Day 1: Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up from airport to a hotel in Hanoi for relax, overnight at proposed hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong on Deluxe Phoenix Cruiser (B, L, D)
Pick up at your address in Hanoi at 8:30 by Van and drive to Halong.
Arrive at 12:00noon. At Halong port, our Crew welcomes you on Phoenix Cruiser, enjoy welcome drink & check into your cabin. Lunch with seafood will be served right after.
At 13:00, boat starts 3.5 hours cruising into Halong bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster’s face) islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu cave, to a Floating Fishing village to se this unique way of life... and then explore Luon cave (from 16:40 to 17:30). There will be lots of time for swimming, sun bathing. Enjoy a great sunset dinner and relax under the starlit sky before retiring to the comfort of your cabin.
Overnight on boat.
Day 3: Halong - Cat ba island (B, L)
7: 30 Breakfast is served onboard. Afterwards, as the boat heads for the other side of the bay, you will have the opportunity of visiting Van Gia- Halong's largest floating village. We will also visit Monkey Island before arriving at Cat Ba Island for lunch. In the afternoon, you may spend your time relaxing, swimming or sight seeing. Dinner on guest's account. Overnight at hotel in Cat Ba Island.
Day 4: Halong - Hanoi - Lao Cai (B, L)
After breakfast, we take a local wooden boat back to the Junk for our return to Halong City. Enroute there will be time for swimming and ‘arm-chair' exploration of more beautiful limestone islands- have your camera ready for some beautiful shots!
11: 30 Halong Phoenix Cruiser arrives at the dock for lunch in an A/C restaurant before returning to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at 4: 00 PM, relax then have tranfer to Hanoi railway station to catch the night train to Sapa. Overnight on the train.
Day 5: Lao Cai - Sapa - Cat Cat (B, L)
Upon arrival in Lao Cai (at 05: 30), transferred to Sapa by car. Have breakfast. Relax. Your guide will meet you at hotel for short trek to Catcat village, the village of H'mongtribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H'mong village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, the Cat Cat waterfall will be visible. A "White curtain" cascade appears, surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines, it is ideal for paiting pictures. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather. Go back to Sapa for check in hotel and relax.
Day 6: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B, L)
Breakfast before private car transferred to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H’mong. Short trek down to river to visit hill tribe house to see their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Tavan village where Dzay people staying can be seen. Visit the village and reach their customs. Trek back to main road and the car take you back to Sa Pa. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 7: Sapa - Muong Hum - Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast drive to visit Muong Hum Village & market. This village is very beautiful and unspoiled. Stop some where for taking pictures and relaxing. Having lunch then transfered to Lao Cai city to have dinner then catch the night train back to Hanoi.
Overnight on the train.
Day 8: Hanoi (B)
The train arrives in Hanoi at 5:00 AM, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your ongoing flight.
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Double/Twin accommodation at hotels & Junk in places as indicated in program
Meals as indicated in program (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
Private transportation at places as indicated in program
Train tickets: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (soft sleeper, A/C, 4 berth cabin)
All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
English speaking tour guide at places