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Hanoi - Halong - Sapa (6 Days - 5 Nights)

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Highlights:

Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces

Meet the local people and share cultural experiences with families

Discover the floating Vung Vieng village

Enjoy street food around the Old Quarter

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    Live guide: English,

    Duration: 6 days

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Discovering the history and culture of 1000 year capital, the peaceful villages and majestic scenery of Sapa, glorious Halong bay of Vietnam and be captivated by the warmth of the friendly people you meet on the way. Enjoying your 6-day leisure in Sapa, Hanoi and Halong Bay, we make sure that you will have an unforgettable and wonderful holiday.

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DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (NONE): AIR PLANE

Upon your arrival at the airport in Hanoi, you are met and picked up by our local tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

(Option: You can combine the Hanoi food city tour on this day if you are good and time allows. All the museums and Ho Chi Minh mausoleum are closed on friday)

DAY 2: SAPA - CAT CAT - Y LINH HO - LAO CHAI SAN - LAO CHAI - TA VAN (B/L/D): BY BUS

06:30: After breakfast, have bus and guide pick you up at your hotel and depart to Sapa on the new highway running from Noi Bai to Lao Cai (245Km) in less than 5 hours. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides of this road.

12:00: Sapa arrival, Enjoy lunch at local restaurant then proceed to visit.

Take a short drive to the first village of H’Mong people – Cat Cat Village, start trekking and walk around the village. Then continue to visit the old Hydro Electric Power station, built by French in the old days. After that, you will hike on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black H’mong village of Y Linh Ho & Lao Chai. Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces and visit the H’mong people living in the wooden and bamboo houses. Finally, continue to go to Ta Van village to visit Zay minority. Have dinner and free evening at leisure.

Overnight at home stay in Ta Van Village

DAY 3: TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN –SAPA (B/L/-): BY BUS

After the breakfast, Go to Giang Ta Chai Village of the Red Dzao minority via the paths between terraces, visit silver waterfall and suspension Rattan Bridge. Have chance to meet the local people and share cultural experiences with families. Then continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and trek up to Su Pan village. Picnic lunch is on the way.

Then take a van for transferring back to Sapa. Freshen up before catch bus back to Hanoi.

DAY 4: HANOI – HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT ON BOAT (B/L/D): BUS - CRUISE

7:45: Hotel pick-up.

12:30: Arriving Hon Gai Harbor, Halong City.Transfer to Cruise by tender (5 -10 minutes)

12:45: Enjoy welcome drink

13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu

15:30: Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour)

16:30: Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach

17:30: Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong - Cong Do area. Docking for overnight

18:00: Taking part into cooking class on boat: Learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisines

19:30: Dinner serving onboard

21:00: Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request)

 

Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

 

DAY 5: HALONG BAY – HANOI OVERNIGHT AT 3* HOTEL (B/L): CRUISE – BUS

6:30: Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck.

7:30: Having breakfast

8:00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave.

9:30: Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration

10:30: Enjoy the last of the Halong Bay scenery over lunch (a la carte) as the boat cruises back to shore.

12:00: Transfer back to Hanoi.

 

16:30: Drop-off at hotel in Hanoi.

 

DAY 6: HANOI FOOD AND CITY TOUR, ENDING WITH SPA (B/L): NONE

We start a street food walking tour with an insight into traditional Vietnamese food at different eateries. Well, the first stop is near the Cathedral to savour cakes called “Pillow Cake” due to the same Pillow shape.

Then, We taste one of the most famous Vietnamese foods called Chicken Noodle Soup at the specialized chicken soup restaurant. Remember, keep your stomach because many things are waiting for you.

Finish the soup, along the road, we introduce and tell about history of the Old Quarter and Hanoi as well while We’re wandering on the winding old streets and quiet residential lanes where you can observe locals’ daily life, their daily work.

The next stop is a shop for light dessert before coming to the largest market in Hanoi – Dong Xuan Market. If it still opens (7:00 a.m-6:00 p.m), we can go into to watch hundreds of stalls with various commodity, we can easily buy them as a souvenir.

Another tourist attraction to visit is O Quan Chuong Gate – an architectural work and a cultural, historical and geographical vestige of Hanoi. This gate has been one of the twenty-one city gates of Hanoi since 1749.

Keep going this road, we’ll stop at a small food stall where every afternoon a local has been serving traditional food for a long time. Especially, all food made from glutinous rice are variety of kinds. An opportunity to find out more about traditional Vietnamese foods.

We’ll reach to the traditional house at 87 Ma May street which is typical of the traditional architecture in the Old Quarter. It was recognized as Vietnamese National Heritage in 2004.

When we leave the old house, we continue to enjoy food. One of the traditional Vietnamese Food you can’t miss is Spring rolls. Why do fried spring rolls always appear on holidays in Vietnam? Let’s find out by savouring their flavour and listen to the relating stories. The guide’ll give you an insight into traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients. The next dish we taste is Vietnamese crepes stuffed with shrimp, bean sprouts and served with loads of crunchy garnishes.

Now, it’s time for drinks. Enjoy local beer (draught beer) with Potato chips at the “international” corner Ta Hien where each night, hundreds of travellers and a large number of locals flock here to hang out. Especially, all seats just need small plastic stools, drink beer and relax and enjoy the local daily life follow the characteristic way at the Old Quarter.

The guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a dark narrow alley leading to the cafe. It may be difficult to find for visitors, but it is well worth the effort. It makes you feel like mystery. You’ll be so surprised until you savour the Egg-Coffee which is absolutely delicious and has the unique taste among Vietnamese coffee.

At the end of the tour, enjoying a traditional massage made in accordance with the Vietnamese savoir-faire and style will make you get closer to the traditional Vietnamese culture. Only using delightfully scented natural products, you will enjoy your own well-being. Let yourself be overwhelmed by a feeling of well-being and be lulled by the calming atmosphere and the relaxing music.

What's Included:

English speaking guide
Transportation
Accommodation
Meals
Entrance fees

What's Not Included:

Travel insurance
Drink
Extra food and beverages
Phone and laundry
Tips and personal expenses

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