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- DAY 1: Hanoi Arrival – Welcome Dinner ( D )
Activities: Arrive in Hanoi, Take the free time for a short walk around Hanoi
for check in. Then you might take a rest or take your free time for a short tour around the beautiful capital of Vietnam, jogging around and enjoying the fresh air of lakes and parks like Sword Lake is recommended after a long flight as well as prepare for many other interesting things awaiting you in the next 5 days.
Enjoy welcome dinner in a lovely restaurant and overnight stay at hotel in Hanoi.
- DAY 2: Hanoi – City Tour – Night Train to Lao Cai ( B, L )
Activities: Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, visit one of the museums in Hanoi before heading to Hanoi railway station for night train to Lao Cai
Today we will start our tour by taking a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh(closed on Friday and Monday)and the Presidential Palace. Next, we will lead to the One Pillar Pagoda with its special structure. This pagoda, built in 1049, is so named because it stands on a great pillar with unique architectural style and a surrounding lotus pond. Then, we will end our morning by leading to the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 in the Ly dynasty. The Temple of Literature is the symbol of the traditional education of Vietnam. Here, you can see many (82 is exactly) stone steles records of imperial examinations of more than 1,300 doctoral laureates of the Le and Mac dynasties.
After lunch, we will continue our tour by visiting one of the museums in Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple.
In the evening, free at leisure until transfer to Hanoi railway station for train to Lao Cai. Overnight Stay on Sapaly Express or similar.
Remark: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closes from October to November for maintenance. Outside visiting will be arranged.
- DAY 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Coc Ly Market ( Tuesday Ony ) ( B, L )
Activities: Visit Coc Ly Market, meet the locals before reaching Trung Do Village
Welcome to Lao Cai, today is the first day for you to discover this remote province with strange beauty. We will start our tour by enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the Coc Ly market. This market stands on the edge of the Chay River, which starts from China. Here, you can meet the locals of varying minorities like Flower H'mong, Black Dzao and Tay. More, you can buy many things here like the traditional clothes of the minorities, bracer or other odd things that you haven't ever seen before. More, the beauty of the riverbank and caves are also can't be ignored. Adjacent to the excitement market is Trung Do village of Tay minority. Here, you can visit a local's house, chat with them and know more about their daily life while enjoying a hot cup of tea. Back to Sapa in the afternoon and overnight stay at hotel in Sapa.
NOTE: The alternative local markets will be replaced depending upon your departure.
- DAY 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village – Hanoi ( B, L )
Activities: Visit Muong Hoa valley before discover the villages of Lao Chai, Ta Van and local Catholic Church
Start today with a visit of Muong Hoa valley. Stand on the top of the valley; you can enjoy the whole beautiful view of Sapa area with green paddy terrace blending with cool wind. Here, you can down to the valley and see directly the fields and know the growing processing of rice. Say goodbye to the fields, we will move to the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van of Giay minority and peek into the local Catholic Church. Here is also another chance for you to know more about the daily life of the varying minorities in Vietnam. After visiting Ta Van, transfer back to Lao Cai for night train to Hanoi. Overnight Stay on Sapaly Express or similar.
- DAY 5: Hoinoi – Haong Bay ( B, L, D )
Activities: Arrive in Hanoi, transfer to Halong and enjoy the beauty of the place with varying activities
- Early morning arrival in Hanoi at around 5.00 AM, transfer to a hotel for a rest and breakfast.
08.00 AM: Shuttle bus transfer to Halong via 165km driving one way - 3.5hrs drive. This will be your first opportunity to see some of the rural areas of Vietnam. The drive goes through the Red River Delta, so we'll have plenty of chance for taking photo of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy field. At half way, we will have a visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes and embroidered paintings.
With a quick rest stop en route, you will reach Halong City. Arrival in Halong around noon.
Check-in registration then boarding on Junk while welcome drink is served
12.45: Start cruising
13.00: Have lunch on board then enjoy a fantastic cruise in Halong Bay, visit Dinh Huong, Ga Choi islets and magnificent Sung Sot cave before take the option of swimming at TiTop beach.
17.30: Relax and enjoy sunset.
19.30: Enjoy dinner on board.
21.00: Fishing or relax and spending a night on board.
Overnight Stay on V'Spirit Cruise or similar in Halong.
- DAY 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Depart ( Brunch )
Activities: Visit Tortoise Island, Bai Tu Long Bay before back to Hanoi airport for departure flight
Early risers can enjoy a morning view of Bay's landscapes. Sitting on the upper deck we can enjoy the breath - taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the Bay. We can hear the birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze.
7.00: Have breakfast
8.00: A morning cruise to visit Man's head island. Tortoise island. Visit to Bai Tu Long bay.
10.00: Arrange luggage and check out then have lunch on boat.
11.45: Arrive at the pier.
Disembark in Halong City, transfer back to Hanoi airport for your onward flight home. End of tour services.
- Vietnam Visa Approval Letter
- Transportation with A/C vehicle
- Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
- Experienced English or French speaking guide
- Train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi
- Halong Bay cruise program
- Meals as stated in the itinerary
- All sightseeing tickets
- Water on coach
- Services charges and government taxes
- International flights to/from Vietnam
- Travel insurance
- Visa stamp fees
- Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
- Personal expenses
- Meals not mentioned
- Drinks not mentioned
- Tips & gratuities for guides and drivers
- You want to enjoy the most wonderful views of the Northern provinces of Vietnam and discover this modern but classic country in a week! The Hanoi-Halong-Sapa-Hanoi give you the most memorable tour ever with the friendliness of the Hanoian and numerous relics of the capital of Vietnam, cooling your feet and explore hundreds of spectacular caves in Halong and lastly the strange beauty of a remote province, Sapa.
By Day Destinations Activities Meals Day 1 Hanoi Arrival - Welcome Dinner Arrive in Hanoi, take the free time for a short walk around Hanoi D Day 2 Hanoi - City Tour - Night Train to Lao... Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar... B, L Day 3 Lao Cai - Sapa - Coc Ly Market (... Visit Coc Ly Market; meet the locals before reaching Trung Do Village B, L Day 4 Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van Village - Hanoi Visit Muong Hoa valley before discover the villages of Lao Chai, Ta... B, L Day 5 Hanoi - Halong Bay Arrive in Hanoi, transfer to Halong and enjoy the beauty of the place... B, L, D Day 6 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Depart Visit Tortoise Island, Bai Tu Long Bay before back to Hanoi airport... B
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