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Essence of North Vietnam 6 days

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa

Show off the major beauty of North Vietnam in a week, the trip covers with 1,000 year old Hanoi capital, relax on board while cruising throught Ha Long Bay – the UNESCO World Heritage Site, then onto the night train to a famous and stunning Sapa with cultural diversity and beautiful rice terraces on the mountains.

  • See the magnificent Halong Bay, together with an overnight experience on board a cruise
  • Visit Cat Ba national park – a world UNESCO heritage site designated as a biosphere reserve in Nothern Vietnam and see the real local life of Viet Hai fishing village in the midst of jungles
  • View the stunning landscapes Sapa and its vicinity areas with locally interacted treks

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Vietnam! You will be greeted by our tour guide upon arrival in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, which celebrated its 1000 year anniversary in 2010. With its emphasis on the arts and learning, local law stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple and in harmony with nature.
Check in your hotel then you’ll have a restful overnight in Hanoi.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: NA

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay

After breakfast, you will leave Hanoi for Halong Bay in about 3,5 hour drive and board a boat, enjoying lunch while cruise through the bay. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you will enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner onshore. Afterwards, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the night.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide on board
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Night Train To Sapa

Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves, fresh air, and breeze to welcoming the new day. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock. The boat arrives at the harbor by 11.30am and your driver is waiting to take you back to Hanoi for dinner before heading to Lao Cai – Sapa by night train. Overnight is on the train.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide on board
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van

Arrive at Lao Cai train station at around 6am. Pick up and transfer to hotel in Sapa (1 hour drive). Once in Sapa, have breakfast. Then you will explore Sapa daily wet market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa valley, travel though the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. Amazing view from the walk with a lot of local hill tribes people on the way make your experiences here. Lunch is along the way at a local restaurant. Back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you back to Sapa town. Rest of the day is free time at your leisure. Overnight in Sapa.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Sapa – Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Night Train To Hanoi

After having breakfast at your hotel, have free time to explore the Sapa town. At noon, check out your hotel then take a car ride 5 km to the North East of Sapa. From here, take off car to visit Matra village of the H’mong people. After this village, do a trek through the mountain and reach Ta Phin village – a handy craft traditional village of 2 different minorities: the Red Dzao and the Black H’mong. The Ta Phin village is surrounded by mountains and the landscapes are beautiful. Back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
*If today is Tuesday, Thursday, Sat or Sunday, we will recommend visiting some of the most beautiful markets in North West Vietnam

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Hanoi Half Day City - Departure

Our tour guide picks you up from the station and bring you to have breakfast. After that, the half day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. (Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closes on every Monday and Friday. Remember to wear clothes that’s over you knee and covers your shoulder when visiting Ho Chi Minh complex or the pagoda). You also have chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature, that dates back to the 11th century; learn about Buddhist practices in a serene lakeside pagoda.
The next spot is Vietnamese Women’s Museum where you can learn and understand the traditional culture, marriage customs, childbirth and family life, traditional women’s clothing and the role of women in the defense of the nation.
After the tour, get to the airport for your flight home. End of service.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast

Trip Inclusive:

  • Accommodations as indicated with daily breakfast
  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Bottle of water and cold towel daily on the private van
  • Regional and experienced English speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • 2 days 1 night trip in Ha Long Bay

Trip Exclusive:

  • Travel insurances
  • Drink and meals not mention in Inclusive column
  • Personal tipping and gratuities
  • International flight ticket
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Others not mentioned above

Price:

Category Price valid from 1st May – 30th Sep, 2018 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single Supplement
Superior $578 $496 $441 $410 $168
Deluxe $648 $566 $512 480 $238
Luxury $749 $667 $613 $582 $340
Category Price valid from 1st Oct 2018 until 31st Dec 2018 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single Supplement
Superior $580 $499 $444 $413 $171
Deluxe $666 $584 $529 $498 $256
Luxury $804 $723 $668 $637 $395

Accommodation:

Cities Hotel Category
Superior (3*) Deluxe (4*) Luxury (5*)
Hanoi Hanoi Meracus Hotel
Deluxe balcony room
The Lapis Hotel
Superior room
Apricot Hotel
Sketch room
Ha Long Swan Cruise
Deluxe cabin
Dragon’s Pearl Junk
Luxury En-suite cabin
Dragon Legend Cruise
Luxury En-suite cabin
Sapa Sapa Vista Hotel
Deluxe Mountain view room
Amazing Sapa hotel
Deluxe Room
Victoria Sapa resort
Deluxe Room
Price from:
$410 / person

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