Hanoi – Mai Chau – Ninh Binh – Ha Long – Hanoi (5days/4 nights)
Day1: Hanoi – Mai Chau
Drive to the Mai Chau valley. After lunch, explore the mountainous villages at Na Phon and Poong Con. Spend the night with White Thai minority villagers in the town of Lac Village, and enjoy dinner with a local family. (L, D)
OVERNIGHT IN HOMESTAY IN BAN LAC
Day2: Mai Chau – Hoa Binh – Ninh Binh
Drive to Ben Sang dock for the four-hour boat cruise on the Da River to HoaBinh. Tour the HoaBinh reservoir and immense power station before driving to Ninh Binh. (L)
OVERNIGHT IN VAN XUAN HOTEL
Day 3: Ninh Binh – Ha Long
Drive to Hoa Lu to visit the Dinh and Le temples. Later in the day, we visit Tam Coc, a strikingly beautiful region of limestone-cliffs and rice paddies that is similar to the seascapes of Ha Long Bay. We transfer to small boats to explore the caves in and around Tam Coc, which means “three caves” then driving to Ha Long.
OVERNIGHT AT HA LONG HERITAGE HOTEL (L)
Day 4: Ha Long bay discovers
Full days boat trip on the bay visit cruising through new waters, stopping to visit colorful grottoes and to swim at deserted beaches.
OVERNIGHT IN AT HERITAGE HOTEL.
Day 5: Ha Long – Hanoi
Drive to back to Hanoi. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. End of services. (B)