Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi capital of Vietnam with flower and warm greetings
Day 2: Be parts of Hanoi's culture and visit Bat Trang Ceramics village
Day 3 - 4: Sapa adventure with ethnic minority groups
Day 5 - 6: Halong Bay overnight on Alova Gold Cruises
Day 7: Say goodbye to Hanoi capital to the next destination
Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi with Water Puppet show
Go Asia Travel tour guide and driver pick you up at airport to charming northern capital. Check in hotel, rest after your journey, and enjoy Welcome dinner with Vietnam traditional cuisine. And then have tickets for a performance of traditional Water Puppetry (an art form unique to northern Vietnam).
Day 2: A half day trip to Bat Trang ceramic Village
You have a easy morning, walking in the old quarter to visit market, have a cup of coffee in the small shop to watch the daily life of local people. After lunch, you will have half a day to explore Vietnam's premier ceramics centre in detail. The road to Bat Trang runs alongside the river. It's about 15km east of Hanoi and famous for making fine ceramics. You have chance to watch the manufacturing process and meet the craftspeople, try your hand making a ceramic product.
Day 3-4: Hanoi - Lao cai - Sapa trekking tour
Enjoy the romance of night train to Sapa. Sapa is a delightful former French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam's northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minority groups, each wearing traditional and colorful attire. This trip includes a trek through the hills and valleys of the Sapa region, discovering several different minorities along the way. You will experience overnight accommodation in the hospitable villages of Giay and Tay ethnic minorities. Kid always enjoy rapping with the hilltribe people in Sapa, a fun clash of culture because the young ethnic hilltribe folks speak English well and are eager to chat with foreigners their age.
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Alova Gold Cruise
7h45 – 8h15: Alova Gold Cruise’s bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel & start the 3 hour and a half drive to Halong Bay.
12h00 – 12h30: Board Alova Gold Cruise at the Bai Chay port, enjoy welcome drink, crew briefing before checking in cabin. Start cruising and enjoy a Special lunch with Vietnamese Traditional Dishes while the boat slowly slides on romantic waves of the sea to the legendary fishing village
14h00: Spend one hour Kayaking or Bamboo boat on emerald water of the world heritage.
15h00: Set sails to head to the sandy beach where emotional feeling erupts at one of the most splendid water world; you can swim and enjoy the seascapes with photos shooting.
18h00: Return to the vessel for your own leisure at room or on Sun deck, boat anchors at Sung Sot area – the safest place for overnight.
18h30: Attend the Cooking Demonstration together with our Chief.
19h30: Enjoy dinner (designed only on Alova Gold) with Vietnamese typical foods.
21h00: Intermingle with activities on board such as Cuttle fish fishing, games on board, socializing with others. Our bartender serves you the best drink at bar, overnight on boat.
Day 6: Alova Gold Cruise – Halong Bay – Ha Noi
6h00: Wake up for swimming or photos hunt at dawn
7h30: Have sunrise breakfast in the absolutely quiet lagoon.
8h30: Climb up the mountain to explore one of the most superb & beautiful Sung Sot cave.
9h15: Return to the Vessel, check out and settle the bill, take time to relax while the Vessel is cruising back to Bai Chay Port, leave your words in the Memory Book and have lunch
12h30: Say goodbye to Halong bay and take shuttle bus back to Hanoi
16h30: Arrive in Hanoi. Day 7: Say goodbye to Hanoi for next flight
Your sightseeing tour in Vietnam is going to end. Coming to the airport for your next flight.
Notes to Enjoy most Vietnam Sightseeing Tours:Accommodation: Triple share is possible and must be requested at the time of booking. Please be clear whether a double bed plus extra bed is required or whether three separate beds are preferred. Where separate rooms for children are booked, interconnecting or adjacent rooms will be requested (subject to availability)Transports: You are transferred by air conditioner minibus, so make sure that you are can sit every 2 hours per stop. In Sapa, the roads are quite steep with the frequent change of attitude; these can affect your health. We have good driver to make sure you feel safe and comfortableTour guide: Go Asia Travel Local tour guide with international experience will give you the feeling of safety, protection. He will cares about every meal you eat, the room in hotel, especially he gives you the concept of how to behave well towards the locals. He also let you know all information about your tourist destination.Things to bring: When you go to Sapa for trekking, please take hiking boots, sun cream, insect repellent and hat or cap with you. It is easy for you to have flu or cold without careful preparation.Food: Try to get used to the food in different parts of Vietnam, if you have any problem about food, please let tour guide know even before meals, we will change into the food that you preferCurrency: When you travel to Halong bay or Sapa, you should take Vietnam Dong with you to pay for extra services.Tips: For tour guide, driver, boat crew tipping depends on your satisfaction of your trip. It should be 5 USD/day for guide, 3 for driver and 5 for boat crew.
Tour Name: A glimpse of Northern Vietnam Tour
Duration: 7 days and 6 nights from Hanoi
Rate: On request
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