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Vietnam North Highlights8 days/7 nights

  • Vietnam North Highlights

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    8 days/7 nights

  • Hanoi city tour on cyclo

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    Vietnam North Highlights

  • Hanoi to Sapa visit Cat Cat village

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    Vietnam North Highlights

  • Admire Sapa rice terraces

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    Vietnam North Highlights

  • Visit local hill tribe market

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    Vietnam North Highlights

  • Come back Hanoi and Trang grottoes

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    Vietnam North Highlights

  • Cruise in mysterious Halong bay

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    Vietnam North Highlights

  • Amazing cave exploration Halong

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    Vietnam North Highlights

  • Hanoi arrival and relax

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    Vietnam North Highlights

 

Reveal most spectacular treasures of Vietnam North in 8days, from the emerald sea to impressive mountains and undulating terraces. From the mystical landscape of Ha Long bay to impressive mountains and colorful hill tribe culture of Sapa and new World Heritage wonder - Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex. The journey bring you through stunning contrast of Vietnam North beauty and its culture and full fill your memory with breathtaking experience.

 

OUTLINED HOLIDAY

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: None
Accommodation: Intercontinental hotel.

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L)

Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch
Accommodation: Intercontinental hotel.

DAY 3: HANOI – SAPA

Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast at hotel - Lunch
Accommodation: U Sapa hotel

DAY 4: ADMIRE SAPA RICE TERRACES & GORGEOUS BEAUTIES

Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast at hotel - Lunch
Accommodation: U Sapa hotel

DAY 5: EXPLORE HILL-TRIBE MARKET – RETURN HANOI

Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch
Accommodation: Intercontinental hotel.

DAY 6: HANOI – NINH BINH - TRANG AN GROTTOES & HOA LU

Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch
Accommodation: Emeralda resort

DAY 7: NINH BINH – HA LONG – CRUISE IN MYSTERIOUS BAY

Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Accommodation: Twin shared en-suite cabin in Jasmine cruise

DAY 8: HA LONG BAY CRUISE – AMAZING CAVE EXPLORATION – HANOI

Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: None

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Welcome at the airport on arrive by your private driver, transfer to hotel for check in procedure then free at leisure to relax. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Summary:
Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: None
Accommodation: Intercontinental hotel.

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L)

In the morning: Your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel around 08:00 (you decide departure time). Starting explore charming city with a traditional cyclo (rickshaw) ride through the old quarter to French Quarter. End the cycle ride in front of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, visit the mausoleum and the president's humble house-on-stilts. Go on the visit with One Pillar Pagoda and its near-by Buddhist temple called Dien Huu.

You will then transferred to the famous Temple of Literature which has been considered as Vietnam's first university and is the principal Confucian sanctuary in Vietnam. Lunch will be served at local restaurant with Hanoi’s specialties.

In the afternoon: Vietnam Ethnology Museum is one of the best organized and interesting ones in the country. You will take time to get through the indoor exhibitions about the 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam then strolling at a big garden (out-door exhibitions) with typical beautiful traditional houses of different minorities. Drive back to the old quarter to end the day with the traditional water puppet show.

Summary:
Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch
Accommodation: Intercontinental hotel.

DAY 3: HANOI – SAPA

Pick up at 08:00 for 5hours driving from Hanoi to Sapa following highway. Stop in Lao Cai Town for lunch then take one hour drive up hill through cloud and pristine, spectacular landscape to get to Sa Pa. Check in hotel and take a short rest.

Afternoon: Take easy light trek down-hill to visit Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H’mong people located in a beautiful valley against the wall of Fansipan Mountain. The trek provides a great chance to see, meet and talk with local and to drop in to learn about their life and traditions. It is the chance for interesting local interaction and to fill up your album with beautiful photos. Get back to Sapa by car and free at leisure in the evening.

Summary:
Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast at hotel - Lunch
Accommodation: U Sapa hotel

DAY 4: ADMIRE SAPA RICE TERRACES & GORGEOUS BEAUTIES

Have breakfast at hotel then driving to experience romantic Sapa with honey sunlight, fresh flower and charming French architecture. The trails takes you through green field, lush forest under rustling leaves, blooming azalea flower and golden stream to fabulous Waterfall of Love – the paradise for you to enjoy cool air, poetic scenery and privacy together, continue to visit Silver Waterfall and Heaven gate. Heading back Sapa town for check out, enjoy lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, there are 3 options as your choice:
Afternoon: Take a light trek down- hill along Muong Hoa River. This trek provides great scenery of nature with mountain, forest and terrace fields that carpet along hill slopes. On the trek you will see minority people from some hill tribes with their typical appearance and colorful dress walking, working and playing. It is the chance for interesting local interaction and to fill up your album with beautiful photos.

The rest of time is yours for free stroll in Sapa market for shopping and admire beautiful French-architecture buildings, Church…

Summary:
Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast at hotel - Lunch
Accommodation: U Sapa hotel

DAY 5: EXPLORE HILL-TRIBE MARKET – RETURN HANOI

Have breakfast at hotel then depart to Cao Son Plateau early (about 7:00am), takes around 2hours with a stunning scenic on the way. Stop for photograph. On arrival, join bustle Cao Son market to enjoy the exciting atmosphere where local tribes gather to buy, sell and to socialize all the relationships.

Continue descent to Coc Ly, the view becomes larger and larger until admiring the panorama of Bac Ha and Chay river. Boarding the boat downstream Chay River, which leading tothe habitat ofTay tribe, take a short trek in the village. Car picks up to transfer back Sapa town. Enjoy your lunch with Sapa’s specialties, such as salmon, chayote vegetable….

