Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong 5 Days 4 Nights

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong




$ 325 pp

Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Halong 5 Days Tour is a great choice for the highlights in the Northern Vietnam. The tour brings you to 4 best places worth to visit within 5 days such as Halong, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau with stunning landscapes and peaceful atmosphere of the countryside. You also have chance to learn more about lifestyle of the locals with special custom and culture. 

Departure: Daily start

Tour type: S.I.C/ Private tour

Special tips:

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes & service charges included
  • Free Vietnam visa invitation letter
  • Only 30% of grand total is deposit requested
  • Customer care 24/24
  • Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Ha Long are listed as 4 most amazing destinations in Northern Vietnam which you can cover in your Vietnam Northern Tour within 5 days
  • Short driving from Hanoi capital hustle and bustle to get fresh breathing in the countryside of Mai Chau and Ninh Binh
  • Take a walk around villages to see a real local's daily life on our journey in Ninh Binh and Mai Chau 
  • Best of experienced overnight on Ha Long Bay cruise or Mai Chau local stilt homestay with traditional dance is a highly recommend on our trip  
  • Visit a beautiful and historic cave in Mai Chau to hear about many interesting histories of Vietnam in the war 
  • Discover Tam Coc – the “Ha Long Bay on land” on sampan boat rowed by local people
  • Visit Thung Nham bird preserved garden which was well-known as the home of over 40 different nature bird species with over 50.000 individuals
  • Unique and unfogetable biking route passing through villages, ricefields and karst mountain on a high quality sport bikes
  • Visit Bich Dong Pagoda where does not have many tourist and has such a peaceful atmosphere
  • Cruising on the longest routes and discovering diversified landscape of Ha Long Bay 
  • Explore Sung Sot Cave - one of the most stunning cave on Ha Long Bay
  • Swimming and conquering the panoramic peak at Titop Island; kayaking in Luon Cave
  • Take part in a Tai Chi Exercise or cooking demonstration on sundeck of Ha Long Cruise is a plus value for Northern Vietnam's best itinerary

7.30 – 8.00:  Our English speaking guide & driver will come to pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to start Northern Vietnam Tour 5 days 4 nights journey. On the way to Mai Chau, you will have a chance to admire the lush valleys, rice fields and ancient tea plantations up to the Northwest of Vietnam 

10.00:  It takes us around 4 hours, stops in the middle way for short break.

11.30: Arrive in Mai Chau. This small Mai Chau downtown itself is unappealing, but just outside the patchwork of rice fields rolls out, speckled by tiny Thai Villages where visitors doss down for the night in traditional stilt houses and wake up to a rural soundtrack defined by gurgling irrigation streams and birdsong.

12.15: Have a  local lunch in the family of the White Thai TribeYou also have a chance to communicate with locals, learn about the ethnic’s unique culture, foods in Northwest along Vietnam.

13.00: Bicycle ride 2 hours with tour guide, watching the peaceful scene of farmers on the field, locals weaving scarves, and surrounding villages. The villagers are mostly White Thai, distantly related to tribes in Thailand, Laos and China. Most no longer wear traditional dress, but the Thai women are masterful weavers producing plenty of traditional-style textiles. Locals do not employ strong-arm sales tactics here: polite bargaining is the norm. 

16.30: Check in your accommodation and what can you do in Mai Chau Town is just walking around, chatting with locals or shopping  with house's byside shops around the village.

18.00: You will enjoy the Thai traditional dinner, with Tradional Thai Dancing Ferformance.

20.30: Finish your first day of Amazing Northern Vietnam Tour 5 days 4 nights. Overnight at the homestay in Mai Chau

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: lunch & dinner; all entrance fees

06.30:Get up early to enjoy the peaceful moments in the village. Enjoy breakfast at the homestay and be ready to continue to Ninh Binh 

07.30: Take a biking trip from the local homestay to Chieu Cave

8.00: Arrival in Chieu Cave, hike to 1000 steps to Chieu Cave. Then you will go to visit the local market of Mai Chau Town to see lifestyle of ethnic minorities. 

12.00: Come back to the homestay for lunch and check-out, get your own bill of any personal expense

14.00: Get on the car to continue the trip to Ninh Binh

18.00: Arrive at the hotel at Tam Coc. Check in, free time at leisure and your own dinner then spend the night there. Finish the 2nd day of Highlights of Northern Vietnam 5 Days 

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

6.00: Wake up and enjoy the fresh air then have breakfast at your hotel. Free at leisure in your hotel

10.00: Go to Tam Coc Habour to take a sampan boat rowed by a local people about 1.5 hours to visit Tam Coc. Cruising along Ngo Dong River to explore Tam Coc - known as “Ha Long Bay on land”. The boat trip is a nice journey along the river with the peaceful scenery of limestone mountains, 03 wet caves, rice paddy and the sight of some temples along the way.

12.00: Have Vietnamese lunch at the restaurant.

14.00: Take a visit of local family, to see their house architecture and daily life making traditional embroidery. Their traditional custom is still living together with several generations in same house.

