Son Doong Cave Expedition 5 days

Our Son Doong Cave Expedition will take you deep into the heart of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam, on one of the most thrilling adventure tours in the world. A jungle within a cave, that’s almost so unreal that you have to see it to believe it. Misty clouds enveloping the whole scene, evidence of the cave’s own weather system.
 

Highlights

  • Discovering Son Doong cave, the world’s largest cave on an expedition
  • Experiencing the highest cave adventure level with running, trekking, caving or rock climbing
  • Sightseeing enormous stalagmites and statuesque stalactites, hanging from the ceiling and rising from the ground like an alien species

Itinerary

Son Doong Cave Expedition 5 days via Vietnampackagetravel

Day 1

 
Enjoy breakfast at 8:00 am with your guide before departing at 9:00 am for the first leg of the expedition. You’ll leave extra luggage and any valuables at the Oxalis headquarters before heading to pick up the porter team and setting off for adventure.
 
After a 45 minute drive along Road 20 of the Ho Chi Minh Highway you’ll reach the trailhead, where you’ll start trekking for approximately 1 hour downhill through the forest, which is quite steep at times.
 
Walk for half an hour along a small stream to the minority village of Ban Doong, which is a real highlight for many on this expedition. Learn more about this unique ethnic group of people and enjoy lunch beside a small river.
 
After this point, you will be in the sun all afternoon with about 2 hours along a river, with very little shade. You’ll cross the river many times and so please expect to have wet feet for the whole day. In the summer, the water is only usually knee deep, but Gore-Tex boots will fill and hold the water so therefore they are not recommended.
 
You’ll then reach the entrance to Hang En Cave, home to thousands of swifts. Here you’ll be given your headlight and you will trek/boulder approximately 20-30 minutes to your campsite inside the cave.
 
The group should arrive at camp by 3:00 pm where you can enjoy swimming and washing within the underground river. Dinner will be served at the spectacular campsite with numerous photographic opportunities.
 
Day 2
 
You’ll again begin your day with a delicious breakfast at around 8:00 am. You’ll be in for a very tough day today so its best to enjoy a big breakfast, as you’ll need your energy!
 
Start your trek at 9:00 am through Hang En Cave for about 30 mins to reach the magnificent exit, made famous by many photographers over the past few years. You’ll scramble down to the river valley and then it’s an hour walk through the river, so your boots are going to be wet for most of the day; it is unavoidable, yet part of the fun!
 
You’ll then start climbing a steep hill for about 45 minutes with some rocky sections to start. At the top of the hill you’ll enjoy lunch, a safety briefing and fit your safety harness and prepare for your big journey underground! A steep descent with a couple of short rope climbs brings you at last to Son Doong entrance.
 
With your safety harnesses, you’ll then start the 80 m descent into the cave by making a number of short climbs, using ropes and safety lines with your guides’ assistance. There is no rappelling or abseiling at any point during the expedition. You’ll then enjoy a few more climbs and bouldering to reach the first and second river crossings inside the cave, which are no more than knee-to-thigh deep depending on the water levels. You should have a wash here, as it will be the last washing place for the day.
 
On your way to the first campsite in the first large passage of the cave, you’ll have to be extra careful as there are a number of big drops and scrambling over boulders along a rocky path before reaching one of the most spectacular views: Hand of Dog and daylight streaming through the cave thanks to the first doline! You will then scramble down to the first campsite of Son Doong around 3 – 4 pm and have the afternoon to soak up the views and rest your weary bodies. You’re in for another big meal with your team before turning in for the night.
 
Day 3
 
Your day begins with a hearty breakfast with your team before a 9:00 am departure towards your second campsite in Son Doong Cave.
 
You’ll start with some rocky climbs, which are quite steep in some places, as you reach the first jungle within the cave at Watch Out for Dinosaurs. It will take about 1.5 hrs to travel within the cave from Camp 1 to Watch Out for Dinosaurs. After a short break you’ll be trotting down the rocky path to reach the enormous Green Gours, one of the most magnificent and famous photography spots on the tour!
 
A light lunch is provided with an incredible backdrop of the first doline. If you are lucky you may even catch some sunbeams, which make for truly spectacular photos!
 
It is then an easy walk through the cave past gigantic formations and plenty of cave pearls towards the light of the second doline and main jungle within the cave. Follow the path past the beautiful foliage reaching towards the light, to reach the underground jungle, unlike anything you could experience on the planet! Cross the jungle for around 45 minutes to reach the steep and sometimes slippery path down to your second campsite within Son Doong Cave. You will reach camp around 2 – 3 pm.
After a short rest at your campsite, you are back on your feet and heading deeper within the cave towards the Great Wall of Vietnam. You’ll pass through a very large dry passage with huge stalagmites and great views back to the second doline. Many new creepy crawlies have been discovered within this passage including white spiders, fish, woodlouse and shrimp species, so be sure to keep your eyes open.
 
You will reach at this point either a very large beautiful underground lake (where you’ll then paddle to reach the Great Wall of Vietnam) or you will find a fantastically adventurous muddy pit (at which you will need to trudge your way through for a few hundred meters to reach the wall). It is entirely optional if you wish to go further and reach the actual wall, as you will get very dirty in the mud and there are no bathing facilities on this day at camp (pack plenty of wet wipes if you decide on the plunge!).
You’ll be back at camp again around 6 pm to enjoy a sensational dinner with your team and delight yourself with an evening of games and entertainment, or simply relax and soak up the views at what is quite possibly the very best campsite in the world.
 
