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Northern Vietnam Off The Beaten Track 11 Days (On request)

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11 Days
Hotel : 3 stars and homestay
Hanoi
Hanoi
Maximum People : 16
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Taste the new shade of Vietnam by the 11-day journey discovering the traditional and unique value of the North. It is time to get lost in the labyrinth of streets in the Old Quarter, discover the charming city with a 1000-year history of Hanoi. Continue heading to the highland to commune with the life of ethnic minorities and discover the superb beauty of waterfall, natural lake and forest before capturing the best panorama shot in “the roof of Indochina”. The last days will be spent to relax on a cruise, admire the majestic scene and savor the spectacular sunset over “The World Heritage” – Halong Bay.

Tour Highlight
  • Hanoi
  • Sapa
  • Cao Bang
  • Ba Be
  • Halong
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Detailed itinerary

Day 1:Hanoi - ARRIVAL (-/-/-)

Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, transfers you to your hotel by your own expenses.
Airport transfer optional:
– 7 seat car: 17 USD
– 16 seat van: 27 USD
– English guide pick up: 20 USD
Relax in your room or begin exploring around Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2:Hanoi City Tour ( B/L/-)

8:00 – 8:30: Pick up at your hotel and we start the day with a Vietnamese signature egg coffee
Visit beautiful Tran Quoc Pagoda located on the shores of Lake West and visit Ho Chi Minh Complex and One Pillar Pagoda.
Leave the Pagoda for the Temple of Literature – the first college of Vietnam and the place dedicating to Confucian.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, we take a visit to the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison which is once known as “Hanoi Hilton”).
Back to downtown for refreshment by Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart and soul of Hanoi – and take a free walk around the place
16:00 – 16:30: Car arrives and transfers you back to your hotel.
Optional Water Puppet Show for the one who prefers to stay in the center (5 USD/person): Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre – No. 57b Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi (Showtime: 17:20/18:20/20:00). Back to your hotel by your own.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3:Hanoi - Sapa - Cat Cat Village ( B/L/-)

6:30 – 7:00: Pick up by bus from your hotel and depart for Sapa.
Follow the highway with the first comfort break
Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa
12:30: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People. Welcome drink and itinerary briefing
Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures
14.00: Start trekking to Cat Cat village – home of Black H’Mong People, you visit Cat Cat waterfall and the Hydrofoil constructed by the French in the 19th Century, visit the family of H’’Mong People to understand their culture and customs.
17.00: Go back to Sapa town for refreshing.
Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Sapa town.

Day 4:Sapa - Hanoi ( B/L/-)

Breakfast at the hotel
Free day to visit the town or visit Fansipan Peak by your own expenses
Suggestion program (entrance ticket 33 USD/person): Take a short walk to Muong Hoa rail route (at Hotel de la Coupole MGallery) then you will spend 5 mins on train to transfer to Cable Car Station and spend 20 – 25 minutes with cable car to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
Reach the altitude of 2800 meters, you have a good time to see the view and take photos, visit pagoda the spiritual destinations and trek up to 600 steps you will reach the peak of Fansipan – the Roof of Indochina.
11.30: Come back to Cable Car Station and return to Sapa by train. Walk back to your hotel.
12.30: Have lunch at the hotel
Relax until 14:30 – 15:00: Our driver picks you up at your hotel and we head to Hanoi.
20:00 – 20:30: Arrive Hanoi and check-in your hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5:Hanoi - Cao Bang ( B/L/D)

Breakfast at your hotel
7:30 – 8:00 Our tour guide will pick you up by car at your hotel around 7:30-8:00 am, transferring you to Lang Son. We will start by driving in the direction of the Chinese border for about 3 hours, before stopping at Chi Lang Pass – a 20-km-long gorge created from a narrow valley between two mountains.
Here you will have roughly an hour to walk around and explore the area around the Quy Mon Quan Gate, which translates as “The Gate of Monsters”, named for the many invasion forces that would spill through the pass over the course of history only to be beaten back by stalwart Vietnamese defenders.
After lunch at a local restaurant in Dong Dang, you will continue your trip into the pass, stopping to visit Mother’s Temple and Dong Khe – an important historical site where The Battle of Dong Khe was fought during the First Indochina War.
Head to your hotel in Cao Bang city and checkin.
Free evening in Cao Bang. Dinner in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Cao Bang

