The 6-day multisport tour includes such holidays activities as trekking, cycling, sampan cruise tour, boat junk cruises and sea kayaking. The tour begins in Hanoi and takes you through Mai Chau village, Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Tam Coc – “Halong bay inland” and Halong bay, the New Seven World Wonder. You have different choices in terms of accommodation including local homes (Homestay), guesthouse and on board junk. The multisport holiday package is available all year round but the best time to travel this itinerary is April, May and October. Contact your Lotussia Travel consultant now for more details.
Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Puluong.Trek Pu Luong Nature Reserve (Hang village).
After breakfast, depart for Pu Luong Nature Reserve. This scenic drive takes around four hours. Along the way we pass fields of tapioca and sugar cane as well as rice paddies. Following lunch in Poom Coong village we drive further into the reserve where we begin our trek. We trek for approximately three hours before arriving at the Thai village of Hang.
We spend the night with a local Thai family who will be our host in a traditional house on stilts. Whilst enjoying their hospitality we will discover a little more about their lives and culture.
Day 2: Continue trekking Pu Luong (Hang village – Kho Muong village).
Today we will trek for about six hours. Along the way we pass through several Thai villages and hamlets before arriving at the village of Kho Muong. As the name suggests this is a Muong minority village and we will be their guests for the night.
Day 3: Continue trekking Puluong. Travel to Tam Coc, Ninh Binh.
This morning we set out from Kho Muong and trek for roughly three hours and a half before arriving in Pho Doan townlet where your lunch will be provided in a local house.
After breakfast, we will take a motorbike-taxi to La Han ferry where our car will be waiting for us for our journey to Tam Coc (“Halong bay in-land”).
Dinner & overnight in Tamcoc.
Day 4: Tam Coc sampan cruise tour. Travel back to Hanoi.
After breakfast, take a two-hour boat trip along the Boi river. The river trip in Tam coc is wonderful for photo hunters, especially when local people come to harvest the water rice planted along the river, or when they transplant some seedling for the next crops. The tourists often compare the place with Guilin – China, or more closely, to the limestone islets of Halong Bay in the Tonkin Gulf for their similar geological structures and shapes.
Then return to Hanoi.
Day 5: Travel to Halong bay. Boat cruise with sea canoeing tour.
Join our shuttle bus (sharing) and enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.
Arrive in Halong around noon and board the Bai Tho traditional sailing junk (or similar). Whilst cruising the exquisite waters sample the regions fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay or take a kayak and start paddling around.
Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner.
Overnight on board junk.
Day 6: Halong bay – Hanoi.
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. Disembark at the dock at Halong City at 11:00 and transfer back to Hanoi.
Arrive back in Hanoi around 15:00. Trip ends.
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