Highlight Ha Long Bay – Sapa in 5 nights overnight on cruise and homestay
- Tour code: HLSPCL3
- Duration: 5 DAYS 5 NIGHTS
- Discover Ha Long World Heritage, explore the wonders of Ha Long bay with luxury cruise, join some activities: kaya, swim, squid fishing, relax on the sundeck with a few cocktails, attend a cooking demonstration, explore some caves
- 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
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….
8h00-9h00: Relax or visit Sung Sot Cave, hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone stalactites and stalagmites of the most beautiful and biggest cave in Halong bay.
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: Ha Noi - Sa Pa
5h30: Your tour guide will you at the station and transfer you by minivan to the hotel for breakfast and coffee/tea
9h30: : Leave your baggage behind and start trekking. With your guide you will walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. 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.
12h00: Leave your baggage behind and start trekking. With your guide you will walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. 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.
13h00: Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river.
14h00 Keep trekking 6 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes.
14h20: Pick up back by van and drive back to Sapa.
18h00-20h00: Arrive at your hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: Y Linh Ho village - Ta Van village
8h00: Have breakfast at hotel.
9h30: Start trekking in the other direction of the day before, walking 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 choose a bed for the night at the homestay in Ta Van village.
19h00: Have dinner with the local family of the homestay
Day 5: 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 town
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 for tour not included VOA & airport transfers
Charge for Single supplement
+$ 50USD for room in Cruise
+ $15 USD for room in Ecologic
+ $30 USD for room in Hotel