Northern Spirit (10 Days)
10 Days to Hanoi, HaLong Bay, CatBa Island, SaPa
Day 1: HANOI
Airport pick up service, transfer to hotel. At leisure.
Day 2: HANOI
City tour of Hanoi. AM: HoChiMinh Mausoleum ( if open) and Museum, One pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, old quarter..(we can do for your request in this city tour ). [B]
Day 3: HANOI – HALONG OVERNIGHT ON BOAT
AM: Drive to HaLong City (5 hrs). PM: Go aboard for 5 hrs sailing around the bay with some stops for visiting a cave and swimming. Dinner and sleep on boat on the water of TonKin Gulf. [B,L,D]
Day 4: CATBA ISLAND
AM: Arrive a small wharf, start 4 hr trekking through rain forest of CatBa National Park from VietHai village to where a car is awaiting to drive us to downtown of CatBa Island. Check in a hotel. PM: Free at leisure. [B]
Day 5: CATBA – HAIPHONG – HANOI- LAOCAI
AM: Free at leisure. PM : We get on hydrofoil to Haiphong, seeing Haiphong for a while then drive overland to Hanoi. Evening: Night train to LaoCai (soft sleeper class). [B]
Day 6: SAPA
AM: Transfer to SaPa. Check in hotel. PM: Foot trip to H’Mong villages of Lao Chai and Ta van (4 to 5hrs). Back to Sapa. [B]
Day 7: SAPA
AM: we will be driven to some other remote villages of Dzay, H’Mong, Dzao minorities. PM: back to Sapa, free at leisure. [B]
Day 8: SAPA – BAC HA- HANOI
AM: Start early (7.00am) to hill tribe’s Sunday market (Bac Ha Sundays market, Can Cau Saturdays market, Coc Ly Tuesdays market, Muong Hum Sundays market), where we will have a chance to see people of more than ten different minority groups, all dress up with their colorful traditional costumes. Back to Chay river for a boating trip in to forest. Transfer down to LaoCai rail station for the night train back to Hanoi (soft sleeper class). [B]
Day 9: HANOI
Arrival in Hanoi at 04.30. Full day free at leisure. Evening: Water puppet show.
Day 10: DEPARTURE
Transfer to airport or Railway Station for departure. [B]
For the character of this trip, we offer you a “price package “.
Meals included: B= breakfast L= lunch D= dinner