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HANOI - HALONG - TAM COC - SAPA - CATCAT - TA PHIN - LAO CHAI - TAVAN - HANOI
( 7 Days 6 Nights )
Day 01 : Arrive
Meeting at Noi Bai airport. Meet your guide and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 02 : Hanoi to Halong Boat Cruise (B, L, D)
We transfer overland to Halong Bay, northeast of Hanoi and
enter into the Red River Delta, rich with rural beauty and picturesque
rice-farming villages. Once reaching Halong Bay, We board the wooden
junk and set sail for a leisure cruise of Halong Bay. Declared a World
Heritage Site to protect its beauty, we'll cruise through its
three-thousand islands and rich rock-formations, passing by Ga Choi
Island, Dinh Huong Island, Dog Island, Sail Island, and even visit Sung Sot Cave. Lunch served on-board while viewing the islands. Dinner and overnight in Halong Bay on Cruise.
Day 03 : Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
Keep cruising around the bay. Back to Halong bay harbour. Lunch. Back to Hanoi. Check in hotel. Free time for shopping and dinner. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 04 : Hanoi - Tam Coc Cave or Perfume Pagoda - Hanoi (B, L)
Option 1: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc Cave
AM : Pick-up
from your hotel is at 8:00am, we have a 2 hour drive (110km South) to
the city of Ninh Binh, also known as the Island Ha Long and the Ancient
Capital. It will be an
exciting day highlighted, by a 2 hour boat ride in a hand woven bamboo
row boat down the Tam Coc stream enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded
by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks.
After lunch served at a local riverside restaurant we make a short
transfer (4 km) down a peaceful country road to Hoa Lu, Vietnam’s
ancient capital eleven centuries ago. Here, there are two temples
dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the founders of the ancient capital
during the 10th century. Return to Hanoi and the tour ends at your hotel
around 5:00 pm. In the evening, take the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train. (Soft Sleepers)
Option 2: Perfume Pagoda
Depart for the Perfume Pagoda, which is not just one pagoda but many shrines and sanctuaries built into mountainsides.
This famous complex of pagodas is also one of Vietnam great
pilgrimage sites. After two and half hour drive through the rich
farming land of the Red River Delta, we arrive at the Perfume Pagoda.
Here we enjoy a leisurely boat excursion on the Yen River past the
spectacular landscape of flooded rice fields and undulating mountains.
After two hour river trip we embark on a rugged walk uphill to explore
some of the many pagodas and the sacred grotto of Huong Tich. Back to Hanoi. In the evening, take the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train. (Soft Sleepers)
Day 05 : Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat & Ta Phin Village (B, L, D)
Arrive at Lao Cai Train station at about 6.30, welcome by our local guide and take a ride to Sapa. Have breakfast and relax before exploring Sapa Town.
In the afternoon, take a 2km trek to Cat Cat Village, home of H'mong
Ethnics. Meet & talk with locals to learn more about their daily
life. Then continue the ride to Ta Phin village (12km from Sapa) home
to the Red Dzao minority. Visit Ta Phin Cave, Ta Phin handicraft shops
and explore the daily life of Red Dzao. Here you have good choice to
buy woven and textile brocades, which are hand made by ethnic people.
Visit a small hamlet of Black H'mong people here too. Overnight in Sapa
Day 06 : Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van Village - Lao Cai (B, L)
the morning, take a drive to visit Lao Chai village – home of Black
H’Mong – here you will trek through terraced rice fields to villages,
meet and talk with locals to learn more about their daily life and
habits. Then trek through Ta Van village – home of Dzay hill tribe and
get on car back to Sapa. A short shopping in town before moving to Lao Cai station. Have dinner at local restaurant before getting on AC 4 berth soft sleeper train.
Day 07 : Hanoi (B, L)
A short city tour to: Ngoc Son temple and Hoan Kiem Lake; Ho Chi Minh complex: Ho Chi Minh museum, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum; One pillar pagoda; West Lake and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Lunch. At leisure until transfer to Noi Bai Airport for onward flight.
To join with other people on available daily tours. These tours are
fixed itinerary and departure time. It is possible to join in even your
group of only 1 or 2 people. Customer do not to find other people to
form the group. It is our company duty to gather the tourists for each
tour. For these tours, you have to share the coach, boat and tour
guide with other tourists who come from different nationalities. The
number of people of this group is normally less than 20 persons
Price per pax (adult) in US Dollars
| 30 Sep - 31 Dec 2012
3 - 4 pax
5 - 6 pax
7 - 9 pax
10 - 14 pax
Private tour: To do the tour privately. The tour is not fixed, it
is possible to be customized for your group. All service is reserved
for your group only. You do not have to share the bus, boat, tour guide
with other tourists. One exception, if you stay at the boat in Ha Long
bay - it is like the hotel in Ha Long - you still have to share the
boat with other people
accommodation based on twin or triple share with daily breakfast
(incl: services charges, room taxes and baggage handling)
Meals as specified in the itinerary
All transfers and transportation
Soft sleepers air-conditioning train tickets
English- speaking guide (other languages are available upon request).
Sightseeing as specified including entrance fees
- Optional tours
Tips for tour guide, driver
Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc
International airfare to/ from Vietnam & International airport tax in Vietnam
Others which are not mentioned in the inclusion
- Rates are subjected to changed without prior notice.
Itinerary is subject to change depending on flights, road condition and room availability
As indicated: A/C= Air-conditioning, O/N= Overnight, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Accommodations offers in this trip
hotel may be changed up to its availability. It will be confirmed
after getting your deposit/ payment. You can get details of your hotel
at our website: http://www.vietnamhotels.vn/ ; details of your cruise at our website