Discover the hidden charms of Northern Vietnam Tours - 7 Days

You have a short vacation and woud like to discover various natural beauties? Let's consider this north vietnam tours to Hanoi, Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Ninh Binh & Halong Bay. This itinerary offers you less touristic destinations to Mai Chau, Pu Luong nature reserve with impressive views of mountains & valleys dotted by ethnic villages & their terrace rice fields, to Ninh Binh- known as Halong Bay on land and Halong Bay- a new narural wonder with overnight cruise into islands & islet on emerauld sea water.
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The overview of Northern Vietnam Tour to Hanoi, Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Ninh Binh & Halong bay 7 days

This northern Vietnam tour package offers you a special journey exploring mountain landscapes to breathtaking seascapes.You will have a relaxed exploration of off-beaten-track northern mountain area of Mai Chau valley & Pu Luong national park with less touristic trekking routes to remote villages in the regions giving you the special feelings of being in the middle of nowhere, with interesting insights of local ethnic cultures, their authentic lifestyles and delicious local foods.Then travel to lower lands of Ninh Binh, a peaceful & beautiful area, famous as a new UNESCO's cultural & natural heritage with a pleasant boat tour to Tam Coc caves viewing magnificient limestone pillars, local farming practices & naturally hidden caves.The trip is also extending to the sea area of Halong bay, well-known for its untouched limestone islands on emerald seawater- the new natural wonder of the world.This northern Vietnam tour is surely special for your wonderful captivation of hidden charms in the north of Vietnam - the voyage of life-time experiences !

Northern Vietnam tour to Halong bay

The brief itinerary of this northern Vietnam tour to Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Ninh Binh, Halong bay & Hanoi 7 days

  • Day 1.Hanoi arrival & Hanoi exploration ( L)

  • Day 2.Hanoi - Mai Chau valley, biking trip to visit villages in Mai Chau (B,L)

  • Day 3.Mai Chau travel to off-beaten path Pu Luong nature reserve ( B,L,D)

  • Day 4.Pu Luong travel to Ninh Binh, boat tour to Tam Coc & walking tour to Hoa Lu ancient capital (B,L)

  • Day 5.Ninh Binh transfer to Halong bay.Wonderful Halong bay cruise to enjoy Halong bay's beauty (B,L,D)

  • Day 6.Halong bay to Hanoi with Hanoi street food tour for dinner (B,LD)

  • Day 7.Hanoi departure ( B)

Northern Vietnam Tour to Mai Chau

Special experiences of northern Vietnam tour to Hanoi, Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Ninh Binh & Halong bay 

  • Explore beautiful attractions of busy Hanoi capital with a delicious Hanoi street foods
  • Wonderful cruise and special night on a traditional junk to enjoy Halong bay's majestic landscapes
  • Memorable experiences of local cultures by interesting treks or biking trip to remote villages in Mai Chau & Pu Luong nature reserve. Enjoy local food and do homestay in local host.
  • Get to know interesting history of Vietnam during 10th-11th century by visiting Hoa Lu ancient capital.
  • Pleasant boat tour rowing by legs to visit Tam Coc caves.
  • Enjoy Vietnamese cuisines in authentic local restaurants thoughout the region.

North Vietnam Tour to Hanoi, Mai Chau, Pu Luong nature reserve, Hoa Lu- Tam Coc & Halong Bay                                                   

Day  1: North Vietnam tour to Hanoi capital (L)

Our driver & guide warmly welcome you at the airport and drive to Hanoi city center for a nice exploration of  Hanoi's highlighted attractions.You will visit Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam, built up in 1070 by the king Ly Thanh Tong. You will get to know about the system of education of our country during feudal time to select the most talented person for feudal systems.Then we do a visit to Women’s museum which give you the great insight of Vietnamese women’s roles in family & in society to build up our Vietnam.Have a lunch in a local restaurant of local Vietnamese cuisines.

 North Vietnam Tour to Hanoi

Photos in Temple of Literature with students

Afternoon, we will have a stop in Hanoi Opera House for beautiful French architecture building.Taking photos and information about this opera house.You can spend time enjoying famous Central Highland Coffee next to the Opera House ( on your own account).From here, we will take a walk along the French quarter with the view of luxury Metropole Sopitel hotel- the first hotel built by French in Vietnam in early 20th century, State Bank of Vietnam, Hanoi Post Office, Ly Thai To garden, visiting Ly Thai To statute who was considered as the founder of Hanoi in 1010.Keep walking to Hoan Kiem lake- the most beautiful and centered lake in Hanoi for photos & viewing small turtule tower in the middle of the lake.Then walk into Hanoi old town, passing by typical ancient streets to get sense of local bussiness & local life.Free time for your own shopping and back to hotel.

Day 2 : Vietnam tour Hanoi – Mai Chau Valley.Overnight in Mai Chau (homestay or bangalow resort) (B,L)

Today, we will start our journey at  8h00 am to Mai Chau valley, in Hoa Binh province, 3,5 hour drive along the stunning view of mountains & valleys.Mai Chau is a beautiful valley where has been a residential area of white Thai, Black Thai, Muong, Black H’mong & Tay ethnics for a long time.Travel to Mai Chau, you will get to know local cultures by trekking or biking to visit their villages, homestaying & eating local foods cooked by the host, taking part in tradditional lively dances & songs performed by locals

Northern Vietnam Tours to Mai Chau valley

The beauty of  Mai Chau valley

Arrive in Mai Chau at 12h00, check-in the room and have lunch in homestay or resort,then relax till 3h00 p.m, we will start biking about 2 hours to visit villages nearby learning about local lives,their house styles & their farming activities.Back to the villages for leisure, then dinner about 7h00 pm.After diner, you will have time enjoying special show of dances & songs performed by locals.It is a great chance for your open cultural exchange with locals. You can dance, sing & drink local pipe wine ( named as Can in Vietnamese) with them. Overnight in Mai Chau

Day 3: Mai Chau travel to Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Overnight in Pu Luong nature reserve (homestay or bangalow resort) (B,L,D)

We have breakfast at the homestay ( or resort), then continue with our trip to Pu Luong nature reserve ( off- beaten- track area) for wonderful view of tarraced rice fields and villages living along the valleys.

