Day 01: Arrival Hanoi
Arrival transfer to our hotel in old quarter of Hanoi. At leisure, overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
Day 02: Victoria Express Train To Sapa (Breakfast)
At leisure in Hanoi. Tonight we board the Victoria Express train to Sapa. The train leaves at 22:00pm.
Day 03: Sapa (Breakfast/Dinner)
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. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 04: Sapa (Breakfast/Lunch)
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.
Day 05: Victoria Day Train To Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch)
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 train arrives Hanoi at around 8:30pm. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 06: Hanoi - Halong Bay Junk Cruise (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi at 0830 for a four-hour drive through the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Comfort stop en route for photos and coffee before arriving to Halong City We then transfer to to a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site. While on board we will be served a sumptuous fresh, local seafood lunch followed by a swim and exploring some of the limestone caves in this area. When the sun come down we drop anchor for the night nearby a remote island.
12h30: Board Huong Hai Junk, check-in registration
13h00: Have lunch with welcome wine.
14h00: A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay
15h00. Optional visit to Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, round over Tuan Chau island, or Sungsot cave.
Optional swim at lovely beaches. Afternoon tea with pastries on the sundeck or in the restaurant and drink before dinner.
18h00: Junk cruise ankor by the lagoon
19h00: Enjoy 4 course diner and overnight on Junk
Day 07: Halong Bay Junk Cruise - Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch)
07h30 : Junk boat once again sets sail through breathtaking secluded Halong bay
08h00: Enjoy breakfast while cruising
9h00 : Visit Bai tu long Bay, Teapot island, Chopstiks island Bai tho mountain.
11h00 : Return to Halong city and have lunch on board.
12h00 : Back to Halong wharf and disembark
Transfer back to Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi by 5pm. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 08: Hanoi (Breakfast)
Leisure day to enjoy Hanoi till your departure. End of services.