Halong Bay and Sapa Package Trip 7 Days 6 Nights

Overview

This journey will lead you to some of the most remarkable destinations in Northern Vietnam. You will be presented with a unique chance to delve into the diverse cultural tapestry and awe-inspiring landscapes of the region. From the enchanting colonial allure of Hanoi to the ethereal mist-kissed mountains of Sapa, culminating in the mesmerizing turquoise expanse of Halong Bay adorned with scattered islands.

  • Witness the lively metropolis of Hanoi, overflowing with historical and cultural treasures.
  • Embark on an unforgettable expedition through the UNESCO World Heritage site, Ha Long Bay.
  • Explore the mist-shrouded city of Sapa with its diverse ethnic communities.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (No Meals) April 26, 2024

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Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (No Meals)

Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by the guide and driver, who will take you directly to the downtown massage salon. You can indulge in an oriental oil massage, which will rejuvenate you and eliminate fatigue after a long flight.

Dinner is at your leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.

Note: Generally, the check-in time is 2:00 PM.

Day 2: Hanoi - City Tour (B) (Breakfast) April 27, 2024

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Day 2: Hanoi - City Tour (B) (Breakfast)

In the morning, we will begin our day with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, paying homage to the Father of the Nation and founder of the Vietnamese Communist Party (closed on Mondays and Fridays). We will explore the exterior of the Presidential Palace and its gardens, as well as the two houses where Ho Chi Minh lived until his passing in 1969. Next, we will discover the One Pillar Pagoda, dedicated to the Goddess of Mercy.

We will then travel by vehicle to the Temple of Literature, a sacred place dedicated to Confucius and the first university in Vietnam. Before continuing our day, we will have the opportunity to visit the Temple of Literature, gaining insights into Confucianism and the historical significance of this site.

In the early afternoon, we will explore the Ethnology Museum, considered the most comprehensive museum showcasing the culture, customs, and traditions of Vietnam's 54 ethnic minority groups. This visit will provide us with a better understanding of the country's cultural diversity.

In the evening, we will enjoy a traditional water puppetry show, a captivating theatrical performance.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Surprise Cave (B, L, D) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) April 28, 2024

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Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Surprise Cave (B, L, D) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

At 8am, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular travel destination in Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. The name "Hạ Long" means "descending dragon" in Vietnamese.

At 11:45am to 12:00pm, we will board our boat at Tuan Chau Port where you will enjoy a welcome drink and receive a cruise briefing and safety instructions. Passengers will be treated to a delicious deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch. After lunch, you may choose to book a massage service in advance with your Cruise Manager and enjoy it throughout the cruise.

We will then cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and serene areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, and Finger Islet. Our next stop is the spectacular Surprise Cave (Hang Sửng Sốt), which is one of the largest and most stunning grottoes in Halong Bay. To reach the mouth of the grotto, we will ascend about a hundred stone steps.

After exploring the Surprise Cave, we will depart and sail for approximately 30 minutes to anchor overnight. During this time, guests can attend the Fruit and Vegetable Carving Lesson led by our Head Chef. Our chef will demonstrate Fruit and Vegetable carving and show guests how to decorate and make some traditional Vietnamese food.

Dinner with fresh seafoods will be served in the evening, and after that, guests can enjoy various activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service throughout the cruise.

Everyone can also try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.

Overnight on boat.

Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Ti Top Island – Tuan Chau - Hanoi - Night Train To Sapa (B, L) (Breakfast, Lunch) April 29, 2024

Cruise Train Bus
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Ti Top Island – Tuan Chau - Hanoi - Night Train To Sapa (B, L) (Breakfast, Lunch)

You may choose to wake up at 6:30am to enjoy coffee, tea, and breakfast pastries served in the dining room. However, this is not mandatory if you prefer to sleep in.

For those who wish to participate, a Tai Chi lesson lasting about 30 minutes will be held on the sundeck at 6:45am.

Guests will then be transferred by tender to Titov Island, where they can spend approximately one hour climbing to the peak to enjoy a stunning 360-degree view of the Bay. An expansive viewing deck is also available halfway up the island for those who prefer not to climb. After the climb, guests can relax on the beach and take a swim.

Once guests return to the boat, they will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. We kindly ask guests to collect all of their belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins. Our staff will transfer your luggage directly to the pier.

