Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi – Sapa Visit HamRong Mauntain
6.45 – 7.15: Shuttle bus will pick you up at the hotel in the Old Quarter then depart to Sapa, following Noi Bai – Lao Cai high-way.
Along the way, you will have chance to contemplate the beauty of northwest mountains that terraced fields are sparkling in sunlight or dim in thick fog. Have a short break in 30 minutes then continue the trip to Sa Pa.
13.00: Arrive in Sapa, check in hotel, have lunch.
Afternoon: You will begin the trek up Hàm Rồng (Dragon’s Jaw) Mountain. There are several well tended flower gardens along the way. Going through two Heaven Gates, you will get the top of Ham Rong Mountain. Up here, you will have a sensational specticular views of the Hoàng Liên Sơn Mountains, including Vietnam’s highest peak – Mount Fanxipan. This is an enjoyable outing, but it’s not the north face of Everest so you will go down in time for dinner.
Evening: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping. Overnight at hotel in Sa Pa.
Especially on Saturday night, we highly recommend a stop at the Love Market which is one of unique cultures of ethnic minorities (H’Mong, Dazo. int Lao Cai in pacticular and Northwest of Vietnam in general.
Day 3: Sapa – Hanoi
After breakfast, you will start trekking to Cat Cat Village which is occupied by the Black
H’mong tribe. You will experience the tribal way of life while enjoying wonderful views of the
terraced rice paddy fields and the waterfall in Cat Cat village. Coming here,you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in twentieth century.
Afternoon: Free time to explore Sapa town or go shopping at Sapa Market.
16:00: It‘s time to say “Good bye Sa Pa!” and shuttle bus will pick you up at the meeting to back Hanoi.
Dinner in restaurant
22:00: checkin hotel Hanoi
7.30-8.00: Our mini van will come to pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi centre around 7.30 am. Drive to Halong City. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side.
10.00 Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 30 minutes
12:00 – 12:30 Arrive at Tuan Chau island – Take break and welcome drink at Glory Legend Cruise Lounge
12:30 – 13:00 Transfer to Glory Legend Cruise
13:00 – 15:30 Welcome drink – receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.Enjoy buffet lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island
15:30 – 16h30 Visiting Tung Sau area, is covered by the leaping rocks, cultured pearl fishery. You can wit yourself the process of the jewel, from culturing to harvesting and sculpting, Moreover, you have a chance to do kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy busy space with pearl maker, you can experience the completion of pearl.
16h30-17h30 Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay.
17:30 – 19:30 Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight.
Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu)
Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls – traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay.
19.30 – 23.00: Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese 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 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.
23.00: End of Program for Day One.
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Br)
06.00 – 08.00: The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.
08.00 – 11.30: Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat
by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.Back to Glory Cruise. Check out and settle your bill at reception.
Have a buffet brunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf.
Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say goodbye to the crew.
12.00 – 17.00: Return to Hanoi
Dinner in restaurant Hanoi.
Take a relaxing walk along Thanh Nien street next to the famous West Lake before riding in a rickshaw for 1 hour in the old quater of Hanoi to visit its busy 36 streets. Free leisure night in Hanoi.
Pick up at your hotel at 8.00am then leave Hanoi for Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, you have chances to view the landscapes along the roadsides. Arrive in Ninh Binh province at 10.30am, then we visit Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of Vietnam from 968 AD to 1010 AD during the Dinh and early Le Dynasties. In Hoa Lu ancient capital left behide two small temples of the Kings each one nearly a thousand years old (Optional tour: cycling for scenery from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for 1hour)
Short break for lunch at a restaurant near Tam Coc. After lunch, we take sampans to visit Tam Coc, which is literally known “ Three Caves” First Cave is the longest one which is considered a real rainbow in the water in the morning time stretching on both sides of the Ngo Dong River. The quiet movements of the oars create a sort of musical rhythm inside the cave. As the boat leaves the cave, you can see what seems to be an old man with a white breard fishing, fairy flying in the clouds, peasants collecting fuel and a group of white goats grazing on the hills. Then we move to the Second Cave and the Third Cave. At 16h00 back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at 18h00 and free leisure night in Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi City tour
Morning: Pick up from the hotel. Visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, his former residence – Presidental Palace, Stilts house and One Pillar pagoda nearby. Visit the Temple of literature – first university in Vietnam. Have lunch at the local restaurant
End of the trip