DAY 01: WELCOME TO HANOI CITY! (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. Dinner & overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 02: HANOI – LAO CAI – SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to Sapa (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 – LAO CHAI TA VAN – LAO CAI – HANOI (B/L/D)
After breakfast, 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. 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 04: HANOI – HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, proceed to One of the world’s eight wonders – Halong Bay.
12:00 Embark on cruise & complete boarding formalities.
12:30 Cruise briefing (to recognizing on-board safety and life support systems)
13:00 – 14:30 Enjoy lunch in the dining room
14:45 – 16:00 Visit Sung Sot Caves, which recently discovered grotto is perhaps the most beautiful grotto in all Halong Bay.
16:15 – 17:15 Cruising to Titop island. Swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titop or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17:45 – 18:30 Cooking demonstration on the sundeck/dining room
19:30 – 21:00 Enjoy dinner in the dining room
21:00 – Onward enjoy movie, playing chess, Squid fishing or join optional tour for spa in the cabin.
DAY 05: HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
06:15 – 06:45 Start your day with Tai-chi class on the sundeck
06:45 – 07:30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
07:30 – 08:30 Visit Luon cave by kayaking or Bamboo boat. (Surcharge per person for Kayaking)
09:00 – 09:30 Return to the cruise and check out.
09:30 – Onwards brunch is served while the cruise goes back to the main port
10:45 – 11:00 Disembark cruise.
Transferred to hotel for check in. Late afternoon visit Royal Casino. Enjoy the Vietnam famous Water Puppet Show. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Halong Bay.
DAY 06: HALONG BAY – NINH BINH – TRANG AN – HANOI (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to Ninh Binh province, take sampan trip along the stream to visit to Trang An-The Tourism Complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh was officially included in the world heritage list on June 23 by the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. The eco tourist attraction located in the East of Ninh Binh, with area of 2000 ha, It includes 47 historical vestiges with many mysterious things, with limestone mountains, valleys and underground river systems. Take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers Halong on land of Ninh Binh. End of the day, drive back to Hanoi. dinner at local restaurant, overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 07: HANOI CITY – DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy your free time to explore this city until transfer to airport for flight home with sweet memories.