Oasis Bay Classic, Hanoi, Pu luong & Ninh Binh package

  • Tour code: HLNB3
  • Duration: 8 days 7 nights
Trekking and rafting through Pu Luong Nature Reserve, row boating and bicycling through the stunning landscapes of Ninh Binh, navigating by ship through Halong Bay’s natural wonders of the world, and exploring the 1000 year old capital city of Vietnam on a city tour. For the outdoor loves, this trip is the bees knees.

Highlight

  • Explore Ha Noi the capital of Viet Nam, visit Tran Quoc pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s, visit the One-Pillar Pagoda, Ethnology Museum. Visit the Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son temple.
  • Explore to Pu Luong Nature Reserve, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe pass, visit some ethnic village. 
  • Discover Ninh Binh  the first VietNamese Capital in 10 th century, cycling through the local villages and explore daily life. 
  • Explore Ha Long world heritage, stay on cruise & pass through some islets, explore the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay by kayaking, attend cooking demonstration, relax in outdoor big Jacuzzi, visit cave and join in organized Tai Chi class 

 

 

 

Itinerary

Arriving at Noi Bai airport, your guide will greet you at airport with a ‘Welcome’ sign board, and then you will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with the tranquil ‘Restored Sword’ Lake at its heart.

Overnight in Hanoi

Meal: No

07:30 - 08:30 Tour guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi old quarter and Hanoi Opera House then depart for the Hanoi city full day tour.

09:00 First stop is named Tran Quoc pagoda on the West Lake, the oldest pagoda in Vietnam then we visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and off to one side of the Mausoleum is the One-Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.

11:00 Visit the colorful traditions of the 54 ethnic groups of Viet Nam, in the Ethnology Museum.

13:00 Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy some lunch.

14:00 Visit the Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam's first university. It was first constructed in 1070, under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day. We continue drive to the legendary Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple, dedicated to Van Xuong Saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao, for his struggle against Mongolians. You will also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.

16:00 - 16:30: Arrive at the hotel in Hanoi old quarter and Hanoi Opera House then drop you at your hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

07:00 – 07:30  we will pick-up at Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to go to Pu Luong Nature Reserve by mini van

09:00 Short break in Luong Son (Outside of Hanoi).

11:00 Visit local market of the Muong Ethnic Minority to learn about their daily life and

customs; enjoy the beautiful scenery of Thung Khe Pass (One of the 10 most beautiful

passes in Vietnam).

13:00 Arrive in Pu Luong Nature Reserve. Have lunch and check in.

14:30 – 17:30 Trek following the small roads through the terrace rice fields and cross the

stream to visit remote rural villages of Black Thai Minorities to learn about the local people

in Pu Luong.(6kms)

19:00 = Dinner at the lodge, enjoy some local rice wine with the family. Have a quiet night in

the middle of the Reserve.

*Sleeping at: Private Room no Air-con at Pu Luong home lodge

(High standard accommodations)

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

07:30 – 08:30 Have breakfast in the homestay. Say goodbye to the host and continue your

trek through another paths of the Reserve to pick up the van to go to Cham stream.

10:30 visit the Ba village and cross the hanging bridge to discover the giant waterwheels,

and duck farm to learn about Local agriculture system.

11:30 getting on the Bamboo Raft for a relaxing cruise on Cham stream.

12:30 Pick up the van to go back to the lodge for Lunch.

13:00  Have lunch and have free time to relax or walking around the village before

boarding the van to go to Ninh Binh “the first Vietnamese Capital in 10 th century”.

17:30 Arrive in Ninh Binh Retreat, check in and have free time.

19:00 Have dinner at the retreat

Overnight at Ninh Binh retreat

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

08:00 Have breakfast at the lodge, have free time in the morning to enjoy the beautiful

view of the limestone karst in front of your room.

10:00 We take you to visit 2 temples of the first 2 Emperors in the 10 th Century.

11:30  Get on the sampan boat to explore Historical Sao Khe River and cave in the ancient

12:00 Lunch at Ninh Binh Retreat. (Vegetarian is available)

13:30 – 16:00 Cycling through the local villages, and visit a local family to learn about their

daily life and culture. Afterwards visit a Secret Cave opening into a paradise valley where

you can learn about farming and floating rafts.

16:00 Get on the bus to return to Hanoi and overnight in Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

In the morning from 7:30 – 08:30 A.M, we will do several pick- up trips around Hanoi old quarter then we are heading 189kms towards Halong Bay.

 At around 12:00 noon, we arrive at Tuan Chau harbour and refresh at the Oasis Bay Lounge for about 20 minutes before boarding. Transfer by small boat to our cruise. Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions, before we check you  into your cabins. Cruise boat will pull-up anchor and our program will commence.

 Then we will enjoy special lunch will be served on board while cruising past all the islets. After having lunch, the Oasis Bay will continue exploring the wonders of Halong bay. Oasis Bay has a special and very private route through the bay, away from the clutter of all the other honking boats fighting for position.

 At 15:30 p.m, Explore the emerald waters of Halong Bay by Kayak. Our guides will you through a grotto cavern into a hidden lagoon where they  tell you all about the area, and the folklore of how ‘Ha Long Bay’ got its name (translates to ‘Descending Dragon Bay’). This is a great moment to get some action photos in the bay, if you have a waterproof pouch for your phone or camera.

 Then return to our boat and take relax on the sundeck with a few cocktails complimented by a variety of tropical fruits and best local wines. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam: spring rolls, or refresh yourself in outdoor big Jacuzzi.

Tonight we will enjoy a 5 course tasting menu, prepared by our team of chefs. You are free to try evening Activities, relax at leisure: squid fishing. Overnight on cruise

Meal: Lunch,Dinner

At 06:30 A.M, wake up to a very special morning with an organized Taichi class among the peaceful surroundings of Halong. Then we enjoy coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries, fresh juices….

 You can choose either relax or visit Sung Sot Cave, hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone stalactites and stalagmites of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay then we return our boat.

At 09:30 A.M, check-out of your cabins and settle your drink tab.A wonderful brunch buffet will a wide assortment of dishes no matter what mood you are in, will be served while the Oasis Bay is cruising back to Tuan Chau harbor.

The Oasis Bay bus will collect you from our lounge at the harbor and drive you back to Hanoi city.Overnight in Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

You are free to explore Hanoi Old Quarter until our driver pick up and transfer to airport for next destination.

End of services!

Meal: Breakfast

What's Included & Excluded

Inclusion

  • Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Meals at local restaurant as indicated
  • English-speaking local guide in each destination
  • Tour activity as mentioned
  • Land transfers by air-con vehicle including roundtrip airport
  • transfers (pick up & drop off)
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Cruise in Halong bay
  • A bottle of water for guided tour day
  • Free kayaking in Halong bay
  • Free bicycle & boat trip in Ninh Binh
  • Bamboo Raft
  • Pre-approval letter for Vietnam visa

Exclusion

  • International flight
  • Compulsory dinner for New Year & Christmas
  • Travel insurance
  • Late checkout, early check-in
  • Drinks, laundry, tips
  • Other not stated above
Price from US $559

Need help? Contact Us:

Email: info@oasisbaycruises.com 

    or info@vilandtravel.com

Address: 70 Phu Vien, Bo De Ward, Long Bien Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: (+84) 243-675-6756

Hotline:  (+84) 982-474-996