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  1. 1. Indochina Treks Travel Co.,Ltd Add: 24 Au Trieu Str, Hoan Kiem Dis, Hanoi Tel: (84) 4 66821230; Fax (84) 4 33769113 Website: Email: Essential North Vietnam 9 days Itinerary Hanoi-Sapa-HaLong-HoaLu Duration 9 days Tour Join group type Price only from US$410/personHanoi capital is located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake at its heart, Hanoiis the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the OldQuarter, each street named after the trade that used to take place there. Sightseeing with a LocalGuide; water puppets performance; visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi MinhMuseum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature, Ethnology Museum, take a “cyclo” ride throughthe Old Quarter.Detailed itineraryDay 1: Arrival Hanoi - Good morning Vietnam (...)Welcome to Vietnam! Or "Xin chao” in Vietnamese.Transfer of 45 min to your hotel in Hanoi, (if it is still early then we can venture out for some cultureshock on a short walking tour in the Old Quarter of Hanoi - this is the way to get familiar with thepeople and the culture). Upon arrival, checkin the hotel and free for personal activities.Overnight in Hanoi.Day 2: Hanoi - City tour of a 1000 years old capital (B, L)Leave at 8 am, on the three wheels of a cyclo you will be guided through Hanoi history and culture &people and to some other sights. This tour draws to: the Ho Chi Minh complex (Ho Chi Mausoleum,Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minhs House-on-stilts, One-pillar Pagoda), Temple of Literature, one of theMuseums (Ethnology, Fine Art, Army, Women, History...) with lunch at restaurant then back to the OldQuarter for some more exploration.Alternative places to visit in Hanoi city tour day: Fine Arts Museum, History Museum, Military Museum,Saint Joseph Cathedral, Women Museum, Hoa Lo (Old prison for American POWs).Night train at 9.30 to Sapa.Day 3: Sapa - hill station with colorful minorities (B, L, D)
  2. 2. Arrive Lao Cai Station in the early morning. Jeep ride to Sapa for sightseeing en route. Arriving Sapa,take breakfast then leave for wonderful trek (5 - 6 hrs) along the rice terraces, through the forest andcrossing streams. Stops to visit the HMong and Dzao villages (picnic lunch). Check in and home stayat the Dzao in Ta Phin village and dinner and sleep in their traditional house.Overnight at the local house in Sapa.Day 4: Trek back to Sapa (B, L)Breakfast and leave the village for trekking (3hrs) another way up hill to the main road then jeep backto Sapa, check in hotel with lunch served in Sapa. After the long trek, the afternoon is free to discoverthe town at your own taste.Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.Day 5: Sapa & night train back to Hanoi (B, L)Your morning free in town of Sapa, to go walking around, visit more villages nearby or to go shopping.Jeep ride at 4 p.m. to Lao Cai Train Station and take night train back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi in thenext morning.Overnight on the train to Hanoi.Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L/D)Halong Bay has twice been recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Area for its exceptionalscenic beauty and outstanding geological and geomorphic values. Thousands of islands emerginguneven in the fanciful waves look strong and magnificent but also mild and vivid. Amidst these islands,we feel as if we were astray in a petrified legendary world.You are picked up at the station. Transfer to pointed place for pickup for Halong tour. You can leaveyour luggage behind and pack an overnight bag.12.15 pm: Arrive in Halong city, board our traditional wooden junk boat for an overnight journey. Sipon a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin the cruise through the bay. Feast on adelicious lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cockislet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover untouched pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sotcave, which is situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area and is one of themost imposing grottos of the Bay. You will then have chance to explore Halong bay on your own bykayaking from the Soi Sim beach to Luon Cave to enjoy the quite atmosphere of the bay. We will havedinner with fresh seafood on board then free time for squid fishing or relaxing and chatting with yourpartner, friends, family.Overnight on Halong Bay Junk.Day 7: Halong - Hanoi - Hue (flight) (B, L)7.00am: For early risers complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served. Enjoy Sunrise on theBay or practice Tai Chi lesson with our professional (this is not included with standard and superioroptions). Continue to explore the Bay.8.00am: Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet,Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on theway back to Halong city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard at around 9.00 am.Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations.11.45am: Arrive back at Halong city for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back toyour Hanoi. Free time for your personal activities and dinner before pickup for flight to Hue.Overnight at the hotel in Hue.Day 8: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc (B)
  3. 3. The country capital during the Dinh and early Le Dynasties is Hoa Lu, which however has left itslegacy in the form of two small temples, each one nearly a thousand years old. Today we will departour hotel at 8h00 for 100 km down the South of Hanoi to see Hoa Lu Citadel, the first Capital ofVietnam in the 10th century with visiting to these two remaining structures. The first one is dedicatedto the Dinh Dynasty. The second one commemorates the Le Rulers. In front of these temples is therugged Ma Yen mount; it involves a walk over 200 steps for a fantastic view over the surroundingareas. The following sight is Tam Coc which is surnamed “Halong Bay on land”. We board a sampanfor a leisurely trip through the quiet and peaceful landscape of rice fields surrounded by toweringlimestone cliffs to the grottoes of Tam Coc.Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.Day 9: Departure (B)Saying Goodbye Hanoi, we will bring you to the airport for your flight home.Quotation:2* Hotels: US$410/person; single supplement: US$1153* Hotels: US$459/person; single supplement: US$155 {{book_now}}Note*:Rate is applied for group of minimum 2 pax.Transfers from the stations in Hanoi not included.Rates are not applied on New Year, National Holidays, festivals..All tours are daily group ones of clients from different countries.Early checkin or late checkout is subject to availability with/without additional charge (if any)Pickup time for all groups tour is from 8am - 8:20 at the hotel. Please be ready at the lobby at 8am.Accommodation bases on ROH rooms. Higher room grade can be arranged with additional charge.Similar hotel of the same rate will be selected in case pointed one(s) is (are) full.Inclusion: Exclusion: Travel insurances. All flights and airport taxBoat trip in Halong Bay Services not clearly mentioned above.Meals as mentioned in the program. Day use at hotel (early checkin/late checkout)Twin-shared rooms at 2-3* star hotels. Drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone callsAdmission fees for all sightseeing places etc.)Bottles of mineral water available on the car.Land transfer by A/C vehicle for whole trip.English speaking guide on days with tours only.Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi trains (in 4 berthcabins)
  4. 4. List of hotels Location 2* Hotels 3* HotelsHanoi Orchid Hotel Hanoi Moment HotelHalong Cruise Christina Cruise Alova CruiseSapa Fansipan View Hotel Hoang Ha HotelHue Victory Hotel Orchid HotelHoian Vinh Hung 3 Hotel Vinh Hung 3 HotelNha Trang The Light Hotel The Light HotelSaigon Xuan Mai Hotel Tan Hai Long 3 hotelCan Tho Tay Do Hotel Kim Tho HotelChau Doc Standard Hotel Chau Pho HotelNote*:Hotels and/or room type would be changed on your requests with surcharge/discount (if any).Similar hotels will be selected in case pointed ones are full.