• Halong Bay

Highlights of Northern Vietnam

Day 1
Hanoi Arrival (Private transfer with guide)

Welcome to Hanoi! Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport, an Vietnam Travel Advice guide will be present for a meet and greet, followed by a transfer to the city for check in. Early check in is subject to availability and check-in time is 14:00hrs. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.
Meals included: No
Accommodation: Hanoi at Hanoi Amanda Hotel (3 Star Hotel) or similar

Day 2
Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi (Group Tour)

7:45 – 8:30 am: Meet guide from Vietnam Travel Advice, Picking up from hotel/stay and depart for Halong Bay

10:30 am: Stopping over to stretch the legs on the way

12:30 – 16:30 pm: Arrival Tuan Chau Harbor, boarding Halong Bay Cruise and Cruising on the bay.

Activity included:

+ Welcome Drink

+ Safety briefing

+ Lunch with Vietnamese dishes

+ “Kayaking , Bamboo boat rowing” (Optional) OR Relaxing

+ Visiting Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Cave)

+ Enjoying afternoon tea

+ Disembarking to get on shuttle bus

18:00 pm: Short stop to stretch your legs

20:30 pm: Saying goodbye to you at your hotel/stay.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Hanoi at Hanoi Amanda Hotel (3 Star Hotel) or similar

Day 3
Hanoi – Sapa by bus with a short trek to Cat Cat village (Private Tour)

6.30 – 7.00 am: Pick up from your hotel/stay, get on big bus and depart for Sapa.

9.30 am: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break

11.00 am: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa

13.00 pm: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.

Welcome drink and itinerary briefing
Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures

14.30 pm: A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.

Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours

17.00 pm: Come back to Sapa Town. Have dinner and overnight in hotel with night activities.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Sapa at Sapa Centre Hotel (3 Star Hotel)

Day 4
Sapa – Hanoi by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (Private Tour)

7.00 – 8.00 pm: Have breakfast at hotel, check out the room and prepare light pack for trekking. (Big luggage keep in hotel store)

8.00 pm: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain after that heading to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people.

Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours

11.30 pm:Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.

12.30 – 13.30 pm:Have lunch in the hotel.

13.30 – 14.45 pm:Relax and leisure on your own, have shower in the public bathroom in the hotel if you want.

14.45 – 15.00 pm:Meet all group members at hotel to get ready for Hanoi.

15.30 pm:Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

21.15 pm:We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Hanoi at Hanoi Amanda Hotel (3 Star Hotel) or similar

Day 5
 Hanoi City Tour (Private Tour)

This full day tour will take you around Hanoi’s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his Stilts House, the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda.

Also on the tour, you will visit the Temple of Literature, find the Lake of the Restored Sword, Ngoc Son Temple.

Notes:

+ Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum close on Monday and Friday morning.

+ Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Monday and Friday.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Hanoi at Hanoi Amanda Hotel (3 Star Hotel) or similar

Day 6
Hanoi Departure (Private transfer with guide)

This morning, you will be free at leisure to explore Hanoi around your hotel. Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning and transfer you to Noi Bai International Airport for your departure flight.
* Departure flight is on your own arrangement.
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: No

Private Tour rate: Prices are quoted in US dollars per person

Group size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons
Private tour US$ 680 US$ 575 US$ 450

Tour price includes:

+ Pick-ups and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary

+ Private Car (Toyota Innova or Toyota Fortuner): 7 seats for 2- 3 passengers except Halong and Sapa shared bus

+ Private Car (Mercedes sprinter or Ford Transit): 16 seats for 4- 8 passengers except Halong and Sapa shared bus

+ Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room

+ Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary

+ Local English Speaking Guide

+ All entrance fee to visit tourism sites

+ Meals as mentioned in the program

+ Cool water and tissues during the tour

+ Government tax and service charge

Tour price excludes:

+ Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter

+ Vietnam Visa stamp fee

+ International airfares and airport taxes

+ Hotel early check-in / late check-out

+ Other meals & drinks not mentioned

+ Travel insurance

+ Personal expenses

+ Tips & gratuities

+ Peak season or public holidays surcharge if any

+ Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any

+ Other services not mentioned above