THE NORTH OF VIETNAM 9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS

THE NORTH OF VIETNAM 9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS
Tour Information
Tour code 062
Tour duration 9 DAYS 8 NIGHTS
Tour start/end Hanoi/ Hnaoi

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (NO MEAL) - No guide

DAY 2: HANOI - HALONG (Share tourist bus of Halong bay cruise) [B/L/D]

DAY 3: HALONG - HANOI [B/L]

DAY 4: HANOI - CAT CAT VILLAGE (JOIN GROUP TOUR 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT) [B/L/D]

DAY 5: SAPA - Y LINH HO - LAOCHAI - TAVAN - HANOI [B/L]

DAY 6: HANOI - HOALU TEMPLES COMPLEX - CYCLING TO MUA CAVE  (JOIN GROUP TOUR 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT) [B/L/D]

DAY 7: NINHBINH SIGHSEEING - HANOI [B/L]

DAY 8: HANOI CITY TOUR (Join group tour) [B/L]

DAY 9: HANOI DEPARTURE [B]

 


FULL ITINERARY

DAY 1(Wednesday, 19 June 2019): HANOI ARRIVAL (NO MEAL) - No guide

Our driver (no guide) will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel to check in. Overnight in Hanoi city.

DAY 2(Thursday, 20 June 2019): HANOI - HALONG (Share tourist bus of Halong bay cruise) [B/L/D]

After breakfast at your hotel, you will go to Halong bay. Arrive Halong bay at lunch time, you will check into the boat to cruise around Halong bay and soak into fabulous scenery of this world heritage site. Halong bay is a breath taking secluded bay with over 3, 000 limestone islands rising from the clear emerald waters of the Bac Bo gulf ( gulf of Tonkin). It is one of the most magnificent scenic regions in Vietnam and had been listed as 1 of new 7 Wonders of the World. The area of about 1500 sq km is dotted with innumerable beaches and grottoes, created over thousands of year by the waves and wind. Have lunch, dinner and breakfast on boat. Stay overnight on boat.

DAY 3(Friday, 21 June 2019): HALONG - HANOI [B/L]

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea on sundeck, and enjoy the fantastic scenery of UNESCO's natural heritage. Have lunch on boat, then the boat trip finish at 11:30 am, catch our car/bus back Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 4(Saturday, 22 June 2019): HANOI - CAT CAT VILLAGE (JOIN GROUP TOUR 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT) [B/L/D]

6:30 - 7:00 – Our driver and tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi to depart for Sapa.

10:00 – Follow the highway to Lao Cai City with a comfortable short break on the way to Sapa.

13:00 – Arrive at Sapa town and be amazed by the colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic people. Enjoy welcome drinks and itinerary briefing. Then, have lunch with local Vietnamese dishes before the hotel check-in.

14:30 – Start hiking downhill to Cat Cat village at the bottom of Muong Hoa Valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan – the highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina. Upon arrival at the village, you will have a chance to visit the Black H’mong’s traditional stilt houses as well as watch people weaving, embroidering, and drying their clothes, etc. Then, keep walking to visit the dramatic and picturesque Cat Cat Waterfall, which is a great spot for photo-shoots. 

17:00 – Return to Sapa town for dinner. Enjoy your free time in the afternoon to explore Sapa Market and town. Overnight in Sapa

DAY 5(Sunday, 23 June 2019): SAPA - Y LINH HO - LAOCHAI - TAVAN – HANOI [B/L]

8:00 – Have breakfast at the hotel.

9:00 – Begin trekking from Sapa towards another part of Muong Hoa Valley where you can see the magnificent landscapes of the mountainous region. Trek through Y Linh Ho, the village of the Black H’mong, then continue the adventure through lush rice terraces to visit Lao Chai village and experience the Black H’mong’s daily life and traditional culture.

11:30 – Arrive at Ta Van village of Tay minority, which is exhibiting a strong influence from Chinese culture. Take a bus ride to return to Sapa.

14:30 –Free time in Sapa for refreshment.

15:15 – Catch a bus to travel back to Hanoi.

21:15 – Arrive in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 6(Monday, 24 June 2019): HANOI - HOALU TEMPLES COMPLEX - CYCLING TO MUA CAVE [B/L/D]

07.30 – 08.30: Our guide and bus pick you up from hotel and start driving to Ninh Binh, on the way, you experience the peaceful scenery along the Highway 1A, stop for a short break to stretch your legs

10.30 – 11.30: Arrive at Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel, take time to visit King Dinh and King Le’s temples.

12.30: You arrive in Tam Coc Wharf – the most exciting boating port in the North at Noon and have buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisines in a local restaurant.

