Halong Bay to Sapa Hill Trible Villages – 6 Days
Tour Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Route: Hanoi arrival - Halong Bay - Hanoi City Tour - Sapa - Cat Cat Village - Lao Chai Ta Van - Hanoi departure
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Type: Full board package
Activity Level: Classic & adventure home stay
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
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The major and famous sightseeing in the North of Vietnam are Ha long Bay and Sapa. Besides antique ad charming Hanoi with cycling tour around some beautiful and famous places, Ha Long Bay is the World Heritage site with thousands of limestone and dolomite islands and islets and a Sapa with the hidden charm of the minorities group, hill tribe villages and the colorful special markets. All are on this tour, let’s come and enjoy it.
You will be welcomed at Noi Bai airport then transfer to Hanoi and relax. In the late afternoon, you will have chance to enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance - a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture then transfer to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner. You then stay overnight in Hanoi.
After breakfast, we will depart for Halong Bay, a World Heritage site with thousands of limestone and dolomite islands and islets. We will pass through Hai Duong, Dong Trieu. Upon arrival in Halong, take a sailing boat cruise to the bay and visit its breathtaking seascape of rocky islands and serene emerald water. A Lunch of fresh seafood will be arranged onboard. We will have the opportunity to visit the spectacular Heaven Palace (Thien Cung) and Dau Go caves, those caves crammed with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites with different colors, shapes and size, which will definitely stir our imagination. We keep cruising to see many lime stone islands and islets which dotted around the bay including: Incense Bowl islet, Cock Fighting islet, Sail islet, Turtle Island...After that you will be back to the shore by another way and transfer to Hanoi around 18.30 -19.00 pm. You will stay overnight in Hanoi.
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Today we will have full day city tour including visits: the Ho Chi Minh complex, including the One Pillar Pagoda, the former leader’s house on stilts and his Mausoleum. We continue by the visit of the Temple of Literature built in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university, the Fine Arts Museum and Quan Thanh Temple, finally back to the city central and take one -hour cycling. In the evening you will transfer to the station for a night train to Lao Cai – Sapa. You will stay overnight on the train.
The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer us to Sapa. Driving to Sapa is only 38 km but it takes around one hour to make our way up the mountains. Once at Sapa, we will check into the hotel (if the room is available – check in time after 12:00). After freshening up and having breakfast we are ready to explore Sapa town. We embark on a lovely walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home of the H'Mong hill tribe minority people. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with families that live in the area. Overnight in Sapa.
This morning we will embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hills tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Return to Sapa and then to Lao Cai railway station by car. The guide sees you off there and takes you on the train. Overnight on train.
You will arrive Hanoi in the early morning, take a room at standard hotel near the station, and breakfast before transferring to the airport for the flight back home.
Child from 1- 4 yrs: Free of charge if sharing bed with parents
Child from 5 – 6 yrs: 30% of adult price if sharing existing bed(s) with parents
Child from 5 – 6 yrs: 50% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
Child from 7 – 11 yrs: 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
Child from 12 yrs up: pay as adult rate
Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
* The price of this trip changes a lot according your group number, travel season and tour class. Please contact one of our travel consulttants for the most detailed qoutation. We ensure the LOWEST price.
- All transfer and transportation vehicle with air-conditioning
- Hotel base on twin sharing room
- English speaking tour guide ( other on request)
- Meals as specified (no drink) (Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D)
- Train ticket : Hanoi – Lao cai – Hanoi (share cabin 4 berths-soft sleeper)
- Boat trip in Halong Bay
- Entrance fees and water
- Visa to Vietnam
- International and domestic airfare
- Single room
- Other meals and drinks
- Other optional and activities not on the package.
- Travel insurance, personal expense.
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