Number of Participants: 4 adults
Travel Period: From 04 Feb – 09 Feb, 2019
DAY 1 (04 Feb, 2019), HANOI ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR – NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA (L, D) – Tet Lunar New Year
Pick up at Noi Bai International Airport, & transfer to Hanoi Capital city,
Check in hotel (Note: hotel rooms are NOT arranged for today as you will take an overnight train going to Sapa, Hotel room for day use can be available on request)
Lunch is served at restaurant
Afternoon sightseeing tour begins by a visit to President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday, every afternoon, and whole from 15 June – 15 August for annual maintenance, we can still view from the outside the building), a sightseeing of the Presidential Palace (view from outside), President’s Fishpond, House On Stilts, and the famous One Pillar Pagoda,
Next is a visit to the Temple of Literature, where Confucius – Founder of Confucianism is worshiped, this place also served as the first National University of Vietnam where many kings, mandarins and talented people of Vietnam were trained !
Tour continued by a visit to one of the most beautiful lakes of Hanoi – the Hoan Kiem lake (Restore Sword Lake) & Ngoc Son Temple located on a beautiful Island in middle of the lake.
A short walking tour in the old quarter
Dinner is served at restaurant before transferring to the train Station for your train trip to Sapa
Night train to Sapa, overnight on the train (about 300km, 8 hours).
Day Inclusions: private A/C transportation, English speaking tour guide in Hanoi, lunch, dinner, entrance fee, train ticket to Sapa – sharing cabin (4 person/ cabin)
DAY 2 (05 Feb, 2019), LAO CAI STATION – DRIVE TO SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE (B, L) – Tet Lunar New Year
The night train arrive in Lao Cai station at 6 AM
Take driving up from Lao Cai station to Sapa town (40km, 1 hour drive by land transfer), Located at an elevation of 1600 meters, Sapa is a delightful former French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam’s northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minority groups and each group appear with their own traditional customs and habits with their own life style, with differences in the architecture of houses, different costumes, and different with their own cultures which have been being preserved since from generations to generations,
Arrival in Sapa, put off your luggage, get change and breakfast (note: hotel check in time is from 14:00, early check in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability and upon hotel regulation)
09:30 the tour guide and driver pick up you from the hotel to visit the Cat Cat village, home of the black Hmong tribal people
You enjoy taking a guided walking tour to the village which nestles at the bottom of the Sapa Valley, walking & sightseeing, photo stops, interacting and socializing with the local tribal friendly people.
Back to Sapa town during noon time,
Lunch is served at restaurant
Check in the hotel (if have not checked in yet), you enjoy your free time in the afternoon time exploring the fabulous markets selling traditional art and crafts, embroidery and silverware items.
Own arrangement for dinner on own payment
Free time & overnight in Sa pa
Day Inclusions: Hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, local English speaking tour guide in Sapa, entrance fee, lunch, hotel in Sapa, water
DAY 3 (06 Feb, 2019), SAPA – LAO CHAI & TA VAN VILLAGES – NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (B, L, D) – Tet Lunar New Year
Breakfast at the hotel (note, check out time is at 12:00 mid-noon, late checkout is not available, and subject to hotel room availability and upon hotel regulation on late checkout)
09:30am, guide and transfer pick you up again for a short drive to Lao Chai Village (5km, 15 – 20 minutes)
You will spend about 1,5 hour walking tour (easy trek, 3 km only) from Lao Chai village and through the Ta Van hill tribal villages, the walking path and sightseeing tour today is absolutely amazing and is truly a must see for whoever want to go to Sapa
After the walking tour, you will make a stop for lunch at a beautiful local restaurant designed in a traditional tribal house which nestled nearby a beautiful river and at the at the very center of the misty Sapa valley and amidst the rice fields, mountains, and the Villages, (a traditional singing and dancing show subject to be available, and performed by the local music band – boys and girls)
After the lunch, back to the coach for driving bact to Sapa,
You enjoy some further free & easy time in the afternoon on your own before being picked up for a transfer to the Lao Cai Train Station for another night train trip back to Hanoi
Arrival to Lao Cai city, dinner is served at restaurant before taking a night train trip back to Hanoi, overnight on the train. (Note: many good restaurants available outside train station)
Day Inclusions: hotel breakfast, private A/C transportation, English speaking tour guide, lunch, dinner, entrance fee, Night train ticket to Hanoi, – 01 private cabin (4 people share 1 private cabin), water
DAY 4 (07 Feb, 2019): HANOI – HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B/ L/ D) – Tet Lunar New Year
About 05:30am (can be flexible), Arrival to Hanoi train station, you will be picked up and send to a hotel nearby, right outside the Train Station (Entrance Gate B) for getting day use to get change, take shower and have breakfast before going to Halong Bay
Breakfast and check out the mini hotel
Pick up at from 07:00am (or can be 07:20am) from your hotel to travel to Halong Bay (notice: pickup time can be abit flexible depends on each fifferent Cruise, distance Hanoi – Halong bay is 160km, a stop for a break time on half way for a refreshment).
After about 4 hours driving and sightseeing the peaceful country side scenery during the bus trip, we arrive at the at Ha Long bay sea port at around noon time
At 12.00 noon, aboard the cruise, check in & enjoying a welcome drink while your cabin will be assigned.
