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MU CANG CHAI & HALONG BAY

MU CANG CHAI & HALONG BAY

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CV21

|  Private Tour  | Duration: 14 Days

|  Pricing idea: $1,740 USD per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)  |

Our thoughtfully curated 10-day Mu Cang Chai & Halong Bay Tour is an ideal choice for your adventure in Northern Vietnam. Meticulously designed by our experienced travel experts, this interesting itinerary promises a truly remarkable journey. However, we understand that everyone has unique preferences, so we offer the option to customize the program to meet your specific requirements. Our dedicated team of experts will collaborate with you personally, ensuring a tailor-made solution that exceeds your expectations. If this tour captures your interest, please don't hesitate to send us a request. We also invite you to share any additional details or specific needs you may have, so we can further refine the program to create the perfect experience for you.

Overview

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi - Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi - Nghia Lo - Overnight in Nghia Lo

Day 3: Nghia Lo - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai - Overnight in Mu Cang Chai

Day 4: Mu Cang Chai Rice Terrace Trek - Overnight in Mu Cang Chai

Day 5: Mu Cang Chai - Hanoi - Overnight in Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi Highlights - Overnight in Hanoi

Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight in Halong Bay

Day 8: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Overnight in Hanoi

Day 9: Hanoi Free and Easy - Overnight in Hanoi

Day 10: Departure from Hanoi

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Mu Cang Chai and Halong Bay

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI

City of Saigon
Ben Thanh Market

Welcome to Vietnam! Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, a private driver will pick you up and take you to your hotel in the center of Hanoi. After checking in, you can relax and get familiar with the city. Take a stroll around the neighborhood or enjoy the hotel's facilities. In the evening, explore Hanoi's culinary scene, walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, or simply unwind at the hotel. Get a good night's rest to prepare for your cycling adventures the next day.

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DAY 2: HANOI - NGHIA LO TOWN

City of Saigon
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You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 AM by your private tour guide and driver. After getting out of the bustle and hustle Hanoi, you will enjoy the countryside view through the windows while driving northwestward to Yen Bai province.
Arrive at Nghia Lo town early in the afternoon, check-in our homestay at a peaceful village nearby Nghia Lo.
Lunch and rest on a traditional stilt house.
In the afternoon, embark on a bicycling tour to discover the daily life of the ethnic community in the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery of villages, rice fields an mountains.
Dinner and overnight at the homestay.

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DAY 3: NGHIA LO - TU LE - MU CANG CHAI

City of Saigon
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After breakfast, bid farewell to the host family and head for Tu Le town. Tu Le is a little town located at a beautiful valley at the foot of Khau Pha Pass. Upon arrival, get off the vehicle and start your morning soft trek to the valley and visit some villages. Taking photographs and meeting local people. After couple of hour, back to the town and having lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, start your drive up the marvellous Khau Pha Pass. This mountain pass is well known is winding road and stunning terraced rice paddies. The scenery over the valley from the pass is so amazing in the reason of rice, especially at the harvesting time. You will have another trek today for the afternoon to Lim Mong village. The trek lasts between 2 hours and 3 hours. On the drive to Mu Cang Chai, you will have two more photo stops which are the Parachuting Point and the Shoe Terrace. The accommodation tonight will be at another homestay.

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DAY 4: MU CANG CHAI RICE TERRACE TREK

City of Saigon
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This morning, you will get a transfer to a trekking point at Che Cu Nha Commune. The trek is about 12km on dirt paths to La Pan Tan Commune. This part of the nation's unique landscape will definitely offer you a great experience for your Vietnam trip. Beside the amazing terraced fields, you also have chance to visit some ethnic villages of the H'mong people. Get picked up by your private vehicle at the end of the trek and transfer to Ngoc Chien Valley (1 hour away) and visit an interesting hot spring. At this community, the ethnic Thai people are still keep the naked bathing custom. After having given a look at the community bath, you can check in a nearby family for a dip to enjoy the warm bath. After that, back on your car and make your way to Mu Cang Chai's Ecolodge. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

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DAY 5: MU CANG CHAI - HANOI

City of Saigon
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Take your time in this morning for the breakfast at the lodge and check out of your room at 9:00 a.m.
Drive back to Hanoi, it approximately takes you about 7 hours.
Lunch is at a local restaurant on the way.
Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi between 5:00p.m. and 5:30p.m.
Check- back in your hotel in Hanoi, refreshment and stay overnight.

