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Sapa Hard Trekking 1

Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai- Ta online pharmacy Van – Giang Ta Chai- ban Ho- Nam Toong.

Duration: 3 days/4 nights

Night 1: Hanoi- Lao Cai

8:00- Mini bus pick up from hotel and transfer to Tran Quy Cap train station.
9:00- Train depart and sleep the night on train. Travel time approx 9hrs.

Day 1: Sapa- Y Linh Ho- Lao Chai- Ta Van ( B, L, D)

6:00 AM – Arrive at Lao Cai station. Change to mini bus for transfer to Sapa hotel. Travel time approx 1 hrs.

7-8:00 AM – Breakfast and a shower in the hotel.

9:30 AM – Begin trekking from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificent landscapes.

12:00 PM – Trek through Y Linh Ho village with Black H’mong tribe.

1:00 PM – Break for delicious lunch in the local house near by Muong Hoa stream where we can have a nice swim.

2:00 PM – Keep trekking through lush rice-terraces towards Lao Chai village to experience Black H’mong people’s daily life and traditional cuture.

3:30 PM – Arrive into Ta Van village inhabited by Zay minorities exhibiting strong Chinese culture where we have dinner cooked on a wood fire enjoying the company and hospitality of our Zay family and homestay overnight.

Day 2: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pa – Ban Ho ( B,L,D)

8:00 AM – Breakfast at homestay.

9:00 AM – Trek through bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai waterfall, bridge and village inhabited by Red Zao minority for a short break to enjoy stunning view surrounding.

12.00 – Keep trekking into the village of the Red Zao minority.

1:00 PM – Continue trekking to Supan of Black H’mong people.

2:00 PM – Break for lunch.

2:30 PM - Continue trekking down to Ban Ho village with Tay tribes living on stilt houses in the bottom of the valley where we will stay overnight.

Day 3: Ban Ho- Nam toong- Sapa ( B,L,D)

8:00 AM – Breakfast at homestay. Explore their villages, a beautiful waterfall, hot Spring.

9:30 AM – Begin trek to the remote, village called Nam Toong, inhabited by Red Zao tribe, enjoy spectacular view surrounding.

12:00 – Return to Ban Ho for lunch.

12:30 PM – Keep trekking uphill to Ban Den village for bus pick up and transfer to Sapa.

2:00 PM – Free time in Sapa for shower and dinner.

5:30 PM – Bus transfer back to Lao Cai train station for the night train bank to Hanoi.

Night 4: Lao Cai- Hanoi

5:00 AM – Arrive at Tran Quy Cap Train Station.Tour ends.

Quantity  2+  4+  6+  8+
Price/pax  $272.0  $238.0  $222.0  $196.0

Included:

  • Train tickets Hanoi/ Lao Cai for 2 ways.( soft sleeper with A/C,King Express,Livitran Train,Hatraco Train,Tulico Train,…).
  • All meals as mentioned in the tour program ( B, L, D)
  • Transport as tour program…
  • English speaking tour guide.
  •  All accommodation, entrance fees, security permits.

Excluded:

  • Insurance.
  • Drinks, phone calls, other private expenses.

NOTES : Please bring along a good pair of walking shoes, raincoats, jackets, insect repellent and Sunscreen.

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Sapa – Bac Ha

Duration: 3 days/4 nights

Night 1 : Hanoi – Lao Cai

8:00 PM – Mini bus pick up from hotel and transfer to Tran Quy Cap train station.
9:00 PM – Train departs and sleep the night train.Travel time approx 9 hrs.

Day 1 : Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van ( B-L-D ).

6:00 AM – Arrive Lao Cai train station.Change to mini bus for transfer to Sapa Hotel.

7:00 to 8:00 order viagra online AM – Breakfast and shower in hotel.

9:30 AM – Begin trekking from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificent landscapes.

12:00 AM – Trek through Y Linh Ho village with Black Hmong tribe.

1:00 PM – Break for delicious lunch in the local house near by Muong Hoa stream where you can have a nice swim.

2:00 PM – Keep trekking through lush rice-terraces towards Lao Chao village to experience Black H`mong people`s daily life and traditional culture.

3:30 PM – Arrive into Ta Van village inhabited by Zay minorities exhibiting strong Chinese culture where we have dinner cooked on a wood fire enjoying the company and hospitality of our Zay family and homestay overnight.

Day 2 : Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Supan – Sapa (B-L-D).

8:30 AM – Breakfast at homestay.

9:00 to 9:30 AM – Trek through bamboo forests to Giang Ta Chai waterfall,bridge and village inhabited by Red Zao minorities for a short break to enjoy stunning view surrounding.

12:00 PM – Break for lunch.

12:45 PM – Keep trekking into village of Red Zao minorities,visit their houses to explore their rich culture.

1:30 PM – Continue trekking down to Supan of Black H`mong people for bus pick up and transfer to Sapa.

3:00 PM – Free time in Sapa for shower and Dinner

Day 3 : Sapa – Bac Ha Market ( B-L-D ).

7:00 AM – Check out hotel and depart to Bac Ha Market.

9:30 AM – Arrive at Bac Ha Market.

Free time for visiting one of the most colourful market in

the world.This big market in North West Vietnam filled with many different hill-trible peoples such as Flower H`mong,Dzay,Tay people,…At the market,you have chance to enjoy Bac Ha people`s simple but unique kinds of food with special wines made from rice,cassavas,corn and different sorts of fruits such as plumps,apples,peaches,…talking to the monorities through the guides interpretation.

After lunch,leave the market for visiting the H`mong Kings House ( King Hoang A Tuong ) built by French colonists ad the Chinese in 1920,short walking to see Ban Pho village where is homeland of Flower Hmong.

Say good bye to Back Ha Market and get back to Lao Cai station.Having dinner before getting on night train back Hanoi.

Night 4 : Lao Cai – Hanoi.

5:00 AM – Arrive at Tran Quy Cap Train Station. Tour ends

Quantity  8+  6+  4+  2+
Price/pax  $229.0  $248.0  $279.0  $359.0

Included :

  • Train tickets Hanoi/Lao Cai return.( soft sleeper with A/C,King Express,Livitran Train,Hatraco Train,Tulico Train,…).
  • All meals as mentioned in the tour program.
  • Transport as tour program.
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • All accommodation : Boutique Hotel,Goldsea Hotel,Royal View Hotel,Bamboo Hotel,…).
  • Entrance fees,security permits.

Excluded :

  • Insurance.
  • Drinks,phone calls,other private expenses.

NOTE :
Please bring along a good pair of walking shoes,rain coats,jackets.insect repellent and sunscreen.

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Ethnic colorful markets

Night 1: Hanoi Boutique Hotel staff escorts you to the railway station for boarding on a 4 – AC – soft sleeper – cabin to travel up Lao Cai city.

