7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS OASIS CLASSIC CRUISE, HANOI & SAPA
- Tour code: HLSP1
- Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
- Discover Ha Noi old quarter
- Explore Sapa town: trekking visit some local village
- Sightseeing wonderful landscape in Ha Long Bay with Oasis Bay Cruise 4 *
Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, your guide will greet you at airport with a ‘Welcome’ sign board, and then you will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with the tranquil ‘Restored Sword’ Lake at its heart.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: HANOI FULLDAY CITY TOUR
On this fullday excursion you will get to explore and learn about everything Vietnamese, from the oldest pagoda, and the first university of Vietnam, to present day religious practises and ethnic minorities. You’ll hear the foklore tales about the turtle of sword lake, at the Ngoc Son Temple, as well visiting the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh - the leader of the Viet Cong Army, that defeated the americans in the 20 year war, and later became both prime minister and president. With no stones left unturned, this tour is everything you wanted to know about Vietnam, to better understand this exciting country.
08:00 - 08:30 Tour guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi old quarter and Hanoi Opera House then depart for the Hanoi city full day tour.
08:45: Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and off to one side of the Mausoleum is the One-Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
10:45 : Depending on the date, you will visit:
Mon – Wed – Fri: Pottery Village
Tue – Thu – Sat & Sun: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
12:30 : Have lunch at a restaurant, served with Vietnamese food.
13:30 – 13:45 : Visit the Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam's first university. It was first constructed in 1070, under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.
15:00 : Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda lying next to West Lake.
15:45 Drive to the legendary Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple, dedicated to Van Xuong Saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao, for his struggle against Mongolians. You will also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.
16:00 - 16:30: Arrive at the hotel in Hanoi old quarter and Hanoi Opera House.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 3: HANOI – SAPA – EXPLORE BLACK HMONG VILLAGE
In the early morning, the bus driver will pick you up from the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter for the departure to Sapa, following the Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway. Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains with their terraced fields, sparkling in the sunlight, or often dimmed in a thick fog. Half way will take a short 30 minute break for snacks and chance to use the washrooms.
12h30 - 13h00: When you arrive in Sapa, our tour guide will pick you up at bus station, then transfer you to the hotel. Enjoy lunch, which will be a nice mix of local Vietnamese dishes. After lunch you may check-in.
In the afternoon, we will start a 2 - hour trek, to visit Cat Cat village. It is occupied by the Black H’mong tribe. Here, you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in twentieth century. You will experience the tribal way of life of ethnic minorities, while enjoying wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields, and the waterfall in Cat Cat village. Then take a short walk uphill to meet the bus that will be waiting to pick you up, and take you back to Sapa in the afternoon.
You are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, on your own. There is a great number of delicious restaurants to choose from, with a large variety in the menus, you're sure to find something that suits your flavor palate. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: TREK TO LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGE – BUS RETURN HANOI
Today is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sapa valley. Start Trekking from Sapa to Y Linh Ho, to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind a light mist from the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.
Follow a small trail to cross Muong Hoa River and pass beautifully tended rice field terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van. Then our bus will pick you up on the Ta Van Bridge to transfer you back to Sapa town. Take a short break at the hotel lobby before heading back to Hanoi on the bus. Arrive in Hanoi at around
21:00 Check in and overnight in Hanoi
Difficulty: Easy and Moderate
Distance: 12 km
Day 5: HANOI – HALONG BAY BY OASIS CLASSIC CRUISE 4*
8h00 - 8h30 Pick you up at your hotel.
12h30 Arrive at Tuan Chau harbour and refresh at the Oasis Bay Lounge for about 20 minutes before boarding.
13h00 Transfer to cruise. Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions, and check-in cabins. Cruise and program commence.
13h30-14h30 Special lunch will be served on board while cruising and passing Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Halong Bay). After having lunch, the Oasis Bay will continue exploring the wonders of Halong bay. Anchoring the vessels at Frog Pond area.
15h30-17h00 Explore this beautiful area by kayaking through the majestic scenery or swimming in emerald coloured water.
17h15-18h45 Relax on the sundeck with a few cocktails complimented by a variety of tropical fruits and best local wines. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam: spring rolls, or refresh yourself in outdoor Jacuzzi.
19h00-20h00 Enjoy a specially gourmet dinner.
21h00-23h00: Evening Activities, relax at leisure: squid fishin
Day 6: HALONG BAY – HANOI
6h30 Wake up to a very special morning with an organized Taichi class among the peaceful surroundings of Halong.
7h00-7h30 Breakfast. Coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries, fresh juices…
8h00-9h00 Visit Sung Sot Cave, hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone formations of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay.
9h30 Check-out cabins and settle bills.
10h30 Lunch will be served while the Oasis Bay Cruise is crusing back to Tuan Chau harbor.
12h30-12h45 Shuttle bus pick guest up at Oasis Bay Lounge.
17h00-17h30 Arrive in Hanoi and you will be dropped off at your hotel and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: HANOI DEPARTURE
You are free to explore Hanoi Old Quarter until our driver pick up and transfer to airport for next destination.
End of services!
- Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast based on double/twin sharing (04 night in Hanoi; 01 night in Sapa; 1 night on cruise)
- Meals with Vietnamese local food as indicated
- English-speaking local guide in each destination
- Tour activity as mentioned
- Land transfers by air-con vehicle including roundtrip airport transfers (pick up & drop off)
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Cruise in Halong bay
- A bottle of water for guided tour day
- Free kayaking in Halong bay
- Pre-approval letter for Vietnam visa
- International flight
- Compulsory dinner for New Year & Christmas
- Travel insurance
- Late checkout, early check-in
- Drinks, laundry, tips
- Other not stated above