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Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay Tour


04 Days |  Private Tour  |  All Year Around  |  Can be tailored to suit your requirements



For those who would like to get away from the bustle and hustle of the big cities like Hanoi and interested in outdoor activities such as trekking, sampan boat-riding, cruising in the beautiful landscape, this is the one.


With 4 days, start with a scenic drive to the mountainous province of Hoa Binh, the scenery is getting more and more beautiful, especially the stop for viewing over Mai Chau will give you a great start. Get insight into the Thai ethnic group culture on the afternoon trek to villages, fruit gardens, rice fields...


Once you are in Ninh Binh, admire the mythical beauty of Trang An Scenic Landscape from a sampan boat, rowed by a local farmer, taking you through many tiny limestone caves. This is really worth the 3-hour row.


The trip will finish with a relaxing cruise on Halong Bay, one of the seven world wonders. With an overnight cruise, you definitely understand why the bay is recognized as the World Heritage twice by UNESCO.


  • Day 1: Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley

  • Day 2: Mai Chau Valley - Ninh Binh

  • Day 3: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay

  • Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi


  • Learn the daily life of the ethnic group who live on stilt houses in the stunning valley 

  • Enjoy soft trek on peaceful paths of rural

  • Discover the new World Heritage, Trang An Scenic Landscape with sampan boat-ride

  • Admire the amazing scenery of karst cliffs on green surface of Halong Bay and experience the night on a wooden boat.

  • Tasting different dishes of local food along the tour.

Detailed Itinerary


  • Depart from Hanoi at 7.30 AM by private car, head to Mai Chau Valley (takes about 3,5 hours)
  • There are some stops on the way for photo opportunities. 
  • Arrive at Mai Chau around noon. Vietnamese lunch is served by a local family at their stilt-house.
  • Afternoon: go for a soft trek about 3 hours to explore the surroundings and visit some villages, rice paddies and gardens. 
  • Or you can choose to discover the area by bicycles with shorter time. 
  • Dinner and overnight in Mai Chau.
    Note: trekking time can be flexible. You can discuss with your tour guide.

Included meals: Lunch, Dinner


  • After breakfast, check out and take the morning scenic drive to Ninh Binh

  • Ninh Binh is famous for many beautiful attractions, especially Trang An Scenic 

  • Lunch at a local restaurant with the local specialities.

  • Afternoon, embark on a spectacular sampan boat ride at Trang An. (3 hours)

  • Go through 9 tiny caves which enable to visit different flooded valleys surrounded by limestone outcrops.

  • Back to the boat dock and transfer the hotel for check-in


Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


  • 7:00 A.M Take an early departure from the hotel by private car go ahead to Halong Bay (takes over 4 hours).

  • Arrive at the pier about 12.30 PM, get aboard and enjoy your lunch while the boat is cruising in between beautiful limestone islands.

  • The afternoon, there are some activities such as swimming, kayaking, caving.

  • Dinner and overnight on boat.


​Note: Once we know the specific boat you will be cruising on, we will provide you with the detailed cruise itinerary.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


  • If you are an early riser, get up at dawn for fresh-air and join a Tai-chi class 
    (some boat don't have Tai-chi) while enjoying the sun-rise on the sundeck.

  • Breakfast is served on the boat.

  • The crews then pull up the anchor and start the morning cruise to visit other parts of the bay. 

  • The brunch will be served on the way.

  • Arrive at the pier about 11:30 AM.

  • Get on land and take the afternoon drive to Hanoi.

Tour Price (The below price is in US Dollar and charged per person for the private trip)

(* Important Note: We’re offering limited-time promotions from 01 Oct 2019 to 14 Oct 2019 on this  amazing tour with the best rates available if you book now)

Trip Inclusions

  • Private A/c transportation per itinerary

  • English/ French speaking tour guide

  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Accommodation during the trip

  • Sightseeing tickets and permits

  • Bottled water on the vehicle.

Trip Exclusions

  • Travel insurance

  • Drinks and other meals

  • International flights and visas

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above.

What to bring

  • Hats and rain poncho

  • Sun block

  • Small backpack for walking

  • School stationery stuffs for local kids (It's up to you)

"We had a fantastic trip to Ninh Binh and then onto Halong Bay for 2 nights on the Dragon Legend. Everything was very well organised by Rosie at Custom Vietnam Travel. Rosie put together the custom tour for us as we wanted to see the ‘inland’ Halong Bay before taking a cruise.

-Catherine O’Donnell, USA

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