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Itinerary: Ha Noi, Lao Cai, Sapa, Lao Chai, Ta Van, Cat cat, Ta Phin, Ha Long, Ha Noi departure
Experience the charming capital city of Hanoi, Take a memorable cyclo ride, Visit minority villages in Sapa and marvel at the scenery, Cruise on Halong bay and enjoy its great seafood.
A/c private car/van/minibus for pick up, transfer and sightseeing as per program.
A/c private soft sleeper train ticket: Ha Noi - Lao Cai - Ha Noi (2pax/cabin, wooden cabin)
English speaking tour guide
Shared cruise in Ha Long Bay
Kayaking ( Optional)
All entrance fees, cyclo and cruises
Half board package meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
Tour price excludes :
Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the tour program
Day 1 : Ha Noi and arrival ( D )
Arrive at Noi Bai international airport. You will be greeted by your local tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel in the city center. Take an orientation tour of the city (if time permits). Enjoy a welcome dinner. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Ha noi city.
Day 2 : Ha Noi City Tour ( B / L / D )
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and the One Pillar P(website hidden). Continue on to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple and enjoy riding in a rickshaw for 1 hour in the old quater of Hanoi and its teeming streets filled with fascinating shops. Dinner at the restaurant. Transfer to the train station for departure to Sapa on the night train. Stay overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin. ( 2 pax / cabin, wooden cabin )
Day 3 : Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van ( B / L / _ )
Arrive at Lao Cai station at 6:00am. Pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to your hotel in Sapa. Have breakfast then leave the hotel to start trekking downhill to Y Linh Ho and Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddies and small hamlets to learn the life of the hill tribes here. Chat with local people in Lao Chai village then continuing walking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village, settled by the Dzay ethnic people. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep heading down to the bottom of Sapa valley, the most beautiful one in the area. Back to Sapa in the afternoon. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Sapa.
Day 4 : Sapa – Cat Cat – Ta Phin – Ha Noi ( B / L / _ )
Following breakfast at your hotel, trek down to Cat Cat village, home of the Black H'Mong tribe. Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat village and the beautiful scenery along the way. Take a jeep back to Sapa. Check out of the hotel. Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a car to Ta Phin village to visit the home of the Red Dao people. Walk around the village to explore the customs, daily life and weaving techniques of the Red Dao people. Transfer to Lao Cai for an overnight train back to Ha Noi. Stay overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin. ( 2 pax / cabin, wooden cabin )
Day 5 : Ha Noi – Ha Long ( B / L / D )
Arrive in Hanoi at around 5.00am. Pick up from the railway station. Transfer to a restaurant for breakfast then leave for Ha Long Bay through the Red River Delta. Board the Junk and enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, check in to your cabin. Enjoy a sea seafood lunch served on board. Cruise on the Bay and enjoy beautiful views of this world natural heritage site with limestone cliffs growing up from the green tranquil water. See Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail island. Visit Sung Sot Cave, the nicest cave in the Bay. Visit Titop island, walk up the hill to enjoy panoramic views of the Bay. Relax on the beach. Have dinner and relax in the quite and calm of the Bay. You sleep anchored in the bay, rocked by the gentle ocean waves. (Optional: Kayaking).
Day 6 : Ha long – Ha noi ( B / L )
Wake to a new day and watch a brilliant sunrise over the bay. Have breakfast onboard. Set off to explore the Bay with landmarks such as Man head island, Tortoise Island, etc. Take a rowing boat trip to discover Luon Cave. Enjoy the impressive views of Bai Tu Long Bay, Bai Tho Mountain and the city overview. Have lunch on board while cruising back to the dock. Disembark at Halong Tourist Wharf for the return trip to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi. Stay overnight at your hotel of choice in Ha Noi city.
Day 7 : Hanoi – departure ( B/_/_ )
Breakfast at your hotel. Free leisure time until your transfer to the airport for departure. End of tour.
Tour price includes :
About the Host, Do
Hanoi Old Quarter Home stay
Welcome to Hanoi Old Quarter Homestay, your authentic Hanoi home!
My home is located in the old quarter, the heart of Hanoi, surrounded by good restaurants and shops, in green, quiet streets within walking distance of Hoan Kiem Lake, the ideal environment for a relaxing holiday.
The cozy rooms are lovely decorated with efficiently air conditioning. Some of the rooms have balcony and lovely view to Old Quarter Street. On the other hand, we have some quiet rooms located in the back of the building. You can fall a good sleep.
My name is Luan – a local guide for 10 years. Year by year I have been travelling around Vietnam with a lot of the lovely travellers. Travelling is to visit the landscape and historical places in Vietnam. However experiencing the authentic vietnamese life and local activities is in shortage. So many travelers keep asking me about this experience.
Sharing the culture, showing the custom is the great experience whenever or wherever you travel. So this inspired me to the host and shares my home with the travelers all over the world. So Hanoi Old Quarter Home stay was born as the interfering cultural place to connect friends to friends.
My small family – Authentic Hanoian family.
As Vietnamese custom, we usually stay together three or four generations. My home has three.
Do Truong An (Peaceful forever) is the youngest member: 20 months old. He is learning to speak and communicate with the foreigners will help him a lot to improve his English. Funny and friendly, so spend the time with him as much as possible and help me with the native voices.
Nguyen Do Khai – My younger brother – A primary student. He needs to learn English too.
Nguyen Nhu Quynh (Name of the flower which only hatch in midnight of the lunar new year) – She works as the official staff. She can speak Chinese because she lived in Shanghai for 3 years.
Do Luan – It is me – A local guide who has been travelling a lot. My dream is to travel all over the world. We can share the travel experience, help you with the local travel plan with the lowest cost and enjoy the off beaten journeys in Vietnam.
Nguyen Viet Thuy –My farther – He was the cook in the restaurant and now just retired. He can help you with Traditional Vietnamese Food with authentic taste. So just let me know if you want to learn some traditional course cooking or enjoy the food with my family. Inform me in advance so we can prepare dinner for you. Of course, it is my family’s pleasure and free of charge.
Do Ngoc Lan – Housekeeping Executive – She has been working in three star and four star hotel for 15 years. So you can feel the cleanness, comfort and relaxation at my home.
My name is Luan, A Local Travel Consultant.
I have been working in tourism industry for 10 years. Traveling all around my country from the north to the south, experiencing all the local culture and authentic places of Vietnam.
Each year, I help more than 1000 guests who became my friends later to experience d the authentic places and real landscapes of Vietnam.
I always offer the best rates guaranteed. I have not had the working office or company. So I do not have to pay the government tax or operating fee. Moreover, I have the good relationship with all the hotel owners or tour suppliers. That is why I can offer not only the best local knowledge but the best rates also.
In order to make our own brand, I have created Local Tours Vietnam.
Our mission statement: “Stay as locals, Play as locals”.
With our traveling passion, we really hope to bring Vietnam to the world.
"I love Vietnam and proud of its amazing nature, a deep orient culture blended with local traditional customs and its unforgettable history. Showing them to you, my travelers, is my passion. Your satisfaction about the trip is my happiness. You will come back to visit a place when you like a place so much. Thus making you falling in love with my country is my mission. I will customize your trip upon your special requests to help you with just a limited time, but so much to enjoy"
We offer the personalized tours, tailored to suit your own itineraries, times, etc. They can be for just one person; a couple, a small family group or a group of friends. Prices may be adjusted depending on the number taking part in the tour.
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