Sapa – Lao Cai – Hue – Hoi An – Ha Noi
Day 01: Sapa – Lao Cai – Ta Van – Train back to Hanoi (Breakfast)
After breakfast, we continue to visit Black H’mong people at Lao Chai village. Short trek down to river to visit hill tribe house to see their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Tavan village where Dzay people staying can be seen. Visit the village and reach their customs. Trek back to main road and the car take you back to Sapa and transfer to Lao Cai for night train back to Hanoi.
Accommodation: Night train
Day 02: Hanoi – Flight to Hue (Breakfast)
Free time until transfer to the airport for the flight to Hue at noontime. Hue is an ancient romantic land and famous for its magnificent architecture of citadel, palaces, pagodas and royal tombs built under the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty in a poetic background of greenery on the bank of the Perfume River. Hue was recognized as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1993. Hue has been representing the cultural and spiritual centre of Vietnam for a long period. On arrival in Hue, visit the Imperial Palace – a citadel surrounded by large moats. Then visit the King Tu Duc Mausoleum. It is a great pleasure to sit on the boat enjoying the traditional music on Perfume River.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Day 03: Hue – Hoi An (Breakfast)
This morning, we will take a dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River heading upstream to visit Thien Mu pagoda – one of the best-loved architectural pagodas in Vietnam which is considered as an unofficial symbol of Hue. Thien Mu pagoda is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. Bus will be ready to pick you up to departure for Hoi An. Stop en route at Lang Co beach to have short break before crossing Hai Van Pass. At Lang Co you may want to get some lunch with variety of choice for a seafood lunch or some light lunch or just order some snack. At the hight of 450 metre above sea level Hai Van pass is the highest pass in the central coast of Viet Nam. Here you can enjoy the magnificent view of the central coast. The soft adventure drive over the 23 km long pass will add more highlights for this trip.
Next, you drive pass by Da Nang city – the 4th largest city of Viet Nam. Here we pay a visit to the fascinating Cham Museum – musuem of ancient Champa kingdom’s sculptures and artifacts. You then stop en route to visit famous China Beach, better known as R&R of the US army officials and soldiers during the Vietnam war.
Then you visit the Marble stone carving workshop at Ngu Hanh Son handicraft village en route to charming Hoi An. Arrive at Hoi An in late afternoon, check in to the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An. Known as Faifo to early Western traders, Hoi An was one of South East Asia’s major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, here is the time to do it.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An