HA NOI – SAPA – HA LONG – NINH BINH 7 days 6 nights

posted Jul 6, 2012, 1:34 AM by An Bui   [ updated Jul 6, 2012, 1:34 AM ]
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Sapa Landscape - Photo by An Bui
You may find peacefulness in the capital city Hanoi as well as passionate in the picturesque Halong Bay. Hoa Lu, 100 km south of Hanoi, was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty. Apart from the historical aspects, the area is also one of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks. It is true that this area is often referred to as the Ha Long Bay on land.

The train will take you to a unique world of ethnic minorities in Lao Cai and Sapa with colorful customs, markets and some of the most breathtaking scenery in Vietnam. The tours enable you to observe and experience the reality and wonder of these communities.


Hotel
Rate per person in USD

2 pax
3-4 pax
5-6 pax
7-10 pax
11-14 pax
15 pax
+1 FOC
SGL SUPP
3-STAR

Asia hotel in Ha Noi
Crown hotel in Ha Long
Orient Express train
Châu Long Hotel in Sapa
High season
682
564
454
440
401
371
79
Low season
668
553
446
432
394
366
77
4-STAR

May De Ville Hotel in Ha Noi
Ha Orient Express train
Châu Long Hotel in Sapa Long Pearl hotel in Ha Long
High season
738
620
509
495
456
431
135
Low season
723
609
502
487
450
425
133
High season: 1st Oct, 2012  – 31st Dec , 2012
Low season: 15th May, 2012 – 30th Sep, 2012


* Service included 
- Meals (Full board) at local restaurant
- Accommodation with TWN share basis: Check in time at 14.00pm & Check out time at 12.00
- 01 private A/C car on sightseeing days only (4 seats car for group of 2 pax , 16 seats car for group 3-4-5-6 pax, 25 seats bus for group 7-10 pax, 35 seats bus for group 11-14 pax, 45 seats bus for group 16 pax onwards)
- Boat and entrance fee as mention in the itinerary
- Night train Ha Noi – Lao Cai – Ha Noi
- French (English) speaking guide on sightseeing days only: different local guides
- Drinking water and wet towel.


* Service excluded
- Vietnamese Visa fee US$ 25/pax
- Domestic & International Air ticket & airport tax.
- Personal expense Tel, Fax, Laundry, etc.
- Other service which not mention itinerary


***TOUR DESCRIPTION


Day 1: Ha Noi on arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport- Ha Noi, you will welcome by tour guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. Orientation tour (If time permit): Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Pagoda. Dinner & O/N in Ha Noi.


Day 2: Ha Noi/ Ha Long (B/L/D)
Start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho's final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is theOne Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Visit the Quan Thanh Pagoda, dedicated to the Tran Vu genius. Strolling in the old quarters of 36 corporations, the heart of the Old Hanoi. Continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam - Vietnam's first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Proceed to Ha Long, one of the World Heritage recognized by UNESCO since 1994. Dinner & O/N in Ha Long.


Day 3: Ha Long/ Ha Noi/ Lao Cai – night train (B/L/D)
Depart from Halong City’s main peer, then cruise amidst limestone islets and join Thien Cung’s magnificent grotto, one of the major ones in the archipelago. Accessible after a short walk up an islet amidst the rain forest, this recently discovered 130-meters long cave is now a real attraction, with amazing shapes and state-of-the-art lightshow. After this visit, the cruise will get back to Halong City. Our guide and driver pick you up and drive back Hanoi. Have dinner at local restaurant before catch night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train.


Day 4: Lao Cai/ Sapa (B/L/D)
Early arrive in Lao Cai. Breakfast at local restaurant in Laocai (it's small and acceptable only). Head toward Muong Hoa valley, you will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. You will return Sapa from Tavan by car.Drive back to Sapa for check in the hotel and lunch at the local restaurant.

In the afternoon, proceed to Ma Tra village where you could experience the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong minority - the largest ethnic group in the area. They are very famous of handicraft and it’s interesting to recognise them in their colourful dressing.

Enjoy walking among local people. The trip also offers the opportunity to visit the local houses.

Returning Sapa by car. Dinner & overnight in Sapa


Day 5: Sapa/ Lao Cai/ Ha Noi – night train (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to discover a local ethnic minority market where is full of colourful and products. Lunch at local restaurant. Drive to Lao Cai, visit the border gate between Vietnam & China. Transfer to Laocai station. Then get night train for coming back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train. Early morning arrival in Hanoi.


Day 6: Ha Noi/ Ninh Binh/ Ha Noi (B/L/D)
Morning, meet our guide and transfer to Ninh Binh provice - located 110km from Hanoi to the South, Tam Coc cave is one of the most spectacular sights in Vietnam. It is also called Halong Bay – on-land. A river trip to Tam Coc and through three caves of Tam Coc is wonderful for photo hunters, especially when local residents come to harvest the rice planted along the river or when they transplant seeding for the next crop. Next to Tam Coc is Hoa Lu, the relics of the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century. What remains are temples dedicated to the two heroes: King Dinh and King Le whom chosen Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city. Dinner & O/N in Ha Noi.


Day 7: Ha Noi– Departure (B)
After breakfast, free at your own leisure till the time transfer to airport for the flight back your destination. End of service
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