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Discover Beauty of Northern Vietnam | Duration: 8 DAYS

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Introduction

Travel with us for the great experiences from Northern Vietnam package tour discovering the beauty of Northern Viet Nam in 8 days 7 nights. It’s so exciting when you could contemplate the nice scenery of Ha Long Bay - world nature heritage. Besides, you also spend your time visiting many beautiful villages in Sa Pa such as Lao Chai, Ta Van, Ta Phin, Cat Cat, enjoy local herbs as a special way to refresh yourself and take a cable car to visit Fansipan Mountain… In addition, getting knowledge about history, culture and daily life in Ha Noi – capital of Viet Nam is also very interesting. Let’s join us to have unforgettable memories!!!

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 2: Ha Noi city tour – Take night train to Lao Cai – Sa Pa. O/n on train

Day 3: Arrive Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Explore minority villages in Sa Pa – Enjoy herbal bath. O/n in Sa Pa 

Day 4: Discover Fansipan Mountain at 3,143 metres – Visit Cat Cat Village. O/n in Sa Pa

Day 5: Sapa – Take a morning bus back Ha Noi. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise – Share group

Day 7: Discover Halong bay – The Surprising Cave – Back Hanoi. O/n in Ha Noi

Day 8: Ha Noi Departure 

Day 1: Welcome to Ha Noi. O/n in Ha Noi

Pm: our guide and driver will welcome you at Noi Bai International Airport with welcome sign: “Eco nature Travel” and transfer you to check in your hotel. Free to have your own dinner. At night you are free to relax at hotel or walk around Old Quarter (36 streets) to understand more about the local life here as well as discover Ha Noi’s beauties. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Ha Noi city tour – Take a night train to Lao Cai. O/n on train

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you will take cyclo tour to visit The Old Quarter to understand more about the local life here as well as go around Hoan Kiem Lake. Next, you continue to visit Ngoc Son Temple on a small island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. After that transfer to visit the Hoa Lo Prison - a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, known to American prisoners of war as the “Hanoi Hilton”. Then, you visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam to get more knowledge of Northern Vietnam cultures as well as the thick history of our country. Have lunch at restaurant.

Pm: After lunch, you will visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the leader of Vietnam Nation. This is the complex of Ba Dinh Square, the Mausoleum and the stilt house with garden, fish pond and many memorable things of this great President. Next, you visit the One Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi. Then enjoy the Water Puppet Show - the special traditional art of Vietnam. Then, you will be transferred to Hotel located near by train station to relax & shower before leaving Ha Noi. Free to have your own dinner. At 21:00 pm, check out your hotel, our guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Ha Noi train station for getting night train to Lao Cai on train – SP3 depart at 22:00 pm - AC soft sleeper (tourist cabins). Overnight on train.

Day 3: Arrive Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Explore minority villages in Sa Pa – Enjoy herbal bath. O/n in Sa Pa 

Am: The Chapa train arrives Lao Cai Train Station at 06:10 am. Our guide and driver will pick you up at train station with welcome sign “Eco Nature Travel” and take you to hotel in Sapa for a short rest. Have breakfast at hotel. Next, our guide and driver will take you to Sa Pa town. Sa Pa, a highland town around with the covering clouds like a picture make you to have an interesting feeling when you step your foot to get it wonderfully by your eyes. This morning, you will explore Lao Chai Village, following the road down the hill. Views of the Muong Hoa Valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits, and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, you will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers. After that, we walk from Lao Chai to Ta Van village where the Zay hill tribes live. Here, you trek around the village to get more exploration and to see daily activities of local people. Have lunch at the restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you will visit Ta Phin where you can meet Red Dao people (the most colorful people in Sapa). You will walk around Ta Phin village where 2 ethnic groups, Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, live their own way with no cultural mixture, experience how different they are in many ways by visiting their house and interact with the locals. Next, take your time for a herbal bath. Red Dao people will boil a collection of fresh and dried plants and bark in a water filled giant wok, over a charcoal fire. Then this water will be transferred to a wooden barrel tub and ready for you to come and soak your bones in the Dao traditional bath and wash away your aches, pains, worries and woes all at once in the privacy of a separate bathhouse. Check in your hotel in Sapa. Relax at hotel or walk around the town for more explore… Free to have your own dinner. At night, you can visit Sapa Night Market to see the specific activity feature of this highland. Overnight in Sapa

Day 4: Discover Fansipan Mountain at 3,143 metres – Visit Cat Cat Village. O/n in Sa Pa

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you will discover Fansipan, the highest peak of Indochina mountains. It normally takes people one or two days to reach the peak of Fansipan mountain on foot. However, you will take The three-rope cable car system which carry you from the bottom to the highest point of the mountain in 15-20 minutes. From there, you can enjoy the scenery and magnificent views to Sapa area and beautiful landscape of Lai Chau province. Then, you will be transferred back to Sapa to have lunch at the restaurant.