Day 4
After refueling with another hot breakfast you’ll pack up camp and start heading back to the first doline, with a slightly different route through a small oxbow passage above the underground river with a very steep drop, where you will need to use a rope and safety line.
 
Once you have reached the first campsite around 11 am, you’ll have time for a short break before climbing down to the ancient fossil passage, where you will witness 350 million year old coral fossils! Enjoy a small wash in the pools and a hearty lunch before descending back to the main passage, crossing the river twice and proceeding to climb up to the entrance, again strapped in with your harness and safety lines.
 
Your group will appear out from the entrance of Son Doong around 2 – 3 pm, at which point you’ll have a chance to enjoy a small break and some snacks. Then head back towards the river valley, where you can enjoy a well-deserved and refreshing wash. Walk along the river back to Hang En for your final evening and celebration with porter team at this underground campsite. Feel free to bring any entertaining games or fun activities such as Jenga, a frisbee, card games, etc for everyone to join in together.
 
Day 5
 
Wake up early and start your 10 km trek back to Road 20 after breakfast. You’ll follow the river along the valley and back through Ban Doong Village. You will enjoy snacks and fruit along the way before starting on what is quite a difficult climb back up the mountain for the last hour of your big adventure. Cold drinks await you at the top of the hill before a 45 minute drive back to Phong Nha. You will have a brief stop at the office to collect your luggage and valuables before transferring to a local hotel in Phong Nha.
 
You can then enjoy the shower you’ve been awaiting for so long, or you could even go for a dip in the river. In the evening, you can enjoy a group farewell dinner with your fellow expedition team members.
 
Please advise our sales team in advance of your departure time for the following day so that they so they can arrange the logistics of your transfer back to the airport or train station. If you would like to extend your holiday in Phong Nha, let our team know so that we can assist you in booking extra nights at the hotel.
 
Notes:
  • There are no washing facilities at camp on day 2
  • On day 3, you may use a pair of dry boots on this day, as aside from the mud, there are no water crossings!
  • Recommended:
-Sleeping mat (Therma-a-rest is a great brand); if you bring your own mat, it must fit in your plastic bag which the porters will carry
Gloves, as ours are one-size-fits-all (if you bring your own, please choose gloves with fingertips)
-Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner
-Ankle gaiters to help prevent silt/gravel inside shoes (especially if you have shoes instead of boots)
-Trekking poles; please only bring them if you are accustomed to using them
-Dry bag in the event of rain (for clothing and personal items within your daypack); alternatively, a backpack cover would be a good idea especially for the rainier months of February – April
-If you are serious about photography, please bring your tripod along with your camera (this must be able to fit in your daypack)
  • Important Notes: We will have porters carry any of your gear that you will not require during each day (e.g. camera equipment/clothes you do not need during the day can be taken ahead to the campsite for you). You will not be able to access this until you reach the campsite. Please respect our porters and do not bring too much luggage for them to carry (7 kg per person). No outdoor equipment is available in Phong Nha, and only limited items in Hanoi or Saigon.
Son Doong Cave Expedition 5 days via Vietnampackagetravel

What’s Included

  • Meals as indicated in ititnerary
  • Camping gear: tent, sleeping mat and sleeping bag
  • Porter team to carry all gear and prepare all meals
  • Caving Expert from the British Cave Research Association
  • 1.5 L bottled water at the top of the trailhead/trekking point
  • Base Camp water filter and purifier (application by guide and porters)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide and guide safety assistants
  • Caving & safety gear: caving helmet, caving headlight, harness and gloves
  • Basic camping facilities with eco-friendly compost toilet using western toilet seat
  • First Aid Kit, Medical Rescue Equipment & Satellite Phone (application by cave experts & tour guide only)

What’s Not Included

  • Underwear
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • 1 medium size towel
  • Rehydration tablets
  • Water bottle at least 1.5 L
  • Compeed’/blister dressings
  • Small head-torch for use around camp
  • 1 pair of flip flop (sandals) for campsite
  • Wet wipes (very limited bathing inside the cave!)
  • Bio-degradable soap and shampoo for use in rivers
  • 2 pair of shorts and t-shirts to wear at campsite (plus your swimsuit for Hang En)
  • Trekking boots/shoes – difficult terrain, good footwear necessary.Recommended: Five-Ten Canyoneer 3. Consider bringing a backup pair of shoes
  • 4 – 5 pairs of calf-length close weave socks (not ankle socks or waterproof socks – no neoprene; SmartWool is a good brand; if you go with cotton, make sure it’s composed of 50% or less cotton)
  • Anti-fungal foot powder (talcum powder)
  • Medium sized rucksack/backpack for daily belongings (most people find 15 – 20 L adequate; backpack must fit the helmet we will provide for you and cannot be strapped to the outside)
  • 3 long quick dry, full length pants and 3 – 4 (easy to dry) shirts to wear during the trek; thick athletic leggings/running tights/yoga pants are acceptable pants (please make sure they are full-length and not see-through). For better photos, please consider bright colored shirts except white
  • Personal items – toiletries, medication, camera, tripod, spare batteries (toiletries should also include feminine hygiene products for ladies, even if it’s “just in case”)
  • Medication – bring any essential medication and anything you take regularly (e.g anti-inflammatories). We supply drugs for emergency/unexpected conditions only.
  • AA/AAA batteries if needed (low quality only available locally)
  • Fleece, lightweight windproof, warm hat for evenings (February, March & early April only)

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Mai Chau – Pu Luong 9 Day Adventure

Mai Chau – Pu Luong 9 days: Mai Chau is famous for its beautiful mountains; valleys of the Thai people, Pu Luong has also the same characters of Mai Chau but still unspoiled and outstanding because of the beauty with diverse biodiversity value, a globally important example of a lowland limestone forest ecosystem, covered by rich tropical forest.

