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Days 12
Private Tour
All Year Arround
Classic & Culture Tour
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12
Private Tour
All Year Arround
Classic & Culture Tour
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DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN HANOI
Welcome to Vietnam! You will be greeted by our guide and driver at Noi Bai airport, and then transferred to the downtown of Hanoi for hotel check-in. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing or get acquainted with the city by yourself. Overnight in Hanoi
Meals included: No
DAY 02: HANOI CITY TOUR
After your breakfast in the hotel, learn the typical culture and history of Vietnam through some featured sites in the city today. The sites include of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university.
In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museum that you can pick the one you like (the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum). Followed with a short walk or a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter. End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 03: HANOI - SAPA
You will be picked up at your hotel early in the morning (about 7.30 AM). The 5-hour drive to Sapa is mostly on the HW Noi Bai – Lao Cai. This is new and the longest highway in Vietnam. The scenic drive from the Red River Delta, through the midland to Lao Cai province, will be a good start for your trip. Arrive in Sapa by noon. Have lunch at a restaurant in town. After that, you will transfer to a trekking point in Ma Tra Village. The first trek we are doing today is on a small concrete path winding along the Ta Phin Valley in between rice terraced fields and through villages. Get picked up at Ta Phin Village and make our way back to Sapa town, check in a hotel for the night.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 04: SAPA - BAC HA
This morning, after your breakfast, we will embark on a soft trek to visit Muong Hoa Valley. The trek offers you a great scenery over the large valley which is decorated by amazing rice terraces and dotted by many villages of the Black H'mong and the Giay ethnic groups. Along the trek, the tour guide will help you learning about the daily life of the locals while admire the beauty of the landscape. Back to Sapa for lunch before the afternoon drive to Bac Ha district. Have a short stop for taking photographs or just a view at a border gate to China in Lao Cai City. You also have a short hike to a hill tribe village before reaching your hotel in Bac Ha. Overnight at a mini hotel in Bac Ha town.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 05: BAC HA MARKET &  HOANG SU PHI HOMESTAY
After your breakfast at the hotel, your tour guide will walk you to visit the market (Bac Ha market on Sunday, Can Cau market on Saturday). Strolling around the market, you have chance to take beautiful photos, alive with the bright colours and extravagant costumes of the local people, specially the Flower H'mong. Together with other minorities, the Flower H'mong people come from different villages at the surroundings to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock. It is more common to see buffalo, cows, goats, horses and other livestock being traded. After the market, we make our way to Xi Man town for lunch at a local food store. In the afternoon, continue on driving to Hoang Su Phi. Take about 1-hour hike to Ban Luoc, a Tay ethic village for a homestay night on a stilt house.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 06: HOANG SU PHI TREK TOUR
This morning, after the breakfast at the family. We trek the scenic dirt trail up and down the rice terraces in Ban Luoc area. This is one of the national rice terrace heritage cores in Hoang Su Phi. The beauty of the landscape is at its best at the yellow season (early half of October). Get picked up by our car for transfer to Vinh Quang town for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy the beautiful drive to Thong Nguyen Commue for the night at an eco-lodge. The remainder of the day is at leisure or treat yourselves with beautiful massage and herbal bath at the lodge (this treatment is optional). Dinner and overnight in Pan Hou lodge.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 07: HOANG SU PHI - BA BE LAKE
After breakfast at the lodge, you have a whole day drive to Ba Be National Park. You have lunch on the way and arrive at the Park around 4 PM. Ba Be Lake is the largest fresh water lake in Vietnam, surrounded by lush rain forest on Limestone Mountains. The home stay at a Tay village by the lake give you a special experience while traveling in Vietnam. Dinner and overnight at the home stay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 08: BA BE LAKE BOAT TRIP
Enjoy your breakfast at the home stay and get on your bus for half an hour drive to a boat dock. You have 2 hour cruise on beautiful Nang River which flows through the National Park, stop on the way to visit Puong Cave which is settled by thousands of bats. You can also find the cave amazing with a lot of beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. The second stop is Dau Dang waterfall. It’s a must-see as it is rocky and so powerful in the rainy season. You have lunch at a local restaurant near the waterfall. In the afternoon, cruise throught Ba Be lake and have a swim if the weather permits. Dinner and spend the second night at the home stay.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 09: BA BE LAKE - HANOI
Start the day with an easy walk along a river which flows into the Lake. The morning walk gives you a great start with fresh air and a good chance to enjoy the peaceful environment. Visit Hua Ma, an amazing limestone cave deep in a big mountain, where you will admire the beautiful formations of the stalactites and stalagmites.  Get on bus after that and head for Hanoi. You have lunch on the way and arrive back Hanoi late in the afternoon. Check in the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 10: HANOI - HALONG BAY
Depart from the hotel at 8:00 in the morning. The drive takes 4 hours with a short break on the way. Upon arrival at the pier in Halong City, embark your deluxe cruise for the whole afternoon exploring the World Heritage by UNESCO. Lunch on boat while you are cruising between many amazing rock islands on emerald water. If ther weather permits, there will be some interesting activities such as kayaking, swimming on the bay. Dinner and overnight on boat.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 11: HALONG BAY - HANOI
Wake up early for fresh air and join a Tai Chi Class on the top deck before breakfast. Today the boat cruises further to other parts of the bay and makes for the pier at 11:00 AM after the buffet brunch aboard. Return to Hanoi in the afternoon.Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 12: DEPARTURE FROM HANOI
You are free at leisure until getting picked up and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of service.
Meals included: Breakfast
What's included

Accommodation (Hotels, home-stays,on an overnight boat)

  • 6 nights at hotels (twin/ double/ triple share)
  • 3 nights at home-stays (At basic local house with clean beddings)
  • 1 night at a eco-lodge (Private room)
  • 1 night on an overnight boat (twin/ double/ extra bed)

Transport (Bus/ car - up to the group sizes)

  • Private vehicles with air-condition, all entrance fee per itinerary

Tour guide (Local expert guides)

  • English speaking tour guide (Other language on request)

Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as indicated in the itinerary)

  • 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 6 Dinners

Others (as follows)

  • Sightseeing tickets & permits during the guided time
  • Boat cruise in Halong Bay
  • Motorized boat ride in Ba Be Lake
  • Two bottles of mineral water/person/day
  • Government Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • International flight tickets
  • Compulsory dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec surcharge will be advised and added by CVT's travel specialist
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Visas (Approval Letter is on request)
  • Tips and gratuities (See Tipping Guidance)
  • Others that are not mentioned clearly in the INCLUSION list
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