North Vietnam 8 days (Hanoi – Sapa – Halong bay – Bai Dinh temples – Trang An Eco)

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As per your tour request for a tour  North Vietnam 8 days, trip for 6 adults, tour departs from 30 September, 2019, Impress Travel Team is very delighted to send over to you the detailed tour program with best quotation as in the attachment, please see through and let me know your decision and any advice from you ASAP

North Vietnam 8 day/ 7 night

(Hanoi city – Sa Pa – Halong Bay – Bai Dinh Temples – Trang An Eco-tourist complex)

 

Travel Company name: Impress Travel Company co. Limited

Hotline: Mr Tommy +84-966995988

Tour Validity period: 30 September – 07 November, 2019

ITINERARY

(30 Sep, 2019): HANOI ARRIVAL – FREE & EASY (no meals)

  • Pick up at Noi Bai International Airport, & transfer to Hanoi Capital city,
  • Check in hotel (hotel room on Day 1 on your own arrangement)
  • You enjoy your free & easy time on your own arrangement for the remainder time of the frist day for your own impressions of Hanoi
  • Free time & overnight at hotel in central Hanoi city

Day Inclusions: private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide in Hanoi, water

(01 Oct, 2019): HANOI CITY TOUR FULL DAY – NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI (FOR SAPA) (B, L, D)

  • Student and guests in Hanoi Temple of LiteratureBreakfast at the hotel then check out
  • 08:00am, pick up at hotel, the sightseeing tour begins by a visit to President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday, every afternoon, and whole time from 15 June – 15 August for annual maintenance), a sightseeing of the President Palace (view from outside), President’s Fishpond, House On Stilts, and the famous One Pillar Pagoda,
  • Next is  a visit to the Temple of Literature, where Confucius – Founder of Confucianism is worshiped, this place also served as the first National University of Vietnam where many kings,  mandarins and talented people of Vietnam were trained !
  • Lunch is served at restaurant
  • In the afternoon, tour continued with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology which displays and introduce about the cultures of the People of Vietnam including the Viet majority population and also 53 other minority Ethnic Groups who are residing in the land of Vietnam today (Note: The Ethnology Museum is closed on Monday, you may choose another Museum at your choice such as The National Museum of Vietnamese History; the Military Museum or Hoa Lo Prison Museum)
  • Next is a visit to one of the most beautiful lakes of Hanoi – the Hoan Kiem lake (Restore Sword Lake) & Ngoc Son Temple located on a beautiful Island in middle of the lake.
  • Dinner is served at restaurant
  • Transfer to train station for a night train going to Lao Cai city (to go to Sapa), overnight on the train

Inclusions: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide in Hanoi, lunch, entrance fee, night train tickets (it’s a 4 berth type cabin, 4 people share 1 private cabin, 2 other persons stay in another cabin nearby sharing with some other guests (stranger guests, note: private cabin for 2 people is available on request), water

(02 Oct, 2019): ARRIVAL LAO CAI TRAIN STATION – DRIVE TO SAPA – CABLE CAR TOUR TO FANSIPAN MOUNTAIN – OVERNIGHT IN SAPA (B, L)

