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11 DAYS NORTHER & CENTRAL ADVENTURE

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Start City  : Ha Noi

End City    : Da Nang

Duration    : 11  days/ 10 nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

 You will Visit: Ha Noi , Mai Chau , Phu Luong , Ninh Binh, Ha Long Bay , Hoi An in 11 days


OVERVIEW

 

 Time

Destination

Activity

Meal

Day 1

Ha Noi

Bangkok - Ha Noi Arrival –  Food bike tour - Overnight in Ha Noi

B

Day 2

  

Ha noi

Ha Noi City Tour – Overnight in Ha Noi

B/L

Day 3

Mai Chai

Ha Noi – Mai Chau – Overnight in Mai Chau

B/L/D

Day 4

Phu Luong

  Mai Chau – Phu  Luong – Overnight in Phu Luong

B/L/D

Day 5

Phu Luong

 Phu Luong Treeking – Overnight in Homestay

B/L/D

Day 6

 

Ninh Binh

Phu  Luong - Tam-Cook Cruise / The Perfume Cave / Hua-Lu – Overnight in Ninh Binh   

B/L

Day 7

 

Ha Long Bay

 Ninh Binh - Ha Long & start cruise- Overnight on Cruise

B/L/D

Day 8

 

Hoi An

 Cruise & Transfer Back To Hanoi – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An – Overnight in Hoi An

B/L

Day 9

 

Hoi An

 Hoi An Marble Mountian – Golden Bridge – Overnight in Hoi An  

B/L

Day 10

 

Hoi An

   Hoi An – Bike Countrysite Bike tour  – City Tour - Overnight in Hoi An

B/L

Day 11

 

Departure

 Hoi An – Da  Nang - Departure

B

 TRAVEL ITINERARY

 Day 1 _Arrival to Hanoi City –- Food Bike Tour -- Overnight in Ha Noi (B)

 Arrival to Ha Noi airport the driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the famous old quarter area of Hanoi.

 After check in the guide will meet you at your hotel and take you on an interesting walking tour through the streets of the old quarter to visit some famous and specialized food stalls, local restaurants and shops. The places you will visit are every day family businesses where the local people eat or buy their food. You will be able to watch some of the food being prepared and get the opportunity to sample some of the dishes for dinner.

 Back to Ha Noi - Overnight in Ha Noi

 Day 2_Hanoi City Tour – Overnight in Ha Noi(B/L)

0800h - Guide will meet you at your hotel & you will depart to visit: Ho Chi Minh Complex: Completed in 1975 the complex contains Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh museum. Next stop is a visit to the Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius,

Then you will visiting Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam and the place dedicating to Confucian. Stopover to visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple , Woman museum and Hoa Lo Prison which once known as “Hanoi Hilton”.

 The Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, is a bustling area of narrow streets home to literally thousands of small businesses and street vendors, selling a wide variety of goods. Originally each of the 36 streets names’ were related to the products being sold there. Hence you can walk from Fish Street to Tin Street to Bamboo Street and you will enjoy exploring the area while riding in a traditional cyclo..

 Back to your hotel in Ha Noi overnight in Ha Noi .

 Day 3_Hanoi – Hanoi – Mai ChauOvernight in Mai Chau  (B/L/D)

0730h - Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to Mai Chau

 Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).

 Stop at the local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority; enjoy the beautiful scenery of            ThungKhe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).Arrive in Mai Chau Valley for lunch. (Vegetarian is available).Visit the real local Thai traditional Stilt House before cycling to visit villages of the Thai Ethnic Minority and learn about their daily live and culture. Stop by the handcraft village to learn about weaving in traditional way and support them by buying their local products.Board the van to go to Hidden Buoc Village (20km away from main tourist Lac Village).

1700h – 1900 -  Check in to your hotel walking around the village.Ovenight in Mai Chau

 Day 4_Mai Chau transfer to PuLuong nature reserve – Overnight in PuLuong( B, L,D)

 Breakfast at the Hotel

 0830 – 1200 - Easy trekking with local guide to visit the beautiful surrounding villages visiting non-tourist path and rice terraces, hanging bridge, and visiting a local family. (Distance trek about 7.5km).

