7 Days Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa Tour

posted Jul 6, 2012, 1:14 AM by An Bui   [ updated Jul 6, 2012, 1:14 AM ]
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Day 1: Hanoi arrival - night train to Sapa
Day 2: Sapa
Day 3: Sapa / Sin Chai / Ta Van
Day 4: Sapa / Coc Ly Market / Hanoi - night train
Day 5: Hanoi / Halong
Day 6: Halong / Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi / Departure

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Night train to Sapa
Upon arrival in Noi Bai Airport, our guide will meet you and transfer to city center. Free at own leisure. Transfer to the train station to Sapa Town in Lao Cai Province. Sapa – 380 lm northwest of Hanoi, among the Hoang Lien Mountains in Lao Cai Province, near the border with China. 1650 meters above sea level, famous for its pristine environment, unparalleled scenery and cold climate. Sapa is home to more than 30 colorful hill tribes and Vietnam. Tonight, you will be traveling on train with sleeping berth journeying to Lao Cai, Sapa.

Day 2: Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Arrival Lao Cai Province at 06:00. Enjoy the breakfast at local restaurant. From Lao Cai the road winds up the terraced hillsides to Sapa, a former French hill resort and home to some of Vietnam’s most colorful ethnic group. There are many photos opportunities along the way. Transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon visit some of nearby hill tribe villages Cat Cat. Dinner at local restaurant in Sapa.

Day 3: Sapa – Sin Chai – Ta Van (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast at hotel, a morning walking tour of Sapa visits the local colourful market where Red Dao, Black H’mong and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their embroidery, silverware and handicraft. Today is the summit day as you trek more up to the village’s especially to see the colorful Dzao hill tribe. Maybe your bodies’ feels a bit busted but while you’re resting your feet, we will have a little picnic lunch celebrating by stream and simply enjoy life. It is time to enjoy the air and the nocturnal sounds of nature. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 4: Sapa – Coc Ly Market - Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast. Rise up as early as 6:00 am to visit the Coc Ly market. This is the best time to visit this huge market with its entire colorful ethnic people like Lao, Lu, Black Dzao and Blue H’mong minorities. Not only that, the outstanding and amazing red H’mong, Tay, Dzay will be seen here as well. It is time for you to enjoy on your own leisure. Transfers you back to Lao Cai to take train back to Hanoi. Dinner at Lao Cai restaurant.

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Arrival Hanoi in the morning. Breakfast at local restaurant. Enjoy the morning city tour to explore most of the city’s attractions comprising Ba Dinh Square Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts, Ho Chi Minh’s museum and One-Pillar Pagoda, Temple of literature. After lunch, depart to Halong Bay. Arrival Halong, check in hotel, the rest of day is at your own leisure. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Breakfast at hotel. Board a private boat for a cruise in Halong Bay, a world heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1994. Explore Dau Go Cave, Thien Cung Grotto, Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island and many beautiful landscape in Halong Bay. You will stop to enjoy the freshest seafood lunch on board. Arrive Halong wharf at 11:00 then return to Hanoi with stopovers at But Thap Pagoda, Ceramic and Hand Embroidery Workshop en route. Arrival Hanoi, visit Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Enjoy the Water Pupet show – a theatrical genre reflecting the agriculture civilization of thousand years ago, then enjoy 1 hours Cyclo tour around Hanoi old quarter.

Day 7: Hanoi – Departure
Breakfast at hotel. Free at your own leisure till the time transfer to airport for flight back to your destination.