April 2013: The Scenic Northern, Vietnam‏


Depart: 18th April 2014 (Friday)

Return: 24th April 2014 (Thursday)

Price from: SGD990

Group Size : 16 max


Tour Highlights

– Trekking at Sapa terrace paddy field and visit Hmong tribe villages

– Sunday Ba Hac market, a trading centre and meeting places for many different ethic minority groups to buy and sell local products

– Cruising and photographing at Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994

– Hanoi city tour including One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature – Vietnam first university, Ba Ding Square, water puppet show

– Hanoi Old quarter and Lang Chuong village famous making traditional hat.




Day 1 (D) : Depart from Changi Aiport, arrive Hanoi in the noon, transfer to the hotel and check. Visit Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, Water puppet show. Overnight at Hanoi.

Day 2 (B/L) : Visit Lang Chuong hat village, and Hanoi city tour that includes One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature – Vietnam first university, and Ba Ding Square. After dinner, board on overnight train to Lao Cai.

Day 3 (B/L/D) : Arrive Lao Cai early in the morning, visit Ba Ha where the Hmong minorities are trading at the market. Back to Sapa town by noon and trek to Ta Phin village. Overnight at Sapa.

Day 4 (B/L) : Trek to  Lao Chai village for the Hmong daily life. Back to Sapa in noon. Check out and head down to Lao Cai town. After dinner, board on overnight train to Hanoi.

Day 5 (B/L/D) : Pick up at the railway station and transfer to breakfast. Drive to Ha Long city and embark on junk boat. Cruising on Ha Long bay, and photograph the panorama sunset . Overnight in boat.

Day 6 (B/L) : Visit Sung Sot cave and return to Ha Long City.  Drive back to Hanoi city. Overnight at Hanoi.

Day 7 (B) :  Free and easy in the morning, and depart to Hanoi Airport


Inclusions :

– Fully private tour in vehicle

– 2 way train ticket Hanoi to Lao Cai  (Air conditioning, 4 pax cabin sleeper)

– Ha Long Bay cruising and kayaking

– Motor bike morning tour in Sapa

– 3 nights accommodation at comfortable hotel, 1 night accommodation at junk boat,  twin sharing basis

– All entrance fees and permit

– All meals as per itinerary above

– Local guides during Sapa

– Xing Asia tour leader and photography assistance

Exclusions :

– International flight to Hanoi, Vietnam (Participants to purchase flight tickets only upon trip confirmation)

– Visa entry to Vietnam (if applicable)

– Additional beverages (including alcohol) not included in meals

– Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants

– Tips for both driver and local guide per person (voluntary basis)




Weather :

– Hanoi temperature : 27° /  22°

– Sapa temperature :  21° / 13°

Fitness :

– Able to carry own photography equipment and personal chores

– 5 hours trekking in Sapa village ; minor uphill walking

Gear :

– Wide angle to tele range

– Graduated neutral density filter, Circular Polarizer (CPL), Tripod

– Suggest to carry another spare body, battery, and charger. If your equipment stops working during the trip for whatever reason, it is unlikely to find a repair shop or buy a replacement.




Flight Detail

Suggested airline and flight detail as follow :

Airline : Tiger Airways

– Price : Online promotion from SGD231 onwards

– Depart : Friday 18 Apr 2014 /  TR2308 1000 / 1230

– Return : Thursday 24 Apr 2014 / TR2309 1310 / 1740

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