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North Vietnam Journey brings you from vibrant Hanoi to serene valley of Mai Chau where you meet the friendly Thai people and lets you have a chance to absorb in Halong Bay, one of the most impressive sites in Vietnam

This trip is for those who want to discover the highlights of northern Vietnam as well the hill tribal life in the far north area with unique lifestyle, colorful culture and amazing landscapes

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ITINERARY:

Day 1 :Hanoi arrival
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are warmly welcomed  and transferred  to hotel by private Asia View Travel’s guide with signboard, check in, relax. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: dinner


Day 2: Hanoi  city tour 
Breakfast at hotel, This morning we start city tour  with the Ho Chi Minh Complex. This famous site contains the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh (Close on Monday, Friday & October for annual maintenance ), the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with the impressive Ethnology Museum, dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups.  Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam, Vietnam’s first university.  Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We continue to visit the Restored Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Ngoc Son Temple,  do a cyclo tour around   around the 36 streets of the Hanoi old quarter to learn more about simple life of Hanoian. Enjoy water puppet show- a remarkable Vietnamese art form that combines traditional music, fireworks, underwater puppeteers, and elaborate puppets floating gracefully over water. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: breakfast


Day 3: Hanoi – Hoa binh – Mai chau  
We depart Hanoi and head west toward Hoa Binh City where we stop for refreshments and coffee. Leaving Hoa Binh, we drive towards Mai Chau valley, about another two hours away to White Thai village of Poomcong. Enjoy the stunning views while lunching on tasty local dishes cooked by the White Thai girls of the village. Afternoon we walk to the surrounding village. Our hosts for this evening will be the White Thai minority people. In sampling these peoples hospitality, we find out a little more of their lives and cultures with a cultural exchange following the evening meal. Overnight at home stay in Mai chau. 
Accommodation: hotel in Mai Chau
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner


Day 4: Mai chau – Hanoi 
Following breakfast we embark on a lovely walk to Lac village and Van village. As we walk we will encounter the local villagers going about their daily business tilling the fields, logging or herding the buffalo. We enjoy lunch in Mai Chau before we drive back to Hanoi. Visit Muong village in Hoa Binh before tour finish at your hotel in Hanoi. Check in, relax.
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: breakfast


Day 5: Hanoi – Halong bay 
This morning, our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel to proceed to Halong – one of the most spectacular UNESCO world heritage areas, the world’s largest marine limestone ‘karst’ landscape.Arriving Halong, we will take a wooden junk and sail leisurely and enjoy the breathtaking sight of this World Heritage site with its emerald water, grottoes and caves such as: The Pelican, Thien Cung
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: Halong bay –  Hanoi 
Rising to the tranquil beauty of the bay we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea followed by breakfast. This morning we continue to move around the bay to find more secluded areas. The junk will be near us at all times serving as a back up vessel for those that require it. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 3.5 hour journey back to Hanoi
Accommodation: hotel in Hanoi
Meal: breakfast


Day 7: Hanoi departure
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Accommodation: not available
Meal: breakfast

A similar tour can be found at: Sapa Travel / Vietnam Travel