Day 1: Ha Noi
After breakfast, begin the day exploring the capital, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and his former residence. Then visit the One-Pillar Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple, built of wood on a single stone pillar, and Tran Quoc Pagoda, regarded as the most ancient pagoda of the city built in the 6th century and a cultural symbol of Vietnamese. Transfer to the Museum of Ethnology of the 54 officially ethnic groups in Vietnam. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam first University. Then, enjoy a one-hour rickshaw tour of the old quarter and its antique shops. Then visit Ngoc Son Temple beautifully situated on Hoan Kiem Lake, and which is reached by a charming wooden bridge. In the early evening, enjoy a Water Puppet Show.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Ha Noi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Ha Noi
After breakfast, drive through the countryside to Hoa Lu, the ancient 10th century capital of Vietnam. On arrival, visit Dinh and Le Dynasty Temples. These two temples in the shape of Chinese character were built in 17th century. Continue the journey to Van Lam (the embroidery-making) Village. In the afternoon, board on a sampan boat for a spectacular 2-hour trip along the river and through beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice paddies to the stunning Tam Coc caves. Then, discover the Bich Dong Pagoda (built at the beginning of the Le Dynasty) before continue to Ninh Binh.
Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 3 - NINH BINH - HALONG
After breakfast, travel by road to the majestic Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Arrive in Halong by midday and board on a junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay. In the afternoon, navigation between the karts, some of which display extraordinary shapes, if time and weather allow, stop for a swim in the jade-colored waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. The day concludes with a cooking demonstration and preparation of tasty spring rolls. At nightfall, fishing for squid is open, the opportunity to discover Vietnamese fishing techniques
Dinner and overnight on the junk.
DAY 4 - HA LONG - HANOI- SAPA
After the breakfast, junk resumes its course. During the morning, it crosses the bay and stop to visit a natural cave.Brunch will be served on board before returning on the coast around 11h00 and transfer by road to Hanoi.
On the way, stop at the traditional ceramics factory at Phu Lang Village in Bac Ninh for a short walk along the street lined with varieties of workshops of home-made ceramic products
20:00 Transfer by car to the train station. Arrive at the Fanxipan Train office at 4 Tran Quy Cap for check-in.
Boarding on the Fanxipan night train Hanoi – Lao Cai 21:10 05:30.
Day 5 - LAO CAI- SAPA
Early morning arrival in Laocai, meet our guide and driver to go up to Sapa. Have breakfast at hotel restaurant and rest after night train.
9:00 Start a light trekking tour to Cat Cat village of H'mong people. You have an opportunity to admire a lively and colorful picture in Sapa.
12:00 Transfer back to Sapa by car,Free time to enjoy relaxation of Sapa,Overnight in Sapa.
Day 6 -SAPA – TREKKING LAO CHAI – TAVAN – LAOCAI NIGHT TRAIN
9:00 Transfer to a point where you will start the 4 km light trekking to Lao Chai village of Black H’mong People and Ta Van village of Giay people on easy paths, mostly down hill, altitude is between 1,400m – 1,600m. There will be many photo stops on the way.
13:00 Transfer back to Sapa by car
17:00 Transfer to Lao Cai to take a night train to Hanoi
Boarding on the Fanxipan night train Lao Cai - Hanoi 20:10 05:00
Private cabin of 4 soft berths for 2 persons. NO PRIVATE GUIDE ON TRAIN.
Day 7- HA NOI
Relax and finish tour.