Northern Vietnam with Sapa Discovery Tour – 6 days

Take in the atmosphere of Hanoi with a cyclo ride, Visit Ho Chi Minh’s final resting place, Be astounded by spectacular views in Sapa, Travel through the Red River Delta, Enjoy a sunset dinner on a junk on Halong Bay.

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Day 1 : Arrival to Ha Noi ( D )

Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport, you will be met  by your local tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel in the city center. Take an orientation tour on a cyclo (if time permits). Welcome dinner. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Ha noi city.

Day 2 : Ha Noi City Tour ( B / L / D )

Breakfast at your hotel. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. Continue on to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple and enjoy riding in a cyclo for 1 hour in the old quarter of Hanoi and its teeming streets filled with fascinating shops. Dinner at a restaurant. Transfer to the train station for departure to Sapa on the night train. Stay overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin. (2 pax / cabin, wooden cabin)

Day 3 : Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van ( B / L / _ )

Arrive at Lao Cai station at 6:00am. Pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to Sapa. Have breakfast then leave the hotel to start trekking downhill to Y Linh Ho and Muong Hoa Valley. Stroll through rice paddies and small hamlets to learn the life of the hill tribes here. Chat with local people in Lao Chai village then continuing walking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village settled by the Dzay ethnic people. Have picnic lunch on the way then keep walking to the bottom of Sapa valley, which is the most beautiful one in the area. Back to Sapa in the afternoon. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Sapa.

Day 4 : Sapa – Cat Cat – Ta Phin – Ha Noi ( B / L / _ )

After breakfast at your hotel, trek down to Cat Cat village, home of the Black H’Mong tribe. Enjoy a waterfall in Cat Cat village and witness beautiful scenery along the way. Take a jeep back to Sapa. Check out of your hotel. Have lunch at a  local restaurant. In the afternoon, go by car to Ta Phin village and visit the home of the Red Dao people. Wander around the village to explore local customs, daily life and weaving technique of the Red Dao people. Transfer to Lao Cai for an overnight train back to Hanoi. Stay overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin. (2 pax/cabin, wooden cabin).

Day 5 : Ha Noi – Ha Long ( B / L / D )

Arrive in Hanoi around 5.00am. Pick up at the railway station. Transfer to a restaurant for breakfast then leave for Halong Bay through the Red River Delta. Board the Junk and enjoy a welcome drink on arrival. Check into your cabin. Enjoy a seafood lunch served on board. Cruise on the Bay and enjoy the beautiful scenery of this world natural heritage listed site. Surrounded by limestone cliffs growing up from the green tranquil water, see Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail island. Visit Sung Sot Cave the nicest cave on the Bay. Visit Titop island, walk up the hill to enjoy the panorama of the Bay, relax on the beach. Have dinner onboard at your anchorage for the evening. Enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep on the calm, quiet waters of the bay. (Optional: Kayaking).

Day 6 : Ha Long – Ha noi ( B / L )

Early risers can enjoy a fantastic sunrise over the bay. Have breakfast onboard. Cruise around the bay to explore landmarks such as Man head island and Tortoise Island. Take a rowing boat trip to discover Luon Cave and enjoy the impressive views of Bai Tu Long Bay, Bai Tho Mountain, and the city overview. Have lunch on board while cruising back to the dock. Disembark at Halong Tourist Wharf for the return trip to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of service.

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
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2 pax3 - 4 pax5 - 7 pax8 - 10 pax
First Class$ 681$ 614$ 534$ 510$ 100
Superior$ 770$ 702$ 623$ 599$ 195
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$/person)

Tour price includes :

• A/c private car/van/minibus for pick up, transfer and sightseeing as per program.
• A/c private soft sleeper train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (2pax/cabin, wooden cabin)
• English speaking tour guide
• Shared cruise in Ha Long Bay
• Kayaking (Optional)
• All entrance fees, cyclo and cruises
• Half board package meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)

Tour price excludes :

• Travel insurance 
• Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the tour program 
• Personal expenses

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