North Vietnam for intellectually challenged groups

Itinerary in details

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi!

Roll in Asia has conceived with care, itineraries comfortably designed to welcome groups of intellectually challenged travelers.

We wish you a great trip to Vietnam, rich in encounters and discoveries. 

Warm welcome by your guide and your driver and transfer to your hotel.

Have some time at your hotel to refresh and relax from your international flight.

The guide will help the tour leader to review the schedule of the coming days and answer all questions.

  • The visits and meals of this day are flexible depending on your time of arrival.

Night in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Tam Coc

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure at around 10 :30 AM to the region of the dry Halong.

Once out of the capital city, new landscapes emerge : endless rice padies and majestic karstic mountains.

The region of the dry Halon gis UNESCO classified and offers amazing landscapes.

Check in at your hotel  ideally located in the peaceful country side.

Arrival for lunch.

Afternoon to get to know the surrounding of your hotel. Bikes are at disposal for those willing to explore further.

Dinner at your hotel.

Night in Tam Coc.

Day 3: Tam Coc

Breakfast at your hotel.

At the time of your convenience, departure to a lost temple in the surrounding countryside.

Nice walk among the rice paddies and karstic mountains taking the time to admire this great landscape.

Continue the visit onboard a little rowing boat : a traditional sampan. The particularity of the region which is quite fun to watch is that the owner of the boats are rowing with their feet !

Lunch in a local restaurant.

After lunch, visit of the ancient imperial city : Hoa Lu. At the 10th century, Hoa Lu has been the capital of 3 feodal dynasties. The buildings remain well preserved. Visit of the complex and its couple of temples.

Back to the hotel at the end of the afternoon. Time to relax and refresh before dinner.

Dinner at the hotel.

Night in Tam Coc.

Day 4: Tam Coc

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, depart to the birds garden of Thung Nham : an out of the beaten track site offering a great wildlife diveristy of birds to watch.

Surrounded by tropical forests on the limestone mountains, many valleys, and caves, blending with grass and flowers, Thung Chim has been given a beautiful natural landscape. Explore the wildlife of nearly 40 species of birds with about 50 thousand birds.

The park also offers to visit :

– The cave of Vai Gioi containing many stalactites and stalagmites. It is said that this is the place where occurred the sacrifices of the ancient people for the rain, for good weather, and for bumper harvests.

– A tropical garden : get to know and to taste tropical fruits of Vietnam.

Back to the hotel at the end of the afternoon. Time to refresh and relax before dinner.

Dinner at the hotel.

Night in Tam Coc.

Day 5: Tam Coc - Cat Ba Island

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure today to the archipelago of Cat Ba. This archipelago counts about 360 island, the island of Cat Ba is the largest.

Lunch on the way in a local restaurant.

Uppon arrival in Cat Ba, check in at your hotel. Time to unpack and refresh before dinner.

Dinner at your hotel.

Night in Cat Ba.

Day 6: Cat Ba Island

Breakfast at your hotel.

Day at leisure to enjoy the city-center, the shops, bars, the local market and local spa for foot massage.

Your hotel is located 1km away from the public beach.

Lunch and dinner at your hotel.

Night in  Cat Ba.

Day 7: Cat Ba Island

Breakfast at your hotel.  

This morning, departure to the heart of the island to explore fascinating sites. The island of Cat Ba hosts a great tropical jungle with unique wildlife and plants but also with many natural caves.

Explore one of the largest cave of the archipelago: the Trung Trang cave, over 350 meters deep hosting great stalactites.

Continue the visit to Hospital cave which was a strategic base during the Vietnam/American war. You will be amazed to find there a natural swimming pool but also a cinema!

Back to your hotel for lunch.

Time to refresh and relax at your hotel.

At the end of the day, continue exploring the island. Just before sunset time, depart with your van to Fort Canon and admire the sunset with an exceptional view on the whole bay.

Dinner in a local restaurant.

Night in Cat Ba.

Day 8: Cat Ba Island - Halong bay Cruise

Today, embark for the experience of a life time : a cruise on a traditional boat on the Halong Bay. The UNESCO classified bay counts over 1600 karstic mountains offering a unique landscape.

In late morning, transfer to Cat Ba pier. Embark for a 2 days 1 night cruise.

Meals will be served onboard.
During the cruise you will visit  a fishermen floating village and the surprise cave.

Night onboard.

Day 9: Halong cruise - Hanoi

Breakfast while cruising.

A brunch will be served before desembarkation.  
Meet your driver and ride back to Hanoi.

Uppon arrival in Hanoi, check in at your hotel.

Dinner in Hanoi.

Night in Hanoi. 

Day 10 - Hanoi - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel.

The program flexible depending on your time of departure.

Day to visit the capital city with your guide.

Visit of the historical quarter of Hanoi, located around the Hoan Kiem Lake, also called the "Lake of the Returned Sword".

45mn cyclo ride in the old quarter of Hanoi !

Enjoy wandering in this calm yet lively area and visit the little Ngoc Son Temple located at the center of the lake, linked by a bright red traditional bridge.

The excursion continues northbound at the famous quarter of the "36 old streets and guilds": the historical heart of the city. Each street, called "Hang" is specialized in an activity: Hang of silversmiths, Hang of coconut carpets, Hang of sweets, Hang of metal workers...old houses and temples are also located in those little streets.

Lunch in the city center.

Get at the airport 3 hours prior to your flight departure.

Time to say goodbye to the land of the Dragon !

Price from
0000 $ / Pers. ( 8-12 pax)
Price includes
  • 9 nigths on spot
  • Transfers by private  air-conditioned car.
  • Breakfasts and meals as mentioned in the program.
  • A local English-speaking guide during visits and transfers.
  • Admissions fees to sites.
  • Assistance of your advisor (before, during and after the trip).
Price doesn't include
  • International flights
  • Visa if needed
  • Extra drinks during meals
  • Laundry