Itinerary in brief:
Day 1: Arrival Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi city tour – night train to Sapa (B,L)
Day 3: Sapa – tribal village (B,L)
Day 4: Sapa tribal village – night train to Hanoi (B,L)
Day 5: Hanoi- Ha Long Bay (B,L,D)
Day 6: Halongbay- Hanoi (Brunch)
Day 7: Departure (B)
Itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrival Ha Noi
Arrive at Hanoi international airport. Transfer to Hotel. Upon arrival, you will have free leisure time to freshen up before enjoying a tour of the city and its surroundings.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 2: Ha Noi city tour - night train to Sapa (B,L)
8.am: need car: you will have full-day tour of Ha Noi.You will visit the house on-stilts of Ho Chi Minh (this is where our uncle Ho spent the rest of his life) and the One Pillar Pagoda and the Litterature temple, the Museum of Ethnology.
PM: walking and cyclo
After lunch, pay visit to the Hoan Kiem lake with its Ngoc Son Temple. Continue to visit the Old Quarter of Ha Noi by cyclo. Enjoy a kind of traditional Vietnamese stage-art: puppet show.
And transfer to train station for night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.
Day 3: Sapa- tribal village (B,L)
Following breakfast at the hotel we embark on a lovely walk that will take us along small paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Tavan, home to H'mong, and Dzay people. This is a absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Stopping for a picnic lunch on the way at a family in Ta Van village. We continue onto Red Dzao villages and meet with local people and sample their culture. Overnight in Sapa
Day 4: Sapa- tribal village- night train to Ha Noi (B,L)
Visit villages of Cat Cat, and Sinchai villages home to the Hmong hill tribes minority peoples. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Transfer to train station for night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Day 5: Ha Noi- Ha Long Bay (B,L,D)
You will arrive Ha Noi at early morning.
After breakfast , you will be transferred to Halong Bay, which will take about 3 hours. Arrive Halong bay you will board to cruise around Halong bay and soak in the misty atmosphere of this world heritage site. Halong bay is a breathtaking secluded bay with over 3,000 limestone islands rising from the clear emerald waters of the Bac Bo gulf. It is one of the most magnificent scenic regions in Vietnam and has been referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. The area of about 1500sq km is dotted with innumerable beaches and grottoes, created over thousands of year by the waves and wind. You will have the opportunity to swim from your boat and explore some caves. You will enjoy a seafood feast for lunch on board. We will continue our excursion around this stunning bay until the sun comes down. Overnight on boat
Day 6: Ha Long Bay- Ha Noi (B)
We have a whole morning on boat exploring the amazing limestone backdrops. Transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7: Departure (B)
Free leisure time until to transfer airport for your flight to your home. The end of services.
Caption : B = Breakfast ; L = Lunch ; D = Dinner
- All accommodation with daily breakfast
- Meals as indicated (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Diner). Special requirements (vegetarian, diet etc.) could be arranged upon request
- All transfers/ transport
- Tours with entrance fees, boat cruise, transfers and English speaking during guided time, no guide in airport transfer
- Train Ha Noi- Lao Cai- Ha Noi
- Halong junk cruise
- International airfares & airport taxes
- Pre/post trip arrangement
- Visa and visa arrangement
- Travel insurance
- Meals not indicated
- Other personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
This tour is private for each group of passangers. This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on number of people in your group, hotel class and time of travel. Please contact us for your best rates.
If you have any special requests or want to have customised tours, please contact us to customize this itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.
In the itinerary, we would like to suggest the the following hotels:
Majestic Salute hotel
Silk Path Hotel
Sofitel Plaza hotel
Chau Long Hotel
Victoria Sapa Hotel
Note: Hotels can be changed to other similar hotels as your request or in the case of unavailability