You’ll be greeted at Noibai Airport and transferred downtown to check in
your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you may have time to explore a
little of downtown and enjoy a stroll around
Hoan Kiem Lake.
Overnight in hotel.
Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
Depart Hanoi at 8.30am and drive by private coach to
Halong Bay (3.5 hours)
passing verdant farmland and witness the daily life of the local peasant
farmers. Arrive in Halong
at noon, board your boat and enjoy lunch of fresh seafood while cruising into the Bay of the
You’ll stop to explore one of the many expansive
grottoes here then continue
cruising to a quiet firth. There will be lots of time for swimming and sun
bathing. Cruise to a quiet firth and enjoy a great sunset dinner, relax
under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.
Overnight on the boat.
Halong Bay Sea Kayaking (B, L, D)
breakfast start cruising further to transfer to an island. Take a basic
skills lesson from your expert guide on paddling and safety, then start
kayaking the Bay. Exploring at your own pace, your guide will lead to one of
the many grottoes, and tidal conditions depending, you’ll paddle through the
cave into its lush lagoon.
to relax at some of the many secluded beaches then have lunch on beach. You
may have time to toss the Frisbee on the beach, and there’s always time for
the afternoon, keep kayaking around and come back to the boat for dinner and
overnight on board.
Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
sunrise in the Bay. Have breakfast and continue your cruise around the bay,
passing Cua Van floating village to witness this unique way of life.
Check-out your room, have lunch. Bus back to Hanoi, arrive 5.30pm.
Overnight in hotel.
City tour of Hanoi (B, L, D)
this insightful day through Hanoi’s busy tree lined boulevards, you’ll
explore such interesting and historic sites as
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and
One-pillar Pagoda and
Temple of Literature. Lunch. Afternoon visit
one of the Museums in Hanoi (Ethnology,
amazing 1 hours
cyclo tour of the historic 36 street
Old Quarter is both a
shoppers and photographers delight as the streets are alive with shops and
vendors making and selling everything imaginable.
tourist attraction to see:
Saint Joseph Cathedral,
Hoa Lo (the Old prison for
8:30pm depart by private coach to Hanoi rail way station to catch the night
Lao Cai (9:30pm-5:30am).
Trekking Sapa (B, L)
a bus or van for a 1.5 hour drive up the stunning mountain range sculpted
with tiered rice terraces to the town of
Sapa nestled at 1632 meters. Lots
of sight seeing en route. After checking into your hotel you'll have free
time to explore the town and its great market.
a lunch of Vietnamese food in a local restaurant you’ll take a 3 hour trek
down the valley to visit a
H’mong hill tribe village.
Return to Sapa and overnight in hotel.
Trekking Sapa (B, L, D)
in the morning and trek 5 hours to Lao Chai village to visit the local
H'mong hill tribe then onto Ta Van village, home of the Dzay hill tribe.
You’ll stop beside a stream and enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to Sapa town
and free at leisure to explore the town.
Overnight in Hotel.
Sunday hill tribe markets (B, L, D)
early (6.00am) to
Bac Ha market. You will have a chance to see Lao, Lu, Black (flat)
Dzao and Blue H’Mong minority.
After visiting the market go to see
Old Castle of H'mong King and
Ban Pho, a pure hill tribe village
on a mountain. Drive back to Lao Cai for the night train back
Free day in Hanoi (B)
Arrive in Hanoi 4.30 am. Check into your hotel. You’ll welcome this free day
to relax and recover from you journey north. Lots of time to explore more of
Hanoi and pick up some of those last minute souvenirs
Overnight in hotel.
Departure Hanoi (B)
take you from your hotel out to the airport to see you off on your journey
Twin-shared rooms at 3-4 star hotel, 05 nights in hotel, 02 nights on the
as mentioned in the program. Special requirements (vegetarian, diet, Muslim
food etc.) could be arranged upon prior notice.
Land transfer by private A/C vehicle for whole trip.
Junk in Halong Bay.
Train ticket from Hanoi to Lao Cai and vice-verse (A/C soft
English or French speaking guide. Other languages are available upon
Admission fee for all sightseeing places.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips and gratuities.