Ha Long Bay And Victoria Experience Tour 8days
Travel Style: Vietnam Train Tours Start from Hanoi
Itinerary: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Sapa – Hill Tribe – Victoria Express Train – Ha Long Bay
Day 01, Sun/Tue: Arrival Hanoi
Arrival transfer to our hotel in old quarter of Hanoi. At leisure, overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
Day 02, Mon/Wed: Arrival Hanoi – Victoria Express train to Sapa
At leisure in Hanoi. Tonight we board the Victoria Express train to Sapa. The train leaves at 22:00pm.
Day 03, Tue/Thu: Sapa
The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer us to Sapa. The drive to Sapa is only 33 km but it takes around 1.5 hours to make our way up the mountains. Arrive Sapa and freshen up followed by buffet breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy hotel facility and Sapa town. This afternoon at 1pm from the hotel there will be a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, and Sansaho village home to the H’mong hill tribes minority peoples. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Diner at the hotel.
Overnight at Victoria Sapa hotel.
(Breakfast and diner included)
Day 04, Wed/Fri: Sapa
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
Embark on a lovely walk that will take us along small paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Tavan, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. This is a absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Stopping for a picnic lunch on the way at a family in Ta Van village. Opportunity to meet with local people and study the art of making batik and local weaving villages – study textile tradition of craft women o Black H’mong and Red Dzao. Overnight at Victoria Sapa hotel .
(Breakfast and lunch included)
Day 05,Thu/ Sat: Victoria day train to Hanoi
We breakfast and bid farewell to friendly local people for a transfer back to Lao Cai for the Victoria Express train journey back to Hanoi. The scenic train journey leaves at 10:20 and takes us along the most spectacular country along Red river. We are treated to a 3 course lunch on bord. The trin Hanoi around 8:30pm. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
(Breakfast and lunch included)
Day 06, Fri/ Sun : Hanoi – Halong bay Junk cruise
Breakfast at the hotel
Leave Hanoi by private car/van at 8:30am arriving at the jetty around 12:30pm. Welcome on board of Halong Ginger and set sail through bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth.
After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with Halong Ginger golden sails, go swimming on a quite beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishmen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations.
At sunset time, kayak or symply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board Halong Ginger , enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at Ginger restaurant.
(Breakfast, lunch and diner included)
Day 07, Sat/Mon : Halong bay Junk cruise – Hanoi
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Car is awaiting for you there and transfer you back to your hotel or residence in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 08, Sun/Tue : Hanoi
Leisure day to enjoy Hanoi till your departure.
The trip concludes
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* English speaking guide
* All transportation and transfers
* All accommodation on twin share basis at Victoria Hotel
* Return Victoria Express train
* Meals as indication
* Admission fees and permits where applicable
* Drinking water during the trek.
* English or French Speaking Guide
* Boat Trip Cruise in Ha Long Bay
* Airfares & airport taxes
* Pre/post trip arrangement
* Visa and visa arrangement
* Travel insurance
* Other personal expenses
Note: Hotels are subject to change due to availability. In that case we will choose equivalent accommodation
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