Trip Style: Soft Adventure
Service Level: Standard
Physical Grading: Moderate
Biking along small village road of Maichau, staying in a traditional house of the white Thai minority people and kayak between thousand of Karsts limestone islands & islets of Halong bay.
Biking Maichau & Sea Kayaking Halong Bay From $385 USD
Tour Code: BK&SKA
Duration: 4days/ 3nights
Routes: Hanoi-Maichau-Halong Bay-Hanoi
Tour grading: Soft Adventure
Accommodation: Hotel + Home stay in Maichau + Overnight on Board in Halong Bay
If you are looking for a soft adventure that combines a bit of activity, with culture and natural beauty, this is the trip to choose! Only four hours from Hanoi, Mai Chau valley is the gateway to North West Vietnam. This area confirms all the postcard fantastic limestone mountains overlooking peaceful valleys, terraced rice paddies and traditional villages. You ride along quiet village roads and have a unique opportunity to discover traditional village life that has experienced very little change over the centuries. Your trip highlight is the kayak amongst thousand of limestone karsts islands and islets of Halong bay, one of the world heritage listed site in Vietnam.
Day 1 Hanoi to Maichau (D)
Our tour guide & driver will pick you up at around 8.00AM at your hotel or residence in Hanoi and drive you along the scenic country road to Mai Chau, this valley offers a splendid vista of a valley surrounded by lush landscape and stilt houses inhabited mainly by the White Thai ethnic group. On arrival, you will be welcome by our host family with some green tea and afterward we start to cycle to the nearby Thai villages for watching local artisans weaving their beautiful handicrafts. Return to our house for some cold drinks before diner. Tonight you will be entertained by a traditional dance perFormance by the local Thai tribe. Overnight in the traditional house built on stilt of the Thai minority.
Day 2: Maichau to Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast, we begin with another easy ride passing peaceful Thai villages to see the daily lives of the white Thai people such as rice planting, herding water buffalos and building traditional houses. Lunch will be serving at the house before we say goodbye to our host and return to Hanoi. Tonight you have reserved seats for an unforgettable show at Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi- Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Today, we leave the bustling city of Hanoi for Halong city, drive through lush green rice paddies of the Red river delta. Stopping along the way for photos opportunities and learning how Vietnamese people cultivating their rice and doing their garden. Upon your arrival in Halong city at noon time, our boat crew will greet you with a special seafood lunch whilst cruising around the bay to explore a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky, and some limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. We begin our first kayaking experience to discover the limestone karsts Formations which are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Visit one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. At the end of afternoon we return to our escorted boat for relaxation and sumptuous seafood dinner. Overnight on our traditional Junk.
Day 4: Halong Bay-Hanoi (B,L)
Enjoy the sunrise and quiet atmosphere of the bay in the morning. After breakfast with some tea and Vietnamese coffee we continue to kayak to Luon Cave toward islets in the shape of Man’s head Island, and Tortoise Island. Lunch will be served on board before heading back at the harbor for the transfer to Hanoi. Stop en route at Dong Trieu ceramic factory, and take a leisurely walk through one of our traditional village on the way back. You will be back to Hanoi at around 5pm where your trip ends.
* 01 night in centrally located hotels in Hanoi with breakfast
* 01 night on Vietnamese Junk
* 01 night in a Traditional house of the Thai people
* Breakfast, Lunch or dinner if mentioned in the itinerary with (B, L, D)
* Private A/C transportation and sightseeing tickets as indicated in the itinerary
* English speaking tour guide. (other language up on request)
* International air-ticket
* Visa fee
* Personal Travel insurance
* Personal expenses
* Tip and gratuities
What to brings
*Wide brim hat
*Sun lotion & sun glass
*light pack for day trip