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+84 986 269 111
+84 986 269 111
5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS HANOI - SAPA BY BUS ON HIGHWAY
Destination: Hanoi – Famous Water Puppet Show – Lao Cai - Sapa – Hanoi - City Tour
Tour code: 54HSHW81HA
Explore Halong Bay by boat
Cruise across the Bay’s calm seas, weaving in and out of limestone karst formations and stopping to explore caves.
See UNESCO-Heritage sites
Visit Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s best UNESCO-heritage sites
See Hanoi’s historic sites
Visit the 1000-year-old Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh’s former home and ancient pagodas for a glimpse into the past
Wander the Old Quarter
Take a walking tour through the Old Quarter’s maze of streets and alleys for a look at local Hanoi life
Enjoy the Water Puppet show
This is a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history.
Enjoy Vietnam’s mountainous landscapes
Travel around the highlands of the north, admiring rice terraces, towering mountains and meandering rivers
Trek Sapa’s surroundings
Follow small trails around Sapa, meeting farmers on the way and enjoying spectacular views at every turn.
All guests are warmly welcome upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport by our local guide then transfer to the hotel for check in.
Free at your own leisure until pick up to visit the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake - the most beautiful lake in Hanoi before enjoy a performance of the famous water puppet show. The Vietnamese traditional art of water puppetry has roots that date back to the 10th century when it originated in the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. The farmers in the region celebrated festivals and harvests by performing this unique art form. Learning to manipulate the puppets is usually a tradition that is passed on as a family secret. It takes a great deal of skill and because the puppeteer’s hands are underwater, it is easy for them to hide their methods. The fascinating part is that the central stage is below the water line, and the puppeteers stand in the waist-deep water. A rattan curtain hides them, but they can see the stage and the audience through the bamboo slats.
End of day, you will explore the famous Dong Xuan Market, where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
After breakfast at hotel, you will enjoy the journey of more than 4 hours on newest highway to Lao Cai. Lunch will be served en route at local restaurant. After lunch, you will conquer a 38 km drive on winding roads up the mountains to Sapa, located approx. 1,500 m above sea level. On clear days you can see the highest mountain of Vietnam, the Fansipan. Arrival Sapa, check in the hotel
Afternoon you will start exploring Sapa to visit Lao Chai village. Views of the Muong Hoa Valley and magnificent surroundings of mountains and rice terrace fields can be seen from this road. Along the road, people from many ethnic minority groups (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) are likely to be met, and there are stalls along the way that serve tea, fruits and sweets. Soon after turning off the main road and taking a local path, we will arrive in the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai, where you will experience the daily life of the villagers. Continue walking from Lao Chai to Ta Van village, where the Zay hill tribes live. Then return to the meeting point for your transfer back to Sapa town. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Sapa.
Enjoy a full day of trekking. Visit Suoi Ho village with tea plantations and cardamom gardens. Follow the buffalo trails to visit the hospitable villages of the Black Hmong minority people in Ma Tra. After passing a school and scenic views en route, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch, continue trekking to Ta Phin village where you will meet Red Dao people who are famous for their weaving skills. Proceed to the meeting point and transfer back to Sapa. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Sapa
After breakfast at hotel you will be transfer back to Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi, lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon you will visit the external look of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum for your photos. Tour continues to visit his former residence with Humble House on Stilts, One-Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam and built more than 1,000 years ago. Impressive Farewell Dinner at SEN RESTAURANT. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Afterward proceed to Noi Bai International Airport for your international flight home. We hope you had an exciting holiday with us. Making it an affair to remember!
Our tour prices are inclusive of accommodation in shared Twin/ Double/ Triple room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom, meals as stated in the programme [B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner], transfers and tours with local English or Chinese speaking guides in private air-conditioned vehicles, all entrance fees as mentioned in the programme, mineral water of 2 bottles on bus per day and cold towels available on the vehicles plus beautiful Vietnamese traditional gift which will be presented by HA Travel.
Service excludesNot included are international flight, domestic flight, optional tours, personal travel insurance, personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc., meals and services other than mentioned in the programme, drinks with meals, compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking, early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme.
TIPPING FOR TOUR GUIDES & DRIVERS:
US$ 5/ person/per day/ group up to 4 pax
US$ 4/ person/per day/ group up to 9 pax
US$ 3/ person/per day/ group from 10 pax
CHILD POLICY & NOTES:
Infant below 2 years old sharing same room with parents is free of charge.
Child below 12 yrs old sharing same room with 1 ADL is charged for 90%.
Child below 12 yrs old with extra bed and sharing same room with parents is charged for 65%.
Child below 12 yrs old No extra bed & sharing same room with parents is charged for 55%
The itinerary can be flexible base on your arrival flight schedule; some sites can be visited today to have more time at the next sites.
Supplement charge during Lunar New Year and Holidays will be applied. Supplement charge for room rate in peak dates depends on the hotel category used, will be advise upon confirmation. Compulsory gala dinner on X’mas, New Year’s Eve & Lunar New Year’s Eve to be advised upon booking. Prices for group of 15 persons up in 5 stars hotels sometime requires to re-quote bases on the hotel policy.
Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather conditions, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability, local or religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances, the sequence of itinerary may need to be changed or alternative sites substituted at short notice, some sites can be visited today to have more time at sites or adding some other sites in the next day (with small surcharge).
Some programs may alter due to local conditions, the size of the group and other unexpected circumstances. We will do our very best to adhere to the set itinerary, however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, the guide will have the final say.
Standard Hotel Check in time: 2:00pm – 3:00 pm (local time)
Standard Hotel Check out time: 11:00am-12pm (local time)
A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.
All hotel rooms are based on the lowest category of room or Run of House, upgrade is subject to supplement
Halong Cruise Itinerary: The Halong cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
Please note that all the above services & tours have not booked yet, they are proposed for your information only and HA Travel will not make any reservations before we receive your confirmation
If one or some of the proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the time of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes of the program.