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On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, our local representative will be waiting outside the customs area to welcome you and to take you to your hotel (Check-in time is 3.00 pm). Rest of the day is free for you to explore Hanoi Town on your own.
Morning, meet our guide at hotel and transfer to Halong Bay, literally called Descending Dragon Bay, is the most wondrous of bays sculpted when an ancient dragon swished its immense tail. Vietnam’s most obvious attraction is Ha Long Bay, adjacent to the Gulf of Tonkin, and currently attracting nearly two million visitors each year. Despite its status as one of Vietnam’s busiest tourist centres, its enormous scale, unique geomorphology and indisputable splendor makes a visit almost essential. Enjoy 04-hour cruise to visit islands and grottoes, leaving those that have been equipped with lights, walkways, refreshment stalls and souvenir shops to the tourists. The exceptions are Dau Go, a large cavern worth visiting for its grandeur, and Sung Sot, for its remarkable stalactites and stalagmites. Return back to Hanoi in the evening for overnight stay.
Begin this half day city tour with the Rising Sun bridge from Hoan Kiem lakeside, a symbol of Hanoi. Walk around the lake and through the small lanes of Hanoi Old Quarter - many historic sights, such as temples, pagodas and assembly halls. Stop to visit Dong Xuan market on the way. Transfer to the west of city and visit Tran Quoc Pagoda which is the oldest pagoda in the city. It was originally constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Ly Nam De (from 544 until 548 with name Khai Quoc (National Founding) - in 17th century, it was relocated to the current location and be there til now. Walk along Thanh Nien street and enjoy the view of magnificent West Lake. Continue to walk to Ba Dinh square and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - the Great Father of the country (view from outside). Today morning you will be transferred to bus station to take your shuttle bus to Sapa. Upon arrival you will be picked and transferred to your hotel at Sapa. Check-in and relax for some time.
We leave Sa Pa town trekking to Suoi Ho village to see tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. After passing a school and scenic views enroute, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch we continue our trek to Ta Phin village to visit Red Dao people and handicraft shops. Return back to your hotel for overnight stay.
A 30 minute drive takes you to Silver Waterfall (best seen in the rainy season from May to November), take a short walk to the waterfall where great views are offered of the surrounding mountains and lush forests of the Hoang Lien National Park. Along the way your guide will explain about this special part of Sa Pa, where many tree species are grown such as plum and peach trees. Continue by car 10 minutes up to Heaven's Gate, from here you can see Fansipan mountain ‘the roof of Indochina’ at the height of 3143 meters above sea level. Today morning check-out from your hotel. You will be transferred to the bus stand or by private car to your hotel in Hanoi. Upon arrival at Hanoi check-in at your hotel and relax for some time.
After breakfast, check-out from your hotel. Later in the day you will be transferred to the airport to catch your return flight back home.