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Northern Vietnam Highlights tour 7D6N

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Hanoi city tour - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hoa Lu & Tam Coc. All highlights of Northern Vietnam in this package.
Rate from 455 per person
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Duration 7D6N

V'spirit Cruise/Deluxe cabin (or equivalent)

Hanoi Legacy hotel/Superior room (or equivalent)

Sapa Lodge hotel/Superior room (or equivalent)

Hanoi city & Sapa: Private tour

Halong Bay: Join group tour

To customize this trip, please contact us : info@halongbaysails.com.vn

 

 

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL - CITY TOUR - NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI (L)

Upon arrvival at Hanoi airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel by our driver. Guide pick up for visit Hanoi city including Temple of Literature - the first University in Vietnam. Continue to visit Memory house, the 87 Ma May house is a classic example of late 19th-century housing in Hanoi's Old Quarter. It was renovated by a UNESCO-funded organization to a close approximation of its original condition. Many houses in the Old Quarter are known as "tube houses" since they can be as long as 70 meters and as narrow as two meters--this developed as an attempt to minimize taxes, as each property was taxed according to the width of the street-facing facade. To allow for sufficient light in these narrow dwellings, it was necessary to design multiple courtyards along the length of each house. Although the 87 Ma May house is comparatively wide, it was designed along the same principals.

Lunch at local restaurant, afternoon take a Cyclo tour around Hoan Kiem lake and Old quarters, continue to visit Dong Xuan market, this is the biggest market of Hanoi on the North part of Old quarters was constructed in 1889. End tour with a-hour traditional water puppet show. Transfer back to Hanoi hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 2: SAPA ARRIVAL - TREKKING TO HILL TRIBE VILLAGES (B,L)

Early morning arrive at Lao Cai. Transfer to breathtaking-landscapes Sapa (a home to various Vietnamese ethnic minorities) with our local guide. Local breakfast at Sapa before trekking to the villages. Sneak through the market and leave the busy town behind before going downhill to idyllic Cat Cat village. Stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while. Trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces and enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river. Arrive at Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest while river-nearby lunch is served. Head to Muong Hoa valley then pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Ta Van village of Giay minority. Walk along the valley to enjoy the view as well as swim in the river nearby. Return to Sapa. Dinner is own your own. Overnight in Sapa

DAY 3: SAPA - SILVER WATERFALL - LAO CAI - TRAIN TO HANOI (B)

Morning breakfast at hotel before departing for the Silver Waterfall. Located half hour drive from Sapa, the Water Fall offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. Stop by a local farm to enjoy a cup of traditional tea. Have a talk with friendly locals. Drive uphill to Heaven Gate, the highest stretch road of Vietnam. Enjoy the fantastic view over the valley. Lunch and free afternoon for wandering through Sapa market and doing some shopping (without guide). 17:30 Return to Lao Cai train station. Meals are on your own. Overnight on train back to Hanoi.

DAY 4: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B,L,D)/ join group

Morning around 5am arrive in Hanoi station, taxi by yourself to hotel for breakfast & wait for Halong Bay bus (not check-in hotel).

08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay.  Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way.

12h30 – 13h00 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing

13h30 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.

15h30 – 16h30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. 16h30 Back to the V’Spirit Classic Cruise

16h30 – 17h30 Continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way. 17h30 – 19h00 Cooking class and sunset party on sundeck

19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around. Overnight on board.

DAY 5: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B,L)/ join group

06h30 – 07h00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt

07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone.

08h30 – 09h30 Kayaking to explore around the area or visit a floating house and learn about the daily life of the local fishermen who live there.

09h30 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.

09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.

10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

12h00 Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruises.

12h30 Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.

16h30 – 17h00 Trip finishes.

DAY 6: HANOI - NINH BINH (B,L)/join group

Around 7:45-8:30am our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quater, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties.  Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at noon time.

After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone.  Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (around 5 km). Dive back to Ha Noi and drop off at your hotel at around 6pm. Dinner is own your own. Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 7: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)

Enjoy breakfast at hotel, free time until transfer time to airport for your flight back home. Trip ends.

 

Inclusions

Welcome Drinks on board

Private/Shuttle bus with AC vehicle

Meals as dedicated (B= Breakfast/Brunch, L=Lunch; D=dinner)

Hotel accommodation as program

Train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (Deluxe cabin/soft-sleeper 4 people sharing)

Cruise Itinerary and Program

Boat trip in Tam Coc & Halong Bay

Kayaking fee in Halong Bay

Entrance and Sightseeing Fees 

English speaking tour guide for touring part

Taxes and Service Charges

 

Exclusions

Airfares, Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses

Visa fee to Vietnam

Tour guide for transfers

Early check-in and late check-out

Surcharge for holidays

All other services not clearly mentioned above

 

    Bring passport with 6 months validity 

    Some cash in Vietnamese Dong / USD for personal expenses

    Sun block or insect repellent, sport shoes

    Bring something warm to wear [From Dec till March]

    Please be ready on time for our pick up service

    Card payment might not be available on board

    Outside beverages are applicable corkage fee

    Travel light, as you can please arrange to keep big luggage at your hotel

Note:

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood & international. Guests should advise of any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers. A valid passport is required upon check-in. Otherwise, boarding may be denied by port authority.

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