Indochina Treks Travel Co.,Ltd Add: 24 Au Trieu Str, Hoan Kiem Dis, Hanoi Tel: (84) 4 66821230; Fax (84) 4 33769113 Website: www.budgettravelvietnam.com Email: email@example.com NORTHERN EXPOSURE 10 Days (Code-TL213) -------------------- Itinerary Hanoi - Ha Long - Sapa - Bac Ha market - Lao Cai - Ha noi Duration 10 days Tour Join group type Price only from US$600person Highlight Visit around Hanoi.Hanoi 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.Itinerary:Day 1 (Sun): Arrival in Hanoi (D)You’ll be greeted at Noi Bai Airport and transferred downtown to check in your hotel. Depending onyour arrival time, you may have time to explore a little of downtown and enjoy a stroll around HoanKiem Lake.Overnight in hotel.Day 2 (Mon): Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)Depart Hanoi at 8.30am and drive by private coach to Halong City (3.5 hours) passing verdantfarmland and witness the daily life of the local peasant farmers. Arrive in Halong at noon, board your
boat and enjoy lunch including fresh seafood as you embark on a 4 hours cruise into the Bay of theDescending Dragon.You’ll stop to explore one of the many expansive grottoes here then continue cruising to a quiet firth.There will be lots of time for swimming and sun bathing. Cruise to a quiet firth and enjoy a greatsunset dinner, relax under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.Overnight on the boat.Day 3 (Tue): Halong Bay Sea Kayaking (B, L, D)After breakfast start cruising further to transfer to an island. Take a basic skills lesson from yourexpert guide on paddling and safety, then start kayaking the Bay. Exploring at your own pace, yourguide will lead to one of the many grottoes, and tidal conditions depending, you’ll paddle through thecave into its lush lagoon.Stop to relax at some of the many secluded beaches then have lunch on beach. You may have time totoss the Frisbee on the beach, and there’s always time for a swim!In the afternoon, keep kayaking around and come back to the boat for dinner and overnight on board.Day 4 (Wed):Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)Enjoy sunrise in the Bay. Have breakfast and continue your cruise around the bay, passing Cua Vanfloating village to witness this unique way of life. Check-out your room, have lunch. Bus back toHanoi, arrive 5.30pm.Overnight in hotel.Day 5 (Thu):City tour of Hanoi (B, L, D)On this insightful day through Hanoi’s busy tree lined boulevards, you’ll explore such interesting andhistoric sites as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One-pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature.Lunch. Afternoon visit one of the Museums in Hanoi (Ethnology, History, Fine-art, Army, WomenMuseum).This amazing 1 hour cyclo tour of the historic 36 street Old Quarter is both a shoppers andphotographers delight as the streets are alive with shops and vendors making and selling everythingimaginable.8:30pm depart by private coach to Hanoi rail way station to catch the night train to Lao Cai (9:30pm-5:30am).Day 6 (Fri):Trekking Sapa (B, L)Board a bus or van for a 1.5 hour drive up the stunning mountain range sculpted with tiered riceterraces to the town of Sapa nestled at 1632 meters. Lots of sight seeing en route. After checking intoyour hotel youll have free time to explore the town and its great market.After a lunch of Vietnamese food in a local restaurant you’ll take a 3 hour trek down the valley to visitan H’mong hill tribe village.Return to Sapa and overnight in hotel.Day 7 (Sat): Trekking Sapa (B, L, D)Start in the morning and trek 5 hours to Lao Chai village to visit the local Hmong hill tribe then ontoTa Van village, home of the Dzay hill tribe. You’ll stop beside a stream and enjoy a picnic lunch.Return to Sapa town and free at leisure to explore the town.Overnight in Hotel.
Day 8 (Sun): Sunday hill tribe markets (B, L, D)Start early (6.00am) to Bac Ha market. Your chance to see Lao, Lu, Black (flat) Dzao and Blue H’Mongminority. Drive back to Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi.Day 9 (Mon): Free day in Hanoi (B)Arrive in Hanoi 4.30 am. Check into your hotel. You’ll welcome this free day to relax and recover fromyou journey north. Lots of time to explore more of Hanoi and pick up some of those last minutesouvenirs.Places to visit in Hanoi: Fine Arts Museum, History Museum, Military Museum, Saint Joseph Cathedral,Women Museum, Hoa Lo (Old prison for American POWs), Ho Chi Minh Museum, Ho Chi MinhMausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ethnology Museum…Overnight in hotel.Day 10 (Web): Departure Hanoi (B)Well take you from your hotel out to the airport to see you off on your journey home.Quotation Net rate in US$/person in party of Category Sgl Sup 2 - 3 pax 4 - 5 pax 6 pax upStandard 795 655 600 210Superior 895 755 700 280First class 1075 935 880 455Deluxe 1335 1195 1140 695Luxury Contact us for priceNote*: rates are not applied on New Year, National Holidays, festivals..Inclusion: Twin-shared rooms at your hotels, 05 nights in hotel, 02 nights on the Junk. Meals as mentioned in the program. Special requirements (vegetarian, diet, Muslim food etc.) could be arranged upon prior notice. Land transfer by private A/C vehicle for whole trip. Junk in Halong Bay. Train ticket from Hanoi to Lao Cai and vice-verse (in 4 soft berth AC cabin). English or French speaking guide. Other languages are available upon request. Admission fee for all sightseeing places.Exclusion: International flight from/to Vietnam and airport tax. Visa arrangement. Drinks and personal expenses (laundry, phone calls etc.). Services not mentioned above.Packing list: Passport, towels, toiletries, flash light, change of clothes, sun block, sun glasses, sunhat, insect repellent, proper hiking shoes and rain coat.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ACCOMMODATION FOR THE ABOVE OPTIONSCategory Cities Hotels Class Room Type Hanoi Orchid Hotel, Hanoi Capital Hotel 2* StandardStandard Sapa Fansipan View Hotel 2* Standard Halong cruise Huong Hai Junk 3* Standard Hanoi Luxor Hotel, Hanoi Dasy Hotel 3* StandardSuperior Sapa Holiday View hotel 3* Standard Halong cruise Huong Hai Junk, Bai Tho Junk 3* Deluxe Hanoi Sunway Hotel, Flower Garden Hotel 4* SuperiorFirst Sapa Chau long Hotel 3* Deluxe (New)class Halong cruise Victory Cruise 4* Superior Hanoi Horizon Hotel, Deawoo Hotel 5* ROHDeluxe Sapa Victoria Resort 4* Superior Halong cruise Indochina Sails 4* Superior Hanoi Sofitel Metropole Hotel 5* Opera RoomLuxury Sapa Victoria Resort 4* Superior Halong cruise Jasmine Junk 5* PremiumNote*: 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. Luxury MekongLuxury Halong Cruises Hanoi Sapa Trains Vietnam Luxury Travel Cruises