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Days 9
Private Tour
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Classic & Culture Tour
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9
Private Tour
all year around
Classic & Culture Tour
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI
Upon arrival in Hanoi, get picked up and transferred to the down town for hotel check-in. The remainder of the day is yours for getting used to the capital city of Vietnam. Dinner and Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: NO
DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG BAY – LAN HA BAY
At 8:00am, our guide and driver will come and pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi for 4-hour drive to Ha Long City. On our journey there through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta, we are able to observe the everyday life of Vietnamese villagers as they work the rice fields, take pigs to the market on motorbikes and plough their fields with their water buffaloes. Embark your private junk around noon, check in and enjoy fresh seafood lunch on boat. Spend the whole afternoon cruising between hundreds of beautiful karst formations towards Bai Tu Long Bay, to the middle of Halong Bay and further to Lan Ha Bay. Late afternoon, the crew drops anchor at a peaceful scenic area for the night shelter. Take a jump and swim if the weather permits. After dinner, you can try your luck with fishing from the boat’s edge. Overnight on boat.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3: LAN HA BAY EXPLORE
Enjoy your breakfast after admiring the beauty of the bay at dawn from the sun deck. Start the day with the gentle cruise towards Kiem Lam area for paddling your kayaks through some beautiful caves, exploring hidden lakes. Get back on boat and make for the middle of Lan Ha Bay to visit a fish farm. Lunch on the way back to Cat Ba Island. Reach the pier by noon and get transferred to Cat ba town for a short visit to a local market. Taking 45-minute hydrofoil ride to Hai Phong city in the afternoon where our private transport is ready to pick us up and then make our way to Ninh Binh. Check into a hotel, dinner and overnight in Ninh Binh.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4: NINH BINH VISIT
After breakfast at hotel, you will take two hour boat row along a little river and get through three caves. Admire the beauty of the karst formations. Back to the dock for 2-hour gentle cycling tour around the area, visiting villages, temples and climbing to a high summit for a panorama over the karst landscape. Spend the second night in Ninh Binh.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5: NINH BINH – KHO MUONG VILLAGE (IN PU LUONG)
Check out early in the morning, we will depart to Pho Doan little town in Thanh Hoa province. It takes about 4 hours and the road is a bit rough but the scenery is very nice, especially along the Ho Chi Minh trail. Arrive in Pho Doan by noon time and have a simple lunch at a local restaurant. From here, we will meet our local way leader and porter who will lead the way during the hike, cook the meals and take care of our bags. The trek into Pu Luong territory offers us beautiful landscapes with rustic villages and farms. The scenery is changing and becomes hillier with lush vegetation and hill farming valleys. Arrive at Kho Muong village in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight on a stilt house of the Thai minority.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6: KHO MUONG VILLAGE - HANG VILLAGE
Today, you will have a bit harder day hiking, 50% on village paths 50% on an old disused paved road but not much traffics. There are some climbs and yet more stream crossings. The trekking becomes more remote, but you still meet villagers tending fields or walking back from early market. Lunch stop at a local home at a village on the way. After that, we will get off the Old French Road to small trail and this offers great feelings on nature and local life with villages, rice terraces, karst formations. Arrive at Hang village in the late afternoon, rest and dinner with the host family. Overnight at a stilt house.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7: BAN HANG VILLAGE – MAI CHAU – HANOI
After having breakfast, start for an easy morning hike to the main road. Get picked up and transfer to Lac Village in Mai Chau for lunch. After that, drive back to Hanoi on the National Road No6. Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi about 5 PM.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 8: TOUR OF HANOI CITY
The city tour of the capital city occupies your whole day. The sites include of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university. In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museum that you can pick the one you like (the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum). Followed with a short walk or a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter. End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 9: DEPARTURE FROM HANOI
Today, you are free to do some last shopping or relax until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
Meals included: Breakfast
What's included

Accommodation (Hotels, home-stays,on an overnight boat)

  • 05 nights at hotels (twin/ double/ triple share)
  • 01 night on an overnight boat (twin/ double/ extra bed)
  • 01 night at a retreat lodge (twin/ double/ extra bed)
  • 01 night at a home-stay (Basic beddings)

Transport (Bus/ car/ Domestic flights)

  • Private vehicles with air-condition, all entrance fee per itinerary

Tour guide (Local expert guides)

  • English speaking tour guides (Other language on request)

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as indicated in the itinerary)

  • 08 Breakfasts, 06 Lunches, 05 Dinners

Others (as follows)

  • Sightseeing tickets & permits during the guided time
  • Boat cruise in Halong Bay
  • Sampan boat rides in Ninh Binh
  • Local way leader (When trekking if needed)
  • Bicycles in Ninh Binh
  • Two bottles of mineral water/person/day
  • Government Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • International flight tickets
  • Compulsory dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec surcharge will be advised and added by CVT's travel specialist
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Visas (Approval Letter is on request)
  • Tips and gratuities (See Tipping Guidance)
  • Others that are not mentioned clearly in the INCLUSION list
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