HALONG BAY - SAPA

VJ05| 04 Days| Private Tour  | All Year Around 


DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 01: HA NOI CITY - CAT BA ISLAND - LAN HA BAY - HALONG BAY

08:00 - Get picked up at your hotel and take the morning drive to Cat Ba Island via Hai Phong City. The drive includes a 30-minute ferry ride before reaching Cat Ba Island. The drive takes almost 4 hours.
12:00 - On arrival at Cai Beo wharf  of Cat Ba Island. Get on your private Vintage Junk, enjoy welcome drink, move around to learn about the boat and check into your cabin before cruising.
12:15 - Pull up the anchor and start your cruise. The junk firstly winds its way by a fishing village toward Lan Ha Bay. Not much different from Halong Bay, featured with hundreds of limestone islands and islets. Lan Ha is smaller but the karst sheer islands stay close together, this makes Lan Ha Bay become the best place for kayaking and swimming activities. The beaches are tiny but there are plenty of them compare with Halong Bay.
13:30 - Anchor is dropped in the middle of the bay for lunch time. If the weather is nice enough, your lunch will be served on the top deck where you are able to enjoy the scenery during your lunch the best.
14:30 - After the lunch, the boat will take you to visit a fish-farm. Learn about the typical sorts of fish grown on the bay. After that, get back to the junk and continue on the cruise to Ba Trai Dao beach for you to paddle around on kayaks to explore this beautiful part of the bay. Take a swim on the beach if the weather permits.
16:00 - Anchor is pulled up for the cruise toward Halong Bay. After a turn where you can view the open sea, you will reach Halong Bay. It gets a bit wider but you could not see a lot of tourist boats as you are still in a remote part of the bay. The junk is gently moving toward the night place.
17:30 - Get back on the top-deck for an interesting cooking demonstration during the sunset. The chef will show you how he makes the Vietnamese popular fried rolls. Of course, after the samples, you will have a go, then enjoy your work right after.
19:00 - Enjoy set-menu dinner and stay overnight on the junk.
Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 02: HALONG BAY - LAN HA BAY - CAT BA ISLAND - SAPA

07:15 - The engine is started for the day.
07:45 - Breakfast is served while the junk is taking you to Vung Kiem Lam area where you will have more time to paddle your kayaks to explore a hidden lake that is only accessed by a tunnel-like cave with many beautiful stalactites hanging down from the ceiling. 
09:30 - Get back to the junk and meandering between the rocks back to Lan Ha Bay (Mostly on a different route)
10:30 - Check out of the cabin. and get ready for the early lunch (served on the boat).
11:45 - Bid farewell to the crews and disembark. Drive to Sapa by Hanoi - Laocai Express Way
16:40 - Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi.  We will be taking you to a hotel for a shower and a short break, waiting for the night train to Sapa. Dinner on your own.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 03: EXPLORE SAPA

Arriving at Lao Cai station in the early morning, you will be picked up and transferred to Sapa by our local guide and driver. Breakfast at local restaurant in Sapa There is some times for storing the luggage, showering and getting changed for the first light trekking day. Trekking at Cat Cat village, just free yourself and enjoy beautiful landscape and scenery along the road covered by rain forest under the protection of Hoang Lien National Park. You will also find out more about the local life at Y Linh Ho village inhabited by Black Hmong people
Lunch in a local restaurant. Then, Check in your hotel and free leisure to discover the little town yourselves.
Breakfast and Dinner on your own.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 04: SAPA - HANOI

Get ready for a day devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sapa valley. We will follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and visit the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai – admire the rice terraces hidden behind the mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight. At Ta Van Giay, there is a fascinating collection of rock carvings to explore. Lunch is served in a local house.
In the afternoon, the trek is made through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After the trek, we head to the Railway Station for overnight train to Hanoi. A la carte dinner included.
You will arrive in Hanoi the next early morning. End of our service.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Tour Inclusions

  • English speaking
  • Insurance on boat
  • All sightseeing tickets & permit
  • 1 Breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Kayaking (2 persons on one Kayak)
  • Two mineral water per day per person



Tour Exclusions

  • Drinks and other meals
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Banking fee (For credit card payments)
  • Others are not mentioned clearly in the Inclusions



What to bring

  • Sun glasses & Sun Block
  • Wide Brim Hat
  • Insect Repellents
  • Swimming Suits
  • Warm Clothes ( in winter )
  • Original Passport




Important Notes

Depend on the weather condition and other objective reasons, the timing and activities of the cruise might subject to changes without prior notice (The essential changes normally based on the safety standard & local authority regulations)

For safety reasons, these below visitors are not recommended to cruise overnight in Lan Ha Bay:
  1. People with disability: physical or sensory
  2. People who has symptoms of hallucinations, sleepwalking, fear of being enclosed, epilepsy…

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