Halong Bay - Sapa Luxury 5 days

Halong Bay - Sapa Luxury 5 days

Duration: 5 Days
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  • Duration 5 days / 4 nights: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay

  • Suitable: Honeymoon couple

  • Style : Nature/Soft Adventure

Day 1: Hanoi - Sapa

Meet at your hotel in Hanoi at around 20:00 hrs and transfer to Hanoi train station. You will have a private sleeping compartments for your overnight train to Lao Cai (the compartment is maximum for 4 persons - 2 lower & 2 upper berths per compartment). Train departs at approximately 21:15 hrs.

Notes:

- Our tour guide will not accompany during the train trip

- Train schedule is subject to change.

- Train journeys are part of a great local experience, restrooms at either end of the carriages complete the local experience.

Meals: NA

Accommodation: Overnight Train - 4 soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin - Sharing cabin

Activities: Pick up from hotel in Hanoi to transfer to the Hanoi Train Station for the night train to Lao Cai

Day 2: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat Village

Arrive in Lao Cai Train Station at around 5:00. Then take an one hour bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces that make Sapa famous with travelers.

Have breakfast and freshen up upon arrival to Sapa town. Then take a morning walking tour of SaPa to visit a local market where Red Dao, Black H’mong and other ethnic minority people gather from the surrounding villages to sell and buy embroideries, silver wares and handicrafts...

In the afternoon, take a walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 3 km) to visit Cat Cat Village of the Black H’mong, one of the more well-known ethnic village of Sapa. Relax at the foot of the stunning Silver Waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam.

Get transferred back to Sapa town and have free time until dinner.

Overnight in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Activities: Upon arrival in Lao Cai, transfer to the Sapa town that gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces.

After breakfast, take a morning walk in Sapa to visit a local market where many ethnic minorities gather to sell and buy local products.

Trek downhill to the Cat Cat village, one of the most well-known places of Sapa.

Trekking distance: 3 km

Trekking: 3 km trekking, 40 km driving

Day 3: Sa Pa - Lao Cai - Hanoi

In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel.

Then enjoy a trek to the Ta Phin village of Red Dao people. Red Dao is probably the ethnic group with the most beautiful traditional costume. It is very easy to catch sights of women, who wear colorful clothes, gathering together and make some handmade products with various stunning bright red colors and patterns.

In the afternoon, trek through the green Sa Pa Valley to visit the Black H'mong minority of Lao Chai Village and Giay minority of Ta Van Village then back to Sapa. On the way, visitors can admire the sight of a range of huge mountain looms dimply in the veil of smog on one side and rice terraces on the other side.

Have fresh shower, check out and prepare to get to the train station. Get transferred to Lao Cai Train station at 18:00 and catch the train back to Hanoi.

Overnight on train to Hanoi.

Notes:

- Our tour guide will not accompany during the train trip

- Train schedule is subject to change.

- Train journeys are part of a great local experience, restrooms at either end of the carriages complete the local experience.

Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch

Accommodation: Overnight Train - 4 soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin - Sharing cabin

Activities: Participate in a trek to Ta Phin of the Red Dao people which have the most beautiful traditional costume.

Continue to the Lao Chai and Ta Van villages, it's the chance to enjoy the sight of huge mountain and rice terraces.

Get back to Sapa, Lao Cai and take the night train back to Hanoi.

Trekking distance: 5 km

Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay by Seaplane

In the morning, arrive in Hanoi Station at around 5:30 am.

Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at train station and go to a restaurant to have breakfast, then transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight to Halong.

8:30 Check in at counter 109, Domestic Hall E, Terminal 1, Noi Bai Airport

09:00 Get on seaplane. Depart Noi Bai Airport to Tuan Chau Marina. After 15' scenic flight over Halong Bay, land on water.

Transfer to the Reception Lounge to your Cruise, embark on boat and set sail on a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, taking in the spectacular scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Lunch is served as you cruise by impressive rock formations with unusual names and shapes.

In the afternoon you will start to discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“. Depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you may visit a beautiful cave, have some swimming at Titov or Soi Sim beach.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: On-board an overnight cruise in Halong Bay

Activities: Drive to Halong Bay where you board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of this magical World Heritage Site. Enjoy lunch and a swim. Drop anchor in the evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks.

Our tour guide will not accompany aboard the cruise in Halong Bay. Resident English speaking guide on board is available.

Day 5: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Wake up by the sounds of the sea. After breakfast, cruise will take tourists to explore the most stunning caves in Halong. Boat starts cruising back to the harbor while brunch is served. We continue cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations.

Back on shore we will then transfer by car to Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch

Accommodation: NA

Activities: Follow our local guide continue cruising to explore the most stunning caves in Halong and have the brunch on board. Disembark then back to Hanoi.


 

Price Includes

  • Transfer by airconditioned vehicle as per itineary

  • Hanoi - Halong Bay Sea Plane oneway tickets.

  • Round trip train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi in 4th berth sleeper cabin (sharing cabin).

  • Tour as mentioned on itinerary

  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast.

  • Experienced English speaking guide.

  • Halong Bay Cruise program shared in Twin/Double cabin as per tour.

  • Meals as stated in the itinerary.

  • All sightseeing tickets.

  • Services charges and government tax.


 

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out

  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)

  • International flight to or from Vietnam with taxes

  • Visa or Passport Fees

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips, laundry and gratuities

  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals


 

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

  • If you have any specific food requirement (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies, etc.) please inform us in advance, we will provide notices to our restaurants, tour guides and partners so they would be able to serve you the best.


 

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge

  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate

  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate

  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate

  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate


 

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults

  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost

  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate

  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate

  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

  • Overnight Train - 4 soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin - Sharing cabin
  • Hotel in Sapa
  • On-board an overnight cruise in Halong Bay