Walking to visit remotest villages, meeting tribal peoples at home, at work andjoining them to enjoy their most exciting weekly event at market place, wandering the famous Sapatown and exploring its surrounding tribal villages…you will enjoy the stunning scenery of the mountainous region as well as discovering interesting culture of tribal peoples. It is also a good chance to see the contrast between a famous tourist destination and a really rural one.
Day 1:Arrive Hanoi
Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, welcome by our driver and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2:Hanoi City Tour
Breakfast at hotel then 08:30am. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho”s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda; founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important Symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist, dating from the Ly Dynasty) and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake (One of the oldest in Vietnam). Lunch. PM: After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum, continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc TuGiam. Vietnam’s first university Constructed in 1070, its gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.Itinerary will pass by HoanKiem Lake, see the peaceful waters, and visit Ngoc Son temple. For the end of the tour journey visit by coach trip along the Hanoi Old Quarter. Free for shopping. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3:Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
At 08:00. A car will pick you up and send you to the meeting point for joining with other tourists. At 08:15, leave Hanoi at 8:15 am for Ha Long City by a modern bus. Get on Imperial Junk boat and enjoy a welcome drink and lunch of savory local sea food. Check into your cabin and start cruising around the bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Lion, Tea Pot, Toad, DauNguoiislet, and then stop for a walk through the Sung Sot cave “Amazing Cave”. There will be plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing (If weather permitted) after the boat anchors at a clean calm sea. Enjoy a wonderful sunset dinner in our beautiful restaurant before retiring to the comfort of your cabin. Dinner and overnight in Junk Cruise.
Day 4:Halong Bay – Hanoi
Breakfast. Keep cruising. Visit the VAGIA floating village. Kayaking then going to Bai Tu Long Bay, the neglected area which is the most spectacular bay with islands in different shapes, have a look at Hon Gai market, Poet Island. Arrive in Ha Long City at 11.30 Am. After lunch, return to Ha Noi and arrive in Ha Noi at 16.00 p.m. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 5:Depart Hanoi
After breakfast, free at leisure. Check out hotel. A taxi and an English-speaking assistant will send you to Noi Bai International airport for departure flight back home. End of service / Home Sweet Home.
– 4 nights’ accommodation
– Return Seat-In-Coach airport transfers
– Meals, sightseeing entrance as indicated in itinerary
– Halong entrance fee
– Services of English speaking Guide
– Surcharge 20% during Chinese New Year
– International air ticket
– Travel insurance
– Personal Expenses