DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI, VIETNAM
Pick you up on arrival and transfer to the hotel, check in and free time at leisure on your own of exploration the city.Overnight Hanoi(D)
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR 1DAY
At 8.00 AM, pick you up the hotel, our city tour including visit Hochiminh President Complex(Hochiminh Mausoleum, the house on stilts, presidential palace, the One Pillar Pagoda).Visiting this site, you will understand more about the life of President Ho, a great leader, Hero of national liberation and a great man of world culture. Our next stop is the Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam. Before having lunch, we visit the fine art museum where different kinds of paintings of famous artists are on display.
Your lunch will be served at one of the best local restaurants with special of Hanoi cuisine. After lunch, continue our visit to Museum of Ethnology, which exhibits the traditional culture of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam. You will take one hour of Cycling trip for sightseeing Hanoi old quarters. Taking this mean of transportation is the best way to have a close look at the 36 streets in Hanoi. At late afternoon, we will transfer back to your hotel at 4.30 Pm. (B/L/D)
DAY 3: HANOI-HALONG BAY (Aboard)
At 7.30 in the morning, Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay.
Welcome on board of Bai Tho Junk and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth.
After lunch, we cruise to the inside of magical landscape of Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Binh Phong mountain, Sung Sot Cave, Round over Titov Beach. Enjoy sunset on the top of the Titov mountain or you take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnels with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon.
Back on board Junk, enjoy dinner on boat. Overnight on board junk (B/L/D)
DAY 4: HANLONG BAY CRUISES-HANOI
Rise to the sound of the ocean coming to life for another lovely day. Before breakfast, you may have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, we cruise to the Bai Tho Mountain in the other beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay and we cruise back to the Halong dock.
Lunch on boat before checkout is at 11:45.
Boat arrive at harbor by 12:00 free time for shopping .
12h45 Transfer back to Hanoi by road and transfer to hotel on arrival (B/L/D)
DAY 5: PERFUME PAGODA 1DAY
At 8.00 AM, we pick you up at your Hotel. And depart for the perfume pagoda. The journey takes one and half hours, along the way see everyday Vietnamese village life.
On arrival at Yen Stream you will join our sampan trip for one and half hour for sightseeing beautiful landscapes of rice fields and the elephant mountains .along the way stop at the Taoist temple of Den Trinh (pagoda of representation).
Continue our journey further down the river and arrive at the foot of Huong tich mountain (mountain of the fragrant traces), from where the sampan drops you. A stone flagged path takes you to Thien Tru (pagoda leading to the heaven), built in 17th century and dedicated to the goddess Quan Am. next will be a longer trekking to Huong Tich pagoda, the pagoda Huong Tich is one of the most important to the Mahayana Buddhists of Vietnam and was built in a big cave, when you reach to the top of this mountain, you will be rewarded with the fine view.
Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Next is returned by sampan trip on the same way back up to our waiting vehicle. At very late afternoon will be arrival Hanoi.(B/L)
DAY 6: HANOI-MAICHAU VALLEY
At 8.30 in the morning, leave Hanoi, Heading west to Hoa Binh town where famous with the biggest hydropower plan. On arrival, check in the luxury Mai Chau Lodge and lunch will be served later, after lunch start our hiking tour to visit the surrounding villages of Thai people such as Poong Coong and Lac villages. Tonight after dinner, we join with music and dancing show of the village band. You will also be entertained with their home cooked rice wine. Stay overnight in Mai Chau (B/L/D)
DAY 7: MAICHAU- HANG KIA-HANOI
After breakfast and check out the hotel, next we will drive to the north for 35km to Hang Kia, a H’mong village. On arrival the Hang kia, start our walking tour to visit this beautiful village, stop over at some H’mong family houses. At end of the village, driver picks you up and continue our trip onwards Hoa Binh town for lunch. From here, we go straight to Hanoi. Arrival at mid- after noon.(B/L)
DAY 8: HANOI DEPARTURE
Free at leisure until our driver will come to pick up you to transfer back the airport for flight onwards. Tour ends at airport(B)