Day 1 –Arrival in Hanoi – On arrival at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport you will be welcomed by our airport representative who will provide the transfer to your hotel. In the late afternoon your guide will collect you from the hotel and embark on a sightseeing visit to the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake – the most beautiful lake in Hanoi before enjoying a performance of the famous water puppet show.
Day 2 – Hanoi to SaPa -Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before meeting your driver and embarking on a 4 hour drive to Lao Cai. By mid afternoon you will begin exploring Sapa with a visit to Lao Chai village. Views of the Muong Hoa Valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. After turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers. Continue walking from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. In the early evening the bus will collect you and return you to your hotel in SaPa for the evening. (B, L)
Day 3 – Sapa – At the completion of breakfast meet your guide and embark on a day exploring the surrounding area of SaPa. Visit Suoi Ho village with tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. At the completion of lunch, continue trekking to Ta Phin village where you will meet Red Dao people who are famous for their weaving skills. Continue to the meeting point in the late afternoon when your driver will transfer you back to SaPa. (B, L)
Day 4 – Sapa to Lao Cai & Hanoi – Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before meeting your driver and embark on the journey by road back to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi, lunch will be enjoyed at a local restaurant. In the afternoon visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The tour continues with a visit to his former residence with Humble House on Stilts, One-Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam and built more than 1,000 years ago. Tonight enjoy dinner at Sen Restaurant. (B, L & D)
Day 5 – Hanoi departure – Enjoy some free time before meeting your driver at a pre-arranged time in the hotel foyer who will provide the transfer to Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport for your onward flight. (B)
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