From Ocean To Mountain Halong Bay & Sapa - Viet International Travel and Trade Co., Ltd

6 days 5 nights

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Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa

Viet International Travel & Trade Development Co., LTD

No. 158 Phan Ke Binh, Cong Vi, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hotline: (+84)866 028 800



From Ocean To Mountain Halong Bay & Sapa


Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage (recognised in 1994 and 2000) site and New Seven Natural Wonder of the World (recognised in 2011). Halong Bay offers out-of-this-world kayaking experiences (optional), suitable for both first-time paddlers and serious marine explorers. Unique and green limestone islands sprout from the emerald ocean that making kayaking through the inlets an exploration. Many of these small and untouched islands feature dramatic caves, lagoon and sheltered, pristine beaches that can only be reached by kayak. You should take this chance to enjoy your trip with a relaxing and luxurious cruise and join in a variety of activities we provided like kayaking, cave exploring or just simply sitting on the sundeck for a drink.

The northern area of Vietnam is always an attractive destination for tourists. You will take a night train or a sleeping bus to Sapa – a famous hill town in the northwest.

From Lao Cai (if you take a night train), there will be an hour transfer to the hill town of Sapa – the home to 6 different ethnics as Hmong, Red Dzao, Tay, Dzay, Xa Pho and Kinh people and really attractive for its scenery and its cool + fresh air.




Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

You will be picked up at your hotel by our guide and driver for a 3-hour drive to Ha Long bay. You will reach the pier in Halong city around 11.30 am and be welcomed on a cruise. Enjoy a welcome drink before check-in at your cabin. A fresh seafood lunch will be served while you begin your 3.5 hours cruising through mystic Ha Long Bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations, and floating fishing villages (there are much fewer of them in the bay now) with its unique way of life. Then head to the Dark & Bright cave area for swimming, sunbathing, and kayaking.

Enjoy another seafood feast for dinner and the night, there is an option of night squid fishing or just relaxing on the top deck with a bar at your service.

Overnight on the cruise.



Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/Br)

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, you have time for a Taichi class or a Yoga train before having breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, you explore Sung Sot cave – the biggest and most beautiful one in the bay. The boat cruises back to the pier while brunch is served. Your cruise arrives at the harbour by noon, disembark and be met back by our guide and driver. Driving back to your hotel in Hanoi.

This night, you will board a night train to Sapa (alternative by a sleeping bus).

Overnight on train (sleeping bus).



Sapa (B/L)

You will arrive at the Lao Cai train station in the early morning. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer you to Sapa. It takes a 1,5-hour drive. Once in Sapa, you will check into the hotel (early check-in is subject to availability). Time to freshen up and have breakfast at the hotel. Free.

At leisure or explore around the city. Lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, your guide will walk you down to a small village - Cat Cat, home to the Black Hmong tribes. As you walk to the village nestled in the valley below Sapa (about 3,5km), you will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here you have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area and have a chance to learn some of their culture and handicrafts.

Overnight in Sapa.



Sapa - Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages Walk (B/L)

Following breakfast, you explore the Sapa daily market and then set out on a 3-4 hour trek along mud paths, and trails and through several hill tribe villages to Lao Chai and Tavan, home to Hmong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Stop for a picnic lunch on the way.

When you are at Ta Van village, our car is waiting for you and bring you back to Sapa for another overnight stay.




Sapa - Lao Cai for night train to Hanoi (B/L)

This morning, you hike up to Ham Rong Mountain, which gives you a great panoramic view of Sapa and its surrounding areas, and you can explore two orchid gardens. Back to the hotel for check-out then you take a drive to visit Ta Phin valley, where the Red Dao people and H'mong minorities live. Transfer to Lao Cai station for the returning train back to Hanoi.

Overnight on the train.

(alternatively changed to a cable car trip to Fansipan peak as you want).



Arrive Hanoi - End of services

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Let ViTravel explains why you should book this tour:

1. Halong Bay – The Natural Heritage of Vietnam:

Not only declared as The World Heritage Site and One Of the Seven Natural Wonders but Halong Bay has also been praised and written about by many thanks to its magnificent beauty. The bay is steeped in mythical legends, reflected in its name which means ‘where the dragon descends into the sea”. For many years, Halong Bay has received a golden reputation for its emerald water, incredible karst caves, majestic limestone towers, and a wide range of luxury cruises and junk boats.

What to discover in Halong Bay?

A. The intriguing limestone islands & islets:

Ha Long Bay is home to nearly 1900 uninhabited limestone karsts and islets, in various sizes and shapes, which rise dramatically from the emerald-green sea.

The islands in Ha Long Bay are larger than those in Bai Tu Long Bay and riddled with cave systems, several of which can be visited, and whose stalactites and stalagmites can appear to be mythological creatures or fantastical animals.

The evocative shapes of the many islands encountered in the bay have given rise to many special names such as “Trong Mai” (the name of two chicken-shaped rocks facing each other), “Ga Choi” (which means the fighting cocks). Therefore, if travel with the local guide, you will have a chance of enjoying the natural beauty and enriching knowledge of Ha Long Bay’s story.

B. The amazing karst caves:

Many caves have been discovered there and those that are accessible have been opened up and lighting installed to highlight their ethereal beauty. One of the most beautiful caves you shouldn’t miss is the Thien Son Canh Cave. Also known as Grass Cave, this cave comprises three large grottoes appearing to be animals, mythical beings, and flowers. In the reflection of the lights, the walls, stones, and stalactites appear to glisten like stars in the night sky

C. The peaceful floating villages:

There are a number of floating villages in Ha Long Bay, where people have lived a way of life that has changed little over the centuries. The villages are an integral part of the setting, with their colourful wooden houses bobbing and down on the sea. A visit to Vung Vieng floating village in Bai Tu Long Bay entails travelling from the main cruise boat in small traditional bamboo basket boats, just like the ones used by the villagers to move around or the children to attend the floating school.

