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Victoria Express
-Bacha market &  Halong bay junk cruise 6 day trip ex Hanoi

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Sapa is a former French hill station situated in the sweeping valleys near the Chinese border. Its high elevation of 1600 meters creates its cool climate which inspired the French to build villas there as a summer retreat. Today, Sapa still attracts visitors for its stunning scenery, comfortable climate, colorful markets, and a variety of ethnic hill tribes who live in nearby villages. This program has increasingly become popular through the years with improvements in the road conditions and the new 4-star Victoria Sapa Hotel making travel today much easier and more comfortable.  The Chinese style Halong Junk  boatcould bring to you a wonderful night on the bay with luxury and antique accommodations with  perfect services provided by the friendly crew. Spending time on the junk, you’ll not only savor a unique feeling in a world of wonder but also enjoy  various of such interesting activities as: watching Vietnamese folk music performance, going fishing on the bay at night, kayaking, learning Vietnamese cuisine.

Day 1, Friday: Hanoi - Sapa

Our trip starts with an overnight train journey from Vietnams capital city to the border town of Lao Cai. The luxury Victoria Express  departs at  22:00pm

Day 2, Saturday: Sapa
The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer us to Sapa.  The drive to Sapa is only 33 km but it takes around 1.5 hours. Once at Sapa, we will check into Victoria hotel, we have a freshen up, and have  breakfast at the hotel and then enjoy a free morning to explore around town. Meet your guide from the hotel lobby at 10am for a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H'mong  hill tribes minority peoples. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area.
Diner at Victoria Sapa Hotel.
Overnight at
Victoria Sapa hotel.
(Breakfast and diner included)

Day 3, Sunday: Bacha Market - Victoria Express train back to Hanoi
Rising to the sounds of morning coming to life for another lovely day, we  breakfast and head out for a stunning spectacular of bobbling bazaar.  Bacha
  is considered  one of the most wonderful and colorful markets in extreme north Vietnam where thousands of local people in their traditional attires busily buy and sell the local produces. Dog, cat, pig, horse... are all on sales. This is golden opportunity to take best shots! Afternoon we will have a pleasant walk  to Ban Pho village, home to flower H'mong people. Opportunity to interact with friendly local people and have pleasant walk amongst tribal villages. Transfer to Laocai station for overnight Victoria Express back to Hanoi.
Overnight at Victoria Express .

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 4, Monday: Hanoi - Halong
We arrive back to Hanoi  station  around 6am.

Pick up from station and head out  for a 3 hour drive through the Red River     Delta to Ha Long City. Breakfast and comfort stop will make en route. Arrive in Halong City we transfer to  a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site.
  • Halong Junk , check-in registration

  • Have lunch with welcome wine.

  • A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay

  • Cruise amongst the stunning limestone back drop and round over  Thien Cung cave , Dau Go cave Tuan Chau island,  visit Sungsot cave .

  • Optional swim at lovely beaches.

  •  Afternoon tea with pastries on the sundeck or in the restaurant and drink  before dinner

  • Junk cruise ankor by the lagoon

  • Enjoy 4 course diner and overnight on Junk.

(Lunch and Diner included)

Day 5 : Halong Bay Cruises
  • Enjoy breakfast while cruising

  • Free at leisure for swimming.

  • Another wonderful cruise to visit Tortoise island , Man’s head island , Bo nau cave , Luon cave. floating villages and fish farm.

  • Enjoy 4 course fresh seafood lunch.

  • Visit Hang Trong cave, have a swim at Three peaches beach .

  • Free leisure for fishing and drinking

  • Have dinner and overnight on board.

(Breakfast, lunch  and diner included)


Day 6 : Halong-Hanoi
Rising to the sound of ocean coming to life for another lovely day. We breakfast over sunset:
  • Junk boat once again sets sail through breathtaking secluded Halong bay

  • Enjoy breakfast while cruising

  • Visit Bai tu long Bay , Teapot island , Chopstiks island , Bai tho mountain.

  • Return to Halong city and have lunch on board.

  • Back to Halong wharf and disembark
    Transfer back to Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi in the afternoon. Drop off at your hotel.
     The trip concludes in Hanoi.

(Brunch included)


Package  includes:
ü  Return Victoria Express Train (superior 4berth cabin)

ü  Beds & breakfast at Victoria Hotel
ü  Halong bay cruise cruise with meals

ü  Meals as indication
ü  Transfers/transport as indicated
ü  Tours with Admission fees,
English speaking guide
  Drinking water during hiking

Package excludes:
ü Airfares & airport taxes
ü Pre/post trip arrangement  ( can be arranged upon request)
ü Visa and visa arrangement
ü Travel insurance
Other personal expenses

Package price: In USD and per person

Price valid from 15th Jan,08- 31st Oct,08
US$795 per person ( superior 4berth cabin Victoria Express)
 US$885 per preson  (deluxe 2berth Cabin on Victoria Express)

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Price valid from 01st Nov,08 - 19th Dec,08
US$935 per person ( superior 4berth cabin Victoria Express)
 US$955 per preson  (deluxe 2berth Cabin on Victoria Express)

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 Price valid from  20th Dec,08 - 31st Oct,09
US$985 per person ( superior 4berth cabin Victoria Express)
 US$1035 per person  (deluxe 2berth Cabin on Victoria Express)


63A Cuabac str., Badinh, Hanoi- Vietnam

Tel: (+844) 716 4132 - Fax: (+844) 716 4133