Check in your cabin and put in the luggage, relax and or you can do a short inspection tour by moving around the cruise to discover about the cruise architecture and its interior
Relax, sightseeing and taking photographs before lunch is served.
A sumptuous lunch with fresh seafood meal will be served while cruise slowly gliding out into the Halong bay.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to admire thousands of islands and islets and to be marveled by with the amazing magnificent caves and grottoes at the inside the islands, admiring sparkling stalactites and stalagmites like germs and listen to legends of the Dragons and the Land in the area, the sightseeing tour continued with many other sites in the Halong Bay in the UNESCO recognized zones
Extra activities can be organized on board (depends on each cruise’ program, such as visiting a floating village, going for kayaking (notice: all activities subject to availability, kayaking fee is on own expense, can be available on request at Cruise’s reception)
You enjoy relaxing on cruise during the happy hours or cooking demonstration, enjoy seeing the sunset on Cruise.
Dinner is served on cruise
After dinner, you are free at leisure to relax on Cruise to socialize with other guests or can join in some other evening activities such as squid fishing…,
Overnight in your cabin on the Cruise.
Inclusion: mini hotel for shower & breakfast, A/C Shuttle bus, local English speaking tour guide (arranged by cruise), entrance fee, cruise in Ha Long bay with full meals on board, water
DAY 5 (08 Feb, 2019): HALONG BAY CRUISE – DRIVE TO HANOI – OVERNIGHT IN HANOI (B, L)
Early risers may have a great chance to enjoy the sunrise and enjoy the amazingly peaceful and breath-taking beauties of Ha Long Bay’s seascape in early morning.
Refresh your body & soul by a Tai-chi lesson on sundeck.
Breakfast will be served
You continue enjoy the sightseeing tour on the cruise until noon time, sightseeing, taking photographs & relax on board
At about 09:30 – 10:00, pack up your luggage and check out your cabin while cruising back to the pier.
A brunch will be served on Cruise
11:30 am – Return to prier, and disembark the Cruise & say fare well to all crew member,
Meet again the driver and the bus for a drive back to Hanoi,
About 16:00 – Arrival back to Hanoi central city, recheck in the hotel
Free time & Overnight in Hanoi city
Inclusion: A/C SHUTTLE BUS, local English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, cruise in Ha Long bay – disembark at noon time, breakfast & lunch on Cruise, hotel accommodation, water
DAY 6 (09 Feb, 2019): HANOI CITY – DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
You will be picked up and transferred (without tour guide) to the Ho Chi Minh city airport for your own scheduled flight going home or to continue visiting other tour destination of your own travel plan,
The end of tour, thank you and see you again!
Day Inclusions: private A/C transportation, accommodation city – check out at 12:00 mid-noon
Price in USD per person
|Hotel Category||Price for per person|
(2 Double or Twin rooms sharing)
|Supplement for single room|
|3 star hotel & cruise||$435||$110|
(Tour price based on private tour, exceptional with a returned shuttle bus trip between Hanoi – Halong bay, sharing 1 private cabin on 2 night train trips to & from Sapa – Hanoi; joint Cruise on the bay, with 02 private cabins on Cruise, 02 hotel rooms (Double or twin rooms)
TOUR INCLUSIONS & TOUR EXCLUSION:
|Included in the price||Excluded in the price|
| Air-conditioned Vehicle to and from hotels, airports, and sightseeing destinations (exceptional with a returned SHUTTLE BUS trip between Hanoi – Halong bay)|
Hotel accommodation in Hanoi, Sapa breakfast in hotel, 02 rooms
Mini hotel near train station for day use and soft breakfast after arriving in Hanoi from Sapa Train trip, 02 rooms
2 day/ 1 night on joint Cruise in Ha Long Bay, 02 private cabins
Kayaking in Halong bay
Meals as indicated in the itinerary ( 5 Breakfasts + 5 Lunches + 3 Dinners)
Sightseeing with admissions as specified
English speaking tour guides as specified
Returned night train tickets Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi, sharing 01 private cabin (4 people share 1 cabin)
Complimentary water daily.
| Visa fees|
Tips for tour guides, drivers, crew members in Halong Bay, other attendants if may have
All other meals not mentioned as from day inclusions
All other kinds of drinks except water
International & domestic flight & airport taxes
Early check in and late checkout (hotel check in time is from 14:00, check out time is from before 12:00 mid-noon)
3 star hotels & Cruise selected
|Hotel Category||HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE|
|Hanoi||3 STAR||PARADISE BOUTIQUE HOTEL – DELUXE|
|Train to Sapa||Superior||KING EXPRESS or ORIENT TRAIN|
|Hotel in Sapa||3 STAR||SUNNY MOUNTAIN HOTEL– SUPERIOR|
|Mini Hotel at train station for day use before travelling to Halong bay||3 STAR||LAROSA HOTEL – SUPERIOR|
|Halong bay||3 STAR|
VSPIRIT CRUISE – DELUXE CABIN
Notice: The selected hotels & cruises are subject to change in to other category in case of fully booked.
SAPA TOURS – BOOKING CENTER