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Duration: 9 Days
Trip Code: ORG_BGO9

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Overview

How amazing it is for North Vietnam tour package within 9 days! from Hanoi’s lively Old Quarter, to Sapa’s mountains, terraced rice paddies and ethnic minorities, to the magic and treasures of Lan Ha Bay, Halong Bay. Furthermore, street foods in Hanoi will make you taste amazing local foods as the best way. Why not take private guided tour discover North Vietnam now?

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Itinerary Details

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival. O/n In Hanoi

You’ll be landing in Hanoi, where you will receive a warm welcome from our English speaking guide and driver, who will take you to your hotel for check in. You’ll get a start to Vietnam to remember, with a relaxing walk through some of Hanoi’s biggest attractions. Such as Old Quarter, Hanoi Opera House, Ngoc Son Temple and HoanKiem Lake. And what better way to start an evening with a taste of authentic Vietnamese food?

This is your first day, and the amazing North Vietnam tour package with Origin Travel team begins!

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Day 2: Hanoi City Tour Full Day & Street Food - Night Train To Lao Cai. O/n On The Train (B/-/D)

Morning activities:

Have breakfast at hotel. At 8.00 am our guide and driver welcome you at hotel and transfer you to visit Uncle Ho, learning about his great life at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, and his residential place (Just outside campaign of the mausoleum, cannot go inside the place where keep body of Uncle Ho), One Pillar pagoda. (Note: Today is Monday and closed at Uncle Ho Body Palace so if you don’t want we can change another visiting site: Hoa Lo Prison, Ethnology Museum for example)

Next stop is the nearby Temple of Literature. The site of Vietnam’s first University, built in twelfth century, to teach the royals the Confucius theory. Here we will also have a chance to see a traditional music performance. Free to have your own lunch

Afternoon activities:

This afternoon you visit Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc pagoda for more experience of Hanoi history. Enjoy water puppet show at theater is an unforgettable experience of Ha Noi culture and special thing.

Evening activities:

Then you walk around Old Quarter and surrounding with our guide to see local life as well as taste local street foods for your dinner. There are many foods for you to try and taste a coffee before ending time of street food.

At 20.30 pm our driver and guide pick up you at a prearranged meeting spot to the station for your night train to Sapa.The train leaves Hanoi at 22.00 pm.

Spending night on train with AC solf sleeper – cabin of 4.

Special note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed from 15th June to 15th August yearly for maintenance. Also Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museums closed on Mondays and Fridays, so if you travel on this day, we alternative for you to visit other visiting sites in Hanoi.

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Day 3: Sapa Treking To Villages: O/n At Homestay (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

The train arrives in Lao Cai at about 6:30 am where your Origin Vietnam Travel tour guide will welcome you. Look for the “Origin Vietnam” sign when you exit the train station. You have a morning shower at a hotel close the train station

Then take a morning drive through the clouds by car/van to Sapa (about 1.5 hours). When you arrive in Sapa you will be taken to a local restaurant for breakfast.

And then we will take a short ride from Sapa to our trekking base where we start our trek through terraced rice fields and Hmong villages. Here are the chances to meet and talk with locals working in the fields are plentiful. Also this is the best time for us to give for children some books, pencils… We will break for a picnic lunch en route then continue trekking to Ta Phin village of the Dao people (4 hours).

Afternoon activities:

Afternoon is the time for continue the trekking time to reach Ta Phin village. Your Dao host family will warmly welcome you to their traditional home where we will share in an ethnic style dinner and stay the night. Have dinner at the family

Evening activities:

Evening is the time for share and interact with minority people. Overnight at stilt house.

Special note:

  • Trekking road about 5km and medium trek.
  • Homestay is standard with mattress and pillow for overnight share with many other tourists. Traditional house of Red Dzao minority – basic & simple standard, toilet, bathroom is outside of the house and there is not hot shower.
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Day 4: More Trekking Village - Sapa. O/n In Sapa (B/L)

Morning activities:

At the first of gleam of daylight, you will see and hear the sounds of morning village life. You can join them in some of their activities, like feeding the animals, cleaning the house, gardening or preparing breakfast.

After breakfast, we will complete our trek on a valley route to the main road (4 hours) linking Lao Cai and Sapa. Moreover, visiting with trek to Sin Chai village to get more discovery the village beauties.

Alternatively, for this long trek, you can choose a short morning to wander around the village for about 1 hour, resulting in more time spent with the host family and other villagers.

After that you return Sa Pa Town on car 30 minutes and free to have your own lunch.

Afternoon activities:

At 14:30 pm we will visit the gardens of beautiful Ham Rong mountain & take part in a traditional ethnic music performance put on by the ethnic minority people.

Then return at your own leisure with free time to discover the secrets of this colorful town.

Evening activities:

You have free time in the evening to get your own experience of Sa Pa town with colorful scene. Sapa is famous for BBQ food and it is a great chance for you to discover it for your dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa town.

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Day 5: Sapa - Hanoi. O/n On The Train (B/L)

Morning activities:

Wake up in Sapa town, breakfast at the hotel then enjoy the morning with some of your new friends that you may have met the afternoon before. In general, you have the entire morning and lunch for free time and visiting the lively markets.

Afternoon activities:

At 2 pm travel by car/van to visit the Hmong village of Cat Cat to learn more about the Hmong people in an area close to the tourist path but still untouched. See old French dam and beautiful terrace field.

