Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Hanoi to visit the French Opera House and Hanoi Al Noor Mosque. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before proceeding on this private tour to Halong Bay, which was awarded by UNESCO as a Natural Heritage Site in 1994. This four-hour drive will show you the diversity of the north Vietnam villages and rice fields along the journey. Enjoy free time in the evening and an overnight stay in Halong Bay.
After breakfast, we will take a half-day boat trip in Halong Bay to view multi–shaped rocks and visit dramatic caves and grottos such as Paradise Grotto, a fisherman village and Chicken Kissing Rock, a logo of Halong Bay. Lunch will be served with fresh seafood and enjoy Vietnamese coffee on the cruise. Return to Hanoi to visit Dong Xuan Market and spend overnight in Hanoi.
In the morning, we leave Hanoi at 8 a.m. and arrive at Moon Garden Homestay in Ky Son village about 10 a.m. Enjoy a welcome drink with local fresh green tea. You will have free time for discovering the area by yourself to see the local market and kindergarten. After lunch, choose from a short bicycle ride of six km or a longer ride of 12 km round trip. On the six-kilometer ride, discover the Ky Son, Tam Son, Van Minh and Cham farming communities to and stop at any home you like for a cup of tea. Visit the kindergarten if open and Chat with local people about their daily life and farming. You can help with plowing or transplanting seedlings, harvesting rice or cassava, corn, sweet potatoes or cucumber depending on the harvest season. On the longer ride, discover the Ky Son, Tam Son, Van Minh and Cham farming communities, Duong Lam ancient village and visit Mia Pagoda, Mong Phu Communal House. Ride back along the ritual paths of Thang Thac village to discover the Ngo Quyen tomb and temple. We return to Moon Garden to enjoy our local drink and taste some of the local products such as traditional dessert, maize, sweet potato, cassava and peanuts, depending on season. Later in the evening, we return to Hanoi for an overnight stay.
After breakfast at hotel, we visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, His Former Residence, One Pillar Pagoda and visit Temple of Literature. Have a lunch before transferring to Hanoi airport for departure.