9:30 AM, start from Sapa Ethnic (04 Hoang Dieu Str) on the main road to go down to Muong Hoa valley. At the start of the trip you are able to see a panorama view of this hilltop town before beginning your walk. After 4km on the main road, we start going down to the valley by the small trails through the terrace rice fields to get to Y Linh Ho hamlet, a small village of the Black Hmong people.
From Y Linh Ho village, we go along the river to go to Lao Chai village (means old village in the local dialect). It is time for you to visit the local families, listen to your guide’s explanation about the local culture: how they live, way of building the traditional house, techniques of making clothes... or just feel free to chat.
Stop for local lunch.
In the afternoon, we leave Lao Chai to continue to Ta Van village. Here your are welcomed to a family where you can immerse yourself in their culture, listen about their life, enjoy some green tea and learn about the differences from the other hill tribes even.
After which we head up to the main road where the car will pick up us to transfer back to Sapa.
Trekking from Sapa to Cat Cat Village you will see its waterfall and meet H’mong family and learn more about their way of life.
Cat Cat is a small but bustling village situated at the foot of Fansipan Mountain. Here you will see traditional H’mong homes at their best, and you will be able to meet a H’mong family to learn more about their way of life. The village is also the perfect place to see traditional clothing being made, hemp being dyed and women weaving. From Cat Cat we will follow the Muong Hoa Valley for 3km through rice terraces and small dwellings to Sin Chai. This village is a little off the usual trekking route and less visited, it offers the opportunity to see traditional wooden homes built using the indigenous Pumu tree. Transport will be waiting in Sin Chai to take you back to Sapa.
15:30: Our car and guide will pick you up at the Sapa Tourism Information Center (inside) for departure back to Hanoi towards new Noi Bai - Lao Cai Highway. There will be 2 stops on the way for restroom (max 20mins/stop)
Arrive in Hanoi at 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm. End of the trip with sweet memories about our Sapa and Hill-tribe village of the north of Vietnam.
• Cooking Class 7:30 am to 8:30 am: Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Along the way to Halong Bay we will stop for a short break in an arts and crafts centre. Here you are able to watch local crafts being produced and grab a bite to
12:00 pm We will arrive at the port before being transferred to Cruise
Welcome drink - receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in.
Enjoy a lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while sailing through the bay, passing the imposing limestone formations. You shall then board your bamboo craft piloted by indigenous locals. They will take you through a stunning cave formation into a tranquil bay where if you are lucky you can spot monkeys.
Next you are able to relax on the beach at Ti Top where you are able to swim in the warm water, get some rays or treck to the top of the outcrop for stunning panorama views.
Back to the boat and you have free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight.
Attend the Cooking class on sundeck. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). Sit back and relax while watching the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.
19:30-23:00: Dinner - Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner
Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Glory Legend Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.
More than 7 days prior to check-in: free of charge
7 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rate
From 6 to 3 days prior to check in: 50% of total rate.
Less than 3 days prior to check-in: 100% of total rate.
No-Show: 100% of total rate.
Refund will take up to 7 working days
Cancellation due to bad weather conditions:
In the event of bad weather the Management Board of Halong bay will assess if a cancellation is necessary on the morning of departure. If such a cancellation is necessary we will make alternative travel arrangement for you on request or offer a full refund in accordance with the cruise policy