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Trip Code


Mu Cang Chai & Halong Bay

Trip Duration

7 Days/ 6 Nights

Trip Overview

This sample Vietnam Tour is customizable. Contact us to have it tailor-made to suit your expectation if necessary.


Day 1: Hanoi - Nghia Lo

Day 2: Nghia Lo - Tu Le - Mu Cang Chai

Day 3: Mu Cang Chai Trekking

Day 4: Mu Cang Chai - Hanoi

Day 5: City Tour Of Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Detailed Itinerary


Meals:  Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: A local home-stay in Nghia Lo (There's a comfort hotel option available, please let your travel specialist know if this is preferred)

You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 AM by your private tour guide and driver. After getting out of bustle and hustle Hanoi, you will enjoy the countryside view through the windows while driving northwestward to Yen Bai province. Arrive at Nghia Lo town early in the afternoon, check in our home-stay at a peaceful village nearby Nghia Lo.

In the afternoon, embark on a bicycling tour to discover the daily life of the ethnic community in the area and enjoy the beautiful scenery of villages, rice fields an mountains.


Meals:  Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Home-stay at a local house (Alternatively at Mu Cang Chai eco-lodge)

After breakfast, we bid farewell to the host family and head for Tu Le town. Tu Le is a little town located at beautiful valley at the foot of Khau Pha Pass. Upon arrival, get ready for a soft trek to the rice valley and visit some villages. Taking photographs and meeting local people. Back to the town and having lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, start your drive up the famous Khau Pha Pass. This mountain pass is known for its amazing terraced rice paddies. The scenery over the valley from the pass is so stunning at the rice reason, especially during the harvesting time. Having some stops for photo opportunities on the way to Mu Cang Chai. Arrive in Mu Cang Chai town late in the afternoon. Check in another home-stay, relax and stay for the night.


Meals:  Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight at Mu Cang Chai eco-lodge (Alternatively at a local house)

This morning, after your breakfast, get a transfer to a trekking point for the whole day trek to enjoy Vietnam’s national rice terrace heritage. The trek will start from Che Cu Nha commune to La Pan Tan Commune. It is 10 km approx. This trek will definitely offer you a good opportunity to see the main spots and admire the beauty of amazing rice terraces that Mu Cang Chai has to offer. You will also be able to visit a few villages of the H’mong hill tribe scattered in the area. Get picked up by your private vehicle at the end of the trek. Transfer to Ngoc Chien Commune for a hot spring dip before checking into your accommodation tonight.


Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

After your breakfast this morning, checking out of your room and make your way back to Hanoi on the private vehicle. 

Lunch is arranged on the way.

Arrive in Hanoi after 300 km drive, check back into your hotel and relax for the remainder of the day.


Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi (On request)

The city tour of the capital city occupies your whole day.
In the morning, the sites include Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university.
Lunch is served at a nice restaurant in town.
In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museums, you can pick the one you like (the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum). Followed by a short walk or a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter. End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show.


Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on a boat in Halong Bay

Meet your tour guide and driver again at 8:00 AM to start the day. The morning drive through the Red River Delta will take you to Halong City. On Arrival at the pier, embark on a Deluxe Junk and cruise to discover the bay in the afternoon.

Have lunch while cruising to the magnificent bay of the World Heritage, admiring the fascinating formations of limestone islands. The activities include swimming in the crystal water; visiting a limestone cave; swimming or kayaking.

Have dinner and overnight on board.


Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi (On request)

Wake up early in the morning for sunrise and a view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.

After the soft breakfast, the crews pull up the anchor for further cruise to other parts of the bay and visit a peaceful area by a sampan boat ride. After that, the boat is gently meandering between the rocks and towards the pier. An A la cart brunch is served on the way.

Disembark at noontime. Get back on your private transport and take the afternoon drive to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi, check back into your hotel to end the service.

What's Included


  • Private A/c transportation

  • English speaking tour guide

  • Bicycles in Nghia Lo

  • Local way leader (on trekking route when necessary)

  • Accommodation during the trip with daily breakfasts.

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

  • Sightseeing tickets and permits

  • Bottled water in the vehicle

  • Packaged cruise itinerary in Halong Bay


  • Travel insurance (Compulsory)

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Accommodation in Hanoi (on request)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly in the inclusion list

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Jorge L. Perea


Custom made trip of Vietnam and Cambodia

Reviewed: Sep 1, 2019

I wholeheartedly recommend Custom Vietnam Travel. We designed a custom made trip to Vietnam (Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi-An, Siem Reap) with this agency. They accommodated all of our requests. The interaction with them was easy and prompt before the trip and the delivery was excellent. Very good guides, good transportation and great selection of hotels and restaurants throughout.Thanks very much for a great family&friends vacation.

Fook-Mun W


Amazing Service!

Reviewed: Aug 25, 2019

We have just returned from a 6D5N private tour with Custom Vietnam to Mui Ne / Dalat. This is the 2nd time we travel with them, the 1st time was just a year ago to Ninh Bình/Sapa. Like the 1st time, everything went very smoothly from booking to the actual tour. Custom Vietnam continued to impress us with their high standard of customer service and the excellent choice of responsible tour guide and driver.
A special thank to the sales consultant Ms Julie Bui who handle our booking. She is very dedicated and responsible. She even called us on the last day of our tour to find out if we are satisfied with the trip.



Great travel and responsive service from Custom Vietnam Travel

Aug 24, 2019

I was recommended to join this tour by a local friend. Rosie was in charge of liaising with me for arrangement and payment and did a great job responding to my queries.
The tour guide Key was very funny and cute, he entertained us a lot during the tour. We visited Bai Dinh pagoda, Trang An ecotourism boat ride + King Kong Skull Island + Mua Cave and although it was rainy, still enjoyable. There was a lunch buffet provided, which was passable. Met other tour participants from other countries who were very friendly too. Overall an enjoyable tour and good service from the agency and tour guide.

Timothy Ciccone


Fully customized tour, all went smoothly

Aug 12, 2019

Rosie worked with me (very patiently and thoroughly) to organize a HIGHLY customized tour schedule which involved me sending PDFs of sites of I wanted to visit and the specific order in which I wanted to visit them. Everything went smoothly apart from the weather (which, obviously was beyond anyone's control), but the guides were able to ensure that I was still able to visit every site I wanted to see.
She was also available in real-time via WhatsApp to fix the occasional minor hiccup, which was very helpful. If I return to Vietnam I will definitely use this service again.

Britta LN


Excellent 12 day Vietnam tour for the whole family

Aug 8, 2019

It has been an exquisite experience having Custom Vietnam Travel to plan our summer holiday for our family of 4.
As usually were our own planning pour, we had only bought the tickets for the flights in and out of Vietnam, and at short notice Rosie had made a perfect plan for our stay in Vietnam.
We experienced the north, the middle and the south of Vietnam and every hotel, guide and car with driver worked perfectly. All our needs and expectation were met more than we had thought of.
The contact with Custom Vietnam Travel were smooth even as we live in Denmark and Rosie is in Hanoi. We had several emails with details and information before our travel and while we were in Vietnam we were in contact (if needed) by WhatsApp.
When we arrived at the airport Custom Vietnam Travel picked us up and transported us to the hotel. Later the first day we had a nice visit by Rosie where she told us tips about what to do and see in Hanoi.
Every detail of the plan Rosie had made, worked perfectly and if we wanted to do or see something else, we just arranged it with the guides, that was very flexible.
We highly recommend Custom Vietnam Travel for arrangements in the lovely country of Vietnam!

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