>>Mekong eyes cruise

Highlights

  • Understand a little more about how the people live
  • See glorious with beautiful views of valley, rice terraces, rich rain forest
  • Walk on the valley floor and are surrounded by rice paddies and beautiful scenery
  • Trek through beautiful villages, the gravel tracks and small paths used by the locals

Itinerary

Mai Chau – Pu Luong 9 Day Adventure via Vietnampackagetravel

Day 1

 
We depart from your hotel at 8:00am to Mai Chau town – Hoa Binh province. This scenic drive takes about three hours. En routes, we pass fields of tapioca and sugarcane as well as rice paddies.
 
After lunch in a traditional stilt house of the Thai people in Poom Coom village, we drive for one hour to Xa Linh village to begin 3 hrs trek through beautiful villages, the gravel tracks and small paths used by the locals. Our destination for this evening is Hang Kia village, home of the H’mong minority people. Dinner and stay overnight as the guests of an H’mong family in a traditional house, situated in a picturesque valley of peach orchards.
 
Day 2
 
Breakfast and then we get well and truly off the beaten track as we trek through tropical rain forest, using the local tracks and passing through corn fields as we descend in to Mai Chau Valley. The trek takes around 5 hours and is quite steep in places.
 
Lunch will be provided at the local stall at the foot of the valley. From here, we pass through several ethnic minority villages, long spread out fields decorated with water wheels to make our way to Van village by late afternoon, and then we have time to walk around this charming little white Thai village, enabling us to understand a little more about how the people live. Tonight we will be horned guests in one of their traditional stilt houses. Dinner will be served here and you are able to sample some of their homemade rice wine!

Day 3

Today we have whole day – easy and nice trek passing through several more Thai hamlets. We walk on the valley floor and are surrounded by rice paddies and beautiful scenery. Picnic lunch en route and arrival in Xam Khoe village in the afternoon. Cook, then enjoy the dinner with the host, slumber away after having nips of maize wine. Free time to walk around or chat with local people, then have a good night sleep.

Day 4

Say farewell with the host after breakfast. Trek back to Mai Chau valley and Pom Coong village through beautiful rice terraces, inhale peaceful atmosphere here in the morning…Lunch will be served by Thai people, free time for you to stroll around the village in the afternoon. This village is near a small town. So this makes a good chance for you to refresh a bit and prepare for the next challenges of trekking on the following days. Dinner and overnight in Pom Coong village.

Day 5

Leave from the Poom Coom village after breakfast. We ride on the road and passing through spectaculars on routes and Ma river around 22km to the Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Get off the bus to unbeaten trek to Duom and Hang village for approximately 2.5 hrs through spectacular mountain scenery, rice paddies, water wheels, talk with lovely local people on the way. If we have more time, children here are very willing to bring you to visit Hang cave, then we spend the night with a local Thai family. Whilst enjoying their hospitality we will discover a little more about their lives and culture. Prepare picnic lunch for the next day.

Day 6
 
The daily life here starts early, it will be interesting for you to get up, take part in their activities in the morning, take an opportunity to stroll around Hang village before having breakfast served by Thai people. Start our trek at 8 a.m. Today we will be walking for an approximately 5 to 6 hrs. The first hiking is hard with some steep climbs and yet more stream crossings, the next is really glorious with beautiful views of valley, rice terraces, rich rain forest.
 
Picnic lunch on the way at Eo Ken village. Arrival in Hang- the setting of the village is perhaps the most beautiful in Vietnam nestled between steep karst mountains and nice terraces in the afternoon. Spend our second night in a typical Thai eco – stilt house in Kho Muong.
 
Day 7
 
Having breakfast, then start for a harder full day of hiking. Continue on through the valley. There are some steep climbs and yet more stream crossings. Trek to an incredible cave, only recently discovered and now protected by the Forest rangers. The trekking becomes more remote yet one is never far from a villager tending fields, passing steep limestone mountain, rain forest inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve to Nua village. After a rough trek, what is more than refreshing yourself with cool stream. This will surely bring you a new experience. Stream bathing! Then picnic lunch will be served here.
 
Relax from the heat of the day before continuing on to Hin – the village of Thai people in the afternoon. We will be welcomed as honoured guests. Have dinner with local people at their traditional house. Free time for you to talk and learn their traditional customs and culture. Prepare picnic lunch for the next day.

Day 8

Leave Hin village after having breakfast at Thai people, we will start for a full day trek to Son village. Climbing up hardly, we will get in deeper inside the Pu luong Nature Reserve with wild and rich tropical forest, having picnic lunch on the way. Continuing our trek passing through Ba beautiful village to Son village when the “sunset” – if it does not rain. Take a break and stretch your legs on the house on stilt of Thai people or strolling round this village and to be in contact with hospitable friendly local people here. Dinner and overnight in Son village.

