Overview: This trip to Hanoi for 5 days 4 nights, Have no accommodation stay in Hanoi, but full sightseeing Sapa Vietnam, enjoy the most of highlights villages in Sapa, break more short trip in Hanoi, morning trip after early train to visit flower market in Hanoi, enjoy Hanoian's morning exercise as taichi class, taste Hanoi breakfast with special food & coffee. Overnight on cruise in Halong bay. Shopping in Hanoi before flight home.
Tour itinerary details:
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL - HANOI CITY TOUR & NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA (B/L/-)
Pick up at Hanoi airport, then transfer to Hanoi city for enjoying 5 hour sightseeing tours to visit the city’s landmarks such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature (First University built in the 11 Century) and Hanoi Hilton Museum. Free walking around Hanoi old quarter for shopping and short visit Dong Xuan market. Enjoy 1 hour cyclo tours around the Hanoi City’s old quarters and the traditional water puppetry show. At 21: 00, we go to Hanoi train station to board overnight train to Sapa. Overnight on the train.
DAY 2: SAPA ARRIVAL – CAT CAT VILLAGE (B/L/D)
The train arrives in Lao Cai at 05: 00 am. Pick you up at Laocai station and get bus drive uphill to Sapa. Have breakfast. Relax. Your guide will meet you at hotel for short trek to Cat Cat village, the village of H'mong tribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H'mong village.
Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, the Cat Cat waterfall will be visible.
A "White curtain" cascade appears, surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines, it is ideal for painting pictures. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather. Go back to Sapa for check hotel, have dinner and overnight in Hotel.
DAY 3: SAPA 2 VILLAGES (LAO CHAI & TA VAN) - MOST OF BEAUTIFUL AREA IN SAPA (B/L/D)
This morning, trekking to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van villages inhabited by Black H’mong and Dzay ethnic minorities. Enjoy amazing and breath-taking landscapes of terraced paddies, green valleys and meet with friendly local people. Back to the hotel and free at leisure.
In the afternoon, we transfer you back to Lao Cai station to take night train back to Hanoi. Dinner is by your own and overnight on the deluxe train.
DAY 4: HANOI MORNING TOUR & HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (B,L,D)
Early morning get back hanoi, transfer to enjoy Hanoi flower market, enjoy morning taichi at Hanoi center park, have special breakfast as "Hanoi noodle soup", have speacial Hanoi coffee. Then transfer to Halong bay. On road through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3, 000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water.
The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Cruise.
DAY 5: HALONG BAY - HANOI SHOPPING & HANOI AIRPORT- DEPARTURE (B/L/-)
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer to back to Hanoi – Upon arrival shopping then transfer to Hanoi airport for flight home. Finish trip at Noi Bai airport.
Tour cost (Contact us for best price)
- Train ticket to Sapa & return
- Water puppet show (1 hour)
- Cyclo tour (1 hour)
- Sightseeing tickets as mentioned
- Halong bay boat trip & accommodation
- All meals as mentioned in program as (B/L/D) - (B= breakfast; L= lunch; D= dinner)
- English speaking guide
Tour exclusive: Drinks & Personal spenses, Tips and Gratuities, Travel insurance