6 Days Loop of Karst

6 Days Mountains to the Sea

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This trip offers you the deep look at the limestone landscape in the North Vietnam. Start with Moc Chau – the plateau with beach, plum, corn, green tea and milky cow farms then driving down to Mai Chau – lovely valley of the White Thai Minority Group; meet the local, eat with them and enjoy their traditional dance at the authentic house on stilts. Have a taste of Hochiminh Trail and boat trip on Van Long Nature Reserve before enjoying the cruise on the magnificent Halong Bay

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    • Activity Level Biking
    All about the 6 Days Mountains to the Sea.

    Itinerary at glance

    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
    Day 2: Hanoi – Moc Chau Plateau via Hoa Binh Reservoir
    Day 3: Transfer to Mai Chau
    Day 4: Pu Luong – Ho Citadel – Ninh Binh
    Day 5: Transfer to Halong Bay
    Day 6: Back to Hanoi


    Type of tour: private
    Types of road: highway, paved mountain roads
    Vehicle types: pick-up car
    No of passenger per car: 02 – 03
    No of vehicles: 01 – 20


    • hotel, eco-lodge, resort, boat: western breakfasts

    Meals: local foods (sea foods, beef, chicken, pork, eggs, vegetables…..)
    Activities: hiking, rafting, sightseeing, swimming, kayaking
    Group size: 01 – 60
    Duration of trips: 06 days
    Guides: 01 – 02 guides/group

     Self-driving requirements:

    Minimum driving age: 22
    IDP (International Driving Pass)
    No of passenger per car: 01 – 03
    Manual or automatic: automatic
    Driving distances: 850km

    Route Map:

    1. Day 1 Hanoi Arrival

      Today, you will arrive in Hanoi. After welcomed and picked up by your guide, you will be transferred to your hotel in city center. Depends on your arrival time, an oriented tour will be arranged to see the city’s landmarks

      Stay: Hotel

    2. Day 2 Hanoi – Moc Chau Plateau via Hoa Binh Reservoir (B/L)

      Leaving the city in the morning, you will head to the Northwest of Hanoi. The scenery becomes more beautiful when you get to Hoa Binh Province. The highlight is when you drive along the Hoa Binh Reservoir and take a boat trip on the lake. Picnic lunch will be severed on the boat and if the weather permits you could have a swim. Reaching to Moc Chau in the afternoon, you will visit the tea plantation and enjoy the famous dairy products there

      Stay: eco-lodge

    3. Day 3 Transfer to Mai Chau (B/L)

      Driving down to Mai Chau today, the valley where the White Thai Minority Group has settled down for centuries. Stop at a village where you have a walk through the village to take a fun bamboo rafting down stream. Have lunch at a traditional house on stilts before getting transferred to your eco-lodge where you could relax and enjoy the facilities for the rest of day


      Stay: eco-lodge

    4. Day 4 Pu Luong – Ho Citadel – Ninh Binh (B/L)

      This will be a long day covering a part of Ho Chi Minh Trail and driving through Pu Luong Nature Reserve. You also have a visit to Ho Citadel. The Ho Dynasty lasted just seven years (1400-1407), a mere drop in the ocean of Viet Nam’s turbulent history. The citadel is empty. That’s right – no palaces, no temples, and no monuments – just four walls surrounding nothing but farmland. However, according to UNESCO, the citadel represents “an outstanding example of a new style of Southeast Asian imperial city”. The Citadel of Ho Dynasty are the remains of a late 14th century castle constructed from stone blocks. It was constructed by the Ho Dynasty from 1397 on. It is a symbol of Neo-Confucianism. Reaching to the resort in the afternoon. Enjoying the relaxing time by the pool

      Stay: Resort


    5. Day 5 Transfer to Halong Bay (B/L/D)

      Today, the bus will transfer you to Ha Long Bay. Arrive at the noon time, embark cruise and then enjoy lunch while the cruise passing through the rock islets. There are some optional activities for you in the afternoon such as swimming, kayaking or just chilling out on the sundeck with cocktail and enjoy the beauty of scenery

      Stay: On board

    6. Day 6 Back to Hanoi (B/L)

      If you could get up in the early morning, you should join the Tai Chi Class. This is a nice experience doing morning exercise on the bay. Visit one cave after light breakfast then check out and have brunch before leaving the cruise. Taking the private transportation back to Hanoi. Tour ends

      Stay: Hotel

    6 Days Loop of Karst
    6 Days Loop of Karst
    6 Days Loop of Karst