DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL
Meet on arrival at Noi Bai airport International Airport and transfer to hotel. Free time. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI CAPITAL – LAO CAI (Night train) (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit One pillar pagoda, Fine Arts Museum, Literature Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh temple.
After lunch, Visit Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple, cyclo ride around Hanoi’s Old quarter. Transfer to the train station for night train to Lao Cai.
DAY 3: HILLTRIBE MARKET IN LAO CAI (B)
The train arrive to Lao Cai around 5h00am. Visit a local hill-tribe market.
Lunch time. Drive to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 4: SAPA – HANOI (Night train) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Lao Chai, staging point for the day’s hike. See the H’mong at work and at play in their distinctive dark blue dress. Continue hiking to the village of Ta Van to visit members of the Zay tribe. Afternoon, personal visit around Sapa. After diner, transfer to the Lao Cai train station for night train to Hanoi.
DAY 5: HANOI – NINH BINH (B)
The train will arrive in Hanoi at 5h00 am. Breakfast at a local restaurant.
We have a 3 hour drive (110km South) to the city of Ninh Binh, also known as the “Terrestrial Halong Bay” and the Ancient Capital.
Lunch served at a local restaurant.
It will be an exciting day highlighted, by a 2 hour boat ride in a hand-woven bamboo row boat down the Tam Coc streams enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks. Visit Bai Dinh pagoda, one of the biggest pagoda in Vietnam. Drive to Hoa Lu. Visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80), and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
DAY 6: NINH BINH – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Leave your hotel in Ninh Binh for driving to Halong. Arrive in Halong around noon, we join our group and board a cruise ship for a wonderful cruise on the emerald green waters of Halong Bay among the 3,000 spectacular limestone islands with a fabulous seafood lunch served on board.
Then it is your pleasure time for swimming and sunbathing. In the evening, you will have dinner on board whistle watching sunset. Tonight, you will experience memorable overnight on board.
DAY 7: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)
Continuing to visit the Bay and brunch is served on board. Arrive at the boat docking station around 11:00AM. Return to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 8: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
Free time until transfer to the Noi Bai airport for departure flight.
* Price includes:
- VAT and service charge
- Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- Night train Lao Cai – Hanoi – Lao Cai
- Air-conditioned private (Car or Van or Bus) for transfers and transportation
- English-speaking guide
- All meals as specified in each itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Diner)
- Sightseeing admission fees, boat fees as specified in the program
* Price excludes:
- Drinks, meals unspecified
- Domestic and International airfares and airport taxes.
- Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses and other services not mentioned above.
- Visa to Vietnam