DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL IN HANOI OLD QUARTER (MEALS - WARM INVITED DINNER)
Upon your landing time at Hanoi International Airport, you will be warm picked up by a friendly and professional tour guide with a lovely bunch of flower to welcome you. Transferred by our careful driver in a private car to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter for check-in.
Dinner today is specially arranged at nice restaurant by our warm invitation.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2 : HANOI – MAI CHAU 2D1N (B, L, D)
7.00am: Enjoy breakfast at hotel
At around 7:30 – 8:00am: You will be waiting at your stayed hotel lobby for tour guide and driver to pick you up, and then depart to the Muong’s region of Hoa Binh (74km)
Arrival in Hoa Binh. Visit Thac Bo Temple, Thai village then cruising to San wharf
Transfer to Mai Chau then visit Lac and Pom Coong minority villages. In the evening, enjoy the folk show of Thai people
Overnight at Bungalow
DAY 3: MAI CHAU – HANOI (B, L)
Waking up early in the morning to breath fresh air of mountainous area
Start today by a visit Xa Linh and Pa Co village where gain insight into difference way of life of H’Mong and experience their custom and culture
Lunch will be severed at local house
In the afternoon, drive back to Hanoi
On the way back, visit Phu Vinh rattan village.
Drop off at your hotel in Hanoi
Your leisure in Hanoi and enjoy dinner by yourself
Stay overnight in Hanoi
DAY 4: HANOI – HALONG BAY 2 DAY1NIGHT – SURPRISING CAVE AREA - GROUP TOUR (B, L, D)
7.30 am: Enjoy buffet breakfast at Hotel
08.00am: Pick you up at lobby of your stated hotel: Having scenic four-hour’s drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay
12.30am: Check-in at Ha long habor, embark on cruise for a welcome drink followed by a cruise briefing. You are welcomed by staffs. They will aim your memorable time throughout your stay on our cruise
13.15am: Enjoy delicious lunch served on board with seafood and Vietnamese cuisine while cruising to Surprising Cave are.Exploring the most fantastic cave in Halong Bay for an hour
Come back to the cruise and departure for Soi Sim Island. Enjoy swimming at sandy beach and emerald water or climbing up to the top of this island to take your miracle photos
17.00am: Get back to the tender and return to Cruises to refresh
Time for Vietnamese cooking demonstration in the restaurant
Sunset happy hour with variety of beverages
19.00am: Dinner will be served with Vietnamese tasty cuisine. Joining some games, squid fishing (Optional) or Massage service (On request)
Stay overnight on Cruise
DAY 5: SURPRISING CAVE AREA – BAI TU LONG BAY – HANOI (B, L)
06.30am: Start your day with Tai Chi section on Sundeck. Then breakfast is served with Western Style
08.00am: Arrive at Floating village by tender and spend an hour for kayaking around here. Spend your time to discover the local life and contemplate the limestone rise up from water surface.
11.00am: Delicious buffet lunch is served while our cruise continues exploring Bai Tu Long Bay on the way back and disembark at Hon Gai Pier. Return Hanoi City
16.45pm: Arrive in Hanoi, and our car drop you off at your stayed hotel
Time for shower and then enjoy dinner at your own arrangement
Stay overnight in Hanoi
DAY 6: HANOI CITY TOUR FULL DAY – 01 HOUR CYCLING TOUR- TRAIN TO SAPA - PRIVATE TOUR (B, L)
Enjoy breakfast at hotel
8:00 am depart. You will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh 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 the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
A delicious Lunch will be served at Vietnamese restaurant
After lunch, have a short rest
Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple.
Enjoy an hour cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter.
6.00 pm: Time for your relax and dinner
7.45 – 8.00pm: The tour guide will pick you up at the lobby of hotel, depart for Hanoi Station to get the train to Sapa
Stay overnight on train to Sapa
Train ticket: 4 berth soft sleeping cabins with air conditioning and wooden floor (04 persons sharing the same cabin). VIP 2 berth cabins (02 person staying in entire cabin) is available upon your require. Please kindly advise us about this.
DAY 7: LAO CAI TRAIN STATION - CAN CAU MARKET (Sunday market) - TRANSFER TO BAC HA FOR HOTEL (B, L, D)
At around 5.30 – 5.45 am: Your arrival at Lao Cai train station
You will be met by local guide and driver upon your arrival at Lao Cai station then transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast before start the trip to visit Can Cau market.
The road is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai Bridge. After crossing the bridge, we begin our journey uphill offering beautiful views over the valleys.
Situated 20 km from Bac Ha, Can Cau is a small, but very colorful market. Opening only on Saturdays, it always delivers a very photogenic display of Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Phu La ethnic costumes. Can Cau is a small market situated in a valley surrounded by mountains and only 7 km from China. The market deeply shows the typical cultural features of the minorities in remote mountainous areas in Vietnam.
After spending the whole morning exploring the market, you will leave the Can Cau market for Bac Ha town for lunch.
In the afternoon, you spend time visiting a village of the Flower H’mong, called Ban Pho. The villagers grow vegetables and fruit trees. One of the most famous fruit of the area is plum. Visit a local house and taste a cup of corn wine, another famous product of the village.
Stay overnight at hotel in Bac Ha town.
DAY 8: SAPA TOWN - TREKKING CAT CAT - SIN CHAI - THAC BAC (B, L,D)
Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Thac Bac( Silver waterfall)
You will enjoy breakfast at a hotel restaurant, and then start a 2km short trekking to Cat Cat Village, the home of H’mong minority. A delicious Lunch is waiting for you at the restaurant in Sapa. Continue trekking to Sin Chai village - Thac Bac ( Silver waterfall) .
Then back to Sapa town for transfer to train station and dinner nearby.
Stay overnight on train.
DAY 9 : HANOI TRAIN STATION EARLY ARRIVAL – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY- HALF DAY CITY TOUR (B, L)
Arrival in Hanoi at around 5.00 - 5.25 am, be picked up from Hanoi train station to your stayed hotel. Time for having a bath and breakfast at hotel
Your leisure time till transferring to Hanoi Airport by private car transfer to catch flight to Ho Chi Minh City ( 2 hour flight time)
Arriving Ho Chi Minh Airport, the tour guide and driver will pick up you and drive to enjoy a half day Ho Chi Minh City tour by visiting famous places such as: Central Post Office, Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Ben Thanh Market
Your leisure time at the rest of day.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
DAY 10: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA - MY THO (B-L-D)
Heading out of the town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s largest rice bowl.
On arrival in My Tho, we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch a view dotted by many islands.
The exciting excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving at the famous Unicorn Island.
Here we have opportunities to stroll around an orchard, taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy wonderful traditional music. The next stop of our trip is Ben Tre Province to visit some fascinating local industries. After feasting on a huge lunch we return to Ho Chi Minh, free time for dinner.
Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
End of a joyful tour.
Note: Impressive Travel Vietnam can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations. Please, contact us.