Day 1: Singapore - Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
You are welcome at the airport after a 3hr20mins flight from Changi Airport Singapore to Hanoi, a transfer to the hotel in Hanoi center, check in your hotel, time at leisure
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Sapa(B)
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights,
8h00: Start the tour by car to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda nearby, After visiting Tran Quoc Pagoda on the bank of the biggest Lake in Hanoi - the West Lake, our guide will take you to visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to discover the rich culture of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.
12h00: Lunch, after lunch, visit the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple. 1 hour sitting on the Cyclo to visit Hanoi Old Quarter then Enjoy the Water Puppet Show.
Free time for dinner by yourselves
21h00 Transfer to the train station for the night train to Sapa
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat (B, L)
Early arrival at Lao Cai station, meet with our local guide and driver then transfer by car for the highland town of Sapa. Have breakfast at a local restaurant or hotel. Then we visit the Minority Village where ethnic minority people are in various styles of traditional dress - indigo tunics and leggings, elaborate pleated skirts, sliver-studded jackets. The first sightseeing is Cat Cat minority village where you will have a new understanding of these minorities and experience their unique lifestyle back to Sapa, lunch
After lunch, walk to the Fansipan Cable Car Station for the trip to Fansipan Peak (the highest peak in Southeast of Asean 3143m)
17h00: Back to your hotel, free time
Day 4: Lao Chai – Ta Van – Shuttle bus back to Hanoi (B, L)
The morning journey will commence with a drive southwards Muong Hoa valley. You will then start your descending walk into the valley, which is the largest paddy terrace in Sapa area. The guide will provide you with interesting information about rice and rice growing. If you visit the valley some time in between May and October, you will be able to experience how the local do planting and harvesting, one of the most important activities in their daily life. The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of Black H'mong minority to Ta Van village of Giay minority including a visit to the local Catholic Church. Lunch at local restaurant.
After that, a shuttle bus will come to pick you up for the transfer back to Hanoi for 5hrs travelling.
Arrive at Hanoi around 20.00 PM, Check in the hotel
Day 5: Hanoi – Ha Long, overnight onboard (B, L,D)
9.00 am: Pick up at your hotel, transfer to Halong Bay with a short stop in 30 minutes on the way
12.00 noon: Upon arrival at Tuan Chau boat dock, the staffs of the Cruise company welcome you at waiting room.
12.30 noon: Cruise manager takes the guests to the cruise to start the tour.
Check in the cabin
1.00 pm: Buffet lunch is served in the restaurant at the first deck. Passengers enjoy the delicious lunch while admiring the grace of the bay.
3.30 pm: Visiting Vung Vieng village – the famous pearl-growing village by typical round-shaped rowing boat and the fishing tanks of the local people, observing the process of feeding pearl as well as local life on the surface of Halong bay.
4.30 pm: Come back to the cruise by tender to relax, do personal hygiene before enjoy the dinner on board. Enjoy Happy hour with special menu from 16.30 pm to 19.00 pm. You will get discount with all of the drinks: cocktail, mocktail and mixed drinks.
4.35 pm: The cruise sails from Vung Vieng fishing village to Cong Do sleeping area. Treasure the wonderful beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay at the sunset, admire the striking islands and islets, relax and savor the fresh and peaceful atmosphere which could hardly be found in land.
5.20 pm: Relax on the cruise.
6.15 pm: On-board the vessel, surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (spring roll).
7.00 pm: Gala elegant set dinner is served on-board. You can enjoy the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night.
9.00 pm: Evening activities: relax at leisure; enjoy our movie night, board games or our massage & spa services. Squid fishing and chatting with your partner, friends, family. Overnight on Huong Hai Sealife Cruise. (Massage and spa fee is not included) 12h15 – 13h00 From Tuan Chau wharf, Tuan Chau island of Ha Long city, we go to Calypso Cruise by small boat. A warmly welcome drinks will be served upon arrival the cruise then has a short time for check in proceeds: get a brief introduction and safety guidelines then check in
Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Ha Long Bay, admiring the fascinating nature, then anchor at Lan Ha Bay area.
15h00 Join a guide to explore hidden parts of the bay, the area of Dark and Bright cave where to goes through the cave, under the mountain to a lake which is formed by a Karst – well like a dragon eye inside the mountain. This is a very beautiful sight that visitors like the most. You share a sampan with other tourists with a local rower OR taking a kayak on your own.
Return to Calypso Cruises for changing swimming suits then join swimming time in the sea or at the swimming pool on sundeck.
17h30 Enjoy happy hours with various drinks on discounts, try swimming pool and charming the bay with our handsome bartenders. Sun set can be seen from the sundeck if it is a lucky day.
18h00 Take part in a cooking demonstration and food décor with our Chef.
19h00 Join dinner at Calypso Cruises restaurant.
20h30 – 22h00 Time of relaxation after a day on sundeck, leisure in room for watching films, sing karaoke in restaurant or go to tender for squid fishing with cruise staffs.
Overnight in Lan Ha Bay.
Day 6: Ha Long – Hanoi (B,L)
06h30 Welcome a new day with amazing dawn on the Legendary Gulf of Tonkin. Refresh your body & soul by a Tai-chi lesson on sundeck.
07h00 – 7h45 Have a breakfast in the restaurant.
08h00 Then you take a bus route for about 20 minutes on Cat Ba Island from Gia Luan Pier to visit Trung Trang Grotto, a special place to save the significant of Karst in millions years. During the travel, you will be immersed in the wild fresh natural scenery of Cat Ba National Park.
09h30 – 10h00 Return to Calypso Cruises for shower. Check out of your room.
10h00 – 11h30 An early lunch will be severed.
11h30 – 12h00 After paid the bills, a small boat will take all of us to Tuan Chau wharf.
12h00 – 12h30 Calypso cruises end at Tuan Chau wharf.
Day 7: Hanoi – Fly back to Singapore (B)
Free time until transfer to the airport for your departure flight back to Changi Airport
- All private transportation as per program
- Hotel accommodation shared in Double/Twin room at specified hotel or similar with daily breakfast
- Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai with air-conditioning, soft-sleeper, 4 people in 01 cabin
- Shuttle bus ticket Sapa - Hanoi
- Meals as indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
- Experienced English speaking local tour guides
- All sightseeing tickets
- Services charges and government tax.
- International flight ticket
- Other meals
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Other services not mentioned above
3* hotel category
Hanoi : Golden Silk Boutique Hotel
Sapa : Sapa Charm Hotel
Halong Bay : Calypso Cruise
4* hotel category
Hanoi : Silk Path Hotel
Sapa : Amazing Sapa Hotel
Halong Bay : Pelican Cruise