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Hanoi Ninh Binh Pu Luong 6 Days

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Duration: 6 days

Destination: Hanoi / Ninh Binh / Pu Luong

US$ 504 per person

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This tour brings you the chance to explore Hanoi with one thousand years of history, mermerzing to the natural of Ninh Binh and Pu Luong with authentic local traditional villages.

trip highlight

  • Explore Ninh Binh kast and landscape
  • Boat trip in Trang An Grottoes a marvellous collection of limestone rocks carpeted with emerald greenery
  • Discover Pu Luong Natural Reserve with magnificent mountain ranges and stunning terrace rice fields. 

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival with guide welcome service

Meal provided: No meal

Welcome to Vietnam and Hanoi

Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, obtain your visa and clear Immigration and Customs.

After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet outside a local driver (without guide).

Settle in and enjoy the rest of day at leisure.

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 2: Hanoi Local experiences

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Street food dinner

Wake up in the early morning, you will take  a short walk to enjoy the morning lights at the Iconic Long Bien Bridge. Connecting two banks of Red River, Long Bien Bridge is the first longest steel-made bridge retaining the splendid architectural style in Vietnam in the early of 20th century.

You will then have a local Breakfast with Pho –  the quintessential must-try dish in Vietnam

Then continue to Temple of Literature (Vietnamese name is Quoc Tu Giam) – The Vietnam’s first University, which was built in 1070 in honor of Confucius, his followers and Chu Van An, a moral figure in Vietnamese education.

Have lunch at a local restaurant

In the afternoon, you are transferred to visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Almost no foreign tourists to Hanoi refuse to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, where they can look into a vivid picture of the miniaturized Vietnamese ethnic community’s life

Back to the center, take a cyclo in Hanoi Old Quarter and guilds to discover the ancient feature of Hanoi and daily life.

This late afternoon enjoy Hanoi street food tour around the 36 Old Quarter streets.

Travelling to Hanoi – Vietnam capital, your trip could not become perfect without exploring Vietnamese cuisine. It is believed that enjoy tasting food tour is considered as the best choice for who are seeking for a food culture discovery. Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our taste buds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery – Banh Cuon Thanh Van, No.14 Hang Ga Str. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together.

Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago. Our next two snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls. We sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavor. 

Then it’s time for dessert – this specialty is one not to be missed and enjoy a cup of egg coffee. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the city that still serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that we will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city centre below.

Back to the hotel.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Bai Dinh - Trang An – Mua Cave

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Get picked up by our tour guide and bus at your hotel and then depart for Bai Dinh pagoda and Trang an eco-tourism attraction area (120kms south of Hanoi).

Arrive in Buddha Sanctuary place of Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest one in Vietnam with 500 Arhan statues. You can see a biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Tour guide also gives you an introduction of beliefs and religions in Vietnam.

Have lunch in a local restaurant with some special dishes such as goat meat, pork storage vessel…

Leave for Trang An eco-tourism attraction. You will be amazed by neglected area while having boat trip through cave chains: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Sinh Cave…experiencing mysterious views of the so-called “Ha Long Bay in land”.

Keep going to visit Mua Cave (Dancing 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.
Stay overnight in Ninh Binh

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Day 4: Ninh Binh – Tam Coc cycling – Transfer to Pu Luong

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

This morning, after the chilling breakfast, start your fun bicycle ride to Tam Coc. You cycle on paved roads, through rice fields and local agricultural villages. Most of the bicycle ride is on a peaceful inter-communal routes where the traffic is not too busy. Then, enjoy hours of excursion by small boat along the Ngo Dong River, beginning at the village of Van Lam and proceeding through a scenic landscape dominated by rice fields and karst towers. The route includes floating through Tam Coc – the three natural grottos (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba), the largest of which is 125m long with its ceiling about 2m high above the water. The boats are typically rowed by one or two local women who also sell embroidered goods.

Have a Lunch at a local restaurant with the local specialilties and transfer to Pu Luong.

One glance at the Pu Luong Nature Reserve and you’ll see why the ethnic Thai people made this enchanting valley their home long ago.

Free and take a leisure time in Puluong for the rest day.
Stay overnight in Pu Luong.

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Day 5: Don village – Hieu village with 5 hours trekking

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

8: 00 a.m, We start hiking into the valley, reach Uoi Village (Bản Ươi) and Lan Village (Bản Lặn). Following the trail along stream, you can enjoy the beautiful mountains scenery and get a glimpse for local daily life. Then, you will have a walk around the village, get your chance to learn how the locals weave brocades.

12p.m We arrive Hieu Waterfalls (Thac Hieu) for lunch ( picnic) and swimming or playing with waterfall.

Afterward, we will trek for 2 hours, have a bird-eyed view of rice terraces. Weaving through the forest,  excellent representatives for marvellous and pristine nature of Pu Luong.

5p.m, After 2-hour trek,  you’ll enjoy your dinner with local specialties and let’s stay overnight in a traditional stilt-house of Black Thai.
Stay overnight in Pu Luong.

If you intend to spend your night in a private atmostphere, a local well-equipped bungalow/Lodge nearby the waterfall may be available for pre-booking.

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Day 6: Hieu village – Pho doan - Don Village – Hanoi

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

8:00am: Leave Hieu village, following the trekking road, through village, local path to Pho Doan market. From Pho Doan, we will continue hike & trek following the trail to Leo village ( Bản Leo) – to Don village. We will hike up on the off-the-beaten track passing through the beautiful valley of rice terraces, bamboo forests, villages and up to mountains for panoramic view of the region.

Have Lunch then  transfer back to Hanoi.

You will arrive to Hanoi around 5 pm.
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Tour prices shown are 'per person', based on traveling party of 4 adults, and sharing double or twin rooms.

** If you travel in group of 2, of 3 and so on, please feel free to contact us for specific offer.
** If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the Share button above to invite your friends and family to book this tour with you.

The 'Single supplement' applies for single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the tour price.
Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements, but may incur price changes

What's Included:

• 4 nights base in double/twin sharing rooms at centrally located & well selected Comfort hotels (3 star-hotel). 
[ Superior (4 star-hotel), Luxury (5- star hotel), High-end (best of the best hotel) properties are also available upon request] 
• 1 night homestay at the local traditional house with basic facilites. 
• Daily buffet or set breakfast at hotel and all hotels taxes and service charges. 
• Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary. 
• Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver as specified in the itinerary. 
• Sightseeing with local, English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary. 
• Meals included as indicated as in program: B: breakfast, L: lunch & D: dinner. 
• Entrance fees according the above program
• Local bottled water while sightseeing and transfers 
• VAT and all taxes and service charge. 


What's Excluded:

• International flight tickets and Visas stamp 
• Domestic and regional flights in the tour
• Any items of purely personal nature such as laundry and telephone calls 
• Personal, travel and health insurance
• Early check in and late check out 
• Single room supplement if request 
• Drinks during meals
• Meals that are not specified
• Gratuities/tipping to tour guide, driver and hotel staff and restaurant’s staff 
• Surcharge for peak season & compulsory dinner on X’mas and New Year’s Eve 


Remarks

1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:

• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night
• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night
• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night
• Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night
• High-end = Best of the best hotels from US$ 250++ per room/ per night


3. Child policy: 

• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour when sharing bed with parents. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price when sharing bed with parents. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price when sharing bed with parents & airfare fully charges
• 11 years and older: 100% (charged as an adult)

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.


  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

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  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

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Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.


  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

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We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 working days.
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).


  • Step 3: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
    Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month multiple entry visa ). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

    Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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