Highlights:

• Discover the Old Quarter of Hanoi

• Trekking in Sapa

• Overnight on cruise in Halong Bay

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

The car/van will pick you up from Noi Bai airport (in Hanoi) and will take you in the heart of the city. Arrive at the hotel after a 40-minute drive, check in and have a free day to walk around Old Quarter, night market in Hanoi down town.

Overnight in Hanoi hotel located in the old quarter.

Meal: No

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 2: Hanoi city – Night train to Sapa

07:45 – 08:30: Our bus & tour guide will pick you up at the hotel in Ha Noi old quarter depart to Hanoi city tour full day.

09:00: Visiting first place named Tran Quoc pagoda on the West Lake the oldest pagoda in Vietnam.

09:30: Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One-Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.

11:00: Visit the colorful features of the 54 ethnic groups of Viet Nam in the Ethnology Museum.

13:00: Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch.

14:00:  Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam’s first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.

15:30: Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.

16:00: Arrive back to your hotel. Tour ends. Free time for dinner.

20:30: Pick up at your hotel for boarding the train to travel Lao Cai.

Notes:

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Ethnology Museum are close on Monday and Friday morning.

Meal: B, L

Accommodation: Overnight train

Day 3: Sapa trekking

Pick you up from train station when you arrive.

06:00: Enjoy your breakfast and relax at our restaurant while your luggage is arranged

08:30: Start 4 hours trekking to Lao Chai Village – Home of Black H’mong minority. Trekking through Muong Hoa Valley with a lot of beautiful sceneries along the river

12:00: Having lunch at a local restaurant before reaching Ta Van village to make friend with a Giáy family homestay

13:30: Be picked up by car to gets back to Sa Pa for checking in the hotel. The rest of the day will be at your leisure to discover to town ( Dragon Mount, Orchid garden, the market).

18:30: Having diner. Overnight at hotel.

Accommodation: 2 star hotelMeal: B, L, D

Day 4: Sapa trekking – Night train back Hanoi

08:00: Having breakfast. Half day trekking through lush rice terraces towards villages, experience Black H’Mong people’s daily life. Visiting Cat Cat village

12:00: Having lunch. Free afternoon to discover Sa Pa town, fresh up and make friend with friendly local

18:00: Transfer to Lao Cai train station for the train to Hanoi.

Meal: B, L

Accommodation: Overnight train

Day 5: Hanoi arrival – Halong Bay

05:00: Arrive at Hanoi. Take to hotel. Take a rest and have a breakfast.

07.45  –  8:30: The shutter bus will pick you up from your hotel  in Hanoi and heading to northeast of Vietnam. At the middle of the way, we have a quick stop to stretch your leg and refresh then continue our way to Halong Bay.

12.30: Arrive  in cruise office  in Hon Gai Pier, have a bit time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee. Wait for our captain and transfer by tender to cruise.

12.45: Enjoy welcome drink and spend a couple minutes to briefing about safety on boat and activities included then we check in our cabin.

13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay.

15.00: Arrive in  kayaking area  –  that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.

17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.

19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.

20.30: Free time  to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gather your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply has a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay.

Meal: B, L, D

Accommodation: Overnight on boat

Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi

06.00:   Start your day with a Tai Chi routine on sundeck or catch a morning  view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.

07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese popular breakfast – Pho.

08.00:  Explore the well hidden  Thien Canh Son  Cave  and  enjoy a white sandy beach at Hon Co Island, swimming or kayaking.

09.30: Upon return to the boat you will have about 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.

10.00: Attend in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration. You can quickly learn a simple but delicious Vietnamese dish that Gordon Ramsey (a 2 Michelin Star Chef) used to guide – Nem Cuon.

11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on boat.

12.00: Back to the harbor and disembark in Hon Gai pier.

12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then our bus will take you back to Hanoi.

17.00: Drop off at hotel.

18:00: Free time for dinner.

Meal: B, L

Accommodation: 3 star hotel

Day 7: Hanoi departure

After having breakfast at your hotel, you have free time until we pick you up to transfer to the airport.

Meal: B

Accommodation: No

Package Includes
  • Airport transfer, train tickets
  • 3 nights in hotel, early check in on day 5th & 1 night on a cruise in Halong Bay, 2 nights on the train with air conditioning
  • Meals inclusive in the program
  • City tour in Hanoi with tour guide who speaks English and Vietnamese
  • Entrance fees for designated places, boat trip

Package Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal entertainment expenses
  • Personal costs: telephone fee, laundry

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