7 Days Discovery Central of Vietnam

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

7 days

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Maximum Seats

4

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay

Commence and conclude your journey in Hanoi! Embark on the 7-Day Discover Hanoi with Sapa Trekking & Cruising in Halong Bay, a comprehensive cultural tour that spans 7 days, guiding you through the enchanting destinations of Hanoi and two other captivating locations in Vietnam. This tour package features accommodation in a hotel, an experienced guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1 HA NOI ARRIVAL

Meal not provided. A car will be arranged to pick you up from the airport and transport you to the bustling heart of the city. After a 40-minute drive, you'll reach the hotel, where you can check in and enjoy a day at your leisure. Take a stroll around the Old Quarter, explore the night market in downtown Hanoi, or visit the scenic Hoan Kiem Lake. Overnight stay at a hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter.
Day 2

Day 2 HA NOI CITY - TRAIN TO SAPA

Meal inclusive of Breakfast and Lunch In the Morning: 07:30 - 08:30: Our tour guide and bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter, starting the day with a full-day Hanoi city tour. 09:00: Begin your visit at Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake, the oldest pagoda in Vietnam. 09:30: Explore the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, gaining insights into the architecture and history of Uncle Ho's final resting place. Adjacent to the Mausoleum is Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, and nearby is the One-Pillar Pagoda, an important symbol for the people of Hanoi, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. 11:00: Discover the Bat Trang Pottery Village. In the Afternoon: 13:00: Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi's Old Quarter, providing a chance to rest. 14:00: Visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university, constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong. Dedicated to Confucius, sages, and scholars, it stands as a significant historical structure. 15:30: Head to the legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, where you'll explore Ngoc Son Temple, dedicated to Van Xuong Saint and former General Commander Tran Hung Dao, known for his resistance against the Mongolians. Witness the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture surrounding the lake. 16:00: Return to your hotel, concluding the tour! Notes: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ethnology Museum, and Bat Trang Pottery Village are closed on Monday and Friday mornings. Itinerary subject to change based on weather, tide levels, and operating conditions. Return to your hotel around 17:00, providing free time for dinner. At 21:00, our guide will pick you up at your hotel for boarding the train to Lao Cai (soft sleeper, air-conditioned, 4 berths/cabin).
Day 3

Day 3 SAPA TREKKING

(Cat Cat village) 7km trek Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner In the morning, our journey commences with an early arrival at Lao Cai Train Station. A dedicated tour guide will greet you, facilitating a smooth 1-hour drive to Sapa. Once there, your belongings will be safely stowed in the hotel, allowing you ample time to savor a delightful breakfast and freshen up with a refreshing shower. Post-breakfast, we embark on a trek to Cat Cat Village, a mere 45-minute stroll from Sapa. Nestled on the hill slope, this village is home to the Black H’Mong hill tribe, where the cultivation of rice and corn is a common sight. Exploring Cat Cat village offers a glimpse of a majestic waterfall along the stream and the historic Hydro Electric Power Station, a testament to French craftsmanship. The village showcases young women skillfully working on looms, weaving vibrant brocade adorned with intricate floral and avian designs. Notably, H’Mong women utilize indigo plants and leaves for dyeing these fabrics, employing a meticulous process that involves rolling and smoothing sections of wood covered with wax for a durable finish. A scrumptious lunch awaits you at a local restaurant. The afternoon provides free time for leisure and relaxation. As the evening descends, you are encouraged to uncover the nocturnal allure of Sapa: relish roasted corn and baked eggs by the warmth of a charcoal fire or engage in some retail therapy. Particularly on Saturday nights, we extend a special recommendation to experience the Love Market, an emblematic cultural event unique to the ethnic minorities of H'Mong and Dzao in Lao Cai, and the broader Northwestern region of Vietnam. Cap off the day with a delectable dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a restful overnight stay at a Sapa hotel.
Day 4

