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TOM – SDHPT 4: AMAZING SAPA AND HA LONG BAY TOUR
Night 1: Hanoi – Night train to Lao cai
TOM Travel driver & staff will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi then transfer you go directly to the train station, catch the night train to go to Sapa.
Overnight in an AC soft sleeper sharing cabin 4berths.
Day 1: Lao cai – Sa Pa – Love Waterfall & Muong Hoa valley ( B/L)
Arrive Lao Cai you will meet your local tour guide then drive uphill to Sa Pa. Check in to your hotel and enjoy breakfast at the local restaurant . A 40 minute drive takes you to Tram Ton Pass at the height of 2047 meters above sea level (the highest pass in Vietnam) where great views are offered of the surrounding mountains and lush forests of the Hoang Lien National Park. From there you will trek 30 minutes through forest. Along the way you have many chances to see wild flowers. Trekking along the stream you will arrive the Love Waterfall . It is the best place for relax in Sa Pa then return Tram Ton and drive back to Sa Pa. Have lunch at the local restaurant
In the afternoon you will visit Muong Hoa valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in northwest Viet Nam. Descending into the valley by foot you will see the largest terraced rice paddy in the Sa Pa area (If you visit the valley between May and October, there is a chance to experience and observe how the locals plant and harvest rice). The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of the Black H’mong minority to Ta Van village of the Zay minority, providing the opportunity to see the different traditions and costumes of the two ethnic minority groups.Return to Sa Pa by car.
Overnight in the hotel in Sapa at Sapa Dragon Hotel: www.sapadragonhotel.com
Day 2:Sa Pa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Lao Cai – Ha Noi (B/L):
We leave Sa Pa town, trekking to Suoi Ho village to see 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 enroute, a picnic lunch will be served. After lunch we continue our trek to Ta Phin village to visit Red Dao people and handicraft shops. In the afternoon we will reach the road where your driver is waiting to transport you back to Lao Cai station to catch the night train back to Ha Noi.
Overnight in an AC soft sleeper cabin. Arrive Hanoi next morning (around 05:30 in Hanoi).
Day 3 : Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D):
Today your train will arrival Hanoi around 5:30 AM , TOM Travel staff and driver will waiting you at the station to pick you up then transfer to the hotel for freshen up and have breakfast before depart to Ha Long Bay.
08:00: Pick you up from the hotel then go to Ha Long Bay
12:30: Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour, Ha Long City.
12:45: Enjoy a welcome drink onboard the Tonkin Cruise boat.
13:15: Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch while cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and into Ha Long Bay.
15:40: Visit Vung Ha beach for kayaking, swimming, and relaxing in one of the Bay’s hidden coves.
17:00: Relax back at the boat as we cruise into the secluded Dong Tien Lake where the boat will anchor overnight.
17:30: Sunset party and happy hour on the sundeck.
18:00: Cooking class offering lessons in traditional Vietnamese cuisine.
19:30: Barbeque dinner on the sundeck.
20:45: Relax and enjoy the evening or choose from a variety of activities including board games and squid fishing.
Day 4 : Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
6: 30: Rise early for morning tai chi on the sundeck.
7:15: Enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Vung Vien fishing village.
8:30: Explore Vung Vien village and learn about life in Ha Long Bay communities.
10:00: Return to the boat for check out.
10:30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over brunch as the boat cruises back to shore.
12:00 Transfer back to Hanoi.
16:00: Drop-off at your hotel in Hanoi.
Trip finishes at around 16h30 at your hotel.( Hotel today are not included ).
Accommodation in Sapa :
Unique Hotel : Sapa Elegance Hotel, Sapa Elite Hotel , Sapa Lodge Hotel, Sapa Eden Hotel
Superior Hotel : Bamboo Hotel, Chau Long New Wing Hotel
Deluxe Hotel : U Sapa Hotel , Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa
Train: Let contact us to upgrade to a Private cabin
Private car/minivan transfers/Shuttle bus as tour itinerary
Round trip train tickets: Soft sleeper in joined Cabin deluxe express Train 4berths with A/C
All entrance fees
Sharing Cruise on Ha Long Bay
Local English speaking guide in Sapa
All meals as per program
Accommodation as program, based in twin sharing
Minaral water & Tissue are available on the vehicle
Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
Personal expenses & Tips
THINGS TO BRING:
Hat,.sun block ; good walking shoes; tee-shirt & shorts; medical kit; camera with plenty of film.
Best time to do: All year round, best from September to April of next year.