Lan Ha bay - Bac Ha market 4 days

Lan Ha bay - Bac Ha market tour 4 days
Lan Ha bay is the same as Halong Bay but wild and less tourist, lying on the Gulf of Tonkin. It belongs to Cat Ba islands area - Hai Phong city, in the south of Halong Bay. Many people think that it is Halong bay area because it also has hundreds of islands like Halong bay. However, Lan Ha bay is different with hundreds of small beaches, this is paradise for tourists to go swimming, go kayaking or staying overnight in a bungalow...
Bac Ha market is the bigest ethnic market in the Northern Part of Vietnam. It often takes place on Sunday of weekly. This highland culture market is a living museum of cultural and community activities, where still contains plenty of ethnic culture with unique customs and regional traditions. For this market you have an opportunity to meet several minorities...

Tour highlights:
? Junk cruise in the Lan Ha bay
? Enjoy fabulous seafood meals on board, swim in the warm crystal clear water
? Trek through the spectacular scenery of Sapa mountain
? Visit colorful Bac Ha market.

Day 1 Hanoi - Cat Ba island - Monkey island resort
You will be collected from your hotel (in Hanoi Old Quarter) at 07h30 am to begin the drive to Cat Ba Town. From here you will transfer to a boat which will take you to Monkey Island Resort (on Cat Dua Island).
Arrive the island, check-in and you will have lunch at 12h00 in the restaurant on the island.
In the afternoon, you will have free time to swim, relax on the beach, enjoy some actives: beachfootball, volleyball, kayaking or climb to the other beach to see monkeys and taking photos of Lan HaBay?
You will have dinner at 18h00 (nomally BBQ dinner) then free time in the restaurant or on the beach to enjoy cocktail with sweet music.
We spend the night at Monkey island resort

Day 2 Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi - Overnight train to Sapa
After enjoying breakfast in the restaurant at 07h30, you will transfer to a boat which will take you tovisit Lan Ha Bay .
The boat will pass through hundred of karst islets, beautiful beach, floating villageswhere we will provide you a great opportunity to experience the real life of the fish men who spendtheir whole life on the water( good chance to take pictures). The boat will stop in quiet area where you challenge yourself 1 hour kayaking around hundred of islets and beaches.
Keep going back to the island at lunch time then check-out your room. You will then begin the trip back to Hanoi via boat and bus. You will arrive back Hanoi at approximately 17h00
You are free to have dinner before boarding our overnight train for Lao Cai. We travel in air-conditioned comfort in our soft sleeper cabins!

Day 3 Bac Ha market ? Sapa
The train arrives in Lao Cai at about 6:00 am where our guide will welcome you. Look for the sign bearing your name when you exit the train station. We have breakfast in a local restaurant and then take a morning drive through the clouds by car to Can Cau market in Bac Ha (about 2.5 hours)
Just before reaching the market we will see colorful activity. Beautiful Flower Hmong people carrying hand crafted products or pulling dogs or buffalos, all on their way to the market. You are free to wonder around the market and become a part of the trading activities. Try some typical ?Thang Co? at one of the market stalls for more of a traditional taste.
After the market we can enjoy a walk to visit the Hmong King's former residence and Ban Pho village where villagers make the potent local maize alcohol.
In the afternoon we transfer to Sapa town.

Day 4 Silver Water Fall - Heaven Gate and Ham Rong - Hanoi
Good morning Sapa, enjoy the buffet breakfast and caf? then check out the hotel before getting started the trip to explore the minority village along Muong Hoa River such as Lao Chai?s Black Hmong Village and Ta Van?s Giay village.
The van will bring you to Lao Chai village where you will start trekking via the rice terraces and Black Hmong houses and suspension bridges, or to see rice water mills and being in touch-friendly communication with ethnic people ( the trekking way is not hard ? easy trekking; trekking, taking photographs and going sightseeing in the most beautiful landscapes such as rice terraces, valleys, streams and to study the local daily life?s experiences)
After 3 hour trekking to explore the hill tribe villages belongs to Muong Hoa River, we arrive in Ta Van village where we will have lunch and break here during lunch time we can enjoy the ethnic minority people?s traditional music and dance performances.
After a lovely time here, we will get on the van for 5 hour journey to return Hanoi, we arrive in Hanoi at 6.30 PM.
Tour ends.

Tour Includes:
- Accommodation with daily breakfast
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Transportation as described in the itinerary
- Tours and excursions as described in the program
- Local English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees and permits where applicable during guided time
Tour does not include:
- Other airfares and taxes
- Transfers beyond the itinerary
- Entrance fees and permits during free time
- Personal expenses such as: Telephone, laundry, and bar bills.
- Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
- Tips & Personal expenses
- Travel insurance

Number of passengers Price per person in USD
2-4 468
5-10 286



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