A full breakfast will be served in the dining room, and bills will be settled after breakfast. Guests can then relax on the sundeck or in the dining room, enjoying the beautiful bay scenery as we approach the pier.

We are scheduled to arrive at Tuan Chau port at 11:00am. Guests can then relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, tide levels, and operational conditions, and the times provided are approximate and may vary.

At 20:10 PM, you will be transferred to the railway station to catch the night train to Sapa. Nestled in the mountains, Sapa boasts a diverse and vibrant community of over 30 ethnic minority tribes, including the Black H'mong, Flower H'mong, and Red Dzao. The town is also home to Fansipan Mount, the highest peak in Vietnam.

Overnight on train (A/C soft sleeper - 4 persons/ cabin).

Day 5: Lao Cai - Sapa - Ma Tra Village (B, L) (Breakfast, Lunch) April 30, 2024

Trekking Car
Day 5: Lao Cai - Sapa - Ma Tra Village (B, L) (Breakfast, Lunch)

Upon your arrival at Lao Cai railway station at approximately 6:00 AM, a comfortable transfer will take you to the magnificent town of Sapa. Upon arrival in Sapa, you may choose to enjoy breakfast at your hotel or one of the nearby restaurants.

After breakfast, you will embark on a trek to Ma Tra village (Nhà Văn Hóa Má Tra), where you will have the opportunity to meet and immerse yourself in the local culture of the Black H'mong people, learning about their traditional way of life and customs.

Following the trek, you will return to Sapa town for check-in at your hotel, where you can freshen up and relax.

Later in the day, you will take a break for lunch at a nearby restaurant. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the area at your leisure. This is an ideal opportunity to delve deeper into the region's unique history and culture, or simply unwind and take in the breathtaking scenery.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at the hotel in Sapa Town.

Day 6: Sapa - Cat Cat Village - Y Linh Ho Village - Lao Chai Village - Ta Van Village (B, L, D) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) May 01, 2024

Trekking
Day 6: Sapa - Cat Cat Village - Y Linh Ho Village - Lao Chai Village - Ta Van Village (B, L, D) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Following a delightful breakfast at your hotel, you will set out on a trekking adventure to Cat Cat village. This charming village is located on the picturesque Muong Hoa Valley and is inhabited by the H'Mong hill tribe. The village is situated about 3 km away from Sapa Town and can be reached by an easy 45-minute walk. During your trek, you will be surrounded by rice fields and corn plantations.

Next, you will proceed towards Lao Chai village via Y Linh Ho village. As you traverse through the region's stunning landscape, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and explore the scenic beauty of the area.

At lunchtime, you will savor a delectable meal at a local restaurant, which may be located in Lao Chai village.

After lunch, your trek will take you to Ta Van village, where you can leisurely stroll and observe the traditional lifestyle of the friendly locals. The village's serene and picturesque rural surroundings, complete with rice paddies, wooden bridges, and rivers, offer the perfect setting to relax and unwind.

As the evening sets in around 6:30 PM, you will enjoy a delicious dinner at a local household, providing you with a unique opportunity to experience the warmth and hospitality of the local community.

Overnight at Homestay in Ta Van village.

Day 7: Ta Van Village - Free Time Back To Sapa - Hanoi By Bus (B) (Breakfast) May 02, 2024

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Day 7: Ta Van Village - Free Time Back To Sapa - Hanoi By Bus (B) (Breakfast)

Following breakfast, you will have some free time to spend in the village before being picked up by the driver to return to Sapa town. From there, you will take a VIP bus to Hanoi, which covers a distance of 330km and takes approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Upon arrival at your hotel in Hanoi in the afternoon, you will have some free time to explore the city on your own.

You may choose to enjoy a meal at a restaurant of your choice.

Overnight in your own hotel in Hanoi.

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Important noted

Trip Inclusion

  • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast.
  • Overnight cruise on board a shared good-quality boat in Halong Bay (private boat upon request).
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
  • English-speaking guide during all tours.
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary.
  • Night train (A/C soft sleeper - 4 persons/ cabin) to Sapa.
  • Water & cool towels.
  • Government taxes & service charge.

