Northern Vietnam

DAY 01: HA NOI ( 21 – Feb – 2014 ) B

Our driver will pick you up at Noi Bai airport to go Ha Noi Legacy Hotel.

Check in.Relax. Free for explore Ha Noi city.

Stay overnight at Ha Noi Legacy Hotel.

DAY 02: HA NOI – HA LONG : B – L – D

08h00 – 08h30:Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the

landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way.

12h00 – 12h30 : Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing

13h00 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic Cruises among the limestone

islands…

15h30 – 16h30 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Luon Cave area.

16h30 Back to the V’Spirit Classic Cruise

16h30 – 17h30 Cruise to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or

climp up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay

17h30 Return to the main boat for a shower. Relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set

 19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around .

 Overnight on board.

DAY 03: HA LONG – HA NOI : B – L

06h30 – 07h00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt

07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast at sunrise.

08h30 – 09h30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay.

09h30 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.

09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog

Islet and more…

10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the habor, watch the cooking demonstration before

enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

12h00 Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruise

12h30 Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.

16h30 – 17h00: Arrive Hanoi. Stay overnight at Hanoi Legacy Hotel.

DAY 04: HA NOI ACIENT VILLAGE – LAO CAI – SAPA: B – L

08.00 : Guide and car pick up guests at hotel then transfer to Duong Lam ancient village about

50km away from Hanoi. Stopover on the way to visit Son Dong traditional sculpture village. The

Son Dong wooden statues are present in many pagodas and communal houses in the Northern

provinces. Visit some households in the village, see mastered the technique of making wooden

statues. Walk along village road to visit Son Dong communal house and survey Viet traditional

culture with the cult of fecundity.Continue to drive to Duong Lam.

11.00 : Arrive Duong Lam, visit village gate, Mong Phu communal house, some ancient houses

and enjoy local products: rice wine, rice cake. Go around the village to visit some cultural and

historical vestiges in Duong Lam such as: Giang Van Minh worship-house, Princess Mia Palace

and Temple, Mia pagoda.

12.30 : Lunch at the Hoa Sua restaurant by Son Tay ancient citadel. Free time for visiting ancient

citadel.

13.30 : Transfer back to Hanoi.

14.15 : Stopover on the way to visit Tay Phuong pagoda - the best example of old typical pagoda

in the northern of Vietnam, special with Arhan statue.

16.00 : Visit Van Phuc silk village. Experience the process of making silk from beginning to

end, and the making of conical hats. Touch Van Phuc silk which is famous for making traditional

textiles throughout Vietnam and overseas. See the silk from cocoons made into fine silk threads.

Wander local market in Van Phuc village.

17.30 : End trip. Comeback Hanoi Legacy Hotel.Shower , Relax…

Our staff will escort with you go to Hanoi train station.Take night train go to Sapa.

Stay over night on the train.

DAY 05: LAO CAI – SAPA: B – L – D

Our staff will pick you up at Lao Cai train station go to Sapa.

Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van - Sapa

6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh

Ho village of the Black H’mong. A 2km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice

fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. Lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth

chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles

and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes…on the way. Get back to Sapa by Car.

Stay overnight at Panorama Hotel.

DAY 06: SAPA – LAO CAI : B – L – D

Cat Cat & Sin Chai

A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black

H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power

station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic

lunch by the side of the river, and then next 6 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot

of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge

stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a Car to return to Sapa.

 Bus to Lao Cai Station. Stay overnight on the train.

DAY 07: HA NOI – HOA LU – HA NOI: B – L

Our staff will pick you up at Hanoi train station.Back Hanoi Legacy Hotel. Shower, Breakfast.

08.00: Leave Hanoi Capital to Ninh Binh Province, on the way you can enjoy the beautiful sceneries ofo

the rural areas.

10.00: Arrive Hoa Lu , visit two temples of King Dinh and King Le in the 10th

heroic histories of these two King in Chinese Wars.After that, go to the Tam Coc for lunch( 10 km far

from Hoa Lu ).

11.30: After lunch, you will get on bamboo boat – rowed by the local people along Hoang Long River to

visit Tam Coc ( Three caves). You also have chance to see the paddy field if you visit Tam Coc in April oe

September.

15.30: Back to the wharf and then cycling.

16.45: Return to bus and get back to Hanoi.

19.00: Arrive in Hanoi.

Stay overnight at Hanoi Legacy Hotel.

DAY 08: HA NOI – AIRPORT: B

Our driver will escort with you go to Noi Bai airport.