Northern Vietnam Exposure

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Northern Vietnam Exposure
TOURS IN VIETNAM: Northern Vietnam Exposure
Description Itinerary Quotation Accommodation

Tour type: Private - moderate

Class: Deluxe

Duration: 9 days
Arrival/ Departure: Hanoi / Hanoi.
Price: from US$685/person
Meals planned: B: breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Group Size: on request (2 - 15 people)

Highlights: Hanoi and the Old Quarter, Sapa town and Bac Ha markets, Halong Bay - World Heritage and kayaking, etc.

Introduction: This tour will guide you to the most outstanding tourist attractions of the North. For who has never been to Vietnam, it would be a terrific journey to explore the culture and nature of Vietnam. However, the ones who have visited Vietnam will find it no less interesting. The deep beauty of a site can only be recognized after several visit.

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Description

Tour type: Private - moderate

Class: Deluxe

Duration: 9 days
Arrival/ Departure: Hanoi / Hanoi.
Price: from US$685/person
Meals planned: B: breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner
Group Size: on request (2 - 15 people)

Highlights: Hanoi and the Old Quarter, Sapa town and Bac Ha markets, Halong Bay - World Heritage and kayaking, etc.

Introduction: This tour will guide you to the most outstanding tourist attractions of the North. For who has never been to Vietnam, it would be a terrific journey to explore the culture and nature of Vietnam. However, the ones who have visited Vietnam will find it no less interesting. The deep beauty of a site can only be recognized after several visit.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (D)

Day 2: Halong Bay cruise (B, L, D)

Day 3: Halong Bay discovery (B, L)

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L or brunch)

Day 5: Hanoi city tour (B, L)

Day 6: Sapa trekking (B, L)

Day 7: Sapa further trekking (B, L, D)

Day 8: Sunday hill tribe market (B, L, D)

Day 9: Hanoi free day (B)

Day 10: Hanoi departure (B)

Note*: This is a typical tour made by Tuan Linh Travel. In any case, please contact us for details in accordance with your departure date or customized itinerary.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 (Sun): Arrival in Hanoi

(D)

You’ll be greeted at Noi Bai Airport and transferred downtown to check in your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you may have time to explore a little of downtown and enjoy a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 2 (Mon): Halong Bay Cruise

(B, L, D)

Depart Hanoi at 8.30am and drive by private coach to Halong City (3.5 hours) passing verdant farmland and witness the daily life of the local peasant farmers. Arrive in Halong at noon, board your boat and enjoy lunch including fresh seafood as you embark on a 4 hours cruise into the Bay of the Descending Dragon.
You’ll stop to explore one of the many expansive grottoes here then continue cruising to a quiet firth. There will be lots of time for swimming and sun bathing. Cruise to a quiet firth and enjoy a great sunset dinner, relax under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.
Overnight on the boat.

Day 3 (Tue): Halong Bay discovery

(B, L, D)

After breakfast start cruising further to transfer to an island. Take a basic skills lesson from your expert guide on paddling and safety, then start kayaking the Bay. Exploring at your own pace, your guide will lead to one of the many grottoes, and tidal conditions depending, you’ll paddle through the cave into its lush lagoon.
Stop to relax at some of the many secluded beaches then have lunch on beach. You may have time to toss the Frisbee on the beach, and there’s always time for a swim!
In the afternoon, keep kayaking around and come back to the boat for dinner and overnight on board.

Day 4 (Wed):Halong Bay - Hanoi

(B, L)

Enjoy sunrise in the Bay. Have breakfast and continue your cruise around the bay, passing Cua Van floating village to witness this unique way of life. Check-out your room, have lunch. Bus back to Hanoi, arrive 5.30pm.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 5 (Thu):City tour of Hanoi

(B, L, D)

On this insightful day through Hanoi’s busy tree lined boulevards, you’ll explore such interesting and historic sites as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One-pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature. Lunch. Afternoon visit one of the Museums in Hanoi (Ethnology, History, Fine-art, Army, Women Museum).
This amazing 1 hour cyclo tour of the historic 36 street Old Quarter is both a shoppers and photographers delight as the streets are alive with shops and vendors making and selling everything imaginable.
8:30pm depart by private coach to Hanoi rail way station to catch the night train to Lao Cai (9:30pm-5:30am).

