HANOI - HALONG - SAPA
Departure from: TP Ho Chi Minh
Destination: Ha Noi
DAY 1 HANOI ARRIVAL & CITY TOUR (L/D)
Morning: Depart for Hanoi. Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, a car and a tour guide will welcome and transfer group to Hanoi city center for visiting the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu), dedicated to the great Chinese scholar Confucius, was founded in 1070 as the first university of Viet Nam to educate Viet Nam's administrative and warriors class. Have lunch.
Afternoon: Group visit Returned-Sword Lake - a beautiful basket of flowers at the heart of Ha Noi, a mirror-like green lake, Ngoc Son Temple, place for worshipping Tran Hung Dao (1226-1300), a Vietnamese general, scholar and master of the martial arts. Under his command, Dai Viet (currently Vietnam) armies defeated 2 major Mongolian Invasions in 1285 and 1287.
Group is free to go shopping in old street area - Old Quarter, a maze of streets dating back to the 13th century, crowded with variety of beautiful narrow streets with a lot of Food stalls, souvenir shops, a location of many historical buildings not only of French style but also of traditional style of Ha Noi in the early on 20th century. Have dinner at restaurant.
Evening: After dinner, group enjoy water puppet show – a very special show found only in Viet Nam - a series of “ancient” short stories and legends presented through the use of traditional music, song, and characters. The stage is actually a large container of water where the characters (carved wooden puppets} “act” out the story. The music is live, performed by a group of musicians that share a side stage adjacent to the water stage. After that, the car will transfer group back to hotel for relax.
DAY 2 HA NOI – HA LONG – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B,L,D)
Morning : transfer to Halong Bay (165 km east of Hanoi), listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea” as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 1,000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Noon time, you will board the wooden junk to visit Halong Bay.
While cruising through the bay, seafood lunch is served on board. Continue cruising to visit caves; islands, floating fishing village and relax on the board. Evening, enjoy movie night, board games, and squid fishing or relax at leisure . Have dinner and O/N on cruise.
DAY 3 HALONG BAY – HANOI – LAO CAI (B,L)
Morning, enjoy the cruise tour through Halong Bay. Cakes, fruits, tea and coffee will be served.
07.15: Cakes, fruits, tea and coffee will be served. Continue the cruise through Halong Bay.
09.30: Check-out the cabin.
11:15: Have lunch.
12.00: Sail back Halong pier and take a van back to Hanoi
16:30 Arrive in Ha Noi.
On the way back to Hanoi, we will stop at centre in the middle Hanoi and Halong for shopping. Arrive in Hanoi. Have dinner and overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 4 GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – BAN HO (B/L/D)
6.30 – 7.00: After breakfast, pick up from your hotel and depart for Sapa Town, using the new highway running from Noi Bai - Lao Cai (245Km) in about 5 hours. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the both sides of this road.
12:00: Arrival Sa Pa, enjoy lunch at local restaurant.
13:00 pm: Car will take visitors to start their walking journey of about 4 hours to visit Lao Chai - Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai, and explore the life of ethnic minorities, admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. Visit Sa Pa’s ancient rock with engraved images, both big and small - unique patterns of the ancients. Admire the Bridge which is made by clouds, cross the picturesque Muong Hoa stream. Stay and overnight at Giang Ta Chai Village. After check in the room, you have 1 hour party for dinner (listening to music, enjoy a little wine & soft drinks).
DAY 5 BAN HO – SAPA – HANOI (B/L/D)
After breakfast 9:00 am: you start the trip on foot to explore the Cat Cat – Sin Chai village of ethnic Hmong - discovered by the French who chose to use the area as a resort in the early twentieth century. Coming to Cat Cat Village, visitors will be visiting hydropower station, waterfall of the Cat Cat village, and learn about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, forged agricultural tools, to drag his wife...
12:00: Pick up from Cat Cat village back to Sa Pa town. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant then you have 2 free hours to visit Sa pa town for shopping and sightseeing.
16:00: The driver takes you back to Hanoi.
21.30: Arrive at the hotel.
DAY 6 HA NOI – HO CHI MINH CITY (B,L)
After breakfast at hotel. Group is free at leisure until transfer to Hanoi/Noi Bai International Airport for the flight come back to Ho Chi Minh city.
9 - 10 pax
- Accomodation in 3 star hotel.
- A/C bus
- English speaking guide (other languages are available upon request with a little extra fee, please contact us for detail).
- Entrance fees
- Main meals (10$/meal) and breakfast at the hotel as the program
- 01 wet tissue/day
- 02 mineral water bottles 500ml/pax/day
- Tourist insurance
- Vietnam Destination hat
- Air tickets
- Tips, personal expenses
- All not indicated in our itinerary