Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi - Lao Cai (D)
Viet Bamboo Travel’s guide will meet you at Noi Bai Airport and the tour start by a ride around Hanoi Old Quarter of 36 streets, visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. You are then to attend the Water Puppets show. Enjoy welcome dinner at local restaurant before taken to Hanoi train station for the night train to Lao Cai station. Overnight on the train.
Day 2: Sapa - Cat Cat Village (B, L)
You will arrive at Lao Cai at about 06.30. Short car trip to Sapa of about 40km from Lao Cai. Check in a hotel in Sapa then enjoy breakfast. Relax or optional visit in the morning.
In the afternoon, 2 hours trekking to visit Cat Cat village, home of a Black H’mong hill tribe, which is just 7 km from Sapa town. Overnight in Sapa hotel.
Day 3: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Hanoi (B, L)
In the morning, taking a Jeep trip to Lao Chai - Ta Van village, home of Dzay and Black H’mong hill tribes. While trekking around the village, meeting and talking with local hill tribes to learn more about their daily life, customs and traditional habits. Viet Bamboo Travel’s tour guide will help you to translate. Return to Lao Cai station for train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L)
Arrive in Hanoi at early morning then take the taxi transfer to your hotel. After enjoy buffet breakfast, it is possible to take a bath and relax at a hotel for a while before continue the tour to Halong Bay. Upon arrival, embark a boat for a cruise majestic Halong bay. Enjoy beautiful landscape of Halong Bay, naturally formed by islands and islets, explore natural caves or sunbathing. Enjoy lunch on board. Return to Hanoi in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, Viet Bamboo Travel’s guide will pick you up from your hotel and depart for Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Residence, One-Pillar pagoda Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Thanh temple.
After lunch, continue to visit Hanoi Hilton prison and Van Mieu - the first university of Vietnam or free time for shopping before drive to Noi Bai Airport for next destination.
We can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations.