DAY 1: HANOI - MAI CHAU - PU LUONG (L/D)
07:00 Pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to start Mai Chau Pu Luong tour by bus.
09:00 Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).
11:00 Stop at the local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority; enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful passes in Vietnam).
12:00 Arrive in Mai Chau Valley for lunch. (Vegetarian is available). Then visit the real local Thai traditional Stilt House before cycling to visit villages of the Thai Ethnic Minority and learn about their daily live and culture. Stop by the handcraft village to learn about weaving in traditional way and support them by buying their local products.
16:00 Transfer Mai Chau – Pu Luong Nature Reserve.
17:00 Check-in at Pu Luong Eco Garden and have free time for swimming in the pool or walking around the village.
19:00 Dinner and free time.
DAY 2: PU LUONG - KHO MUONG HARD TREK - NINH BINH (B/L/D)
07:00 Have breakfast in the lodge
08:30 Trek following the small roads through the terrace rice fields and cross the stream to visit remote hidden village of Kho Muong to learn about the local people in Pu Luong. Explore Doi Cave (Bat cave), this is the largest cave in Pu Luong.
12:00 Check out your room then continue transfer to Ninh Binh.
13:00 Have lunch and have free time to relax in the Infinity pool or walking around the village before boarding the bus to go to Ninh Binh at 14:30.
17:30 Arrive in Ninh Binh Retreat, check in and have free time.
19:00 Have dinner. Take the rest and free. Overnight at Ninh Binh
DAY 3: TRANG AN - HOA LU - BICH DONG PAGODA (B/L/D)
7:30 Breakfast at the Retreat
8:30 Cycling through the limestone karsts to reach 2 temples of the first 2 Emperors in the 10 th Century in Hoa Lu Ancient Capital hike up the Ma Yen Mountain to visit the King’s tomb in 10th century and enjoy the panorama view from the mountain.
12:00 Check out and have lunch at the Retreat
13:30 Go to Trang An for a boat ride in between the karst pics and enjoy the beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere.
16:30 Back to the Retreat.
16:30 Free time, take a bike to visit the surroundings or to join the family to sigh seeing around countryside
19:00 Diner and enjoy a peaceful night in Ninh Binh.
DAY 4: NINH BINH - HALONG BAY - DARK & LIGHT CAVE (B/L/D)
6.00 Breakfast and check out
06.15 Transfer to pick up point and start transfer Halong Bay by bus and boat.
11.45 Guests arriving in Genesis’s waiting room, the staff will welcome visitors, to leave your lounge and registration procedures for the trip.
12.10 – 12.30 Tender will take you on board the Genesis Regal in the warm welcome of the crew – who will accompany and serve you on the trip. Go up to on board Tonkin restaurant for sort briefing. Enjoy the welcome drink and listen to briefing about rules of safety, schedule of ship by Cruise Manager on board.
Having a rest at the booked room.
Genesis Regal Cruise set sail sailing for the trip to discover the unforgettable experience on Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay
13.00 Back to the restaurant, Guests enjoy set menu lunch with delicious food and drinks suitable for admiring landscape on Lan Ha Bay. Our Cruise slowly glides between the numerous small islands and the sea-green color of the bay. Enjoying the delicious food or just watching the beautiful scenery of Lan Ha Bay through the windows of the restaurant.
14:10 The Cruise stops at Gia Luan wharf area, a small pier located between Lan Ha Bay, a path for tourists to visit Cat Ba Island. Guests will have the opportunity to set foot on Cat Ba National Park. After leaving the boat to the port, the car will take visitors down the asphalt road through the forest; the next stop point is Hoa Cuong Cave- one of the karst caves typical of the cave system in the limestone mountains which were formed from million years ago. Hoa Cuong Cave are not large or mighty, but the stalactites or stones in the heart of glittering beauty as its name. Guests will have an hour to visit the cave and walk around the Cat Ba National Park or take part in bicycling activities in order to better understand the information, interesting stories about Cat Ba Island.
15:00 Return to Genesis Regal Cruise, visitors continue the journey to explore the other hidden beauty of Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay. You can choose to sip cocktails on the sundeck or relaxing in the cabin with an extra-large view, where cruise on the waterway between the two bays, is one of the most scenic spots in the Gulf of Tonkin with the small green islands.
Genesis Regal Cruise is directed towards the most beautiful area to go by kayaking in Dark –Light Cave.
15:40 After relaxing and sightseeing on board, Regal Cruise will stop in the Dark- Light Caves, where is the final point between Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay – the most beautiful area to go by kayaking on the bay with a system of 3 underwater caves.
In this activity, visitors have two choices about 1 hour, either by themselves creating separate roads for exploring underwater caves by kayaking or sit on sampan boats rowed by the local people to soak in the peaceful atmosphere.
16.40 We will move to safe overnight point in this area, visitors can choose to experience the harmony of blue water on the bay or going on sundeck to enjoy the magnificence of Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay where were voted as one of the 20 most beautiful sunset in Asia by CNN
18.00 Especially, visitors do not forget to join the “sunset party” on the open sundeck area of the ship. In the rhythm of the music, boldly add the party atmosphere of the trip. At the same time, visitors can interact with each other, share their experiences in the journey. In the romantic sunset, reward yourself and sip a cocktail, prepared under the hands of the bartender. Do not miss the special offer “buy one get one free” to enjoy the memorable moments during the trip.
Moreover, our chef will guide you how to make one of the 50 best dishes in the world, voted by CNN – “Nem” – Deep Fried Spring Rolls in Vietnam. Amazing with the simplicity of “Nem” in Vietnam will certainly bring the most complete experience for visitors to Vietnamese cuisine.
19.30 Guests will enjoy the delicate dinner in the warm and cozy atmosphere. The freshly cooked seafood dishes, blending Vietnamese and Western styles, promise to bring guests an unforgettable dinner on this memorable trip.
21:00 Guests will be free time to choose evening entertainment activities such as relaxing with popular films; playing chess, reading books, listening to music, trying your luck with squid fishing, or playing melodic music with yacht guitars on sundeck, or enjoying peace on the sack. Lie back and see the night sky in Ha Long Bay- Lan Ha Bay
22:00 Cruise goes to overnight point at the quietest part of the wonders.
Overnight on Cruise
DAY 5: LAN HA BAY - HA LONG BAY - HANOI (B/L)
06.30 Tai Chi wake up to new days are practiced out on the sundeck. If you are a fan of this activity, do not miss it. This is also the moment visitors can pick up the dawn on the bay; breathing one of the freshest airs on earth.
07.30 A light and nutritious breakfast served at the restaurant will help you enjoy the last day on the bay, which is always full of energy.
08.30 Tour guides and tender will take you to visit a floating house on the bay. Formerly a fishing village crowded with hundreds of cultural Lan Ha Bay, but now only one family as welcoming guests, visitors will be exchanged with the owner, to understand the information about culture, history … of the fishing village on Ha Long Bay – Lan Ha Bay. Guests enjoy traditional dried fish and traditional wine offered by the local host.
9.30 – 10.30 Guests return to the cruise, stay and check out procedures. Enjoy the scenery of the Bay and a delicious buffet brunch while cruising back to the harbor.
11.45 Genesis Regal Cruise arrives in Got Pier. Guests will relax at the private lounge, preparing luggage and depart back to Hanoi.
14.00 Return to Hanoi Hotel after moving quickly by the highway.
|TYPE OF TOUR
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|First Class 5*