HANOI-SAPA-HALONG-HOALU-TAMCOC (8D7N)

Tour code: Classic-CL 09
Tour length: 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
Price: Contact us for price
  • ITINERARY BRIEF

 

* Day 1: Hanoi Arrival - City Tour (Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 2: Hanoi - Sapa (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 3: Sapa (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 4: Sapa - Hanoi city tour (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Cruise (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 6: Halong Cruise - Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

* Day 7: Hanoi - Ninhbinh - Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
* Day 8: Hanoi - Departure (Breakfast)

 

  • JOURNEY HIGHTLIGHTS

 

Hanoi

* Restored Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake)
* Temple of Literature
* Old Quarter (36 Streets)
* Tran Quoc Pagoda
* Ho Chi Minh Complex
* Ethnology Museum

Halong Bay

* Cruising on UNESCO site, Halong Bay
* Fighting cocks islet
* Dog islet
* Incense Burner Islet
* Caves
* Floating Village of the fisherman

 

Sapa

 * Catcat village
* Black H’mong tribe
* Laochai Tavan village
* Muong Hoa stream
* Hamrong Mountain

Ninhbinh

* TamCoc Caves
* Bichdong Pagoda
* Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam

 

 

  • ITINERARY IN DETAIL

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI-CITY TOUR (LUNCH/DINNER)

Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to hotel by private

Tiptop Tour guide with signboard, check in, relax (the room may not be available until 12:00 PM).

Have lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon Hanoi tour starts by visiting the Ethnology museum, then move to the West Lake and visit the oldest pagoda called Tran Quoc. Continue to visit Hoan Kiem Lake and the French Quarter (Old Quarter Hanoi), explore Ngoc Son Temple, The Huc Bridge and Ma May ancient house. Enjoy the Electric car around the Old Quarter to experience the exciting local daily life of Hanoians.

You can take a cup of coffee or tea by yourself at an authentic Hanoi corner cafe where you can have a chat with local people, exchange cultural way of life.

Have dinner at local restaurant.

 

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

 

DAY 2: HANOI-SAPA-HAMRONG MOUNTAIN (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

6.45 - 7.15: Our car and tour guide will pick you up at the meeting point then depart to Sapa, following Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway. 
Along the way, you will enjoy by the beauty of northwest mountains, terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Stop and have a rest in 30 minutes.
13.00: Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel and have lunch.

Afternoon: You will explore Ham Rong Mountain with unspoiled and spectacular scenery. Here, you can enjoy many kinds of colorful flowers in Indochian Orchid Garden. Passing two Heaven Gates, visitors will reach the top of Ham Rong which is called Pitch Cloud and have a panoramic view of Sapa. 

Have dinner.
Evening: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping. 

 

Overnight at hotel in Sa Pa

 

DAY 3: LAOCHAI-TAVAN-CATCAT VILLAGE (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

After breakfast, the tourist will visit Lao Chai - Ta Van Village to understand more about ethnic minority communitie, enjoy imposing mountain scenery, terraced fields, marvellous nature. Visit ancient sacred stones with big - small ones which have many unique images, secret sigh. See bridge which made by rattan like Muong Hoa stream. Have lunch.

Afternoon: You start trekking to Cat Cat village which is occupied by the Black H’mong tribe. Here, you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in twentieth century. You will experience the tribal way of life of ethnic minorities while enjoying wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields and the waterfall in Cat Cat village. 
Have dinner.

 

Overnight in Sapa

 

DAY 4: SAPA-HANOI CITY TOUR (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Breakfast at hotel, It‘s time to say “Good bye Sa Pa!” and drive back to Hanoi. Along the way, once again you have a chance to enjoy the magical beauty of northwest mountains.

Arrive Hanoi, have lunch.

PM: Hanoi city tour, we will visit to Ho Chi Minh musem, Uncle Ho’s house on stilt where he lived and worked from 1958-1969, his fishing pond and his garden. Then we head to One Pillar Buddhist Pagoda built in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong who ruled from 1028 to 1054. Ly Thai Tong was childless and dreamt that he met the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshava, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower. Ly Thai Tong then married a peasant girl that he had met and she bore him a son. The emperor constructed the temple for the gratitude for this miracle.  Further on our excursion, we visit to Van Mieu, Temple of Literature to dedicate to Confucius and his four best disciples. This was also the first national university of Vietnam built in 1076 within the temple to educate Vietnamese bureaucrats, nobles, royalty and other members of the elite. This university remained open from 1076 to 1779. The interesting thing in this place is the collection of steles of doctorates whose names, birth place, year of the examination, and the rank were engraved onto the marble stone stele placing on the top of the turtle. There are 1307 graduated doctor names on 82 stele in this place

Check in hotel. Have dinner.

