SAPA SUGGESTED ITINERARIES


Sapa - one of the most ideal destination in the Northern Vietnam for all the times in years. Especially, with the temperatures from 10oC, Sapa town in winter is so beauty, charming all day and luxury at night. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, visiting Hanoi city, Sapa town and Halong Bay - the wonder of nature, will bring another experiences for all of you, who want to have wonderful moments for your longest holiday of the year. 

Tour duration: 7days/ 6nights

Tour price: From US$ 340/ person
Tour route: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hanoi



Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Tours

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi city tour – Night train to Sapa. (B,L)
Day 3: Laocai –Sapa – Cat Cat – Shin Chai (B,L,D) – Overnight at hotel in Sapa
Day 4: Sapa – Laochai – Tavan - Sapa (B,L,D) – night train to Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong bay (B,L,D) – Overnight on the boat
Day 6: Halong bay - Hanoi (B,L) - Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi departure (B)

DETAILED ITINERARY:


Day 1 : Hanoi – Arrival

 
Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement
Up on arrival in Hanoi , we will be welcomed by Vietnam Typical Tours car and driver, transferred to hotel in the city center, check in and relax. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2  :  Hanoi – City tour – Night train to Sapa (B - L) 

 
In the morning, our tour guide and driver will meet us at the lobby of the hotel at 08:30; we visit Ho Chi Minh Complex with Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ba Dinh square, One Pillar pagoda and Temple of Literature in the morning. The rest of the day we will visit the museum of Ethnic Minority , Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple . Tour ends at hotel arround 17:00, we have a shower at hotel before being picked up and transfer to train station for our night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.

7:20 pm– Mini bus picks up from hotel and transfer to Tran Quy Cap train station.

8:25 pm- Train departs and overnight on the train.

4 soft berth sharing cabin (Wooden air conditioner cabin)
Train: King Express, Orient Express, Livitran Express or similar Deluxe train



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Day 3 :  Laocai - Sapa - Catcat - SinChai ( 5 hours trekking, 12 km, 2 villages ) (B - L - D)
 
5:00am: Pick up at Lao Cai train station to Sa Pa by minibus. Arrive in Sa Pa in the mid-morning, then have breakfast and relax at hotel, after that the guide takes you to visit two villages of Black H’mong people ( Cat Cat Village ), a waterfall and you have a chance to see the hydroelectric power station built by the French. Back to Sa Pa for lunch. At the afternoon you are free to visit Sa Pa town and Sapa market. Dinner and overnight in Sapa.

Day 4 : Lao Chai - Ta Van (B - L - D)

 
After breakfast, the guide takes you to the villages of the H’mong and Dzay called Lao Chai and Ta Van.The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley. Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6 km) En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and pass well tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay . As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of man, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns. We lunch in a home in the village. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to visit Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa. Take a shower and have dinner in Sapa/Laocai before transferred to Laocai. Overnight on train.

4 soft berth sharing cabin (Wooden air conditioner cabin)
Train: King Express, Orient Express, Livitran Express or similar Deluxe train


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Day 5 :  Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
 
We will arrive in Hanoi at around 5:00 AM, our tour guide will pick you up andtransfer you to hotel, you will take a shower, have breakfast and relax at the hotel lobby and wait our guide come and take you to Halong bay.

7h45 – 8h00: Pick you up at your hotel and depart to Ha long Bay.

12h00 – 12h30: Arrive at Ha Long City

12h45 – 13h00: Transfer to cruise ship

13h00: Board our junk with soft welcome drink, check-in registration.

13h30: Have lunch on the boat where you will be satisfied by many kinds of seafood

14h30: Cruise towards Ha Long Bay for pristine scenery, Especially, you will be cruised to explore the mystery of Sung Sot Cave (the cave of Surprise )

16h00: Cruise to Titop beach, swimming (if the weather permitted), walking up to the top of Titop for a spectacular view to the bay, kayaking before having dinner in the romantic sunset.

19h00: Get free time, enjoy fresh seafood dinner and you can take part in cuttlefish contest and enjoy fresh cuttle

20h00 – 22h00: Join some activities organized on boat like cutter fishing, drinking, dancing, karaoke…

22h00: Spend a quiet night on the boat in a deluxe cabin.


Day 6  :  Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
 
06h00:If you like enjoying Ha Long Bay’s sunrise, please get up early before 6h00 A.M.

07h00 – 08h00: Have some coffee and a tasty breakfast.

08h00 – 11h00: Cruise through the emerald water between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, En route, you have chances to sightsee many beauty spots of the world natural heritage including Fighting Cock islet, Incense Urn islet, Finger island, Toad islet, dog islet, Dragon, Horse Neck, Buffalo Head islet and many other strange shape islands.

11h00 – 12h00: Take boat trip back to Halong city.

12h00 – 13h00: Have Lunch at restaurant (or Have lunch on Boat)

13h15 – 13h30: Road trip back to Hanoi with stop-over in Hai Duong province.

16h00 – 16h30: Arrive in Hanoi about 18h00. Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 7 : Hanoi - Departure (B)

 
Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement
Free until transfer you to the airport for your flight home. Trips end!


Included:

Accommodation in Hanoi , Halong Cruise, Sapa
Meals as itinerary: B (Breakfast); L (Lunch); D (Dinner)
Pick-up/ Drop off at Lao Cai Train station.
Pick up/drop off at Hanoi Hotel to Hanoi Train Station.
Pick up/Drop off Hanoi – Halong Bay - Hanoi
Return train tickets: Hanoi - Lao Cai – Hanoi (4 soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin - Sharing cabin)
Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle and/or a Jeep with an experienced safe driver.
Kayak and gears (Halong bay cruise)
02 bottles of water in cabin (Halong bay cruise)
Experienced English-speaking guides.
Entrances Fees

Excluded:

Early check-in and/or late check-out (if any)
International flight tickets and airport tax.
Visa services.
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
Insurance.


Children policy:

From 1 to 4 years old: Free of Charge and share services with parents
From 5 – under 7 years old: 50% and share services with parents
From 8 – under 10 years old: 75% and share services with parents
From 11 years old: Charged as adult.

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