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HANOI - SAPA - HALONG BAY- 6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi City Tour  - Night train to Lao Cai/ Sapa (B, L) (G)

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam with a long background of history and culture. Besides historical destinations, Hanoi is well-known for its beautiful lakes with the image of local Tai Chi in the early morning, tree-line boulevards, funny street vendors & special street food cuisine.

08:30 Pick up at your hotel and transfer to visit Ho Chi Minh complex with first stop at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – a large memorial to the national hero - President Ho Chi Minh who led the country to independence and reunification. The Mausoleum is located at Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh President read the Declaration of Independence on 02nd Sep 1945 establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Then take a short walk to the Presidential Palace & House on Stilt. Near from Ho Chi Minh complex, One Pillar Pagoda – symbol of Vietnam with unique architecture of lotus flower is a must-see destination for all Vietnam tours. Our next stop will be the Temple of Literature which is the first university in Vietnam. It was constructed in 1070, first to honor Confucius and nowadays to celebrate the doctorates and high rank scholars of Vietnam.

Have lunch at a local restaurant and continue our Hanoi city tour to the Museum of Ethnology offering an insight into the 54 different ethnic groups of Vietnam. It introduces Vietnamese traditional ways of life from religious events to the symbolic rituals as well as displays a variety of Vietnamese homes as full-scale replicas outside. End the day with a short cyclo ride around the old streets observing daily life of Hanoian, take exotic photos of Hanoi traffic and enjoy a fantastic water puppet show.
In the evening, see off at Hanoi railway station for night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.
Accommodation:

  • 3 & 4 star train: King Express / Sharing cabin of 4 berths
  • 5 star train: Victoria Express / Sharing superior cabin of 4 berths

Sapa tour by road

Day 2: Lao Cai/Sapa – Trung Trai & Ta Phin hill tribe villages – Homestay (B, L) (G)

Arrival at Lao Cai train station, clients will be welcome by our private local experienced English speaking tour guide and private transportation to Sapa. Today we have arranged a mini hotel for you taking shower and having breakfast before start the trekking tour.

9:00 Our local tour guide and driver transfer you 12 km along the road 4D to Trung Chai where you start your trekking tour today with several stops along the way for enjoying spectacular landscapes. Trekking uphill along large trail for nearly an hour, then following a narrow trail winding its way on steep hill-sides along the western bank of the upstream part of Ngoi Dum River for 2 hours to an isolated hamlet of the Black H’mong people, explore these isolated hamlets of the Black H’mong, then lunch break. Continue trekking along the same trail for nearly 1,5 hours up and downhill towards Ta Phin Valley where you will meet Red Dzao and Black Hmong minorities, two largest ethnic groups in Sapa area. Stop by a house to talk with local people to know a bit more about their daily life, their customs and tradition. Have dinner and overnight in the village.
Accommodation: Ta Phin homestay

Day 3: Ta Phin – Ma Tra – Sapa (B, L) (G)

Sapa - The Queen of the Mountains, overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides, Sapa Tour is gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes and great choice for Vietnam Tours maker to arrange Vietnam Culture Tours, Vietnam Trekking Tours, Vietnam Homestay Tours... After breakfast, we start our trek towards Sapa. We will pass through several minority villages; rice paddy terraces along the way. Upon arriving in Matra village inhabited by Black Hmong people, we will stop for our lunch. Then, we continue walking to Sapa. Overnight to Sapa.
Accomodation:

  • 3 star hotel: Sapa View/ Deluxe
  • 4 star hotel: U Sapa Resort / Superior
  • 5 star hotel: Victoria Sapa Resort / Superior

Tour in Sapa

Day 4: Sapa Ethnic Market Tour – Night train to Hanoi  (B, L) (G)

The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to visit one of the areas weekly markets.

