A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling. Welcome to another shade of this fabulous country: a wealth of untouched nature.
Gaining the basic knowledge about Vietnam in Hanoi’s historical and cultural sites, we will head to Sapa with mesmerizing rice terraces, take a cable car to Fansipan (the highest peak in Indochina) and visit Ta Phin Village to see the Red Dao people. We will also experience the amazing landscapes of Halong Bay on a cruise, which is a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ta Phin village
Ha Long Bay
Event Duration: 6days5nights
Dates: July 13 to 18
Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival – Overnight on Train to Sapa
Pick up on arrival at Noi Bai Airport and transfer to Hanoi railway station for boarding the Express Train to Lao Cai. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper wooden cabin (4pax/cabin)
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Fansipan (B/L)
Arrive in Lao Cai around 5.45 am. Welcome by our tour guide in Lao Cai and transfer to Sapa. Breakfast in a local restaurant. After breakfast, we will take the train from town to the cable station to take the cable car to Fansipan ( the highest peak in Indochina – 3143m). Enjoy the landscape and mountain around. Back to Sapa at late noon. Have lunch at the restaurant.
Afternoon: Walk around to explore the town.
Overnight at hotel in Sapa
Day 3: Sapa – Ta Phin – Transfer back to Hanoi (B/L)
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Ta Phin Village to visit the village of Red Dao people then back to the car to move to Silver Waterfall.
Have lunch in Sapa town. Free at your leisure then take the bus back to Hanoi on the high way (it will take you around 6 hours from Sapa to Hanoi). Arrive in Hanoi around 9.30pm, check in hotel and overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise – Overnight on boat (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. 09h00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta 12h00-12h30: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time 13:00 – 13:15 Welcome on boat enjoy a welcome drink and follow Operation Manager briefing safety on boat as Glory Ha Long Cruise heads to Hoa Cuong, Ngon Tay, Duoi Ca. 13:00 – 15:00 Have lunch on boat and cruising 15:00 – 15:45 Transfer to small bamboo boat to visit Luon cave Option: Kayaking service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly. 15:45 – 17:00 Visit Titov island/Soi Sim island. 17:00 – 18:00 Back to the boat continues cruises to find safety place for overnight (Near 587 islet or Luon cave). Free time on the boat 18:00 – 19:00 Happy hour (Buy two drink, get one free) 18:30 – 19:00 Cooking Class 19:30 Have dinner on the boat 21:30 – 23:00 Join squid fishing. Overnight on boat
Day 5: Halong – Hanoi – Overnight in Hanoi (Brunch) 06h30: Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in the dining room. 7h00: Enjoy Tai Chi instruction on the sundeck (duration about 30 minutes). 08h15: Transfer by tender to the Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat. Proper shoes are highly recommended 09h00: Back to the cruise by tender, then check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay 09h15: Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier. 11h30-11h45: Transfer by tender to the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew. 12h00-12h30: Return from Halong to Hanoi by shuttle bus. 14h00: Stopover in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop. 16h00-16h30: Arrive in Hanoi.
Overnight in a hotel
Day 6: Drop in Hanoi Airport (B)
Check out from the hotel after breakfast and drop in the airport. End of Tour.
Tour Package Includes: - Pick up & transfer by minivan for sightseeing as tour programme - Accommodation based on twin sharing at places as indicated in program - Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner) - All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary - Professional English speaking tour guide at places - Shared cruise in Halong Bay
- Train: Hanoi – Lao Cai (overnight train, soft sleeper with AC, 4pax/cabin) - Shared limousine van from Sapa – Hanoi
- Halong to Hanoi Shuttle bus
- All taxes
Tour Package Excludes:
- Visa - Personal expenses - Other meals and drinks - Travel Insurance - All other services not made on the written form.