Day 1: Arrival Hanoi - Good morning
Welcome to Vietnam! Or "Xin chao” in
Transfer of 45 min to your hotel in Hanoi, (if
it is still early then we can venture out for some culture shock on a short
walking tour in the
Old Quarter of Hanoi - this is the way to get familiar
with the people and the culture).
Welcome dinner and
Water Puppet Show in the evening. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - City tour of a 1000
years old capital (B, L, D)
Leave at 8 am, on the three wheels of a
you will be guided through Hanoi history and culture & people and to some
other sights. This tour draws to: the Ho Chi Minh complex (Ho Chi Mausoleum,
Ho Chi Minh's House-on-stilts,
Temple of Literature, one of the Museums (Ethnology,
History...) with lunch at restaurant then back to the Old Quarter for some
More tourist attraction to
Saint Joseph Cathedral,
Hoa Lo (the Old prison for
Night train at 9.30 to Sapa.
Day 3: Sapa - hill station with
colorful minorities (B, L, D)
Lao Cai Station in the early morning.
Jeep ride to
Sapa for sightseeing en route. Arriving Sapa, take breakfast
then leave for wonderful trek (5-6 hrs) along the rice terraces, through
the forest and crossing streams. Stops to visit the
(picnic lunch). Check in and home stay at the Dzao in Ta Phin village and
dinner and sleep in their traditional house.
Day 4: Trek back to Sapa (B, L)
Breakfast and leave the village for trekking
(3hrs) another way up hill to the main road then jeep back to Sapa, check in
hotel with lunch served in Sapa. After the long trek, the afternoon is free
to discover the town at your own taste.
Day 5: Sapa & night train back to Hanoi
(B, L, D)
Your morning free in town of Sapa, to go
walking around, visit more villages nearby or to go shopping. Jeep ride at 4
p.m. to Lao Cai Train Station and take night train back to Hanoi. Arrive
Hanoi in the next morning.
Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay
- the World
Heritage (B, L, D)
Arrival Hanoi in the early
morning. Transfer to
Halong Bay then get on boat
cruising the Bay with fresh seafood lunch, cruise along the wonderful Bay in the afternoon
cave visit and swimming, dinner and sleep on boat (under thousands of
Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
Visitors often wake up at 6 a.m. for the
sunrise, offering great photos as it is rising up from the ocean and through
the peaks of the limestone islands. Breakfast is served on boat. Cruise back
to Halong City and lunch on board before driving back to Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi (B)
A free day to relax and look and taste around
with time for shopping, exploring and packing before flying home tomorrow.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Departure (B)
Saying Goodbye Hanoi, we will bring you to the
airport for your flight home.
- 4 nights in hotel or guest house. Home stay
with clean blanket, mosquito-net, pillow.
- Meals as mentioned the program.
- Land transfer by private vehicle for whole
- English or French speaking guides. Other
languages are available upon request.
- Admission fees for all sightseeing places.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips and gratuities.