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The Beauty Of Hanoi, Sapa (Driving) & Ha Long

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The Beauty Of Hanoi, Sapa (Driving) & Ha Long

The 6 day tour will focus on the treasures of Northern Vietnam. Spend time in Hanoi, visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and the tree-lined boulevards. Then travel by high-way up north to the mountainous area of Sapa being notable for cascading rice terraced fields, rolling hills, colorful ethnic minorities. The trip comes to a relaxing end on an overnight cruise in Halong bay. All promise to be a memorable journey!

DAY 1

Hanoi Arrival

Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel. Hanoi or “River-bound City” as its name literally means is Vietnam’s capital with a thousand-year-old history dating back to 1010. The city’s fascinating beauty which is characterized by unique cultural relics, ancient streets of antique houses, elegant French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and romantic lakes has made it one of the most charming cities of Asia. Welcome dinner at local restaurant. Read more

Hanoi
DAY 2

Hanoi – Half Day City Tour

The city tour begins with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s founder. At the complex, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where the nation’s founder’s body is preserved (closed on Monday, Friday and through October - November), the colonial Presidential Palace, originally the French Governor Office and a fine example of French architecture in Hanoi, and the rural style Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons, the One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century in dedication to Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. Continue to the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, our guide and transfer to the highland town of Sapa. Go through the highway which is one of the largest, longest and most modern in Vietnam. Reach to Sapa after 5 hour transfer, check in hotel for relaxing. Dinner at local restaurant Read more

Sapa
DAY 3

Fullday Lao Chai – Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai

Morning, transfer through a scenic landscape to Lao Chai village, a settlement of the Black Hmong ethnic minority people. From a vantage point on the main road, you can catch a panoramic view of the village located right in the Muong Hoa valley at one of its ends and backed by mountains. Enjoy sighting fields, streams and interact with hospitable villagers. Continue by trekking about 4 km to Ta Van village which is clusters of rural houses embraced by the wavy curves of the terraced paddy fields. Villagers here are the Giay ethnic minority people, a small group only inhabiting Northern highlands of Vietnam. Take a break and have a fine lunch in a local household. After lunch, hike for 3 km over hills and through a bamboo forest. Stop at a waterfall to rest before entering Giang Ta Chai village, home to the Red Dao ethnic minority people. Explore the village and observe villagers in their daily life activities. You will be picked up and return to Sa Pa by car. Dinner at local restaurant Read more

Sapa
DAY 4

Halfday Silver Waterfall & Heaven's Gate

A 30 minute drive takes you to Silver Waterfall (best seen in the rainy season from May to November), take a short walk to the waterfall where great views are offered of the surrounding mountains and lush forests of the Hoang Lien National Park. Along the way your guide will explain about this special part of Sa Pa, where many tree species are grown such as plum and peach trees. Continue by car 10 minutes up to Heaven's Gate, from here you can see Fansipan mountain ‘the roof of Indochina’ at the height of 3143 meters above sea level. Afternoon, transfer back to Hanoi city, check in hotel & relaxing. Dinner at local restaurant. Read more

Hanoi
DAY 5

Hanoi – Halong Bay

Morning, transfer to Ha Long Bay, which is about 160 km or 3.5-hour drive away. On the way, you will see some rural areas of the Red River Delta with plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields. Stop half way to visit a handicraft workshop of fine clothes and embroidered paintings. Arrive in Ha Long City at 11:30 AM and check in aboard the booked junk right after the welcome drink is served. Start cruising while having lunch on board and enjoy the mighty bay view. Ha Long Bay meaning Descending Dragon Bay in Vietnamese as legend has it that it was where a holly dragon landed down from sky. The bay, famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2. The bay cruise will continue with up close sighting of Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island, a visit to Sung Sot Cave and swimming stop at Titov Beach. Relax to enjoy the bay view at sunset, have dinner after, go fishing at 09:00 PM and spend a night on board. Read more

Halong Bay
DAY 6

Halong – Hanoi – Departure

Wake up at 06:30 AM and refresh your body and mind with a Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. Tai Chi is an ancient internal martial art often practiced in soft and gracefully slow moves to enhance internal harmony and vitality. Have tea and coffee onboard before proceeding to Titov Islet or Soi Sim Island to trek and swim. Check out at 09:30, have a buffet brunch while cruising back to shore. Disembark at 11:00 AM to transfer to Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi for departure Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Hotel Demantoid II Hotel or Similar
Day 2
Location Sapa
Hotel Bamboo Hotel or Similar
Day 4
Location Halong
Hotel V'Spirit Cruise or Similar
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Hotel Sunway Hotel or Similar
Day 2
Location Sapa
Hotel U Sapa Hotel or Similar
Day 4
Location Halong
Hotel Pelican Cruise or Similar
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Hotel Hotel Nikko Hanoi or Similar
Day 2
Location Sapa
Hotel Victoria Sapa Hotel or Similar
Day 4
Location Halong
Hotel Starlight Cruise or Similar

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation in a twin or double room with daily breakfast
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • Services of a driver and private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
  • 2D1N Overnight on Wooden Junk in Ha Long Bay
  • Experienced English-speaking guide during all tours and transfers
  • Vietnam visa approval letter on arrival as complementary (for foreigners who need visa)
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Mineral water is available as complementary

Package excludes

  • International & Domestic flight tickets
  • Meals, if not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Visa stamping fee at the airport (45US$ in Vietnam paid by cash at the airport)
  • Travel insurance (we highly recommend that you purchase adequate insurance)
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc. All other services not specified in the itinerary
  • All other services not specified in the itinerary
  • Not included VAT

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Don, United States

In February, my wife and I spent 12 days in Vietnam and Cambodia. 365 Travel made all the arrangements, and Daisy Trang was magnificent in her guidance and her attention to detail. She made things quite easy for us, in that we had absolutely no glitches anywhere along the line. Our guides and drivers were great, and we felt that they were truly interested in pointing out things that they felt would be of special interest to us as Americans. Our hotels and restaurants were all top shelf, and we highly recommend 367Travel to anyone considering a "tailor-made" experience. Read more

Gregory, United States

We spent a total of 19 days visiting Vietnam and Cambodia. I planned the trip with fairly short notice and rather individualized. Daisy was super accommodating with our requests even after our arrival. She showed great concern for our well-being when the weather turned cold as we were heading toward Sapa in the mountains. We purchased the ubiquitous "North Face" jackets for the experience of snow in Vietnam. Our trip had numerous guides and every form of travel. Never once were we stranded by our hosts. Our favorite parts of the trip were Sapa, Ha Long Bay (boat), Hoi An (beach), and Angkor Wat. In these and the other locations we always felt well taken care of in excellent hotels and on the arranged tours. The vacation using 365 Travel met our expectations and then some. I would highly recommend using 365 for your Southeast Asia travels. Read more

Shiva Mallapur, India

Vietnam tour arranged by 365 Travel: Mrs. Daisy Trang Hi Dear All, 365 Travel had arranged an excellent and well organised tailor made tour to me and my wife to north, middle and south Vietnam. Special thanks to Mrs.Daisy Trang of 365 Travel who made it possible. She understands very well the needs of people and accordingly organises the trip. The guides, hotels and travel within Vietnam by air and dedicated car were perfectly arranged to my taste. The people of Vietnam are kind, generous and warm hearted. It was indeed a great memorable trip and experience to visit Vietnam specially Hanoi, Halong bay, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City also called as Saigon. I strongly recommend 365 Travel as your travel agent. Read more

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