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LEGENDS OF NORTHERN VIETNAM – 9 DAYS

Hanoi
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Duration

9 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

English

Overview

LEGENDS OF NORTHERN VIETNAM – 9 DAYS

Day 1: Ha Noi Arrival

Vietnam LVP TRAVEL Guide’ ll pick you up from the airport and take you to the Hotel in Hanoi City Center. You’ll then have a plenty of time to recover from your flight, chill out and free time for your own plan.

Day 2: Ha Noi Street Food (B/L) – Water puppet show

In Hanoi the food is plentiful, it’s everywhere that you look and is an integral part of the livelihoods of many locals. More often than not, the street is the stage where much of what is food related in Hanoi takes place.

Highlights:

Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine just like the locals do – on the street Stroll through hidden alleyways and bustling markets of Hanoi’s charming old quarter Learn more about Hanoi’s unique food culture Try local specialties with influences from French and Chinese cuisine Take in a spectacular night view of Hoan Kiem lake from a secret cafe Fascinating cyclo tour to discover the 36 ancient Streets of Hanoi Old Quarter with its ancient buildings and temples, transparent lakes and old cultural features.

Inclusions: English speaking tour guide, all street food items as per itinerary ( 6 to 8 different street food vendors stops with 10 tastings ). Drink include : 01 bottle of water, a cup of local frest beer, rice wine, egg coffee and local dessert .

Exclusions: All other drinks, extra food portions, tips for local guide

Schedule details:Duration: 03 hours by Walking ( 2,5 Km ) After street food tour, you will have free time to see Hanoi old quarter then take the water puppet show. which is a must see for anyone visiting Hanoi. It’s a very old craft that is a unique part of Vietnamese culture

Day 3: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Train to Sapa (B/L)

Hoalu – Tam Coc is perfect combination for a day trip to learn about a dark period when Vietnam was conquested by Northern Invader. Hoalu is a sacred land with two temple worshiping those kings in 10 century who gave great contribution for the nation. Next, let’s take a boat trip along the Ngo Dong river to enjoy landscape in Tam Coc. You will know why it’s named Halong Bay on Land

HIGHLIGHT:

• Hoa Lu and Tam Coc Biking and Boat Day Trip from Hanoi

• Tour Hoa Lu and Tam Coc

• Biking trip to Bich Dong Pagoda

• Enjoy the epic landscapes of northern Vietnam with a professional guide

• Perfect for all fitness levels

• Round-trip hotel transportation is included (in the Old Quarter area only)

ITINERARY:

AM : 8:00 – 8:30. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM.

PM : After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc – Bich Dong (around 5 km). Dive back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:30PM.

You will come back hotel about 7 pm, you should keep luggage and rest at lobby hotel till we take you to train station to Sapa. There are many differnt ways to reach in Sapa like bus, car, train… tonight you will have a night train experience in Vietnam which you have not in your country.

Day 4: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L/D)

Around 06:30am, be greeted by our tour guide and driver upon arrival at Lao Cai train station, before being transferred to Sapa village, by a shared tourist bus. The bus ride uphill to Sapa takes a little over an hour, and will give you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces as you make this short trip.

Once arriving in the hotel in Sapa, an early check in follows if room is available, otherwise in the interim, you will have access to a basic room for your refreshment, before enjoying breakfast prior to going on the morning tour.

09.30 Start your tour with 6km of walking down to the South East of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village, home of the Black H’mong people. Then continue with a 3km-trek down to Lao Chai village. Here we will stop for a simple lunch before exploring the village. After lunch, continue trekking through terraced rice fields to Ta Van, village of the Dzay minority people. This trek is relatively easy, though the trail can be quite slippery if it rains, so good footwear is recommended.

• Trekking level: 6/10

• Trekking: 10Km trekking and 8Km driving from Tavan village back to Sapa.

• Accommodation: Home-stay in Ta Van

Day 5: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa (B/L/D)

Around 09:30Am, after having had a restful night and enjoyable breakfast, it is time to take an 8 km walk to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao people, the H’mong who are located in Giang Ta Chai Su Pan villages. Situated at the edge of Muong Hoa Valley, Giang Ta Chai is gaining popularity as one of the most scenic and interesting locations for visitors who enjoy experiencing the colorful traditional customs and costumes that are always on show here. While Supan is considered as a less travelled and more withdrawn village because of its small population base.

