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Best Of North Vietnam

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Highlights: Hanoi - Halong - Sapa
  • A combination of peaceful heavens between SEA and MOUNTAIN to experience Northern Vietnam's must-see landmarks - The best destinations of North Vietnam
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Brief itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi - Private car transfer/no guide
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L) - group tour
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D)
Day 4: Halong - Hanoi - night train to Sapa (Brunch) - group tour
Day 5: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat village (B/L)
Day 6: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van village - Lao Cai (B/L)
Day 7: Departure from Hanoi - Private car transfer/No guide
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Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi – private car transfer/no guide

Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi for check in. Stay over night at the hotel.
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Day 2: Hanoi city tour ( B/L ) – group tour

In the morning: 08:00 – 08:30 a.m: Our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel and start to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house – where Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, then visit Ho Chi Minh’s museum where tourists will learn what he had done for Viet Nam and some other countries and a lot of information about President Ho Chi Minh. The next place is One Pillar Pagoda which is a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square pond. Leave One Pillar Pagoda for the Temple of Literature the first college of Viet Nam dedicated to Confucian. Have lunch at a restaurant.

In the afternoon:
If Tues, Thurs, Sats and Suns: After lunch, drive to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, Which is on the shore of West Lake, the Museum of Ethnology. The last place of city tour is Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake), Ngoc Son Temple. Drop off at your hotel.
If Mons, Weds and Fris: After lunch, we will visit Bat Trang Ceramics Village. Drop off at your hotel.
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Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

8:30am. be ready at the lobby, our car will pick you up and drive from Hanoi to one of the mostmagnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast on board, exploring this overwhelming sea scape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths.Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim, kayak and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Boat.
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Day 4: Halong - Hanoi - Night train to Sapa(B/L) – Group tour

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from theemerald water of the bay or join Taichi exercise on sundeck.
After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim, kayaking and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive back to Hanoi for overnight. Arrive Hanoi at 4:00pm. Free time until we pick you up for night train to Sapa.
Overnight on train.
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Day 5: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat village ( B/L)

Get the pick-up when the train arrives at Lao Cai Train station and then take a bus drive of 40 km to the hotel in Sapa.
As you arrive, our tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and you will get the tour itinerary reconfirmed by our guide. You will have breakfast in our restaurant. The guide will help you to put your bags in the hotel luggage store and then he will take you to explore Sapa town. After that we get back to the hotel for checking in the hotel room. Your lunch will be in the hotel restaurant then. Our guide will get back in the early afternoon ( about 1 Pm) and take you to Cat Cat village. We depart out of the hotel and pass through the market to the sealed pathways to Cat Cat. This twisty beautiful vista road leads you to stairs where we descend to the centre of the village of Black H’mong tribe and keeping going down to the Cat Cat waterfall. There is an old hydro- power station that is still in use from Colonial French time and in warmer weather, a swim in the small river is possible. We walk along by the river and follow the sealed road back up to our hotel. Arrive at the hotel at apprx. 4 Pm.
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Day 6: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Chai Village - Lao Cai ( B/L)

Get up in the morning for breakfast and check out the hotel room, your bags will be put in the hotel luggage store again.
We start the trip at 9 Am with the guide. We will walk  about 15 kilometers, visit three different villages belonging to the Black H’Mong , Dzay and Red Dzao people. We guide you along  waterfalls, rice fields and a small river in a lush valley with sweeping landscapes. This tour has the option of lunch in a minority home or pack lunch from the hotel at a picturesque location. We will get the pick up by van/ bus after visiting the last village.
Arriving at the hotel for shower and dinner. Our bus will pick you up at the hotel for the night train back to Hanoi ( time is at 4:30 Pm or 6:00 Pm, depending on your train time and your wishes). Arrive at Lao Cai train station and take the night train back to Hanoi. O/N on deluxe wooden train cabin 4-berth with AC.
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Day 7: Departure from Hanoi – private car transfer/no guide

5.00AM: Arrival to Hanoi train station, you are picked up and transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure flight. End of services.

Inclusive

  • Vietnam Visa approval letter
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing room with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner)
  • Package tour Halong bay cruise 2 days/ one night with kayaking & shuttle bus
  • All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places
  • Mineral water in day tour
  • A/C bus/car transfer as tour program
  • Deluxe train ticket Hanoi – Laocai - Hanoi

Exclusive
  • Visa stamping fee to Vietnam
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Early check in & late check out for accommodation at the places
  • Airport tax and departure tax
  • Insurance
  • Tip for tour guide & driver:
  • Extra charge on peak season: Chrismas; New Year, Vietnam holiday

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