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Duration: 10 Days
Trip Code: ORG_HAO10

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Overview

North Vietnam tour by style 10 Day itinerary explore the Northern Vietnam and enjoy gorgeous landscape and great experiences as well. Experience nights in local house and discover the life of ethnic minority is a great ideal. Y Ty village with the special cloudy shooting on May to September will be great time for you enjoy it besides touching the real life of minority Ha Nhi people.

Highlights:

  • There are many famous places in the North you will check out included:
  • Around Hanoi city tour full day
  • Explore Ninh Bình and Tam Coc – “Halong Bay on Land”. We sure that this will be the best day trip you’ve taken!
  • Visit magnificent Sa Pa and trek around Y Ty Valley and get to know the friendly locals and their way of life.
  • Relax on beautiful Lan Ha Bay with its tranquil waters and explore the area or relax.

Notes:

  • This itinerary is a private tour. It shows you what is possible to travel and visiting with our guide and driver
  • We CAN also tailor made this trip as your requirement and budget such as its inclusions…

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival. O/n In Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam – the charming and authentic one with rich history for discovery, meet our guide and driver at Noi Bai international airport to hotel for starting North Package tour 10 days! You have free time to stroll around the city. Dinner as your own. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

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Day 2: Hanoi City & Street Food Dinner. O/n In Hanoi (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

Discover 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 (It is an optional for visiting and additional charge for entrance fee: 2 USD/per person).

Continue to visit West Lake, the largest lake of the capital, once was named as “Foggy Lake” from its misty condition. Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda the oldest pagoda in the city, originally constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De, thus giving it an age of 1,400 years.

Afternoon activities:

Free to have your own lunch. We visit Ngoc Son Temple which is located at the northern end of Sword Lake From the shore, walking on the Welcoming Morning Sunlight Bridge leads to the island.

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.

Evening activities:

Continue with Hanoi Street food tour through wet market to grill porks, fried pan cake, Vietnamese traditional bread, dried beef salad, mixed fruit, Hanoi beer, dessert sweet soup or coffee with chicken egg. Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 3: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Mua Cave - Trang An. O/n In Ninh Binh (B/L)

Morning activities:

After breakfast at the hotel, our guide and driver pick up you and start to explore Ninh Binh. Visit Trang An complex is a breathtaking landscape of almost vertical limestone populations surrounding valleys and rivers. Also known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Trang An will surprise you with the beauty of nature. You will take 2.5 hours by boat to visit famous caves such as Light cave, Dark cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou, Sinh cave , Si Si cave, etc. Don’t forget to bring your camera as you will be taking great photos here.

Continue to explore Mua Cave and discover its special beauties. Conquer the cave by step on foot 500 steps to reach the site. From the summit you can get the panorama view of Tam Coc cave which gives you amazing scenery below the foot. Step back the foot and free to have lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon you continue your trip by visiting handicraft village in Ninh Binh with Embroidery Village to get more traditional craft here. Then get back the homestay.

Evening activities:

You spend your dinner with a local family. Evening is the time you can talk with local family and interact with them for their life and get more experience. Overnight in Ninh Binh

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Day 4: Bike Tam Coc Bich Dong - Thung Nang Bird Park - Hanoi - Night Train To Sapa. O/n On Train (B/L)

Morning activities:

First activities this morning you will take a boat trip to visit the beautiful Tam Coc- known as “Halong Bay on land“. It takes 1.30 hours rowing along Ngo Dong River through the three mysterious caves while enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks.

We will get on Thanh pier for a short walk to visit Thai Vi Temple which is one of the well-known temple in Ninh Binh and Vietnam. Continuing 10 minutes walking along the valley with rice fields, rivers and lotus ponds for Tam Coc Nature Lodge, where we will spend the interesting time for relaxing & having set menu lunch – Vietnamese food.

Afternoon & evening activities:

You have a chance to be a fisherman and learn how to catch the fish in the pond or river. We ride a bike to Thung Nangwhere we ride along the river among of the rice field, lotus ponds and Limestone Mountains. Then continue to ride a bike to discover Dam Khe Trong village where the real picture of the rural countryside in the north of Vietnam. Back to Hanoi and have free dinner as your own

Evening: At 20.30 pm you are transferred to Hanoi Railway by our guide and driver to take a train to Sapa at night on AC soft sleeper – coach 4 berths. It will take you about 8 hours on overnight train to arrive in Lao Cai early next morning.

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Day 5: Lao Cai - Trek Y Ty Village. O/n At Homestay In Y Ty (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

You’re going to arrive in Lao Cai train station and our guide and driver would be there to welcome you to a mini hotel for morning shower to get fresh after a night on train. Have breakfast at local restaurant. Afterward you travel to Y Ty village of Bat Xat District – 72 km from Lao Cai which is the home of Ha Nhi minority people – an untouched village in Lao Cai for tourism and all are real life.

Take a different experience at remote villages in Sapa for having different minority groups in Sapa and surrounding. The trekking time through the Y TY villages will give you deep impression of daily life and beautiful landscapes. Y Ty shoot photo of cloudy best time from May to September which give you amazing sightseeing when the cloudy covers surrounding and it makes you get the feeling as in the heaven. You have a picnic lunch en route.

