Natural Wonders of North Vietnam

  • Duration: 09 DAYS
  • Location: HANOI/ MAI CHAU/ NINH BINH/ HALONG BAY
  • Places: PRIVATE TOUR
  • Prix: Adventure
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Have you ever wondered about the option to adventure off-beat destinations in a high-end manner? Do not hesitate to set your footsteps along with this fitting route. Upon your arrival to the cultural and historic capital, Hanoi, you will spend time to wander around the dynamic city street surrounded by the famous Old Quarter, where you can find any necessary items as well as unique craft stuff as souvenirs. Next is the latest anchor tour, Bavi Eco Tour, the fave of all travelers having set footprints there due to its unique activities and local friendliness and hospitality. The private route will be exclusively written to lead you to Mai Chau province. Each day is drawn up an itinerary for single physical activity like hiking, biking and kayaking to enjoy the breath-taking views that many normal visitors tend to miss out. Take one more exclusive route towards Ninh Binh province then experience the ancient culture and history of Vietnam as well as seeing the stunning landscape and beautiful scenery. The last destination is a wonderful excursion to Halong bay with cruise overnight through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – VIP FAST TRACK MEET AND GREET

Welcome to Vietnam, upon arrival to Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, you will be welcome by our representative holding a sign with your name and our company logo on it. Our representative will guide you through fast-track security and visa services. After obtaining your visa and collected your luggage, will lead the way to your awaiting guide and driver. You will be privately transferred to your luxury accommodations by our professional driver and an English-speaking guide. Stay right in the heart of the city next to the central Hoan Kiem lake, with the fascinating Old Quarter right at your fingertips, you can easily explore the city at your own pace.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 2: HANOI – BAVI ECO TOUR – MAI CHAU - IMMERSE IN VIETNAMESE COUNTRYSIDE (B/L)

Have a hearty breakfast at the hotel then you will be escorted by an experienced English-speaking guide, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes. Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family.  Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through stories of Mr. Duoc, who is not only a veteran who lives during those hard times but also a green tea expert. You will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and join with locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.

Relaxing time under the big tree before heading to Mai Chau.

Overnight in Mai Chau.

DAY 3: MAI CHAU – KAYAKING TRIP (B/L)

The trip offers great opportunity to discover Da River ( Black River) as the HaLong Bay on mountain with 47 limestone and dolomite islets sprinkled over an area of 2.760.000 square meter. During the tour you could get Da River closer to feel and touch. Kayaking is the best way to explore the beauty of the River. You paddle through islets, visit fishing village, meet and talk with local fisher-man, exploring fairy pond.

9:00 am: Kayak on the River and exploring fairy pond in the morning

12:30pm: Having Lunch , Relax then Kayak in the afternoon

4:00pm: Back to MaiChau HideAway

Duration: 4-5 hrs

Transfer: up to 2h round trip

Level: Easy to moderate

Route: 20km

Altitude: 500m -> 300m

Overnight in Mai Chau.

DAY 4: MAI CHAU – BIKING AT LUSH GREEN MOUNTAINSIDE (B/L)

The captivating journey will depart from Mai Chau, cycle around the valley; explore the beautiful landscape and unique Thai culture in the villages: Lac, nhot, Chiềng Sại, Cha , Cha Long, and Tong Dau Village. Soak up the tranquil daily life by seeing the farmers working on their lush green paddy fields: growing rice, vegetable, and grazing livestock depending on the seasons.

Transfer to Mai Chau Ecolodge.

Overnight in Mai Chau Ecolodge.

Duration: 2 – 2,5hrs

Route: 15km

Transfer: up to 1,5h round trip

Level: Easy to moderate

DAY 5: MAI CHAU – HIKING (B/L)

After breakfast at Mai Chau Ecolodge, you will be picked up and transferred to Mai Ha village.

Your hike starts at 9:00 am with a walk through local Kha village and along the dirt trail through forest with tropical trees that covers Pu Poc sacred mountain of Thai ethnic minority in May Chau. The spectacular landscape gradually appears before you. You will be rich te - a charming little village is next to the forest and rarely visited by tourists. Local lunch will be served at the local home stay.

After your dinner, the walk between the villages of the Thai ethnic minority Pu and Khoe follows the concrete path. You can meet the child at home and enjoy the peaceful mountain scenery and paddy terraces at the yard.

From Khoe village, you will take a transfer to Mai Chau Ecolodge. Here you have your time to swim or enjoy the view of the valley and the surrounding mountains.

Stay overnight at May Chau Ecolodge.

Duration: 4 – 5hrs

Route: 15km

Level: Easy to moderate

DAY 6: MAI CHAU - NINH BINH (B)

After breakfast, depart to Ninh Binh for exploring Hoa Lu – Tam Coc one day tour. Upon arrival, you will visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history. After lunch, depart to the dock for a boat ride to visit Tam Coc and see the beauty of the karst formations. Then, spend times on cycling through the quiet roads along the rice fields and rivers Tam Coc – Bich Dong (around 5 km). Biking around the hotel.

Overnight in Tam Coc.

