HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHWEST VIETNAM FAMILY VACATION

HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHWEST VIETNAM FAMILY VACATION
Tour Destination:
HANOI – HALONG - NINH BINH - MAI CHAU VILLAGE - MOC CHAU PLATEAU - SON LA - DIEN BIEN PHU - TAM DUONG - SAPA
Tour Hightlights:
These remote mountains of Northwest Vietnam are home to some of South-East Asia’s most rugged terrain, stunning scenery and colourful hill tribes. Leaving the amazing limestone mountains in Halong Bay and Tam Coc, you have chance to travel to Mai Chau Valley before overcoming the bumpy mountain roads to Son La, Dien Bien Phu, Lai Chau, and Sapa. Enjoy and experience the breathtaking mountain views and meet friendly locals along the way. If you want to get off the beaten track in Vietnam, this is the trip designed exclusively for you. ..
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* BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: ARRIVAL - HANOI SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Day 2: HANOI FAMILY TOURS TO HA LONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE
Day 3: HA LONG FAMILY TOURS TO NINH BINH
Day 4: NINH BINH SIGHTSEEING TOURS - ADVENTURE TOURS TO MAI CHAU - HOMESTAY
Day 5: MAI CHAU SIGHTSEEING FAMILY TOURS TO SON LA
Day 6: SON LA FAMILY TRIPS TO DIEN BIEN PHU - SIGHTSEEING TOURS
Day 7: DIEN BIEN PHU SIGHTSEEING TOURS TO TAM DUONG
Day 8: TAM DUONG FAMILY TOURS TO SAPA
Day 9: SAPA EASY TREKKING TOURS TO VILLAGES – NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI
Day 10: ARRIVAL IN HANOI - DEPARTURE
 

DAY 1: HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHWEST VIETNAM FAMILY VACATIONS: ARRIVAL - HANOI SIGHTSEEING TOURS  (-/-/)

Arrive in Hanoi, the capital of unified Vietnam. The city was founded in 1010 on the right bank of the Red River and was then known as ‘Thang Long’, roughly translated as "Soaring Dragon." Hanoi is one of the most charming cities in South East Asia with its authentic street scenes, large shady avenues, numerous lakes, manicured gardens and well-preserved architecture. Transfer from Noi Bai airport to your hotel. Free evening.
Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 2: HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHWEST VIETNAM FAMILY VACATION: HANOI FAMILY TOURS TO HA LONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE  (B/L/D) 

Halong Bay - Vietnam family tour

07h45 - 8h30: Pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi then transfer to Halong city through the paddy field in the Red River Delta. 
10h00: Stopover in Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products
12h00: Arrive Halong Bay and photography time in Halong tourist waft
12h30: Boarding Royal Heritage Cruise for departure. Welcome drink will be served
13h00: Lunch is served while cruising through the Bai Tu Long bay.
15h15: Visit splendid Surprising Cave ( Sung Sot Cave ) - This is one of the most beautiful grotto in Halong bay. You will feel surprise about imposing of stalagmites, stalactites and many legend stories about that. 
16h15: Time for kayaking around Luon Cave area. You will have got around 45 minutes to explore halong bay and some tunnel by yourself.
17h00: Back to Royal Heritage Cruise and drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets for swimming.
17h30: Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with green Tea and fresh fruits. 
19h00: Dinner is served in the restaurant. 
21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. 
Relax and spend a romantic night on our Cruise
 

DAY 3: HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHWEST VIETNAM FAMILY VACATION: HA LONG FAMILY TOURS TO NINH BINH (B/L/-)

6h30: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt 
7h30: Have breakfast at sunrise
8h30: Continue your cruise to Titov Island 
9h15: Back to cruise and exploring the Bay and visit Hoa Cuong fishing Village. Passing Ba Hang fishing village, Ga Choi island, Dinh Huong islet and more….
10h00: Join Vietnamese Cooking class.
10h30: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier.
11h30: Disembark at the harbor. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12h00: Transfer to Ninh Binh City, famous for the nearby Karst scenery, the village of Tam Coc, Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
Overnight at the hotel in Ninh Binh 
 

DAY 4: HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHWEST VIETNAM FAMILY VACATION: NINH BINH SIGHTSEEING TOURS - ADVENTURE TOURS TO MAI CHAU - HOMESTAY (B/-/-)Maichau local people - Vietnam family tour

In the morning, board a small sampan for a spectacular 2-hour cruise through numerous waterways and beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice paddies to the stunning Tam Coc caves. Discover Bich Dong Pagoda. Transfer through the countryside to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam during the 10th century. Visit Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh dynastic temple and then continue to Van Lam village for lunch in a local restaurant. Transfer to Maichau,, an area of beautiful landscape and home to the Thai ethnic minority, passing expansive rice paddies and scenic villages. We will have a stop on great view of mountains and valley. We will reach Mai Chau at late noontime. Visit  Ban lac, a peaceful village of White Thai ethnic minority where we have lunch, dinner and spend our night in a traditional stilt-house of a Thai family. We will have a short rest and then take a leisure push bike trips toward Ma River. We will take a short boat ride upstream Ma Rive to reach a remote Thai Village. Relax and have interesting conversations with the villagers before we walk back to the dock. Return to Ban lac Village for dinner and overnight.
Homestay at the local family.