Day 9

Breakfast is prepared by guide then we start our trek at 8:00 am to Ton village. Today we will have a nice and easier trek, just a bit up and down through rice paddies, jungle fever. After 2.5 hours we get to Ton village. Driver will pick us up and transfer to Muong Khen town for lunch. Arrive and end in Hanoi in the afternoon.

Notes:

passport, swimsuits, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, sleeping bags, cable locks, first aid kit

  • Homestay condition is very basic.
  • This tour itinerary and tour prices are subject to change without notice, please refer to our terms and condition before booking.
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What’s Included

  • Support porter
  • Meals as indicated
  • Home-stay permission
  • English speaking guide
  • Private round-trip transfer with A/C
  • Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees

What’s Not Included

  • Tips & Drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Tam Coc – 2 days 1 night

In the North of Vietnam, Tam Coc, a beautiful natural setting in Ninh Binh province known as the Halong Bay on land we have very near Hanoi. Tam Coc is located about 90 kilometers south of Hanoi in Ninh Binh province (home of the Tran dynasty) and 7 kilometres to the West of the city of Ninh Binh.

Tam Coc which means 3 caves, is a zone of Vietnam that elapses between rice paddies, bathed by the Ngo Dong River punctuated by karstic rock formations and limestone caves. The rock formations, caves, water and landscape have made Tam Coc to know popularly as Halong Bay on land or between rice paddies Halong Bay.

>>Biking Mai Chau – Ninh Binh 7 days

Tour Highlights

  • Admire the stunning scenery of limestone outcrops and visit limestone caves in Tam Coc on a sampan boat ride
  • View the typical daily life of Vietnamese rustics while taking an scenic trek on green fields and under the shades of sheer mountains
  • Enjoy tasty Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant with the area’s specialties

Itinerary

Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Tam Coc – 2 days 1 night via Asia Travel Image

Day 1: Hanoi – Van Long – Tam Coc (L)
Pick up early at your hotel in Hanoi, drive to Ninh Binh (about 2.5 hours drive)
09:30-10:00 am: arrive at house on stilt of Van Long to get bicycle, biking through hamlets, visiting temples, pagodas, commonhouse and countryside market…(7 km)

11:15 am: Going to Cau Vang hamlet (Golden Bridge) at Gia Hoa commune to take part in working with the local farmers: Catching crabs, fishing, transplanting rice in the field and bail out water in 1 hour.

12:20 noon times: Guests will cook with the local family and with the instruction of Chef from Van Long house on stilt

14:30: Continue to bike to watering place. Take a boat to see Van Long lagoon in 2 hours

17:00: Transfer to your hotel by car.
Overnight in Ninh Binh

Day 2: Tam Coc caves – bicycling to Bich Dong – Dinh & Le Temple – Hanoi (B, L)

08:30 am: take boat trip on the scenic Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc which is known as Halong Bay on land. Boating in a sampan on the winging river watching the local life is an excellent idea you should not miss.

10:00 -11:00: cycling to Bich Dong pagoda (about 5km for return ways), enjoy your real experience in the beautiful scenery of lush paddy fields.

Back Tam Coc for lunch at local restaurant & check-out hotel.
In the afternoon, visit as well the ancient dynasty temples of Dinh and Le King then transfer by car back to Hanoi.
Arrive Hanoi by 17:00, drop off at your hotel.

Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Tam Coc – 2 days 1 night via The Long hotel

Tour includes

  • Private transfers round trip.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast.
  • Extra meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time

Tour does not includes

  • Pre & post trip arrangements.
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
  • Other services not clearly described in the program

For more information about Vietnam classic tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Hanoi Perfume Pagoda – Ninh Binh (Trang An grottos, Van Long, Kenh Ga) 3 days/ 2 nights

The Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong)is in fact a vast complex of pagodas and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountain. From the middle of the second lunar month to the end of the third lunar month, it is the site of a very popular religious festival which draws large numbers of pilgrims.

>>Hanoi Ninh Binh Halong 5 days package

Highlight

  • Visit Perfume pagoda in Hanoi
  • Discover Tam Coc caves
  • Boat trip to Kenh Ga

Itinerary

Hanoi Perfume Pagoda – Ninh Binh (Trang An grottos, Van Long, Kenh Ga) 3 days/ 2 nights via Tam Coc Backpacker hostels

Day 1: Hanoi – Perfume pagoda full day (no meals)

07.30: Pick up at your hotel, depart to visit Perfume Pagoda. The Perfume Pagoda (Chua Huong) is in fact a vast complex of pagodas and shrines built into the limestone Huong Tich mountain. From the middle of the second lunar month to the end of the third lunar month, it is the site of a very popular religious festival which draws large numbers of pilgrims. You first start the trip by boating on a river among a beautiful karstic landscape, then you hike quite a long trail, which is all lined up with stands of food and religious souvenirs, to reach eventually the main sanctuary in a cave. Along the way, there are a great number of other places to worship. It is a festive occasion for the Vietnamese who often make the trip in large groups.

