Hanoi arrival Day 2:
Hanoi city tour Day 3:
Hanoi - Halong Day 4:
Halong - Hanoi - night train to Sapa Day 5, 6:
Sapa, night train in Day 6 back to Hanoi Day 7:
Departure Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi for check in. Stay over night at the hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour ( B/L )
In the morning: 08:00 – 08:30 a.m: Our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel and start to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house – where Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, then visit Ho Chi Minh’s museum where tourists will learn what he had done for Viet Nam and some other countries and a lot of information about President Ho Chi Minh. The next place is One Pillar Pagoda which is a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square pond. Leave One Pillar Pagoda for the Temple of Literature the first college of Viet Nam dedicated to Confucian. Have lunch at a restaurant.
In the afternoon:
If Tues, Thurs, Sats and Suns: After lunch, drive to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, Which is on the shore of West Lake, the Museum of Ethnology. The last place of city tour is Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake), Ngoc Son Temple. Drop off at your hotel.
If Mons, Weds and Fris: After lunch, we will visit Bat Trang Ceramics Village. Drop off at your hotel.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D)
08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way.
12h00 – 12h30 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing
13h00 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic Cruises among the limestone islands…
15h30 – 16h30 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Luon Cave area.
16h30 Back to the V’Spirit Classic Cruise
16h30 – 17h30 Cruise to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climp up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay
17h30 Return to the main boat for a shower. Relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around Overnight on board. Day 4: Halong - Hanoi - Night train to Sapa(B/L)
06h30 – 07h00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast at sunrise.
08h30 – 09h30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay.
09h30 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and more…
10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the habor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h00 Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruise 12h30
Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.
16h30 – 17h00 Trip finishes. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.
20.00: Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Hanoi train station by taxi to get a night train to Laocai. O/N on deluxe wooden train cabin 4-berth with AC.
Day 5: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat village ( B, L, D)
Get the pick-up when the train arrives at Lao Cai Train station and then take a bus drive of 40 km to the hotel in Sapa.
As you arrive, our tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and you will get the tour itinerary reconfirmed by our guide. You will have breakfast in our restaurant. The guide will help you to put your bags in the hotel luggage store and then he will take you to explore Sapa town. After that we get back to the hotel for checking in the hotel room. Your lunch will be in the hotel restaurant then. Our guide will get back in the early afternoon ( about 1 Pm) and take you to Cat Cat village. We depart out of the hotel and pass through the market to the sealed pathways to Cat Cat. This twisty beautiful vista road leads you to stairs where we descend to the centre of the village of Black H’mong tribe and keeping going down to the Cat Cat waterfall. There is an old hydro- power station that is still in use from Colonial French time and in warmer weather, a swim in the small river is possible. We walk along by the river and follow the sealed road back up to our hotel. Arrive at the hotel at apprx. 4 Pm.
Dinner is in the hotel restaurant again. Day 6: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Chai Village - Lao Cai ( B, L, D)
Get up in the morning for breakfast and check out the hotel room, your bags will be put in the hotel luggage store again.
We start the trip at 9 Am with the guide. We will walk about 15 kilometers, visit three different villages belonging to the Black H’Mong , Dzay and Red Dzao people. We guide you along waterfalls, rice fields and a small river in a lush valley with sweeping landscapes. This tour has the option of lunch in a minority home or pack lunch from the hotel at a picturesque location. We will get the pick up by van/ bus after visiting the last village.
Arriving at the hotel for shower and dinner. Our bus will pick you up at the hotel for the night train back to Hanoi ( time is at 4:30 Pm or 6:00 Pm, depending on your train time and your wishes).Arrive at Lao Cai train station and take the night train back to Hanoi. O/N on deluxe wooden train cabin 4-berth with AC.
Day 7: Departure from Hanoi
5.00AM: Arrival to Hanoi train station, you are picked up and transfer to Noi Bai airport for departure flight. End of services. Inclusive
- Accommodation based on twin sharing room at locals with daily breakfast
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner)
- Package tour Halong bay cruise 2 days/ one night with kayaking & shuttle bus
- All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
- English speaking tour guide at places
- Mineral water in day tour
- A/C bus/car transfer as tour program
- Deluxe train ticket Hanoi – Laocai - Hanoi
- Visa application fee to Vietnam: USD45/person
- Personal expenses
- Other meals and drinks
- Early check in & late check out for accommodation at the places
- Airport tax and departure tax
- Tip for tour guide & driver:
- Extra charge on peak season: Chrismas; New Year, Vietnam holidays