Day 1- Hanoi Arrival (-/-/-)
Our guide and driver will warmly welcome you at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi City, and then transfer you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of this first day is free for you to relax at the hotel or to self-explore the surrounding shops and cafes. The historical beauty of the past and the modern attraction of Hanoi as an emerging city will greatly catch your attention on adventure tours. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2- Hanoi – Lao Cai (B/-/-)
You will have a full-day sightseeing tour around charming and ancient Hanoi-the beloved capital of Vietnam including a visit to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Presidential Palace as well as Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. We then continue the Adventure Tours with a visit to Vietnam Ethnology museum.
In the afternoon, we visit the Temple of Literature-Vietnam’s first university dating back to the 11th century. That is an exciting experience when enjoying a walking tour around Hanoi’s Old Quarter, visiting Dong Xuan market, Restored Sword Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Restored Sword Lake of a very old folktale is considered one of the first things to see in Hanoi when one arrives in this bustling capital city. Let’s discover Hanoi mysterious city on our adventure tours.
In the evening, you are taken to enjoy Water Puppet show which is a unique traditional art of Vietnam. At the end of the show, you are picked up and transferred to Hanoi railway station for night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train to Lao Cai.
Day 3- Lao Cai – Sapa (B/-/-)
We will arrive at Lao Cai town on the early morning of the following day. We are picked up by bus and then transferred to Sapa-the very charming mountainous town at the altitude of 1650m above the sea level. On the way, you will enjoy panoramic views of mountains, valleys and terraced rice fields in this area. You will certainly catch many great photo opportunities for adventure tours experience in Vietnam right there.
After breakfast at a local restaurant, we start full-day tour exploring Sapa: Visit Ta Phin village where is home to Black Hmong and Red Dzao minorities. These are two largest ethnic groups in Sapa.
At noon, we travel back to the hotel for check-in. After a short rest, you will be transferred to Lao Chai for another amazing trekking tour: Walk down the hill to visit Lao Chai village of Black H’mong, visit Ta Van village, which is inhabited by Dzay minority. . It’s so fascinating to have trekking experience to these remote villages in Sapa on adventure tours. In the late afternoon, we will be back to Sapa for your free wandering around Sapa. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 4- Sapa – Market fair – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B/-/-)
After breakfast at hotel, you are taken on a scenic drive to visit one of the liveliest and most crowded weekly markets in this mountainous region. These markets are considered as one of the most exciting things to visit on adventure tours in Sapa. You will be amazed at the huge ranges of goods in eye – catching colours. In the afternoon, we drive back to Lao Cai to have a short visit to border market and Holy Mother Temple before catching night train to come back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train to Lao Cai.
Weekly market schedule:
– Tuesday: Coc Ly market.
– Wednesday: Sin Cheng, Cao Son market
– Thursday: Lung Khau Nhin market
– Saturday: Can Cau market
– Sunday: Bac Ha market
Day 5- Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)
In the early morning of today, the train arrives at Hanoi. We will have breakfast and short rest at local restaurant, and then leave Hanoi for Halong Bay. Halong Bay is the well – known destination over the world for its unique beauty. Therefore, we should never miss chance to discover this bay on one of the greatest Vietnam adventure tours you have chosen. On arrival, we embark the deluxe junk for 2days-1 night cruising tour around picturesque Halong bay-the World Natural Heritage. We continue the trip with an exploration to Surprising cave and enjoy swimming at Titop island’s beach. Seafood lunch and dinner will be served on board. Night fishing programs are available for you to take part in. Overnight on the junk in Halong Bay.
Day 6- Halong – Hanoi (B/L/-)
Another new day welcomes you with Tai-chi course on the junk’s terrace and sunrise at Bai Tu Long Bay. We proceed to visit Bai Tu Long Bay and enjoy kayaking through Luon lagoon. . If you are truly an adventurer, never forget to visit these unspoilt lands on adventure tours in Vietnam. Buffet brunch is served on board. Coming back to the shore, we disembark the junk and transfer back to Hanoi. On the way to Hanoi, we have a visit at Dong Trieu ceramics village. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7- Hanoi Departure (B/-/-)
You are free at leisure until being picked up to the airport for your departure flight. Wish you have such a nice and memorial time in Vietnam. Apart from Halong, Sapa and Mai Chau are also the popular places for adventure tours to the Northern Vietnam. If you love the beauty of a mountainous area in fresh air with friendly people, you should take chance to visit Mai Chau. The itinerary of Gentle Color of Adventure Tours Mai Chau 6 Days 5 Nights is available for your choice – for your next trip with us