Pu Luong Ninh Binh Lan Ha Bay 6 Days / 5 Nights

Start From: 540 $

This exciting Pu Luong Ninh Binh Lan Ha Bay tour, offering an escape to some hidden germs of Vietnam, combines perfectly the visit of remote areas and must see places. You will first get the chance to join some adventurous trekking in the unspoiled Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Hiking deeper in the Reserve will get you closer to the local life and will allow you to discover the beautiful scenery of the area such as rice field terraces surrounded by range of mountains, river slaloming in the valley and waterfalls along a village. After more than 2 days in Pu Luong, get ready for the special Ninh Binh. Famous place full of history and stunning scenery. A boat ride in Trang An is a trip in its own right. Finally, you will be able to relax and contemplate some fairy landscapes in the fabulous Lan Ha Bay embarking Serenity Cruise boat  before heading back to Hanoi.

Departure day:



6 Days 5 Nights


Ha Noi - Pu Luong - Lan Ha bay


Limousine Bus

Start From: 540 USD


Itinerary Pu Luong Ninh Binh Lan Ha 6 Days / 5 nights

DAY 1: Hanoi – Pu Luong. (L, D) 200km

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

 07:30 – 08:00 = Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to start the Pu Luong Ninh Binh Lan Ha 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: Pu Luong – Hieu Waterfall full day trek (B,L,D ). (Hard Trek 10kms):

07:30 – 08:30 = Have breakfast at Pu Luong Eco Garden. Enjoying the breathtaking view from the lodge.

09:00 – 12:30 = 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 or trekking to explore the surrounding village and jungle.

15:30 = Board the van to go back to Pu Luong Eco Garden – The Mountain Retreat

17:00 – 19:00 = Free time to relax by 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 3: Explore Kho Muong village and Doi Cave (6km) – Ninh Binh 120km. (B,L,D):


06:30 – 07:30 = Breakfast at the homestay, check out and say goodbye to the lovely hosts.

07:30 – 08:30 = Board the van and back to the lodge

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 – 13:00 = Lunch at the Eco Garden restaurant.

13:00 = Free time to relax in the Infinity pool or to walk around the village before boarding the bus to go to Ninh BInh at 14:30.

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 4: 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 karst 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. On the way back, stop in a local family to discover daily life and culture and share a tea with them.

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 5: Transfer to Tuan Chau Wharf and cruise in Lan Ha Bay (B,L,D)

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

07:15 = Transfer to The Long Hotel to catch the bus to Tuan Chau Wharf

11.45 = Check in time at Tuan Chau Wharf, transfer to SERENITY CRUISES

12.15 = Embark on SERENITY CRUISES

While enjoying welcome drink, our cruise manager will deliver cruise briefing and safety introduction. After that you will check in your cabin

12.45 = Enjoy International buffet lunch

Fantastic buffet lunch is served. In the meantime, SERENITY CRUISES will get you far away from crowded part of Ha Long bay and head to magnificent scenery in Lan Ha Bay – an extension of Ha Long Wonder which is more peaceful and less touristic. The cruise passes Finger Islet, Frog Islet and hundreds of uniquely shaped limestone mountain.

15.00 = Explore Lan Ha – Ha Long bay, hit the water on kayak and go swimming

SERENITY CRUISES reach Dau Be Island, one of the most beautiful islands located in the South East of Ha Long bay. It is your time to discover Ha Long bay on your own way by doing double –sharing kayak, explore the beauty of nature in hidden lagoon with lots of stalactites hang down from the ceiling cave. This activity might depend on the tide level of the bay. In case the tide level is too high or too low, we will do kayaking in Dark Cave, Bright Cave area. There is a stop for those who wish to swim and snorkel in the beautiful colored water

16.30 = Happy Hour & cooking demonstration

Back to SERENITY CRUISES after outdoor activities, this is perfect time to relax yourself with a cocktail on the upper deck. Onboard, you may join a traditional cooking class presented by our crew.

Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight

19.00 = Taste deluxe Dinner Set Menu

Enjoy dinner made with all energy of our experienced chefs. After the incredible dinner, the rest of the evening is free time for SERENITY CRUISES’ guests to relax on sundeck with a drink, enjoy spa treatment, watch movie in the restaurant.


*Sleeping options: Serenity cruise

Junior suite, Senior suite, family suite, moon suite with balcony, Moon suite with terrace


Day 6: Continue the cruise and transfer back to Hanoi (B,L):

6.30 = Wake up yourself in a stunning and fairy scenery, start second day on SERENITY CRUISES with Tai Chi on sundeck. Afterwards, light breakfast is served.

7.45 = Visit Viet Hai Village

Our crew will take you to Viet Hai village, located in the valley in the core of Cat Ba National Park. Spending around 30 minutes for biking along, you will feel the peaceful atmosphere and the charming ambient of a typical village in the North of Vietnam.

9:15 = Return SERENITY CRUISES, you may simply relax on the cruise then spend few minutes to settle your bill and check out from 9.15-10.00 am

10:00 = Enjoy delightful brunch

While a well prepared brunch is served, SERENITY Cruises slowly navigates emerald water and thousands of karst mountains towards the Harbour.

11.30 = Disembark SERENITY CRUISES,

12.00-12.15 = “Goodbye Lan Ha – Ha Long bay”

Return at Tuan Chau Wharf and get ready for driving back to Hanoi (for booking in advanced)

15.00 = Return and drop of in Hanoi Old Quarter. Tour Pu Luong Ninh Binh Lan Ha ends.


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


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