Highlights: Vietnam highlights luxury Escapes with Mercure La Ga hotel + Sapa 3 days 4 nights with Sunny mountain hotel + Halong Bay overnight with Pelican cruise + night train from Hanoi to Da nang + Thanh Binh Riverside hotel stay + private My Son day trip + Cooking Class at Tra Que Village plus pick up service in Hanoi, Sapa and Da nang.
Day 1:Our Driver will pick up at airport and transfer to Mercure hotel, overnight at Mercure hotel ( No Meal)
Day 2: Check out Mercure La Gare 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: Arrive Hanoi at 5 am, Our Guide will take you back to Mercure Hotel- not recheck in Hotel- you will have breakfast by your self and at 8:00 am Out Tour guide will pick you up for Halong Bay with Pelican cruise ( 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.
Re-check in Mercure hotel – Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 8: Check out hotel and get night train from Hanoi to Da nang at 19:30 – overnight on night train
Day 9: Arrival Da nang around 10:30 Am- relax and free discover city. Overnight at Hotel in Hoi An
Day 10: After having Breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up to join day tour Hoi an – My Son Sanctuary.- Overnight at Thanh Binh Riverside hotel ( Private tour)
My Son, located 50 km from Hoi An, was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty between the 4th and 12th centuries. My Son sanctuary is a large complex of religious relics that comprises of more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers that connect to each other with intricate red brick designs. The main component of the Cham architectural design is the tower built to reflect the divinity of the King.
08:00 am: local guide pick you up at the hotel’s lobby an depart for the ancient Chamruins of My son.Once there ,visit the Tra Kieu capital which was the the former administration center of champa kingdom.Discover the majestic ancient ruins at My son including ancient towers which were built from 4th C.Then go to the dock and board on boat cruise along Thu Bon river back to Hoian with picnic lunch.On the way we will stop at Carpentry village,Pottery village and Cam Ha fish market.
Day 11: After having Breakfast, you will join Half day trip – Cooking Class at Tra Que Villages as below:- Overnight at Thanh Binh Riverside hotel
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.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 12: Depart. Our driver will take you to Da Nang Airport- Tour end.
Tour Package include:
+ 02 nights stay at Standard room – Mecure La Gare hotel on Day 1 + Day 7
+ 02 nights stay at Hotel sapa- 3 star hotel at Chau Long or Sunny Mountain hotel
+ Train tickets Ha Noi/Lao Cai return ( King Express / Pumpkin/ Livitrain train) 4 berth cabin
+ 2D1 N Halong Bay overnight with Pelican Cruise ( 5 star Cruise)
+ Deluxe 4 berth cabin night train from HN to Da Nang
+ Return airport pick up in Hanoi and Da nang
+ 03 nights at Thanh Binh Riverside hotel with Deluxe garden view room
+ All meals are mentioned in tour program (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
+ Transport as tour program.
+English speaking tour guide.
+All accommodation, entrance fees, security permits.