Day 1: Singapore - Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
You are welcome at the airport after a 3hr20mins flight from Singapore to Hanoi in the afternoon and get transferred to the train station for the night train to Lao Cai, departing at 21.50 PM.
Spend overnight on train with air-conditioned, soft-sleeper train cabin (4 people sharing in 01 cabin).
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat (B,L)
Early arrival at Lao Cai station and breakfast at local restaurant in Lao Cai. Meet with our local guide and driver then transfer by car for the highland town of Sapa. Have breakfast at a local restaurant or hotel. Then we visit the Minority Village where ethnic minority people are in various styles of traditional dress - indigo tunics and leggings, elaborate pleated skirts, sliver-studded jackets. The first sightseeing is Cat Cat minority village where you will have a new understanding of these minorities and experience their unique lifestyle. Lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, take a stroll to the local market to see the various local fresh produce and handicrafts for sale. We will continue to trek across wooden bridges tucked away in the valley to view the hidden Silver Waterfall. End of tour at around 4:00 PM.
Spend overnight in Sapa.
Day 3: Lao Chai – Ta Van – Shuttle bus back to Hanoi (B,L)
The morning journey will commence with a drive southwards Muong Hoa valley. You will then start your descending walk into the valley, which is the largest paddy terrace in Sapa area. The guide will provide you with interesting information about rice and rice growing. If you visit the valley some time in between May and October, you will be able to experience how the local do planting and harvesting, one of the most important activities in their daily life. The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of Black H'mong minority to Ta Van village of Giay minority including a visit to the local Catholic Church. Lunch at local restaurant.
After that, a shuttle bus will come to pick you up for the transfer back to Hanoi for 5hrs travelling.
Arrive at Hanoi around 22.00 PM and spend overnight there.
Day 4: Hanoi – Ha Long, overnight onboard (B,L,D)
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Ha Long Bay with 4 hours travelling for the overnight cruise on a deluxe junk. Begin with a seafood lunch then explore some limestone caves. In the afternoon enjoy a swim or relax in the sun on the top deck or try your hand at some kayaking.
Day 5: Ha Long – Hanoi (Br)
This morning continue to move around the bay to find more secluded areas to either swim or kayak. At around midday, the boat will return to the main harbour before transferring to an awaiting vehicle for the journey back to Hanoi.
Arrive at Hanoi around 16.00 PM and balance of the day is free time.
Spend overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi – Fly back to Singapore (B)
Free time until get picked up and transferred to you the airport for your flight back home.
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