DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (L)
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/L)
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. Diner. Transfer to the train station for night train to Lao Cai.
DAY 3: HILLTRIBE MARKET IN LAO CAI (B/L)
The train arrive to Lao Cai around 5h00am. Transfer to Bac Ha market, a very famous and colored market of the region. visit the market. Lunch. Drive to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 4: SAPA – HANOI (Night train) (B/L)
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/L)
The train will arrive in Hanoi at 5h00 am. Breakfast at a local restaurant. Transfer to Ninh Binh. Take a 2-hour boat ride in a hand-woven bamboo row boat down the Tam Coc, pass through three spectacular caves. Enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks. On the way, visit Bich Dong pagoda. Back to the town for lunch at a local restaurant. Visit Bai Dinh pagoda, one of the biggest pagoda in Vietnam. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
DAY 6: NINH BINH – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Halong, check in board.
12h15 : Embarkation on boat
12h45 : Start cruising
13h00 : Have lunch on board
13h30 : A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot cave and a swim at Titov beach.
17h30 : Relax and enjoy sunset
19h30 : Enjoy dinner on board.
21h00: Fishing or relax and spending a night on board.
*** Beautiful kayaking route from Titov beach to Luon Cave for those who book kayaking option (kayaking time after visit the Sung Sot cave).
DAY 7: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)
7h00 : Have breakfast
7h30 : A morning cruise to visit Man’s head island, Tortoise island, visit Luon cave by small bamboo boat, Bai Tu Long bay
10h00: Arrange luggage and check-out
10h30: Have lunch on board
11h45: Arrive at Halong wharf. Disembark and return to Hanoi with stopovers at Bat Trang ceramic village. Enjoy water puppets show. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 8: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
Free time until transfer to the Noi Bai airport for departure flight.
– 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: Dinner)
– Sightseeing admission fees, boat fees as specified in the program
– Drinks, meals
– Domestic and International airfares and airport taxes.
– Travel insurance.
– Personal expenses and other services not mentioned above.
– Visa to Vietnam