Our 8-day itinerary is specially designed to give students and teachers a close look of the Northern Vietnam with Hanoi capital, Moon Garden Homestay, Halong Bay and the mountainous area Sapa. During the trip, we will have chances to visit local schools, have some activities together with local children. No problem to make it longer or shorter, just tell us in our Inquiry form.
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
Upon arrival in Hanoi, teacher and students will be greeted then transferred to hotel. After a short rest, we enjoy a 1-hour cyclo tour of the French inspired a�?old quartera�? passing through boutique stores and amazing contemporary art galleries. In the evening, we will have welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. We spend the night in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi a�� Moon Garden Homestay (B, L, D)
Today we set off to enjoy a majestic homestay at Moon Garden which is located at Ky Son Village. Arriving mid-morning we will be welcomed with some locally grown freshly prepared green tea. After our relaxing welcome we have some free time to explore Moon Garden and Ky Son village. Following this we enjoy a cooking class, followed by lunch.
Day 3: Ky Son a�� Hanoi a�� Sapa (B, L, D)
This morning we join in with some traditional exercises to work up an appetite before breakfast. We then hop back on our bikes to visit other local villages before returning to Ky Son village for lunch. This afternoon spend some time relaxing in the village before departing for Hanoi. Returning to Hanoi we enjoy an early dinner before catching our overnight sleeper train ride to Lao Cai, Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa (B, L, D)
Arrival in Lao Cai Station in the early morning, we will transfer to Sapa for our trek, where we will enjoy spectacular scenery as we head to the Y Linh Ho village of the Hmong people. After lunch, we head to the Muong Hoa Valley, on the way passing through the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van where we will have a chance to meet some of the locals.
We visit Lao Chai Primary School and have some activities with the pupils there.
Tonight we enjoy a homestay at one of the hill tribe villages. Homestays are a great way to get a feel for the culture and really understand more about the daily lives of the local people. A common saying is: a�?you will arrive as a guest but leave as a frienda��.
Day 5: Sapa a�� Lao Cai a�� Hanoi (B, L, D)
We will enjoy a breakfast with our hosts before bidding them goodbye. Today will include a visit to the Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dao minority people, we will also trek through a bamboo forest and pass by a majestic waterfall; taking time to rest and enjoy the surroundings. After lunch, we will continue toward Su Pan Village where we will start our journey back to Sapa by car. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure in Sapa before returning to Lao Cai to board the overnight train back to Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi a�� Halong (B, L, D)
Experience Halong Bay, on a Va��Spirit Classic Cruise, one of the best Mid-range cruises available. You will not only see many fantastically shaped islands, beautiful beaches, and great natural caves, but you will also learn more about Halong Baya��s history and local people.
Day 7: Halong a�� Hanoi (B, L, D)
Wake up early in the morning and start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt before having breakfast. After that, we will explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave a�� the nicest cave in Halong Bay. After that, we will return to the boat, freshen up and check out of your cabin. Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more. While heading back to the habor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch. We will disembark at round noon and find your car is waiting and take you back to Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi departure (B)
Time will be free until car and guides arrives to take students and teachers to the airport for departure flight. Tour ends.
Tour price includes
+ Private car pick-up & -off services.
+ Home-stay and Hotel
+ Experienced English speaking guide.
+ Boat trip on Ba Be lake, Ha Long bay
+ Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
+ All sightseeing tickets.
+ No extra charge after confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Tour price excludes
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Other services not mentioned above.