Tour overview

Hotel in Hanoi 1. Angel Palace Hotel 173 Hang Bong
2. Ring Dragon Palace Hotel 24 Hang Ga
Cruise in Ha Long Bay 1. Swan Cruise
2. Majestic Cruise
3. Other (3 Stars Cruises)
Hotel in Sa Pa Golden Sun Villa 75 Thach Son
Homestay in Sa Pa Mountain River Homestay Sapa


Tour Included Tour Excluded
–    Accommodation based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast
–    Transfer by  A/C vehicles
–    English speaking local guide (one place – one guide) ask request
–    Boat trip in Halong Bay
–    Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
–    All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
– Check in time is 2.00 PM and check out time is 12.00 PM. Early or late service is subject to availability with surcharge
–    International & Domestic Airfare
–    Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime + Optional visits + Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry…)
–    Personal travel insurance
–    Tips for guide, driver & hotels’ porters
–    Meals not indicated in the itinerary
–    Vietnam Visa upon arrival
–    Other services not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above
–    Single supplement


DAY 1: Hanoi Arrival (Including airport pick-up, Meals: None)

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, Our representative will welcome and transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at your leisure. Overnight at our hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 2: Hanoi City Tour. Over night train to get to Sapa (Meals: B/L)

8:00 – 8:20 Our tour guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam).Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (applied on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and QuocTuGiam, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 – it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past HoanKiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. At the end, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15h30 – 16h00.
Back to your hotel – overnight train to get to Sapa

DAY 3: Sa Pa- Lao Cai- Ta Van, Giang Ta Chai Village ( Meals: B/L/D)

5:30-6:30: Pick up at Lao Cai train station by our staffs then drive to Sa Pa by bus.
7:30-9:00: Enjoy breakfast at hotel and pack your luggage.
9:00-9:30: Our tour guide pick you up to visit the villages of H’mong and Dzay called Lao Chai, Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai.. You will start trekking from hotel to the village with the distance about:12 kms. Have lunch on the way or in a family of ethnic people.
In the afternoon, you join in homestay of ethnic people. Enjoy Vietnamese tea and cooking time with them. Dinner in warmly atmosphere. Over-night in homestay at Giang Ta Chai Village.
DAY 4: Sa Pa – Cat Cat village– sleep in hotel ( Meals: B/L/D)

7:30-8:00: Have breakfast at home stay. Pack your luggage and say goodbye with the family. Our bus come and back you to Sa Pa town.

9:00-9:30: Our guide takes you to visit a village of Black H’mong people. It is named Cat Cat Village, you have a chance to visit a waterfall and the hydroelectric power station built by the French ( This activity take 2 hours walking up and down to the valley)
12:30-13:00: Back to Sa Pa town and have lunch at restaurant.
14:00: After lunch, you are free to visit Sa Pa town and Sa Pa market, you can rent a motorbike to discover Sapa by yourself or having a herbal bath of Red Dzao people
18:00: Have dinner and overnight in Sa Pa Hotel

DAY 5: Sa Pa – Hàm Rồng mountain ( Meals: B/L/D)

7:30- 8:00: Have breakfast at hotel
8:00-8:30: Visit Ham Rong mountain( Dragon Jaw mountain). On the way you can enjoy beautiful scenery and stop for taking photo. You have a chance to Orchid flower garden and get the over view of Sapa town.
12:00: Come back restaurant for lunch. Free time in the afternoon visit Sapa town,
16:30-17:00: Transfer you from hotel back to Lao Cai train station.
18:00- 19:00: Have dinner before getting on the night train to go back to Hanoi. Over night on train.

DAY 6: Hanoi- Halong Bay ( Meals: B/L/D)

Arrive at Tran Quy Cap station in the morning, our driver will be waiting for you at the station’s exit holding a sign with Friendly travel logo and your name clearly marked. You will wait at hotel for Ha Long Bay 2 Days 1 Night
In the morning our tour bus and guide will come to your hotel and transfer you to Ha Long Bay. After an approximate 3,5 hours drive we  will arrive at HaLong Bay wharf, you will be met by our crew who escort you on board and serve welcome drinks. You then check into your cabin and we begin cruising into Halong Bay. Have lunch in the restaurant while you enjoy the stunning views of the Bay. In the early afternoon we arrive at floating fishing village and drop anchor. Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community. We disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. If you want private moment you can also go kayak by yourself to discover the surrounding area (Kayaking fee is included). See first-hand what life is like living on the water. Back on board we head for the island and beaches for swimming and relaxing on deck to pamper yourself. On the island you can go swimming, relax on the beach, play sport or hiking to the top of the mountain for overview image of the bay. At night, you you can join in our activities like squid fishing, karaoke, movies or simply relax on quieted top deck for fresh atmosphere of the bay.

