DAY 1: HANOI CITY WITH STREET FOOD TOUR
Our private car will pick you up at Noi Bai International airport, and transfer you to the hotel in hanoi old quarter area. After check- in the hotel, we will join in Hanoi secret food tours in 3 hours to discover traditional Vietnamese food, experience the local ways of life, and figure out the stories of city’s culture and cusine. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG – GIA LUAN (L/D)
08:30 – 09:00: Our local speaking English tour guide and ultra-Luxurious limousine van will welcome pick up at hotel, we are then depart travelling to the northeast of Vietnam along expressway to Tuan Chau Halong tourist wharf.
12:00: Arrive to Tuan Chau Maria Harbor, enjoy speed 20 minutes boat ride from the wharf to Gia Luan area where’s our main vessel anchor. We will be welcome on Sena crusie with fresh drinks while listening to safety brief, following by is checking in the cabin and beautiful lunch are being server in luxury restaurant while cruising pass so many rocks informations emerge from green emerald water.
14:30: Arrival to Dark and Bright cave area where we are going to experience the most stunning outdoor water activity is kayaking in to those tunnel grotto. With advantage of engine power we will arrival here at least 30 minute to an hour earlier before this place become busy.
16:30: Complete kayaking, we are boarding back to our the Sena for shower and relaxing on top deck for a small sunset party and happy hour while the dark night is slowly coming over.
19:00: This evening dinner is one of most expecting meal, fresh seafood BBQ will be serve on roof top restaurant. What else is better than enjoy fine dining and lovely romantic stories will be told.
DAY 3: VIET HAI VILLAGE – TUAN CHAU – HANOI (B/L)
06:00: Sea sound wake up call for another beautiful day by experiencing a typical oriental martial art Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck while cool wind blowing in and the sun is slowly rise from horizon, following then is nicely continental combining breakfast in the restaurant.
07:30: Our tender will transfer you to boat wharf where we start 20 minutes cycling to the Viet Hai village, slowly paddling along curve village’s lane, short break for visiting a local family enjoy tea talk with veteran who come back from Vietnam war and undergone hard subsidies economic time of Vietnam.
08:30: Farewell to our local host, we continue cycling back to the harbor, the tender men pick us up and transfer back to the main boat.
09:30 – 10:00: Time to shower and change then check out.
11:00: Last lunch will be server while our Sena is cruising back to the pier, another 20 minute speed boat ride back to the shore, disembark.
12:00: boarding back on luxury van enjoy two and half hour ride on the same high express way back to Hanoi.
15:00: Arrive back to Hanoi, our 2 days 1 night trip concluded at your hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 1: HANOI CITY
Arrive in Hanoi. Stay at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Our driver will pick you up from Hanoi airport and take you to a hotel in the Old quarter of Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI – LAN HA BAY
Overnight in the beautiful dragon bay.
See detailed itinerary here : https://senacruises.com/sena-cruises-2-days-1-night.html
DAY 3: HA LONG – NINH BINH
When the cruise ends from Lan Ha Bay, you are picked up to get to Ninh Binh provice. Spend 1 night in a bungalow with breakfast included and wait for our pick-up in the next day.
DAY 4: NINH BINH
Sight-seeing the natural reserve at Hoa Lu ancient capital – Tam Coc or Trang An pagoda in Ninh Binh. Just make sure you will have unforgettable memories about Vietnam and enjoy scenes from Kong Skull island movie in your eyes.
Details on day 4:
Option 1: Trang An – Bich Dong pagoda – deluxe 1 day tour (group of 9 people)
10:00: Spend about 2 hours exploring Trang An, the core of nature heritage in a small boat, rowed by local people. Visit many limestone water caves along Sao Khe river, King Kong film set and temple along the way
12:30: Come to a local restaurant, refresh with a welcome drink then enjoy a special lunch with local cuisine featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian culture.
14:30: Visit a local family in Van Lam village, Tam Coc area. Spend your time to interact and learn there tradition and lifestyle. Here you will see their house architecture, decoration as well as their daily life and handicraft job of making traditional embroidery.
15:30: Leave the family, you will take a bike and start riding arround the village with peaceful surroundings. To see the gorgeous rice fields, to explore a unique route in Ninh Binh.
16:00: Visit Bich Dong pagoda under the introduction of our local guide, you will get to know more about the Viet Nam history and understand the origin of Buddhism.
16:30: Leave Ninh Binh.
18:30: Drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi.
Option 2: Hoa Lu- Tam Coc day tour (deluxe option)
10:00: Visit a local family in Tam Coc area. They are traditional Vietnamese family with three generations living together. Observe the house architecture and their daily life and their handicraft job of making traditional embroidery.
10:30: Leave the family, immerse yourself into the peaceful atmosphere of Ninh Binh village by riding with a bike.
12:00: Come back to the local family, enjoy a special lunch with local cuisine featuring the yin-yang balance of the Asian culture. After lunch, take a short break with a cup of tea will be served.
13:30: Experience Tam Coc boat tour from Van Lam wharf. It takes about 1.5 hours. The boat trip is a nice journey along the river with a peaceful scenery of limestone mountain.
15:30: Visit Hoa Lu ancient capital of Viet Nam.
15:00: Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.
16:30: Getting on luxury car to go back to Hanoi.
18:30: You are dropped off at your hotel in Hanoi. Trip ends.
DAY 5: DEPART
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel to get to Hanoi airport.
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL DAY
Our driver will come to pick you up from Hanoi airport to your hotel.
DAY 2 & DAY 3: HANOI – SAPA – CAT CAT Village – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN (ONE OF THE BEST ITINERARIES IN SAPA)
On the first day: A short trek to Cat Cat village
You’re picked up from the hotel in the Old quarter of Hanoi departing to Sapa. Arrive in Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
You’ll get a welcome drink and itinerary briefing then enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures.
In the afternoon, a short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak.
Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
Trekking distance is about 3.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours
Come back and have a dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, overnight in a hotel in Sapa Town centre.
On the second day: Sapa – A long trek to Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Hanoi
Have breakfast at your hotel and prepare light pack for trekking.
Then trek from Sapa to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain.
12:30: Picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village then heading to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people.
End the tour in the afternoon, you are picked up to back to Hanoi city.
Note: Trekking distance is about 12 kms and it lasts for 4.5 hours.
• Older people should not do the long trek (9 km) as it is challenging and dangerous in case of rain.
• Handicapped people and children under 6 should not do the trek.
• Bring warm clothes, a scarf and a hat or cap as the weather in Sapa is unpredictable. It is normally cold from September to March.
• Due to the altitude in Sapa, it is sometimes foggy from December to March.
• Please bring trekking shoes, sunglasses, sunblock and insect repellent.
• If you do not want to attend the long Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van trek on day 2, your tour leader will help you to visit another location. You are responsible for all ticket and transportation costs.
• The driver from Hanoi to Sapa and speaks very little English.
DAY 4 & DAY 5: HANOI – LAN HA BAY
Check it out here: 2 days 1 night cruise itinerary.
On the fifth day if you have any flight, we will arrange airport service for you (from Ha Long to Hanoi airport or Cat Bi airport in Hai Phong province).
End your trip in the North of Viet Nam.