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Northern Vietnam Itinerary | 8 days 7 nights tour | Breathtaking | New & exceptional 2023-2024
Northern Vietnam itinerary - 8 days of exhilaration

The 2024 Northern Vietnam itinerary tour package is the combination of Ha Noi, Mai Chau , Pu Luong, Ninh Binh and Ha Long, is an excellent tour for discovering the diverse beauty of Vietnam. Ha Long is a stunning and renowned destination, while Ninh Binh offers insight into the country's culture and history through its historical sites. Trekking through Pu Luong Nature Reserve via the villages provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local Thai minority culture, observe daily life, and appreciate the rice fields and terraces. Cycling in Mai Chau valley is an exhilarating experience and allows you to appreciate the stunning natural beauty of the area.


  • Travel style   :       Daily Departure, Regular Group, Small Group, Private Tour

  • Travel theme  :    Cruise, Trekking, Jeep tour, Ceramic village, cycling, nature, rice terraces and rice fields, waterfall 

  • Destinations   :     Hanoi, Bat Trang, Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Ninh Binh , Ha Long


 ⛰️ 8-day northern Vietnam itinerary tour package through Northern Vietnam to discover well-chosen, beautiful places. Full range of activities included: kayaking, trekking, cycling, exploring the bay, experiencing nature, and admiring rice fields.
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Our tour guide is fluent in English and is highly knowledgeable about the destinations we visit. Upon request, we can also provide tour guides who speak other languages.
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We provide all essential services including land transfers, tickets, meals, and tour guides. Only personal expenses and tips are excluded
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"Authentic Adventure proudly leads the way in organizing travel experiences in Vietnam – where travel isn't just a journey, it's an emotion!"

DAY 1 : HA HOI – BAT TRANG CERAMIC VILLAGE – HANOI CITY JEEP TOUR ( D )


12:45 : Airport pick up at Noi Bai International airport

13:30 : Arrive at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter , Check in   

 14:00 -14:30 Go to Bat Trang Village


 14:40 – 17:00 Visit Bat Trang, which is a picturesque village near Hanoi, is famous for its centuries-old pottery-making tradition. Here, skilled artisans craft exquisite ceramics, admired worldwide for their quality and intricate designs. Visitors can explore the village's charming streets, bustling markets, and even try their hand at pottery making. With its rich cultural heritage and serene ambiance, Bat Trang offers a delightful glimpse into Vietnam's traditional craftsmanship.


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17:00 Come back to Hanoi and start the Hanoi jeep tour . by night

17:30 Join Hanoi Jeep Tours and discover the hidden gems of the city. We begin our journey by picking you up from your hotel located in and around Hanoi Old Quarter. Tour guide and driver will greet you at your hotel lobby or a meeting point and give you a safety briefing before we begin our adventure.

On the first part of Hanoi Jeep Tours, we’ll expose you to the REAL HANOI and give you a day-in-the-life experience of the city. We’ll take you through parts of the city that other travel companies don’t usually venture into, including maze-like backstreets, tiny alleyways, local homes, schools, random markets, and black marketplaces. You’ll get to experience where and how locals live, work, and play. At Hanoi Backstreet Tours, we don’t just show you the good side, but also the bad and weird sides of your destination. For us, the popular tourist sites are the tip of the iceberg, and the real destinations are hidden in the unknown parts-unknown.

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The second part of Hanoi Jeep Tours takes you to the MUST-SEE places of Hanoi, including the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the Tran Quoc Buddhist temples, the amazing Hanoi TRAIN-STREET, the enchanting French Quarter, the hustling and bustling Old Quarter, the romantic lakes of Hoan Kiem and West Lake, Hanoi Opera House, and the famous Long Bien bridge, etc.

Finally, our tour ends with food! We’ll take you to the Hidden Gem Cafe, where you can savor the tastiest, authentic, healthy, and organic dishes of Hanoi. We offer vegan and vegetarian options as well. Join Hanoi Jeep Tours and experience the beauty, culture, and authentic tastes of Hanoi.


 The tour ends at 21:30 and guests will be dropped off at the hotel.

 OVERNIGHT IN HANOI


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DAY 2: HA HOI – MAI CHAU ( B,L,D)


Morning


07:00:  Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to Mai Chau. Pass by Thung Khe Pass for a spectacular view of Mai Chau Valley


11:00: Arrival in Mai Chau homestay and check-in 


12:00: Have lunch with local delicious food and enjoy some free time to acquaint yourself with the villagers. 

 

Pu Luong Nature reserve

Afternoon

 

15:00: Experience 3 hours of the tranquility of easy cycling through the Thai ethnic group villages, breathing in the fresh air, and taking in the scenic views of lush rice fields and serene village life set against a backdrop of majestic mountains. This remarkable journey takes place in Mai Chau, located 150 kilometers Northwest of Hanoi, nestled in a spectacular valley. The valley is home to the White Thai minority group, believed to have distant ancestral ties to tribes in Thailand, Laos, and China, and comprises a picturesque collection of villages, farms, and traditional huts. 


