Upon Hanoi arrival, you will be met by our representative, then transfer (S.I.C) to down town for check-in to hotel.
O/N in Ha Noi
Day 2: HANOI - SAPA - LAO CHAI, TA VAN, GIANG TA CHAI (B/L/D)
6:00 AM: Car and guides pick you up at the meeting point and depart to Lao Cai ( S.I.C), on the highway running from Noi Bai - Lao Cai 280 km with less than 5 hours. You have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the both sides of this road.
12:00: Arrival Sapa, enjoy lunch at local restaurant, and then check in the hotel
14:00PM: You will start a walking journey about 4 hours to visit Lao Chai - Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai, explore the life of Giay, Red Dao ethnic minorities, admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved images big– small rocks, unique patterns of th e ancients; admire the Bridge which made by clouds, cross the Muong Hoa stream poetic.
Get back to Sapa. And remaining time in the morning at leisure to relax and discover by yourself around Sapa town, talking with the Black H’Mong kids who could amaze you by the fluently spoken English ability, or visit Sapa market in the central town. The love market has long been the not-to-be-missed event reflecting special culture of people of mountainous areas in general and of Sapa in particular, if you are lucky to stay on Saturday,
Overnight in Sapa
Day 3: SAPA - CAT CAT VILLAGE (B/L/D)
9:00AM: After breakfast, you start the trip on foot to explore the Cat Cat – Sin Chai village of ethnic Hmong - discovered by the French and choose resort here in the early twentieth century.
Coming to Cat Cat Village, visitors will be visiting hydropower station, waterfall of the Cat Cat village. Visit Cat Cat village, Black H’Mong ethnic. You will see how the H’Mong people weave, dye the fabric, make decoration and em broider amazing dress–the most colorful costumes and good chance to get man-made souvenirs. Walk back to the town for dinner.
12:00: Back to Sapa town. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.
15.00 Continue the journey to Hanoi. Along the way, once again you have a chance to enjoy the magical beauty of northwest mountains.
Have a rest in 30 minutes on half way and have a dinner (at your own expense)
21.00: You arrive in Ha Noi.
Overnight in Ha Noi
Day 4: HA LONG BAY DAY TOUR (SIC) (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel
07h00: Breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer for Ha Long Bay by bus (3.5 h) through the beautiful scenery of green rice fields, water buffalos and everyday Vietnamese village life in Red River Delta (stop over for shopping and relax).
12h00: Arrive at Ha Long wharf and embark the private boat to discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty. The picturesque Halong Bay has more than 2,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. A 4-hours boat cruise will bring you to visit the largest and the most famous of Ha Long bay: the most famous Daugo grotto, Thien Cung cave, which is crammed with stalactites and stalagmites. There are numerous rocks and islands, which are predominantly composed of hardened dolomite together with smaller amounts of calcium carbonate. Each has a name which commemorates very interesting legends, such as Gachoi (Fighting Cocks) islet, Con Cho (Seadog rock)...
Fresh seafood lunch will be served on boat.
(Free Refreshment with with Vietnamese Coffee and Baguette, French bread and fried Egg upon request )
16h00: After the boat cruise, return to Hanoi. On the way back, short stop at Hai Duong City (you may have a chance to taste special green been cake)
19h30 – 20h00: Arrive hotel.
Day 5: HANOI HALF DAY CITY TOUR (SIC) (B/L/D)
08h00: After breakfast this morning, we start our seat-in-coach tour of Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), the national leader whose memory is honored here. We will also visit The House on stilts; see the distinctive One Pillar pagoda.
Moving out to visit the Temple of Literature, where Vietnam’s first university was established here in 1076.
Continue to visit The Thang Long Imperial Citadel, World Heritage site . which was built in the 11th century by the Ly Viet Dynasty, marking the independence of the Dai Viet.
12h00: Lunch at the local restaurant.
13h00: After lunch, the car will drop you at the hotel.
Or you will be transferred to the complex of the Hoan Kiem Lake, the heart of Hanoi and you will start a walking tour of Hanoi Old Quarter.
From Hoan Kiem Lake, you are advised to visit the complex of Hoan Kiem Lake including Ngoc Son Temple (Jade), But Thap Tower (Pen- shaped tower), Dai Nghien (Ink Stand), the Red- painted wooden The Huc Bridge.
Then you may shop at the Old Quarter (36 ancient wards & streets) and Dong Xuan market or you may take a a green car or cyclo ride tour (at your own expense) around the Old Quarter to experience the exciting local daily life of Hanoians.
Your choice in evening is Water puppetry performance at Thang Long Theatre.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 6: HANOI DEPARTURE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel.
Pick up at the hotel and transfer to the Noi Bai International Airport for departure flight. End of service.