With the option of 7 days in Hanoi, We recommend you get Halong bay boat trip for 2 days 1 night and Sapa trekking to high mountain village for 3 night 2 days , the rest relax in Hanoi old quarter, shopping, enjoy special local food in Hanoi – discover the history capital for 1 day. Hope you will have memorable trip in the North of Viet Nam.
• Discover Hanoi old quarter , the capital of Vietnam
• Halong bay 2 days 1 night , enjoy seafood and discover Halong bay caves
• Sapa trekking villages, visit Ethnic groups
Day 1: Arrival Hanoi – Free time (No meals)
Picked up by our guide at the Noi Bai airport and then be transferred to your hotel in the center of city. Enjoy a brief driving orientation tour of Hoa Kiem Lake, the French Quarter and Old Quarter of Hanoi en – route to your hotel.
You can use the next few hours to rest or explore the surroundings on your own or take a Cyclo ride through the Old Town of Hanoi.
Hanoi, a city between the rivers, built from lowland, Hanoi has many scenic lakes and sometime is called “city of lakes”. As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered to be the cultural centre of Vietnam, where every dynasty has left behind their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike…
Stay one night in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – HON GAI HARBOR – BAI TU LONG BAY – CONG DO – CAP LA ISLAND – TRA SAN (B,L, D)
07.45 – 8:30: The Swan shutter bus will pick you up from your hotel and heading to northeast of Vietnam
12.30: Arrive at Swan office, transferred by tender to Swan Cruise.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.00: Arrive to kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing.
Day 3: TRA SAN – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – HON GAI HARBOR – Hanoi – night train to Sapa (B, L)
06.30: Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck.
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food – ‘PHO’
08.00: Explore the Thien Canh Son. Guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature
09.30: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.
Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier
12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi
17.00: Arrival back your hotel in the Old Quarter.
You are free for dinner.
20:00: our guide comes to your hotel, transfer to Hanoi train station for your night train to Laocai.
Soft sleeper, wooden 4-berth sharing cabin on tourist carriage train.
Day 4: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai village (B, L)
The train will pull in in the morning at Lao Cai station, near the border of China, you will be met by your guide for the 38 miles drive to Sapa, the premier destination of northwest Vietnam.
Enjoy your breakfast and relax at a local restaurant. Then venture out to discover the beautiful mountain landscapes and ethnic minority groups of Sapa. Your guide will take you on a 2 hours trekking to the village of Cat Cat and Sin Chai from here you will trek down to the valley among the terraced fields and meet the hill tribes people, get to know their way of life, cultures and traditions. Get back to Sapa town in the afternoon. Stay over night at the hotel in Sapa town.
Day 5: Sapa – Y Linh Ho village, Lao Chai village, Ta Van village – Night train to Hanoi (B,L,D)
A whole day for discover of nature as well as different culture of hill tribe people on a new trek in Sapa.
We will begin with a walking tour of Sapa market, then trekking downhill from villages to villages around Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Ta Van area which is beautifully decorated by terraced-fields and the house of H’mong, Red Zao and Zay people. You have several levels for your trekking today from soft trek 2-3miles, medium trek (3-4 miles) and hard trek (5 miles +).
Great opportunity for taking photos of breathtaking landscapes, meeting friendly hill-tribe people at home and work…
Have home hosted lunch in the village of Zday people.
Later in the afternoon Jeep or Van will take you back to Lao Cai for the night train to Hanoi. Soft-sleeper, wooden 4-berth sharing cabin on tourist carriage train.
Day 6 : Hanoi – Bai Dinh Trang An or Hanoi city 1 day tour – Hanoi (B, L)
Early morning: arrive in Hanoi train station. Pick up and transfer to a hotel in Hanoi. Refresh and breakfast at hotel. Early check in is not included.
8h15am: Departure from your hotel. Our tour guide and car pick up at hotel to depart for the tour to Bai Dinh pagoda and Trang an eco-tourism.
10:20: Arrive in Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight.
12h00: Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork storage vessel.
13:00 Depart to visit Trang an eco-tourism, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou, Sinh Cave, Si Cave…etc.
16:00: Getting on the car return to Hanoi.
18:30: Back to Hanoi drop you back your address Tour ends.
Stay one night in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi – Aiport (B)
Enjoy breakfast at hotel
We arrange the car to see you off at the airport.
Special package: USD 415 /person apply for 02 persons
Special package: USD 395 /person apply for 04 persons
Special package: USD 380 /person apply for 06 persons upwards
Accommodation in Hanoi , Halong Cruise, Sapa
Meals as itinerary: B (Breakfast); L (Lunch); D (Dinner)
Pick-up / Drop off at Lao Cai Train station.
Pick up / Drop off at Hanoi Hotel to Hanoi Train Station.
Pick up / Drop off Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
Return train tickets: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (4 soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin – Sharing cabin)
Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle and/or a Jeep with an experienced safe driver.
Kayak and gears (Halong bay cruise)
02 bottles of water in cabin (Halong bay cruise)
Experienced English-speaking guides.
Early check-in and/or late check-out (if any)
International flight tickets and airport tax.
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.