17:00 : Return to your stay for a relax or help preparing the evening meal to learn about the local food and culture


Pu Luong Nature reserve

 

At night

19:30: Enjoy dinner with new and delicious special dishes. Time to rest after an active day in your private room in Mai Chau accommodation 

DAY 3 : MAI CHAU - PU LUONG (B, L, D )

 


Morning

 

8:00 In the morning, You 'll start by visiting Thac Go Lao Waterfall, where the cascading waters create a mesmerizing spectacle against the lush greenery. After immersing ourselves in the beauty of Thac Go Lao, we'll continue our adventure to Tat Nang Waterfall, renowned for its majestic setting and tranquil ambiance. Here, you 'll have the opportunity to explore the surrounding area, taking in the sights and sounds of nature's bounty. To complete our morning expedition, you 'll make our way to Suoi Nuoc Nong, a rejuvenating hot spring where we can relax and unwind amidst the serene surroundings.  

11:00 Then keep going on the trip to go to Pu Luong nature reserve. 


12 :30 : Lunch in Pu Luong 


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 Afternoon


15: 00 Embark on a 6-kilometer 3 hours trek inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve, following trails suitable for all. Pass through small roads snaking through rice terraces, visit remote rural villages of the Black Thai minority, and gain insights into the local way of life. Explore the magnificent Kho Muong local Cave, the largest natural unspoiled cave in Pu Luong, and marvel at its breathtaking beauty. 

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At 17:00, we'll return to your accommodation, where you can relax by the swimming pool or participate in preparing the evening meal to learn about local food and culture.

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At night

At 19:30, indulge in a delectable dinner featuring new and special local dishes. Afterward, at 21:00, you'll have time to rest and recharge in your private accommodation room after an active day of exploring.

DAY 4 FULL DAY PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE

 Morning

 

8:00: Have breakfast at the homestay while enjoying the breathtaking view from the lodge. 

8:40 AM: Walking to visit local villages with rice terraces and then  discover the hidden Hieu Waterfall nestled within the Pu Luong Nature Reserve. With an abundance of limestone mountains and unspoiled forests, the area offers a refreshing and cool climate all year round. After exploring the waterfall, savor a delicious lunch at a nearby homestay.

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12:00: Have lunch by the waterfall with local specialties.


Afternoon

 

Continue the trip to explore northern Vietnam itinerary.  Experience an easy trek that will take you through picturesque landscapes to enjoy a unique bamboo rafting experience. As you make your way through the natural wonders of the region, you'll also have the chance to observe the giant water wheels that are a feature of the area's traditional agricultural practices

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Walk to visit the beautiful Don Village, the first tourist destination in Pu Luong known for its scenic rice fields.

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At night

At 19:00, enjoy dinner at the lodge and spend your second night in Pu Luong.

 

DAY 5 : PU LUONG - NINH BINH (B, L, D )


Morning 

At 8:00, we'll kick off the day with a hearty breakfast to fuel our adventure ahead. 

9:30, we'll bid farewell to the scenic beauty of Pu Luong as we embark on our journey to Ninh Binh. The picturesque landscapes will accompany us throughout the drive, offering glimpses of Vietnam's breathtaking countryside. 

By midday, around 12:30, we'll arrive at our hotel in Ninh Binh, where a delicious lunch awaits. After satisfying our appetites, we'll have some time to relax and settle into our accommodations before we begin exploring the wonders of Ninh Binh


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Afternoon


15:00 Embark on a scenic Scooter/cycling tour through the rural landscapes of Ninh Binh, where you'll meander along peaceful paths, surrounded by lush rice paddies and quaint villages. Our journey will lead us to Hang Mua, where we'll climb to the summit for stunning panoramic views of the countryside. Then, we'll visit the historic Bich Dong Pagoda, nestled amidst majestic limestone formations, offering a glimpse into Vietnam's rich cultural heritage. Join us as we pedal through picturesque scenery and uncover the hidden treasures of Ninh Binh. 



19:00 Dinner time and relax 

20:00 Visit Ninh Binh by night - Hoa Lu accident old street. Visitors will be able to see famous traditional products of long-standing craft villages such as Ninh Van fine art stone village, Bo Bat pottery village, Van Lam embroidery, Bodhi leaf paintings, Dong Ho painting village, Y Yen lacquerware and so on. Hoa Lu Ancient Town in Ninh Binh is divided into 2 areas: Product introduction area and food area. You can go on a boat ( look like Hoi An ) on the Ky Lan river for more enjoyment 


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DAY 6 : NINH BINH FULL DAY ( B,L,D)


Morning

8:00 AM: Depart from the hotel to embark on an unforgettable journey to Trang An in Ninh Binh.

