Unfogetable time 6 days in the North of Vietnam

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  • Explore North Vietnam’s most iconic historic and natural wonders.
  • View all the best Landscape of mountain
  • Play at the UNESCO Halong Bay

Overview

You’ll explore North Vietnam’s most iconic historic and natural wonders. The tour begins in Hanoi – a city that brings together old-world charm and the vibrancy. Get out of the city, you’ll experience the tranquility of Ninh Binh and peek into the rural way of living. Then discover remote villages of minority hill tribes and gaze at picturesque rice terraces in scenic Sapa. To conclude this wonderful adventure we spend two nights cruising on the emerald seas, amongst the stunning islands of Ha Long Bay, a fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Site, bringing a relaxing finale to this stimulating holiday.

Itinerary

Day 1: Airport – Hanoi – city tour

Arrival Hanoi – pick up from airport with private car go straight to Hanoi hotel ( time to Visit Hanoi city tour half day, Meal: Dinner) Meet your tour guide on arrival at Hanoi international airport and join your fellow travellers in a coach transfer to the city centre for hotel check-in. Hotel rooms may not be ready until 14:00 but an early check-in would be guaranteed with a surcharge. The rest of the day is at leisure. In the afternoon, our driver and tour guide pick you up at your hotel then transfer to Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of President Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s hero. At the complex, visit the rural style Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons, the One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century in dedication to Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. The next stop is Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam, where preserves the UNESCO World Documentary Heritage: the Garden of the Stelae. From there, we continue the walking tour of vibrant Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, the focal point of the city. Our guide will tell you about the legend of the lake and how it become one of the must-see places in Hanoi for both domestic and international tourists. Have dinner in an authentic Vietnamese restaurant and overnight in Hanoi.

Hanoi City tour
Hanoi City tour
  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
  • Activities: Be picked up and transfer to hotel, have a city tour in the afternoon with must-see places and a wander in Hanoi Old Quarter
Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Sapa

Enjoy day trip in Ninh Binh you will be visit Hoa Lu, the first capital of Vietnam. explore Tam Coc with bamboo boat floating through the river beside and ride a buke to Bich Dong pagoda. In the evening, transfer to the train station to catch a night train to Lao Cai.

Hoa Lu - Tam Coc
Hoa Lu – Tam Coc

07:45 Pick-up at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter 08:15: Head out on the drive to Ninh Binh province
10:00 Arrive at the ancient capital of Hoa Lu 10:15: Visit the temples of King Dinh and King Le
11:30 Arrive at Tam Coc wharf
11:45 Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine
13:00 Sampan boat trip through the caves
15:00 Return to Tam Coc wharf for a short break
15:15 Bike around countryside villages and Bich Dong
16:00 Shuttle leaves for Hanoi
18:30 Arrive at your hotel
20:00 You will be transferred to Hanoi Train Station for an overnight train to Lao Cai. It takes about 9 hours to go from Hanoi to Lao Cai by train.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Overnight train to Lao Cai
  • Activities: Day trip Ninh Binh, visit Hoa Lu ancient capital, enjoy a boat trip exploring Tam Coc “Halong Bay on land” and ride a bike to Bich Dong Pagoda. In the evening, transfer to the train station to catch a night train to Lao Cai.
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van

Pick up at the train station when you arrive and transfer to Sapa by a tourist shared bus. Early check in is possible when you arrive if the room available otherwise we will provide you a basic room where you can have shower. Start the trip at around 9:30, visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. Have lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or in a drinking shop nearby the river bank. After short break, we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.

Lao Chai - Ta Van
Lao Chai – Ta Van
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Home-stay in Ta Van Village
  • Activities: Full day soft trekking, pass along dirt tracks as well as through villages of ethnic minority groups. Home-stay at local house of Dzay people in Ta Van Village
Day 4: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa

Breakfast will be serving at the home stay accommodation. Start trekking at around 9:30 to visit 2 villages Giang Ta Chai and Su Pan. Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge and enjoy the landscapes… through bamboo forest on the way to the main road to get the jeep to return to Sapa. Tour finish in Sapa by 15:00, transfer by shuttle bus to Hanoi. (It’ll take 5 hours to drive to Hanoi by bus)

Su Pan
Su Pan
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
  • Activities: Join a trekking tour to discover the untouched beauty of the villages in Sapa before heading back to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong bay

Leave the city behind, drive through fascinating countryside to the dock where this Halong Bay adventure truly starts. Climb aboard a traditional junk boat – with its beautiful woodwork and beaming crew – and venture out into emerald waters of the bay
7:30 ~ 8:30 Be ready for pick-up at your hotel lobby. Halfway to Ha Long City we will have a stop at Hong Ngoc Humanitarian Center. Apart from having clean western style toilet facilities we will be able to see local craftsmen at work and have time for relaxation.Upon arrival at the pier, embark on the boat and set sail on a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, taking in the spectacular scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Lunch is served as you cruise by impressive rock formations with unusual names and shapes. In the afternoon you will start to discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“. Depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you may visit a beautiful cave, have some swimming at Titov or Soi Sim beach.

Halong Bay
Halong Bay
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Cruise in Halong Bay
  • Activities: Visit cave, kayaking, swimming 
Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Wake up the next morning at sunrise, enjoy the feel of the early morning salt water scent and bask in the early sun rising from behind the mountains. Continue sightseeing in the wonderful bay, enjoy brunch on board while cruising back to mainland. Arriving at the harbor, you will be picked up for transferring back to Hanoi. Free at leisure until transferring to the airport for you onward flight. End of service at the airport

  • Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Accommodation: NA
  • Activities:  Spend the morning on cruise in Halong Bay,Cooking class and drive back to Hanoi. Free at leisure until transferring to the airport for you onward flight. End of service at the airport.

Table of price

Small GroupPrivate Tour
Economy (2*)US $359US $514
Superior (3*)US $410US $535
First Class (4*)US $544US $659

Important Notes

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • If you have any specific food requirement (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies, etc.) please inform us in advance, we will provide notices to our restaurants, tour guides and partners so they would be able to serve you the best.
  • The price depend quality of hotel and cruise
Children Policy
  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
Tour include
  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except overnight on train and homestay (if any)
  • All transport and transfer as per itinerary
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Overnight train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai (4 soft berth sharing cabin with air condition)
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program
Tour exclude
  • Hotel EARLY check in and LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals
Cancellation by Customer
  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate
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