7 DAYS TO EXPLORE MOUNTAINS & BAY IN VIETNAM UP NORTH.
DAY 1: HA NOI ARRIVAL (-/-/D)
Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam! Get picked up from the airport and transferred downtown Hanoi for hotel check in.
Lies on the bank of Red River, this thousand years old city is home of vibrant Old Quarter dominated by thousands colorful traditional shops and ancient temples dotted along. Its French quarter with charming colonial buildings, tree lined boulevards, verdant parks and beautiful lakes was once called the little Paris in Asia. The great combination of East and West, old and new make it one of the loveliest place in Asia to explore.
The rest of the day is free at your leisure to relax or check out Hanoi vibrant streets.
Overnight in Hanoi, arranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services
DAY 2: HA NOI CITY TOUR (B/L/-)
Get transferred to the West Lake for your visit to the ancient Quan Thanh, a Taoist temple dedicated to God of the Black sky, famous with the black bronze statue of God, 4 meter in height and weighing 4 tones. Next is the 6th century Tran Quoc Pagoda, a beautiful landmark of Hanoi built on the ‘Gold Fish Isle’.
Later, take a walking tour around some of Hanoi Old Quarter’s streets and Hoan Kiem Lake where you will enjoy firsthand understanding of local life with lots of photo opportunities around you.
This evening you will take an overnight train ride to Lao Cai, the gateway to Sapa. Overnight on train in AC soft sleeper cabin.
DAY 3: SAPA EXPLORING DAY (B/L/-)
Keep trekking down further to visit to minority villages of H’mong and Dzay people. The trek ends at noon and you will be picked up by car to get back to Sa Pa for lunch and hotel check-in. The afternoon is free at your leisure to explore Sapa central market and the quaint little town. Dinner on your own budget.
Overnight in hotel in Sapa, arranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services
DAY 4: TRIBAL MARKET IN SAPA (B/L/D)
After lunch, just take a short walk to a hill-tribe village. Here you’ll visit some local homes to understand more about their daily life as well as their culture and traditions. Followed by a short boat trip along Chay River (If the water level is high enough) then head back for Lao Cai city. You will have a stop to visit to the border gate between Vietnam and China and view the Red River at its starting point to Vietnam’s territory.
Dinner at a local restaurant
DAY 5: HA NOI - HA LONG BAY (B/L/D)
Arrive in Hanoi in the morning, get transferred to hotel for wash and change before you will enjoy a local breakfast with a bowl of special Hanoi’s Pho then drive 3 ½ hours to Halong Bay.
Dubbed one of the most beautiful places on earth, Halong Bay is home to thousands of dramatic lime stone islands jutting off from emerald water surface. Through millions of years, waves and winds have brought this place into an amazing natural painting that overwhelms even the toughest heart with its breathtaking beauty.
Check in on board traditional styled junk then enjoy your cruise between the towering islands whilst savor a sumptuous seafood lunch. Visit a limestone cave in the afternoon and do some kayaking and swimming (depending on the weather).
Dinner and overnight on board under romantic star live sky, arranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services
DAY 6: HA LONG BAY - HA NOI (B/L/D)
Wake up early in the morning to catch the sunrise over the Bay’s spectacular landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the fresh air and then take enjoy rowing boat tour around to visit to a floating village. Later, you will cruise to visit another part of the bay and lunch will be served on you way back to the harbor. Disembark at noontime and get transfer back to Hanoi. The rest of the day is at your leisure for further explore Hanoi and perhaps to indulge with some fantastic shopping.
Last special dinner in Vietnam.
Overnight in hotel, arranged by Luco Travel – Vietnam Tours & Services
DAY 7: HA NOI DEPARTURED (B/-/-)
Today is departure day so no activities planed. Enjoy your free time until get a transfer to the aiport for your onward flight. Safe travel and keep intouch!.
***Rates are in
- Children under 5 years old are FOC.
- Children from 5 - 11 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rates.
- Children above 12 years old are charged at 100% based on adult rates.
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