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Old 11-12-2009, 09:07 PM   #1
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Northern Exposure Vietnam 7 Days / 6 Nights

North Vietnam Travel

Northern Exposure Vietnam 7 Days / 6 Nights
Departure: From Hanoi. Date upon request .
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Price: Please contact us for quotation
Tour Code: DH - NH05
Highlights: Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay.
Adventure tours to Northern Vietnam, exploring the most splendid area of where concentrates various obstacles of limestone mountains ranges and incredible terraced paddy fields. Suitable to those love green eco tours, prefer untouched areas and explore customs of the hill tribal people. Extremely attractive to picture-hunting travelers.

BRIEF ITINERARY :
Day 1 : Hanoi – Arrival
Day 2 : Hanoi City tour - Catch night train to Lao Cai (overnight on train)
Day 3 : Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat
Day 4 : Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Cai – Catch night train back Hanoi (overnight on train)
Day 5 : Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight on boat)
Day 6 : Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 7 : Hanoi departure



DETAIL ITINERARY :

Day 1 : Arrival – Hanoi
On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel for check in. The rest time relaxing or shopping in Hanoi Old Quarter by your own.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Include : Private car, Hotel in Hanoi, Tour guide



Day 2 : Hanoi City tour – Catch night train to Lao Cai
Our tour today starts after breakfast at the hotel, the destination will be Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum with Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, outside Ho Chi Minh Museum; the Temple of Literature. Free at leisure in the afternoon. At 5PM we have one hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarter; after that we will enjoy the Water Puppet show at the Theater. After the show our tour guide will take you to the restaurant in Hanoi for having dinner until 8:00pm she will escort you to Hanoi Raiway Station to catch a night train to Lao Cai.
Stay overnight on train.
Include : Private car, Train ticket : Hanoi - Lao Cai (first class, soft sleeper, A/C 4berh cabin), Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 3 : Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat
The train arrives in Lao Cai at around 5.00 am. Meet and transfer to Sapa (38km), the former hill station discovered by the French at height of 1.600 m above sea level Check-in hotel to relax at leisure. In the afternoon, soft trek to Cat Cat village inhabited by Black H'mong ethnics, enjoy the nice landscapes of green forests and mountain and fresh atmosphere here. Back to Sapa by bus.
Trekking distance: 5km
Stay overnight at hotel in Sapa
Include : Private car, Hotel in Sapa, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee

Day 4 : Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Ta Van – Catch night train to Hanoi
After having breakfast, start trekking uphill to Y Linh Ho and Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddies and small hamlets to study life of hill tribes here. Communication exchange with local people in Lao Chai village. After having picnic lunch carried by the tour guide, continuing trekking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village settled by Dzay ethnic minorities. After a short village tours, coming back to the main road where jeep awaiting you to transfer to Lao Cai railway station, having dinner at 18:00 at the Restaurant in Lao cai before to catch night train back to Hanoi.
Trekking distance: 5km
Stay overnight on train
Include : Private car,Train ticket : Lao Cai - Hanoi (first class, soft sleeper, A/C 4berh cabin),Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 5 : Hanoi – Halong Bay
Train arrival at Hanoi Raiway Station at around 5:00am, you will be picked up and transfered to a local restaurant for relaxing and breakfast until 08h30 drive to Halong.
12h00: Arrival dock, get on the junk, check in, welcome wine
13h00: Lunch
13h30: Visiting Ha Long bay, Thien Cung cave (Palace of Heaven), Dau Go (grotto of wood), round over Tuan Chau island, Dog island, Dinh Huong, Ga Choi (fighting cock mountain), Turtle island, Titov beach. Enjoying sunset, having dinner, fishing-drinking and overnight on the junk.

Include : Private car, Boat trip in Halong Bay (A/C private cabin for 02 persons on boat), Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 6 : Halong Bay - Hanoi
7h00: Breakfast
7h30: Visiting man’s head island, Tortoise island, Luon cave, Bai Tu Long bay, Bai Tho mountain and Ha Long market
11h00: Lunch
12h00: Return to wharf.
12:15: Pick up and transfer back to Hanoi. Arrives in Hanoi at 16:00.

Include : Private car, Hotel in Hanoi, Tour guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee

Day 7 : Departure – Hanoi
Free time until transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back home.
Include : Private car, Breakfast


TRIP PRICE INCLUDES:
- Private tour
- English speaking guide (language upon your request)
- All accommodation on twin share basis with daily breakfasts.
- Train ticket : Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (first class, soft sleeper, A/C 4 beth cabin)
- Additional meals as indicated in the itinerary (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D - Dinner)
- All A/C private for transfers and transport.
- Junk to cruise in Halong Bay (A/C private cabin for 02 persons on boat)
- Entrance fees and permits during guided time.

TRIP PRICE EXCLUDES:
- Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance fees and permits during free time
- Personal travel insurance (Compulsory).
- Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills.
- Tips and gratuities

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