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Our North Vietnam Exclusive is designed for the discerning traveller who wishes to experience the rich culture and diversity of the north with a touch of style.
Day 1 Hanoi -On arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport our guide will greet you and transfer by private car to your hotel. Your day is at leisure.
Day 2 Hanoi to Lao Cai – depart your hotel for the Temple of Literature, The One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 will be visited next. Close by is the mausoleum of the historic figure and father of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh and the former presidents house on stilts where he lived. Continue to picturesque West Lake and the sixth century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda. From here transfer (or stroll along the lakeside) to the nearby Taoist temple of Quan Thanh. In the afternoon visit the Ethnology Museum, and at the end of the afternoon visit Hanoi’s Old Quarter also known as the ‘36 streets’. Mid-evening proceed to Hanoi Train Station for the night train to Lao Cai. (B, L)
Day 3 – Lai Cai to Sapa – On arrival in the border town of Lao Cai transfer to the former hill station of Sapa. . Take a morning walking tour of Sapa for a visit to the busy market, following take a light trek to discover Sapa’s quaint hill tribe villages set against the stunning Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range and Indochina’s highest peak, Mt. Fansipan, a picnic lunch will be had en-route. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. (B, L)
Day 4 – Sapa to Hanoi via Lao Cai – Have breakfast before driving to visit a local market, then continue your tour to have a short walk to a hill-tribe village. In the late afternoon transfer back to Lao Cai before the night train back to Hanoi. (B, L)
Day 5 – Hanoi to Halong Bay – An early arrival in Hanoi followed by breakfast in a local restaurant before heading to Halong Bay by road. Check-in and transfer to your boat for the overnight journey into the Bay and towards the end of the day set anchor for the night as the sun sets followed by dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 6 – Halong Bay to Hanoi – On your return to Halong City enjoy a wholesome brunch, and upon disembarkation your driver will meet you for the transfer back to Hanoi and this afternoon your guide and driver will be at your disposal before enjoying the day with a Water Puppet show to finish off the day. (B)
Day 7 – Hanoi – Free at leisure until your transfer by private car to Hanoi Airport for your international or domestic flight. (B)
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