Vietnam’s Hill Tribe Heaven

The Hill Tribe Heaven Tour is an adventure tour in the north of Vietnam. The tour includes different sporting activities. Visit Ninh Binh, one of the fascinating destinations in Vietnam.  Do you want to see the best attractions in the north and do some sporting activities while on holiday? This is the vacation for you. You will have lots of fun cruising on Ha Long Bay and at the same time experience the local culture and the rural lives.

At a GlanceVietnams hill tribe heaven view of floating houses on the water
Day 1   Welcome to Hanoi. Transfer to your hotel
Day 2  City tour of Hanoi.
Day 3  Travel South of Hanoi to the local town of Ninh Binh.
Day 4  Head northeast; passing small villages to Ha Long
Day 5  Visit Luon. Return to Hanoi. Sleeper train to Lao Cai
Day 6  Journey up the impressive mountains to Sapa.
Day 7  Meet local communities. Board the train to Hanoi
Day 8  Last Day in Vietnam. Transfer to Hanoi Airport

Exciting and exotic Vietnam

The tour highlights will include trekking in ethnic minority villages in Sapa; biking through rice fields in Ninh Binh and kayaking in Halong Bay. Ha Long Bay is by far one of the most enchanting and memorable experiences in Vietnam. The postcard pictures you so often see of Ha Long Bay will become a memory to last a lifetime. Whilst in Hanoi, take an unforgettable ride through the charming and bustling Old quarter with visits to the Mausoleum and the famous Hilton prison. This is a best-selling tour to Vietnam.

Vietnam is now acknowledged as one of the most beautiful countries in the world and one of the most exciting tourist destinations. From the chaotic vibrancy of Saigon and Hanoi to the peace and tranquillity of Halong Bay and from the serene, scenic harmony of Sapa to the astonishing Mekong Delta, you will be enthralled and delighted. The cuisine and cultural history coupled with its amazing people, Vietnam will keep you coming back for more.

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Hotel Rating3 Star, 4 Star, 5 Star

Day 1

Hanoi Arrival
* Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative who will assist you through immigration. Transfer to the hotel and check-in
* Free until the evening when you will enjoy the famous traditional Water Puppets Show and a welcome dinner at the local restaurant with the traditional flavors of Vietnamese cuisine
* Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2

Hanoi City Tour (B)
* This morning we embark on an exhilarating and unforgettable Xixh Lo ride through the charming; yet bustling; 36 Street Old Quarter to Ba Dinh Square where we disembark to explore Ho Chi Minh’s Quarter.
* Visit the Mausoleum; Presidential Palace; One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Museum.
* We meet our bus for a short journey to visit Hanoi Hilton Prison and the 11th century Temple of Literature; Hanoi’s first university.
* After our adventures so far we have all worked up a hunger!
* Head to a quaint hidden little treasure for lunch (pay yourself); where we relax and rest our feet; enjoying the beautiful ambiance; whilst tasting one of Vietnam’s Specialties including the traditional northern specialty fish dish Cha Ca.
* After lunch drive around 25 minutes to the Ethnology Museum.
* Here you will learn of the traditional culture of 54 different ethnic minority groups in Vietnam through articles; stories; displays of traditional houses; costumes; hunting equipment and much more wares used in day to day life.
* We return to our hotel in the late afternoon for some time at leisure to explore this fabulous city.
* Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.

Day 3

Hanoi – Ninh Binh (B/L)
* This morning we head South of Hanoi to the local town of Ninh Binh.
* We start our picturesque journey through remote villages; we travel around 90km to Ninh Binh; with this town offering absolutely stunning landscapes; due to its proximity to the mountains of Non-Nuoc and Canh Dieu.
* After a stop for lunch; arrive in Ninh Binh and check into our hotel; charmed by the marvelous scenery; offered by the mountains; rivers and pagoda.
* Admire the beautiful scenery and breathe the fresh mountainous air; and board a rowing boat for an amazing ride to Tam Coc (Three Caves).
* The first visit is to Hang Ca cave; being enclosed by the scenic beauty of huge rocks standing along the river and scattered green rice fields; all combines an image of a poetic painting of the countryside. Only nature could produce such a miracle.
* The quiet movements of the oars create a musical rhythm inside the cave as we approach Hang Mua (Cave of Dance); the beauty of this cave creates an effect which pulls one’s mind away from reality into a dream world. The rocks eaten by sea water over thousands of years have been carved into a series of caves here. Although the sea is far away from the locality; now the caves remain.
* Only a hundred meters away is Hang Ba; which is the coolest of the caves due to its lower formation. The attraction here is the natural light inside the cave reflected by the water. The huge and even rocks lying in the stream provide excellent platforms for those who wish to bathe in the waters.
* After our magical journey; we return to the village to rest and relax or a while for you to explore the handmade handicrafts of the village or head out on a leisurely cycle; exploring this township and admiring its mythical mountainous range.
* Overnight at your hotel in Ninh Binh.

