This authentic Vietnam tour will be unforgettable for your whole family. Vietnam has the power to amaze you with the charming capital of Hanoi, the picturesque Pu Luong without crowds of tourists, and a renowned Halong Bay cruise.
- Discover Hanoi by visiting its top attractions and riding a local cyclo (rickshaw) for an in-depth exploration of the city.
- Trek through Pu Luong Nature Reserve and soak up the idyllic scenery.
- Discover the wonderful masterpiece of nature, Halong Bay, and be impressed by the breathtaking seascape.
Itinerary in Detail
Upon arrival, your private guide and driver will greet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to adjust to the jet lag.
The historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, housing the preserved body of the beloved Viet Minh leader Ho Chi Minh, is a must-see in Hanoi. You will have a better insight into this city by visiting its top attractions: the unique One Pillar Pagoda, the iconic Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, the picturesque Temple of Literature, and the fascinating Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
Head back to central Hanoi and hop on a local cyclo (a rickshaw) to catch a glimpse of city life as you travel around the bustling streets and quiet alleys. You'll pass through the famed Old Quarter and fascinating maze of back streets fronted by narrow houses known as 'tunnel' or 'tube' houses.
Your day will conclude with an entertaining water puppet performance. The colorful wooden puppets depict scenes of rural life and episodes of national history set to music.
After a 4?-hour drive, you will arrive at Pu Luong Retreat, a beautiful retreat with captivating panoramic views and a tranquil setting.
After lunch, begin your walk (3 to 6 kilometers as you wish) in search of stunning water wheels.
Arriving at a local fisherman's house, you will have a short rest to gear up for the rafting adventure. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted raft. Arriving at the scenic Tan Lap Bridge, you will disembark and be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for dinner.
Your morning will start by descending 6 kilometers into the beautiful valley facing the retreat. Trekking along small paths shrouded in vegetation and rice terraces, you will enjoy the ever-changing scenery: a picturesque village, towering palm trees at Uoi Village, and the idyllic Lan Village.
Then you will be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for lunch and to freshen up before being driven for 4? hours to Hanoi.
You will be transferred to Halong Bay after breakfast. Take a relaxing cruise to explore the renowned Halong Bay ' you will be amazed by the stunning natural landscape, interesting waterfront lifestyle, onboard catering service, and more.
You will spend the day feasting your eyes on the most stunning limestone seascape and fantastic caves and will treat your palate to fresh seafood. You can also entertain yourself with optional activities, such as kayaking, swimming, and diving.
Switch your alarm off and have a fresh coffee when you wake up. Enjoy a relaxing morning on the sundeck.
After brunch, return to Hanoi. In the afternoon, you will spend some free time wandering around your hotel.
Our Service Includes:
- Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
- All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
- Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
- Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
- Governmental taxes
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