DAY 5: HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHWEST VIETNAM FAMILY VACATION: MAI CHAU SIGHTSEEING FAMILY TOURS TO SON LA (B/-/-)

Breakfast at the home-stay before we embark on a beautiful drive up north to Son La. The road is in good condition and the scenery is stunning. We may take frequent stops to visit minority villages of  Black Thai,Hmong…  take photos. Lunch will be in local restaurant . The highlight of our trip today could be the tea plantations in Moc Chau Plateau, where you find the best green tea in Vietnam grown along the roads on hillsides. We reach Son La in the afternoon.
Overnight at the hotel in Son La 
 

DAY 6: HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHWEST VIETNAM FAMILY VACATION: SON LA FAMILY TRIPS TO DIEN BIEN PHU - SIGHTSEEING TOURS (B/-/-)

Today the drive is greater with more winding road, longer passes, more colorful minority groups and more stunning scenery. Like yesterday, have interesting stops to visit villages and take photos. Lunch  in local restaurant. The highlight of today ride could be the impressive pass of Pha Din pass, the longest pass in Vietnam  is approximately up to 32 km .Climbing and descending the slopes with their many bends and deep gorges is a really an unforgettable experience. We reach Dien Bien Phu in the afternoon. we go around to explore the town.
Overnight in Dien Bien Phu (Hotel)
 

DAY 7:  HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHWEST VIETNAM FAMILY VACATION: DIEN BIEN PHU SIGHTSEEING TOURS TO TAM DUONG (B/-/-) Dien Bien Phu battle field - Vietnam family tour

After breakfast we will drive along stunning gorges and Nam Na River. On the way we will have interesting stops to visit H’mong and Dzao villages. Lunch in Lai Chau. We would reach Tam Duong in late afternoon.
Overnight in Tam Duong Town in hotel
 

DAY 8: HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHWEST VIETNAM FAMILY VACATION: TAM DUONG FAMILY TOURS TO SAPA (B/-/-)

The drive today is the highlight of the whole trip. Climbing the highest pass in Vietnam, the Tram Ton Pas, 2000 metter above sea level. Lunch in local restaurant . We will reach Sapa in the noon time. Sapa is the former hill station for the French colonists hundred years ago. Today Sapa is the paradise for trekking, its beautiful trekking routes, stunning terraces, colorful minority groups and the highest mountain in Indochina, the Mt. Fansipang. 
Overnight in Sapa.
Note: The weekend market (Sunday market) in Tam Duong is very interesting with lots of colorful ethnic minorities. If this day is Sunday the market will be included in the program and we would reach Sapa around 3pm.
 

DAY 9: HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHWEST VIETNAM FAMILY VACATION: SAPA EASY TREKKING TOURS TO VILLAGES – NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (B/-/-)

Sapa terraced rice fields - Vietnam family tour

Breakfast in the hotel. We will drive downhill to Muong Hoa valley. Today we enjoy the most beautiful trek route in Vietnam. We will trek on dirt path through pine forest, terraces go to Lao chai, Ta Van village, stop to visit minority Hmong, Zay in villages, schools and have picnic lunch by river. In the afternoon we walk to the pick-up to meet the car, transfer back to Sapa. Free at leisure then transfer  to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train
 

DAY 10: HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHWEST VIETNAM FAMILY VACATION: ARRIVAL IN HANOI - DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Arrival in Hanoi early in the morning. Free until transfer you to the airport for your flight home. Trips end!

* Our services include as follows:
•           Accommodation based on twin sharing with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
•           Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
•           Private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers.
•           English speaking guide during all tours and transfers.
•           Entrance fees for all sights visited.
•           Lunch or dinner if mentioned in itinerary with (L=Lunch,D=Dinner)
•           Soft sleeper train ticket Lao Cai-Hanoi  
 
 
* Our services do not include as follows:
•           International flights to and from Vietnam.
•           Vietnam visa arrangement (Visa is compulsory and must be arranged in advance)
•           Meals other than those mentioned above
•           All other services which are not mentioned above.
•           Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc....
•           Tips for guide
•           Travel insurance
 
 
* General Remarks:
•           Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) are subject to price changes.
•           This tour may be subject to change depending on weather conditions
 
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