14.00: Cycling to Mua cave with stunning rice fields with buffalos, goats…along the road till approaching Mua cave. You walk up to the top of the mountain where Mua cave is located, visiting lovely stalactites and stalagmites inside, then take a spectacular view from the top to the valley.

16.00: You relaxingly cycle back to Tam Coc through the villages with daily life

16.30 – 17.00: Check in Tam Coc Bungalow which located among the village and facing to the river. Then you will have your own time relaxing till short Cooking lesson of how to make the authentic cakes with simple available ingredients at home taken place. You may spend time for relaxing, reading books or swimming.

19:00: Enjoy dinner and overnight in bungalow.

DAY 7(Tuesday, 25 June 2019): NINHBINH SIGHSEEING - HANOI [B/L]

07.30: Welcome a new day with Sunrise breakfast then a visit to morning local market to see how local people sell and shop with authentic goods that you never see in the tourist places

09.00: Get on boat at Tam Coc Wharf then enjoy the exciting boat trip on Ngo Dong River with sampan boats through caves and visit stunning river surrounded by Limestone Karsts with rich fauna and flora.

11.30: You finish the boat trip and savoir the authentic lunch made by our chef.

12.00: Check - out bungalow then you will have your own time to relax.

15.00: Joining with our Afternoon Tea time for highlight a lovely day.

16.00: Get on bus to go back to Hanoi. We drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi around 18:30 – 19:00. Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 8(Wednesday, 26 June 2019): HANOI CITY TOUR (Join group tour) [B/L]

Option1: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday – (Ha Noi City Tour - Ethnology Museum)

Considered charming colonial city, tourists would find Hanoi very typical feature of oriental city alive with its tree-lined boulevards and lakes and its blend of French, Chinese and Vietnamese architecture. Hanoi is the jewel of Asia. A cyclo trip will bring you to charming "36 streets and 36 wares" of the fascinating Old Quarter.

07:40 - 8:30 Meet your tour guide .

- Start the trip with Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.        

- Visit Ho Chi Minh’s complex, the final resting place of Vietnam's greatest father; his house-on-stilts and One pillar pagoda – modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi.

- Arrive Ethnology museum to learn about cultures of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam. Have a rest and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter.

- Visit Temples of Literature constructed in 1070 - dedicated to Confucius, sages and talented scholars. It is the most famous temple in Hanoi, also functioning as Vietnam's first university.

- Leave for a legendary Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians.

16:00 Arrive back in your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Option 2 : Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Ha Noi City – Bat Trang Ceramics Village )

Bat Trang was known as a famous ceramic producing village formed in 14th century. The village is located near by the Red River which is close to Hanoi city. Bat Trang became the center of ceramic making because of the rich deposition of white clay. Whether you're a browsing amateur art lover or a researching art historian, this tour will give you a comprehensive overview of 700 years of Vietnamese ceramic masterpieces.

07:45 - 08:30 Meet your tour guide at your suggested places around Hanoi Old Quarter.

- Start the trip with Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.        

- Visit Ho Chi Minh complex, the final resting place of Vietnam's greatest father; his house-on-stilt and One pillar pagoda – modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi.

- Visit Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 dedicating to Confucius, sages and scholars. It was also the first university of Viet Nam once. Relax and have lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter.

- Explore daily life of traditional ceramics village of Bat Trang. Visit showrooms and see how they model the products.

- Arrive legendary Hoan Kiem lake. Visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Tran Hung Dao - General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.

15:30 Drop you off. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 9(Thursday, 27 June 2019): HANOI DEPARTURE [B]

Our driver (no guide) will transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back your hometown. Say goodbye to Vietnam. End of our service!

PRICE : USD/ PERSON 

Period: 01 May 2019 - 30 September 2019

Number of guests     

            Price           
1 pax 750
2 pax 488
3 pax  472
4 pax 455
5 pax 440
6 pax 430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trip includes:

+ All accommodations in twin/double sharing rooms as mentioned in the itinerary

+ One night cruise on a wooden junk in Ha Long Bay

+ Rowing boat trip in Hoalu - Tamcoc

+ Kayaking or rowing boat trip to caves

+ Cycling in Mua cave

+ Breakfast, lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)

+ Modern vehicle with air-conditioner

+ Experienced English-speaking guide during your trip

+ All entrance fees to sightseeings as mentioned in the itinerary

+ Water on bus

Trip excludes:

- International flight tickets

- Meals, if not specified in the itinerary

- Visa arrangement

- Tipping for guides, drivers, hotel staff, restaurant staff, boat rider, etc.

- Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc. All other services not specified in the itinerary

 

 

 

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