Market days:

  • Can Cau Market - Saturdays
  • Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market or Muong Khuong Market - Sundays
  • Cao Son Market - Wednesdays
  • Lung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays
  • Coc Ly Market - Tuesdays

In the late afternoon, your tour guide and driver transfer you back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that you have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us. We say goodbye with sincere thanks and looking forward to welcoming you again for your coming Vietnam Tours and Sapa Tours. Overnight on the train
Accommodation:

  • 3 & 4 star train: King Express / Sharing cabin of 4 berths
  • 5 star train: Victoria Express / Sharing superior cabin of 4 berths

Vietnam holiday in Halong bay

Day 5: Hanoi - Hon Gai Harbour - Bai Tu Long Bay - Cong Do (L, D) (G)

Pick up from the train station, this morning, we have already arranged a room in a mini hotel for you to have shower and breakfast. We start at 8.00 A.M for the 3 hour drive (170 km) through the Red River Delta, which offers plenty of chances for taking photos of Vietnamese farmers tilling the vast green paddy fields. At half way, we'll have a visit to a handicraft workshop with fine clothes, embroidered paintings, stone statuettes and all kinds of gems mined in Vietnam such as star rubies or sapphires... Our destination is the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. The bay offers some 3000 mountain islands and islets towering in the Gulf of Tonkin in the East Vietnam Sea.

07.45 – 08.15 : Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi by private car
12.00 – 12.30 : Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.
12.30 – 13.00 : Check-in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing.
13.30 – 15.00 : Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; admire the fascinating formations.
15.00 – 16.30 : Cruise to Cap La, Tra San.
16.30 – 17.30 : Enjoy paddling around Cap La and Tra San by kayak.
17.45 – 19.00 : Back to junk for swimming or relaxing.
19.00 – 21.00 : Have dinner and overnight on board in Cong Do.

Accommodation:

  • 3 star cruise: Oriental Sails/ Superior
  • 4 star cruise: Paloma Cruise/ Deluxe
  • 5 star cruise: Dragon Legend Cruise/ Deluxe

Please note that this is Dragon Legend Cruise Itinerary for 3 days/2 nights

Day 6: Cap La - Hai Quan - Vung Vieng - Thien Canh Son cave (B, L, D) (G)

07.30 – 08.00 : Morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
08.15 – 09.15 : Start cruising to Vung Vieng.
09.30 – 10.30 : Visit Vung Vieng fishing village by a rustic row-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms.
10.30 – 11.30 : Reach to Hon Co Island for swimming or relaxing. Explore the well- hidden Thien Canh Son cave.
12.00 – 13.30 : Have a BBQ lunch and relax on a wild beach or in Thien Canh Son cave (Depending on the availability and weather condition).
13.45 – 15.45 : Back to junk for relaxing while cruising to Cong Do area
16.00 – 17.30 : Enjoy swimming or kayaking through Cong Do and Thay cave area
19.00 – 21.00 : Have dinner & overnight on board.

Accommodation:

  • 3 star cruise: Oriental Sails/ Superior
  • 4 star cruise: Paloma Cruise/ Deluxe
  • 5 star cruise: Dragon Legend Cruise/ Deluxe

Please note that this is Dragon Legend Cruise Itinerary for 3 days/2 nights

Day 7: Cong Do – Hon Gai Harbour - Hanoi (Brunch) (G)

07.30 – 08.00 : Enjoy fresh air & gentle breeze of the bay in morning. Have breakfast on board.
08.30 – 09.30 : Free time for swimming & relaxing.
10.00 : Check out of the cabin. Start cruising towards the harbor while an A la carte lunch is served.
11.45 – 12.00 : Disembark. Meet your tour guide and driver then transfer back to Hanoi.

Vivutravel thank you so much for your traveling with us and wish to organise your next Vietnam tour packages.

Note:

- We can arrange direct transfer to the airport on request. Please contact us in advance to arrange and to know the additional cost.
- Time to arrive Hanoi/Hanoi airport is at around 3-4 PM.

 

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