5 days 4 nights
Embark on a captivating 5 days, 4 nights journey through the enchanting landscapes and cultural treasures of North Vietnam. Begin in the bustling capital of Hanoi, where ancient traditions meld with modern vitality. Wander through the historic Old Quarter’s labyrinthine streets, sampling delectable street food and exploring iconic landmarks like the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
Venture to the surreal beauty of Halong Bay, where a cruise unveils the mystique of limestone karsts rising from emerald waters. Discover the terraced landscapes of Sapa, immersing yourself in the vibrant traditions of ethnic minority villages. Marvel at the panoramic views of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The tour encapsulates the essence of North Vietnam’s diversity, from the dynamic urban tapestry of Hanoi to the tranquil beauty of Halong Bay and the cultural richness of Sapa’s countryside, creating a memorable and immersive experience in just five days.
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, our guide & driver will meet you at Noi Bai Airport then transfer to city center. The hotel room will be available at 14:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check-in, an additional charge will be applied. Afternoon, you will enjoy half day city tour of Hanoi by visiting Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (outside only), Ba Dinh Square, Uncle Ho' Stilt House. Continue on to West Lake & Tran Quoc Pagoda regarded as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi. Drop into a vintage coffee shop nearby, where you sit on very small chairs as is the special style of Hanoi and taste a cup of Vietnamese coffee. This also offers a perfect opportunity for people-watching, to get a better idea of the daily activities of the locals daily lifestyle. Lastly, you will enjoy the famous water pupper show at local theatre.
Overnight in Hanoi
Early Breakfast & check-out.
Pick-up time: 06.30 – 7.00 am S.I.C Limousine will pick you up at hotel & transfer to Sapa (It takes around 5.5 hours for transferring from Hanoi to Sapa via Highway).
13.30 – 14.00 Arrive at your hotel in Sapa. Check-in & refresh. Afternoon, our local guide will pick you up at hotel lobby for a short walking to the Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will trekk up hill to get back to Sapa with very beautiful scenery in the late afternoon.
**Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours.
Overnight in Sapa
After breakfast at hotel, we transfer to Fansipan Cable Car Station for an amazing ride to the “the Roof of Indochina”- the highest Fansipan Peak - 3143 meter above sea level. First by 20 min Cable Car ride to 2800m level where huge Buddha Statue located & then either by foot about 600+ steps or by Funicular (on your own expenses) to the Peak of Fansipan. **Note: Fansipan cable car system will close from 08 Jan – 08 Feb 2024 for annual renovation.
ALTERNATIVE OPTION (between 08 Jan – 08 Feb 2024):
We visit Cloud Dragon Glass Bridge - is the longest Glass Bridge in Indochina. With the special design of the bridge, when you come here for cloud hunting, you may find out yourself dive deep into the cloud sea. Firsttly you will go to the mountain and move up by the elevator (it takes 10 minutes/way) from to the glass bridge located 300m above the ground. Glass bridge was built far 60m from cliffs and glass corridors for you to stand for sightseeing, take pictures and experience the thrilling feel.
14.00 – 14.30 S.I.C Limousine will pick you up at hotel & transfer to Hanoi (It takes around 5.5 hours for transferring from Sapa to Hanoi via Highway).
20.00 Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi. Check-in & relax.
Overnight in Hanoi
Breakfast box prepared by hotel. Pick-up time: 06.00 am at hotel lobby.
08:00 – 08:45: Check in at Ambassador’s Lounge (1st Floor, Terminal – Halong International Cruise Port, Bai Chay Ward, Halong City) and transfer to Ambassador Cruise II.
09:00 – 10:30: Enjoy sightseeing while the Ambassador Cruise passes by thousands of majestic limestone islets in Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay.
10:30 – 11:30: Explore Sung Sot Cave – the largest and most magnificent cave in the bay featuring marvelous and mysterious thousand-year-old stalactites in a variety of unique forms.
11:40 – 12:30: Visit Titov Island – a splendid destination encompassing a crescent moon-shaped beach, where you can immerse yourself in the turquoise water and climb to the top of the Island beholding the breathtaking 360o view of the bay.
12:30 – 14:00: Savor a premium lunch buffet while Ambassador Cruise passes by famous beautiful landscapes in Halong Bay.
13:00 – 14:00: Enjoy tea and coffee at the restaurant.
14:00 – 15:00: Discover Luon Cave – one of the most unique caves in Halong Bay featuring the selfcontained lake inside a closed arch-shaped mountain.
15:00 – 16:00: Indulge in fascinating live band music at the Sundecks (except on every Monday) and admire the magical scenery of Halong Bay. You can opt to enjoy the cooking class at the 4th-floor restaurant.
16:00 – 16:30: Check out at the reception on the first deck while cruising back to the harbor.
16:30 – 17:00: Disembark at Halong International Cruise Port. Rejoin cruise shuttle bus & transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi. Check-in & relax.
Note: Itinerary may be subject to change by Cruise brand; local authority or weather without prior notice.
Meals: Breakfast box, Buffet Lunch on board
Overnight in Hanoi
Breakfast & free at your leisure time for relax until check-out time at 12.00 at noon. Our driver will take you to Noi Bai international airport for your ownward flight home.
Deposit of 20% of the total of tour is required upon confirmation of booking tour. The full prepayment will need to be made 45 days before departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client. Owner bank account
Account name: PHAN TRONG THANG
Bank name: Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (ACB)- branch: Hanoi Branch
Account Number: 10659267
Bank Swift Code: ASCBVNVX
Address: 442 Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai, Ward 5, District 3, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam
Phone number: (84.28) 3929 0999
After receiving your payment, we will issue you the hotel voucher and/or final confirmation itinerary, which can be sent to you by fax or e-mail.
NON REFUNDABLE deposit of US$ 100 per person upon the packages tours services confirmation will be applied.
Cancellations will be charged as follow:
o 45 days prior to the arrival date: Non Refundable deposit charge and the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
o 44 - 31 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 30% per group/booking and plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
o 30 days - 15 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 50% per group/booking plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
o 14 - 7 days before arrival: Cancellations fee 70% charge plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels... in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
o Less than 7 days before arrival Or No show: 100% charge per group/booking.
Metta Voyage Co.,ltd is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, epidemic or political actions and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance. Airline schedules and local conditions may affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur, Metta Voyage Co.,ltd will endeavor to substitute a suitable arrangement of similar value. Participation on any tours implies full agreement to the above conditions by all parties involved.
Your passport must be valid for at least six months following your entry date to your travel destination. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport and visa and all travel documents are valid for travel.
The group size for this tour is up to 9 people.