TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Admire the highest point in Vietnam – Mount Fansipan, witness the magnificient landscape of Hoang Lien Son
  • Explore unique Cat Cat, meet the friendly villagers and take amazing photos at Ta Van village
  • Discover almost famous spots in Hanoi such as Ho Chi Minh complex, The temple of literature, Vietnam museum of ethnology…
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ITINERARY

DAY 1 : HANOI ARRIVAL - NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI

Welcome to Vietnam. Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, obtain your Vietnam visa, and then clear Immigration and Customs. After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet outside a local Guide. From the airport, you will be privately transferred to your lovely hotel. At night, our driver will transfer you to Hanoi train station to catch the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train in A/C wooden 4 berth sharing

DAY 2 : SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE – FANSIPAN MOUNT BY CABLE CAR (B/L)

Arrive Lao Cai train station, you will be welcomed by our local tour guide and transferred to a local restaurant near the railway station for showering and a breakfast. Then drive uphill to Sapa. Along the way, you can stop anywhere to admire of green valleys, rice terraces, and local people – hill tribes working on the slope of hill, water buffalo or pig on slope of mountains. Set your feet in Sapa town, start a day tour to visit: Cat Cat Village, 2km from Sapa Town, is an age-old village of H’Mong ethnic group remaining unique customs and practices that are lots in other villages. Visitors to Cat Cat have an opportunity to admire a lively and colorful picture. That is the image of young women sitting by looms with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds. Then, we head to the Sapa Cable Station for very amazing trip to Indochina’s Rooftop – Mount Fanxipan by cable car. This is particularly interesting in these northern mountains of the country, where travelers seek the rice terraces and traditional arts of a minority peoples. Cultivating the land to an altitude of around 2,200 meters are the ethnic minorities the lowland Vietnamese generically call ‘Meo’ – savages – and above them looms the bulk of Hua Xi Pan: “giant protruding rock”. You can challenge yourself when hiking 600 stone stairs more to reach the rocky peak of The Roof of Indochina. After all, you will be privately transferred back to your hotel and have your own leisure time. Stay overnight in Sapa.

DAY 3 : SAPA – LAO CHAI TA VAN – HANOI BY SHUTTLE BUS (B/L)

From Sapa, we trek via Y Linh Ho through beautiful scenery to the Black H’mong Village of Lao Chai where we spend time looking around the village and learning about life in the village. Then, we walk through rice terraces and on local paths to the Zay village of Ta Van. This is the only village in the Sa Pa area where the Dzay people live. We spend time looking around the village. At 14:00, you get on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi (no guide). Stay overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 4 : HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B/L)

In morning, we start our day tour to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Closed by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda which is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter. It is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond. The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. The Ho Chi Minh Museum is the preserver of everything memorable related to Ho Chi Minh. The Museum consists of five extensive floors and was inaugurated on 2nd September, 1990, celebrating the 100th birthday occasion of the beloved President. Then, visiting the Temple of Literature (Vietnamese name is Quoc Tu Giam) – The Vietnam’s first University, which was built in 1070 in honor of Confucius, his followers and Chu Van An, a moral figure in Vietnamese education. After that, visiting Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Almost no foreign tourists to Hanoi refuse to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, where they can look into a vivid picture of the miniaturized Vietnamese ethnic community’s life. Sip a cup of coffee at the trendy railway coffee, where you have an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness massive train passing through tiny residence of local people. We visit Ngoc Son Temple which is located at the northern end of Sword Lake From the shore, walking on the The Huc bridge leads to the island. Admire buildings of the temple, including the Pen Tower, the ink-slab, the Moon Contemplation Pavilion and the Pavilion against Waves, all of which has symbolic meaning. Take your time for wandering and exploring the Hanoi 36 Old Quarter streets. It is an area well-known for the history, the architecture, the enormous amount and diversity of products and even the everyday life of its residents. The Old Quarter is a reminder of Hanoi’s storied past-its history has long been tied to the ebb and flow of conquerors and traders over the past thousand years. Continue with Hanoi Street food tour through wet market to grilled pork, fried pan cake, Vietnamese traditional bread, dried beef salad, mixed fruit, Hanoi beer, dessert sweet soup or coffee with chicken egg (you can eat as much as you can – pay on your own). Stay overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 5 : HANOI DEPARTURE (B)

After enjoying breakfast at your lovely hotel, you will have your own free leisure time to sample souvenir and relax before heading to the airport.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

INCLUSIONS

  • Transfer by air-conditioned private car as itinerary
  • Meals as indicated: Lunch
  • Complimentary Mineral Water on tour (01 bottle 500ml / pax / day)
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Excellent English speaking guide

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fee if any
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • Others not mentioned nor specified above

Destination

Vietnam

Duration

5 -7 days

Responsible Benefits

Short Trip, Locals Benefit, Making a Difference

DISCOVER THE CHARMS IN NORTHERN OF VIETNAM

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