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DAY 6: HANOI HIGHLIGHTS

City of Saigon
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This day tour to learn about the capital city of Vietnam occupies your whole day with featured sites, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university for the morning.
Your lunch today is served at a restaurant in town with local tastes.
In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museums (you can pick the one you like): the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum).
Followed by a short walk or a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter.
End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show.

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DAY 7: HANOI - HALONG BAY

City of Saigon
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In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi and driven to Halong Bay. Upon arrival at the pier in Halong City, you will board the cruise ship. As you cruise through the mesmerizing limestone karsts and crystal-clear waters, a delicious lunch will be served on board. Take in the stunning scenery as you glide along the bay. You will have the opportunity to visit a fascinating cave, where a guided tour will unveil its impressive formations. In the afternoon, you can choose to swim, kayak, or simply relax on the sun deck. As the sun sets, enjoy a delectable dinner on the boat, surrounded by the breathtaking views of Halong Bay. You will spend the night on the cruise ship, immersed in the serene ambiance of the bay.

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DAY 8: HALONG BAY - HANOI

City of Saigon
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Wake up early to witness the captivating sunrise over the bay. Participate in a Tai Chi session on the sundeck to rejuvenate your body and mind. After a hearty breakfast, the cruise will continue to explore different areas of Halong Bay, allowing you to discover more hidden treasures and awe-inspiring landscapes. A delicious brunch will be served on board as the boat gradually returns to the pier. Upon disembarking, you will be transferred back to Hanoi. In the afternoon, you will arrive in Hanoi and be dropped off at your hotel, marking the end of this unforgettable Halong Bay experience.

Please note that the exact itinerary may vary depending on the chosen cruise company and weather conditions.

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DAY 9: HANOI FREE AND EASY

City of Saigon
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Enjoy your day of leisure in Hanoi today. We believe it's an opportunity to explore the city on your own, given Hanoi's rich historical significance, unique cultural aspects, diverse cuisine, and the blend of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Feel free to indulge in shopping or treat yourself to a relaxing massage. Additionally, the vibrant and captivating nightlife of Hanoi's Old Quarter awaits, providing you with an exciting outdoor experience.

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DAY 10: DEPARTURE FROM HANOI

City of Saigon
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Today marks the end of our incredible journey together. Depending on your departure flight time, you may have a busy morning preparing for your departure or have some leisure time to relax and perhaps do some last-minute shopping.

If your schedule allows, take this opportunity to walk and explore the vibrant streets and markets one last time, picking up souvenirs and mementos to cherish from your time in Vietnam. Indulge in the flavors of the local cuisine, soak up the atmosphere, and create lasting memories.

When the time comes, our team will ensure a smooth transfer to the airport, ensuring you reach your departure gate in a timely manner. As you bid farewell to Vietnam, take a moment to reflect on the incredible adventures, the beautiful landscapes, and the warm hospitality you have experienced throughout your trip.

Until next time!

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Date of Experience: Dec 2022

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I cannot say enough positives about Custom Asia Travel! We visited Vietnam in December/January 2023 and had an amazing trip with our 3 teens. The itinerary exceeded our expectations! We travelled to Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, and Nha Trang. We had no issues with any of our transportation around the country - our drivers and guides were always there on time (early, actually), friendly and helpful. The accommodations were excellent and our guides were fantastic (Tanh, Tanh, and Viet - they were awesome!). Every place we stayed put our rooms right next to each other, often adjoining, and the kids’ room always had two twin beds and a cot, while my husband and I had a king bed. This was perfect as our teenagers did not want to share beds, lol! The activities were super fun and appealed to all of us. So many highlights - the kids loved the rice farm tour (riding the water Buffalo elicited the biggest smile we’ve ever seen from our 16 year old!), seeing the caves in Ninh Binh, the cooking class in Hoi An, and Ha Long Bay. I really appreciated that some of our itinerary was focused on less crowded activities - a couple of the temples we saw were practically empty, allowing us to enjoy and experience these beautiful sites on our own. We did a couple of bike rides which were also highlights, such a great way to explore and see the area! Minh was available and responsive while planning the trip and while we were there. I agree with others reviews about whether she ever sleeps! She was able to coordinate our luggage getting dropped off as it did not arrive with us, and contacted one of the hotels about a ring that had been left, and arranged for us to pick it up. She was warm, friendly, knowledgeable, and so helpful. We truly had a relaxing and stress free trip because of the excellent customer service from Minh and our guides. With only having 12 days to visit we were so grateful to be able to enjoy the travel and know that Minh and her team were there if and when needed. I highly recommend using this company, you will not regret it! Now I am dreaming of how quickly we can make it back!! Thank you thank you to Minh and the team, our trip was unforgettable!

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