Mrs. Seok Ee Phuan - Singapore

  • Group: of 13 persons
  • Impression: NORTHERN VIETNAM DISCOVERY
  • Date: from 27/1/2018 to 4/2/2018
Write to Mrs. Seok Ee Phuan
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Dear Phoebe,

Good evening from Singapore.

Thanks for the tour arrangement. Everything was perfect! Also, the recommendations u gave us were very good! Everyone is very happy!

The guide Mr Thanh was a fantastic guy & we had lots of fun & laughter listening to his long & interesting stories on the History of Vietnam. I have been to Vietnam many times & this is the first time such a elaborate history has been told by any guides.... & so interesting too!

We can see that you & Mr Thanh are both full of passion for your work to ensure that we enjoy our trip to the fullest. We appreciate for all the efforts put in by both of you & most importantly with the company's supports.

Thank you, Phoebe & Thanh! We will definitely contact you again when we go back to Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia (areas which you have offices).

Phuan

 

PROGRAM DETAIL 

 

Day 01 . Sat 27 January 2018 : Arrival - Hanoi street food tour - Lao Cai by overnight train (L) |  Guide and driver 

*Flight: SIN - HAN S176 (09.20 - 11.40)

Arrival at Noi Bai airport at 11h40, you will be picked up then transferred to a local restaurant for lunch.

In the afternoon, discover the Old Quarter, also known as the “36 Streets & Corporations”. It is a veritable labyrinth of lanes where each of them is specialized in a trade or art. The best way to explore and discover this district full of life is by foot. Designed to capture all aspects of local life, the course will cover all the elements of the daily life of the inhabitants in an original way: crafts, Buddhism, temple, gastronomy, local market, visit of traditional house-tube (Vietnamese particularity), medicine. Discover the capital through food, as a local, a real experience and a highlight of the journey. The tour ends with a stroll around the HoanKiem Lake (Lake of the Restored Sword).

Free time till transfer to Hanoi station for overnight train to Lao Cai (SP3: 22h00 - 06h05)

Overnight on Chapa Express (4-soft berth A/C cabin)

 

Day 02 . Sun 28 January 2018 : Lao Cai - Bac Ha market - Tram Ton Pass - Silver Waterfall - Sapa (B) |  Guide and driver 

Arrive at Lao Cai at 06.05 am. Transfer to a local restaurant for breakfast. Then start our drive to Bac Ha town. The road is relatively flat from Lao Cai to Bao Nhai bridge. After crossing the bridge, we begin our journey up to Bac Ha. Bac Ha market, located in the heart of Bac ha small town is the largest one in the area. Every Sunday, the different and colorful ethnic minority come all here to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. They are Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minorities. Some of these ethnic minorities can’t be met in any other areas. Transfer to Sapa. Check in hotel and take a rest. 

Afternoon you will take the short trip driving to Tram Ton Pass, the highest section over the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range. It is compared to “The Gate to Heaven”. Here you admire the grandiose mountainous view of the North West of Vietnam. A photo for souvenir should not be missed! On the way back to Sapa, we stop to visit Thac Bac, Silver waterfall, one of the most popular tourist attractions of the neighborhood.

Overnight at Sapa Diamond Hotel.

 

Day 03 . Mon 29 January 2018 : Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Topas Ecolodge (B, D) |  Guide and driver 

This morning, we have chance to explore the villages of different ethnic groups around Sapa. First, we take very beautiful drive from Sapa to the villages along the valley of Muong Hoa. The scenery like a painting of Mother Nature with the fields on the terrace, waterfall on the hill side, the green of the vegetation, a winding stream down below and the air is so fresh and pure. Our first stop is at Y Linh Ho - village of the H’mong people. It is said that H’mong was one of the first immigrants to this area and famous for their hand weaving and terrace rice field in Sapa. Take a beautiful trek to Lao Chai – the other village of Mong. We take a walk around the village and to the village of Ta Van of the Giay people via the terraces rice field and the trails, experience the diversity of hill tribe people there. Lunch on your own.

Afternoon drive to Ecolodge Resort, very impressive and romantic resort above Muong Hoa Valley. From the lodge there are breathtaking views across the scenic valleys below, which are home to villages of the Tay and Red Dao minorities. You will have great time to relax and recover in white stone bungalow; it was built based on ecological principles. You will have full day to enjoy your stay in this resort, so quiet and calm, totally pure atmosphere. After beautiful buffet dinner, you can be back to your private bungalow. You will be totally refresh when wake up in the next morning.