Enjoy a 1.30 hours boat trip on Yen (Swallow Bird) stream and visit Trinh temple before disembarking at Ben Duc (Duc quay). Following is a short trek to Thien Tru pagoda (the main pagoda). Get up to the mountain peak by cable car to visit pagoda inside grotto Huong Tich, where people often come to pray for health, luck, … etc. Return to Thien Tru Pagoda area on foot.
Continue drive to Ninh Binh and check in at hotel.
Overnight in Ninh Binh

Day 2: Ninh Binh – Tam Coc Caves – Trang An Grottos (B)

Pick up at your hotel, drive to Trang An, take a boat trip to visit Trang An grottos for 3 hours.
In the afternoon, take boat trip on the scenic Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc which is known as Halong Bay on land. Boating in a sampan on the winging river watching the local life is an excellent idea you should not miss.
Visit too Trang An grottos – ancient Vietnam capital area which under submission to be Natural World Wonders.
Overnight at same hotel in Ninh Binh.

Day 3: Ninh Binh – Van Long – Kenh Ga – Hanoi (B)

Breakfast at hotel.
Leave to Van Long then have a boat trip around natural caves and grottoes, admire the wonderful landscape of the tourist area.
Take about 3 hours road ride to the ferry-boarding a boat and cruising along Hoang Long river (that is mean the Dragon river), watching beautiful shaped limestone formation, rice paddies to visit the floating village Kenh Ga (Chicken Canals). Enjoy the life and activities on the river that you can image like water puppet show on the theatre. Visit too hot mineral Springs (natural streams)
Return by car  and drop off at your hotel in Ha Noi.

Hanoi Perfume Pagoda – Ninh Binh (Trang An grottos, Van Long, Kenh Ga) 3 days/ 2 nights via Tam Coc Backpacker hostels

Inclusive

  • Private car with air-conditioning
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Mineral water and wet wipe
  • All entrance fees, boat fees and cable car
  • Two nights accommodation at Nam Hoa Hotel

Exclusive

  • Pre & post trip arrangements.
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
  • Other services not clearly described in the program

For more information about Vietnam classic tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Combo Perfume Pagoda – Mai Chau 4 Days

This combo comprises of Perfume Pagoda and overnight trip to Mai Chau. You will be able to visit Perfume Pagoda with boat trip and experience the rural lifestyle at some villages of Mai Chau and Mo Luong cave.

>>Biking Mai Chau – Ninh Binh 7 days

Highlights

  • Full day tour to Perfume Pagoda
  • Overnight trip to Mai Chau Valley
  • Free pickup at hotels in Old quarters

Itinerary

Combo Perfume Pagoda – Mai Chau 4 Days via Vietnampackagetravel

08.00 – 08.30: Pick up at your hotels in Old quarters area.

10.30:  Take the rowing-boat trip on the Yen stream (about 1 hour) to Thien Tru harbor. Then you will enjoy time to trekking go up and down visit the main cave so nice, step by step you will arrive Huong Tich cave on the top of the mountain. To see Golden-Silver tree rice stuck, one hour down. Lunch at the local restaurant at the bottom of the mountain.

PM: After lunchtime, you will see the Heaven Kitchen pagoda and to know about Buddhism ancient architectural at Le Dynasty. Then you will come back by row-boat-trip and 2 hour road trip to Hanoi and arrive at about 18.00.

Notes:

  • Standard tour: trekking trip to Huong Tich Cave
  • Deluxe tour: Cab car to to Huong Tich Cave

08h30: Depart from Hanoi (3.5 hours drive with break, photo stop; good road condition)

12h00: Arrive in Mai Chau. Welcome drink and cold/hot towel to be served, followed by an appetizing lunch. The fresh, tasty dishes on offer include local vegetable, ingredients and flavors such as green bean, black mushroom, fish and chicken cooked in Muong or Thai ethnic minority style.

15h30: Start your journey to discover the interesting surroundings and ethnic minority tribes with our cycling tour for 2 hours.

Note: This 2-hour valley cycling tour can be replaced by 4.5-hour cycling & rock climbing tour, which starts from 1PM. Surcharge USD 20/ person.

19h00: A fabulous dinner will be served

20h30: Complement your experience by sampling delicacies from the local region during dinner time and enjoy the performance by local troupe of ethnic minority Muong and Thai people. It is so relaxing to watch the exotic dances featuring the flower, land-scape and daily agriculture cultivating activities and sweet dating songs in the fresh mountain air

08h00: Enjoy a tasty international breakfast in Bo Luong Restaurant with views overlooking the lake, the paddy fields and the swimming pool.

09h00: Climb up the stairs to visit Mo Luong Cave across from Mai Chau Lodge. The cave stretches 500 meters under Mt. Pu Kha and is rich in myths and legends of the local people. Discover the cave’s four caverns before returning.

10h00: Start the walking tour to H’mong village to get a deeper immersion into the ethnic communities and to understand how they live from a real life perspective.

12h30: Enjoy a picnic lunch at the village and drive back to the Lodge or drive back and have lunch at the Lodge.

Note: Please note that the program for the second day can be change between Trekking tour to H’mong or Kayaking on Hoa Binh River.

19h00: A fabulous dinner will be served.

08h00: Breakfast.

09h00: Continue walk to Thai’s Village at Pom Coong & Lac.

11h30: Back to hotel for Lunch (this meal not included in the package rate).

13h30: Leave Mai Chau to go back to Hanoi.

Notes:

  • Deluxe tour: Cab car to to Huong Tich Cave + Bungalow at Mai Chau Lodge
  • Standard tour: trekking trip to Huong Tich Cave + Homestay in Mai Chau
  • The order of tours in this combo might be changed subject to availability
  • Combo excludes hotel in Hanoi which can be arranged upon request
Combo Perfume Pagoda – Mai Chau 4 Days via Vietnampackagetravel

What’s Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated above
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Boat trip in Perfume Pagoda
  • Round trip transfer by A/C van
  • Traditional dance show & can wine
  • Bicycle/motorbiking trip in Mai Chau
  • Homestay or Bungalow in Mai Chau
  • Cab car to Huong Tich Pagoda (deluxe tour only)

What’s Not Included

  • VAT & travel insurance
  • Drinks & Personal expense
  • Hotel accommodation in Hanoi

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Cuc Phuong National Park & Van Long Nature Reserve – 1 Night

The excursion starts with ninety-minute sampan boat-ride in Van Long Nature Reserve after your morning drive from Hanoi. The boat ride offers us a great time to enjoy the beath-taking scenery. If we are lucky enough, we will witness some wildlife in the area such as water birds, White-short langurs picking leaves on steeps mountain sides. The afternoon bicycling tour in Van Long will let us have a close look at the daily life of the locals. We bike through rice paddy fields, villages and fruit gardens…

>>Ho Chi Minh City Tour (Full day)

Not less interesting, the second day we will go to visit the biggest national park of Vietnam. To begin, we will go to visit the primate rescue center and Turtle Conservation Center before 20-minute drive to the middle of the park for a soft trek on small path to visit a thousand-year-old tree. Followed by a visit to a limestone cave where the prehistoric men used as their shelter some 7,500 years ago.

Itinerary

Cuc Phuong National Park & Van Long Nature Reserve – 1 Night

DAY 1: VAN LONG NATURE RESERVE (BOAT-RIDING & BICYCLING)

Depart from Hanoi at 7:30 AM, we drive southward to Ninh Binh province. After getting out of the busy streets of the city, the smooth drive on National Highway No1 through the farm land will offer you a good start of the day with the views of the countryside: rice fields, villages…

About 10.00 AM, we will arrive at Van Long boat operation place where you will get on a sampan-boat for 1,5-hour ride to discover the unspoilt beauty of this nature reserve. If you are lucky enough, you will able to see the so-call White-Short langurs. This primate species is beleived to be unique and only be found in Vietnam. After that, we will go to a local restaurant nearby for a Vietnamese lunch. In the afternoon, we will embark on a cycling tour to visit this rural area. Start pedaling through the rice field and villages. This is a great chance for you to learn about Vietnamese agriculture and the daily life of the local rustics. The bike ride continues on to the dyke of the flooded area of Van Long where you again enjoy the scenery of the towering karst landscape.

Check in your hotel and relax for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Ninh Binh

Included meals: Lunch

DAY 2: CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK TREK

After your breakfast and checking out of your hotel, at 8:00 AM,we will get transferred to Cuc Phuong National Park which is about a hour away. Upon arrival at the park’s gate, the tour guide will get the permit and buy the sightseeing tickets, then we continue on our drive to Bong Sub-center. This 30-minute drive in the green offers you an exciting feeling for the hike later. After getting ready with trekking shoes, insect spraying…, we embark on the 3-hour hike on a small path. This is a great chance for you to enjoy the forest atmosphere, admire the diversity of the tropical flora system. Along the way, we are able to stop as often as we want for watching huge trees, looking for birds, butterflies, wildlife and taking photographs. Get back on the private vehicle afterward and return to the Park’s headquater. We will have a short stop on the way to visit the cave of prehistoric man.

Followed by our late lunch at the park’s headquarter.

In the afternoon, we will take a short walk to visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center where we will have a chance to see some different species of Vietnam’s rare colorful langurs, and learn about the center’s rescue program. We then go on to visit the Turtle Conservation Center, this is another flagship for efforts to protect tortoise and freshwater turtles in Vietnam.

About 3:30 PM, we start driving back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi and finish our trip at the door of your hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Cuc Phuong National Park & Van Long Nature Reserve – 1 Night

Inclusions

  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Private English speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing and boat tickets
  • Bicycles
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled water on the vehicle
  • Government taxes and service charge

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Dinks and other meals
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above.

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Tam Coc Boat-ride & Cuc Phuong National Park – 1 Night

Tam Coc Boat-ride & Cuc Phuong National Park Tour starts with two-hour sampan boat-ride in Tam Coc after your morning drive from Hanoi. The boat ride offers us a great time to enjoy the beath-taking scenery of rice field and karst formations. The afternoon bicycling tour to the surroundings will let us have a close look at the daily life of the locals and their argriculture. We bike on rural backroads with beautiful scenery of lotus ponds, rice field and villages.

>>Da Nang – Hoi An – Hue 4 days group tour

Not less interesting, the second day we will go to visit the biggest national park of Vietnam. To begin, we will go to visit the primate rescue center and Turtle Conservation Center before 20-minute drive to the middle of the park for a soft trek on small path to visit a thousand-year-old tree. Followed by a visit to a limestone cave where the prehistoric men used as their shelter some 7,500 years ago.

Itinerary

Tam Coc Boat-ride & Cuc Phuong National Park – 1 Night

DAY 1: TAM COC (BOAT-RIDING & BICYCLING)

Depart from Hanoi at 7:30 AM, we drive southward to Ninh Binh province. After getting out of the busy streets of the city, the smooth drive on National Highway No1 through the farm land will offer you a good start of the day with the views of the countryside: rice fields, villages…

About 10.00 AM, we will arrive at Tam Coc boat operation place where you will get on a sampan-boat for 2-hour ride along a scenic river. The local rower is gently rowing us in between towering limestone mountains and through three caves. There are a lot of beautiful stalactites of different shapes hanging down from the ceiling. The landscape is so dramatic that it has been considered as “Inland Halong Bay”. After that, we will go to a local restaurant nearby for a Vietnamese lunch.

