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The Red River Delta Charm Loop in 7 days

This short one-week program will introduce you to the beauties of Northern Thailand. You will be immersed in the local culture with nights with locals. Also on the program, hike in the middle of grandiose landscapes through the villages of the Ethnic groups with the meeting of the minority ethnic groups: White Thai, Muongs and finally night on a Junk in the magnificent Bay of Lan Ha.

Proposed services

  • OnSite Support
  • Exploration
  • Local Food
  • Private Car
  • Hiking

The route day by day

1

Arrival day in Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi International Airport.

Reception at the airport by guide and driver and transfer to the hotel to drop off the luggage.

Beginning for the walk in the old quarter nicknamed that of 36 streets and corporations, founded in 10th century by the villagers of the Red River Delta.

The houses are tubular in shape, narrow in width and deep in length. You cross the typical streets: Ma May, Hang Ma (Votive objects), Hang Dong (Bronzes), Hang Bac (Goldsmiths) and Hang Gai (Silk). Stop to visit the sites: the big market of Dong Xuan, the temple of Bach Ma (White Horse) and the old house at 87 rue Ma May.

Welcome lunch or dinner according to the arrival time of your flight.

Night in Hanoi at the Hanoi Boutique Hotel.


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • dîner
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Hanoi Boutique Hotel

Located right in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter just one minute's walk from the night market, Hanoi Boutique Hotel is without a doubt the ideal place to stay to discover the real Hanoi. You will be staying in comfortable modern rooms in a French Colonial and Indochinese style. The establishment provides good quality service and facilities, including a spa for some relaxation and pampering.

Deluxe (x 1)
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Private Bathroom
  • Refrigerator

The Deluxe category is classic and luxurious. The air-conditioned rooms feature wooden floors, a flat-screen cable TV, a safe, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. The private bathrooms come with a hairdryer, bathrobe and free toiletries. You will have all the necessary comfort for a perfect stay in the capital.

2

Visit of the thousand-year-old city

Hanoï, Vietnam

Day of in-depth discovery of the capital of Vietnam, filled with timeless grace. Start with a visit to the Temple of Literature which is the "first university in Vietnam". Continuation of the visit by the HA Pagoda (Chùa Hà) known as a sacred place to pray for luck in the search for a future spouse.

Then, visit of the captivating Ethnographic Museum (closed every Monday) which Attractively reflects the mosaic of Vietnamese cultures through traditional costumes, tools, musical instruments and also some real houses typical of the minorities settled there. Lunch in the local restaurant.

Afternoon: Visit of the residential area where the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, its house on stilts, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda are located. Then visit Ngoc Son temple on the shores of central Hoan Kiem lake (Lake of the Restored Sword). Water puppet show at the end of the day.

Return to hotel. Dinner on your own.

Overnight in Hanoi at Hanoi Boutique Hotel.


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Hanoi Boutique Hotel

Located right in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter just one minute's walk from the night market, Hanoi Boutique Hotel is without a doubt the ideal place to stay to discover the real Hanoi. You will be staying in comfortable modern rooms in a French Colonial and Indochinese style. The establishment provides good quality service and facilities, including a spa for some relaxation and pampering.

Deluxe (x 1)
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Private Bathroom
  • Refrigerator

The Deluxe category is classic and luxurious. The air-conditioned rooms feature wooden floors, a flat-screen cable TV, a safe, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. The private bathrooms come with a hairdryer, bathrobe and free toiletries. You will have all the necessary comfort for a perfect stay in the capital.

3

Departure to the Mai Hich valley and night with the locals

Hanoï, Vietnam

08h00: Welcome by guide and driver and transfer to Mai Chau via the Hoa Binh region where the Muong live. Visit a Muong village along the way. Then continue driving via the Thung Khe pass which offers you a splendid panoramic view of the valley before arriving in Mai Chau.

150 km from Hanoi, Mai Chau is distinguished by a harmonious landscape of green mountains, rice fields, rivers and villages of the Thai ethnic group with their houses on stilts.

Arrival in Mai Hich around 12 noon. Lunch with your host.

