Northern Vietnam - scenic tour

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5 star Code tour: CVT08
Location: Northern VN, Vietnam
Duration: 11 days 10 nights
5 star Code tour: CVT08 Location: Northern VN, Vietnam Duration: 11 days 10 nights
It's different from other Vietnam Northern tours which designed for family adventure with the great combination of sightseeing, activities, culture experience and discovery. This family tour is really fit for those who want to explore the North of Vietnam in detail with a higher fitness level. It have been voted as one of our best family holidays in Vietnam. With this Northern Vietnam tour 11 days 10 nights you will be on a journey to the world-famous scenery of Halong Bay, the jumble of Hanoi's bustling Old Quarter and the lesser-known delights of Ninh Binh, Mai Chau and Sapa. Hike among-st the towering rice terraces of the northern mountains, drift along slow rivers, lined with lotus flowers and channeled by thrusting limestone pinnacles, or let our expert guides introduce you to the exotic tastes and smells of Hanoi's fabulous street food. Your Northern Vietnam tour 11 days 10 nights will absolutely be a memorable experience in Vietnam.
 
DESTINATIONS: Hanoi/ Mai Chau/ Ninh Binh/ Sapa/ Bac Ha/ Cat Ba Island/ Halong Bay/ Hanoi
 
HIGHLIGHTS:
+ Insight into the iconic landmarks in the heart of Hanoi
+ Excursions to breathtaking Ha Long Bay & Lan Ha Bay
+ Labyrinthine rice fields & green valleys of harmonious Sa Pa and Bac Ha
+ Cultural diversity & rich traditional values of Vietnam
+ Take you to the most impressive and beautiful region of Vietnam in the north
+ Explore the wonders of the ethnic groups and experience the sheer thrill of travelling along tortuous roads that you'll never forget.
+ Explore a fabulous tribal market in town, a trading place among ethnic minorities such as Tay, Nung, Han, Hmong, Hoa, Dao and Kinh.
+ Trek through the soaring mountains and experience to see the beauty of Mai Chau, Bac Ha, Sapa
+ Tasting different dishes of local food along the tour.

Northern Vietnam - scenic tour
Northern Vietnam - scenic tour
It's different from other Vietnam Northern tours which designed for family adventure with the great combination of sightseeing, activities, culture experience and discovery. This family tour is really fit for those who want to explore the North of Vietnam in detail with a higher fitness level. It have been voted as one of our best family holidays in Vietnam. With this Northern Vietnam tour 11 days 10 nights you will be on a journey to the world-famous scenery of Halong Bay, the jumble of Hanoi's bustling Old Quarter and the lesser-known delights of Ninh Binh, Mai Chau and Sapa. Hike among-st the towering rice terraces of the northern mountains, drift along slow rivers, lined with lotus flowers and channeled by thrusting limestone pinnacles, or let our expert guides introduce you to the exotic tastes and smells of Hanoi's fabulous street food. Your Northern Vietnam tour 11 days 10 nights will absolutely be a memorable experience in Vietnam.
 
DESTINATIONS: Hanoi/ Mai Chau/ Ninh Binh/ Sapa/ Bac Ha/ Cat Ba Island/ Halong Bay/ Hanoi
 
HIGHLIGHTS:
+ Insight into the iconic landmarks in the heart of Hanoi
+ Excursions to breathtaking Ha Long Bay & Lan Ha Bay
+ Labyrinthine rice fields & green valleys of harmonious Sa Pa and Bac Ha
+ Cultural diversity & rich traditional values of Vietnam
+ Take you to the most impressive and beautiful region of Vietnam in the north
+ Explore the wonders of the ethnic groups and experience the sheer thrill of travelling along tortuous roads that you'll never forget.
+ Explore a fabulous tribal market in town, a trading place among ethnic minorities such as Tay, Nung, Han, Hmong, Hoa, Dao and Kinh.
+ Trek through the soaring mountains and experience to see the beauty of Mai Chau, Bac Ha, Sapa
+ Tasting different dishes of local food along the tour.

  • DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI

    Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the country's second largest city by population. This thousand-year-old city is considered one of the main cultural centres of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike.. The city hosts more cultural sites than any other city in Vietnam.
    On arrival at Noi Bai airport, you will be met and welcomed by your tour guide and driver. Transferred to the downtown for hotel check-in. The rest of the day, you are free to stroll around the Old Quarter yourself to get used to the City or just relax to recover from the jetlag. Overnight in Hanoi.

