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Trip Code

CVT107

Halong Bay and Sapa Tour

Trip Duration

6 Days/ 5 Nights

Trip Overview

This sample Vietnam Tour is customizable. Contact us to have it tailor-made to suit your expectation if necessary.

Day 1: Hanoi - Sapa

Day 2: Sapa - Bac Ha

Day 3: Bac Ha Market - Drive To Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi City Tour

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Custom Vietnam Travel, you will be met and picked up by our tour guide and driver at your hotel at 8:00 a.m. Take the morning drive toward Lao Cai province. It takes us about 4 hours driving to Lao Cai city on the HW Noi Bai – Lao Cai. This is the longest highway in Vietnam. The scenic drive from the Red River Delta, through the midland will be a good start for your trip.

Arrive in Lao Cai City around noon, have a lunch break at a restaurant.

In the afternoon, take 1 more hour uphill drive to Sapa. Just touching the town, get dropped off at a trekking point in Ma Tra Village. Start the easy trek on a small concrete path to Ta Phin village of the Red Yao people. The scenery of terraced fields and tribal villages on the trek is beautiful. Get transferred to Sapa town for checking into a hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the town and relax.

DAY 1: HANOI - SAPA (TA PHIN VALEY TREK)

Meals:  Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa (There is home-stay option for the night. Let your travel specialist know if it is preferred)

Trekking Distance: 8 km approx.

After breakfast, checking out of your room and transfer to a trekking point to Muong Hoa Valley. The trek from Y Linh Ho Village to Lao Chai village of the Black H'mong is one of the best scenery in the region. At the end of the trek, get back on your private vehicle and heading to Bac Ha. Your lunch today is at a local restaurant on the way.

The afternoon drive takes over one hour to Bac Ha town. On arrival, check in the homestay and refreshment. After that, set out with your tour guide for 1,5 hour trek on small concrete path to visit a Flower H'mong Village and enjoy the peaceful rural land of Bac Ha.

DAY 2: SAPA TREK (MUONG HOA VALLEY) - BAC HA (SAT)

Meals:  Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Private Room at a Local House

Trekking Distance: Morning: 5 km - Afternoon: 5 Km

Have your breakfast at the hotel as usual, then your tour guide will walk you to the market.

The hill tribe market is very colorful and really like a local festival. Here you will see Flower Hmong, Phu La, Dao, Tay, Nung… all hill tribe groups gather around for trading. It is an awesome experience of seeing colors, understanding traditions and feeling the atmosphere. The market offers a variety of local products includes colorful embroidery, handicrafts and all types of daily necessary stuffs.

Here also available animal market where people sell and buy or barter animal such as dogs, pot-bellied pigs, cows, buffaloes and so on.

After lunch, you will spend the whole afternoon driving back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 6:00 PM.

DAY 3: BAC HA HILL TRIBE MARKET - HANOI (SUN)

Meals:  Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Hanoi, located on the banks of the Red River, is one of the most ancient capitals in the world, where travelers can find well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city center.

In the morning, breakfast at the hotel. Start the city tour with Ba Dinh Square, including: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, view of the presidential palace, Uncle Ho's house-on-stilts; One Pillar Pagoda; Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university. Set menu lunch at a restaurant in the city.

In the afternoon, Hoa Lo Prison (A add-on if you are interested in); Ethnology Museum (about Vietnamese ethnic minorities) with water puppet show. An interesting walk along the train tracks through a part of the city residence.

DAY 4: HANOI CITY TOUR

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meet your tour guide and driver again at 8:00 AM to start the day. The morning drive through the Red River Delta will take you to Halong City. On Arrival at the pier, embark on a Deluxe Junk and cruise to discover the bay in the afternoon.

Have lunch while cruising to the magnificent bay of the World Heritage, admiring the fascinating formations of limestone islands. The activities include swimming in the crystal water; visiting a limestone cave; swimming or kayaking.

Have dinner and overnight on board.

DAY5: HANOI - HALONG BAY

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on a boat

Wake up early in the morning for sunrise and a view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.

After the soft breakfast, the crews pull up the anchor for further cruise to other parts of the bay and visit a peaceful area by a sampan boat ride. After that, the boat is gently meandering between the rocks and towards the pier. An A la cart brunch is served on the way.

