Home Vietnam Tours Short Breaks Northern Vietnam MAI CHAU – NINH BINH – HA LONG BAY


  • Tour Code: SBHN10
  • Tour route: Ha Noi Mai Chau Ninh Binh Ha Long Ha Noi

This trip offers a great opportunity to see the two areas of outstanding nature beauty; the North-West highlands in Mai Chau and limestone mountains in Ninh Binh. As we ride in Mai Chau we encounter Muong and White Thai minorities and are guests in their traditional stilt houses allowing us to see firsthand how these minority peoples live. In Ninh Binh, we explore the beauty of “Halong Bay on the rice fields” by boat.


Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Mai Chau

Mai-Châu-14-e1442217549735_2In the morning drive to Mai Chau – the land of the White Thai people. Visit the massive Hoa Binh reservoir, the village of Muong minorities on the way. In the afternoon, go trekking to visit a Thai minority village at Ban Lac to have more experiences on ethnic tribal life. Enjoy our dinner with Can wine (precious wine of the local people) and special traditional music and dancing show by White Thai people. Stay overnight in Mai Chau.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 Mai Chau – Ninh Binh

river-in-NinhBinh-Vietnam_362120093_2Morning, drive to Ninh Binh to visit unspoiled villages, immense rice fields in the center of the Red River Delta, visit Bich Dong temple and relics of Hoa Lu ancient Kingdom (Dinh dynasty in the 10th century). Get on a small boat to row along the small canal in the rice field to visit Tam Coc Caves considered as “Halong Bay on land”. Pick up by car to visit Kenh Ga. Get on a small boat to travel along Kenh Ga canal to enjoy the beautiful landscape surround dings, and visit fish floating village. Stay overnight in Ninh Binh.

Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 3 Ninh Binh – Ha Long Bay

Hạ-Long-18-e1464146869102_2Moring drive to Halong city to visit one of Wonder of the world: Ha Long Bay. At noon, get on a nice junk cruise to take a Ha Long Bay cruise over 2,000 islands that just out of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. We cruise through the magnificent bay of Ha Long to explore some of the beautiful and awesome grottoes. Visit Sung Sot cave and a swim at Soi Sim beach or TiTov beach. In the evening, dinner will be served on boat, before settling into our comfortable cabins for the night. Stay overnight on board.

Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi

Hạ-Long-3_2Enjoy our last morning on board to admire the spectacular view of the bay. Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat, then cruise to pass so that tourists can have look Man’s head island, Tortoise island from the Junks. A brunch is served on board as we cruise slowly back to the harbor, where we will check out and transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi. End of the tour. 

Meals included: Brunch

Tour Price

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Inclusion & Exclusion

Our services include:

  • English speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle.
  • Hotel accommodations in twin or double sharing (anyone who wants to stay in single room must plus single supplement as in tariff) or overnight on house-on-stilts in the LAC village (with basic condition of bed room).
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Junk cruise in Halong Bay (S.I.C.)
  • Boat fees
  • Meals half board (breakfast and lunch) as mentioned in the itinerary with Asian cuisines

Our services exclude:

  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

Working Hours
Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (GMT +7 – Hanoi time).

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