haiphong.
Day 5: Cat Ba (B, L, D)
After breakfast. Transfer to Binh ferry and Hydro foil station to catch expressHydrofoil to Cat Ba. Arrival in Caba. Checking in hotel then taking other boat to visit Lan Ha Bay, free swimming Cat Ba beach, Pm relax on the beach. Dinner and O/N in Hotel.
Day 6: Cat Ba – Halong (B, L, D)
After breakfast. We transfer to a refurbished wooden sailing boat for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Lan Ha Bay and Ha long Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site.Visit amazing landscapes, floating fishing village and natural limestone caves, Sung Sot cave and Me Cung cave.
12.30 Local fresh seafood hot pot lunch on board.
13.30 Continue our cruise to take in such wonderful site of Ha long bay. kayak at your leisure through rock arches to discover hidden lagoons and limestone tunnels.
14.30 Cruising with sails about 1,5 hour without engine to a deserted three peaches beach. Swim on the beach and snorkeling on the extraordinary coral reefs.
18.00 Have fresh seafood dinner on board.
21.00 Fishing squid
22.30 Overnight on board in Lan Ha Bay.
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
7.30 Sunrise breakfast, rising to the sound of ocean coming to life for another lovely day. Sailing boat once again sets sail through breathtaking secluded Halong Bay .Visit Ha long bay ‘s beautiful the sister of Bai Tu Long Bay.
Have lunch by fresh seafood lunch on board. Visit”Dau Be island”then relax on a deserted beach. Happy hour”Floating Bar”a cup of grape wine with a piece of pineapple. Then boat drop you at Halong City tourist harbour. After that, take the supported car back to Hanoi. On arrival finish trip at your hotel in Hanoi.
- Private transfers round trip.
- English speaking guide.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast.
- Extra meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
Tour does not includes
- Pre & post trip arrangements.
- Travel insurance (compulsory)
- Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
- Tips and gratuities
- Expenses of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
- Other services not clearly described in the program
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