HANOI HIGHLIGHTS + UNIQUE HALONG BAY CRUISE + SAPA TREKKING & HOMESTAY + HOA LU-TAM COC
Includes: Airport Pick Up / Hotels / Meals / Transfers / Hanoi City Tour / Hanoi Sunset SUP or Hanoi Food Tour / Halong Bay Cruise / Private Cabin on Cruise / Hill Tribe Homestay / Trekkings / Cycling / River Sailing / Cooking Class / Cultural Exchange /
An Absolutely Off The Beaten Track Experience!
DAY 1: Airport pick up and halfday city tour + bus to Sapa
Check-in at yout hotel & Free time for you to explore Hanoi.
FREE TIME TO EXPLORE HANOI
6PM: Join the walking food food. Our tourguide will take you to visit around the old quarter and try several dishes of Vietnamese traditional food. You will have chance to know more about Vietnamese cuisine and take time visiting the old quarter of Hanoi.
Overnight sleeping bus to Sapa
Our bus pick up at Hotel 9:00 pm and you arrive Sapa at 4:00am, you still have 2 hours sleep on the bus.
Day 2: 11km Trekk to Ta Van - Lao Chai & Y Ling Ho
A taxi will be waiting at the bus station to pick you up and take you to our modern homestay in Ta Van village to have breakfast and store your luggage. After breakfast you will set off on a scenic trek deep into the national park where you'll witness farmers tending their land and grazing their livestock. We take you away from the other groups travelling around Sapa and show you what life is really like in this mountain area. You will trek through the paddle fields, hills, streams to Lao Chai village. You will have lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a little bit of free time to visit the Junior school, to witness the daily life of the black H'Mong and Dao people.
After a break you will trek to Y Ling Ho village and then come back to Ta Van homestay to have dinner and rest up for tomorrow's trek.
Day 3: 7Km trekk to Ta Van - Seo Mi Ti - Giang Ta Chai & Bus Back to Hanoi
Wake up to the morning mist and the sounds of the village as the locals start their day. You will have breakfast at your homestay then start the scene trek. You will trek to the bamboo forest, Seo Mi Ti village and Giang Ta Chai's waterfall to witness the daily life of the H'Mong and the Red Dao people. After a break to enjoy the fabulous view from the waterfall, you will trek back to Ta Van homestay to have lunch and pack up your gear head back to Sapa by a car. You will have 1 hour to pick up any last minute souvernirs before catching a 4PM bus back to Hanoi.
ARRIVE IN HANOI AT APPROXIMATELY 10PM
Check-in at your hotel
Day 4: Halong Bay Adventure Cruise
07:45 ~ 8:15: Leave from the Ocean office and depart Hanoi by bus for 2h30 to HaiPhong then take a 30min speedboat to CaiVieng, west of Halong bay.
11:15- 11:45: Board the sleeping boat and start our ‘Thousand Island Voyage’, cruise through the most untouched & scenic areas of Halong bay.
12:00- 12:30: Enjoy delicious lunch served on board with seafood and Vietnamese Cuisine while cruising to Dark & Light Caves
14:30~15:00: Experience about 1hr kayaking or take a bamboo boat above the coral reefs, travelling through Dark & Light caves and stopping in a beautiful placid lagoon… if you are lucky you might see some monkeys, langurs or squirrels.
16:00~16:30: Take a break from the cruise to Ong Cam area where you can jump off the boat and spend about 45minswimming surrounded by the limestone karsts or relax on the top deck.
19:00: Dinner served with Vietnamese food, afterwards choose to join the party in the Bar or go to relax in your cabin.
Day 5: Halong Bay Adventure Cruise + Bus to Ninh Binh
07:00~8:00: Breakfast and pancakes served with tea and coffee and check out before 8:30am.
09:00: Leave the sleeping boat and go to Cat Ba island where you will travel to the Cat Ba National Park, There you will take a 2hr trek up to Ngu Lam Peak to see amazing panoramic views of the forest and peaks in Cat Ba… Something you can’t miss.
12:30: Eat your lunch by the lakeside at a local restaurant.
17:00: Arriva back in Hanoi
18:00: Take the bus to Ninh Binh (pick up from hotel/hostel)
20:30: Arrive in Tam Coc Ninh Binh
Check in Hotel
Day 6: Tam Coc one day tour + Bus to Hue
10.15: Start to visit the temples of the two kings of the Dinh and Le dynasties.
11.40: Arriving at Tam Coc Wharf at around lunch time.
12.00: Great lunch at a local restaurant over looking the Ngo Dong river. You’ll have the chance to enjoy Ninh Binh’s specialty of goat meat and elderberry.
13.00: Board the sampan boats, rowed by locals as you gently make your way along the Ngo Dong river. Take in the breathtaking scenery of karst hills, villages and seasonal rice fields while passing through three caves, Hang Ca, Hang Hai and Hang Ba.
15.00: Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.
15.15: Enjoy a cycling tour from Tam Coc to Bich Dong along the countryside rivers and paddy fields.
16.00: Go back to the Hotel then your free time. Untill 8:30 pm take the bus to Hue, you arrive Hue at 5:00 am.
END OF OUR SERVICE!