Finally, you will return to Sapa in the late afternoon and depart for the Lao Cai train station at 5:30 pm. Free to have tour own dinner in Lao Cai.

Evening activities:

The train leaves Lao Cai at 21.40 pm, you spend your night on train on shared AC soft berth to Hanoi.

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Day 6: Hanoi - Tam Coc. O/n In Ninh Binh (B/L)

Morning activities:

When you arrive in Hanoi train station at 5.30 am, our guide and driver welcome you at train station and transfer you to a restaurant for having 75 minutes massage to fresh yourself after a night on train. Have breakfast at restaurant.

Depart from Hanoi at 8:00 AM. Once 2,5-hour drive, then you arrive at Tam Coc Tourist Spot. This afternoon, you’ll visit Tam Coc -“Three Caves” by sampan boat. A villager will row you along a little river which pops in between sheer limestone hills. The ride takes you through 3 distinct tunnel-like caves. This lasts almost 2 hours. Following the amazing boat ride, the vehicle will transfer you to Xuan Ang Ngoai Village in which you’ll take a brief hike on farm path to a restaurant at a hidden valley.

Afternoon & evening activities:

After lunch and rest, continue on hiking to enjoy the landscape of mountains, farms and villages. Finish the day with 500 measures up to the summit of Ngoa Long Mountain at Mua Cave. From the top, you’re able to enjoy the spectacular 360-degree view within the karst region. In case the weather is nice enough, the guide will time it nicely for you to enjoy the sunset from the top. Then back to the hotels for Overnight in Ninh Binh

Approx. 5km hiking/ 2 hour boat riding

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Day 7: Lan Ha Bay Cruise. O/N La Regina Legend Cruise (B/L/D)

Morning activities:

Today, we take an early departure from the resort (8.00 AM) to catch up with 3 hour drive.

  • You travel from a tender to embark our cruise ship. Welcomes you onboard, since this moment, you officially spend your time on one’s own oasis of luxury and let your Overnight cruise Halong Bay begin.
  • The striking and coquettish lobby welcomes you with tasty tropics taste of welcome drinks and the warmest greetings of the crew. Rest at lobby lounge and check-in your charming suite.

Afternoon activities:

  • The cruise proceeds to Da Chong islet, where one can see a lighthouse. It built by the French over one hundred years ago.
  • Your first tasty lunch onboard is served whilst the ship keeps cruising towards the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. This area is one of the most untouched as LA REGINA LEGEND CRUISE offers off-beaten track cruising for ultimate unwind and luxury experience.
  • At this dinner time, you’d be informed of our Cruise Supervisor about La Regina Legend Cruise story, the details of itinerary and a few notes onboard and meet our beloved team members in a candy greeting performance.
  • We’re cruising to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay – a pristine and separate part from the Halong Bay. We call this type of calm paradise in the Halong region. The area is famous for its sandy beaches and breathtaking beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. It is time to enjoy biking or swimming on the beach. (Another choice for swimming and snowboarding is the Tra Bau area of Lan Ha Bay).

Evening activities:

  • You are able to choose whether calming on the sundeck, sipping on a distinctive cocktail with significant recipe of Chief Bartender, or finding your favorite table by the window in Le Magia Café & Restaurant on the deck. Our chef will demonstrate and teach you a Vietnam dishes recipe.
  • Optional: Spa & wellness, gym and jacuzzi service is available.
  • Your emphasized dinner à, la carte onboard La Regina Legend is served in La Corona Restaurant on the second deck.
  • In La Regina Legend, each meal is a beautiful event. La Corona restaurant serves fusion cuisine with a traditional Vietnamese taste and advanced contemporary dishes, prepared with fresh ingredients which have a strong provenance. Appreciate the magical landscape of the bay at night on the upper deck. Relax and enjoy beverages from Le Soleil Bar.
  • Other options for you to enjoy the day: Try the luck with calamari fishing, watching a picture from the restaurant. Overnight on board.
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Day 8: Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi. O/n In Hanoi (B/L)

Morning activities:

  • Start new day with Tai Chi or yoga lesson. Have breakfast buffet at restaurant.
  • After that you join a visit to explore Dark and Bright Cave area. This area is belonging to Halong Bay, however, it is on the border of Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay. This features the beauty of all these bays has to offer for you to discover: magical grotto formation, untouched lush vegetations and tranquil atmosphere.
  • Then you are back LA REGINA LEGEND CRUISE boat for check-out procedures and a delightful brunch
  • Tea Ceremony – a very interesting chance for you to get to know about Vietnamese traditional tea culture.
  • The cruise back the harbor at noon time.

Afternoon activities:

Our driver pick up at Hai Phong then transfer you to Hanoi. Your trip will be arrive Hanoi around 16:00

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Day 9: Departure Hanoi - See You Again (B)

Your last day! And a great experience! After having a memorable journey in the North of Vietnam you will have some free time to walk around Hanoi city to get more experience or just relax at hotel before the driver drops you off the airport for taking flight departure Hanoi.

This was pretty exciting, right? It’s time to say goodbye. It’s time to get back to your busy life! And we are sure that you will have an amazing trip with Origin Travel and we do hope to see you again in the future. Once again, we really thank you for choosing us!

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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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