This trip is great way to show Vietnam cultural to your family, these destinations and hotels offer families the opportunity to relax, renew, and bond in a culturally significant setting. Imagine sharing stories of family life with a Hill tribe family in the North of Vietnam and kayaking to explore the beauty of Halong Bay's nature, visit the World Heritage Site included Hue's complex of historical vestiges and Ancient town in Hoian …
Activities Boating, trekking, kayaking, homestay and cultural experience
Day 1: Hanoi Arrives
Upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel in Hanoi. Check in. Relax and stay over night at hotel
Day 2: Hanoi city tour
8:00 AM: pick up at your hotel to Hochiminh Complex for visit Hochiminh Mausoleum, Hochiminh Museum and One pillar pagoda. Continue to visit Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century and Art Museum. Have lunch in one of famous restaurant in Hanoi before walking tour in 1000 Years Old Hanoi Old Quarter then enjoy Water Puppet Unique show at 4 PM.
Stay over night at hotel in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi- Halong
Transfer to Halong city for boat cruise on the Bay, stop on route to admire the landscape picture, you might take picture of buffalo boy. Embark on Explorer Junk, check in registration our crew welcomes you on board. Enjoy welcome drink, and lunch with fresh seafood is served. At 13:00, start a 3.5 hours cruise into misty Halong bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster’s face) islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu cave, a Floating Fishing village with its unique way of living... then explore Luon cave, enjoy swimming, sun bathing at Titop beach or climb up to the peak of the mountain for a breath-taking panorama view of Halong bay. After BBQ dinner, cruise to fishing site for a glance at how the fishing is done or catch squid by yourself.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: Halong– Hanoi. Night train to Laocai
Early risers can enjoy a morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee, fresh fruits and cake. Sitting on the upper deck, you can enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the Bay. And then explore Sung Sot (Amazing) cave (8:00 to 9:00), swim and relax at Soi Sim beach. At 9:30, boat start cruising back and brunch will served from 10:30 to 11:30. You will continue cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations: Human head islet, May islet, Coc islet. Check out is at 11:35. Boat arrives at harbor by 12:00 for vehicle transfer back to Hanoi. (Breakfast, Lunch)
At 08:30 pm our tour guide will pick you up at hotel lobby to the Hanoi railway station for night train to Sapa. Overnight on train
Day 5: Laocai– Sapa – Ta van village
Train arrives at Laocai Railway Station at 06.00AM, transferred to Sapa by bus. Have breakfast at hotel or in the local restaurant (optional). Relax. Your guide will meet you at hotel for short trek down to village, private jeep transferred to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H’mong. Short trek down to river to visit hill tribe house to see their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Tavan village where Dzay people staying can be seen. Visit the village and reach their customs. Enjoy 1 night homestay with a local family and delicious food cooked by the tour
Tonight’s accommodation will probably be a little more rustic than you would be used to.
Day 6: Ta van Village – Ban ho Village
Walking up in early morning to enjoy the atmosphere of mountainous area with cool and bird singing. Breakfast before have a trek follow the river to visit the Red Dzao village, hanging Rattan Bridge and water fall. Picnic lunch near by river. Dinner and homestay at Ban Ho village where Tay people staying. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7: Ban Ho – Sapa Town
Free on the morning at waterfall for swimming or walk around in the village then trekking up to the mountain. And the last 45 min. climbing up hill to get to the waiting point is really a challenge for you. You get back to Sapa by jeep. Free for shopping or have a walk around sapa market
Check in and stay at hotel in sapa town
Day 8: Sapa – Can Cau Market- Laocai- Night train
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Cancau Market, one of Vietnam’s most fascinating open –air market and isolated market which takes place only on Saturday every week. This is a lovely local market which still retains the local quaint and authentic being of the main tourist route. The areas is close to China border and in a hidden place, less visitors come here. - Horses, dogs, cat, pigs and textiles.... all on sales! This is of most amazing market you've ever seen. Opportunity to takes best photos! Turn back to Laocai for night train back to Hanoi.
Stay overnight on train
Day 9: Hanoi - Hue City
Train arrival around 06 am; you will be pick up at railways station to hotel for relax, shower and breakfast before transfer to airport for flight to Hue. Upon your flight arrival, our tour guide in Hue greeting your family to learn the historical of Old Royal City in 17th century. Check in hotel, relax & free.
Stay over night at hotel in Hue
Day 10: Hue full day city tour
Today you will visit Hue city, the Old Royal city in Vietnam in 17th century which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Transferred to Perfume River for boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda, majestic Tomb of Tu Duc, romantic Tomb of Khai Dinh. Have lunch at restaurant before have an hour cyclo ride to visit Dong Ba market and Hue garden.
Stay over night at hotel in Hue
Day 11: Hue- Hoian
Drive a long coat to Hoian town. The winding roads begin as we make our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass. At the top of the pass we stop to admire a fantastic view north to Lang Co and south to Danang Stop en route to visit the sensational Marble Mountains, the China beach and the Cham Museum in Danang. Check in hotel in Hoian. Free to explore Hoian town.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hoian
Day 12: Hoian – walking tour
To day we will discover Hoian historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Visit the Phuc Kien hall, Japanese covered bridge, Tan Ky old house and the workshop of traditional occupation of Hoi An ancient town. Free in the afternoon at the beach or more shopping or exploring. The cooking class can be arranged in the evening.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hoian
Day 13: Hoian – Free
Relaxing free day to spend by the pool, at the beach or more shopping or exploring.
Day 14: Hoian –Hanoi. Exit
Free at leisure until time transfer to airport for flight back home via Hanoi airport or Saigon airport
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