Paradise Indochina Travel will take you off the beaten track, hitting some of the most beautiful places Northern Vietnam has to offer. You will experience local culture of the regions while being guided by our professional and friendly English speaking tour guide.
Disvovery Of Northern Vietnam 8 Days
Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi - Free time or option tour.
Meet your tour guide on arrival at Noi Bai International Airport. Transfer to the hotel in city center and check-in. Free time in Hanoi or option do street food tour or Hanoi City tour
Day 2: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc ( B, L,D)
Pick up and departure to Ninh Binh on the way a short break for relaxing at a stop-over in Dong Van, Ha Nam province. And then continue Ninh Binh for start the journey by visiting a local family in Tam Coc. The traditional Vietnamese family with three generations living together. Here you will get the chance to see the house architecture and their daily life and their handicraft job of making traditional embroidery. Leaving the family, you will take a bike and start riding to explore the rice fields and limestone mountains for about 1 hour with an 8 km unique route.
Have lunch in a local family prepared by the home chef with the local cuisine featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian culture. After lunch, continue discovery Tam Coc- the “Halong Bay on land” by a small boat rowed by a local for about 2 hours. Known as “Halong Bay on land”, More visit to the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century, visit the temple of King Dinh. Under the introduction of our local guide, you will get to know more about the Vietnamese history. Hoa Lu existed as the capital of Vietnam for 41 years (968 - 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty - King Dinh Tien Hoang when country named Dai Co Viet. Leaving Hoa Lu and drive straight back to Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise - Overnight on Cruise. (B, L, D)
After breakfast in Hanoi, depart the capital for the 3hr 30mins drive to Halong Bay. Arrive to Halong City’s jetty (around noon) and proceed with check-in formalities. After a welcome onboard, lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay. In the afternoon, enjoy some sightseeing, on-board activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on the vessel. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B,L)
Wake up the next morning at sunrise, you are invited to practice Tai Chi on the sun deck. Enjoy the feel of the early morning salt water scent and bask in the early sun rising from behind the mountains. Continue sightseeing in the wonderful bay, enjoy brunch on board while cruising back to mainland. Arriving at the harbor, you will be picked up for transferring back to Hanoi.
Drop off at your hotel in Hanoi and overnight.
Day 5: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Cao Bang. ( B, L, D)
Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi for driving on highway No3. You will also visit the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen City where you can browse the objects, photographs and exhibits that give a better understanding of the various ethnic groups and their agricultural tools, handicrafts and traditional costumes worn for worship. There will be a stop for lunch before your transfer extremely north to Cao Bang through scatterings of villages and rice paddies. You will get the chance to stop at a village known for its tobacco production (depend on growing season). This is the road less-travelled offering you the enjoy the views in peace. Tonight, you have dinner and stay overnight in the homestay of a Nung's family in Quang Uyen.
Day 6: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake. ( B, L, D)
After breakfast at the homestay, you will depart for Trung Khanh which lies on the border with China. Here you will have the chance to meet the Nung people in the village of Phuoc Sen, a mountainous village famous for its traditional blacksmith craft. The farming tools made here are an integral part of the lifestyle which is evident in the surrounding rice paddies and fields. Nestled in amongst these amazing landscapes is the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall which spans over 300 meters, half in Vietnam and half in China. You will have time to soak up the powerful atmosphere of the falls and take some fantastic photos before heading to another natural wonder, Nguom Ngao Cave. This cave stretches out 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites. You will then make your way to return Cao Bang town and going down on snake pass to Ba Be Lake, tonight you will stay overnight on traditional house of Tay ethnic family. At the homestay, you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a meal of home cooked local food.
Day 7: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi. (B/L/D)
You can relax on board, do some wildlife spotting or if you need to cool off, you can jump into the cool, clean waters for a refreshing swim! As you float on Ba Be Lake, you can take in the scenery of the surrounding karsts decorated with patches of wild vegetation and inhabited by all sorts of interesting creatures. The boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore the stunning Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto where you can explore the stalactites and stalagmites which are a result of the erosion of the river on the karst as well as looking out for the bat colony several thousand strong. You will depart for the journey back Hanoi, a drive of approximately 150 miles (230 kilometers). We will stop at some hills tea plant before returning to your hotel in the bustling city of Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi - Airport See off (B)
Breakfast an transfer to Airport
- Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel.
- All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
- Meals as indicated in the program
- Hotel early check in & Late check out
- Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
- International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes
- Visa or Passport Fees
- Travel Insurance
- Tips, laundry and gratuities
- Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals
Cancellation by Customer
- 50% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
- Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the deposit amount
- Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 30% of total package tour charged
- Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged
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