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 AMI-COOKTOUR01 - 8D7N - 8 days & 7 nights in Northern of Viet Nam

Arrival to Ha Noi
Departure from Ha Noi

Day 1: Arrival Ha Noi
 

Meal: None
Noi Bai Aitport Pick up at Noi Bai Airport then transfer to Hotel.
Our guide will meet you upon arrival then transfer to Hotel.
Welcome cocktail.
Check in and refreshing at hotel.
Rest of the day is at leisure.
Services: Private pick up, English speaking guide, Hotel


Day 2: Ha Noi – Mai Chau
 

Meals: B, L, D
Mai chau - Vietnam Today, you will travel to the south-west out of Hanoi to the village of Mai Chau. The journey takes about 3 hours and travels through the countryside. After checking into the lodge, enjoy lunch before an afternoon at leisure to explore the village.
Mai Chau is located in the mountainous province of Hoa Binh province, approximately 135 km north from Hanoi . Mai Chau village is in the heart of a beautiful valley that is a bright, almost parrot-green in spring and by autumn has transformed into deep golden hues as the rice approaches harvest. The village's stunning location makes it the perfect base for trekking, mountain biking, kayaking and caving. Mai Chai is home to a number of different ethnic minorities; White Thai, H'mong, Zao, Muong, Tay, Hoa and Viet and each group has their own language, literature, handicrafts, music, dancing and festivals. The Sunday market brings hill tribe people who live in the mountains into Mai Chau to sell their wares, enjoy meals together and take part in traditional dances.
Overnight in Mai Chau.
Services: Private transfer, English speaking guide, entrance fee, lunch , dinner, Mai Chau Lodge.


Day 3: Mai Chau
 

Meals: B, L, D
Mai chau - Thái villages After breakfast, drive to Xa Linh Village which is home to people of the H'mong hill tribe and is located 1 km above the sea level. Take a 2 hour walk with a guide through the mountains past fruit orchards, wild flowers and local wildlife, lunch is at a local restaurant.
After lunch, take time to explore the area by bike, relax by the pool or walk to the nearby Thái villages of Pom Coong and Lac to browse local handicrafts.
Services: Private transfer, English speaking guide, permit fee, light trekking / biking, lunch , dinner, Mai Chau Lodge.


Day 4: Mai Chau – Ha Noi
 

Meals: B, D
Hoan Kiem Lake - Ha noi After a leisurely breakfast, drive back to Hanoi (approx 3 hours) and check into the hotel for refreshing.
Welcome cocktail.
Late in the afternoon, you will be picked up and escorted for a cyclo tour to visit the old quarter of Ha Noi.
Enjoy water puppet show before having dinner at local restaurant.
Services: Private transfer, English speaking guide, cyclo tour, water puppet show, dinner, Hotel.


Day 5 : Ha Noi – Cooking class – City tour
 

Meals: B, L, D
Cooking class in Ha Noi Today, you will join the first professional cooking class in Viet Nam.
08.00 Meet our guide and take a short cyclo trip through Hanoi's legendary Old Quarter.
08.20 The market tour will give you an insight not just into the scents and flavours of Vietnamese herbs and spices but also market culture - how to bargain and where to buy your goods. The market place is the core of Vietnamese society.
09.00 Transfer to Highway4 Restaurant by private car.
9.15 At Highway4 get kitted out in your chef's outfit whilst our chef talks you through today's dishes. Then our chef will lead you through each dish, giving you plenty of opportunity to get involved and try your hand at reproducing the flavours.
11.15 Dine on the dishes you have just prepared. We will also supply you with a recipe booklet containing all the information you need to reproduce an authentic taste back home.
Class ends around 12:00 AM
In the afternoon, we will visit the Ho Chi Minh museum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the stilt house from which he conducted much of the American War, and Ba Dinh Square, where he delivered the Declaration of Independence in 1945, followed by the Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda.
Diner will be served at local restaurant.
Services: Private transfer, English speaking guide, cooking class, lunch, entrance fee, dinner , Hotel .


Day 6 : Ha Noi – Ha Long
 

Meals: B, L, D
Bhaya - Ha Long bay After your breakfast in your Hotel, the car will pick you up and transfer you to Ha Long Bay. It takes around three and half hours drive for 170 km far. You will enjoy the beautiful scene along the road, with many rice fields (in right season). A rest stop will occur on the way for refreshing where you can have a cup of coffee.
After arriving at Ha Long, you will transfer directly to the pier for boarding. A welcome drink and cool towel is provided then you will check in for your cruise.
Seafood lunch will be served, enjoy the meals and take a look to the bay. The area has many limestone karsts and isles with a lot of sharps in various sizes and shapes will be showed. Some activities are available for your choice as swimming, kayaking.
A rowing boat will take you through a local fishing village. This floating village will surprise you as you can see the government office and even the floating Bank. If time permits, you will see how they cultivate the pearl. You may have the chance to bet with your luck by buying a cheap clam but hope for a beautiful pearl inside!
Dinner and overnight on board.
Services: Private transfer, English speaking guide, join in cruise, lunch, dinner, entrance fees, sleep on board.


Day 7 : Ha Long – Ha Noi
 

Meals: B, L, D
The Day starts by a morning exercise test (‘Tai chi’) on the sun-deck. Morning swimming is also available for those who prefer it but kayaking must be booked in advance so equipment is available.
You will have a healthy Breakfast while cruising. Today you will explore the marvelous natural landscapes. Climb the nearby mountain for to see the Surprising cave while admiring the amazing landscape.
Back to shore around 11: 00 AM. Lunch will be at a local restaurant in Ha Long.
Arrive Ha Noi around 4:30 AM. Check in Hotel to relax and refresh.
Dinner is at a local restaurant with a traditional music performance.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
Services: Private transfer, English speaking guide, entrance fees, lunch, dinner, Hotel.


Day 8: Departure
 

Meals: B
Transfer to the airport for continue your journey or fight back home.
Services: Private transfer, English speaking guide



Included:
-  Room based on double or twin sharing with breakfast.
-  Private transfer. Car 4-7 seats for group 2-3 pax. Van 16 seats for group with 4 pax up.
-  English speaking guide
-  All entrance fees as mentioned in itinerary
-  Meals as indicated, including 1 soft drink.
-  Cooking class in Ha Noi
-  Join in transfer to Ha Long.
-  Daily services as mentioned above.
-  Water on board.
-  Local VAT tax.

Excluded:
-  Travel insurance
-  Visa or immigration stamp ( based on request)
-  Other meal and drink
-  Other service which is not mentioned above.
-  Personal expenses as tip, laundry, tel…


QUOTATION PER PERSON IN USD:
- Valid until 31 December, 2011. Not applied on national holidays, Christmas and New Year.


Groupsize 2 pax 4 pax 6 pax 8 pax SS
3* Hotel 884 689 623 590 264
3 & 4* Hotel 1026 840 776 745 324
4 & 5* Hotel 1278 1092 1028 997 516


Hotel list:

Destination Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5*
Ha Noi Boss Hotel
Superior
Ha Noi Club 4*
Superior
Intercontinental West Lake
ROH
Mai Chau Mai Chau Eco Lodge
Deluxe mountain view
Mai Chau Eco Lodge
Deluxe mountain view
Mai Chau Eco Lodge
Deluxe mountain view
Ha Long Vega Cruise or similar Emotion
Deluxe cabin
Bhaya
Deluxe


Notes:
      - Booking Terms & Conditions
      - Itinerary can be tailored based on your requirements.
      - Please feel free to contact us for more information in details.


  
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