Description: This Hanoi Package Tour offers the best attractions of the vibrant Hanoi capital, incredible Sapa hill station and the world-class stunning Halong Bay. The tour also introduces the most colorful ethnic minority (Flower Hmong) Bac Ha market in Vietnam. It is said to be the best ethnic market to experience.
Hanoi: Declared the capital of Vietnam thousand years ago, located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake at its heart, Hanoi is center for politics, economics, cultures and tourism of the country. On this Hanoi package tour we will discover the bustling streets of the Hanoi Old Quarter. Walking and sightseeing with a Local Guide; water puppets performance; a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature; take a “cyclo-rickshaw” ride through the Old Quarter.
Bac Ha Market: this market is open only on Sunday: a paradise for photography, experience the minority cultures and living styles, visiting Flower Hmong villages.
Sapa: the best French hill station in Vietnam. Trekking through 5 villages meeting 3 different hill tribes; Stay overnight at hotel or in a local stilt house.
Halong Bay: Visiting Halong Bay – Natural World Heritage by a traditional Junk boat, discover caves & fishing villages, explore the lagoon. Stay overnight on Board with amazing time & unforgettable experience.
TOUR ROUTE: HANOI-SAPA-BAC HA MARKET-HALONG BAY-HANOI
| TOUR INCLUSIONS:– 3 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast;
– Return train tickets (Hanoi-Sapa-Hanoi);
| TOUR EXCLUSIONS:
– International airfare and airport tax in Vietnam;
– Beverages and other meals not mentioned in the program;
– Visa fees to Vietnam;
– Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels;
– Travel insurance;
– Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…);
– Tipping/ Gratuities;
– Single supplement;
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
In the morning, arrive in Hanoi. You are picked up at Noi Bai international airport then transferred to Hanoi Downtown, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards, public parks, and the capital of Vietnam.
Afternoon activities: Have a cyclo tour, puppet show, visiting 36 streets in the Old Quarter, Dong Xuan market, Hoan Kiem Lake until late afternoon 7:00pm. Take night train from Hanoi to Sapa. We overnight on the train tonight.
Day 2: Sapa arrival – trekking to Villages (B, L)
we arrive in Lao Cai Railway Station at 6:00am, drive to Sapa town, have breakfast and start trekking down to Lao Chai village to visit the Black H’mong. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep going along the valley to get to Ta Van village to visit the Dzay people. The next is Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dzao tribe where you will see the amazing scenery and beautiful waterfall. In the afternoon, you get back Sapa Town for free to discover Sapa Market & stay overnight in hotel in Sapa Town.
Day 3: Sapa – Bac Ha Sunday Market – Night train back to Hanoi (B, L)
Options to visit markets: there are different markets during the week. So we can arrange a visit to a certain market depending on date of arrival. Bac Ha market (Sunday); Can Cau market (Saturday); Coc Ly market (Tuesday).
After breakfast, we check out hotel and leave Sapa for Bac Ha to join Sunday Market with local people. Bac Ha is considered one of the most wonderful and colorful ethnic markets in extreme North Vietnam where thousands of local people in their traditional costume purchase the local farm products. Animal such as dogs, cats, pigs, horses… are all on sales. This is a golden opportunity to take your best photos! In the afternoon, we will take a pleasant walk to Ban Pho village, home to the flower H’mong minority group. This is a great opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and have pleasant walk amongst tribal villages. We then leave Bac Ha Town at 3:00pm for Lao Cai Railway Station. Take a night train departure at about 7.30pm. Overnight on the train.
Day 4: Hanoi – Excursion to Halong Bay- overnight cruise. (B, L, D)
Arrive Hanoi Railway Station at 5:30am. Pick up & transfer to hotel for short rest & breakfast until 8:30am. Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay, one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia. Stay overnight on Boat.
Day 5: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi. (B, L)
Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.
After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive back to Hanoi for overnight. We arrive in Hanoi at 3:00pm. Check in hotel & free time to go sightseeing in the Old Quarter. Stay in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi Sightseeing full day (B, L)
Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks, is the capital of Vietnam. It is a very attractive city with French-style architecture. You have a full day of sightseeing to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, and Museum of Ethnology. Stop in the heart of Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake, which contains an islet with a tiny Tortoise Pagoda. After having lunch at a local restaurant, we visit the Opera House and St. Joseph Cathedral. Stay in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi Departure. (B)
Today is free at leisure for relax or shopping until transfer to airport for flight home. Andy Tourist would like to say thanks you for joining us and wish you a good journey home and looking forward to seeing you again in your next holidays to Hanoi.
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