Day 6 (Fri):Trekking Sapa

(B, L)

Board a bus or van for a 1.5 hour drive up the stunning mountain range sculpted with tiered rice terraces to the town of Sapa nestled at 1632 meters. Lots of sight seeing en route. After checking into your hotel you'll have free time to explore the town and its great market.
After a lunch of Vietnamese food in a local restaurant you’ll take a 3 hour trek down the valley to visit an H’mong hill tribe village.
Return to Sapa and overnight in hotel.

Day 7 (Sat): Trekking Sapa

(B, L, D)

Start in the morning and trek 5 hours to Lao Chai village to visit the local H'mong hill tribe then onto Ta Van village, home of the Dzay hill tribe. You’ll stop beside a stream and enjoy a picnic lunch. Return to Sapa town and free at leisure to explore the town.
Overnight in hotel.

Day 8 (Sun): Sunday hill tribe market

(B, L, D)

Start early (6.00am) to Bac Ha market. Your chance to see Lao, Lu, Black (flat) Dzao and Blue H’Mong minority. Drive back to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi.

Day 9 (Mon): Free day in Hanoi

(B)

Arrive in Hanoi 4.30 am. Check into your hotel. You’ll welcome this free day to relax and recover from you journey north. Lots of time to explore more of Hanoi and pick up some of those last minute souvenirs.
Places to visit in Hanoi: Fine Arts Museum, History Museum, Military Museum, Saint Joseph Cathedral, Women Museum, Hoa Lo (Old prison for American POWs), Ho Chi Minh Museum, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ethnology Museum…
Overnight in hotel.

Day 10 (Web): Departure Hanoi

(B)

We'll take you from your hotel out to the airport to see you off on your journey home.

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*Note: Cruise itinerary in Halong depends on each boat
  

Quotation

Class Net rate in US$/person in party of Single room
2-3 4-5 6 up
Standard 924 760 685 +245
Superior 995 831 757 +315
First class 1197 1033 958 +465

Note*: rates are not applied on New Year, National Holidays, festivals..

Inclusion:

  • Twin-shared rooms at your hotels, 05 nights in hotels, 02 nights on boat.

  • Meals as mentioned in the program. Special requirements (vegetarian, diet, Muslim food etc.) are on advance request.

  • Land transfer by private A/C vehicle for whole trip.

  • Cruise in Halong Bay (Itinerary depends on each cruiser).

  • Train ticket from Hanoi to Lao Cai and vice-verse (in 4 soft berth AC cabin).

  • English speaking guide. Other languages are available upon request.

  • Admission fee for all sightseeing places.

Vietnam 10-day tour See details of services we provide in our tours

Exclusion:

  • International flight from/to Vietnam and airport tax.

  • Visa arrangement.

  • Drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.).

  • Services not mentioned above.

Packing list: Passport, towels, toiletries, flash light, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sun hat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes and rain coat.

Accommodation

Class

Cities

Hotels

Class

Room Type

Standard

Hanoi

Orchid Hotel

3*

Standard

Sapa

Fansipan View

3*

Standard

Halong cruise

Bai Tu Long Junk

3*

Standard

Superior

Hanoi

Hoa Binh Palace

3*

Standard

Sapa

Holiday Sapa hotel

3*

Standard

Halong cruise

Oriental Sails

3*

Deluxe

First class

Hanoi

Sunway Hotel, Flower Garden

4*

Superior

Sapa

Chau Long Hotel

3*

Deluxe (New)

Halong cruise

Victory Cruise

4*

Superior

Note*:

  • Hotels and/or room type would be changed on your requests with surcharge/discount (if any).

  • Similar hotels will be selected  in case pointed ones are full. 

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Northern Vietnam Exposure
Sapa trekking to local villages
Viet cultural and historical 1-day tour
Hanoi City culture tour
Hanoi City tours
Handicraft village tours
Perfume Pagoda - the most sacred one
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Cuc Phuong - the first national park of Vietnam
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