This tour will combine the most favorite place in the North of Vietnam. We will start with Charming colonial Hanoi, the Capital of Vietnam with a narrow and crowded street, wide tree-lined boulevards, charming lake and ancient pagoda. Then take an overnight train to Sapa – the mountain town with beautiful terrace and trekking route through the local hill tribe villages and get a deep taste of local culture. Finally, we spend a romantic night on the cruise to discover The World’s Heritage site – Halong Bay with their majestic scenery, spectacular Caves and local life.
Hanoi – thousand year city – Charming Colonial capital
Sapa- Hill tribe village, paddy terrace, paradise trekking route
Ha Long Bay: Halong Bay with their majestic scenery, spectacular Caves and local life.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Meals: N/A – Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Xin Chao! Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. On your arrival, our tour guide will transfer you to your hotel. You are free to relax.
Day 2: Hanoi Orientation – Sapa
Meal: Breakfast/lunch– Accommodation: Overnight on train.
As the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi surely has a good many to offer to its visitors, which guaranteed to be a mix of cultural, historical and natural spectacles, starting with the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house at the back, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, and the delightful scene around West Lake at the heart of Hanoi, including the well-preserved Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. After an A La Carte lunch, mill about the most bustling and characteristic neighborhood in Hanoi, the Old Quarter by the most local way, on a rickshaw, and also ride by the Hoan Kiem Lake. Lastly, take a seat at the Water Puppet Show, one of the most traditional craft and significant cultural symbol of the country. Before the day ends, you would be transferred to the railway station to take an overnight soft sleeper train to Sapa, a peaceful land with captivating mountain landscapes.
Day 3: Sapa – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa
Meal: Breakfast/lunch– Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
Upon arriving at the Lao Cai Railway Station, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel for check-in (If room available). After breakfast, you will start a lovely trekking in the spectacular landscape of Lao Chai Village, home of theBlack H’mong, to have a glimpse of tribal life on the mountains. Enjoy a pleasant picnic lunch and continue your highland adventure to visit the Dzay people in Ta Van village, whose houses nestled in a beautiful valley that provides the best view of intoxicating rice terraces in Vietnam. Keep trekking through a bamboo forest, you will finally reach Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dzao tribe. Later in the day, you will head back to the Sapa Town and enjoy some free time in the Sapa Market.
Day 4: Sapa – Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast/lunch– Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
After breakfast in Sapa, you will head for Bac Ha Town to visit its most colorful Sunday Market. As thousands of villagers from various ethnic communities in beautiful traditional costumes will gather here to exchange local products, it is also a very good opportunity to taste the local life. In the afternoon, you will set out for an enjoyable walk to Ban Pho village, populated by the flower H’mong people. After a close-up experience with the hospitable locals, you will take the Tourist Bus to Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner– Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise.
After enjoy a breakfast, you will head out for a 3-4 hour ride to embark on your amazing Halong Bay cruise. Sailing around the UNESCO world heritage site, you could marvel at the grotesque limestone Karsts in the islands of Ha Long Bay, such as Dinh Huong and Ga Choi etc. Later on the agenda, you will go ashore to visit one of the fascinating caves in the bay area. And you will stay overnight on board.
Day 6: Ha Long Bay- Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast, lunch ( Or Brunch)– Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise.
Continue sailing around Ha Long Bay today. Get an early start to join a Tai Chi lesson with other passengers on the deck, or just sock in the beautiful view of limestone islands, charming beaches and amazing grottos. The cruise will pass by the Bai Tu Long Bay later, and you could enjoy a pleasant brunch while admiring the charming scenery. Afterward, your tour guide would wait for you at the dock and transfer you to the hotel in the city enter. The rest of the day will be open to your own agenda.
Day 7: Hanoi – Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch the flight for your next destination. Your memorable tour ends here.
Welcome to Vietnam