Day 1: Lao Cai – Ethic market – Sa Pa (B/L/)

5:00 Arrive at Lao Cai Train station in the early morning, you are welcomed by our local guide. Enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant. After that, we will visit one of the colorful tribal markets. The tour is subject to your visiting date:
Tuesday   : Coc Ly Market ( 56km from Lao Cai )
Wednesday : Cao Son Market ( 81km from Lao Cai )
Thursday  : Lung Khau Nhin Market (65km from Lao Cai )
Saturday  : Can Cau Market ( 87km

from Lao Cai )
Sunday    : Bac Ha Market ( 67km from Lao Cai )

Lunch in town then transfer to Sapa for staying overnight.
Night 2: Overnight at hotel in Sapa

Day 2:  Sapa – Hill Tribe villages – Homestay (B/D)

After breakfast in the hotel, At 8:30 trek down to Cat Cat village of Black H’mong people to see their daily life activities, such as: rice cultivating, clothes weaving, brocade embroidering and indigo colour dyeing. Later on back Sapa town. Start the tour in the afternoon at 14:00, downhill trekking to Lao Chai Village – home of  Black H’mong minority, trek through Muong Hoa Valley with many beautiful sceneries along the river then reach Ta Van village where you can pay a visit to a Dzay minority peole family. Dinner & homestay here..

Night 3: Homestay at Dzay family

Day 3: Tavan – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa – Lao Cai station (B)

Wake up with the locals in the sound of pigs, chickens and the family dogs. The family is already on their feet preparing your breakfast. After breakfast, say good bye to the locals and trek through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai – home of Red Dzao people.  Meet and talk with people to learn more about their daily life, customs and traditions. Pass over the Cau May (Rattan) Bridge then at 12:00 get back to Sapa Town by car. Free afternoon to discover Sa Pa town or shopping in the local market.

Leave the town for Lao Cai train station at around 16:00 pm for boarding the night train back to Hanoi.

Night 4 : Night train back to Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi

The train arrives at Hanoi in the early morning, Hanoi Elegance Hotel staff will pick you up, and escort you back to the hotel (optional).

For guests who await to check-in, we highly recommend you to order the extra package including All-you-can-eat breakfast and Spa coupon @USD 20 per person. This will rejuvenate your body after the tiresome return journey from Sapa by train in early morning.

Tour ends.

Prices (US$)

Private group Standard Superior (Chau Long Hotel)
1 person 295 / person 355 / person
2 persons 230 / person 260 / person
3 persons 220 / person 250 / person
4 persons 210 / person 240 / person

Note: Join-in group is not available. Please contact us if you need further information

Included: Private transfers, Ac soft sleeper train, E.S. guide, admission fees, meals as specified, homestay, hotel and market tour.

Excluded: Insurance, drinks, other personal expenses. Tips are welcome!

What to bring: Passport, comfortable footwear for trekking, insect repellent, rain gears, hat, sun cream, warm clothing.

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Topas Ecolodge

Option 1: Topas Ecolodge – 3 days

This is a 3 day trip to the north with accommodation at Topas Ecolodge.

The newly developed Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien Mountains. The 25 lodges overlook the entire valley with the ethnic minority villages of Ban Ho and Than Phu 400 altitude meters below you.

Your journey will start from Hanoi with the soft sleeper night train to Lao Cai. Once in Lao Cai the next morning your driver will take you to the mountain town of Sapa (1550 m) and then straight to Topas Ecolodge. All together a journey of 2 hours.

At Topas Ecolodge breakfast will be ready for you in the restaurant and your private bungalow will be available for you.

This package has been carefully designed to give you the best opportunity to enjoy the best possible in the north of Vietnam – to explore the deep valleys,

breathtaking mountains and ethnic communities of this unspoiled corner of Vietnam.

Day to day program overview:

Day 1: On board the train Hanoi – Lao Cai (-,-,-)

Depart from Hanoi with Ratraco/ TSC night train.

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge (B,-,D)

Arrive Lao Cai. Transfer to Sapa and on to Topas Ecolodge. Over night in Topas Ecolodge.

Day 3: Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B,-,-)

Transfer from Topas Ecolodge to Sapa. In the late afternoon transfer to Lao Cai for the night train to Hanoi

Price: 188 US$/person

  • The price is based on twin shared room
  • Supplement cost for single room is 41 US$/ room
  • Extra charge for staying in weekend in Topas Ecolodge: 15US$ per person;

INCLUDED:

  • 01 night in Topas Ecolodge (twin shared room)
  • Transfer by Shuttle Bus Lao Cai – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Lao Cai
  • All indicated meals
  • Return soft sleeper in 4-berth cabin on Ratraco or TSC train

NOTE: The prices for HE2A Package are valid in 2010

1. Meals not mentioned above are surcharged as per policy of Topas and/or Victoria Hotel where guest(s) stay.

2. Cancellation:

2.1. Cancellations are not accepted without confirmation by fax or e-mail by Hanoi Elegance hotels.

2.2. Cancellation or changes made 3 full days prior to arrival date will not be charged; after 3 full days prior to arrival date will be charged 50% of the total amount; within 24 hours or no show will be charged 100 % of the total amount;

3. For guests who await to check-in, we highly recommend you to order the extra package including All-you-can-eat breakfast and Spa coupon @USD20 per person. This will rejuvenate your body after the tiresome return journey from Sapa by train in early morning.

Option 2: Topas Ecolodge – 4 days

Day to day program overview:

Day 1: On board the train Hanoi – Lao Cai (-,-,-)

Depart from Hanoi with Ratraco/ TSC night train.

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge (B,-,D)

Arrive Lao Cai. Transfer to Sapa and on to Topas Ecolodge. Over night in Topas Ecolodge.

Day 3: Topas Ecolodge (B,-,D)

Today is at your leisure at Topas Ecolodge. Should you would like to take a half day or full day excursion to the below valley, where the friendly Ethnic Minorities people live, the Lodge`s staff can assist you with tours and information.

Day 4: Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B,-,-)

Transfer from Topas Ecolodge to Sapa. In the late afternoon transfer to Lao Cai for the night train to Hanoi

Price: 249 US$/person

  • The price is based on twin shared room
  • Supplement cost for single room is USD82/room
  • Extra charge for staying in weekend in Topas Ecolodge: 15US$ per person;

INCLUDED:

  • 02 nights in Topas Ecolodge (twin shared room)
  • Transfer by Shuttle Bus Lao Cai – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Lao Cai
  • All indicated meals
  • Return soft sleeper in 4-berth cabin on Ratraco or TSC train

NOTE: The prices for HE3A Package are valid in 2010

1. Meals not mentioned above are surcharged as per policy of Topas and/or Victoria Hotel where guest(s) stay.

2. Cancellation:

2.1. Cancellations are not accepted without confirmation by fax or e-mail by Hanoi Elegance hotels.

2.2. Cancellation or changes made 3 full days prior to arrival date will not be charged; after 3 full days prior to arrival date will be charged 50% of the total amount; within 24 hours or no show will be charged 100 % of the total amount;

3. For guests who await to check-in, we highly recommend you to order the extra package including All-you-can-eat breakfast and Spa coupon @USD20 per person. This will rejuvenate your body after the tiresome return journey from Sapa by train in early morning.

