Hanoi – Sapa & Halong 6 days depart 06 December, 2018

03:11:00 13/11/2018

 

North Vietnam 6 days

 

(Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay by train)

 

Number of Participants: 4 adults + 1 kid (aged 5)

Travel Period: From 06 Dec – 11 Dec, 2018

 

North Vietnam 6 days

 

Itinerary

 

DAY 1 (06 Dec, 2018), HANOI ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR – NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA (L, D)

 

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 1 (06 Dec, 2018), HANOI ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR – NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA (L, D)

The altar area in Hanoi Temple of Literature

 

DAY 2 (07 Dec, 2018), LAO CAI TRAIN STATION – DRIVE TO SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE (B, L)

 

The night train arrives at 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 2 (07 Dec, 2018), LAO CAI TRAIN STATION – DRIVE TO SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE (B, L)

A corner in Sapa market with handicraft products

 

DAY 3 (08 Dec, 2018), SAPA – LAO CHAI & TA VAN VILLAGES – NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (B, L)

 

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)

  • 09:30 am, 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, your own arrangement for dinner on own payment 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, entrance fee, Night train ticket to Hanoi, - sharing cabin (whole group share 1 private cabin), the child share the existing bed with his parent

 

DAY 3 (08 Dec, 2018), SAPA – LAO CHAI & TA VAN VILLAGES – NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI (B, L)

A relaxing time in Sapa village

 

DAY 4 (09 Dec, 2018): HANOI – HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B/ L/ D)

 

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: hotel breakfast, A/C transportation(shuttle bus for OPTION 1, private transport for OPTION 2, local English speaking tour guide (arranged by cruise, available on board in Halong bay only), entrance fee, cruise in Ha Long bay with full meals on board, water

 

DAY 4 (09 Dec, 2018): HANOI – HALONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B/ L/ D)

Visit a floating village in Halong Bay

SEE MORE THE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES OF HALONG BAY: LANDSCAPES, CRUISES, ACTIVITIES

 

DAY 5 (10 Dec, 2018): 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 to 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 transportation (shuttle bus for Option 1, private transport for OPTION 2), English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, cruise in Ha Long bay – disembark at noon time, breakfast & lunch on Cruise, hotel accommodation, water

 

DAY 6 (11 Dec, 2018): 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 Adult * 4 adults

Price for the child

(from 5 – 11 year old) * 1 kid

3 star hotel & cruise

$350

$260

4 star hotel & cruise

$440

$330

 

(Tour price based on private tour, exceptional with a returned shuttle bus trip between Hanoi – Halpng bay; private A/C transportation throughout the tour or OPTION 2 according to tour proram only), sharing 1 cabin on 2 night train trips to & from Sapa – Hanoi; joint Cruise on the bay, with 02 private cabins on Cruise + 1 extra bed, 02 cabins, 02 hotel rooms (Double or twin + 1 extra bed)

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS & TOUR EXCLUSION:

 

Included in the price

Excluded in the price

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary ( 5 Breakfasts + 5 Lunches + 2 Dinners)
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle to and from hotels, airports, and sightseeing destinations (exceptional with a returned SHUTTLE BUS trip between Hanoi – Halong bay for OPTION 1)
  • Return private transportation for Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Hanoi for OPTION 2
  • Hotel accommodation in Hanoi, Sapa breakfast in hotel, 02 rooms (+ 1 extra bed)
  • Mini hotel near train station for day use and soft breakfast after arriving in Hanoi from Sapa Train trip, 02 rooms + 1 extra bed
  • 2 day/ 1 night on joint Cruise in Ha Long Bay, 02 private cabins +1 extra bed
  • Kayaking for the OPTION 1 only (not applied for Option 2)
  • Sightseeing with admissions as specified
  • English speaking tour guides as specified
  • Returned night train tickets Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi, sharing 01 private cabin (5 people share 1 cabin, the child share train tickets with parent)
  • Complimentary water daily.
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers, crew members in Halong Bay, other attendants if may have
  • Kayaking for the OPTION 2 (available on request at reception on board)
  • All other meals not mentioned as from day inclusions
  • All other kinds of drinks except water
  • Personal expenses
  • 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 (OPTION 1)

 

Destination

Hotel Category

HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE

Hanoi

3 STAR

PARADISE BOUTIQUE HOTEL – DELUXE

http://www.paradiseboutiquehotel.com/

Train to Sapa

Superior

KING EXPRESS or ORIENT TRAIN

http://www.kingexpresstrain.vn/en/

Hotel in Sapa

3 STAR

SUNNY MOUNTAIN HOTEL– 1 SUPERIOR + 1 Deluxe TRIPLE

http://sunnymountainhotel.com/

Mini Hotel at train station for day use before travelling to Halong bay

3 STAR

LAROSA HOTEL – SUPERIOR

http://www.hanoilarosahotel.com/

Halong bay

3 STAR

VSPIRIT CRUISE – DELUXE CABIN

http://www.vspiritcruises.com/

 

 

4 star Hotels & Cruise selected (OPTION 2)

 

Destination

Hotel Category

HOTEL NAME, ROOM TYPE & WEBSITE

Hanoi

4 STAR

THE LIGHT HOTEL, SUPERIOR

http://thelighthotelhanoi.com/en/

Train to Sapa

Superior

KING EXPRESS or ORIENT TRAIN

http://www.kingexpresstrain.vn/en/

Hotel in Sapa

4 STAR

BB HOTEL - SUPERIOR

http://www.bbhotels-resorts.com/

Mini Hotel at train station for day use before travelling to Halong bay

3 STAR

LAROSA HOTEL – SUPERIOR

http://www.hanoilarosahotel.com/

Halong Bay

4 STAR

SEALIFE CRUISE – SUITE

http://www.huonghaisealifecruise.com/en/

 

Notice: The selected hotels & cruises are subject to change into other categories in case of fully booked.

 

HAVE A NICE TRIP!

 

 

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