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Vietnam Package Tours: Hanoi-Sapa-Cat Ba 8 DAYS
Trip Code: T-597
Destination: Hanoi - Sapa - Catba
Valid Date Till: 31/12/2018

+ Sightseeing The charming ancient Hanoi
+ Cruise in Halong bay + Lan Ha Bay
+ Hiking and meeting with ethnic people in Sapa mountains
All in this package tour of 8days

DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
Pick up at on arrival Noi Bai International airport and transfer to Hanoi hotel. Overnight Hanoi
DAY 2: HANOI CITY FULL DAY- NIGHT TRAIN SAPA
At 8.30 AM, pick you up the hotel, our city tour including visit Hochiminh President Complex (Hochiminh Mausoleum, the house on stilts, presidential palace, the One Pillar Pagoda). Our next stop is the Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam. Before having lunch, we visit the fine art museum where different kinds of paintings of famous artists are on display. Your lunch will be served at one of the best local restaurants with special of Hanoi cuisine. After lunch, continue our visit to Museum of Ethnology, which exhibits the traditional culture of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam. At late afternoon, we will see the water puppet show for one hour before transfer to the train station for night train to Sapa Mountains. the train departs at 08.45 Pm, Overnight on Train (B/L)
DAY 3: ARRIVAL LAO CAI- SAPA
Meet our tour guide and driver at train station on arrival and take a scenic drive to the hill station of Sapa, enjoy the spectacular views of rice –terraced mountains and black H’mong and red Dao hill tribe people dressed in their colorful wares walking along the roadside. On arrival, check in hotel (early check in + Breakfast today not included, your own account) for relax and fresh up before start to hike down slope from the main road in Cat cat to visit black H’mong village, continue to hike from Cat cat to sinchai village before returning back to Sapa town, dinner on your own in the hotel. Overnight in hotel in Sapa.
DAY 4: LAO CHAI- TA VAN VILLAGE - TA PHIN VILLAGE TREKS
After having breakfast in a hotel we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black Hmong, and Day people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Back to hotel in Sapa for fresh up and have lunch in down town restaurant, next will drive for Ta Phi of Red Zao village some 12 km away from Sapa Town, do our trekking to visit their village and local family before going back to the car and drive back Lao Cai where we will take our night train heading back Hanoi, the train departs at 8.45 Pm tonight and arrival back Hanoi at 5.30 am in the morning of next day. (B/L)
DAY 5: PICK UP AT LE DUAN TRAIN STATION - HAIPHONG
On arrival back at Le Duan train station at 5.30 am this morning, meet our car and transfer to a local hotel in Hanoi for fresh up before driving down to Haiphong city, some 100 km and takes for 2 and half hours where will take the hydrofoil Express boat to Cat Ba Island, the boat departs at 09.00 am at Ben Binh Ferry Dock and journey takes for 2hours to Cat Ba Island. Check in your hotel on arrival and free time for swimming on beach. Overnight Cat Ba island (B)
DAY 6: CAT BA ISLAND -CRUISE HALONG BAY- HANOI
Have breakfast at Hotel and next will transfer to Ben Beo Dock where to take our boat for cruising through Lan Ha Bay and next to Halong bay, the cruise will lead you to all spectacular of The 300 or so karst islands of Lan Ha Bay are directly south and east of Cat Ba Town. Geologically they are very much an extension of Halong Bay, but geographically these islands lie in a different province of Haiphong (or Cat Ba), Lan Ha Bay has a more isolated, off-the-beaten-track appeal (and far fewer visitors). Next will be Halong bay before get off the dock, meet back our driver and heading back Hanoi on road 18, some 170km to the city capital. Transfer to your hotel and free time. Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 7: HANOI - CUC PHUONG NATIONAL PARK - TAM COC- HANOI
At 8.00 AM, We will pick you up at your Hotel and heading south for Cuc Phuong National Park. this national park is surrounded by several limestone cliffs, the highest being May Bac, meaning "silver cloud," with a height of 656m. There are plenty of plants and mammals living in the park. There are an estimated 2,000 different species of flora and the 450 species fauna account for 38% of the national fauna. The vegetation cover is classified into three types. The flora is quite a treasure with a wide variety of 1,944 species, 908 genuses and 229 families. Especially it is enjoyable to touch the thousand-year-old cho xanh (parashrea stellata) and sau (Dracontomelum Duperranum or Dancorra Edulis) trees, 50-70m high. after trekking tour in Cuc Phuong, we will come back the car and continue our journey to Tam Coc (so called: Halong bay on land). It is a place of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks. En route, you can freely enjoy the landscape nearby or take photos as you wish. After that, we will have lunch in a local restaurant before joining our sampan trip for 2 hours and half. The sampan slithers through three limestone tunnel caves. Along the stream the enormous limestone karsts just out from the green rice fields. The scenery is spectacular, next is returned by sampan trip on the same way back up to our waiting vehicle. At very late afternoon will be arrival Hanoi. Overnight Hanoi (B/L)
DAY 8: HANOI CITY TOUR - DEPARTURE HANOI
Have breakfast at hotel and next will start our walking tour at the old quarter. next You will take one hour of Cycling trip for sightseeing Hanoi old quarters. Taking this mean of transportation is the best way to have a close look at the 36 streets in Hanoi. lunch at local restaurant and continue our city tour to visit the history museum, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple and Army museum. Free time your own leisure for shopping before transfer back the airport for flight onwards, tour ends at airport (B/L)
Tour prices in low season/(Per/person)
( Low season from 1 May- 1 Sept)
Hotel rates/group 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
2 Paxs--------1,298 $1,433 $----
4 Paxs--------961 $1,085 $----
6 Paxs--------817 $941 $----
Single Supplement0 $0 $454 $502 $0 $

