Total duration is 5hour and 30 minutes (subject to change upon weather and road situation)
Our bus transfer and tour guide will pick you up at Hanoi Old Quarter then come back to Pick-up Point street depart to Sapa by Sapa Express Bus - Noble Limousine 29 seats is called Special aircraft on the ground/or similar Bus Company, following Lao Cai - Hanoi highway.
Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains, Red Rive,on Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway. Have a short break in 30 minutes then continue the trip to Sapa. Arrival in Sapa, check-in hotel for leisure. Overnight in lovely town Sapa.
9:30 AM, start from Sapa Ethnic (04 Hoang Dieu Str) on the main road to go down to Muong Hoa valley. Begining of the trip is the moment for admire the panorama view of the town and then the valley from the main road. After 4km on the main road, we start going down to the valley by the small trails through the terrace rice fields to get to Y Linh Ho hamlet, a small village of the Black Hmong people.
From Y Linh Ho village, we go along the river to go to Lao Chai village (means old village in the local dialect). It is time for you to visit the local families, listen to your guide’s explanation about the local culture: how they live, way of building the traditional house, techniques of making clothes... or listen about the way of treatment for a sick person.
Stop for lunch. The lunch is served in one of the local refreshment restaurants on the side of the river.
In the afternoon, we leave Lao Chai to continue to Ta Van village, the Giay people’s residence. The guide to bring you into some family: listen about their life, enjoy some green tea, learn about the differences of their culture from the other hill tribes even they leave close to each other.
Quitting Ta Van, we head up to the main road where the car will pick up us to tranfer back to Sapa. Free for leisure and overnight in Sapa.
Trekking from Sapa to Cat Cat Village to see its waterfall and meet H’mong family and learn more about their way of life.
Cat Cat is a small but bustling village situated at the foot of Fansipan Mountain. Here you will see traditional H’mong homes at their best, and you will be able to meet a H’mong family to learn more about their way of life. The village is also the perfect place to see traditional clothing being made, hemp being dyed and women weaving. From Cat Cat we will follow the Muong Hoa Valley for 3km through rice terraces and small dwellings to Sin Chai. This village is a little off the usual trekking route and less visited, but offers the opportunity to see traditional wooden homes built using the indigenous Pumu tree. Transport will be waiting in Sin Chai to take you back to Sapa.
15:30: Our car and guide will pick you up at the Sapa Tourism Information Center (inside) for departure back to Hanoi towards new Noi Bai - Lao Cai Highway. There will be 2 stops on the way for restroom (max 20mins/stop)
Arrive in Hanoi at 8:30pm to 9:00pm. End of the trip with sweet memories about our Sapa and Hill-tribe village of the north of Vietnam.
At 8:30 am we will pick you up, by Shuttle mini-van/bus, at the hotel and begin our journey to Halong city. After 3.5 hours driving and viewing simple, countryside, rice paddy life, we arrive at the at port. Board your private boat, an authentic Chinese Junk, and start your amazing cruise through this World Heritage Site. Lunch is served on board, a selection of the freshest seafood. We visit “the amazing cave”, followed by a swim in the tranquility of Halong Bay and its emerald water. We will cruise further into a quiet area where we will anchor and stay overnight. Dinner and relax as the sun sets. Then you are free to swim in the phosphorous water, retire to your cabin, or fall asleep under the stars amidst the magic of Halong on the top deck. Stay overnight on Boat.
Wake up early in the morning for a great sunrise and a breath of fresh ocean air. Breakfast served on boat then we do a leisurely cruise through thousands of seemingly never ending islands. These are great opportunities to capture some amazing photographs, We stop to visit a floating fishing village and listen to some legendary stories of the fishermen’s daily life. Have lunch on boat while cruising back to the Halong city pier, return to Hanoi.
Arrive Hanoi around 4:00pm. Check in hotel & overnight in Hanoi!
09h00. Take another great workout in nature with our East Mountain trek route.
11h00. Back to the resort. Rest and relax
12h00. Check out. Enjoy lunch at the resort
13h30. Depart for Hanoi.
17h00. Arrive Hanoi Old Quarter.
