8 Days / 7 Nights
Duration
3-star, 4-star
Hotel
Ha Noi
Departure Place

From the intensity of Ho Chi Minh City’s streets to spectacular rice terraces, travel the length of Vietnam and savor its natural, cultural, and historical delights. Meet the Hmong people and other minority villagers on a hilltribe excursion and sail into the photographic possibilities of beautiful Halong Bay. This trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you’ll never forget.

 

Summary of Itinerary
DAY 1: HA NOI ARRIVAL
DAY 2: HA NOI CITY – TRAIN TO SAPA
DAY 3: SAPA – BAC HA MARKET ( SUNDAY ONLY)
DAY 4: SAPA TREKKING
DAY 5: HA NOI ARRIVAL – HA LONG BAY
DAY 6: HA LONG BAY – HA NOI
DAY 7: TAM COC NINH BINH
DAY 8: HANOI DEPARTURE

INCLUSIONS:
• All meals as mentioned in the program (B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner)
• Train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (04pax/cabin)
• English speaking tour guide during visits
• All entrance fees as program
• All transportations needed
• Accommodation: 4 nights at 3 star hotel in Sapa, 1 night on cruise, 2 nights on train.
• Daily group tour: Tam Coc – Ninh Binh 1 day, Ha Noi city 1 day, Halong 2 days 1 night, Sapa trekking 2 days 1 night.

EXCLUSIONS:
• Air ticket round trip to Vietnam
• Travel Insurance
• Personal entertainment expenses.
• Personal costs: telephone fee, laundry,…
• Meals out of tour program.
• What to bring: Passport, comfortable footwear trekking, insect repellent, rain gears, hat, sun cream, warm clothing.

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Additional information

Type of roomsShared room, Single room
Day 1

HA NOI ARRIVAL

The car/van pick you up from Noi Bai airport (in Ha Noi) take you get in the heart of the city. Arrive to the hotel after 40 minutes drive, check in and have a free day to walk around an Old Quarter, night market in Ha Noi down town.
Overnight in Ha Noi hotel, locate in old quarter.
Day 2

HA NOI CITY - TRAIN TO SAPA (Meal: B, L)

In the morning:

07:30 – 08:30: Our bus & tour guide will pick you up at the hotel in Ha Noi old quarter depart to Hanoi city tour full day.

09:00: Visiting first place named Tran Quoc pagoda on the West Lake the oldest pagoda in Vietnam.

09:30: Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One-Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.

11:00: Visit the Bat Trang  Pottery Village

In the afternoon:

13:00: Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch.

14:00:  Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam’s first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.

15:30: Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.

16:00: Arrive back to your hotel. Tour ends !

Notes:

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Ethnology Museum and close on Monday and Friday morning.
  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  • Until 20:00 pm: Our guide will pick up you at your hotel for boarding the train to travel Lao Cai.
Day 3

SAPA - BAC HA MARKET ( SUNDAY ONLY) (Meal: B, L, D)

For a long time Vietnamese and Foreigners have broadly known the area as “Bac Ha” which means “White Plateau”.
The Bac Ha region and the Bac Ha people has long been depicted in folk music.
The Bac Ha region is a mountainous area of green and fertile highlands, and Bac Ha People are renowned for their friendliness and a deep sense of kindness and a welcoming attitude towards tourists and travellers the like.
Bac Ha is not only known for it’s stunning landscape, but for it’s colouful multicultural minorities, as well as its charming local Xoe Dances (Mua Xoe).
Bac Ha, with its combination of stunning highlands, cool clean air, local markets and traditions, as well as the kind-hearted locals make it a “must-see” to any traveller visiting Vietnam.
– 8:00 A.M : Pick up at Lao Cai train station, then transfer to Sapa’s Bac Ha Market, – 110km far away from Sapa – a local famous market that opens only every Sunday weekly.
– 10:30 AM: Arrive at Bac Ha market, tourists may walk around local shopping malls to view the framework of how local traders exchange their products with each other. In addition, you can pay a visit to see unique, local livestock; horses, buffaloes, pigs, and their markets.
– Also whilst in Bac Ha Market you will have chance to enjoy the local specialty of fermented alcohol which is made from sticky rice and boiled guerrillas, as well as sample fresh locally grown fruits such as pears, & apples. Travellers may use this opportunity to chat to local people with help of tour- guide- interpretation .
– 12:00: Have a lunch at Bac Ha Market, then tourists will visit villages and H’mong king’s house known as “Hoang A Tuong” which was built by the French in colonial times, as well as The Chinese in 1920.
15:00 : Board minivan to come back Sapa Town. Over night in Sapa Lodge hotel.
Day 4

