All guests are warmly welcome upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport by our local guide then transfer to enjoy the lunch at Red House Restaurant (Halal) before check in the hotel.
After lunch you will drive through the countryside from Hanoi to Halong Bay (165 km east of Hanoi) - a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty, you will experience a rural area dotted with villages, rice fields and farms providing the many parts of the nation with rice, fruits and vegetables. Short rest stop en route, you will reach Halong city after 3.5 hours.
Arrival Halong, check in the hotel and free at your own leisure until sumptuous Seafood dinner at Local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Halong bay.
After breakfast in the hotel (6 -7AM), you will be transferred to the port. Embark and start a relaxing in a wonderful cruise through Halong Bay, passing bizarre rock formations. You will discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“. The picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes.
You will visit Thien Cung situated on the south-west side of the bay, 4 km from the wharf outside of Halong City. The way to Thien Cung grotto is covered on both sides by thick forest. After entering narrow gate, the grotto’s 130-meter-long girth opens up. Getting in you will be more astonished in front of the very animated and splendid beauty which is made from the stalactites. On the east wall of the grotto, there is a grandiose and imposing picture with characters of tales. Going out of the Thien Cung grotto, you will have a sensation of just watching a unique, meticulous, interesting fine-art museum which is made by nature. This grotto is one of the most beautiful ones in Halong Bay. Legend has it, that beautiful young lady named May (cloud), caught the eye of the Dragon Prince and he fell in love with her. They were betrothed, and their wedding lasted seven days and seven nights in the very centre of the grotto. During the boat trip fresh seafood lunch will be served for your delights.
Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi, short rest at Dai Viet or Hong Ngoc or ABC shopping en route back.
Arrival Hanoi, you will visit the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake - the most beautiful lake in Hanoi before enjoy a performance of the famous water puppet show. The Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry has roots that date back to the 10th century when it originated in the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. The farmers in the region celebrated festivals and harvests by performing this unique art form. Learning to manipulate the puppets is usually a tradition that is passed on as a family secret. It takes a great deal of skill and because the puppeteer’s hands are underwater, it is easy for them to hide their methods. The fascinating part is that the central stage is below the water line, and the puppeteers stand in the waist-deep water. A rattan curtain hides them, but they can see the stage and the audience through the bamboo slats. Dinner at D’Lion Restaurant (Halal). Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
After breakfast at hotel, you will enjoy the journey of more than 4 hours on newest highway to Lao Cai. Lunch will be served en route at Le Bordeaux Restaurant (seafood). After lunch, you will conquer a 38 km drive on winding roads up the mountains to Sapa, located approx. 1,500 m above sea level. On clear days you can see the highest mountain of Vietnam, the Fansipan. Arrival Sapa, check in the hotel
Afternoon you will star exploring Sapa to visit Lao Chai village. Views of the Muong Hoa Valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic minority groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers. Continue walking from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Then return to the meeting point for your transfer back to Sapa town. Dinner at local restaurant (seafood). Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Enjoy a full day of trekking. Visit Suoi Ho village with tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. After passing a school and scenic views en route, a picnic lunch will be served (seafood). After lunch, continue trekking to Ta Phin village where you will meet Red Dao people who are famous for their weaving skills. Proceed to the meeting point and transfer back to Sapa. Dinner at local restaurant (seafood). Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
After breakfast at hotel you will be transfer back to Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi, lunch at Red House Restaurant (Halal). Afternoon you will visit the external look of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum for your photos. Tour continues to visit his former residence with Humble House on Stilts, One-Pillar Pagoda and Tour continues to visit Al-Noor Masjid Mosque for praying. Dinner at Dinner at D’Lion Restaurant (Halal). Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Afterward proceed to Noi Bai International Airport for your international flight home. We hope you had an exciting holiday with us. Making it an affair to remember!