DAY 01: WELCOME TO HANOI! (D)
Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, the post-colonial capital city of Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, numerous lakes, pagodas and temples. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to visit Tran Quoc Temple, built in the 6th century, is the most beautiful ancient buildings in Hanoi West Lake with beautiful and elegant scenery. On the way, view the National Opera House. Then to Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake) with Ngoc Son Temple before visit the Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Upon finished, enjoy the Vietnam famous Water Puppet Show. Dinner & overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 02: HANOI – LAO CAI – SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to Sapa by road via the new Noi Bai highway, Lao Cai, length 245km. (It takes around 4.5 hours for transferring). Sapa is one of the most interesting sightseeing in the north of Vietnam, with the height around 1500-1650m above sea level and a land of modest, quietly but hides varies wonderful of natural scenes and Sapa is also a nest of hill tribe as: Black H’Mong, Red Dzao, Xa Pho, Tay, Zay…etc. Enjoy lunch upon arrive in Sapa, then transfer to hotel for check in. Afternoon, we visit Cat Cat village, home of Hmong ethnic minority people. The traditional trades of brocade making and silver and bronze smith are still practiced nowadays by villagers after numerous generations of their ancestors. You can see the Hmong women by their looms weaving fabrics. Relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French style. Back to Sapa town to visit Sapa Church, shopping at Sapa Minority People Market. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
DAY 03: SAPA – FANSIPAN – LAO CHAI TA VAN – SAPA (B/L/D)
After breakfast. We transfer to Fansipan Cable car station. At the height of 3,143m, Fansipan has been widely known as the highest mountain in Vietnam. Ride on the Sun World Fansipan Legend Cable Car which conquers the ‘The Roof of Indochina’,is the highest, longest and most modern system of its type in the world. You will have the never-before opportunity to gaze down and magnificent natural landscapes of the Hoang Lien Son Range and Muong Hoa Valley. Breathtaking views and picturesque scenery appear dramatically will definitely set you to thrill. It’s a life time experience! In the afternoon, start of journey to trek up the hill and through the rice terrace fields of the Black Hmong villages of Lao Chai. Continue walking to Ta Van village of the Giay people. You will have a chance to find out the differences of culture and costumes between the Black Hmong and Giay minorities. After dinner free and leisure at the night market, bar street & food district. You can understand more about the minority at this time. Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 04: SAPA – HAM RONG MOUNTAIN – LAO CAI – HANOI (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will visit Ham Rong Mountain – this park is essentially a long cobblestone walkway to the top of Ham Rong Mountain. Along the way, there are countless potted orchids, beautifully landscaped gardens and a few really tacky statues of cartoon characters like Scooby Doo and Mickey Mouse. Another interesting activity is conquering San May (Cloud Yard), the peak of Ham Rong Mountain at the altitude of 1800m to enjoy the imposing panorama of Sapa town. On sunny days, from here tourists can even see the peak of Fansipan under a clear sky with white clouds floating around. Along the way to San May, you may drop by Cong Troi 1, Cong Troi 2 (Heaven Gate 1 and 2) for resting and photo taking. Return to the hotel for freshening up and check out then to a local restaurant for lunch. You may continue to explore this beautiful small town or shopping activities at local shops. Leaving for Hanoi. Upon arrival, enjoy dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 05: HANOI CITY – DEPARTURE (B/L)
After brekfast, visit Ba Dinh Square, the square is 320 meters long and 100 meters wide, can accommodate up to hundred thousand people, a place for Hanoi people’s meetings and festivals. Then visit to One Pillar Pagoda, temple was built by Emperor Ly Thai Tong, who ruled from 1028 to 1054. According to the court records, he believed that the luck had been foretold in a dream about the Goddess of Mercy handing him a male child on a lotus flower. He then built the original small wooden pagoda to resemble a lotus blossom to pay tribute to his good fortune. Then visit President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (Closed on Monday & Friday, the whole October & November), its architectural style is a blend of the Lenin Mausoleum and the Vietnam national style by the former Soviet Union experts. Ho Chi Minh’s body was placed in a crystal coffin. After that, visit to Ho Chi Minh Museum and Ho Chi Minh Former House. Museum exhibits souvenirs, military command, and photographs of the Communist Party of Vietnam. After this proceed to visit Temple of Literature. The temple is a landmark building in Hanoi, which houses the memorial tablets of Confucius and members of the Confucian sages, it is said the first Vietnamese National Studies University. Lunch at local restaurant. Enjoy your free time to explore this city until transfer to airport for flight home with sweet memories.