SAPA TREKKING (Meal: B, L, D)

Morning: After breakfast at local restaurant, start trekking to Cat Cat Village, about 45 minute walk from Sapa, this is the village of Black H’Mong hill tribe. The village is on the slope of the hill and easy walking, rice and corn are grown here.
Visiting Cat Cat village, you will have a chance to visit a big waterfall on the stream and the old Hydro Electric Power Station built by French people. That is the image of young women sitting by looms with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds. When these pieces of brocade are finished, they are dyed and embroidered with beautiful designs. A note worthy is that H’Mong women use indigo plants and leaves to dye these brocade fabrics. And then they roll around and smooth section of wood covered with wax on fabrics to polish them, making their colors durable.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon: Free time at leisure to relax.
Evening: you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night: enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping. Especially on Saturday night, we highly recommend a stop at the Love Market which is one of unique cultures of ethnic minorities HMong, Dzao in Lao Cai in particular and North West of Vietnam in general.
The bus will pick you up from Ta Van village to Sapa Town. And transfer to Lao Cai Railway Station.
Dinner at local restaurant near by the Railway Station and overnight on the train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train, soft sleeper cabin.
Day 5

HA NOI ARRIVAL - HA LONG BAY (Meal: B, L, D)

Arriving Hanoi in the early morning at 05:00am, the Vietnam Adventure Tours staffs will pick you up, and escort you back to our hotel, early check in to take a rest and have a breakfast. Then check out again at 08:00am to start Ha Long Bay trip.
7.45 – 08.20 approx
– Our guide will meet you at your hotel. The shuttle bus or private car pick up.
– Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.
– You will have a chance to take photos. Comfort break. The time from Hanoi to Halong bay is approximately 3 ½ hours.
12 – 12.30 noon approx
– Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome cocktail as we tell you about life onboard.
– Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind
– Set sail as lunch is prepared by our chef.
– Join us for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area. Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay, its dramatic limestone islands as we sail through the calm waters.
Afternoon
– While we make our way to the amazing Van Gia fishing village, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Middle afternoon arrive at Van Gia floating fishing village.
– Drop anchor.
– Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.
– Disembark and you can choose which options when you visit the village by Kayak or local bamboo boat to visit the village. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, see at first-hand what life is like living on the water, we are proud of our working partnership with, and support of this community.
– Our cruise will take you to the Soi Sim natural beach for swimming and snorkeling, you can enjoy our interesting games such as football, basketball. On the way cruising, you will enjoy with us the sunset party with fruits and wine as our complimentary
– Back on board the cruise, we head towards the sleeping area.
Early evening
– Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.
– Dinner is served in the restaurant or outdoor dining area if the weather is permitted, which is a gastronomic delight. After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or watch a movie on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night.
Accommodation and overnight on boat
Day 6

HA LONG BAY - HA NOI (Meal: B, L)

(Tai Chi – Breakfast – Surprising Cave – Cooking Demonstration – Lunch – Your hotel and Farewell)
06:30 am
– For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body and there is no better environment to practice this than amongst the limestone peaks and islands.
– Breakfast, coffee, tea served.
After breakfast, we sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves and we drop anchor at Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave.
– Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites
09:30 am
We board the cruise again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store. You will join with our short class of Cooking demonstration, how to make spring rolls before an early lunch is served.
12 noon
Return to the shore and disembark from the cruise as our crew say farewell. Transfer to minibus or private and return to Hanoi. Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00.
Overnight in HaNoi.
Day 7

