Arrival in Hanoi; Our car and guide pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Check - in the hotel.(This itinerary on this day can be changed to be suit to the arrival time)
Our guide pick you up to start a full day city tour; you will have chances to visit Hochiminh`s Mausoleum,* Hochiminh Museum, One Pillar pagoda, theTemple of Literature;the Restore Sword lake, Ngoc Son temple. Then let enjoy one hour Cyclo (Three circles), travel around the ancient streets.
After dinner, our car and guide pick up at the hotel and transfer to the station to depart to Sapa (LC1, 3, 5 depart at 21.30; 22.00; 22.30). Overnight on train.
Arrival in Lao Cai at about 5.30 and transfer to Bac Ha market - the market takes place on Sundays only. Bac Ha District, about 80km from downtown Sapa. It is a trading centre and meeting place for couples, friends, and relatives every Sunday. At the fair, adventurous gastronomes can taste Thang Co blood porridge, a popular dish of the H'Mong and other local people. Back to Sapa town for overnight;
Morning: Let have a walk to find out the busy market where Red Zdao, Black H'mong and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their embroidery, silverware and handicrafts and to buy provisions. Also, you can help visitting Ham Rong Mountain which has absolutely wonderful scenery of panoramic view of the whole Sapa Town in fog. You will have a chance to discover large orchid gardens. There is a daily show of ethnic minority groups at 09h00 and 15h00.
Having lunch. In the afternoon: Visit one of nearby hill tribe villages, Catcat village. It is only 5 kilometers from hotel, so you can easily walk to this small H'mong village where charming inhabitants will perhaps offer to share some 'ruou' (traditional rice alcohol) with you. Relax beside the nearby waterfall or visit the old French-colonial power station.
17:00 Transfer back to Laocai to take night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Arrival in Hanoi at about 5.30 transfer to Halong Bay. Check in the hotel.
Free to discover the beauty of Ha Long city by your own;
After dinner, our guide take you to Tuan Chau Island to enjoy dolphin shown.
After breakfast, check out the hotel to take 6 hours cruising on Halong Bay, viewing the elegant beauty of the Bay inclusive of the beauty of the Fighting Cock Island; the Incense Burner; the Human Head Island; the Fishing Village and so on; Especially the magnificent scenery of Surprising Grotto - one of the finest and widest grottoes of Ha Long Bay. Free to swim at Titop Island;
Lunch on board before disembarking the boat to come back to Hanoi city.
Free to relax until transfer to the airport
Share room accommodation
Private car as tour itinerary
Air-Con Soft Berth In 4-Berth Compartment Hanoi -Lao Cai
Local English speaking guide
Meals as indicated in itinerary
Entree tickets, 1 hour three circles in Hanoi (one for each person)
Boat for Halong bay
Private expense and others not mentioned clearly in tour itinerary.
Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum,* closed on every afternoon, Monday, Friday and November, December