6D5N Mai Chau, Halong Bay, Hanoi (Valid until 30 Apr’16)

Inclusions: Return airport transfers, 5 night stays @ selected hotel (Twin share) with breakfast, Transportation + Tour + Meals as per itinerary.

 

PACKAGE ITINERARY
DAY 1: HANOI – ARRIVAL

Pick up at Noi Bai airport (no guide, with driver only) & transfer to hotel for check-in (check-in time: after 14:00).

Free at leisure

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 2: HANOI – MAI CHAU MINORITY VILLAGE (B,L,D)

Breakfast at hotel
+ 08:15-08:30: Pick up from your hotel and head west towards Hoa Binh to have refreshment
+ 10:00: Leave Hoa Binh for Mai Chau Valley, about 2hrs away, stop for snapping pictures.
+ 12:00: Arrive in Mai Chau and have lunch in a family house in the local village.
+ 14:00: Bicycle around the surrounding villages of White Thai Ethnic people. Learn more about their lives and cultures as your guide can help answer any questions.
+ 18: 00: Dinner with the family, get a closer look into their real life. Drink “ruou can” (traditional alcohol of the minority people) with your new family.

Home stay at the stilt house, the interesting part of the trip. Stilt houses are unique to Mai Chau. There are the large communal rooms. However, we will arrange private room for you to stay.

Note for home stay:

very standard room, no air-conditioner, with fan only, common toilet, no private toilet

DAY 3: MAI CHAU – HANOI (B,L)

The early morning is the most peaceful time to walk around the villages. See women prepare foods on the wooden fire while the sun is rising over the beautiful mountains.

+ 7h30: Light breakfast in the village then walk to Mai Chau market then climb to 1000 Step Cave. The cave is breathtaking and so is the view of the area from the entrance of the cave.

+ 12h00: Have lunch in the village before getting on the bus back to Hanoi.
17h00: Back to your hotel in Hanoi

Enjoy your free time.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 4: HANOI – SIC TOUR TO HA LONG BAY (B,L,D)

+ 08:15-08:30 AM: An Open bus will pick you up at hotel to join with other tourists.
+08:45: Leave Ha Noi for Ha Long City by a modern bus. Get on Imperial Junk boat and enjoy a welcome drink and lunch of savory local sea food. Check into your cabin and start cruising around the bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Lion, Tea Pot, Toad, Dau Nguoi (Human Head) islet, and then stop for a walk through the Sung Sot cave "Amazing Cave"
There will be plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing (If weather permitted) after the boat anchors at a clean calm sea. Enjoy a wonderful sunset dinner in our beautiful restaurant before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.

Dinner and overnight in Imperial Junk Boat.

DAY 5: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (B,L)

Light breakfast on cruise
Keep cruising. Pass by the VAGIA floating village. Kayaking then going to Bai Tu Long Bay, the neglected area which is the most spectacular bay with islands in different shapes, have a look at Hon Gai market, Poet Island. Arrive in Ha Long City at 11:30.

After lunch, return to Ha Noi and arrive in Ha Noi by 16:00.

Overnight in Hanoi. 

DAY 6: HANOI – DEPARTURE (B)

Have breakfast at hotel
Free at leisure.

Transfer to Noi Bai airport for leaving flight. End of services. 

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