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Northern Vietnam Highlights

Tour code: 20180531-40

Start: 30-08-2018

Location starting: Vietnam

Time: 8 Day(s) - 7 Night(s)

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Northern Vietnam Highlights

Day 1: Arrival in Ha Noi

Arrival and pick up at the airport, then transfer to hotel.
Dinner at city restaurant. Enjoy the water puppet show after dinner.
Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 2: Ha Noi - Ha Long (B,L,D)

Drive to Ha Long Bay - the natural wonder of the world. Welcome drink. Cruise briefing. safety instructions, check-in cabins. Lunch while the junks sails to Ha Long Bay passing by Thien Cung cave, Dau Go grotto, Fighting cock islet. Visit Sung Sot cave, Titop beach. Enjoy a great sunset dinner and relax under the starlit sky before retiring. Overnight on non-private deluxe junk.

Day 3: Ha Long - Ha Noi (B,L)

Enjoy sunrise over the Bay. Cruise through Ha Long Bay and contemplate Man's head islet, Tortoise islet. Arrive at Luon cave - explore most famous grottoes in the entire Ha Long Bay by local rowing boat - enjoy kayaking activities (weather pemmitted). Check out and lunch. Drive back to Ha Noi. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 4: Ha Noi - Lao Cai (B,L,D)

Drive for city tour with visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son temple, and Hoan Kiem lake, the ancient quaters of Ha Noi. Lunch and dinner at city restaurants. Then transfer to Lao Cai by train. Overnight on train.

Day 5: Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B,L,D)

Pick up at Lao Cai train station and transfer to Sapa. Check in hotel.
After breakfast, visit Dragon mountain, Orchild Garden, Heaven Gate, Lao Chai village and Ta Van village to explore the daily life of ethnic groups.
Lunch and dinner at local restaurants.. Back and stay overnight in Sapa.

Day 6: Sapa - Lao Cai - Ha Noi (B,L,D)

Drive to local market where many different ethnic to buy and sell many products that cannot be found elsewhere.
Lunch and dinner at local restaurants. 
Transfer to Lao Cai station for the night train back to Ha Noi. Overnight on train.

Day 7: Ha Noi - Ninh Binh - Ha Noi (B,L,D)

Arrival in Ha Noi. After breakfast drive to Ninh Binh. Visit Dinh - Le ancient temple, the vestige of the golden age of Dai Co Viet. Then transfer to Tam Coc, take a crowing sampan trip through the tranquil river between pictureque limestone moutains, green rice paddies. Explore caves with spectacular scenery around. Visit Thai Vi temple or Bich Dong temple by bicycle or by car. 

Lunch at local restaurant. Drive back to Ha Noi and have dinner at city restaurant. Overnight in Ha Noi.      

Day 8: Ha Noi - Departure (B)

Free until being transfer to the airport for departure.

Including: 
+ Hotel accommodation with breakfast. 
+ Private good air-conditioned transportation. 
+ Private well English-speaking guide. 
+ Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner). 
+ Entrance fee, boat trip.    

Excluding: 
-  Drinks.  
-  Bicycle fee.
-  Gratuities, personal expense. 
-   International air fair and airport tax.
-   Vietnam visa fee.
-   Travel inssurance.
-   Surcharge on Holidays.

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