Trekking Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Cycling Tam Coc 4 days

The 4-day tour takes you to Mai Chau, Hoa Binh province, Pu Luong nature reserve, Thanh Hoa province and Tam Coc, Ninh Binh province in the north-west Vietnam. You trek through rice fields, local Thai villages. Spending two nights at local home (homestay) also offers a real life experience. The opportunity to enjoy a river boat trip and to cycle the rural Tam Coc. The best time to do this itinerary is May and October. Duriing this period, the temperature is cool, sunny, with little rain. Contact your travel consultant for more details.

Trekking Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Cycling Tam Coc 4 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Maichau – Puluong Nature Reserve.Trekking to Hang village (L,D)

8:00: You will be met up by Lotussia Travel team at your hotel in Hanoi (Please advise your hotel name upon confirmation).

Depart for Pu Luong Nature Reserve. This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies.

Lunch will be provided in a stilt house in Poom Coong village, Mai Chau.

Following lunch, we drive further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately three hours before arriving at the Thai village of Hang.

We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our host in a traditional house on stilts. Whilst enjoying their hospitality we will discover a little more about their lives and culture.

Day 2: Trekking from Hang village to Kho Muong village (B,L,D)

Today we will walk for about six hours. Along the way we pass through several Thai villages and hamlets before arriving at the village of Kho Muong. As the name suggests this is a Muong minority village and we will be their guests for the night.

Day 3: Trekking to Pho Doan. Travel to Tamcoc (B,L,D)

This morning we set out from Kho Muong and trek for roughly three hours and a half before arriving in Pho Doan townlet where your lunch will be provided in a local house.

After breakfast, we will take a motorbike-taxi to La Han ferry where our car will be waiting for us for our journey to Tam Coc (“Halong bay in-land”).

Dinner & overnight in Tamcoc.

Day 4: River boat trip. Countryside cycle. Return to Hanoi (B)

After breakfast, we will have a two-hour boat trip along the Boi river.

The river trip in Tam coc is wonderful for photo hunters, especially when local people come to harvest the water rice planted along the river, or when they transplant some seedling for the next crops. The tourists often compare the place with Guilin – China, or more closely, to the limestone islets of Halong Bay in the Tonkin Gulf for their similar geological structures and shapes.

Then enjoy one-hour bicycle trip through rural villages before arriving Hoalu ancient capital.

Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in Hoa Lu.

Return to Hanoi.

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Kayaking Halong Bay and Biking Trekking Rock Climbing Cat Ba National Park 4 days

This 4-day tour is one of the best-seller tour is customized by the Hanoi based tour operator Lotussia. The tour includes such sights as Halong bay, Viet Hai village, Cat Ba town, Cat Ba National Park. Different outdoor activities have been added to the tour – kayaking Halong bay, kayaking Cat Ba island, biking Viet hai village, jungle trek Cat Ba national park, rock climbing Cat Ba. You will have the opportunity to spend one night on board junk, one night at local home (homestay) and one night at hotel. Luxury beach resort is also avaialbe for luxury travel requirements. Contact your travel consultant now for more details.

Kayaking Halong Bay and Biking Trekking Rock Climbing Cat Ba National Park 4 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong bay. Cruising (L,D).

8:30: Join our sharing shuttle bus and enjoy 3-hour drive to Halong bay 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 around noon and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar). 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. Enjoy one-hour kayaking tour on the emerald waters of Halong Bay.

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

Overnight on board junk.

Day 2: Change the boat. Kayaking. Travel to Viet Hai village. Biking (B,L,D).

After breakfast, you will be picked up by another boat and transferred to Lan Ha bay. Lying in the northeastern Cat Ba island, Lan Ha bay is famous for its striking beauty of the natural and mysterious landscape views. Briefing and gear-up before start paddling through Lan Ha Bay.

Around noon, we will return to our support boat. Lunch will be provided on the boat.

After lunch, the boat will drop us off at Viet Hai pier. Then cycle from Viet Hai wharf to Viet Hai village (3km).

Dinner and overnight in Viet Hai ecolodge.

Day 3: Trekking through Cat Ba National Park (B,L).

Enjoy a half day trekking from Viet Hai village through Cat Ba national park. We will trek Cat Ba forest and have the chance to see the panorama of Halong Bay from one of the mountain summits we would conquer during the trek.

Picnic lunch will be provided en route.

We will arrive at the other side of the park around early afternoon. Picked up by local motor-taxi drivers and transferred to Cat Ba town.

Check-in hotel for overnight.

Day 4: Half day rock climbing. Travel back to Hanoi (B,L).

After a short briefing about rock climbing, enjoy a half-hour drive into the small farming village of Lien Minh. Learn some basic instruction and introduction to Rock Climbing before enjoying about three hours guided Rock Climbing in Butterfly Valley.

Have lunch either in Lien Minh park or in a local restaurant in Cat Ba town.

14:30: take a speed boat to travel to Haiphong where our vehicle will wait for us for the drive back to Hanoi.

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Vietnam multi centre holidays: Trekking Sapa and Halong Bay Cruises 3 days

The 3-day tour includes the most important travel highlights in the northern Vietnam – Sapa and Halong bay. Take the overnight train to Laocai then enjoy a full day hike through terraced rice fields, local H’mong and Dzao villages. You have about 5 hour boat cruise in Halong bay on day 3. If your group size is big enough, we would recommend you booking a chartered boat junk offering you a complete flexibility while cruising. Have any question? Contact your travel consultant at info at lotussiatravel.com or travel at lotussia.com

Trekking Sapa and Halong Bay Cruises 3 days

Day 1: Overnight train to Laocai.    

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Day 2: Laocai – Sapa. Sapa full day tour. Overnight train back to Hanoi (L).    

Arrive Laocai Railway Station early this morning. You will be welcome by our local team and transferred uphill to Sapa.

After breakfast (not included), travel to Sin Chai village. This is a beautiful village, located right at the foot of Hoang Lien mountain range and inhabited by the Black Hmong minority. There we start our trekking journey uphill. Once we reach to the top, you will take a small trail descending to Catcat village.

Your lunch will be provided near a waterfall.

In the afternoon, we will take another trail sneaking through mountain. The scenery is also spectacular. Take a short break upon arriving Y Linh Ho village before climbing up to the main road where our vehicle will be waiting for us for the journey back to Sapa.

Day use will be provided in a mini standard hotel in either Sapa or Laocai.

Travel to Laocai Railways Station for overnight train trip back to Hanoi. Train ??? Departure at ??? (To be advised). Overnight on board train.

Day 3: Arrive in Hanoi. Hanoi – Halong bay – Hanoi (L).

Arrive Hanoi Railway Station early this morning. You will be greeted again by Lotussia local team and transferred to Halong bay.

Enjoy 3.5 hour drive through the fertile flood plains of the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Once at Ha Long City we board our private boat for a five-hour cruise in Halong bay, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the bay. There will also be time for a swim in the bay’s emerald waters. Whilst on board, you will be served a delicious local seafood lunch.

The boat goes back to shore at about 15:30. Get on our car again and travel back to Hanoi. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi city center. End trip.

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