Highlights 1: Vietnam highlights 12 days with La Bell Vie Hanoi Hotel + Sapa 3 days 4 nights + Halong Bay overnight with Vspirit cruise + Night train from Hanoi to Da Nang + Kiman hotel stay in Hoi An + Cooking class at Tra Que Village + The Charm Island tour + transportation in Hanoi and Da Nang. @ 1450 usd
Highlight 2: Vietnam highlights 12 days with Chalcedony Hanoi Hotel + Sapa 3 days 4 nights + Halong Bay overnight with Pelican cruise + Night train from Hanoi to Da Nang + Thanh Binh Riverside hotel stay in Hoi An + Cooking class at Tra Que Village + The Charm Island tour + transportation in Hanoi and Da Nang @ 1690 usd
Day 1: Pick up at airport and transfer to Hanoi hotel – Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: Check out La Belle Vie hotel, and feel free to discover Hanoi. At 19:30 or 20:00, our tour guide will take you to Railway station to get night train to Sapa (B)
Day 3: Pick up at Lao Cai station and Join the tour to Cat Cat, Sin chai Villages (B/L/D)
We will pick you up at Lao Cai railway station by bus, to take you up to the township of Sapa which takes approx one hour arriving at.
08:00 am – After breakfast and a morning shower, we will start walking to Cat Cat & Sin Chai villages in the bottom of Muong Hoa valley. Enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan – highest peak in Viet Nam and Indochina. Go through the village of Black H’mong ethnic minority, see people weaving and embroidering their clothes, keep going down enjoy colorful rice terraces and the interesting waterfall. Come back to Sapa about.
12:30 pm – Enjoy your lunch in the hotel. Afternoon will be free time for you to explore Sapa ethnic market and town. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: Y Linh Ho- Lao Chai- Ta Van Villages:(B/L/D)
Enjoy your breakfast then check out of the room, the we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificent landscapes and trek on a small trails going to Y Linh Ho village (with Black H’mong tribe).
Trek through lush rice – terraces towards Lao Chai village, enjoy delicious lunch in the local house near by MuongHoaRiver, experiencing Black H’mong people’s daily life and traditional culture. Next cross suspension bridges as you walk through Lao Chai village to Ta Van village inhabited by Zay minorities exhibiting strong Chinese culture. Bus ride returns to Sapa. and stay at Hotel
Day 5: Ham Rong- Hanoi (B/L)
In the morning, you visit Hamrong (dragon raw) to see the whole fantastic view of the town, the paddy rice fields… on top of this mountain, you also see beautiful orchard gardens, Cultural Village with the traditional stilt house of the Tay people, collection of Sapa pictures (past and present), music and dance performances of the ethnic minorities in Sapa, it is special when walking a little up to touch the cloud and see nice rocks with strange shapes like Dragon raw. We then take the bus back to Sapa. Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Ha Noi
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Arrive Hanoi at 5 am, Our Guide will take you back to Hanoi Hotel- not recheck in Hotel- and at 8:00 am Out Tour guide will pick you up for Halong Bay overnight. On this day, you will have breakfast by your self.
Option 1: Vspirit cruise- 3 star cruise
Hanoi – Halong Bay
|Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to HalongBay. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way.|
|Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing|
|Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands…|
|Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau Cave area.|
|Back to the V’Spirit Classic|
|Cruise to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climp up to the top of the island for a panorama view of HalongBay|
|Return to the main boat for a shower. Relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set|
|Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around|
|Overnight on board.|
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
|Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt|
|Have breakfast at sunrise.|
|Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in HalongBay.|
|Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.|
|Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and more…|
|While heading back to the habor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.|
|Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruise|
|Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.|
Option 2: Pelican cruise
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong ( L/D)
Boarding and check-in with welcome drink, then the cruise starts through Cho Da, Dinh Huong, Ga Choi and Hoa Cuong limestone islets while a lunch is served on board. Then visit Sung Sot Grotto, the “Cave of Surprises”, before taking a swim in TitovBeach or SoiSimBeach’s pristine waters. The vessel then cruises further to reach its overnight anchorage location near Ho Dong Tien or LuonCave.
