5-Day North Vietnam: Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Mai Chau

This short trip takes you to visit Halong 1 day, Mai Chau for 2 days with overnight stay at homestay of local people and a city tour around Hanoi. A good choice for those who don't have much time in Hanoi but still want to experience the best of the northern of Vietnam.


Visit the most famous beautiful places of Hanoi

Full day trip to Halong Bay with its amazing seacapes

2-day break to Mai Chau and staying in local homestay

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Roundtrip airport transfer
    • Tour activities as stated in the itinerary
    • English speaking guide.
    • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
    • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
    • Entry/Admission - Mai Chau Trek
    • Entry/Admission - Hoa Ban Plus
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks & other meals
    • Surcharge for Xmas, New Year’s Day & Lunar New Year’s Day

  • Day 1: Day 1: Noi Bai Arrival - Street food tour (D)

    Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer to Hanoi center. Check in your hotel then take a short rest before join in a street food tour in the evening (17h30 - 20.30) to discover Hanoi Old Quarters, tasting some of the most famous street foods of Hanoian, eating just like a local while learning about the cuisine and culture of Hanoi.
    Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Street Food Tour with Variable Options
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

    Day 2: Day 2: Ha Long Bay Full Day Trip (B, L)

    Stop At: Halong Bay Vietnam
    This trip with enjoyed 6 hours cruising in Halong Bay like 2 day cruise, you will have chance to visit 2 most beautiful places in Halong Bay. First place named "TITOV ISLAND" where you can swimming or playing on sandy beach with excellent backdrop or climb up mountain for a panoramic view of the Bay. Second place named "SUNG SOT CAVE" where hide out in the beautiful Caves Walk and is one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Ha Long Bay with a lot of nature of stalagmites and stalagmites with different shapes of sea lives, then go kayaking or bamboo boat in Luon Cave to discover the beautiful lagoon

    ( 8h30 am : Pick Up at Hotel )
    (20h30 -21h00 pm : Back to Hanoi )
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

    Day 3: Day 3: Hanoi - Mai Chau (B, L, D)

    Stop At: Mai Chau Trek, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    07.30 - 8.00: Pickup at your hotel in the Old Quarter in our comfortable van.

    10.00: Short break on the way.

    11.30 - 12.00: Scenic photo stop of Mai Chau valley/arrive in Mai Chau

    12.15: Traditional lunch in local village (vegetarian meal available)

    13.00 - 15.00: Bicycle ride with local tour guide, see farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves and visit surrounding peaceful villages.

    15.00 - 18.00: Free time for bicycling, walking or shopping

    18.00: Dinner at the homestay

    19.30: Watch Thai traditional dance in the stilt house and enjoy Tradidional alcohol (ruou can) with the community then overnight at the homestay or bungalow.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at the homestay or bungalow in Mai Chau

    Day 4: Day 4: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B, L)

    Stop At: Hoa Ban Plus, Ban Lac 2, Chieng Chau Commune, Mai Chau 15000 Vietnam
    07.30 - 8.00: Wake up and have breakfast

    08.30 - 11.30: Hike to 1000 Step Cave and local market

    12.15 - 15.00: Lunch and free time to relax before transfer back to Hanoi

    18.30 – 19.00 - Drop you off at your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Hanoi

    Day 5: Day 5: Hanoi city tour – Departure (B, L)

    Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam
    Breakfast at the hotel then drive to following visit Tran Quoc Pagoda (the oldest pagoda in Hanoi), Ho Chi Minh Complex and One pillar pagoda – a wooden pagoda on a single stone pillar. Continue to Temple of Literature (Van Mieu), which originally built as a Confucius Temple, then became Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070.

    After lunch at local restaurant, transfer to the airport for the onward flight. End of tour.
    Duration: 12 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    12:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Authentic Hanoi Homestay & Travel

Activity ID: V-101924P30

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