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  • Tour code: NVN6D5N
  • Tour type: Deluxe Tour
  • Tour Valid: December 31st 2018
  • Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights
  • Destination: HANOI, SAPA, HALONG, HANOI

Halong Bay and the Sapa regions are two of the most beautiful and natural sites in northern Vietnam.

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Overview:

Our Best of the North Vietnam highlight 6 days 5 night tour has been designed to give travelers a comprehensive tour of the very best sites of the Northern region. Discover the capital city of Hanoi, the ethnic minority people living in and around Sapa and be awestruck by the serene beauty of Halong Bay, the premier tourist destination in Vietnam.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Discover Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam
  • Overnight train in a/c soft sleeper cabin
  • Trek and meet ethnic minorities
  • Cruise on Halong Bay
  • Swim in the Gulf of Tonkin

 

RATE: This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy.

Group size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Supp’
Land Tour /pp 635 545 495 460 150

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1 – Hanoi

Day 2 – Hanoi (B )

Day 3 – Lao Cai – Sapa (B)

Day 4- Sapa (B/L)

Day 5 Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)

Day 6 – Halong – Hanoi

Includes:

  •  Transportation by private car.
  •  Hotels based o­n double/twin share.
  •  4 berth soft sleeper cabin  with A/C.
  •  All entrance fees.
  •  English speaking guide.
  •  Meal as mentioned in program.
  •  Complimentary water

Excludes:

  •  Pre and post accommodation arrangement.
  •  Drinks, except where otherwise mentioned.
  •  Travel Insurance.
  •  Personal expenses & tips.

Day 1 – Hanoi

Arrive at Hanoi airport where you will be met by your guide o­n the other side of the Immigration/ Arrival check point. If time permits, enjoy a brief driving orientation tour of Hoan Kiem Lake, the French Quarter and Old Quarter of Hanoi en – route to your hotel.
You can use the next few hours to rest or explore the surroundings at your own pace, or take a Cyclo ride through the ancient Old Quarter of Hanoi.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2 – Hanoi (B )

For the early risers, we suggest a stroll along the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. Where early each morning, groups of locals gather to do their exercises along the lovely tree lined promenade. You may cross over the red bridge at the northern end to Ngoc Son Temple, and see the Tortoise Tower o­n a small island.
After breakfast, you will have a full day of your own to explore the city, so good walking shoes are a must. You have many options to choose from:

  •  Temple of Literature, built in 11th Century and the country’s first University
  •  Ho Chi Minh’s (HCM) Mausoleum and Presidential Palace
  •  HCM’s Stilt House
  •  O­ne Pillar Pagoda
  •  Ethnology Museum
  •  Opera House
  •  Hoa Lo prison, which is also known as the “Hanoi Hilton”
  •  West Lake & Pagoda

Attend a Water Puppet show  this evening  (a Vietnamese traditional art), you have a leisurely dinner while waiting for the 21:00pm departure o­f the deluxe Night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight o­n train in air conditioned sleeper cabin.
Accommodation: Soft Sleeper Cabin with A/C

Day 3 – Lao Cai – Sapa (B)

The train will pull in around 6:00am at Lao Cai station, near the border of China, you will be met by your driver for the 45 minute drive to Sapa, the premier destination of northwest Vietnam.
Enjoy your breakfast while waiting for your hotel check-in, then catch a few hours of rest or venture out to discover the beautiful mountain landscapes and ethic minority groups of Sapa. Your guide will take you o­n a 2 hour trekking excursion to the village of Cat Cat & Sin Chai and from here you will trek down the valley, amongst the terraced fields and meet the hill tribe people, get to know their way of life, cultures and traditions.  Returning to Sapa town in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 4- Sapa (B/L)

A whole day for discovering the natural surrounds as well as the different cultures of the hill-tribe people, o­n a new trek in Sapa and its surrounds with a H’mong guide who speaks excellent English
We will begin with a walking tour of Sapa market, then trekking down hill from village to village around Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai and Ta Van area which is extraordinarily beautiful, and decorated by terraced-fields and the houses of H’mong, Red Zao and Zay people. You have several levels for your trekking today from soft trek 4-6kms, medium trek (5-7kms) and hard trek (9kms +)
You have a great opportunity for taking photos of breathtaking landscapes, meeting friendly hill-tribe people at home and work…
Have a home hosted lunch in a village of Dzay people.
Later in the afternoon a Jeep or Van will return you to Sapa for refreshment, then transfer you to Lao Cai for the night train to Hanoi.
Accommodation: Soft Sleeper Cabin with AC

Day 5 Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)

You will be met by your guide early this morning at Hanoi’s railway station. After breakfast you will have a 3 hours drive through the country side of the Red River Delta to the UNESCO world’s heritage site of Halong Bay.
A traditional style Vietnamese Junk, with tastefully decorated air-conditioned cabins, is awaiting your arrival, and will set sail at noon. Lunch will be served o­n board amidst spectacular views of the bay.
Today you will visit o­ne of the largest caves in Halong Bay, and enjoy a beach stop where perhaps you may want to take a swim or dip in the water of the Gulf of Tonkin.
Tonight enjoy a fresh seafood dinner onboard the Junk.
Accommodation: On board

Day 6 – Halong – Hanoi

Participate in Tai Chi o­n the top deck or simply watch the sunrise over the magnificent bay. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or juice before setting out to a near-by cave i­n a row boat. Watch for monkeys high o­n the cliff tops. Return to the junk, where breakfast is served, while sailing around Tu Long Bay where the film “Indochine” was made.
Your cruise will end at noon and you will be met by your guide & driver for your return to Hanoi.
The journey ends in Hanoi at 3PM. After arrival to Hanoi you may want to catch your onward flight, or enjoy an extension of your visit to Hanoi.

 

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  1. Queenie & Brian says:

    Great service, we have a great trip in Vietnam with HTS Tour. The whole experience was efficient and well organized. The guide spoke good English and did a great job of making sure we were all in the right place at the right time. Hanoi city with privater tour, Sapa with overnight train, In Halong bay our boat was new and it certainly felt looked much newer than most of the other boats in the bay. Rooms were excellent with big bathrooms – we were particularly lucky to get a room with its a balcony. Special mention to the chef on the boat who produced great meals each time. Kayaking experience was well organized and fun for those like us who aren’t natural sailors. Trip to cave also good though you share the stalactites etc.. with thousands of others. All in all a highlight of the trip – we’ll certainly try to use HTS tour again.