DISCOVER THE NORTH OF VIETNAM 13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS

DISCOVER THE NORTH OF VIETNAM 13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS
Tour Information
Tour code 082
Tour duration 13 DAYS 12 NIGHTS
Travel style RELAX, TREKKING, CLASSIC
Transport CAR

OVERVIEW:

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,D)

7:00 - 8:00 : Pickup at your hotel in the Old Quarter in our comfortable van/bus
10:00 : Short break
11:30-12:30 : Scenic photo stop of Mai Chau valley/arrive in Mai Chau
12:30 : Traditional lunch in our home(vegetarian available)
14:30: Bicycle ride with your tour guide, see farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves and visit surrounding peaceful villages.
17:00: Free time for cycling, walking, shopping
19:00 : Enjoy the the dinner, you will have a chance to Enjoy traditional dishes prepared in the style of the native Thai and watch the Thai’s traditional Dance show and drink traditional wine “ruou can”. Overnight in Bungalow in Maichau.

DAY 4: MAICHAU - HANOI (B, L)

07:30 –Breakfast time
08:30 – Go with a local Thai tour guide, we will cycling for 2km before start the trek to visit more remote rural villages: Na Meo, Na Mo and Xam Pa villages to see the rice terraces and understand more about their culture and customs
12:00 – Back to the homestay, check-out and go for lunch
13:00– Free time for shopping and relaxing.
15:30 – Get on the van/bus to drive back to Hanoi.
19:00 – Arrive in Hanoi Old quater. Drop you off at your hotel
19:30 – 20:00 Drop off at the guest’s hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

 

DAY 5 : HANOI - SAPA (B, L,D)

6:30 - 7:00 – Our driver and tour guide will come and pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi to depart for Sapa.
10:00 – Follow the highway to Lao Cai City with a comfortable short break on the way to Sapa.
13:00 – Arrive at Sapa town and be amazed by the colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic people. Enjoy welcome drinks and itinerary briefing. Then, have lunch with local Vietnamese dishes before the hotel check-in.
14:30 – Start hiking downhill to Cat Cat village at the bottom of Muong Hoa Valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan – the highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina. Upon arrival at the village, you will have a chance to visit the Black H’mong’s traditional stilt houses as well as watch people weaving, embroidering, and drying their clothes, etc. Then, keep walking to visit the dramatic and picturesque Cat Cat Waterfall, which is a great spot for photo-shoots. 
17:00 – Return to Sapa town for dinner. Enjoy your free time in the afternoon to explore Sapa Market and town. Overnight in Sapa

 

DAY 6: SAPA TREKKING - HANOI (B, L)

8:00 – Have breakfast at the hotel.
9:00 – Begin trekking from Sapa towards another part of Muong Hoa Valley where you can see the magnificent landscapes of the mountainous region. Trek through Y Linh Ho, the village of the Black H’mong, then continue the adventure through lush rice terraces to visit Lao Chai village and experience the Black H’mong’s daily life and traditional culture.
11:30 – Arrive at Ta Van village of Tay minority, which is exhibiting a strong influence from Chinese culture. Take a bus ride to return to Sapa.
14:30 –Free time in Sapa for refreshment.
15:15 – Catch a bus to travel back to Hanoi.
21:15 – Arrive in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 7: HANOI - HALONG[B/L/D]

Our guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to Ha Long bay with a short stop on the way to refresh yourself.  Arrival in Halong Bay after about 4 hour driving, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. A delicious local seafood lunch will be served on board. The Cruise passes by many rocks and islets in any different shapes. We may stop for a while to visit a beautiful cave, if you do not visit this day, you may do in the next day, depending on each boat/junk’s itinerary. You will enjoy a nice dinner on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (optional) and later overnight on board. Overnight on cruise in Halong bay

DAY 8(Monday, 29 July 2019): HALONG BAY FULL DAY

 

Early birds are welcome to attend sunrise Tai Chi on our upper deck and it’s an excellent way to get your energy levels up for today’s adventures. You will be fascinated by the exquisiteness of Halong Bay in the early hours as you enjoy a coffee, tea. Enjoy a buffet breakfast with best local coffee brand and freshly fruit juices.
Today you will enjoy kayaking, swimming or just relax on a stunning secluded beach. Then have lunch on the boat. After that, take a nap or just relax at your leisure as we cruise to our overnight area. Witness one of the most brilliant sunsets you will ever see. This evening is yours to enjoy whatever you please. Tonight we will hold a movie night with a selection of films available. We also have a selection of board games for your entertainment. Overnight on cruise 

 

 

DAY 9: HALONG - HANOI

 

In the morning, you will take a light breakfast, while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. Enjoy a brunch on board before disembarking. Arrive Hanoi at the late afternoon. Free time for optional visit and dinner is on your own arrangement. Overnight in Hanoi

 

