Discovery Vietnam



Sapa Little Girl

Halong Bay

Halong Bay Cruise

At an altitude of 1650 m locating at the edge of the side of the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, Sapa is one of the most picturesque and tranquil locations in all of Vietnam. Once a French hill station, the area is home to number of ethnic minority communities including the Black H’mong and Red Dzao, among others. Sapa’s breathtaking beauty comes in the form of hills, valleys, mountains, streams and waterfalls, not to mention the warmth of the locals. One of all the particular interests to visitors is the daily activity of the tribal people of the area, which are on display at the markets and in various surrounding villages.The natural beauty of the area is unparalleled and can be seen in rich greenery, gorgeous waterfalls and the unique ethnic minority villages that dot the countryside.

After the trek, immerse yourself in the amazing scenery of Halong Bay through a 2 Days Cruise.

Grade: Medium, there are some more challenging sections to this trek… however this is balanced with easy legs and the chance to recuperate at the homestays.

Day 1:  Arrive Hanoi 

Day 2: Hanoi Foodie Tour – Night train to Lao Cai (B)

Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa ­- ­ THANH PHU – SIN CHAI – SAPA (BL)


Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay (BLD)

Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, Brunch)

Day 7: Hanoi Depart (B)

Itinerary (Subject to changes)
Day 1:  Arrive Hanoi (-)
Xin chao! Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi, one of Asia’s most enchanting cities, full of culture, history and the engaging contradictions of a rapidly developing and deeply traditional society.

You are greeted by our driver at Noi Bai International Airport for your Private transfer to the hotel. You will have time to relax at your hotel and adjust to the pace of Hanoi. Located in the center of the northern delta, Hanoi is an ancient city that was founded and developed for more than 1000 years since 1010. Although some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many cultural and historical monuments of interest to visitors and residents

Overnight in Hanoi

Take a light breakfast at hotel, check out.
8.30 am: Get ready at hotel’s lobby, our guide will transfer you to meeting venue where you will join with group for a foodie tour. Enjoy welcome drink with a special Vietnamese tea then your first tasting – Pho (Beef noodle soup or Chicken noodle soup) one of typical breakfast of Hanoian
10.00 am: Next stop Chau Long Market, for a tour of the market highlighting the ‘wet’ / unusual fruits / livestock / frogs.
*sample of market foods of your choice. For example tree tomatoes or green mango with chili, silkworms, pork with green rice.
10.30 am: Next stop Hang Ga. We will take taxi to Banh Cuon Thanh Van to sample the most famous dish in Hanoi Banh Cuon “ steam rice pancake with pork mince & mushroom inside)
11.00am: Take a short walk to Dong Xuan market to go inside Ngo Cho Dong Xuan to try one of the best Bun Cha stalls in Ha Noi, and Prawn cake (banh tom) *enjoy Bun Cha, grilled pork patties and pork belly with sticky rice noodles; prawn cake
12.30pm: On our way back we stop at Yen Phu to visit a *traditional Ha Noi café, established in 1936. * enjoy specialties of the café, black sticky rice or green rice with yoghurt. Coffee with yoghurt or great passion fruit with yoghurt
Tour ends. You will have some free time on your own for shopping or dinner (at your own expenses)
About 9 pm, guide will pick up and transfer you to railway station for your overnight train to Lao Cai. Guide will instruct and take you to cabin on train. Train will depart at around 10 pm approximately.

Overnight on train (1 berth per person in shared 4-berth cabin)

Upon arrival at Lao Cai railway station at around 06 am, local guide pick up and transfer you to Sapa. Have breakfast at local restaurant.

Sapa is located in Northeastern Vietnam is a delightful old frontier town high in the mountainous region of the same name. It has, in recent years, become the center of trekking holidays in the country. Many of Vietnam’s ethnic hill tribes live here including the Hmong, Dao, Giáy, Pho Lu, and Tay. The area is famous for its terraced hillsides on which the locals cultivate rice. These terraces present a real picture postcard beauty.