Option 3: Topas Ecolodge & Victoria Sapa – 4 days

Choose the best of the north. With the four star Victoria Sapa Hotel in combination with Topas Ecolodge you will have the chance to experience the Sapa highlands in the best possible way.

Victoria Sapa Hotel offers you luxury and comfort while at the same time you can explore the old hill station, Sapa. There are ethnic minority markets in the streets and the option of visiting the near by villages. Topas Ecolodge is located 18 km. from Sapa, deep in the Hoang Lien mountains. Here you will once again experience the comfort of quality accommodation while a the same time enjoy pure nature, peace and unique views over the mountains.

Day to day program overview:

Day 1: On board the train Hanoi – Lao Cai (-,-,-)

Depart from Hanoi by  Ratraco or TSC night train. (Optional for upgrading to the luxurious Victoria Express.)

Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa. Overnight in Victoria Sapa hotel (-,-,-)

Arrive in Lao Cai early in the morning. Your driver will then pick you up at the train station and transfer you straight to Victoria Sapa Hotel. The day is free to explore the area around Sapa. The Topas Travel Shop in Victoria Sapa Hotel can assist you with tours and information.

Day 3: Sapa – Topas Ecolodge (B,-,D)

After breakfast you depart from Victoria Sapa to Topas Ecolodge. The transfer takes approximately 1 hour. Upon arrival you will check in to your private bungalow.

Day 4: Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B,-,-)

Check out from Topas Ecolodge and transport to Sapa. You can enjoy a few hours in Sapa before departure to the train in Lao Cai that will take you to Hanoi.

Price: 264 US$/person

  • The price is based on twin shared room
  • Supplement cost for single room is USD116/room
  • Extra charge for staying in weekend in Topas Ecolodge & Victoria Sapa hotel: 15US$ per person;

INCLUDED:

  • 01 night in Victoria Sapa hotel (twin shared Superior room)
  • 01 night in Topas Ecolodge (twin shared Deluxe room)
  • Transfer by Shuttle Bus Lao Cai – Sapa – Topas Ecolodge – Sapa – Lao Cai
  • All indicated meals
  • Return soft sleeper in 4-berth cabin on Ratraco or TSC train

EXCLUDED:

  • Personal pocket money
  • Insurance
  • All services not indicated above
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Paradise Cruise

Overview

The Paradise Cruises experience are an immersion in culture, heritage and natural beauty of one of the most enchanting destinations in the world. Follow us on a journey rich in local color, luxurious surroundings, gracious services  and discover the art of Paradise Cruises. Natural wonders and unique cultural experiences lie every turn during this – your most memorable – Vietnam vacation.

Vessels

  • 41.5m Long
  • 9.0m Wide
  • 11.5m High

Cabin

Paradise I

  • 6 Superior (16.2m²)
  • 9 Deluxe (18.2m²)
  • 2 Suites (19.2m²)

Paradise II

  • 6 Superior (16.2m²)
  • 7 Deluxe (18.2m²)
  • 2 Suites   (23m²)
  • 2 Suites   (26m²)

Facilities

  • Luxurious Cabins
  • Central Air-
  • Conditioning
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Private Balconies
  • Dining Room and Bar
  • Beauty Spa and-
  • Massage
  • Conference Equipment
  • Sport Equipment
  • Cruise Program
  • Entertainment

2-day itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L, D)

07.30 – 08.30 Pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarters (included)
12.00 Arrive at Tuan Chau Island.
12.15 – 12.30 Transfer to cruise ship.
12.30 Welcome Cocktail, cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins.
12.45 Depart to Halong Bay, cruise and program commence.
13.00 – 14.30 Fusion Asian/International Lunch Buffet.
15.00 Arrive at Cua Van floating fishing Village. One of the largest floating villages in the bay – rowing around the village by local rowing boats – captures the daily life of the local fisherman.
16.00 Back to cruise ship, continue cruise through Halong Bay.
16.30 Enjoy the cooking demonstration and discover the Vietnamese cuisine.
17.00 – 18.00 Arrive at Tung Sau (pearl farm) Area – find out a full cycle of how the pearls are created or swimming, kayaking, enjoy massage service.
19.00 – 20.30 Elegant five courses set menu.
21.00 – 23.00 Evening activities: relax at leisure, enjoy movie night, board games, or beauty spa services.

Day 2: Halong Bay Cruise in different way (B)

06.30 Tai Chi session on sundeck.
06.00 – 08.00 Morning activities – swimming or kayaking, beauty spa services.
07.00 – 09.00 International breakfast buffet.
08.00 Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot) – explore most famous grotto in the entire Halong bay.
09.30 Check-out and settle bills.
10.45 Arrive at Tuan Chau Island. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi.

Price for group tour (USD/pax)

Cabin Twin/ double Single Supplement
Deluxe room $255/pax $125/pax
Deluxe Balcony $275/pax $160/pax
Paradise Suite $340/pax $200/pax
Tarrace Suite $340/pax $200/pax
Pick up & Drop off Included

Inclusions:

  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi with A/C
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Cruise Itinerary and program
  • Entrance and sight seeing fees
  • In-house English-speaking tour guide
  • Luxury Cabins &Suites with A/C
  • Luxury en-suite Bathroom
  • Full board meals as mentioned on programs
  • Snorkeling equipment(subject to availability)
  • Meeting facilities  and equipment (charter only)
  • Tai Chi Session
  • Insurance, taxes and service charges

Exclusions:

  • Airfares and hotel accommodation
  • Visa arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services and Massage
  • Beverages and Tobacco
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • All other services not mentioned previously
  • Bank charge (for payment by credit card via Paypal, Bank transfer)

Notes:

  • Peak season surcharge 25% on December 24th and 31st and Lunar New Year Eve
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change upon weather and operating conditions

What to bring:

  • Sun block
  • Camera + Film
  • Insect repellent
  • Original Passport
  • Wide brim hat
  • Swimming clothes
  • Sun glasses

3-day itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (L,D)

07.30 – 08.30 Pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarters (included)
12.00 Arrive at Tuan Chau Island.
12.15 – 12.30 Transfer to cruise ship.
12.30 Welcome Cocktail, cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins.
12.45 Depart to Halong Bay, cruise and program commence.
13.00 – 14.30 Fusion Asian/International Lunch Buffet.
15.00 Arrive at Cua Van floating fishing Village. One of the largest floating villages in the bay – rowing around the village by local rowing boats – captures the daily life of the local fisherman.
16.00 Back to cruise ship – Continue cruise through Halong Bay.
16.30 Enjoy the cooking demonstration and discover the Vietnamese cuisine.
17.00 – 18.00 Arrive at Tung Sau (pearl farm) Area – find out a full

cycle of how the pearls are created or swimming, kayaking, enjoying massage service.
19.00 – 20.30 Elegant dinner with five courses set menu 1.
21.00 – 23.00 Relax at leisure. Evening activities: enjoy movie night, board games, or beauty spa services.

