DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
Pick up at on arrival Noi Bai International airport and transfer to Hanoi hotel. Overnight Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI CITY FULL DAY
At 9.00 AM, pick you up the hotel, our city tour including visit Hochiminh President Complex (Hochiminh Mausoleum, the house on stilts, presidential palace, the One Pillar Pagoda). Our next stop is the Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam. Before having lunch, we visit the Army museum where different kinds of US, Russian aircraft and tanks from Vietnam wars are on display.
Your lunch will be served at one of the best local restaurants with special of Hanoi cuisine. following lunch will visit to Hoa Lo or Hanoi hilton prison.
This Pm, will enjoy one hour of Cycling trip for sightseeing Hanoi old quarters. Taking this mean of transportation is the best way to have a close look at the 36 streets in Hanoi.
late afternoon, we will see the water puppet show and have dinner at top local restaurant in town. Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 3: HANOI-TAY PHUONG PAGODA-SAPA /Night Train
At 8.30 AM leave Hanoi, The journey to Thay and Thay Phuong Pagodas takes you past what could be called typical Vietnamese village life. See the rice fields medieval looking villages and farming techniques. The first pagoda to be visited will be Thay Pagoda, lying to the west of Hanoi in an area rich in history. Chua Thay meaning Master’s Pagoda, is dedicated to the 12th century teacher Tu Dao Hanh.
Tay Phuong lies just to the west, it offers beautiful architecture and ancient and unique sculptures. It was one of the first pagodas built in Vietnam. See the dragons and demons carved into the wooden roof. Tour ends, drive back Hanoi for lunch and sightseeing the the Ethnological Museum, Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda.
Free time for dinner and meet back our guide for transfer to local train station for the night train heading for Sapa tonight, the train departs at 9.45 Pm. Overnight on Train (B/L)
DAY 4: ARRIVAL LAO CAI- SAPA TOUR
Arrive in the early morning at Lao Cai station, near the Chinese border, take a scenic drive to the hill station of Sapa, enjoy the spectacular views of rice –terraced mountains and black H’mong and red Dao hill tribe people dressed in their colorful wares walking along the roadside.
On arrival and have breakfast ( included in tour), fresh up and ready for our hiking down slope from the main road in Cat cat to visit black H’mong village, continue to hike from Cat cat to sinchai village before returning back to Sapa town,
lunch in town and PM will make a car trip to further north of Sapa to visit the heaven gate and Silver waterfall, a best view place, tour ends will drive back Sapa and free time for dinner.
Overnight in hotel in Sapa.(B/L)
DAY 5: SAPA TREKS - LAO CAI- HANOI
After having breakfast in a hotel we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H’mong, and Day people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages.
Back to hotel in Sapa for fresh up and next will be transferring back Lao Cai train station for night train back Hanoi, the train depart at 9.15 pm and arrival time at 5.30 am of next day (at Le Duan Train station in Hanoi)(B/L)
DAY 6: PICK UP AT LE DUAN TRAIN STATION-FREE TIME HANOI
On arrival back at Le Duan train station at 5.30 am this morning, meet our car and transfer to your hotel for your breakfast.
free time entire today for your own exploration the city. Overnight Hanoi (B)
DAY 7: HANOI -HALONG BAY CRUISES (aboard)
Have breakfast in the hotel and at 08.30. Our Shuttle bus and driver will come to pick you up Pick up at your hotel and depart for Halong Bay, some 170 km away from Hanoi and drive down to the biggest delta (the Red River delta), great opportunity for stopping along the way for taking pictures of local daily activities.
Welcome on board of Boat Junk and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth.
After lunch, we cruise to the inside of magical landscape of Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Binh Phong mountain, Sung Sot Cave, Round over Titov Beach. Enjoy sunset on the top of the Titov mountain or you take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnels with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon.
Back on board Junk, enjoy dinner on boat. Overnight on board junk (B/L/D)
DAY 8: HALONG BAY CRUISES-DEPARTURE HANOI
WRise to the sound of the ocean coming to life for another lovely day. Before breakfast, you may have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, we cruise to the Bai Tho Mountain in the other beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay and we cruise back to the Halong dock.
Lunch on boat before checkout is at 11:45. Boat arrive at harbor by 12:00 free time for shopping .
12h45 Transfer back to Hanoi by road and will be back Hanoi at early this afternoon, on arrival check in hotel andtransfer back the Noi Bai International airport for flight onwards. Tour ends at airport (B/L)