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Mai Chau to Halong loop – 6 days

Mai Chau to Halong loop – 6 days

Dao’s Travel Agency Presents you with a the Mai Chau to Halong loop. A package that connects the ocean paradise of Halong Bay and the beautiful rustic village of Mai Chau. With all private services (excluding the Halong Bay cruise) you will get a truly unique experience. We can take you off the beaten track and ensure quality control. If this sounds like something you’re interested in, then please inquire below and our friendly staff will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you!

$549 usd per person Minimum 2 people

Hanoi > Mai Chau > Pu Luong > Cuc Phuong > Ninh Binh > Halong Bay > Hanoi


Full Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi > Mai Chau (L, D)

  • Have breakfast at you hotel
  • 7:45 am – 8:30 am pick up from you hotel in Hanoi
  • 3.5 hour drive to Mai Chau
  • Have lunch upon arrival in Mai Chau in a traditional stilt house
  • Trekking 6kms to Te Village
  • Check in to Homestay (Traditional Stilt house)
  • Some time to explore village
  • Have dinner and drinks prepared by your hosts

Day 2: Mai Chau > Pu Luong (B, L, D)

  • 8:30 am breakfast in the homestay
  • 15 minute drive back to Mai Chau
  • Trekking and cycling around Mai Chau’s countryside
  • Have lunch with local dishes
  • Drive to Pu Luong’s Hang Village
  • Check in to Homestay (Traditional Stilt house)
  • Some time to explore the village
  • Have dinner and drinks prepared by your hosts

Day 3: Pu Luong > Cuc Phuong National Park (B, L, D)

  • 8:30 am breakfast in the homestay
  • Trekking in Pu Luong Nature reserve
  • 4 hour drive to Cuc Phuong
  • Check into your hotel
  • Trekking in Cuc Phuong National Park
  • Visit the thousand year old tree
  • Overnight in hotel

Day 4: Cuc Phuong National Park > Ninh Binh (B, L, D)

  • 8:00 am breakfast in the homestay
  • Visit the rescue center for endangered animals
  • Drive to Trang An Ecological site
  • Bike to Hang Mua and climb to the top for amazing scenery
  • Have lunch
  • Boat ride down the river through caves and beside limestone cliffs
  • Overnight in a Ninh Binh hotel

Day 5: Ninh Binh > Halong Bay (B, L, D)

  • Have breakfast at you hotel
  • 7:45 am – 8:30 am drive to Halong Bay
  • 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay
  • Have lunch on board cruise
  • Kayaking at a floating fishing village around limestone cliffs
  • Dinner time
  • Enjoy evening on the cruise, socializing at the bar, squid fishing and more
  • Overnight in a cabin on the cruise

Day 6: Halong > Hanoi (B, L)

  • Wake up for breakfast on the cruise
  • Visit Sung Sot Cave the biggest in Halong Bay
  • Enjoy your final cruising through Halong Bay
  • Enjoy lunch on the cruise before heading back to the port
  • 12:30 pm arrive back at the port
  • Approximately 5:00 pm arrive back in Hanoi


Adventure level

  • Easy but involves some physical activity


  • Daily

Tour type

  • Private tour except for Halong Bay Cruise


  • Private car (bus Halong Bay > Hanoi)


  • Mai Chau & Pu Luong > Traditional Home-stays
  • Cuc Phuong > resort
  • Ninh Binh > hotel
  • Halong Bay > Cruise cabin


  • All inclusive Halong Bay cruise (2 days 1 night)
  • All inclusive private tour (HN > MC > PL > CP > NB)
  • Private car (HN > MC > PL > CP > NB > HL >HN)
  • A bottle of water for each day
  • Meals (B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner)
  • *Optional airport transfers (Airport > Hanoi > Aiport)
  • *Optional hotel for nights in Hanoi
  • *Optional visa letter


  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses

Things to bring

  • Your Passport
  • Extra Cash for personal expenses
  • Swimming gear and a towel
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain Poncho
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof walking sandals
  • Reliable insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Camera and lots of batteries
  • Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March





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