Day 2: Halong Bay – Cat Ba full day (B,L,D)

06.30 Tai Chi session on sundeck.
07.00 – 08.30 International breakfast buffet.
08.15 Transfer to Paradise Explorer, our day trip boat. Depart to Cat Ba Island.
10.00 – 11.00 Arrive at Viet Hai Jetty, take bicycle or motorbike trip through untouched forests and wildlife.
11.30 – 12.30 Enjoy village scenery or take steep hiking trip up to Navy Peak (Dao Hai Quan).
13.00 – 13.45   Return to Paradise Explorer and depart from Viet Hai Jetty. Vietnamese set lunch menu on day boat.
14.00 – 15.00 Arrive at Dark Cave and Light Cave area, relaxing, swimming or snorkeling.
15.15 – 15.30 Return to Paradise Explorer and transfer back to Paradise Luxury. Relax at leisure.
17.00 – 18.00 Arrive at Tung Sau Area – swimming, kayaking, enjoy spa services.
19.00 – 20.30 Five courses set menu 2.
21.00 – 23.00 Evening activities: enjoy movie night, board games, or beauty spa services.

Day 3: Cat Ba – Tuan Chau -Return Hanoi (B,L)

06.30 Tai Chi session on sundeck.
06.00 – 08.00 Morning activities – swimming or kayaking, beauty spa services.
06.00 – 08.00 International breakfast buffet.
08.00 – 9.00 Surprise Cave (Hang Sung Sot) – explore most famous grotto in the entire Halong bay.
09.30 Check-out and settle bills.
10.45 Arrive at Tuan Chau Island & disembark. Pick up and transfer to Hanoi, drop off at your hotel.

Price for group tour: (USD/pax)

Cabin

Twin/ double

Single Supplement

Deluxe room

$420/pax

$236/pax

Deluxe Balcony

$460/pax

$305/pax

Paradise Suite

$590/pax

$388/pax

Tarrace Suite

$590/pax

$388/pax

Pick up & Drop off

Included

Inclusions:

  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi with A/C
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Cruise Itinerary and program
  • Entrance and sight seeing fees
  • In-house English-speaking tour guide
  • Luxury Cabins &Suites with A/C
  • Luxury en-suite Bathroom
  • Full board meals as mentioned on programs
  • Snorkeling equipment(subject to availability)
  • Kayaking equipment during 3d/2n program
  • Meeting facilities  and equipment (charter only)
  • Tai Chi Session
  • Insurance, taxes and service charges

Exclusions:

  • Airfares, car transfers and hotel accommodation
  • Visa arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services and Massage
  • Beverages and Tobacco
  • Tips and other personal expenses
  • All other services not mentioned previously
  • Bank charge (for payment by credit card via Paypal, Bank transfer)

Notes:

  • Peak season surcharge 25% on December 24th and 31st and Lunar New Year Eve
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change upon weather and operating conditions

What to bring:

  • Sun block
  • Camera + Film
  • Insect repellent
  • Original Passport
  • Wide brim hat
  • Swimming clothes
  • Sun glasses


 

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Elation Cruise

Overview

Introduce about Elation cruise

Elation Cruise is a traditional vessel equipped with today’amenities. In order to maintain its meaningful traditional boat building, this 26,5 meter length, 6,5 meter width masterpiece is constructed of the finest quality material and produced by skillful artists. Added to this, our boat has GPS connection to ensure tourists’ safety. During your time on board the junk you will not only savour the ambience of a world of beauty, but will also be feel comfortable like at home. From moment you enter the boat, you will experience Elation Cruise’s delication to make your cruise with us one to remember.

Sun deck

On top is a spacious sun deck 100 square meter, with 10 comfortable lounge chairs for you to laze away the afternoon, enjoy a coffee or tea or an exotic cocktail and sighseeing panoramic view of the limestone karsts emerging from the emerald waters of Halong Bay.

The Restaurant

Our spacious restaurant 60 square meter provides Vietnamese cuisine at its finest. It has two big air-condition to serving you during summer and one complate Karaoke to make you become a singer. Beside that, it has a system security such as : 25 life jacket, 04 small fire extinguishers, 01 big fire extinguisher and automatic fire alarm system. The dinning room offers a pleasant indoor seating area over-looking the spectacular Bay. We offer a wide selection of wines, cocktails and other beverages at Elation Cruise.

The Cabins

Elation Cruise boat total 02 double deluxe, 04 twin deluxe and 01 suite Cabins. Every cabins has private bathroom with fulled set up :Bathtowel, face towel, toothbrush, Shampoo, bath soap, comb, cotton swats, cover head and hair-dryer. In each cabin also set up a system security such as : 02 life jackets, 01 small extinguisher, 01 torch, 01 hammer, 01 alarm bells, escape plan.

2 days itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong (-/L/D)

In the morning:
7:30- 8:15am: Pick you up at the hotel and leave for Halong Bay. Short break en route in Hai Duong Province (20mins). Arrive in Halong Bay around 12:00am

In the afternoon:
Begin your cruise in Halong Bay where seafood lunch is served on the boat. Go on admiring the amazing kasts with different formations on the way to the cave. Visit to the Halong Bay’s largest cave of Sung Sot (Amazing Cave).

Afterwards, enjoy a kayaking trip (around 1 hour and a half) to explore Luon Cave and the amazing rock formations and islands on the bay.

Back to the cruise and free for swimming, sunbathing or snorkeling… Relax on the sundeck and enjoy free fruit and drink served by the crew. Join cooking demonstration to learn how to prepare some Vietnamese dishes with our professional chefs then sit down for dinner.

In the evening:
After dinner, free at your leisure: relaxing, enjoying music or fishing for squid and fish on the bay (equipment provided) then retiring to the comfort of your cabin.

Day 2: Halong – Hanoi (B/L/-)

In the morning:
Rising up for breakfast and cruising to admire the beautiful morning scenery of the World Heritage site.

Taking photos before cruising back to the harbor. On the way, witness the beauty of Dinh Huong Island (incense burner), Cho Da Island (stone dog), and Ga Choi Island (fighting cocks).

In the afternoon:
Disembark and take a bus to Halong city for lunch. Return to Hanoi with short break on the way. Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 pm and say goodbye at your hotel.

Price for group tour: USD/pax (Promotion valid until 31 Dec 2012)

Cabin

Twin/ Double

Promotion

Single Supplement

Deluxe cabin

$116/pax

$104/pax

$30/pax

Pick up & Drop off

Included

3 days itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong (-/L/D)

In the morning:
7:30- 8:15am: Pick you up at the hotel and leave for Halong Bay. Short break en route in Hai Duong Province (20mins). Arrive in Halong Bay around 12:00

In the afternoon:
Begin your cruise in Halong Bay while seafood lunch is served on the boat. Go on admiring the amazing kasts with different formations on the way to the cave. Visit to the Halong Bay’s largest cave of Sung Sot (Amazing Cave).

Next stop is Titop Island where you can spend the time climbing up to the top for a panoramic view of the bay or go down for swimming at the sandy beach.

Back to the cruise, free time for swimming, sunbathing or snorkeling…. Relax on the sundeck and enjoy free fruit and drink served by the crew. Join a cooking demonstration to learn how to prepare some Vietnamese dishes with our professional chefs then sit down for dinner.

