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Hanoi to Pu Luong, Ninh Binh, Cat Ba, Dong Hoi, Lang Co: 15 days

If you're looking for a gorgeous Vietnam holiday that will take you to some slightly different places and give you an authentic feel, then this Private Tour could well be the one for you. We designed it by request for our many repeat customers who love Vietnam and would like to experience something different and special. It is also very suitable for those who have never had the delight of visiting Vietnam before.

Discover the hidden highlights of Hanoi, visit rural villages, meet with the locals, enjoy the terraced rice fields of Pu Luong, spend 2 nights on a cruise, tour magnificent caves, relax on Lang Co beach and lots more. This really is a wonderful tour!

* Price includes 14 nights' accommodation, an overnight train ride, private transfers, guides, 28 meals and more. Price does not include international flights from your place of origin to and from Vietnam.

We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from Australia to Hanoi are approximately $900-$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! 

We also offer many other Vietnam tours as well as Private and Tailor Made Tours to Vietnam. Please contact us for more information. 

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Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi 

Upon arrival at the airport in Hanoi your local guide will be there to greet you and take you to your hotel where you can check-in and relax or step out at your leisure and experience the city of Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi: Hanoi Pearl - Deluxe Window (Deluxe Option); Apricot Hotel - Sketch Room (Luxury Option)

Meals included: None

Day 2: The hidden highlights of Hanoi 

Start your day with a tour of Hanoi and get a feel for local life with a visit to the bustling Hang Be market, one of the most famous markets of Hanoi.  Whilst there, sample some of the many delights on offer from the street food stalls.

From here you will be taken to visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was the hub of Vietnamese military power for over 1000 years. See artefacts excavated in 2004 that date back to between the 6th and 20th centuries including foundations of old palaces, ancient roads, ponds and wells.

In the afternoon take a guided walk along the railway line observing local life along the way - see traders selling their goods, elders playing chess and children playing amongst other things.

Catch the 3:20 pm train from Hanoi station and sit back and relax on the 25 minute ride crossing the Red River while watching more local activity.

After your adventures you will be collected by car from Gia Lam train station for the journey home. Pass through the Old Quarter of Hanoi and stop off at a hidden gem of a café, one of the few left that serve the famous Egg Coffee. 

Overnight in Hanoi: Hanoi Pearl - Deluxe Window (Deluxe Option); Apricot Hotel - Sketch Room (Luxury Option)

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 3:  Pu Luong Nature Reserve and the River Cham

After breakfast, relax and sit back as you are driven to Pu Luong Nature Reserve (around 4 hours). Discover the natural beauty of this secret that has only recently been discovered by travellers.

After lunch set off with your guide to Cham River where you will learn how water is moved from the river using handmade bamboo water wheels and aqueducts. Nikki and Nicola loved watching the water wheels when they visited and took heaps of photos and videos!

Take a break at a local fisherman’s house and prepare for your (gentle) rafting adventure with Mr. Dinh and his team. As you float along the calm waters of the river, enjoy the views, perhaps even have a go at steering your handcrafted raft - the guides will be happy to show you the ropes.

On arrival at Tan Lap bridge your guide will meet you and take you back to the retreat for dinner.

Overnight in Pu Luong: Pu Luong Retreat - Private Bungalow (Deluxe & Luxury options) 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 4: Explore picturesque Pu Luong

Enjoy the sounds of the surrounding forest as you wake. 

After breakfast, take a walk with your guide down the small paths to the village below - make sure you have your camera ready as you will want to capture the spectacular scenery. Arrive at a beautiful spot and enjoy a picnic lunch.

After lunch explore the nearby river, connect with the locals living in the hills and get a feel for their village life as you wander around the farmland and rice fields. 

In the afternoon, your driver will take you back to your retreat.

Overnight in Pu Luong: Pu Luong Retreat - Private Bungalow (Deluxe & Luxury options) 

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Drive to Ninh Binh

Wake up to the sound of birds singing and water flowing through the nearby creek in the forest.

After breakfast, check out of the retreat and take a stroll through the magnificent valley facing the Retreat and wander through the tumbling rice fields. Along your walk, pass through a village and get a sense of local life and culture. Once you reach the base of the valley a car will be waiting (with your luggage) to transfer you to Ninh Binh (around a 3 - 3.5 hour drive).

Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure

Overnight in Ninh Binh: Ninh Binh Legend Hotel – Superior Room (Deluxe); Emeralda Ninh Binh - Superior Room (Luxury)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6: Row Row Row your boat in Trang An

Today sit back and relax on a sampan rowboat passing through the landscape of Trang An. Feel the tranquility of this area, cruising past caves and gorgeous mountain views.