Day 4

Nihn Bihn – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
* Awakening to the most peaceful and pleasant sounds of nature; we devour a delicious breakfast; before we bid farewell to the village for our drive to Ha Long Bay.
* We embark on a 2-hour journey heading northeast; through local minority villages; we arrive in Ha Long Bay.
* Ha Long Bay is by far one of the most enchanting and memorable experiences in Vietnam. The postcard pictures you so often see of Ha Long Bay will become a memory to last a lifetime.
* Upon arrival; we board our boat and enjoy a spectacular seafood lunch as we sail off into Dragon Bay; gazing at the breathtaking karst formations within the bay.
* After lunch have some free time to relax and admire the beauty of the Bay as we cruise through hundreds of formations.
* Throughout our cruise today; you will have the opportunity to disembark the boat and explore Sung Sot cave; where you will learn how karsts were formed in this area millions of years ago.
* For beach lovers and swimmers; we make a stop at one of the sandy beaches for swimming or just relaxing.
* We continue cruising the bay until the late afternoon; before setting anchor for the night.
* Once anchored; there’s plenty of time for swimming or just relaxing to admire the scenery before settling into another scrumptious meal.
* After dinner; why not head to the top deck and enjoy a relaxing drink whilst admiring the peaceful ambiance and gazing at the millions of stars.
* Overnight on board the boat in Ha Long Bay.

Day 5

Ha Long – Hanoi – Lao Cai by Train (B/Brunch)
* This morning we take a small bamboo boat to visit Luon; a beautiful tunnel cave set within a lagoon.
* We re-board our boat and continue cruising the bay; through the old part of Ha Long City; known as the fishing town and the newly built harbor bridge; whilst we enjoy our seafood brunch before heading back to the pier for our return to Hanoi.
* En-route; we make a stop at one of our favorite organizations in Vietnam. Hong Ngoc Humanities centre in Sao Do Town. This wonderful establishment has been set up to provide skill and employment to people from small villages throughout the north of Vietnam; creating jobs and providing accommodation to disadvantaged people.
* You have the opportunity to purchase some exquisite local handicrafts and wares or just watch and admire the amazing and intricate workmanship involved in the production.
* We return to Hanoi in the late afternoon; with time to relax or grab another bargain before our exciting overnight train trip to Sapa.
* En-route to the station; we make a stop for dinner at a quaint; hidden little treasure; where we can sit and relax enjoying the beautiful ambiance and delicious array of foods on offer!
* Overnight on board the train.

Day 6

Lao Cai – Sapa (B)
* We arrive in Lao Cai around 5.00 am and are met by our transport for a spectacular hours journey up the impressive mountains to Sapa.
* Seeing is believing! The imagination could not visualize; nor appreciate the beauty of the stunning vistas and breathtaking mountainous rice terraces until you observe them in “real life”.
* Upon arrival in Sapa; we have breakfast and leave our luggage at the hotel for a little rest and relaxation before our exploration this afternoon.
* In the early afternoon we commence our exciting trek downhill from Sapa town to Cat Cat Village.
* Our 2 hour walk takes us through rice paddies passing by different ethnic minority villages hard at work and flower and vegetable gardens until we reach a magnificent waterfall set within the lush mountains.
* We take a rest and continue to Cat Cat village; where the village is eagerly awaiting our arrival. With the children’s glee and excitement and a village full of big smiling faces; we are welcomed by the Black Hmong locals.
* After a welcoming and a rest; we stroll around the village; learning about the traditional way of life of the Black Hmong.
* We observe the fascinating demonstration of traditional fiber processing including; Weaving; Dying hemp cloth; Peeling bark from the dried hemp stalks; Tying stripped bark ribbons to form bundles and with the locals strongly encouraging us to try our hand in perfect their art; they certainly get a lot of laughs watching us!!
* We say goodbye to the village and continue our walk returning to Sapa.
* Overnight at your hotel in Sapa.

Day 7

Sapa Villages – Lao Cai Train Station – Hanoi Overnight on train (B)
* After re-energizing and a hearty breakfast; we are picked up by our vehicle and transferred to Lao Chai.
* We start our walk at this village and continue down the valley; along local trails and across rice paddies to visit Dzay ethnic minorities and Black Hmong communities living within a different environment.
* The interaction and closeness we experience with the local minority groups is an absolutely incredible experience.
* We return to Sapa for some free time to enjoy what the town has to offer; bargaining for some local wares; before our transfer to Lao Cai for our overnight train to Hanoi.
* Overnight on board the train to Hanoi.

Day 8

Sapa – Hanoi (B)
* We return to Hanoi around 6 am; and head to town for breakfast at local restaurant.
* After freshening up; you will have some free time for last minute shopping in Hanoi before your transfer to airport for departure flight.
* Services end at Hanoi airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Vietnam experience. We value your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter (Invitation Letter)
* Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
* Excellent English speaking guide
* Private air-conditioned transportation
* All entrance fees
* Boat trip in Ha Long Bay
* Meals as mentioned (B-Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
* Accommodation shared in double/twin room as mentioned with daily breakfast
* Water & tissue
* 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
* Domestic flights – subject to change

* The above rate is LAND ONLY and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS – departure & Fuel taxes
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* Train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
* Personal expenses, meals, and drinks unless otherwise specified
* Travel insurance
* Vietnam visa stamp fee on Arrival (25 USD & 02 passport photos per person)
* Tipping
* Peak season or Public holidays surcharge (if any)
* Services not stated in the itinerary

* The above rate is LAND ONLY and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS – departure & Fuel taxes
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

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Rates valid for travel between 01 FEB and 30 APR 2018
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Vietnam view of Ha Long Bay
Vietnam floating fishing village
Vietnam view of Ha Long Bay
Vietnam view of river at Ninh Binh
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh museum entrance to building
Vietnam water puppets