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North Vietnam - Scheduled

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North Vietnam - Scheduled

Cruise the waters of the picturesque Halong bay on a traditional junk boat. Take in the stunning scenery and feast on fresh local seafood. Enjoy a scenic train ride between Hanoi and Sapa – a spectacular journey which winds through the countryside. Escape Hanoi‘s bustling crowds as you make your way to an ancient village and gain an insight into local life.

Hanoi

On arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefing. Stay the next two nights at Hotel La Belle Vie (or similar).

Hotel La Belle Vie

Hanoi

Escape Hanoi city and embark on a journey to the unique ancient village of Dong Ngac. Explore the village by bike with a stop at the local market to purchase fresh ingredients for lunch. Visit the historic Communal House and gain an insight into local life as you chat with our host from the local Do Clan residing in the Ancestral House. Put your culinary skills to the test and take part in a cooking class, savouring your creations for lunch before the return drive back to Hanoi. (BL) Read more

Hotel La Belle Vie

Hanoi to Sapa

Spend the morning exploring a few of the unique sites of Vietnam’s capital city. Visit the infamous Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the “Hanoi Hilton Prison”, stop in to see the Temple of Literature and wander through the expansive Ho Chi Minh Quarter. Enjoy some free time before transferring to the Fanxipan Overnight Train to begin your journey to Sapa. Enjoy your stay for the coming evening on the Fanxipan Overnight Train (or similar). (B) Read more

Fanxipan Overnight Train

Sapa

Start early as you arrive into Lao Cai Station before transferring to your hotel. Enjoy breakfast before starting your guided walking tour as you visit the Lao Chai & Tan Van villages, nestled peacefully in the valley of Muong Hoa. Spend time meeting the Black H’mong people of the Hau Thao and Saseng villages as you observe daily life. Embark on a light trek to Ta Van Hoa Valley, admiring the beautifully terraced rice paddy fields and stunning vistas. Stay the next two nights at Bamboo Hotel (or similar). (B) Read more

Bamboo Hotel (or similar)

Sapa

Begin your day with a drive to the remote Ban Khoang village, home of the Red Dzao people. Enjoy a walk through the village as you learn of their traditional values, unique culture and remarkable way of life. Continue on to Ta Giang Phinh valley to visit some of the smaller local villages and gain an insight into local life, before stopping for lunch. Begin your return drive to Sapa. (BL) Read more

Bamboo Hotel (or similar)

Sapa

Enjoy a leisurely drive through the mountainside. Stop at the Silver Waterfalls before continuing on to Tram Ton Pass, also known by the locals as “Heaven’s Gate”. Trek through the rice fields overshadowed by the expansive Hoang Lien Son mountain range. As your return trek begins, visit O Quy Ho, a local village farm where a variety of speciality produce, flowers and medicinal plants are grown. As evening approaches, transfer to Lao Cai station to board your overnight train. Enjoy your stay for the coming evening on the Fanxipan Overnight Train (or similar). (B) Read more

Fanxipan Overnight Train (or

Sapa to Ninh Binh

Arrive early into Hanoi and savour a local breakfast with your fellow travellers. Drive to the picturesque city of Ninh Binh with its stunning network of rivers and rice paddy fields and hundreds of limestone monoliths. Visit the ancient city of Hoa Lu and admire the beautiful surrounds with a boat ride in Trang An, rowing through the expansive network of caverns and grottos. Spend the rest of your day free at leisure. Enjoy your stay for the coming evening at the Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel (or similar). (B) Read more

Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel

Ninh Binh to Halong Bay

Set out this morning for a drive Halong Bay. Explore one of Vietnam’s stunning natural wonders as you board a beautifully appointed junk boat. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board before spending the afternoon discovering the many hidden gems of this unique and peaceful region. In the evening, retreat to your private cabin, or relax on the main deck or at the bar. Overnight on-board Bhaya Cruises (or similar). (BLD) Read more

Bhaya Cruises (or similar)

Halong Bay to Hanoi

Watch the sun rise as you enjoy Tai Chi on the sundeck. Relish in a delightful brunch on board before cruising back to port to disembark and drive back to Hanoi. This afternoon, enjoy some free time before meeting with your group to share a farewell dinner. Enjoy your stay for the coming evening at La Belle Vie Hotel (or similar). (BD) Read more

Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Hanoi
Hotel Hotel La Belle Vie (or similar)
Day 3
Location Sapa
Hotel Fanxipan Overnight Train (or similar)
Day 4
Location Sapa
Hotel Bamboo Hotel (or similar)
Day 6
Location Sapa
Hotel Fanxipan Overnight Train (or similar
Day 7
Location Ninh Binh
Hotel Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel (or similar)
Day 8
Location Halong Bay
Hotel Bhaya Cruises (or similar)
Day 9
Location Hanoi
Hotel La Belle Vie Hotel (or similar)

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation • 1 night cruise accommodation onboard Bhaya Cruise
  • Return Overnight train from Hanoi to Sapa
  • All flights as specified in the itinerary
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance Fees
  • English-speaking Tour Leader
  • All tips on tour
  • Return arrival and departure transfers (conditions apply)
  • Meals as indicated
  • (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Christina K., Germany

Zunächst 2 Tage in Luang Prabang, danach Weiterflug nach Hanoi, um von dort aus die Vietnam-Rundreise zu starten. Sämtliche vietnamesischen Reiseleiter verfügten über hervorragende Deutschkenntnisse und sind stets auf unsere Besichtigungswünsche eingegangen. Die Bootstour mit Übernachtung in der Halong-Bucht war ein einmaliges Erlebnis, das wir nur empfehlen können. Das Hotel am Strand von Ho Thram (oder so ähnlich :) war exzellent gewählt, da wir uns hier 3 Tage von der anstrengenden Rundreise erholen konnten. Am meisten gefallen hat: Der reibungslose Ablauf; die Qualität der Reiseleitung, da sämtliche Reiseleiter umfassend auf unsere Wünsche eingegangen sind und über hervorragende Kenntnisse zur Landesgeschichte / Kultur verfügt haben; die Auswahl der Unterkünfte mitten im Zentrum; die Art des Transports in gut ausgestatteten PKWs Read more

Stefan L. , Switzerland

Zu meiner Rundreise: Ich wurde stets pünktlich an den Flughäfen und in den Hotels abgeholt. Einziger Zwischenfall war die defekte Maschine am 8.8.17 von der Mann Yadanarpon Airlines. Es musste ein Ersatzflieger der Golden Myanmar Airlines von Yangon eingeflogen werden, der Zwischenfall hatte eine Verspätung von 4 Stunden zur Folge. Zudem wurden wir bei der Rückfahrt vom goldenen Felsen Zeugen eines Scooter-Unfalls wo ich (als Arzt) die Notversorgung und den Transport ins nächstgelegene Spital übernahm. Sehr zufrieden war ich mit sämtlichen Guides und deren Fahrer, alles klappte nahtlos, auch war mein Guide über die Verspätung informiert und wartete ab. Besonders erwähnen möchte ich die Guides Till in Bagan, Min Min in Inle und Kendy in Myanmar, alle sehr hilfsbereit und sehr professionell. Beim Fahrer möchte ich Jo und Mr. Weng erwähnen, sehr liebe und hilfsbereite Menschen die mir sehr ans Herz gewachsen sind. Auch die Kommunikation mit Ihnen und die Planung war für mich sehr positiv. Read more

Ursula K. , Germany

Wir haben uns für die Myanmarreise sehr kurzfristig (ca. 4 Wochen vor Abflug) entschieden. Deshalb und weil uns die Zeit zur Vorbereitung gefehlt hat, haben wir uns zum ersten Mal für ein 'rundum sorglos' Paket inkl. Reiseführer entschieden. Die dreiwöchige Reise hätte nicht besser organisiert sein können, auch wenn wir sie sechs Monate im Voraus geplant hätten. Das Paket war nicht billig aber jeden Euro wert. Wir haben die klassischen Reiseorte besucht: Ankunft/Abflug in Yangoon, Bagan, Mandalay, Kalaw, drei Tage Wandern, Inle See und zum Abschluss ein paar Tage zum Entspannen am Ngapali Beach. Gut hat uns vor allem gefallen, dass wir in der Regel mehrere Nächte an einem Ort verbracht haben und an jeder Station schon im ersten Angebot auch 'freie' Tage, d.h Tage ohne organisierte Besichtigung, eingeplant waren. Überall hatten wir einen lokalen Reiseführer(in), alle sprachen sehr gut englisch, sind auf unsere Wünsche eingegangen und haben uns Myanmar auf unterschiedliche Weise näher gebracht. Read more

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