16days Adventurous Vietnam

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Ninh Binh, Dong Hoi, Phong Nha, Hue, Hoi An

Price from

Contact

Overview

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Hanoi
Day 2 Discover Hanoi City Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Hanoi - Travel to Halong Bay Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Hanoi - Mai Chau Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Pu Luong - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Ninh Binh Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Ninh Binh - Day Train to Dong Hoi Breakfast
Day 9 Phong Nha - Paradise Cave Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 JUNGLE TREKKING & WILDLIFE - Transfer to Hue Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Hue Sightseeing Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Hue - Transfer to Hoi An Breakfast
Day 13 Hoi An Breakfast
Day 14 Hoi An Cycling to Tra Que - Walking Tour Breakfast
Day 15 Hoi An Breakfast
Day 16 Hoi An - Da Nang Departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Hanoi

Upon arrival, meet and transfer with guide to hotel for check in (Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability).

Meals:

Day 2

Discover Hanoi City

Our city tour today includes visits the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, stilt house and museum, Temple of Literature and a walking tour of the Old Quarter and markets. We will also visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Ethnology Museum and One Pillar Pagoda. In the evening, we enjoy a famous Water Puppet Show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Hanoi - Travel to Halong Bay

After breakfast, we start a 4 hour drive through the Red River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. Stop at half way for taking a short break. Arrive at Halong City, check in and board your junk, enjoy approximately 24 hours journey in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, enjoy some activities in the bay, or just spend some time relaxing on board (Possibility to swim in the bay if weather permits). Dinner is served on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Halong Bay - Hanoi

Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Cave of Surprises, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbour and the return drive to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Hanoi - Mai Chau

Our private car and guide will pick you up at your hotel at 8.00 AM then we head toward Mai Chau which is 160 km from Hanoi. On arrival, you will start the trek through the forest, towards open rice fields, passing tinay villages and meet local farmers at work.Your adventure will continue until you reach a valley that is home of White Thai community. Overnight at homestay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Mai Chau - Pu Luong Nature Reserve

Pu Luong Nature Reserve where offers you chances to explore the pristine and peaceful land of ethnic minorities’ villages.Hop to the car towards Hieu Hamlet – the most beautiful and remote hamlet in Pu Luong Nature Reserve, you will continue trekking up along the captivating waterfall. Here, you will be fascinated by some of water-wheels, an unique cultural feature of Thai and Muong people living in the nature reserve of Pu Luong to navigate water source for their farming activities.Overnight at bungalow/ homestay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Pu Luong - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Ninh Binh

Continue your trip towards Ninh Binh – so called ‘Ha Long Bay on land’. Arriving in Tam Coc, you will start your adventure with cycling around Tam Coc area.Once you are going on the bycle, you will go visiting Bich Dong pagoda. 

Before going back hotel, you will pass by Hoa Lu ancient capital and visit King temples. It is time for learning more about history of Vietnam.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Ninh Binh - Day Train to Dong Hoi

After breakfast, transferred to station to catch a day train SE7 to Dong Hoi, Upon arrival, meet our driver and transfer to your hotel in Phong Nha for check in. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Phong Nha - Paradise Cave

8:45-9:10: Our driver will pick you up at your hotel in Phong Nha village, transferred you to Paradise Cave – the longest dry cave in Asia (located in Phong Nha – Ke bang National Park’s core zone).

You will then be taken by golf cart (1.6km) from the main gate through the jungle, to where you will then climb to the mouth of the cave; a climb that boasts spectacular views of the mountainous region around the cave. You will then have over an hour to explore inside of the cave at your leisure.

Have lunch in the local restaurant.  Here, you can relax in the shade while you eat.

After lunch, you are free to swim in the pond to cool off and reinvigorate after eating. You may put on your waterproof trekking shoes to wade into the water.   

Next, you will be provided with safety gear and our trek to the waterfall will begin. You will be given information of the wildlife and geography of the area by you guide. This path will take you past permission points for regular visitors. During this trek, you will have to hold onto ropes to take you over the uneven terrain through the jungle. OR you may choose to take an easier path on more level ground and meet the group at the bottom of the waterfall. You will then begin your steep descent of the bottom of the waterfall. You will be taken to the exclusive access point where you can sit in the waterfall pools of rushing water.

