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Tour Code: NVTPA 03
Tour Route: Hanoi arrival – Hanoi City Tour – Mai Chau home stay with hill tribe – Halong Bay (over night on junk cruise) – Hanoi departure
Tour Duration: 7 Days
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Type: Full board package
Activity Level: Classic & adventure home stay
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi morning city tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau (overnight in Mai Chau – Pom Coong Village)
Day 4: Mai Chau – Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Over night on junk cruise)
Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi (shopping)
Day 7: Departure


  • Three Star Centrally Located Hotels
  • One night stay on house on stilts with Thai Minority family
  • Cyclo tour in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Authentic Local Restaurants
  • Private Cars and Drivers
  • Private English Speaking guides
  • Entrance Fees & Permits
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Luggage Transfers
  • One night on Deluxe junk cruise in Halong Bay
  • Full Itinerary
  • Price & Inclusion
  • Accommodation
  • Photos

Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival (D)
Transfer via: International flight – your own arrangement
Up on arrival in Hanoi, we will be welcome at the airport then transfer to hotel.
We are relax in the rest of the day; then go to a fine local restaurant in town for our Welcome Dinner in the evening. Overnight in Hanoi.
Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique 1 hotel

Hanoi Old Quarter

Hanoi Old Quarter

Day 2: Hanoi – City tour (B, L)
Visited sites: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology
Special activities: Cyclo around the Old Quarter & Water puppet show.
AM: Start to be picked up at the hotel at 08:30AM; we enjoy the city by the first visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hour to visit: Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum ;his former House on stilt Residence, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh museum and One pillar pagoda. Keep going to see the Temple of Literature: originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070.
Inside are the stone stele mounted on the backs of turtles, inscribed with the names of the university’s graduates. The complex is divided into five courtyards with different paths that would originally have been reserved for the Emperor and his mandarins. One of the courtyards contains the statue of Confucius guarded by two beautiful bronze storks standing on turtles. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education.
Lunch will be at a fine local restaurant in Hanoi.
PM: After lunch, we get on our van for a drive out of the city center to visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam; Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the
comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the grounds.
Following by that we will wander around the city by car to see the real life of Hanoian as well as the difference parts the city. After that we will take one-hour cyclo around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally, each of the 36 streets names’ was related to the products being sold there. Lastly we enjoy 1-hour water puppet show before getting back to the hotel.
Free in the evening & at night.
Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique 1 hotel

Temple of Literature Hanoi

Temple of Literature Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B, L, D)
We depart Hanoi today at 8 o’clock then drive up to Hoa Binh. After 3,5 hour driving, we arrive at Mai Chau. Having lunch at Lodge’s restaurant before checking in; then we are relax. In the afternoon, we will visit Soldier Caves, followed by a walk to Thái villages of Pom Coong and Lac. Dinner at the house on stilt then enjoy traditional dance performance. Overnight in Mai Chau.
Accommodation: House on stilt of Thai people

Pom Coong Village

Pom Coong Village

Day 4: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B, L)
This morning, we are walk around the village then transfer back to Hanoi for our night stay.
Lunch in Hoa Binh.
Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique 1 hotel

Walk around Village in Mai Chau

Walk around Village in Mai Chau

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Halong Bay
12h00 – 12h30 Embark on Calypso Cruiser followed by cruise briefing
13h00 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch as Calypso Cruiser cruise further along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock, Dog Rock and Incense Burner, to name a few
15h30 – 17h30 Visit Amazing Cave
17h30 – 19h00 Stop at Titop Beach. Go swimming, snap photos the overview of Halong Bay or just relax as the sun starts to set Enjoy cooking class on the cruiser.
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests or just laze around. Overnight on board.
Junk: Calypso junk cruise

Titop Beach in Halong

Titop Beach in Halong

Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
06h00 – 07h00 Start our day with swimming, exercise or photo hunt
07h00 – 11h00 Have breakfast at sunrise.
Get your hand on some kayaking, visiting Luon cave
Head back to the Harbor
Disembark Calypso Cruiser at around 11h00
12h00 – 16h30 Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30 Overnight in Hanoi
Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique 1 hotel

Luon cave

Luon Cave in Halong

Day 7: Hanoi – Departure (B)
Transfer via: International flight – your own arrangement
After breakfast at hotel, we transfer to the airport for our departure flight. Trip ends.

Children policy:

  • Under 2 years old: Free of Charge
  • From 2 – under 5 years old: 50%
  • From 5 – under 12 years old: 75%
  • Above 12 years old: Charged as adult

What’s included?

  • Entrance Fees & permits:

To scenic spots or places as listed in the itinerary and during guided times.

  • Meals:

All meals as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Vietnamese breakfasts is supplied; however, there may be occasions when only a Vietnamese simple breakfast is available in some remote locations.

  • Private Transfers:

Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above). Your comfort is our priority!

  • Guide:

As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide (other language upon request, please be advised that the tour guide salary could be varies depends on the language/s spoken and the tour cost could be changed) and experience driver will be with you throughout the trip.

  • Hotels:

Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds (twin share basis).
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Vietnamese breakfast or continental (depends on each hotel). All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.

  • Junk Cruise in Halong Bay:

En-suite cabin base on twin share basis.

  • Homestay with Thai Minority:

Home stay with Thai Minority people in Mai Chau is basic and clean. The family provides matches, Mosquito net, Blanket, Pillow. The stilt house has wooden floor. Western & hot water toilet is available.

  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:

10% VAT included in the trip cost

  • Luggage Transfers:

Between airports and hotels. Normally, your luggage is with you at the back of the vehicles. In some occasions when the van is full and we have vehicle support to carry your luggage
Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What’ excluded?

  • Excess Baggage Charges:

Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55 cm.

  • Personal Expenses:

Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals, which are not included in the tour itinerary.

  • Meals:

Any meals, which are not specified in the tour itinerary.

  • Single Room Supplement:

Single room supplement applied when you are traveling alone and having your own room or having no one to share room with you.

  • Tips & gratuities:

Tips for guides, driver, and doorbells…are not included in the tour price. Please be advised that tiping is not a must in Vietnam. However, if you are please with services or people you should tip when appreciate.

  • International flight ticket/s in and out of Vietnam:

International flight tickets in and out of Vietnam is at your own arrangement. Please ask our guide help to reconfirm your flight ticket if needed

  • Departure taxes:

Departure taxes for international flight to Vietnam & out of Vietnam.

  • Visa and visa fees to Vietnam:

Please check if your need to have visa to Vietnam or not. For many ASEAN countries, people do not need visa to travel to Vietnam within 15 days

  • Entrance fees and permits during free time:

You need to pay for your own for entrance fee and permits during your free times and not guided times

  • Personal travel insurance:

Personal travel insurance is Compulsory when traveling with us

  • Personal expenses:

You pay for your own bill for personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills

  • Others not mentioned:

Others services is not mentioned in the itinerary is not included