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Tour route: Hanoi arrival – City Tour – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hanoi Departure
Duration: 6 days/5 nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish
Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
Tour type: Culture, Sightseeing, shopping, cruising, hiking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi arrival & city tour
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on boat (V’Spirit Cruise)
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Overnight train to Lao Cai
Day 4: Lao Cai – Sapa Ethnic Villages
Day 5: Sapa Village – Bus back to Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi Departure

 
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Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
Recommend our arrival flight should be in the morning
Arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, we will be welcomed by our friendly local guide and transferred to our hotel.
After short rest, we will visit some highlights in cites: the Ethnology museum where will have idea about Vietnam Cultures and characters, visit the Mosque in Hanoi located in Hang Luoc Street. We then take a 1-hour cyclo ride around the Old Quarter then enjoy Water Puppet show.
Tonight we enjoy our welcome delicious dinner at a nice Halal food restaurant in town. Overnight in Hanoi.

Water Puppet show

Water Puppet show in Thang Long Water Puppet Theater

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on boat (B, L, D)
After breakfast at hotel, around 08:00 AM, we transfer Halong Bay which was recognized by UNESCO as the World Natural Heritage in 1994 and 2000 with 3,5 hours driving on the road. On arrival, we will board our overnight cruise and savour a delicious seafood lunch. We will be passing through several limestone islands, kayaking among the hidden areas of the Bay, swimming at Soi Sim Beach or trekking to the top of the island. Enjoy dinner and overnight on deluxe junk.

World Heritage - Halong Bay

World Heritage – Halong Bay

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Overnight Train to Lao Cai (B, L, D)
Start your day with Tai Chi exercises before having breakfast. We then explore Sung Sot Cave – one of the most amazing caves in Halong Bay and passing through Ba Hang Fishing village, Dog Islet and more. Watch the cooking demonstration and enjoying lunch before cruising back to the pier and find our car to take us back to Hanoi. In the evening, our car will take us to Hanoi Railway Station to board the overnight train to Lao Cai.

Sung Sot Cave

Sung Sot Cave

Day 4: Sapa – Cat Cat (B, L, D)
Upon arrival, we will be welcome at the Station by our local guide and transfer to hotel. On the way, we stop and visit the nearby China/Vietnam border gate where we can observe the start of early day trade taking place between the two countries. About one hour’s drive on a scenic route brings us to Sapa, an old French trading town set high on the mountainside with spectacular views all around.

Colorful pieces of brocade in Cat Cat Village

Colorful pieces of brocade in Cat Cat Village

Early Check in to the hotel, there will be free time to explore the market. After lunch we will take a 3 hour walk to Cat Cat village of the H’Mong people and also see the waterfalls. Then we will return to Sapa town to visit the local Market. Overnight at hotel in Sapa

Day 5: Sapa –Lao Chai – Tavan – Bus back to Hanoi (B, L)
Today, we have our journey passing through beautiful, rice paddies through two villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van of the H’Mong and Giay hill people. We will take a 3 hour trek to visit them, returning to Sapa with lunch. The afternoon, we are free for exploration of this interesting town.
Around 3:00 PM, we will in our Express Bus to go back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at around 9 PM, we will check in the hotel for the night.

Panoramic view of Ta Van Village

Panoramic view of Ta Van Village

Day 6: Hanoi Shopping – Departure (B)
Today, we are free time for shopping at the Old Quarters or at leisure until our car arrives to take us to the airport for departure flight. Tour ends.

Children policy

  • Under 2 years old: Free of Charge for tour, 10% charge for flight ticket
  • From 2 – under 5 years old: 50% charge for tour
  • From 5 – under 12 years old: 75% charge for tour
  • From 12 years old: Charged as adult

What’s included?

  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals as listed with Hala food at restaurants for Muslim
  • Private English-speaking guide (other languages up on request);
  • Breakfast and accommodations as listed
  • Cyclo tour
  • Water puppet show
  • Boat cruise in Halong Bay
  • Train Ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai and Bus Ticket Lao Cai – Hanoi

What’s excluded?

  • Personal expenses
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave Vietnam
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Excess Baggage Charges

Recommended Accommodation:

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Hotels & Ratings

Room Category
Hanoi Skylark Hotel  *** ROH room
Halong Bay V’Spirit Cruise *** Deluxe cabin
Sapa Bamboo Hotel *** Deluxe room