DAY 7: Halong – Hanoi ( Meals: B/L)

For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck or take the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a Halong Bay sunrise. After breakfast we set sail for Bo Hon Island. Disembark and visit (Sung Sot) Surprise Cave. It is one of the largest grottoes in Halong Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
An early lunch is made available to enjoy while we head back to Halong wharf on another scenic route. We arrive back at the wharf at 12 noon for our drive back to your hotel in Hanoi arriving at Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 8: Bai Dinh Trang An Day Trip ( Meals: B/L)

8:00 – 8:30: Tour guide and car pick you up at your address to depart for Ninh Binh province (100 Kms).Start Bai Dinh – Trang An Tour.
On the way, you will have chances to take the outlook of Vietnam rice fields with the harding-working farmers doing their working in the large rice fields
10:30 – 12:00: Arrive in Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh Pagoda, the biggest pagoda.
The most important emphasizing point of these great religion works are Tam The Temple and  Phap Chu Temple. Two temples cover a total  area of 1,000 square meters . The height of  Phap Chu Temple is up to 22m and it contains five partitions . In the centreof  this temple is a bronze Buddha Sykamuni statue with 10 meters high and 100 tons  heavy which is certificated as the biggest statue in Vietnam. This statue is casted by the pure bronze bought from Russian, casted and installed by the famous artisans of casting bronze statue in Y Yen, Nam Dinh . Moreover, there are several national records  in this temple such as three largest horizontal lacquered boards(hoành phi) and three biggest “CuaVong” ( a kind of door which is  sophisticatedly sculpted and engraved ) .In Tam The Temple , there are three Tam The statues representing the past, the present and the future. Each statue is 12 m high and weighs 100 tons.
Another special feature in Bai Dinh pagoda is “Great Bell” with the weight of 36 tons was casted and located in Bell Tower. In addition, there is 70 -ton bronze drum on the floor of the Tower. What’s more, coming to Bai Dinh pagoda, visitors have a chance to see the biggest Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva statue in Bodhissattva Temple. This statue looks so marvellous with thousand hands and eyes to present the protection and universal salvation for common people.
Furthermore, visitors will be astonished at the collection of 500 Arahat statues on the hill on the right – hand side of Phap Chu Temple. The 500 Arhat statues with the height of 2.3m, carved by Ninh Binh stone have different positions and gestures that create magic space and lively atmosphere.
Without a doubt,  Bai Dinh pagoda is masterpiece of both nature and men and it is the pride of Vietnamese people in terms of  unique architecture, culture and historical value
12:30: Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork ….
14:30: We will transfer from Bai Dinh to Trang An. Trang An has limestone system and natural various caves.Trang An is considered as  Ha Long Bay on the land.In Trang An tourist attraction,we  take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, NauRuou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers..Coming to Trang An eco-tourism complex, tourists can enjoy the grandeur of the mountains, explore majestic caves and have a pure of relaxation with the spiritual culture of Bai Dinh Pagoda.
16:00: Getting on the car for returning to Hanoi.
16:30: Back to Hanoi and get drop off at your hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 9: Hanoi – Mai Chau ( Meals: B/L/D)

7:30-8:00 – Pickup at your hotel in the Old Quarter in our comfortable van
10:00 – Short break
11:30-12:00 – Scenic photo stop of Mai Chau valley/arrive in Mai Chau
12:15 – Traditional lunch in local village (vegetarian available)
14:30-17:00 – Bicycle ride with local tour guide, see farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves and visit surrounding  peaceful villages.
17:00-19:00 – Free time for bicycling, walking, shopping
19:00 – Enjoy the Dinner
20:00 – Watch Thai traditional dance in the stilt house
Enjoy Tradidional alcohol (ruou can) with the community

DAY 10: Mai Chau – Hanoi ( Meals: B/L/D)

7:30-8:30 – Wakeup and eat breakfast
8:30-11:30 – Hike to 1000 Step Cave and local market
12:15 – 15:00 – Lunch and free time to relax
15:30 – Get on the van/bus to drive back to Hanoi.
19:00 – Arrive in Hanoi Old quarter. Drop you off at your hotel

DAY 11: Hanoi Deaparture (Meals: B)

After have breakfast at your hotel. Free at your leisure until departure to Noibai international airport for your departure. Tour ends.