What you’ll get
Type : Land tour
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- Cruise Cabin, Homestay
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- Day 1: Noi Bai Arrival - Streetfood tour
Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer to Hanoi center. Check in your hotel then take a short rest before join in a street food tour in the evening (18.00 - 20.00) to discover Hanoi Old Quarters, tasting some of the most famous street foods of Hanoi, eating just like a local while learning about the cuisine and culture of Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
- Day 2: Hanoi - Halong
07.45 - 08.30 We come to pick you up at your hotel for 3.5 hours bus ride through the country side of the Red River Delta to Halong City.
12.00 Arrive in Halong City, board a traditional wooden junk and start the cruising trip to the centre of the bay.
12.30 Fresh seafood lunch (vegetarian menu available) is served while the boat cruises further to the bay. Many amazing islands can be found such as Fighting Cocks (symbol of Halong Bay) Islet, Finger Islet, Incense Burner Islet, and Stone Dog Islet.
After lunch, stop at the most beautiful cave named Thien Cung (Heaven Palace Grotto) and explore huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds. Back to the boat after the visit and heading to Ba Hang fishing Village, you have 2 options here:
Enjoy a rowing boat trip (rowed by locals) around Ba Hang floating village located in a quite place to see how local fishermen earn for living.
Take a kayaking trip on your own to explore this village.
From the floating village, relaxing on the cruise while the boat keeps cruising back to Halong harbor.
16.30 Transfer you back to Hanoi and drop off at the hotel around 20.30. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Meals: B, L
- Day 3: Hanoi - Mai Chau
07.30 - 8.00: Pickup at your hotel in the Old Quarter in our comfortable van.
10.00: Short break on the way.
11.30 - 12.00: Scenic photo stop of Mai Chau valley/arrive in Mai Chau
12.15: Traditional lunch in local village (vegetarian meal available)
13.00 - 15.00: Bicycle ride with local tour guide, see farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves and visit surrounding peaceful villages.
15.00 - 18.00: Free time for bicycling, walking or shopping
18.00: Dinner at the homestay
19.30: Watch Thai traditional dance in the stilt house and enjoy Traditional alcohol (ruou can) with the community then overnight at the homestay or bungalow.
Meals: B, L, D
- Day 4: Mai Chau - Hanoi
07.30 - 8.00: Wake up and have breakfast
08.30 - 11.30: Hike to 1000 Step Cave and local market
12.15 - 15.00: Lunch and free time to relax before transfer back to Hanoi
18.30 – 19.00 - Drop you off at your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Meals: B, L
- Day 5: Hanoi city tour – Departure
Breakfast at the hotel then drive to following visit Tran Quoc Pagoda (the oldest pagoda in Hanoi), Ho Chi Minh Complex and One pillar pagoda – a wooden pagoda on a single stone pillar. Continue to Temple of Literature (Van Mieu), which originally built as a Confucius Temple, then became Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070.
After lunch at local restaurant, transfer to the airport for the onward flight. End of tour.
Meals: B, L
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9.0Based on 5 reviews
Value for money
23 Jan 2019
Since we have never been in an asia country, it is a good start to get in touch with the culture and the good start into travel in Vietnam. The tour is really good organized. The activities are lots of fun. Be careful about the weather, bring the correct equipement with you.
10 Jan 2019
A Christmas and New Year adventure, and my first trip with Intrepid! This trip has a great mix of activities that will give you a super insight into Northern Vietnam. The hiking in Sapa was tough - steep hills, rice terraces and motorbikes - but stunning. I highly recommend this trip
01 Dec 2018
Excellent trip with a good mix of activities and places. Not too physically challenging at all, but enough adventure and outdoors to make a great holiday choice for people who like to move! Our guide was very friendly and shared many insights into Vietnamese culture. The only disappointment for our group was the food in the North - as we were all expecting the type of food in Central/South Vietnam. Great accommodation throughout the trip and the home stays were fine and one of the highlights of the trip, along with biking in Mai Châu.
25 Nov 2018
It was a hassle free holiday, with the stress taken out to when it come to knowing where we needed to be or where we were staying next. We got to see more that expected, and would have never seen what we did without a fantastic tour guide!
30 Oct 2018
Great trip. Physically challenging enough without being too difficult. Great mix of culture, fun and physical activity.