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Vacation Activities ID: 2669
Adventure in Northern Vietnam
Offered by partner: ID 3816
Country : Vietnam
Destination's: hanoi (Ha Noi)
Duration: 7 – 10 day(s)
Minimum Price: $600 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price: $900 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Group,Customized
Group Size : 2 - 40 People(s)
Season : All Year Round
Categories : Cultural Tours, Hiking and Trekking Tours
Vacation Activities Highlight
Northern Vietnam’s top ticket is the wildly popular Halong Bay, and nearby Cat Ba Island offers excellent hiking, biking and rock climbing. The karst connection continues into Cao Bang province – an essential detour are the sublime lakes of Ba Be National Park – and then west into Ha Giang, Vietnam's emerging destination for travellers, which hugs the Chinese border. Further west the landscape segues into towering evergreen peaks and fertile river valleys. This is the heartland of hill-tribe culture with markets enlivened by the scarlet headdresses of the Dzao, the indigo fabrics of the Black H’mong and the Flower H’mong’s brocaded aprons. Sapa is a great base for hiking and stunning vistas of Fansipan, Vietnam’s highest peak. From this former French hill station, the fabled northwest loop road crosses high mountain passes to historic Dien Bien Phu, before crossing lush lowland valleys south to sleepy Mai Chau.
Vacation Activities Detail Information
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

To day's activities: Hanoi arrival. Welcome up on arrival by Asia Charm Tours's tour guide & driver, we then transfer to hotel. Relax in the rest of the day and enjoy welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour

After have breakfast in hotel, our tour will start around 08:00 AM. Today we visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hour to visit: Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and One Pillar Pagoda. Keep going to see the Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam's first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education.

Van MieuLunch will be at a fine local restaurant in Hanoi. In the afternoon, we will visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam: Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam's 54 Ethnic minority peoples. Following by that we will wander around the city by car to see the real life of Hanoian as well as the difference parts the city. After that we will take one-hour cyclo around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally, each of the 36 streets names' was related to the products being sold there.

Before we go back to hotel, we will have chance enjoy the unique Water Puppet show. Hear the Vietnamese traditional instruments and singing from the live musicians who play throughout the show. The trip will be finished after the show at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau of White Thai Ethnic Minority People

To day's activities: Mai Chau Excursion. We depart Hanoi today at 8 o’clock then drive up to Hoa Binh. Arrival in Pom Coong village in the middle of the day, we check in the house-on-stilt and have lunch. In the afternoon, we explore some Thai Villages near by including: Lac, Nhot & Na Phon village (Easy hiking 2 hours). Tonight we see the Traditional Dance of the White Thai people. We also have chance to join with them for the dance and drinking the Can Wine, it is one of the local specialty. Mai-chau 2Overnight in Pom Coong village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Pom Coong Village

Day 4: Mai Chau - Hanoi

To day's activities: Visit Mai Chau - Return Hanoi. After breakfast, we will take a walk to Mai Chau market where we can see what they are selling for daily lives. Then we take a walk through the rice paddy fields to some others village like Dau or Van. We have lunch in Pom Coong village then driving back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay (Over night on Junk Cruise)

To day's activities: Halong Bay Excursion. After breakfast, we meet tour guide and driver again and drive to Halong Bay. The journey lasts 3,5 hour along the Red River Delta with green rice paddy fields. Stopping to relax in Hai Duong and catch up the pier in the middle of the day, we then take tender to the junk cruise. Welcome on board, we check in room and enjoy delicious lunch while cruising thousand of islets & islands, which emerge from the emerald water. We will have chance to see the Incense Burner islets, Dog islet, Fighting cocks islets…and also many fishing villages. This afternoon, we visit the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay, the Amazing caves (Hang Sung Sot) with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites in various shapes & color. We also visit the Titop island where we can go up to the top of the island for the bird eye view point to experiences the panoramic view of the majestic bay or go swimming on the nice beach. We also have option of doing kayaking to explore the area. Enjoy sea food, kayaking, dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on boat

Day 6 Halong Bay – Hanoi - Shopping

Getting early to see sunrise on the Bay and enjoy our breakfast; we then explore the Luon cave (a Hallow cave) by a small boat. Back to the junk cruise and keep on moving and passing Man head island, Tortoise Island… then back to the wharf. Before leaving to Hanoi, we enjoy the demonstration of trimming flowers from fruits & roots by the chef on the cruise and lunch. Rest of the day, we have time to go shopping in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 7: Departure Hanoi

Free at leisure for last minute shopping before transfering back to the airport for our flight to home. Trip ends.

Meals: Breakfast
Notes for price Information
Prices Include:

• Private transfer with air – conditioner & good driver
• Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
• English speaking guide (other language upon request)
• Accommodation based on Twin/BDL sharing
• All meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Entrance fee
• Package boat trip in Halong Bay
• A bottle of water/person/way

Prices Exclude:

• Other airfares and taxes in international flight to Vietnam & out of Vietnam.
• Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
• Visa and visa fee to Vietnam
• Entrance fees and permits during free time
• Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
• Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills
• Tips and gratuities
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