- Itineraries: HA NOI – SAPA – TAM COC & HOA LU ANCIENT CAPITAL – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE ON HA LONG BAY
- Type: Private & package with full includings
- Depart Time: Daily
- Tour Length: 8 days 7 nights
- Depart from: Ha Noi
- End in: Ha Noi
DAY 1: ARRIVAL – LAO CAI – SAPA
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport by flight AK 516 (6:05-8:15) ,you will be met by our guide and transferred to Lao Cai. Keeping the drive about 5 hours to Sapa via Lao Cai town. Make a break at Lao Cai town to visit the border gate between Vietnam – China. (He Kou Gate) and Coc Leu local market.
Arrive Sapa, check in hotel
Tonight is free to explore “Love market” and Sapa stone church. Enjoy more actives of local ethnic people as H’mong, Dao, Dzay…
Overnight in Sapa
DAY 2: SAPA – FASIPAN PEAK – CAT CAT VILLAGE
After breakfast, heading to conquer the peak of Fansipan in Vietnam and Indochina (3.413m) from sea elevaion. This trip is easier by taking a cable cab, then walk around 600 steps to reach its peak. On the way, you can stop at 2 budhist temples: Trinh Temple and Ha Temple to relax. Enjoy the great view of Hoang Lien Son range from the cab which is recored some interntional certificates (Cable cab fee is not included)
Afternoon, visit Ham Rong mountain with great view of Sapa, enjoy Orchid garden, Peach blossom garden and head to Heaven Gate.
The whole group keep visiting the Cat Cat village where is home of H’mong tribe, walking to learn their activities like: weaving fabric…and little hydroid power plant from French colonial ear where all streams gather into Muong Hoa valley.
Back Sapa town and stay relax
Overnight in Sapa
DAY 3: SAPA – TA VA VILLAGE – HA NOI
Have breakfast at hotel, check out the room and prepare light pack for trekking. (Big luggage keep in hotel store)
A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain after that heading to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people. Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours. Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa. Have lunch on the way
Arrive Ha Noi and check in hotel
Overnight in Ha Noi
DAY 4: HA NOI CITY TOUR
After breakfast, your tour guide will be with you for full day explore Ha Noi city. First visit the Temple of Literature as first University of Vietnam, on way to stop by Hoan Kiem Lake and its beautiful Ngoc Son Temple with the giant Turtle replica. Full of history of Vietnamese is told during this sightseeing. To learn more Vietnamese and its diveristy culture, make a visit Ethniology Museum. Stop by Ha Noi Cathedral to take some photos.
Walking around Old Quarter and get more details from tourguide. Stop by Dong Xuan market
Enjoy unique art of “ water puppet “ show.
Overnight in Ha Noi
DAY 5: HA NOI – NINH BINH -TAM COC -BICH DONG TEMPLE
After breakfast , leaving Hanoi for Tam Coc about 3,5 hours. A short break on the way before reaching Ninh Binh. Boarding a sampan boat for a peaceful row up the river to explore the beautiful scenery of Tam Coc that is known as Ha Long Bay on land ), rowing slowly along the river between the green rice fields, rowing through the Caves. Then, visit to Bich Dong, a nice grotto. After Lunch at local restaurant, drive to Hoa Lu, the ancient Capital of Vietnam, visit King Dinh and Kinh Le temples before returning to Hanoi. In evening, a sumptuous dinner awaits you at local restaurant .
DAY 6: HA NOI – HA LONG PIER – CHECK IN CRUISE
After breafast, 8:00 am we leave Hanoi for Ha Long City. Ha Long Bay was awarded by UNESCO as a natural heritage in 1994 .This four hours drive will show you the diversity of the North Vietnam villages and rice fields along the journey.
12.00 – 12.30: At Tuan Chau International Marina, a tender boat will take you to our Halong Cruiser. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.
13.00: A delicious set menu lunch is served in the restaurant while you can enjoy the amazing scenery. Cruise amongst the hundreds of islands. You will pass by Duck and Thumb islets to go to Bright cave area – (the border between Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay)
15.30: After 2.5 hours cruising, our boat will stop in Bright’s cave area for kayaking (A bamboo boat will be arranged for the elderly or people who cannot kayak) to visit the small cave and beautiful lagoons. Kayaking provides the opportunity to explore the beautiful lagoons and get closer to the island.
17.00: As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink while our boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area.
19.00: Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring.
DAY 7: HA LONG CRUISE – EXPLORE ISLAND – HA NOI
7.00 – 7.45: Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
8.00 – 9.00: You will visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay – Surprising Cave (Sửng Sốt) with your tour guide, a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience.
10.00: Check out of your cabin and settle your bill as our boat begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island (Symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.
10.30: A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring rolls. You will learn about the recipes and techniques that create this popular dish of Vietnamese people.
11.00: Lunch is served on board during cruising towards the harbor.
11.45: Depart the Halong Cruiser and travel by tender boat back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel around 17.00.
Check in hotel in Ha Noi.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE
This morning, you may do a bit shopping near hotel. Then check hotel and see off to the airport for flight home.