  • Cable car to the FansipanThe night train arrive in Lao Cai station at 6 AM
  • Take driving up from Lao Cai station  to Sapa town (40km, 1 hour drive by land transfer), Located at an elevation of 1600 meters, Sapa is a delightful former French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam’s northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minority groups and each group appear with their own traditional customs and habits with their own life style, with differences in the architecture of houses, different costumes, and different with their own cultures which have been being preserved since from generations to generations,
  • Arrival in Sapa, put off your luggage, get change and breakfast (Note: hotel check in time is from 14:00, early check in is NOT included and subject to hotel room availability and upon hotel regulation)
  • 08:45am, tour guide & Van pick up you again for a short drive from central Sapa town to reach the Fansipan lower Cable Car Station, you will take some 15 minutes a cable car trip going up to the upper Cable Car Station located at some 3000 meter above sea level (be aware with temperature shock, the sudden change of temperature when you reach from the 1.500m height to the 3000m in just some 15 minutes, temperature is which is much lower), from here, you take a walking tour with some 600 stone steps up to the top of the Fansipan Mountain (notice: a short train trip to the very top of Fansipan Mount Peak is available at extra cost = 5USD/ per one way ticket, the expense for these tickets are on your own payment), upon reaching the Fansipan Mount Peak, if weather is good, and clear, sunny, then an amazing scenery of the surrounding areas open to your eyes is really a sea of Cloud, all in your vision, (Fansipan Summit, located at some 3,143metters above sea level, also refers as the Roof of the Indochina due to this is the highest mount of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia)
  • After conquering the spectacular of the Fansipan Mountain Summit, you make the very same way back by cable car, to return central Sapa town in late afternoon,
  • Back to Sapa town during noon time, lunch is served at restaurant
  • Check in the hotel (if not checked in yet), you enjoy your free time in the afternoon time exploring the fabulous markets selling traditional arts and crafts, embroideries and silverware items.
  • Free time to have dinner on your own arrangement & overnight in Sa pa

Day Inclusions: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, local English speaking tour guide in Sapa, entrance fee & returned cable car tikets, lunch, hotel in Sapa, water

 

(03 Oct, 2019): SAPA - LAO CHAI & TA VAN VILLAGES – NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI, O/N ON TRAIN (B, L, D)

  • Sapa beauty - Ta Van - Lao ChaiBreakfast at the hotel (note: hotel regular check out time is before 12:00 mid-noon, late check out is not available, and subject to hotel room availability and upon hotel regulation on late check out)
  • 09:30am, tour guide and transfer pick you up again for a short drive to the entrance of the Lao Chai Village (5km, ~15 – 20 minutes)
  • You will spend about 2 hour walking tour (easy trek, 3 km) from the entrance of the Lao Chai village trekking through the Lao Chai village and the Ta Van hill tribal villages, the walking tour today (if it’s clear) is absolutely amazing with immense of rice paddy fields, with winding river, the trible villages nestled at the foot of the mountains, this is truly a must see site for whoever want to see Sapa
  • After the walking tour, you will make a stop for lunch at a beautiful local restaurant designed in a traditional tribal house (a traditional singing and dancing show subject to be available, and performed by the local music band – boys and girls)
  • After the lunch, get back to the coach for a short drive back to Sapa,
  • You enjoy some extra free & easy time on your own in the afternoon before being picked up for a transfer to the Lao Cai Train Station for another night train trip back to Hanoi
  • Arrival to Lao Cai city,
  • Dinner is served at restaurant at the nearby Train Station before taking a night train trip back to Hanoi, overnight on the train.

Day Inclusions: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, local English speaking tour guide, lunch, dinner, entrance fee, Night train ticket to Hanoi (it’s a 4 berth type cabin, 4 people share 1 private cabin, 2 other persons stay in another cabin nearby sharing with some other guests (stranger guests, note: private cabin for 2 people is available on request)

(04 Oct, 2019): HANOI – HA LONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B, L, D)

  • Kayaking in Luon CaveAbout 05:30am (can be flexible), Arrival to Hanoi train station, pick up at the Train Station (by a hotel staff) to check in the Hotel located right outside train station for a couple of hours for day use, to get change, take shower and have breakfast before going to Halong Bay
  • Breakfast at the hotel, check out
  • Pick up at 07:30am,  leaving Hanoi city for Halong Bay (distance 160km, a stop for a break time on half way for a refreshment). You enjoy the drive and sightseeing the peaceful country side scenery during the drive (4 hours),
  • On arrival at the at Ha Long bay seaport (around noon time)
  • 12.00 mid-day, you aboard the cruise, check in & enjoy a welcome drink while your cabin is assigned.
  • Check in the cabin and put luggage in, relax or can do a short exploration tour by going around the cruise to learn about the cruise’s properties and facilities
  • A sumptuous lunch with fresh seafood meal will be served while cruise slowly gliding out into the Halong bay.
  • It’s a wonderful opportunity to contemplate thousands of islands and islets with magnificent caves and grottoes at the inside the islands, admiring sparkling stalactites and stalagmites like germs and listening to the legends about the Dragons and the land and sea scape of the region,
  • Relax, sightseeing and taking photographs
  • Some extra activities may be organized on board (Extra activities subject to availability by each cruise, such as visiting a floating village, go kayaking, kayaking fee on own expense & can be available on request at Cruise’s reception)
  • Relax on cruise during the happy hours or may join in a cooking demonstration, watching the sunset on Cruise.
  • Dinner is served on cruise
  • After dinner, free at leisure time to relax on Cruise and socialize with other guests or can join in some other evening activities such as squid fishing…,
  • Overnight in your cabin on the Cruise.