TAM COC NINH BINH (Meal: B, L)

8.00 am: After having breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel, departure for Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, you will have a chance to enjoy the nice seeing of the rural areas on the way
10.30: After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide will be responsible for taking you to visit Hoa Lu – the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. In addition, we also visit Dinh King temple and Le King temple in the 10th century, getting knowledge about the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. Then, we continue to go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu). Our lunch will be served at local restaurant.
After having lunch, you will get on bamboo boat which is rowed by the local people in Hoang Long River to visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way. You pass through three caves that provide a brief respite from the excruciating summer sun. You will spend approximately two hours for going up and down the river and along the way, you also have seen local fisherfolk, village life along the river and, of course, the special limestone karst formations that bring fame for Tam Coc. It is a good idea for going biking. Besides, you will have an opportunity to visit real villages and appalling scenery by bicycle about one hour (from Restaurant).
16.00: We take the car come back Ha Noi hotel. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 8

HANOI DEPARTURE (Meal: B)

Free for leisure in Ha Noi old quarter, shopping, walking until your flight
Our driver pick you up at the hotel, transfer to the airport. Finish the journey in Vietnam and flight back home.

PRICE FOR PERSON:

CLASS SHARED ROOM SINGLE ROOM
3 STAR $448 $628
4 STAR $587 $885

Child Policy:

  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 01 adult: 90% of adult fare
  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 02 adults with extra bed: 75% of adult fare
  • Child under 12 years old sharing with 02 adults without extra bed: 50% of adult fare
  • Child under 02 years old sharing with 02 adults without bed: FOC
    Please note that some suppliers may impose additional fees for infants and children. These will be advised at time of booking.

What CAN be Refunded:

  • Some tours may require a minimum number of travelers to operate. The affected traveler will be fully refunded or may choose a similar tour product as a substitute. Should this occur, it would be under very rare circumstances.
  • Please note that the product substitute chosen by the traveler may be more expensive than the original product and therefore may be subject to an additional cost.
  • Any additional refunds based on extenuating circumstances will depend on the individual tour operator.

What CANNOT be Refunded:

  • All hotel and tour schedules are arranged ahead of time. Any person failing to appear on the day of departure will not be refunded.
  • No refund will be given for any portions of the tour unused by the traveler after tour departure regardless of circumstances.
  • Airfare is completely non-refundable and non-changeable for tours when airfare is included in the final price.
  • Hotel extensions and Instant Confirmation products (admission tickets, city passes, etc.) cannot be exchanged or refunded once confirmed.

Our cancellation Policy:

30 or More Days – 100% of total purchase amount can be refunded (Deduct Domestic Airfare as it is completely non-refundable)

16 – 29 Days Prior to Departure Date – 75% of total purchase amount can be refunded (Deduct Domestic Airfare as it is completely non-refundable)

07 – 15 Days Prior to Departure Date – 50% of total purchase amount can be refunded (Deduct Domestic Airfare as it is completely non-refundable)

0 – 06 Days Prior to Departure Date – Non-refundable

  • Please note that cancellation fees are calculated based on the date we receive your Cancellation Request via email and travel service start date.
  • If a tour is scheduled to depart within the next 6 days, we will not change a traveler’s departure date and will not offer a refund.
  • All cancellations must be made directly with Vietnam Adventure Tours
  • In most cases, reservations paid by wire transfer, cash deposit, or money order/traveler’s check/cashier’s check will be refunded via PayPal. FOR REFUNDS PROCESSED BY PAYPAL WITH ANY ASSOCIATED FEE WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM THE OVERALL REFUND AMOUNT.
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