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Classic Northern Vietnam 9D8N (9D8N)

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This 9-day tours promises to bring you one of the best journeys of Northern Vietnam. Taking this tour, you will have chance to know more about the lifestyle of Hanoi, the colorful market of Vietnamese ethnic market as well as enjoy the wonderful time in Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island.

Day 1Hanoi arrival.

 

Meet and greet by our driver at the arrival hall of Noi Bai International Airport. Transfer to the hotel in the Old Quarter.

Check in and free & easy. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 2Hanoi City tour – Night Train to Lao Cai (B, L)

 

08.00-08.30 The tour guide will pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Start your tour with Ho Chi Minh complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum and One Pillar Pagoda. Continue your tour with a visit of Quan Thanh Temple and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda in West Lake. Have lunch in the local restaurant. After lunch, discover Ethnology Museum then the Temple of Literature and Quoc Tu Giam. Stop by Hoan Kiem Lake to visitNgoc Son temple and the Old Quarter. Free and easy after the tour.

20.30 Our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to Hanoi Railway station by taxi for the night train to Lao Cai.

Overnight on train.

 

Day 3Lao Cai – Sapa (B, L, D)

05.30 Early arrive in Lao Cai train station, meet and greet by our tour guide and driver. Have a short break at the hotel (for shower and breakfast) before the tour begins. Start with 6km of walking down to visit Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. And keep continuing 2km trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong. Have lunch at a local restaurant and then walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village (Dzay minority people) where you will stay overnight and learn more about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Overnight at Dzay’s homestay.

 

Day 4Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa (B, L, D)

 

After breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel to continue on 14 km of trekking to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao and the H’mong. Enjoy the landscape with beautiful waterfalls and rattan bridge. Return to the car and back to Sapa. Overnight at hotel in Sapa

 

Day 5Sapa – Lao Cai (B, L, D)

After breakfast, our tour guide will take you to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong (4km from Sapa town). Relax at the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy the lunch and then next 6 km to Sin Chai – located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “known as the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy the spectacular landscapes before heading back to Sapa. Free and Easy at Sapa Town before heading to Lao Cai Station and getting on the train. Overnight on the train.

 

Day 6Hanoi – Halong (B, L, D)

Early arrives at Hanoi train station at 05:30, take the taxi back to your hotel to store the luggage and free time until breakfast (breakfast included, no room). After breakfast, transfer to Halong Bay.

12:15 Arrive at Tuan Chau dock and enjoy welcome drinks on board, check into cabin.

12:00 – 12:15 On arrival at Halong city, you are warmly welcomed by professional and friendly crew, check into your cabin before lunch.

13:00 Enjoy the prepared lunch while cruising through the beautiful islets of the bay.

15:00 Visit Surprising cave – the most beautiful cave in Ha Long.

16:00 Spend an hour or two kayaking or climbing up to the top of the island for the bay view.

17:30 Relaxing time for swimming or diving.

19:00 Enjoy dinner.

20:30 Free and easy: join in the activities such as singing karaokedancing, squid fishingplaying cards or relaxing at leisure before getting back to your cabin.

Overnight on Boat

 

Day 7Halong Bay – Cat Ba (B, L, D)

07:30 Breakfast served with fruits, tea and coffee. Continue cruising further before stop over the pearl farm to sea real pearl cultivated by local fisherman.

09:00 Back to the cruise for check-out.

09:30 Join in a local boat to Lan Ha Bay.

11:30 Boat trip to visit Monkey Island (if permitted).

12:00 Back to Nam Cat island for lunch.

13:30-16:00 Check – in at the bungalow and free & easy before dinner.

19:00 Buffet dinner at Bungalow and free at your leisure after dinner.

Day 8Cat Ba Island – Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

07:20 Have breakfast at the bungalow.

09:30 Get on the cruise and join in the cooking class while cruising back to Halong harbor

11:15 Farewell lunch served on board before arriving at the dock around 12 and get on the bus back to Hanoi.

16:30 Arrive in the hotel in Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9Hanoi – Departure (B)

After breakfast, free at your leisure before heading to the airport.

Ends

From $425 USD/ pax

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