- DETAIL ITINERARY
Enjoy the overall pictures of the villages among terraces in Sapa
Meet the local people and share cultural experiences with families
Admire by charm and tranquility beauty lagoon of Halong Bay
Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay – overnight on a cruise (L, D)
Day 04: Halong Bay cruising – back to Hanoi – Night train to Sapa (B/L)
Day 01: Sapa – Y Linh Ho Village – Lao Chai Village – Ta Van Village (B,L,D)
Day 02: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa – Overnight train to Hanoi – Night train to Hanoi (B,L)
Homestay in Sapa
Insurance on board
Land transfer with A/C
Boat trip in Halong Bay
Entrance fees and visit fees
English speaking tour guide
Meals as indicated in itinerary
Fishing equipment, movie, exciting games
Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Private cabin on boat (twin/double/triple sharing)
What’s Not Included
Hotel in Hanoi
Tips and gratitude
Drinks and other meals
Others not mentioned in inclusion
Transport: New and clean with A/C
The order of tours in this combo might be changed subject to availability
Special request (diet, vegetarian, allergy …): should be sent before departure date.
Big luggage: are advised to leave at the hotel for customers’ convenience and comfort
Itinerary: can be slightly changed due to tour option, weather, operating conditions and will be reconfirmed upon confirmation.
Sapa home-stay at the Dzay local house in Ta Van Village
Package excludes hotel in Hanoi which can be arranged upon request
Halong cruise options: 3* cruises ( V’spirit Cruises, Swan Cruises or similar).
Day 01: Hanoi – Hon Gai Harbor – Bai Tu Long Bay – Cong Do – Cap La Island – Tra San (L, D)
07.45 – 8:30: The Swan shutter bus will pick you up from your hotel and heading to northeast of Vietnam
12.30: Arrive at Swan office, transferred by tender to Swan Cruise.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising to the core of Halong Bay.
15.00: Arrive to kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing.
Overnight onboard with Swan Cruise.
Day 2: Tra San – Thien Canh Son Cave – Ho Gai Harbor – Hanoi – Night train to Sapa (B, L)
06.30: Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck.
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food
08.00: Explore the Thien Canh Son. Guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature
09.30: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.
Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier
12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi.
Bus trip back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel or our office around 16.30 – 17.00. Free time in Hanoi.
20.30 : Be ready at your hotel lobby, our tour guide and driver will meet and pick you up for a short transfer to Hanoi Station to take the overnight train to Lao Cai City.
• Breakfast & Lunch included, Dinner on your own
• Overnight on the train
Day 03: Sapa – Y Linh Ho Village – Lao Chai Village – Ta Van Village (B,L,D)
Picked up at Lao Cai Station upon your early arrival for over an hour drive uphill in a shared mini van to Sapa. After freshen up and Breakfast in a local restaurant you will enjoy a free walk around this charming town, paying visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral where you can meet a lot of local ethnic minority peoples such as Black H’mong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses selling their farming and gathering products and handicrafts for souvenir. Back to our Sapa office at about 9.00am and begin your exploration trip to Muong Hoa valley. You will follow the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a foot path down hill to Muong Hoa Valley. This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and in a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here you will pay visiting to some H’mong families, watching them doing their daily works. After picnic Lunch, the trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach to Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong and then following the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people. Paying visiting to local homes, village schools… you will enjoy much your cultural discovery of local ethnic peoples as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. Settle down in Ta Van village for an overnight homestay.
• Breakfast and Lunch and Dinner included
• Accommodation: Homestay in Ta Van Village
Day 04: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa – Night train to Hanoi (B,L)
Leaving Ta Van village after Breakfast, you will take the trail uphill, passing fascinating terraced rice field and some small hamlets of the H’mong before getting through a bamboo forest to a waterfall, enjoy a break for magnificent scenery and then continue walking for half an hour to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zao peoples which sits on the top of a hill and looks down Muong Hoa river. After spending time visiting the village, making friend with the Zao and experiencing the hospitality you will cross the river by another suspension bridge and then uphill again to Su Pan village where you will pay visiting to a local handicraft center where H’mong and Zao women gather for exchanging experience and skill of making handicrafts. A late Lunch will be prepare here nearby this center and then you have time relaxing as well as getting acquaintance with local school boys, girls and their teachers as well.
Later a short drive will take you back to Sapa, take a shower and enjoy about two hours free time in Sapa before transfer down hill to Lao Cai station to take the overnight train back to Hanoi, which arrives early next morning and the trip ends.
• Breakfast & Picnic Lunch included, Dinner on your own
• Overnight on the train