Northern Vietnam Soft Adventure Private Tour 8 days

Departure Date



8 days



Maximum Seats


What's Included?

All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour


Hanoi – Ky Son Village – Mai Chau – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay

Northern Vietnam is teeming with a myriad of sights and experiences, ranging from the tranquil beauty of Mai Chau and Ninh Binh to the vibrant scenes of Halong Bay and Hanoi. If you’re an avid adventurer seeking gold opportunities, our eight-day Northern Vietnam Soft Adventure tour offers an exclusive exploration of these diverse locales.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival at the airport, your guide will accompany you to the Hanoi hotel for check-in. During your leisure time in Hanoi, we suggest exploring our optional tours: Nighttime Hanoi Food Tour by Motorbike Hanoi Street Food Tour If you wish to attend performances like My Village Show or the Water Puppet show, kindly reach out to our travel consultants for reservations. Meals: Not included Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi - Ky Son village

Morning Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel. At 8:00, journey by car to Ky Son Village, a quintessential Northern Vietnamese village. Pause at Moon Garden, a charming homestay surrounded by verdant paddy fields and the Ba Vi Mountain range. Relish the picturesque scenery while indulging in a tea session and exploring the amenities. Engage in a cooking class and savor a delightful lunch at the homestay. Afternoon Experience a fragrant lime hand spa featuring traditional herbs. Explore the farming communities of Ky Son, Tam Son, Van Minh, and Cham by bicycle. Participate in farming activities alongside locals, including plowing, preparing rice beds, and harvesting rice, cassava, corn, and potatoes. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Moon Garden Homestay in Ky Son Village
Day 3

Day 3: Ky Son - Mai Chau

Morning Commence the day by arriving at Mai Chau Valley, nestled in the Northwestern region of Hanoi. Embrace the picturesque landscapes and observe traditional stilt houses, encountering ethnic communities like the Thais, H’mongs, and Muong en route. Afternoon Engage in a cycling expedition, traversing through the charming villages within the Mai Chau Valley. Immerse yourself in the local way of life, delving into the customs and activities of the inhabitants. Evening Delight in an evening meal accompanied by the melodies of traditional music and a captivating Thai dance performance. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Sol Bungalow Activities: - Cycling exploration of Mai Chau Enjoy a traditional Thai dance performance
Day 4

Day 4: Mai Chau - Ninh Binh

Morning Depart at 8:00 AM for Ninh Binh, the historical former capital of Vietnam adorned with an array of significant landmarks. Embark on a bicycle or a buffalo cart to tour the village's pathways, winding through local churches, schools, and picturesque paddy fields. Engage with a local chef for an interactive lunch preparation session. Afternoon Explore Tam Coc, Bich Dong Pagoda, and traverse the caves aboard a sampan boat. Check into the hotel and enjoy leisure time for the remainder of the day. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh
Day 5

Day 5: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

Morning Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Depart at 8:00 AM for Halong Bay via a limousine transfer. Upon arrival, meet the cruise staff and complete the check-in process. Delight in a delectable seafood lunch onboard. Afternoon Take a short onboard break. Engage in captivating activities like ocean swimming or cave exploration. Return to the cruise for relaxation. Indulge in dinner and spend the night onboard. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on board Activities: - Experience cruising along Halong Bay Engage in thrilling onboard activities Savor exquisite seafood Please note that our tour guide will not accompany you on the cruise; the crew members onboard are fluent in English and will assist you.
Day 6

Day 6: Discover Halong Bay on Cruise

Morning Engage in Tai Chi exercises on the sun deck. Indulge in breakfast served in the dining room. Revel in the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay as the cruise sails. Embark on a bamboo boat to explore Halong Bay. Participate in thrilling activities such as kayaking, swimming, cave visits, and cycling. Enjoy lunch aboard the boat. Afternoon Between 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM: Return to the main boat. Delight in dinner and engage in nighttime activities onboard. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight onboard in Halong Bay Activities: - Marvel at the exquisite natural beauty of Halong Bay Experience the bamboo boat excursion Participate in exhilarating activities
Day 7

Day 7: Halong - Hanoi Evening Foodie Tour by Motorbike

Morning Enjoy a light breakfast aboard the cruise while admiring the stunning sunrise. Savor brunch as the cruise heads back to the port. Afternoon Between 11:30 AM and 12:00 PM: Disembark from the cruise and meet your driver. Around 3:00 PM: Return to the hotel in Hanoi for check-in. Evening At 6:00 PM: Gather with your tour guide to embark on a captivating Hanoi street food tour. Stroll through Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, discovering their timeless charm. Hear intriguing stories about the history of the Hanoi Old Quarter from your guide. Explore areas beyond the Old Quarter via motorbike. Pause at local eateries for coffee and delightful snacks. Experience dinner at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Traverse historical streets and indulge in traditional Vietnamese sweet desserts. Return to your hotel for the night. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Activities: - Witness the captivating sunrise over Halong Bay Engage in a street food tour exploring Hanoi by motorbike
Day 8

Day 8: Hanoi Departure

Enjoy the morning at your leisure. At noon, proceed to check out from your hotel and head to the airport for your upcoming flight. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Not Applicable

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Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
1035 USD
635 USD 3star
1235 USD
835 USD 4star

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips on Ha Long Bay.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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