Adventure Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay 5 days 4 nights

Tour code: GPT15E
Departure date: Everyday
Duration:  5 days 4 nights
Price USD from: $ 444 per person
  • Day 1: Hanoi city tour (L)
    • We start the adventure Vietnam tour by picking you up at your hotel to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, a national heritage which lies on the shores of West Lake housing numerous Buddhist relics. We continue our tour by paying a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his former residence which now serves as a museum documenting the life of Vietnam’s father and greatest national hero.

      Next up is the Temple of Literature, which houses the oldest university in Vietnam, founded in 1070AD. The temple is dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars and occupies a vast structure filled with peaceful gardens.

      After lunch at a local restaurant, we’ll spend our afternoon exploring Bat Trang; a local handicraft village specialized in pottery. Around 15:30 our driver will take us back to the centre of the city and a walk around the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake. While we’re here we’ll cross the charming little bridge over to the serene Ngoc Son Temple, situated on an island in the lake. The lake is also surrounded by stunning colonial architecture, so there are things to look at in every direction. Following our tour of the lake we’ll take you back to your hotel where you’re free to spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
      Hanoi city tour
  • Day 2: Hanoi - Sapa (B/L/D)
    • Following breakfast at the hotel, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to Sa Pa, where you’ll arrive around 12:30PM. On arrival, our tour guide will welcome you and take you for lunch in a local restaurant.

      You will commence your journey from Sapa by walking to Lao Chai village. Views of Muong Hoa Valley and its magnificent surroundings are great here, featuring stunning mountains and sprawling rice terraces.

      You’re likely to meet people from the various ethnic minorities in the area (H’mong, Zay, and Red Dao) as you walk along this route, and there will be plenty of stalls along the way serving tea, fruits and sweets should you be in need of some refreshments.

      Eventually we’ll leave the main road and start taking a local path. Here is where you’ll truly get to experience the local life of the Black H’mong, as you finally reach the village of Lao Chai. Once we’ve had our fill here, we keep walking to Ta Van, where it’s the Zay peoples turn to fascinate you. We will have dinner and stay overnight with a local family in a homestay here.

      This day includes a 7-10km trek.
      Sapa trekking
      Black H’mong
  • Day 3: Sapa - Hanoi (B/L)
    • After breakfast, you will set out on a 3-4 hour trek that will take you along buffalo paths and trails to Giang Ta Chai Village of the Black H’mong. You can relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and see the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during colonial times in Vietnam.

      We will then return to Sapa town for lunch at a restaurant and then the remaining afternoon (until 15:00) is free to spend at your leisure, at which time you will be driven back to Hanoi and arrive at your hotel around 20:30. This day includes a 7-10km trek.
      Giang Ta Chai
      Giang Ta Chai Village
  • Day 4: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
    • On the fourth day we depart for Ha Long Bay at around 8:00-8:30 for a 3.5 hour drive to Hong Gai Tourist Wharf, where we’ll check in at Oriental Sails JSC’s private waiting hall, the OS Lounge. Here we can relax until embarkation around 12:30-13:00 followed by a quick briefing. We’ll spend our first few hours on-board enjoying the views of the limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay and savouring a delectable lunch, until at 15:30-16:00 you are free to choose between two activities:

      Option 1: Fishing village visit
      For those that are interested in learning about local life in the bay. Take a bamboo rowing boat trip lasting roughly 45 minutes, around Vung Vieng fishing village, one of the largest of its kind in Ha Long Bay. The village is set inside a closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, which makes it a great place for photos in addition to the cultural experience.
      Option 2: Beach and kayaking
      For the more active travellers and beach-bums, you can be taken in a small boat to Ban Chan beach, where you can sunbathe, swim, play volleyball or try your hands at some kayaking in the magnificent setting of the bay.

      You’ll arrive back at the cruise around 16:30, with enough time to get cleaned up and relax before the sun starts to set. At 17:30 you can enjoy happy hour at the bar on the sun deck, enjoying the sunset with a drink in hand, and also take part in a cooking class with the resident Chef.

      At 19:00 dinner will be served, and the rest of the evening can be spent socializing with other guests, night squid fishing or just lazing around. There will also be singing and dancing activities until 22:00.

      Overnight on-board with the ship anchored in the Cong Do Area of the bay.

      Discover Halong Bay, UNESCO Heritage
      Vung Vieng fishing village
      Beach and kayaking
  • Day 5: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)
    • Early risers can enjoy a 30 minute Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck at 06:30 before enjoying the view of the surrounding seascape with your breakfast as you cruise towards Thien Canh Son Cave. You’ll arrive at the cave at 9am and spend about half an hour exploring this medium sized and less visited cave situated in Bai Tu Long Bay.

      After your cave visit its time to check out of your room at the boat and return to port, docking at noon after having early lunch on-board. Our driver will be waiting for you at the pier and will transfer you back to Hanoi for an arrival at your hotel around 16:30. At this point of your adventure tour it’s time to say goodbye to your guide, driver and group, hopefully with life-long memories gained and friendships made.
      Thien Canh Son Cave
      Ha Long Bay

Accommodation List
Please note that the hotels mentioned in this list are for reference only. Depending on availability and your preference, they can be changed. If we are unable to book any hotel, it will be replaced by another hotel at least of equivalent standard and value.

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Laura W
Laura W
Wrote a review 11 - 2023
Great tour from Sapa to Halong
Review of: Adventure Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay 5 days 4 nights
We booked with Mr Linh‘s Adventure through the Internet and were positivly suprised. We had a really nice guide who also spoke German. The Tour they offered first seemed a little expansive but it was worth the Money.
Date of experience: 11 2018
Mr Linh's Adventure
Mr Linh's Adventure
Hi Laura. Thank you for your feedback, we’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We pride ourselves in offering the best experience for the lowest price possible, and we’re happy that you decided it was a worthwhile experience. Should you ever return to Vietnam (or elsewhere in South East Asia), our team sincerely hopes that we’ll have the chance to serve you on another tour. Regards,
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Wrote a review 4 - 2023
Traveling with Mr. Linh's adventures was a right decision. I could so much enjoy the authentic beauty of Vietnam.
Review of: Adventure Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay 5 days 4 nights
I could so much enjoy the authentic beauty of Vietnam through having adventurous activities with nice local people. I highly recommend the packages of Mr. Linh's travel agent. No doubt to travel with this agent when I come back to Vietnam in the future.
Date of experience: 3 2016

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