PRG 02: 7D6N NORTH OF VIETNAM HANOI – SAPA – HA LONG BAY ON CRUISE

DAY 1: HA NOI  ARRIVAL 

Upon arrival Noi Bai airport, Hanoi, meet up our local tour guide and transfer to city centre.

Check in time after 2pm (early check in if room is available).

Free at night to explore Hanoi Old Quarters – the top special historical vestige and the streets have a nearly 1,000-year old history. Exploring the locals’ daily life, the old-style narrow streets and houses, the colorful souvenir shops, and of course trying some of the most tasty traditional foods.

Overnight in Hanoi

 

DAY 2: HA NOI – SAPA TOUR                  (B)

Morning, transfer by road to Sapa. Stop on the route for short rest during 05 hours transfer.

Arrival Sapa at noon time, our guide take you for hiking tour to Cat Cat Village is nestled at the bottom of Muong Hoa Valley, This village was formed in the 19th century, after various ethnic H’Mong and Dzao families came together from other mountainous areas in northern Vietnam. They started cultivating rice and corn in the region, as well as weaving fabric and creating handicrafts to get by.

You can get a glimpse of the residents’ traditional lifestyle by walking into any of the houses that are open for display.

Stop at Cat Cat waterfall is one of the main attractions.

Walking through the village gives tourists a chance to glimpse into the daily lives of the local people and take part in traditional activities.

Overnight in Sapa

 

DAY 3: SAPA TOUR                    (B)

You meet your guide and start hiking. The first part we will mostly trek downhill Y Linh Ho hamlet. The trek offers some stunning views of the rice terraces, gardens and Fan Si Pan mountain ranges. After going through a suspension bridge, we start walking up to Lao Chai San village.
There we are experiencing the richest traditional culture of Black H’Mong people in the region. The trekking route offers a breathtaking view of vegetable gardens and rice terraces with green mountains rising above. There will be time for visiting with local families and learning about their traditional fiber processing.

After this you continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. Ta Van is a small village set within a picturesque valley not far from the northern Vietnamese mountain resort of Sa Pa. The area is renowned for its colorful ethnic minorities, and Ta Van is home to two such groups.

Overnight in Sapa

DAY 4: SAPA – HA NOI    (B)

Morning: free time to explore Sapa & village (optional tour Fansipan – not included)

Afternoon, transfer to Ha Noi by our luxury shuttle bus.

Check in hotel in Hanoi. Rest & relax.

Overnight in Hanoi

 

DAY 5: HANOI – HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE    (B/L/D)

Transfer to Ha Long Bay – Recognized by Unesco as a World Heritage Site since 1994 for it thousands of natural islands and one of the most magnificent scenic spots in Vietnam as well.

The permanent beauty of Ha Long is created by three factors: stone, water and sky.

Ha Long Bay includes its infinitely rich system of grottoes and caves such as: Thien Cung (Heavenly Palace Grotto), Dau Go (Driftwood Grotto), Sung Sot (Surprise Grotto), Tam Cung (Three Palace Grotto), Trinh Nu (Virgin Grotto)… Each is a grandiose and refined natural architectural creation.

While exploring the bay, tourists will feel lost in a legendary world of stone islands which shapes change depending on the angle and the light.

Welcomed and check-in boat at noon, your seafood lunch will be served while the cruise slowly slides on romantic waves of the sea. Afternoon is time for many interesting activities such as: visiting the cave, kayaking, swimming, sunbathing, cooking class… Enjoy special dinner dish and continuing night program with the crew.

Overnight on cruise

Note: The itinerary to visit Halong Bay could be changed by weather and local authority. Program in detail: TBA

DAY 6: HALONG BAY – HA NOI    (B/L or brunch)

Start-up your new day with Tai Chi instruction or just do sunbathing on sundeck and feeling the magnificent dawn scene surrounding, then having breakfast and following cruise’s itinerary (visit cave or floating village…).

Cruising on the deep and clear blue waters of the sea while marveling at the wonderful landscapes of mighty islands and green islets will surely make that vacation a special one.

Brunch/or lunch will be served on board before check out time around 11h00.

You will be returned to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle.

Overnight in Ha Noi

 

DAY 7: HA NOI DEPARTURE     (B)

Transfer to airport to take departure flight. We do hope you enjoy the trip very much.

Note: check out time before 12pm.

*** ENJOY A WONDERFUL JOURNEY ***

PRICE INCLUDE:

  • Professional & helpful local English speaking guides during the tour
  • Accommodation based on TWN/DBL sharing room with daily breakfast
  • Private cabin on sharing cruise in Ha Long Bay with in-house English speaking guide
  • Vietnamese meals as mentioned in the program
  • Transportation by mordern vehicle-AC with experienced driver
  • All entrance fee & sightseeing as mentioned on program
  • 02 bottles (500 ml) of drinking water for each pax per day tour

 

PRICE EXCLUDE:

  • International / Domestic flight ticket & airport tax (if have).
  • Visa arrangement: Visa approver letter & Visa stamp fee
  • Personal expenses: Tel, Fax, Mini Bar, Laundry, etc…
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional serives or optional tours
  • Tippings for tour guide & driver
  • Peak Season & public holiday surcharge with compulsory dinner if any: TBA

CHILD POLICY (accompanied by group of 02 adults up)

  • Under 4 years: Free of charge landtour ( parents pay domestic flight, extra breakfast and other services if any)
  • From 04 – under 11 year old
  • Child no bed: 60%
  • Child with bed: 75%
  • Child from 11 year old: considered as a adult

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