Best of Nature in Northern Vietnam 8 Days

Best of Nature in Northern Vietnam 8 Days

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Hanoi Arrival

When you arrive at the Noi Bai International airport you’ll be met by our friendly guide. Just look for the sign with our Asia Tour Advisor logo and your name. We’ll get you to your hotel and see that you’re comfortable, plus we’ll give you an introduction to the city at the same time. Then the rest of the day is yours to settle in, relax, and explore the area.
Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city and home to seven million people. Traditional and refined with French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, scenic lakes and a bustling Old Quarter, Hanoi has a sophisticated charm. Observe locals practicing Tai Chi by the lake, with barbers and food vendors plying their sidewalk trade.
Meals: None
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Check in time is from 14:00/ early check-in subject to room availability

Sightseeing of Hanoi

You’ll have your breakfast at the hotel and then the local tour guide will pick you up to take you into the capital city of Vietnam. Hanoi is over 1,000 years old and during your day tour you’ll get to explore many of its fascinating cultural and historical sites. You’ll visit the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” has been laid to rest, the delicate One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Temple and the Quan Thanh Pagoda.
After lunch you can go to the Temple of Literature where you’ll get to see ancient Vietnamese relics, then you choose to go to Hoa Lo prison or Art/Women/ History Museum before experiencing railway street. You’ll end your day with a show at the water puppet theater – a beautifully unique cultural performance from northern Vietnam.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi – Pu Luong-Village life and Water wheels walk

AM: You enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. You arrive at your accommodation in time for a delicious lunch, followed by free time to explore the beautiful retreat, with its captivating panoramic views and tranquil setting.
PM: You will be transffed to a place, it about 12 km from the Retreat, where you will start your walk to suspension bridge over the Cham River, afterward you will walk follow the river, the landscape of the river, rice field and the village were widen in your eyes, walk from village to village in search of stunning water wheels. Get up close to each wheel and discover how water is moved from river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes.
Arriving at Chieng Lau village, where you can take a rest and enjoy tranquil streamside scenery. Walk to the main road to be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Puluong retreat

Puluong Discovery -Enthralling trekking routes

AM: Start early to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Trek through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain.Your camera will not be able to sit still!
Continuing to the base of the valley, you weave between roads and farmland, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot to enjoy a simple picnic lunch.
PM: After enjoying delicious food, you have free time to explore the refreshing water to the nearby river, before moving to our pick up point to be transferred back to the Retreat.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Puluong retreat

Puluong – Village life and the community

AM: You have the chance to get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills above the Retreat. Glimpse at daily life, walk around working farmland and rice fields, and learn about making weaving colourful textiles, followed by lunch at the Lodge.
PM: Check out the Lodge. We leave Puluong for Ninh Binh. Upon arrival, check in hotel & rest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh discovery – Hanoi

After breakfast, our tour guide take you to Tam Coc. Boarding the sampan to go along the Ngo Dong river to visit 3 caves.
Biking around Tam Coc (optional with surcharge applied-around USD 5/bike).
12h00 - 12h15: Having lunch.
Going to visit Hoa Lu ancient capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Ding king temple and Le king temple in the 10th centery, finding out the heroic histories of this two king in Chinese Wars.
Keep going to visit Mua cave. The place attracts visitors with its many interesting stories. Climb 500 stone steps, here you can see all the way to Tam Coc, enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the countryside and Ngo Dong river.
Get on car to return Ha Noi. Arrive Ha Noi, free at leisure
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi – Halong bay

We'll pick you up at hotel in Hanoi and drive through the verdant Red River Delta to make our way to the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay. You'll board a luxury junk ship for an overnight cruise-- while you relax on-board you can marvel at the incredible limestone karsts that jut out of the sea and the thousands of jungle-covered islands that seem to float on the waves. The turquoise waters of the Gulf of Tonkin swirl around hidden grottoes and ancient caves to create an enchanting, timeless world.
We'll serve you a fresh seafood lunch while you sit back and relax as you enjoy the incredible view with a drink in your hand. We'll take you to a traditional fishing village where the locals have created an entire town on the decks of their boats, then you can explore Tien Ong Cave before returning to the cruise for cocktails, canapés, and a spectacular sunset. End your day with a romantic, candlelit dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Halong Bay – return to Hanoi airport

Begin the day with a Tai Chi class on deck in the early morning mist or just admire the beautiful scenery as the sun rises over the azure waters. Choose between an excursion to a secluded island with a sandy beach for a swim or join the chef for a cooking demonstration to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine. Enjoy a leisurely brunch while your junk cruises Halong Bay, passing islets and caves as you make your way back to the dock.
Your driver will meet you when you disembark and transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your flight to home in the evening. (Alternatively, we can take you back to Hanoi if your flight is early next day = adding on 01 extra night at Hanoi hotel). End of tour with Asia Tour Advisor, thank you for traveling with us and see you next time!
Meals: Breakfast (Brunch)

This short adventure of Northern Vietnam takes you through beautiful rural villages, meeting amazing people, seeing picturesque scenery, local markets, caves & waterfalls. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to experience some truly authentic accommodation of local houses or enjoy the comfort of eco-lodge or secret retreat with awesome views.


