Vietnam: 9 Days Highlight north of Vietnam: Hanoi – Halong – Sapa – HoaLu – Tamcoc
Price From: $899 USD
9 days 8 nights Hanoi is our highlighted destination of Northern Vietnam. The tour is well organised so you can explore Hanoi, Halong and Sapa, visit Hanoi old quarter with a special street food tour where the best food of Vietnam is yours. See ancient capital of Vietnam Hoalu and boat trip to Tamcoc- Halong bay on land of Vietnam.
HOTEL LIST IN PACKAGE- 3-star rate
Tour Offer Price: 899 USD pp(double/twin share)
Hotel in Hanoi centre: La Dolce Vita Hotel
Cruise in Halong Bay: OrientalSails
Hotel in Sapa: Panorama Hotel/Sapa Lodge Hotel
HOTEL LIST IN PACKAGE- 4-star rate
Tour Offer Price: 1350 USD pp (double/twin share)
Hotel in Hanoi centre: Golden Lotus Luxury/ MK Premium Hotel
Cruise in Halong Bay: OrientalSails
Hotel in Sapa: Sunny Mountain Hotel/Sapa Legend Hotel
Arrive in Hanoi and check in Hotel – welcome drink.
Night 1: Overnight in hotel in Ha Noi.
08:00 – 08:30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, check in Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall – The OS Lounge.
12:15 – 12:45: Embark on Oriental Sails by transfer boat. Listen to cruise briefing and receive room key.
13:00 – 15:30: Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruises further along the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay, heading to Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen.
– Option 1: Discovery local daily life: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip around Vung Vieng Fishing Village
– Option 2: Take a kayak at Ban Chan Island and go kayaking by yourself with help and instruction of tour guide.
17:30 – 18:00: Return to Oriental Sails and have bath then relax as the sun starts to set. Enjoy the Happy Hour at the bar and on the sun deck.
19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, night squid fishing or just laze around. Singing and dancing activities are available till 22:00 hr.
Night 2: Overnight on board at Cong Do Area.
06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07:00 – 09:00: Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave. Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay.
09:30: Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
09:30 – 11:00: Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12:00 hr.
12:00 – 16:30: Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16:30 hr.
Night 3: Overnight in Hotel in Ha Noi.
Joining Sapa tours will take you from a green land to the end by paddy fields, maize field, fresh cool water from a waterfall go down and running through out the ravines.
Go down to the foot of Hoang Lien Son mountain, you will come to the Muong Hoa, to a bridge crosses the stream to Ta Van village, Waterfalls, Cau May in the village of Giang Ta Chai.
The last time before , vehicle travel to sapa by night trains and arrival to Lao Cai early morning, but Nowaday we come to Sapa by highway Hanoi – Lao Cai. You only spend 5hours to Sapa. Catching the advantage of every journey.
06:30: Our car and guides pick you up at the meeting point and depart to LaoCai, on the highway running from Noi Bai – Lao Cai 245Km 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 then proceed to visit.
13:00: Car will take visitors started walking journey about 4hours to visit Lao Chai – Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai, explore the life of ethnic minorities, admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved images big– small rocks, admire the Bridge which made by clouds, cross the Muong Hoa stream poetic. Then get back to Sapa.
Night 4: Overnight in Hotel in Sapa town .
10:00: Exploring Cat Cat – Shin chai village of H’mong – a colonial French discovered area and a renowned resort to officials from the early twentieth century.
Arriving to Cat Cat village, visitors will be visiting the Hydropower station, the waterfall of Cat Cat village, as well as learning about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, hand forged agricultural tools.
12:00: Pick up from Cat Cat village and back to Sapa town. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. Free time to visit or shopping souvenir.
16:00: Driver take you back to Hanoi. recheck in Hotel in Hanoi . tour finish at 21302145hr.
Night 5: Overnight in Hotel Hanoi.
“Start from 11.30- 14.30 “Lunch” or 18.00 to 21.00 “Dinner” & around 4km on foot”
At 11.30 (or 18.00), our tour guide will welcome you at your hotel lobby, then start walking tour in old quarter “36 streets” to visit some famous and specialized- food families or stalls/ local restaurants, shops where they run their business everyday, certainly you will watch and taste some particular dishes (We can customize vegetarian food or special requirement).
The old quarter in Hanoi is over one thousand years old and today retains much of the old flavor that made the area special in earlier times, each street was the exclusive domain of one trade (guilds) so there are whole streets of blacksmiths, silver shops, paper shops, headstone makers and more. Originally there were just 36 streets in the old quarter but today there are more than 50 streets. Although many of the streets are short, and the area is rather compact, it is very difficult to find some local food on your own in hidden alleys or sidewalks, certainly the best way to make it easy is joining with us taking part in this special tour to learn about Vietnamese cuisine, culture, people and language.
After all, Food on Foot will give you an unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people. We ensure the food is handled hygienically and provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. The benefit also goes back to the vendors or restaurants/ families as we buy directly from them.
At 14.30 (or 21.00), our tour guide says goodbye to you, and will help you order taxi or show you direction back to your hotel. See you again!
Note: Food on Foot tour is combined by street food stalls and lovely mini restaurants (not luxury restaurants), certainly they are experienced and appreciated by our local experts everyday, you’ll keep on ordering food as long as you keep eating, suggestion that you should taste a little bit each place, then foot & food.
Night 6: Overnight in Hotel Hanoi.
07:45: Picking up from your Hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
08:15: Starting drive to Ninh Binh Province.
10:00: Arriving at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.
10:15: Visiting King Dinh and King Le’s temples.
11:30: Arriving in Tam Coc Wharf.
11:45: Having buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine.
13:00: Getting on Sampan boats through caves and visiting countryside landscape.
15:00: Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.
15:15: Biking to Bich Dong on country road.
16:00: Getting on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi.
18:30: Our guide says goodbye to you at your hotel.
Night 7: Overnight in Hotel in Hanoi.
Your last free and easy day in Hanoi, you will have time to go shopping, relax, and discovery Hanoi by your own.
Night 8: Overnight in Hotel in Hanoi.
Breakfast at the hotel then free and easy.
Wait until our driver come and pick you to the airport