Hanoi - Halong bay - Sapa - Perfume pagoda
this package tour is well chosen by local guide experience in Vietnam over year leading traveller throgh out the north of Vietnam. It brings you the most confortable feeling and greatest moments in Vietnam.
Hanoi is a perfect foil for the seething mass of humanity that is Ho Chi Minh City. With a population of four million and a more genteel style than its southern counterpart, Hanoi is the cultural capital of Vietnam and its heart and soul.
It’s known as one of the most ancient capitals in the world. With a 1,000-year history and many well-preserved buildings along with lush and verdant parks as well as a handful of well-appointed museums, it will quite simply keep you busy for days on end. Some of the attractive features of this French-colonial city are its many lakes, delectable cuisine, handicrafts and its unique multi-cultural society developed from Chinese, French and Russian. Hanoi definitely has so much to offer.
Halong Bay information
The islands in Hạ Long Bay are mainly limestone and schist islands most lying in the two main areas: the southeastern part of Bái Tử Long Bay and southwestern part of Hạ Long Bay. These islands represent the most ancient images of a geographical site having a tectonic age of from 250 million to 280 million years. They are the result of many times of rising and lowering processes of the continent to form a karst. The process of nearly full erosion and weathering of the karst created the unique Hạ Long Bay in the world. In a not very large area, thousands of islands with different forms look like glittering emeralds attached to the blue scarf of a virgin. The area where many stone islands concentrate has spectacular scenes and world-famous caves and is the center of Hạ Long Bay Natural Heritage, including Ha Long Bay and a part of Bái Tu Long Bay...More details
Sapa district (or Sa Pa) is located in Lao Cai province, 350 km from Hanoi, close to the border with China. The Hoang Lien Son range of mountains dominates the district, which is at the eastern extremity of the Himalayas. This range includes Vietnam’s highest peak, Fansipan Mountain at 3,142m above sea level, and a vast area covered by thick forest, which is very rich in wildlife. The township of Sapa lies on a hill station at the attitude of about 1,600m and was built by the French into a famous summer resort with some hundred colonial villas which was well-known as “ Tonkin’s Alps” . The complicated terrain of Sapa including steeped high mountains with sharp cuts and large valleys, many streams of water in combination with sloped terraced paddies form magnificent scenery.
Famous for its breathtaking landscapes, Sapa is also an ideal inhabitation for a great diversity of ethnic minority peoples. It is likely that, Sapa was first inhabited by highland minorities of H’mong and Zao groups who immigrated from southern provinces of China, later came the Tay, Zay, and a small number of Xa Pho to form the 5 main ethnic groups which takes about 85% of the district’s population today. The Vietnamese, in small number, immigrated from lower land to the region, mainly living in town, working in government offices, schools, hospital or running their own mini hotels, shops, … while most other ethnic peoples live in small hamlets and villages scattering on the mountains and valleys throughout the district. Until middle of 20th Century, the H’mong and Zao, majority of Sapa’a population, still lived shifting style and practiced slash and burn agriculture which caused huge damages to the nature. Nowadays, most of them have changed into sedentary one basing on intensive farming and work their land on sloping terraces cultivating rice and corn, since the vast majority of the land is mountainous. However self subsidiary is still the main feature of their production and lifestyle with almost no contact to the out side world until 1990 when tourism started in the region. On the other hand, due to hard weather & climate condition, only one crop can be cultivated in a year and the productivity depends much on nature thus led to a fact that food shortage is quite common here.
For nearly two decade, thanks to the all aspect development of the region in an attempt to turning Sapa into one of the country’s premier tourist destination, the local ethnic peoples has experienced great changes and enjoy invaluable benefit. Road to remote villages is continuously built and upgraded, many schools were built…and the most important one is the revolution in agriculture and fast development of tourism which helps the majority ethnic peoples in Sapa improve their live dramatically.
Luckily that in spite of all fast changes taken place in recent years, the ethnic minority peoples in Sapa still maintain well their colorful and unique culture.
Day 1: Airport pick up – City tour – Night train to Sapa (B-L)
Day 2: Sapa – Overnight Hotel or Homestay (B-L-D).
Day 3: Sapa – Night train Hanoi (B-L-D)
Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B-L-D)
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hotel (B-L)
Day 6: Hoa Lu – Tam Coc - Hotel (B-L)
Day 7: Flying home.
