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AMT4: Hanoi & The North Vietnam Tour 8 days - From $ 471

Destination: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Sapa - Halong
Starts in: Hanoi
Ends in: Hanoi
Duration: 8D -7N
Tour code: AMT4

Hanoi & The North Vietnam 8 days

Hanoi & The North Vietnam 8 days
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 Itinerary in Brief:

Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Day 2: Hanoi city tour ( B, L )
Day 3: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam coc - Hanoi ( B, L )
Day 4: Hanoi – Sapa by sharing luxuy coach – Cat cat village ( B, L )
Day 5 : Sapa – Fanispan peak by cable car- back Hanoi by  luxury coach- SIC ( B ) 
Day 6  Hanoi – Halong bay cruise  ( B, L ,D )
Day 7 : Halong bay – Hanoi  ( B, L )
Day 8: Hanoi departure ( B )

Itinerary in Details

Day 1 Ha Noi arrival 
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to city center, checkin, relax.( Room may not be available till 12:30 PM )
 
Optional tours: Street food tour including dinner
Time frame: Around 3 hours
At around 17:30, we start walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and the old quarter "36 streets" to visit some famous and specialized- food families or stalls/ local restaurants, shops where they run their business everyday. Special thing that tour guide would like to introduce some popular authentic food in lovely mini restaurants (not luxury restaurants) where you feel comfortable to sit down and enjoy some favorite dishes and nice drinks too.
It's interesting to taste some local food stalls and mini restaurants in hidden alleys and sidewalks, to learn about Vietnamese cuisine, culture, people and language. 
Street food tour will give you an unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people, kow how a Hanoian cook the meals. What’s a great way to discover Vietnam culture.
Price: 25 USD/ person
 
Day 2: Hanoi city tour ( B, L )
Breakfast at hotel, This morning we start city tour with Ho Chi Minh Complex from outside. This famous site contains the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh (Close on every Monday, Friday & from June 15 to August 15 as annual maintenance), the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of city. We follow this with the Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam, Vietnam’s first university.  Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Lunch at local restaurant. 
Afternoon, we continue to visit the Restored Sword Lake (Hoan Kiem Lake) and Ngoc Son Temple, do a cyclo tour around the 36 streets of the Hanoi old quarter to learn more about simple life of Hanoian. We enjoy water puppet show- a remarkable Vietnamese art form that combines traditional music, fireworks, underwater puppeteers, and elaborate puppets floating gracefully over water. Free time for you to relax or wander around the Old quarter, shopping at the 36 old street, Dong xuan market, Hang Gai, Hang Ngang, Hang Dao Street, Trang Tien Plaza.
 
Day 3: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam coc – Hanoi ( B, L )
Morning 8:00 AM depart from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, located in the marshy Red River delta, featuring a network of waterways coupled with spectacular limestone formations rising up from rice paddy fields. Spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le temples of the Ancient Capital Hoa Lu which are dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the founders of the ancient capital during the 10th century.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, take aboard sampans at Tam Coc to ferry down the Boi river, spend some time relaxing on a 2 hour boat trip. The boat goes through 3 cavernous limestone tunnels, offering a cool break from the sunshine and astounding views of the cave structures. After boat tour in Tam Coc, you have the chance to visit the 15th century Bich Dong Pagoda complex. On a limestone mountain three pagodas were built, the Lower, the Middle and the Upper pagoda. Transfer back Hanoi for overnight at hotel.
 