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of Trang An as you glide along its tranquil waterways on a scenic boat tour. Admire the majestic limestone cliffs, hidden caves, and lush greenery that adorn this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the ancient temples and pagodas nestled amidst the natural wonders, and soak in the serenity of this enchanting landscape

12:30 lunch time and rest 


Pu Luong Nature reserve and Ninh Binh


Afternoon:

15:30 PM: Continue the adventure with a visit to Bai Dinh Pagoda, one of the largest and most magnificent Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam. Marvel at the grandeur of its architecture, intricate carvings, and expansive courtyards as you wander through this sacred site. Learn about the rich history and cultural significance of Bai Dinh Pagoda, and take in panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from its elevated vantage points.



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18:00 PM: Return to the hotel, reflecting on the day's memorable experiences amidst the breathtaking landscapes and cultural treasures of Ninh Binh.


19:00 Dinner time and relax



DAY 7 : NINH BINH - HA LONG BAY AND LAN HA BAY (B, L,D)


Morning

8:30: Driver will you up from hotel in Ninh Binh to begin the journey to Ha Long

11:30: Upon arriving at Tuan Chau port, you will board a transfer boat that will take you to the cruise. Once onboard, you can enjoy a welcome drink and check-in to your accommodation

12:30: Enjoy a delicious lunch and embark on a special and unique cruise that takes you through two breathtaking areas of Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay. 




Afternoon


14:30: The boat will take you on a scenic journey through the Gia Luan area, Thoi Quyt island, Ke Ga, and Finger - some of the most beautiful islands located in the southeast of Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay..

16:00: You will have the opportunity to kayak and swim in the picturesque and enchanting Tra Bau Fishing Village area. Here, you can paddle your kayak to catch Snail Da and Ha Da while surrounded by the breathtaking limestone mountains of Lan Ha Bay.



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17:00: After kayaking and swimming in the Tra Bau Fishing Village area, you will return to the Cruise to take part in two activities: the Sunset Party and relaxing in the Jacuzzi pool. During this time, guests can enjoy a relaxing moment while sipping a cup of traditional Vietnamese tea or coffee, indulging in fresh fruit on the Sundeck, and watching the gentle and peaceful sunset.


19:30: Enjoy a delectable dinner and then have free time to unwind. You can relax, go squid fishing, or watch a movie at the restaurant.



DAY 8 : HALONG BAY - AIRPORT (B,L)


Morning

6:00: Start your day with a Tai Chi exercise on the deck, while enjoying the stunning views of the surroundings. If the weather is favorable, you can also soak up the sun and watch the sunrise on the sundeck.

7:00: Breakfast is served at the restaurant.

8:30: You will visit the Bright Cave and Dark Cave, which are unique caves in Lan Ha Bay and can be explored by taking a traditional bamboo boat



9:30: Return to the cruise and sail back to Ha Long.

10:00 Indulge in an early lunch and bid farewell to the hospitable crew of the cruise.

11:30: Return to the wharf, concluding the 2-day, 1-night HaLong bay and Lan Ha Bay Cruise tour with lots of good memories

11:30  Driver pick you up at the wharf and go to the airport  

14:30 : Arrive at Airport and drop your family off at the airport. Tour ends . Good bye driver and I hope you have a smooth flight. 




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Basic package
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  • Group tour ( Small and medium ) 
  • Standard shared transportation
  • Comfortable private room in beautiful homestay/hotel 3 star 
  • Delicious local meals mentioned  in the itinerary 
  • English speaking Local tour guides.  Who is an experienced and provide valuable insights and assistance ( Other languages on request )
  • All entrance fees for the included sightseeing destinations.
  • Full participation in various activities as per the itinerary.
  • Tip money
  • Drinks ( Beer, smoothie, wine…)
  • Personal expense
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Deluxe package
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  • Private tour 

  • Private transportation 
  • Charming private room in 4 star hotel/resort 

  • Appetizing meals mentioned in the Itinerary .
  • Private and local English speaking tour guide . Who is an experienced and provide valuable insights and assistance ( Other languages on request )
  • All entrance fees for the included sightseeing destinations.
  • Full participation in various activities as per the itinerary.
  • Complimentary water during your tours.
  • Gift : VIP Tickets of water pumpet show
  • Tip money
  • Drinks ( Beer, smoothie, wine…)
  • Personal expense
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Premium package
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DETAILS...
  • Private tour
     
  • Private transportation 
  • Luxury private room in a 5 star hotel/resort 

  • Elegant meals  mentioned in the  Itinerary .
  • Private and local English speaking tour guide . Who is an experienced and provide valuable insights and assistance ( Other languages on request )
  • All entrance fees for the included sightseeing destinations.
  • Full participation in various activities as per the itinerary.
  • Complimentary water during your tours.
  • Gift : VIP Tickets of water pumpet show
  • Tip money
  • Drinks ( Beer, smoothie, wine…)
  • Personal expense


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