Enjoy the sunset from the sundeck or while swimming; then a dinner will be served on board. Evening is devoted to relaxing in that peaceful piece of a setting, or to experience night-fishing from the boat’s deck.
Overnight on board.
Day 7: Halong – Hanoi ( B/L/…)
Early wake-up for a breakfast with stunning scenery, then a small boat will take you to visit LuonCave. Back on board the cruise heads to Tuan Chau pier. Transfer by tender to Pelican & Image cafe. Lunch is served on board while the cruise goes back to HalongCity for disembarking at noon time. End of the cruise.
Notes: The itinerary can change due to weather, tide levels.
You will back from Halong to Hanoi at 16:30- recheck in Hanoi Hotel
Day 8: Check out this hotel and join night train from Hanoi to Da Nang- Overnight on night train
Day 9: Arrival Da Nang around 10:30 AM- pick up and transfer to Hotel in Hoi An city- free discover city by your your self. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10: After having Breakfast, you will join Cooking class tour at Tra Que Village ( B/L)
Tra Que village is famous for very fresh vegetables and Vietnamese herbs.Most of tropical vegetables cam grow well at Tra Que and their flavor and taste are so distinctive that they can never be mistaken for products of the same kind from other localities. You will have a chance to learn how to make tasty traditional dishes from vegetable.
8:00 local guide pick up you at the hotel’s lobby. Take a bike to the downtown, stop by Hoi An’s colorful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. So make sure your camera is handy. 10:00 bike to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. 11:00 Work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked.
Day 11: After having breakfast, you will join Cham Island half day tour ( B/L)
Cham islands are 15km from Cua Dai. There are seven islands altogether named according to their shape or characteristics. They are called Lao ( pear ), Dai ( long ), La ( leaf), Kho ( dry ),Tai ( ear ),Mo ( tomb ) and Nom ( East Wind ).They have good climate, cool the year round, trees and animals as well as marine life are plentiful here. On the island, there are precious bird nests while under the water, the coral is marvelous. There are also scenic spots around the island, such as Suoi Tinh ( Love stream), Suoi Ong ( Sir’s stream ), Hon Chong ( Piled up rocks ),Hang Ba ( The lady’s cave ). the island isalso surrounded by very nice beaches with clean white sand and transparent, cool water.
8:00 :local tour guide pick up you at the hotel’s lobby, you will be transferred to Cua Dai harbor to register with the Border Police before heading to the islands.when Arriving in the island, your guide will take you to the showroom where the history, map, objects are displayed. visiting Au Thuyen where the local boats are hidden in big storms, walking along the rice field to the over-100-years-old temple of Hai Tang.
9:50 –11:00 : back to the boat for snorkeling for half an hour at Xep beach. Here you can swim, see the forest of nice coral under the sea, then go to Bai Bac beach for lunch and relax.
14:00 :back to Cua Dai estuary where out vehicle will take you back to Hoi An.
Day 12: Depart. Driver will take you to airport. Finish your trip.
+ 02 nights at Superior room at La Belle Vie 3 stars hotel or Chalcedony 4 stars hotel in Hanoi
+ 02 nights at Royal View Sapa 3 stars hotel or sunny Mountain 4 star hotel in Sapa
+ Halong Bay overnight on Vspirit 3 star cruise or Pelican 4 star cruise in Halong
+ Night train deluxe 4 berth cabin 2 ways from Hanoi and Sapa
+ Night train deluxe 4 berth cabin from Hanoi to Da nang
+ Airport transfer and pick up service in Hanoi and Da Nang
+ 03 nights stay at Kiman 3 star hotel or Thanh Binh Riverside 4 star hotel in Hoi An.
+ Cooking class tour at Tra Que Village
+ Discover Cham Island tour
+ All Meal as itinerary.