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Day 1: Noi Bai Arrival (D)

  • Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, our tour guide will pick you up and transfer to Hanoi center. Check in hotel and then free time.
  • Afternoon visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, Temple of literature then enjoy a cyclo ride around Hanoi Old Quarter before having a leisure walk along Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple. Dinner in local restaurant before transfer to railway station for the night train to Lao Cai.
  • Overnight on train (deluxe wooden cabin of 4 people).

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa (B,L,D)

  • 05.30: Arrive early in the morning, our tour guide picks up at the station and transfer to Sapa. Have a short break and having breakfast before the tour begins.
  • 09.00: Trekking to 2 villages Cat Cat and Sin Chai village to visit the H’mong, hydro power station and the waterfall
  • 13.00: Walk up back to Sapa and free time. Spend the night at hotel in Sapa.

Day 3: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B,L,D)

  • 09.00: Start trekking to Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H’mong and the Day (Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van). Lunch on the way
  • 14.30: Back to Sapa and free time until transfer to Lao Cai for the night train to Hanoi.
  • Overnight on train.

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong – Glory Cruise (B,L,D)

  • Early arraival in Hanoi,  pick up and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi for a short break.
  • 08h00 – 08h30: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
  • 10h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break
  • 12h00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time
  • 12h30: Board Glory Cruises for departure. Welcome drink will be served
  • 13h00: Lunch is served while cruising through the bay
  • 15h30: Visit exciting Cua Van fishing village. The village is free of busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen.
  • 16h30: Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits).
  • 17h00: Back on board and continue cruising to Drum Cave (Hang Trong) to dock.
  • 19h00: Dinner is served.
  • 21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. Relax and spend a romantic night on Glory Cruise

Day 5: Halong – Glory Cruise – Hanoi (B,L)

  • 07.00: Coffee and tea will be served
  • 08.00: Continue cruising
  • 08h15: Visit splendid Sung Sot Cave
  • 09h00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay, passing Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island.
  • 09.30: Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier
  • 11h30: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
  • 12.00: Return from Halong to Hanoi.
  • 14h00: Stop over in Dong Trieu town to visit a ceramics workshop.
  • 16.00: Arrive in Hanoi End of the trip. Free time and oernight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi – Departure (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Free time on your own activities before transfer to the airport for the onward flight.
  •  End of services.

Tour price for private tour: USD/pax

Group size

Service level


Single supplement

2-3 pax




4-5 pax




6-7 pax




8-10 pax







Room type


Charming Hotel 3.*




Sapa Royal View Hotel 3*




Glory Cruise 4*



Note: Similar hotels will be arranged upon request.


  • Pick up and see off service in Hanoi
  • All transports per program
  • Welcome drink on board in Halong Bay
  • 1 night on board in Halong Bay on 4star cruise
  • 1 night Hotels in Hanoi and Sapa
  • Breakfast after the night train from Hanoi/Lao Cai
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Cyclo ride in Hanoi
  • Entrance fees.
  • Insurance on junk
  • English speaking guide.


  • Drinks & other meals
  • International and domestic airfares
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips and other personal services.

Tour Note:

  • All rates are in US$ per person.
  • Free of charge for children under 4 years sharing bed with parents.
  • Surcharge 50% rate of adult for children (5-10 years) sharing bed with parents.(maximum 1child/couple, 2nd kid are fully charged).
  • Children from 11 years old are full charged at adult’s price
  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  • Special request (diet or vegetarian, …) should be sent before your departure date.

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