Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hanoi 8 Days, 7 nights
• The cost from USD 770 per person
• Countries visited: Vietnam
• Destinations: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hanoi
• Summary : Exotic experience with special lessons to learn making lacquer and painting water puppets.In addition to showcases the contrasts between Sapa’s mountainous life to Halong’s oceanic life with multi-cultural interactions.
Tour duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
Tour route: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Hanoi
Start: Hanoi ( Noi Bai Airport) Finish: Hanoi ( Noi Bai Airport)
Tour operates: Upon request
Tour type: Private tour
Transportation: Private transfer, Overnight cruise, Sleeper train
Accommodation: 04 hotel nights, 02 train nights, 01 cruise night
TOUR IN BRIEF
Day 01: Hanoi arrival (-)
Day 02: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)
Day 03: Halong–Train to Sapa (Brunch)
Day 04: Sapa Discovery (B)
Day 05: Sapa easy trekking (B)
Day 06: Sapa - Train to Hanoi (B)
Day 07: Hanoi Special Art Tour (B)
Day 08: Hanoi departure (B)
Tour Itinerary: VIETNAM TOUR / NOTHERN VIETNAM HIGHLIGH TOUR / Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Hanoi
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (-)
Hanoi is one of the most elegant city in southeast Asia where the influence of French colonial and traditional culture blends in harmony.
Upon your arrival in Hanoi, our guide will welcome you for the transfer to your hotel.
Begin your first Vietnam experience with relaxing at a lake side coffee shop and a walking tour to the Old Quarter around Ancient Quarter
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)
Leave Hanoi for a scenic road trip to Halong Bay. Today, we will discover the bay through its famous caves, inspirational islets and beautiful small beach.
The highlight of your cruising time is the relaxing moment to behold awesome sunset gliding to the sea from mountain peaks. Overnight on boat.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Sapa (Brunch)
After breakfast, we will enjoy an exciting time, paddling with your kayak from your cruise to different hidden coves and floating fishing villages. If you arrive in summer, you are free to enjoy the pristine water and Halong coral reef.
On the way back to Hanoi, we will visit either Bat Trang ceramic village or Con Son mountain where you can experience the real life of Red River Delta.
Dinner at your own pace before taking overnight train to Sapa
Day 4: Sapa Discovery (B)
Today, you will enjoy the stunning mountain roads that snakes from Lao Cai city to Sapa hill station. This morning, we will see Black Hmong, Red Dzao, Giay tribes in Sapa market.
A descendant to Cat Cat village this afternoon enables you to know about odd customs of Black Hmong, we then proceed to a so-called waterfall.
You are invited to sit for a musical show performed by Sapa ethnic minorities before heading back to the town.
Day 5: Sapa easy trekking (B)
Sapa is one of the few attractions in Vietnam that you can choose trekking routes to fit perfectly with your interest. Either you take a easy trail or a challenging mountain paths with high level of physical indurations, your trekking day is stuffed with intrigue cultural interaction, magnificent landscape and great nature indulgement.
Day 6: Sapa hill tribe market (B)
There are different hill tribe market in Lao Cai province that will match for your travel date: Bac Ha market ( Sunday), Can Cau market ( Saturday), Lung Khau Nhin market ( Thursday), Cao Son Market ( Wednesday), Coc Ly market ( Tuesday). At the market, you will encounter Flower Hmong, Dzao, Xa pho and other minorities in their traditional dresses.
After the market time, we will experience the life of Flower Hmong in their typical earth-walled houses.
Return to Lao Cai city for a glimpse at China border and overnight train ride to Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi Special Art Tour (B)
We save the best for the last: you will spend full day to explore Hanoi at its sounds and sights in very special way - like no elsewhere
Kick starts the tour by a traditional art performance - Water puppet show. But instead of watching in a theater, we will go to a local master\'s house at Kim Lien street where you dont only watch, listen to myths inside each performance but learn how to paint such live puppets
Followed with the stunning show is a unique class of making lacquer-ware by lecturers of Vietnam Fine Art University where you can make yourself a paint.
Back to hotel in late afternoon
Day 8: Hanoi departure (B)
Free to do shopping with our guide or rest at your leisure.
Transfer to Noi Bai airport for your onward trip to your next destination or your home country