MU CANG CHAI & HALONG BAY

  • Cruising in between the towering karst formations of Halong Bay - UNESCO's world heritage.

  • Admire the beauty of the rice terraced paddy fields in  Mu Cang Chai.

  • Enjoy the local food.

  • Experience 2 home-stay nights on traditional stilt houses of ethnic minority people.

  • Learn the interesting cultures of different ethnic groups such as Thai and H'mong...

  • Trek along back roads up and down the mountains to enjoy the breath-taking landscape.

Code: HLT-05

Duration: 06 Days

Travel Route: Hanoi - Nghia Lo - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Private Tour | Operate all year around | Can be tailored to suite your requirements

Day 1: Hanoi - Nghia Lo

You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 AM by your private tour guide and driver. After getting out of bustle and hustle Hanoi, you will enjoy the countryside view through the windows while driving northwestward to Yen Bai province. Arrive at Nghia Lo town early in the afternoon, check in our home-stay at a peaceful village nearby Nghia Lo. Lunch and rest on a traditional stilt house. In the afternoon, we embark on a bicycling tour to discover the daily life of the ethnic community in the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery of villages, rice fields an mountains. Dinner and overnight at the homestay. Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Nghia Lo - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai

After breakfast, we bid farewell to the host family and head for Tu Le town. Tu Le is a little town located at beautiful valley at the foot of Khau Pha Pass. Upon arrival, we get ready for a soft trek to the rice valley and visit some villages. Taking photographs and meeting local people. Back to the town and having lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we start our drive up the famous Khau Pha Pass. This mountain pass is known for terraced rice paddies. The scenery over the valley from the pass is so stunning at the rice reason, especially during the harvesting time. We will have some stops for photo opportunities on the way to Mu Cang Chai. Arrive in Mu Cang Chai town late in the afternoon. Check in another home-stay by the town. After getting our baggage stored, we will end the day with a gentle walk to visit a village of the Thai ethnic minority at the foot of a mountain nearby. Dinner and overnight at the home-stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Mu Cang Chai - Tu Le

This morning, we will get a transfer to a trekking point for the whole day trek to enjoy Vietnam’s national rice terrace heritage. Our trek will start from Che Cu Nha commune to La Pan Tan Commune. It is around 13 km. This trek will definitely offer us a good opportunity to see the main spots and admire the beauty of amazing rice terraces that Mu Cang Chai has to offer. We will also be able to visit a few villages of the H’mong hill tribe scattered in the area. Get picked up by our private vehicle around 4.00 PM. Transfer back to Tu Le Town and check into a boutique hotel. Dinner and stay for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Tu Le - Hanoi

After breakfast, we will check out of the room and make our way back to Hanoi. Lunch on the way. Arrive Hanoi around 3:30 PM. Finish the tour at your hotel in Hanoi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay

You will be met by the driver and tour guide again at 8:00 AM for the morning drive to Halong Bay. After almost 4 hour drive, we will arrive at Hoan Gai pier and embark on a wooden boat to spend the afternoon cruise through this bay of the World Heritage. Kayaking, swimming before dinner at a stunning place on the bay. Overnight on boat.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi

This morning, wake up early for the sunrise if you wish. After breakfast, the crews start the engine again for visiting other parts of the bay before getting on Cat Ba Island at noon. Bid farewell to the crews and transferred to the hydrofoil port for 1-hour ride to the main land. Get picked up by your private transport again and head back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi late in the afternoon. Check back in your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

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INCLUSION

  • Private A/C vehicle per itinerary

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Home-stay at a local house

  • English speaking tour guide

  • Sightseeing tickets and entrance fee

  • Packaged cruise in Halong Bay

  • Bottled water on the vehicle

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel insurrance

  • Drinks & other meals

  • Hotel in Hanoi (On request)

  • Tips and other personal expense.

  • All other services not mentioned above

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