In Love with Vietnam - 7 Great Days

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

7 days

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Maximum Seats

7

What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa

Embark on a journey that commences and concludes in Hanoi! The 7-day Explorer tour, “In Love with Vietnam – 7 Great Days,” is a comprehensive package guiding you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and two additional captivating destinations in the country. This experience encompasses accommodations in well-selected hotels, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, delicious meals, efficient transportation, and much more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Walking Old Quarter Street Food tour (Dinner)

Our dedicated private car will fetch you from Hanoi International Airport and transport you to your centrally located hotel. Check into your hotel. Engage in the Hanoi Walking Street Food tour during the evening, immersing yourself in the flavors of Vietnamese local cuisine, including Bun Cha, Pho, Banh Cuon, Egg Coffee, and various desserts. The tour guide will accompany you back to the hotel for a well-deserved rest. Overnight stay in a Hanoi hotel.
Day 2

Day 2: Legendary Hanoi City full-day - Night train to Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch)

Have breakfast at the hotel and be ready for the trip at the lobby. 7:45 – 8:30: The tour guide will pick you up from the hotel. 08:30: Commence the visit to the Ho Chi Minh complex, providing the opportunity to view the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. Take a stroll around Ho Chi Minh's garden to observe the two houses where he lived and worked from 1954 to 1969. 09:30 - 09:45: Explore the One Pillar Pagoda, a unique pagoda worshipping the Goddess of Mercy. 10:15: Visit the Lacquer Paintings workshop, the largest center in Hanoi. 10:45: Choose one of the following options: • Option 1: Bat Trang ceramics & pottery village (On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays) • Option 2: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (On Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays) 12:30: Enjoy lunch at our restaurant, featuring an opportunity to savor Vietnamese cuisine with eight delicious dishes. 13:30 – 13:45: Continue to visit the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam during the feudal system. 15:00: Explore Tran Quoc Pagoda, originally built in the 6th century. Witness the oldest Bodhi Tree in Vietnam, planted by Ho Chi Minh. 15:45: Depart for Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple, dedicated to General Tran Hung Dao, who defeated the Mongolian invader in the 13th century. 16:15: The tour concludes. You have the evening to enjoy dinner on your own. 20:00: We will pick you up and transport you to Hanoi Railway Station for your transfer to Sapa. 20:30: Check in to the deluxe cabin and overnight on the train to Sapa.
Day 3

Day 3: SaPa arrival – Trekking to Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5:30 AM: Upon arrival in Lao Cai, we embark on a 1-hour van ride uphill to the picturesque town of Sapa. The journey offers glimpses of stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon reaching Sapa town, 7:00 AM: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and take approximately 2 hours to relax, including the option to take a refreshing shower. 9:00 - 9:30: Embark on a short 5km walk along a mountain trail to visit Y Linh Ho village, inhabited by the Black Hmong tribe. This village is secluded from tourists, offering an authentic experience of raw Sapa culture. Explore native houses, delve into their culture and customs, and observe the local tribe crafting handicrafts from natural materials such as hemp and indigo. Continue walking down the Muong Hoa River, where you can take a rest or swim before trekking uphill to Lao Chai village, where a picnic lunch will be served. 13:00: After lunch, visit the Day and Red Dzao tribes of Tavan village, situated in the heart of Muong Hoa valley, providing excellent panoramas of rice terraced fields. 15:00 – 15:30: Have dinner and stay overnight at a local house in Tavan village. Accommodation: Homestay in Sapa with local people
Day 4

Day 4: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa – Lao Cai ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

8:00 AM: Begin your day with breakfast at the homestay, preparing for a trek of approximately 8km to the Red Dzao village of Giang Ta Chai. During the trek, traverse both uphill and downhill terrain, pass through bamboo forests, and reach notable spots like the waterfall, Rattan bridge, and Stream. Take a short break to swim and enjoy a picnic lunch. 2:30 PM: Continue the journey by walking uphill for about 2km until you reach Hau Thao village. From there, we will take a car back to Sapa. You have free time to explore Sapa town and the market, enjoy dinner, and then transfer to Lao Cai train station to catch the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train and arrive in Hanoi.
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi Arrival - Halong Bay - Surprising Cave - Sunset Party - Cooking Class (Lunch, Dinner)

5:00 AM: Return to Hanoi Railway Station. We will arrange accommodation at a local hotel for you to freshen up and rest before departing for Halong Bay. You can easily take a taxi to reach the hotel. 8:00 AM: The tour guide will pick you up from the hotel, and we'll head to Halong. 10:15 AM: Arrival in Hai Duong province, and a short break of 20-30 minutes. 12:00 PM: Reach Tuan Chau Harbor. 12:20 PM: Welcome aboard the cruise. Enjoy a welcome drink and receive a brief introduction about the cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in to your cabin with air-conditioning. 12:30 PM: Delight in a special lunch featuring traditional Vietnamese dishes as we cruise through the magnificent Halong Bay, marveling at the captivating rock formations. Afternoon Activities: 3:00 PM: Explore Sung Sot Cave (Surprising cave). 4:00 PM: The cruise will take you to Titop Island, known for its peak viewpoint offering splendid views of Halong Bay. Alternatively, you can enjoy a swim on the picturesque sandy beach. 5:15 PM: Return to the cruise for a shower, relax on the sundeck, and witness the enchanting sunset from comfortable lounge chairs. Enjoy a cocktail or read a book during this magical moment. 6:00 PM: Join the welcome sunset party and cooking class. Learn how to make fresh noodle rolls and savor the product you've created. Evening Relaxation: 7:00 PM: Dinner is served as you sit by the sea-view window, overlooking the romantically lit bay. 8:30 PM: Engage in evening activities such as squid fishing, karaoke singing, or playing puzzle games. Overnight on the boat in clean, air-conditioned rooms.
Day 6

Day 6: Halong Bay - Pearl Farm Visiting - Kayaking - Cruising back to Harbor – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)

6:00 AM: Begin the day by waking up early to witness the beautiful sunrise from the sundeck. 7:00 AM: Enjoy the morning serenity of the bay landscape while sipping a cup of tea or coffee. Have a delightful breakfast. 7:40 AM: Embark on a visit to a Pearl farm. Halong's pearls are renowned in Vietnam, and the process of farming and harvesting pearls is a lengthy one. 8:30 AM: Engage in kayaking to explore the wonders of Halong Bay. 10:00 AM: Complete the check-out process and savor the remaining time on a fantastic cruise through the bay. 10:45 AM: Relish a delicious lunch while cruising back to Tuan Chau Harbour. 12:00 PM: The cruise docks at Halong Bay harbor, and tourists bid farewell to the crew, concluding the cruise experience. 12:30 PM: Return to Hanoi via shuttle bus. 2:30 PM: Make a brief stopover in Hai Duong province for a short break. 4:30 PM: Arrive in Hanoi and spend the night at the hotel.
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi departure

Take advantage of your leisure time in Hanoi before your scheduled departure. Bid farewell and express our gratitude for choosing our services!

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 880 USD 480 USD 3star
Deluxe 1080 USD 680 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips
* 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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