Overnight at Topas Ecolodge.

 

 

Day 04 . Tue 30 January 2018 : Topas Ecolodge - Fansipan by cable car - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B, L) |  Guide and driver 

The morning is at leisure. After lunch at the resort, you will be transferred to cable car station where we will have 25 minutes travelling to Fanispan Mountain where is considered to be the most beautifal landscape of Vietnam now. Reach the altitute of 2800 meters, you have a good time to see the view and take photos, visit pagoda the spiritual destinations and trek up to 600 steps you will reach the peak of Fansipan - the Roof of Indochina (Spend about 1,5 hours for hiking and taking photos). Transfer to Sapa Napro in Ta Chai village for Red Dzao Herbal Bath (at your own expense).

Drive to Lao Cai station for overnight train to Hanoi (SP4: 21h40 - 05h30)

Overnight on Chapa Express (4-soft berth A/C cabin)

 

Day 05 . Wed 31 January 2018 : Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Mua Cave - Tam Coc (B, L) |  Guide and driver 

Arrive at Hanoi at 5.30 am. Transfer to Cosiana Hotel 3* (near Hanoi station) for having a shower and breakfast. 

After breakfast, we head out of town to Hoa Lu, the sight of the third capital of Vietnam during 10th and 11th century. After visiting two remaining temples of the Dinh and Le King, visit Mua Cave, the most beautiful place to view in Ninh Binh, where can see the city far from the standing in front of Tam Coc in back and the limestone mountain along to the south of Vietnam. Transfer to a local restaurant for lunch.

Drive to Tam Coc - the place so called Halong Bay in land. We embark for the peaceful cruise on the local sampan along Ngo Dong River, admire the great scenery while the sampan paddling along green rice field between outstanding formations of Limestone Mountain. After travelling through three caves as it showed by the name of the place, we return to the boat station. Take a short drive to visit beautiful mountain of Bich Dong, the famous place still remains 3 ancient pagodas and beautiful cave. After enjoy the panorama view of beautiful valley of rice field and limestone mountain. Transfer to hotel.

Overnight at Tam Coc Rice Fields Resort.

 

Day 06 . Thu 01 February 2018 : Ninh Binh - Halong Bay with Garden Bay Cruise (B, L, D) |  Guide and driver 

After breakfast, you will drive from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay.

12:00 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour, enter our waiting lounge for short break before getting on boat

12:30 Enjoy a welcome drink onboard the Tonkin Cruise boat.

13:00 Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and having lunch with Set Menu

15:00 Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour)

16:30 Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach.

17:30 Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong - Cong Do area. Docking for overnight.

19:30 Having BBQ dinner

21:00 Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices...

23:00 End of program for Day One.

 

Day 07 . Fri 02 February 2018 : Halong Bay (B, L, D) |  

06:30 Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck.

07:15 Coffee, tea and light breakfast pastries served in the dining room

08:00 Transfer to the day boat to go to Cap La area

09:30 Go fishing with the fisherman

11:00 Back to the day boat, free time & relaxing on the sundeck

12:00 Having Set lunch with seafood and grills.

13:30 Kayaking and swimming

15:30 Return to main boat. Relaxing and Enjoy the rest of the day on board.

 

Day 08 . Sat 03 February 2018 : Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L) |  Guide and driver 

06:30 Rise early for morning tai chi on the sundeck.

07:15 Enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area.

08:00 Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. Located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave treats tourists to the wild and mysterious beauty of nature

09:30 Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration

10:30 Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat cruises back to shore

11:45 Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside our waiting lounge. Return to Hanoi by private bus.

17.30: Drop off at your hotel in Hanoi.

 

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Tel: (+84-24) 38285588 / 63271281

Transportation: your own arrangement

 

Overnight at May De Ville Old Quarter Hanoi.

 

Day 09 . Sun 04 February 2018 : Hanoi departure (B) |  Guide and driver 

Freetime before the transfer to the airport for your flight off. Your room is available until 12h00.

*Flight: HAN - SIN SQ175 (12.35 - 17.15)

 

 
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