Day 1 Hanoi arrival
Tour guide meeting on arrival at Noi Bai international airport and join your fellow travellers in a coach transfer to the city center for hotel check-in. Hotel rooms may not be ready until 14:00 but an early check-in would be guaranteed with a surcharge. The rest of the day is at leisure. 17.00 join a Hanoi foodie by night tour to learn discover the local culture and history as well as taste best food of the local.
*** Subject to your arrival time, you may want to venture out to explore the city on your own or join one of our wonderful optional excursions in and around Hanoi, such as a walking tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter for you first impression of Vietnam’s capital city.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Activities: Be picked up and transfer to hotel, food tour
Day 2 Hanoi – Halong Bay
Be ready for pick-up at your hotel lobby at 8.00 am. Upon arrival at the pier, embark on the boat and set sail on a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, taking in the spectacular scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Lunch is served as you cruise by impressive rock formations with unusual names and shapes. In the afternoon you will start to discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“. Depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you may visit a beautiful cave, have some swimming at Titov or Soi Sim beach. Kayaking is available at a surcharge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Cruise in Halong Bay
Activities: Transfer from Hanoi to Halong, discover Halong bay on a cruise.
Day 3 Halong Bay - Hanoi
Wake up the next morning at sunrise, you are invited to practice Tai Chi on the sun deck. Enjoy the feel of the early morning salt water scent and bask in the early sun rising from behind the mountains. 12:00 Arriving at the habor, you will be picked up for transfer back to Hanoi.
. 20:00 You will be transferred to Hanoi Train Station for an overnight train to Lao Cai. It takes about 9 hours to go from Hanoi to Lao Cai by train
Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accomodation: Train, Cruise
Transportations: Bus, Car
Day 4 Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa (Lao Chai -Ta Van)
05:30 ~ 06:00 Arrive at Lao Cai Train Station. You will be picked up and transfer to Sapa by a tourist shared bus. Do early check-in Sapa hotel to shower and relax for a while to get ready for the full day trekking.
9:30 Start the trip of 6 km walking to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho Village of the Black H’mong. Then continue a 2km-trekking down to Lao Chai Village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van Village of the Dzay minority people. Have lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes…on the way. Last trek is about 2 km to the bus stop in Ta Van then get back to Sapa by jeep or minivan..
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Activities: Full day soft trekking, pass along dirt tracks as well as through several villages of ethnic minority groups.
Day 5 Sapa – Hanoi (visit Cat Cat village)
A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat Village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 3 km to Sin Chai Village, the village located at the foot of Fansipan, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to return to Sapa. Then transfer back to Hanoi by train.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Activities: Join a trekking tour to discover the untouched beauty of the villages in Sapa before heading back to Hanoi by train.
Transportations: Car, Train
Day 6 Hanoi – Airport
Free morning to discover the city before airport drop-off and say goodbye to us. End of service.