DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-)
Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ba Dinh Square, Uncle Ho' Still House, continues to visit Temple of Literature, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - its gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Tour continues to visit Al-Noor Masjid Mosque for praying. Lunch at local Halal restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Halong Bay - UNESCO World Heritage site (160km driving one way - 2.5hrs drive). This will be your first opportunity to see some of the rural areas of Vietnam. The drive goes through the Red River delta, so we'll have plenty of chance for taking photo of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy field. Arrival Halong, check-in the hotel. Dinner at the local Halal restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Halong.
DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L/D)
Morning, breakfast at hotel between 6-7 AM, transfer to the dock for boarding a cruise boat to explore the legendary Ha Long Bay. Ha Long means Descending Dragon in Vietnamese as legend has it that a holly dragon landed down here from sky. The bay, famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2. Our boat will bring us to visit Kissing Chicken Rock, Fisherman Village. The boat will stop at Dau Go Island for you to visit Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Palace). Continue cruising while fresh seafood lunch is served on board. Return to the dock, disembark and travel to back to Hanoi.
Arrive Hanoi, free at leisure for your shopping time in Hanoi Old Quarter. Each street has its own name that is present for products are sold but nowadays, this typical is not remained exactly because products changes. You have an opportunity to stroll around the old streets, stop somewhere to enjoy street food and discover the corner by yourself. Enjoy the special Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry as well as Vietnamese folklore through a compelling puppet show at Thang Long Theatre.
Dinner at the local Halal restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 4: HANOI – SAPA (CAT CAT VILLAGE) (B/L/D
After breakfast, our guide and transfer to the highland town of Sapa. Go through the highway which is one of the largest, longest and most modern in Vietnam. Reach to Sapa after 5 hour transfer, enjoy the lunch at the local restaurant (pork free).
After lunch, start trekking to Cat Cat village, about 45 minutes’ walk from Sapa, this is the village of Black H’Mong hill tribe. The village is on the slope of the hill and easy walking, rice and corn are grown here. Visiting Cat Cat village, you will have a chance to visit a big waterfall on the stream and the old Hydro Electric Power Station built by French people. That is the image of young women sitting by looms with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds. When these pieces of brocade are finished, they are dyed and embroidered with beautiful designs. A noteworthy is that H’Mong women use indigo plants and leaves to dye these brocade fabrics. And then they roll around and smooth section of wood covered with wax on fabrics to polish them, making their colors.
After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping.
Especially on Saturday night, we highly recommend a stop at the Love Market which is one of unique cultures of ethnic minorities HMong, Dzao in Lao Cai in particular and North West of Vietnam in general. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
DAY 5: HANOI (LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGE) – HANOI (B/L/D)
After breakfast, the tourist will visit Lao Chai - Ta Van Village to understand more about ethnic minority communities, enjoy imposing mountain scenery, terraced fields, and marvelous nature. Visit ancient sacred stones with big - small ones which have many unique images, secret sigh. See bridge which made by rattan like Muong Hoa stream. Enjoy the lunch at local restaurant (pork free).
After lunch, tt‘s time to say “Good bye Sa Pa!” and drive back to Hanoi. Along the way, once again you have a chance to enjoy the magical beauty of northwest mountains. Arrive Hanoi, enjoy the late dinner. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 6: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
Free at leisure and then transfer to the Noi Bai International Airport for your departure flight for the next destination. End of services!