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 6 Days / 5 Nights

6 Days Best of Northern Vietnam

The trip covers the best of Northern Vietnam, from the city to the mountains and down to the beaches

Special Features

•  Enjoy the many highlights of Hanoi – the old town, street food, natural lakes, ancient pagodas, and museums

•  Discover Sapa with mountain trekking opportunities, ethnic homestays, and beautiful views

•  Visit Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site with thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea

 

The itinerary is flexible to change anything to suit your needs

Day 1 / Overnight train:  Arrival Hanoi – Airport pick up – Meet your tour manager at hotel to go over any questions in your itinerary – City Tour – Dinner – Night train to Sapa (D)

Day 2 / Sapa:  Arrival in Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai Ethnic Village (B, L)

Day 3 / Overnight train:  Sin Chai – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van Ethnic Village – Night train back Hanoi (B, L, D)

Day 4 / Halong Bay:  Arrival in Hanoi – Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship in Halong Bay  (B, L, D)

Day 5 / Hanoi:  Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

Day 6 / Departure:   Hanoi – Departure (B)

Trip Package Includes

•  A/C private transfers indicated in the program
•  5 nights of accommodations

    ∗  1 night Hanoi
    ∗  2 nights return train: Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
    ∗  1 night Sapa
    ∗  1 night Halong Bay on the cruise ship
•  12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
•  Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship in Halong Bay (A/C private double/ twin cabin for 02 persons on the cruise ship)
•  All admission costs at places mentioned in the itinerary
•  English-speaking tour guide
•  All entrance fees
•  All taxes & service charges
•  Local sim card for cell phone

 

Trip Package Excludes

•  Other meals and personal expenses that are not noted in the program

•  Trip insurance

Day 1:

Arrival in Hanoi – Pick up - Meet your tour manager - City Tour - Dinner - Night train to Sapa

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast · Dinner · Tour guide · All entrance fees · accommodation on train Hanoi – Sapa (first class, soft sleeper, A/C four wooden berths cabin)

Activities :

When you arrive at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, our driver and tour guide will meet you and take you to the hotel in the heart of the old town to check in and meet your tour manager to go over any questions in your itinerary.  After that, if time allows, we will take a 2-hour cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Then, proceed to Thang Long Theater for a water puppet show, a unique Vietnamese traditional art form. This art evolved from rural Vietnamese festivals. The artists, both men, and women stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, causing them to move, talk, laugh, and even dance on the water’s surface. Then, we have dinner in a local restaurant in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter until it’s time for our tour guide to take you to Hanoi Railway Station to catch our night train to Sapa. Spend the night on the train

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Day 2:

Arrival Sapa – Cat Cat Village - Sin Chai Village

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast · Dinner · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Sapa

Activities :

When we arrive at Lao Cai Railway Station around 6 a.m., our tour guide and driver will meet you and take you to your Sapa hotel to check in and have breakfast before taking a trekking tour to the nearby Cat Cat and Sin Chai ethnic villages.  Exploring two of these villages to see the H’Mong people and their daily activities, as well as their earnings from weaving and dyeing cloth; on the way to these ethnic villages, you can also see paddy fields and the animals of the local H’Mong people, such as chickens, water-buffaloes, and pot-bellied pigs; and in Cat Cat Village, you can also see the old hydro-electric power station, which was built by the French in the early twentieth century. Then we will return to your hotel in Sapa town. This evening, you should visit Sapa Love Market, which is held only in the evenings every week and is located near your hotel. At this market, you can see ethnic couples who come to find each other and share their feelings. Overnight in Sapa at a hotel

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Day 3:

Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van Ethnic Village – Night train back Hanoi

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast · Lunch · Dinner · Tour guide · All entrance fees · accommodation on train  Sapa – Hanoi (first class, soft sleeper, A/C four wooden berths cabin)

Activities :

After breakfast, you will be escorted to begin your trekking tour to Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai Village via the Muong Hoa Valley, where we will learn about the Black Hmong people. The Black Hmong are one of the largest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and continue to practice their traditions and way of life. They speak their own language and dress in traditional indigo blue attire. Then we went to Ta Van village to meet the Zay people. The Zay is a relatively small minority group of approximately 38.000 people who live primarily in the mountains of Northwest Vietnam. Although some of their old customs have been lost due to development, many women still wear traditional purple, blue, or green shirts. Zay houses are constructed of wood and bamboo, with a clay floor. While in Sapa, these two villages are both worthwhile and enjoyable to visit. Return to Lao Cai Railway Station in the late afternoon for dinner before boarding a night train back to Hanoi. Pass the night on the train.

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Day 4:

Arrival Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cruise & Overnight on the 5-star the boat cruise

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast · Dinner · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Accommodation on a 5-star cruise ship in Halong Bay

Activities :

At around 5 a.m., the train arrives at Hanoi Railway Station, where our tour guide will accompany you to the hotel to take a bath, relax, and eat breakfast until 08h00 – 08h30, when our driver will pick you up and begin the 3-and-a-half-hour drive to Halong Bay. * 12h00 – 12h30 Embark on the cruise briefing while cruising along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock, Turtle Island… * 15h30 – 17h30 Visit Amazing Cave (Sung Sot Cave) and kayak along the bay’s hidden parts * 17h30 – 19h00 Swim, take photos, or simply relax as the sun sets * 19h00 Dinner is served Socialize with other guests or simply relax. Overnight stay on board.

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Day 5:

Halong Bay - Hanoi

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast · Dinner · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hanoi

Attractions:

Halong Bay Hallow Caves

Activities :

* 06h00 – 07h00 Swim, exercise, or go on a photo hunt to start your day * 07h00 – 11h00 Breakfast should be served at sunrise. Cruise to Ba Hang Fishing Village, pass Dog Rock and Incense Burner, then return to the harbor. Our cruise disembarks around 11:00 a.m. * 12h00 – 16h30. Transfer you to your Hanoi hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to explore Hanoi, where you should not miss the night market in the old town. Stay in a hotel in Hanoi for the night.

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Day 6:

Hanoi - Departure

Included:

Private A/C transportation · Breakfast

Attractions:

Airport transfer

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Free time for more discoveries in Hanoi, until it’s time to transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back home or your next destination.