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Will not forget
Reviewed On: Feb 24, 2023Abigail TurnerWill not forgetUnited States

My Northern Vietnam tour was fantastic! Pu Luong’s rolling hills and Halong Bay’s tranquil waters were incredible. Our guide Tuan was knowledgeable, friendly, and helped us experience the true essence of Vietnam. Highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for a joyful and adventurous journey.
Abigail Turner US

Great guide
Reviewed On: Feb 23, 2023David BrownGreat guideUnited Kingdom

The 8-day Northern Vietnam tour was filled with excitement and adventure! The Pu Luong valley was a hidden gem, and the Halong Bay cruise was simply breathtaking. Tour guide Tuan was excellent and provided us with local insights and recommendations.
David Brown UK

Feel magical
Reviewed On: Feb 23, 2023Michael NguyenFeel magicalSingapore

This 8-day tour of Northern Vietnam was truly one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. From the stunning scenery in Pu Luong to the incredible beauty of Halong Bay, the whole experience was magical. Our guide Long was fantastic, making the journey an enjoyable and unforgettable adventure.
Michael Nguyen Singapore

Reviewed On: Feb 22, 2023Emma GarciaIncredibleAustralia

The Northern Vietnam tour was an incredible experience, made even more special by the beautiful Pu Luong highlands and stunning Halong Bay. Our guide Tuan was knowledgeable and engaging, adding to the joy of the journey.
Emma Garcia Australia

Unforgettable experience
Reviewed On: Feb 16, 2023Adams New ZealandUnforgettable experienceNew Zealand

My Northern Vietnam tour was an absolute blast! Pu Luong’s breathtaking rice terraces and Halong Bay’s stunning landscapes were the highlights of the trip. Our guide Tuan made the journey an unforgettable experience.
Adams New Zealand

Highly recommended
Reviewed On: Jan 24, 2023KatrinaHighly recommendedUnited States

AsiaTourAdvisor did a fantastic job in making our trips to Pu luong, Ninh binh and Halong bay great. Highly recommended to use their services.

Mr Hong Luong who was my corresponding agent was very patient and reliable throughout the process, tried his best and successfully accommodated our requests, making sure we know all the important stuff, even the driver he hired made sure he got the right group of people in the correct count of head.

Mr Phuong, our trekking guide from Hanoi to Puluong was a knowledgeable, lovely, helping a lot while we were experiencing our trip, Definitely a good pick.

Highly recommend ATA
Reviewed On: Dec 19, 2019KatjaHighly recommend ATASwitzerland

The ATA team was great to work with: early, clear, and responsive communication before the trip and very well mapped out tour. It was amazing to see the sites with exceptional guides. So grateful for this opportunity!
Katja -Switzerland

Very relax and comfortable tour
Reviewed On: Dec 13, 2019Annisa MareeVery relax and comfortable tourAustralia

We enjoyed the small group of 8, which enabled us to get to know each other better. The pace and variety of activities on the tour, made it very interesting. The tour guide, Hung, was a treasure trove of information and went out of his way to make everybody comfortable and contented. He was always friendly and ready to answer all questions in a comprehensive manner. The bus drivers were also to be commended for their professionalism. Thanks for your great service.
Annisa Maree-Australia

The perfect tour
Reviewed On: Dec 12, 2019WeekesThe perfect tourAustralia

Asia Tour Advisor helped me book a last minute for our holiday in the North Vietnam. The Tour was perfect. Special we have 1 night cruise on boat, and ATA found the perfect cruise for us. The communication and service was great! Our travel agent Mr. Hong kept constant, clear communication via phone and email.
Weekes -Australia

Well organized
Reviewed On: Dec 12, 2019CarolWell organizedSouth Korea

I travelled with Asia Tour Advisor Co., I have been to Vietnam before but this time I felt I genuinely did experience the real Vietnam and its culture during this trip. I particularly liked the trip in Pu Luong, Ninh Binh and Halong bay
This trip was well organized and when we had to amend our itinerary due to a landslide; this was done efficiently. I would also like to express my thanks to Mr Hong from Asia Tour Advisor office for the excellent communication we had,prior, during and after the trip.I would not hesitate to use Asia Tour Advisor again.

Carol – South Korea

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What's Included

  • Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
  • Board a junk and take to the stunning turquoise waters of Halong Bay on a three day cruise (joining cruise)
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cold water and towel during tours

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  • Visa stamp fee
  • Domestic flights:Hanoi – Danang; Hue-Ho Chi Minh by Vietnam Airline with Economy Class
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Departure from:Hanoi
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Duration:8 Days
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