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Highlight

  • Trekking in Pu Luong to enjoy peaceful life, learn about daily life local people
  • Discover Ancient capital and sightseeing beautiful landscape in Trang An complex
  • Discover culture and daily life of Tay ethnic in Ba Be, sightseeing beautiful landscape in Ba Be 
  • Explore wonderful landscape in Ha Long Bay with Oasis Bay Classic Cruise 4 *, relax and enjoy some activities with us on cruise

Itinerary

Easy Trek to Chieng Lau, Yen, Ba villages, Bamboo rafting on Cham Stream:

07:30 – 08:00 Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to Pu Luong Nature Reserve by Limousine Bus.

09:00 Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).

11:00 Stop at the local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority; enjoy the beautiful scenery of ThungKhe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).

12:00 Arrival in Mai Chau and transfer to a van to go to Pu Luong Reserve nature

13:00 Check in and lunch at Pu Luong Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat.

14:30 – 17:30 Board the van to the starting point. Following the small road through the terrace rice and sugar cane fields, cross the Hanging Bridges to visit other remote rural villages of Thai Ethnic. Stop at the giant waterwheels, ducks farm to learn about the agriculture before getting on the Bamboo Raft for a relaxing cruise on Cham stream (cruise depending on weather conditions).

17:30 Pick up the van to go to the Eco Garden – Mountain Retreat. Enjoy swimming in the Infinity Pool.

19:00 BBQ Dinner at the lodge, enjoy some local rice wine. Have a quiet night in the middle of the Reserve.

*Sleeping options: Traditional dorm room in the house on stilts
Private Room (no Air-con) or Deluxe Room with Air-con (upon on request with surcharge)

Meal: Lunch,Dinner

07:00 – 08:00 Have breakfast in the lodge. Enjoying the breathtaking view from Pu Luong Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat.

08:30 – 12:00 Trek following the small roads through the terrace rice fields and cross the stream to visit remote hidden village of Kho Muong to learn about the local people in Pu Luong.(6kms) Explore Doi Cave (Bat cave), this is the largest cave in Pu Luong. (Depending on the weather condition)

12:00 Back to the Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat, check out.

13:00 Have lunch and have free time to relax in the Infinity pool or walking around the village before boarding the c ar to go to Ninh Binh at 14:30.

17:30 Arrive in Ninh Binh Retreat, check in and have free time.

19:00 Have dinner at the retreat

*Sleeping options: Traditional dorm room in the house on stilts
Bamboo bungalow (no Air-con) or Deluxe villa with Air-con (upon on request with surcharge)

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast at the Retreat

8:30 to 12:00 Cycling through the limestone karsts to reach 2 temples of the first 2 Emperors in the 10 th Century in Hoa Lu Ancient Capital hike up the Ma Yen Mountain to visit the King’s tomb in 10th century and enjoy the panorama view from the mountain. On the way back, stop in a local family to discover daily life and culture and share a tea with them.

12:00 -13:30 Check out and have lunch at the Retreat

13:30 -16:00 Go to Trang An for a boat ride in between the karst pics and enjoy the beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere.

16:00 Board the bus to go to Hanoi.

19:00 Drop off in Hanoi old quarter. Overnight in Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel around 7:30-8:00am, as an early start is necessary for all we have in store for you today. On the way to Ba Be National Park, we will stop in a local village to enjoy lunch in a restaurant, before our route takes us up through the mountains and tea plantations on the road to Ba Be Lake.

You will then travel to the Tay village of Coc Toc, where the houses are built in traditional Tay fashion on stilts. The local Tay population is extremely friendly to visitors and will welcome you with open arms, introducing you to their way of life central pillars of which are fishing on the lake and rice-farming.

This is where you will spend the night in a homestay, to really get an intimate look at Tay culture and daily life. After checking in at the homestay, your afternoon will be free to spend as you wish, though we recommend going for a walk to explore the beautiful surroundings.

Following this, we will take you to Hua Ma Cave, featuring thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. The rest of the day is again yours to do with as you please, though we offer the optional activities of guided walks/bike rides around Coc Toc Village and kayaking trips on the lake. If you’d rather spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the serene views, then that’s also an option.

