Vietnam Adventure Tour: Hanoi, Mai Chau, Halong Bay, Saigon
Vietnam Adventure Tour North South is an exploring vacation that allow travelers to visit through all the exciting panoramic view of northern Vietnam from Hanoi to Mai Chau valley visiting ethnic minorities to gigantic UNESCO heritage site of Halong Bay for having a unique and amazing experience while stay on board the Halong Bay Cruise for an overnight. Next we flight to Danang from where a journey of discovery takes you to visit ancient Hoi An with plenty of touring idea for you to experience.
Your adventure trip will then come to an end in southern Vietnam before visiting Ho Chi Minh city and the lively Delta of Mekong.
Arrive at Hanoi airport where an English speaking tour guide will welcome you and take you to a hotel in the center of the city (30 km – 45km) for relax.
In the afternoon you have half day tour to walk around Hanoi old quarter, visit Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple, Quan Thanh pagoda, Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau valley – Chieng Chau village (B/L/D)
Departure at 8.00am to Mai Chau, we’ll leave the city behind and pass through craggy, mountainous landscape. We drive up a massive pass and end in the mountainous circus of Mai Chau. We’ll visit Pomcoong & Lac villages, see the traditional homestay of a Thai ethnic minority family, wooden and on stilts, like we love them. Lunch at homestay.
In the afternoon: Transfer to Chieng Chau village, you will have the choice of hiking or cycling around the village.. Afterwards, we return for dinner and overnight at Sol Bungalows
Day 3: Chieng Chau – Ninh Binh (B/L/-)
It will be interesting for you to get up and observe, or even take part in their activities in the morning because the daily life here starts early, take an opportunity to stroll around the village before having breakfast served by hotel chef.Then transfer to Ninh Binh province , check in home stay Tam Coc .After lunch, we join in biking tour to Tam Coc Bich Dong, Here Get on a small boat to row along the small canal in the rice field to visit Tam Coc (Three Grottos) considered as “Halong Bay on land” Back to homestay for an overnight stay
Day 4: Ninh Binh- Halong Bay cruise (B/L/D)
After having breakfast, we go to Halong Bay.At noon embark on a luxury wooden junk boat for an enchanting 2 day and 1 night Halong Bay cruise. Sail by huge intricate honeycomb rocks, hidden caves and enchanting lagoons. Lose yourself in the stunning landscape and spy interesting shapes in the rocks. The ever-changing light, fog and clouds reflect off the waters of the bay, creating a magical and mercurial atmosphere.
Enjoy an excellent lunch on board the cruise, including delicious, fresh local seafood. In the evening, anchor and spend the night on the bay. Swim in the crystal waters or go kayaking around the extraordinary limestone towers. Relax and overnight on boat
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi(B/L/-)
Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Start the day enjoying some Paradise delights with a colourful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights.In the afternoon drive back to Hanoi. On the way you can stop at Yen Duc village. enjoy a water puppet show which performed by local artists. Cycling around the village to visit Canh Huong Pagoda then a local house in the village for a warm talking with the host. Experience the farming activities such as: harvesting and planting vegetables, fishing with the traditional basket, milling and pounding rice, 17.15: Relax in the fresh air and enjoy homemade Vietnamese cooking dinner.
Day 6: Hanoi – Flight to Danang – Hoi An (B)
In the morning take flight to Danang, On the way we can visit Cham Museum of Sculpture, Marble Mountains.
In the afternoon, exploring Hoi An ancient town: the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the 200 years old Tam Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda. Then Then we will take boat cruise on Thu Bon river to visit the Thanh Ha, the ceramic et pottery village. Learn how to make the beautiful jars, bow.. Return to hotel. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An free day (B)
Free day at your own exploration.
Optional tour: Lantern making discovery: you will ride a bicycle to the home of a craftsman in the city. Here you will get a brief introduction to the history, shape, and color of the lanterns as well as the many stages of making them. Then , you will be shown how to decorate and make your own lanterns.you can also keep it as a souvenir. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 8 : Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh (B)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Ho chi minh city, the biggest city of Vietnam. Arrive at the airport, welcomed by our local guide & transfer to the city center to visit the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office. Then, visit the War Remnants museum, the China Town, Thien Hau pagoda.
The last sight we will visit is Ben Thanh market
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh- Cai Be homestay (B/D)
Check in Cai Be pier, Cycling along the canal to Mr.Ba Duc (or Mr.Kiet) house for sight-seeing and enjoy the tropical fruits in the garden. Continue pedaling to Mr.Ba Duc (or Mr.Kiet) house for check-in and dinner – listen to traditional music (optional).
Day 10: Cai Be-Vinh Long – Mui Ne (B)
Visit Cai Be floating market – a typical and cultural lifestyle of South-Western region.
On the way to the handicraft village: pop-rice, rice-paper, coconut candy.
Cruise up the Upper Mekong River to learn how people do fishing job (optional).
Cycling in Hoa Khanh (40 minutes), stop in bonsai garden on the way to the restaurant.
Lunch in Xeo May Restaurant.
Cross the Upper Mekong River for An Binh Island, walk around Mr.Tam Ho’s nursery garden or Mr. Sau Giao’s bonsai garden.
Visit the brick factory. Then end at Ving Long and depart to Mui Ne.It takes 4 hours . Check in hotel in Mui Ne.Overnight in Mui Ne
Day 11 : Mui Ne relax on the beach (B)
you can enjoy the resort facilities such as spa treatment, mud bath, or take your time to visit the Mui Ne fishing Village, or Sand dunes as well as Suoi Tien stream. Overnight in Mui Ne