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In the North of Vietnam, there are many attractive destinations such as Halong bay, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Dien Bien Phu…it takes you a month to visit all of them. However, with this tour, a week is enough for you to visit the most interesting parts of the North.
www.goasiatravel.com A glimpse of Northern Vietnam Tour Tour Overview: In the North of Vietnam, there are many attractive destinations such as Halong bay, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Dien Bien Phu…it takes you a month to visit all of them. However, with this tour, a week is enough for you to visit the most interesting parts of the North. Spend our days wandering the charming of Hanoi Capital, discovering and making ceramic product together, undertaking a short trek to the northern hill tribe Sapa villages and taking time out along the endless stretch of beaches off Halong bay. Tour outline: 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 traditional wooden boat with kayaking Day 7: Say goodbye to Hanoi capital to the next destination Tour itinerary: Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi with Water Puppet show Our 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). 17A Hang Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam www.goasiatravel.com Day 2: A half day trip to Bat Trang ceramic 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 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 5-6: Hanoi – Halong bay with one night on wooden junk The Halong Bay with our Junk, a wooden junk based on the model of the old Vietnamese court vessels with sails, a wide transom and rectangular superstructure, luxurious, traditional styling paired with sophisticated modern facilities and comforts! The boat boasts romantic wooden fixtures, a multitude of windows to make the most of the amazing views, and a spectacular upper deck for your total relaxation to sightsee the emerging rocks of Halong Bay and its natural attractions. With 2 deluxe rooms, your privacy is so important. Kayaking can be done in the picturesque Halong Bay area through some other coastal. All of family members will enjoy a day out on the water. Day 7: Say goodbye to Hanoi for next flight Our fantastic tour is going to end. Coming to the airport for your next flight 17A Hang Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam www.goasiatravel.com Trip Notes: 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 comfortable Tour guide: 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 prefer Currency: 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 Tour Prices: Tour Name: A glimpse of Northern Vietnam Tour Duration: 7 days and 6 nights from Hanoi Rate: On request Tour included: Breakfast and accommodation sharing a twin or double room Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above (please note: pick-ups will be by a guide and driver or, where a guide is not necessary, a driver only. All unaccompanied drivers will be briefed in advance, and will carry a mobile phone to ensure smooth transfer arrangements) 17A Hang Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam www.goasiatravel.com Boat cruises if specified in the program Travel in an appropriate private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver. The services of experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary (please note: guides will be on hand from pick-up until guests’ return to their hotel or reach their destination). Free days or part days will not include the services of a guide unless requested and included in the final itinerary. Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the program Lunches and dinners (if specified in the itinerary) in the best local restaurants, or picnics where no suitable restaurant is available. Tour excluded: Surcharges for peak season levied after your booking date Visas, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses. Camera fees (if any), insurance www.goasiatravel.com 17A Hang Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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