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Delights Halong cruise – Sapa homestay 5 days

A perfect blending of onboard cruising tour sailing spectacular Halong Bay and exploring Vietnamese local culture from the Sapa ethnic community.

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Highlights

  • Sail spectacular Halong bay onboard the Halong Cruise
  • Take the overnight train through Vietnam’s northern provinces
  • Drive from Lao Cai city to Sapa town, a scenic drive affording you a view of beautiful valleys and tiered rice fields
  • Trek through spectacular mountain scenery
  • Visit beautiful waterfalls and bamboo forests
  • Visit local villages for an insight into the life and culture of the ethnic minorities
  • Stay a night in a homestay with the local people for an authentic travelling experience

Description

Begin your 5 days 4 nights amazing tour with a comfortable night onboard of the Halong Cruise before taking the overnight train to Sapa and enjoy quite another different one with impressive ranging mountains, stunning waterfalls and beautiful bamboo forests…  During the tour, you will also have an overnight homestay with the Sapa local people for an authentic travelling experience.

The package tour summary:

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Overnight train to Sapa

Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Ta Van – Lao Chai – Homestay

Day 4: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Overnight train to Hanoi

Day 5: Arrive Hanoi

Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI – HALONG BAY

Morning: pick up at your hotel and depart for Ha Long City (takes 4 hours from Hanoi).

Opt: tell us your flight number and the hotel in Hanoi if you need airport pick-up.

Your heavenly journey across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam’s most fascinating wonder.

As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by Cruise and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for a pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard our luxury facilities in the stunning surroundings.

Discover some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon during the afternoon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water.

While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of our Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you will attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.

Defined to be one of the highlights of your Paradise stay, a highly refined, innovative and varied cuisine will be presented for Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world (extra charge applied).

DAY 2: HALONG BAY – HANOI – OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA

Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Start the day enjoying some Cruise delights with a colourful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring

Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights. Your Cruise will come to an end on Tuan Chau Pier / Hon Gai barbour between 10.30am and 11.00am.

Having lunch at local restaurant then transfer to Hanoi train station from which you’ll alight your overnight train trip to Lao Cai station. Bring some snacks to nibble on and cards to play with as you enjoy the fun of a long train ride. Adjust your personal light to get some sleep to the gentle rhythm of the train.

DAY 3: LAO CAI – SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN – HOMESTAY

From Lao Cai take your transfer about 40 minutes through gently winding road up to Sapa road. Look out the window for typical Vietnamese scenery with a twist; emerald green rice fields built in tiers up the mountainside. The views from the drive are just a preview to the stunning vistas awaiting you in the rest of Sapa. Once you arrive in Sapa Town you’ll have breakfast at a local restaurant before preparing for you adventure trek into the breathtaking Muong Hoa valley. Carefully tread winding paths and twisting trails to reach Lao Chai and Ta Van village, where you’ll pay a visit to the Tay and Day tribes.

In the evening there’ll be a cooking demonstration from the local people before your overnight in a local house.

DAY 4 – 5: SAPA – CAT CAT – SIN CHAI – OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI

You rise at dawn with the villagers for a sunrise breakfast before heading back to Sapa town. Prepare for your last day of trekking. You first sneak through the market, already abuzz with activity, then continue to leave the busy town behind.

After a couple of minutes, you will be following a rocky road leading downhill to Cat Cat village. Take a rest here before you trek downhill to get Sin Chai village, where you’ll might see the tribes people at work dying cloth, painstakingly embroidering patterns, tending the fields or huddled over a hunk of stone, attempted to carve figurines to sell at the market.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure to explore the town; take a wander around the town lake, explore the town markets, or walk up the stairs to Sapa’s beautiful flower gardens. Dinner is your choice before you are able to freshen up at a local hotel before beginning your transfer to Hanoi, first with the short drive to Lao Cai station and then the overnight train to Hanoi.

Arrive in Hanoi at around 5h30 in the morning. Trip ends!

Price

Tour cost in USD per person (* Group tour-  Maximum 22 guests)

Tour Class / Group 1-3 4-6 7-9 10-16 17-22 23-30
Standard 335 330 325 320 308 295
Deluxe 406 399 393 388 380 365
VIP

Inclusive:

  • 1 night onboard and 1 night homestay at the local house with cooking demonstration
  • Pick-ups and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above.
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Return train tickets: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (4 soft sleeper A/C cabin)
  • Freshen up service (shower on the last day in Sapa)
  • Experienced English-speaking guides in Sapa
  • Entry fees for all visits
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Insurance, all taxes and service charges

Exclusive:

  • International flight tickets and airport tax
  • Visas
  • Dinners, except as specified above
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

Trip notes

What to bring

  • A hat & sunscreen
  • Appropriate clothing for the season
  • Comfortable walking shoes/clothes
  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  • Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent before your departure date.

Extension

Buffet dinner in caves/at beaches: (For charter option only)

Validity                     Price per person in USD
Group size  

 

Drum Cave, Fairy Cave, Soi Sim beach

06 – 09 99
10 – 14 68
15 – 19 45
20 – 25 40
26 – 38 35
> 38 30
For art performances, please contact our sales team for quotation in details

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FAQs

Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel inside Hanoi Old Quarter (Opt: airport pick-up)

Why Private tour – What are difference between Join-in-group tour and Private tour ?

Join-in-group tour: You join the tour some other tourists. You share the bus, boat, tour guide, so the price is cheaper. You have to be on time and follow the fixed itinerary and timetable.

Private tour: The bus, boat and tour guide is reserved for your group only. The timetable and itinerary can be flexible. (For private overnight trip to Halong bay, when booking please confirm if you want to take private boat or group sharing).

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