Disembark at noontime. Get back on your private transport and take the afternoon drive to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi, check back into your hotel to end the service.

DAY 6: HALONG BAY - HANOI

Meals: Brunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

What's Included

INCLUSIONS

  • Private air-conditioned vehicles

  • Accommodation during the trip with daily breakfast

  • Pro English speaking tour guide (Other languages are available on request)

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

  • Overnight boat trip in Halong Bay

  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time

  • Bottled water on the vehicle

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel insurance

  • International flight tickets

  • Visas and airport departure tax

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Drinks and other meals

  • Others that not mentioned clearly in the inclusion above

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I wholeheartedly recommend Custom Vietnam Travel. We designed a custom made trip to Vietnam (Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi-An, Siem Reap) with this agency. They accommodated all of our requests. The interaction with them was easy and prompt before the trip and the delivery was excellent. Very good guides, good transportation and great selection of hotels and restaurants throughout.Thanks very much for a great family&friends vacation.

Custom made trip of Vietnam and Cambodia

Jorge L. Perea

Spanish

Reviewed: Sep 1, 2019

We have just returned from a 6D5N private tour with Custom Vietnam to Mui Ne / Dalat. This is the 2nd time we travel with them, the 1st time was just a year ago to Ninh Bình/Sapa. Like the 1st time, everything went very smoothly from booking to the actual tour. Custom Vietnam continued to impress us with their high standard of customer service and the excellent choice of responsible tour guide and driver.
A special thank to the sales consultant Ms Julie Bui who handle our booking. She is very dedicated and responsible. She even called us on the last day of our tour to find out if we are satisfied with the trip.

Amazing Service!

Fook-Mun W

Singapore

Reviewed: Aug 25, 2019

I was recommended to join this tour by a local friend. Rosie was in charge of liaising with me for arrangement and payment and did a great job responding to my queries.
The tour guide Key was very funny and cute, he entertained us a lot during the tour. We visited Bai Dinh pagoda, Trang An ecotourism boat ride + King Kong Skull Island + Mua Cave and although it was rainy, still enjoyable. There was a lunch buffet provided, which was passable. Met other tour participants from other countries who were very friendly too. Overall an enjoyable tour and good service from the agency and tour guide.

Great travel and responsive service from Custom Vietnam Travel

Lebamyo 

Singapore

Aug 24, 2019

Rosie worked with me (very patiently and thoroughly) to organize a HIGHLY customized tour schedule which involved me sending PDFs of sites of I wanted to visit and the specific order in which I wanted to visit them. Everything went smoothly apart from the weather (which, obviously was beyond anyone's control), but the guides were able to ensure that I was still able to visit every site I wanted to see.
She was also available in real-time via WhatsApp to fix the occasional minor hiccup, which was very helpful. If I return to Vietnam I will definitely use this service again.

Fully customized tour, all went smoothly

Timothy Ciccone

USA

Aug 12, 2019

It has been an exquisite experience having Custom Vietnam Travel to plan our summer holiday for our family of 4.
As usually were our own planning pour, we had only bought the tickets for the flights in and out of Vietnam, and at short notice Rosie had made a perfect plan for our stay in Vietnam.
We experienced the north, the middle and the south of Vietnam and every hotel, guide and car with driver worked perfectly. All our needs and expectation were met more than we had thought of.
The contact with Custom Vietnam Travel were smooth even as we live in Denmark and Rosie is in Hanoi. We had several emails with details and information before our travel and while we were in Vietnam we were in contact (if needed) by WhatsApp.
When we arrived at the airport Custom Vietnam Travel picked us up and transported us to the hotel. Later the first day we had a nice visit by Rosie where she told us tips about what to do and see in Hanoi.
Every detail of the plan Rosie had made, worked perfectly and if we wanted to do or see something else, we just arranged it with the guides, that was very flexible.
We highly recommend Custom Vietnam Travel for arrangements in the lovely country of Vietnam!

Excellent 12 day Vietnam tour for the whole family

Britta LN

Belgium

Aug 8, 2019

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