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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, 1/2 Day City + Water Puppet + Cyclo ride
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)
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 the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam dated from 11th century and the Ethnology Museum, one of the most interesting museums in Hanoi. We then take a 1-hour cyclo ride around the Old Quarter then enjoy Water Puppet show. Dinner at nice local restaurant and overnight in Hanoi.

Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on boat (B, L, D)
This morning, we will take 180 KM to Halong Bay, which was recognized by UNESCO as the World Natural Heritage in 1994 and 2000. 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. Dinner and overnight on boat.

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.

Ba Hang Fishing village, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Ba Hang Fishing village, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Day 4: Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho Village (B, L, D)
Pick up at Lao Cai Station then we drive to Sapa. After breakfast at a local restaurant, we will hike downhill to Cat Cat Village with stops at a beautiful waterfall and a hydroelectric station. Continue hiking through the rice fields to Y Linh Ho – homes to Black H’mong people. After 3-hour walking, we return to the town and have free time at Sapa town. Overnight in a hotel in Sapa.

The bridge to Cat Cat Village

The bridge to Cat Cat Village

Day 5: Sapa – Silver Waterfall – Heaven Gate – Bus back to Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, we will depart for Silver Waterfall which offers stunning views of surrounding mountains and lust forests. Stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with the local before continue to the Heaven Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam.
Back to the town for lunch and check out, 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.

 

View of Heaven Gate

Panoramic view of Heaven Gate

Day 6: Hanoi Shopping – Departure (B)
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
  • 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:

Location

Hotels & Ratings

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