In the evening:
After dinner, free at your leisure: relaxing, enjoying music or fishing for squid and fish on the bay (equipment provided ) then retiring to the comfort of your cabin.

Option 1: Panoramic Lan Ha Bay

Day 2: Halong Bay – Lan Ha bay (B/L/D)

In the morning:
After breakfast, transfer to the small boat to Lan Ha Bay. On the way, you can admire the beautiful morning scenery of the World Heritage site.  Stop over in Kiem Lam Wharf, then kayaking through many hidden caves and placid lagoons, frog islet, fishing farm…. Free time

for swimming and relaxing before savoring fresh seafood lunch on boat.

In the afternoon:
After lunch, take a boat trip further around the bay for relaxing and taking photos of the beautiful bay. Stop over at “Dong Tien” then continue kayaking to explore the bay. Paddle from Luon Cave toward islets in shape of Man’s head island.

Back to the cruise at the end of the day, free at your leisure: swimming or relaxing at sundeck and witnessing spectacular sunset on the bay. Overnight on board for the second romantic night after dinner.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L/-)

In the morning:
After breakfast, cruise around Halong Bay. Stop over for swimming, snorkeling (provided equipments) and taking photos before cruising back to the harbor. On the way, witness the beauty of Dinh Huong Island (incense burner), Cho Da Island (stone dog), and Ga Choi Island (fighting cocks).

In the afternoon:
Disembarking and take a bus to Halong City for lunch. Return to Hanoi with short break on the way. Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 pm and say goodbye at your hotel.

Option 2: Cat Ba National Park – Cat Ba Resort

Day 2: Halong Bay – Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay (B/L/D)

In the morning:

Have breakfast on boat while cruising toward Cat Ba Island. Stop at Van Gia Village along the way to transfer to the day boat and cruise toward to Viet Hai Wharf belonging to Cat Ba National Park. Taking a 5km ride to Viet Hai village to explore the lifestyle of local residents.

Back to the boat then enjoy another kayaking trip (around 1 hour and a half) to explore Tai Keo Lagoon and some sandy beaches.

In the afternoon:

Relax on the sundeck for awhile before lunch with sea food and Vietnamese specialties while cruising to Beo Wharf. Disembark and check in your hotel in Cat Ba Island. Free to explore Cat Ba town on your own activities.

Suggestions: taking a motor biking trip around the town or swimming in the beach. (exclude in tour price).

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Cat Ba Island

Day 3: Cat Ba Island – Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L/-)

In the morning:
After breakfast, transfer to Beo Wharf. Get on the day trip boat and cruise along Lan Ha Bay then transfer to our awaiting cruise on the bay.

Cruise stops over for swimming, snorkeling (equipment provided) and taking photos before cruising back to the harbor. On the way, witness the beauty of Dinh Huong Island (incense burner), Cho Da Island (stone dog), and Ga Choi Island (fighting cocks).

In the afternoon:
Disembark and take a bus to Halong City for lunch. Return to Hanoi with short break on the way. Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 pm and say goodbye at your hotel.

Price for group tour: (USD/pax)

Accommodation Twin/double Single Supplement
2 nites on boat $199/pax $40/pax
Boat + Hung Long Hotel $169/pax
$45/pax
Boat + Cat Ba Island Resort $222/pax $65/pax
Boat + Cat Ba Sunrise Resort $237/pax $75/pax
Pick up & drop off service Included N/A

Inclusions:

  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Accommodations
  • Full board meals
  • Welcome drinks and complimentary fruits and wine (1st day)
  • Equipments for kayaking, snorkeling, fishing and cycling.
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions:

  • Travel insurance
  • Extra food and beverages
  • Phone and laundry, tips and personal expenses

Tour Notes:

  • Bring your passport to check in.
  • Air conditioner on boat turns on from 6:00 pm
  • Inform in advance if you are vegetarian.
  • All customers should follow the guide’s instruction for the safety.
  • Weekend Surcharge at 20$/pax/night in Cat Ba Island Resort & Spa and Sunrise Cat Ba resort from Friday to Sunday
white dolphin

White Dolphin Cruises

Overview

You are seeking a really romantic, private sail for your wedding ceremony, honeymoon or celebrating a special anniversary or renewing your marriage vows? Surely, Petit White Dolphin Cruises will be the perfect excursion for you!  White Dolphin want to please the client who is seeking the comfort and refinement.

Passengers will be surprised for their sleek design, good sailing performance and clever use of space below decks. The sundeck is designed purely for relaxation and is open plan to take  advantage of the magnificent blue views. Moreover, it is such a romantic area for your dinner under the imense Halong Bay’s sky full of stars.

It features 10 comfortable rooms, which were deliberated on a combination of traditional and luxury. All rooms are especially designed with big windows on the sea so that you can view the whole admirable scene of Ha Long bay, even from your bedrooms.

  • Style: Vietnam Traditional
  • Launch: November 2008, renovation in 2011
  • Size: Length: 37,5m
  • Wide: 8m
  • Engine: Two YANMAR engines, made in Japan with capacity 60 CV
  • Generator: With capacity 160 KW
  • Safety equipments: 63 life buoy, 18 fire extinguishers, and two medicine boxes
  • Crew: With 08 well trained staff

2-day itinerary

Day 1 : Hanoi – Ha Long – Bai Tu Long Bay  (L, D)

07.30 – 08.30 Pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarters (included) and depart to Halong
12h00: Greeting at Hon Gai wharf (near the old ferry station)
13h00: Welcome drink on board. Check in and start visiting Ha Long Bay, passing by rock formations which are their names deprived from such as Monster Face, Tea pot…
13h30: Lunch will be served on board.
15h30: arrived Vong Vieng floating village, a beautiful and quiet area. Visit floating village by bamboo boats .There, you will have chance to understand more about the life style of fisher-mans, visit floating classroom, see how to cultivate pearl ….. After that, you may like to do some interesting activities such as: swimming, kayaking around the bay or just relax on the sundeck.
16h30:  Come back to the boat and continue inching though charming Ha Long Bay with many others Island.
19h30: Vietnamese style set dinner served on board.
Activities at night: Squid fishing, enjoying cocktails…Stay overnight on boat.

