DAY 1 : HANOI – ARRIVAL (-/L/ D)
Meet on arrival at Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport, transfer to city centre.
Morning city tour: visit Ho Chi Minh’s House, museum and His Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and the whole months of October-November), One-Pillar Pagoda. Continue to visit the and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake (One of the oldest in Vietnam). Temple of Literature, built in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon : Check in hotel . Free at leisure or own ‘s discovery Hanoi Old Quarter , walking to Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful green waters, The Huc Bridge, Thap But (Pen Tower) and visit Ngoc Son temple. Free for shopping tour in the Hanoi Old Quarter.
Dinner and in the evening you will attend the performance of the famous Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry at Thang Long Theatre. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2 : HALONG TOUR ON BOAT ( B/ SEAFOOD L & D)
Morning : transfer to Halong Bay (165 km east of Hanoi), listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea” as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 1,000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Noon time, you will board the wooden junk to visit Halong Bay. While cruising through the bay, seafood lunch is served on board. Continue cruising to visit caves; islands, floating fishing village and relax on the board. Evening, enjoy movie night, board games, and squid fishing or relax at leisure . Dinner and Overnight on the boat – Imperial cruise
DAY 3 : HALONG – HANOI/ LAO CAI ( SAPA) (B & SEAFOOD L & D)
07.15: Cakes, fruits, tea and coffee will be served. Continue the cruise through Halong Bay.
09.30: Check-out the cabin. Having international buffet brunch and finished at 11:00
11.00: Back Halong pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Check in hotel. Dinner and Overnight in Hanoi.
Evening :Transfer to Hanoi train station. Overnight regular public train trip to Lao Cai in shared sleeping compartments (sharing 2 lower & 2 upper berths per compartment). Train departs at approximately 21:15hrs
DAY 4: LAO CAI – SAPA TOUR WITH CAT CAT / SIN CHAI (B/L/D)
Approx. 05:30, Arrival at Lao Cai, the border town to Yunnan. Transfer to Sapa on winding roads up the mountains. On clear days, you can see Fansipan mountain on the way, enjoy the beautiful landscape and visit the bustling Sa Pa Market where the Red Dao, Black Hmong, Tay and Xa Pho ethnic minorities converge from the nearby mountainsides and valleys to trade their goods and buy provisions.
After breakfast, leave luggage at hotel, you will star a walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Then, continue trekking 6 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way and take a jeep to return to Sapa.
Afternoon : transfer back to hotel. Check in and have free time to see the local market, local Stone church, shopping tours in boutique shops in the center of Sapa or free clump to Ham Rong mountain ( ticket is under your account).
Dinner and Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 5 : SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN – LAO CAI ( B /L/D)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel. Leave luggage at the hotel lobby. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. You to discover their daily life, works and special custom, enjoy landscapes…Have a picnic lunch on the way. Back to Sapa. Free time for quick shopping and relax. Then we drive to Lao Cai to overnight train trip to Hanoi in shared sleeping compartments of regular train (sharing with other passengers in 2 lower & 2 upper berths per compartment). Train departs at approximately 20:15hrs
DAY 6 : LAO CAI – HANOI – TAM COC (B/L/D)
Arrival Hanoi at 5-6h00 am. Breakfast & relax at local restaurant nearby the Railway station.
Morning: Proceed to Tam Coc to visit “Halong Bay on land” – the same limestone rocks as in Halong Bay but seen from a winding stream through paddy fields instead of the sea. Enjoy spectacular scenery during the boat trip to Tam Coc caves with visit of the Bich DHalong Pagoda. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon: Transfer back to Hanoi. Dinner at local restaurant and Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 7 : HANOI DEPARTURE ( B/-/-)
Leisure time until transfer to Hanoi/ Noi Bai International Airport for departure.
Hotel accommodation with breakfast (Based on Twin Sharing/ triple sharing).
( Except grp x 1 pax, package base on the single room )
All airport-hotel-airport and tour excursion transfers with English / Chinese speaking guide
2 days 1 night cruise full board in Halong Bay with all fresh seafood
Full board with Vietnamese food , Sightseeing tours ,Water Puppet show,
Return train tickets Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi ( surcharge for private cabin 4 soft beds USD 60/pax on twin share)
Mineral water 1 bottle per pax per day on car
COST DOES NOT INCLUDES:
• Compulsory Tipping – USD 4/pax/day for FIT booking and USD 3/pax/day for grp booking
• Personal expenses such as drinks at meals, Issuance, Air tickets, Upgrade meals , visa fees
• Other not mentioned as the above
• Taking shower before taking train or after taking train USD 5/pax/time