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: BAI DINH-TRANG AN ONE DAY TOUR (B/L/-)
07h00: Car and tour guide pick you up at a place in city to depart for Ninh Binh, on the way stop in Phu Ly (free time for breakfast)
09h15: 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 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight.
11h00: Have lunch in restaurant, enjoy specialties: mountain goat, Ngoc Duong wine.
12h30: Depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction, take boat cruise to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers – a Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh.
16h00: Return to Hanoi.
18h00: Arrive Hanoi. Have dinner at your own cost.
DAY 4: 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.
DAY 5: 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 6: HA NOI-SAPA- CAT CAT (B/L/D)
06h00: Have breakfast at hotel and check out.
06h30: Guide will pick you up at hotel then depart to Sapa, following Noi Bai Lao Cai highway.
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.
13h00: Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel, have lunch.
14h30: You start trekking to Cat Cat village which is occupied by the Black Hmong tribe. Here, you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in twentieth century. You will experience the tribal way of life of ethnic minorities while enjoying wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields and the waterfall in Cat Cat village.
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.
DAY 7: LAO CHAI- TA VAN- MUONG HOA VALLEY- HA NOI (B/L/-)
After breakfast, the tourist will visit Lao Chai TaVan Village to understand more about ethnic minority community enjoy imposing mountain scenery, terraced fields, and marvelous nature. Visit ancient sacred stones with big small ones which have many unique images, secret sigh. See bridge which made by rattan like Muong Hoa stream.
You have lunch in Lao Chai.
13h30: The bus will pick you up at TaVan come back to Sapa Town.
16h00: It‘s time to say “Good bye Sapa!” and drive back to Hanoi. Along the way, once again you have a chance to enjoy the magical beauty of northwest mountains.
21h00: We arrive in Ha Noi. Check in hotel. Have dinner at your own cost.
DAY 8: 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!