1200h -Transfer to a van to go to Pu Luong Reserve nature

1300h - Check in and lunch at Pu Luong Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat.

1430h – 1730h - Board the van to the starting point. Following the small road through the terrace rice and sugar cane fields, cross the Hanging Bridges to visit other remote rural villages of Thai Ethnic. Stop at the giant waterwheels, ducks farm to learn about the agriculture before getting on the Bamboo Raft for a relaxing cruise on Cham stream (cruise depending on weather conditions).

1730h - Pick up the van to go to the Eco Garden – Mountain Retreat. Enjoy swimming in the Infinity Pool.

1900h - BBQ Dinner at the lodge, enjoy some local rice wine. Have a quiet night in the middle of the Reserve.

 Day 5_Pu Luong – Hieu Waterfall full day trek- Doi Cave - Overnight in PuLuong(B,L,D ). (Hard Trek 10kms):

 Have breakfast at Pu Luong Eco Garden. Enjoying the breathtaking view from the lodge.

0830h –Board the van to Pho Doan to start your trek. (Visit local market of Pho Doan only on Thursday and Sunday morning) From there , follow the small road, trail through the terrace rice fields, jungle to reach Hieu Waterfall. Have lunch by the waterfall.

Afternoon - Free time to relax and swim in the waterfall and back to the van and visit remote hidden village of Kho Muong to learn about the local people in Pu Luong.(6kms) Explore Doi Cave (Bat cave), this is the largest cave in Pu Luong. (Depending on the weather condition)

1600h - Back to the lodge,

1800h – 1900h- Free time to relax by the infinity pool.

1900h- BBQ Dinner at the lodge, enjoy some local rice wine. Have a quiet night in the middle of the Reserve.

 Overnight in PuLuong

 Day 6 _Tam-Cook Cruise / The Perfume Cave / Hoa Lu – Overnight in Tam Coc (B/L/D)

 After breakfast, head for the Tam-Kok area, known as Ha Longby by Land. A small stream winds through rice fields and steep, steep mountains, and passes through three tunnels carved into the mountain.

The flotillas that will be towed lead the flotilla rowing with her feet! A unique phenomenon in the world! From here you will take a short walk to the perfume cave, which serves as an impressive Buddhist temple, with an enchanting view of the beautiful limestone scattered throughout the valley.

Overnight: Ninh Binh

 Day 7_Ninh Binh -  Cruise in Halong Bay – Overnight in Ha Long cruise (B/L/D)

 Today, you are expected to reach one of the many peaks of the trip - sailing in one of the most beautiful scenic areas in the world. After getting organized, take a three-hour trip to Ha Long Bay.

It is a bay in the Sea of China, where the hills grow out of unexplained, almost vertical, limestone hills.

When you arrive at the jetty you board a boat and after lunch and lunch, take a boat cruise, where you will see fishing villages floating in the bay, take a kayaking cruise in the bay, and all while boating stunning views of the bay. Meals and lodging on the ship.

Overnight: A ship in Halong Bay

 Day 8_Halong bay-  Fly to Da Nang – Hoi An – Overnight in Hoi An  (B/L)

 Wake up on the ship anchored in the enchanting landscape of the bay. After morning coffee, we will continue sailing in the bay, passing through several beautiful islands and fishing villages.

After lunch, leave the beautiful bay and the boat and head back to Hanoi. We'll go to the airport and take the flight to Hue

 Overnight in Hue  

 Day 9_ Da Nang – Ba Na Hill – Golden Bridge – Marble Mountain – Transfer to Hoi An -  Overnight in Hoi An  ( B/L)

 0800h : Pick up guests at the hotel in Hoi An and transfer to Ba Na Hills.

Arrive Ba Na Hills station and start the journey to mountain by cable car which is recognized as the World longest cable car and the biggest difference about the height between station 1 and station 2 by Guiness.

