Best of Sapa and Halong Bay 7days

Ha Noi - Sapa - Halong Bay 7 days/6 nights

  • Itinerary:
    Ha Noi - Sapa - Halong Bay 7 days/6 nights
  • Product code:
    NVN1215
  • Departure date:
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  • Price:
    From 481 USD
Tucked high in Vietnam's remote northern mountains, close to the Chinese border, the former French military outpost of Sapa offers some of Vietnam's most colourful experiences. The views are breathtaking. Vietnam's highest peak, the 3,143-metre Mount Fansipan, looms overhead, while the surrounding valleys feature terraced rice paddies and blazing green fields cut by fast-flowing streams. Layer upon layer of green ridges fade into the distance, edged by sharp, rocky peaks. The region is home to several ethnic minority groups all wearing their traditional and colourful attire. You can get there either by overnight train or car from Hanoi.

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi Capital

Place & Transport: Hanoi - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Relax

water puppet performance
water puppet performance

Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Then, you’ll have a variety of options to choose from as you enjoy your first day.  Maybe you’ll want to take a cyclo ride to dinner at one of the French colonial villas which have been converted into gourmet restaurants. Following that, you may wish to attend a traditional water puppet performance. The sky is the limit and there is plenty to keep you busy before retiring for the evening. 

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Sapa (B/L)

Place & Transport: Hanoi - Transfer

Today’s Activities: Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, and Temple of Literature

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

On day two, you’ll be able to explore the fascinating Old Quarter and visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature. 

In the evening your guide will pick up & bring you to the Hanoi Station for getting on the train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.

Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa (B)

Cat Cat Village
Cat Cat Village

The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 6 am. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer you to Sapa. The drive to Sapa is only 33 km, but it takes around 1.5 hours. Once at Sapa, you will check into hotel (early check-in subject to availablitity). Time to freshen up and have breakfast at the hotel. Free. At leisure or explore around town.

In the afternoon from the hotel there will be a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H'mong hill tribe’s minority peoples. As you walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, you will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here you have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa - Lao Chai & Ta Van villages walk (B/L)

Lao Chai & Ta Van villages
Lao Chai & Ta Van villages

Following breakfast you explore the Sapa daily market and then set out on a 3-4 hour trek along buffalo paths, trails and through several hilltribe villages to Lao Chai and Tavan, home to H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Stop for lunch on the way. Rejoin car transfer back to Sapa for overnight.

Day 5: Sapa - Lao Cai for night train to Hanoi (B/L)

Ham Rong Mountain
Ham Rong Mountain

This morning you climb up to Ham Rong Mountain, which gives you a great panoramic view over Sapa and its surrounding areas, and you can explore two orchid gardens. Back to hotel for check-out then you take a drive to visit Ta Phin valley, where the Red Dao people and H'mong minorities live. Transfer to Lao Cai station for night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay Junk Boat (B/L/D)

 Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Early arrive in Hanoi station at around 05.00 am. Pick up and transfer to restaurant for breakfast and morning coffee. You leave Hanoi by private vehicle at 8:30 am and arriving at the jetty around 12:30 pm. Welcome on board. Enjoy a welcome drink, check-in to your cabin. A fresh seafood lunch will be served while you begin your 3.5 hours cruise through mystic Halong Bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster's face) islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu cave, floating fishing village, with its unique way of life. Then head to Luon cave, enjoy swimming, sun bathing at Ti Top beach or climb the peak of the mountain for a breath-taking panorama view of Halong Bay. Enjoy another seafood feast for dinner and for the night owls, there is an option of night fishing. Overnight on the junk.

Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Departur (B)

Fighting Cock Islet
Fighting Cock Islet

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, you have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emeraude water of the bay. After breakfast, you explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax at Soi Sim beach. The boat cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served. Your boat arrives at the harbor by noon. Rejoin your car drive back to your hotel in Hanoi. End of services.

 

REFERENCE PRICE

Valid from now until 30 Dec 2016

Tour Category

Number of Persons in Group - Tour cost per person (in USD)

1

2

3-4

5-6

7-9

10-14

Sgl Sup

3 STAR

920

676

595

530

502

481

 

4 STAR

1,023

779

698

633

605

585

 

5 STAR

1,252

1,009

927

862

835

814

 

 

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- Itinerary can be tailor-made based on your requirements.
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♦ Accommodation at hotels (twins/double/triple sharing)

♦  Meals as mentioned

♦  Private transfer as itinerary

♦ All entrance fees

♦ English speaking guide (other languages available upon request)

♦ Return train ticket Hanoi - Laocai - Hanoi 

♦ Sharing junk for sight seeing and overnight in Halong Bay

♦ All international airport tax

♦ International flights & domestic flights

♦ Visa to Vietnam and Visa arrangement

♦ Early check in or late check out o Single room

♦ Other meals with drinks o Travel insurance

♦ Tips & other services not mentioned above

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