DISCOVER THE NORTH OF VIETNAM 13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS
|Tour duration||13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS|
|Travel style||RELAX, TREKKING, CLASSIC|
North Vietnam plays host to some of the country’s most delightful regions. Head out to colourful Sapa for some outstanding trekking amongst breathtaking scenery, enjoy the culture and majesty of the great city of Hanoi, and relax amongst the stunning limestone karsts and picturesque fishing villages of Ha Long Bay. North Vietnam holidays will take you to some unique, delightful, and welcoming places.
DISCOVER THE NORTH OF VIETNAM 13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL
Our guide and driver will warmly welcome you at the airport to bring you to your hotel. Relax after a long flight. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2 : FREE DAY TO RELAX (B)
Whole day relaxing after long flight. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3 : HANOI - MAICHAU (B, L)
Today, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel transferred to Maichau. It takes around 3.5 hour to drive to Maichau. Arrival Maichau around 12p.m, have lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, you will check in homestay.
This afternoon, you can cycle or trek in the off typical tourist tracks, along the villages to meet local people. Go through rice paddies and small streams, discovering the natural beauty of the valley and encountering the culture of the White Thai people living in the region. Have dinner with local foods. Tonight, you will have great experience when stay overnight on house on stilt. Overnight in Maichau
DAY 4: MAICHAU - CUCPHUONG NATIONAL PARK OR BAIDINH PAGODA + VAN LONG BOAT TRIP (B, L)
Today, you have 2 options:
1/ You can drive to Cucphuong national to trek up a high mountain and visit to thousand years old tree. Visit to Primate Endangered Rescued Center and Tortoise Rescued Center to see many kind of langurs and tortoise were taken care here before freeing them to nature.
2/ You can take another boat trip in Van Long, then visit to Bai Dinh pagoda, it is the biggest pagoda in Southeast Asia with many records such as: the biggest bzone Buddha statues, biggest number of Buddha statues… Then take our bus back to your hotel in Ninhbinh. Overnight in Ninhbinh.
DAY 5 : NINHBINH - MUA CAVE - TAMCOC CYCLING - TRANG AN BOAT TRIP (B, L)
In the morning, drive to a high mountain to climb up 600 steps and enjoy great view of Tamcoc, then come down and drive to Tamcoc for cycling tour and enjoy wonderful scenery of the Limestone Kingdom. Have lunch at our local restaurant. In the afternoon, drive to Trang An for taking a nice boat trip in 2 hours.
Drive back our resort at around 4 pm for swimming in resort’s pool. Overnight in Ninhbinh.
DAY 6: NINHBINH - HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
In the morning, drive to Halong bay. You will check in our luxury cruise, have lunch on boat and spend whole afternoon relaxing, enjoying fantastic scenery of Halong bay. Dinner and stay overnight on Halong Cruise.
DAY 7 : FURTHER DISCOVER HALONG BAY (B, L, D).
Today, you will take a smaller boat to go further to remote areas in the bay. You will have a whole day today to discover Halong bay and do swimming, visiting caves.... Then turn back to our luxury Cruise. Overnight on Halong Cruise.
DAY 8: HALONG - HANOI (B, L)
Keep cruising in the morning, relax and comfort yourself on sun deck. Have lunch on boat, then say goodbye to crews, our driver will pick you up and drive back to Hanoi in the afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 9: HANOI - SAPA (B, L)
In the morning, drive to Sapa on a new highway. You will arrive Sapa at lunch time. In the afternoon, walk to a very beautiful valley to visit Cat Cat village of Black H’Mong people, a lot of beautiful sceneries for you to enjoy here such as: terrace rice fields, high mountains, streams, waterfalls, villages and local people…..Your walking will finish at our car parking where our driver waiting for you to pick up and then drive to hotel to stay overnight in Sapa.
DAY 10: FANSIPAN LEGEND CABLE CAR - TREKKING TO VILLAGES IN THE AFTERNOON (B, L)
In the morning, our guide and driver will take you to Fansipan Cable Car Station to enjoy a stunning view of this region, you will have chance to conquer the highest peak in Indochina (3.143 m above sea level), your guide will appoint the time to come back.
In the afternoon, you will visit the longest pass of Vietnam, O Quy Ho pass of more than 50 km long, you will have chance to enjoy stunning view here. Also, on the way you can see Silver Waterfall with breathtaking scenery. Drive back Sapa for relaxing. Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 11: SAPA TREKKING - HANOI (B, L)
After breakfast, check out and our guide and driver will bring you down to the most beautiful Muong Hoa valley (other side of Cat Cat village), along the way, you will have chance to see the most amazing valley in Indochina. Today, it depends on your ability, you can discuss with our guide how far you like to walk, your guide will arrange you the best routes for your trekking. When our car arrive at Laochai village, you will be welcomed by dozen of local people. We start to walk to their village and enjoy beautiful scenery and nice atmosphere of forests and mountains here.
Continue your tour a with a short walk to another village of Tavan. Here you’ll have the opportunity to understand more on the daily life of these tribes as well as their culture and traditions.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. .Then, check out and and drive back Hanoi in the late afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 12: HANOI CITY TOUR (B, L)
08:00 AM: Our tour guide and driver will pick up you from your hotel lobby. Begin with a visit to Ba Dinh Square, Hochiminh mausoleum, president residential area, president Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilt and the One-Pillar Pagoda. Then we visit to the ancient Temple of Literature, also known as Confucius temple as well as Vietnam’s first National University. The temple’s history dated back to 11th century. Have lunch at a popular local restaurant.
PM: After lunch, continuing to visit the remarkable Museum of Ethnology to examine the crafts, textiles, and traditions of Vietnam’s diverse ethnic groups and hill tribes. Finish your day with walking to the oldest bridge in Hanoi, Long Bien bridge and then walking around Hanoi Old Quarter, visit to a local market to see local foods and vegetables that local people come to buy for their dinners. Return to hotel in the late afternoon. Enjoy water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 13: Hanoi departure (B).
Our driver will pick you up and drive to the airport for catching your flight back home. End of our services! Good lucks and see you again!
*******************************ENJOY YOUR TRIP****************************
This price includes:
Private modern transport
Accommodations: 12 nights: 5 nights in Hanoi + 2 nights in Ninhbinh + 1 night in Maichau + 2 nights in Sapa + 2 nights + 2 nights in Halong cruise
Professional English speaking guide
12 meals and daily breakfast at your hotels as stated in the itinerary. B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Diner
Private boat trip in Trang An Ecotourism landscape.
Biking tour in Tamcoc
Climbing up 600 steps in Hang Mua mountain for great views.
All tickets and entrance fees to sightseeing places.
Cable car to Fansipan Peak in 2 ways
Water puppet ticket show
Purified waters on car.
This price excludes:
All international flights and visa arrangement.
Drinks except for water on the car
Tipping and gratuities for guide, drivers, boat rowers.....
Personal expenses and not clearly mentioned things
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