CODE: AAV-04

07-Day Sapa and Halong Bay

DURATION:

DEPARTURE CITY:

ENDS IN:

07 Days /06 Nights

Hanoi

Hanoi

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TOUR TYPE:

COUNTRY VISITED:

All year round

Private Group 

Vietnam

FROM:

USD $651

Tour Overview

(This is a sample itinerary. It is customizable, please contact us to have it tailor-made if you wish.)

Day 01: Arrival in Hanoi

Day 02: City tour of Hanoi

Day 03: Hanoi - Sapa

Day 04: Sapa - Hanoi

Day 05: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Day 06: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Day 07: Departure from Hanoi

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DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI

Upon your arrival at Noi Bai international airport, you will be welcomed and picked up by your tour guide and driver. The transfer to the downtown takes about 45 minutes. After the hotel check-in, spend the remainder of your day at leisure to get accustomed to Hanoi city. Overnight in Hanoi.

(Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the country's second largest city by population. This thousand-year-old city is considered one of the main cultural centres of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike.. The city hosts more cultural sites than any other city in Vietnam.)

 

Meals included: N/a

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR

Today, you will spend the whole day to visit the long-standing-history Hanoi with your personal guide and private car. The first place that you are heading to is Ho Chi Minh complex, includes the Mausoleum (View from outside on Fri & Mon), the Presidential Palace, Uncle Ho's House-on-stilt, One pillar Pagoda. Followed by a short transfer to the Temple of Literature. This is dedicated to Confucius, the founder of Confucianism and Chu Van An, a famous Vietnamese Confucian master. This place has been considered as 'Vietnam's first university'. Lunch is served at a restaurant with some of the city specialties. In the afternoon, you continue on the tour with a visit to the Ethnology Museum of Vietnam. Here, you have chance to learn about the country's various ethnic minorities. It is widely considered to be Vietnam's finest modern museum. End the day with half-an-hour ride on a traditional cyclo (Local rickshaw) in the Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: SCENIC DRIVE TO SAPA & MUONG HOA VALLEY HIKE

From 7:00 AM, you will commence from your hotel with your private car for a 5 hour drive to the mountain town of Sapa. Arrive at Sapa around noon and have lunch at a restaurant before transferring to the trekking point in Su Pan village - Home to H'mong and Red Yao ethnic minorities. You begin the trek through the rice terraced fields and along Muong Hoa Valley which is bottomed by a rocky stream. The scenery is spectacular. This is one of our less traveled paths in Sapa region. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at Ban Ho Village, where you will get the car transfer to Topas Eco-lodge for the night at a comfortable bungalow.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trek approx: About 6km/ ~ 3 hours

DAY 4: MORNING PEACEFUL TREK THEN RETURN TO HANOI

After your breakfast at the accommodation, check out and pack up for the morning trek to Nam Toong village of the Red Yao people. The path is greener with more bushes and plantations but the terraces we see on the way are not less impressive. Moving slowly down to Thanh Phu bridge where we will get back on the private car and make your way toward to Sapa Town. Have a short stroll around the town if you would like to do some shopping or just simply give a glimpse of this hill station before lunch. The afternoon drive gets you back to Hanoi. Check back into your hotel for rest. Dinner this evening is on your own account. Overnight in Hanoi 

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Trek approx: 5km/ 2 hours

DAY 5: DRIVE TO HALONG BAY FOR THE AFTERNOON CRUISE

This morning, your drive occupies the whole morning to Halong City. Arrive at the pier around noon. Get aboard and start the cruise in between the Limestone Karst islands which feature the bay. This UNESCO's world heritage is a spectacular place to have relaxing cruise after the active time in the mountains.

Around 1:30 p.m. lunch is served on boat while the boat is winding its way in between hundreds of limestone islands. Get some kayaking and swimming if the weather permits in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight on boat.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: HALONG BAY - HANOI

You can wake up early for a hot coffee and enjoy sunrise with fresh air on the sun deck or you can remain in your cabin until breakfast time. The boat will have further cruise to other part of the bay and you will have time for visit a beautiful limestone cave which is decorated by hundreds of stalactites and stalagmites. Lunch is served early today on boat as you need to disembark before noon. The private 4-hour drive from the pier will bring you back to Hanoi. The remainder of the day is yours. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 7: DEPARTURE FROM HANOI

Today is your last day, it depends on your departure flight time for the airport transfer. Therefore, there is no activity included. Free at leisure until getting picked up and drive to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

INCLUSIONS

  • Private A/c transportation per itinerary

  • All airport transfers

  • English speaking tour guide

  • Sightseeing tickets and permits

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

  • Accommodation with daily breakfasts

  • Package Cruise in Halong Bay

  • Government Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel insurance (compulsory)

  • Any flights and rentry visas

  • Banking fee (if any)

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above.

 

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