This Hanoi Itinerary 7 days is designed for family, meaning that it is crafted to suit children with Hanoi City tour and soft walking tours in Sapa instead of Sapa trekking tours as normal. Like other Hanoi Tour Packages, this one also takes you to the 2 jewels of northern Vietnam – Halong Bay and Hoa Lu Tam Coc, both of which are the stunning creations from limestones.
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Welcome to Hanoi – The capital city of Vietnam. Upon your arrival, we will come and pick you up at Noi Bai International Airport. After meeting with our guide, you’ll be transferred to your hotel which is near Hanoi Old Quarter. You’ll have some time to check in and relax after the flight.
Airport: Our driver will wait for you at column 10 with your name
Then, we will begin our very first tour in Hanoi that you’re all waiting for - Hanoi City Tour
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Ninh Binh 7 days (Family Holiday) in Old Quater
In Hanoi City Tour, we’ll gradually visit:
Hoan Kiem Lake
Ho Chi Minh Complex
Temple of Literature
Tran Quoc Pagoda.
Ho Chi Minh Complex includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, One Pillar Pagoda. While Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is where the body of Ho Chi Minh is kept, One Pillar Pagoda is the most unique architecture of Asia.
Temple of Literature is the first university of Vietnam and Tran Quoc Pagoda is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi. Both holds important historical and cultural value.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Ninh Binh 7 days (Family Holiday) with tourists
Have the option to see the unique water puppet show or take a city cyclo ride at the end of the tour
After the visit, we’ll drop you at your hotel, you’re free at night.
After your breakfast, we’ll pick you up at hotel and start our 3.5 hours driving to Halong City.
Arrive in Halong around noon, where a cruise is waiting for you to discover the Bay with endless blue water and thousands of limestone islands dotting around the Bay.
Check-in, meet with the crew and they will tell you briefly of life on board. A tasty lunch will be served while we’re cruising among limestone islands
We’ll explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Sung Sot cave is the symbol of limestone formations cave, which is what Halong Bay is famous for.
After that, we continue cruising to Titop Island. At Titop Island, there’re many activities for you to choose. It can be go swimming, relax at the beach or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Ninh Binh 7 days (Family Holiday) in Titop islandAfter spending some time at Titop island, we return to the cruise and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoying beautiful seascape on the way. At the end of the day, we’ll have a sunset party on board then dinner is served.
At evening, you can take part in board games, fish for squid,... Overnight on cruise.
Meals: Lunch, dinner on cruise
Accommodation: Overnight on cruise
Early sunlight will enhance the beautiful landscape of the Bay, if you can wake up early enough, you can attend a Tai Chi exercise on deck.
Having breakfast while you are cruising along the beautiful islets is definitely a great way to start a day.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Ninh Binh 7 days (Family Holiday) with familySitting on the upper deck, you can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the Bay. The voice of the birds, the breezy wind and the sound of the water lapping on the boat will bring you tranquility.
Then you have time to kayak among the hidden areas of the bay. Kayaking is one of the most popular activities in Halong Bay.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Ninh Binh 7 days (Family Holiday) with kayakingContinue passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more…
Join in the Cooking Class and you’ll learn how to make some of the Vietnamese cuisines before an early lunch is served.
Have lunch and then we’ll arrive at the harbor. You’ll get on bus and get back to Hanoi.
Before taking the night train, you will have some hours to explore Hanoi, walking around Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake or enjoy a cup of coffee at a traditional coffee shop.
Late in the evening, our team will assist you to get the night train to Sapa.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Ninh Binh 7 days (Family Holiday) on train
Meals: Lunch on cruise
Accommodation: Overnight on train
Arrive at Lao Cai Station at 06.00 am. Picked-up and transferred to Sapa by car (40 km mountain road from Lao Cai). Drive to a restaurant and hotel where you can get cleaned up, refreshed, and get breakfast.
After the breakfast, your local guide and car will take you for a sightseeing tour along Muong Hoa Valley, where you will find spectacular mountains, terraced rice fields and beautiful hill tribe villages such as Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Ninh Binh 7 days (Family Holiday) trekking
Muong Hoa Valley is famous for the breathtaking scenery and is the largest farmland for rice growing in Sapa. It is far from the town center, about 14 kilometers away.
Going to Muong Hoa Valley, you can trek along Muong Hoa River sneaking through the valley near Sapa town. This valley lies between two high ranges of mountains running in parallel south-east of Sapa town. On the way, you can learn more about how rice is cultivated.
Dinner and overnight in Sapa.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Hotel/homestay in Sapa
After breakfast at the hotel, go to Sapa market to see local people selling local food, fruit, vegetables, traditional clothes, handicraft brocades, and indigo fabrics.
Then walk down to visit Cat Cat village, home to H’Mong ethnic people. They are excellent “tho cam” weavers (kind of brocade fabrics). “Tho cam” of Cat Cat village boasts special quality as it is dyed with natural colors, polished with beeswax and embroidered with unique designs.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Ninh Binh 7 days (Family Holiday) with minorities
Cat Cat silvery jewels such as necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings are also well preferred for sophisticated techniques. A walk through this old village offers a glimpse into the traditional customs and practices of the ethnic Black Hmong.
Stop at a beautiful waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric plant that was built by the French during the colonial era in Vietnam.
Bus drive you back or walking back in Sapa for lunch in a local restaurant. Late in the afternoon transfer back to Lao Cai station for night train back in Hanoi.
Today your train departure around 22h00 from Lao Cai and arrive Hanoi around 6.00 AM on the following day.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: Overnight on train
After breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and then we move to Ninh Binh.
Upon arrival, you will visit the temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang, the founder of the Dinh Dynasty (968 – 980) and the temple of King Le Dai Hanh, the founder of the Le Dynasty (980 – 1005). Most of the constructions are in ruin by time and wars, recent excavations have found many traces of the old capital.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Ninh Binh 7 days (Family Holiday) in Hoa Lu
If time permits after visiting Hoa Lu (for the fit and healthy), take a half-hour walk up one of the surrounding limestone karst hills, the climb is rewarding with spectacular views.
We have lunch at a local restaurant, lunch today is served with local dishes in which goat meat is the most popular in all restaurants in town. This tour offers plenty of stops where you wish to take pictures of local villages and the stunning landscape.
After lunch, board your private sampan in Tam Coc. As the boat gently slices through the water, the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields may give you an impression of ‘Halong on Land’.
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Ninh Binh 7 days (Family Holiday) in Tam Coc
Having itchy feet? Climb up to Bich Dong Pagoda on Ngu Nhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprising three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order. Or have an option to cycling around Tam Coc for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Drive back in Hanoi late in the afternoon.
You have breakfast at your hotel and then we’ll pick you up and go explore Hanoi French Quarter. Hanoi French Quarter is the product of the French colonists. All the buildings and revenues here resemble the French architecture style.
All the time left in Hanoi is your free time, you can go shopping by yourself.
We’ll transfer you to the airport for your flight back home. Our tour ends here.
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