Departing Hanoi between 7:00 to 7:30 we head towards Ninh Binh to Van Long Nature Reserve. Van Long Nature Reserve is renowned for its largest nature reserve in Vietnam. Immerse yourself in the picturesque scenery as you enjoy a rowing boat ride along the nature reserve, amidst towering limestone peaks and serene backwaters.

Then, we journey to Cuc Phuong National Park, renowned for its rich biodiversity and lush rainforest. Here, we embark on a short hike through the verdant trails, marveling at the karst formations along the way. Next, we visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre and the Turtle Conservation Centre to gain insight into the conservation efforts aimed at protecting endangered primate species and freshwater turtles.
 
The rest of the time is spent in a hospitable local family. Here we learn the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine with a hands-on cooking class led by a local family. Explore the vibrant market for fresh ingredients before mastering the art of crafting spring rolls, zesty dipping sauces, and sticky rice. We share in the warmth of the family's hospitality as we eat a delicious dinner together. We stay overnight in a local family lodge. (Lunch and dinner are included)

Day 2: Ninh Binh - Bai Tu Long Bay

Departing from our lodge between 7:30 am to 8:00 am, we reach Bai Chay, the gateway to Bai Tu Long Bay. Upon arrival, we embark on a boating adventure, gliding through the serene waters of Bai Tu Long Bay. Discover hidden coves and towering karst formations as we explore this pristine marine landscape. Our journey continues to Cap La, where we have the opportunity to embark on a kayaking excursion. Paddle through crystal-clear waters, marveling at the beauty of the surrounding limestone cliffs.


As the sun begins to set, we make our way to Cong Do, where we will spend the night aboard our comfortable boat. Relax on the deck and soak in the tranquil atmosphere as you enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by our onboard chef. Fall asleep to the gentle lapping of the waves, surrounded by the beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included)

Day 3: Bai Tu Long Bay - Halong Bay - Hanoi

After a serene night spent on the boat in Cong Do, we wake up to the stunning vistas of Bai Tu Long Bay. Our journey continues as we make our way to Vung Vieng floating village, a captivating community built on the waters of the bay. Explore the village and learn about their traditional way of life. Next, we head to Halong Bay before our boat returns to Bai Chay, where our adventure in Bai Tu Long Bay comes to an end. From there, we embark on our journey to Hanoi, arriving there by 4 pm. (Breakfast and lunch are included)

Activities:
 

  • Day 1: Enjoy a 2-hour rowing boat ride followed by a 6-8 km hike.
  • Day 2: Enjoy a 1-2 hour kayaking ride.
  • Day 3: Enjoy a 1-hour rowing boat ride.


Transportation:
 

  • Boat
  • Kayak
  • Air-conditioned vehicle (Car or Bus)


Tour Guide: English-speaking tour guide


Accommodation:
 

  • Lodge (1 night)
  • Overnight boat (1 night)

 

Meals:
 

  • 2 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners
     

We prioritize local ingredients and cater to vegetarians upon request.

 

Trip Cost:
 

  • $296USD per person for a group of 2 to 16 people.
  • $276USD per person for a group of 17 to 22 people.


Included in the Trip Cost:
 

  • Accommodation
  • Transportation (car or bus)
  • Tour guide
     
  • Meals
  • Entrance fees
  • VAT and other taxes

 

Not Included:
 

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks (soft drinks, alcohol)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
     

What to Bring:
 

  • Essentials for 3 days away from Hanoi
  • Light, comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activities
  • Small day pack for cycling, walking, and hiking
  • Passport
  • Recommended: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun hat
     

Have a great trip!!!