OVERVIEW

Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay Honeymoon

Discover Hanoi Sapa Halong Bay 9 days 8 nights. This tour can be personally customized for you to meet all your special requests.

ITINERARY

Hanoi | Sapa | Halong Bay

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Day 01

Hanoi arrival

Xin Chao! Welcome to Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Not included

Upon arriving at Noi Bai international airport, our tour guide and driver will welcome and transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi. (Check in time at hotel is from 14:00)
Free at your leisure. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi. 
If you arrive early, we can customize an exciting tour activity to fullfill your day. 
Day 02

Hanoi City tour - night train to Lao Cai

Hanoi city tour's highlights. Night train to Sapa

Accommodation: Overnight train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

08:30: Today, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Complex that includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, and One Pillar pagoda. After that we will visit the Temple of Literature that was originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education. Have lunch at a nice restaurant.
After lunch, we continue our trip to visit Museum of Ethnology: This museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground.
Then, we back to the center of Hanoi to visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake: The Ngoc Son Temple is set on a tiny island on the Hoan Kiem Lake, its history dating back to the 13th century. The temple is reached by crossing the The Huc Bridge which literally means the ‘Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams’.
Hoan Kiem Lake is the local point of the city and the source of many legends.
45 minutes Cyclo through the Old Quarter: Also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the 36 s names’ was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities.
Enjoy a water puppet show then transfer you to a day use hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
18:30: Have dinner at a nice restaurant in city center
20:30: After dinner, transfer to the train station for a night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.

Remark:
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays; Museum of Ethnology is closed on Mondays. Other places will be recommended.
Day 03

Lao Cai - Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

Admire the beautiful landscape and observe the local culture of ethnic people in villages

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Arriving in Lao Cai railway station at around 05:30am, you will be greeted by your guide and driver. You are transferred to Sapa in the private car. Enjoy your breakfast at the local restaurant. 

8.00am: Take a short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to visit the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain.
Have a picnic lunch enroute. Then continue to trek to Ta Van village where Zay Ethnic People inhabits. (If you visit Sapa between May to October, you have chance to observe local ethnic people plan and harvest rices. They start planting rice in May and harvest rice from September to early October).

04:00pm: Back to your hotel in Sapa. The rest of the day you are free at leisure. 

Remark: Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours. We can adjust the program to meet your specific needs.
Day 04

Suoi Ho - Ma Tra - Ta Phin

Enjoy the pure atmosphere of rural villages outside Sapa town, visit a village of Red Dao's people

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

09:00: Meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby. Travel outside Sapa town to Suoi Ho village where you begin the trek through the spectacular rice terraces, villeages of Black H'Mong ethnic group to Ma Tra and Ta Phin village. Have a picnic lunch this day.

Ta Phin is still a new name to almost everybody. Located about 17km in the west of Sapa, this village belongings to Red Dao people possessing a rich culture that has not been damaged by the modern life. 

Explore the village and interact with local people before meeting your car and driver to be transported back to Sapa town around 17:00. Overnight in Sapa

Remark:

- Trekking Distance is about 7km/~3.5 Hours
- Level: Medium
Day 05

Silver Waterfall - Heaven Gate - Fansipan Peak - Hanoi

Visit Silver Waterfall. Take cable car to Fansipan Peak

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

8:00: Our local guide and driver will take you to Silver Waterfall which is located about half an hour from Sapa town. Then we continue driving uphill to the Heaven Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley if the weather is good.

Then drive to the cable car station for boarding a cable car ride to Mount Fansipan - 3,143m high. Enjoy the view from the highest point of this incredible mountain. The lush green and subtropical vegetation makes this mountain really very beautiful. Take some pictures for unforgettable experience from the top. After taking scenery then get cable car back to Sapa. 

