Halong Bay and Nam Cang Retreat 8 days

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

8 days

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Maximum Seats

8

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay

Embark on an 8-day adventure with the Halong Bay and Nam Cang Retreat tour, exploring the key attractions of Northern Vietnam. Discover the hidden charm of Sapa and cruise through the scenic landscapes of Halong Bay. Enjoy the distinctive experience of staying at the Nam Cang Riverside House, take serene walks with stunning vistas of Hoang Lien Son—the Himalayan mountain range, and engage with ethnic minority communities in Sapa. This journey promises a blend of cultural richness and natural beauty.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon your arrival at the airport, our tour guide will be there to welcome you and provide a transfer to your designated hotel. Once you've checked in, take the opportunity to explore Hanoi at your own pace. We offer a variety of additional experiences for you to choose from: Hanoi Street Food Tour: Indulge in some of the best street food Hanoi has to offer while learning about local culture and the history of Vietnamese cuisine. Hanoi Cooking Class (Half Day): Immerse yourself in the culinary world, from the market to the kitchen, gaining valuable insights into local culture through the art of cooking. As an alternative, you can opt for the captivating Water Puppet Show or the My Village Show. If any of these options intrigue you, feel free to contact our travel consultant for more details. Meals: Not Applicable Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi For inquiries about these services, please get in touch with our travel consultant.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi Half day City tour

Morning/Afternoon (depending on your preference) Explore the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's inaugural national university established in 1070. Proceed to the One Pillar Pagoda and President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum. Tour West Lake and the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda. Savor a delightful meal at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Evening Embark on a Hanoi street food adventure: assemble at the designated meeting point near Hoan Kiem Lake. Navigate through Hanoi's Old Quarter with its 36 streets, immersing yourself in the daily lives of the locals. Indulge in a diverse array of delectable dishes, ranging from well-known classics to hidden gems of local cuisine. Conclude your culinary journey with a taste of Ca Phe Trung (Egg coffee), an aromatic local beverage that is not to be missed! Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi - Topas Riverside Lodge

Morning The Topas Mountain Express will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi. Embark on an approximately five-hour journey to Thanh Phu Bridge before transferring to Nam Cang Village. Check in at the Topas Riverside Lodge and enjoy a delightful lunch. Afternoon Explore the Red Dao minority village. Immerse yourself in the local culture and witness the traditional production of silver jewelry, needlework, and rice-based writing paper. Evening Return to the lodge and unwind with a refreshing drink or a dip in the river located in front of the lodge. Delight in a cozy dinner served at the lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Topas Riverside Lodge
Day 4

Day 4: Topas Ecolodge

Morning Begin your day with a refreshing jog through the jungle, exploring the diverse flora and fauna. Follow the same trail back to the settlement by midday as you descend the mountain. Afternoon Enjoy a private transport to the Topas Ecolodge. From the balcony of your bungalow, relish the panoramic aerial view of the hilly landscape. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Topas Ecolodge Activities: Experience a leisurely walk in the natural forest Approx: Grade: Easy/ 2.5 – 3 hours walking
Day 5

Day 5: Topas Ecolodge - Sapa - Hanoi

Morning Relax or venture out to explore the area with the option to freely rent one of the lodge's high-quality mountain bikes. Optionally, arrange a half-day excursion independently: visit the highest mountain in Indochina - Fansipan Peak, indulge in a spa treatment at the lodge's hilltop spa, or explore the town by bus. Afternoon Depart on the Topas Mountain Express from Topas Ecolodge, concluding the journey at your hotel in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi Transfers and excursions are arranged on a shared basis.
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise

In the morning, once you've finished breakfast at the hotel, the next leg of your journey takes you to Halong Bay via a shuttle bus, renowned as one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Upon arrival, the friendly crew will be there to welcome you and assist with the check-in process. As the board sets sail through the bay's picturesque landscapes, you'll be treated to an array of mouthwatering seafood dishes. As the day progresses, after a brief respite, get ready for a series of engaging boat activities. Whether it's embarking on a kayak tour, exploring enchanting caverns, or taking a refreshing swim in the bay waters (depending on the day's itinerary), there's something for everyone. Later, return to the vessel to relax and indulge in a delightful dinner. You'll spend the night on board, embracing the serene ambiance of Halong Bay. Included in the package are three meals - breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with accommodation provided on an overnight cruise in Halong Bay. Activities such as boarding the Halong Bay vessel, kayaking, and exploring caverns are part of the itinerary. Please note that while our tour guide won't be accompanying you on the cruise, there will be a resident English-speaking guide available on board for your assistance and guidance.
Day 7

Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi

At the break of day, seize the opportunity to partake in a Tai-chi session or simply revel in the breathtaking spectacle of dawn unfolding over the karst formations of Halong Bay. Savor your meals as you leisurely cruise back to the dock, marveling at the magnificent rock formations that dot the bay's landscape. Upon disembarking, our designated driver will be waiting to transfer you to your Hanoi hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to unwind and explore at your leisure. Included in this part of the journey are two meals - breakfast and brunch. Your accommodation will be provided at a hotel in Hanoi. Activities encompass participating in a Tai-chi lesson and witnessing the mesmerizing dawn over the bay.
Day 8

Day 8: Hanoi - Departure

The chauffeur will arrive at your hotel to collect you and provide transportation to the airport for your onward flight. Meals included: Breakfast Accommodation: Not applicable

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard
1218 USD
818 USD
3star
Deluxe
1418 USD
1018 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips on Ha Long Bay.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides
throughout.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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