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- Meet the Locals
- Boat | Sailing Boat
- Car with driver
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8 Day Exploration Of The Mountains and Bays of Vietnam
- Go on a street food tour of Hanoi
- Hike through terraced rice fields to mountain villages
- Embark on an overnight cruise on a breathtaking bay
- Enjoy lunch with a local family in an authentic village
On this 8-day trip to Vietnam, you will encounter some of nature's finest scenery. Hiking enthusiasts will delight in the trekking opportunities to be enjoyed in the mountains of Northern Vietnam. A lush landscape featuring terraced hillsides and rice fields, this region is home to fascinating hill tribes who will invite you to experience their culture first hand.
Later, succumb to the beauty of Ha Long Bay on an overnight cruise. Here, limestone islands, covered in forests rise up like pillars over the turquoise waters of this extraordinary bay.
In addition to these unforgettable experiences immersed in Vietnam's stunning nature, you will discover all the vibrancy of Hanoi, Vietnam's largest city, on this magnificent 8-day journey.
- Accommodations as described, in good locations
- Private transfers by modern car with air-conditioning
- Shuttle bus between Hanoi - Ha Long - Hanoi, Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi
- Buffet breakfasts at hotel daily
- Lunch & dinners as described in the program at local restaurants
- Professional English speaking guide
- All entrance fees as described in the program
- Boat trip as described in the program
- Mineral water on bus daily: 2 bottle/pax/day
- Internal tourist insurance
- Handmade gift
- Visa fees ( 25$/person)
- International air tickets
- Visa stamp fees on arrival (25$/person in cash pay directly in the airport)
- Drinks, personal expense such as laundry, spa in hotel, etc
- New Year/Christmas Gala Dinner on 24 Dec/31 Dec
- Fansipan half day tour with cable car (USD45/person)
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Vietnam!
Welcome to Vietnam! This beautiful Southeast Asian country greets you today as you touch down in Hanoi.
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be met by your driver, who will transfer you to your hotel in the city. Enjoy a quiet moment of privacy and relax in the luxury car as you make your way through Hanoi.
Upon arrival at Hanoi Antique Legend, check in and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Discover the Street Food of Hanoi
One of the most special aspects of Hanoi is its abundance of delicious and diverse street food. Today after an authentic breakfast that includes Pho, a traditional Vietnamese rice noodle soup, you will set out on a discovery of this vibrant city.
Combining the picturesque sights of historic Hanoi with the flavors of its street food, this full-day tour will lead you to the city's most popular local markets. Today you will have the chance to meet food vendors who will discuss the details of Vietnamese culinary traditions.
Follow your guide on a journey through the back streets of Hanoi's Old Quarter to the elegant French Quarter. Along the way encounter authentic dishes such as "Bun cha," rice noodles with grilled pork, "Bahn Cuon," a steamed rice pancake rolled with minced pork, and a delicious dessert of fresh fruits with sweet condensed milk.
Trek Across Terraced Rice Fields to Mountain Villages
Nestled in the mountains northeast of Hanoi, Sapa is a peaceful town and a popular hiking destination. You will travel by train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. The journey should take about 5 hours. Upon arrival in Lao Cai, you will be driven to Sapa.
Here, you will encounter extraordinary tranquility as you trek along terraced hillsides overlooking the breathtaking Muong Hoa Valley. Visit local villages, meet the people who live there, and enjoy lunch with a local family.
Return to your hotel in the afternoon and spend the rest of your day at your leisure.
Encounter Authentic Cultures in the Hills of Vietnam
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel this morning, then set out for a 3km hike to the Cat Cat Village of the Black H’mong.
In the village, you will learn about the fascinating customs of this minority group that came to Vietnam from China three centuries ago. You'll find a graceful waterfall here, near a former power station constructed during the French colonial period in Vietnam.
You can stop at a peaceful spot near the river to enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing your trek to Sin Chai Village. Here you will encounter another authentic culture at the foot of the Fansipan Mountain, which is known as the "roof of Indochina."
Enjoy the Scenery Before Heading Back to Hanoi
You can enjoy one more day of magnificent mountain nature in Vietnam today before traveling back to Hanoi this afternoon.
You can decide if you'd like to rent a mountain bike and set off on a cycling adventure, book a half-day hiking tour to Mt. Fansipan, or relax in town with a spa treatment.
Set off on an Overnight Cruise in Ha Long Bay
Your overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay begins today. Board your boat and set off on a breathtaking adventure across one of the world's most scenic waterways. Ha Long Bay, which lies within the Gulf of Tonkin is home to over one thousand limestone islands that rise majestically over the turquoise waters.
Enjoy seafood lunch on board the boat then sit back, relax and take in the passing scenery. Later you will be able to visit spectacular sights such as Sung Sot Cave, Tuan Chau Island, Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island, and Titop Beach, where you can enjoy a swim or do some kayaking.
Dinner will be served just in time to watch the sun sink below the horizon. Enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Wake up in a Tranquil Vietnamese Paradise
Wake up this morning surrounded by the extraordinary nature of Ha Long Bay. You will encounter an otherworldly tranquility as the birds begin to sing and the waves gently lap against the boat.
Take a morning swim in gorgeous green waters or spend some time exploring the area by kayak.
As the boat makes its way back to Hanoi, enjoy brunch on deck and take in all the magnificence of this singular setting.