2. Sapa town - the beauty & tranquillity of “A Town in Cloud”

Sapa, the city with the special nickname “A Town in Cloud”, offers you a good view of colourful hill tribes and fabulous rice terraces. Tucked high in Vietnam’s far north region, close to the Chinese border, Sapa boasts a handful of the former French Military Outposts which will bring you the most colourful experiences. When visiting Sapa, you shouldn’t miss the chance to discover the Fansipan – Vietnam’s highest peak. That 3,143 – meter Mount looms overhead, while the surrounding valleys feature terraced rice paddies and blazing green fields, riddled with fast-flowing streams. In addition, that region is home to several ethnic minority groups, all wearing their traditional and colourful attire.

What to experience in Sapa?

A. Discovering the colourful local markets:

Visitors to Sapa will have the opportunity to discover the unique customs of the local residents by visiting the Bac Ha market, running every Sunday. Coc Ly market is open on Tuesday, Can Cau market on Saturday, Cao Son market on Wednesday and Lung Khau Nhin on Thursday.

B. Sensing the charm of surrounding villages:

Sapa is home to many ethnic minorities such as H-mong, Tay, Xa Pho, and Red Dzao minority. Time seems to forget those villages; therefore, the local people here live the same way as they have done for centuries. You can opt-out for travelling by “xe om” (motor taxi) from the central town, or for the full mountain challenge, you can follow our travel guide and trek there on foot. Then, discover many off-the-beaten-path villages including  Ban Ho Village, Cat Cat Village, Lao Chai Village, or Ta Van Village.

C. Enrich your knowledge of local tradition & culture:

Visiting Sapa is also a great chance to observe Vietnamese ancient traditions and cultural highlights. One of the most interesting activities is joining the “Love Market” which opened on Saturday night where ethnic minority people go to find their partners. Besides, you can visit Muong Hoa Valley by hiking and trekking through the lush and green valley and many small hamlets. Then, meet the friendly locals en route and stay overnight in a homestay in the villages (instead of a hotel).


Tour Inclusion:

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • All private transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Double/Twin room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Tissues and water on coach
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
  • No extra charge after services confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • All domestic flights (if any)
  • Private boat trip as per tour (if any)
  • Vietnam Visa On Arrival pre-approved letter (if any)

Tour Exclusion:

  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 25 & 1 passport photo for each person)
  • Other services not mentioned above
  • International flights & departure taxes (if any)
  • Peak season or public holidays surcharge (if any)
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year (if any)


1. Deposits & Payment Policy:

  • A deposit of 50% of the total of the tour is required upon confirmation of booking tour.  You have peace of mind until 1 months before departure dates. At that point, we would require full prepayment only 60 days before departure for all services by money transfer or credit card payment with all bank transfer charges/ fees to be paid by the client. 
  • All the tour packages on this website operate on a pre-payment basis. Payment can be made either using a major credit card as Visa, Mastercard, JCB and American Express Credit Card, not including credit card transaction fee (Please add in 3% fee for Visa, Mastercard or 4% for American Express to the total amount of payment each time).
  • After receiving your payment, we will issue  the hotel voucher and/or final confirmation itinerary, which can be sent to you by email or chatting texts to you phone’s number.
  • Price applies to weekdays. Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges. On public holidays, the surcharge will be from 20 to 30% of the tour price and the ticket price will increase.

2. Booking Amendment:
Flexibility is one of our pride. You can amend your booking when it is customized. Just contact us at with your booking number(s). Our reservations team is happy to amend your booking(s) accordingly.


3. Cancellation Policy:
NON REFUNDABLE deposit of USD$20 per person for hotels and air ticket booking upon services confirmation and US$ 100 per person upon the package tours services confirmation


Cancellations timeline will be charged as follows:

  • 60 days prior to the arrival date: Non Refundable deposit charge and the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 59 – 31 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 30% per group/booking and plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 30 days – 15 days prior to arrival date: Cancellations fee of 50% per group/booking plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • 14 – 7 days before arrival: Cancellations fee 70% charge plus the cancellation fees applied by the concerned services suppliers such as flight company, boat company, train, hotels… in accordance with their cancellations policies if any.
  • Less than 7 days before arrival Or No show: 100 % charge per group/booking.

*** Nonrefundable deposit and banking service fee will be forfeited in all cancellation cases.

4. Refund of Unused Services:
No refund will be given for any unused service after the trip has commenced.


5. Liability:
ViTravel is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage sustained by passengers. Additional expenses incurred due to delays, accidents, natural disaster, political actions, and unrest must be borne by the passengers. Passengers are required to have full travel insurance.


6. Travel Insurance:

  • Travel insurance is not included in your tour price. It is the passenger’s responsibility to verify whether his/her local health insurance carrier provides coverage while traveling. Please contact your insurance carrier for details.
  • ViTravel strongly advises that you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover all aspects of your tour: the loss of deposits through cancellation lost of baggage and personal items, personal injury and death. A waiver must be signed if insurance is declined.

If you wish to talk to us, please dial us at +84 24.37.369.369 and live chat during our business office hours from Monday to Saturday.


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