Northern Vietnam Wedding Photo Tour 7 Days
This tour introduces northern Vietnam beginning in elegant Hanoi, a treasure house of history and heritage. Sapa, high in the mountains, is totally different. A riot of colourful ethnic minority villages, local markets, superb views and overnight rail sleepers for transport from and to Hanoi is a fascinating experience.
Ha Long Bay is simply amazing: more than a thousand of limestone pinnacles reaching for the sky: one of the world’s best ‘ wedding photo opportunities’! You might consider adding a day to explore Hanoi’s unique craft villages, or visit the serene Ba Be Lake. We’re on hand to make as many modifications as you wish – there’s no fee for making changes.
Day 1: Arrival at Hanoi (D, GP)
Arriving at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel. You’ll have time to relax after your journey before having tickets for a performance of traditional Water Puppetry, an art form unique to northern Vietnam, and a good, light-hearted introduction to its rural culture. In the evening, you’ll have a ‘Welcome’ dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant in a restored French colonial building. You’ll spend the night in Hanoi.
Alternatively you will have dinner in a family restaurant situated in a small alley in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The owner is a talented cook who will be preparing your food.
Day 2: Hanoi Wedding Photo Tour – Lao Cai (B, L, G)
You’ll have the whole day to explore Vietnam’s capital city with our professional photographers to capture the memories of your special day. We will take you to the most highlights of Hanoi to personalized wedding album designed with you in mind!
We’ll arrange your programme to avoid the busy times at popular destinations, but if there’s anything you particularly want to see, let us know.
Please click here to see Hanoi Wedding Photo Album
You’ll be free until your car arrives to take you to Hanoi railway station in time to board the 21.15 p.m. overnight sleeper to Lao Cai.
Day 3: Lao Cai/Sapa (B, L, G)
You’ll arrive in the early morning, where you’ll be met and taken up into the mountains by your private car to Sapa, a small town perched on the mountainside opposite Mt. Fan Si Pan, Vietnam’s highest peak. After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be driven along a scenic valley to visit some of the H’mong ethnic minority villages.
After a stream-side picnic lunch, you’ll visit the Red Dao ethnic minority people of Giang Ta Chai village. Later in the afternoon, you’ll return to Sapa for your overnight accommodation.
Day 4: Sapa/Ethnic market/Hanoi (B, L, G)
After breakfast, your transport and guide will arrive to take you to visit a market frequented by ethnic minority peoples. The first part of your journey will take you through Lao Cai, which is a border crossing point, and alongside the river marking the boundary with China. After a picnic lunch, you’ll return to Lao Cai for a shower and to freshen-up before boarding the sleeper train to Hanoi.
Although it’s quite a long drive, the landscape is attractive and the ethnic markets are a fascinating experience. Unlike those in the tourist areas, the markets that we choose are not only for buying and selling, but are also meeting places for ethnic minority people to meet and exchange news. There will be plenty of colour and authentic costumes, but very little to buy as souvenirs unless you want to barter for a water buffalo or a sack of fertiliser!
The trips to ethnic minority markets must be on Tuesday (Coc Ly Market), Saturday (Can Cau) or Sunday (Bac Ha or Muong Hum Markets).
If you would like to have a wedding album here, please feel free to let me know, please click here to see Sapa Wedding Photo Album
Day 5: Hanoi/Ha Long Bay/Hanoi (B, L, G)
Two day one night cruise to untouched Bai Tu Long Bay is ideal for you to discover natural beauty and local life in a limited time schedule, you will get to visit cave, go kayaking and visit a floating village. This trip takes you deep into natural wonder and experience a memorable night in the majestic bay.
The route is off the beaten track and our staffs are keen on taking care of customer’s request, it is quite potential to be your highlight trip in Vietnam.
07:30 – 08:00: After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be picked up by shuttle bus to Ha Long Bay.
12:30: Your cruise will begin with a transfer from the mainland on our excursion boat which will transport you to our main vessel, Signature Cruise. Upon boarding you will be greeted by our friendly Crews and enjoy a complimentary welcome drink. After a brief introduction and safety procedures overview, you will be checked into your cabin and have some free time to relax and explore the craft.
13:15: A delicious lunch will be served in our main dining room as we slowly cruise through the magniﬁcent limestone formations which make up Halong Bay. Feast on delicious seafood and range of other delicious dishes as we make our way deeper inside Halong Bay.
15:00: Head to Vung Vieng ﬁshing village by local rowing boats or kayaks to explore the interesting daily lives of its inhabitants.
16:30: Back onboard Signature Cruise Halong Bay’s main craft we will drop anchor for our overnight stay surrounded by incredible landscape.
17:30-18:30: Happy hour with special drink menu (Buy one get another one for free).
17:30: We will conduct a Vietnamese cuisine cooking demonstration and invites you all to participate in the preparation of these mouth-watering delights.
19:15: Your dinner this evening will be served in our main dinner.
20:45 – 00:00: Evenings are beautiful on Halong Bay, and just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean the night is over. Take advantage of our onboard facilities or just relax to your heart’s content. Relax at our fully stocked bar with an assortment of local and international favorites. Try your luck at night squid ﬁshing, watch a documentary ﬁlm or simply relax on our roof top deck. Overnight on board
Day 6: Thien Canh Son – Bai Tu Long – Hanoi (B, L, G on board)
06:30: The best time to observe Halong Bay is in the early morning and we suggest that if you didn’t get to witness it yesterday that now is your last chance. Tai Chi will be conducted again today on our upper deck and is a terriﬁc way to feel as one with the peaceful surroundings.
07:30: Light breakfast will be served this morning.
07:30-08:30: Enjoy the last stage of your trip in Thien Canh Son cave and islets, which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage.
09:30: Check out of your cabin and enjoy the last stage of your trip with a delicious brunch as we continue to cruise back towards harbor through scenery.
11:15: After a ﬁnal farewell from our staff, you will be transported back to Halong City wharf via our Tender for your transfer back to Hanoi. We trust you had a pleasant journey on Signature Cruise Halong Bay and hope to have the pleasure of your company with us again.
12:00 – 12:30: Get on shuttle mini bus and get back to Hanoi. You’ll spend the night in Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi Departure (B, GP)
After breakfast, you’ll be free until your driver arrives to take you to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight.
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