What you’ll get
Duration : 5 days 4 nights
Departure : Hanoi
Suitable : Family, friends, couples, solo travelers...
Type : Land tour
This combo is a special combination of Hanoi excursions, Halong full day cruise and Mai Chau 3 day tours. Join this combo, you will have opportunity to enjoy beauty of Vietnam from crowded city to peace valley, from mountain to sea, as well as understand Vietnamese culture.
- Join interesting itinerary Hanoi city and surroundings - Halong - Mai Chau
- Take part in biking, trekking through the rice paddy fields and rural villages in Mai Chau
- Get a full day cruise trip to explore Halong with thousands of limestone mountains and colorful caves
- 2 Breakfasts , 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners
- Shuttle bus
- Cruise Cabin, Hotel
- Price Includes
- 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 itinerary
- Deluxe room in Mai Chau Lodge
- Biking /Cable car/Electric car
- Price Excludes
- Hotel in Hanoi
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratitude
- Peak season surcharge
- Drinks and other meals
- Others not mentioned in inclusion
- Cancellation by Customer
For almost of our tours, once tour is confirmed and fully paid but for one reason they cancel the tour, the following charges will apply in the event of cancellation prior to tour commencement:
- More than 30 days before arrival: No charge
- 15-30 days before arrival: 10% of total tour price.
- 7-15 days before arrival: 50% of total tour price.
- 4-7 days before arrival: 75% of total tour price.
- Within 3 days before arrival: 100% tour price.
- There will be no refund given for any unused or missed ground arrangements, sightseeing, meals or hotel accommodations.
- For no show cases, there will be no refund.
- All cancellations must be in person or in writing.
- Cancellation by Weather
In case of an unexpected situation/ bad weather causes an effect on your trip after commencement, we serve the right to change the itinerary of your booked tour for the safety of all clients in the group. If there are more than one solution, we will ask for your permission and agreement to do the next step. In such kind of cancellation, the refund of any payment on the un-used portion of transportation service, hotel service, car rental or tours will be given
- Children Policy
- Under 4 years: Free of Charge.
- From 4 to 8 years old: 50% of adult’s fare and sharing bed with parents.
- From 9 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
- Students with ID student card: 90% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
- Over 11 years old: 100% of adult’s fare and using existing bed.
- Day 1: Hanoi
Customers can choose out of 4 options below:
Option 1: Hanoi city tour
Pickup 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 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’s Old Quarters where you’ll have a chance for some shopping and exploration before tour ends.
Option 2: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc full day
8.00-8.30 am: Tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Old Quarter to depart to Ninh Binh city
10.30-11.00 am: Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
At noon, you will enjoy lunch at local restaurant in Tam Coc.
After lunch, you will be taking the rowing boat at Tam Coc Harbour. Arranged by local people here, the boat is rowed by both hand and legs. The boat will take you to 3 specular caves with hundreds of limestones on the way. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many terrace rice fields in golden colors. The boat rowing will be in around 2 hours.
4:00pm leave Tam Coc and drive back to Hanoi. Finish unforgettable full day trip at your hotel in Hanoi!
Option 3: Bai Dinh Pagoda - Trang An Cave Full Day
8.00 - 8.30 AM: Tour guide will pick you up at your provided hotel address (in Hanoi Old Quarter) to depart to Ninh Binh city, around 98 kms from Hanoi
On the way, you will have chances to take the outlook of Vietnam rice fields with the harding-working farmers doing their working in the large rice fields.
The trip starts with visit to Bai Dinh Pagoda, the large pagoda with more than 500 La Han statues, where you can find the biggest Buddha statue made in bronze with 10 meters height, 100 tons in weight. Then, have lunch in local restaurant with local dishes (Goat, pork)
After lunch, transfer from Bai Dinh to Trang An. Upon on arrival, we will take the boat trip around Trang An to visit cave complex (Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou Cave) all caves are in mystery and wildness, you also have chances to admire the beautiful scenery of mountain and rivers of the popular countryside in Vietnam.
16:00: Getting on the bus for returning to Hanoi. Trang An – Bai Dinh Pagoda Tour ends.
Option 4: Perfume Pagoda full day
AM: 08.00 - 08.30 Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, Then take 2 hours road trip. Then you take row-boat trip to go visit that land on the Yen stream “romantic time” about 1 hour to Thien Tru harbor. Then you will enjoy time to trekking go up and down visit the main cave so nice~ step by step you will arrive Huong Tich cave on the top of the mountain. To see Golden-Silver tree rice stuck….One hour down. Lunch at the local restaurant at the bottom of the mountain
PM: After lunchtime, you will see the Heaven Kitchen pagoda and to know about Buddhism ancient architectural at Le Dynasty. Then you will come back by row-boat-trip and 2 hour road trip to Hanoi and arrive at about 18.00.
- Day 2: Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
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 magnificient bay 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-hour cruise is Dong Thien Cung (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 harbour around 4 PM and we will stop at a break in the middle of the way. You have chance to go to rest room 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
08h30: Depart from Hanoi (3.5 hours drive with break, photo stop; good road condition)
12h00: 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
15h30: Start your journey to discover the interesting surroundings and ethnic minority tribes with our cycling tour for 2 hours
Note: This 2-hour valley cycling tour can be replaced by 4.5-hour cycling & rock climbing tour, which starts from 1PM. Surcharge USD 20/ person
19h00: A fabulous dinner will be served
20h30: Complement your experience by sampling delicacies from the local region during dinner time and enjoy the performance by local troupe of ethnic minority Muong and Thai people. It is so relaxing to watch the exotic dances featuring the flower, land-scape and daily agriculture cultivating activities and sweet dating songs in the fresh mountain air
Meals: L, D
Accommodation: Mai Chau lodge
- Day 4: Mo Luong cave - Mai Chau
08h00: Enjoy a tasty international breakfast in Bo Luong Restaurant with views overlooking the lake, the paddy fields and the swimming pool
09h00: 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
10h00: 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
12h30: Enjoy a picnic lunch at the village and drive back to the Lodge or drive back and have lunch at the Lodge
Note: Please note that the program for the second day can be change between Trekking tour to H’mong or Kayaking on Hoa Binh River
19h00: A fabulous dinner will be served
Meals: B, L, D
Accommodation: Mai Chau lodge
- Day 5 : Poom Coong and lac Villages - Hanoi
09h00: Continue walk to Thai’s Village at Pom Coong & Lac
11h30: Back to hotel for Lunch (this meal not included in the package rate)
13h30: Leave Mai Chau to go back to Hanoi
Meals: B, L
- Transport: New and clean with A/C
- The order of tours in this combo might be changed subject to availability
- Special request (diet, vegetarian, allergy ...): should be sent before 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.
- Please give one your option of the first day in comment section
- Combo excludes hotel in Hanoi which can be arranged upon request
Questions & Answers
9.4Based on 2 reviews
Value for money
17 Aug 2018
We loved our tour and ate like kings. Unfortunately it coincided with the Vietnam floods but that did nothing to dampen the spirits of our guide, who improvised with aplomb. Our driver navigated the wet brilliantly and we had an amazing time seeing parts of the country off the beaten track. Such good value!
14 Jun 2018