Day 6:Cao Bang - Ban Gioc - Ba Be ( B/L/D)

After enjoying breakfast at the local restaurant, you will depart for Trung Khanh which lies right on the border with China.
Nestled amongst these amazing landscapes is the breathtaking Ban Gioc Waterfall which spans over 300 meters, split half and half between Vietnam and China. You’ll get some time here to simply take in the amazing atmosphere surrounding the falls, which presents an excellent opportunity for some fantastic photography. (You can take a boat trip to ride along the river by your own expenses)
Once you’ve finished at the falls, it’s time to head over to Nguom Ngao Cave, for a very different, but no less impressive natural wonder. The cave stretches for 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites.
You will then return to Cao Bang town and head down the “snake pass” to Ba Be Lake, where you will stay overnight in a homestay constructed in traditional Tay fashion and owned and operated by a local Tay family. Here you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a delicious and authentic home-cooked meal.
Overnight in Ba Be.

Day 7:Ba Be - Hanoi ( B/L/-)

After breakfast, we’ll kick the final day of the tour by boarding a boat and setting off onto the lake. It’s up to you how to spend your time on the boat, whether it’s relaxing and enjoying the views or going for a swim in the cool waters to refresh yourself. The views consist of stunning karst formations all around you covered with patches of wild vegetation and rich wildlife.
The boat will then continue along the Nang River, giving you a chance to explore the caves of Puong Grotto where you can marvel at the stalactites and stalagmites created through river erosion, as well as observe the thousands-strong bat colony that lives here.
Now that you’ve reached the end of your tour, you’ll be driven the roughly 230 kilometers back to Hanoi, with a stop at a tea plantation nestled among rolling hills.
Arrive Hanoi and check in your hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8:Hanoi - Halong ( B/L/D)

7:30 – 8:00 Hotel pick up and transfer to Halong
12:00: Arrival to the cruise office at Halong and boarding
Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; Start sailing among famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islet…) of Bai Tu Long Bay.
Visit and explore the Thien Canh Son Cave. After visiting the Thien Canh Son Cave, you will enjoy kayaking activities around magnificent karst mountains.
Sunset party is served on the sundeck.
Having dinner and overnight on board.

Day 9:Halong ( B/L/D)

06:00 Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07:00 Have breakfast
07:45 – 09.00 Exploring Vung Vieng Fishing Village and short visit the Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are grown.
10:00 Check out your cabin and enjoy Vietnamese cooking class.
10:30 Enjoy Set Menu for lunch
11.45 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Get on bus or car back to Hanoi.
Drop off at your hotel
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 10:Halong - Hanoi ( B/L/-)

06:00 Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07:00 Have breakfast
07:45 – 09.00 Exploring Vung Vieng Fishing Village and short visit the Pearl Farm to learn how natural pearls are grown.
10:00 Check out your cabin and enjoy Vietnamese cooking class.
10:30 Enjoy Set Menu for lunch
11.45 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Get on bus or car back to Hanoi.
Drop off at your hotel
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 11:Hanoi - Departure ( B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel
At the scheduled time, transfer to Noi Bai International Airport by your own expenses for your departure flight.
Airport transfer optional:
– 7 seat car: 17 USD
– 16 seat van: 27 USD
– English guide pick up: 20 USD
End of your trip.

Services Included

  • 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 4 dinners
  • English speaking guides follow the program
  • Tickets to destinations mentioned in this program
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotels and 4 star cruise (Twin/double sharing room)
  • Transaction fee if make payment through Onepay link
  • Sharing transfer 16/29/30/35 seat based on quantity of guest follow the program from Day 2 to day 11 mentioned above.

Services Excluded

  • The international round trip flights of your country
  • Airport transfer on Day 1 & Day 11 - Visa in Vietnam
  • Single supplement for solo traveller
  • Other meals and services apart from those specifically included
  • Insurance of all kinds (recommended)
  • Drinks, tips and personal expenses
  • Bank charges related to payment
  • Other services that not mentioned on "Service included"
Essential Infomation

1.IMPORTANT NOTES

1. This tour will be guaranteed if we reach minimum 4 people join in this tour before 15th Jan 2020. The confirmation with the payment method will be sent by email individually.
2. International flight ticket is not included; please visit Skyscanner.com to find & book ticket from your city.
3. Travel insurance is not included in the price. We highly recommend you to buy insurance from your country to get better protection.
4. Please provide your full name exactly as per passport at the time you sign up to join in this tour (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.

