Northern Vietnam Family Tour 7 Days

Northern Vietnam Family tour – 7 Days

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi – cyclo tour (D)
Day 2: Half day Hanoi city tour – Bat Trang ceramic village (B/L)
Day 3: Full day cruising Halong bay – Overnight on board (B/L/D)
Day 4: Cruising Halong bay – Night train to Sapa (B/L)
Day 5: Sapa – Stunning mountain view and terrace fields, primitive villages (B/L)
Day 6: Full day hill tribe color full market – Shuttle bus back Hanoi (B/L)
Day 7: Hanoi free time – departure (B)
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Day 1: Arrive Hanoi – cyclo tour (D)

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam! The land of unique culture and stunning natural view.
Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will welcome you at the airport then escort you to hotel with private car. Check in hotel and relax before enjoy a cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter. A welcome dinner with traditional Vietnamese music will give you a first taste of Vietnamese cuisine and their culture.

Day 2: Half day Hanoi city tour – Bat Trang ceramic village (B/L)

In the morning, we start our day tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum . The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. Closed by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda which is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter. It is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond. After that, continue to visit the Museum of Ethnology  and Temple of Literature (Vietnamese name is Quoc Tu Giam) – The 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.
Afternoon, visit Bat Trang ceramic village, the village is 13 km southwest of Hanoi center, on the other side of the Red River. The village was said to be established in 14th century and the village is famous for ceramic and pottery products of high quality. The village specialized in large – scale pottery and porcelain production using traditional methods. Stop at a small family factory to see how they manufacture their products. Watch the artisans form, paint and glaze their products and you will have a chance to practice your talent with wet clay and a mould. Or you can join the drawing class in the factory. Back to Hanoi for stay overnight.

Day 3: Full day cruising Halong bay – Overnight on board (B/L/D)

Morning, private transfer to Halong bay with your guide.  On arrival, boarding on boat and settle at your cabin and enjoy a seafood lunch while cruising around amaze islets amid dramatic natural scenery. On the way to visit Sung Sot Cave – one of the most impressive caves in Ha Long, you have time relaxing on boat and admire magnificent limestone such as Dinh Huong mount, Ga Choi (cock Fighting Mount), you also visit floating villages. Keep sailing on the bay to Hidden Cave, stop for kayaking, swimming, snorkeling in emerald water, admiring sunset.  Enjoy a fresh seafood dinner before having good time of squid fishing and retiring to sleep in your cabin.

Day 4: Cruising Halong bay – Night train to Sapa (B/L)

Greeting by the morning sun rise from the sea horizon, you can join a Thai Chi lesson for some morning exercise before breakfast. Continue boating to explore some of the bay’s truly awesome scenery – vertical and unusual rocks and islets emerge from the sea. If weather permitting, there will be an opportunity to swim in the clear waters. Boat disembarks around 11:00 am then transfer back Hanoi.
On arrival, visit Ngoc Son Temple which is located at the northern end of Sword Lake.  Enjoy a water puppet show.  Water puppetry – ” puppets that dance on water”- is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Today’s Vietnamese water puppetry is a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition. Transfer to the train station for a night train to Lao Cai. Stay overnight on train (04 pax per cabin)
Note:  2 days Halong cruise itinerary is subject to change bases on each cruise company.
ha long cruise tour is popular in Vietnam

Day 5: Sapa – Stunning mountain view and terrace fields, primitive villages (B/L)

This morning, you arrive at Lao Cai station. A private bus will pick you up and transfer to Sapa. Sapa is notable as a hill resort, a market town for timber and love trade and known as the “queen of mountains”.  On arrival, enjoy a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant.  Then start a day walking tour to visit Lao Chai & Ta Van VillageSilver water fall and Heaven Gate. Rest of the day is free for you to relax in the hotel and discover the lovely small town.

Stay overnight in Sapa.

Day 6: Full day hill tribe color full market – Shuttle bus back Hanoi (B/L)

Today, we would like to suggest you visit one of the most colorful markets in Lao Cai :
Sunday Bac Ha market
Tuesday Coc Ly market
Wednesday Cao Son market
Thursday Lung Khau Nhin market
Saturday Can Cau market

These markets are only held one day per week so every people from different hill tribes try to go there to meet friends and exchange their goods.

Transfer to Lao Cai to catch a shuttle bus to Hanoi.

Up on arrival in Hanoi, you will check in your hotel and relax.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 7: Hanoi free time – departure (B)

Today is your final day. You are free to chill out and relax. Depending on your departure flight, your private driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport in time for your flight to the next destination. They will ensure you are the correct gate. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey.

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