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7 Day Hanoi / Sapa / Ha Long Bay / Junk Boat

Hanoi – Sapa- Halong 7 days is touring to discover the treasures of Northern Vietnam. The trip includes all of highlights around Hanoi, we are getting arrival in Hanoi capital

7 Day Hanoi / Sapa  / Ha Long Bay / Junk Boat

 Hanoi – Sapa- Halong  8 days is touring to discover the treasures of Northern Vietnam. The trip includes all of highlights around Hanoi, we are getting arrival in Hanoi capital and then take full day city tour. The next wonderful place is Halong Bay, it is one of seven wonders of the world. Closing of experienced trip takes the night train to Sapa for two days.

Need to Know 

  • Destinations:   Hanoi - Sapa - Halong 
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Price:  $399/pax
  • Pick up : At your hotel
  • Drop off : At your hotel 
  • Type of tour : group 

Full itinerary:

Night 1 : Take overnight train from Hanoi to Lao CaiDay 1 (16/12): Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Homestay ( B,L,D)

Day 1 : Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Sapa ( B,L,D)

7 Day Hanoi / Sapa  / Ha Long Bay / Junk Boat

 Picked up at Lao Cai Station upon your early arrival for over an hour drive uphill in a shared mini van to Sapa. After freshen up and Breakfast in a local restaurant, transfer 6km along the main road to a beautiful spot where your village trek begins.

This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and in a nice day, Fansipan Peak can be seen. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here you will pay visiting to some H’mong families, watching them doing their daily works. After picnic Lunch, the trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach to Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong and then following the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people, paying visiting to local homes, village schools… you will enjoy much your cultural discovery of local ethnic peoples as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley. Tonight you will enjoy a home stay in Ta Van Village for an unique life experience. 

• Accommodation: Homestay in Ta Van Village

Day 2 : Sapa -  Cat Cat  - Sin Chai  -  Overnight train to Hanoi ( B,L,D)

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Wake up in the morning, you may feel little bit tired, let go out to the river, breathing fresh air and do some exercises, freshen up and enjoy breakfast, the food get tastier for sure!

Leaving Ta Van Village, your trek goes along Hoang Lien Son mountain range, passing fascinating terraced rice field and some small hamlets of the H’mong before getting through a bamboo forest to a waterfall, enjoy a break for magnificent scenery and then continue walking for half an hour to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zao peoples which sits on the top of a hill and looks down Muong Hoa river. After spending time visiting the village, making friend with the Zao and experiencing the hospitality you will cross the river by a suspension bridge and then uphill to visit Su Pan village on the other side of the valley before getting back to the road for transferring back to Sapa, check in hotel and relax. 

• 3*  hotel in Sapa Town

Get back to Hanoi at 05.30 to 06.00 next morning 

Day 3 : Hanoi City tour by Motor bike 

7 Day Hanoi / Sapa  / Ha Long Bay / Junk Boat

You will be met up with our motorbike-riding-tour guide at your hotel in Hanoi downtown at 8.00 then we head to the first visit - Hanoi Opera  House , on the way to stop at Vietnam Fine Art Museum .Next we will cross the bustle street for a short walking inside the campus of the first university of Vietnam – Temple of Literature – which was built in 10th century under Ly Dynasty who greatly influenced by Confucianism. The following stop-off is Quan Su Pagoda, the headquarters for the Vietnam Central Buddhist Congregation where many important Vietnamese Buddhism activities are taken place. 

Leaving the architectural and cultural spots for an second hand goods selling area on motorbike will make you feel closer to the daily life of the locals. And then you will move to a Hanoi traditional restaurant for lunch. After short rest, you will continue on motorbike to pass through Hanoi 36 Old Streets. You will experience lunch at an authentic Vietnamese Bia Hoi Restaurant with a wonderful variety of unlimited food to cater for every taste. You will be amongst the locals doing lunch as they do. Drink unlimited amounts of Cold Local Beer / Cold Soft Drinks or Tea .Spend time shopping before our motorbike-riding tour guide drive you back to your hotel

Day 4: HANOI – HA LONG BAY (L, D)

7 Day Hanoi / Sapa  / Ha Long Bay / Junk Boat

 08:00: Hotel or private address pick up with our shuttle bus. Short break half way.

12:00: Arrive Ha Long Bay, transfer by tender to the Seasun cruise, and enjoy welcome drinks. Check in your cabin and enjoy a real Vietnamese lunch while beginning your sail through the fairy land of Ha Long Bay, passing by Stone Dog islet, Incense Burner islet, Fighting Cocks, Swan islet, and Duck islet…

15:00: Drop anchor to explore Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave).

16:00: Enjoy kayaking and swimming or relaxing on the cruise.

18:00: Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with wine and fresh fruits.

19:00: Dinner is served in the restaurant.

21:00: Retire to your cabin, have a drink at the bar, sing karaoke, join the fishing excursion or play exciting games. Overnight on boat.

Day 5 :  HA LONG BAY - HANOI (B, L)

7 Day Hanoi / Sapa  / Ha Long Bay / Junk Boat

 07:30:  Breakfast will be served while we start our cruise to a local Pearl Farm.

08:30:  Visit the local Pearl Farm.

09:30: Checking out your cabin and relax on board while our cruise is slowly sailing on the bay.

10:00: Join cooking class demonstration (teaching you how to make our specialty, Spring rolls) on board.

10:45:  Lunch is served on board (or at a local restaurant).

11:45:  Disembark at the harbor, Ha Long city. Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi.

16:30:  Arrival back at your hotel or home

Day 6 : Hoa Lu - Tam Coc 1 day tour. This is the former capital of Vietnam with fantastic scenery

7 Day Hanoi / Sapa  / Ha Long Bay / Junk Boat

 07:45: Pick-up at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

08:15: Head out on the drive to Ninh Binh province

10:00: Arrive at the ancient capital of Hoa Lu

10:15: Visit the temples of King Dinh and King Le

11:30: Arrive at Tam Coc wharf

1:45: Buffet lunch featuring Vietnamese cuisine

13:00: Sampan boat trip through the caves

15:00: Return to Tam Coc wharf for a short break1

5:15: Bike around countryside villages

16:00: Shuttle leaves for Hanoi

18:30: Arrive at your accommodation in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Day 7:  Free and easy in Hanoi

Free to explore Hanoi or join in food walking tour around the Old Quarter to sample unique local foods. Then spend free time going shopping around the Old Quarter.

What's included in this trip

  • Hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transfer with air-conditioned vehicle as in the itinerary
  • Night train Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
  • Halong Bay 2 days 1 night
  • English or Chinese Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees

What's excluded in this trip

    •  Visa fees 
    • Travel insurance
    • Tipping

Price : USD 399/pax

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