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06 Days - Essential Tonkin

Take a fascinating journey to the Western Tonkin to visit the Thai and Hmong ethnic minorities. Descend into the Red River Delta to explore two of the most famous sites in the North, namely Halong and Tam Coc, a region often referred to as “Ha Long Bay on land”
* Enjoy the fascinating scenery of Mai Chau
* Observe stunnning limestone peaks in Tam Coc
* Meet ethnic minorities of the North West
* Cruise on the Legendary Ha Long Bay
- Visit Tam Coc Garden, a newly built resort

Ititnerary in Details:

Transfer: minibus 4 hours.
In the morning, drive along a mountain road to the Western Tonkin which is home to the Muong and Thai ethnic minorities. Make a few stops along the way to visit tea fields, Luong Son market, and ethnic villages with stilt houses.
 Have lunch with a Thai family in the village of Ban Lac.
In the afternoon, visit Ban Lac before driving 4 miles to Ban Cum. From here, take a 2 hour walk around different villages inhabited by the Thai at the foot of the mountains. Upon arrival in Mai Hich village located on a high mountain overlooking a lush valley of rice and vegetables, settle in a beautiful wooden house on stilts and meet the hosts. Have dinner and spend the night with the host family. (The house is equipped with mattresses, mosquito net and a shower with hot water).
3 hours of walking.
Begin the morning exploration with a walk to Ban Buoc on a flat road along the Na Lum River, passing through several Thai villages as well as agricultural fields where corns, vegetables and rice are grown. Arrive in the village of Ban Buoc at noon. Enjoy lunch in a Thai family.
Travel by minibus to return the Mai Hich village. Spend the rest of the day exploring the village at your leisure.  
Transfer: minibus 4 hours
After breakfast, travel to Tam Coc,a region often referred to as “Ha Long Bay on land”. Stop mid-way at Nho Quan to enjoy lunch. Then, visit the most amazing Galaxy cave.
Take a 2 hour boat trip to observe daily lives of those living in the Red River Delta. And enjoy a biking tours to the lusch countryside
Arrive late afternoon, settling into Tam Coc Garden, a charming resort  located in the middle of rice fields and limestone peaks.
Enjoy free time at the hotel. You can choose from various activities, including relaxing beside the pool, walking around the village near the hotel or taking a bike ride from the hotel to the Tam Coc Cave, Jade Caves or the Temple of Thai Vi. Take a cooking class in the late afternoon.
Spend the night at the Tam Coc Ricefields Resort.
Spend the day exploring the most beautiful sites in the area. You can choose from a variety of activities including boarding a sampan on the Ngo Dong River past a sea of limestone peaks, visiting the Thai Vi Temple dedicated to the King under the Tran Dynasty and hiking to the Jade Caves (Bich Dong).
Enjoy the rest of the day in the tranquill ambience of Tam Coc Garden .
Spend the night at Tam Coc Garden.
Transfer: minibus 4:30 hours. After breakfast, depart for Bai Tu Long Bay. The Bay, covering an area of 1,553 km2, is home to no less than 1969 islands with only 989 named. Arrive at the Hon Gay pier around lunch time. Embark on the luxury junk boat with a welcome cocktail.
Around 1:15 p.m., enjoy lunch onboard while sailing to Bai Tu Long Bay in the middle unique and awe-inspiring scenery. Participate in a variety of recreational activities such as swimming or go kayaking. Have dinner and spend the night at hotel on Quan Lan Island.
Disembark at noon. Have lunch and drive back to Hanoi. Stop along the way to visit the But Thap pagoda.
Arrive in Hanoi around 5 p.m.
What is a private tour?
A private tour is run exclusively for you, your own families or friends with no other strangers.  You may choose an ideal pre-made private tour on our website.  Alternatively, we can customize an itinerary in line with your specific wishes. In particular, you will benefit from the following advantages:
+ Start the tour on any date at your convenience.
+ Choose the tour length as long as your schedule and budget allow.
+ Plan the tour with hotels and sightseeing spots that you are specifically interested in.
+ You may order the dishes you want .
+ Experienced guides and skillful drivers in each city offer services are provided for your exclusive use.
+ Travel at your own pace that flexibly fits your travel style.
+ Ideal for those who need special assistance, such as the elderly, people with disabilities or families with small children.
We offer a complete package tour that covers all expenses excluding the cost of international flight ticket. Our tour prices vary depending on:
+ Travel period: prices tend to be higher in peak season (March, April, November, and December) than in low season (May, June, September).
+ Number of travelers: The more people in your group travel, the less you pay.
+ Hotel quality: If you choose a 5-star hotel, you will surely have to pay more than a stay in a 3-star hotel.
+ Booking date: Early bird booking can help you save a great deal than last minute booking.
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