Day 1: Hanoi arrival- Food on Food tour at night (D)
– Driver pick up on arrival airport, then your free time
– At 18.00, tour guide walking old quarter to taste authentic food & drink with 3hours
Day 2 : Hanoi- city Tour (B,L)
At 9.00 AM, we start the city tour to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Then continue to visit the Temple of Literature well known as Vietnam’s first university and the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred Ngoc Son Temple. Free afternoon for shopping. Overnight in Hanoi
At 8.00 depart to Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, take the rowing boat along the tiny canal among the rice fields to visit Tam Coc – the three caves.
At 12.30 Have lunch in restaurant. PM: Transfer to Hoa Lu ancient citadel ( Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam during the Dinh (968- 980) and early Le (980-1009). Visit temple of two kings Dinh and Le. Walking around the coutryside of the ancient capital.
At 17 : 30 PM Come back Hanoi and have a free time until 20.15, transfer to Hanoi Railway station to take the night train to SaPa
Day 4: Sapa– Cat Cat- Sin Chai village- Sapa (B,L,D)
At 5.30 am .Arrive at Lao Cai Raiway Station, transferred to Sapa. Check in and have breakfast in the hotel. Relax.
Trekking 5 km to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H’Mong tribe after lunch. Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way. Back to hotel for dinner and enjoy the night in Sapa town.
**Accommodation : Panorama Sapa Hotel or Homestay (Optional)
Day 5: Lao Chai- Ta Van village- Train back to Hanoi (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel, get ready for the trip. Trek 7 km 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, which supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area.
Have a picnic lunch will be served on the way. Go back to Sapa by motorbike or Jeep. Get yourself fresh with a shower in the hotel’s day room before transfer down to Lao Cai station. A short relax at restaurant and have dinner there before leave to Lao Cai Railway Station for the night train back to Hanoi.
Day 6 : Sapa- Hanoi – Halong bay (L,D)
At 5.00 Come back Hanoi and a rest 3 hours until 8.00 start Halong bay trip
12:30pm. Our crew welcomes you on board the Junk Cruise, enjoy welcome drink, check-in to your cabin. Lunch with fresh seafood is served at 1:00pm, start a 3.5 hours cruise into mystic Halong Bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations, floating fishing village, with its unique way of life. Then head to Luon cave, enjoy swimming, sun bathing at Ti Top beach or climb the peak of the mountain for a breath-taking panorama view of Halong bay. Dinner and overnight aboard junk
Day 7: Halong bay- Hanoi (B,L)
A fully morning for exploring the rest of Ha Long. And then return to Hanoi. We stop at Dong Trieu village famous for its ceramic wares. We can observe the locals working at this traditional art and admire or purchase the many beautiful items. At 16.30 End of the tour.
Day 8: Hanoi departure (B)
– Driver send off airport, see you again.
– Hotels in Hanoi and Sapa
– Private transfer to and from airport
– All transportation, kayaking, English speaking guide, sightseeing fees
– Train tickets for round trip Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
– Accommodation Deluxe Junk boat with en-suite bath room
– Meals as indicated B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
– Drinks, personal expense, international airfares, tips
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Notes: All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a Vietnam tour to your individual specifications.