Inclusions: private A/C Transfer, English speaking tour guide in Hanoi, entrance fee, lunch, water, night train to Sapa
Hotel in Hanoi from 00:35 AM, breakfast
DAY 2 -30th Dec 2018: SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE (B,L)
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 ( notice: A quick shower can be arranged on your request; hotel check in time is from 14:00 , early check in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability and upon hotel regulation )
09:30am 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 provided in the 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.
Free time to have dinner ( own payment )
Free time & overnight in Sa pa
Inclusions: Hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, local English speaking tour guide in Sapa, entrance fee, lunch, hotel in Sapa, water
DAY 3 -31st Dec 2018: SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGE – BUS TO HANOI (B, L)
Breakfast at the hotel ( notice, check out time is at 12:00 mid-noon, late check-out is not available, and subject to hotel room availability and upon hotel regulation on late check-out )
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 until transfer to Hanoi by bus at 14:00 or 15:00
You can be reached at hotel around 20:30 or 21:00
Inclusions: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, local English speaking tour guide, lunch, entrance fee, HOTEL IN HANOI, BUS TICKET SAPA- HANOI.
DAY 4 -1st Jan 2019: HANOI & TRANSFER TO HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel, check out
07:30 am – 08:00 am, pick up from your hotel to travel to Halong Bay ( notice: pickup time can be abit flexible depends on each different Cruise, distance Hanoi – Halong bay is 160km, a stop for a break time on halfway for a refreshment ).
You enjoy the drive and sightseeing the peaceful country side scenery during the bus trip ( 4 hours ), we arrive at the at Ha Long bay seaport at around noon time
At 12.00 noon, you aboard the cruise, check in & enjoy a welcome drink while your cabin will be assigned.
Check in your cabin and put your luggage in, relax and may do a short inspection tour by moving around the cruise to discover about the cruise’s architecture & design
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 with magnificent caves and grottoes at the inside the islands, admiring sparkling stalactites and stalagmites like germs and listening to the legends of the Dragons and the land and sea scape in the area,
You may enjoy extra activities organized on board ( depends on each cruise’ program, such as visiting a floating village, going for kayaking ( notice: extra activities subject to availability, kayaking fee is on own expense, can be available on request at Cruise’s reception )
Relax on cruise during the happy hours or may join in a cooking demonstration, watching the sunset on Cruise.
Dinner is served on cruise
After dinner, free at leisure time to relax on Cruise and socialize with other guests or can join in some other evening activities such as squid fishing…,
Overnight in your cabin on the Cruise.
Inclusions: Hotel breakfast, shuttle bus A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide on CRUISE only, entrance fee, full board, joint Cruise in Halong bay with private cabin ( 2 persons share 1 cabin )
DAY 5 -2nd Jan 2019: HALONG CRUISING & TRANSFER TO HANOI (B, L) – DEPARTURE
Early bird risers may be awarded a great chance to enjoy the sunrise and enjoy the amazingly peaceful breath-taking beauties of Ha Long Bay’s seascape in early morning.
Refresh your body & soul with a Tai-chi martial art lesson on the
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, pickup your luggage and check out your cabin while cruising returning to the boat pier.
