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Hanoi - Sapa - Halong 8 Days 7 Nights

Trip Name: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong 8 Days 7 Nights
Type of trip: Private
Trip Duration: 8 days
Starting: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
Finishing: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Destinations: Hanoi – Halong – Sapa - Hanoi

Flexibility:
This sample itinerary can be amended accordingly to meet your expectation.
Highlights: This tour offers the best attractions in a short time. Starting out in the capital city Hanoi, you will visit many wonderful sites. Visit Sapa and trek along the spectacular landscapes & colorful hill tribe people. Cruise the spectacular Halong Bay on a romantic old style Vietnamese Junk boat.
 
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
You will meet Glad Travel Agency Co.,Ltd driver, and being transferred to hotel for check in. The rest of the day you are at leisure.
Meals: None
Accommodation: Boutique hotel in Hanoi
 
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Overnight Train To Sapa
Breakfast is at the hotel,
8:00 Am our tour guide and driver pick you up at the hotel lobby. This day you will visit Ho Chi Minh Complex that includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, One Pillar pagoda. After that we will visit the Temple of Literature - a temple to Confucius, this is also known as Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. After having lunch at a nice restaurant, we continue our trip to visit Museum of Ethnology that is widely acknowledged as the best museum 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 go back to the center of Hanoi to visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy one hour Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter of Ha Noi that also known as the 36 streets and guilds, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the street’s names was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities. Dinner tonight is on your own cost. 
8:15 Pm AsiaTopTravel’s tour guide, driver will transfer you to Hanoi train station to board the overnight train to Sapa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight on the train.
 
Day 3: Laocai - Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Laochai - Tavan - Giang Ta Chai Village 
5:15 Am Upon arrival at Lao Cai Railway station in the early morning, Glad Travel Agency Co.,Ltd guide and driver will personally welcome and transfer you to Sapa town. Upon arriving to Sapa after 1hour 15 minutes driving you get to a hotel for freshen up, store your baggages then go for a breakfast at a local restaurant. 
- Trek down hill to Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai villages of Black H'Mong people. You enjoy the picturesque scenes of the villages among the terraces. Visit the H'mong's wooden and bamboo houses. 
- After a picnic lunch you continue trekking along Muong Hoa stream to Tavan village 
- Continue trekking to Cau May (Rattan Bridge) - Giang Ta Chai village of the Dzay minority people. You check-in-to a friendly local family. Our local guide and the host will set up a cooking lesson of some typical local foods and cook your dinner. Stay over night at the local family. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Home-stay
 
Day 4: Giang Ta Chai - Su Pan - Sapa 
After having a homecooked breakfast you say good bye to the host and begin a new trek into Hoan Lien Son National Park with more stunning landscapes and visiting other ethnic minority villages. 
Visit Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Dao minority and then continue that trail to Su Pan village for lunch.
Enjoy magnificent scenery of Ba Ho valley or visit some local houses of the Tay and then a standby car to return to Sapa.
Check in hotel, enjoy your free time in Sapa.
Trekking distance: 5 - 6hrs trekking alongside spectacular landscape 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
 
Day 5: Catcat - Laocai - Overnight on the train to Hanoi 
Breakfast is servered at the hotel
8:30 Am you meet the local guide at the hotel lobby, begin the walk down to Sapa market. Explore the biggest local market in the town. Then continue trekking downhill to Cat Cat village of the black H'mong people. You enjoy trekking up and down around the village. Visit the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the old days. Return to the town to check-out hotel by 12:00. 
In the afternoon, you are free to explore the town. 
6:00 Pm our guide and driver will transfer you to Laocai train station for boarding the night train back to Hanoi. 
Meals: Breakfast
 
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong by Deluxe traditional Junk cruise.
Arrive to Hanoi by 5.00 Am. Our driver will pick up and transfer you to hotel for having breakfast. Being picked up from Hanoi at 7:45 – 8:30 by SHUTTLE VAN; depart Hanoi to Ha Long Bay by road through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta.
12.15 pm: Arrive in Ha Long city, board our traditional wooden junk boat for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin your cruise through the bay. Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. Swim at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or a short trek to the top of Titov Mountain for a magnificent panorama scenery.
7.30pm: Enjoy your dinner with fresh seafood on board.
9.00pm: Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family. 
Overnight on Ha Long Bay aboard Huong Hai Junk.
For those who book kayaking option: After visiting Amazing cave, you can go kayaking from Soi Sim beach to Luon Cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay (or from Bo Nau cave, to Soi Sim beach to TiTov)
Accommodation: Overnight cruise 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 7: Ha Long – Hanoi
7.00am: Enjoy the early morning tea, coffee.
8.00am: Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat paddle by out crew staff and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Be back to our traditional junk. Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet, Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard at around 9.00 am. Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. 
11.45am: Arrive back at Ha Long city for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back to Hanoi. Transfer back to Hanoi by SHUTTLE VAN. Arrive your hotel in Hanoi at around 4.00pm. The rest of the day you are at leisure.
Meals: Brunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 8: Departure Hanoi
Breakfast is at the hotel.
Meet your guide at hotel lobby and being transferred to Noi Bai airport for boarding a flight to the next destination.
Meal: Breakfast
 
Trip cost depends on your group size, travel period and your specific tour needs. Please send us an enquiry for availability and the most updated price. Our travel consultants will contact you shortly.

Trip price inclusive of:
Meals as stated in the itinerary (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 2 dinners)
Entrance fee
Round way airport transfer/ railway station in Hanoi
01 night on board in twin sharing room, boat cruise.
Welcome drink on board Halong bay
Transport from Hanoi to Halong and return by mini van
Local guide on boat Huong Hai junk
Private English speaking guide in Sapa
Accommodation as indicated
Private Sapa tour
Train tickets Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi per deluxe cabins.
Taxes and service charge
 
Trip price exclusive of:
Drinks
Personal expense and tips
 
Sapa,  is a frontier town and capital of Sa Pa District in Lào Cai Province in northwest Vietnam several ethnic minority groups such as Hmong, Dao, Giáy, Pho Lu, and Tay live. Sapa Vietnam Hanoi Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a large memorial in Hanoi, Vietnam One Pillar Pagoda, is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples Temple of Literature Cyclo Tour Hoan Kiem Lake Museum of Ethnology Museum of Ethnology Sapa Sapa Ethnic people in Sapa Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Ha Long Bay, a popular travel destination, in Quảng Ninh Province Ha Long Bay Cave in Ha Long Bay
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