Mrs. Samantha Hew - Malaysia

  • Group: 6 persons
  • Date: 16-23/11/2016
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Hi, Linda 


So nice to hear from you. Sorry that we are slow in responding to you as we are caught up with our daily chores after a great holiday break.


We have provided quite a detailed feedback in the feedback forms given back to Thuan, our tour guide. We're very happy with Asiatica's services and the thoughtful planning that you and Cathy have done for us. We're also very impressed that you have responded to us so promptly even on a late Saturday night when we wanted to check on the transportation arrangements for Halong Bay. Thank you so much for everything. We will definitely refer our friends to you and Cathy should they want to travel to Vietnam.  


Please take good care of yourselves. We wish you, Cathy and all your colleagues in Asiatica an advanced Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Regards from Yuen Mun and Samantha 



Day 1 : HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
Arrival at the Hanoi airport from Singapore MI 654 //eta 17h45. Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Hanoi is one of Asia's most charming cities, with its romantic tree-lined boulevards and colonial houses.  Overnight at hotel. (Room is available from 14h00).
Pick-up at your hotel and travel to Hoa Lu – the former capital of Vietnam, about a two-hour drive from Hanoi. On arrival, you will visit Tam Coc (three caves), a peaceful valley among limestone ‘karst' hills, There, you will be rowed along a gentle river between paddy fields and through the caves. Feel ready to star our cycling to Bich Dong pagoda (3km), passing scenery of paddy fields or small stream. You will have lunch in Tam Coc, enjoy the taste of Vietnamese cuisine. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit two temples, one of them dedicated to Emperor Dinh and the other in memory of Emperor Le, followed by a brief visit to the remains of the Old Palace. In the late afternoon, you will return to Hanoi for night train to Lao Cai province. Overnight in train wagon (2 private cabins – 4  berths)
Day 3 : LAO CAI - SAPA (B/-/-)
Arrive at Lao Cai train station around 6:00 am. Breakfast at a local restaurant. We drive to Sapa, “Town in the Cloud”. Arrive in Sapa. Visit a local market. Check into the hotel. In the afternoon, we will walk along a steep path to Cat Cat village inhabited by the H’mong ethnic group. Here you have the chance to learn more about their unique customs and habits. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 : SAPA – LAO CAI –  HANOI by road (B/-/-)
We will spend the day exploring Sapa famous for its pleasant climate, picturesque scenery and vibrant ethnic markets. Descend into the Muong Hoa valley to visit Lao Chai village home to Black H’Mong and Ta Van village home to Dzay people. 
15h00: Transfer to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Arrival in Hanoi. It’s time for bath and breakfast at the hotel near the train station. After breakfast, pick up by driver and depart by shuttle bus to Halong Bay, passing beautiful scenery along the way full of lush rice paddies and winding rivers, typical of the Red River Delta. We will arrive at Halong’s tourist wharf around noon and embark a classic wooden junk. Lunch will be served as the boat gently cruises past numerous islands and limestone structures rising from the emerald waters of the bay. It is also an ideal opportunity to enjoy the sea breeze and refresh your soul. An experienced chef will prepare a fresh seafood dinner. Overnight on board in your private cabin.
Day 6 : HALONG BAY – HANOI  (B/L/-)
Enjoy breakfast and savor the incredible sunrise from the sundeck while the boat sails to Luon Cave and one of Halong’s floating villages then back to the harbor. Pick up by driver and return by shuttle bus to Hanoi. Overnight in hotel (Hotel booked by clients)
Day 7 : HANOI   (-/-/-)
Free time for your relaxation and your personal discovery of Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi. (Hotel booked by clients). No guide, without driver
Day 8 : HANOI - DEPARTURE  (-/-/-)
09h30: Pick -up by our driver then transfer without guide to the airport for your departure flight SQ175 @ 12:35.