Day 2: Halong cruise (B, L)

07h00: Breakfast time while continue cruise around the bay.
Passing the Man Head rock formation, the Turtle, and Heaven Gate
Visit Sung Sot Cave – one of the most beautiful cave in Ha long Bay
10h30: Brunch is served on board. Back to wharf at around 11h30.
12h30: Return to Hanoi.
14h00: Stopover in Dong Trieu town to have 30 minutes for short break.
16h30: Arrive Hanoi. Trip ends at around 17.00

Price for group tour (USD/pax)

Cabin

Twin/ double

Promotion price

Single Supplement

Deluxe room

$178/pax

$163/pax

$54/pax

Paloma suite

$205/pax

$190/pax

$80/pax

Pick up & Drop off

Included

Inclusions:

  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi with A/C (No bus: discount 10USD/pax)
  • Welcome drink
  • Food
  • Entrance fees
  • Insurance during cruise time
  • English-Speaking guide

Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses
  • Kayaking
  • Tips.
  • Drinks

Child rates:

  •  Child under 4 years old, sharing fully paid cabin with parents: Free of charge, maximum one child per cabin.
  • Child from 4 to 8 years old, sharing fully paid cabin with parents: 50% adult rate

What to bring

  •  Sun block
  • Camera + Film
  • Insect repellent
  • Original Passpor
  • We brim hat
  • Swimming clothes
  • Sun glasses

2-day itinerary

Day 1 : Hanoi – Ha Long – Bai Tu Long Bay  (L, D)

07.30 – 08.30 Pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarters (included)and depart to Halong
12h00: Greeting at Hon Gai wharf (near the old ferry station)
13h00: Welcome drink on board. Check

in and start visiting Ha Long Bay, passing by rock formations which are their names deprived from such as Monster Face, Tea pot…
13h30: Lunch will be served on board.
15h30: arrived Vong Vieng floating village, a beautiful and quiet area. Visit floating village by bamboo boats .There, you will have chance to understand more about the life style of fisher-mans, visit floating classroom, see how to cultivate pearl … After that, you may like to do some interesting activities such as: swimming, kayaking around the bay or just relax on the sundeck.
16.30:  Come back to the boat and continue inching though charming Ha Long Bay with many others Island.
19h30: Vietnamese style set dinner served on board.
Activities at night: Squid fishing, enjoying cocktails…Stay overnight on boat.

Day 2: Halong (B, L, D)

07h00: Breakfast will be served. Arrive at Trong cave area, transfer to day trip boat to visit Halong Bay
09h30: Activities as swimming at a nice beach, kayaking at beautiful lagoons.
11h30: Lunch will be served on day trip boat.
Cruising around Hang Toi area, continue

activities as swimming and kayaking.
17h00: Transfer back to big boat at Trong cave area. Enjoy Tea break and leisure time.
19h00: Dinner on board. Free leisure, enjoy drinks on sundeck.
Stay overnight at Trong cave area.

Day 3 : Halong cruise (B, L)

07h00: Breakfast time while continue cruise around the bay.
Passing the Man Head rock formation, the Turtle, and Heaven Gate
Visit Sung Sot Cave – one of the most beautiful cave in Ha long Bay
10h30: Brunch is served on board. Back to wharf at around 11h30.
12.30: Return to Hanoi.
14.00: Stopover in Dong Trieu town to have 30 minutes for short break.
16.30: Arrive Hanoi. Trip ends at around 17.00

Price for group tour (USD/pax)

Cabin

Twin/ double

Promotion price

Single Supplement

Deluxe room

$310/pax

$290/pax

$80/pax

Paloma suite

$356/pax

$336/pax

$115/pax

Pick up & Drop off

Included

Inclusions:

  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi with A/C (No bus: discount 10USD/pax)
  • Accommodation sharing a twin or double room (Single cabin upon request).
  • All Meals (First day: Lunch & Dinner, Second day: Brunch will be served from 9.30 am to 10.30 am).
  • English Speaking Guide on Board.
  • Welcome Drink on Board (soft drink, tea or coffee).
  • Insurance on Board.
  • Sightseeing tickets.

Exclusions:

  • Personal expenses
  • Kayaking
  • Tips.
  • Drinks

Child rates:

  • Child under 4 years old, sharing fully paid cabin with parents: Free of charge, maximum one child per cabin.
  • Child from 4 to 8 years old, sharing fully paid cabin with parents: 50% adult rate

What to bring

  • Sun block
  • Camera + Film
  • Insect repellent
  • Original Passpor
  • We brim hat
  • Swimming clothes
  • Sun glasses

 

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Syrena Cruises

Overview

Built in accordance with traditional Vietnamese style and modern-day luxury, Syrena Cruises have maintained the original standards of luxury cruising in Halong Bay with the current Syrena Cruises boat entering service in autumn 2010. The Syrena Cruises fleet of 2 boats offers a total of 34 luxury cabins & suites accommodating a total of 68 passengers for Halong Bay cruises or hosted events (weddings, corporate retreats,

incentives, meetings, conferences, etc.).

Cabins
All our deluxe cabins and Suites are well appointed, with traditional Vietnamese hardwood creating lavish warmth. Light materials and clear windows ensure that each cabin is bright and airy. Hand-crafted furniture and delicate upholstery further enhance the warmth and light in each cabin.

Lotus Restaurant
Reflecting the modern & traditional cultural influence of Vietnam, the menu in this restaurant offers our guests Vietnamese to International cuisine. Feasting in this restaurant enables one an aromatic & exceptional opportunity to taste and experience the cultural and food traditions of both worlds. Aside from these exquisite offerings and an elegant atmosphere, the Lotus Restaurant also hosted many presentations or meetings, parties or weddings, etc.

Sunset Bar
It’s located at the sun deck offering un-parallel enjoyment to those who love the effect of the sun & sea by reclining on our expansive deck. An impressive variety of beverages and snacks will be available throughout the day. It is also the place for watching the sun set as well staring into the starry nights wondering about Science.

On board Activities
Swimming, snorkeling and kayaking in the crystal waters of Ha Long Bay are favored activities for the energetic while morning Tai Chi on the sundeck offers a meditative and uplifting start of the day. Adventure outings, tour excursions and cooking classes are also available on board.

Foot Reflexology and Massage
Our tailor-made services are designed to rejuvenate energies and ultimately provide the comfort to our guests.

2-day itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Long (L,D)

07.30 – 08.30 Pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarters (included) then transfer to Halong Bay.
11.45: Embarkation at Syrena Harbor
12.15: Check in whilst enjoy a welcome drink and cruise briefing
13.00: Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay at the same time admiring the fascinating rock formations in the Bay. Cruise to Vung Vieng Floating Fishing Village
14.30: Arrive at Vung Vieng Floating Fishing Village.
Visit the Vung Vieng Floating Fishing Village by a traditionally woven boat rowed by a local boatman for a period of one hour.  During the trip, you will meet see the how the locals live.  You will pass through floating houses of 65 families, a floating school & floating information centre
15.30: Back to the boat and continue cruising to the Titop Island.  Foot reflexology and massage services are available on the boat
15.45: Arrive at Ti Top Island. There are 2 programs to choose from at this time. 1st option is a 45 minute kayaking program to the nearby Luon Cave and surrounding waters.  The fee for kayaking is $10 per person.  Bottled drinking water is supplied.  The 2nd option is to visit the Ti Top Island.  Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach or climb the steps of the Rock to the top of the island for photo opportunities. Water and towels will be supplied.  We will spend about 45

minutes on this island
17.15: Back to the Cruises, during this time wine tasting and cooking demonstration will be on the sundeck
19.15: Dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese Fusion cuisine
20.30: Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 2100 hrs.  Board and card games are accessible or join the squid fishing on boat with our crew.  Foot reflexology & massage services will also be available
Overnight on Syrena cruise

