- Duration: 08 Days
- Location: Vietnam
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Vietnam Northern tour: Northern Vietnam of course includes visiting the capital Hanoi, but also exploring other parts of the region such as the beautiful Sapa Valley and topping it off seeing Halong Bay by cruise tour, so come with S Viet Travel to make it an unforgettable experience!
DAY 1: Hanoi Arrival, capital of Vietnam
Welcome to Hanoi, the oriental gem of the Indochina, meet in the airport, transfer to hotel, rest of the day will be your own plan and exploration with your family, Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: Hanoi Sightseeing (B – -)
Visit the following for this day tour in Hanoi:
We visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex including the Mausoleum, former residence quarter, the stilts house and the impressive One Pillar Pagoda.
Get familiar with the fabulous Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam
Visit Ethnology Museum to get an insight of the different ethnic and groups living in Vietnam, Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: Duong Lam Ancient Village – Night train to Sapa (B, L)
Breakfast in hotel, we move to Duong Lam Village, this is an interesting place for families to explore the ancient side of the Vietnam, we drive for 30km through the local villages and the Red River Delta Quarters, arrive to the village to visit the following:
Well – preserved Mong Phu Temple, time to walk around the narrow lanes of the village, lunch will be served in local restaurant.
Visit Mia Pagoda, another ancient pagoda dating back to the 15th century.
Visit Ngo Quyen and the impressive Phung Hung Temple which was built in memory of 2 Vietnamese heroes with the same name.
Back to Hanoi, en route we top the visit to another beautiful temple called Tay Phuong Pagoda. The pagoda offers beautiful architecture and ancient unique sculptures.
Arrive in Hanoi, transfer to the Hanoi train station for an overnight train to the North, to Sapa, Overnight in train to Sapa.
DAY 4: Sapa Discovery (B – L)
Arrive in Lao Cai, you’ll be picked up by your guide and driver to transfer you to Sapa Town, arrive and check in at your hotel. Sapa is a region that has been home to many ethnic tribes each wearing colorful and of course different costumes, we spend our day for a light trek that has been planned for your day, we will follow our guide to the Lao Chai and Ta Van Village through the impressive Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range, you will be served a local cuisine with the ethnic family. Afternoon is at your own, Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 5: Sapa to Hanoi (B)
Breakfast in your hotel, we will go for a pleasant trekking through the narrow trails to meet the Black Hmong ethnic minorities in the Ma Tra village, out trail is surrounded by the rice-fields and the beautiful lush pines, Lunch with the local families in the village, in the afternoon, we will visit the Red Dao, or Zao minority village at the village that called Ta Phin. Time to visit the village and communicate with the villagers and minority people having been always one of the best moments of any trip to Sapa. Afterwards, transfer back to Sapa, drive to Lao Cai for an overnight train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
DAY 6: Drive to Halong Bay (B – L – D)
Breakfast in your hotel, after, we will drive for 4 hour to Halong Bay, an incredible bay that is registered as a new wonder of the world in 1994, we drive through the Red River Delta, arrive in Halong Pier, check in with welcome drink, lunch on board while cruising through the Emerald Bay toward the Bai Tu Long Bay, in afternoon, there are some activities to enjoy with your family such as kayaking around Cap La and Tra San by kayak, visit the floating villages or swim in the warms waters of the ever green waters of the bay, dinner on board, Overnight on board the cruise.
DAY 7: Halong Bay (B – L – D)
Spending your day for cruising through the bay, activities are depending on the cruise program and it can be add or revised by the cruise decision. Overnight in Halong bay.
DAY 8: Halong to Hanoi – Departure (B – -)
Breakfast on board the cruise, tai chi instruction will be held on the deck, you may join if you are interested, we take time to enjoy the beautiful bay while cruising back to the Halong Pier, departure, meet with driver to transfer back to Noi Bai Airport for your departure flight back to your third destination.
What are included ?
- 7 nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- Cruising on Halong Bay
- Meals as mentioned B – L – D
- Transport services by private vehicle
- Admission fees
- English speaking guide
What are not included ?
- International and domestic airline ticket
- Visa Services
- International Departure Tax
- Insurance services
- Tips and personal plans