DAY 1: ARRIVING HA NOI (-/-/-)
Arriving Ha Noi, our representative will pick you up inside airport, assist to do check in visa procedure and help you through customs gate (if wanted)
Driver will pick you up from airport, transfer to hotel, and check in. Free day. Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 2: HA NOI- CITY TOUR (B/L/-)
Have breakfast at hotel.
08h00- 08h30: Guide picks you up from hotel for visiting the Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho. Then we visit the President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. You’ll also go to the Ho Chi Minh Museum where you can learn about this remarkable man and what he did for Vietnam and the region.
Visit the One Pillar Pagoda- a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.
Explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the Shore of West Lake, go to the Temple of Literature which was Vietnam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.
Have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter. Visit through the Old Quarter where you’ll get a sense of the daily life of this busy city on your way to Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart and soul of Hanoi, meet the ancient 36 streets and numerous alleys amongst temples, pagodas and lakes.
Visit Museum of Ethnology: This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam.
Optional: Rickshaw or Water Puppet show: 5usd/ pax.
Drop off hotel. Have dinner at your own cost.
DAY 3: HA NOI- HA LONG (B/L/D)
06h30: Have breakfast at hotel and check out.
07h30: Driver pick up at hotel, depart to Halong Bay by shuttle bus.
Upon arrival at Vinashin dock, welcomes to the waiting room before departing the tour.
Check in cabin, Start sailing from Vinashin dock, feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among beautiful islets (Indochina studio, Am Island…). The Bai Tu Long area has the wild beauty with the panoramic natural views, making it unforgettable to tourists.
Visiting the VungVieng village - the famous pearl-growing village and the fishing tanks of the local people. Tourists can observe the process of feeding pearl as well as the life of local people on the surface of Halong bay.
Go back to the cruise by tender to relax, do personal hygiene before enjoy the dinner on board. You can treasure the wonderful beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay at the sunset, admire the striking islands and islets, relax and savor the fresh and peaceful atmosphere.
Onboard the vessel, surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, attends our chef’s fruit-decorating demonstration and tries your skills in the art of decorating the fruits and vegetables.
Gala elegant set dinner served onboard. You can enjoy the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night.
Evening activities: relax at leisure, squid fishing…
Overnight on Ha Long Bay aboard Huong Hai Sea Life.
DAY4: HA LONG- HA NOI (B/L/-)
You can try the Tai-chi session on the sundeck at the break of dawn on Bai Tu Long Bay.
Explore the area of Hon Co Island and Co Cave (Grass Cave, also known as ThienCanh Son). You can revel in the breathtaking view of Bai Tu Long bay from above, as well as the glorious long white sand of Hon Co Island.
Relax on the white sand beach of Co Island, enjoy swimming on the area of Co Island, comes back to the Huong Hai Cruise by tender.
Have the lunch in Huong Hai Sealife while the cruise departs from Hon Co Island back to Vinashin dock.
Arrive back at Vinashin dock, Halong city for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back to Hanoi at around 15h40.
Airport transfer from hotel, check in hotel.
Have dinner at your own cost.
DAY 5: HA NOI - SAPA - HAM RONG MOUNTAIN (B/L/D)
06h00-07h00: Our car and tour guide will pick you up at the meeting point then depart to Sapa, following Noi Bai - Lao Cai high-way.
Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains that terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Have a short break in 30 minutes then continue the trip to Sapa.
13.00: Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel, have lunch.
Afternoon: You will begin the trek up Ham Rong (Dragon’s Jaw) Mountain. There are several well-tended flower gardens along the way. Going through two Heaven Gates, you will get the top of Ham Rong Mountain. Up here, you will have sensational spectacular views of the Hoang Lien Son Mountains, including Vietnam’s highest peak - Mount Fanxipan. This is an enjoyable outing, but it’s not the north face of Everest so you will go down in time for dinner.
Evening: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Especially on Saturday night, we highly recommend a stop at the Love Market which is one of unique cultures of ethnic minorities (H’Mong, Dazo. int Lao Cai in pacticular and Northwest of Vietnam in general.
DAY 6: VISIT CAT CAT VILLAGE - HA NOI (B/L/-)
After breakfast, you will start trekking to Cat Cat village which is occupied by the Black H’Mong tribe. You will experience the tribal way of life while enjoying wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields and the waterfall in Cat Cat village. Coming here, you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in twentieth century. After that, you will go back to hotel to check out and be on time for lunch.
Afternoon: Free time to explore Sapa town or go shopping at Sapa market.
16:00: It’s time to say “Good bye Sapa!” and drive back to Hanoi.
21h00: We arrive in Ha Noi. Check in hotel. Have dinner at your own cost.
DAY 7: HA NOI –DEPART (B/-/-)
Have breakfast at hotel, free at leisure until check out.
Picked up from hotel to the airport; End tour and see you!