Capital of Hanoi to World Heritage

Hanoi - Mai Chau-Ninh Binh-Halong Bay

  • Explore amazing city of Hanoi.
  • Hikking and visit isolated village in Mai Chau area
  • Discover Ninh Binh, it is mix culture and Natural world heritage
  • Overnight on luxury cruise in one of the most beautiful bay in the world-Halong Bay
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This tour offers you a good opportunity to experience the natural beauty, history, culture, architecture, religion and local lifestyles of the places you visit that include Hanoi, Mai Chau Valley, Ninh Binh and internationally famous heritage site of Ha Long Bay. It will be definitely a memorable trip in life..


Day 1: Hanoi-Mai Chau
Day 2: Mai Chau-Ninh Binh
Day 3: Ninh Binh explore
Day 4: Ninh Binh-Halong
Day 5: Halong-Hanoi

Day 1: Discover Mai Chau landscape and Thai ethnic culture (L, D)
08:00 am: Depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau – an idyllic valley home to many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai.
12: 30: Arrive in Mai Chau around noon, check in your room and enjoy lunch.
14: 30 pm: In the afternoon, explore Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Nhot, Pom Coong, Lac and Chieng Chau villages. Be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Take a little hiking round mai chau village, visit lac village, poomcong village. Take it all in: the spectacular scenery of Mai Chau and the relaxed rhythm of local life.
17:00 – 17:30 pm: Back to your hotel for dinner. For evening enjoyment, you may choose to take part in a traditional dance show with Ruou Can (a local wine), a weaving class or all. Overnight at Mai Chau Ecolodge/ Poomcong Village hotel
AddChieng Chau, Mai Châu, Hòa Bình
Tel 098 291 29 99


Day2: Mai ChauNinh Bình (3hours drive) (B, L)
Start from Mai Chau at 8:00 am, arrive in Ninh Binh about 11.30am, first stop is Hoa Lu- ancient capital of Vietnam from 968-1009. Where you can learn more about the first feudal government of Vietnam.
12h30: Enjoy lunch with plenty of traditional foods such as: spring rolls, goat meat…etc.
14h00: Visiting Mua Cave, where you can get the impressive panoramic view of Tam Coc and Ninh Binh city when you reach the top point of Ngoa Long mountain.
15h40: Cycling: With 1 hour of cycling you will be amazed by the beauty of countryside in the North of Vietnam. Our tour guide will introduce to you the architecture of the traditional house and the life of local family.
16h40: After discovering the amazing beauty of Ninh Binh by walking, hiking, cycling, you can relax by swimming, drinking local tea, while the Sun is setting (swimming in the allowable condition).
19h00: Dinner with Vietnamese food prepared by the hotel or bungalow
Check in Ninh Binh Liberty Halls Tam coc villar
AddDoi 1, Van Lam, Hoa Lư, Ninh Bình 08213
Tel0229 3881 333


Day3: Trang An-Bai Đinh Temple (B,L)
Start at 8:30 am from your hotel, you will arrive in Trang An at 9h00am: Spend more than 2 hours you will be surprised by the beauty of this landscape that seems as Halong Bay on land. The bamboo boat will take you through many amazing caves. Besides that, tourists have chance to visit King Kong Island. Kong: Skull Island is a US blockbuster filmed in 2016 with many scenes in Vietnam landscapes such as: Trang An, Van Long natural reserve, Tam Coc, Bich Dong (Ninh Binh), Halong bay (Quang Ninh) and Phong Nha (Quang Binh). Kong: Skull Island has become the record king of the Vietnam box office as it has beaten all previous records to become the highest grossing movie of all time.
12h15: Enjoy lunch at local restaurant with many traditional local foods
13h45: Relax and drink Vietnamese tea, try some local cakes
14h30: Visiting Bai Dinh pagoda- the biggest pagoda in South-East Asia.
16h30: go back to your hotel for relaxing and have dinner on your own expense, overnight in Ninh Binh
Ninh Binh Liberty Halls Tam coc villar
AddDoi 1, Van Lam, Hoa Lư, Ninh Bình 08213
Tel0229 3881 333