* Tour prices:
-> Option 1: 395 usd/pax (City tour is not inclusive. Extra charge is depended on the group size)
-> Option 2: 480 usd/pax (City tour is inclusive)
The more expensive options are better services served such as more comfortable cabin on train, better and more food served, better hotel, more experience English guide ...... Besides, there are different options are applicable as your request. Please feel free to contact us via http://hanoiguesthouse.com/en/contact-us.html
* Tour price includes :
- Pick up : Private car from the airport to our hotel
- Package City tour one day included 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
- Package Sapa 2days/3nights included 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
- Package Halong bay 2days/1night included 2 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner
- Two nights accommodation in Hanoi Guesthouse ( Private rooom )
- A/C car/van for pick up, transfer and sightseeing as per program
- A/C soft sleeper train ticket: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (4pax/cabin, wooden cabin)
- Accommodation for 2days and 3 days trip ( Private room )
- English speaking tour guide. Other languages on your request
- Kayaking paddles ( Optional)
- All entrance fees
- Drop off: Private car from the hotel to the airport
* Bathroom or room for you to fresh, take shower between the trips.
* Breakfast every morning you back from the trip*
* Welcome drink
* Luggage storage
* Tour itinerary:
Day 1 : Aiport pick up – City tour – Night train to Sapa (B-L)
Arrive at Noi Bai international airport. Welcome by your local tour guide and driver. Transfer to our hotel to leave baggages, relax – Enjoy breakfast or welcome drink. Get pick up for City tour. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex (before 10:30am), containing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh`s house on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. Continue on to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam`s first university. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Museum or Pergoda, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple. Visit Museum or enjoy your time in Dong Xuan Market for shopping. Dinner at the restarant on your own. You get pick up to the train station for departure to Sapa on the night train. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin (4 pax / cabin, wooden cabin).
Day 2 : Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B - L - D)
Arrive at Lao Cai station at 6:00am. Pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to Sapa. Have breakfast then leave the hotel , start trekking downhill to Y Linh Ho and Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddies and small hamlets to learn the life of hill tribes here. Communication exchange with local people in Lao Chai village then continuing walking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village settled by Dzay ethnic. Have pinic lunch on the way then keep going to the bottom of Sapa valley which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Back to Sapa in the afternoon. Overnight at Hotel in Sapa or Home Stay.
Day 3 : Sapa – Cat Cat – Ta Phin - Hanoi (B - L - D)
Breakfast at hotel. Trek down to Cat Cat village of Black H`Mong tribe. Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat village and beautiful scenery along the way.Jeep back to Sapa. Check out the hotel. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Afternoon, take a car to Ta Phin village to visit the house of Red Dao people, walk around the village to explore the custom, daily life and weaving technique of the Red Dao people. Transfer to Lao Cai for overnight train back to Hanoi. Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin (4 pax / cabin, wooden cabin)
Day 4 : Ha Noi - Ha long ( B- L - D )
Arrive in Hanoi around 5.00am. Pick up at the railway station. Transfer to our hotel for breakfast and fresh up then leave for Ha Long Bay through the Red River Delta. Board on the Junk, enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, check in your cabin. Enjoy the sea seafood lunch served on board. Cruise to the Bay to enjoy the beautiful views of the world natural heritage with limestone cliffs growing up from the green tranquil water, see Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot Cave the nicest cave in the Bay, visit Titop island, walk up the hill to enjoy the panorama of the Bay, relax on the beach. Have dinner and relax in quite and fresh Bay. You can choose to stay on Junk or Hotel on Cat Ba Island (please inform us when you book). Optional: Kayaking
Day 5 : Ha long - Ha noi ( B - L )
A new day wake you up with joys and emotions in an early morning for watching sunrise on sea. Have breakfast on boat. More cruising to explore the Bay with Man head island, Tortoise Island, take a light rowing boat trip to discover Luon Cave, enjoy the impressive views of Bai Tu Long Bay, Bai Tho Mountain, and the city overview. Have lunch on board while cruising back to the dock. Disembark at Halong Tourist Wharf for the return to Hanoi. Return to Hanoi around 5pm. Check in Hotel – Free & Easy.
Day 6: Pefume pagoda 1 day (B-L)
8:00 am: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel then transfer to Perfume Pagoda. After about 2hrs traveling by bus, we will arrive Ben Duc boat harbor then we take one hour boat trip - rowed by local people on the stream named Yen. We will deeply enjoy the attractive mountain views mirror-image in the crystal water mirror of the stream en route and the nice rice paddies on sides. We get to the main Pagoda - Cave on the top of the highest mountain in the range by cable car to visit a beautiful cave in Huong pagoda's complex.
After visiting the cave, we go down to a local restaurant for lunch. Then climb up a little bit to visit the largest and most beautiful pagoda in the complex near by. We get on the boat and go back to the harbor and then drive back to Hanoi. Tour ends.
Day 7: Breakfast – Airport Drop off - Flying home (B)
You will be served breakfast before getting pick up to the airport.
Hoan Kiem Lake-Hanoi
Visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoliem - Hanoi
Rowing Boat to Perfume Pagoda
Waterfall - Sapa
Halong Bay Vietnam
Cruise in Halong Bay
Author: Halong Tour Vietnam Operator