Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival (D)
You are warmly welcomed by our Tour guide at Noibai airport then we will transfer to your hotel in Hanoi capital. Check in hotel. After that, our tour guide will pick up you to attend Water Pupet Show and enjoy welcome dinner with traditional music or show. We will overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City tour - Sapa(B/L)
Have breakfast at hotel, 8.00am, tour guide will pick up you at your hotel and we will transfer to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum complex, then we will visit the One Pillar Pagoda which was built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist, dating from the Ly Dynasty) and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake (One of the oldest in Vietnam).
After lunch, we will proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum where we can see many the colors of ethnic minorities who live in many places of Vietnam, then we will visit Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam - Vietnam"s first university constructed in 1070, After that we take a cyclo ride around the trading area in the Old Quarter for one hour then we will stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the legend of the Lake. Dinner is your own. In the evening, about 8.00 pm: our tour guide will pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi railway station to take the train and transfer to Laocai. We will overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin.
Day 3: Lao Cai – Lao Chai - Ta Van villages (B, L, D)
You will be a bit shock when we arrive at Lao Cai Train station at about 5.30 am, welcomed by our tour guide and driver to transfer to Sapa. Arrive in Sapa, we will have breakfast then we will take the private car to visit Lao Chai - Ta Van villages, we will have a short trek to Lao chai, Ta van villages to meet and talk with Giay people and to explore their daily life and beautiful landscape. Back to Sapa by car and overnight at Sapa town. We will overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa - Silver Waterfall – Heaven - Hanoi (B, D)
Breakfast at hotel, we will check out at around 9:00-10:00am. The driver and tour guide are waiting you to transfer to visit the Silver Waterfall; from there you can see the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. After that, we will continue by private car to drive up hill to Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. After late lunch, we will drive to Lao Cai station. Dinner at Lao Cai. Have a train trip back to Hanoi. We will overnight on an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin on train to Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi – Perfume pagoda - Ninhbinh (B/L/D)
The train from Sapa will be in Hanoi about at 6.00am, the tour guide will pick up you to have breakfast at the local restaurant, leave for Perfume pagoda. After 02 hours drive, enjoy 1.5 hours boat trip to Perfume pagoda complex. Take 02 hours up to the Cave pagoda where people pray for healthy, luckness... and back to Thien Tru pagoda to have lunch. After lunch in the local restaurant, visit Thien Tru pagoda to understand more about Vietnam Buddhism. Then we will back to Ninh Binh town and overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 6: Ninhbinh - Halong bay (B/L)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Tam Coc which is considered "Halong Bay on land" then take a sampan on winding streams deep in rice fields and limestone rocks to visit Tam Coc caves. After lunch, we will leave Ninh Binh for Halong bay via Hai Phong Port City. Arrive in Halong, we will check in hotel. Have dinner in the local restaurant. We will overnight in Halong.
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
After breakfast at hotel, we will take a morning cruise around to perceive the beauty of Halong Bay, enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape, including the bay’s most famous sights: Thien Cung cave or the Palace Of Heaven Grotto and Dau Go Cave or Wooden Stake Grotto that are the most beautiful caves. Then we will come back harbor by another way to see Fighting cock, Sea dog,Tortoise, we will have fresh sea food lunch on boat. We will return to Hanoi about 16.00. Check in hotel. Free time and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi – Traditional Villages – Hanoi (B/L)
8.30 am the tour guide will pick up at your hotel and then transfer to visit Bat Trang pottery about 0.5 hours from the central of Hanoi. Bat Trang Pottery is situated on the left bank of the Red River. This is the most ancient and famous pottery village of Vietnam. And today they continue developing to produce pottery products. Arrive here we can see the ways artists make the objects and draw on the pottery product.
Then we will transfer to visit Dong Ho painting village which is located Bắc Ninh is known as a center of production of traditional Vietnamese woodblock prints. The pictures are sold all throughout Vietnam in time for the Lunar New Year (Tet Festival) celebrations. Each picture is symbolized for different meanings. You can see the picture which is symbolized for prosperity, luckiness or happiness. And meanings of pictures are only the descriptions about the daily life scenery or animals which are very closing with the Vienamese life.
After lunch, we will transfer to visit But Thap pagoda which is not only an important place for pilgrims but also a tourist attraction. This is one of the most biggest pagodas in the North of Vietnam.
Then we will visit Dong Ky wood carving village. (Dong Ky village is famous about making carved hardwood furniture and wood small something. The craftsmanship is superb, the hardwood used for the large pieces of furniture is ebony, iron, and lat wood Canary wood (Vang Tam wood) is used for small, light pieces and patterned furniture. The most common pieces are tables, chairs, cupboards, and carved beds. Come back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi – Departure (B)
After breakfast at hotel, we will have free time until our tour guide and driver will pick up you and transfer to airport, take flight to your home with sweet memories.
· Boat in Halong bay
· English speaking tour guide
· Accommodation with daily breakfast
· Meals as indicated
· All entrance fees
· Daily bottle of mineral water.
· All activities mentioned.
· All service charge and government tax
· Tour excluded:
· Insurance (Highly recommend to take your own insurance before your departure)
· Personal expenses
· International flight tickets