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Tonkin Elegance (7 days, 6 nights)

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Vietnam TravelDay 1 HANOI ARRIVAL (D)
Arrive to Noi Bai Airport. You will be greeted by our driver and transfer to hotel. Check in and have a restful overnight stay at the hotel.

Vietnam TravelDay 2 HANOI / LAO CAI (B,L,D)
The full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda; learn about Buddhist practices in Vietnam. You also have chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature, that dates back to the 11th century. Continue the trip to Ethnology Museum , the very informative museum including both indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Back to the Old Quarter to walk through the narrow streets that were famous for its specialized craft making guilds, the guild streets were named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays. After dinner, get ready to go to Hanoi Train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.

Vietnam TravelDay 3 LAO CAI / SAPA (B)
Arrive at Lao Cai train station at around 6am. Pick up and transfer to hotel in Sapa ( 1 hour drive). Once in Sapa, have breakfast and check-in to your hotel (the early check-in may be charged as hotel's policy). Free time to explore the town yourself. Afternoon starting by an enjoyable walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H'mong minority peoples. You will have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area before heading back to Sapa in the late afternoon. Overnight in Sapa.

Vietnam TravelDay 4 SAPA / LAO CHAI / TA VAN/ LAO CAI / HANOI (B,L)
Breakfast in hotel, you will explore the Sapa daily market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa valley, travel though the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H'mong, and Dzay people. Amazing view from the walk with a lot of local hill tribes people on the way make your experiences here. Lunch along the way at a local restaurant on the way. Back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you back to Sapa town. Free until transfer back to the train station around 5pm for night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
*If today is Tuesday, Thursday, Sat or Sunday, we will recommend to visit some of the most beautiful markets in North West Vietnam
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Vietnam TravelDay 5 HANOI / HALONG (B,L,D)
5.00, Arrives Hanoi. Check in a hotel nearby the train station to refresh and breakfast before heading to Halong. At 08:00-08.30am, you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay (3.5 hour drive) and board the boat at noon time. Enjoying lunch as sail through the bay. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you’ll enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner on board. Afterward, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the evening.
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Vietnam TravelDay 6 HALONG / HANOI (Brunch)
You’ll start the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, you will be taken to a beautiful limestone grotto before returning to the junk for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Check out at noon time and the vehicle is waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi. Free time to enjoy the Hanoi nightlife. Overnight in Hanoi.

Vietnam TravelDay 7 HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
Enjoy your free time until depart to the airport for your onward flight.
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*Please note the Halong Bay itinerary (Day 5 & 6) is various depending on which boat you choose.


Cities Hotel Category
Superior (3*) Deluxe (4*) Luxury (5*)
Hanoi Gondola Hotel Conifer Boutique Hotel Intercontinental
Halong Bay V’Spirit Dragon Pearl Junk Paradise Luxury
Sapa Bamboo Sapa Chau Long Victoria Sapa Resort

 


INCLUDE & EXCLUDE
Tour price includes:
• All private transfer and transportation
• Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
• Experienced local English / French speaking guide
• All train tickets as per itinerary (in soft sleeper tourist carriage)
• Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
• All sightseeing tickets
• Water and tissues on coach
• Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa
• Services charges and government tax

Tour price excludes:
• International flights to & from Vietnam
• Beverage
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
• Vietnam visa stamping fee on arrival at airport
• Others not mentioned above

Category Price per person/ valid from 1 Jan, 2014  – 31 Dec, 2014
2 3-4 5-6 7-8 SRS
Superior  $ 666  $ 595  $ 543  $ 508  $ 217
Deluxe  $ 806  $ 734  $ 682  $ 648  $ 356
Luxury  $ 1,131  $ 1,060  $ 1,008  $ 973  $ 682

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