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Mai Chau
Nature/Soft Adventure

Essence of Northern Vietnam 8 days

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Mai Chau - Sapa - Halong Bay
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Overview

This itinerary is an in-depth exploration of the culture, people and landscapes of northern Vietnam. Leaving the graceful boulevards of Hanoi behind, we explore rural Mai Chau and the amazing limestone landscape of Tam Coc, by bike and by boat. We continue to Sapa and take a step back in time to visit remote hill tribe villages surrounded by rolling green hills and mountain streams overlooked by dramatic limestone karsts. The trip's grand finale is at Halong Bay. We'll stay overnight on a comfortable junk boat, with island visits, delicious food, swimming, sunbathing and kayaking. A perfect end to our showcase of the cultural and scenic charms of northern Vietnam!

Essence Of Northern Vietnam 8 Days
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Departure: 2019: Jun 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 | Jul 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 | Aug 3, 6, 10, 13, ...
2019: Jun 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 | Jul 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 | Aug 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 | Sep 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 | Oct 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 | Nov 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 27, 30 | Dec 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 30
Theme: Nature/Soft Adventure
Suitable: Travel with friends, Active traveler, Solo traveler

Highlights

  • Trek through the rolling rice terraces, waterfalls, mountains and lush green hills of Sapa and get in touch with people from ethnic minority groups .
  • Cast away on a traditional junk boat and set sail through hundreds of limestone karsts that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of Halong Bay.
  • Experience Mai Chau on 2 wheels, cycle around the valley; enjoy the stunning lush landscape and Thai culture by visiting the nearby villages. Get a glimpse of life in countryside in Vietnam, enjoy the peace with endless rice paddy fields and fresh air.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Half day City tour
Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu & Tam Coc
Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau - Road transfer
Day 4: Mai Chau – Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
Day 5: Lao Cai – Road transfer to Sapa – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van
Day 6: Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Sapa - Hanoi - Road transfer
Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise
Day 8: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • If you have any specific food requirement (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies, etc.) please inform us in advance, we will provide notices to our restaurants, tour guides and partners so they would be able to serve you the best.

Price & Inclusion

01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019Small GroupPrivate Tour
Economy (2*)$549US $467$843US $717
Superior (3*)$656US $558$951US $808
First Class (4*)$855US $727$1124US $955
01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020Small GroupPrivate Tour
Economy (2*)$565US $480$868US $738
Superior (3*)$675US $574$979US $832
First Class (4*)$880US $748$1157US $983
Notes:
  • *All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
  • Small group tour available (max 10 guests): HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

Important Information

Meals

7 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 1 Brunch, 1 Picnic Lunch, 1 Dinner

Transportation

Car, Train, Cruise, Trekking

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Overnight on train (1 night), Cruise in Halong Bay (1 night)

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except overnight on train and homestay (if any)
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Overnight train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai (4 soft berth sharing cabin with air conditon)
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Customer Reviews

9.4

Based on 20 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Excellent
    18
  • Very good
    2
  • Average
    0
  • Poor
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Mr.Mr Patrick Liu/Mrs.Winnie

Hong Kong

2 April, 2019

"Good Tours"

Location of hotel in Hanoi (La Beaute De Hanoi) was great and the staff was really nice. The hotel in mai Chau is ok. The cabin of the cruise (Calypso) was great and the staff was very helpful and nice too. Our parents like it very much, However, If activities for 2 nights were different, it’ll be great! The tour guide was ok. His English is good.

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Ms.Jane Elliott

United Kingdom

27 March, 2019

"Great trip"

Hi Vana,I just got back to country. I've had the best tour ever.
I had a fantastic tour in Hanoi with Tom. Tom was amazing!

Jane Elliott
Jane Elliott
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Ms.SILVIA RODRIGUEZ VILCHIS

Mexico

4 January, 2019

"very good idea of how the life and landscape is around Northen Vietnam"

It was very good. I think that we got a very good idea of how the life and landscape is around Northen Vietnam. We also experienced a bit of the culture and the food that stroked us very much. It was very nice to be able to talk with the tour guides and ask them about the culture of the cities they… More

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Mr.Eddie Low

Singapore

29 December, 2018

"8 days North Vietnam including SAPA Ha Long Bay"

Early Dec, my wife and I visited Hanoi and surrounding based on Eight days package tour plus two extended night.

Best Price has put together some good thought based on our interest and make good recommendation on optional tours and advise during the free days or free hours. We have three cultural shows… More

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Ms.kathryn brady

Australia

25 September, 2018

"wonderful holiday"

I just want to mention the Guide Tom that took us to Nin Bin was also excellent. Such a lovely young boy with a great sense of humour. He made our trip to Vietnam very memorable.

Also the Guide Phong? that took us on the city street food tour also was excellent. He gave us such a great understanding… More

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Mr.Gabriel Matney

United States

31 July, 2018

"All the best!"

Fantastic tour of Northern Vietnam. Our family has truly enjoyed our time here. Thank you and the guides for everything and for taking care of us. We are now at the Ha Noi airport. We will contact you in the future if we need more tours in Vietnam.

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Ms.Cobie Langerak

United States

4 May, 2018

"Excellent service all around!"

The Halong Bay trip was lovely- thank you.
Over the whole, I was very happy with the services and staff of Best Price Travel and will say so online once I return home.
Mr. T was a calm, mature driver and very skilled, as well as being warm and friendly. Tom was very thoughtful on many occasions to make… More

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Ms.Jacoba Langerak

United States

1 May, 2018

"Lovely trip"

The Halong Bay trip was lovely- thank you.

Over the whole, I was very happy with the services and staff of Best Price Travel and will say so online once I return home.

Mr. Tom was a calm, mature driver and very skilled, as well as being warm and friendly. Tom was very thoughtful on many occasions to make… More

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Ms.Natalie Lacusta

Canada

22 September, 2017

"Friendly and organized! Would highly recommend"

BestPrice organized an 8 day tour for my and a friend. The tours were really spectacular and all were very well coordinated. Mario was our agent and he was very quick to answer questions and confirm times for us via WhatsApp. He was a great help and really put us at ease.
(I suggest the motor bike/ food tour of Hanoi!)

Source: TripAdvisor

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Ms.LAN Bailey

United States

14 July, 2017

"Pleasantly surprised how organized my itinerary was"

I was pleasantly surprised how organized my itinerary was, I really liked the food and staff on Halong Bay cruise. All of my tour guides have been very knowledgeable and friendly. They always made sure that my needs were met and made sure that was comfortable at all times. Gladly took my pictures. Overall… More

The only negative review was when I was arrived to Hanoi train station overnight, one of the guide was late to pick me up but he apologized. I had less time in hotel to eat breakfast and shower before my day tour.

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