- Pick up and see off: Airport-hotel-airport.
- Welcome drink upon arrival
- 2 nights stay at 3*** hotel in Hanoi with breakfast
- 1 night stay at 3***hotel in Sapa with breakfast
- 2 nights on train
- Hanoi City Group Tour with lunch
- Sapa tour 2 days – full board
- Ha Long bay tour 2 days/ 1 night with Flamingo Cruise (over night on board, all meals included, guide escort)
- Round trip shuttle bus Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi
DAY 1: HANOI – ARRIVAL
Arrival Hanoi, you will be picked up by our guide and driver to hotel. The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a stylish and gracious city that retains an unique old world charm and some Asia’s most striking colonial architecture. The many lakes and parks make for relaxing atmosphere.
O/N in Ha Noi.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY GROUP TOUR – NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA (B/L/-)
8.00: We pick you up from your hotel and take you to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho. Then we visit the President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. You’ll also go to the Ho Chi Minh Museum where you can learn about this remarkable man and what he did for Vietnam and the region.
Next, you’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.
After that you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the Shore of West Lake. From there you’ll go to the Temple of Literature which was Vietnam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.
Alternatively you can choose to have lunch at a restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards you’ll walk through the Old Quarter where you’ll get a sense of the daily life of this busy city on your way to Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart and soul of Hanoi. This is the part of town where the commercial streets of modern Hanoi meet the ancient 36 streets and numerous alleys amongst temples, pagodas and lakes.
Finally you’ll stop at Museum of Ethnology. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labeled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony, videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There’s also a centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.
Back to your hotel, you will be free till our guide comes to pick you up to Hanoi Station for a night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on train.
DAY 3: LAO CAI – SAPA – CAT CAT & SIN CHAI VILLAGES (B/L/D)
AM : 7h30 arrive Lao Cai, pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to Sapa.You will have breakfast in the hotel and some time for R& R, check in before 12h00 o’clock. .After lunch trek to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H’Mong tribe .Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way . Back to hotel for dinner and enjoy the night in Sapa town .
Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 4: LAO CHAI & TA VAN VILLAGES – LAO CAI STATION (B/L/D)
After breakfast you will check out and leave your luggage in the hotel, get ready for the trip. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Have a picnic lunch on the way. You go back to Sapa by motorbike/jeep.
You will have dinner before transferred to Lao Cai Station for a night train to Hanoi.
Overnight on train.
DAY 5: HANOI – HALONG BAY TOUR WITH FLAMINGO CRUISE – KAYAKING (B/L/D)
7:30 – 08:30: Our shuttle bus with tour guide will pick you up at your hotels (Note: This pick-up is just applied for those who use our shuttle bus service)
10h30: Stopover in Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products.
12h30: Arrive in Tuan Chau Marina Pier (Tuan Chau Island). Followed by activities:
+ Boarding Flamingo Cruise for departure.
+ Welcome drink will be served and cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins by Cruise Manager.
+ Great lunch is served while cruising passing by islets, through Hoa Cuong floating village.
+ Exploration of Halong Bay passing by Soi Sim Beach, Coconut Three Island. Then arrive in the area of Lan Ha bay. Anchoring the vessels at Dark and Bright Cave area.
+ Kayaking & swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views. Or rowing boat trip pass through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains and sea caves.
+ Joining our Cooking Class on the sun-deck. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
+ Enjoy sunset party with fruits and wine.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, Our luxury set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities include:
+ Join the squid fishing on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef.
+ Or Laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
Overnight on Flamingo Cruise.
DAY 6: HALONG BAY – SURPRISING CAVE – HANOI – DEPARTURE (B/L/-)
06:30: Tai Chi class on the Sun-deck.
07:30: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:30: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30 – 10:30: Check out time. Relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay scenery during the trip back the pier.
10:00: Farewell brunch’ll be served on board and saying goodbye to the screws.
12:00: Disembarkation at Tuan Chau Harbour. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
16:00: Arrive in Hanoi.
If you want to have one more night in Hanoi, please advise! or you will be picked up to the airport for a flight back home!
***End of Service***
|Option||Remark||Price/Applied for Group of 2 |
Valid from 1st Oct 2015 to 31st Dec 2016
|Opt 1||With 1 night at Deluxe Ocean View Cabin on Cruise||$760||$595|
|Opt 2||With 1 night at Premium Deluxe Ocean View Cabin on Cruise||$780||$615|
|Opt 3||With 1 night at Suite View Room, Private Balcony on Cruise||$800||$635|
|Children from 05 – 10||Stay with parents||75% charge of adult price.|
|Children under 05||Stay with parents||FOC|