Pm: This afternoon, you will visit Cat Cat Village with beautiful landscapes and more experiences of tribe people here with black H’mong people family and discover their real life. You will walk down to the waterfall and Hydrogen power station built by French. You can have a chance to enjoy for more understanding of their cultures. Back your hotel. Free to relax at hotel or walk around the town for more explore. You can visit stone church which is located in the heart of Sapa town built by the French from the early 20th century or enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountain and the valleys surrounding. Free to have your own dinner. At night, you can visit Sapa Night Market to see the specific activity feature of this highland. Overnight at Sa Pa.

Day 5: Sapa – Take a morning bus back Ha Noi. O/n in Ha Noi

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning at 8:00 am our shuttle bus will pick up you at your hotel in Sapa and transfer you return Ha Noi City. On arrival, check in hotel by yourself. Free to have your own lunch.

Pm: This afternoon you are free to explore Ha Noi City, walk around Old Quarter and experience the daily life of local people or go shopping at Dong Xuan Market to enjoy the purchase of local people here. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise – Share group

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. At 07:30 am, our shuttle bus with tour guide will pick you up at your hotels. Then at 10:30 am, stopover in Hai Duong City where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products.

Pm: At 12:30 pm, arrive in Tuan Chau Marina Pier (Tuan Chau Island). Followed by activities such as: boarding Luxury Flamingo Cruise for departure, welcome drink will be served and cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins by Cruise Manager. At 13:30 pm, great lunch is served while cruising passing by islets. At 15:00 pm, kayaking around Pearl Farm Village, visit Titop Island. Free choice of activities such as sunbathing, swimming and conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong and taking panoramic photos of Halong bay in the afternoon. At 17:30 pm, happy Hour. Buy 2 beverage get 1 for free. At 18.00 pm, Cooking Class. Our Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room. Our guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration about 20 – 30 minutes. At 18:30 pm, enjoy Sunset Party with fruits and tea. At 19:30 pm, under the magnificent night sky, our luxury set menu dinner is served with variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods. At 21:00 pm, joining the squid fishing on boat with our crews and can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar. Overnight on Cruise

Day 7: Discover Halong bay – The Surprising Cave – Back Hanoi. O/n in Ha Noi 

Am: 06:15 am, Tai Chi class on the Sun-Deck. At 07:15 am, have light breakfast with Coffee, tea, and bakeries on board. At 07:45 pm, arrive at the Surprising cave, the biggest cave in Ha Long Bay with 10,000 square meters, when you visit the cave like our Vietnamese house with three chambers as lobby, dining room and bedroom with most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. We will tour the cave for about 60 minutes. At 09:00 am, upon return to the boat you will have time to freshen up and finish packing. When checking out please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins. At 10:00 am, relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier. At 10.45 am, brunch is served. After brunch, Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier. At 11:45 am disembark at Marina coffee – Gate 26 in Tuan Chau New Marina.

Pm: Our shuttle bus and tour guide transfers you back Ha Noi. You arrive at hotel in Ha Noi about 16:30 pm. Check in hotel. Free to have your own dinner. At night you are free to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, go shopping in the Old Quarter (36 streets) and experience the daily life of local people here. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Ha Noi Departure

Am: Have breakfast at hotel. This morning, you are free to wander around the Ha Noi Old Quarter to explore more about the peaceful life of Hanoi on early morning or go shopping at Dong Xuan Market to enjoy the purchase of local people here. Then depend on your flight time, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Noi Bai International Airport for taking flight to back home. Goodbye, thank you & see you again!

Unit: USD/ Person

Size of group

1 per

2 pers

4 pers

6 pers

8 pers

Single Supplement

Hotel 2 stars

1012

627

555

537

510

201

Hotel 3 stars

1062

652

579

561

535

226

Hotel 4 stars

1379

845

773

754

728

350

Hotel 5 stars

1988

1137

1065

1047

1020

666

 

What’s included:

  • Transportation
  • Professional and friendly English speaking guide
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts; 5 lunches and 1 dinner: Asian set menu (we can offer vegetarian food, halal food or any special dietaries supplied on request. Simply let our sales team know the food option that you prefer)
  • All entrance fees at mentioned sites in the tour itinerary
  • Hotel with good location, comfortable and well-equipped rooms
  • Train ticket
  • Additional services: Cyclo, Herbal Bath, Cable car, Shared Cruise, Shared Boat in Ha Long, Kayak, Hotel for shower

What’s excluded

  • Tips for tour guide and driver
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses

Notes:

  • These prices are for private tours except Ha Long Bay tour
  • Price for 1 pax is already included hotel and cruise single supplement
  • Hotel and Cruise: Twin/Double shared room
  • Belongings to bring: Sun-glasses, hat, swim suit, towels, sun cream, raincoat or umbrella, good shoes & camera, thick sweater or jacket (if you travel in winter from December to February).

 

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