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Explore the North of Vietnam

Tour Code: VL01

Price Tour: 1,614 USD

Time: 10Days / 9Night

Stemming : Hanoi

Destination:

Means: Ôtô,Tàu hỏa

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The northern area of Vietnam is the major tourist hub of Vietnam with many spots of beauty, historical relics and famous places. The Discover North Vietnam tour will fully give you the best things in the North of Vietnam in 10 days.

The northern area of Vietnam is the major tourist hub of Vietnam with many spots of beauty, historical relics and famous places. The Discover North Vietnam tour will fully give you the best things in the North of Vietnam in 10 days.

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Enter Vietnam at Noi Bai airport, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel. You will have time to relax before we present you with Vietnam daily life in the past and now with one or two hour cylo tour around the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple and Old Quarter of Hanoi. You will then enjoy a Water Puppet Show and a welcome dinner at a restaurant with Vietnamese cuisines. You will spend the night in Hanoi.

 Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
You will have the whole day to explore Vietnam’s capital city. Your guide will take you to the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century, and a popular attraction, as is Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, his simple stilt house where he lived and worked, and the museum dedicated to his memory. After lunch, you will call in at the serene Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest in Hanoi and the excellent Ethnology Museum for an overview of Vietnam’s 54 distinct ethnic groups. Your overnight will be in Hanoi.

 Day 3: Hanoi Handicraft villages – overnight train to Lao Cai (B/L)
In the morning, you’ll be picked up to drive to Bat Trang. On arrival, you be able to stroll in the small alleys of this old village to watch local people producing their fine products and visit some of the houses used as workshops and showrooms. You then drive to Dong Ho village - famous for its traditional paintings. After a picnic lunch, your vehicle take to Dong Ky village where most of the local families produce furniture inlaid with mother of pearl. It’s a good example of how the villagers work co-operatively on different stages of the manufacturing process. In the afternoon, you return to Hanoi. In the evening, you take an overnight train to Sapa.

 Day 4: Lao Cai – Ethnic Market – Sapa (B/L/D)
Arriving in the Lao Cai Railway station at 5am, you will have breakfast and then start to explore one of the colourful markets in Sapa or nearby Bac Ha. In the afternoon back to sapa, overnight in Sapa.The schedule of the local markets as below: Tuesday: Coc Ly Market Wednesday: Cao Son Market Thursday: Lung Khau Nhin Market. Saturday: Can Cau Market Sunday: Muong Hum or Bac Ha Market

 Day 5: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai - Overnight on the train (B/L)
After breafast, you will follow your guide to walk around the town, visit the town centre market before being driven to the Lao Chai, a village of the Black H’Mong ethnic minority people. Trek around the village and then along the path to Tan Van of Dzay people. Pick lunch on at Tan Van village then continue trekking to Giang Ta Chai. Trek to main road and our car will pick you up back to Sapa. In the evening, you’ll return to Lao Cai to board the train to return to Hanoi. You’ll spend overnight on the train.

Day 6: Hanoi – Duong Lam Ancient Village (B/L)
Arriving in Hanoi at around 5am in the morning, you will be picked up to your hotel for breakfast and re-freshment. Around 8:30 AM drive you to Duong Lam ancient village. It gives you an insight to the real life in rural Vietnam. Bike around the village to visit some ancient houses , Mong Phu Communal house and enjoy local products: rice wine, rice cake,visit some cultural and historical vestiges in Duong Lam such as: Giang Van Minh worship-house, Princess Mia palace and Temple, Mia pagoda, Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung Temple ( two of Vietnam’king). Back to Hanoi for luch in local restaurant. In the afternoon,you will be free time for shopping in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Your overnight will be in Hanoi.

 Day 7: Hanoi – Ha Long (B/L/D)
After an early breakfast, you will leave for Ha Long Bay, one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas and the world’s largest marine limestone ‘karst’ landscape. There you’ll board your boat, a wooden junk built from the model of the old Vietnamese court vessels with sails, a wide transom and rectangular superstructure, that will take you first to the busy World Heritage area and then to some of the less well-known grottoes and caves. Weather permitting, you will be able to swim, fish, climb a hill for an overview of the Bay’s remarkable seascape, or venture into some of the sea level caves in a small sampan. All your meals will be provided on board, usually based on fresh seafood. Your overnight will be on aboard.

 Day 8: Ha Long - Hanoi (B/L)
You will spend the morning cruising Ha Long Bay, followed by lunch just before docking around noon and leaving for Hanoi. Your overnight will be in Hanoi.

 Day 9: Hanoi – Tam Coc – Hoa Lu (B/ L)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will drive to Ninh Binh Province. Our first visit is the former capital - Hoa Lu and the remains of Dinh and Le Kings’ temples. Proceed to Tam Coc tourist center for lunch. After lunch we get on small rowing boats to travel along the canals with local villages, passing the green fields and enjoying the so called 'Ha Long bay On Land', go through 3 caves and then row back to boat pier. You will then Visit Bich Dong cave, the king conferred on Bich Dong the title "The second most beautiful grotto in Vietnam”, climb up the Ngu Hanh Son Mountain range, charmed by the marvelous scenery offered by the mountains, rivers and pagodas. You will drive back to Hanoi in the late afternoon. Your overnight will be in Hanoi.

 Day 10: Hanoi departure (B)
After breakfast, you will be free until your driver take you to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight.
 

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Price: Usd/ pax

Group price

1 pax

2 pax

3-5pax

6-9  pax

10-15 pax

16-20 pax( 1 FOC)

Sglsup

3 stars

1,614

898

739

564

518

483

215

4 stars

2,165

1,198

1,090

877

818

777

390

5stars

2,843

1,552

1,531

1,272

1,197

1,149

655

 

 

Inclusive:
 - Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room.
 - Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver.
 - The services of an experienced English-speaking guide throughout the tour (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests’ return to their hotel or reaching their destination).
-  Boat/ cruises as specified in the programme. All Ha Long Bay boats will be fully licensed and comply with current safety regulations.

-Entry fees and permission to enter border areas for all visits mentioned in the programme.
-  Lunches and dinners (as specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available.
- VAT and other taxes.


 Exclusive:
-  International flight tickets and airport tax.
 - Visas + Dinners, except as specified above.
 - Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
 - Camera fees (if any)
 - Travel Insurance

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