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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTHEAST ASIA 584

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Women practising Tai Chi by Hoan Kiem Lake

Day 1: Hanoi

Today you will depart Hanoi (accommodation in Hanoi is not included) at 08.00am for a long drive to Ba Be (approx. 7 hour drive). Upon arriving in Ba Be you will have the opportunity to relax for a while before you enjoy a boat trip on Lake Ba Be. Overnight - Ba Be guest house.

Food prepared at a Saigon Cooking School

Day 2:

Today you will enjoy another boat trip to visit some hill tribes, Dau Dang waterfalls and Puong Cave. Overnight - Ba Be guest house.

The lush Sapa countryside

Day 3: - Sapa

Today leave for Ba Be then leave for Hanoi. Upon arriving in Hanoi at approx. 15:00 you will be transferred to the hotel to relax for a little while before you will be transferred to the train station where you will board a train to Lao Cai(Shared cabin of 4 sleeping berths). Overnight on train.

A lady from one of the hill tribes near Sapa

Day 4: Sapa

Located 1500m above sea level, Sapa is a former French hill station, nestled in the rugged Tonkinese Alps and surrounded by lush valleys and verdant rice paddy fields. This morning take a light trek to the hill tribe villages of Lao Chai, Ta Van. Walking to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, you meet some of the local ethnic minority people on their way to and from Sapa. These minority people, including the Red Zao, Hmong and Tay people, walk to Sapa to trade at the markets. Tonight you spend the night at the hotel in Sapa town. Overnight- Sunny Mountain Hotel

A local child in Sapa

Day 5: Sapa - Hanoi

Today you will visit the Cat Cat village after which you have time at leisure. In the afternoon you will be transferred to the railway station for the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight- Sunny Mountain Hotel

A street in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi

Upon arriving in Hanoi at 5.00 am you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (please note that no airport transfer or hotel is booked for today.