Authentic Halong bay Cruise & Sapa Trekking Travel Package of 05 days / 05 nights, starting from Hanoi – Offers the most beautiful parts of Halong bay and sapa, castaway to tranquil Bai Tu Long bay, floating villages, caves… which has not been visited by other travellers. Trekking to the authentic villages as: Suoi Ho, Ma Tra, Giang Ta Phinh, Ban Khoang… through off the beaten track in Sapa.
07h30 – 08h00: Pick up from your hotel. Depart for Halong city through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta.
10h15: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break.
12h30: Arrive at Hongai habour – next to Baitho (poem) mountain, check – in on the cruise. Welcome drinks will be served..
13h00: Lunch is served while cruising through the Bai Tu Long bay to Halong bay. .
15h15: Visit splendid Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave. This is one of the most beautiful grotto in Halong bay. You will feel surprise about imposing of stalagmites, stalactites and many legend stories about that.
16h30: Time for kayaking around surprise cave area. You will have got around 45 minutes to explore Halong bay and some tunnel by yourself.
17h15: Back to the cruise, cruising to Drum cave for docking and sleeping. Passing many beautiful islets on the bay: Head man's face islet, Saddle horse islet, Fairy lake, drum cave, Virgin cave. Time for relaxing afternoon, make the most of sunbathing on deck. Taking picture on the way... Enjoy the small party with fresh fruit and Vietnamese tea.
19h00: Dinner is served in the restaurant.
21h00: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, dancing, karaoke; watch movie or enjoy night fishing… Relax and spend a romantic night on board .
06h30 – 07h00: Start your day with coffee, tea or a photo hunt.
07h00 – 08h30: Have breakfast on board.
08h30: Transfer to a Day Boat for a cruise to the Three Peach beach or Soi Sim island (depend on weather) belong to Lan Ha Bay.
09h00 – 10h30: Swimming and relaxation on the nice beach.
10h45: Keep cruising to the Light and Dark cave area, swimming before Lunch.
13h00: Explore the Bight and Dark Cave by kayaking. Swimming and relaxation.
15h00: Visit a floating Pearl Farm and learn the technique for making high quality pearls.
16h00: Cruise back to the boat for the second night.
19h00: Enjoy dinner. Socialize with other guests, squid fishing or just laze around. Overnight on board.
06:30: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h00: Breakfast, coffee and tea and served while cruising ahead to Bai Tu Long Bay. The route is really tranquil and islets really imposing.
08h15: Rowing small local bamboo boat (around 1 hour) to visit Vong Vieng floating fishing village. Our guide will give you some information and interesting facts about this fascinating village and its local community.
09h30: Back to boat. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Keep sailing back to the harbor through the waters and passing many beautiful islets and island on the Bai Tu Long Bay.
10h30: Vietnamese cooking class.
11h00: An early lunch is served.
12h00: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12h45: Return from Halong to Hanoi.
14h30: Stopover on the way for soft break.
Around 17h00: Arrive in Hanoi. Have a freshen up and being free time at leisure.
20: 00 pm - Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi railway station for boarding the Express Train to Laocai. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper wooden cabin. (4 pax/cabin or 2 pax/cabin on Request).
Overnight in the train, 4 soft berth cabin, AC.
Arrive in Lao Cai around 5.30 am.
Meet your guide as you check out the station. You will travel uphill to Sapa and enjoy as many stops as you wish for over views of valleys and terraced rice fields as well as magnificent scenery.
Breakfast and check in hotel upon arrival if your room available then start from here downhill and cross the stream to the other bank where Suoi Ho village beautifully sits on the top of a low hill.Spend half an hour to visit several local homes for understanding of local life before continue walking along a large path on hillsides which is paved with rock to get through Ma Tra village. This portion of the walk offers beautiful scenery of the valley and terraced paddies as well as flower farm. Paying visiting to a ruined of the French Catholic church at the end of the walk, then picked up and transfer by road 12 km back to Sapa.
Dinner and overnight in Sapa.
After breakfast, Met up at your hotel in Sapa by local guide and driver for a short road transfer heading northwards of Sapa to O Quy Ho with several stops for magnificent landscapes of Fansipan, Sin Chai valley and especially amazing flower and vegetable farms.
Then turn right to follow a narrow road for half an hour getting through the wild region with thick rain forest covering walled-up mountains, passing several waterfalls before arriving to Ban Khoang, a village of the Red Zao ethnic peoples who live their unique way of life and well maintain their traditional values. The village looks prosperous thanks to the combination of wet rice cultivation on the terraced fields with cardamom farming under the shade of trees in thick forest.
Spend over an hour walking to explore this remote village for a brief understanding of local life. Leaving Ban Khoang and process along the road for about 10 km to Ta Giang Phin valley inhabited by the Black Hmong who live in some small villages scattering along a peaceful stream.
Enjoy an hour lunch break on the bank of a stream before walking along village path which connects village to village to witness daily activities of local life such as plough and harrow the fields, growing, harvesting or doing some house work. In leisure months men often gather to built new houses or repair parts of old ones while women stay home making their traditional costumes. The walk ends in mid afternoon, picked up for the road ride back to Sapa.
Freshen up and then transfer down hill to Lao Cai station for taking the overnight train to Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi around 5 Am next morning. Tour ends at Hanoi Railway Station.
Overnight in the train, 4 soft berth cabin, AC.
-Standard Hotel: Fansipan View Hotel- Deluxe Room.
-Superior Hotel: Panorama Hotel - Deluxe Mountain View.
-Deluxe Hotel: Sunny Mountain Hotel - Deluxe Mountain View.
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