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With the current of Tourism in Vietnam, we would like to offer the less touristy tracks to our clients who love nature and the authentic local life
We are so proud of our being born and living in our S-shaped country which is so dear, beautiful and full of hospitality to all friends all over the world.
It is so beautiful from the North to the Centre and the South. Honestly, the North of Vietnam, with the most various terrain, will offers you the most amazing feelings to compare with the rest Centre of the South of Vietnam. That’s why I create this Amazing The North of Vietnam Package. This package is the careful collection of best destinations and here come the highlights of our packages:
Bai Tu Long Bay (less touristy area)
Authentic Ethnic local life in Sapa, non-touristy area, chances to observe, visit local homes
Eco – complex in Ninh Binh to keep you closer to nature and the countryside life.
Twin/ Double Sharing in 3-star accommodation in Hanoi centre with real windows and views.
The location of the hotel is in Hanoi centre, out of the Old Quarter busy and noisy, but still so close enough (10mins walking) for you to access and discover the Old Quarter.
07 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 2 dinners
Private transfer, shuttle bus Hanoi – Bai Tu Long – Hanoi, overnight cruise; overnight train Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi, shuttle bus Sapa – Hanoi.
Hotel (5 nights), Bungalow (1 night), Overnight cruse (1 night), overnight train (1 night)
English Speaking Guide
Who should take this package: This package is not applied for people who do not love jogging, trekking. Others who can do trekking and love the authentic local life and nature are welcomed.
Upon your arrival time, our driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel.
Your hotel just 5 mins walking to the West Lake, the biggest lake in Hanoi and 10 mis walking to Dong Xuan market and old quarter. What you should do?
Doing a jogging to Westlake, catching the wonderful Sunset and the local life in late afternoon. Seeing local life around the lake with different actives: fishing, doing exercise or just sitting, chatting and kissing the one they love.
Or visiting Old Quarter which is really busy and chaotic but keep yourselves slow and peaceful to catch the great moment of local life and culture.
Flight time: To be advised
Dinner in your own arrangement
Day 2: (B/L/D) Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay Off the beaten track. O/N in 3* Cruise
Breakfast and check out the hotel, check out (please take all the luggage and your original passports with you)
07:15 – 07:45 Pick up at hotel for three and a half hours road trip with short refreshment on half way to Halong Bay.
12:00 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour, enter our waiting lounge for short break before getting on boat
12:30 Enjoy a welcome drink onboard
13:00 Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and having lunch
Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour)
Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong – Cong Do area. Docking for overnight.
19:30 Having BBQ dinner
21:00 Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…
23:00 End of program for Day One.
06:30 Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck.
07:15 Enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area.
8:00 Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. Located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave treats tourists to the wild and mysterious beauty of nature
09:30 Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration
10:30 Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat cruises back to shore
11:45 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside our waiting lounge and waiting for return transportation.
16:30 Drop-off at a sauna room in Medallion for a shower before pick up at 20:30 for transfer to Hanoi train station
Notes: Itineraries may change due to the weather condition and operation of authority management
Dinner in your own arrangement
Day 4: (B/L/D): Lao Cai Station – Sapa. Private tour: Sapa – Ta Giang Phin Vilalge + Ban Khoang Village – Sapa. O/N in hotel.
Arrive at Lao Cai station at 6:00 – 6.30am. Shuttle bus transfer to Sapa town. Met up at your hotel in Sapa by local guide and driver for a short road transfer heading northward of Sapa along national road 4C to O Quy Ho with several stops for magnificent landscapes of Fansipan, Sin Chai valley and especially amazing flower and vegetable farms.
Then turn right to follow a narrow road for half an hour getting through the wild region with thick rain forest covering walled-up mountains, passing several waterfalls before arriving to Ban Khoang, a village of the Red Zao ethnic peoples who live their unique way of life and well maintain their traditional values. The village looks prosperous thanks to the combination of wet rice cultivation on the terraced fields with cardamom farming under the shade of trees in thick forest.
Spend over an hour walking to explore this remote village for a brief understanding of local life. Leaving Ban Khoang and process along the road for about 10km to Ta Giang Phin valley inhabited by the Black Hmong who live in some small villages scattering along a peaceful stream.
Enjoy an hour lunch break on the bank of a stream before walking along village path which connects village to village.
Visit local little school in the village to understand about the education condition of a remote area in Vietnam.
The walk ends in midafternoon, picked up for the road ride back to Sapa.
