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Extraordinary Northern Vietnam Tour 6 Days

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Tour code: ASW-VN-C6

Duration: 6 days

Destination: Hanoi/ Sapa/ Ha Long Bay

US$ 597 US$ 459 per person

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This Extraordinary Northern Vietnam Tour 6 Days will be ideal for those who wish to discover the unmissable Old Quarter in Hanoi, the mountain area in Sapa and Word Heritage Site - Ha Long bay. Each offers its unique beauty and amazing landscapes as well as the diverse culture of the ethnic minorities.

trip highlight

  • Tour round the Hanoi Old quarter, riding the cyclo on Hanoi Old Quarter’s 36 streets
  • Conquer the ‘Roof of Indochina’ – Fansipan on the height over 3000m by cable car. 
  • Cruising around the World Heritage Ha Long Bay to see thousands of sculpted limestone and islands rise from the water like gigantic teeth of dragons

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Day 1: Hanoi arrival - Half-day city tour

Meal provided: No Meal

Welcome to Vietnam.
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, obtain your visa and clear Immigration and Customs.
After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet our tour guide and driver.

Transfer to the centre, and have lunch at a local restaurant (on your account).

In the afternoon, you are transferred to visit the Temple of Literature (Vietnamese name is Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University, which was built in 1070 in honor of Confucius, his followers, and Chu Van An, a moral figure in Vietnamese education.

Continue to St Joseph’s Cathedral, a 19th-century neo-Gothic church built with the Notre Dame of Paris in mind. The church is a gathering place for the largely Roman Catholic community of Hanoi and is also popular with tourists. Constructed when the French first occupied the city, St. Joseph Cathedral is a striking example of colonial architecture in Hanoi.

Take a cyclo in Hanoi Old Quarter – 36 streets and guilds to discover the ancient feature of Hanoi and daily life.

Stop to visit Ngoc Son Temple which is located at the northern end of Sword Lake (aka Hoan Kiem Lake). From the shore, walking on the Welcoming Morning Sunlight Bridge leads to the island.

Return to your hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

*Please note: The city tour program is flexible. Your guide will be more than happy to adjust the tour itinerary to suit you. You can skip one site or add another if you so wish.

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Day 2: Hanoi - Sapa by limousine – Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages (B)

Meal provided: Breakfast

 

After breakfast, picked up by the sharing D-Car Limousine and depart for Sapa.

 

On arrival, travel down the road to Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. It is a nice ride in itself with great views of the lush terraces. In this village which you will have a welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact them, learn about their culture and customs. From there, you will just follow the valley for a few miles to the next town of Ta Van. Along the way, you will walk through terraced rice fields and among some picturesque villages, and experience a bit of rural life.

Ta Van is a village of Giay people, who look more like the traditional Viet living the Red delta.  As you walk through different hill tribe villages (Hmong and Dao people), it’s helpful to have a guide to explain customs or practices to you and perhaps translate. You’re sure to see other tourists on the trail (which puts many people off), but this is a good example of the many great treks in the area.

Drop off at your hotel. Stay overnight in Sapa.

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Day 3: Sapa – Fansipan by cable car - Hanoi by shuttle limousine (B)

Meal provided: Breakfast
This morning, you will be transferred to the Sapa Cable Station for very amazing trip to Indochina’s Rooftop – Mount Fanxipan by cable car. This is particularly interesting in these northern mountains of the country, where travelers seek the rice terraces and traditional arts of a minority peoples. Cultivating the land to an altitude of around 2,200 meters are the ethnic minorities the lowland Vietnamese generically call ‘Meo’ – savages – and above them looms the bulk of Hua Xi Pan: “giant protruding rock”. You can challenge yourself when hiking 600 stone stairs more to reach the rocky peak of The Roof of Indochina. Below you spread the foothills of the Himalayas, blanketed with rainforest and the first tendrils of fog.
Drop off at your hotel. Free time till being picked up by the sharing Limousine. Return to Hanoi.
Check in the hotel and stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 4: Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay – Cong Do – Cap La Island (B/L/D)

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
08.00 – 8:30 : Our bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi and start your trip to explore the most amazing bay in the North of Vietnam. On the way, we will have a quick stop in the middle of the way to rest.
12.30: Arrive at our waiting lounge at Ha Long international cruise port, you will have a bit of time to relax. Wait for our captain to finish the registration and transfer by tender to our boat.
12.45: Enjoy a welcome drink and spend a couple of minutes briefing about safety on the boat and activities included then we check in our cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.00: Arrive in the kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoy our Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Sumptuous set dinner on board.
20.30: Free time to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gathers your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply have a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay
Stay overnight in Ha Long bay.

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Day 5: Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Son Cave – Ha Long Port (B/L)

Meal provided: Breakfast, Lunch

06:00 | Sunrise Tai-chi section on sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.

07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style, familiar to you to fulfill your strength and ready for another exploring day.

08.00: Explore the well-hidden Thien Canh Son Cave.

09.00: Upon return to the boat you will have about 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.

10.00: Attend a Vietnamese cooking demonstration. You can quickly learn a simple but delicious Vietnamese dish that Gordon Ramsey (a 2 Michelin Star Chef) used to guide – Nem Cuon or challenge yourself in fruit and vegetable carving.

11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on the boat.

12.00: Back to the harbor and disembark at Ha Long cruise port.

12.30: Our bus will take you back to Hanoi.

17.00: End of service. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 6: Hanoi Departure (B)

Meals provided: Breakfast

You are let free to stroll around till being transferred to the airport for flight back to home. End of services.

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Tour prices shown are 'per person', based on a traveling party of 4 adults, and sharing double or twin rooms.
 
** If you travel in group of 2, of 3 and so on, please feel free to contact us for specific offer.
 
** If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the Share button above to invite your friends and family to book this tour with you.

What's Included:

  • 04  nights at hotels with daily breakfast based on double/twin sharing
  • 01 night on Ha Long bay cruise with full board based on double/twin sharing
  • Private local English speaking tour guide
  • All Airport transfer & Tour by private, air-
  • conditioned car
  • Entrance fees for all attractions mentioned
  • Round-trip cable car on Fansipan Mount
  • Sharing Limousine Hanoi – Ha Long bay – Hanoi
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees, kayaking service
  • 01 bottle of mineral water/pax/day on car during tour
  • All taxes and service charge

What's Excluded:
  • Bank fees for both sides
  • International flights before and after Vietnam.
  • Early check in and late check out at all hotels
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping)
  • Tipping for guide, driver (not compulsory but
    highly recommended)
  • Drinks and other meals which are not indicated in the program
  • Travel insurance
  • Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the “Including” item

Remarks

1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:
• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night
• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night
• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night
• Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night
• High-end = Best of the best hotels from US$ 250++ per room/ per night

3. Child policy: 
• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price. Airfares depend on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price & airfare fully charges
• 11 years and older: 100% (charged as an adult)

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Service Details During The Trip

We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.


  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. Asianwaytravel.com will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

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  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. Asianwaytravel.com will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!

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Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.


  • Step 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

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We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 working days.
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).


  • Step 3: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
    Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month multiple entry visa ). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.

    Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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