North Vietnam Tours to Pu Luong nature reserve

Pu Luong nature reserve with water wheel

Stop in Don village trekking down to the valley and up to hills for great view point of the region. Have a picnic lunch on the way,then our car pick you up from the other side of hill to Doan town where we will continue with our 2 hour trek to Hieu village of Black Thai Ethnics.Hieu hamlet is located in the slope of mountain with stunning view of waterfalls & tarraced fields.To reach Hieu village, a remote one in the region, we will trek through small road, then dirt trails along some hamlets,rivers & rice fields about 6 km.At the area of waterfall, we trek up along Hieu waterfall and then up to the top site of mountain where you can see 20 houses on stilts.We will stop in Mr Ba’s house on stilts for homestay – the best one with efficient facilites that you could find in the village. Dinner with local foods prepared by Mr Ba’s wife.Homestay in Hieu village.

Day 4 : Pu Luong Nature Reserve – Hoa Lu- Tam Coc.Overnight in homestay or hotel (B,L)

Peaceful moment with the sound of rouster, cow and waterfall nearby, it is nice to wake up early to enjoy this moment & sunrise.Have breakfast at 7h30 then take a motobike back to Doan town.You can take time walking along Doan town’s market, then pick our car for 3 hour journey to Ninh Binh.


North Vietnam Tour to Ninh Binh

Rowing boat trip to visit Tam Coc

Arrive in Hoa Lu at 12h00,we do a visit to Hoa Lu, known as ancient capital of Vietnam from 968 – 1009.Here, we visit Dinh temple dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang and his family; then Le temple worshiping the king Le Dai Hanh & his family.Our guide will introduce you about the history of Vietnam in 10th & 11st century under Dinh, Le & Ly dynasty.

Have a lunch in a local restaurant, then we continue with a rowing boat trip to visit Tam Coc ( three caves),also regarded as Halong Bay on land. Beautiful view of mountains & rice paddy fields along the Ngo river and of course three caves’s view when your  boat rows thru.Back to the habour, you can do biking to discover vilages nearby for photos.

Dinner and overnight in homestay or hotel in Ninh Binh.

Day 5 : Ninh Binh – Halong Bay.Overnight on board (B,L,D)

After breakfast, our car picks you up at 7h30 am and transfer to Halong Bay in 4 hour drive journey.A journey along the red river delta passing by Ninh Binh, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh provinces, Hai Phong city & Quang Ninh province where Halong Bay belongs to.At 12h30, we board an overnight boat cruise for an unforgetable journey to explore Halong Bay- the new natural wonder of the world with breathtaking view of islands & rocks on emerald sea water.

North Vietnam Tours to Halong Bay

Stunning view of Halong Bay from cruise

After lunch with fresh and delicious seafood,you will have time doing kayaking or rowing boat to visit fishing floating villages, swimming on beach or trekking to the top of island to have a great panoramic view of Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long bay & Catba island.Enjoy the moment of sunset on Halong Bay.Dinner & overnight on Halong Bay Cruise.

Day 6 : Vietnam tour Halong Bay – Hanoi.Overnight in Hanoi (B,L,D)

Good morning Halong bay, you can get up early for Tai Chi exercises and get the moment of sunrise for beautiful photos.Have breakfast with a hot cup of coffee, then do a warking tour to visit Sung Sot cave- the biggest grottos in Halong Bay.Back to the cruise, check out cabin.Have a brunch, then on our journey back to habour.Our car pick you back to Hanoi.

North Vietnam Tours with street food in Hanoi

Street food tours in Hanoi with spring rolls

Check-in the hotel and relax till 6h00 pm, we will continue our street food tour walking around the old town, stopping at different local restaurant for famous dishes where locals often gather on for food.You will try the locally good foods & drinks.Back to the hotel. Spend your night in Hanoi hotel

Day 7 : Hanoi departure (B)

After breakfast, you will have free time shopping till our guide and car pick you up to the airport for your flight back home or to continue your trip to discover other destinations n Vietnam.

Thank you very much and  hope to see you again!

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This Vietnam tour package includes :

  • Private transfer with driver following the travel itinerary.
  • Private tourguide along the travel routes
  • Sight seeing entrance fees following the itinerary,
  • Two nights in Hanoi hotel, one night in Mai Chau, one night in Pu Luong nature reserve, one night in Ninh Binh & one night in Halong bay cruise.
  • The meals as stated in the itinerary ( B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner)
  • Biking trip in Mai Chau.
  • Rowing boat tour in Tam Coc

This package Vietnam tour excludes :

  • Personal Expences
  • Tips & gratitudes to drivers & guides
  • Payment fees
  • 10% VAT (optional)
  • Drinks
  • Optional programs from this itinerary
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