An interesting group combo to visit 3 most popular destinations in the north of Vietnam including Hanoi, Mai Chau and Halong: A walking tour around Hanoi Old quarters and pass by at least 8 stops and try 10 tastings. Discover Vietnamese cuisine through Hanoi food, a biking trip around the villages in Mai Chau Valley and a cruising excursion in Halong Bay.
DAY 1: Hanoi streetfood tour
Our private car will pick you up at Noi Bai International airport, and transfer you to the hotel in hanoi old quarter area.
After check- in the hotel, we will join in Hanoi secret food tours in 3 hours with 8 stops and 10 tastings (small group tour with maximum of 10 people) to discover traditional Vietnamese food, experience the local ways of life, and figure out the stories of city’s culture and cusine.
Overnight in hotel
Day 1 includes pick-up airport, hanoi streetfood tour, hotel in hanoi old quarter area.
DAY 2 & 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau
08:00: Depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau – an idyllic valley home to many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai.
12: 00: Arrive in Mai Chau around noon and enjoy your lunch.
14:00: Check in your room (If room is available, we can offer you early check in)
15:00: Biking tour with local guide to explore Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Chieng Sai, Cha Long, Tong Dau, Van villages. Be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Total cycling time is around 2 – 2,5 hours on flat village paths.
18:30: Back to Mai Chau Ecolodge for dinner.
20:30: Enjoy a traditional dance show and taste Ruou Can, a local rice wine.
Overnight at Mai Chau Ecolodge
DAY 3: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B, L)
06:30 – 07:30: Have breakfast at the restaurant in the hotel
08:00:(Recommend itinerary) Free exploring Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Nhot, Pom Coong, Lac and Chieng Chau villages. Be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Total walking time is around 2.5 – 3 hours on flat village paths. Take it all in: the spectacular scenery of Mai Chau and the relaxed rhythm of local life.
Check out around 12.pm
12:00 – 13:15: Have lunch at the restaurant in the hotel
13:30: Transfer back to Hanoi.
Overnight in the hotel in Hanoi old quarter area
Day 2 & 3 includes 2-day-1-night tour in Mai Chau, hotel in Hanoi
DAY 4 & 5: Hanoi – Halong
Day 4: HON GAI HARBOUR – BAI TU LONG BAY – CONG DO – CAP LA ISLAND.
07.45 – 8:30: The Swan shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi and heading to northeast of Vietnam. At the middle of the way, we have a quick stop to stretch your leg and refresh then continue our way to Halong Bay.
12.00: Arrive at Swan office in Ha Long, have a bit time to relax , and then you will transfer to Swan Cruises by tender.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in your cabin.
13.30: Have lunch while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.30: Arrive to Cap La Island - the beautiful area in Bai Tu Long bay. Enjoy kayaking through the karsts and breathtaking nature, and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoy Sunset Time( enjoy tea and fresh fruits). This time is regarded as “ Happy Hour” while our cruise is sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Have dinner in the dining room on board.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing. If you want to sing karaoke, please inform our tour guide to be supported.
Overnight on Swan Cruise in Cong Do area
Attention: According to Halong Bay Board Management, swimming activities need to be allowed to organize by Halong Bay Management Authority)
Day 5: TRA SAN – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – HON GAI HARBOR (B, L)
06.30: Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck. Enjoy early morning landscape of the bay.
07.00: Have breakfast on board (tea and coffee are free)
07.45: Explore Thien Canh Son cave. Our tour guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature.
08.45: Return to the main boat.
09.30: Finish packing and check out your cabin.
(Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (our staff will support you transfer directly to the pier).
10.00: Cooking demonstration is also organized by our guide at this time. You have a chance to make Vietnamese cuisine by yourself.
10.45: Enjoy lunch while our cruise is returning Hon Gai harbour.
12.00: Back to the harbor and disembark in Hon Gai pier.
12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then our bus will take you back to Hanoi.
17.00: End of tour package: Hanoi – Mai Chau- Halong ( 5 Days 4 Nights)
Attention: The itinerary is subject to change due to the weather, tide level and operating conditions without prior notice.
Day 4 & 5 includes 2-day-1-night tour in Halong on Swan Boutique Cruises
INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION OF TOUR PACKAGE
- Pick-up airport on the first day
- Hotel in Hanoi ( Day 1 and Day 3)
- Hanoi Streetfood tour with small group tour and experienced guide
- Shuttle bus round trip Hanoi – Mai Chau- Hanoi ( No guide) on Day 2 & 3)
- Accommodation in Mai Chau
- Meals as mentioned in the hotel in Mai Chau ( Day 2&3) and on Swan Boutique Cruises ( Day 4&5)
- Biking tour with English speaking guide in Mai Chau
- Welcome drink at arrival in Mai Chau ( Day 2) and in Halong ( Day 4)
- Traditional dance with local rice wine “Ruou Can” in the evening in Mai Chau
- Free use of WIFI, and swimming pool in Mai Chau
- Shuttle bus round trip Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi ( Day 4 & 5)
- Free WiFi on Swan Shuttle bus and Swan waiting lounge in Halong
- Sunset party on Swan Boutique Cruise ( Day 4)
- Cooking class on Swan Boutique Cruises ( Day 4), Fruit Carving on Swa Boutique Cruises ( Day 5)
- Kayak ( Day 4)
- Entrance and sightseeing fee ( Day 2 and Day 4)
- Squid fishing tool ( Day 4)
- Tai Chi Morning ( Day 5)
- English speaking tour guide during Bai Tu Long Bay tour
- Upgraded drinks ( Day 1)
- All beverages in 5 days 4 nights tour
- Personal expenses
- Spa services
- Other personal charge