DAY 1 HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, our driver meets and transfers you to the hotel.
Accommodation at selected hotel in Hanoi
DAY 2 HANOI ��" HALONG BAY
Ha Long Bay is one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world. Ha Long Bay is recognized as world heritage by UNESCO in 1994. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut out over the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. Pick up at hotel and transfer to Halong bay by shuttle bus.
Upon arrival at Halong pier, check-in on board your junk for an overnight Cruise. Start sailing amongst the thousands islets of Ha Long Jewel and have the opportunity to join many outstanding activities such as visiting an amazing cave and a floating village or just swimming in a pearl farm.
Before your dinner, you will also have the chance to join a cooking demonstration on the sundeck or a squid fishing activity. Don’t miss the unforgettable sunset and sunrise.
Meal: Breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner onboard
Accommodation at selected Cruise in Halong bay (joint cruise)
DAY 3 HALONG BAY ��" HANOI ��" OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI
Early morning, start your day with a Tai-Chi instruction on the sundeck while complimentary tea and coffee are served. After a light breakfast, you will discover Sung Sot Cave, also called the Surprise Cave.
Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat. A brunch will be served while the boat weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots.
Return to the pier and transfer back to Hanoi and Evening, you are transferred to Hanoi Train Station for night train to Lao Cai.
Accommodation for the night will be in soft sleeper berths on the express (Standard cabin includes 4 berths per cabin).
• Our tour guide will not accompany during the train trip
• Train schedule is subject to change.
• Private compartments on request at surcharge.
• Train journeys are part of a great local experience. Cabins are shared with other local passengers (unless private cabin is requested and all berths paid for - with supplement). Restrooms at either end of the carriages complete the local experience.
Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch onboard (seafood)
Accommodation onboard of train
DAY 4 LAO CAI ��" SAPA
Arrival early morning in Lao Cai where you meet our local English-Speaking tour guide and transfer by private vehicle to Sapa, approximately 45 minutes away. At a CS of 1,500 meters, Sapa is the former hill station for French during colonial period. Come and discover the remoteness and simple lifestyle of ethnic minorities which are a highlight of Sapa although conditions are very basic.
Upon arrival, Check-in to hotel (your room will be at your disposal from 14:00hrs onward) and having breakfast at hotel.
Afterward, you can soak up the fresh climate and wandering around the town on your own. You will see different the ethnic people and small vendors along the street selling local textiles and handicraft.
Afternoon, we start trekking towards Muong Hoa Valley, descending into the valley view the largest terraced rice paddy in the Sapa Area. Witness the minority Villages of Black Hmong, Dzay, Zay at their daily routine. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Sapa Valley.
Return to hotel in Sapa town with visit to Sapa Church between 4 sacred relics along with the reminiscence of the French.
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
Accommodation at selected hotel in Sapa
DAY 5 SAPA ��" LAO CAI - HANOI DEPARTURE
Morning: start walking to visit Dragon Jaw Mountain, a 2000 meters high above sea level with green trees and colorful flowers almost year round. At the highest point we have a breathtaking view over romantic Sapa
Return to hotel to check out then take a transfer by vehicle to Hanoi airport for departure flight to next destination
Meal: Breakfast at hotel
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