This trip will take you to almost outstanding destination of Northern Vietnam. You will have an opportunity to explore the North Vietnam’s cultural diversity and breathtaking scenery. From Hanoi’s colonial charm to Sapa’s the mist-entwined mountains and finally the turquoise, island dotted, Halong Bay.
ITINERARY IN BRIEF:
Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
Day 02: Hanoi City Tour (B, L, D)
Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Day 04: Halong Bay – Hanoi - Sapa (B, L)
Day 05: Sapa – Cat Cat and Sin Chai – Sapa (B, L, D)
Day 06: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa (B, L, D)
Day 07: Hanoi – Departure
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, our representative will welcome and transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at your leisure. Overnight at Hanoi Golden Moment Hotel.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR & COOKING CLASS (B, L, D)
08.00: Ho Chi Minh Complex
The bus and tour guide will pick you up from Hanoi Golden Moment Hotel in Old Quarter about 08.00, driving to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex (including of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, house on stilts the final resting place of Uncle Ho, where he lived and worked from 1954 - 1969).
10.00: Hoa Lo Prison
After finish to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex the bus will take you come to see Hoa Lo Prison, It were built in 1899. The French kept mainly political prisoners here along with those awaiting sentencing at the nearby Court of Justice, also where American pilots who had been shot down and captured were kept as prisoners of war. The pilots called it, sarcastically, the “Hanoi Hilton”. John McCain was held here at various times during his five and a half years as a POW.
11.00: The Temple of Literature - The first university of Vietnam
Being an ancient school of Thang Long and the first university in Vietnam, Temple of Literature is acknowledged as an ancient historical-cultural heritage which gives tourists deeper understanding about Hanoi's years of culture and tradition.
12.15: Have lunch at local restaurant
13.30: Vietnamese’s Women Museum
After all you have a chance to see the role of Vietnamese women in the war and daily life in this special museum, this is a gender museum with functions of research, preservation, and display of tangible and intangible historical and cultural heritages of Vietnamese women and Vietnam Women’s Union.
15.00: Cooking class
Helping clients to understand about Hanoi cuisine, our trip would like to make you unforgettable time and great experience while you are joining with us, with a experience chef in restaurant we will provide to you a sort way for making local food by yourself.
Back to hotel - overnight at Hanoi Golden Moment Hotel
DAY 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
In the morning the tour bus and guide will come to Hanoi Golden Moment Hotel to pick you up and transfer you to Ha Long Bay. After an approximate 3,5 hours drive we will arrive at Ha Long Bay wharf, you will be met by our crew who escort you on board and serve welcome drinks. You then check into your cabin and we begin cruising into Halong Bay. Have lunch in the restaurant while you enjoy the stunning views of the Bay. In the early afternoon we arrive at floating fishing village and drop anchor. Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community. We disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. If you want private moment you can also go kayak by yourself to discover the surrounding area (Kayaking fee is included). See first-hand what life is like living on the water. Back on board we head for the island and beaches for swimming and relaxing on deck to pamper yourself. On the island you can go swimming, relax on the beach, play sport or hiking to the top of the mountain for overview image of the bay. At night, you you can join in our activities like squid fishing, karaoke, movies or simply relax on quieted top deck for fresh atmosphere of the bay. Overnight on boat.
DAY 4: HALONG BAY - HANOI - SAPA (B, L)
For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck or take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a Halong Bay sunrise. After breakfast we set sail for Bo Hon Island. Disembark and visit (Sung Sot) Surprise Cave. It is one of the largest grottoes in Halong Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
An early lunch is made available to enjoy while we head back to Halong wharf on another scenic route. We arrive back at the wharf at 12.00 noon for our drive back to Hanoi Golden Moment Hotel in Hanoi arriving at 17.00. Have a dinner at restaurant then take the train to Sapa. Overnight on train
DAY 5: SAPA - CAT CAT - SIN CHAI - SAPA (B, L, D)
5.30: Arrive at Lao Cai train station. Our staff will pick you up with the sign of your name then transfer to Sapa.
7:00: A morning shower could be offered after or before breakfast as your request.
9:00: Check in the hotel then start a new day by a short trek about 3km down to Cat Cat Village - the home of H'mong minority, visit Tien Sa waterfall and also have chance to take part in a performance art of H’Mong boy and girl.
Affer that continue trekking to visit Sin Chai village where you can see spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan-highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina and Black Hmong ethnic minority, see people weaving,embroidering and dying their clothes,… then walk back to Sapa.
Lunch at the restaurant and free time in the afternoon to discover Sapa town and Sapa Market. Dinner at the hotel or restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.
DAY 6: SAPA - Y LINH HO - LAO CHAI - TA VAN - SAPA (B, L, D)
8.00: Breakfast in hotel.
9:00: Begin trekking from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificent landscapes.
11.30: Trek through Y Linh Ho village with Black H`mong tribe.
12.30: Break for delicious lunch in the local house near by Muong Hoa stream.
13.15: Keep trekking through lush rice-terraces towards Lao Chao village to experience Black H`mong people`s daily life and traditional culture.
Continue walking to Ta Van village where you can see the Zay minority people with very colorful tradition clothes and scarp where you can see homestay if you stay overnight there
15.00: Walk to the bridge where you get the jeep or car back to Sapa for shower
17.00: Dinner before you get the bus back to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi
DAY 7: HANOI - DEPARTURE
5.30: Arrive at Hanoi Golden Moment Hotel. Tour ends.
HAVE A GREAT TRIP!
- Standard Tour: 435$US per person
- Deluxe Tours: 489$US per person
- Accommodation based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast
- Transfer by A/C vehicles
- 01 English Speaking Guide
- Boat trip in Halong Bay
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
- 01 Bottle of pure water per pax per day (330 ml)/ 01 Cold tissue per pax per day
- International & Domestic Airfare
- Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry...)
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips for guide, driver & hotels' porters
- Meals not indicated in the itinerary
- Vietnam Visa upon arrival
- Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above
- Under 2 years old: Free of Charge
- From 3 to 5 years old: 50% of adult’s price (no bed) and 75% of of adult’s price (with bed)
- From 6 to 11 years old: 75% of adult’s price (no bed) and 90% of of adult’s price (with bed)
HAVE A GREAT TRIP!