Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Night train to Lao Cai
|Warmly welcome upon your arrival in Hanoi. Bamboo Travel's driver will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel/ our office (58 Hang Be street, Hoan Kiem district) in the city center. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
20:00 Our guide will pick up you at your hotel lobby/ our office and transfer to train station, take overnight train to Lao Cai.
Accommodation: 04 soft sleeper sharing cabin
Activities: Welcome to Hanoi! You can arrive at any time. In the evening, transfer to the train station for departure to Lao Cai on the night train. |
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sa Pa – Cat Cat Village (B,L,D)
|Arrive in Lao Cai Train Station at around 05.00. Then take an one hour bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces that make Sapa famous with travelers.
Have breakfast and freshen up upon arrival to Sapa town. Then take a morning walking tour of Sa Pa to visit a local market where Red Dao, Black H’mong and other ethnic minority people gather from the surrounding villages to sell and buy embroideries, silver wares and handicrafts...
In the afternoon, take a walk down to the South-west of Sapa to visit Cat Cat Village of the Black H’mong, one of the more well-known ethnic village of Sapa. Relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam.
Get transferred back to Sapa town and have free time until dinner.
Overnight in hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Activities: Arrive in Lao Cai in the early morning, transfer to Sapa town by bus. Take a morning walking tour of Sa Pa to visit bustling and colorful local market.|
Day 3: Sa Pa - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B, L)
|In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to Ta Phin village of Red Dao people. Then enjoy a leisurely walk along the village road. It is very easy to catch sights of women, who wear colorful clothes, gathering together and make some handmade products with various stunning bright red colors and patterns.
In the afternoon, transfer to Lao Chai Village of Black H'mong minority, start trekking and exploring the village. Continue on foot to Ta Van Village of Giay minority then back to Sapa by car. On the way, don'y forget to admire the sight of a range of huge mountain looms dimply in the veil of smog on one side and rice terraces on the other side.
3:00 PM Limousine bus pick up from hotel and tranfer back to Hanoi
9:30 PM arrive your hotel in Hanoi.
Have dinner by your own fee
Overnight in hotel in Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch
Accommodation:Hotel in Hanoi
Activities: Spend all day exploring villages of ethnic minority people.
Distance: Sapa - Ta Phin: 12 km. Ta Phin - Lao Chai: 20km. Lao Chai - Ta Van: 4 km. ( around 7 km trekking)
Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L,D)
|Have breakfast at hotel
Around 8.00 or 8.30 depart for Halong Bay.
Upon arrival at the wharf in Ha Long you will be welcomed by the staff on board. Lunch is served while cruising slowly into the bay.
After lunch, time for enjoying a panoramic view of the bay, swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. There is an opportunity to communicate with local people, who have been living in the bay for almost three generations, when you visit a fishing village.
Late afternoon, we will take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel. Back on board your cruise, enjoy the glorious sunset while dinner is being served. Stay overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise
Activities: Arrive in Hanoi in early morning. Transfer to hotel for relaxing for awhile before departure for Halong.
Distance: Hanoi - Halong: 180 km (3,5 ~ 4 hour drive)
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
| Start a new day doing tai-c|
|Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
|Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
- Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
- Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
- AC land transfer in Car/ Minivan.
- Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast.
- Al in-tour experienced English speaking guide.
- Halong Bay Cruise program shared in Twin/Double cabin as per tour.
- Kayaking or bamboo boat
- Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
- 1 way train tickets Hanoi - Sapa in 4th berth sleeper cabin (sharing cabin).
- 1 way limousine bus Sapa - Hanoi (maximum 10 persons/1 limousine bus)
- All sightseeing tickets.
- 1 way airport transfer
- Early Check in & late check out at hotel, Peak season surcharge.
- Beverage, Personal expenses, tips and gratuities, Travel insurance and Other services not mentioned above.
- Tips are welcome.
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