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HANOI + HALONG BAY (01 NIGHT  ON LAND)+SA PA)


DAY 01. ARRIVAL HANOI> LAO CAI (DINNER)

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, you will meet & greet by our local representative then transfer to local restaurant for dinner, get ready to be transferred to Hanoi Railway station for the night train to Lao Cai. Our guide will not follow the guests but  help them settled down in their cabin .

For those that arrive early afternoon,  will visit West Lake (Ho Tay), the beautiful and biggest lake in Hanoi; then visit Quan Thanh Temple – one of Thang Long four Guardian God temples. Afterwards, we proceed to Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest one in Hanoi. Last stop is the Northern Gate (Bac Mon), the remains of Hanoi’s ancient Royal Citadel. Have dinner at local restaurant.. transfer to local theatre to enjoy the traditional art form with distinctive culture identity of Vietnam ~ The Water Puppetry Show. .  

Have dinner in local restaurant before transfer to Hanoi station for the night train to Lao Cai.  

The Water Puppetry Show…..the cacophony of musical instruments such as bamboo flutes, bronze drums, gongs, xylophones comes from the tormentor in dim light. As soon as the sound stops, the introduction of the program announces the beginning of the show. Ducks, snakes, dragons and monkeys puppets that made up with flags, dance and dive under the surface of the water. It came to existence, developed and diversified over a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta, hardworking farmers invented this unique art to satisfy themselves and their children.

REMARKS:

·         All guests will  enjoy authentic VIETNAMESE cuisines served at local restaurant. 

·         Muslim guests will enjoy dinner in Halal certified restaurant operated by local Muslim

·         Train will depart around 22.00 hr

·         Overnight in air-conditioned cabin.( 4 sleeping berths in a cabin.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAY 02.  LAO CAI>SAPA>CAT CAT  VILLAGE (BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER)

Sa Pa is an incredibly picturesque village that lies in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range near the Chinese border in north-western Vietnam, known as "the Tonkinese Alps". Sa Pa , which is about 1632 M above sea level and its surrounding region is host to many hill tribes, as well as rice terraces, lush vegetation, and Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam. It is one of the main market towns in the area, where many ethnic minority groups such as H'mong  Dao and Tay live.

Upon our arrival in Lao Cai railway station in the early morning, our local guide will pick them up at Lao Cai railway station  and will enjoy a  drive to Sa Pa town, which is 35 km away by car. Breakfast at Hotel and have a short rest. We set off to discover Sa Pa and its nearby villages . first  take a short trekking to Cat Cat Village, which  is 2km from Sa Pa Town. This is an age-old village of H'Mong ethnic group remaining unique customs and practices that are lost in other villages. Visitors to Cat Cat have an opportunity to admire a lively and colourful picture of young women sitting by looms with colourful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds. When these pieces of brocade are finished, they are dyed and embroidered with beautiful designs. In addition to the brocade weaving craft, many residents in Cat Cat are good at manipulating gold and silver jewellery.

On the way, you can also see the old Hydro-Electric Power Station  built by the French  in the early 20th Century, and a beautiful Thuy Dien waterfall nearby, a good place for resting and taking pictures. Then come to stroll around the Thuoc Bac local market, where you can enjoy the happy smiling faces of H’Mong and Red Dao minorities. Return to Sa Pa town  for dinner . In the evening,  you can explore the town at your own leisure.

·         ALL guests will enjoy authentic Vietnamese cuisines served at  in local restaurant in Sa Pa town.  

·         Muslim guests will enjoy “Pork Free” meals in local restaurant

·         Over night in Hotel in Sa Pa.

 

 

 

 

DAY 03. SAPA – TA VAN VILLAGE– LAO CAI (BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER)

Breakfast at hotel, the whole morning will be spent in Ham Rong Tourism Site. Conquer the Cloud Yard (San May) at height of 1800m to enjoy the panorama of Sapa small town. Admire and join in the distinctive performance of young ethnic people. You can even try on their traditional colorful clothes.

In the afternoon, check out  then  proceed to Cao Cai for dinner in  local restaurant , after that board the night  train back to Hanoi .

REMARKS:

·         All guests will  enjoy authentic VIETNAMESE cuisines served at local restaurant. 

·         Muslim guests will enjoy “Pork Free” meals in local restaurant

·         Overnight in air- conditioned cabin. (4 sleeping berths in a cabin.)

 

 

 

 DAY 04. ARRIVE  HANOI >CITY TOUR ( BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER)

Pick up at Hanoi train station then send to  hotel for breakfast.

After that we go for city tour, sightseeing attractions inclusive to Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda..

Have lunch in local restaurant.

After lunch , enjoy  a walking tour around the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake which is also known as Restored Sword Lake &  Ngoc Son temple ,then to the bustling HANOI’S OLD QUARTER ~ THE 36 STREETS, as the oldest continuously developed area of Vietnam with history that spans 2,000 years and represents the eternal soul of the city. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi

 

 In the evening , you will enjoy  traditional art form with distinctive culture identity of Vietnam ~ The Water Puppetry Show…..the cacophony of musical instruments such as bamboo flutes, bronze drums, gongs, xylophones comes from the tormentor in dim light. As soon as the sound stops, the introduction of the program announces the beginning of the show. Ducks, snakes, dragons and monkeys puppets that made up with flags, dance and dive under the surface of the water. It came to existence, developed and diversified over a thousand years ago in the Red River Delta, hardworking farmers invented this unique art to satisfy themselves and their children.

 

Brief introduction of UNCLE HO CHI MINH~ He was the founder and president of the Democratic Republic Of Vietnam; a GREAT LEADER, humble and respectful. Uncle HO perfected the art of guerilla and liberated his country from the French. He also defeated the Americans, and united his country. BUT the costs for this war were over whelming; more than 03 million North and South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians died during the Vietnam – American War.  

REMARKS:

Ø  Muslim guests will enjoy lunch & dinner in restaurants  with  HALAL certified menu operates by local Muslims.

Ø  All guests will  enjoy authentic VIETNAMESE cuisines served at local restaurants

 

 

 

 

DAY 05. HANOI > HALONG BAY (01 NIGHT  ON LAND) (BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER)

Today we will depart for Halong Bay, approximately 03 hours of scenic drive along the countryside. Upon arrival at Bai Chay beach tourist wharf proceed on board of traditional Vietnamese design merchant boat (junk boat) for cruise tour activities along Halong Bay – which rated as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE site. You will enjoy the magnificent scenery of Halong Bay with more than 3000 spectacular limestone islands, visiting grottoes and floating villages and of course enjoy the delicious fresh seafood cooked and served on board. In the afternoon continue cruising and exploring the supreme Thien Cung cave & Dau Go grottoes; Stone Dog Island, Cat Islets and Fighting Cock Island, hidden Ba Hang cave, fishing villages and pearl farms too.

Disembark at Bai Chay beach tourist wharf and transfer for hotel checked in @ HALONG BAY. After checked in to hotel, REST & RELAX then continue with arrangement for dinner served at local restaurant.  Transfer back to hotel and tour programs end.