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Explore Hanoi–Halong Bay–Mai Chau–5 Days Tour

Itinerary

Day 1:  Hanoi City Tour

Pick up at the hotel and visit Ho Chi Minh complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closes on Monday and Friday morning and closes during October) and Museum, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake - one of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Next, visit Bat Trang pottery village (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) or Ethnology Museum (on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Also visit the Literature Temple- Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070.

The last stop is Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple and Hanoi Old Quarter where you’ll have a chance for some shopping and exploration before the tour ends.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi

The tour guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel (Old Quarter) from 8 am - 8.30 am.

We will drive 3 - 3.5 hours to get to Halong Bay (Tuan Chau Harbour - the biggest Habour in Halong Bay). Check in the cruise at noon, while lunch has been prepared by Crews on Cruise. While having lunch, the Caption will drive the Boat Cruising around the most magnificent bay and limestone bedrocks and sheer cliffs of tiny islands highlighted with fanciful names: Fighting Cocks (symbol of Halong Bay), Duck (quick swim is an optional choice), Finger, Incense Burner, and Stone Dogs.

The stop of 4 - hours cruise is Heavenly Palace Grotto, located on a remote island in the bay with fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. Colored lights transform the scene into a fairy palace.

We will come back harbor around 4.00 pm and we will stop at a break in the middle of the way. You have the chance to go to the restroom or have a drink.

Arriving at about 8.00 - 8.30 pm, we drop you off at your Hotel. Finish the unforgettable Halong Bay full day Trip.

Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau

08.30 am: Depart from Hanoi (3.5 hours drive with the break, photo stop; good road condition)

12.00 pm: Arrive in Mai Chau. Welcome drink and cold/hot towel to be served, followed by an appetizing lunch. The fresh, tasty dishes on offer include local vegetable, ingredients, and flavors such as green bean, black mushroom, fish and chicken cooked in Muong or Thai ethnic minority style.

15.30 pm: Start your journey to discover the interesting surroundings and ethnic minority tribes with our cycling tour for 2 hours.

Note: This 2-hours valley cycling tour can be replaced by 4.5-hours cycling & rock climbing tour, which starts from 1.00 pm Surcharge USD 20/ person.

19.00 pm: A fabulous dinner will be served

20.30 pm: Complement your experience by sampling delicacies from the local region during dinner time and enjoy the performance by the local troupe of ethnic minority Muong and Thai people. It is so relaxing to watch the exotic dances featuring the flower, landscape, and daily agriculture cultivating activities and sweet dating songs in the fresh mountain air

Day 4: Mo Luong Cave – Mai Chau

08.00 am: Enjoy a tasty international breakfast in Bo Luong Restaurant with views overlooking the lake, the paddy fields, and the swimming pool

09.00 am: Climb up the stairs to visit Mo Luong Cave across from Mai Chau Lodge. The cave stretches 500 meters under Mt. Pu Kha and is rich in myths and legends of the local people. Discover the cave’s four caverns before returning

10.00 am: Start the walking tour to H’mong village to get a deeper immersion into the ethnic communities and to understand how they live from a real-life perspective.

12.30 pm: Enjoy a picnic lunch at the village and drive back to the Lodge or drive back and have lunch at the Lodge.

19.00 pm: A fabulous dinner will be served.

Day 5: Mai Chau – Hanoi

08.00 am: Breakfast

09.00 am: Continue to walk to Thai’s Village at Pom Coong & Lac Village

11.30 am: Back the hotel for Lunch (this meal not included in the package rate)

13.30 pm: Leave Mai Chau to go back to Hanoi

Inclusion

 Land transfer with A/C

– Boat trip in Halong Bay

– Kayaking or rowing boat

– Entrance fees and visit fees

– English speaking tour guide

– Meals as indicated in the itinerary

– Biking /Cable car/Electric car

– Deluxe room in Mai Chau Lodge

Exclusion

– Hotel in Hanoi

– Personal expenses

– Tips and gratitude

– Peak season surcharge

– Drinks and other meals

– Others not mentioned in inclusion

Notes:

 Transport: New and clean with A/C

– Please give one your option of the first day in the comment section

– Combo excludes hotel in Hanoi which can be arranged upon request

– The order of tours in this combo might be changed subject to availability

– Special request (diet, vegetarian, allergy,...): should be sent before the departure date

– Big luggage: are advised to leave at the hotel for customers' convenience and comfort

– Itinerary: can be slightly changed due to tour option, weather, operating conditions and will be reconfirmed upon confirmation.