DAY 7: NINH BINH – HALONG BAY – (B/L/D)

Have a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Today you will make your way to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. We leave the greeny rice fields of Ninh Binh behind, bound for the serenity of Halong Bay where we'll board a traditional-style Vietnamese Junk boat. Get acquainted with the facilities on board as we set sail and cruise into the bay. Savour your first hours in Halong Bay on the sun deck and simply let your eyes wander over the breathtaking scenery. We arrive at Cua Van, one of the last remaining floating fishing village in Halong Bay which some families and fishermen still use as a base for their fishing and aquacultural activities. With a small bamboo boat rowed by locals, we have a look at the floating structures in this calm and secluded area to gain some insight into village life. If you prefer to be more active, rent a kayak (extra fee) and paddle around by yourself. This is the perfect way to freely move about and explore this part of the bay. The fishing village also hosts the Cua Van Cultural Center, operated by local residents to preserve and introduce visitors to the village’s history and culture. On display are many archaeological artifacts and photographs depicting life in Cua Van. By tender, we transfer to the nearby Tien Ong cave. The cave shows evidence of human civilization dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. Fossil evidence also proves that the cave was part of the mainland continent ages ago before Halong Bay became the marine wonder it is today. Tien Ong cave reaches a depth of 50 metres and covers a total area of roughly 1,000 square metres. Follow our guide as we loop though and learn interesting details about this cavern. After returning to the boat, we sail to the overnight mooring area. During this time - the magical “blue hour” - Halong Bay reveals its true, magnificent beauty. Unwind on the sun deck with your favourite drink and be fully present in this moment. As we sail along, our chef demonstrates the preparation of popular Vietnamese dishes. You are welcome to join and practice along; remember these easy, but very tasty classic Vietnamese recipes and take them back home with you. After a bit of downtime, dinner is served. If you are still eager to learn more about Halong Bay, our on-board guide offers an enlightening presentation about the bay’s unique and intriguing insights after dinner. Alternatively, give yourself a try at squid fishing together with our staff - always an entertaining experience. While away the rest of the evening and treasure this special moment amidst the magical landscapes before falling into a restful slumber in the middle of Halong Bay where, once upon a time, sparkling jewels cascaded from heavenly dragons.

Overnight on Cruise.

DAY 8: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)

Rise early today to view the dawn at the Wonder of the Nature World with complimentary tea and coffee being served in the dinning room. A Tai Chi class is offered on the sun deck to awaken your mind and muscles. In the morning, we set sail to the small Ti Top Island. Formerly named Cat Nang, the island received a name change after former president Ho Chi Minh and the second man to orbit the Earth, Russian astronaut German Titov, toured Halong Bay together in 1962. Since the cosmonaut was so fascinated with this picturesque islet, Uncle Ho would rename the spectacle Ti Top Island to honour Titov and as a gesture of friendship between their two countries. One arriving at Ti Top, you can go for a refreshing morning swim on a sandy beach beneath towering rock formations. If you prefer to be a bit more active, climb 400 stone steps (which takes about 20 minutes) to the island’s top and be rewarded with stunning, panoramic views over the bay. There is also a viewing platform about half-way up with great vistas framed by lush greenery – perfect for photos. Back on board, you can take a shower and freshen up. Now is the time to enjoy the final moments of sailing as we head back to the harbour while a light brunch is served. Until we reach the pier, relax on the sun deck or in the dining room while savouring the last views of this iconic site. Back to the harbor and transfer back to your accommodation in Hanoi’s center.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 9: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE – HANOI DEPARTURE (B)

Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home.

Trip Ends.

DESTINATIONHOTELWEBSITE
HanoiMetropole Hotel (Premier Room)https://www.sofitel-legend-metropole-hanoi.com/
Mai ChauMai Chau Hideaway (Executive Suite)http://maichauhideaway.com/vi/trang-chu/
Mai ChauMai Chau Ecolodge (Executive Suite)https://maichau.ecolodge.asia/
Ninh BinhTam Coc Garden Resort (Deluxe)https://www.tamcocgarden.com/
Halong BayViolet Cruise (Junior Suite)https://heritage-line.com/cruise/violet/

INCLUSIVE:

√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

√All transportation mentioned above

√VIP Immigration service and visa fast track at the airport

√Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)

√Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)

√Experienced English speaking guide

√Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

√All sightseeing tickets according to itinerary

√Tissues and water on coach

√Service charges and government tax

√Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service

√24/7 hotline support guaranteed

√Vietnam Visa letter approval

√No extra charge after services confirmation

EXCLUSIVE:

X International flights and airport taxes

X Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities

X Travel insurance

X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec

X Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)

X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: 25$/person)

X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00am – 05:00am

X Other services not mentioned above

BOOKING PROCESS

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PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT

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CANCELLATION

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  • 31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
  • 15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
  • 14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
  • No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment

CONDITION OF INSURANCE

  • Realistic Asia demands that all clients going on our trips hold proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, Realistic Asia reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
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OTHERS CONDITIONS

  • Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
  • Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
  • Any amendment/cancellation made after the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
  • Tour is available at the time of booking
  • Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

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