From Lao Cai there will be a short transfer to the hill town of Sapa. After exploring the area, you will return to Hanoi and visit Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site and New Seven Natural Wonder of the World. Halong Bay offers out-of-this-world kayaking experiences (optional), suitable for both first-time paddlers and the serious marine explorer. Unique and remote limestone islands sprout from the sea, making kayaking through the inlets an exploration on its own. Many of these isolated islands feature dramatic sea caves and sheltered, pristine beaches that can only be reached by kayak. You will enjoy ending your trip with a relaxing traditional junk trip and take part in a wide variety of activities like kayaking, cave climbing or just simply sitting on the sundeck for a glass of wine.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, we will greet you at airport with Welcome signboard and then you will be transfered to hotel in Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi - Sapa - Trek to Black H'mong Tribe
In the early morning, bus driver will pick up from the hotel inHanoi Old Quarterthen depart to Sapa, following Noi Bai - Lao Cai high-way. Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains that terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Have a short break in 30 minutes then continue the trip to Sapa.
13h00: Arrive in Sapa, our tourguide will pick you up at bus station then transfer to hotel. Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures.
In the afternoon, we will take 2 - hour trekking to visitCat Cat village. It is occupied by the Black H’mong tribe. Here, you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in twentieth century. You will experience the tribal way of life of ethnic minorities while enjoying wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields and the waterfall in Cat Cat village. Then take a walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
You are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping b your own expense. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 3: Trek to Lao Chai - Ta Van Village - Bus return to Hanoi
The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sapa valley. Start Trekking from Sapa to Y Linh Ho to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.
Follow a small track and crossMuong Hoa River and pass well tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van. Then our bus will pick you up Ta Van Bridge to transfer to Sapa town. Take a short break at hotel lobby before our guide transfer you to bus stop to return Hanoi.
Arrival in Hanoi at around 21:00 P.M.
Check in and overnight in Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi - Halong world heritage
With over 1600 islets, countless towering limestone karsts and hidden jungle caves, Vietnam’s “Bay of Descending Dragons” is a must-see destination for every traveller to Southeast Asia. Stay for 1 night in the bay aboard aHalong Bay cruiseto experience all that this magical landscape has to offer.
Wake early to meet your driver at your hotel for transfer to the ports of Halong Bay. Relax on the 3.5 hour journey, ready for 2 days 1 night of exploring ahead. At the port, board your traditional junk boat and set sail through the emerald green waters of Halong Bay. Admire the endless islands and jungle-clad limestone karsts of this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site and sit down to a delicious lunch on the sundeck of the boat.
In the afternoon, head off of the boat to visit vast caves and white sand beaches, hidden among the towering rock formations, and take to the water for a swim or a kayak. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam
In the evening, there is plenty of time to relax on the junk's sundeck, before a sumptuous dinner with your fellow guests.
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Hotel: Overnight on Cruise
Day 5: Halong - Hanoi By Bus
Take advantage of the cool morning breeze to start your day. Enjoy breakfast while you sail through the majestic peaks. Then we will hike to visit cave or panoramic sea views
Back on your boat, enjoy lunch then head back to the marina. Spend your last few hours soaking up the scenery before the journey back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at late afternoon,
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi Departure
Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home.
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