Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative, and you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the capital of Vietnam at your own pace, before re-assembling in the evening for a hearty welcome dinner in a fine local restaurant.

Accommodation in Hanoi: Silk Path Hotel (Check-in at 14.00) or similar.

After breakfast, you will embark on a Hanoi city tour to visit the Ho Chi Minh complex where you will spend time at the Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, his former stilt-house, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh Museum and the One-Pillar Pagoda. Afterwards, you will visit the Temple of Literature, which was initially built as a temple to Confucius.

After lunch at the Alfresco Restaurant, you will visit the Museum of Ethnology (widely acknowledged as the best in the country with an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam's 54 Ethnic minorities), and the infamous Hoa Lo Prison Museum (also known as the ‘’Hanoi Hilton’’, where former US-presidential candidate John McCain was incarcerated for over 5 years).

You will then take a one-hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarters, known as the 36 streets. This bustling area of the narrow streets is home to thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Initially, the names of the 36 streets were related to the products being sold there and the respective guild.

In the afternoon, you will have free time for shopping.

Dinner at fine dining restaurant in Hanoi.

Accommodation in Hanoi: Silk Path Hotel or similar.

08:30-Pick-up at hotel after breakfast

11:30 – 12:00-Arrive Tuan Chau Harbor

12:00 – 12:30-Transfer to the main boat by tender. Embark on Sena Cruise. While enjoying a welcome drink, our cruise manager will deliver a cruise briefing and safety introduction. After that you will check in your cabin.

13:00 – 13:30-Enjoy fabulous lunch while sailing into magnificent Lan Ha Bay – an extension of Ha Long Wonder which is much quieter and has fewer tourists. She will pass the famous Finger Islet, Candle Islet and thousands of uniquely shaped limestone towers and islands.

15:00- Explore Lan Ha Bay

Option 1: We will visit the Dark and Bright Cave – famous for the pristine natural beauty and poetic, attractive seascape of Lan Ha Bay. Here you will take some photos of the romantic, lyrical local see-sights. This is also the best time for tourists to enjoy bamboo boats or swimming – which is an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the Limestone Mountains and the blue sky of Lan Ha Bay. Afterwards, visitors immerse in the emerald green water of Lan Ha Bay with exciting swimming activities.
Option 2: We reach to Three Peach area (if the weather permits). It is time to discover Lan Ha Bay yourselves with your travel buddy sharing kayak. While kayaking, you will have a brief look at the geology of the Karts Mountains that form a beautiful surrounding

17:00- Return to Cruise for a sunset party on Lan Ha Bay. It is an ideal time for photography enthusiasts to capture the stunning moment of sunset at Lan Ha Bay.
You will also have a chance to join our cooking class to challenge your skills in preparing very famous Vietnamese spring rolls.
Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight.

19:00-Savor deluxe dinner and spend the night on cruise.

Cruise in Halong Bay: Sena Cruise – Deluxe rooms or similar.

06:00-Sunrise Tai-chi section on sundeck
Be an early bird for a photo hunt and join our Tai-chi session on the sundeck to refresh your body and mind.

07:00-Having light breakfast while sailing the amazing karst towers. Tea, coffee and light breakfast is served with fresh air and peaceful surroundings.

08:15- Explore Frog Pond Area
Join kayaking & swimming to explore the Frog Pond area – the famous filming location for Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh in 2018.

09:30- Return to the boat for check-out

10:00-Lunch time and slowly navigates emerald water and thousands of Karst Mountains towards the Harbor.

11:30 – 12:00-Disembark and farewell the crew and back to Hanoi

15:00 – 16:00-Drop at hotel. (Refresh Hotel in Hanoi: La Rosa Hotel -few steps from the Railway Station. (from 17.00 – 20.00)

Free time for dinner until 8.00 PM. We will walk to the Railway Station to board the overnight train to Sapa.

Train: Hanoi – Lao Cai by Chapa Express (2 pax per cabin)

Upon arrival at the Lao Cai Station, you will be welcomed by your new guide and be driven to Sapa. After breakfast in a local restaurant, you will take the Mountain Train that passes through valleys, viaducts and tunnels offering beautiful views on the surrounding villages and nature. At the Cable Car station, you will get off the train and enjoy another 20 minutes of cable-car ride to the top. Typically, it takes at least two or three days to reach the Peak of Fansipan Mountain on foot. However, with the newly constructed three-rope cable-car system, you can reach the peak and enjoy the surrounding views within half a day.

After the 20-minute ride, you can challenge yourself by climbing the 636, steep steps to the Fansipan Summit – ‘The Roof of Indochina,’ 3,143 meters of altitude. Alternatively, you can take the cable car. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Hoang Lien Mountain and the lush forests, before retaking the cable car and, then, the Mountain Train back to the town.

The rest of the day will be free. Overnight in Sapa

Accommodation in Sapa:Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa – Classic rooms or similar.

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the Sin Chai village (of the Black Hmong minority), perched at the foot of the Hoang Lien mountain range. From the top of the mountain, you will trek on a small trail with spectacular views and, then, you will gradually descend to the Cat Cat village.

The trail snakes through the mountain, and you will have the opportunity to marvel at stunning landscapes before arriving at the Y Linh Ho village of the Black Hmong minority, where you will rest in a lovely spot nearby the river. You will then continue trekking towards Lao Chai Village.

In the late afternoon, you will be back to Sapa town to enjoy its picturesque streets and relaxing ambience.

Note: Trekking Distance 14 KM – 6 (to 7) Hours.

Accommodation in Sapa:Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa – Classic rooms or similar.

After breakfast at hotel, we start our trip to Ma Tra.

Locating just a bout 5km southeast of Sapa town, Ma Tra valley attracts visitors for its stunning scenery highlighted with impressive terraced rice fields. The Hmong peoples has changed from sifting lifestyle into sedentary one form early 20th Century and built terraced field to ensure their permanent earning by farming wet rice.
Trip commences with a transfer out of Sapa town. Then walk starts from here downhill and cross the stream to the other bank where Suoi Ho village beautifully sits on the top of a low hill. Spend half an hour to visit several local homes for understanding of local life before continue walking along a large path on hillsides which is paved with rock to get through Ma Tra village. This portion of the walk offers beautiful scenery of the valley and terraced paddies as well as flower farm.

Transfer back to Sapa in good time to get on the bus back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at around 21.30, we spend the night at hotel.

Note: 2-hour walking

Hotel in Hanoi: Silk Path Hotel or similar.

After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel to be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.