Hanoi – 5-star Halong Bay – Sapa – 5D4N Fansipan Tour, departing daily

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5 days 4 nights

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English, Espanol, Francais, Japanese, Vietnamese

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Hanoi – 5-star Halong Bay – Sapa – 5D4N Fansipan Tour, departing daily

Cruise 5-star Hanoi – Halong – Sapa – Fansipan 5D4N will take you through famous destinations in Vietnam, including Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, and the peak of Fansipan. Each place has its own unique beauty that will surely impress you.

Hanoi bustling with a charming blend of the old and the new. Admire the beautiful French-style buildings, taste the unique cuisine of Hanoi, and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history at the city’s fascinating landmarks and monuments.

Next, head to Halong Bay, where you can experience diverse natural landscapes, from long stretches of white sandy beaches to thousand-year-old limestone mountains.

Spend your holiday in Sapa town nestled in a deep valley with stunning terraced fields cultivated for centuries. This tour would not be complete without visiting the highest peak in the region, Mount Fansipan, towering above the town of Sapa.

 

 

Highlights

  • Highlights
  • Explore Vietnamese cuisine with a local guide in Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Explore Ha Long Bay by cruise - a World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO
  • Enjoy memorable sunsets and sunrises over the calm waters of Ha Long Bay
  • Explore the mountains of Northern Vietnam with beautiful terraced rice fields
  • Get to the roof of Indochina by cable car - Fansipan peak

Included/Excluded

  • The tour includes:
  • - Air-conditioned tourist van
  • - Round-trip sleeper bus: Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi
  • - 2 guests/room (3 guests/room if additional)
  • - 3 nights in 2-3 star hotels in Hanoi (including breakfast)
  • - 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Sapa (buffet breakfast)
  • - 1 night on a 3-star cruise ship (buffet breakfast)
  • - 8 main meals according to the program's standards. Breakfast served according to hotel standards
  • - One-time tickets to all attractions
  • - Complimentary water on the bus, 1 bottle/guest/day
  • - Enthusiastic and experienced tour guide.
  • - VAT invoice (please inform and agree with us before booking the tour if you require a VAT invoice)
  • - Single bed supplement (if requested or traveling alone): 1,700,000 VND/guest
  • - Dinner in Hanoi is for you to explore Hanoi's nightlife and cuisine freely
  • - Round-trip electric car ticket to Bai Dinh Pagoda (current price is 60,000 VND/guest)
  • - Beverages during meals, in hotels, and other personal expenses
  • - Fansipan cable car ticket: 750,000 VND/ticket
  • - The default program does not include a tour guide for the Fansipan peak ascent as Fansipan Legend does not provide free tickets for tour guides. If you wish to hire a tour guide for the Fansipan peak ascent, the cost for the entire group includes 750,000 VND cable car ticket and a guide fee of 300,000 VND.
  • - Tip for drivers and tour guides (For Vietnamese guests: typically from 50,000 VND/person/day; For foreign guests, tipping is $5/person/day).

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi City Tour (-/L/-)

08:00-08:30: The guide will pick you up at the Old Quarter/Hanoi Opera House to start the Hanoi city tour. In the morning, you will visit:

- Tran Quoc Pagoda, located on a small island in the eastern part of West Lake (Tay Ho district). With nearly 1500 years of history, the pagoda is considered the oldest in Thang Long - Hanoi. Its architecture harmoniously combines the solemnity, antiquity, and elegance amidst the tranquil scenery of a vast lake. It served as the Buddhist center of the imperial capital of Thang Long during the Ly and Tran dynasties.
- Ho Chi Minh Complex, including: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – the final resting place of the great Father of Vietnam, which is closed on Mondays and Fridays for maintenance and you can only visit from outside; Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969; One Pillar Pagoda, a small temple built on a single pillar in the middle of a square pond, also a symbol of Hanoi; Ho Chi Minh Museum, one of the largest museums in Vietnam focusing mainly on displaying artifacts and documents related to the great leader Ho Chi Minh.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at a restaurant. In the afternoon, continue your exploration:

- Thang Long Imperial Citadel, a complex associated with the history of Thang Long - Dong Do and Hanoi province, starting from the pre-Thang Long period through the Dinh - early Le dynasties, flourishing under the Ly, Tran, and Le dynasties, and becoming the capital of Hanoi under the Nguyen dynasty. It is a monumental architectural work built by kings over many historical periods and has become one of the most important relics in the Vietnamese relic system.
- Temple of Literature (Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam), considered the first university in Vietnam. It is an ancient architectural complex, built on a fairly large scale in October 1073 and still exists today. The Temple of Literature was built to worship Confucius, the founder of Confucianism, and Chu Van An - the principal of Quoc Tu Giam - representing the high moral philosophy of Vietnamese education.

- Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, legendary sites honoring Saint Van Xuong and General Tran Hung Dao - famous generals in Vietnamese and world history. You can learn about Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.

In the late afternoon, you can take a cyclo ride (at your own expense) around the Old Quarter before returning to the hotel or enjoy watching water puppetry.

16:00: Return to the hotel for check-in and rest. Dinner is at your own expense to explore the cuisine of Hanoi's Old Quarter. In the evening, you are free to wander around and discover the Old Quarter at night. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi-Halong Bay (B/L/D)

08:00: The car and guide will pick you up at the designated meeting point in the Old Quarter and Hanoi Opera House to depart for Halong Bay. Along the way, you will stop in Hai Duong for a rest and free time to shop for local specialties.

