Code: BS-03

Bac Son valley & halong Bay

Length: 4 Days


  • Breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay with a deluxe cruise boat
  • Kayaking amongst sheer limestone cliffs
  • Stunning landscapes of Bac Son Valley with experiencing the local life of Tay ethnic minority. 
  • Tasting the local food

Detailed Itinerary

To begin the trip, you will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 AM. The 4-hour drive, through beautiful rural land of the Red River Delta, takes you to Halong City where you will embark a cruise boat for discovering the bay. Halong Bay has been recognized as the world heritage twice and is really a breathtaking secluded bay with thousands of limestone islands. Board your cruising vessel and have lunch as you cruise amongst the dramatic limestone karsts into the marvelous scenery of the World Natural Wonder. Visit a cave that filled with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, go swimming, paddling kayak and take part in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration or just simply relax on the sun deck at sunset. At the end of the day, the crews will drop the anchor for the night in a place surrounded by many beautiful islands. Dinner and overnight on boat.
Included meals: Lunch, Dinner 

Get up early for the fresh air on the top deck with a cup of warm coffee/tea if you wish or you can stay longer in your cabin until breakfast time. After the breakfast, you will have further cruise to other parts of Halong Bay and get on the tender to visit a fishing village, learn how the fishermen make living on the water. Enjoy a wholesome brunch before getting back to harbor at noon. Thence, get back on to your private vehicle for the afternoon scenic drive to Bac Son Valley. Arrive at Quynh Son village, check in to a local house of the ethnic Tay people for dinner and homestay tonight.
Included meals: Brunch and Dinner 

After the local breakfast, we will get a short transfer to visit a local workshops where you can get to know how the villagers making stilt-house’s roof tiles, bricks and see how they burn the tiles at simple kilns. Get dropped at a back road for trek to the peaceful valley. The scenery along the trek is also amazing. Your private vehicle will pick you up around noon at the other end of the trek and take you back to the house for lunch and rest. Continue on the adventure with a short walk to the foot of the telephone-station mountain. From here, you will start hike up to the summit of the mountain for a stunning panorama view of Bac Son Valley. This is marvelous and a great place for photographers and it is worth after a hard-working hike for everyone. Dinner and spend the second night at the local house.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Say good bye to the host family after breakfast, then we drive to Thai Nguyen City for lunch and visit the Vietnam museum of Ethnology. You will learn more about Vietnam’s colorful cultures and different typical ethnic groups at this museum. In the afternoon, head for Hanoi and end the trip around 3.00 PM.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Inclusions

  • Private a/c vehicle 
  • Private tour guide 
  • Packaged cruise in Halong Bay 
  • Vietnamese meals as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Sightseeing tickets, 
  • Entrance fees & permit
  • Homestay (guest house room in Bac Son for the alternative) 
  • Bottled water on the vehicle

Tour Exclusions

  • Travel insurance 
  • Drinks and other meals 
  • Hotel in Hanoi 
  • Tips & Gratuities 
  • Other things not mentioned clearly in the INCLUSIONS above and personal expenses

Important Notes

  • In case of bad weather or physical condition, the alternative activities to the mountain hike can be walking around the villages, to the rice fields or embarking a gentle bicycling tour around this beautiful valley. 
  • At homestay, we do have white clean mattress covers and soft clean pillows, hot shower and Western style toilet. If you don’t want to stay at the homestay, the alternative is staying at a basic guest house in the nearby town. Please let us know your choice at the booking time.
  • The above itinerary and amounts are just our sample suggested one for you to get an idea. We are flexible and willing to assist you in custom-making the tour so that it will meet your travel expectation the most. Just send us some words and let us know how you would like your visit to be. We will put things together logistically for you.

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