Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sapa – Halong Bay Tour – 4 Days

This tour will take you from the mountain to the bay, the most beautiful landscape of Northern Vietnam.
With a short 4 days trip but we have a chance to discover the life style of the hill tribe , the terraced rice field in Sapa as well as the world heritage sites of Halong bay.

Night train: Hanoi - Lao Cai tour-ruong-bac-thang-sapa
Train: King Express /Chapa
Evening, pick up at your hotel then transfer to the station for a night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on soft sleeper berths cabin to Lao Cai.
Day 01: Sapa - Cat Cat Village (B, L, D)
We arrive Lao Cai train station in the early morning. Pick up and driving to Sapa, it takes us around one hour to make our way up the mountains. Once at Sapa,
we have breakfast (we will have room if it is available –
but the check in time after 12:00). We embark on a
lovely walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat,
home of the H'Mong hill tribe minority people. As we
walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa can canh sapa
we will meet some of the local minority people on
their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the
opportunity to share cultural experiences with families that live in the area.
Overnight in Sapa.
 Day 02: Sapa - Muong Hoa Valley - Night train to Hanoi (B, L, D)
Train: King Express /Chapa
Get up in the early morning and enjoy the fresh air
and the daily life at Sapa market. Back to hotel for
breakfast. At 9.00 we embark on a lovely trek that
will take us along buffalo paths and trails and
through several hills tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta
Van, home to Black H'mong, and Dzay people.
This is an absolutely spectacular walk through Sapa
stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest
people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you
can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that
surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. We back to Sapa in the afternoon and wait for your transfer to the station for night train to Hanoi.
Overnight on train.
Day 03: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Around 5:00 AM, you will arrive Hanoi. Our guide
will pick you up at station then take you to hotel.
You will have free time to relax and have breakfast
before starting Halong Bay Tour.
08h00 – 08h30: Pick-up at hotel and start the
scenic, 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the
landscape of the Red River Delta country side and Sundeck
have a short break on the way.
12h00 – 12h30: Embark on Cruise followed by a
short cruise briefing
13h00 – 15h30: Savor a delectable lunch as  Cruises among the limestone islands…
15h30 – 16h30: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Luon Cave area.
16h30: Back to the  Cruise
16h30 – 17h30: Cruise to Soi Sim island. Go swimming
and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climp up to the
top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay
17h30: Return to the main boat for a shower. Relax
or snap photos as the sun starts to set
19h00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests,
fish for squid, or just laze around
Overnight on board.Premium triple
Day 04: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)
06h30 – 07h00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
07h30 – 08h30: Have breakfast at sunrise.
08h30 – 09h30: Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in Halong Bay.
09h30: Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
09h30 – 10h30: Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and more…
10h30 – 11h30: While heading back to the habor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h00: Disembark Cruise
12h30: Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.
16h30 – 17h00: Trip finishes.