A mix of culture and adventure this little trip has all that you can ask for.
Take a trek around the greenery of Sapa or just laze in the cruise while you also swim and snorkel but you get right into the action in this tour that has been designed specially for those who are a little short on time but would like to see the best of Vietnam.
Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Hanoi. You can do a bit of exploring on your own for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Hanoi.
This 25km-trail biking adventure will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and you will be able to enjoy a scenic ride to the countryside. You will see the Eiffel Bridge, ride a ferry across Duong River, spend some time with the locals, and visit an ancient fortress.
Lunch will be served before your transfer back to your hotel.
At 9:00 in the evening, you will be transferred to Hanoi Railway Station. The overnight train that will take you to Sapa will leave the station at approximately 10:00 PM.
You will reach Lao Cai Railway Station at around 5:30 AM and you will be transferred to your hotel in Sapa. The rest of the morning is at your leisure.
After lunch, you will begin your trek to the local villages of the Black H’Mong Tribe. The 5km-trail is very scenic and you can spend some time to enjoy the waterfalls. You will then return to your hotel for dinner.
For the second day of the trek, you will be covering a distance of 14 kms. After your breakfast at the hotel, you will head out to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages and visit the tribes in the area. You will have your lunch along the way. Head back to Sapa by motorbike or van. Then, you will be transferred to Lao Cai Town, have dinner, and ride an overnight train back to Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi early morning the next day.
For this part of the tour, you will be enjoying some luxurious time on board a junk boat.
You will be picked up in Hanoi and will be transferred to Hon Gai harbor, where you will begin your cruise into Bai Tu Long Bay. This is a good site to see the limestone karsts minus the crowd. In the afternoon, you can go kayaking through the Karst Mountains and swim or relax by the beach. You will then return to the boat for dinner and to enjoy the amenities available on board. You can get a massage if you wish
Rise and shine! Start your day by learning a couple of Tai Chi moves on the sundeck. Then have your breakfast as you take in the view of the beautiful surroundings. After that, you will once again disembark to explore a cave. Lunch will be served while heading back towards the harbor.
Your tour wouldn’t end just yet when you reach the harbor. You will still visit an agricultural village and watch a water puppet show performance. This tradition and form of entertainment is said to date as far back as the 11th century.
Transfer to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
If your departure flight schedule allows it, you can go around Hanoi more before your transfer to the airport.