If you have 8 days to visit Vietnam, let us guide your step. This Vietnam Adventure tour will give you a chance to explore the highlight and essence of Vietnam with not only a masterpiece landscape as Pu Luong but also the unique scene as Ninh Binh and a marvelous UNESCO World Heritage Site as Ha Long Bay. Let make your money to be valued by taking this one in a million chances.
Welcome up on arrival by Go Vietnam Travel‘s guide and driver, then we transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Today we ready to transfer to Mai Chau at 8 AM. The estimated transfer time is for 3 & a half hours to come to this place.
At 11:30, on arrival Mai Chau, we have lunch in a local restaurant. This is a really good time for you to explore the Vietnamese ethnic cuisine which is unique and delicious.
13:00, we start our hiking tour in Mai Chau to go ahead for Chieu Cave.
The ascent to the Chieu Cave is almost entirely lined with concrete steps. There are more than 1,000 stars, but the climb up is not difficult.
Once at the top, there is a large cave entrance, 10 meters across, slightly covered by an impressive Xa Pung tree. Once inside the cool floors, the caves paths naturally split between the stalactite forest. One of the more impressive features is a “tree” that was made from water droplets dripping from the ceiling.
16:00, we come back to the car and transfer to the Don Village of Pu Luong Nature Retreat.
17:00, Arrival homestay for check-in and free time in Don Village
8:00AM: After breakfast, our driver will transfer us from Don Village to Bang Village. We start our trekking day from Bang Village to Kho Muong. The day begins with a beautiful hike through the tiers of splendid rice terraces, past several idyllic villages, verdant hillocks, lush farmlands and beautiful mountains. Kho Muong is located in a picturesque valley and home to the Muong people.
Go through Nua Village with a scene like a masterpiece.
One the way, we stop off and have a picnic for lunch.
We return Ban Don and finish an amazing day.
If you travel to Vietnam during the rain season (from May to October), we will have a chance to go to Huou Village to enjoy the marvelous scene in Huou waterfall. After trekking to Huou Village, then we will check-in and overnight in Huou Village.
Tonight we settle in with a Muong family in a traditional wooden house to experience their way of life.
Approx: 8 km hike
Pu Luong – Ninh Binh transfer:
8:00 AM: after breakfast, we say goodbye to Pu Luong and transfer to Ninh Binh. It takes about 3 hours to get Ninh Binh.
Visit Hoa Lu:
On the way to Ninh Binh, we will visit Hoa Lu – the former capital of Vietnam under the Dinh and Le dynasty with two temples worshiping Dinh Tien Hoang King and Le Dai Hanh King. Dinh Tien Hoang had successfully defeated Ngo Dynasty and made Vietnam officially independent from any ruler. On his death in 980, General Le Hoan wisely married Dinh’s widow and established the Le Dynasty and enlarged the citadel.
12:00: Have lunch in a local restaurant.
13:00: Check-in homestay in Tam Coc – Ninh Binh.
Hiking Mua Cave:
Afer a short rest, we take a bike to go to Mua Cave. It is not far from your homestay.
The road to Mua cave was imitated as the Great wall of China. Since you end your climbing, on the top of Mua cave, every worry will go with the wind. Any tiring feeling will disappear, instead limitless and expanses of fat rice crops ( Tam Coc rice fields) appears magically in front of your eyes.
We come back to our hotel in Tam Coc.
Overnight in Tam Coc homestay
Rowing boat in Tam Coc:
After having breakfast in the homestay, we will take a pleasant boat rowing in Tam Coc. The limestone caves area stretching along Ngo Dong river which is known as “Halong Bay on the land” and enjoy the journey along the river with the peaceful scenery of special karst mountain surrounded with rice paddy and the sight of some ancient temples along the way.
Explore Thien Ha Cave (Galaxy Grotto):
Still on our boating route, we transfer to a surprising grotto which has another name is Galaxy Grotto. It seems that all the essence gather here to blow the soul into the beauty. At this time, in front of visitors a stream of light from the sky to open space and visitors’ eyes. It is truly a “Stone Castle “. The visitors are not out of surprise by the illusory realism of a world of stalactites. Especially in front of visitors a stream of light from the sky to open space and visitors’ eyes. It is a “Stone Castle “Life is a soul.
At 04 PM, we turn around Tam Coc with the same way.
Note: the time on rowing boat is about 3 hours.
Transfer to Halong:
8:00 AM, we transfer to Ha Long Bay. Halong Bay has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Natural Heritage thanks to its universal values of landscape, geology and geomorphology, respectively in 1994 and 2000 and is one of the most beautiful bays in the world.
Lunch on boat:
12:00: On arrival in Halong, we will embark on Oasis Bay Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing. We will then savor a delectable lunch while Oasis Bay Cruise among the limestone islands.
Sung Sot Cave:
Then we explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay before continue cruising to Titov Island for swimming and relaxing at the beach or climb up to the Top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
In the late afternoon, we return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area where we enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. After dinner, free time for socializing with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on Oasis Bay cruise or similar
Ta Chi class- Breakfast:
On the day dawn, you can enjoy fresh air of the bay and start the day with Tai Chi class in the early morning. Have breakfast on board, prepare the energy for kayaking among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area.
Ba Hang Fishing Village:
At around 10.15 AM, we return to the boat, freshen up and check out of your cabin while our cruise continue passing Ba Hang Fishing Village, Dog Islet and more. While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch. Disembark at around noon and find your car is waiting and take us back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi
After breakfast, we will be free until your driver arrives to take you to NoiBai airport for your departure flight.
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