Start to visit some beautiful places: Debay wine-cellar, Linh Ung pagoda with the 27 metres Buddha statue, Loc Uyen garden and Quan Am Pavilion.

1145h : Have lunch in restaurant

After lunch tour guide will take you to natural Monkey garden and tourists will have chance to conquer The God Mountain at 1487 metres of altitude over sea level. This is the highest peak in central of Vietnam. Then, free time to enjoy games in Fantasy Park – The “Entertainment Paradise”, discover ghost , Golden Bridge

 Next you will stop at the Marble Mountains. Comprised of a group of 5 separate mountains which are also known as the element mountains and their names are: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth.

Arrive to your hotel approximately in Hoi An and Overnight in Hoi An

 A visit to the Imperial Capital of the Nagoyan dynasty and a beautiful scenic trip to the south awaits you today. In the morning, take a relaxing morning cruise to the famous perfume river, which will bring you to the beautiful Tianmu Pagoda.

Visit the tomb of Emperor Minh-mang. Keep driving outside the city, the Royal Castle and other sites in the area.In the afternoon, leave Hua and travel along enchanting beaches and lagoons, through a scenic section of the Marble Mountain, at the high mountain pass in Vietnam, on your way to the great and beautiful city of Da Nang, and from there a short way to the beloved town of Hoi An.

Overnight: Hoi An

 Day 10 _Hoi An Countryside  - Bicycle – City tour – Overnight in Hoi An (B/L)

0830h - Your guide will meet you at your hotel ready for you to start your tour. Together you will start riding to the countryside, taking pictures and enjoying the beautiful scenery before arriving to TraQue Herb garden and vegetable village.

You will take a walk around the village garden and meet some of the local farmers while your guide points out many of the unique features and explains the importance of the garden to Hoi An and the local people.

You will also have the opportunity to join in farming activities such as; hoeing soil, using seaweed, transplanting and watering vegetables using traditional watering cans.

Time to continue biking to the rice paddy fields and shrimp farms, while on the way being able to stop and take photos of duck farms, shrimp farms, water buffalos, birds, and many more interesting sights.

Next you will drive to Cam ThanhVillage .

After lunch it will be to go to the Water Coconutsand have some fun while being shown how to use the traditional round basket boats.The crew will row you through part of the water coconut forest where you can try to catch a crab before heading back to the Eco Village.

Having a fun to catch crab around the water coconut palm forest.

After lunch Your English speaking guide will take you on a two hour walking tour of Hoi An Old Town. Famous for its quant mixture of Chinese, Japanese and European architecture, the old town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. You will visit, the Japanese bridge built in the 16th century and famous for being the only covered bridge, the 200 year old Tan Ky house, museum of trade ceramics and several other historical sites.

The girls will learning how to make beautiful lantern .

Back to your hotel and overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11_Da  Nang  – Departure (B)

 The driver will arrive to your hotel and transfer you to the airport in Da Nang your  departureflight .

 Thank you for choosing Laughing Roo Travel.

 Includes:

Airpoirt transfers

Twin share accommodation

Kayaking on Ha Long Bay

Land transfers as per itinerary

Domestic flights Ha Noi – Da Nang 

Entry tickets & permits

English speaking guide on day tours

Meals as per itinerary – B = Breakfast – L = Lunch – D = Dinner

 Excludes:

Flights not listed above, Drinks, Hotel mini bar items, Tips, Phone calls, travel visa’s, personal travel insurance, all other private expenses & any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control.

 Please Note: When traveling to Ha Long Bay and / or Sapa, please leave your main luggage in storage at the hotel in Hanoi and take overnight bag only. (All guests must have a valid passport and Vietnamese visa with them to board a Ha Long cruise)

 Additional Information

 1)      Please check with your family doctor for medical advice before commencing the journey.

2)      Meals for customers with special dietary needs can be arranged but notice is required at time of booking.

3)      Please bring along a strong and comfortable pair of walking shoes, raincoat or small umbrella, jackets, small backpack, insect repellent and Sunscreen.

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