Free for visiting 36 Old Quarter in Hanoi

 

DAY 5: HANOI-HALONG CRUISE (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

Breakfast at hotel, this morning we transfer to Halong Bay. Check-in at waiting lounge on the cruise.

Board with welcome drink and welcome briefing from Cruise Manager

Enjoy a seafood set menu lunch while cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and into Ha Long Bay

Start to discover the floating Vung Vieng village while sitting on rowing boats with local people.

Stay in Vung Ha area for kayaking, swimming

Bar opens for Happy Hour (buy 2 get 1 for free) while cruising to Ho Dong Tien area where the boat with anchor overnight.

Cooking demonstration with traditional Vietnamese food on the sundeck.

Dinner will be served with Authentic Vietnamese Cuisines

Free time to joining movies in the restaurant, board’s game or squid fishing

 

Overnight on Cruise in Halong Bay

 

DAY 6: HALONG CRUISE-HANOI (BREAKFAST/BRUNCH/DINNER)

Rise early for morning tai chi on the sundeck

Light breakfast will be served in restaurant

Explore the Sung Sot Cave – one of the biggest cave and most impressive of Ha long Bay

Back to the boat for check out, put your luggage out to corridor and settle your bill at restaurant

Flower carving demonstration on Sun Deck

Brunch will be served in restaurant while the boat is cruising back to harbor

Transfer back Hanoi.

Have dinner

Free for shopping at old street or night market in Hanoi (On Friday, Satursday, Sunday)

 

Overnight in Hanoi

 

Note: Program may differ slightly base on cruise ships.

 

DAY 7: HANOI-NINHBINH-HANOI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)

7.45 - 8.30: We pick you up at your hotel, departure for Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way

10.30: After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple.

in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that, we go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu).

Have lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch you will get on bamboo boat - rowed by the local people - in Hoang Long river to visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way. You pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way, you witness local fisherfolk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.

If you like to go biking, it is a good idea. You will have chance to visit real villages and amazing landscapes by bicycle about one hour (from Restaurant).

16.00: We take the car come back Ha Noi.

18.30: We arrive Ha Noi

Have dinner.

 

Overnight in Hanoi

 

DAY 8: HANOI-DEPARTURE (BREAKFAST)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

Say goodbye Vietnam.
Thank you for traveling with Tiptop Tour.

 

PRICE AND POLICIES

 

The price of tours base on accommodation category, travel period, and number of tourists. Please contact us for more information about prices.

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • 04 nights hotel accommodation on a twin/double-share basic with daily breakfast in Hanoi
  • 01 nights cruise accommodation on a twin/double-share basic with daily breakfast in Halong
  • 02 nights hotel accommodation on a twin/double-share basic with daily breakfast in Sapa
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trip cruise in Halong Bay & Lunch on Board with fresh seafood.
  • English Speaking Tour guide
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • All taxes & services charge.

 

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • International airfare and airport tax in Vietnam
  •  Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Visa fees to Vietnam
  • Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
  • Travel insurance
  •  Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
  • Gratuities/tipping to tour guide, driver and hotel staff and restaurant’s staff: 3USD/Person/Day.
  •  Surcharge for peak season & compulsory dinner on X’mas and New Year’s Even
  • Single supplement
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc

 

LEGAL TERMS

 

CANCELLATION POLICY
The cancellation charges below refer to the non-transferable fee that is charged to the group member who has cancelled their tour:

  • More than 45 days before departure: No cancellation charge
  • Between 45 and 30 days before departure: 10% of total tour cost
  • Between 30 days and 15 days before departure: 25% of total tour cost
  • Between 15 days and 7 days before departure: 50% of total tour cost
  • Less than 7 days before departure: 90% of total tour cost
  • No-show at the airport on the day of arrival/departure: 100% of total tour cost


POLICY FOR CHILDREN

  • Child from 1- 4 yrs:  Free of charge if sharing bed with parents
  • Child from 5 – 6 yrs: charge 30% of adult price if sharing bed with parents
  • Child from 5 – 11 yrs: charge 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
  • Child from 12 yrs up: pay as adult rate

 

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