Take a short rest and walk around the Old Quarter until transfer to Railway Station to catch the train to Danang City. Overnight on the Train (4 Berth Cabin sleeper) without breakfast in the morning (day 9th)
Spend overnight with good sleep on the night train. Arrive Danang City (40km from Hoi An) around 10:30 am! Pick up at Railway Station upon arrival then transfer to hotel in Hoi An. You`ll prepare the breakfast by yourself because the Train doesn`t serve breakfast.
Check in & have a rest or discover Hoi An Ancient Town by yourself. No sightseeing activity today!! Overnight in Hoi An..
Leave hotel at 8:00am. Drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries.
1:00pm: Return to Town for lunch by your own.
In afternoon, free go shopping in Hoi An Town. Overnight in Hoi An.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Hoi An, a major trading center, once known as Faifo to the earliest Western traders. It was also an important port for the Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese and other merchant vessels from the Far East. Visit a temple with partially gilded statues in the center, a pagoda dedicated to sailors and fishermen and a chapel with origins in the 1700s that reflects the influences of Chinese and Japanese styles. Stop at the Sa Huynh Museum, located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, which contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An’s history. Late this afternoon, take a boat trip on the Thu Bon River to Kim Bing Village on Cam Kim Island to see the wood workers and shipbuilding families.
3:00pm: Return to your haven on world-famous Cua Dai Beach, with the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.
8:00am: Have breakfast at hotel. Our guide welcomes you at hotel in Hoi An and ride bicycle to Tra Que Vegetable Village far from Hoi An Ancient Town 3km. You ride through peaceful villages and enjoy the beauty of countryside surrounding Hoi An. Arrive in Tra Que Vegetable Village; you can experience the living and working of local farmers at this organic vegetable and herb garden. Your learn how to prepare soil, grow vegetable, water to get fresh vegetables as you see at the garden from previous tourists. You have 15 minutes foot massaged by herb to fresh yourself. Here is the chance for you to join in cooking class with the family. Under the instruction how to prepare ingredients, you will cook Hoi An special foods like Tam Huu Spring Roll, Banh Xeo pancake… Have lunch at the family. And then ride bicycle back Hoi An Town or hotel at 3:00pm.
This afternoon you have more free time to experience around the town to get some souvenir gifts or spend your time at Cua Dai beach - 4km from the ancient town. Free to have your own dinner.
This morning you take a drive to Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh, near the Cambodian border, is home to the unique Cao Dai sect, whose patron saints include Joan of Arc, Victor Hugo and Winston Churchill to name a few. The religion is a hybrid of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and Christianity. The Cao Dai Temple at Tay Ninh has been described as a Walt Disney fantasia of the East. The temple’s exterior is decorated with multi-colored dragons of all shapes and sizes competing for space with a number of Buddhist symbols. Above the main entrance is the all-seeing holy eye, the symbol of the Cao Dai sect. The interior is just as engaging as statues of Jesus Christ, Buddha and the Hindu god, Brahma, stand side by side.
The trip to Tay Ninh is combined with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250km. from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens.
Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the US - Vietnam War.
8:30 am. Depart for Cai Be Floating Market, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, take a motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta.
Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the driver again in Vinh Long. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in & stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
14 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast: (03 nights in Pomihoa Hotel Hanoi + 01 night in Bakhan Village Resort + 02 nights in Bamboo Sapa Hotel + 05 nights in Phu Thinh Resort Hoi An + 03 nights at Liberty Parkview Saigon Hotel)
01 Night on the overnight train from Hanoi to Da Nang City (4 Berth Cabin sleeper)
01 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay in twin-share cabin: Garden Bay Cruises
Internal Flight Ticket from Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City. (economy class, including fuel charge & airport taxes), 20 packed luggage + 7 handing luggage.
Experienced English speaking tour guide on location.
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner): 15 Breakfasts + 10 Lunches + 02 Dinners
All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
All entrance and sightseeing fees
Approval letter for one month single entry visa to Vietnam
Travel Insurance is not covered by Legend Travel Group
Pre & post accommodation
Other International flights (IN/OUT of Vietnam) not mentioned
Beverages and other meals not indicated in the program
Visa stamp fee entry Vietnam (upon arrival at airport)
Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.