Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Depart / Return: Hanoi / Hanoi
Visit: Hanoi, Sapa, Halong, Hue, Hoi An.
Day 1: Hanoi - Nghia Lo - Tu Le (L, D)
Upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel in Hanoi. Check in. Relax and stay over night at hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (, /L)
08: 00am pick up at your hotel to Ho Chi Minh Complex for visit of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and One pillar pagoda. Continue to visit Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century and Art Museum. Have lunch in one of the famous restaurants in Hanoi before walking tour in 1000 Years Old Quarter then enjoy Water Puppet Unique show at 4 PM. Dinner on guest's account.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong (B, L, D)
07: 30 - 07: 45 Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.
10: 30 Stopover on the way for short break
12: 30 Arrive at Hon Gai wharf - Meet the captain, crews and join us for a welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions and check-in cabins.
13: 00 Lunch with fresh seafood is served while cruising towards Vong Vieng floating village, passing through extraordinary shaped-islands.
15: 30 Drop anchor at Vong Vieng: visit local houses, fish farm, schools and have a chat with the friendly fish men. (You also swim here if you like) The other option is to travel by kayak (passenger row kayaks for themselves). The kayaking option is $10.00 per person unless pre-booked.
17: 00 Back on board, enjoy the sunset and continue cruising to Luom Bo for anchoring.
19: 00 Dinner is served.
21: 00 Enjoy the comfort in your cabin or night fishing…
Overnight on junk.
Day 4: Hanoi - Halong - Night Train to Lao Cai (B, L)
06: 30 Enjoy the bay’s morning landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.
07: 30 Lightly breakfast is served.
08: 30 Explore the mystery of Sung Sot cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.
09: 30 Back on board, continue cruising, enjoy the stunning views of the Bay and relax.
10: 30 Lunch is served on board while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier.
11: 30 Check-out.
12: 00 Arrive Hon Gai wharf. Farewell.
12: 30 Return from Halong to Hanoi.
14: 30 Stop-over in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop.
16: 30 Arrive in Hanoi.
19: 45 VBT's guide will pick you up to rail station for the night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on train.
Day 5: Lao Cai - Sapa - Ta Van Village (B, L, D)
Train arrives at Lao Cai Railway Station at 06: 00, transferred to Sapa by van. Have breakfast at hotel or in the local restaurant (optional). Relax. Your guide will meet you at hotel for short trek down to village, private jeep transferred to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H’mong. Short trek down to river to visit hill tribe house to see their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Tavan village where Dzay people staying can be seen. Visit the village and reach their customs. Enjoy 1 night homestay with a local family and delicious food cooked by the tour. Tonight’s accommodation will probably be a little more rustic than you would be used to.
Day 6: Ta Van Village - Ban Ho Village (B, L, D)
Walking up in early morning to enjoy the atmosphere of mountainous area with cool and bird singing. Breakfast before have a trek follow the river to visit the Red Dzao village, hanging Rattan Bridge and water fall. Picnic lunch near by river. Dinner and homestay at Ban Ho village where Tay people staying.
Day 7: Ban Ho - Sapa Town (B, L)
Free on the morning at waterfall for swimming or walk around in the village then trekking up to the mountain. And the last 45 min. climbing up hill to get to the waiting point is really a challenge for you. You get back to Sapa by jeep. Free for shopping or have a walk around sapa market. Dinner on guest's account. Check in and stay at hotel in Sapa town.
Day 8: Sapa - Can Cau Market - Lao Cai - Night train to Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Cancau Market, one of Vietnam’s most fascinating open - air market and isolated market which takes place only on Saturday every week. This is a lovely local market which still retains the local quaint and authentic being of the main tourist route. The areas is close to China border and in a hidden place, less visitors come here. Horses, dogs, cat, pigs and textiles.... all on sales! This is of most amazing market you've ever seen. Opportunity to takes best photos! Turn back to Laocai for night train back to Hanoi.
Stay overnight on train.
Day 9: Hanoi - Hue (B)
Train arrival around 06: 00 am. You will be picked up at railways station to a local restaurant. Relax and have breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Hue. Upon your flight arrival, our tour guide in Hue greeting your family to learn the historical of Old Royal City in 17th century. Check into hotel, relax & free.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 10: Hue - Full day City tour (B, L)
Today you will visit Hue city, the Old Royal city in Vietnam in 17th century which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Transferred to Perfume River for boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda, majestic Tomb of Tu Duc, romantic Tomb of Khai Dinh. Have lunch at restaurant before have an hour cyclo ride to visit Dong Ba market and Hue garden. Dinner on guest's account.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hue.
Day 11: Hue - Hoi An (B, L)
Drive to Hoian town. The winding roads begin as we make our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass. At the top of the pass we stop to admire a fantastic view north to Lang Co and south to Danang Stop en route to visit the sensational Marble Mountains, the East Sea and the Cham Museum in Danang. Check into hotel in Hoian. Free to explore Hoian town. Dinner on guest's account.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 12: Hoi An Walking Tour (B, L)
To day we will discover Hoi An historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Visit the Phuc Kien hall, Japanese covered bridge, Tan Ky old house and the workshop of traditional occupation of Hoi An ancient town. Free in the afternoon at the beach or more shopping or exploring. The cooking class can be arranged in the evening (Optional).
Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 13: Hoi An - Free (B)
Relaxing free day to spend by the pool, at the beach or more shopping or exploring.
Day 14: Hoi An - Hanoi - Departure (B)
Free at leisure until time transfer to airport for flight back home via Hanoi airport or Saigon airport.
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The trip includes
Accommodation at selected hotels with daily breakfast
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
All transfers and transportation as indicated in program
All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
English speaking tour guide at places as indicated in program
Boat trip as indicated in program
Air tickets: Economy class - Vietnam Airlines
Train tickets: 4 berth wooden cabin, A/C
Hanoi - Lao Cai
Lao Cai - Hanoi
The trip excludes
Surcharge on Chirstmas Eve and New Year Eve
VISA to Vietnam (Please make sure you have 6 months passport validity. We can help for visa on arrival if request)
Personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
Other meals and drinks
Late check out or early check in at all places (Normally check in at 14: 00 and check out at 12: 00/ surcharge if request)
Tips & gratuities
All other services are not made on the written form