Inclusion: mini Hotel in early morning for day use and breakfast, A/C transfer with SHUTTLE BUS, local English speaking tour guide in Halong Bay on Cruise (arranged by the Cruise), entrance fee, cruise in Ha Long bay with full meals on board, water

(05 Oct, 2018): HALONG BAY CRUISE – HANOI - OVER NIGHT IN HANOI (B, L)

  • Halong bay 3Early risers may be awarded a great chance to enjoy the sunrise and enjoy the amazingly peaceful breath-taking beauties of Ha Long Bay’s seascape in early morning.
  • Refresh your body & soul with a Tai-chi lesson on sundeck.
  • Breakfast will be served
  • You continue enjoy the sightseeing tour on the cruise until noon time, sightseeing, taking photographs & relax on board
  • At about 09:30 – 10:00, pack up your luggage and check out your cabin while cruising returning to the boat pier.
  • Brunch (early lunch) will be served on Cruise
  • At about 11:30am (subject to change, depends on each cruise once confirmed)– Return to prier, and disembark the Cruise & say fare well to all crew member,
  • Meet again the driver and the bus for another 4 driving back to Hanoi,
  • 16:30: Arrival to Hotel in central Hanoi city, recheck in hotel in Hanoi, free time
  • Your free time this evening on your own to explore Hanoi city, local culinary and shopping and interacting with local people in Hanoi, overnight in hotel in Hanoi city

Inclusion: A/C transfer with SHUTTLE BUS, English speaking tour guide in Halong Ba only, entrance fee, cruise in Ha Long bay – disembark at noon time, breakfast & lunch on Cruise, hotel accommodation, water

(06 Oct, 2019) HANOI– BAI DINH BUDDHIST TEMPLES – TRANG AN ECO-TOURIST COMPLEX (B, L)

  • Trang An (13)08:00 Pick you up at your hotel, leaving for Ninh Binh province ( 100km, heading south of Hanoi )
  • Upon arrival, we begin the sightseeing tour with a vist the famous giant Bai Dinh Buddist Temple which is the largest Buddhist Temple in Viet Nam, the Temple is famous with 500 Arhat statues (called in Vietnamese as La Han), the biggest Shakyamumi Buddha statue (Gautama Buddha or the Master Buddha) with 10 meters in height, and some of 100 tons in weight; the biggest Maitreya Buddha (Happy Buddha) in Vietnam with 100 tons in weight, the biggest Bronze Bell in Vietnam with 36 tons in weight, etc…
  • After lunch in a local restaurant you will continue the sightseeing tour to vist the nearby Trang An Ecotourist site, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its outstanding natural beauty and the scenic karst formations which contribute to its reputation as being the “Halong Bay on land.”
  • Boarding a small boat and meandering lazily along the peaceful river while passing through a series of caves. While enjoying the sounds of soaring birds overhead and paddling along the crystal-clear green water of the river,  jagged limestone hills jutting skyward out of electric green rice paddies will be sure to bring out the photographer in you.
  • Return to the pier, where your vehicle will be waiting for you, and arrive back in Hanoi in the late afternoon18:30, arrival at your hotel in Hanoi, free time !
  • Overnight at the hotel in central Hanoi city

Day Inclusions: Hotel breaskfast, private transportation, local English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch, boat trip in Trang An, hotel accommodation, water

07 Oct, 2019): HANOI - DEPARTURE (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Free and easy time ( if your flight time permits, check out time is beofore 12:00 mid-day)
  • Pick up and transfer (without tour guide service) from central Hanoi city to Noi Bai International airport for your own schduled flight going home or to continue visittng other tour destination of your own travel plan,
  • The end of tour, thank you and see you again !

