DAY 1: ARRIVE HANOI (L/D)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, meet with our representative and transfer to Hanoi city for sightseeing tour covering the Temple of Literature (the 1st University of Vietnam), Hoan Kiem Lake & Ngoc Son Temple & the bustling Old Quarter. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: ARRIVE HANOI – HIGHWAY – SAPA (B/L/D)
After breakfast, start the scenic 5 hours drive to Sapa. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River countryside and have a short break on the way. On arrival, have lunch at local restaurant. Then, get on the car/van to drive to Cat Cat. Trek through to Cat Cat & Sin Chai villages, discover the daily life of Black Hmong tribe. Continue to the beautiful waterfal, then back to Sapa town.
DAY 3 : SAPA – HANOI (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. A short journey of 20 minutes by van takes you to Muong Hoa valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in northwest Vietnam. Descending into the valley by foot, we will see the largest terraced rice paddy in Sapa valley. (Experience the paddy plantation between May and October). The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of the Black Hmong tribe to Ta Van village of the Zay minority, providing the opportunity to see the different traditions and costumes of the two ethnic minority groups. Return to Sapa by car/van. Transfer back to Hanoi. Upon arrival, proceed for dinner and overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 4: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
After breakfast, take Hanoi city tour covering Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & residence, One Pillar Pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda. After lunch, proceed to Halong Bay which was awarded by UNESCO as a natural heritage in 1994. This four hour drive will show you the diversity of the North Vietnam villages and rice fields along
DAY 5: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L/D)
After breakfast, take a 4 hour boat trip on Halong Bay to view multi-shaped rocks and visit the dramatic Paradise Grotto. Seafood lunch will be served on board. Return to Hanoi. Free for shopping. Dinner on your own accord. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 6: DEPARTURE HANOI (B)
Day of free and leisure. Pick-up at Hotel lobby, transfer to airport for departure flight.