Upon your arrival at Hanoi airport, your tour guide and driver will greet you and escort you to your hotel, help with your check-in. The rest of day is for your relax.
Day 2: Hanoi City Vespa tour – Lao Cai (B/L/-)
The best way to explore the chaotic Hanoi is by scooters, your will experience authentic Hanoi more than you ever would with a hot crowded bus tour. Bringing your family uniquely experience you will have a unique and exciting touch of Hanoi experiencing the past, present and future. Riding pillion behind our driver will take you to the must-see landmarks away from the tourist areas that only a true native Hanoian knows. Some of the places included in our tours: City gate, Long Bien Bridge, West lake, Phu Tay Ho temple, Van Nien Pagoda, visit local market, path of New Hanoi city, B52 Lake, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, 1000 years old citadel Cultural friendship palace, French quarter, … Lunch at special restaurant. Free in the afternoon to explore Hanoi Old Quarter and take a night train to Sapa. Overnight on the train.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Hill Tribe Village (B/L/-)
Arrive in Lao Cai at around 5:30 A.M. We will take 1-hour van ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. You have breakfast at the hotel or local restaurant before walking about 12km along the mountain trails or main road to visit Suoi Ho, Ma Tra and Ta Phin villages which are inhabited by Black Hmong and Red Dzao tribes. Along the way we can come in some schools as well as tribal houses to have experience of local Sapa life. Moreover, the landscape, culture, custom and tradition of Black Hmong tribe of Suoi Ho and Ma Tra villages are preserved from tourists so you can study the raw things here. Picnic lunch will be served on the way at the home stay in Ta Phin village before being transported to Sapa by car. You will stay overnight at hotel in Sapa town.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Sapa – Free day (B/-/-)
Breakfast at your hotel, free at your leisure to explore Sapa town by our own way. We highly recommend your family to walk by the Cat Cat Village, Giang Ta Chai Village, Ta Van and Ta Phin Village of Muong Hoa Valley, where Hmong, Dzay are living there. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 5: Sapa – Bac Ha Sunday market – Train back to Hanoi (B/L/-)
We will leave Sapa for Bac Ha Market at 8 am which only open on Sunday. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery along the road until you arrive in Muong Khuong town. From there, you turn into a dirt road, which goes up in mountains. Pine trees forest, villages surround tiny market. Flower Hmong, Tay, Dzay ethnic minorities come to buy and sell local products such as food and material for agriculture and fabric. After exploring the market, your car will take you heading to Ban Pho village – the most stunning part of Lao Cai province. You will then be able to visit the most secluded peaceful village and have an opportunity to see the people still distill the wine from corn, making bacon in the most basic way and offering the special corn cake to anyone who drops by their house. After that, get on the car for transfer to see China border before returning to Lao Cai train station to catch the night train to Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise (B/L/D)
07.30: Depart from Hanoi to Halong bay by shuttle bus (Optional)
12.00: Upon arrival at Vinashin dock, the staffs of Huong Hai Ha Long company welcome the guests to the waiting room before departing the tour.
Cruise manager takes the guests to the cruise to start the tour.
Check in cabin. Start sailing from Vinashin dock, feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among beautiful islets (Indochina studio, Am Island…). The Bai Tu Long Bay has the wild beauty with the panoramic natural views, making it unforgettable to guests.
13.00: Buffet lunch is served in the restaurant at the first floor. Tourists can enjoy the delicious lunch while admiring the grace of the bay.
15.30: Visiting the Vung Vieng fishing village – the famous Pearl-growing village and the fishing tanks of the local people.
Go back to the cruise by tender to relax, do personal hygiene before enjoy the dinner on board. Enjoy Happy hour with special menu from 16.30 pm to 19.00 pm. You will get discount with all of the drinks: cocktail, mocktail and mixed drinks.
The cruise sails from the Vung Vieng fishing village to Cong Do sleeping area. Tourists can treasure the wonderful beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay at the sunset, admire the striking islands and islets, relax and savor the fresh and peaceful atmosphere which could hardly be found in land.
Enjoy the kayaking activities here (the kayaking fee is not included in the price) or relax on the cruise.
18.15: Onboard the vessel, attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (spring roll).
19.00: Dinner served onboard. You can enjoy the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night.
Evening activities: relax at leisure; enjoy our Movie Night, Board Games or our Massage & Spa services. Squid fishing and chatting with your partner, friends, family. Overnight on Ha Long Bay aboard Huong Hai Sealife Cruise. (Massage and spa fee is not included in the price)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Halong Bay (B/L/D)
06.30: Welcome a new day with an amazing dawn on Bai Tu Long Bay. Refresh your body and soul with a Tai-chi session on the sundeck. Enjoying the breakfast in the restaurant.
08.00: Transfer to Day Junks and start cruising to admire the widest beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay.
Visit Cong Dam – the famous hidden lagoons covered by majestic limestone islands and islets, and wild beaches in Bai Tu Long Bay.
Kayak through lagoons at Geological park in Cong Dam and relax at one of the most beautiful beaches in Bai Tu Long Bay.
12.30: Enjoy the lunch in the restaurant and admire the graceful beauty of Bai Tu Long while cruising to Thay Cave.
Kayak and discover Thay cave, one of the most well-hidden cave in Ha Long Bay.
16.30: Transfer from Day Junks to Huong Hai Sealife.
Enjoy Happy hour. Onboard the vessel, attend cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (spring roll) on the sundeck.
19.15: Dinner is served in the restaurant.
Evening activities: relax at leisure; enjoy our Movie Night, Board Games or our Massage & Spa services (massage and spa fee is not included in the price), squid fishing. Overnight on Bai Tu Long Bay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Halong Bay – Cat Ba National Park (B/-/-)
06.30: Wake up and refresh your body and soul with a Tai-chi session on the sundeck.
07.00: Catch the morning view of seascape while enjoying the breakfast with cookies and tea, café in the restaurant.
Visit Vung Vieng village – the famous fishing farm by bamboo boat and discover life of local people living on the surface of Halong Bay
08.30: Return to Huong Hai Sealife.
09.15: Pack up the luggage and check out of the cabin.
09.30-10.40: Enjoy the brunch in the restaurant while cruising back to Vinashin tourist harbor.
11.00: Disembark from Huong Hai Sealife.
We continue our family adventure to Cat Ba National Park. On arrival, check in the resort and free to explore the beaches.
Day 9: Cat Ba National Park free day (B/-/-)
Cat Ba Island is famous for its national park and endangered langurs. The island is the largest in the Gulf of Tonkin and is covered by a dense rainforest home to numerous indigenous species of flora and fauna. Breakfast at your hotel, then free at your leisure for beach or go bike around the island or trek in the central national park. Overnight in the resort.
Day 10: Cat Ba National Park free day (B/-/-)
Free at your leisure for your family to explore the Cat Ba Town, fishing market or free on the beach.
Day 11: Cat Ba National Park - Hanoi (B/-/-)
Breakfast at your resort, embark for a high speed boat to Hai Phong City, then our driver will drive you back to Hanoi, free at your leisure and overnight in Hanoi City Tour.
Day 12: Hanoi Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at your hotel, free at our leisure until be picked up for your departure flight.
Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Return train tickets: Hanoi - Sapa
All private minivan (Ford, Toyota, Mercedes)
Family room with daily breakfast
Private English Speaking Guides
Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
All sightseeing tickets
Tissues and water on car
Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter.
Services charges and government tax
Service charge & VAT
24/7 hotline support guaranteed
International/ Domestic flight
Visa stamp fee for Vietnam/Laos
Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above
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