There are breath taking and beautiful landscapes throughout this mountainous area, including a stunning waterfall, rattan bridges, and some exquisite ferns and orchids that drape from the overhanging branches of so much lush vegetation. After Giang Ta Chai and Su Pan visits, it is hard to have to leave this area, but we again have opportunity to do more exploration in Sapa town, so the bus ride allows some recovery time… and lots of photos and stories will no doubt be told on the brief ride back. Tour ends at around 15:30 or 16:00. Overnight in Sapa.

• Trekking level: 5/10

• Trekking: 10Km

• Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 6: Cat Cat & Sin Chai – Back to Hanoi (B/L)

After breakfast around 9.00am, we start explore the village a little bit further to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. This trek offers some stunning views of the waterfall and the vestige of a hydro-electric power station which was built in the early 20th century. Also here you will have the opportunity to see the villagers working on the paddy rice fields, their children playing around, and the animal such as water-buffaloes, pot-bellied pigs and chickens. After crossing a village, you will arrive at the picturesque waterfall which is an ideal place for resting & taking pictures. Enjoy your lunch and the mountainous scenery.

Later, continuing to hike to Sin Chai village (3km) that situated on the bottom of Fansipan Mountain, also well-known as ‘the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. There you will enjoy huge stunning and sleeping landscape before heading off to Sapa town.

• Trekking level: 4/10

• Trekking: 7KM trekking, 3Km driving from Cat Cat back to Sapa.

• You will get overnight bus back to hotel in Ha Noi.

Day 7: Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Sơn – Cap La (B/L/D)

Coming to Bai Tu Long Bay, you will be charmed by its wild beauty with stone mountains, caves, long sandy beach and lovely fishing village. With our Cruise experience, an elegant designed and well-furnished cruise, we are provided you a unique and unforgettable trip.

07h30: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Ha Long City through the green fields in the Red River Delta.

10h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break.

12h00: Embark at Ha Long wharf – Break and photography time

12h30: Boat Cruises on Halong, enjoy a welcoming drink and cruise briefing.

13h30: Have lunch while cruising in Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

15h30: Transfer by tender to Thien Canh Son cave. Our tour guide will take you to a huge cave with many interesting stalactite and stalagmite in different amazing shapes …. After about half an hour visiting, you will go back to tender and return to the boat. Then return to cruise for your leisure or join sunbathing, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water. Join with cooking class by our chef.

19h00: Vietnamese style set dinner is served on board.

21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. Stay overnight on boat.

Day 8: Explore Vung Vieng Floating Village by Bamboo Boat (B/L)

07h30: Have breakfast and enjoy sunrise on the bay.09h00: Visit ancient Vung Vieng floating village you are not only be immersed in the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, but also be surrounded by the rocky mountains by small bamboo boat for an hour in to the ancient village then return to cruise for relaxing and check out the room.10h30: Have lunch while cruising back through Ha Long Bay to the pier11h30: Disembark at Ha long wharf, time to say goodbye to the crew.12h00: Return from Ha Long to Hanoi.14h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break.16h00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip.

Day 9: Departure (B)

Breakfast at hotel, there is no activities for today, till our driver take you to airport for flight to home. Trip ends

Highlights

  • Day 1 Ha Noi Arrival
  • Day 2 Ha Noi Street Food (B/L) – Water puppet show B/L
  • Day 3 Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Train to Sapa (B/L) B/L
  • Day 4 Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B/L/D) B/L/D
  • Day 5 Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Sapa (B/L/D) B/L/D
  • Day 6 Cat Cat & Sin Chai - Back to Hanoi (B/L) B/L
  • Day 7 Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Sơn – Cap La (B/L/D) B/L/D
  • Day 8 Explore Vung Vieng Floating Village by Bamboo Boat (B/L) B/L
  • Day 9 Departure (B) B

Itinerary

Included/Excluded

  • Private transfers / English Speaking guide
  • Accommodation (with breakfast at mentioned hotels
  • Meals (Food only / NO drinks) as mentioned in program
  • Domestic flights with 20kg check in baggage allowance
  • All Entrance fees for the whole trip as mentioned in programmer
  • Service charges, room tax and baggage handling
  • Daily 2 mineral water bottle per day per pax.
  • All taxes
  • Highly responsive 24x7 supports during the tours.
  • High quality personally handpicked local guides at all places that are government approved.
  • Courteous chauffeur at your service for the tour.
  • Special assistance in ease city for smooth check-ins.
  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Visa On Arrival guaranteed letter
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Other services not mentioned above

Tour's Location

Hanoi

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