Pu Luong – Ninh Binh – Bai Tu Long Bay 5 days / 4 nights

Start From: 430 $

This is a perfect combination to discover 3 different areas in a short time. You will start by the hidden Pu Luong Nature Reserve where some trekking will bring you closer to the minorities. Contemplate stunning landscapes with beautiful rice field terraces and learn about the daily life getting closer to the locals. Then, spend a day in the surprising Halong Bay in land, Ninh Binh. Learn about the history and enjoy a boat ride in the famous Trang An in between huge karst pics and passing through natural caves. Finally, you will discover the unspoiled Bai Tu Long Bay boarding the traditional Renea cruise. A perfect cruise onboard of a traditional junk offering comfortable facilities in this less touristic bay.

Departure day:

Everyday

Duration

5 Days 4 Nights

Location

Pu Luong - Ninh Binh - Tu Long bay

Transpotation

Limousine Bus

Start From: 430 USD

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Pu Luong – Ninh Binh – Bai Tu Long Bay 5 days / 4 nights itinerary :

 

DAY 1: Hanoi – Pu Luong. (L, D) 200km

Easy Trek to Chieng Lau, Yen, Ba villages, Bamboo rafting on Cham Stream (4.5km):

07:00 – 07:30 = Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to start the Pu Luong – Ninh BInh – Bai Tu Long Bay tour.

09:00 = Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).

11:00 = Stop at the local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority; enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).

12:00 = Arrival in Mai Chau and transfer to a van to go to Pu Luong Reserve nature

13:00 = Check in and lunch at Pu Luong Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat.

14:30 – 17:30 = 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).

17:30 = Pick up the van to go to the Eco Garden – Mountain Retreat. Enjoy swimming in the Infinity Pool.

19:00 = Dinner at the lodge, enjoy some local rice wine. Have a quiet night in the middle of the Reserve.

 

*Sleeping options: Pu Luong Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat.

Deluxe Room with Air-con.

 

Day 2: Explore Kho Muong village and Doi Cave (6km) – Ninh Binh 120km. (B,L,D):

 07:00 – 08:00 = Have breakfast in the lodge. Enjoying the breathtaking view from Pu Luong Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat.

08:30 – 12:00 = Trek following the small roads through the terrace rice fields and cross the stream to visit remote hidden village of Kho Muong to learn about the local people in Pu Luong. Explore Doi Cave (Bat cave), this is the largest cave in Pu Luong. (Depending on the weather condition)

12:00 = Back to the Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat, check out.

13:00 = Have lunch and have free time to relax in the Infinity pool or walking around the village before boarding the bus to go to Ninh Binh at 14:00.

17:30 = Arrive in Ninh Binh Retreat, check in and have free time.

19:00 = Have dinner at the retreat

 

*Sleeping options: Ninh Binh Retreat

Deluxe villa with Air-con.

 

Day 3: Cycling to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital and boat ride in Trang An (B,L,D):

 

7:30 – 8:30 = Breakfast at the Retreat

8:30 to 12:00 = Cycling through the limestone karsts to reach 2 temples of the first 2 Emperors in the 10 th Century in Hoa Lu Ancient Capital hike up the Ma Yen Mountain to visit the King’s tomb in 10th century and enjoy the panorama view from the mountain.

12:00 -13:30 = Check out and have lunch at the Retreat

13:30 -16:00 = Go to Trang An for a boat ride in between the karst pics and enjoy the beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere.

16:30 = Back to the Retreat.

16:30 – 19:00 = Free time in the Retreat > possibility to jump on a bike to visit the surroundings or to join the family to learn how to prepare some local dishes

19:00 = Diner and enjoy a peaceful night in Trang An

 

*Sleeping options: Ninh Binh Retreat

Deluxe villa with Air-con.

 

Day 4 : Ninh Binh – Bai Tu Long Bay cruise (B,L,D) :

06:30 – 07:00 = Breakfast and check out

07:00 = Pick up at the hotel and transfer to Hon Gai pier

12.00 = Arrive in our office at Hon Gai Pier, you will have a bit time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee. Wait for our captain to finish the registration and transfer by tender to our boat.

12.45 = Enjoy welcome drink and spend a couple minutes to briefing about safety on boat and activities included then we check in our cabin.

13.30 = Delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay.

15.00 = Arrive in kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.

17.30 = Get back to the boat and enjoys our Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.

19.00 = Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.

20.30 = Free time to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gathers your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply has a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay.

 

*Sleeping options: Renea Cruise

Deluxe cabin or suite cabin with private balcony

 

Day 5: Continue the cruise and transfer back to Hanoi (B,L) :

 

06.00 = Start your day with a Tai Chi routine on sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.

07.00 = Breakfast will be served in Western style, familiar to you to fulfill your strength and ready for another exploring day.

08.00 = Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave and enjoy a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island.

09.00 = Upon return to the boat you will have about 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.

10.00 = Attend in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration. You can quickly learn a simple but delicious Vietnamese dish that Gordon Ramsey (a 2 Michelin Star Chef) used to guide – Nem Cuon.

11.00 = Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on boat.

12.00 = Back to the harbor and disembark in Hon Gai pier.

12.30 = Farewell Halong Bay then our D-Car Limousine will take you back to Hanoi.

16.30 = End of service.  Tour ends.

 

Note: The cruise itinerary might subject to change due to the weather or tide condition without prior notice.

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