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Disvover Vietnam Heritage And The Northern

Disvover Vietnam Heritage And The Northern

BRIEF ITINERARY:

  • Day 1 – Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Lao Cai
  • Day 2 – Lao Cai – Sapa

Day 1 – Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Lao Cai

For the early risers, may we suggest a stroll along the picturesque Hoa Kiem Lake. Where each early morning, groups of locals gather to do their exercises along the lovely tree lined promenade. You may cross over the red bridge at the north end to Ngoc Son Temple and the Tortoise Tower on a small island.

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After breakfast, you will have a full day of your own to see the city so good walking shoes are a must. You will have many options to choose from:

  • Temple of Literature, built in 11th Century and the country’s first University
  • Ho Chi Minh’s (HCM) Mausoleum and Presidential Palace
  • HCM’s Stilt House
  • One Pillar Pagoda
  • Ethnology Museum
  • Opera House
  • Hoa Lo prison which is also known as the “Hanoi Hilton”
  • West Lake & Pagoda

Attend a Water Puppet show this evening then have a leisurely dinner while waiting for the 21:00 departure on the deluxe Night train to LaoCai. Overnight on train in air conditioned cabin.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Soft Sleeper Cabin with A/C

Day 2 – Lao Cai – Sapa

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The train will pull in around 6:00 at Lao Cai station, near the border of China, you will be met by your driver for the 38 miles drive to Sapa, the premier destination of northwest Vietnam.

Enjoy your breakfast while waiting for hotel check-in, catch a few hours of rest or venture out to discover the beautiful mountain landscapes and ethic minority groups of Sapa. Your guide will take you on a 2 hours trekking to the village of Cat Cat & Sin Chai from here you will trek down to the valley among the terraced fields and meet the hill tribes people, get to know their way of life, cultures and traditions. Get back to Sapa town in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

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