Day 2: Ha Long – Hanoi (B)

06.30: Coffee, tea and pastries will be served in the dining room
07.00: Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes.
07.45: Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour around for approximately 45 minutes.
08:35: Upon return to the boat, take time to freshen up and check out of the cabins.  Please leave your luggage outside your cabins (staff will then transfer to our pier upon arrival for you).  Depart for Syrena pier.
09.30: Enjoy breakfast buffet or set menu served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10.0: Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier
11.00: Arrive at Syrena pier. Drive back to Hanoi. End cruise

Price for group tour

Cabin

Price/pax

Single Supplement

Deluxe cabin

$180/pax

$65/pax

Suite Cabin

$225/pax

$100/pax

Pick up & drop off

Included

Note:

Surcharge +25% on above rate for check-in on Christmas 24 Dec, New Year 31 Dec, Lunar New Year Eve

Inclusion:

  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi with A/C (No bus: discount 40USD/pax)
  • Welcome drinks on board
  • Entrance fee and sight-seeing fees
  • English tour guide on boat
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • 2 mineral water in room
  • Private bathroom in each cabin
  • Vietnamese tea and coffee on lunch and dinner
  • All meals on boat
  • Insurance on boat
  • Tax and services charge

Exclusion:

  • Drinks, tips
  • Kayak rental (15$/double kayak)
  • Personal expenses

3-day itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi- Halong Bay

07.30 – 08.30 Pick up at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarters (included)Drive to Halong City. Stopover on the way.
11:45  Embarkation at Syrena Harbor in the Halong City.
12:15  Check in whilst enjoy a welcome drink and cruise briefing.
13:00  Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay at the same time admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. Cruise to Vung Vieng Floating Fishing Village.
14:30  Arrive at Vung Vieng Floating Fishing Village.
Visit the Vung Vieng Floating Fishing Village by a traditionally woven boat rowed by a local boatman for a period of one hour.  During the trip, you will meet see the how the locals live.  You will pass through floating houses of 65 families, a floating school & floating information centre.
15:30  Back to the boat and continue cruising to the Titov Island.  Foot reflexology and massage services are available on board.
15:45  Arrive at Titov Island. There are 2 options to choose from at this time.
1st option is a 45-minute kayaking program to the nearby Luon Cave and surrounding waters.  The fee for kayaking is $10 per person unless already booked as part of your package.  Bottled drinking water is supplied.
The 2nd option is to visit the Titov Island.  Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach or climb the steps of the Rock to the top of the island for photo opportunities. Water and towels will be supplied.  We will spend about 45 minutes on this island.
17:15  Back to the Cruises, during this time wine tasting and cooking demonstration will be on the sundeck.
19:15  Dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese Fusion cuisine.
20:30  Evening activities include: film entertainment in the dining room at approximately 21:00.  Board and card games are accessible or join the squid fishing on boat with our crew.  Foot reflexology & massage services will also be available.
21:00  Happy hour – Buy one drink get one free (wine excluded). We will then cruise to our overnight anchorage near Trong Cave. Overnight on Syrena.

Day 2: Halong Bay Discovery

08:00 Boarding luxury day boat, the small boat to cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas, deep in Lan Ha bay.
Take a light bike along the coast, through rain forest to Viet Hai village. Enjoy your lunch served on board while your guide explains more about Halong culture and its rich natural beauty.
14:00 In the afternoon visit fishing villages and kayaking around Ho Ba Ham area before going back to Syrena mother boat for the night. Overnight on the Syrena.

Day 3: Halong Bay- Hanoi

06:30  Coffee, tea and pastries will be served in the dining room.
07:00  Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes.
07:45  Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up 100 steps to the entrance of the cave and tour around for approximately 45 minutes.
08:45  Upon return to the boat, take time to freshen up and check out of the cabins.  Please leave your luggage outside your cabins (staff will then transfer to our pier upon arrival for you).  Depart for Syrena pier in Halong.
09:30  Enjoy breakfast buffet or set menu served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after breakfast.
10:00  Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room and enjoy the bay scenery as we approach the pier.
11:00  Arrive at Syrena pier. Drive back Hanoi. End our service

Price for group tour

Cabin

Price/pax

Single Supplement

Deluxe cabin

$275/pax

$100/pax

Suite Cabin

$335/pax

$190/pax

Pick up & drop off

Included

Note:

Surcharge +25% on above rate for check-in on Christmas 24 Dec, New Year 31 Dec, Lunar New Year Eve

Inclusion:

  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi with A/C (No bus: discount 40USD/pax)
  • Welcome drinks on board
  • Entrance fee and sight-seeing fees
  • English tour guide on boat
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • 2 mineral water in room
  • Private bathroom in each cabin
  • Vietnamese tea and coffee on lunch and dinner
  • All meals on boat
  • 1 hour kayaking (2 pax/double kayak)
  • Insurance on boat
  • Tax and services charge

Exclusion:

  • Drinks, tips
  • Personal expenses

 

trekking tai sapa

Sapa Hard Trekking 2

Duration: 4 days/5 nights

Night 1 : Hanoi – Lao Cai

8:00 PM – Mini bus pick up from Hotel and transfer to Tran Quy Cap train station.
9:00 PM – Train departs and sleep over night on train.

Day 1 : Hang Da – Hau Thao – Giang Ta Chai (B-L-D ).

6:00 AM – Arrive Lao Cai train station.Chang to mini bus for transfer to Sapa Hotel.

7:00 to 8:00 AM – Breakfast at hotel,shower and luggage drop off.

9:00 AM – Begin trekking from central Sapa towards Dragin Jaw Mountain.

9:20 AM – Trek up hill and reach the altitude of 1850 m ( 250 m above Sapa ) and be rewarded with spectacular views of Sapa.

11:30 AM – Arrive to untouched Hang Da ( Rocky Cave ) village of Black H`mong.Here we will visit some local houses and get an understanding of the Black Hmong culture and talk with hospitable families.

12:30 PM – Break for pinic lunch.

1:00 PM – Continue trekking along the side of Dragon Jaw Mountain and enjoy an overall view of many villages with rice terraces down in the Muong Hoa valley.

2:30 PM – Trek through a village called Hau Thao with Hau Thao with black Hmong people.

4:00 PM – Arrive to Giang Ta Chai village inhabited by Zay and Red Zao minorities.We will stay the night here in a traditional Zay homestay located at the foot of Giang Ta Chai waterfall.

Day 2 : Giang Ta Chai – Seo Trung Ho – Ban Ho (B-L-D).

8:00 AM – Breakfast at homestay.

9:00 AM – Begin trekking to another part of the village and discover the rich culture of Red Zao minority.

10:00 AM – Trek through the village of Seo Trung Ho which is inhabited by Red Zao ethnic minority.Cross Seo Trung Ho suspension bridge continuing up the mountain to Ban Den village of black H`mong and Tay minorities.

1:00 PM – Break for lunch.

1:45 PM – Trek down to Ban Ho village of Tay minorities.

Day 3 : Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su pan – Sapa (B-L-D).

