Vietnam Family Vacations: Travel Hanoi Tam Coc Hoa Lu Halong Bay Saigon Phan Thiet Beach 7 days

This 7-day tour is specially customized by the Hanoi based tour operator for small group holidays touring in Vietnam. The multi activity tour takes you to different part of Vietnam including Vietnam’s capital, Tam Coc, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh provinc, Halong bay, Ho Chi Minh city, Saigon and Mui ne beach, Phan Thiet. Active outdoor activities such as countryside cycle, sea kayak padlling  re added to the tour to make sure that both parents and children can have a comfortable journey. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Vietnam Family Vacations: Travel Hanoi Tam Coc Hoa Lu Halong Bay Saigon Phan Thiet Beach 7 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Tam Coc – Hoa Lu – Hanoi.

We leave Hanoi at 08:00 and head south for the three-hour drive along Highway One. Arrive in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh around 11:00, we then take a three hour boat trip along the Boi River. This area is rightly often referred to as the “Ha Long Bay on land” due to the similar topography.

After lunch (included), we move on to Hoa Lu enjoying one hour cycling through peaceful countryside villages. We spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang (also known as Dinh Bo Linh), an Emperor from the Dinh Dynasty. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty. Then return to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay. Cruise. Kayaking.

After breakfast, drive to Halong Bay through the fertile flood plains of the Red River Delta. Stop in route for a short rest or taking pictures of the everyday life sceneries (optional).

Arrive in Halong Bay at midday, embark on your comfortable junk at 12:00 and begin your cruise around majestic Halong Bay. Seafood lunch will be served on board. Explore limestone caves dotted around the bay, soak up the sun on the top deck or go kayaking.

Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.

Overnight on board junk.

Day 3: Halong bay – Hanoi. Fly to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon)

Brunch on board (Breakfast + Lunch). Then we continue our cruise while the boat is going back to shore. Arrive at Ha long wharf about 11h00 and join Lotussia Travel car again for the journey back to Hanoi.

Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer directly to Noibai airport for a two-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

You will be welcome at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh city by another Lotussia Travel guide, driver and transferred to your hotel in town.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 4: Saigon city tour. Travel to Phan Thiet.

After breakfast, start discovering Ho Chi Minh City with the most important highlights such as the Post Office, cathedral, Reunification palace, centre town, then continue towards Cholon, visit Thien Hau temple and Binh Tay market.

After lunch (optional), drive to Phan Thiet. Check-in hotel and stay free at leisure for the rest of time.

Overnight in Phan Thiet.

Day 5 & 6: Phan Thiet beach resort.

Full day free at leisure to enjoy the prime beach of Phan Thiet or just relax on the resort poolside. Optional beach activities can be arranged on the spot with the resort.

Overnight in Phan Thiet.

Day 7: Travel back to Ho Chi Minh city.

Free morning. Check out at 12:00 and travel back to Ho Chi Minh city.

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Trekking Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Kayaking Halong Bay 6 days

The multi-activity tour is a combination of a 4-day trek to Pu Luong nature reserve and a two-day tour to Halong bay, in the northern Vietnam. Depart from Hanoi, you travel to the north western area to Mai Chau. You trek from Mai Chau through local Thai, Muong villages to the center of the Pu Luong nature reserve. Sharing the house with family, sleep on wooden floor, eating local food…offers a real life experience. The overnight cruise tour to Halong bay can be provided on both sharing or private basis. This is up to your budget. Standard and luxury options are also avaialbe for the two-day boat cruise. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Trekking Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Kayaking Halong Bay 6 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau. Trek to Sai and Hang villages (Pu Luong Nature Reserve).

We will leave Hanoi for Hoa Binh province and up then to Mai Chau valley. This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. Upon arriving in Mai Chau valley, we take a short walk around Lac & Poom Coong villages to have the first experience of the White Thai community local life and their culture. Lunch will be served at local home. We will then leave Mai Chau for a short ride along the Ma river (22km) to Sai village. Off the bus, we begin our trek to Duom and Hang villages. We will trek through outstanding mountain scenery and pituresque rice paddies, see hand-crafted bamboo water wheels, and talk with the lovely local people. Spend the night in a local Thai family’s traditional home on stilts.

 Day 2: Continue trekking Pu Luong Nature Reserve (Hang village – Eo Ken – Kho Muong villages).

After having breakfast with our new Thai friends, we will be walking for a approximately 5 to 6 hours. The first section is hard with some steep climbs and stream crossings. The second stage is glorious with beautiful views of the valley, rice terraces, rich rain forests, and meandering streams. Your picnic lunch will be provided on the way at Eo Ken village. Arrival in Kho Muong village is always special as the setting of the village is perhaps the most beautiful in Vietnam, nestled between steep karst mountains with rice terraces in the afternoon sun. Spend our second night nearby in a typical Thai eco – stilt home in Kho Muong village.

Day 3: Continue trekking Pu Luong (Kho Muong village – Hin village).

After having breakfast, we will trek to Hin village (5 – 6 hours). On this route we will encounter some steep climbs and more stream crossings. Along the way we will visit an incredible cave, only recently discovered, now protected by the Forest Rangers.

The trekking tour will become more and more remote although one is never that far from a villager tending their fields. Pass steep limestone mountains and curiosty conjuring caves, through the dense rain forests all inside the borders of the Pu Luong Nature Reserve and onto Nua village.

Our picnic lunch will be served in a local house of the village. Then we continue to Hin village of the Thai people. Overnight at Hin village.

Day 4: Continue trekking Pu Luong Nature Reserve (Hin village – Ton village). Travel back to Hanoi.

Get up early morning if you would like to observe or take part in daily life of the local people. Then breakfast is served by our Thai host family in preparation for a hard but pleasurable trek (6 – 7 hours) through rich and wild rain forests. This challenging hike wanders through the biodiversity of the Pu Luong Nature Reserve. We will have a picnic lunch inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve, then continuing our trek to Ton village. Our vehicle will picks us up here for our drive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong bay. Boat cruise. Kayaking.

After breakfast, we will depart to Halong. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.

Arrive in Halong bay around noon and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar junk). Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Take a kayaking trip to explore the Bay. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk.

Day 6: Halong bay – Hanoi.

Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons. After another wonderful fresh seafood lunch (early) on board disembark at the dock at Halong City. Transfer back to Hanoi.

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