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NORTH TREK & CRUISE 4 DAYS - ENJOY THE BEST OF NORTHERN VIETNAM

Code: NV04
Routes: Hanoi – Sapa – Ha Long – Hanoi
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Features: For those with interest in the cultural mosaics and inspirational landscapes of Northern Vietnam, and for those with limited time, this is truly ideal for you. A panorama of diverse beauty starting from Hanoi to Sapa's mountains, terraced rice paddies and ethnic minorities; to the magic and treasures of Ha Long Bay

Trip Itinerary

The night before at 8:30 PM, we meet you at your hotel for your transfer to the Tran Quy Cap train station for boarding at 9:40 PM. You share an AC soft sleeper cabin and travel North to Lao Cai town.


Today morning at around 6:30 AM, you are welcomed by our driver at the train station to transfer to Sapa. When you arrive in Sapa, you have a time for a short rest, hot shower and some breakfast before your inspiring trek. A short transfer and we’re off. Chances to meet and talk with locals working in the fields are plentiful. Picnic lunch en route then continue trekking to Ta Phin village – home of the Red Dao people. Your Dao host family warmly welcome you to their traditional home where we share in an ethnic style dinner and stay the night.


Trekking Distance: 14 km (4-5 hours)

Trail Difficulty: 4/5


Inclusion: Transfers, guide, train ticket, morning shower, entrance fee,all meals, permit, homestay.

At the first gleam of daylight, you see and hear the sounds of morning village life. You can join your host family in some of their morning activities like feeding the animals, cleaning the houses, gardening or preparing breakfast. After breakfast, we take a short wander around the village or spend more time enjoying the view and company at the homestay. Then, you are supported by our car / van back to Sapa (30 minutes).

 

Back in Sapa, check in to your hotel, shower, rest and lunch on your own. At 2:30 PM we  take an easy walk to Cat Cat village, home of Black H’mong. Take part in a traditional musical performance. Back in Sapa for dinner and the evening on your own. Overnight here.


Trekking Distance: about 5 km

Trail Difficulty: 2/5

Note: The music show in Cat Cat village is closed on Tuesday afternoon. We arrange and alternative activity.

 

Inclusion: Transfer, guide, entrance fee, breakfast, music show ticket, train ticket. 

Safely back in Hanoi at 5:00 AM please find your way on foot back to a prearranged hotel near the train station. Shower, short rest and basic breakfast.


Departure for Ha Long Bay is around 8:00 AM in a shared van (about 4 hours) from your hotel. Arrive at the port around noon. Welcomed on board, you are taken to your cabin before the trip briefing. You enjoy a fresh and local seafood lunch while cruising to explore the magic Bai Tu Long Bay. Relax on the boat or explore by kayak. Later you return back to the boat just in time to watch the beautiful sunset from the top deck before enjoying the bay’s freshest seafood dinner.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide on boat, morning shower, entrance fee, kayak, boat / junk, all meals, permits.

Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet breath-taking beauty of Bay’s landscape with towering limestone. You have breakfast at around 7:00 AM before our short transfer to visit mysterious cave.


Lunch on the boat as we slowly cruise back to boat pier. Hit the road back to Hanoi around 5:30 PM.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide on boat, entrance fee, boat / junk, breakfast, lunch.