Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Night train to Lao Cai (D)
Welcome by tour guide of Vietnamvisatour, you will be escorted to a sub-hotel in the center of Hanoi for freshen up.
You are then attending the Water Puppets show. Enjoy dinner before taking night train to Lao Cai. Overnight trip.
Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa (B)
Arrive at Lao Cai Train station at about 6.30. Take a transfer to Sapa. Have breakfast at local restaurant and explore Sapa Town. Check in and time at leisure.
In the afternoon, you will visit Sapa town and take a 2km short trekking to Cat Cat Village, the home of H’mong minority. Back to Sapa for lunch. In the afternoon visit Ta Fin village with Ta Fin handicraft shops and explore the daily life of Red Dzao. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 3: Sapa – Hill tribe villages – night train to Hanoi (B/-/D)
In the morning, take a drive to visit Lao Chai village – home of Black H’Mong – here you trek through terraced rice fields to villages, meet and talk with locals to learn more about their daily life and habits. You trek through Ta Van village – home of Dzay hill tribe and get on car back to Sapa. Free time for relax before transfer to Lao Cai. Have dinner at local restaurant before getting on night train to Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi - Ninh Binh (Tam Coc) (B/L/D)
Arrive in Hanoi very early in the morning, pick up at train station and transfer to the city for breakfast and start to explore Hanoi city with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Residence, One-Pillar pagoda Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Thanh temple, Army Museum and Hanoi Flag Tower. Lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, depart Hanoi for Ninh Binh. On the way, visit Hoa Lu - ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10 century and the remaining two temples of Dinh King & Le King. Continue driving to Tam Coc. Dinner and overnight at Tam Coc.
Day 5: Ninh Binh - Nam Dinh - Ha Long bay (B/L)
After breakfast we take an early sampan rowing along winding streams deep in rice fields and limestone rocks to visit Tam Coc caves. Return to the boat quay after 2 hour visit.
After that we proceed toward Halong via Nam Dinh and Hai Phong, lunch on the way. On the way, the car will stop for the short visit to Tran temple and Pho Minh tower in Nam Dinh province. Get to Halong city in the late afternoon. Overnight at hotel in Halong Bay.
Day 6: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)
After breakfast at hotel, you will embark on sailing boat for cruising around the islets, caves and grottos of Halong Bay. The boat will stop a while for you to take a short excursion visit Sung Sot (\'The Cave of Surprise\') grotto. Seafood lunch served on board before leaving Halong for Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 16:00, time at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi. Day 7: Hanoi - departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel and free time until transferring to airport for departure home. End of service.
LAND SERVICE COST :
Tour price is in US dollar per person based on twin sharing room
Twin share accommodation as specific or similar (at hotels and on boat in Halong Bay)
Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (Please note: pick-ups will be by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver only. All unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements)
Local English speaking guide in each city
Standard half board meals as per program
Boat fees where applicable
Entrance fees and administration fee where applicable
One hour foot massage in Siem Reap as indicated
VAT and service charge
Domestic & International flight and all airport taxes
Other meals not clearly mentioned
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
Camera fees (if any)
Hotels in use:
The tour used specific hotels below or similar for each category. Economy = 2-star rating; Standard = 3-star rating; Superior = 4-star rating and Deluxe = 5-star rating.
Gia Bao hotel
Mecure La Gare
Thai Binh hotel
Chau Long Hotel
Duc Tuan hotel
The Long Hotel
The Long hotel
The Long hotel
Bai Tho Junk
Note:In some destinations where no 4-5 star hotel, we will use the best available of 2 or 3 stars