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  • Northern Vietnam Delights (7D)

    This 7-day Northern Vietnam will start out in elegant Hanoi with a cyclo experience through the buzzing Old Quarter, we then head north by night train to Sapa. You will enjoy some trekking and biking around the valleys and villages of the Sapa region before travelling to majestic Halong Bay. If it's adventure you want, Vietnam will deliver.


    HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUDE

    • Discover the Hanoi Capital in depth.
    • Cruise along the boat then admire the beauty of Halong Bay.
    • Take northern Vietnam’s brand new highway, punctuated with scenic photo opportunities at every turn.
    • Stay in pretty Sapa, where the air is fresh and the scenery breathtaking.
    • Visit tiny mountain villages to meet and eat with the friendly locals.

    DETAILED PROGRAM

    Day 1

    Hanoi Arrival

    Xin Chao Vietnam - Welcome to Hanoi city. Meet and greet upon arrival and enjoy a private transfer to the city to check in. Additional activities can be arranged on this day subject to your arrival time.

    If time permits, we will take you around the bustling Hanoi Old Quarters, you will wander through the streets where you will discover so many different things - ranging from hectic markets, kitschy toys, tranquil backstreet pagodas and numerous street vendors to smoky meats. Overnight in Hanoi city.

    Recommended Hanoi Hotels:

    - Essence Palace Hotel
    - Hong Ngoc Cochinchine Hotel


    Day 2

    Hanoi City Tour - Overnight train to Lao Cai

    Breakfast at the hotel and then today is spent with a comprehensive orientation city tour of Hanoi. Hanoi is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of centuries of changing dynasties. You will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace and the historic complex including Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, One Pillar Pagoda, dating back to the first Vietnamese empire independent from China. Also visit the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison, where American prisoners of war were once confined; the Temple of Literature and the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts or History Museum at your choice.

    Break time for lunch at a local restaurant and then later, travel by cyclo as a local would through the Old Quarter. This evening, see a traditional Vietnamese roi nuoc (water puppetry) performance. Dinner at a local restaurant at 21:00, we will transfer you to Hanoi train station to board the train to Lao Cai/Sapa. Overnight on the train.

    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi Hilton Prison, Water Puppet Show 


    Day 3

    Sapa

    The train arrives in Lao Cai train station at 06:00. You will be picked up by a local tour guide and private transfer uphills to Sapa (38 km). Check-in the hotel (14:00 at noon, available room subject to availability). Having breakfast at the hotel and the rest of morning will be at your own leisure to make exploration to the town and market. In the afternoon, you will take a half day gentle trek to visit Cat Cat villlage inhabited by Black H'mong ethnic minorities. Back to the town. Overnight in Sapa.

    Recommended Hotels in Sapa:

    - Sapa Panorama Hotel
    U Sapa Hotel


    Day 4

    Sapa - Lao Cai

    Breakfast at the hotel and we will enjoy a full day trekking tour to visit hill tribes villages. The trek will be on the mountain road running along the picturesque Muong Hoa valley and enormous Hoang Lien Mountain Range. During private touring, enjoy panoramic views of lush green valleys and steep hillsides covered in terraced rice fields. Visit lively local people in the village and having lunch in a local home, hiking and walking excursions to villages and waterfalls, or a cooking lesson to learn to prepare local Hmong cuisine. In the afternoon, our private vehicle will transfer you back to the town. Free time to take shower before a transfer to Lao Cai train station to board the train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.


    Day 5

    Hanoi - Halong Bay

    Breakfast at the station and then we will take you to a mini hotel to take a short rest and have shower. Brewakfast at the hotel and then our driver will pick you up and transfer to Halong Bay. Travel overland through the lush Vietnamese countryside to Halong Bay, seeing a traditional way of life en route. Board a wooden junk boat and start cruising and exploring magnificient Halong Bay. Sail among beautiful limestone islands, dine on fresh seafood, enjoy on-board activities such as tai chi at sunrise, and perhaps explore local caves, hike to a scenic overlook, go sea kayaking or visit a floating village.

    Recommended Halong Bay Cruises

    - Victory Star Private Cruise
    - Violet Cruise


    Day 6

    Halong Bay

    Greet the sunrise with a tai chi lesson on deck. After breakfast and today will be spent with various activities including caving, kayaking or shore excursions. Coming back to the cruise and tonight is 2nd overnight the junk boat.


    Day 7

    Halong Bay - Hanoi Departure

    After breakfast, sail to a spellbinding limestone grotto. Return overland and your tour guide and vehicle awaiting for your return to Hanoi and then direct transfer to the airport to catch your outbound flight to next destination. Goodbye and see you again!

     

     

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    NOTES:

    • Prices are in USD, per person, based on two people traveling together and sharing a room. At Vietnam Senses Travel, we carefully select all hotels to ensure that your accommodations match our standards of trip and service excellence.
    • Prices include the following:
      . All hotel accommodation including all taxes and breakfast
      . Internal economy flights as stated with airport taxes
      . All transfers & sightseeing transportation in private vehicle
      . Private services of local guides
      . All special events & private tours, guest experts
      . All entrance fees into historical sights & museums
      . Drinking water and refreshing towels for touring
      . 24/7 support from the Vietnam Senses Travel Team

     

    Location
    Accommodation

    HANOI
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    Essence Palace Hotel

    • Tucked away on a quiet street, yet slap bang in the centre of Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter, the hotel provides a welcome oasis of peace and calm.
    • A vast array of local eateries to choose from on the doorstep.
    • The rooms feel instantly homely and cosy: wooden floors and neutral coloured walls are balanced with rich coloured cushions and tasteful floral art.
    • In-house restaurant is also well worth a visit.

    SAPA
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    Sapa Panorama Hotel

    • Sapa Panorama Hotel is situated 150 m from Sapa Church, Sapa Market and Cho Tinh (Love Market). Guests can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access, a daily buffet breakfast and a free city map.
    • The hotel is 200 m from Ham Rong Mountain. Fansipan Mountain is 14 km away, while Lao Cai City is 38 km away.
    • Fitted with air conditioning and heating systems, rooms feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a wardrobe and a minibar. The attached bathroom comes with shower facilities and a hairdryer.
    • Open from 06:30 to 21:00, Cau May serves Asian and Western delights.
    • Facilities include a tour desk, a business centre and a 24-hour front desk. Staff can offer assistance with laundry, luggage storage, massage and airport shuttle requests.

    HALONG BAY
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    Victory Star Private Cruise


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    • Jasmine Cruise provides air-conditioned rooms on board a cruise ship which sails through the famous Halong Bay in Vietnam. Guests can choose from itineraries which take them to attractions like Cat Ba Island, Cua Van Fishing Village and Tien Ong Cave. Full-board meals, cooking classes and Tai-chi lessons on the sun deck are also provided.
    • Featuring classic wooden furnishings, the air-conditioned rooms also enjoy views of the mountains and sea. A personal safe and minibar are included. En suite bathrooms are equipped with a shower.
    • Jasmine Cruise docks at Tuan Chau Marina Terminal Station. From there, it is about 165 km from Hanoi Capital City and Noi Bai International Airport. Transfers can be arranged at an extra charge.
    • While sailing through the bay, the cruise will also stop at various islands and beaches for guests to enjoy hiking, swimming or kayaking. There is also a massage room, as well as lounge chairs on the sundeck for guests to relax.
    • The on-site restaurant serves Vietnam and international dishes. Barbecue dinners take place at the benched terrace in front of the restaurant. Wine and other drinks are available at the bar.