Walking to visit remotest villages, meeting tribal peoples at home, at work andjoining them to enjoy their most exciting weekly event at market place, wandering the famous Sapatown and exploring its surrounding tribal villages…you will enjoy the stunning scenery of the mountainous region as well as discovering interesting culture of tribal peoples. It is also a good chance to see the contrast between a famous tourist destination and a really rural one.
Day 1:Arrive Hanoi
Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, welcome by our driver and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2:Hanoi – Halong Bay
After breakfast, the driver will pick you up for transfer to Halong City. Upon boarding the BaiTho Junk Boat, enjoy a welcome drink and lunch of savory local seafood. After, it is cabin check in time and you can start cruising around the bay to see amazing karsts with difference formations: Lion, Tea Tot, Toad, DauNguoi islet. On the journey, you will stop for a walk through the Sung Sot Cave “Amazing Cave”. There will be plenty of time for swimming sunbathing (if weather permits) after the boat anchors at a clean calm sea. Enjoy wonderful sunset dinner in our beautiful restaurant on board before retiring to your comfort cabin. Overnight at Junk Cruise.
Day 3:Halong Bay – Hanoi – Sapa
After breakfast, keep cruising and visit VATGIA floating market. Continue to look at Hon Gai, Poet Islet and then check out and disembarkation and return to Hanoi. Free & leisure and proceed to Hanoi railways station for the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on night train (4persons/cabin).
Day 4:Lao Cai – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Sapa
Pick up at Lao Cai station, then transfer to Sapa which is only 38 km from Lao Cai. Breakfast at local restaurant. After that, follow the road down to the valley by steps for about 5 km. While walking to the H’mong villagers working on the paddy fields and their animals, such as: chicken, water buffaloes and pot – bellied pigs. You can also see the old hydro-electric power station which was built in the French colonial period in the early 20th century, and a beautiful waterfall that is a good place for resting and then we keep walking to Sin Chai village to visit the H’mong people, we can see their weaving and dyeing cloth and lifestyle. Back to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa
Day 5:Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Chai
Breakfast at hotel. Embark on a lovely trek that will take along buffalo paths and trails and through several hilltribe villages Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to Black H’mong and dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walkthrough stunning scenery inhabited by some of the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenerysurrounding you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields. Transfer back to Hanoiby Limousine bus and reach Hanoi about 20:00. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 6:Depart Hanoi
After breakfast, free at leisure. Check out hotel. A taxi and an English-speaking assistant will send you to Noi Bai International airport for departure flight back home. End of service / Home Sweet Home.
– 5 nights’ accommodation
– Return Seat-In-Coach airport transfers
– Halong entrance fee
– Meals, sightseeing entrance as indicated in itinerary
– Services of English speaking Guide
– Surcharge 20% during Chinese New Year
– International air ticket
– Travel insurance