Summary:
Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch
Accommodation: Intercontinental hotel.

DAY 6: HANOI – NINH BINH - TRANG AN GROTTOES & HOA LU

Lu District, Ninh Binh Province, about 100 km south of Hanoi.
The ancient citadel of Hoa Lu covers an area of 300 hectares, being surrounded by arc Rocky Mountains and magnificent scenery. The imperial city of Hoa Lu comprises of outer ramparts, inner ramparts, and southern ramparts. Tam Coc mean “Three Caves”. This boat trip is a great opportunity to admire countryside landscape with peaceful atmosphere.

Your private car & tour-guide will pick you up around 08:00 for 2hrs driving to visit Hoa Lu – The ancient capital with twin temples of Dinh & Le Kings and Trang An grottoes (about 90 km away from Hanoi).

Upon arrival, we will see Hoa Lu, the first capital of Vietnam, is also an interesting historical site. Most of which has been destroyed. The remains are the temples dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city. In 1998, archaeologists unearthed a new section of the old citadel, which have been preserved together with some artifacts and shown in a display room built around them.
After lunch, take the amazing boat trip to visit Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam. While rowing through Trang An grotto in the quiet, fresh air of the highlands, with only the sound of birds and the oars stirring the clear water and surrounded by magnificent forested mountains upon which graze white goats, visitors enjoy a heaven on earth.

Summary:
Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch
Accommodation: Emeralda resort

DAY 7: NINH BINH – HA LONG – CRUISE IN MYSTERIOUS BAY

Depart Hanoi at 8.00AM for a stunning drive through the lush country land of Red River Delta along the way to Ha Long Bay.

Embark the boat on arrive at 12:00. You will be welcomed aboard and greeted with a complimentary drink. Check in your cabin then free to relax before enjoy seafood lunch on board while the cruise heading through the bay.

After lunch, it is time for you to admire spectacular sceneries while the boat cruising to Bai Tu Long Bay, passing through extraordinary limestone karst landscapes; Oan Lagoon, Teapot and Monster Head Islets. Explore Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boats or kayaks to discover the interesting daily lives of its inhabitants.

Leisurely relax on sundeck, sipping cocktail while enjoy incredible sunset on bay as the sun setting down over the back drop of islands and shimmering sea.  

Enjoy BBQ dinner tonight with a range of different options guaranteed to please everyone’s palette.

Summary:
Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Accommodation: Twin shared en-suite cabin in Jasmine cruise

DAY 8: HA LONG BAY CRUISE – AMAZING CAVE EXPLORATION – HANOI

Get up in spectacular sunrise of Halong. Breakfast with omelet, tasty soup, bread, butter, jam and special Vietnamese coffee then set sail to explore to another part of Ha Long bay and enjoy your swim in a peaceful place then stroll about 01 hour to discover Amazing cave – the biggest and most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay

Check out the room and enjoy lunch before you disembark the boat at Halong harbor at noon. Here the driver is waiting for you to riding directly to Hanoi airport for your departure.

Summary:
Transportation: Private vehicle
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: None

PACKAGE INCLUDED:

  • Hotels  (TWN shared)
  • Package 2days – 1night on junk (private junk with en-suite cabin)
  • Private air-conditioner transfer through the trip
  • Boat trip in Trang An grotto
  • English Speaking guide
  • Xich Lo in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Water Puppet Show
  • Meals as mention above (mention as B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner) with soft drink
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water & tissue (01 bottle/pax/day) on car.

EXCLUDED:

  • Insurance
  • Requested beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Any services not mentions in the inclusion portion.

BOOKING CONDITION

  • Deposit and Payment:  30% of total invoice should be deposit at the time of booking for guarantee. Final payment is no later than 7days in advance of arrival date.
  • Cancellation: If cancelling less than 15 days, the deposit is non-refundable. After final payment is received a cancellation fee of approximately 75% applies. This percentage may be less depending on the date of cancellation. A cancellation fee of 100% is applicable within 03 days of travel.
  • Pricing: All prices are shown in American dollars and are current at the date of printing this itinerary. If there is a dramatic fluctuation in the exchange rate or the price of services provided, which are beyond the control of Ciao Travel, Ciao Travel reserves the right to adjust tour prices accordingly, even though the balance of payment may have been made. This would only happen in unusual circumstances.
  • Itinerary Validity and Content: This itinerary is valid until 25th Dec 2015, unless otherwise specified. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. Ciao Travel shall not be liable for any injury, damage or loss caused by any inaccuracy. Ciao Travel reserves the right to change tour arrangements or accommodations due to safety or security reasons, and will endeavor to provide alternative arrangements of the same standard as that originally booked.
  • Special Requirements: Please advise Ciao Travel of any special requirements such as Special Meals, Medical Requirements etc., as soon as possible. If you get motion sickness, it is imperative that you bring with you motion sickness pills as we travel by coach and boat sometimes.
  • Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend you organize travel insurance before departure in your country. Insurance covers cancellation fees payable for airline tickets, accommodation, loss of deposit, luggage etc.
  • Clients’ Responsibilities: It is your responsibility to obtain passports, health certificates or other travel documents where required for the tour. It remains your responsibility to ensure that these documents are in order and to meet any additional costs incurred as a result of failure to comply with such requirements. It is also your responsibility to obtain any vaccinations that may be required to travel.