14.30: Take a bike to discover villages around on the unique route to see the rice fields, markets, little temples and limestone mountains. On the way, have a glimpse of Thung Nham Bird Park with more than 50.000 birds of 40 species flying to inhabit everyday. Then continue to Bich Dong Pagoda which locates on Truong Yen Range, looks on a valley of fertile rice fields, crossed by the Truong Giang River and leans on Bich Dong Mountain of Ngu Nhac Son Mountains. However, what is waiting for you after the long way is really worth your climbing.

17.00: Cycling back to the hotel for relaxing after fullday of visit  with afternoon tea break.

19.00: Have dinner by your own at local restaurant in here, then going back to hotel. Ends of your 3rd day in The Best of North Vietnam 05 Days

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Today, we will keep taking our tour by heading to Ha Long Bay. Overnight on Ha Long Bay Cruise is the best itinerary for 5 days in Northern Vietnam.This is the most beautiful spot in our Northern Vietnam 5 Days Tour

8.00: After breakfast, get in the car to head to Halong for the cruise.

12.00: Arriving Tuan Chau Marina - Ha Long. Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing.

Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind

Set sail as lunch is served

Join us for a typical local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area.

15.00: Arrive at Surprising Cave (Sung Sot Cave), explore the cave and find out how the cave was named a Surprising or Amazing

Heading to Titop Island area. Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop Island for swimming and snorkeling or do the short trek to the top of island to have the overview of Ha Long Bay from here

Heading back toward the sleeping area

19.00: Summit on the sundeck watching the sunset, enjoy sunset party. It’s ideal time to make acquaintance with new friends, sharing your traveling experience or simply  chit chat 

An authentic Vietnamese menu is served

After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at our bar, or take for you one of our onboard activities: book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing…

22.00: Finish our 4nd day of Northern Vietnam Tour by Overnight on Cruise of Ha Long Bay

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner; all entrance fees

06.30: For the early risers join us at Tai Chi Session on the sundeck. Tai Chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, to full charge again your energy for the day.

07.00:  Local breakfast is served on the cruise 

08.00: Mingling yourself in the stunning views of the bay and its dramatic limestone islets as we sail through the calm emerald waters heading to Luon Cave 

Take your option either exploring the cave yourself on kayak or comfortably on bamboo boat rowed by the locals.

09.00: Check out the cabins, get your personal bills, and free at leisure while our cruise taking you pass by other beautiful highlights in the bay.

10.00: You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, where chef will lead you how to cook a Vietnamese simple meal with famous spring rolls before an early lunch is served.

12.00: Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell.

12.30: Transfer to your car and return to Hanoi. Arrival back at your hotel at about 15.00

15.30: Ends of The Best of Northern Vietnam Tour 05 Days. Say goodbye and hope to serve you in your next journey

Includes: Transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

 Price from (USD):






No of pax  02 pax  04 pax 06 pax 08 pax  Single Sup
3 STAR 589 435 385 355 159
299 4 STAR 639 485 435 399 215


 Price is in USD per passenger in Twin shared room
 Season promotion can be applied with further contact


  • Accommodation as mentioned 04 nights in twin shared room
  • Professional English speaking guide during the trip from Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Ha Long
  • Transfers by A/C tourist vehicle with mineral water
  • All entrance fee as mentioned in the program in 5 days 
  • Vietnam visa invitation letter for tour bookers 
  • Kayaking, Biking, Boat trip, Taichi Exercise, Cooking Class as mentioned above 
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner)
  • Government Tax (VAT) &  service charges


  • All International & domestic airfare; visa stamping fee
  • Other meals, beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance of Northern Vietnam Tour 5 days 4 nights
  • All other services which is mentioned above

What to bring?

  • Print out your Hanoi - Maichau - Ninh Binh - Hanoi  5 Days Tour Booking Confirmation.
  • Bring your passport during the trip.
  • Take walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen...etc
  • Prepare cash for personal expenses

What to know?

  • Do not wear short clothes when visiting pagodas, temples, churches and mausoleum
  • Special food's request (diet or vegetarian, food allergy …) should be informed before your departure date.
  • Beside the essential items such as long sleeve clothes, hat, trekking shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repelent, you can carry some extra things as camera, flash light, water etc
  • At the weekend (every Fri, Sat, Sun) Hanoi Old Quarter area does not allow vehicles, so we will inform you in advance to pick up/drop you off at nearby streets
  • The period from April to October will good to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (~SPF30) and from November to March, more warm clothing is advised.
  • After using services of rowing boat trip, local tuktuk (cyclo); bellman or waiter always expect some tippings for their hard work besides of their fixed salary.
  • Every hotel/homestay have free luggage storage rooms for their clients. You can consider to re-pack again your neccessery handbag or backpack for each tour while the other can be left at hotel 
  • Tour cost & availability can be changed in X'Mas, Easter Season, Western New Year and Vietnamese New Year. Please contact for more information


  • The S.I.C Tours is joined tour with the others with the guarantee of the service quality
  • The S.I.C Tours will not be the same service arrangement with The Private Tour (please follow final confirmation)

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