In the afternoon, we will embark on a cycling tour to visit this peaceful countryside. Start pedaling through the rice field and villages. This is a great chance for you to learn about Vietnamese agriculture and the daily life of the local rustics.

Check in your hotel and relax for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Ninh Binh

Included meals: Lunch

DAY 2: CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK TREK

After your breakfast and checking out of your hotel, at 8:00 AM,we will get transferred to Cuc Phuong National Park which is about 1,5 hours away. Upon arrival at the park’s gate, the tour guide will get the permit and buy the sightseeing tickets, then we continue on our drive to Bong Sub-center. This 30-minute drive in the green offers you an exciting feeling for the hike later. After getting ready with trekking shoes, insect spraying…, we embark on the 3-hour hike on a small path. This is a great chance for you to enjoy the forest atmosphere, admire the diversity of the tropical flora system. Along the way, we are able to stop as often as we want for watching huge trees, looking for birds, butterflies, wildlife and taking photographs. Get back on the private vehicle afterward and return to the Park’s headquater. We will have a short stop on the way to visit the cave of prehistoric man.

Followed by our late lunch at the park’s headquarter.

In the afternoon, we will take a short walk to visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Center where we will have a chance to see some different species of Vietnam’s rare colorful langurs, and learn about the center’s rescue program. We then go on to visit the Turtle Conservation Center, this is another flagship for efforts to protect tortoise and freshwater turtles in Vietnam.

About 3:30 PM, we start driving back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi and finish our trip at the door of your hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tam Coc Boat-ride & Cuc Phuong National Park – 1 Night

Inclusions

  • Private air-conditioned transportation
  • Private English speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing and boat tickets
  • Bicycles
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Bottled water on the vehicle
  • Government taxes and service charge

Exclusions

  • Travel insurance
  • Dinks and other meals
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above.

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Ninh Binh free & easy tour 3 days

Phat Diem cathedral is one of the most beautiful and unique cathedral in Vietnam, it become the center of Catholicism in north Vietnam.
 
  • Duration: 3 days – 2 nights
  • Places to visit: Phat Diem cathedral – Van Long natural reserve- Cuc Phuong National Park – Kenh ga floating village – Bai Dinh pagoda – Trang An.
  • Tour start & ends: in Hanoi
  • Style of tour: Private transfer tour & sightseeing, culture, historical, study.

Tour itinerary in details

Ninh Binh free & easy tour 3 days

Day 1: Hanoi – Phat Diem Cathedral – Van Long nature reserve (-/L/-)
7:30 pick up at your hotel in Hanoi, transfer to Phat Diem cathedral, visiting Phat Diem first, this is one of the most beautiful and unique cathedral in Vietnam, it become the center of Catholicism in north Vietnam. The whole complex were built by stone between 1875-1899 and has been classified as a historic and cultural relic. The cathedral is the main focus of worship for Ninh Bình Province’s 140,000 Roman Catholics. Check in hotel in Van Long, have lunch at local restaurant, then visit Van Long nature reserve – the new tourist destination in Ninh Binh Vietnam, at here is travel by small boat to enjoy exciting boat ride in Vanlong that we will enjoy the spectacular scenery while gliding along the river among rice paddies and ranges of limestone mountains peaking up towers over you,  overnight at hotel in Van long. Dinner by your own

Day 2: Van Long – Cuc Phuong – Kenh ga (B/L/-)
Have breakfast, transfer to Cuc Phuong National Park center, visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre where you can capture snapshots of some of the rarest primate species in the world. Then set off on a 7km hike on trails with narrow rocky slopes to the “Big Tree” and a 200 million year old dinosaur fossil. Have lunch at local restaurant, then driver back to visit Kenh Ga floating village – taking photo some time in hidden back road, taking boat trip at Kenh Ga floating village. finish boat trip, return hotel for relax & overnight at Van long. Dinner by your own.

Day 3: Van Long – Bai Dinh pagoda – Trang An – Hanoi (B/L/-)
Have breakfast, then drive to Bai Dinh pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork storage vessel… Afetr lunch visit Trang An tourist attraction, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers – a Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh. After boat trip, drive back to Hanoi. finish your trip.

Ninh Binh free & easy tour 3 days

Inclusive

  • Private car with air-conditioning
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Mineral water and wet wipe
  • All entrance fees, boat fees

Exclusive:

  • Accommodation (recommend for tourist chose your hotel)
  • Drinks
  • Meals (not mentioned in program)

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Hue – Hoi An 3 days

This trip is designed to take you to the best site of the central Vietnam, which has been promoted as the World Heritages Road. Hue tour is one of the most impressive of this tour with the Citadel, Thien Mu pagoda, Tu Duc tomb… On the way to Hoi An, you will visit many famous places like Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass, Marble Mountain …

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Highlights

  • Explore Hue city with many famous sites: Imperial Citadel, Royal Antiques Museum, King’s tomb
  • See the scenic fishing village Lang Co Beach with its stunning white sand beaches and crystal blue water
  • Visit Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang with Vietnam’s most extensive collection of artefacts from the Cham civilization 
Hue – Hoi An 3 days

Itinerary

Pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel in Down Town of Hue. Free and overnight in Hue City

– 08:00 – 8:15 am: Pick up at hotel

– Morning visit to Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people, Boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda

– The oldest pagoda in Hue city , Imperial Citadel

– The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty, the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 – 1945)

– Hue Royal Antiques Museum

– A collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty

– Afternoon: Lunch at local restaurant then visit to Incense stick village, Tu Duc Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, Mrs. Thuy – Local artisan that makes conical hat with one hand

– 17:00 – 17:30 pm: Back to Tourist Information Center 45-47 Le Loi Street. Tour ends.