Day 4: Hanoi – Sapa by sharing luxuy coach – Cat cat village ( B, L )
After breakfast at hotel, our bus will pick you up at lobby of hotel at 7.00AM, then departing to Sapa by D-car and following Noi Bai - Lao Cai high-way. The trip takes you around 5 hour drive in a very good road.
Upon arrival Sapa town, check in your hotel and have a lunch at local restaurant 
Afternoon we do the a tour with car and local guide  to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat village, home to the H'mong hill tribes minority peoples. Following the steps down to Muong Hoa River, enjoy a short rest near Cat cat waterfall (1,212m). As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will enjoy spectacular views of rice terraced mountains, meet some of the local minority people, see local people dressed in colourful costumes walking along the roadside, have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area.
Transfer back  Sapa town. Time for you to wander around cathedral, Sapa market, enjoy the nice atmostphere at the town, may get some souvenir. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 5 : Sapa – Fanispan peak by cable car- back Hanoi by sharing luxury coach- SIC ( B ) 
- 5 hour drive in the afternoon
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, tour guide take you to Cable Car Station to start the trip to conquer Fansipan peak- the roof of Indochina house. As you know the cable car in Sapa is the world’s longest and highest cable car, running up from sleepy Sapa Town in Lao Cai Province to the peak of 3,143-meter Fansipan Mountain, known as Indochina’s rooftop. Enjoy the view from the highest point of this incredible mountain. The lush green and subtropical vegetation makes this mountain really very beautiful. You have a good time to see the view and take photos, visit pagoda the spiritual destinations and trek up to 600 steps you will reach the peak of Fansipan - the Roof of Indochina. (Spend about 1,5 hours for hiking and taking photos). Come back to Cable Car Station and return to Sapa town. 
Get ready to take on the luxury coach back Hanoi, sharing with other passengers.  The trip takes around 5,5 hour in a very good road – New Highway, schedule is  3:00 – 8:30 PM.
Check in upon arrival.
 
Day 6:  Hanoi – Halong bay cruise  ( B, L ,D )
08:00  Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Hong Gai Harbor.
11:30 - 12.00: Arrive at Swan office in Ha Long, have a bit time to relax , and then you will transfer toCruise by tender.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in your cabin.
13.30: Have lunch while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay. 
15.30: Arrive to Cap La Island - the beautiful area in Bai Tu Long bay. Enjoy kayaking through the karsts and breathtaking nature, and relaxing. 
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoy Sunset Time ( enjoy tea and fresh fruits). This time is regarded as 
“ Happy Hour ” buy 2 get 1 while our cruise is sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Have dinner in the dining room on board.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing. If you want to sing karaoke, please inform our tour guide to be supported.
Overnight on Cruise in Cong Do area
 
Day 7 : Halong bay – Hanoi  ( B, L )
06.30: Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck. Enjoy early morning landscape of the bay.
07.00: Have breakfast on board (tea and coffee are free)
07.45: Explore Thien Canh Son cave. Our tour guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature.
08.45: Return to the main boat.
09.30: Finish packing and check out your cabin. 
(Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (our staff will support you transfer directly to the pier).
Around 10.00 (Flexible time): Join in cooking class which is also organized by our guide. You have a chance to make Vietnamese cuisine by yourself.
10.45: Enjoy lunch while our cruise is returning Hon Gai harbour.
12.00 – 12:30: Back to the harbor and disembark in Hon Gai pier. Transfer back to Hanoi, drop off at your hotel
 
Day 8: Hanoi departure ( B )
Free until transfer to airport for home flight. End of tour.
Note: Room available till 12:00 PM. If you request late check out, please advice in advance!
 
Cost in USD per person based on sharing double/ twin room

Hotel class Period 2 3 4 -5 6-9 Sing. Sup.
3 star Whole year 2020 560 505 480 471 158
4 star Whole year 2020 628 576 547 535 218

Accommodation Options

Hotel class Location Hotel Name
3 star Hanoi Le Carnot 3*
Sapa Chapa Dew 3 *
Halong cruise Swan 3 *
4 star Hanoi Babylon Grand 4 *
Sapa Sunny Mountain 4 *
Halong cruise V spirit Premium 4 *

Tour includes:
• All accommodation in Double/ Twin room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
• 2 day 1 night cruise on Halong Bay ( private cabin - sharing boat )
• Sharing Luxury coach for Hanoi - Sapa – Hanoi - SIC
• Tours & transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
• English  speaking guide during guided time
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary with local foods (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
• Boat cruise as stated
• Entrance fees and permits for all sights visited
• Mineral water & towel
• Government taxes & Service charges
 
Tour excludes:
• International flights to and from Vietnam
• Meals not indicated in the itinerary
• Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and our Lunar New year
• Personal travel insurance
• Personal expenses such as Bar, Drink during meals, Telephone and Laundry bills
• Tips for local guide & driver (recommend USD 3/pax/day for group 10 paxs upward and USD 5/pax/day for lesser group 10 paxs) 
 
Children Policy:  
For children between 2 to 12 years old, the following price policy applies:
Child in extra bed        85% of total package
Child no bed                50% of total package
Child in twin                90% of total package
For infant between 0-2 years old, the following policy applies:
No extra bed, no meals, no entrance. All services free
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