After your leisurely boat ride, head to Truong An where the sea and mountains meet and home to the famous Dinh and Le Temples.

Later you will be taken back to the resort to spend the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Overnight in Ninh Binh: Ninh Binh Legend Hotel – Superior Room (Deluxe); Emeralda Ninh Binh - Superior Room (Luxury)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 7: Cat Ba Island and overnight cruise

Today you will be taken on a 3 hour journey to Hai Phong, where you will board your cruise boat – your home for the next 2 evenings.

Once you’ve checked-in, lunch will be served before you begin your voyage. See the amazing limestone karst formations as they rise up and out of the sea – a spectacular view.

Cruise to Cat Ba Island, and travel overland to Trung Trang cave, located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park and surrounded by the Kim Giao forest.

After exploring the impressive cave, you will be taken back to your cruise boat for a cooking class before dinner. 

After dinner relax on the top deck and watch as the evening sun descends over the bay. There are also optional onboard activities such as night time squid fishing or watching a movie. 

Overnight on board Peony Cruise - Deluxe Balcony (Deluxe & Luxury options)

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 8: Viet Hai village and cruising in Lan Ha Bay

This morning you have the option to participate in a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. After breakfast hop aboard a day boat to explore a bit more of Cat Ba Island, stopping off at Viet Hai Village to meet the locals.

Continue on the day boat and enjoy a cruise of Lan Ha Bay, a less visited part of the region. Lunch will be served on the day boat. 

In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to your cruise for dinner and the evening. 

Overnight on board Peony Cruise - Deluxe Balcony (Deluxe & Luxury options)

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9: Cruising, an afternoon in Hanoi, overnight train to Dong Hoi

Enjoy some free time this morning. You may choose to join another Tai Chi class or explore the bay and Ao Ech Lake by kayak.

You can take part in a Tea Ceremony after breakfast in the restaurant - learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea with the crew – a beautiful way to get involved in Vietnamese culture and have some fun with the team.

Arrive at the pier around 11:30 am where your private car will be waiting to take you back to Hanoi (around a 2 hour drive). You will arrive in Hanoi around 2 pm and you can explore the city at leisure until it is time for you to be taken to the train station for your overnight train to Dong Hoi.

You are welcome to leave your luggage at the hotel in Hanoi while you spend the afternoon out and about. Alternatively we can arrange a hotel room if you would prefer to stay in and relax (additional charge involved).

Overnight: Train - Private 4 berth cabin (Deluxe & Luxury options)

Meals included: Light breakfast and lunch

Day 10: Dong Hoi’s Dark Cave or Botanic Appreciation

Arrive into Dong Hoi at 7.40 am where you will be collected from the train station. You will then be taken to your hotel for an early check-in. 

Later this morning you have the option to visit Hang Toi, more commonly known as Dark Cave, a site that has been adapted to appeal to the more adventurous type.  Take Vietnam’s longest zip-line to arrive at the main entrance before donning your head torch and plunging into a narrow cavern full of thick, gooey mud - prepare to get dirty! (If mud is not your thing or you get claustrophobic, we do not recommend the Dark Cave). 

Alternatively you may like to visit the Botanic garden at Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park.  There is much to see here between the native flora and the wild animals. You will also learn about the history of the heritage site.

Stop and have some lunch at a local restaurant before heading on to the Nuoc Mooc Eco-Trail, a dense forest, lined with streams from the Nuoc Mooc Spring. 

Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. 

Overnight: Muong Thanh Luxury Nhat Le - Deluxe Ocean View (Deluxe & Luxury options)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 11: Discover the Wonders of Phong Nha National Park 

Today get ready to explore the caves of Phong Nha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2003.

Cruise along the Son River by boat and see one of the longest and highest caves in the area. Marvel at stalagmites and stalactites as you journey into the cave.

After lunch at a local restaurant your guide will take you to Thien Duong aka Paradise Cave, also known as the ‘Underground Palace’. Discovered by scientists of the British Caving Research Association in 2005 it is the longest dry cave in Asia.