After that, transfer to Thanh Phu Bridge, the starting point of trekking along the Ngoi Bo River and then uphill to the Muong Bo Village. Follow the trekking route built in the bottom of the valley, which offers the best view to the surrounding mountains. You stop at a nice spot for lunch. Continue the walk to Sin Chai, the village of Red Dao people then transfer back to Sapa.

Overnight in Sapa

Morning, transfer to Ta Phin, commence from Ta Phin, you will walk through the Black Hmong ethnic minority village of Ma Tra, a very small, hidden place. The walk continues through rice paddy fields and spectacular scenery. Then getting back to Sa Pa on a trail running through beautiful gardens and lush pine forests. Transfer back to hotel, check out. The bus will pick up you at hotel then heading to Hanoi.

Arrival in Hanoi in the evening, check in, rest of day free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi

After breakfast, at around 8 a.m. you will be picked up and transferred to Ha Long Bay by the cruise’s shutte van.

Following a scenic drive to Ha Long Bay through the lush scenic Red River Delta, you will cruise overnight on a modern luxury cruise on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy excellent cuisine in cruise’s restaurant. Learn the new cuisine with an onboard cooking demonstration from the chef.

Soak up the beauty of thousands limestone islands which are scattered on the bay. Highlights of your time include: visiting Ti Top Island, Sunset onboard Halong Bay cruise, kayak on the bay, cooking demonstration & an optional traditional massage (at your own expenses).

After a lavish dinner on board, you will have a chance to wind down with various entertainment or relaxing your cabin for the night.

Overnight on board.

Note: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund

Begin your day with a relaxing Tai Chi session on the sundeck, often accompanied by an amazing sunrise and the quiet breath-taking beauty of the bay’s landscape. The cruise passes beautiful spots, and you will have a chance to explore one of the beautiful caves before having buffet brunch on board. Back at the dock, where you will be met and transferred back to Hanoi by the cruise’s vehicle.

Check in your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure

Day 7: Depart Hanoi (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred airport by private car (no guide) for your return flight departure.
End of services!


7 Days Discovery Vietnam

Tour Code: VN-DV07

LAND Cost per person in SGD 

Size2 pax3 pax4 pax5-6 pax7-9 paxSGL SUP
Category 3*968878838808788248
Category 4*11181038978948938408
DestinationsStandard category (3*)Superior category (4*)
HanoiAdamas hotel/ Deluxe Rex hotel/ Executive
SapaSunny Mountain/ Deluxe Garden ViewPistachio Hotel/ Superior
Ha Long Bay Glory Legend cruise/ DeluxePelican cruise/ Deluxe or Indochina Sails/ Superior

Remark: above is just sample of hotels. We can use other hotels upon on your requests.

Price is subject to changes and peak season surcharges applies.

Price Includes:

  • 5 nights Accommodation in sharing twin/ double room including breakfasts at above hotels
      • 3-nights in Hanoi
      • 1-night on train Hanoi – Lao Cai (1 berth per person in shared 4-berth cabin)
      • 1-night in Sapa
  • 2 Days 1 Night on board cruise inclusive meals, activities on board
  • Airport & railway transfer with air-conditioned vehicle as per program
  • Group transfer Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi; Sapa – Hanoi
  • Excursions as mentioned in program with English speaking guide
    • Private full day hiking in Sapa to untouched area with picnic lunch or lunch at local house
    • Foodie Tour in Hanoi
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program.
  • Drinking water & meals as per itinerary
  • Gov’s tax and service charges
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Air tickets+ taxes
  • Personal belongings and expenses
  • All personal items, clothing and trekking equipment, (headlamps, camera’s, personal toiletries, etc.)
  • Tipping to the guides


A deposit of $200 per person is required to confirm your booking and balance amount to be paid at least 30 days prior your departure.


Well arranged trekking trip to Sa Pa Valley by Ching Khee. Very much appreciate your efforts in coordinating the pickups and trains and home stay and the hotels too!
Clement Ang

6-12 Dec 2016