Day4: Ninh Binh-Halong (3.5 hours’ drive from Ninh Binh)(B,L,D)
Join in Bai Tu Long bay cruise 2 days 1 night you're immersed in an beautiful landscape with emerald water, long sandy beaches, amazing grottos, karst mountains... Swan Cruises are organizing well one of the best itinerary in Bai Tu Long bay for 2 days that promise to give you the best services and experiences! 
12.00: Arrive at Cruise office, you have a short time to relax in the office before embark Swan cruise

12.45: Warmest welcome drinks from our staffs. Listen to a brief of safety on board then check in your cabin
13.30: Enjoying delicious Vietnamese for lunch while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay. 
15.00: Leave the cruise to discover Cap La Island- the beautiful area in Bai Tu Long bay. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoy Sunset Time (enjoy tea and fresh fruits). This time is regarded as “Happy Hour” – “buy two get one free” while our cruise is sailing to the overnight anchorage. 
19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner on board.
20.30: Free time for relaxing on the sundeck, listening to music, you may also try your luck with squid fishing. 
If you want to join in karaoke activity, please our tour guide to be supported
Overnight on board on Bai Tu Long bay
Swan cruise
Add: 3B Đặng Thái Thân, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội
tell097 400 10 62


DAY 5: Tra San-Thien Canh Son Cave-Hongai habour-Hanoi(B,L)
06.30: Freshen up your new day with doing Tai Chi 
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional foodTea and coffee is available
08.00: Explore Thien Canh Son cave. Your guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature
 09.30: Back to your boat by tender then finish packing.   
Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier). 
10.30: Cooking demonstration is organized by our guide at this time. You have a chance to make Vietnamese cuisine by yourself. 
 11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier
12.30: Say goodbye Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi
17.30: End of Bai Tu Long bay 2 days 1 night
Our driver will pick you up and take you directly to the airport for your flight to go to next destination!


($*) Prices are subject to change depend on season.

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  • English/French speaking tour guide 
  • Private car or van 16 seats for whole trip
  • Hanoi-Mai chau-Ninh Binh(2 nights)-Halong-Hanoi-Airport.
  • 2 bottles of water per/person/per day on the van.
  • Entrance fee
  • All meals as mentioned a bow: B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D=dinner
  • Private tour guide for whole trip.
  • Hotel or Bungalow or resort, cruise 2day/1night Halong bay (please see the options below)

included in this Cruise:

  • English/French speaking tour guide 
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Deluxe boutique cruise through Bai Tu Long bay
  • All meal on board (2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
  • Cooking class
  • Sunset party
  • Kayaking
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • Bottles of mineral water during your trip
  • Daily fresh fruit in cabin
  • Service charge, insurance on board


  • Visa for enter Vietnam
  • Personal expense
  • Other meals not mentioned in your itinerary
  • Tip for tour guide and Driver (highly recommend)

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate


Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.

  • Private Local Tour Guide: You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Vietnam Exploration Booking Tours will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.
  • Private Drivers & Vehicle: Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel are provided in the car.
  • ​​Local Flavor Meals: Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Vietnam Exploration Booking Tours will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal. We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.
  • Well-Selected Hotels: Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

Thing to bring:
Comfortable clothes make you more active for cycling, trekking and long drive jouney or seating on Sampan, bring hat, cap, Suncream, sun glasses, swimming suit because the weather in Mai Chau, Ninh Binh and Halong bay can be very hot in Sumer. It is normally hot in May, June, July, August, September and October.
You should take cash with you in vietnam Dong to pay for dink during your trip because banking system in Mai Chau, Ninh Binh sometimes does not function well. Us Dollar, Euro, Australian Dolla are accepted on boat as well.

Did we hit all the items on your travel bucket list for your holiday?
If not, don’t worry. We specialize in tailor-made tours and can customize this program to create your dream trip. Get in touch with your personal Travel Consultant to create your personalized program.

Don't want the fun to end?

Why not combine this tour with a Sapa tours, Hue tours or Hoian tours, Ho chi Minh tours, Mekong delta tours or spend a few days in the tropical paradise that is the Viet Nam coast? We take care of everything from flights to transfers and accommodation so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday. Explore our other destinations or speak with your personal Travel Consultant for some expert advice on suitable combinations.