Trip Exclusions

  • Drinks and meals not mentioned.
  • International airfare and departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks… etc.
  • Vietnam Visa (If you are not exempt from the visa).
  • Any gratuities and tip to driver and tour guide ($3-5/person/day for both guide & driver, $1 for boat rower and cyclo rider).

* Notes:

  • Domestic flights: We quote separately and can book for you without fees.
  • Surcharged for Gala dinner on 24th and 31st December if any.
  • The triple room is possible upon your request.
  • Surcharged for Public holidays (30/4-1/5, Lunar New Year).
  • A single supplement is required if you are traveling alone.
  • The timing of check-in and check-out at the hotels: Check-in at 14:00, check-out at 12:00. (Early check-in/late check-out is upon your request).

Thing To Carry

  • All customers participating in the tour must have a passport and identification document when leaving the country.
  • Backpack, toiletry bag, sunscreen/cap, water bottles, camera(optional), extra pair of clothes, personal medication, track pants and cotton T-shirt, sweater/ warm jackets for the night.
  • Dry fruits, energy bar, chocolates, torch per person with extra batteries, moov spray, dettol solution or salt to avoid leeches, sports shoes or trekking shoes or comfortable shoes with good grip, personal hygiene items: medicine, face towel, shower gel, brush, toothpaste.

Cancellation Policy

  • Deposit 50% tour price when signing up and pay the remaining amount 10 days before starting date.
  • In case of tour cancellation: (Tour cancellation time is calculated by working days, excluding Saturday, Sunday and public holidays and New Year).
  • After the deposit, if you cancel the tour, the company will not refund the deposit.
  • If you cancel or change the tour within 20 - 29 working days before the departure date, please pay the fee of: 70% of the tour price.
  • If you cancel or change the tour within 10 - 19 working days before the departure date, please pay the fee of: 90% of the tour price.
  • If you cancel or change the tour 9 working days before the departure date, please pay the fee of: 100% of the tour value.

* Notes:

  • Your passport must be valid for more than 6 months from the date of return.
  • If you are a foreigner or overseas Vietnamese, please bring all your passports (bring both passports in case you have 2 citizenships), and Vietnamese visa (attached to your passport or separate sheet) while on tour.
  • Please follow according to the tour program, do not separate from the group. If there is a need to separate from the group, please notify the consultant when registering for the tour for more information and additional costs (if any).
  • Customers aged 70 years or older require a health certificate to travel abroad from a doctor and must be accompanied by a relative under 60 years old (healthy). Guests over 75 years old, please pay a premium insurance (the fee varies depending on the tour).
  • The program may change depending on the flight situation, the hotel in at the site will be officially confirmed on the day of the group meeting, 2-3 days before the departure date. The attractions may not be in the order in the program. During the peak weeks in the site, the hotel may not be in the central area but still ensure the hotel standard according to the program.

Refund Policy

  • In case of cancellation of the tour right after registration until 10 days before the departure date, you will be subject to a 30% penalty on the travel fare.
  • In case of cancellation of the tour within 5-10 days before the departure date, you will be charged 50% of the travel fare.
  • In case of cancellation of the tour within 3-5 days before the departure date, you will be charged 75% of the travel fare.
  • If you cancel the tour within 0 – 3 days before the departure date, you will be charged 100% of the travel fare.

* Notes:

  • In case of tour cancellation due to objective incidents such as natural disasters, epidemics, postponement and cancellation of transportations service... Tourist will not be responsible for any additional compensation other than refund tour fee.
  • Above is the maximum cancellation penalty, this cost can be reduced depending on the conditions of each service provider for Tourist.
  • The tour cancellation time is calculated for working days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays and New Year.
  • If the travel program is canceled or changed by either party due to a force majeure reason (fire, weather, accident, natural disaster, war, delay and cancellation of the public transport plus…), the two parties will not bear any obligation to compensate for the loss that has occurred and not bear any liability. However, each party is responsible for trying its best to help the aggrieved party to minimize losses caused by force majeure.

Children Policy

  • Children under 2 years old: 30% of adult price (baby sharing bed with parents).
  • Children from 2 to under 12 years old: 90% of adult price (kid sharing bed with parents), 100% of adult price (kid has their own bed).
  • Children from 12 years old and up: 100% of the adult price.

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