2.SINGLE TRAVELLERS

Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don’t involve a compulsory single supplement. Single travellers share with people of the same gender in accommodation ranging from twin to multi-shared. On a selection of our trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own accommodation (where available).

3.CHILDREN POLICY

– Children under 2 years old accompany with 2 adults: 20% adult price (Sharing beds with parents)
– Children from 2 years old to 11 years old accompany with 2 adults or 1 child accompany with 1 adult: 90% adult price (Sharing room with parents on rollaway bed).
– Children from 11 years old and above: 100% adults price.

4.PASSPORT

As a general rule most countries expect that your passport has a minimum of 6 months validity remaining. Please ensure the name on your passport matches the name on your booking and airline tickets

5.VISAS IN VIETNAM

Most nationalities are required to obtain a tourist visa in advance to travel to Vietnam. An eVisa is available for some nationalities including passport holders from Australia (from 2018), France, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America, valid for a single entry of a maximum of 30 days stay in Vietnam. For information on obtaining an eVisa visit the immigration website: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/.

Evisas take up to 3 days to be processed. You will need a clear electronic copy of your passport data page and passport photo, and to make a non-refundable payment as outlined on the immigration website. Keep the customs and immigration form you receive on arrival, as you need it to complete exit formalities on departure.

Some nationalities are exempt from visas for a stay of a maximum of 15 days, including British, German, French, Spanish and Italian citizens travelling to Vietnam (for all purposes). This exemption period is currently effective until 30 June 2021, and is based upon meeting all conditions prescribed by Vietnamese laws. If you are planning on staying in Vietnam for longer than 15 days you will need to obtain a visa extension in advance (please contact your relevant Consulate or Embassy). Please also check requirements if you plan to re-enter Vietnam.

6.HOTELS

Most of the accommodation on this trip is in hotels (mostly 3-star or homestay in the mountainous area). Facilities are often basic, with some properties not having a continuous supply of hot water on occasion. All rooms are with air conditioning and double/twin sharing
Once you’ve finished at the falls, it’s time to head over to Nguom Ngao Cave, for a very different, but no less impressive natural wonder. The cave stretches for 2,144 meters underground and is brimming with incredible stalactites and stalagmites.
You will then return to Cao Bang town and head down the “snake pass” to Ba Be Lake, where you will stay overnight in a homestay constructed in traditional Tay fashion and owned and operated by a local Tay family. Here you can relax and unwind from the day and enjoy a delicious and authentic home-cooked meal.
Overnight in Ba Be.

7. WINDOWLESS ROOMS

Some hotels in Vietnam have windowless rooms, or windows that don’t necessarily have a view. This is often due to high population density in large cities, however local building standards also do not require rooms to have windows. We do request rooms with windows, however they aren’t always available.

8.DIETARY REQUIREMENTS & FOOD ALLERGIES

Before you head to Vietnam, read up on the region’s local cuisine and food practices. You will want to research the specific country you’re visiting, as food culture varies across this region of the world. Look up the primary dishes and ingredients used to see how prevalent your specific allergen is. This will give you an idea of specific dishes to avoid.

9.SPENDING MONEY

When it comes to spending money on the trip, every traveller is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities and laundry. It’s always better to bring a little more than you think you’ll need. Also make sure you’ve read your trip details thoroughly so you know what’s included in the trip price and what isn’t.

10.WITHDRAW MONEY

You can use your credit/debit card in ATMs, which are common throughout Vietnam. These machines dispense cash in VND (Vietnamese dong). Credit/debit cards aren’t accepted for small payments in Vietnam so please ensure you have VND cash to cover daily expenses. Clean banknotes in small denominations are most useful. There is no need to bring lots of cash with you unless you prefer not to use ATMs. You can obtain VND cash prior to arriving in Vietnam, through normal outlets such as banks and currency exchange offices.

11.TIPPING

If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it’s of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. Carrying small notes of local currency will make tipping easier. It is best to avoid tipping with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes, as this can be regarded as an insult.