Day Inclusions: hotel breakfast, accommodation city – check out at 12:00 mid-noon

Price in USD for per person:

Hotel Category Price per person

(Double or Twin room)

Supplement for single room

3 STAR

$430 $145

3 STAR & 4 STAR

$530

$232

(Private tour for 6 adults, private transportation according to tour program, exceptional travelling to Halong bay with round trip private shuttle bus trip, joint Cruise in Halong bay with 3 double or Twin Cabins, Double or Twin sharing

3 Hotels & Cruise selected (Option 1)

Destination Hotel Category HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE
Hanoi 3 STAR ADAMAS HOTEL – SUPERIOR

http://adamashanoihotel.com/

Train to Sapa Superior KING EXPRESS TRAIN

http://www.kingexpresstrain.vn/en/

Hotel in Sapa 3 STAR+ SUNNY MOUNTAIN HOTEL – SUPERIOR

http://sunnymountainhotel.com/

Mini Hotel at train station for day use before travelling to Halong bay 3 STAR LAROSA HOTEL – SUPERIOR

http://www.hanoilarosahotel.com/

Halong bay 3 STAR SWAN CRUISE – DELUXE CABIN

http://swancruiseshalong.com/

 

4 Hotels & Cruise selected (Option 2)

Destination Hotel Category HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE
Hanoi 4 STAR THE LIGHT HOTEL – SUPERIOR

http://www.hanoithelighthotel.com/

Train to Sapa Superior CHAPA EXPRESS TRAIN

http://chapaexpresstrain.com.vn/

Hotel in Sapa 3 STAR + SUNNY MOUNTAIN HOTEL– DELUXE MOUNTAIN VIEW

http://sunnymountainhotel.com/

Mini Hotel at train station for day use before travelling to Halong bay 3 STAR LAROSA HOTEL – SUPERIOR

http://www.hanoilarosahotel.com/

Halong bay 4 STAR LA REGINAL ROYAL CRUISE – NOBLE DELUXE

https://lareginacruises.com/ship/la-regina-royal/

 

Notice: The selected are subject to change in to a similar category in case of fully booked.

 

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What are included in this trip?

  • Private Air-conditioned Vehicle to and from hotels, airports, and sightseeing destinations Exceptional will travel to Halong bay with a returned shuttle bus trip)
  • Hotel accommodations in Hanoi & Sapa with breakfast in the hotels, 03 Double or Twin with daily breakfast,
  • 2 day/ 1 night on joint Cruise in Ha Long Bay, 03 Double or Twin cabins, full meal board
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (6 Breakfasts + 6 Lunches + 3 Dinners)
  • Kayaking in Halong Bay (2 people share 1 kayak)
  • Sightseeing with admissions as specified
  • Returned Cable car tickets to/ from Fansipan Mount
  • English speaking tour guides as specified
  • Returned night train tickets Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi (it’s a 4 berth type cabin, 4 people share 1 private cabin, 2 other people stays in another cabin nearby sharing with 2 other tranger guests(a private cabin for 2 pax is available on request)
  • Hotel room at mini hotel in early morning for day use (for taking shower, get change & breakfast) after arrival from Sapa train, before going to Halong Bay)
  • Complimentary water daily

What are excluded in this trip?

  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • All international & domestic flight & airport taxes
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, crew members in Halong Bay, other attendants if may have
  • Short train trip near the top of Fansipan Mount to reach the Fansipan summit
  • All other meals not mentioned as from day inclusions
  • All other kinds of drinks except water
  • Personal expenses
  • Early check in and late check out ( official check in time is from 14:00, check out time is from before 12:00 mid-noon )

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