Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong bay 5 days
Day 1 (L,D): Hanoi - Mai Chau, homestay8am: Depart from Hanoi by private vehicle to Mai Chau Village. We stop at Ha Dong town to visit Van Phuc silk village, which is famous for silk weaving in the North of Vietnam, you will have an opportunity to see how local people here made silk by traditional and simple way.
Keep our driving up to Mai Chau. We reach Mai Chau at about 12:00 noon. Enjoy lunch in a local house.
In the afternoon, we will take a loop walk through surrounding rice paddies and villages around Mai Chau, in here you will see how local people working, plan and harvest water rice. You will also see animals like buffaloes, pigs, cats, goats…freely around. Walk back to the village.
After dinner you will have a chance to see special tradition Thai’s dance until late evening.
Overnight in the stilt house with the friendly Thai ethnic people.
Day 2 (B,L,D): Mai Chau - Cuc Phuong national parkHave breakfast then drive for 3 hours to Cuc Phuong national park in Ninh Binh province. Visit the Primate Rescue Center. Check in the Guest house in the park. Have lunch.
After lunch, we drive 20km inside the park to Bong Station then do trekking 6km through the rain forest to visit the Giant Thousand Year Old Tree. Back to the guest house. Free time at night.
Day 3 (B,L,D): Cuc Phuong - Hoa Lu and Tam CocAfter breakfast at the guest house, drive an hour to Hoa Lu Ancient capital. After visiting two famous temples of the Dinh and Le Dynasties in Hoa Lu, we do biking 12km to Tam Coc. Check in your hotel in Tam Coc. Have lunch. After Lunch take 2-hour boat trip by sampan boat to see "Halong bay inland".
Relax and overnight in Tam Coc.
Day 4 (B,L,D): Tam Coc - Halong bay, Overnight on the Paloma CruiseAfter breakfast at the hotel in Tam Coc, drive 170km to Halong city.
12:30 Arrive at Paloma office, Halong City. Transferred by tender to Paloma Cruise – enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check into cabins and begin your cruise.
13:15 – 15:00 Having lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and thoughout the cruise).
15:00 Head to Bai Tu Long Bay, pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
Visit the Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boat (01 hour) or Kayak into the village then return to the vessel for your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, swimming etc.
17.00 Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets near Trong cave.
Happy Hour (sunset party)
18:30 Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.
19.15 Sumptuous Set-dinner onboard.
21.00 Relaxing on your cabin or join the on board activities: film entertainment, light music for dancing in the dining room (please book in advance with your tour guide), board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.
Happy Hour! Buy two drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise.
Day 5 (B,L,): Halong bay - Hanoi06:15 Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07:00 Have breakfast in dinning room.
08:00 Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot).
Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.
10:00 Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
10:30 Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11.30 – 12.00 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier.
Road trip back to Hanoi.
16:00 - 16:30 Arrive in Hanoi
- Sampan boat
- 2 days 1 night cruise on Paloma cruise
- Sightseeing Tickets
- Meals as mentioned (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
- English speaking Tour guide
Excludes:- Personal expenses.
Price: Private tour
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