15:00 You will then be taken up the side of the waterfall. You will have to use ropes to climb over the boulders and wooden ladders. This climb will take you to the top of the waterfall where you can take a moment to rest and take photos of the picturesque views of the surrounding mountainous region. Then, the leisurely hike back will begin.

Next, trek to the clear blue Vang Anh cascade pool where you can swim and relax after your trek while taking in the natural beauty surrounding you.

The tour will be ended at 15.30 at your hotel in Phong Nha

****Please be sure to bring: swimwear and towel. Additionally, we recommend you bring hats, sunscreen insect repellent etc. You will have to carry these items with you on the trekking portion of the tour.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10

JUNGLE TREKKING & WILDLIFE - Transfer to Hue

08:45 - 09:45: Experience the Wildlife Rescue Station

09:55 - 10:10: Transport to Botanical Garden

10:15 - 12:30: Trekking through the proper jungle

12:45 - 13:45: BBQ Lunch in Jungle and Resting

14:00- 16:30: Trekking through the jungle and back to the Botanical Garden.

16:30 - 17:00: Swimming at the beautiful natural pool

17:00- 17:15: See some wildlife animals at the Rehabilitation Centre

17:15 - 18:15: Transfer to Hue. Upon arrival, check in your hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

Hue Sightseeing

After breakfast, 8.00 our guide picks you up at hotel for a full day sight-seeing the ancient capital of Vietnam. You will board on the boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River heading out for the countryside; stop to visit the charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda). Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the symbol of Hue, and of Buddhism in Vietnam. From here you will rejoin your car and visit King Minh Mang’s Tomb OR King Tu Duc’s Tomb. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to visit Hue Citadel and Dong Ba Market

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12

Hue - Transfer to Hoi An

Morning, take the scenic route to Hoi An, a UNESCO world heritage site via Hai Van pass. Upon arrival Hoi An, check in hotel and free at your own for visiting a lovely old-style house, Japanese Bridge, a Chinese temple and the market. Spend the night in Hoi An. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13

Hoi An

Today, it is time for you to explore art and handicraft galleries, try on clothes tailor-made, relax at the riverside restaurants or take the short journey to the nearby beach. Overnight in Hoi An. 

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14

Hoi An Cycling to Tra Que - Walking Tour

9.00 Cycling into the countryside to the small farming community of Tra Que Vegetable Village. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and see the farmers at work, later learn to make Vietnamese spring roll and free on foot massage by herbs. Enjoy a free afternoon back in Hoi An,

Meals: Breakfast

Day 15

Hoi An

Today, free at leisure in your own way.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 16

Hoi An - Da Nang Departure

Free until transfer to Da Nang airport for flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes

Inclusions

All transfer and quality air-conditioned vehicles

Accommodation with daily breakfast 

Tours with local English Speaking Guide/ Other language is available at your request 

Meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast: B ; Lunch: L ; Dinner: D)

Train Ninh Binh - Hue

Airport transfer at destination

Kayaking

Cycling 

Cooking Demonstration

Entrance fee for all destinations as Tour Itinerary indicated

Bottle of water available on coach ( 2 bottle/pax/day)

 

Exclusions

Vietnam Visa

Domestic and International Flights

Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program

Travel insurance

Personal expenses (telephone, shopping...)

Tipping/ Gratuities

Accommodation

Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Hanoi

Gondola Hotel

Tirant Hotel

Melia Hotel

Halong Bay

Swan Cruise

Huong Hai Sealife Cruise

Dragon Legend Cruise

Hoi An

Calla Villa

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort

Palm Garden Resort

Hue

Serene Palace Hotel

Eldora Hotel

La Residence Hue

Ninh Binh

Ngoc Anh Hotel

Tam Coc Garden Resort

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel & Resort

Quang Binh

Chay Lap Farmstay

Pu Luong

Pu Luong Natura Bungalow

Reviews

Designed by Your Vietnam Travel © Copyright

Facebook Twitter

Tour Price

Only From:

Contact

Tour price is indicative only, please inquiry for a best quotation & best offers from us. Don't miss out! We are always here to help you...

Call us: +84 987 666 025

You May Also Like...

Spectacular North-East Vietnam

Hanoi - Ha Giang - Cao Bang - Ba Be

Price from

Contact

View Detail

Mai Chau Pu Luong Nature Reserve Escape 4days

Mai Chau - Pu Luong - Ninh Binh

Price from

Contact

View Detail
View all tours