Essence of Northern Vietnam 8 Days 7 Nights

CODE:

AZO-NOR

PRICE:

$ 333 pp

The North of Vietnam Tour is the perfect combination of the majestic splendour of Hanoi, trekking through mountains of unparalleled beauty surrounding Sapa with the sublime beauty of the Red River Delta and an amazing Ha Long Bay.

Departure: Daily start

Tour type: S.I.C/ Private Tour 

Special tips:

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes & service charges included
  • Gifted Vietnam visa invitation letter
  • Only 30% of grand total is deposit requested
  • Customer care 24/24
  • Exploring the capital of Vietnam with many ancient houses, busy and tiny streets, good foods, friendly people and beautiful sites 
  • Embark on a cruise to discover the magical bay and enjoy comfortable overnight stay onboard of Ha Long Bay -  on one of most famous Vietnam's UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site
  • Spend some days with other Vietnamese Hill trible groups to understand a variety culture of Vietnamese 
  • Take a trekking tour through the rolling rice terraces, waterfalls, mountains and lush green hills of Sapa and get in touch with people from ethnic minority groups 
  • You will have a chance to explore one of the most attractive area of Northern Vietnam - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Ninh Binh 

Upon the arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, our driver with tour guide will welcome you at the airport with a sign board & transfer to the hotel in the center. Our guide will reconfirm you full program will services on the way to hotel. Check in and free at leisure

Overnight in Hanoi.

Notice: Hotel check in time:14.00. Check out time: 12.00

Inclusion: Hotel; private airport transfer with tourguide 

8.30 - 9.00: Meet your tour guide at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and embank on a Hanoi city tour. In the morning, you will visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum Complex - one of the most important and attractive sites in Vietnam, a pilgrimage site where "respect" and "reverence" are the key words.  Then wander the grounds to see Uncle Ho’s house-on-stilt, the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Godess of Mercy - the most unique pagoda style

Take a short visit to Galary of Lacque Painting Collection.

Next to the West Lake - Hanoi’s biggest lake, Tran Quoc pagoda - a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.

Keep going to visit Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070 - dedicated to Confucius, sages and talented scholars.

Have a rest and enjoy lunch to taste the authentic Hanoi cuisine in the local restaurant

Option1: Applied on every Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday & Sunday afternoon

In the afternoon, we are going to visit the Museum of Ethnology, where you have a great chance to learn about our culture, custom, languages, house styles of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam

Leave for a legendary Hoan Kiem lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians.

16:00: Finish a day tour and back to your hotel.

Option 2Applied on every Monday – Wednesday – Friday afternoon

Continue to visit Bat Trang Pottery Village where has formed and existed for hundreds of years where you have great chance to learn about an essential part of Northern Vietnam's culture.

Leave for a legendary Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to a former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians.

16:00: Finish a day tour and back to your hotel.

Note: If you want to see water pupet show or cycling experience at the end of the tour, the surcharge is US$5/person

Inclusion: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

08.00 – 08.30: Our guide will meet you at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and start driving 120km on modern bus-journey throughout the verdant landscape of country side. Short-break en route.

10.30: Arrive Bai Dinh Pagoda Complex, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast Asia. Scenically set on the foot hill of Dinh mountain, which surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted and the limestone karsts dotted around which will take your breath away.
This pagoda complex stunningly boast a array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition refined ever built that it take a full day to explore all

12.30: Enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch in a Vietnamese restaurant with some special dishes such as goat meat, pork storage vessel….

13.30: Leave for Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out from rice paddy fields.

Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle.
Embark on a traditional sampan gently roweddown the exquisite river through numerous caves: Hang Toi (Dark cave), 320 meter long, Hang Sang (Light cave), 90 meter long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Wine cooking cave), 250 meter long…Every passages bring new surprise of  mystery hidden inside isolated valleys of tranquility that likely transformed to the other world and time. The fauna and flora is rich and a scene of a goat jumping from one cliff to the other is a common sight.

16.30: Take the returns back to Hanoi. Have a short free time for relaxing and having dinner by your own  

20.00: In the evening, our staff will transfer you to train station for getting an overnight train to Lao Cai

Inclusion: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees, train ticket: Hanoi - Lao Cai

06.00: Upon the arrival, our tourguide will pick up at the Sapa Train Station and transfer by shuttle bus to the hotel in Sapa. Have a breakfast at hotel.

09.00: We start from your hotel/ your relax place to take a short drive to Y Linh Ho then trekking through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong Village Of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. You approach Ta Van Village where Dzay Ethnic People inhabits in late afternoon (Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours)

Check in homestay; get to know the family of Dzay People. Spend time to enjoy the mountain life on Sunset. You may attend cooking local dishes with the family and enjoy dinner in peace.

In the evening, you can join the local coffee shop nearby with music and socialize with other tourists. Overnight Ta Van Village's homestay.

