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ACTIVITIES Hanoi Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Highlight of Vietnam 12 days from Hanoi

Perhaps there is no better time to visit Vietnam than now – where the innocence of its people remains unspoiled by modernization, where raw beauty can still be witnessed steps away from luxury comfort

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Airport transfer – Hotel overnight

Highlight of Vietnam 12 days from Hanoi

 Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a driver upon arrival in Hanoi. Pick up & transfer to hotel for check in  if the room is available ( Check –in time is at 14:00). The rest of the day is at your leisure. At Night,

Day 2: Hanoi- Lao Cai (B/L/D) ( Night train to Lao Cai) - 4 cabin soft sleeper ( Private tour)

Highlight of Vietnam 12 days from Hanoi

 The full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda to learn about Buddhist practices in Vietnam. You also have chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature dates back to the 11th century. Continue the trip to Ethnology Museum the very informative museum including indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Back to the Old Quarter to walk through the narrow streets that were famous for its specialized craft making guilds, the guild streets were named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays. After dinner, get ready to go to Hanoi

Train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.

Day 3: Lao Cai- Sapa (B) ( Private tour)

Highlight of Vietnam 12 days from Hanoi

Arrive at Lao Cai train station at around 6am. Pick up and transfer to hotel in Sapa ( 1 hour drive). Oncein Sapa, have breakfast and check-in to your hotel (the early check-in is upon availability and hotel’s policy). Some free time is offered to explore the town by yourself. Afternoon is started by an enjoyable walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home to the H’mong minority peoples. You will have the opportunity to get cultural interaction with the families that live in the area before heading back to Sapa in the late afternoon. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai- Ta Van – Lao Cai- Hanoi ( Overnight on train) ( B/L) ( Private tour)

Highlight of Vietnam 12 days from Hanoi

Breakfast in hotel, you will explore Sapa daily wet market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa valley, travel though the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. Amazing view from the walk with a lot of local hill tribes people on the way make your experiences here. Lunch is along the way at a local restaurant. Back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you back to Sapa town. Free until transfer back to the train station around 5pm for night train back to *If today is Tuesday, Thursday, Sat or Sunday, we will recommend to visit some of the most beautiful markets in North West Vietnam

Day 5: Hanoi- Halong ( B/L/D) Guide on boat only

Highlight of Vietnam 12 days from Hanoi

 Around 5.00am, Arrives at Hanoi and our staff picks you up at the train station. Rest and breakfast in a small hotel nearby the Hanoi train station. At 08:00, you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay (3.5 hour drive) and board the boat at noon time. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you’ll enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner on board. Afterward, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the evening.

Day 6: Halong – Ninh Binh (B/L) Guide on boat only

Highlight of Vietnam 12 days from Hanoi

You’ll start the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, you will be taken to a beautiful limestone grotto before returning to the junk for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Check out at noon time and the vehicle is waiting for you to take you to Ninh Binh. At night, overnigt at Nguyen Sack hotel in Ninh Binh ( booked your 

Day 7: Ninh Binh arranged by own ( No services)

Highlight of Vietnam 12 days from Hanoi

Day 8: Ninh Binh – Train to Danang ( SE1 start from Ninh Binh at 21:49and arrival Danang

Highlight of Vietnam 12 days from Hanoi


Day 9: Night train from Ninh Binh to Danang

Highlight of Vietnam 12 days from Hanoi

Day 10 - Arrive at Danang Train Station at 11.41am. Pick up at Danang train station and travel to My Son

Holy then transfer to your hotel in Hoi An for check in. Overnight in Hoi An ( Booked by yourself) (include in quote - Could you pick us up at Dan nang Train station and travel to My Son Holy Land and

Day 11 - Our 2nd night in Hoi An

Day 12 - leave Hoi An Hotel for Danang Airport

We will arrange our own transport to Dan nang Airport

Please Book flights to Nha Trang

Fly to Nha Trang for 1st Night in Nha Trang Hotel

We will book all Hotel nights in Nha Trang - No Need for any Guiding in Nha Trang or pi

In Hanoi: Esscence Place hotel ( Deluxe city view)

In Sapa: Bamboo hotel ( Superior room)

Halong Bay Cruise: Huong Hai Sealife ( 4 stars cruise)

Price: $779Per Person ( group of 4 pax up)

All private transfer and transportation as mentioned

Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast in Hanoi and Sapa

Experienced local English from day 2->day 6 and day 10

All train tickets as per itinerary (in soft sleeper of 4 bed cabin) ( Hanoi – Lao Cai//

Meals as stated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

All sightseeing tickets only

Lao Cai- Hanoi and Ninh Binh – Danang)

Water and tissues on coach

Services charges and government tax.

 Domestic flight ( Danang – Nha Trang// Nha Trang – Sai Gon)

International flight ticket

Accommodation in Ninh Binh, Hoi An, Nha Trang

Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa

Other meals not mentioned

 Tips & personal expenses


 Other not stated above

Travel insurance

Vietnam visa stamping fee on arrival at airport

 Compulsory dinner or peak season surcharges



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