Later you will have the opportunity to try your hand at kayaking on the Chay River. Watch the wildlife go by as you make your way back to the meeting point where you can take a leisurely swim before being driven to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Overnight: Muong Thanh Luxury Nhat Le - Deluxe Ocean View (Deluxe & Luxury options)

Day 12: Tour the DMZ – the former border between North & South Vietnam

This morning your guide and driver will collect you and take you to the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) around 1.5 hours South of Dong Hoi. This is the former border between North and South Vietnam and offers a great insight into the history of Vietnam. As part of the tour stop at Cua Tang Beach and walk through the Vinh Moc tunnels to get a glimpse of what life may have been like during the war.

Continue on to Luong bridge and Ben Hai River before having lunch at Doc Mieu Fire base.

After lunch stop at Khe Sanh Combat base, a small museum housing old photographs, reconstructed bunkers and American aircraft artefacts. Most of the area has now been turned into a coffee plantation – a great place to buy coffee beans.

In the afternoon your driver will take you to Lang Co – around a 3.5 hour drive. On arrival you will be taken to your hotel.

Overnight: Lang Co Beach Resort - Garden View room (Deluxe); Angsana Lang Co - Garden Balcony Grand (Luxury)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Days 13-14: Enjoy the beach and beauty of Lang Co 

Spend the next two days enjoying Lang Co - well known for its beautiful landscapes, white sand beaches, blue waters and surrounding rainforest – it is a wonderful place to rest.

Overnight: Lang Co Beach Resort - Garden View room (Deluxe); Angsana Lang Co - Garden Balcony Grand (Luxury)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15: Time to go home or on to your next adventure

Enjoy your day at leisure until it is time for you to be taken to the airport in Da Nang for your flight home – you will be collected around 3 hours prior to departure.

If you would like to extend with some time in Hoi An, please contact us and we can arrange this for you.

Meals included: Breakfast

Note:  You will be transferred from your hotel to Da Nang Airport by private car and driver only – no local guide.


All accommodation and hotels are subject to change. If the stated hotel is not available a hotel of a similar standard and location will be booked.

  • 15 days of something a little different in Vietnam - If you want something a little off the main tourist trek - this is it :)
  • 14 nights' accommodation including a two night cruise and overnight train ride. 
  • Feast upon the yummy Vietnamese cuisine with 28 meals included.
  • Your own private driver and vehicle - in each location you will have a different driver and travel in an air conditioned vehicle.  
  • All airport transfers – your private tour guide will be there to meet you on arrival and get you to the airport on time for your departure.
  • English speaking guide (in each location you will have a different guide).
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • Discover the hidden treasures of Hanoi - markets, street food, 1,000 year old temples, Ngoc Ha Street and more. 
  • Explore the natural beauty of Pu Luong Nature Reserve - terraced rice fields, mountain passes, rivers, and more ... all in the tranquillity of nature. Meet local villagers, discover bamboo water wheels and aqueducts, walk through the countryside and take a raft along the gentle waters of the River Cham.
  • Visit Ninh Binh and see the majestic backdrop of rock formations amid the poetic landscape of Trang An as you cruise down the river in a sampan. 
  • Enjoy the stillness on a 2 night cruise in the less visited area to the South of Ha Long Bay. 
  • Discover the beauty of Cat Ba Island - learn about local life, wander the National Park and take in the spectacular scenery. 
  • Visit the locals in Viet Hai Village - a small village on Cat Ba Island surrounded by mountains and se amidst the jungle. 
  • See the intricate cave systems at Phong Nha National Park near Dong Hoi, including Paradise Cave - the longest dry cave in Asia. 
  • Enjoy the white sandy stretches of the beach at Lang Co - a beautiful place to relax and take some time out.  


Travelbay Vietnam Tours - 15 Day Something Different

How to get there:
This tour starts in Hanoi and ends in Lang Co. The closest airport to Lang Co is Da Nang which is around a 40 minute drive.

Travelbay works together with an excellent corporate flight booking company and is happy to provide you with a quote and organise your flights. We charge a $50 booking fee for this service. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange flights yourself you can find more information and suggestions here.

If you are wanting to know more about how far it is between destinations and how long your flight will take, you can visit and use their trip calculator.

To help you calculate the time difference we recommend World Time Buddy.

Visa information:
Most nationalities require a visa when travelling to Vietnam. You need to apply for and receive your visa before you leave Australia. This can be done up to 6 months in advance. 

You can apply for your visa either online, by post or in person at the embassy or consulate. 

To apply online, please click on the following link and you will need to upload your passport photo and passport:

To apply by post and obtain your visa directly from the Vietnam Embassy you can click here for instructions and more information. We have always found them to be very quick and reliable.

You can download the application form here.

