Halong bay + Mai Chau valley
Hanoi Golden Holiday Hotel

Halong bay + Mai Chau valley

Duration: 6 days - 5 nights

Day 1: Airport pick up - Hanoi City tour - Hotel

Day 2: Halong Bay 2 days/1night

Day 3: Halong - Hanoi - Hotel

Day 4: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley

Day 5: Mai Chau - Hanoi

Day 6: Perfume Pagoda or Hoa Lu - Tam Coc one day - Hotel

Day 7: Flying home

Note: B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

Tour itinerary:

Day 1 : Aiport pick up – City tour – Night train to Sapa (B-L)

Arrive at Noi Bai international airport. Welcome by your local tour guide and driver. Transfer to our hotel to leave baggages, relax – Enjoy breakfast or welcome drink. Get pick up for City tour. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex (before 10:30am), containing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh`s house on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. Continue on to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam`s first university. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Museum or Pergoda, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple. Visit Museum or enjoy your time in Dong Xuan Market for shopping. Dinner at the restarant on your own. Overnight at Hanoi Culture Hostel.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L/D)

07h00  – 07h30    Enjoy your breakfast at Hanoi Culture Hostel.
08h00 – 08h30    Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay.  Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way.
12h00 – 12h30    Embark on Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing
13h00 – 15h30    Savor a delectable lunch on Cruise among the limestone islands…
15h30 – 16h30    Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the  Luon Cave area.
16h30    Back to  Cruise
16h30 – 17h30    Cruise to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climp up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay
17h30    Return to the main boat for a shower. Relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set 
19h00    Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around
            Overnight on board.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

06h30 – 07h00    Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
07h30 – 08h30    Have breakfast at sunrise.
08h30 – 09h30    Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay.
09h30    Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30    Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and more…
10h30 – 11h30    While heading back to the habor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h00    Disembark Cruise
12h30     Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.
16h30 – 17h00    Trip finishes.
17h30: Check in hotel – Free & Easy, over night at  Hanoi Culture Hostel.

Day 4: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley (B/L/D)

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, welcome Drinks.
12:15 : Traditional lunch in local village (vegetarian available)
14:00 – 16:30 : Bicycle ride with your tour guide, see farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves and visit surrounding peaceful villages.
16:30 – 18:00 : Free time for bicycling, walking, shopping
18:00 : Enjoy the outdoor BBQ party in the garden and watch the Thai’s traditional dance and drink the traiditional wine “ruou can” Overnight in the communal stilt house or Valley View Bungalow

Day 5 : Trekking to remote rural villages (B,L)

7:30 - 8:00 : Wakeup and eat breakfast 
8:00 : Go with local tour guideto visit more remote rural villages Na Meo and Na Mo villages to understand more about their culturevand customs.
12:00 : Back to the homestay for lunch and check-out
13:00 : 15:00 : Free time for shopping and relaxing
15:00 – 15:30 :  Say goodbye to the family to get on the bus to drive back to Hanoi
18:30 – 19:00 : Arrive in Hanoi Old Quater. Drop you off at your hotel. End of tour over night at Hanoi Culture Hostel

Day 6: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B/L)
07h00 – 07h30 Enjoy your breakfast at Hanoi Culture Hostel.
08h00: Leave Hanoi Capital for Ninh Binh, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way. About 10h00 arrive Hoa Lu, visit the the two temples of King Dinh and King Le in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that, we go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu).
Have lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch you will get on bamboo boat - rowed by the local people - in Hoang Long river to visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way, you also have chance to see the paddy field if you visit Tam Coc in April or September.
15h30: Back to the Harbour for the bus transfer to Hanoi.
17h45: Arrive in Hanoi, end of the tour. 
18h00: Check in hotel – Free & Easy over night at Hanoi Culture Hostel
Day 7: Flying home

You will be served breakfast before getting pick up to the airport.

Price: 389 (USD)/pax

Special offer:
* Bathroom or room for you to fresh, take shower between the trips.
* Breakfast every morning you back from the trip*
* Welcome drink
* Luggage storage

Tour itinerary and price are very flexible. In order to get the most special price and your require is met perfectly, please contact us here:

Cancellation Policy:

- Any cancellation or amendment is received before 7 days prior to departure date, no fee will be charged.

- Any cancellation or amendment is received after 7 days to departure date, 100% of deposit and prepaid payment will be charged.

- Failure to arrival at our hotel will be treated as No-show, 100% of deposit and prepaid payment will be charged and the tours are not guaranteed.

- No-show 100% of the deposit and prepaid payment will be charged.

Children Policy

Child under 4 years old: Free of charge and share bed with parents.

Child from 4 until 6 years old : surcharge 50% as adult rate.

Child from 7 until 10 years old : surcharge 75% as adult rate.

Children from 11 and above: as adult.

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