Day 1 : HANOI / HOA BINH / MAICHAU (L/D) (150km – 3h30)
Pick up at your hotel and drive to the Thai minority villagemaichau1.200 of Mai Chau through Hoa Binh in the heart of Northern Vietnam.
Arrive in Maichau and have lunch in a Thai house.
In the afternoon, walk around Thai minority villages (Pomcoong and Lac villages) and learn about the traditional life of the local people.
Lunch en route before continuing to the minority village of Mai Chau.
Dinner in Mai Chau.
Overnight in a house on stilts.
Day 2 : MAICHAU / HOALU / NINH BINH / TAM COC / BICH DONG PAGODA (B/L) (140km – 3h00)
After breakfast, transfer to Ninh Binh through the National road 12A.
Stop to visit Dinh and Le dynastic temples before driving to Tam Coc village.
Check into hotel.
Have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, transfer to visit of Bich Dong pagoda. Bich Dong (which literally means “Green Pearl Grotto”). Bich Grotto has been said that the second most beautiful cave in Vietnam.
Continue to Linh Coc wharf then take a small sampan for a spectacular 2-hour cruise through numerous waterways and a beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice paddies, to the stunning Hang But caves.
Back to your hotel.
Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Tam Coc.
Day 3 : TAM COC / HALONG BAY (B/L/D) (160km – 3h30)
After breakfast, transfer to Halong Bay – the World Heritage Site listed by UNESCO.
Arrive around 12h30 and take a junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay.
Enjoy fresh seafood set lunch while our Halong Sail is peacefully passing Burn of Incense, Dog, Fighting Cock Island and Halong fishing village.
Visit the most magical and beautiful cave – Sung Sot Cave.
Trek and swim at Titop Island, which gives you a chance to view panorama view of Halong bay from the top and do kayaking nearby.
Enjoy fresh seafood set dinner on the bay.
Enjoy films or squid fishing at night if requested.
Overnight on the junk.
Day 4 : HALONG / HANOI (B/L) (160km – 3h30)
Wake up in the next morning at sunrise.
Experience Tai Chi Lesson on the sundeck if request in advance.
Enjoy an energizing breakfast.
Visit Luon Cave by small boat and then the boat passes Man Head Island, Tortoise Island.
Check out the cabin and clear the bills.
Learn to cut flowers from fruits and roots.
Check out the boat to transfer to Cua Vang for lunch.
In the afternoon, transfer back to Hanoi.
Arrive in late-afternoon and transfer to your hotel.