Highlights and activities: Hua Ma Cave, Ethnic Village, and a 3-5km walk.
Accommodation: Homestay of Tay ethnic people

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

On your second day in Ba Be, you will have the chance to explore its diverse and beautiful landscapes as you go trekking through the park. Your guide will start off by taking you to Coc Toc Village, visiting the local Tay fishermen who live there, before crossing Pelu Stream and navigating some steep terrain.

You’ll be greatly rewarded for the effort, as once you reach a higher altitude you will be assailed by magnificent views of the mountains. As you journey ever higher, you will stop in a H’mong village, where a picnic lunch will be prepared for you. After you’ve eaten and rested, you will continue through the vast mountain ranges and valleys to see the stilt houses of the Dzao people and visit one of their local schools before visiting a second H’mong Village and returning to your homestay by the lake.

Highlights and activities: Tropical forest, ethnic villages, and a 12-15 km trek
Accommodation: Homestay of Tay ethnic people

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

After breakfast we’ll kick the final day of the tour of by boarding a boat and setting off onto the lake. It’s up to you how to spend your time on the boat, whether it’s relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself. The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and a rich wildlife.

The boat will then continue along the Nang River, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto where you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe the thousands-strong bat colony that lives here. After your exploration of the lake, you will have the chance rest as we drive you back to Hanoi, taking in the beautiful scenery along the way. You will stop for lunch at a local restaurant on the way before arriving in Hanoi at about 17:30, when it’s time to say your goodbyes to your guide, driver and tour group.

Highlight and activities: Ba Be Lake, Puong Cave, Nang River and Tay ethnic villages.

Climate

  • From July to September, the climate is usually humid and hot.
  • From October to June brings cooler and more pleasant weather.

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

8h00 - 8h30 Pick you up at your hotel.

12h30 Arrive at Tuan Chau harbour and refresh at the Oasis Bay Lounge for about 20 minutes before boarding.

13h00 Transfer to cruise. Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions, and check-in cabins. Cruise and program commence.

13h30-14h30 Special lunch will be served on board while cruising and passing Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Halong Bay). After having lunch, the Oasis Bay will continue exploring the wonders of Halong bay. Anchoring the vessels at Frog Pond area.

15h30-17h00 Explore this beautiful area by kayaking through the majestic scenery or swimming in emerald coloured water.

17h15-18h45 Relax on the sundeck with a few cocktails complimented by a variety of tropical fruits and best local wines. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam: spring rolls, or refresh yourself in outdoor Jacuzzi.

19h00-20h00 Enjoy a specially gourmet dinner.

21h00-23h00: Evening Activities, relax at leisure: squid fishing

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

6h30 Wake up to a very special morning with an organized Taichi class among the peaceful surroundings of Halong.

7h00-7h30 Breakfast. Coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries, fresh juices…

8h00-9h00 Visit Sung Sot Cave, hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone formations of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay.

9h30 Check-out cabins and settle bills.

10h30 Lunch will be served while the Oasis Bay is crusing back to Tuan Chau harbor.

12h30-12h45 Shuttle bus pick guest up at Oasis Bay Lounge.

17h00-17h30 Arrive in Hanoi and you will be dropped off in Hanoi.

End of services!

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

What's Included

Inclusion

  • Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast (01 night on cruise & 02 nights in Hanoi, 01 night in Pu Luong, 01 night in Ninh Binh, 01 night in Quang Uyen at homestay & 01 night in Ba Be at homestay)
  • Meals with Vietnamese food as indicated
  • English-speaking local guide in each destination
  • Tour activity as mentioned
  • Land transfers by air-con vehicle 
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Cruise in Halong bay
  • A bottle of water for guided tour day
  • Free kayaking in Halong bay
  • Boat trip in Pu Luong & Ninh Binh
  • Bicycle trip in Ninh Binh

Exclusion

  • International flight 
  • Compulsory dinner for New Year & Christmas
  • Travel insurance
  • Late checkout, early check-in
  • Drinks, laundry, tips
  • Other not stated above

Price info

LOCATION

HOTEL

ROOM CATEGORY

HANOI

Angel Palace 3* (or similar hotel )

Deluxe with window

HALONG

Oasis classic cruise 4*(or similar cruise)

Deluxe cabin

MAI CHAU

La Maison de Buoc lodge (or similar hotel )

Eco garden bungalow

NINH BINH

Ninh Binh retreat (or similar hotel )

Eco bamboo bungalow

PU LUONG

Pu Luong homestay (or similar homestay)

Private Room no Air-con