8:00 AM – Breakfast at homstay.

9:30 AM – Trek through Bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai waterfall,bridge and village inhabited by Red Zao minority for short break to enjoy stunning view surrounding.

12:00 PM – Break for lunch.

12:45 PM – Keep trekking into village of Red Zao minority,visit

their houses to explore rich culture.

1:00 PM – Continue trekking down to Supan of Black H`mong people for bus pick up and transfer to Sapa.

3:00 PM – Free time in Sapa for shower and dinner.

5:30 PM – Bus transfer back to Lao Cai train station for night train back to Hanoi.

Night 4 : Lao Cai – Hanoi.

5:00 AM : Arrive at Tran Quy Cap Train Station.Tour ends

Quantity  8+  6+  4+  2+
Price/pax  $229.0  $248.0  $279.0  $359.0

Included :

  •  Train tickets Hanoi/Lao Cai return.( soft sleeper with A/C,King Express,Livitran Train,Hatraco Train,Tulico Train,…)
  • All meals as mentioned in the tour program.
  • Transport as tour program.
  • English speaking tour guide.
  • All accommodation : Boutique Hotel,Goldsea Hotel,Royal View Hotel,Bamboo Hotel,…
  • Entrance fees,security permits.

Excluded :

  • Insurance.
  • Drinks,phone calls,other private expenses.

NOTES :
Please bring along a good pair of walking shoes,rain coats,jackets.insect repellent and sunscreen

HaNoi

I love Hanoi 7 days

Overview:

Tour information: 

  • Tour code: T88SD05
  • Duration: 7 days/6 nights 
  • Departure: every Saturday
  • Group size: 2-12 pax
  • Transport: car, cyclo, boat
  • Route: Noi Bai Airport – Hanoi city tour – Mai Chau – Halong Bay – Departure

Itinerary in brief:

  • Day 1 (Sat): Hanoi – Arrival
  • Day 2 (Sun): Hanoi – Mai Chau
  • Day 3 (Mon): Mai Chau – Hanoi 
  • Day 4 (Tue): Hanoi – City tour 
  • Day 5 (Wed): Hanoi – Halong Bay – Paloma Cruise
  • Day 6 (Thu): Halong Bay – Hanoi  
  • Day 7 (Fri): Hanoi – Departure

Highlights:

  • Enjoy the unique water puppet performance at Thang Long Puppet Theater 
  • Exciting trip to the untouched Natural Reserve Of Pu Luong to discover the stunning landscapes of nature, riding on on the legendary Ma River.
  • Visit the most famous beauty spots of Hanoi
  • Take a cyclo riding to around Hanoi Old Quarters
  • An amazing trip to the world heritage site of Halong Bay on Paloma, 4-star cruiser
  • Early bird booking (2 months): Discount 10%

Itinerary in details: 

Day 1- Saturday: 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 at your leisure.

Welcome

dinner and followed by a water puppet show.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2- Sunday: Hanoi – Mai Chau – Pu Luong (B/L/D)

08.00  Depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau. Daydream as we drive a safe route with spectacular views around every bend. Upon arrival at Poom Coom village in Mai Chau, we will take a short walk to visit the ethnic Thai people, then lunch will be served at local home.

By 14.00  By 2:00 pm, transfer to Phuc Tan Village where we will take a a 2 to 3 hour walk through beautiful hill side villages, magnificent rice paddies to Hang Village. The highlight on this walk is experiencing the beauty of Pu luong Nature Reserve, the everyday life and culture of the white Thai people. Become a part of local life when we are welcomed as honored guests at a traditional Thai home on stilts. Here in Hang village we will have a traditional dinner and stay the night.

Day 3-Monday: Pu Luong – Mai Chau – Hanoi (B,L)

The daily life here starts early, it will be interesting for you to get up at the first sign of day light and take part in the activities in the morning, or take a stroll around Hang village before having breakfast with our new Thai friends.

08.00  Start a trek inside the Pu Luong Nature Reserve (back on some of the same routes) then onto the main road, after a 3 hour walk, the driver will pick us up and transfer to the Poom Coong village for lunch.

14.30  Leave Mai Chau and back to Hanoi. The trip in Hanoi by around 6:00 pm. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Day 4- Tuesday: Hanoi City tour (B,L) 

08.00  Tour guide and driver will pick you up at hotel and transfer to visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, One-Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and Vietnam museum of ethnology.

12.00 Lunch in local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Literature. Continue visiting Hoan Kiem Lake – Ngoc Son Temple. Enjoy a cyclo ride around Hanoi Old Quarters at the end of the day.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 5- Wednesday: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Paloma Cruise (B, L, D) 

08.30 Pick up and transfer to Halong Bay. 12 noon approx: Arrive Halong Bay. Welcome aboard and check in then come a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the outdoor dining area.

Afternoon heading to Bai Tu Long Bay, relax on the sundeck and watch the world go by or take an afternoon nap in your cabin. Early afternoon arrive at Vong Vieng floating fishing village. Drop anchor.

Disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people. They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school and pearl farms. Back on board The Paloma we head towards Halong Bay.

We drop anchor in the calm waters surrounded by islets. Opportunity to go swimming in the clear warm waters or go kayaking.

Back on board, enjoy the sunset with evening cocktails and fresh fruit. Take an opportunity to refresh and then join friends for a pre-dinner drink in the bar.

After dinner, unwind in the bar where there is a selection of books, magazines and board games or relax in the spa; watch a movie

on our plasma TV; join some of our team to go cuttle fishing at night or take a late night swim under the stars.

Accommodation and overnight on junk.

Day 6- Thursday: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L) 

06.30 For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sun deck. Take an opportunity to view the sunrise over the Bay or have an early morning swim. Breakfast, coffee and tea and served.

After breakfast, sail through the waters and pass by a number of caves including Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu (Virgin) cave, Coc Ngoi (Toad) cave and we drop anchor at Surprise (Sung Sot) Cave.

Disembark and visit Surprise Cave located on Bo Hon Island. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

10.00 We board The Paloma again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in the luggage store. An early lunch is served.

12.00  Return to the shore and disembark from The Paloma as our crew say farewell.

Transfer to Hanoi. Arrival back at your hotel approximately 16:30/17:00

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Day 7- Firday: Hanoi – Departure (B) 

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

Price: $485.0
Our quantity discounts:

Validate until: 31/12/2012

Quantity  2+  4+  6+  8+  10+
Price/pax  $646.0  $548.0  $516.0  $496.0  $485.0

Inclusions:

  • Pick up and see off service in Hanoi 
  • Transports per program
  • Welcome drink on board on Halong Bay
  • 1 night on board in Halong Bay
  • Hotels in Hanoi
  • Homestay in Pu Luong
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Kayaking trip in Halong Bay
  • Cyclo ride in Hanoi Old Quarters
  • Water puppet show
  • Welcome dinner 
  • Entrance fees.
  • Insurance on junk
  • English speaking guide.

Exclusions:

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

Notes:  

  • All rates are in US$ per person.
  • Free of charge for children under 4 years sharing bed with parents.
  • 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.