Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi ( DInner)
Pick up and transfer to Hotel. free and easy.
Dinner and night in Hanoi.
Day 2: City tour ( B, L)
8h00 AM Visit to HoChiMinh Mausoleum, HoChiMinh's House-on-stilt, Ethnic Museum or Bat Trang pottery village, Van Mieu (Temple of Literature). Lunch
P.M: Visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple. Cyclo tour (1 hours) to visit Old Quarter of Hanoi and Dong Xuan Market. See Water puppet show. Night in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong ( B, L, D)
07:30– 08:20 Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotels in Hanoi old quarter upon your requirement. Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours and on the way you can enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side
10:00- 10.20 Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 20 – 30 minutes
12:00- 14h00 Arrive at Tuan Chau harbor, take break and welcome drink at Alisa Cruise Lounge before boarding to Alisa
Welcome to Alisa Cruise, enjoy a welcome drink while our cruise manager gives a brief introduction, safety guidelines bout Alisa Cruise. Check-in your cabin and start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese and International dishes served while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
14.00 After Lunch continues to cruising exploration in HALONG BAY passing by Cua Van Floating Village, Tien Ong Cave, Trong Cave, the Ho-dong Tien cave, Luon cave... Customers also have chance to experience how beautiful are for Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island
14:30 Arrival in Lan Ha Bay in Tung Gau Area- The most beautiful area in Halong Bay with wild natural beauty.
15:00 Continued exploration the Halong Bay. Depend on a specific day and season only 1 option will be chosen KAYAKING
Customers will have 45 minutes for kayaking around the Pearl Farm Village Area. After kayaking customers will have 2 options to continue your trip:
OPTION 1: VISITING TITOP ISLAND FOR SWIMMING
16.00: Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay.
OPTION 2: VISITING PEARL FARM VILLAGE
16:00 Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village. Travelers will have a chance to visit Floating Pearl Farm and see how local people produce the great pearls. This Pearl Farm Village was established in 1995 by a Japanese organization, after years run by Japanese experts, it was transferred for Vietnamese. Our guide will show you around the farm and the museum there and explained how the process is done. You will pass a floating raft where some kinds of oyster pearls are grown and transplanted such as South Sea pearl, Tahitian Black Pearl,…etc. After that, you will see a processing room where workers transplanting oysters and understand some precious species of pearl. The last, you could see one of the workers here opening an alive oyster in front of your eyes to see pearl inside and thenhave to look their achievement in the showroom!
17:30 Come back to our Alisa Cruise and relax by enjoying Sun Set party with Juices, Cocktails, Red Vine and fruits on Alisa Sky Bar. Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
18:00- 18: 30 Join the cooking class guided directly by Chef of Alisa Cruise. on sundeck – Our Chef will guides how to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy 2 drinks get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxes. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.
19:30 Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise at Alisa Restaurant.
21:00-23:00 Evening entertainments: Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sorts of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sorts of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Alisa Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.
End of Program for Day One.
Day 4: Halong – Ninh Binh ( Brunch , DInner)
06.30-7:00 Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi Le session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Coffee, tea, and pastries for light breakfast are served in the dining room with the morning view of bay’s landscape. Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and breakfast.
08:00 Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.
9:40 - 10:15 Back to Alisa Cruise Check-out of your room and settle bills at reception. Having brunch at Alisa Restaurant on boat at 10.15 AM
11: 15 - 12:45 Arriving the harbor and get off from the boat , Pick up and transfer to Ninh Binh.
Check in Hotel. And night in Ninh Binh.
Day 5: Ninh Binh – Mai chau ( B, L, D)
Breakfast at Hotel then take boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (around 5 km). Lunch
Pm: departure to Mai Chau. On the way to Mai chau, pay a Visit to Hang Pagoda (Ancient Cave pagoda) to enjoy a peaceful scenarios and to get a more understanding of the most popular religion - Buddismn. Visiting a Muong ethnic minority village to see stilt-house and their lives. Check in a lovely resort.
MaiChau HideAway resort. Free and easy.
DInner and night in Mai Chau.
Day 6: Mai chau( B, L, D)
Moring Tour :
- 8h30 AM: After breakfast, Take a boat trip on Da River as the biggest lake of Vietnam.
- 9h00 AM: take a short brake to visit a floating houses and experience fisher man daily life there.
- 10h00 AM : we head to Ngoi Hoa - Muong village – discovering Muong minority . Do Short trekking visit village, local houses on stilt then takes around 30 minutes to climb up to Fairy Pond, it’s beautiful and pristine, you will love it at first sight. . The water here is blue like jade.
- 11h30 AM: Back to Mai Chau hideaway resort for lunch
Afternoon Tour :
- 2: PM: departing from Mai Chau Hideaway
- 2:45 PM : reach to mai chau valley and start biking from lac village
- 3:00 PM: stopping to explore Cha Village
- 3:30 PM: exploring Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Cha Long, Tòng Đậu villages
- Stopping over Village, dropping in on a Thai family, be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture.
- 5:00 PM: afterwards you can stroll around the hamlets, before returning back to Mai Chau hideaway. Dinner and stay second night at Resort.
Day 7: Mai chau – hanoi ( B, ) departure. End trip.
Free and easy to enjoy the peaceful scenery of resort then transfer back Hanoi for flight departure. End trip.
Accommodation offering in this trip: ( click to see hotel ) Or Similar Ones.
Tour Cost includes:
- Transportation in mountain by private car/ van
- Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = Lunch , D= Dinner
- Accommodation : twin sharing room at the below mentioned hotel
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees to indicated sights
- Boat trip
Tour Cost excludes:
- Airport taxes; Visas (Vietnam); travel insurance; tips; personal expenses, emergency transfers, Other meals.