Day 4 SAPA TREKKING - TRAIN BACK HA NOI

(Lao Chai - Ta Van village) 10km trek Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Following a hearty breakfast, our trek begins, leading us from Sapa towards the enchanting landscapes of Muong Hoa valley. We traverse the Y Linh Ho village, home to the Black H’mong tribe, navigating through lush rice terraces on our way to Lao Chai village. Here, we immerse ourselves in the daily life and rich traditional culture of the Black H’mong people. Y Linh Ho village comprises a cluster of small hamlets scattered across rugged mountain terrain with high and steep peaks. In this commune, a few hundred Black H’mong inhabitants reside, building rudimentary houses on their farmland and cultivating corn and dry rice on the steep hillsides. The sole access to the commune is by foot from the main road. This village is distinctive for the Black H'Mong people who don dark clothing in shades of black and navy, dyed with indigo, a practice often observed on the hands of older H'Mong women. Continuing our journey, we reach Lao Chai and Ta Van villages, situated approximately 8 km from Sapa town. These villages are inhabited by Black H’mong and Giay people and mark the commencement of the Muong Hoa valley. From a vantage point on the main road, a breathtaking panorama unfolds, revealing the entire expanse of the villages against a backdrop of towering mountains and a flowing river. Revel in the fresh air, marvel at the terrace fields, and explore the culture and customs of the Black H’mong families. The warm hospitality of the locals makes each house a welcoming space for interaction and cultural exchange. After exploring Ta Van village, the bus awaits to transport you back to Sapa Town. From there, you'll be transferred to Lao Cai Railway Station. Conclude the day with dinner at a local restaurant near the Railway Station, followed by an overnight journey on the train back to Hanoi (soft sleeper, air-conditioned, 4-berth/cabin).
Day 5

Day 5 HA NOI ARRIVAL - HA LONG BAY

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Upon your early morning arrival in Hanoi at 05:00 am, the dedicated team from Vietnam Adventure Tours will be on hand to welcome you. They will accompany you back to the hotel (without check-in), where you can leave your baggage at the reception and enjoy breakfast at your leisure. (Your hotel – Tuan Chau marina - Halong bay - Lunch– Surprising Cave – Titop Island – Sunset party – Dinner – Onboard night activities) Approximately 07:45 – 08:15 Our guide will meet you at your hotel, and either the shuttle bus or a private car will be arranged for your pick-up. Revel in the serene scenery as we traverse through the countryside, farmlands, and the Red River delta. Have your camera ready to capture the picturesque views. The journey from Hanoi to Halong Bay takes approximately 3 ½ hours. Approximately 12:00 – 12:30 Arrive at Tuan Chau marina. Receive a warm welcome aboard the cruise and refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain and crew during the cruise briefing. Check into your cabin and take some time to relax and unwind. Set sail as lunch is served. Join us for a local lunch in the dining room or at the outdoor dining area. Afternoon Explore the Surprising Cave (Hang Sửng Sốt) and discover the story behind its intriguing name. Head to the Titop Island area. Drop anchor in the calm waters surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop Island for swimming and snorkeling, or embark on a short trek to the island's summit for a panoramic view of Halong Bay. Return toward the sleeping area. Early evening Gather on the sundeck to witness the sunset and partake in the Sunset party. It's an ideal moment to make new acquaintances, share your travel experiences, or simply enjoy the breathtaking sunset. Indulge in an authentic Vietnamese menu for dinner. Post-dinner, treat yourself to a wide selection of cocktails at our bar or engage in one of our onboard activities, including book reading, games, movies, and squid fishing.
Day 6

Day 6 HA LONG BAY - HA NOI

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch (Tai Chi - Breakfast – Luon Cave – Cooking Demonstration – Lunch – Farewell at your hotel) 06:30 For those who rise early, partake in a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai Chi helps center the mind and invigorate the body; engage in this session to recharge your energy for the day. 07:00 – 08:00 Indulge in a local breakfast served on board. 08:00 Immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the Bay and its striking limestone islets as we navigate through the tranquil emerald waters en route to Luon Cave (Hang Luồn). Choose to explore the cave independently by kayak or opt for a leisurely ride on a bamboo boat rowed by local guides. 09:00 Check out of your cabins at your own pace while our cruise sails past other scenic highlights in the bay. 10:00 Participate in our brief Cooking Demonstration, where you'll learn how to craft spring rolls, followed by an early lunch. 12:00 Disembark from the cruise upon return to the shore as our crew bids you farewell. Transfer to a minibus or private vehicle for the journey back to Hanoi. Anticipate arriving back at your hotel around 16:30-17:00. Overnight stay in Hanoi.
Day 7

Day 7 HA NOI DEPARTURE / SEE YOU AGAIN

Breakfast is provided. Enjoy leisure time exploring the historic Ha Noi Old Quarter before being transferred to the airport for your flight.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 849 USD 449 USD 3star
Deluxe 1049 USD 649 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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