North Vietnam at a Glance: Halong bay & Sapa 5 days

Trip Code

NVAAGHBS5D

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

5 days

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Maximum Seats

4

What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay

Start and end in Hanoi! With the Hiking & Trekking tour North Vietnam at a Glance: Halong bay & Sapa 5 days, you have a 5 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 2 other destinations in Vietnam. North Vietnam at a Glance: Halong bay & Sapa 5 days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi - Night train to Lao Cai

20:00 Our guide will pick up you at your hotel lobby and transfer you to the train station, take an overnight train to Lao Cai. Notes: - Our tour guide will not accompany us during the train trip - Train schedule is subject to change. - Private compartments on request at a surcharge. - Train journeys are part of a great local experience. Cabins are shared with other local passengers (unless private cabin is requested and all berths paid for - with supplement). Restrooms at either end of the carriages complete the local experience. Meals: NA Accommodation: 04 soft sleeper sharing cabin
Day 2

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR - OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA

Arrive at Lao Cai Train Station at around 05:00. Then take a one-hour bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces that make Sapa famous with travellers. 9.30 am: Meet up with your local guide and start trekking. The first part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to Y Linh Ho village settled down by the Muong Hoa River and from here to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Black Hmong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They have their own language and wear traditional indigo blue clothing. The Hmong peoples have just recently changed their living way from sifting style into the sedentary one. So there are still a lot traces of the past time can be seen: rudimentary houses, stone wall around homes… After this you continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. After visiting Ta Van village the car will return you to Sapa. Free at leisure the rest of the day. Overnight at Sapa Hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Day 3

Day 3: Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Sapa - Hanoi - Road transfer

In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel and then check out. Take a walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 3 km) to visit Cat Cat Village of the Black Hmong, one of the more well-known ethnic villages of Sapa. Relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then continue trekking to 3 km to Sin Chai Village, located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain - “the Roof of Indochina”, where you enjoy a stunning landscape of the mountain. Then come back to the main road to be transferred to Sapa town on a jeep for 3km. 15:00 - 15:30 Driver will pick you up & transfer 5 hours to Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 4

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay by shuttle bus - Overnight on cruise

Halong Bay is listed by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage and voted as a Wonder of Nature by the New7Wonders Foundation. You will have a night staying in this world-famous bay. After breakfast in Hanoi, depart the capital for the 3hr 30mins drive to Halong Bay. Arrive in Halong City’s jetty (around noon) and proceed with check-in formalities. After a welcome onboard, lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay. In the afternoon, enjoy some sightseeing, onboard activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on the vessel. Towards the end of the day, the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: On-board an overnight cruise in Halong Bay
Day 5

Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi by shuttle bus

Early risers can enjoy a memorable sunrise over the karst formations of Halong Bay. Breakfast will be served shortly thereafter. Enjoy breakfast (brunch on some boats) while the vessels cruises slowly through the magnificent rock formations back towards port. Upon disembarkation, our driver will be waiting to provide transport to Hanoi. Around 15:00 -16:30 arrive in Hanoi. Drop off at hotel (owned arrangement). End of tour. Meals: Breakfast, Brunch Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi is not included

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 719 USD 319 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 919 USD 519 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Breakfast daily & All lunches & Dinners.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* 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
  • Visa 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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