Capture The Warm Hospitality Of Northern Vietnam - 8 Days

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On this 8-day excursion, you will visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature. You will also visit Sapa, a mountain village near the Chinese border. There, you will visit local markets where hill tribe minorities (including Hmong, Red Dao, Tay, Xa Pho and Giay) trade their goods. You’ll see amazing waterfalls and drive through mountain valleys before going on to your next stop at Halong Bay. Aboard your junk boat, you will cruise the waterways, thousands of limestone rock sculptures jut dramatically from the sea and numerous grottoes have created an ephemeral, fantastic landscape.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi (D)
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Lao Cai by night train (B/L)
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa Tour (B)
Day 4: Sapa Villages Walk (B/L)
Day 5: Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B/L)
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)
Day 8: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Itinerary

Day 1
HANOI ARRIVAL (D)

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and taken to your hotel. After washing up, you will have dinner at the restaurant, which used to be one of the old French colonial villas. After that, experience a performance at Thang Long Water Puppet Theater before resting overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2
HANOI CITY TOUR - NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA (B/L)

On the second day, you’ll explore the fascinating Old Quarter with hundreds of specialty shops, selling lacquerware, silk clothing, etc. You can stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake and people-watch at one of the many stylish cafes or shop for modern art in the city’s galleries. You will have the opportunity to visit the main attractions of Hanoi including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature. In the evening, the guide will take you to Hanoi station to take the night train to Lao Cai. Dinner will be served on board.

Day 3
LAO CAI ARRIVAL - EXPLORE SAPA (B/L)

You will arrive at 6:30 and be taken to Sapa in a 1.5 hour drive. Upon arrival in Sapa, you will check-in at your hotel (early check-in subject to room availability). Then you will have breakfast at a local restaurant and enjoy free time to explore Sapa town.
You will have the morning to walk around town or relax at the hotel. In the afternoon, walk to Cat Cat village, where the Black H’mong people live. Overnight stay in Sapa after exploring the area and watching waterfalls.

Day 4
SAPA TOUR (B/L)

After breakfast, you’ll start the day starting with exploring the daily market in Sapa and followed by our 3-4 hour trek that takes you along the trails and trails for buffalo. You will pass through tribal villages on the hill Lao Chai, Ta Van, inhabited by the H’Mong and Dzay. This is an absolutely breathtaking hike through stunning vistas. You will have lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Ovenight in Sapa.

Day 5
SAPA - NIGHT TRAIN BACK HANOI (B/L)

In the morning, you will climb Ham Rong mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of Sapa and surrounding areas. In addition, before checking out, you will be able to explore the local orchid gardens. Go to Ta Phin Valley, where the Red Dao and H’Mong live. Then, you will move to Lao Cai station to take the night train to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.

Day 6
HANOI - HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

You will arrive in Hanoi around 5 am, then you will be picked up by your driver and taken to a local restaurant for breakfast. Continue your journey to Halong Bay through the Red River Delta. You will delight in experiencing and exploring Ha Long Bay by taking a cruise along the crystal waters, this is your chance to see the beautiful scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. While admiring the beauty of the islands, you will be served a delicious local seafood lunch followed by a swim. In addition, you will also have the opportunity to explore a few limestone caves in the area and have dinner. Join the activities on board in the evening such as night squid fishing or enjoy a cocktail. Overnight on the boat.

Day 7
HALONG BAY - HANOI (B/BRUNCH)

Immersed in the sound of the bay’s water, you can wake up early to practice Tai Chi, or relax in your room after your past activities, followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while admiring the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands jutting out from the stunning jade-colored waters. Then cruise around Bai Tu Long Bay, passing Bai Tho Mountain, have brunch before sailing back to the harbour, where your car will wait to take you back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8
HANOI - DEPARTURE

There are no activities planned for today, so you’ll have some free time

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INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

Tour price includes:

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • All In-tour flights as per itinerary.
  • Private boat trip as per tour.
  • Halong Bay Cruise program shared in Twin/Double cabin as per tour.
  • Train Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi shared in 4-berth cabin.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Water on coach.
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Tour price excludes:

  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 02 passport photos per person)
  • Other services not mentioned above.

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