Hanoi - Halong Bay & Mai Chau 4 days

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Tour code:HNHLMC4D

Duration:4 days / 3 nights

Tour class:Standard

Cruise class:Standard

Start/End:Hanoi / Halong/Mai Chau

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You are exhausted after a long time overloading at work and want to run away from big cities, busy roads and poluted environment. Let’s pack up your luggage and join us now. Our trip is created to give you the hassle free time to balance every aspect of your life. With this trip, you will explore incredible towering karsts in  Ha Long Bay and indulge yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of remoted mountainous area namely Mai Chau as well as learn about the unique traditions of minority tribes there. Especially, you will have a chance to explore every corer of the Old Quarters togetther with taste Hanoi’s unique local street that you cannot find anywhere else. Discovering those places certainly not only help you out of work pressure but also broaden your knowledge about distinct culture and traditions of Northern Vietnam.  

 Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
 Departure: Daily from Hanoi Old Quarter
 Category: Best Tours,  Hanoi - Halong Bay Tours
 Theme: Nature/Soft Adventure
 Suitable: Active traveler


  • Cruise through the sensational scenery of Ha Long Bay filled with emerald water and limestone karsts
  • Adventure deep into the spectacular caves within the islands along Ha Long Bay
  • Enjoy walkie foodie tour and discover hidden corners of Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Witness the idyllic valley of Mai Chau surrounded by lush paddy fields
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08:30 - 09:00: Shuttle bus pick up from your hotel in Hanoi to transfer to Ha Long Bay.

12:00 - 13:00: Up on arrival to Tuan Chau Island, you are welcome by the crew with welcome drink at the Pelican Cruise Lounge then will embark on cruise. Once you are on cruise, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in to your cabin.

13.00 - 19.30: The cruise will lightly set sail through the bay, lunch is served on board with Vietnamese dishes so you can start enjoying the wonderful scenery during your meals. After a short rest, visit Tung Sau Area. Continue to the Titop Island for swimming or sun-bathing under the bay air. The Titop beach is famous for the fresh atmosphere, clean water and white sand under your feet, so for sure that will be an amazing stop for you to enjoy and relax. Get back to the boat. 

Massage service is available with surcharge. 

The cruise organize cooking class on sundeck to show you how to make Vietnamese spring rolls, one of the most famous traditional Vietnamese dishes. You can hands on and roll it yourself and then enjoy the result! Happy Hour (buy one get one free) on board for you to double the fun.

19.30 - 23.00: Dinner is served on board, then it's leisure time for evening activities such as relax by the bar, watch movies, playing cards, chess or squid fishing from the boat.

Overnight on Halong Cruise.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Deluxe Ocean View - Halong Cruise

06:00 - 08:00: join the Tai Chi class on the sundeck to feel the fresh air and refresh your body to start a new day. After that the crew serve breakfast with coffee and tea in the dining room.

08:00 - 11:30: get on tender to visit the Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay with amazing stalactites and stalagmites. Prepare your camera to capture great moments of your journey. We recommend you to wear comfortable shoes. Getting back to the Pelican Cruise, time to check out and settle the bill of services that you used on board (drinks, massage, etc.) at reception. Lunch is served while the cruise sails back to Tuan Chau port. You can relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf. Disembark and say goodbye to the crew.

12:00 - 15:30: Transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi and relax at your hotel.

In the evening, we will enjoy Hanoi Walkie Foodie Tour.

At 17:30 PM, meet at meeting point then start your walkie foodie night with our Hanoi Street Food Tour. We will take you to go through the small streets and alleys inside the Hanoi Old Quarter and show you how the truly Hanoians live, work and eat. The old quarter of Hanoi formed the core of the legendary “Hanoi of 36 guild streets” where goods and crafts were traded in specialized streets by traders and craftsmen from clans and villages all over the country. After their immigration into Hanoi, they brought their culture, habits and local cuisine that were gradually adapted to the Hanoians’ lifestyle. Therefore, the overwhelming Hanoi street food scene should not be missed during your journey to the stunning Vietnam Capital. Embarking on a walking street food tour through Hanoi’s best culinary spots alongside an experienced tour guide and this local insider possesses an enormous passion for Hanoi cuisine and also know all the streets in Hanoi Old Quarter like the back of his hand.

Joining with our tasty walking Hanoi street food tour, a comfortable pair of walking shoes is highly recommended! By far our most popular tour, this tour is the funniest and most perfect way to discover some of the lesser known dishes of locals. From Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef Noodle), Banh Cuon (Steamed rice rolls), “Banh Mi” (Vietnamese Baguette), etc. then finish the tour with unique Ca Phe Trung (Egg Coffee) which will round off our Hanoi street food discovery perfectly. Local life, local stories; local food and local drink tasting, it's the little things that make the difference in your travel experience in Hanoi!

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Deluxe room - Hanoi Pearl Hotel

7:30 - 8:00: Pick up by shuttle bus of Mai Chau Eco-lodge - transfer to Mai Chau - an idyllic valley home to many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai.

12:00: Arrive in Mai Chau around noon and enjoy your lunch.

14:00: Check in your room (If room is available, we can offer you early check in)

15:00: Biking tour with local guide to explore Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Chieng Sai, Cha Long, Tong Dau, Van villages. Be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Total cycling time is around 2 – 2,5 hours on flat village paths.

18:30: Back to Mai Chau Ecolodge for dinner.

20:30: Enjoy a traditional dance show and taste Ruou Can, a local rice wine.

Overnight at Mai Chau Ecolodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mai Chau Ecolodge

08:00 Breakfast at Mai Chau Ecolodge.

09:00  Go with a local Thai tour guide to visit more remote rural villages: Na Meo, Na Mo and Xam Pa villages to understand more about their culture and customs. Be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Total walking time is around 2.5 – 3 hours on flat village paths.

12:00  Back to the homestay for lunch and check-out

13:00 - 15:00  Free time for shopping and relaxing.

15:30  Get on the van/bus to drive back to Hanoi.

19:00  Arrive in Hanoi Old quater. Drop you off at your hotel.

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Price Include

  • Accommodation as mention in itinerary.
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Mai Chau - Hanoi.
  • Meals as itinerary
  • Welcome Drink
  • Entrance & Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxury Cabins & Suites with A/C
  • Luxury en-suite Bathroom
  • All meals on board
  • Sunrise Tai Chi Class
  • Insurance on board
  • Taxes and Service Charges

Price Exclude

  • Airfares, Car Private Transfers & Hotels
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages
  • Tips & Others Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusions
  • Surcharge for Lunar New Year’s Eve
  • Single Surcharge

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Terms & Conditions

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 2 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 48 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

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