Discover the world
The trip available all year round with a comfortable vehicle from Hanoi Old Quarter areas.As the oldest continuously developed area of Vietnam, Hanoi’s Old Quarter has a history that spans 2,000 years and represents the eternal soul of the city. Get amazing experience at Halong Bay – one of the new seven Wonders of Nature.The landscape of Sapa Vietnam is known to be so beautiful with its mountains, waterfalls, green forests, flowers and harmonious layout that it has been a constant source of poetic inspiration.
Arrival Hanoi. Warmly welcome by driver & tour guide at airport & transfer to Hotel for check in. Free to explore local life. At leisure
Overnight in your hotel in Ha Noi
08:30am: After breakfast at hotel, join with tour guide for a full day city tour. Tour starts with Ho Chi Minh complex: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, stilt house, Ba Dinh square, One Pillar pagoda. Then we visit Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first university of Vietnam and the impressive Ethnologic Museum (closed on every Monday), dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups.
Afternoon, visit the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with Ngoc Son temple, free time for shopping at Hanoi Old Quarter.Then stop at Thang Long theater for one hour Water Puppets shows.
08:00PM: our driver and tour guide will transfer you to Hanoi train station for night train to LaoCai. Have a new experience with soft-sleeper, wooden 2-berth sharing cabin on tourist carriage train, passing through mountainous area and overnight on train.
Please ask train staff for late night snack (instant noodle) and lock your cabin before sleeping.
Arrive at Lao Cai Train station at 05.30AM. Driver will welcome you at station at take you to Sapa Town.
Keep your luggage in the reservation area and take a small relax in lobby. Having breakfast and relax for a while in hotel before explore Sapa Town. We will have a short walk to Ham Rong Mountain. On the way, stop at local market, enjoy the scene of different ethnic minorities wearing their colorful traditional costumes selling local products includes vegetable, bamboo shoot, mushroom, medicinal herbs and souvenirs. Don’t be shy, go and have a chat. You will be surprised that they can speak English, French fluenty, and wthey have no accent at all, even kids!
Check in hotel at normally time14.00hr (early check in based on availability)
In the afternoon, drive to Cat Cat, village of the Black H’mong minority. Here you can find a waterfall and a hydroelectric power station built by the French in the past. Continue to trek another village, Sin Chai before going back Sapa.
Note: this trek depends much on your health, please feel free discuss with your local tour guide if you prefer to trek more/less.
Overnight at hotel in Sapa town.
Hike down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes. Continue along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village, which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area.
Today trekking lasts 4 hours, but you can discuss with your guide for a shorter/ longer trekking. Take a short rest before returning to Sapa by car for having lunch by yourself.
In the afternoon, drive up hill to see the famous Silver Waterfall and then continue to Tram Ton, the highest mountain pass in Vietnam at 1,800m above sea level for enjoying the magnificence of Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range as well as over viewing spectaculous landscapes stretching endlessly.
Transfer back to Lao Cai station for the night train back to Hanoi by soft sleeper, 2-berth sharing compartment on tourist train. Overnight on tourist train.
Note: Please ask train staff for late night snack (instant noodle) and lock your cabin before sleeping.
Program can be changed based on the cruise we choose
7:30 – 8:00: Take a 4-hour scenic drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay.
12:00-12:30 : Arrive in Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf. Transfer to Halong Emotion Boat by tender.
12:30 : Welcome drink on the boat and check in to your private cabin.
13:15-14:15: Serve have lunch on board while cruising to some magnificent Halong bay scenes.
14:45 -15:00: Visit Titop island where you take your time on swim, sunbath, trekking….
16:30: Arrive in Pearl Farm Village. Visit around and swim, kayaking in the bay.
17:30: Back to the cruise and join cooking class to have experience in some traditional dishes. Tea time on sundeck.
19:00: Time for dinner and evening entertainments: bar, spa, squid fishing and overnight on the cruise
06:30 – 07:00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
07:00 – 09:00 Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave. Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
09:30 Check-out room. Luggage can be delivered to the reception area.
09:30 – 11:00 Head back to the Harbor. Have early lunch on board. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00.
12:00 – 16:30 Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes in Ha Noi centre around 16h30
Overnight in your hotel in Ha Noi
After breakfast, you will be free till our tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer to airport for departure flight (Note: As hotel policy, check out time is 12:00 PM). End of service