Hike along the most scenic valley in Sapa to enjoy stunning lanscapes and some of the most beautiful grown rice terraces and bamboo forest.
Trekking in the ethnic villages and meet the local people
Cruising along dramatic limestone islands in Halong Bay, kayak and visit a pearl farm village
Visiting Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest cave in Halong bay
DAY 1: HANOI – NIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI
At 20:30, you will be picked up at your hotel then we transfer to train station, take the night train to Lao Cai. Stay overnight on train.
Inclusion: Transportation, train tickets
DAY 2: Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN (BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER)
At 06:00 Am, arrive in Lao Cai train station. Our staff will pick you up at the exit gate of the train station and transfer to our hotel in Sapa. Have a free shower and breakfast at hotel.
09:00 Am: Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel, then we start 3km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong - visit local school and local houses then continue 4km of trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong.
Have picnic lunch on the way.
After lunch, we trek more 4 Km through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. This is a good chance to learn about the local architecture, daily life styles and customs.
Stay overnight at Homestay.
Inclusion: Transportation, meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner, English speaking guide, all entrance fees, accommodation
DAY 3: GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN – SAPA – AFTERNOON BUS TO HANOI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)
Have breakfast at the Homestay. At 08:00 Am, We will trek on a hilly trail throught Bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai village where you can see the Red dao minority people. You can make a stop at a waterfall for taking the photos or swimming if weather permits. Have soft break at rattan bridge –the oldest rattan bridge in Sapa. Visit some house and continue to go to Su Pan village . Have lunch at the village
In the afternoon, we will ascend to the main road where the bus is awaited for your journey back to Sapa. At 15:30, take the afternoon bus back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at 21:00 then drop you off at hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Inclusion: Transportation, English speaking guide, meals: breakfast, picnic lunch, all entrance fees, bus tikets, accommodation.
DAY 4: HANOI – HALONG BAY (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)
08:00 – 08:30: Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
08:30: Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours.
10:00: Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minute short break.
12:00: Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor, 12:15 Welcome to cruise and enjoy Welcome drink, get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.
12:30: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.
15:00: You at Tung Gau Area. The airy and fresh air, cool breezes, blue sea and sky, and natural seascape will captivate any visitors setting foot here. Especially, Tung Gau of Lan Ha Bay is extremely suitable for enjoying kayaking and swiming and then Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village
17.30: Come back to our cruise and relax.
19:30: Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise.
21:00: Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the cruise.
Inclusion: Transportation, English Speaking Guide, All entrance fees, Kayaking, Swimming, meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner, accommodation on cruise
DAY 5: HALONG BAY – HANOI (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/-)
06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.
07.00: Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.
08:00: Arriving Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave
10:00: Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay. Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Rosa Boutique cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.
11:00: Enjoy the lunch on cruise.
12:00: Rosa Cruise are landing Halong Bay harbor, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.
12:30: Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.
14:30: Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop.
16:00 – 16:30: Arrive in Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi ( Not included hotel in Hanoi). Tour ends.
Inclusion: Transportation, entrance fees, meals: breakfast and lunch, English speaking guide.
Beverages, Tips for driver and tour guide, and personal expenses
All not indicated in our itinerary
What do I need to bring?
Please bring the sun-cream, sun-glasses, long clothes covering the knees while visiting the temple and pagoda.
Sun block, sport shoes, cash for personal expenses, and hat or umbrella.
Warm clothes from November to March!
What do I need to know?
Above package and price is for 3 star hotel and cruise level, if you want to upgaded to 4 or 5 star, please email us !
If you wanna travel from North up to South, please let us know!
You want start the tour from Hanoi and finish tour in Ho Chi Minh, please advise !
Surcharge if upgrade from the Bus ticket to the train or flight ticket from Hue to Ha Noi, please advise !
Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
Any time you can travel Vietnam but The best time to travel Vietnam is from Oct to end of May.
You want extend your trip, please advise!
Do not wear tight and short clothes when visiting the pagoda, temple.
After boat trip on the river in Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, the boat rower always expect the guest's tip about 1$ or 2$.
During the period March to November it will good to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent a camera and lots of batteries. Warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March is advised. How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc. Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms at your hotel with your other unwanted baggage.
Hanoi Capital Travel is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!