Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Welcome to Vietnam, our guide will meet you with big smiles at the airport and escort you to our hotel in Hanoi center. Rest of the day at your own comfort, we offer free 30 minutes foot massage to get you ready for the rest of the tour.
Day 2: Halong Bay
This morning, we will drive to Halong bay, stop on the way for short break, and then continue heading to Halong. Arrival at lunch time, check in our luxury cruise and start your wonderful time in Halong bay. Spend whole afternoon to enjoy magnificent scenery around you, there are thousands of limestone islands standing in the middle of sea water, all of them are covered by a thick layer of green forest which make Halong bay cruise more and more beautiful. Have lunch, dinner and overnight stay on board
Day 3 Ninh Binh
Wake up early to enjoy fresh air of the sea, take part into some morning exercises on sundeck with our master. Then, have breakfast and our boat lift anchor to start cruising in the bay again. Keep camera ready on your hand to take the best photos of Halong bay in the morning. Check out and have lunch on boat. Our boat finished cruising at the harbor and time to say good bye Halong bay. Catch our bus to Ninhbinh. On arrival, we will do an interesting cycling tour in Tamcoc to enjoy peaceful scenery and marvelous landscape of Ninh binh.
Day 4 Mai Chau with home-stay
Good morning Tamcoc! You can walk around this peaceful place before having breakfast at your hotel. Seeing local people preparing for a new day, children going to school, life in the early morning must be an interesting experience! This morning, you will enjoy a great view of Tamcoc when you climb up a high mountain naming Hang Mua, there are more than 500 big steps, big challenge for you to conquer, however, you will be compensated with a fantastic over view of this magnificent region. Next, you will take a brilliant boat trip in Trang An which was recognized as UNESSCO’ Natural Heritage recently.
After that, we drive to Maichau, a beautiful valley, stop on the way for lunch at a local restaurant. Arrive Maichau in the late afternoon, time for relaxing and meeting with friendly local people here.
Day 5 Hanoi
This morning, you will have an easy walking around this beautiful place to see and learn about culture, tradition and life of White Thai people. Stop at the local market to see so many strange foods which local people eat every day. Turn back home stay, check out and have lunch before saying good bye to our host. Drive back Hanoi.
Day 6 Day tour in Hanoi
An easy day after many hard days will bring you relaxing feeling. Just drive to some nearby tourist sites such as: Ho chi minh complex, Temple of Literature, one of many nice museums. In the afternoon, you can walk around an interesting area, Hanoi Old Quarter! You will have chance to learn about local people life and witness how busy Hanoi is, this is an amazing place with traffics, shops, bars, restaurants…It is time for you to discover real Hanoi. Finish your day with an interesting show of water puppets.
Day 7 Travel to Sapa
Today, you will take a long but nice driving to Sapa. It will take about 5 – 6 hours driving on a new high way. Have lunch on arrival, and then check in our hotel. In the afternoon, you will walk to Catcat village, a small village of Black H’Mong people nearby Sapa. Enjoy amazing scenery of valleys, terraced rice fields, waterfalls, streams…. Then, turn back hotel for relaxing. Tonight, you are free to discover local food in Sapa.
Day 8 Full day in Sapa
This morning, you will discover some other villages far away from Sapa town. Drive down Muong Hoa valley to Laochai and Tavan village of Black H’ Mong and Dzay people, you will have chance to see the best of Sapa here, in clear days, you can see the highest mountain peak Fansipan. You will walk about 2 hours to these villages, have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, drive back Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi in the later afternoon.
Day 9 Hanoi departure
End of the 9 Day Northern Vietnam Adventure Travel. Transfer to airport for the departure flight