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Hanoi – Sapa – Halong – Incredible tour

Hanoi - Sapa - Halong bay - Hanoi
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Overview

Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Incredible tour
An incredible tour to help you deeply enjoy the landscape, not only in the high mountains but also at sea. From vibrant Hanoi, the breathtaking landscape of high mountains and rice fields in Sapa to the natural beauty of Halong Bay. This amazing trip will lead you to must-see highlights in the North of Vietnam

Highlights

  • Visit bustling Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Enjoying tour with unique itinerary through rural villages, rice paddy fields and history landscapes in Sapa
  • Enjoy local atmosphere at Can Cau Market – one of best ethic market in Vietnam
  • Trek for 10 miles to see the well-known ethnic communities of Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, and Ta Van in Sapa
  • Spend the night with local people to see their culture
  • Spend the night on boat that cruise between the limestone peaks of Halong Bay while feasting on sumptuous meals on board

Tour Itinerary

Arrive in Hanoi. Greeted by your driver at the airport. Transfer to your hotel in the city centre for check-in and at leisure in the rest of the day.

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Hanoi old quarter

Meal: n/a

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

After breakfast, we will spend a half day to visit the city. We start with visit to President Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum (Outside). We also visit the famous One Pillar Pagoda nearby.

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Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum

Leaving the President’s complex, we continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu). Although several Van Mieu can be found throughout Vietnam, the most prominent and famous is that situated in the city of Hanoi, and was functioned as Vietnam’s first university.

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Temple of Literature

After that, you will go to relax in hotel till transfer station for overnight train to Sapa.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Overnight train

Early departure from Lao Cai train station on Saturday morning. Breakfast at local restaurant. Transfer by road 122km to Can Cau via Lao Cai city and Bac Ha Town. The road is good but having many sharp bend with a long descend and a long ascend which takes about 3 hours including one or two breaks along the way.

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Can Cau market

Arrive to the market place at about 9 am. Spend two hours joining the local tribal peoples including Flower H’mong, Black Zao, Phu La and Tay for the festive market activities where peoples in their best traditional costume gather every Saturday for shopping and socializing. The right location of the market place also offers photo-hunters ideal opportunity for taking photos, not only of peoples in colorful traditional costumes but also breathtaking landscapes of the perfect surrounding. Leaving the market almost at noon, drirve 20 km back to Bac Ha town letfor lunch break.

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Traditional costume of ethnic people

In the afternoon, you will take a walk to Ban Pho, a small village of Nung and Flower Hmong. The villagers grow vegetables and fruit trees. One of the most famous fruit of the area is plum. Visit a local house and taste a cup of corn wine, another famous product of the village. Then drive to hotel in Sapa in the late afternoon.

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Pickup at the hotel in the morning.

Followed by a 6 km walk down to Lao Chai village, and continue a further 3 km to Ta Van village where the Dzay minority people live. Here you will enjoy lunch provided for you in a local family home, all for you to discover their daily life, works and special custom, enjoy landscapes…

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Trekking with local guide

After lunch we will trek through bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai village – home of the red Dzao. Nearby we will rest at a wonderful watter fall followed by a rattan bridge crossing taking us back to the Jeep for our return to Sapa. You will have free time to explore Sapa by night.

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Pickup at the hotel.
We will be walking down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village where the Black H’mong reside. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the remnants of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time.

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Cat Cat village

Continue on for 3 km to Sin Chai, which is located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, also known as “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here we take in the beautiful picturesque view before returning to Sapa by Jeep/van. Lunch at the local restaurant before the bus ride to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at about 9pm.

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Noi

08h00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
10h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break
12h00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time
12h30: Board the Cruise for departure. Welcome drink will be served
13h00: Lunch is served while cruising through the bay

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Halong bay

15h30: Visit exciting Cua Van fishing village. The village is free of busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen.
16h30: Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits).
17h00: Back on board and continue cruising.
19h00: Dinner is served.
21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing.

Note*: the itinerary and activities on board would vary depending on the boat you choose. Please see the choice of boat in Hotel Inclusions.

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on board

07.00: Coffee and tea will be served
08.00: Continue cruising
08h15: Visit splendid Sung Sot Cave
09h00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay, passing Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island.

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Bamboo sampan – Halong bay

09.30: Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier
11h30: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12.00: Return from Halong to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at about 15pm. Trip ends!

Note*: the itinerary and activities on board would vary depending on the boat you choose. Please see the choice of boat in Hotel Inclusions.

Meal: Breakfast/Lunch

Accommodation: n/a

Important Note*

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • The itinerary can be customized basing on your interests (you can extend your stay at each location, add/remove activities)

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Note*:

  • The tour price would vary much depending on your group size, tourtype (group/private), grade of accommodation, and date of departure. Please book the tour or contact us for a free quotation.
  • Small group tour – daily departure with max 12 pax (for Halong bay cruise, you will join bus by boat companies
  • In some major cities in Vietnam, hotel rooms may not have windows.
  • Similar hotels are selected if any of above are booked
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

Booking Policy

Price Includes

  • Overnights in selected hotels or similar
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicles (including airport pick up & see off)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Halong bay 2 day Cruise package

Price excludes

  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Visa stamping fee
  • International flights pre/post tour
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received 60 days or more before arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 20% 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

  • For infant (<02 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 02 – 10 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 02 – 10 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 02 – 10 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
  • from 11 years old: 100% adult rate

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

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Our selected Hotels

Cities4* hotels5* Hotels
HanoiHanoi Tirant HotelOriental Jade
SapaSapa Amazing HotelVictoria Resort
Halong Bay CruiseLa Regina CruiseSealife Legend
Ninh BinhHidden Charm Resort
HueHue EldoraImperial Hotel
HoianVinh Hung RiversideVictoria Hoian Resort
SaigonAlagon D'Antique hotel & SpaRenaissance Riverside
Phnom PenhHarmony Phnom Penh HotelShokha Phnom Penh
Siem ReapSomadevi AngkorShokha Angkor

Note*:

  • Depending on your budget, you can choose a suitable hotel category

  • Early checking/late checkout are not included and you can change the to any other hotels  and room type if required. Additional charge/discount will be made accordingly

  • The list of hotels are used for our all tour itineraries which may includes Cambodia

  • We would use similar hotels in case any of above are fully booked.