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13 Day Northern Vietnam Multi Adventure

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Overview

Discover Northern Vietnam and all its charm with a combined Activities Adventure trip which is the best way to get in a real emotional Vietnam. The Northwest mountainous region offers, perhaps, the most spectacular scenery anywhere in Vietnam. (EXO)

Details

Highlights Include:
- Presidential Palace
- Ho Chi Minh Museum
- Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
- Temple of Literature
- Long Bien Bridge
- Cyclo Tour
- Amazing scenery from Son La and Dien Bien Phu
- Tribe Market
- Trekking
- Cruise

Day 1

Arrival Hanoi
Upon arrival, a guide is waiting to transfer guests to the hotel.

Day 2

Hanoi – Private – Story of Hanoi City Tour (Breakfast and Lunch included)
This city tour takes in Hanoi’s essential sites. There is a morning and afternoon schedule, as well as an organised lunch.

You are met at 08:30am in the hotel lobby.

Morning:
• Ho Chi Minh Complex including the Mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh Museum
• Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - centre of regional political power for almost 13 centuries. This has recently been recognized as the World Cultural Heritage Site.

Afternoon:
• The Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070
• Long Bien bridge - Constructed from 1899 - 1902 whilst Vietnam was under French occupancy, Long Bien Bridge crosses the Red River.
• A half an hour cyclo tour through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter - a must for any visitor to Hanoi!
• Vietnamese coffee in a local café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake

Please note: the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed all day on Monday and Fridays, as well as from 1st October to 30th November (approx.) for annual conservation.

Day 3

Hanoi – Hoa Binh – Mai Chau (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
After breakfast, take a support vehicle and drive out of Hanoi heading west for Luong Son town. From here, set off on bikes and ride along the scenic road for about 25 km to Hoa Binh town. After lunch, continue to Mai Chau.
Overnight at Mai Chau Lodge.

Day 4

Mai Chau cycling – 35km (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Today is a more challenging day climbing hills and descending into valleys. The ride will take you through several traditional and friendly hill tribes before making the loop back to Mai Chau valley. Overnight at Mai Chau Lodge.

Day 5

Mai Chau – Son La – 60 -100km cycling (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Son La is notable for the colorful ethnic minorities, the terraced rice fields, the tea plantations and delicious mangoes. Arrive in Son La mid-afternoon and enjoy some free time to discover the town.

Day 6

Son La – Dien Bien Phu – 60 – 100km cycling (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
The scenery from Son La and Dien Bien Phu is extremely breathtaking. The early start this morning gives the opportunity to visit one or two colorful markets. After checking into the hotel, you will enjoy a tour of historic Dien Bien Phu.

Day 7

Dien Bien Phu – Lai Chau (Tam Duong) 60-100km cycling (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
Today’s part cycling is simply a great experience. The scenery is nothing short of breathtaking. Arrive in Tam Duong in the late afternoon.

Day 8

Lau Chau (Tam Duong) – Sapa – 50-70km cycling (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
This morning, visit a colorful hill tribe market before making the ride up to Sapa. The ride today is more challenging cycling 26 km uphill to Tram Ton pass. Reach Sapa by mid afternoon and spend the remainder of the day strolling around town. (NB: support vehicles are available for those that wish not to ride)

Day 9

Sapa trekking 6 hours (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
This morning, drive 7 km before commencing downhill walk to visit Lao Chai, the village of the Black Hmong people. Continue to walk 2 hours to visit the Zay minority at Ta Van. Then take a jeep transfer into the heart of the hill tribe region and continue trekking downhill to Thanh Phu, to spend the night in a stilt house of the Tay people.

Day 10

Sapa Trekking – 7 hours (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
After breakfast, trek to the village of the Xa Pho tribe, the smallest ethnic group in Sapa who have very little contact with modern Vietnam. Continue to trek up to Nam Toong and visit the Nam Ken Village of Red Zao.
Overnight in a home stay.

Day 11

Sapa trekking – Lao Cai – Hanoi – (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
After breakfast there will be a 2 hour uphill trek to Su Pan before a jeep transfer to Sapa town. Afternoon is free in town. Catch the overnight sleeper train to Hanoi.

Note: A day use room is included so you can freshen up before your trip to Hanoi.

Day 12

Train back to Hanoi – Halong Bay (Breakfast included)
Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer directly to the hotel. A day use room at a mini hotel is included so you can freshen up before your trip to Halong Bay.

Depart at 08:30am from the hotel for the UNESCO heritage-listed Halong Bay on a two day cruise through thousands of limestone islands. Climb onboard a deluxe junk, meet the crew and set sail while lunch is served. In the afternoon, enjoy a pleasant bamboo boat ride to a tradition fishing village, followed by swimming on the quiet beach or sunbathing on the boat deck.

As the sun sets over the water enjoy cocktails on the deck. In the evening, enjoy a scrumptious dinner under the stars.

Day 13

Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Danang (Breakfast included)
Awake to morning tai chi and cruise leisurely to Bai Tu Long Bay. Discover the secrets of Vietnamese cuisine with the cooking demonstration, followed by a buffet brunch before returning to the dock to depart for Hanoi airport for your flight to Danang.

Upon arrival in Danang, you are met and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An.

Hotel List

Standard Option

Hanoi - Authentic Hanoi Hotel

Hoa Binh - Mai Chau Lodge

Son La - Cong Doan Hotel Son La

Dien Bien - Muong Thanh Hotel Dien Bien

Lai Chau - Muong Thanh Lai Chau

Sapa - Holiday Sapa Hotel

Halong - L'Azalee Cruise

 

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