Charming Northern Vietnam

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Explore the highlights in Northern Vietnam while you gain knowledge about history and admire the beauty of Vietnam’s natural landscape. Consequently, you should not miss the opportunity to explore Northern Vietnam.

Ha Noi – Mai Chau – Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay


  • All services are performed in accordance with the agreed-upon schedule (In extremely rare unusual instances, we will give equal alternative alternatives (accommodation, flights,…)
  • Travelers to our regions are urged to buy personal medical and/or travel insurance, ideally encompassing loss of bags and personal possessions, as well as medical evacuation coverage if necessary.
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  • Exploring historic and traditional Hanoi
  • Enjoying beautiful landscapes of Mai Chau valley
  • Visiting attractive places in Ninh Binh
  • Discovering Halong Bay – UNESCO World Heritage site

The Charming Northern Vietnam

6 days 5 nights

Ha Noi – Mai Chau – Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/L)

Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B/L/D)

Day 4: Mai Chau – Ninh Binh (B/L)

Day 5: Ninh Binh – Halong (B/L/D)

Day 6: Halong – Hanoi (B)

Day 1. Arrival in Ha Noi

Welcome to the thousand-year old capital of Vietnam! On your arrival at Hanoi airport, you will meet your tour guide and travel to your hotel in the city center. Relax and explore Hanoi on your own.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2. Ha Noi (Breakfast/Lunch)

Today you will explore the charming capital city of Hanoi visiting significant sites including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s traditional stilt house, Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam.

In the afternoon, you will visit Ethnology Museum (close on Monday) which offers an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam. After that, continue with a walk to the Old Quarter, named after the original 36 artisan guilds that date back to the 13th century, then stroll around the Hoan Kiem Lake area. Finish the day with a traditional Water Puppet show, an art form which was invented a thousand years ago by the farmers of the Red River Delta area , that depicts scenes from the country’s history.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3. Ha Noi – Mai Chau (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

In the morning, you will depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau, passing along mountains, fertile valleys, and traditional villages. Upon arrival in the picturesque Mai Chau Valley surrounded by spectacular karst rock formations and rice paddies, check-in the hotel and have lunch.  After lunch, spend the afternoon exploring the idyllic natural surroundings or hop on a bike to discover the tranquil valley.

Overnight in Mai Chau.

Day 4. Mai Chau – Ninh Binh (Breakfast/Lunch)

After breakfast, you will be driven from Mai Chau to Ninh Binh province, one of the most beautiful parts of Vietnam with its dramatic scenery and historical temples. The rice fields here are beautiful and the mountains have earned the area the nickname ‘Dry Halong Bay’, a moniker borne out by the limestone karsts which dominate the landscape.

Lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Hoa Lu Citadel and the ancient temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang (Dinh Dynasty, 968–80) and Emperor Le Dai Hanh (Le Dynasty, 980–1009).

In the afternoon, take a pleasant bike ride on the dam levee to Van Long Nature Reserve, then step aboard a small rowboat for a slow journey to view a stunning sunset here.

Transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight.

Day 5. Ninh Binh – Ha Long (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, leave Ninh Binh for an overnight boat trip on Halong Bay. Arrive in Halong City late in the morning and hop aboard your boat and begin your join-in overnight Halong Bay cruise.

After sailing along the idyllic rock formations, end the day by setting anchor in the middle of the Bay. As the sun sets over the water, dinner is served on board, consisting of fresh seafood, salads, and fruits.

Overnight on board.

Day 6. Ha Long – Ha Noi (Breakfast)

Enjoy a fresh morning on the bay. Breakfast is served while the boat cruises slowly through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi.

End of all services.


Inclusions services

  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced and skilled English-Speaking Guide
  • All admission fee at attractions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sharing cabins in Halong tour as mentioned in the itinerary.

Exclusions services: 

  • Visa handling fee,visa stamping fee.
  • Internal airfares in the tour (please refer to the airfare supplement)
  • International airfare from/to Vietnam
  • Any other meals not mentioned above.
  • Any kind of drinks in meals
  • All other services which are not mentioned in INCLUSIONS
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Travel insurance in all kinds
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone, Laundry bills …
  • Tipping/ Gratuities Guideline
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (Typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
  • Surcharge for peak season/public holidays if any.