– 8:00 – 08:30am: Tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel in Hue and depart to Hoi An city.

We stop to see the scenic fishing village Lang Co Beach. Lang Co beach attracts visitors with its stunning white sand beaches and crystal blue water. After passing Lang Co beach, we drive for 20km on Sea cloud pass (Hai Van Pass)– the highest pass in the country and one of the most scenic and historic hillside roads in Vietnam. We stop to visit Cham Museum

– The Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang houses Vietnam’s most extensive collection of artefacts from the Cham civilisation that ruled over central and southern Vietnam for centuries. Lunch is prepared in a local restaurant before we take walk to Hoi An Ancient town. We will reach your hotel around 4:00 – 4:30 pm.Tour end

Group tour

Price for Group tour

2017        Valid from: 01/01/2017        Valid to: 12/31/2017

Quantity 2 3+
Price/Pax 150 148
Minimum quantity: 2        Maximum quantity: 20
Hue – Hoi An 3 days

What’s Included

  • Boat trip
  • Entrance fees
  • Pick-up and transfer
  • Meals and mineral water
  • English speaking tour guide

What’s Not Included

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Others not mentioned above

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!

Hanoi Ninh Binh Halong 5 days package

Ninh Binh province is located in northern Vietnam, about 100km south of Hanoi. With its hundreds of limestone cliffs emerging from the ground scattered across the rice fields, this region is appropriately nicknamed the “Halong Bay in land”.

>>Hue full day group tour

Apart from this stunning scenery, Ninh Binh is a great opportunity to peek into the rural way of living. It’s all very laid-back and serene, just how the Vietnam experience should be.

Tour itinerary in details

Hanoi Ninh Binh Halong 5 days package

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi. Meet your guide & driver and private transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Tam Coc – Hanoi ( B/L/ )

After breakfast, drive to Tam Coc and climb board a tiny boat for a peaceful cruise up the river (Tam Coc was known as Halong Bay on land). Tam Coc is best explored by boat as there were a series of interlinks caves and rowing through these natural marvels is quite a thrill. Then visit to Bich Dong (Blue Grotto). After lunch in Local restaurant, return to Hanoi and. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 3: Hanoi-  Halong bay  (L,D)

7:30 am:  Pick you up from at your hotel. Leave Hanoi by road for Halong Bay,  7 wonders of nature. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. ( Note: Please, you will be at the lobby of hotel on time. Our car cannot wait a long time in Hanoi old quarter because of police)
12:30:  Arrive in Halong. Check in Traditional Junk, enjoy welcome drink and cruise briefing, check-in Cabins. Annam Junk explores Halong bay.
13:15: Have a lunch while cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood.
13:30-15:30: Traditional Junk continues to explore Halong bay on the most wonderful route and the way that few cruises travel: Cruising to majestic HaLong Bay, admiring by several landscape of the Bay like Dinh Huong island, Duck Island, Dog Island, Sail island.
15:30- 16:00. Visit Pearl Halong bay village.
16:30- 17:00. Go up to the Halong bay View at Titop beach. You can take nice photo from halong bay view.  Enjoy swimming in the crystal water.
17:00 -18:00: you can Kayak or You can attend cooking class on Traditional Junk. Watch the sun set over the bay.
18:00- 18:30: Traditional Junk continue tranquil zone ” Hang Lac” for sleeping.
19:00 :  Enjoy a delicious dinner with seafood.
21:00 :  Leisure time : Film entertainment in the dining room , join squid fishing from the boat with our crew. Retire to your cabin and overnight on Boat. Traditional Jun

Day 4: Halong bay-Hanoi (B,L)

7:00 – Wake up to fresh coffee espresso famous in Vietnam “Trung Nguyen”  an cake, coffe, tea.  Enjoy the sunrise, Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay.

8:00 – Transfer by tender to one of the most beautiful cave on halong bay ” Surprise Cave”. Walk up the 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour on foot for approximately 60 minutes.

9:30 – On the way back to Halong city, Traditional Junk continue to explores Halong bay on the most wonderful route: Ga Choi Island, Binh Phong mountain, Man’s head island, Tortoise island.

10:00 Check out cabin and enjoy your Lunch on the way back to Halong city.

11:45 Check out Traditional Junk and Transfer back to Hanoi by road and transfer to hotel on arrival.

16:30 arrive Hanoi

Day 5: Depart Hanoi (B)

Breakfast in Hotel. At leisure until transfer to Noi Bai Airport for flight home.

Hanoi Ninh Binh Halong 5 days package

Tour includes:

  • Transportation
  • All entrance fee as mentioned
  • Accommodation
  • Cruise trip in Halong Bay
  • Boat trip in
  • All Meals as mentioned in program (B= Breakfast; L = lunch; D= Dinner)
  • English/French speaking guide

For more information about Vietnam tours, please visit our website. Have a nice trip!