Itinerary: Ha Noi, Lao Cai, Sapa, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Cat cat, Ta Phin, Ha Long, Ha Noi departure
Experience the charming capital city of Hanoi, Take a memorable cyclo ride, Visit minority villages in Sapa and marvel at the scenery, Cruise on Halong bay and enjoy its great seafood.
A/c private car/van/minibus for pick up, transfer and sightseeing as per program.
A/c private soft sleeper train ticket: Ha Noi - Lao Cai - Ha Noi (2pax/cabin, wooden cabin)
English speaking tour guide
Shared cruise in Ha Long Bay
Kayaking ( Optional)
All entrance fees, cyclo and cruises
Half board package meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
Tour price excludes :
Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the tour program
Day 1 : Ha Noi and arrival ( D )
Arrive at Noi Bai international airport. You will be greeted by your local tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel in the city center. Take an orientation tour of the city (if time permits). Enjoy a welcome dinner. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Ha noi city.
Day 2 : Ha Noi City Tou (Website hidden by Airbnb)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. Continue on to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple and enjoy riding in a rickshaw for 1 hour in the old quater of Hanoi and its teeming streets filled with fascinating shops. Dinner at the restaurant. Transfer to the train station for departure to Sapa on the night train. Stay overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin. ( 2 pax / cabin, wooden cabin )
Day 3 : Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Va (Website hidden by Airbnb)
Arrive at Lao Cai station at 6:00am. Pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to your hotel in Sapa. Have breakfast then leave the hotel to start trekking downhill to Y Linh Ho and Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddies and small hamlets to learn the life of the hill tribes here. Chat with local people in Lao Chai village then continuing walking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village, settled by the Dzay ethnic people. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep heading down to the bottom of Sapa valley, the most beautiful one in the area. Back to Sapa in the afternoon. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Sapa.
Day 4 : Sapa – Cat Cat – Ta Phin – Ha No (Website hidden by Airbnb)
Following breakfast at your hotel, trek down to Cat Cat village, home of the Black H'Mong tribe. Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat village and the beautiful scenery along the way. Take a jeep back to Sapa. Check out of the hotel. Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a car to Ta Phin village to visit the home of the Red Dao people. Walk around the village to explore the customs, daily life and weaving techniques of the Red Dao people. Transfer to Lao Cai for an overnight train back to Ha Noi. Stay overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin. ( 2 pax / cabin, wooden cabin )
Day 5 : Ha Noi – Ha Lon (Website hidden by Airbnb)
Arrive in Hanoi at around 5.00am. Pick up from the railway station. Transfer to a restaurant for breakfast then leave for Ha Long Bay through the Red River Delta. Board the Junk and enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, check in to your cabin. Enjoy a sea seafood lunch served on board. Cruise on the Bay and enjoy beautiful views of this world natural heritage site with limestone cliffs growing up from the green tranquil water. See Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail island. Visit Sung Sot Cave, the nicest cave in the Bay. Visit Titop island, walk up the hill to enjoy panoramic views of the Bay. Relax on the beach. Have dinner and relax in the quite and calm of the Bay. You sleep anchored in the bay, rocked by the gentle ocean waves. (Optional: Kayaking).
Day 6 : Ha long – Ha no (Website hidden by Airbnb)
Wake to a new day and watch a brilliant sunrise over the bay. Have breakfast onboard. Set off to explore the Bay with landmarks such as Man head island, Tortoise Island, etc. Take a rowing boat trip to discover Luon Cave. Enjoy the impressive views of Bai Tu Long Bay, Bai Tho Mountain and the city overview. Have lunch on board while cruising back to the dock. Disembark at Halong Tourist Wharf for the return trip to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Ha Noi city.
Day 7 : Hanoi – departure ( B/_/_ )
Breakfast at your hotel. Free leisure time until your transfer to the airport for departure. End of tour.
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