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Northern Express 7 days - 6 nights

Tour Information

  • Price: Please contact us
  • Day: 7
  • Night: 6
  • Itinerary: Ha Noi, Sapa, Ha Long

Our tour is designed to give people the opportunity to experience the best Northern Vietnam has to offer in a single package. This tour is ideal for those who work hard and only have limited time to get away from their hectic working days.

You will be staying in 3 Star, twin share accommodation, touring with qualified English speaking guides and have the security that only comes from knowing there is a highly experienced support team behind you every step of the way.

You will visit:

Hanoi – Y Linh Hồ – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Halong Bay and more ..

Highlights:

Spend 2 days and 1 night enjoying the breath taking scenery and waters of the world heritage listed Ha Long Bay traveling by luxury Junk. The bay features 1,960 – 2,000 islets and covers a total area of 1,550 Sq Kms.

You will visit a number of the larger caverns where you will be in wonder of the very beautiful formations of Stalactites and Stalagmites, created over the centuries and have the opportunity to go Kayaking on the calm waters of the bay.

Your comfortable and intimate luxury Junk features hand-crafted wooden interiors, a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths.

Experience the magnificent views and the mountain landscapes of the beautiful SapaValley. You will have the opportunity to visit the village of the Black H’mong tribes and Trek through terraced rice paddies and minority villages along the MuongHoaRiver. Receive and enjoy warm hospitality as you stay overnight in home stay accommodation before setting off to discover more of the area in the morning.

All tours you will undertake are fully guided, deluxe group tours with licensed and highly experienced guides ensuring you are in safe hands all the way.

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Overview

 Time Destination Activity Meal
Day 1 Ha Noi Arrival Ha Noi  
Day 2 Ha Long Bay Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay B/L/D
Day 3 Sapa Ha Long Bay – Hanoi –Overnight train to Sapa B/L
Day 4 Ta Van Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van B/L/D
Day 5 Sapa Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa B/L/D
Day 6 Ha Noi Lao Cai – Ha Noi B/L
Day 7 Ha Noi Departure B

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

The driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel located in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

0800 to 0830h: You will be picked from your hotel and start your scenic 3.5 hr drive through the Red River Delta and passing by many small villages on the way to Ha Long Bay.

You will stop for a short comfort break at the Humanity center situated approximately half way on to the bay. There you can purchase souvenirs from a vast selection items, enjoy a drink or simply stretch your legs.

1230h: On arrival to Ha Long, your guide will complete all the required paperwork for you and show you to the shuttle boat for your short trip to the cruise boat.

1300h: After checking in and short cruise briefing, you will be served a delicious lunch in the dining room while you enjoy the passing scenery of the bay.

1530h: You will have the opportunity to Kayak around the Bo Nau Cave area which has a 5 – 7m wide arch shaped entry. The cave covers an area of approximately 200 sq metres and standing at the entry gives visitors a unique view of the bay as if from the mouth of a monstrous beast.

1630h: Time to return to your cruise boat and take a short trip to Soi Sim Island where you can go swimming in the calm waters, lay on the beach or climb to the top of the hills on the island to enjoy a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay.

1730h: Return to the main boat where you can refresh or watch the sunset before dinner.

1900h: A delicious dinner will be served in the dining room and after you have finished your meal, you can relaxing and share stories with other guests while you enjoy a drink from the bar. For the adventurous, you can try your hand at squid fishing from the rear of the boat.

Overnight on cruise boat.

Day 3: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi –Overnight train to Sapa (B/L)

0630h: If you put your name down the night before, you can join the early morning Tai Chi class on the sun deck or simply take advantage of the amazing photo opportunities presented by watching the sun rise.

0730h: Enjoy a nice breakfast in the dining room while you watch the scenery of the bay slide past the windows as you cruise toward towards Bo Hon Island

0830h: You will visit the truly amazing Sung Sot Cave which is also known as Surprise Cave. The cave is reached by climbing approximately 100 stone steps and the journey up allows some excellent views of the bay below.

0930h: Return to your cruise boat and time to freshen up before checking out of your cabin.

While slowly cruising back toward the port, you will pass by Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and many more of the wonderful formations found only on Ha Long Bay. You will also be given a short Vietnamese cooking demonstration before being served lunch on board.