Inclusion: Homestay; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner; all entrance fees

09.00: After a simple breakfast at local family, we say goodbye to the minority owner. Then, take a short walk down the South - West of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Giang Ta Chai Village (Red Dzao minority people). Have a soft break at rattan bridge – the oldest rattan bridge in Sapa. Visit some house and continue to go to Su Pan Village. In here, you can learn about their way of life and see traditional clothing being made, hemp being dyed and women weaving. Relax at the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Have lunch in the village

After lunch, our minivan will transfer you back to Sapa Town, check in hotel and free at leisure.

15.30: Our guide will transfer you to the bus station for sleeper bus back to Hanoi 

22.30: Arrival in Hanoi, check in hotel and overnight in Hanoi 

Inclusion: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees, Sapa - Hanoi sleeper bus ticket 

 07.45 – 08.15: Pick up at your hotel (in Hanoi Old Quarter) and depart to Halong.

12.30: On arrival at Halong Pier, you will board your cruise and you are warmly welcomed by professional and friendly crew.

13.00: Check-in cabin and enjoy specially prepared lunch while cruising through most beautiful parts of the magical bay with thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water. Sailing with Silversea Cruise in very tranquil route, exploring the exotic beauty of the bay, a feeling in paradise will come to you.

14.30: Keep cruising to the most beautiful parts of Ha Long Bay. This is the best time to relax after lunch and enjoy your privacy, capturing stunning photos of the legendary bay.

15.30: Small tender brings you to visit Titov Island, hiking up to the peak of the island from where you can capture panoramic view of Ha Long Bay.

16.30: Kayaking & swimming time on the island 

18.00: Join the sunset party on the sundeck in warm and romantic atmosphere, making friends with other members in the group, enjoy fresh local fruit, listening soft, light music.

19.00: Enjoy the special dinner cooked by our professional chef.

20.30:  After dinner, you can choose your own way to relaxing on the sundeck, listening to music, singing karaoke or  squid fishing before going to bed

Inclusion: Cabin on overnight cruise; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner; all entrance fees

06.00: Take photos of sunrise, morning exercise with our Tai Chi master, a perfect healthy way to start a new day.

07:00: Enjoy your breakfast with coffee, tea, fruits.

07.45: Visit Surprising Cave – the most beautiful spot in Ha Long Bay.

09.00: Back to our cruise for check-out. Keep cruising towards Ha Long Bay, passing by hundreds of islands and islets with different shapes depending on your imagination.

10.00: Cooking class opened right on the cruise sundesk.

11.00: Farewell lunch is served on the cruise before you arrive at harbor.

12.30: Get on the bus to Hanoi.

16.30 - 17.00: Arrival in your hotel, free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi

Inclusion: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Breakfast at your hotel and free time for relaxing or packing again your luggage. 

Until the check out time and your car (no guide) will come to pick up at your hotel to transfer to the airport for flight back home. Ends of your tour 

Inclusion: Transport; meals: breakfast 

 Price from (USD):

Catogery

SIC TOUR

PRIVATE TOUR

Accommodation

STANDARD 

No of pax  02 pax  04 pax 06 pax 08 pax  Single Sup
3 STAR 459 399 380 365 135
333 4 STAR 529 469 449 435 190

Note:

 Price is in USD per passenger in Twin shared room
 Season promotion can be applied with further contact

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation as mentioned in hotel & cruise in twin shared room
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Transfers by A/C tourist vehicle with mineral water (shuttle bus for sharing tour/ charter car for private tour)
  • All entrance fee as mentioned in the program 
  • Kayaking, Biking, Electrical car as mentioned above 
  • Visa Invitation Letter 
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner)
  • Government Tax (VAT) & service charges

Exclusion:

  • All International & domestic airfare; visa stamping fee
  • Other meals, beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services which is mentioned above

What to bring?

  • Print out your Tour booking confirmation
  • Bring your passport during the trip
  • Take walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen...etc
  • Prepare cash for personal expenses

What to know?

  • Do not wear short clothes when visiting pagodas, temples, churches and mausoleum
  • Special food's request (diet or vegetarian, food allergy…) should be informed before your departure date.
  • Beside the essential items such as long sleeve clothes, hat, trekking shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repelent, you can carry some extra things as camera, flash light, water etc
  • At the weekend (every Fri, Sat, Sun) Hanoi Old Quarter area does not allow vehicles, so we will inform you in advance to pick up/drop you off at nearby streets
  • The period from April to October will good to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (~SPF30) and from November to March, more warm clothing is advised.
  • After using services of rowing boat trip, local tuktuk (cyclo); bellman or waiter always expect some tippings for their hard work besides of their fixed salary.
  • Every hotel/homestay have free luggage storage rooms for their clients. You can consider to re-pack again your neccessery handbag or backpack for each tour while the other other can be left at hotel 
  • Tour cost & availability can be changed in X'Mas, Easter Season, Western New Year and Vietnamese New Year. Please contact for more information

Notice:

  • The S.I.C Tour is joined tour with other passengers and can be organized by us or our partners as above itinerary (as your final confirmation)
  •  The S.I.C Tours will not be the same service arrangement with The Private Tour 
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