DAY 10: HANOI - HOALU TEMPLES COMPLEX - CYCLING TO MUA CAVE[B/L/D]

 

07.30 – 08.30: Our guide and bus pick you up from hotel and start driving to Ninh Binh, on the way, you experience the peaceful scenery along the Highway 1A, stop for a short break to stretch your legs
10.30 – 11.30: Arrive at Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel, take time to visit King Dinh and King Le’s temples.
12.30: You arrive in Tam Coc Wharf – the most exciting boating port in the North at Noon and have buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisines in a local restaurant.
14.00: Cyclingto Mua cave with stunning rice fields with buffalos, goats…along the road till approaching Mua cave. You walk up to the top of the mountain where Mua cave is located, visiting lovely stalactites and stalagmites inside, then take a spectacular view from the top to the valley.
16.00: You relaxingly cycle back to Tam Coc through the villages with daily life
16.30 – 17.00: Check in Tam Coc Bungalow which located among the village and facing to the river. Then you will have your own time relaxing till short Cooking lesson of how to make the authentic cakes with simple available ingredients at home taken place. You may spend time for relaxing, reading books or swimming.
19:00: Enjoy dinner and overnight in bungalow.

 

DAY 11: NINHBINH SIGHSEEING - HANOI [G/B/L]

 

07.30: Welcome a new day with Sunrise breakfast then a visit to morning local market to see how local people sell and shop with authentic goods that you never see in the tourist places
09.00Get on boat at Tam Coc Wharf then enjoy the exciting boat trip on Ngo Dong River with sampan boats through caves and visit stunning river surrounded by Limestone Karsts with rich fauna and flora.
11.30: You finish the boat trip and savoir the authentic lunch made by our chef.
12.00: Check - out bungalow then you will have your own time to relax.
15.00: Joining with our Afternoon Tea time for highlight a lovely day.
16.00: Get on bus to go back to Hanoi. We drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi around 18:30 – 19:00. Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 12: HANOI CITY TOUR (Join group tour)[B/L]

Option1: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday – (Ha Noi City Tour - Ethnology Museum) 
Considered charming colonial city, tourists would find Hanoi very typical feature of oriental city alive with its tree-lined boulevards and lakes and its blend of French, Chinese and Vietnamese architecture. Hanoi is the jewel of Asia. A cyclo trip will bring you to charming "36 streets and 36 wares" of the fascinating Old Quarter.
07:40 - 8:30 Meet your tour guide .
- Start the trip with Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.             
- Visit Ho Chi Minh’s complex, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father; his house-on-stil and One pillar pagoda – modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi.
Arrive Ethnology museum to learn about cultures of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam. Have a rest and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Visit Temples of Literature constructed in 1070 - dedicated to Confucius, sages and talented scholars. It is the most famous temple in Hanoi, also functioning as Vietnam's first university.
Leave for a legendary Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians.
16:00 Arrive back in your hotel. Tour ends.

 
Option 2 : Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Ha Noi City – Bat Trang Ceramics Village )
Bat Trang was known as a famous ceramic producing village formed in 14th century. The village is located near by the Red River which is close to Hanoi city. Bat Trang became the center of ceramic making because of the rich deposition of white clay. Whether you're a browsing amateur art lover or a researching art historian, this tour will give you a comprehensive overview of 700 years of Vietnamese ceramic masterpieces.
07:45 - 08:30 Meet your tour guide at your suggested places around Hanoi Old Quarter.
- Start the trip with Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.             
- Visit Ho Chi Minh complex, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father; his house-on-stilt and One pillar pagoda – modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi.
Visit Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 dedicating to Confucius, sages and scholars. It was also the first university of Viet Nam once.
Relax and have lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Explore daily life of traditional ceramics village of Bat Trang. Visit showrooms and see how they model the products.
Arrive legendary Hoan Kiem lake. Visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Tran Hung Dao - General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.
15:30 Drop you off. Ovenright 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****************************

PRICE : USD/ PERSON 

Number guests  usd/ pax
2 pax 708
3 pax 686
4 pax 660
5 pax 647
6 pax 635

 

 

Trip includes:

+ All accommodations in double sharing rooms as mentioned in the itinerary

+ Cycling in Mua cave

+ Rowing boat trip in Hoalu - Tamcoc

+ Boat trip in Halong bay

+ Kayaking or rowing boat trip to caves

+ Daily breakfast at your hotel, lunch and dinner as specified in the itinerary (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch/ D = Dinner)

+ Airport transfer

+ Modern vehicle with air-conditioner

+ Experienced English-speaking guide during your trip

+ All entrance fees to sightseeings as mentioned in the itinerary

+ Water on bus

 

Trip excludes:

- International flight tickets

- Meals, if not specified in the itinerary

- Visa arrangement

- Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc. All other services not specified in the itinerary

- Tipping for guides, drivers, hotel staff, restaurant staff, boat rider, etc.

 

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