Lunch will be served on Cruise ( or in restaurant in land in Halong city, depends on different cruise’s program)
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 another 4 driving back to Hanoi,
About 16:00 – Arrival back to Hanoi central city
You can leave your luggage in hotel and free and easy time to have dinner and make shopping before transfer to the airport at 9:00PM for your flight at 00:20AM
End of our services
Inclusions:breakfast & lunch on Cruise, local English speaking tour guide on Cruise, entrance fee, Halong cruise – disembark at noon time, A/C land transfer with shuttle bus
GROUP SIZE OF 6 ADULTS
PRICE PER PERSON IN US$ BASED ON 3* HOTEL: 295 USD
TOTAL PRICE: 295 USD * 6 ADULTS = 1770 USD
TOUR INCLUSIONs & TOUR EXCLUSIONs:
What’s included in this trip
A/C accommodation with DOUBLE or TWIN ROOM ( 2 persons share 1 room; single room can be available on request ) with daily breakfast
A/C transfer from Airports to hotel and other tourist destinations according to the itinerary
Shuttle bus round trip to Hanoi – Ha Long Bay; ( private land transfer available on request )
2 day 1 night on Joint Cruise trip in Halong Bay, with DOUBLE or TWIN ( 2 persons share 1 cabin; single cabin can be available on request ), full meals on board
Kayaking in Halong bay
Night train tickets Hanoi – Sapa ( notice: 4 people share 1 cabin; a private cabin for 2 or 3 persons can be available on your request by paying a surcharge for additional tickets)
Bus ticket SAPA -HANOI
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
English- speaking guides as specified ( Chinese/ Malaysian speaking guide can be available on request )
Mineral water ( 2 bottles/ per day with sightseeing tour )
What’s excluded in this trip
All international and domestic flights
Visa for Vietnam
All meals not mentioned
Tips for tour guides, drivers, crew members in Halong Bay, other attendants if may have
Other personal expenses not mentioned
Early check in and late check-out ( Notice: official hotel check in is at 14:00, official hotel check out time is 12:00 mid-noon )
3 STAR HOTELS & CRUISE IN HALONG BAY SELECTED
HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE
ADAMAS HOTEL 3 STAR, SUPERIOR
Night train to/ from Sapa
KING EXPRESS or ORIENT TRAIN – 6 tickets
Hotel in Sapa
SUNNY MOUNTAIN HOTEL– SUPERIOR
SEALIFECRUISE – SUITE
Notice:The hotels and cruise are subject to change to similar category in case of fully booked
The above tour program simply a tour proposal for your reference, no tour service is reserved yet until we receive your firmly confirmation and the prepayment for the tour to get the tour secured and reserved; kindly tell us your all requirement and expectation for a best itinerary, this program can be modified to correspond with your requirement/ expectation.
Make sure Travel insurance must be purchased before tour departure ( your own arrangement )
Make sure all fares and taxes are subject to change without notice, until the ticket has been issued.
Always carefully check your visa requirements for both your final destination and transit airports. Please go ahead to let us know you may need any further info or assistance regarding Vietnam entry visa issue, kindly to inform us in advance at least 10 days prior to your tour departure, as it may requires a few working days to get the visa letter approved and available )
Make sure all passport validity must exceed 6 months for travel ( counting from your last day of your trip in Vietnam )
Make sure all full names of your international/ local flight tickets are exactly as per guest’s passports.
Kindly provide to your tour leader your copy of passport, and all your special requests/ tour inquiry if any about the trip related to accommodation ( room with what bed type )/ food request, food allergy as soon as your tour confirmation
Chinese foods/ Halal foods/ Indian food restaurants are subject to availability in each city/ locality; In case of Chinese/ halal/ Indian food restaurants are not available at a tour destination, alternative foods/ dishes will be provided accordinly to your own special request, make sure you confirm in advance with your tour leader before tour departure from at least 1 week ( 7 days )
Hotel check in time is 14h00, hotel check out time is 12h00 pm ( mid-noon ). Early check in/ or late check out is NOT INCLUDED and is subject to hotel availability and acording to hotel regulations on early check in & late check out, ( as often, late check out from 12h00 to before 18h00 is half room price charged( 50% room price/ per night ). From 18h00 and after is full hotel price charged ( 100% room price/ per night ).
The night train ( round trip ) to / from Hanoi – Sapa is based with 4 berth type soft sleeper A/C cabin; you are currently arranged to share the cabin with other guests, notice that a private cabin for 2 or 3 persons can be available on request in advanve and by paying for extra tickets, train tickets subject to availability upon booking )
Halong Bay Cruises’s itinerary can be slight different as a large group may need to join with diffent cruises, Crusie’s itinerary subject to change due to severe weather condition, the unused service may NOT subject to a refund if in case of force majeure cancellation due to severe weather condition
Tipping for tour guide & tour driver are not compulsory and up on your expectation, never the less, as tipping is very common and much highly appreciated, as for small tour groups with from 2 – 8 persons, PLEASE try to budget about a minimum with $ 2- 4 USD/ per guest/ per day for tour guide & minimum about 1-2USD/ per guest per day for tour driver for tips, Besifes from this tipping amount offered for tour guide and driver, please also budget some extra tip amounts for other tour attendants such as crew members in on cruise in Halong bay, boat rowers ( for hand rowing sampans )…, thank you for your very kind attention !
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