12:30: Arrive at Tuan Chau Harbor. The guide will assist with some procedures to board the cruise. Guests will be welcomed with a "welcome drink" before enjoying lunch on the boat amidst the vast ocean, bringing an incredibly enjoyable experience. While savoring seafood dishes, you can also admire the majestic natural landscapes of Halong Bay, such as: Dinh Huong Islet, Fighting Cock Islet, Dog Stone Islet, etc.

In the afternoon, you will continue to:
- Visit Surprising Cave - one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. The cave's ceiling is covered with a layer of "velvet" with countless stalactites resembling stone elephants, seals, rice trays, stone flowers, etc. After reaching the highest point of the cave, there is a serene water lake surrounded by charming landscapes.
- Visit Titov Island and swim there.
- Join a cooking class (mainly making spring rolls and other interesting activities for foreigners).

17:00: Return to the cruise, relax, enjoy wine and fruits in the sunset.

19:00: Dinner on board. After that, you can participate in onboard activities such as night squid fishing, listening to music, playing games, dancing, etc. Enjoying the feeling of lying amidst the vast ocean and gazing at the stars will surely be an unforgettable experience.

Day 3: Halong Bay to Hanoi (B/L/-)

05:00: Guests wake up early to enjoy the fresh, tranquil atmosphere of the sea on the boat deck and participate in morning Tai Chi sessions (note: Tai Chi instruction is available only on 4 and 5-star cruises).
07:00-07:45: Guests have breakfast at the restaurant.
08:00: Guests can kayak or take a bamboo boat to explore Luon Cave. This is a very interesting and appealing activity for many travelers. If time permits, the cruise will stop at a Pearl Farm where guests can witness the process of cultivating pearls, from farming to harvesting and processing. Moreover, there is a museum showcasing images of the pearl production process. Afterward, proceed to the farming, processing, and display area of pearl products and jewelry.
10:30: Guests enjoy a light lunch on the boat before returning to Hanoi.
11:30: The cruise arrives at Tuan Chau Harbor. Guests are picked up and returned to Hanoi by car.
17:00: Arrive in Hanoi. The car takes you back to your hotel. Guests have dinner at their own expense to explore the cuisine of the Old Quarter. In the evening, guests are free to stroll around and discover the Old Quarter at night. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4:  Hanoi to Sapa - Ham Rong (B/L/D)

06:40 - 07:00: The car will pick you up at the hotel to depart for Sapa via the Hanoi - Lao Cai expressway. Note: When traveling to Sapa, you will be transported by a sleeper bus specially designed for tourists traveling to and from Sapa.

13:00 - 13:30: Arrive in Sapa, where the car will pick you up for lunch and hotel check-in.

Afternoon: At the appointed time, the guide will take you for a leisurely tour of the Ham Rong Mountain tourist area, including the Indochina Orchid Garden, Heaven's Gate, Cloud Garden, and enjoy ethnic music programs on Ham Rong Mountain. Interact and take photos with the local people.

18:30: Dinner and free time in the evening. Take photos with the Stone Church in Sapa or enjoy grilled specialties and famous San Lung wine to warm up in the cold weather of Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 5: Sapa - Pansipan - Hanoi (B/L/-)

07:00: Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00: The car and guide will take you to the Phan Xi Păng cable car station to start the journey conquering Fansipan Peak using the world's most modern 3-rope cable car system with cabins accommodating up to 30 passengers. Then, continue the ascent of 600 stone steps to the summit of Fansipan at an altitude of 3,143 meters - the roof of Indochina.
(*) Note: Currently, you also have other options to reach the summit of Fansipan to experience new sensations and avoid excessive walking (suitable for elderly people), such as:
- Muong Hoa electric car takes you from Sapa to the Phan Xi Păng cable car station (at your own expense).
- Mountain train takes you from the upper station of the Fansipan cable car to the summit of Fansipan (at your own expense).

12:00: Return to the hotel, check out. Then have lunch, rest, and get on the car back to Hanoi.

Afternoon: You can choose the return time according to your needs (select before booking the tour):
Option 1: Departure at 13:30 - Arrive at Noi Bai around 19:00 - Return to Hanoi around 20:00. This is the default time frame if you do not choose a specific return time before booking.
Option 2: Departure at 16:00 - Arrive at Noi Bai around 21:30 - Return to Hanoi around 22:30.
Option 3: Departure at 22:00 - Arrive at Noi Bai around 03:00 the next morning - Return to Hanoi around 04:00 the next day.
(*) General note:
- If you want to be dropped off at the airport, an additional fee of 50,000 VND per person will be charged.
- In Hanoi, the car will only drop passengers off at a single point on Tran Quang Khai Street.
End of the trip.

Children's policy:
- Children aged 1-4 years old are free of charge (parents cover all expenses for the child, and they do not occupy a seat on the vehicle). 02 adults are accompanied by 1 child free of charge. From the second child onwards, 75% of the tour price will be charged.
- If 01 adult accompanies 01 child aged 1-4 years old, the child must pay 50% of the adult tour price (enjoying services like children aged 5-9 years old).
- Children aged 5-9 years old pay 75% of the tour price (have separate meals, sit separately on the vehicle, but must sleep with their parents). 02 children are also charged without having a separate bed.
- Children aged 10 years and above are considered as adults.

You must bring: valid personal identification (ID card or Passport).
You should bring: insect repellent, common cold medicine, or any prescription medication prescribed by a doctor.
If you are a vegetarian, please bring additional vegetarian items to ensure your dietary preferences.
Any unused services during the tour will not be refunded.
The tour guide has the right to rearrange the order of the itinerary to suit the conditions of each specific departure day but still ensures that customers can visit all the scheduled attractions in the program.

Durations

Under 7 Days

Languages

English
Espanol
Francais
Japanese
Vietnamese

Tour's Location

hanoi

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