Afternoon: Depart from your accommodation for the bike ride (optional) or walk in the Mai Hich valley. The small paths, sometimes in beaten earth, sometimes in concrete, bring you back through the rice fields, the villages of the Thai ethnic group living in the traditional wooden stilt houses. You will be seduced by this hilly region endowed with an exceptional beauty of rice fields, streams and mountains in perfect harmony. Not to mention the enriching moments of exchange with the friendly people who are always available to communicate with you, whether it is to invite you for a cup of tea or to show you around their house. Improvised encounters during your walk.

Return to your accommodation for rest Dinner and overnight at the inhabitant.



Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
  • dîner
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide
4

Hike through the rice fields of Pu Luong

Vietnam, Pu luong

Departure from Mai Hich towards Pu Luong. Arrival in Chieng Lau, a beautiful land of rice fields, bamboo Norias. Hiking through the villages for unique encounters with villagers. You also come across bamboo Norias which are used for irrigation work. Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon: Departing from your accommodation, you will descend into a beautiful valley passing through spectacular rice fields. Hike on small paths drowned in vegetation to slowly reach picturesque local villages: Leo - Chu - Mo - Danh. Your camera or your camera will be at the party!

Continuing, at the foot of the valley, intertwine rice fields, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and plains. During the hike, you will have the opportunity to look forward to a constantly changing landscape.

Return by bus to your accommodation.

Dinner at your accommodation. Overnight at Puluong Home


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
  • dîner
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Puluong Home

Puluong Home is located on a hill overlooking an amazingly beautiful valley and the surrounding mountains.

Bungalow (x 1)

The Bungalow-type room offers a simple comfort. The decoration of the room as well as of the bathroom is pretty. Incredible view of rice fields and mountains from the balcony.

5

Direction Van Long and bike ride

Vietnam, Pu luong

Morning: drive to Van Long, an international wetland reserve. Arrival at Van Long. Lunch at the local restaurant.

Then departure for the easy bike ride on the way to the village. Rice fields as far as the eye can see, hospitable peasants, fish farms follow you all along the journey. Assistance in a small embroidery course in 1 hour given by the local craftswoman, Ms. LAM. She will explain to you, with great pride, the techniques of her ancestral profession. You can practice yourself on a fabric like a real craftsman. Also the opportunity to offer you a deserved session for patience, concentration, and meditation!

Continuation of the walk by strolling along the dike which offers you a splendid landscape of rice fields, the river and the limestone mountains. Several stops for photos and improvised meetings as you walk.

Finally, enjoy a relaxing 1.5 hour walk along the rivers in a woven bamboo sampan. Let yourself be seduced by the unspoiled and authentic landscape of the Van Long Nature Reserve, nicknamed "the bay without waves". Possibility of seeing monkeys and white egrets on the cliffs. A highlight of meditation and relaxation.

Dinner and overnight at the resident



Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
  • dîner
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide
6

Cruise and overnight in Lan Ha Bay

Vietnam, Lan ha bay

9h15 to 9h45: Welcome by the English-speaking guide and junk shuttle driver then transfer to Haiphong via Hung Yen and Hai Duong in the Red River delta in full green rice season.

12h00: Arrival at the terminal. You will have a welcome drink, receive recommendations, safety instructions and ship to your cabin and sail in Lan Ha Bay (in Halong Bay) while you enjoy the magical landscapes. You will pass near the islet of Da Chong where you will be able to discover a lighthouse built by the French a hundred years ago.You will have an English speaking guide to share with the others on board who plays a role of giving information about the itineraries of the visits in the bay. You relax at ease to contemplate the landscapes of mystical Halong.

13h00: A meal of Vietnamese cuisine made of fresh fish and small typical dishes will be served to you as you sail between the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan.

16h00: The cruise will continue through Ha Long Bay and into the Tra Bau space where you will see extraordinary karst peaks. You can go sea kayaking and / or swim in the crystal clear waters of the Bay.

17h30: Return to the boat. We'll drop anchor to spend the night. You will be able to enjoy the sunset while you taste local wine and fresh fruit. 8:30 am: You will have a cooking demonstration (you will learn how to make our specialty, spring rolls) on the boat.

