6 Days / 5 Nights Pu Luong – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay Tour

550$/pax

Pu Luong – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay tour is the perfect combination between three beautiful places in Vietnam. 

DESTINATION

Pu Luong, Ninh Binh, Ha Long

TRAVELING

ThemeMountain, village, Nature
StyleSmall Group
SuitableChildren, Family

HIGHTLIGHT

  • Visit 3 beautiful areas of Northern Vietnam
  • Experience a large variety of activities
  • Varied and sublime landscapes
  • A gastronomic stay full of flavors
  • A perfect combination between adventure and relaxation
  • Learn about Vietnamese history back to the 10th century
  • Exploration of the two bays classified by UNESCO, Ninh Binh and Halong Bay

INTRODUCTION

The limestone mountain regions of Vietnam’s north are home of the most dramatic landscapes in South East Asia. Pu Luong with the mountains which puncture the clouds and dramatic rice terraces overlook ethnic minority villages, home to distinct cultures that have inhabited these parts for centuries. Walking, trekking and relaxing in one of the delightful eco-friendly style accommodations are all features in your package. Everything is blissfully simple.  End your tour discovering a fascinating destination as the Halong Bay on land, Ninh Binh. Learn about Vietnamese history back to the X century, climb a wonderful viewpoint and relax in fairy landscapes in the UNESCO site, Trang An boat complex. End your tour by cruising in one of nature's wonders, the fantastic Halong Bay. Enter the fairy world and let you be astonished by the splendid landscapes!

ITINERARY

Hanoi – Pu Luong (-/L/D)

7:00 – Pick up the guests at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and start the trip to Pu Luong Nature Reserve.

You will have a stop in Thung Khe Pass for a spectacular view of Mai Chau Valley. During the stop, you can see the local stands selling typical products. Take a chance to try one of the local specialties, the “Com Lam”, sticky rice cooked in bamboo. Arrival in Pu Luong Nature Reserve for lunch and check in. Free time to relax.

Board the car to reach the starting point of the afternoon trekking. You will first pass a hanging bridge over the Cham river. You will pass through Ba village and see old traditional houses

Board the car to reach the starting point of the afternoon trekking. You will first pass a hanging bridge over the Cham river. You will pass through Ba village and see old traditional houses.

After that, you will admire the ingenious agriculture system of the Thai ethnic minority, the bamboo waterwheels. Specific to the Thai people, the water wheels in Pu Luong are amongst the most impressive in Vietnam. The day will end by a relaxing and tranquil bamboo boat ride. Adapted for tourism, the boat is kept in use by locals to navigate and visit other houses or to go to the fields. Back to the Retreat to relax in your room or enjoy a swim in the infinity pool. Dinner in the Eco – Restaurant and peaceful evening at the bar or by the pool

Pu Luong Eco Garden or similar – Deluxe Private Room

Pu Luong (B, L, D)

After breakfast, board the van to reach the starting point of the trek of the day. On Thursday and Sunday, you will have a stop at the local Pho Doan market.

Then the trek will pass through a small dirt path, passing by an isolated hamlet and through the jungle. You will arrive at the higher part of Hieu village contemplating some stunning views.  While going down to reach the waterfall, you will see some local houses. Free time to enjoy the waterfall (swimming and water hiking depending on season). Time to join the local house for a Garden to Table Lunch at the homestay of ethnic minority people.

After lunch, rest and relax in the village before boarding the car back to Pu Luong Eco Garden. Free time to relax in the hotel in the room or by the infinity pool or to explore an easy walk around Bang Village.

Dinner and overnight in the Retreat.

Pu Luong Eco Garden or similar – Deluxe Private Room

PU LUONG - NINH BINH(B, L, D)

Breakfast at the Retreat. Then start the trek to Kho Muong Village & Bat Cave. The trekking will start by a small alley nearby traditional Thai stilt houses until reaching beautiful viewpoints of the infinity rice terraces. Arriving from the top of the hill, you will slowly see the village of Kho Muong and understand how special this place is. After walking around the village, you will walk to the entrance of the cave. Possibility to visit the cave (depending on weather conditions).

Check out and lunch at Pu Luong. Say goodbye to the fabulous Pu Luong Nature Reserve and start the journey to reach Halong Bay on land, Ninh Binh. Arrival at the lodge and free time to relax around the pool or on the terrace to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Dinner and overnight at Trang An Ecolodge.

Trang an Ecolodge or similar – Deluxe Private Room

NINH BINH (B, L, D)

Cycling to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. Back to the X century, the ancient Vietnamese capital was the place of the emperors of the dynasty of Dinh, Tien Le and Ly. Travel out of time on this spectacular site.

Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is not only a valuable relic site but also a remarkable tourist attraction, offering tourists the chance to appreciate both stunning historical scenery and unique architectural values of a bygone era.

It will be time for a relaxing tour in the UNESCO site of Trang An. You will enjoy a boat tour in the wonderful landscape in between karst pics covered by jungle, passing through a cave and watching temples. It is a world apart and a unique destination in Vietnam.

A relaxing and serene boat trip with the most amazingly beautiful views and rich in history with perfectly preserved architecture.

Free time before dinner and overnight in the lodge.

Trang an Ecolodge or similar – Deluxe Private Room

NINH BINH - HA LONG BAY (B, L, D)

Early morning (6.30-6.45am), board the bus to be transferred to the pontoon in Halong. You will be transferred to the main boat to start the cruise to Lan Ha Bay. Takeaway breakfast will be provided.

Lunch will be served as the boat leisurely sails through the calm waters. The spectacle is dazzling as much by the beauty of the karst peaks gushing out of the water as by the color of the sea. You will beach the anchor for the first time for the first activities (depending on the cruise chosen). Back on the boat to enjoy a cocktail or a massage, the junk will sail to its home base for the night. Dinner served on board and a quiet night lulled by the waves.

Cozy Bay Cruise (standard) or Moncheri cruise (deluxe) Cabin in traditional junk or cabin in modern boat

HALONG BAY - HANOI (B,L,- )

The cruise continues for other activities in the morning until mid-morning. Opportunity to practice a Tai Chi class on the pontoon at dawn.

Cozy bay option : You will head to Viet Hai (ancient fishing village). Reaching the pier, you will take a bicycle (possibility to go by electric car) to visit this special village only accessible by boat or a trek through the national park.

Moncheri option: You will join the tour of Cat Ba World Biosphere by transshipment. It takes 30 minutes to transfer from Gia Luan to Trung Trang – one of the most impressive caves in Cat Ba island, Vietnam. The limestone cave has thousands of stalactites in various shapes, offering geological values with a typical cave ecosystem.

The boat will return quietly, while a brunch will be served to you, to the port of Halong from where you will be taken care of for the return shuttle to Hanoi.

End of the journey!

PRICE

PricePax
550$1 pax

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • All transports mentioned in the itinerary
  • All mentioned meals
  • English speaking local guides
  • Accommodation mentioned
  • Cruise in Halong Bay
  • Entrance tickets
  • Activities mentioned
  • 1 bottle of water/day/pax

EXCLUDES:

  • International flights
  • Drinks
  • Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses

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