Vietnam Northern Package Tour: Hanoi - Halong - Sapa - Hoa Lu Tam Coc (6D5N)
Visiting Points: In Hanoi, tourists will visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, West lake, Ho Chi Minh complex, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, The temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison. In Ha Long Bay, tourists will see Halong Bay, Surprising Cave, Titov Island, Luon Cave. In Sapa, tourists will visit Lao Chai Village, Ta Van Village, Giang Ta Chai Village. In Ninh Binh, tourists will visit Temple of Dinh & Le Dynasty, Tam Coc…
Activities: sightseeing, Cave exploration, Cooking Class, Swimming, Squid fishing, Kayaking, Trekking, Cycling...
Day 1: Hanoi City Tour
Airport pick – up with private bus. Enjoy Vietnamese Pho for your Breakfast
Hanoi Old Quarter on an Embroidery Artwork. Photo: Incredible Vietnam Tours
8.15: Tran Quoc Pagoda & West lake
The bus and tour guide will pick you up from hotel in old quarter about 8 AM, driving to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda history, which is considered to be the oldest in Thang Long- Hanoi. It was the Buddhist center of Thang Long citadel in the Ly and Tran dynasties. With its historical and architectural values, Tran Quoc Pagoda is famous for its sacred Buddha land, which attracts many Buddhists and visitor to Vietnam.
9.15: Ho Chi Minh complex
Driving to visit Ho Chi Minh complex. (Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the presidential palace, house on stilts, where Uncle Ho lived and worked from 1954- 1969).
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Photo: Internet
10.45: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
This is the most recent yet probably the largest and undoubtedly the most interesting Museums in Hanoi and Vietnam. There are both indoors and outdoors section, while the in-housed exhibition is particularly informative, the outdoors display and activities make the museum stand out from the rest. There are a number of houses modeling after the traditional architecture of ethnic minorities, especially those who live in Northern and Central highlands.
12.15 pm: Lunch Time.
13.30: The temple of literature (The first university in Vietnam)
Being an ancient school of Thang Long and the first university in Vietnam, Temple of Listerature of acknowledged as an ancient historical-cultural heritage which gives tourists deeper understanding about Hanoi's years of culture and tradition.
A drum at the temple of literature. Photo: Internet
14.45: Hoa Lo prison relic.
15:30: Arrival back at your hotel or home.
19.30: Enjoy with Vietnamese dinner in Restaurant
Stay 01 night in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)
Hotel or private address pick up with our shuttle bus. Short break half way.
Embroidery Artwork of Ha Long Bay. Photo: Incredible Vietnam Tours
12:00: Visit Ha Long Bay
Arrive Ha Long Bay, transfer by tender to the Seasun cruise, and enjoy welcome drinks. Check in your cabin and enjoy a real Vietnamese lunch while beginning your sail through the fairy land of Ha Long Bay, passing by Stone Dog islet, Incense Burner islet, Fighting Cocks, Swan islet, and Duck islet…
15:00: Drop anchor to explore Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave).
16:00: Enjoy kayaking at the Luon cave.
16:30 : Swimming or relaxing on the TiTov Island
Ha Long Bay being looked from Titov Island. Photo: Internet
18:00: Sunset Party
Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with wine and fresh fruits.
19:00: Dinner is served in the restaurant.
21:00: Night activities
Return your cabin or have a drink at the bar, sing karaoke, join the fishing excursion or play exciting games. Overnight on boat.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L,D)
Breakfast will be served while we start our cruise to a local Pearl Farm.
08:30: Visit the local Pearl Farm.
Visiting the Pearl Farm on Ha Long Bay. Photo: Incredible Vietnam Tours
09:30: Check the cabin out
Checking out your cabin and relax on board while our cruise is slowly sailing on the bay.
10:00: Cooking class
Join cooking class demonstration (teaching you how to make our specialty, Spring rolls) on board.
Cooking class demonstration. Photo: Incredible Vietnam Tours
10:45: Lunch is served on board (or at a local restaurant).
11:45: Disembark at the harbor, Ha Long city. Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi
Mortar Masters Group (from the Philippines) on Ha Long Bay. Photo: Incredible Vietnam Tours
16:30: Arrival back at your hotel or home.
21.00: Sleeping bus to Sapa
Day 4: Sapa
6am: Tour guide pick you up at sapa bus station for breakfast and relax at the hotel.
9am: Muong Hoa valley, Lao Chai, Ta Van
Sapa - one of most beautiful places in Vietnam. Photo: Internet
Tour guide will take the tourists to walk 12km. ON the way, the tourist go throught Muong Hoa valley, where the H’mong people live. To Lao Chai, the group wil stop to take rest and lunch in Lao Chai. Here, you will be exploring the culture, life of local people. The terraced fields are beautiful, nowhere else can be as same as Sapa. Then, continue to walk 4km to Ta Van check in and take a rest overnight at Ta Van homestay.
Before dinner begins, the delegation will join the cooking class of the indigenous peoples here and indigenous people guides. Learn traditional food as well as understand the lives of people here. Be self-prepared dishes by yourself. A beautiful experience for your trip.
The dinner, will be served with typical local dishes: rice wine, corn wine and cassava wine , will be 1 hour to drink free beer. Have fun chatting together new friends, listening to the stories, everyday life of the people here.
A conversation between some tourists and the local minorities. Photo: Internet
Day 5: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai.
In the morning you can enjoy dawn romantic here.
7:00-8:50: Tourists enjoy buffet breakfast.
9:00: Visit Giang Ta Chai, terraced fields.
Tour guide will take the group go to walk 4km to visit Giang Ta Chai. On the way you will watch the terraced fields on the majestic mountains and take pictures of yourself the most beautiful. The group will stop for lunch and take a rest here. Then, the car will welcome the group to the town of Sapa. Before return to Hanoi, the group will have about an hour freedome to visit the town of Sapa and shopping local gifts and specialties.
Communicating between tourists and ethnic group people in Sapa. Photo: Internet
16h00: The delegation come back to Hanoi.
Stay 01 night in Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi – Hoa Lu Tam Coc
6.30am: Have Breakfast in Hotel
7h45-8.30: Our guide and driver pick you up at your hotel, arrive after 2,5 hours.
10.30: Visiting Hoa lu 2 Temples (Dinh and Le Dynasty).
12.00 :Take the Bus to Tam Coc 10km.
12.30: Have Buffet Lunch at Tam Coc Restaurant.
13.30:Get on the boat in Tam Coc port. Passing through 3 caves hang Ca, hang Hai, hang Ba.
15.30: Back to Tam Coc Port get on the Bus Back to Hanoi.
A group from the Phillippines visiting Hoa Lu. Photo: Incredible Vietnam Tours
18.00: Arrive to Hanoi. Tour end.
19.00: Enjoy with Vietnamese dinner in Restaurant
Pick-up and transfer by A/C modern bus
Meals as indicated
English speaking guide
Entrance fees to sites indicated in itinerary and sharing room
Bottle of water as indicated
Beverages, single room, personal expenses, insurance, tips for tourguide and drive.
Hotel in Hanoi
FOC for infant aged from 00:00 – 4:00, sharing bed with parents.
Surcharge 50% rate of adult for children (05:00 – 09:00 years old) sharing bed with parents.
Children aged from 9:00 and above: charged as per adult.
Bath towels for showering at hotel are available before heading back to Sapa.
The itinerary and schedule subject to change due to weather and operating conditions.
Special food request should be noticed in advance, before departure date.
Things to be brought: passport, hiking shoes, raincoat, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunblock, long sleeve clothes, hat, etc.
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