Explore the highlight of North Vietnam

Tour code: ET001

Duration: 10 days

Place of departure: ET001

$595 (Deposit)

 
Duration:
The trip is dedicated for 10 day trip but bring you alot of experience and enjoyable time.
Tour highlights:
An Exotic cruise in Ha Long bay, explore the lagoon in touch; trek off beaten track in Sa Pa, learn about hill tribal people in Sa Pa, take part in the animated market in Bac Ha, understand Hanoi its  mystery history; lovely Hanoi people, traditional culture...
Tour arrangement:
Escorted trip, all interesting excursions and tours. The tariff includes accommodation ( applicable for 02 travelers sharing one twin room in standard 2 star hotel - If you wish request higher hotel category, please contact us for respective price ), all transportation, all sightseeing fee, all meals as dedicated, professional English-speaking guide takes care all of your needs throughout your trip.
 
 
Program set up for a Sunday departure 
 
Day 01 : Arrival in Ha Noi ( Private van )
Et - Pumpkin Adventure Travel receives you from the Airport then driving to Hanoi center to check into your hotel. It depends on your arrival time, you may have time to explore and enjoy a stroll around old quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02 : Ha Noi - Halong Bay ( joined group tour of max 16 pax ) - B, L,D
Having breakfast at hotel. The tour departs from Et - Pumpkin and we pick you up from hotel for a 3.5 hour drive to Ha Long City through the Red River Delta. Transfer to the Bai Tu Long deluxe boat for lunch with fresh seafood while you embark for cruise into the bay to see the incredible karst formations. Check into your room after lunch then enjoy the stunning scenery as you cruise thru the Ha Long Bay via Ga Choi island, visiting the Sung Sot cave where you will see an unique floating fishing village. Stop at Ti Top Beach to relax and swim or rowing kayak to the Hidden cave before cruising to a quiet firth for a great sunset dinner. Relax under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.
Day 03 : Ha Long - Hanoi - B, L
7am to 8am - The breakfast will be served on boat. Then visit the hidden cave by small local boat then cruise toward islet in shape of man's head island, Tortoise island... Afterwards, the lunch will be served while you continue cruising through the bay back to Ha Long City. Take the road trip back to Hanoi then check in hotel at about 4.30pm
Day 04 : City tour of Hanoi ( private tour ) - B
On this insightful day you will explore such interesting and historic sites as the Hoan Kiem lake, Ho Chi Minh complex with mausoleum and museum, One pillar pagoda and Temple of Literature.
This amazing 3 hour walking tour of the Old Quarter is both a shoppers and you delight as the streets are alive. 8:00pm Your transfer to Hanoi station to for Pumpkin Express night train to Lao Cai.
Day 05 : Trekking Sapa ( joined group tour of max 8 pax ) - B, L, D
The train arrives Lao Cai station at 5.30 am, the representative of Et Pumpkin Travel will pick you up then arranging you to get on our shuttle bus to driving up to Sa Pa town via the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Have breakfast and check in Pumpkin SaPa Hotel.
In the afternoon, take a 3 trekking tour with our guide through one of the beautiful valley in Sa Pa to Cat Cat; visit the village of Black Hmong people. Return Sa Pa to visit Sa Pa market and overnight in hotel.
Day 06 : Trek - Homestay ( joined group tour of max 8 pax) - B, L, D
Start trekking in the morning after breakfast in hotel; enjoy breathtaking landscapes of the high mountains, deep valleys, rice paddies on terraces... The picnic lunch box is served & prepared from Pumpkin SaPa hotel.
In this day, we will visit the villages of the Black Hmong people in Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai communes. . Then, walk ahead to Ta Van, the village of Zay hill tribe, which located 12 kms away from Sa Pa, near by the Muong Hoa river. Walk around the village to contacting the local people and overnight in the house of a Dzay family. 
Day 07 : Continue trekking then return Sa Pa - B, L, D
After breakfast with a cup of coffee or honey tea, continue trekking to Giang Ta Chai, the Red Dzao village, and then crossing to Muong Hoa river via a very simple but strong bridge, walk up to Su Pan and Hau Thao ( 2 Black Hmong villages), located on the side of Den Thang mountain range .  By visiting and communicating with some local families you will understand a part of their traditional culture. In the afternoon, come back Sa Pa by shuttle bus or motorbike. Overnight in the Pumpkin SaPa hotel.
Day 08 : Bac Ha Sunday market ( joinedn group tour by mini van) B, L, D
Have breakfast then check out and take the bus to Bac Ha with the group. By visiting the market you will have opportunities to meet local people from the remotest villages in the their best traditional costumes. They belong to 4 tribal groups such as: Flower Hmong, Black Dzao, Tay and Phu La people. Coming down from mountain every Sunday, they bring many thing to the market to sale or exchange as pigs, dogs, horse, water buffalo, handy craft products...
In the afternoon, walking 2 hours to visit Ban Pho, a Flower Hmong village located in a scenic valley. Back to Lao Cai station for your dinner before check in the Et - Pumpkin Express night train to Ha Noi. 
Day 09 : Free day in Hanoi
The train arives in Ha Noi at 5.00 am. We receive you from rail station then transfer to hotel. The early check in will be upon the availability. You will welcome this free day to relax, recover from your journey; watch a water puppet show and shopping. Overnight in Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 10 : Departure Hanoi - B
Et - Pumpkin Adventure Travel take you to the Noi Bai airport to see you off on your journey back home or continue your trip to other destinations
 
Price
Min. 2 pax: 595 USD / person.    
It is possible to upgrade the hotel room into 3*; 4* or 5* hotel. Please contact us
when you need this service.  Mail us ( click here ) for your tailor made tour!