    Meals: N/A
    4 activity included
    Hà Nội city
    DAY 2: HANOI - MAI CHAU

    The tour departs from Hanoi at 08:00 AM. The morning drive takes about 3.5 hours overland to Mai Chau valley, a stunning valley of White Thai ethnic minority in Hoa Binh province. You will have some stops on the way for taking photographs. Arrive at Lac Village around noon; this is a peaceful and pretty hilly area. Have Vietnamese lunch at a Thai family's stilt house. After lunch and rest, go for a scenic bicycling tour about 2 hours to explore the surroundings and visit some villages, rice paddies and gardens. This is the best time for you to experience the local life, their agriculture and beautiful handicrafts. At the end of the ride, check into your hotel (at homestay alternatively) for the night. Enjoy the traditional dance by the local ethic boys and girls after dinner.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    4 activity included
    Hoa Binh province, Mai Chau valley, Lac Village, Thai family's stilt house
    DAY 3: MAI CHAU VALLEY - NINH BINH

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to a trekking point in Mai Hich Valley. Spend the morning to trek this scenic countryside with the scenery of villages, fields and mountains. Get picked up by noon and go for the lunch. The afternoon drive takes you almost 4 hours to Ninh Binh. You may want to stops for a couple of time on the way for taking photographs. Arrive at your hotel in Ninh Binh late in the afternoon. Check in and stay for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    4 activity included
    Mai Hich Valley, Ninh Binh

    DAY 4: NINH BINH - HANOI

    This morning you will tour around Ninh Binh with its famous Trang An Complex - The world's natural & cultural heritage by UNESCO. The private transport takes you to Tam Coc for a sampan boat ride (2 hours approx.) along a small river which meandering in between the sheer limestone mountains.
    The local rower will take you through three tunnel-like caves which have many beautiful stalactites hanging down from the ceiling. After the boat ride, you will continue visiting the area by bicycles. The guide will leads you to visit other part of Tam Coc, biking on backroads so that you can get close looks at the local life and enjoy the landscape.
    Lunch at a restaurant before the afternoon drive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    4 activity included
    Trang An Complex, Tam Coc

    DAY 5: HANOI - SAPA

    Having breakfast at the hotel as usual. At 7:30 a.m. depart to Sapa on the HW Noi Bai – Lao Cai. This is the longest highway in Vietnam. The scenic drive from the Red River Delta, through the midland to Lao Cai province will be a good start for your trip. Arrive in Sapa around  noon. Lunch at a restaurant in town. After that, transferring to the trekking point to Y Linh Ho village at Muong Hoa Valley. Muong Hoa is the biggest valley in Sapa region. To start, you trek downhill the valley, the scenery of the rice terraces along your way are very beautiful and be the highlight of the day. Crossing the river on a small suspension bridge and continue the trek uphill. This is rather challenging when it is wet but definitely offers you spetacular view over the valley. Finish your morning scenic trek at Lao Chai Village. Get on your car and drive to your accommodation for relaxing and staying overnight.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    4 activity included
    Lao Cai province, Red River Delta, Sapa, Y Linh Ho village, Muong Hoa Valley, Lao Chai Village
    DAY 6: SAPA - BAC HA

    This morning you are able to take one of the two options before making your way to Bac Ha.
    Option 1: Having the morning easy at the lodge to enjoy the facilities and relaxation.
    Option 2: Check out of your hotel after breakfast and embark on another trek at the surroundings (To a house-on-stilt village of Ban Ho & Nam Toong ethnic Red Yao village. The terraced fields are not that vast as the one you did on the previous day but they are still very impressive. The drive to Bac Ha town takes more than 3-hours (include lunch time on the way). In the afternoon, take a short boat ride on Chay River and walk to visit Trung Do village (If the water level permit) otherwise, go straight to Bac Ha for 1-hour trek around Ban Pho village of a Flower H'mong people. Dinner and overnight in Bac Ha.

    Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    3 activity included
    Bac Ha town,  Ban Ho & Nam Toong, Chay River, Trung Do village, Ban Pho village
    DAY 7: BAC HA - HANOI

    In Bac Ha area, there are three colorful hill tribe markets that are worth seeing. They are Bac Ha market, right in Bac Ha town (Sunday); Can Cau Market, 1-hour drive from Bac Ha town (Saturday); Coc Ly Market, 1-hour drive. Depend on your the date that you can make for the itinerary, one of the markets will be visited for this morning. At the markets, you will see differnt ethnic minority groups such as Flower Hmong, Yao, Tay…etc. They are from different valleys, gather around for the trading. It is an awesome experience of seeing colors, understanding traditions and feeling the atmosphere. The market offers a variety of local products includes colorful embroidery, handicrafts and all types of daily necessary stuffs. Here also available animal market where people sell and buy or barter animal such as dogs, pot-bellied pigs, cows, buffalos and so on. The whole afternoon is spent for the return journey to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    3 activity included
    Bac Ha Market, Can Cau Market, Coc Ly Market, Hà Nội
    DAY 8: HANOI CITY TOUR

