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October 12, 2015

“Where Mountains meets the Sea” * 5N/4D Northern Vietnam * 325 $USD per person

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Embrace Vietnam’s natural beauty from Sapa to the Sea. Begin in Sapa a charming mountain town rich with history and spectacular treks to unearth fascinating hill-tribe life. Then journey to the sea and cruise the jade green waters of Halong Bay in a traditional junk. Kayak to discover hidden lagoons, swim in the warm sea or relax on deck and soak up the views.

Day 1:
Hanoi – Lao Cai
Take an overnight train journey from Hanoi to the border town of Lao Cai and the gateway to Sapa.
Guide: English Speaking tour guide for pickup service to train station
Meals: Dinner Not included optional

Day 2:
Trekking route: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa
Guide: English Speaking tour guide
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals: Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner

Arrive at Lao Cai railway station at around 5am in the morning, greeted by our driver and taken to Sapa by bus. The uphill bus ride takes a little over an hour, giving you glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. There’ll be chance to freshen up at the hotel before enjoying a hearty breakfast.

Our adventure then starts with a trek to Y Linh Ho village, home of the Black Hmong people, where we’ll rest to appreciate the full beauty of the Muong Hoa valley. Then, we’ll ss through Lao Chai village, to have a delicious traditional lunch in a local house, close to the river.

After lunch, we’ll follow a very popular route to a village of the Dzay people, Tavan. The glorious views and fresh air will leave you feeling invigorated, plus there’ll be plenty of opportunity to pause for photographs and simply enjoy the panoramic views. We’ll return to Sapa by car.

Day 3:
Trekking route: Sapa – Suoi Ho – Ma Tra – Ta Phin
Guide: English Speaking tour guide
Accommodation: Homestay
Meals: Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner

After a filling buffet style breakfast, you will check out and leave any luggage at the hotel. We’ll then resume our journey with a trek to Suoi Ho village, where we’ll have tea, freshly picked from the surrounding plantations in the tranquil cardamom garden.

Later, following the buffalo trails, we’ll visit the friendly village of the Black Hmong people of Ma Tra, before continuing our trek to Ta Phin village. Here we’ll meet the Red Dao people going about their daily lives, making the colourful handicrafts they sell locally. A delicious Vietnamese lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

We’ll now make our way to Ta Phin Village where you can explore and perhaps enjoy a local delicacy. We’ll be picked up by car, and return to the hotel to shower and change before dinner is served.

Our tour guide will pick you up for your transfer to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Hanoi.

Day 4:
Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cruising around the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay
Guide: English Speaking tour guide
Accommodation: Your own private cabin twin or double/or single share
Meals: Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner

It’s an early start as you arrive back in Hanoi to freshen up and to enjoy the famous Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup for breakfast before heading to Halong Bay arriving around noon. Board a traditional wooden junk boat to cruise the jade green waters. Go kayaking to discover hidden lagoons, swim in the warm waters, or relax on deck soaking up the amazing views.

Day 5:
Halong Bay – Hanoi

See the Surprise Cave, the largest and most beautiful cave in the bay. Wander through the narrow opening to where the cavern opens up with stunning rock formations lit up with colourful lights. Cruise back to Halong pier and return to Hanoi late in the afternoon.

Additional Info
Country: Vietnam
Region: Northern Vietnam
City: Hanoi
Address: Hang Boum street 2
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Top Travel Voucher: 100USD discount e.g. person sharing a twin room
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