Generally the following information is required:

  • Personal details.
  • One passport photo taken within the last year.
  • Your estimated dates of arrival into and exit from Vietnam.  Make sure you do not estimate or put a date later than you actually arrive.
  • Whether you want a single entry or a multiple entry visa.
    • Please note: if you are to exit and re-enter Vietnam on the same trip, you will need a multiple entry visa. For example, if you are doing a Vietnam & Cambodia tour and then going back to Vietnam (even if only for a night), you will need a multiple entry visa.
  • Address you will stay at in Vietnam – it is fine to put your initial hotel/place of stay.

Once you have completed the application form you will need to post this to the Vietnamese Embassy along with the following:

  • A valid passport. Please ensure your passport is valid for 6 months or more from the time of your return to Australia.
  • A return self-addressed prepaid envelope – we recommend registered or express post envelopes for both sending and receiving so you can track delivery
  • Visa fee. You can pay by post office money order or bank cheque. Please contact the embassy for the latest rates as these can change. Last time we checked in 2017, a single entry visa from the Vietnamese embassy was $99 and a one month multiple entry visa $140 – we always check before we send our forms.
  • If 2 of you are travelling together you can post your passports together with the one money order.

The normal processing time is 3 working days once received by the embassy, but post seems a bit slow these days. Therefore, we recommend leaving a minimum of 10 working days, but why not do it even sooner! An express service is possible and will need to be arranged directly with the embassy. 

You can also apply in person at the Embassy in Canberra or the Vietnamese Consulate in Edgecliff, Sydney.

For more information or questions please ring the embassy – they are very helpful but at time it can take a few attempts to get through.

Important Information in relation to Vietnam Visa Approval letters

We do not approve of or support 3rd party Vietnam Approval Letters for the following reason: 

  • Vietnam Approval Letters are NOT Vietnam Visas.
  • There have been many reports of fake letters and fake companies providing letters. The Vietnam Embassy have issued warnings in this regard.
  • Even if you get a genuine letter on arrival in Vietnam you have to take your letter to a counter, queue up (sometimes for as long as an hour), pay a fee and get your Visa BEFORE you can pass through immigration – this can cause quite long delays at a time you would not want one.
  • We recommend that you obtain your Vietnam Visa through the Vietnam Embassy in Canberra or the Vietnam Consulate in Sydney prior to departure – this is very quick and simple and can be done by post.
  • Should you urgently need a letter and for some reason cannot obtain a visa prior to departure such as due to short notice, our colleagues in Vietnam can obtain a legitimate approval letter for you, but you will of course still have to go through the queue process on arrival in Vietnam.

If you decide to go to a 3rd party to obtain a Vietnam Visa letter we cannot take any responsibility for the consequences should you not be able to gain entry to Vietnam or experience delays.

Currency information:
The currency used in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong. 

What currency to take over there is a personal choice. Some people prefer to take US$ cash as a backup whilst others prefer to take AUD$ cash – it depends on what you are comfortable with. There are ATM machines readily available in Vietnam. Occasionally the older ATM's do not accept Australian debit cards and you may need to try a different ATM. 

From our personal experience we found the best exchange rate was on taking AUD into a bank and exchanging for dong. Please keep in mind that banks are closed on weekends.

Bank fees are around $10 each time you withdraw cash at an ATM and the maximum you can withdraw at any one time is 3,000,000 dong (approximately $175 as at March 2018). It is likely you would need to withdraw a few times over your holiday depending on your needs.

We recommend letting your bank know that you will be using your card in Vietnam to avoid them freezing any 'suspicious' activity.

Tipping and Tour Guides
A few customers have asked us about tipping. Really this is a personal matter, not obligatory and at your discretion.

Some like to provide the tour guide with a few dollars a day and a little less for the driver. If you love your guide you can of course offer more – it really is up to you.

Tour guides will not generally join you when eating – you are welcome to invite them though if you feel to.

Vaccination information:
Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels.  Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. 

Many people ask us about the weather in Vietnam.

There is not one simple answer so we have prepared a more detailed reply which you can find here.

    Dry season: Generally November to March (with some regional variations). 
    Wet season: May to October (with some regional variations).

    Peak season: 
    Vietnam is a popular destination all year round. The peak seasons for travel are from November to March and July to August. 

    The Lunar/Chinese New Year is a time when Vietnam all but comes to a standstill. Most people go home to their families and travel during this time is not recommended. The dates for the New Year change each year but usually it is in late January to February. Please note – we do not sell tours nor recommend travelling during this time. 

