6 days 5 nights
This tour is designed for the discerning travelers who have limited time and wish to explore the true beauty and hidden charms of the North of Vietnam. Joining this tour, you will discover the diverse beauty of Vietnam including ancient Hanoi Capital, charming Mai Chau, Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (called as Halong on land) and poetic Halong Bay with friendly locals, stunning limestone mountains and picturesque villages.
Arrival airport in Hanoi. Pick up and transfer to the hotel. You'll start at Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (outside from Ba Dinh square), visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. We’ll also see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - its gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters. Visit Hanoi's old quarter. Night at a hotel in Hanoi.
Breakfast at a hotel. Depart from Hanoi, about 2 hours on the bus through National Road No 1. It is time to stretch the legs at Ninh Binh. Arrive at the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, visit the temples of King Dinh and King Le Arrive at Tam Coc wharf Sampan boat trip through the caves (90 minutes including rowman) Then we return to Tam Coc wharf for a short break Night at hotel in Ninh binh.
8h AM: Depart from Ninh Binh, over 3 hours on the car through National Road 21 & No 6. It is the time to stretch the legs, you will have a short visit and hiking 1 hours at to discover the authentic bamboo forest of northern part of Vietnam, then back to the car continue to Suối Lốn village. Enjoy the landscape along Da river like the Halong bay on mountain. Arrive at Mai Chau Hideaway resort, check in your room and admire the exceptional panorama view to Black river (Da river). Afternoon: Take a boat trip on Da River as the biggest lake of Vietnam. It takes 45’ to 1 hour to go to Ngoi Hoa Bay. Short trekking visits villages, local houses on stilts then takes around 30 minutes to climb up to Fairy Pond, it’s beautiful and pristine, you will love it at first sight. The water here is blue like jade. 5h PM: Back to Mai Chau hideaway for dinner and overnight.
Morning, enjoy breakfast at a restaurant. Transfer to Go Lao Waterfall that is 4km from resort 4km.Then back to resort, free time at leisure. Afternoon, check out the room and go back to Hanoi. Night in Hanoi
09.00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta. 12:30 Receptionists welcome guests at the Tuan Chau International Harbour. 12:45 Captain welcomes guests to Syrena cruises by tender. Check in whilst enjoying a welcome drink,safety briefing and check in cabin. 13:00 Leave Tuan Chau International Harbour, discover the Halong Bay - natural wonders of the world. Have lunch while cruising through famous sights including Ba Hang fishing village, Dinh Huong island, Cho Da islet, Ga Choi islet… 14:30 Cruise stops at Bo Nau Cave, the core area of the world natural heritage. Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave – one of the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. 15:45 Leaving Surprise cave, transfer by tender to the Titov island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach or climb the steps of the rock to the top of the island for photo taking. On the top of the mountain, you can see a corner of magical Halong Bay. 16:45 Back to the cruise. Relax and enjoy sunset on the sun deck. Cruising to the overnight anchorage. 18:00 - 19:00 Enjoy HAPPY HOUR from 18:00 – 19:00 - Buy one drink get one free (wine excluded). 18:30 Join the cooking class and learn how to cook Vietnamese traditional dishes. 19:00 Dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese fusion cuisine. 20:30 Evening activities include: - Film entertainment in the dining room. - Squid fishing with our crew
06:00 Morning wake up call upon request. 06:30 Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes whilst cruising to Luon Cave. 07:00 Enjoylightbreakfastintherestaurant.Coffee,tea,freshmilk,water, pastries,fresh fruit, cereals will be served in the dining room. 08:00 Transfer to Luon Cave by tender. Visit Luon cave by a traditionally woven bamboo boat rowed by a local boatman. 08:30 Return to the cruise, take time to freshen up and check out of the cabins. Please leave your luggage outside your cabins (staff will then transfer to the pier upon arrival for you). Depart for Tuan Chau International Harbour. 09:15 Enjoy brunch served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after brunch (if any). 10:45 Transfer by tender back to Tuan Chau Harbour and disembarkation. Meet the tour guide and driver then transfer back to Hanoi. Transfer to the airport for our departure flight at evening time. End of services
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
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