Spectacular nature: Hanoi – Halong – Sapa 5 days 4 nights

 

Swan Boutique Cruises offer you a great opportunity to discover not only colorful Hanoi but also the beauty of mountainous area – Sapa and the gorgeous Bay – Bai Tu Long with our special package! Join a 5-day-4-night vacation with Swan Boutique Cruises and explore the stunning beauty of Hanoi – Sapa – Halong.

Duration:
5 days 4 nights
Departure:
Daily
Ship:
Swan Boutique Cruises
Price From:
275 USD/pax

High Light

Highlight: 

  • Exciting trip to the mountainous town of Sapa to discover the stunning landscapes of nature.
  • Explore the local life of Northern ethic minority of Vietnam.
  • Get photo opportunity with majestic landscapes in Halong bay and Sapa
  • Gain insight local experience with colorful ethnic minorities of H’Mong and Day in Sapa
  • Visit the most famous beauty spots of Hanoi
  • An amazing trip to the world heritage site of Bai Tu Long Bay 
  • Figure out the street food of Hanoi with at least 8 stops and 10 tastings
  • Wander on small paths in Hanoi old quarter area

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: HANOI STREET FOOD TOUR
Our private car will pick you up at Noi Bai International airport, and transfer you to the hotel in hanoi old quarter area.
After check- in the hotel, we will join in Hanoi secret food tours in some hours with 8 stops and 10 tastings (small group tour with maximum of 10 people) to discover traditional Vietnamese food, experience the local ways of life, and figure out the stories of city’s culture and cuisine.
Overnight in hotel

Day 1 includes pick-up airport, hanoi streetfood tour, hotel in hanoi old quarter area.

Day 2, 3: Sapa – Hanoi
Day 2: HA NOI - SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE – SIN CHAI
6.45 - 7.15: Our Express Bus and tour guide will pick you up at the meeting point then depart to Sapa, following Noi Bai - Lao Cai highway. Along the way, you will enjoy by the beauty of northwest mountains, terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog.
Stop and have a rest in 30 minutes.
12h.30: Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel and have lunch.
Afternoon: You start trekking to Cat Cat village which is occupied by the Black H’mong tribe. Here, you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in twentieth century. You will experience the tribal way of life of ethnic minorities while enjoying wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields and the waterfall in Cat Cat village.
Evening: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping.
Overnight at the homstay/ hostel in Sa Pa

Day 3: SAPA – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGE
9:00 AM, Start from Sapa on the main road to go down to Muong Hoa valley. Beginning of the trip is the moment for admire the panorama view of the town and then the valley from the main road. After 4km on the main road, we start going down to the valley by the small trails through the terrace rice fields to get to Y Linh Ho hamlet, a small village of the Black Hmong people.
From Y Linh Ho village, we go along the river to go to Lao Chai village (means "old village" in the local dialect). It is time for you to visit the local families, listen to your guide's explanation about the local culture: how they live, way of building the traditional house, technique of making clothes... or listen about the way of treatment for a sick person.

Time for lunch. The lunch is served in one of the local refreshment restaurants on the side of the river.In the afternoon, we leave Lao Chai to continue to Ta Van village, the Giay people's residence. The guide to bring you into some family: listen about their life, enjoy some green tea, learn about the differences of their culture from the other hill tribes even they leave close to each other.
Quitting Ta Van, we head up to the main road where the car will pick up us to tranfer back to Hanoi
Overnight in the hotel in hanoi old quarter area
Day 2, 3 includes services provided in Sapa tour ( Day 2, 3); Hotel in Hanoi old quarter area ( Day 3)

Day 4, 5: Bai Tu Long Bay Exploration
Day 4: HON GAI HARBOUR – BAI TU LONG BAY – CONG DO – CAP LA ISLAND
07.45 – 8:30: The Swan shuttle bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi and heading to northeast of Vietnam. At the middle of the way, we have a quick stop to stretch your leg and refresh then continue our way to Halong Bay.
12.00: Arrive at Swan office in Ha Long, have a bit time to relax , and then you will transfer to Swan Cruises by tender.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in your cabin.
13.30: Have lunch while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.30: Arrive to Cap La Island - the beautiful area in Bai Tu Long bay. Enjoy kayaking through the karsts and breathtaking nature, and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoy Sunset Time( enjoy tea and fresh fruits). This time is regarded as “ Happy Hour” while our cruise is sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Have dinner in the dining room on board.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing. If you want to sing karaoke, please inform our tour guide to be supported.
Overnight on Swan Cruise in Cong Do area
Attention: According to Halong Bay Board Management, swimming activities need to be allowed to organize by Halong Bay Management Authority)

Day 5: TRA SAN – THIEN CANH SON CAVE – HON GAI HARBOR (B, L)
06.30: Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck. Enjoy early morning landscape of the bay.
07.00: Have breakfast on board (tea and coffee are free)
07.45: Explore Thien Canh Son cave. Our tour guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature.
08.45: Return to the main boat.
09.30: Finish packing and check out your cabin.
(Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (our staff will support you transfer directly to the pier).
10.00: Cooking demonstration is also organized by our guide at this time. You have a chance to make Vietnamese cuisine by yourself. 
10.45: Enjoy lunch while our cruise is returning Hon Gai harbour.
12.00: Back to the harbor and disembark in Hon Gai pier.
12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then our bus will take you back to Hanoi.
17.00: End of tour package: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong 5 days 4 nights
Attention: The itinerary is subject to change due to the weather, tide level and operating conditions without prior notice.
Time in this itinerary is comparatively exact interval, not 100% exact time.
Day 4, 5 includes services provided by Swan Boutique Cruises

INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION OF TOUR PACKAGE
INCLUSION:
- Pick-up airport ( Day 1)
- Hanoi secret streetfood tour with 8 stops and 10 Hanoi typical tastings
- Hotel in Hanoi old quarter area ( Day 1 and Day 3)
- Shuttle bus round trip transportation Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi ( Day 2, 3)
- Shuttle bus round trip transportation Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi ( Day 4, 5)
- Accommodation at homestay/hostel in Sapa ( 2 adults / room)
- English speaking guide during Sapa tour and Halong tour
- All meals as mentioned in the itinerary of Sapa tour
- All meals on Swan Boutique Cruises as mentioned
- Entrance and sightseening fees as mentioned
- Welcome drinks and cold handkerchief on board ( Day 4)
- Kayak ( Day 4)
- Squid fishing tools ( Day 4)
- Sunset tea with tea and fresh fruits ( Day 4)
- Games and karaoke on board ( Day 4)
- Cooking class ( D)
- Fruit carving ( Day 5)
- Wifi in the hotel and wifi in the waiting lounge of Swan Cruises in Halong
EXCLUSION:
- Spa treatments
- All personal expenses
- Upgraded drinks in Hanoi Secret food tour ( Day 1)
- Beverages during tour package
- All other services not mentioned in inclusion.

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