VIETNAM FAMILY TOUR IN FOCUS ON HANOI-HALONG AND SAPA

VIETNAM FAMILY TOUR IN FOCUS ON HANOI-HALONG AND SAPA
Tour Destination:
HANOI - LAO CAI - BAC HA - SA PA - LAO CHAI + TA VAN VILLAGES - HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE - HANOI
Tour Hightlights:
Nowadays, Vietnam becomes a very popular destination for visitors for all over the world. Vietnam is known for beautiful country, good foods and especially friendly people. This tour let us witness Vietnam's most stunning landscapes, ancient history, colorful minority cultures, friendly people and interesting metropolises. It takes us from stately Hanoi, the world heritage site of Halong Bay to the ethnic minority people in Sa Pa. ..
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* BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi – City tour - Night train to Sapa
Day 3: Sapa – Bac Ha
Day 4: Sapa-Lao Chai - Ta Van  - Night train to Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight on junk cruise)
Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi – Departure

DAY 1: VIETNAM FAMILY TOUR IN FOCUS: ARRIVAL - HANOI FAMILY TOURS (-/-/) West Lake in Hanoi - Vietnam family tour

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: VIETNAM FAMILY TOUR IN FOCUS: HANOI SIGHTSEEING TOURS – NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA  (B/-/)

In the mornng, our tour guide and driver will meet us at  the lobby of the hotel at 08:30; we visit Ho Chi Minh Complex with Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ba Dinh square, One Pillar pagoda and Temple of Literature in the morning. The rest of the day we will visit the museum of Ethnic Minority, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Tour ends at hotel arround 17:00, we have a shower at hotel before being picked up and transfer to train station for our night train to Sapa. Overnight on the train.

DAY 3:  VIETNAM FAMILY TOUR IN FOCUS: LAO CAI – BAC HA MARKET TOURS - SAPA FAMILY TOURS (B/L/-)Sapa - Vietnam Family Tour

06h00: After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Bac Ha, which is 70 km Northeast of Lao Cai. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai, where you will be taken through rural area. Bac Ha is the largest market in the area, situated inside the small town of Bac Ha. On every Sunday mornings, it is literally a riot of color as many different ethnic groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, Nung minorities... gather to buy and sell. After spending the whole morning exploring the market, your lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
After lunch, you drive downhill for about half an hour. You will then start a short walk to Trung Do village, which belongs to the Tay minority. Here you can visit a traditional Tay house, before getting on a boat. You will have a cruise upstream the Chay River to experience the picturesque scenes on the river banks. You will then cruise down stream to the Bao Nhai Bridge, where you get on the car for the journey back to Sapa. At the afternoon you are free to visit Sa Pa town and Sapa market. Overnight in Sapa.

* Notes:
+ Option to Coc Ly market if the trip starts on Tuesday
Coc Ly, which is 70 km Northeast of Lao Cai. The ride is relatively flat from Lao Cai. It will take you through rural area. Coc Ly market locates by the Chay River, which flows from China. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao and Tay, gather to sell and buy their products.
+ Option to Can Cau market if the trip starts on Saturday. Can Cau is a small, but very colorful market. Open only on Saturdays, it always delivers a very photogenic display of Flower Hmong, Black Dao, Phu La ethnic costumes. Chinese people also come for trading.
 

DAY 4: VIETNAM FAMILY TOUR IN FOCUS: SAPA FAMILY TOURS TO LAO CHAI - TA VAN VILLAGES (B/-/)

After breakfast, the guide takes you to the villages of the H’mong and Dzay called Lao Chai and Ta Van.The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley. Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6 km) En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.
Follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and pass well tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay. As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of man, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns. We lunch in a home in the village. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to visit Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Lao Cai railway.
Overnight on the train.

DAY 5: VIETNAM FAMILY TOUR IN FOCUS: HANOI FAMILY TOURS TO HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON BOAT (B/L/D)Halong - Vietnam Family Tour

We will arrive in Hanoi at around 4:30 AM, and then transfer to hotel for our short relax and breakfast.
At 08:00 AM, we will start our tour to Halong Bay.
The vehicle takes us through the Red River Delta for 3,5 hour and we will arrive the port at around midday. Welcome by the Cruiser crew team and enjoy fresh seafood lunch while the cruise is gliding out.
In the afternoon, we visit Sung Sot cave (Surprising cave) in the middle of the Bay and swim. The sunset’s coming is our time to relax on the deck with favorite drink…
Delicious dinner will be served with typical local seafood.
Overnight on boat.

DAY 6: VIETNAM FAMILY TOUR IN FOCUS: HA LONG BAY CRUISE TOURS - HANOI (B/L/)

This morning, we will visit Titop Island and relax on the beach. Optional for us is walking up to the top of the island to get panoramic view of the anchorage area.
We then back to the Cruiser to learn the recipes and techniques that go into the most popular dish of the Vietnamese food.
Lunch will be served when cruising back to the port where our awaiting vehicle will transfer us back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.

 

DAY 7: VIETNAM FAMILY TOUR IN FOCUS: HANOI - DEPARTURE (B/-/)

Free until transfer you to the airport for your flight home. Trip ends!
 

* 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,D)
•           Soft sleeper train ticket Hanoi-Lao Cai-Hanoi
•           Boat trip

* 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
•           It is recommended for travelers to Vietnam to have a travel insurance covering 
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