02/12/2019 - 07/12/2019
Join us on the trip to explore the truly unspoiled Vietnam in a hassle-free way. If you are a coffee lover, this tour also allows you to take a glimpse to coffee of Vietnam – the world's second largest exporter. During the tour, you can try some of the very best coffee available from different parts of the country, visit coffee plantation, and learn the art of coffee and many more.
02/12/2019 - 07/12/2019
Day 1: Good morning Hanoi
Chao Ban! Welcome to Hanoi, we meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel for the check-in. Today is free at your leisure to rest or explore, discover your own first impressions of Vietnam (depending on what time you arrive). Overnight in Hanoi.
Inclusion: Airport pick-up, guide pick up, hotel***
Day 2: Hanoi, visit city, then coffee tour
Depart at 8:00 AM from your hotel by van. We begin our day by visiting Uncle Ho at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and residential grounds and learning about his great life. Next stop is the nearby Temple of Literature - Vietnam´s first University. Here we also have a chance to see a traditional music performance. Lunch is served at a local restaurant for a taste of authentic Hanoi Pho (noodle soup).
Your adventure continues after lunch by sampling your very first Hanoi - style coffee at Giang Cafe which is famous for its Egg Coffee.Then, stroll down the narrow streets of the Old Quarter that are lined with little café shops. Stop at Nhancafeto enjoy the classic flavor of filter coffee in Hanoi (black coffee with our without condensed milk). You contemplate the life passing at its own rhythms while enjoying your drink slowly.
The last stop of our coffee tour today is at Lam Cafe - the oldest coffee shop in Hanoi.The walls are covered completely in paintings from various decades. Choose a cup of coffee here and listen to the interesting stories about the old paintings. Back your hotel and your tour finishes by 5:30 PM. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fees, breakfast, lunch, hotel***, coffee tour.
Day 3: Hanoi - Mai Chau – PuLuong
Depart from your Hanoi hotel at 8:00 AM and transfer to Mai Chau on our spectacular 4 hour drive. Upon arrival at Poom Coom village in Mai Chau, we take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people then lunch is served.
At 1:00 PM, we take a short 1 hour car ride before we set off for our hiking through the beauty of PuLuong nature reserve, the trek is intermediate level and requires some walking up hills but it’s worth your hike as we see many spectacular views of villages and terraces. Arrival at the Thai stilt homestay in the late afternoon.Free time to rest and shower, then a traditional dinner with our host family.Overnight here.
Driving Distance: about 230 km
Trekking Distance: about 9 km (3 hours)
Trail Difficulty: 3/5
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, lunch, dinner, drinking water, homestay with permit.
Day 4: Hidden trails of PuLuong
Waking up early today is recommended as your chance to witness more local activities in the morning. After having our breakfast, we say good-bye to our host by around 8.00 AM for our good hike ahead.More treks today through hidden gems of PuLuong include beautiful view of valleys, nice terraces and peaceful villages. We stop for our picnic lunch then continue our trek through more villages to reach to Hieu village in the afternoon.
Take rest as you wish then you are free to stroll around the village to interact with the locals and visit the beautiful waterfall nearby. Back to the homestay for dinner and stay overnight at homestay at Hieu village.
Trekking Distance: about 12 km (5 – 6 hours)
Trail Difficulty: 3/5
Inclusion: Guide, homestay, all meals
Day 5: Hieu village – Pho Doan – Hanoi
Your last day here at this beautiful nature reserve and friendly villagers so take the chance to explore around on your own or with our guide around the village. We then take an easy walk in about 1.5hoursto the town-let of this nature reserve where you van is waiting for us. Lunch at one of the local restaurants before having a scenic drive back to Hanoi. Finish our trip at your hotel around 5:00 PM. Your tour finishes at hotel in Hanoi.
Driving Distance: about 235 km
Trekking Distance: 8 km
Trail Difficulty: 2/5
Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, lunch, permit, hotel***
Day 6: Hanoi – departure
Have breakfast at hotel, then we will take you to the airport for the flight back home, or to the next destination. Your tour finishes with full of memories.
Inclusion: Transfer, breakfast.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
Accommodations on a twin/double basis as per itinerary. Extra USD 183.00pp for Single Room Supplement;
All ground transportation as per options with experienced drivers;
English Speaking Coffee expert guide
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
Some Lunches and Dinners
Accommodation on the last day
Gratuities and Personal Natures
And What is NOT included on the Inclusion List
Minimum Age and Fitness Level
You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
An average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake this tour.
Appropriate travel insurance is compulsory to participate in this tour. Evidence of travel insurance policy with the following minimum criteria will be requested ahead of the trip:
Overseas medical and dental expenses;
Coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and 24-hour emergency assistance/rescue;
Pre-trip cancellation, trip interruption and travel delay; and
Loss of baggage and personal effects.