Hanoi Ninh Binh Pu Luong

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Hanoi Ninh Binh Pu Luong

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6 Days – Hanoi Ninh Binh Pu Luong Local Experience


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1          Hanoi arrival with guide welcome service

2          Hanoi Local experiences

3          Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Bai Dinh – Trang An – Mua Cave

4          Ninh Binh – Tam Coc cycling – Transfer to Pu Luong

5          Don village – Hieu village with 5 hours trekking

6          Hieu village – Pho doan – Don Village – Hanoi      Morning flight


Please note: The tour program is flexible. Your guide will be more than happy to adjust the tour itinerary to suit you. You can skip one site or add another if you so wish.


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Day 1 Hanoi arrival with guide welcome service

Meal provided: No meal


Welcome to Vietnam and Hanoi

Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, obtain your visa and clear Immigration and Customs.

After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet outside a local driver (without guide).

Settle in and enjoy the rest of day at leisure.

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi Local experiences

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Street food dinner


Wake up in the early morning, you will take  a short walk to enjoy the morning lights at the Iconic Long Bien Bridge. Connecting two banks of Red River, Long Bien Bridge is the first longest steel-made bridge retaining the splendid architectural style in Vietnam in the early of 20th century.


You will then have a local Breakfast with Pho -  the quintessential must-try dish in Vietnam


Then continue to Temple of Literature (Vietnamese name is Quoc Tu Giam) – The Vietnam’s first University, which was built in 1070 in honor of Confucius, his followers and Chu Van An, a moral figure in Vietnamese education.


Have lunch at a local restaurant


In the afternoon, you are transferred to visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Almost no foreign tourists to Hanoi refuse to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, where they can look into a vivid picture of the miniaturized Vietnamese ethnic community’s life


Back to the center, take a cyclo in Hanoi Old Quarter and guilds to discover the ancient feature of Hanoi and daily life.


This late afternoon enjoy Hanoi street food tour around the 36 Old Quarter streets.

Travelling to Hanoi - Vietnam capital, your trip could not become perfect without exploring Vietnamese cuisine. It is believed that enjoy tasting food tour is considered as the best choice for who are seeking for a food culture discovery. Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our taste buds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery – Banh Cuon Thanh Van, No.14 Hang Ga Str. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together.

Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago. Our next two snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls. We sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavor.

Then it’s time for dessert - this specialty is one not to be missed and enjoy a cup of egg coffee. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the city that still serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that we will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city centre below.


Back to the hotel.

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Bai Dinh - Trang An – Mua Cave

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch


Get picked up by our tour guide and bus at your hotel and then depart for Bai Dinh pagoda and Trang an eco-tourism attraction area (120kms south of Hanoi).

Arrive in Buddha Sanctuary place of Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest one in Vietnam with 500 Arhan statues. You can see a biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Tour guide also gives you an introduction of beliefs and religions in Vietnam.

Have lunch in a local restaurant with some special dishes such as goat meat, pork storage vessel…
Leave for Trang An eco-tourism attraction. You will be amazed by neglected area while having boat trip through cave chains: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Sinh Cave…experiencing mysterious views of the so-called “Ha Long Bay in land”.

Keep going to visit Mua Cave (Dancing Cave). The place attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps, here you can see all the way to Tam Coc, enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river.

Stay overnight in Ninh Binh

Day 4: Ninh Binh – Tam Coc cycling – Transfer to Pu Luong

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch



This morning, after the chilling breakfast, start your fun bicycle ride to Tam Coc. You cycle on paved roads, through rice fields and local agricultural villages. Most of the bicycle ride is on a peaceful inter-communal routes where the traffic is not too busy. Then, enjoy hours of excursion by small boat along the Ngo Dong River, beginning at the village of Van Lam and proceeding through a scenic landscape dominated by rice fields and karst towers. The route includes floating through Tam Coc - the three natural grottos (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba), the largest of which is 125m long with its ceiling about 2m high above the water. The boats are typically rowed by one or two local women who also sell embroidered goods.


Have a Lunch at a local restaurant with the local specialilties and transfer to Pu Luong.


One glance at the Pu Luong Nature Reserve and you’ll see why the ethnic Thai people made this enchanting valley their home long ago.


Free and take a leisure time in Puluong for the rest day.

Stay overnight in Pu Luong.

Day 5: Don village – Hieu village with 5 hours trekking

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



8: 00 a.m, We start hiking into the valley, reach Uoi Village (Bản Ươi) and Lan Village (Bản Lặn). Following the trail along stream, you can enjoy the beautiful mountains scenery and get a glimpse for local daily life. Then, you will have a walk around the village, get your chance to learn how the locals weave brocades.

~12p.m We arrive Hieu Waterfalls (Thac Hieu) for lunch ( picnic) and swimming or playing with waterfall.

Afterward, we will trek for 2 hours, have a bird-eyed view of rice terraces. Weaving through the forest,  excellent representatives for marvellous and pristine nature of Pu Luong.

5p.m, After 2-hour trek,  you’ll enjoy your dinner with local specialties and let's stay overnight in a traditional stilt-house of Black Thai.

Stay overnight in Pu Luong.


If you intend to spend your night in a private atmostphere, a local well-equipped bungalow/Lodge nearby the waterfall may be available for pre-booking.

Day 6: Hieu village – Pho doan - Don Village – Hanoi

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch



8:00am: Leave Hieu village, following the trekking road, through village, local path to Pho Doan market. From Pho Doan, we will continue hike & trek following the trail to Leo village ( Bản Leo) – to Don village. We will hike up on the off-the-beaten track passing through the beautiful valley of rice terraces, bamboo forests, villages and up to mountains for panoramic view of the region.


Have Lunch then transfer back to Hanoi.


You will arrive to Hanoi around 5 pm.

End of tour.

+ 10 nights at hotels with breakfast in a private double/twin sharing room

+ 01 night on a sharing cruise in a private double/twin sharing room

+ Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Good food at local restaurants)

+ Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program

+ Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver

+ Private boat trip as mentioned

+ Private English speaking guide with legal license in each region

+  International and domestic air ticket and airport tax

Hanoi – Hue by Vietnam Airlines (Best promotional airfare with refunable condition)

Danang – Saigon  by Vietnam Airlines (Best promotional airfare with refunable condition)

Including 7kg carry on and 25kg checked luggage

+ 02 bottles of mineral water/ pax/ day and souvenir

+ All taxes and service charge

- Bank fee from both side

- Visa to Vietnam

- Vietnam visa stamping (25 USD per pax for one-time entry)

- Cambodia visa stamping (30 USD per pax for one-time entry)

- Single room supplement

- Early check in and late check out at all hotels

- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)

- Tipping for guide, car driver

- Drinks and other meals which are not indicated in the program

- Travel insurance

- International arrival and departure air ticket and airport tax

- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, flood), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc…

- Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the “Including” item

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