Meet & Visit Vietnam
11 days/ 10 nights
Itinerary in brief
Day 01, Wed: Arrival Hanoi. Night train to Sapa
Day 02, Thu: Arrival Sapa
Day 03, Fri: Sapa - hiking, home stay
Day 04, Sat: Sapa vilage hiking. Overnight in Sapa
Day 05, Sun: Sapa - BinhLu market . Night train back to Hanoi
Day 06, Mon: Arrival Hanoi
Day 07, Tue: Hanoi - Danang - Hoian
Day 08, Wed: Hoian
Day 09, Thu: Hoian - Myson
Day 10, Fri: Hoian
Day 11, Sat: Danang - Hanoi/ or HCM city -Departure
Itinerary in details:
01, Wed: Arrival Hanoi. Night train to Sapa (D)
transferred from Hanoi airport.
Leaves some luggage at
Sofitel Metrople. At leisure to explore Hanoi before the train,
Victoria Express to Sapa. The train leaves at 22.00pm
02, Thu: Arrival Sapa (B, D)
GiangTachai village, home to Red Dzao minoirity people. From here we pass
through several H'mong, Giay, Red Dzao villages perched on distant
hill, and are sure to attract attention as this part of the country
receive very few visitors. We will have time to walk around this
charming little village, enabling us to understand a little more about how
the people live. A picnic lunch served by the river before we return to Sapa.
station around 6am, there will be a transfer to Victoria Sapa hotel. Freshen
up and breakfast.
We then embark on a lovely walk to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat and
Sinchai village, home to the H'mong hill tribes minority peoples. As
we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some
of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the
opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the
area. Enjoy 4 course diner at Victoria Sapa Hotel
Day 03, Fri: Sapa villages - hiking, home stay (B, L,D)
Today we start by our pleasant walk to Cat Cat village, set in a
beautiful valley just outside Sapa. Cat Cat is home to the H’mong people who
originated from China, where they emigrated from about 300 years ago. The
H’mong people are also easily recognizable due to their dark clothing,
usually blue or black. The dye is fashioned from the indigo or hemp plant
that is native to the area. H’mong women wear long aprons with embroidered
waistcoats and have their hair rolled up into a turban-like hat, whilst the
men wear a black skullcap, long waistcoat and loose trousers. Stopping for a
picnic lunch by the creek we will spend the night with a family in Ta Van
village, inhabited by the Giay people who are Vietnam’s largest minority
group, numbering more than one million , of Tay- Thai group. They have
become very adept at rice cultivation and, in marked contrast to the H’mong,
they have a higher living standard as a result. Tonight we will be their
guests in one of their traditional stilt houses. There we will be toasted as
honored guests and will be able to sample some of their culinary delights (
and homemade rice wine!)
Day 04, Sat: Sapa vilage hiking. Overnight in Sapa (B,L,D)
We bid farewell to our friendly people and head out for Caumay
waterfall then continue to
Overnight at Victoria Sapa hotel.
Day 05, Sun: Sapa - BinhLu market . Night train back to Hanoi (B,L,D)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
We then drive by Silver water fall and Congtroi ( gate to heaven) on a
scenic journey to stunning pass of Tri Ton. Visit one of most amazing tribal
markets in Binhlu where thousand of Thai Kadai language groups such as
Tai Lu, Tai Laos, White Tai , and H'mong - Yao group (black Yao, Yao Lantien..),
Giay, Khomu.. comes to buy and sell their own produces. This is opportunity
to get insight into local life. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon drive
back to Sapa and then back on the Victoria Express train with fond of
Overnight aboard Victoria Express
06, Monday: Arrival Hanoi (B)
Arrival Hanoi early
in the morning we can however extend our sleep till 7am in Victoria Express
A.C cabin. Transfer to Sofitel Metropole for breakfast. A morning at
This afternoon at 1pm we will embark on a city tour taking in Museum of
Ethnology and Temple of literature.
Tonight we enjoy water puppet show.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
07, Tue: Hanoi - Danang – Hoian (B)
Breakfast at the
Transfer to airport for the flight to Danang. Visit Cham museum where display
fine artifacts and sandstone statues of Cham people. Visit Marble mountain
before our drive to Hoian.
Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 08, Wed: Hoian (B,L)
Hoi An is a delightful small town easily explored by foot. More than any
other place in Vietnam, Hoi An retains the feeling of centuries past and is
a favorite with all travelers. You can spend your time walking around the
historic town soaking up the atmosphere, exploring the fascinating local
market . Have a whole new wardrobe tailored or improve your culinary
skills with a Vietnamese cooking lesson.
09, Thu: Hoian – Myson (B,L)
Drive to visit
Myson Cham ruined tower. Myson is one of the most stunning sights in
Hoi An area, and a UNESCO World Heritage recognized Site. During the
century when Tra Kieu ( then known as Simhapura) served as the political
capital of Champa, My Son was the site of the most important Cham
intellectual and religious centre, and also may served as a burial place for
Cham monarchs. My Son is considered to be Cham’s counterpart to the grand
cities of South-East Asia’s other Indian influenced civilizations: Angkor(
Cambodia), Bagan( Myanmar)Ayuthaya (Thailand) and Borobudur (Java).
Overnight in Hoian.
Day 10, Fri: Hoian (B)
At leisure to enjoy the prime beach or shopping to your delights in Hoian
most popular tailor shop.
11, Sat: Danang - Hanoi/ or HCM city – Home(B)
At leisure till the
departure transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight VN310, 10:10/11:10 to
Hanoi for your connecting flight home.
accommodation on double basis with daily breakfast
Ø Meals as indicated
All transfers/ transport
Return Victoria Express train
fees and permits during guided time
Flight: Hanoi – Danang – Hanoi
Domestic airport taxes
Tax & service
Ø International airfares & airport taxes
Ø Tips and gratuities
In US$ and per person