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Halong Bay – Sapa – Hoa Lu Tam Coc – 5 Days

It’s amazing for you to do this trip as you will have a chance to visit both Ha Long bay and “ Ha Long bay on the land” ( Tam Coc) of Vietnam. The tour will take you from the mountain to the bay, the most beautiful landscape of Northern Vietnam. We will row a boat along the rice paddies and through many caves and visiting one of ancient citadel in Vietnam. Walking the terraced rice field in Sapa or lying on a luxury cruise on Ha Long bay

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Tour Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Tour Route: Hanoi Arrival – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Sapa - Cat Cat Village - Muong Hoa Valley - Halong Bay - Hanoi departure
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Type: Full board package
Activity Level: Classic & adventure home stay
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 01: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai (L)
Day 02: Sapa - Cat Cat Village (B)
Day 03: Sapa - Muong Hoa Valley - Night train to Hanoi (B, L)
Day 04: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Day 05: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)

DAY 01: HANOI - HOA LU - TAM COC - HANOI - Night train to Lao Cai (L)

8.00 pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi to Ninh Binh. After 2, 5 hours driving southward, we arrival Tam Coc wharf, get on the boat row while this area is still not busy, we will enjoy nice and quiet riding long river through 3 tunnel cave, consisting of the Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba grottoes. These caves are adorned with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes and colors that sparkle like gemstones. After 2 hours boat ride we get back on the shore, have lunch in local restaurant close by, afterwards we will go to visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital with 2 temples of the Kings Dinh and Le before heading back to Hanoi.
Evening, pick up at your hotel then transfer to the station for a night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on soft sleeper berths cabin to Lao Cai.

DAY 02: SAPA - CAT CAT VILLAGE (B)

We arrive Lao Cai train station in the early morning. Pick up and driving to Sapa, it takes us around one hour to make our way up the mountains. Once at Sapa, we have breakfast (we will have room if it is available – but the check in time after 12:00). We embark on a lovely walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home of the H'Mong hill tribe minority people. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with families that live in the area.
Overnight in Sapa.

DAY 03: SAPA - MUONG HOA VALLEY - Night train to Hanoi (B, L)

Get up in the early morning and enjoy the fresh air and the daily life at Sapa market. Back to hotel for breakfast. At 9.00 we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hills tribe villages Lao Chai &Ta Van, home to Black H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. We back to Sapa in the afternoon and wait for your transfer to the station for night train to Hanoi.
Overnight on train.

DAY 04: HANOI - HA LONG BAY (B, L, D)

Arrive Hanoi in the early morning, having breakfast and we will pick you up around 08:00 am for a transfer to Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea“ as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 1.000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes
Upon arrival at Halong Bay we embark on a boat trip to cruise discovering this magnificent UNESCO World Wonder. This is a great journey among surreal islands rising from a tranquil emerald sea.
In the late afternoon, we anchor for the night on the bay and enjoy a delicious seafood dinner on board. Overnight on a junk boat in Halong Bay.

DAY 05: HA LONG BAY - HANOI (B, L)

Early morning coffee and tea will be served on the sundeck followed by a Tai Chi class. After breakfast we take a Sampan boat to explore Luon Cave. We may have a chance to see the wild monkeys that gather around waiting for food from the tourists. After that we continue to cruise around the bay. Lunch is served on the boat on our way back to the docks then we return to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi around 16.30.
End of all the services here.

What is included?

  • All transfer and transportation with air-conditioning
  • 01 night hotel in Sapa base on twin sharing room
  • 01 night on the cruise in Ha Long bay
  • English speaking tour guide ( other language upon request)
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D – Dinner
  • Train ticket: Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi ( share cabin 4 berths- soft sleeper)
  • Boat trip in Halong Bay, Tam Coc
  • Entrance fees and water
 

What is excluded?

  • Visa to Vietnam
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Single room
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Other optional and activities not on the package
  • Travel insurance, personal expense

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Customer Reviews

Thanks for the information Nancy!
The trip has been fantastic so far, we love everything about Vietnam , Specially Sapa. the food, the people the scenery! I LOVE THEM
Just to double check about the airport transfer is from the hotel we stayed in in Hanoi at 5pm right?
Thank for your nice services, Nancy

Rachel Friday, September 22, 2017

Hi Nancy, We are back from a great Vietnam trip and loved every part of it.
I would like to thank you specially for organizing the tour so well and keeping us informed at every point.
The tour guide we had in each place were very friendly and knowledgeable.
Such a great tour would not have been possible without your hard-work and dedication.
I would definitely refer your organization to all my friends who want to visit Vietnam.
Thanks a lot again :)
Regards,

Amulya Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hi Giang, Thank you for touching base!
I'd love to give some feedback on the tour. Firstly, you have been absolutely extremely accommodating and very very helpful in this entire process start to finish! We will most definitely recommend you to our friends. We loved Sapa, though it was rainy and foggy it was a really lovely place...
In saying that, the Halong Bay tour was the best part of our trip so far! The boat upgrade was an absolute plus so thank you so much! The staff on the boat, Tom the tour guide, Quaong the Manager, the chef and the wait staff were absolutely phenomenal! The accommodations...
So thank you so much for an amazingly planned trip!
Best regrds,

Victoria Conway Friday, February 10, 2017