Afternoon activities:

Take a short drive through beautiful rice terraces’ fields, next is the easy trek of 4km to visit Ha Nhi hill tribe people in Y Ty village where you have an overnight at friendly family. Have an opportunity to learn of their local life, culture as well as house architecture building. Overnight in Y Ty homestay.

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Day 6: Y Ty Trek & Cloudy Shooting - Sapa - Ham Rong Mountain. O/n In Sapa (B/L)

Morning activities:

Wonderful journey! Today is more chance for you to discover the beauties of village, fields as well as the hidden parts at villages. Have breakfast with the family and talk with them about the local life. You leave the house and the driver transfers you through many beautiful parts hidden of Y Ty for more experience. Have a stop en route to make more walks through old forest and visit herbal tree plantation plus visit black H’Mong houses.

Afternoon & evening activities:

Have a picnic lunch at the village. This afternoon you travel to Sapa town where is an famous town in North Vietnam with famous terrace fields as well as minority people communities. You will make a visiting at Ham Rong Mountainwhere you can catch the panorama of Sapa town. You can visit many places in the mountain with flower gardens, heaven gate, etc.

Back Sapa town and have free evening for taste local BBQ foods which are special of Sapa. and have an overnight at hotel.

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Day 7: Sapa Trek Lao Chai - Ta Van. Night Train Back Hanoi. O/n On Train (B/L)

Morning activities:

You will have full day trek through the village of H’Mong, Dao, Zay minority groups at Lao Chai & Ta Van. And it’s going to be incredible!

Feel free to trek through awesome road along rice terrace fields and passing through the villages with soil and land roads to reach Lao Chai village and continue to Ta Van village.

Afternoon activities:

Have some fun while meeting and talking to local minority people en route. Home stay at stilt house of hill tribe family in Ta Van village, get more their culture and customs. Also, you will just love to enjoy their night life and share experience with them.

Lao Chai and Ta Van is one of the most beautiful route for trek and enjoy rice terrace fields in Sapa and Vietnam and it makes you an amazing feeling when through villages and meet local people. Back Sapa and travel ahead to Lao Cai for free to have your own dinner

Evening activities:

Evening is your time spending on train for return Hanoi city with AC soft sleeper – coach 4 berths. Overnight on train.

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Day 8: Hanoi Arrival Back - Tuan Chau Marine - Lan Ha Bay. O/n On Rosa Cruise (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

Arrive back Hanoi Railway at 5.30 am you are welcomed by guide and driver to a local foodstall to have breakfast as local people. And then you have a massage restaurant for having 75 minutes massage for refresh yourself after a night on train.

Travel out Hanoi’s Old Quarter area around 8:00 am on a private car or arrange by yourself) to Halong Bay. It takes 3,5 hours to reach Halong Bay.

Afternoon activities:

Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor . Scrumptious Lunch is served on board after have a welcome on cruise. Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian set menu lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay – a famous destination in your journey. Have chance to admire the fascinating rock formations in the bay on the route to Lan Ha Bay for visiting

Travel through Con Vit islet (Duck Islet), Thumb islet and Gia Luan Harbor where belonged to Cat Ba area. You have chance to discover lagoon natural area belonged to Lan Ha bay. Drop anchor for swimming or just simply sunbathe on our cruise (private, wild and fresh air). You have 1 hour for kayaking and swimming at Ba Trai Dao Islet. Return Rosa Cruise and participate in our sunset party with fruit, cake and wine.

Also you can join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Rosa Halong Cruise and enjoy special seafood and Vietnamese typical food for your dinner on the cruise.

Evening activities:

You feel free to join entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, listen to music, squid fishing, relaxing Overnight on Rosa Cruise

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Day 9: Lan Ha Bay - Dark & Light Cave - Tuan Chau Marine - Hanoi. O/n In Hanoi (B/L)

Morning activities:

Have a morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck as well as have chance to get the view of bay’s landscape while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast on board afterward. Continue the trip to visit Dark & Bright Cave by the tender (the transfer boat) to the small floating house and there you can have opportunity to explore the cave on local bamboo boat (rowing by the locals).

You return the Rosa Cruise and make check out your room. The cruise will take you back Tuan Chau Marine and again have chance to view beautiful scenery from the cruise. Have last buffet lunch at the restaurant while the cruise is moving. Land on Tuan Chau Harbor around 11.30 am and say goodbye cruise team.

Afternoon & evening activities:

The driver picks up and transfers you back Hanoi city and spend again 3.5 hours on road for come back Hanoi city. Free to enjoy Hanoi dinner with some special food as your own account. Evening is the time for free wandering, enjoying and experiencing the nighlife of Hanoian as well as its special.

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Day 10: Hanoi Depart (B)

Our driver transfers you to the airport for taking flight back home or next destination. Say good bye and hope you have wonderful memories with Origin Vietnam. Thank you!

Ms Angela

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Ms. Angela & Ms. Lucy is our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers she has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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