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HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTH VIETNAM 9D

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HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTH VIETNAM 9D

This trip offers fascinating exploration of beautiful mountainous areas, marvellous natural and cultural sites and hill tribes in North Vietnam.

DAY 1

Hanoi arrival

Arrival in Hanoi, the centuries-old beautiful capital of Vietnam, airport pick-up, hotel check-in, time at leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2

Hanoi - city tour (B)

8:00 After breakfast at hotel, enjoy city tour of Hanoi. Have a pleasant walk around the peaceful Ho Chi Minh area, visit HCM Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday), HCM’s stilt house and garden, the One Pillar pagoda. Take another pleasant walk at the beautiful Temple of Literature. Afternoon, continue to visit the Museum of Women. Take a fascinating trishaw ride through the hustle and bustle of the old quarter. Visit the Ngoc Son temple, the Hoan Kiem Lake. Then enjoy walking and shopping in the famous 36 busy streets of the Old Quarter. Enjoy the unique water puppet show. Read more

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DAY 3

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Sapa (B)

Breakfast and check out hotel. 08:00 Your guide will pick you up at the hotel, transfer to Ninh Binh province to visit Trang An tourist attraction. 10:30 Take a fantastic rowing boat ride to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou Cave in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers. Visit Hoa Lu - The Ancient Capital and the remaining two temples of Dinh King & Le King dated back to the 11th century. 16:00 Transfer back to Hanoi. Proceed to the train station. 18:30 Arrival at the train station, free time for resting till boarding on the night train Fanxipan/Sapaly nigh train Hanoi – Lao Cai 21:10 05:30 (in a sharing air-conditioning cabin of 4 soft berths). No guide on train. Read more

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DAY 4

Lao Cai - Sapa - Trekking (B)

05:30 AM: early arrival at Lao Cai railway station, meet our local Sapa guide then take a scenic trip to go on to Sapa, a tourist hub in North Vietnam. Arrival in Sapa, have breakfast and some rest. Walk to Cat Cat village and waterfall. Transfer back to Sapa by car. Hotel check-in. Afternoon visit Silver waterfall and Tram Ton pass by car. Read more

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DAY 5

Sapa - trekking to villages (B)

9:00 Start a nice trekking day to Y Lin Ho village and Lao Chai village of Black H’mong people and Ta Van village of Giay people. Today is a paradise for photographing. Transfer back to Sapa by car.

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DAY 6

Sapa - night train to Hanoi (B)

In the morning, more walking to Ma Tra village and visit Ta Phin village of Red Dao people. Transfer back to Sapa by car. Check out the hotel and free time on your own. Late afternoon: drive to Lao Cai, take a night train back to Hanoi Fanxipan/Sapaly nigh train Lao Cai – Hanoi 20:35 - 4:30 (in a sharing air-conditioning cabin of 4 soft berths). No guide on train. Read more

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DAY 7

Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D)

Arrival in Hanoi train station in early morning, meet guide and transfer to a hotel for breakfast. 8:00 Transfer to Halong Bay, a World Natural Heritage site. Upon arrival, check in aboard a deluxe junk and start cruising. Enjoy fabulous seafood, stunning sceneries, and water activities: swimming, kayaking (excluded), cooking and fishing. Note: your Hanoi guide will stay overnight at a hotel in Halong city. There is an in-house English speaking guide on the boat. Read more

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DAY 8

Halong - Hanoi (B-BR)

Morning enjoy taichi on the sundeck. Then continue the cruise along simply gorgeous scenery including a brunch on board. Afternoon: drive back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi, hotel check-in and free time on your own.

Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 9

Hanoi - Departure (B)

Transfer to the airport to take flight back home. End of services.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Day 3
Location on train
Day 4
Location Sapa
Day 6
Location on train
Day 7
Location Halong Bay
Day 8
Location Hanoi
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Day 3
Location on train
Day 4
Location Sapa
Hotel U Sapa hotel
Day 6
Location on train
Day 7
Location Halong Bay
Day 8
Location Hanoi
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Hotel Melia Hotel
Day 3
Location on train
Day 4
Location Sapa
Day 6
Location on train
Day 7
Location Halong Bay
Day 8
Location Hanoi
Hotel Melia Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Private tours (except for sharing Halong Bay cruise 2 days - 1 night)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast (based on twin/double sharing room, except for a single room just for one traveler price)
  • Meals indicated in the program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • All ground transport on tour with air-conditioned vehicles, boats, return train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai - Hanoi
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing
  • Local English/French speaking guide (other guides on request with surcharge)
  • Daily cold bottles of water and towels en route

Package excludes

  • Single room surcharge (except for a single room just for one traveler price)
  • Surcharge for 24 Dec night, 31 Dec night at Hotel
  • International flight tickets to and from Vietnam
  • Personal insurance
  • Vietnam visa
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses: other meals, drinks, laundry, etc.
  • All other accounts not mentioned in the above inclusions

More information

  • Single room surcharge (for guest staying in single room): USD184/person (Standard hotel), USD277/person (Superior hotel), USD520/person (Deluxe hotel)
  • Child policies applied for children from 5 to 10 years old (not for air tickets): 50% of tour cost (sharing bed with adult), 75% of tour cost (extra bed), 100% of tour cost (twin sharing)

REVIEWS

6 Reviews

Bill Thielbarh, United States

Mr. Anh was very informative and gave us a great tour of Saigon. Food, transportation, and all other service were excellent. English very good.

Pam McKinnon, Australia

Our guide is excellent - spoke very good English, gave a lot of information about the tour and Vietnam. He has a very good sense of humour. He was flexible to meet the group's needs. Our driver was very safe and looked after the passages.

Robin John, Canada

We love Vietnam. The country is beautiful and the people welcoming. Mr. Giang was very knowledgeable and a delight to know. Mr. Tiem was an excellent driver and we arrived to Hanoi and back in heavy traffic without incident. We would definitely use STS again. Everything was delightful and made us appreciate the people of Vietnam, the countryside and also the government and the way the country is run. Mr. Ha was very knowledgeable and helped us have a wonderful day in spite of the rain. We were all pleased with our day in Danang and Hoian. Vietnam is so beautiful and interesting. Read more

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Mr. Huyen - Tour Guide

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