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Old 08-09-2009, 10:20 PM   #1
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Highlights of Sapa & Halong Bay 6 Days / 5 Nights

Adventure tours to Northern Vietnam, exploring the most splendid area of where concentrates various obstacles of limestone mountains ranges and incredible terraced paddy fields. Suitable to those love green eco tours, prefer untouched areas and explore customs of the hill tribal people. Extremely attractive to picture-hunting travelers. Cruising overnight onboard the traditional Bai Tho Junk, the charming replica paddle steamer, on tranquil UNESCO world heritage listed Halong Bay. Savoring the best cuisine onboard, enjoy fresh fruit after going kayaking on our floating garden bar . Taking the time to soak up the beauty of Halong Bay - thousands of limestone islands scattered amid the clear, emerald waters. Exploring the limestone islands and emerald green waters of UNESCO World Heritage Listed Halong Bay.

Day 1 : Hanoi – Catch night train to Lao Cai
Day 2 : Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat - Sapa
Day 3 : Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Catch night train back Hanoi
Day 4 : Hanoi Arrival – Halong Bay
Day 5 : Halong – Hanoi
Day 6 : Hanoi Departure


Day 01: Hanoi – Catch night train to Laocai
At around 20:00pm, our tour guide and driver will pick up and escort you from your hotel to escort you to Hanoi Raiway Station to catch night train at 21:15pm to Lao Cai.
Stay overnight on train
Include : Private car, Train ticket : Hanoi - Lao Cai (first class, soft sleeper, A/C 4berth cabin), Tour guide

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat Village – Sapa
Arrive in Lao Cai in early morning around 5:30am, transferred to Sapa by van. Check in hotel, have breakfast, relax and enjoy lunch by your own.
At 12:00 our tour guide will pick you up at Royal View hotel to visit Sapa town, then trek Cat Cat village of H'mong tribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H'mong village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, the Cat Cat waterfall will be visible. A 'White curtain 'cascade appears, surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather…until time for back to Sapa by car.
Then discover Sapa in night, see ethnic people activities and life in Sapa by your own.

Trekking distance: 5km
Stay overnight at hotel in Sapa
Include : Private car, Hotel in Sapa, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee

Day 3: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Night train back Hanoi
After having breakfast in a hotel we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages
Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through 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. Return to Sapa and Lao Cai railway station by car (AC) for dinner before catch night train back Hanoi at 20:30pm .

Trekking distance 10 km
Stay overnight on train
Include : Private car, Train ticket : Lao Cai - Hanoi (first class, soft sleeper, A/C 4berth cabin), Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 4 : Arrival Hanoi – Halong Bay
Upon arrival Hanoi railways station at 5.30am, we will be picked up and transferred to a fine restaurant for relaxing and early breakfast before we start tour to Halong Bay. On the way we will stop at Sao Do town at a Handicraft farm that main workers are handicraft people. We will have a short break for relax with tea, coffee or walk around. After that we continue on transferring to Halong city. At midday, we arrive at Halong Bay pier where we will check in our deluxe junk. Welcome drink will be served by our friendly staff. The cruise will start the journey around the Halong Bay with the first stop at Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave. While we are cruising, our delicious lunch will be served. We will catch first view of Tuan Chau island, Dinh Huong island, fighting cock islets…. In the afternoon, we can relax on boat to see the beautiful view of the Bay and have time to swim at Titov beach, enjoy sunset…. Dinner will be come at around 07:00Pm. Overnight on boat.
Today Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Include : Private car, Boat trip to cruise in Halong Bay (A/C private cabin for 02 persons on boat), Tour guideMeal : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Entrance fee

Day 5 : Halong Bay – Hanoi
Getting up a little bit early today to do morning exercise and enjoy sunrise on the Bay, after that we will enjoy our breakfast at around 07:00AM. Our cruise will keep on cruising around the Bay in another part of the Bay for us to visit Bai Tu Long Bay, Con Coc island, Con Rong island, fishing village, Bai Tho Mountain and Hon Gai surroundings… At 11:00 we will enjoy the last meal on the boat and we will leave the junk at around 12:00. Our awaiting vehicle will transfer us back to Hanoi. Our trip will be ended at around 04:00 in the afternoon.
Today Breakfast, Lunch included
Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Include : Private car, Hotel in Hanoi, Tour guide, Meal : Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance fee

Day 6 : Departure Hanoi
Free time until our driver pick up and transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back home.
Include : Private car, Meal : Breakfast

- Private tour
- English speaking guide (other language upon your request)
- All accommodation at 3star hotel - twin share basis with daily breakfast.
- Train ticket : Hanoi – Lao Cai - Hanoi (first class, soft sleeper, A/C 4 berth cabin)
- Accommodation on Junk in Halong Bay (A/C private cabin for 02 persons on boat)
- Junk to cruise in Halong Bay
- Additional meals as indicated in the itinerary (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, Dinner)
- All A/C private for transportation as indicated in the program
- Entrance fees and permits during guided time.

- Personal expenses such as Bar, Telephone and Laundry bills
- Tips and gratuities

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