8 Days Vietnam Package Tour
Hanoi - Halong - Sapa are highlights of The North of Vietnam. Such beautifull places with amazing mountainous views in Sa Pa, wonderful caves and sightseeing in Hanoi bay and a historical city in hanoi. Asia Queen Travel is proud to provide you the well-organization package to make sure that you have a wonderful trip in Vietnam
Day 1 : Check in Hotel in Hanoi, free and easy (Meals: No)
My driver will pick you up from the airport and transferred to hotel in Hanoi, get welcome drink when check in hotel.Hanoi is one of Asia’s most delightful cities. Rich in culture and history this diverse city draws its influences from both French and Chinese culture. The rest of day is yours to enjoy.
Night 1: Overnight in hotel in Ha Noi
DAY 2: HANOI - HA LONG BAY (B/L,D)
7:45 – 8:30 : Meet your tour guide at suggested places around Old Quarter for Ha Long Bay.
12:30: Embark at Tuan Chau habor, Ha Long city. Transferred by tender to the Viet Beauty Cruise.
Greeted by crew members followed by welcome drinks, get cruise briefing and check in cabin.
13:00: Savor lunch on board while cruise heads to center of Halong Bay.
15:00: Explore Sung Sot Cave, the biggest cave in Halong Bay which famous for its wonderful stalactites and stalagmites.
16:00: Visit Titop Island for swimming or take a short walk to the top for some overview photos of Halong Bay
18:00: Enjoy sunset while local wine and fruit is served
18:30: Attending cooking lesson to make some spring rolls by yourself.
19:00: Having dinner on board, then free relax with other choices: Squid fishing, singing karaoke, relax on sundeck….
Night 2 : Stay overnight on Vietbeauty Cruise in the middle of Halong Bay
DAY 3: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (B,L)
06:30: Start your morning with the Tai Chi class up in sundeck
07:00:Enjoy a new day with complimentary tea and coffee served for light breakfast on board
08:00:Visit Me Cung Cave (Maze Cave) with layers of fossillized shells which present the history formation of Halong Bay.
09:00:Stop by Pearl Farm to study the culture pearl making process.
09:30:Check out your cabin. Time for brunch while Vietbeauty cruise heads back to habor.
12:00:Disembark habor. Say goodbye to Halong Bay, back to Hanoi
17:00:Tour guide drops you back at your hotel.
DAY 4 : HANOI CITY TOUR and STREET FOOD TOUR
OPTION 1: TUESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAYS, SUNDAY
07:45 - 08:30 Get picked up by our tour guide and bus. After short drive, start visiting first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.
09:00 Visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father, walking along Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.
10:00 Visit One-Pillar Pagoda – the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city.
11:00 Visit the colorful features of the 54 ethnic groups of Viet Nam in the Ethnology Museum.
13:00 Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch.
14:00 Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam's first university. it was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. a vast structure that has existed to present day.
15:30 Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.
16:00 Arrive back to your hotel.
OPTION 2: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY
07:45 - 08:30 Get picked up by our tour guide and bus then visit first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda. Experience our national heritage and the beautiful Buddhist relics on the West Lake.
09:30 Visit a sacred place to recall President Ho Chi Minh’s life and career in Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Stilt-house where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.
10:30 Visit One-Pillar Pagoda, the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city in present days.
11:00 Visit the Temple of Literature, considering the first university of Viet Nam. The temple was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars.
12:30 have Vietnamese lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter and relax.
13:30 Continue exploring the daily life of traditional ceramics village of Bat Trang. Visit the pottery showrooms and see how they modeled the products.
14:30 Drive back to Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong Saint and Tran Hung Dao General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.
15:30 Arrive back your hotel.
17.30 our tour guide will welcome you at your hotel lobby, then start walking tour in old quarter "36 streets" to visit some famous and specialized- food families or stalls/ local restaurants, shops where they run their business every day, certainly you will watch and taste some particular dishes (We can customize vegetarian food or special requirement).
The old quarter in Hanoi is over one thousand years old and today retains much of the old flavor that made the area special in earlier times, each street was the exclusive domain of one trade (guilds) so there are whole streets of blacksmiths, silver shops, paper shops, headstone makers and more. Originally there were just 36 streets in the old quarter but today there are more than 50 streets. Although many of the streets are short, and the area is rather compact.
21.00 Our tour guide say goodbye to you, and will help you order taxi or show you direction back your hotel..
Day 5: Hanoi - Sapa by bus with a short trek to Cat Cat village (B/L,D)
6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay, get on big bus and depart for Sapa.
9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break
11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa
13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
Welcome drink and itinerary briefing
Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures
14.30: a short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick Up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours
16.30: Come back to Sapa Town. have dinner & overnight in hotel with night activities
Day 6: Sapa discovery with long trek Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van village (B, L, D)
7.00 – 7.45: have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for the long trek of 9 kms
8.00: a short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai Village to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain then trek to Ta Van village - home of Dzay ethnic people. Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 4 hours
11.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.
12.00 – the Evening: have lunch and enjoy free time in the afternoon do discover Sapa town by yourself. have dinner and overnight in hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Sapa - Bac Ha market - Lao Cai - Ha Noi (B, L)( Bac Ha market opens on Sunday only
6.15 – 7.00: have breakfast at hotel. Check out the room and bring all your luggage for Bac Ha market.
7.00 – 14.00: Take 2.5 hour drive to Bac Ha Town – home of Flower H’Mong ethnic People
Visit Bac Ha market – the most typical weekly market with inhabitants of lots of Ethnic People.
have lunch at local restaurant
a short walk to Hoang a Tuong’s palace which was built in 1914 with French – Viet architecture and visit “Pho” village of Flower H’Mong People. Trekking distance is about 4 kms and it lasts for 2 hours
14.00: Take 1.45 hour drive back to Lao Cai city, have a shower and relax in Border gate city.(do not come back Sapa town)
16.30: You are welcomed to shuttle bus back to Hanoi with one comfort break.
21.15: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. Trip ends
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 : HaNoi– Departure ( B)
After having breakfast at Hotel in hanoi, free and easy time until transfer to airport for flight out