19h00: Dinner will be served at the restaurant. You will enjoy our delicious local cuisine prepared and served for you by our friendly catering staff.

21h30: You can return to your cabin, or go on an excursion to fish or watch a movie or have a drink at the bar or play. You will have internet access. Night on the boat.

Night on board the Venezia Junk


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
  • dîner
Daily services : English Guide / Driver / Boat

Jonque Venezia

The Venezia Junk will offer you an exceptional experience during your cruise on Lan Ha Bay. The junk has 10 cabins, you will have all the necessary services such as an interior shop, a spacious terrace and magnificent rooms.

Cabin Deluxe (x 1)

With a surface area of ​​18 sqm, the Deluxe cabin has everything you need for a magical night in the heart of Lan Ha Bay with a private shower and toilet.

7

Departure from Vietnam

Vietnam, Lan ha bay

06h00: you could enjoy the sunrise and admire the miraculous landscapes of the bay. You can have an invigorating Tai Chi session on the deck

07h00: Light breakfast, coffee and tea served at the restaurant

08h30: Visit caves and wild islets of mysterious beauty in local boats 09:45 am: Return to our boat, rest before disembarking

11h00: Lunch served on the boat

12h00: Arrival at the ferry terminal. End of the cruise.

Welcome by the shuttle driver then transfer to Noi Bai airport to catch your return flight with memories in your head!



Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner

Dates and prices

Period Price per adult
From October to April
816 EUR * Choose

*Excluding international flights, price per adult, subject to variations depending on the options desired, the availability of our partners and the exchange rate.

This price includes
  • 24/7 OnSite Support in English
  • Daily meals indicated
  • All activities described except options
  • All transfers, unless otherwise stated
  • Complete travel roadmap
  • Accommodation
This price does not include
  • International flights

  • Tips

  • Personal expenses

  • The insurance

NB: The hotels proposed are our selection for this tour, they will be subject to change to hotels of a similar category depending on their availability.

Proposed accommodation

Hanoi Boutique Hotel Hanoï

Located right in the heart of Hanoi's Old Quarter just one minute's walk from the night market, Hanoi Boutique Hotel is without a doubt the ideal place to stay to discover the real Hanoi. You will be staying in comfortable modern rooms in a French Colonial and Indochinese style. The establishment provides good quality service and facilities, including a spa for some relaxation and pampering.

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Bike rental
  • Activity Center
Deluxe (x 1)

The Deluxe category is classic and luxurious. The air-conditioned rooms feature wooden floors, a flat-screen cable TV, a safe, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. The private bathrooms come with a hairdryer, bathrobe and free toiletries. You will have all the necessary comfort for a perfect stay in the capital.

  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Private Bathroom
  • Refrigerator
Puluong Home Pu Luong

Puluong Home is located on a hill overlooking an amazingly beautiful valley and the surrounding mountains.

  • Pool
  • Wifi
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Room Service
Bungalow (x 1)

The Bungalow-type room offers a simple comfort. The decoration of the room as well as of the bathroom is pretty. Incredible view of rice fields and mountains from the balcony.

Jonque Venezia Baie de Lan Ha

The Venezia Junk will offer you an exceptional experience during your cruise on Lan Ha Bay. The junk has 10 cabins, you will have all the necessary services such as an interior shop, a spacious terrace and magnificent rooms.

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant / Bar
  • Activity Center
Cabin Deluxe (x 1)

With a surface area of ​​18 sqm, the Deluxe cabin has everything you need for a magical night in the heart of Lan Ha Bay with a private shower and toilet.

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Our travelers' opinions

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Thailand for Lovers

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Southern Thailand off the beaten track

Our trip to Thailand had a very good balance of relaxation and activities.
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The Red River Delta Charm Loop in 7 days

Trip offered by

Véronique
  • 7 day(s)
  • Custom made
    • Hanoi
    • Mai Chau
    • Puluong
    • Ninh Binh
    • Baie de Lan Ha

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