    The city tour of the capital city occupies your whole day.
    In the morning, the sites include Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university. Lunch is served at a nice restaurant in town.
    In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museums, you can pick the one you like (the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum). Followed by a short walk or a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter. End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show. Your family will spend the second night in Hanoi.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    3 activity included
    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university.
    DAY 9: HANOI - LAN HA BAY & HALONG BAY

    Depart from Hanoi at 8:00 AM Your morning drive toward the coast takes about 4 hours. Upon arrival at Ben Beo Wharf in Cat Ba Island, embark on your private junk and spend the afternoon exploring Lan Ha Bay. Lunch is served on the boat after one-hour cruise to the midle of Lan Ha. The afternoon activities include visiting a fish-farm, kayaking and swimming at Ba Trai Dao beaches area. After that, the junk will make its way toward Halong Bay for the night place.  Overnight on boat.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    3 activity included
    Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay, Ba Trai Dao beaches
    DAY 10: HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY - HANOI

    The breakfast is served on the top deck (if the weather is nice) while the junk is cruising to other parts of Halong Bay. There is one more stop today for you to explore a hidden "lake" by kayaking through a tunnel-like cave. You can take more swim off the kayak in the "lake" if you wish.
    Return to you junk, check our of your cabin and relax on the top deck whilst the junk is meandering in between hundreds of sheer limestone islands of Lan Ha Bay.
    An early lunch is served aboard before the noon disembarkment. Drive back to Hanoi for the last night. Dinner is on your own account.

    Meals: Breakfast
    3 activity included
    Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay, Ha Long Bay
    DAY 11: DEPATURE FROM HANOI

    Today is your last day, if your departure flight is not early, you may want to do some last shopping otherwise just take it easy until getting picked up for the airport transfer.
    Goodbye Vietnam!

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    3 activity included
    Hà Nội
  • Includes
    Accommodation based on twin-shared/ double basis with daily breakfast at mentioned hotels or similar ones upon availability
    Meals as indicated in the itinerary each day
    Private English Speaking tour guides in each city of visit
    Private air conditioned vehicle transfers during tour
    Entrance tickets at indicated sites
    Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
    Simple bike as program
    All operation service charge and government tax
    Bottled water on the vehicle
    Excludes
    Travel insurance 
    Drinks and other meals
    Tips and gratuities
    Any international flights
    Banking fee(if any)
    Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly in the inclusion part
    Visa arrangement
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    SERVICE TERMS AND CONDITION
    Booking & Payment 
    Bookings must be secured by a deposit of a minimum of 30% of the total booking value, or US$100 for bookings of a value US$500 or below. This deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel your tour. Full payment must be made at least 30 days prior to the first day of your trip. (Please note that increased deposit requirements may be applied for some trips).
    Except as otherwise agreed by your direct travel specialist of Custom Vietnam Travel, the final payment or the balance is due earlier than 30 days prior to your departure.(Failure to pay by the due date may result in unexpected cancellation of the booking.)
    Payment may be made by cash through Western Union, telegraphic/electronic transfer or credit card such as Visa, Master card. (Except for the cash payment, any levied charges for the telegraphic/electronic transfer or any applied surcharges for credit card banking (3.0%) should be covered by the clients.)
    Following full payment, final voucher of services and related documents will be forwarded by e-mail to clients at a maximum of two weeks prior to your home departure. 
     
    Cancellations
    Cancellation will be charged as follows: 
    More than 30 days prior to departure: We will retain the deposit
    29 - 14 days prior to departure: 50% of the Tour price is forfeited
    13 - 0 days prior to departure: 100% of the Tour price is forfeited
    (Note: Any of bank charge for the payment process is on the client's account)
     
    Refund of Unused Services 
    No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced.
     
    Liability 
    Custom Vietnam Travel Co., Ltd. is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.
    Airline schedules and local conditions may affect accommodation and itineraries. Should this occur, Custom Vietnam Travel Co., Ltd will endeavor to substitute a suitable arrangement of similar value. Participation on any tours implies full agreement to the above conditions by all parties involved. 
    Travel Insurance 
    Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger's responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details.
    Custom Vietnam Travel Co., Ltd. strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation, loss of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.
     
    QUOTATION NOTES: 
    Please be aware that flight times, hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are cancelled or delayed Custom Vietnam Travel will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.
    The travelling times mentioned within this dossier are approximations only. These times will vary according to weather, road, traffic or any other prevailing conditions.
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