Route: HANOI - HALONG - SAPA- HANOI
DAY 1: HANOI - ARRIVAL
Our driver will pick you up at the airport with your name on board. Then transfer your customers directly to hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
(Optional: Hanoi City tour ½ afternoon with Lunch and Water Puppet Show: surcharge 30usd/pax). Overnight in Hanoi old quarter.
Overnight in Hanoi city.
DAY 2: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
Breakfast at hotel. 07:45 – 08:00 Pick-up at your hotel and depart for Halong city. 12:00 – 12:15 On arrival at Halong city, you will board your cruise and you are warmly welcomed by professional and friendly crew. Check into cabin. Enjoy specially prepared lunch while cruising towards thousands of amazing limestone islands emerging from emerald water, passing by Stone Dog islet, floating fishing village, Incense Burner islet, Fighting Chicken islet,… visit Cave – the most beautiful one in Halong Bay. After that time for hiking, swimming ... this is great chance to relax in water, jumping, diving, take a back flip, then join Sunset party on upper deck… Enjoy dinner around 19:00. Free time for singing karaoke, dancing, squid fishing, playing cards or relax at leisure… Overnight on boat
DAY 3: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B, L)
07:00 Breakfast, coffee, tea, fruits will be served. Then check Out and start cruising further to discover the hidden charm of the bay, taking photos many islets with outstanding shapes as frog island, turtle island,… Cooking class opened right on the cruise for all the people are interested in cooking, especially cooking Vietnamese food. Farewell lunch served on the cruise before you arrive at harbor. 12:30 Get on the bus back to Hanoi, Transfer you back to hotel around 17:00. Stay overnight in Hanoi
DAY 4: HANOI - SAPA - CAT CAT - SIN CHAI (B, L, D)
Depart around 0700 hours via the new highway which has started operations on 21 Sep 2014 where the journey takes an approximately 245 km or 05 hours (inclusive of 30 minutes toilet break)…
Upon arrival in Sapa, check in hotel follows by lunch and continue tour programs. After lunch, A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon. Dinner at restaurant.
DAY 5: SAPA - MUONG HOA VALLEY - LAO CHAI - TA VAN - HANOI (B, L)
After breakfast you check out and leave your luggage in the hotel, get ready for the trip. A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain after that heading to Ta Van village - home of Dzay ethnic people.
You go back to Sapa by bus. Lunch at restaurant. Free at leisure in the afternoon. 15:30 get on the bus to driver back Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi
DAY 6: HANOI - DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Then driver will take you to Noi Bai airport. Tour ends.
Private car to pick up & see off the airport.
A/C tourist car during group tour, Water on bus
Boat in Halong Bay
Accommodation (double/twin sharing or triple for 3pax in your group)
Meals as indicated: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
English speaking guide
Insurance on boat
International & domestic flight ticket
Drinks, other meals
Tips & personal expenses.
A group with 2 adults and 1 child: the child under 5 years old is FOC, sharing cabin with parents.
A group with 2 adults & children: One child under 5 years old is FOC, the other children under 5 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rate, sharing cabin with parents.
Children from 5 to under 9 years old are charged at 75% based on adult rate, sharing cabin with parents.
Children from 9 years old are charged at 100% based on adult rates, sharing cabin with parents.
The Weather Condition & Term
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.
All rates are US$ per person
Surcharge Peak-season US$ 25.00/person/day for: Liberty Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Lunar New Year, Eve New Year
Not apply promotion for: Liberty Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Lunar New Year, Eve New Year
These rates will available if you make booking and pay via Vietnam Opentour only.
Tour guide will assist you to Hanoi Station. You will stay on the train without tour guide. Another tour guide at Lao Cai Station will pick you up by signage of your name
Thing to bring:
Warm clothes, scarf, hat, cap because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February and March
Due to altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March.
Tourists should bring a jacket enough warm to avoid cold because the weather in sapa often have low temperatures at night and winter, you should use sneakers to facilitate throughout tour itinerary.
Trekking shoes, sunglasses, sun cream, insect repellent are also necessary. You should take cash with you in Vietnam Dong because banking system in Sapa sometimes doesn’t function well. US Dollar, Euro, Australian Dollar are accepted in Sapa.
You should take medicine with you although there are some chemist’s shops in Sapa in case you get sick.