Approx: 2-hour driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch (10KM)
Day 5: (B/L) Private tour: Sapa – Hau Thao Village (view down to Muong Hoa Valley) – Sapa – Hanoi. Shuttle Bus to Hanoi. O/N in hotel
Breakfast at hotel. Check out and meet the local tour guide for new day trekking tour
Today, you will be trekking along the route in the middle of mountains with the fantastic view down to Muong Hoa Valley and Spring.
The quiet trekking route likely lead you to the other sky lines.
The fresh air of mountainous area with the amazing view will offer you an unforgettable feeling and memory.
Local houses appear and disappears among the green trees or foggy zones up on the weather.
Approx: 1-hour driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1-hour lunch (10KM)
Back to Sapa and be free till 14:30: Take bus back to hotel in Hanoi.
Dcar shuttle bus (schedule: 14:30 – 20.30)
Dinner on your own arrangement.
Day 6: (B/L) Hanoi – Ninh Binh Van Long & Thung Nham Eco Complex. O/N in Bungalow
Breakfast and check out the hotel, check out (please take your original passports with you). And starting to discover Ninh Binh through its natural sites. Starting with Van Long, the natural studio of the famous movie Kong: Skull Island. Van Long owns charming natural landscape and typical wetland ecosystem in the Red River Delta.
Here, the boats will take visitors around the lagoon to contemplate limestone mountains. Going deeper into the lagoon, the riotousness of modern life is gradually replaced by the sounds of oar, fishes, amphibians, hubbub grass in the wind. Under clear water, mosses and algae winding intermittently according to waves make a charming and lively natural picture.
Visit the Thung Nham Bird Garden Almost no one visits Thung Nham Bird Garden but it’s a shame because it’s a true beauty. Tucked away in the mountains, this natural park is basically where most of the birds of the region make their nest. If you visit during early morning or late afternoon, you’ll see the trees absolutely PACKED with all types of birds. It’s a true sight and a wonder of nature. The park also has several caves and hiking trails and is perfect for take a bit of fresh air and go on a relaxing walk.
Overnight in Hang Mua Ecolodge.
Dinner is on your own arrangement (You can book right in the Ecolodge)
Day 7: (B/L/-): Biking in the countryside + Hang Mua Cave – Hanoi. O/N in hotel
Wake up in a very special atmosphere which you may never ever meet in your life: Fresh air with the sound of countryside, the singing of hens, birds, goats and other sounds of nature. Breakfast at the Bungalow. Then take the peaceful bike riding around the village, say hello to the local people and enjoy the fantastic limestone island covering your biking route.
Back to Hang Mua and climb up 500 steps to enjoy the view from the height. Amazing level is double now. After conquering Hang Mua Cave, back to the Bungalow, check out, have lunch and back to Hanoi.
Dinner is on your own arrangement.
Day 8: (B/-/-): Hanoi Departure
Breakfast in the hotel, be free till our driver pick you up then transfer to the airport for the departure flight.
|Destination||Tour category||Room type|
|Superior Class (3-star hotels)|
|Hanoi||May De Vile City Centre 2 hotel or similar rate hotel||Double/ twin superior room|
|Halong cruise||Garden Bay Premium cruise or similar rate cruise||Double / twin deluxe cabin|
|Sapa||Sunny Mountain or similar rate hotel||Double/ twin superior room|
|Ninh Binh||Hang Mua Ecolodge or similar rate hotel||Double/ twin Bungalow|
|Train||King Express Train or similar rate train||4 berth sharing|
|Sapa – Hanoi Bus||Dcar bus or Eco bus||1 ticket/ person|
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Train ticket after issuing, non-refundable
Cancellations will be charged as follows:
+ 60 days before arrival: No cancellation charge. Money will be kept for next booking
+ 15-59 days before arrival: 30% of the services price is forfeited
+ 10-14 days before arrival: 50% of the services price is forfeited
+ 9 – 7 days before arrival: 75% of the services price is forfeited
+ 6 days before arrival: 100% of the services price is forfeited
+ No show: 100% of the services price is forfeited
I would like to reiterate at this point that whilst we are confident that our tariffs are competitive, we are as sure about our service quality.
Our support team, guides and drivers have been carefully selected and trained to ensure that your clients visit to Vietnam lingers as a warm and pleasant memory for many years to come.
I remain at your disposal if you require any further assistance or information.
I look forward to hearing from you.
With kindest regards,
Have a great journey with AsiaLink Travel!
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