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6 DAYS HANOI - HALONG OVERNIGHT ON JUNK - SAPA BY LOCAL TRAIN

Destination: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Tour code: HNHLOJSP6D81HA
Price from: $396.00
DAY 1: HANOI - ARRIVAL - LAO CAI.
DAY 2: LAO CAI - SAPA - LAO CHAI - TAVAN - SAPA.
DAY 3: SAPA - MA TRA - TA PHIN - LAO CAI - NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI.
DAY 4: HANOI - HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT ON JUNK.
DAY 5: HALONG BAY - HANOI.
DAY 6: HANOI - DEPARTURE.
itinerary


All guests are warmly welcomed upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport by our local guide then transfer to explore Hanoi city to enjoy the photo at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and 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. Dinner at local restaurant.

Around 20:00 hrs you will be transferred to Hanoi Railway Station. Overnight train trip to Lao Cai in superior 4-berth compartments sharing with other passengers. Train departs at approximately 21:50 hrs.

Notes: Train schedule is subject to change. Private compartments on request at surcharge. Train journeys are part of a great local experience. Cabins are shared with other local passengers (unless private cabin is requested and all berths paid for - with supplement). Restrooms at either end of the carriages complete the local experience.



Early morning (approximately 06:30 hrs) arrival at Lao Cai, the border town to Yunnan, China. The journey starts with 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.  

After breakfast local restaurant, drive from Sapa town down to 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. Here you take a rest and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by your local guide in a local house.  After lunch, continue walking to the meeting point for your transfer back to Sapa town.  The rest of the day is at leisure. Discover Sapa town on your own, its bustling market, the colourful dresses of the ethnic people, tea and coffee shops as well as the local life in this mountain 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.

After a short rest (time permitting), transfer to Lao Cai railway Station where you will board the overnight train to Hanoi at around 20:15 hrs (shared sleeping compartments, sharing with other passengers in 2 lower & 2 upper berths per compartment).  Dinner will be served at local restaurant.

Notes: Train schedule is subject to change. Private compartments on request at surcharge. Train journeys are part of a great local experience. Cabins are shared with other local passengers (unless private cabin is requested and all berths paid for - with supplement). Restrooms at either end of the carriages complete the local experience.



Arrive in Hanoi early this morning, pick up from the train station and transfer to the local 3 star hotel for breakfast, shower and freshen up before proceed to Halong Bay (165 km east of Hanoi) - a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty, you will experience a rural area dotted with villages, rice fields and farms providing the many parts of the nation with rice, fruits and vegetables. Short rest stop en route, you will reach Halong city after 3.5

    12:00                  : Arrive at Tuan Chau Wharf.
    12h00 – 12h30 : Embark on the Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
    13h00 – 15h30 : Savor a delectable Seafood lunch on the cruise among the limestone islands.
    15h30 – 16h30 : Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Luon Cave area. Back to the V’Spirit Classic.
    16h30 – 17h30 : Cruising to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
    17h30                 : Cruise back to the main boat for a shower. Relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set.
    19h00                 : Seafood dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around.
     Overnight on board.





    06h30 - 07h00 : Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
    07h30 - 08h30 : Have breakfast at sunrise.
    08h30 - 09h30 : Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the nicest cave in Halong Bay.
    09h30                : Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
    09h30 - 10h30 : Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
    10h30 - 11h30 : While heading back to the harbor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying Seafood lunch.
    12h00 - 12h30 : Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi, short rest at Dai Viet or Hong Ngoc or ABC shopping en route back.


CRUISE INCLUSION

    Welcome Drinks.
    Cruise Itinerary and Program.
    Entrance and Sightseeing Fees.
    English-speaking Tour Guide.
    Deluxe Cabins and A/C and en-suite Bathrooms.
    Vietnamese and International Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
    Kayaking.
    Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges.

Arrival Hanoi, you will explore the famous Hanoi old quarter on 36 streets & enjoy your shopping 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. Impressive Farewell Dinner at SEN RESTAURANT.  Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.



Free at your own leisure until transfer 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!
Packaged prices
Service includes
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 excludes
Not 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:
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%
  • Group tour of full paying 15pax, one (01) tour leader is given complimentary on twin sharing basis include breakfast (domestic air ticket is not applicable)

CAR USE POLICY:
  • From 1 – 2 pax: car 5 - 7 seats
  • From 3 – 6 pax: car 16 seats
  • From 7 – 10 pax: car 24 - 29 seats
  • From 11 – 19 pax: car 35 seats
  • From 20 – 45 pax: car 45 seats

NOTES:
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.
  • Standard Hotel Check in time: 2:00pm – 3:00 pm (local time)
  • Standard Hotel Check out time: 11:00am-12pm (local time)
All bank charges to be born by remitter.

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.

Supplement charge for room rate in peak dates depends on the hotel category used. 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.

Supplement charge during Lunar New Year from 13th February – 21st February 2018
•    US$ 20/ pax/ day for FIT booking from 2 – 4 pax
•    US$ 15 / pax/ day for FIT booking from 5 – 9 pax
•    US$ 10 / pax/ day for GIT booking from 10 pax up

SPECIAL NOTE for Sapa tour: Bring along light cotton dress / trouser, warm jacket (rain and wind, silk sleeping bag, mosquito repellent, good walking / hiking shoes, a walking stick, sun hat / sun lotion, hand lotion, lip balm. Roads: Driving can be a challenge as roads can be bumpy or under construction, driving time depends on weather and road conditions – only rough estimates can be given.

Reward: stunning scenery, most colourful people and dresses, countless photo opportunities off the beaten track.
Terms
CHILD POLICY & NOTES:

CAR USE POLICY:

NOTES:
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.
All bank charges to be born by remitter.

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.

Supplement charge for room rate in peak dates depends on the hotel category used. 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.

Supplement charge during Lunar New Year from 13th February – 21st February 2018
•    US$ 20/ pax/ day for FIT booking from 2 – 4 pax
•    US$ 15 / pax/ day for FIT booking from 5 – 9 pax
•    US$ 10 / pax/ day for GIT booking from 10 pax up

SPECIAL NOTE for Sapa tour: Bring along light cotton dress / trouser, warm jacket (rain and wind, silk sleeping bag, mosquito repellent, good walking / hiking shoes, a walking stick, sun hat / sun lotion, hand lotion, lip balm. Roads: Driving can be a challenge as roads can be bumpy or under construction, driving time depends on weather and road conditions – only rough estimates can be given.

Reward: stunning scenery, most colourful people and dresses, countless photo opportunities off the beaten track.
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