1200 – 1230h: Arrive to the harbour and begin your journey back to Hanoi.

1730h: Back to your hotel where you will have free time to have dinner and a short rest.

2030h: Our driver will pick up from your hotel and transfer to Hanoi train station where he will get your tickets for you so please follow him.

2100h: Train departure & travel time approx 9 hrs. Overnight is in a soft sleeper 4 berth cabin on board the train.

Overnight is in a 4 berth soft sleeper compartment on board the train.

Day 4: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B/L/D)

 0600h: Arrive at Lao Cai railway station where you will be met and transferred by shuttle bus to the township of Sapa which takes approx one hour.

 0800h: After breakfast, a morning shower and leaving your main luggage at the hotel, we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley. Here you will discover the wonderful scenery of the Hoang Lien mountain range and meet people of the Black H’mong tribes before Trekking through terraced rice paddies and minority villages along the MuongHoaRiver.

We then cross the suspension bridge towards the Zay village, arriving at Ta Van, where we have dinner cooked on a wood fire and enjoy the hospitality of a local Zay family.

Overnight in Home stay accommodation.

Day 5: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan –  Sa pa - Overnight train to Ha Noi (B/L/D)

Enjoy views of the magnificent landscape with your sunrise coffee and enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Once we have said our goodbyes, we will set off to trek through bamboo forests towards Giang Ta Chai waterfall, cross over a rattan suspension bridge and enter Giang Ta Chai village which is inhabited by the Red Zao minorities.

Here we will experience daily life before crossing over MuongHoaRiver up walk up the mountain to visit Supan village, the home of the H’mong people. We then board the bus back to Sapa where you can take shower in the hotel and have dinner before transferring to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Ha Noi.

Overnight is in a 4 berth soft sleeper cabin on board the train. Train departs 2115h.

Day 6: Lao Cai – Ha Noi (B/L)

0500h: Arrive at Hanoi train station and transfer to your hotel where you can change clothes etc before enjoying your day in the busy capital of Vietnam.

Your choice of ONE of the following day tour options:

Hanoi city tour,

Hanoi street food tour

Hoa Lu & Tom Coc or

Mai Chau.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 7: Departure (B)

Our driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the Hanoi Airport

 End of Tour.

Additional Information

  1. All persons traveling alone will be required to pay the single supplement.
  2. Laughing Roo Travel maybe required to change the itinerary due to annual flooding or other unforeseeable circumstances and all extra costs to be paid by the customer.
  3. Please check with your family doctor for medical advice before commencing the journey.
  4. Meals for customers with special dietary needs can be arranged but notice is required at time of booking.
  5. Please bring along a strong and comfortable pair of walking shoes, raincoat or small umbrella, jackets, small backpack, insect repellent and Sunscreen.
  6. All Laughing Roo Travel customers are entitled to a 15% discount at GM Tailors.

Prices/Booking

Children policy:

  1. A surcharge will be applied to Parents with children under the age of 2 for the cost of an extra bed unless child sharing a bed with parents. Fees vary & depend on accommodation provider’s policy.
  2. 1 child 2-6 years old accompanied by two adults pays 50% of the deal price directly to Laughing Roo Travel upon booking.
  3. Additional children aged 0 to 6 years old welcome but are required to pay 75% of deal price. (eg. Family with 1 child aged 2 & 1 child aged 5 need to pay 75% of deal price for the 5 year old)
  4. Children 7 and above pay normal deal price.
  5. A domestic airline surcharge will apply to all children under the age of 7 for packages with flights.

Please Note: When traveling to Ha Long Bay and / or Sapa, please leave your main luggage in storage at the hotel in Hanoi and take overnight bag only.

Note from the tour:

  • Hotel and breakfast cost on Day 6 (back from Sapa) in the itinerary is included in the tour price. At least 2 persons per double/twin room. Single supplement.

Tour price includes:

  • Cookery demonstrations, Tai Chi Session.
  • Boat, kayaking.
  • Train tickets Ha Noi/Lao Cai return
  • 2 way airport transfers
  • Meals as indicated in the tour itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).
  • Transport as per tour program.
  • English speaking tour guides.
  • Twin share accommodation, entrance fees & security permits.

Excludes:

Flights, Drinks, late check out, early check in, Tips, Phone calls, travel visa’s, personal travel insurance & Other private expenses.

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