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!
- Hà Nội
- Sa Pa
- Hạ Long
- Hải Phòng
- Ninh Bình
- tp. Huế
DAY 1: Pick up at Hanoi's International Airport
Check-in at yout hotel & Free time for you to explore Hanoi.
DAY 2: Hanoi City Tour & Sunset SUP or Food Tour + Bus to Sapa
Hanoi City Tour:
9:00AM: Our tour guide will welcome you at the hotel then start the walking tour to discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter which is famous with “36 guild streets” in the past time.
Nowaday, the villages were turned to streets and many of them didn’t feature the business as it names anymore. But take your time to wander along the old streets and you surely gain many exciting experience.
Tip for you – Names of some streets with typical products: Bat Su (China Bowls), Cha Ca (roasted fish), Hang Bac (jewelries), Hang Dau (shoes & sandals), Hang Gai (silk), To Tich (mixed fruits), Hang Luoc (comb), Hang Duong (candies & dry apricot), Hang Buom (banboo product). In addition, 4 walking streets Hang Dao – Hang Ngang – Hang Duong – Dong Xuan which formed “Night market” in the evening from Friday to Sunday is also a nice place to explore. Despite the damages that Vietnam War left in Hanoi, the Old Quarter still retained much of the original traits that interests tourists, especially those with architectural passion. These houses are neither tall buildings as people normally see in cities nor stilt houses on lines of poles, which were popular in Vietnams’ mountainous regions these days. They are also called “tubular houses” which are short and narrow but have great length.
After walking around and enjoy some local specialties (exclued), continue to Hoan Kiem Lake area where you can pay a visit Ngoc Son temple or enjoy a drink at Fany Ice Cream, Thuy Ta Ice Cream or some famous café shop/restaurants nearby.
Tour ends around 12.00PM
FREE TIME TO EXPLORE HANOI
4:00PM: Pick up from your Hotel & Transfer to West Lake
4:30PM: You will meet our professional SUP guide at the SUP station at north of West Lake. Then gather around for a brief instruction from our guide to know about basic SUP gear & techniques. You will be assigned your paddleboard and paddle - your friends for the day. Before paddling, you be fitted for a life jacket to ensure your safety. Be sure to wear proper clothing such as shorts, T-shirt or bathing suit, and bring along a bag to put your essential stuffs inside.Then carry your SUP to the water. From the SUP station, we paddle toward Tay Ho Temple, pass Tran Quoc Pagoda - the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, then move alongside the lake and back to the starting point. We will start out in calm water, and our guide will follow you with strict guidance. At first you can knee down to keep balance, then stand up slowly, one foot at a time. Keep your head and shoulders steady and upright, and shift your weight by moving your hips. By that way, you can increase your stability, as well as enjoy picturesque sightseeing along the lake and its breathtaking sunset view.
After paddling for 2-3 hours, our guide will lead you back to the SUP station.
7:00PM: Transfer back to your Hotel
Overnight sleeping bus to Sapa
DAY 3 : 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: Halong Bay Adventure Cruise
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.
14:30: Take a 30min speedboat back to Haiphong.
17:00: Bus arrives in Hanoi. Transfer to your Hotel
18.00: Transfer To Tam Coc (Ninh Binh)
22.00: Check in at Tam Coc Riecefield Resort
Day 7: Hoa Lu - Tam Coc + Bus to Hue
7.30- 8.30: Have breakfast and take in the mountain scenery as you get ready to explore the surrounding area.
9.00: Take the early boat trip down to the Tam Coc River- rowed by the local people - in Hoang Long river to visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way. You pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way, you witness local fisherfolk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.
12.00- 12.30: Enjoy lunch at Duc Tuan Restaurant served with goat meat that the Ninh Binh province is famous for.
- After lunch, you connect the bicycles from the hostel and are then free to explore the local country side and ancient temples that surround Tam Coc.
15.00: Be back at Duc Tuan Restaurant, then the bus will pick up and transfer you back to Hanoi after two hours.
17.00: Finish tour in your hotel.
20.30: Take the bus to Hue, you arrive Hue at 5:00 am.
END OF OUR SERVICE !!!