    Other dates to note include the following:

    • 24 April: Huna King Commemoration Day – this is celebrated in the Ninh Binh Province only
    • 30 April: Reunification Day – This day commemorates the soldiers who died in war during the 1800s and 1900s.
    • 2 September: National Independence Day – There are celebrations and fireworks in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
    • 4 October: Mid-Autumn Festival – Adults and children take to the streets to celebrate and float lanterns in the rivers and lakes. The Old Quarter in Hanoi and the Old Town of Hoi An are generally crowded.
    • 31 December – New Year’s Eve – January 1 is a public holiday and many people celebrate.

    Population: 93.5 million

    Language: Vietnamese

    Predominant religion: 81% of the population has no religion followed by 9% Buddhist

    Some interesting facts:
    The Vietnamese language has six different tones. A change in tone changes the meaning of the word making the language somewhat difficult to learn (but English is widely spoken and the friendly locals are more than happy to help you with your Vietnamese pronunciation).

    Vietnam is one of the world’s last surviving one-party Communist states.

    Around 70% of the 93 million plus people that live in Vietnam, live in the countryside and over half the population are under 25.

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    Travelbay Tip:

    Extend your holiday with 3 Days in Sapa or add on a tour to Cambodia or Laos. 

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    Other Travelbay Vietnam Tours:

    Travelbay Vietnam and Cambodia – Best of Both in 13 Days Travelbay  Cambodia & South Vietnam – Wonderful 10 Day Tour with 3 Night Luxury Mekong River Cruise 

    Travelbay Vietnam Tours - 11 Day Best of Vietnam Travelbay Vietnam Tours - 11 Day Southern Vietnam Local Life and Beach Holiday

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    Booking Process:

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    We will request further information from you to ensure that all your personal preferences are taken care of. This will include details such as your accommodation preferences, dietary requests, allergies, health issues, emergency contact and any special requirements. We will also request copies of the passport for each traveller so that we can organise and book all the flights that are listed as being included in the price of this tour.

    Very Important:

    It is extremely rare for any of these tours to not have availability (as we remove them when full) however, it is important to note that your dates are only confirmed once we have been in touch with you to confirm availability. Therefore, please wait on purchasing your international flights until you have received booking confirmation from us.

    In the unlikely event that there is no availability on your chosen date we will offer you alternate dates. If these do not suit we will fully refund your payment.

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    • Quoted prices are per person.
    • Booking valid for selected and booked travel dates.
    • Please book at least 30 days prior to your desired date of travel.
    • Bookings are subject to availability.
    • Child prices: please contact us for rates. 
    • Minimum group size is 2.
    • The listed "Price per person ~ single room" relates to having your own room for the tour (with a minimum of 2 people on the tour). If you are a single traveller please contact us for a single traveller price. 
    • Maximum room capacity of 3.
    • If you would like to arrive before the start of tour or leave later and require extra nights’ accommodation, please contact us and we can arrange it for you at very reasonable rates.
    • Prior to completion of your booking we take great care to go through all the details together with you until we get everything exactly as you would like it. At that point we confirm your booking and the details and you pay for it. If after payment, you decide to make further changes we will do what we can to accommodate them and will also need to charge an additional $50 administration fee.


    • 14 nights' accommodation including:
      • Overnight train from Hanoi to Dong Hoi (private 4 berth cabin).
      • 2-night cruise.
      • Check-in & check-out time: generally, check in is after 2 pm and check out before 12 pm. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to room availability and may generate additional full day room rate.
    • 28 meals as per itinerary (14 breakfasts, 10 lunches and 4 dinners).
    • All transport as per itinerary. This is a private tour - all transfers are in a private vehicle unless stated otherwise. 
    • English speaking local guides (in each location you will have a different guide).
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
    • All airport transfers.
    • Mineral water on tour days.
    • Free wifi available in the hotel lobbies
    • Taxes and service fees.


      • International airfares to and from Australia. 
      • Meals not outlined in the itinerary.
      • Drinks for all meals.
      • Vietnam Visa.
      • Compulsory dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec. Surcharge will be advised and added by tour operator. 
      • Tips and gratuities.
      • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry etc.
      • Others not indicated in the inclusions.

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      Customer Reviews

      Based on 2 reviews
      It was a great holiday

      It was a great holiday and our guide and driver in Hanoi were just amazing they could not do enough for us. Thank you so much for a great holiday.

      We had the best time

      We had the best time and were looked after like queens! Wanted for nothing. Drivers and guides were nothing short of brilliant! Would highly recommend this trip to everyone. Big thank you to all concerned.