Highlight Halong Bay - Sapa in 4 nights overnight on cruise and homestay
- Tour code: HLSPCL2
- Duration: 4 DAYS 4NIGHTS
- Discover Ha Long World Heritage, explore the wonders of Ha Long bay with luxury cruise, join some activities: kayak, swim, squid fishing, relax on the sundeck with a few cocktails, attend a cooking demonstration, explore some caves. Relex a private island.
- Explore Sapa - where famous with peaceful landscapes and terraced rice fields, trekking in Muong Hoa valley, Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong and trekking in Lao Chai village, discover with beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy trekking the landscape through the bamboo forest
Day 1: Ha Noi - Ha Long
7h45 - 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 by small boat to our cruise. Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instructions, before we check you into your cabins. Cruise boat will pull-up anchor and our program will commence.
13h00-14h30 Special lunch will be served on board while cruising past all the islets. After having lunch, the Oasis Bay will continue exploring the wonders of Halong bay. Oasis Bay has a special and very private route through the bay, away from the clutter of all the other honking boats fighting for position.
15h30-17h00 Explore the emerald waters of Halong Bay by Kayak. Our guides will you through a grotto cavern into a hidden lagoon where they tell you all about the area, and the folklore of how ‘Ha Long Bay’ got its name (translates to ‘Descending Dragon Bay’). This is a great moment to get some action photos in the bay, if you have a waterproof pouch for your phone or camera.
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 big Jacuzzi.
19h00-20h00: Enjoy a 5 course tasting menu, prepared by our team of chefs
21h00-23h00: Evening activities, relax at leisure: squid fishing
Day 2: Ha Long - Ha Noi - Sapa
6h30: Wake up to a very special morning with an organized Taichi class among the peaceful surroundings of Halong.
7h00-7h30: Coffee & tea with assorted homemade pastries, fresh juices….
9h30: Check-out cabins and settle your drink tabs
10h30: A wonderful brunch buffet will a wide assortment of dishes no matter what mood you are in, will be served while the Oasis Bay is cruising back to Tuan Chau harbor.
12h45-13h00: The Oasis Bay bus will collect you from our lounge at the harbor and drive you back to Hanoi city.
17h00-17h30: Arrive in Hanoi and you will be dropped off at your hotel. Be sure to get some dinner in you. This is your only meal on the trip that is not included. We also recommend bringing some snacks for the overnight train ride.
20h00: Pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the train station. Take a tourist night train to Lao Cai (Sapa), 4 people in 1 cabin, you will share a cabin with other tourists.
Day 3: Trekking to Muong Hoa valley - Y Linh Ho village - Ta Van village
5h30 Your tour guide will you at the station and transfer you by minivan to the hotel for breakfast and coffee/tea.
9h30 Start trekking with a walk down 6km to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley, to Y Linh Ho village, of the Black H’mong.Continue on 2km of trekking down to Lao Chai village of the H’mong.
12h30 Lunch at a local families home and then walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van, village of the Dzay minority people, where we stay for the night. You will get to wander about and see the lifestyle, ancient customs, and observe the daily life in the hill tribe villages. It is a very unique way of living, much different from our own developed and hectic world. Take time to unwind and let your shoulds sink down and relax. Your neck will appreciate looking up and around, rather than down at a LCD screen all day. Enjoy the landscapes.
15h00 Arrive and choose a bed for the night at the homestay in Ta Van village
19h00 Have dinner with the local family of the homestay.
Day 4: Sapa - Ha Noi
8h00: Have breakfast and coffee. You see the trend? Vietnam loves coffee!
9h30: Continue on 14 km of trekking to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, and the H’mong. Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy trekking the landscape through the bamboo forest. This essential building material for the locals, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. It can grow at astonishing speeds of up to a millimeter every 90 seconds! Yay, renewable resources!!!
13h00: Have lunch at Su Pan village.
14h00: A car will pick you up from the lunch point, back to Sapa town
14h30: Arrive in Sapa
18h00: Have dinner before going to the train station. Take a night train back to Hanoi.
Your tour finishes at Hanoi train station.
- Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast
- Meals at local restaurant as indicated
- English-speaking local guide in each destination
- Tour activity as mentioned
- Land transfers by air-con vehicle including roundtrip airport transfers (pickup & 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
- Roundtrip night train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi on 4 berth shared cabin.
- 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
Price tour not included VOA & airport transfers
Charge for Single supplement:
+$50USD for Cruise
+$15USD for Ecologic