DAY 1: JAKARTA - HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, meet by our representative and transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI – HA LONG BAY WITH SYRENA CRUISE
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Halong - Halong Bay was awarded by UNESCO as a natural heritage in 1994. This four hour drive will show you the diversity of the North Vietnam villages and rice fields along the journey.
12:30 Receptionists welcome guests at the Tuan Chau International Harbour.
12:45 Captain welcomes guests to Syrena cruises by tender. Check in whilst enjoy a welcome drink, safety briefing and check in cabin.
13:00 Leave Tuan Chau International Harbour, discover the Halong Bay - natural wonders of the world. Have lunch while cruising through famous sights including Ba Hang fishing village, Dinh Huong island, Cho Da islet, Ga Choi islet…
14:30 Cruise stops at Bo Nau Cave, the core area of the world natural heritage. Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave – one of the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
15:45 Leaving Surprise cave, transfer by tender to the Titov island. Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach or climb the steps of the rock to the top of the island for photo taking. On the top of the mountain, you can see a corner of magical Halong Bay.
16:45 Back to the cruise. Relax and enjoy sunset on the sun deck. Cruising to the overnight anchorage.
18:00 – 19:00 Enjoy HAPPY HOUR from 18:00 – 19:00 - Buy one drink get one free (wine excluded).
18:30 Join the cooking class and learn how to cook Vietnamese traditional dishes.
19:00 Dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese fusion cuisine.
20:30 Evening activities include:
- Film entertainment in the dining room.
- Squid fishing with our crew.
- Foot reflexology & massage (chargeable): please contact our cruise team to book the service.
DAY 3: HA LONG BAY – HANOI – LAO CAI
06:00 Morning wake up call upon request.
06:30 Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes whilst cruising to Luon Cave.
07:00 Enjoy light breakfast in the restaurant. Coffee, tea, fresh milk, water, pastries, fresh fruit, cereals will be served in the dining room.
08:00 Transfer to Luon Cave by tender. Visit Luon cave by a traditionally woven bamboo boat rowed by a local boatman.
08:30 Return to the cruise, take time to freshen up and check out of the cabins. Please leave your luggage outside your cabins (staff will then transfer to the pier upon arrival for you). Depart for Tuan Chau International Harbour.
09:15 Enjoy brunch served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after brunch (if any).
10:45 Transfer by tender back to Tuan Chau Harbour and disembarkation.
12.00 Lunch at local restaurant. Then, transfer back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi. Free for shopping at Old quarter streets which sells handcrafted items as diverse as silk, lacquerware, do paper, souvenirs, lacquer painting… Dinner at local restaurant.
21.00 After that transfer Hanoi station for catch night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.(Share 4 berth/cabin)
DAY 4: LAOCAI – SAPA – Y LINH HO
06.10 On getting to the station in Lao Cai in the morning
07.00 Have breakfast at local restaurant.
08.00 Guide and driver will take you to Sapa town on the main road to go to Muong Hoa valley. After 4km on the main road, we start going down to the valley by the small trails through the terrace rice fields to get to Y Linh Ho hamlet, a small village of the Black Hmong people.
From Y Linh Ho village, we go along the river to go to Lao Chai village (means "old village" in the local dialect). It is time for you to visit the local families, listen to the guide's explanation about the local culture: how they live, the way of building the traditional house, the technique of making clothes ... or listen about the way of treatment for a sick person
12.00 Lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we leave Lao Chai to continue to Ta Van village, the Giay people's residence. The guide to bring you into some family: listen to their life, enjoy some green tea, learn about the differences of their culture from the other hill tribes.
DAY 5: SAPA – FANSIPAN MOUTAIN – HANOI BY LOCAL TRAIN
07.00 Breakfast at hotel.
08.00 Transfer to Visit Fansipan peak – the roof of Indochina, 3343m above sea level. You will experience the longest cable car in Vietnam to the peak “ Indochina’s Roof” wouldn’t be revered when anyone can reach the top in 15 minutes. On the peak, you will see the spectacular view all over Sapa view among cloud.
12.00 Lunch at local restaurant.
13.00 Visit Sapa Church, Sapa Market.
17.00 Back to Lao Cai, on the way stop for visit and taking photograph at Ha Khau bordergate.
19.00 Have dinner at local restaurant.
21.40 Catch night train to back Ha Noi. Overnight on the train. (Share 4 berth/cabin)
DAY 6: HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR
After breakfast, city tour: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (closed on Monday & Friday) is the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh, the most iconic and popular leader of Vietnam, known to his people as ‘Uncle Ho’. His body is preserved here in a glass case at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in central Hanoi, One pillar pagoda, Temple of literature. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake and Cathedral St. Yusuf Continued to visit Hoan Kiem lake (Restored sword lake), Ngoc son temple. Free time to go shopping at Dong Xuan Market. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 7: HANOI –NINH BINH -HANOI
After breakfast, proceed to Ninh Binh, enjoying the rural scenery of the country side and rice paddies along the road. Visit
Hoa Lu old citadel. Lunch at local restaurant. Take the rowing boat along the tiny canal among the rice fields to visit Tam Coc (Three Grottoes): It is often labeled "The Halong Bay of the rice paddies," or "Halong Bay on Land" in reference to similiar karst formations that rise out of the South China Sea at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay.
The name Tam Coc means "Three Caves." As you are rowed down the Ngo Dong River by the famous leg rowers of Tam Coc, you pass through three enormous caves that provide a
brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately three hours to go up and down the river and along the way, you witness local fisher folk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for. After proceed back to Hanoi, dinner at local restaurant. Back to hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 8: HANOI – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel.Free time at leisure. Transfer to airport for departure with a sweet memories. End of the services.
· 03 nights accommodation at Hanoi 4* hotel
· 02 nights accommodation at Train ( 04 pax/berth)
· 01 night accommodation at Sapa 4* hotel
. 01 night accommodation at Halong Cruise ( includes 01 breakfast, 01 lunch, 01 dinner) – cruise sharing with other clients.
. International flight Jakarta-Hanoi-Jakarta with Vietnam Airlines atau Malaysia Airlines
· Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicles.
. Cable car in Fansipan + funicular railway.
. All entrance fee as mention in the itinerary.
· 2 bottle of mineral water per person per tour day.
· All tours, transfers and meals as per itinerary.
- Any extra meals.
- Porter use.
- Rates are subject to changes as the number of pax (min 20 pax).
- Optional tours and activities not mentioned on the brief itinerary.
- Tipping for drivers + guide + leader (USD 40/pax).
- Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, pay movies, room services, mini bars laundries or other expenditures during the tour.
- Optional Water Puppet Show surcharge USD 5/pax in Hanoi.