15.00: Say good bye to Sapa. You get back to Hanoi by a sharedLimousine van. Arrival to hotel in Hanoi at around 21:30. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 06

Hanoi - Halong Bay

Halong Bay overnight on board cruise

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

09:00: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi. After that we leave Hanoi for a 2.5 hours via the highway to reach Halong Bay.
12:00: At Tuan Chau International Marina, a tender boat will take you to the cruise. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.
13:00 When you are putting all of your stuffs into your cabin, our boat starts gliding out to the centre of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, is would be served with fresh local seafood, but vegetable menu is always available at your request. From the marina area, our cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner then Thumb Islands before reaching to Luon cave area for kayaking.
14:30 - 15:00 we have time to gear up for one hour kayaking around Luon cave area. Our guide will show you some basic safety guidelines and techniques to paddle before helping you to sit on our brand new sit-on-top kayaks. After that our boat will help you visit the Titop Island one hour for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on island peak.
17:00 As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink while our boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area.
19:00 Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring.
Day 07

Halong Bay

Discover the hidden charm of Halong Bay

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

07:00′ – 07:45′: Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
 
08:30′ – 11h30′: Leave the cruise on a smaller boat and cruise to the Head islet and Fairy Lake. Boat stop at Drum cave where you will do kayaking and explore the pure water there. Optional ( based on the operation and weather condions): Vistiting Drum Cave, another famous Cave with perfect space to organize wedding anniversary and birthday party in a cozy ambiance.
 
12:00′: A fresh seafood lunch is served on the support boat.
 
13:15′: Boat will take you to the Pearl farm where you can learn the process of cultured pearls.
 
16:30′: You will be back to cruise. Cruise is waiting for you at Titop island to welcome you on board.

17h:00′: Enjoy drinks, fresh fruits on the top deck and relaxing while the sun sets
 
19:00′: Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring.
Day 08

Halong Bay - Hanoi

Today you will visit a fishing village and say goodbye to Halong Bay

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

07:00 - 07:45 Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
08:00 - 09:00 You will visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay – Surprising Cave with your tour guide, a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience.
10:00 Check out of your cabin and settle your bill as our boat begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island (Symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.
10:20 A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring rolls. You will learn about the recipes and techniques that create this popular dish of Vietnamese people.
10:45 Lunch is served on board during cruising towards the harbor.
11:20 Depart the cruise and travel by tender boat back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the private vehicle for your return journey to Hanoi via highway. Arrive your hotel in Hanoi around 14:30.
 
Notice:
-The cruise itinerary in Halong Bay is a sample itinerary and it will be changed depending on the cruise you choose, the weather or the water level at the time of your trip

 - Wi-Fi is available in cruise but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. 

Day 09

Hanoi departure

Say goodbye to our team!

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Have breakfast at hotel
Free at your leisure until check out (the check out time is before 12.00pm)
Our driver will meet and transfer you to Noi Bai airport for the departure flight to your home. End of services.

Price

Start price per person based on hotel standard. The price is subject to change depending upon availability and high or low season. We would like to give you a rough quote as below for your preference. Feel free to send us an enquiry. We commit to give you a competitive quote.

Private Tour/Price Per Person In USD:
(High season: January - April & October - December 2020)

Category 2 People Others
3 Star $855 On Request
4 Star $981 On Request
5 Star $1327 On Request


Remark: 
We can tailor-make this tour to meet your specific needs. Chat with us now!

TOUR INCLUSIONS

For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to
give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
Trip Inclusions
  • All entrance fee per tour program
  • 2 nights on Halong bay cruise
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 dinners)
  • Private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodations in Twin/Double sharing room with daily breakfast
  • Local English speaking guide 
  • Pure water during the trip
Trip Exclusions
  • Visa arrangement (We can help you apply visa approval letter on request)
  • Other meals 
  • Tips & personal expenses, drinks
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended; please booked on your own before arrival)
  • All flights 
  • Other services not clearly mentioned in the program
  • Surcharge of Peak date or Public Holidays (24 & 31 December 2020)

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