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BOOKING TOURS FORM
Number of adults
Number of children (Under 12 years old/ 50% of adult fare)
Hotel Category
Number of SingleSupplement
Arrival Date

Tour prices in high season/(Per/person)
(High season from 2 Sept- 31 April)
Hotel rates/group 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
2 Paxs--------1,259 $1,429 $----
4 Paxs--------922 $1,081 $----
6 Paxs--------778 $938 $----
Single Supplement0.0 $0.0 $440.7 $500.3 $0.0 $

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BOOKING TOURS FORM
Number of adults
Number of children (Under 12 years old/ 50% of adult fare)
Hotel Category
Number of SingleSupplement
Arrival Date
Hotels or Similar Standard
Hotel namesCategoryRoom typeLocation
BAMBOO SAPA Hotel3Superior RoomSAPA
Victoria Sapa Hotel4Superior RoomSAPA
Adamas Hanoi Hotel (Former name Demantoid)3Deluxe RoomHANOI
Hung Long Harbour Cat Ba Hotel3Standard (hotel)HAI PHONG
Silk Path Boutique Hotel (Hang khay)4Premium DeluxeHANOI
Inclusion

+ All transportation and transfers
+ local English speaking guide in Sapa, Hanoi
+ Local meals as indicated in tour detailed Itinerary: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
+ Boat Cruise Cat Ba - Halong Bay
+ Hotels (twin/ double share room) with daily breakfast
+ Hydrofoil Hai Phong - Cat Ba Island ( 1way)
+ Breakfast on day 5
+ 2 ways train Hnaoi- Lao Cai-Hanoi ( 4berths cabin, A/C- Orien train or similar)
+ Relevant permits and fees

Exclusion

+ Travel insurance
+ Personal expenses (beers and other drinks)
+ Tips and gratuities
+ Breakfast on day 3
+ Late check out on day 8
+ Hotel early check in or late check out ( upon request only) - Check in at 02.00 pm and check out at 12.00 am
+ Any service not mentioned in the detailed itinerary

Note



BOOKING TERMS


Vietnampathfinder commitment is the delivery of bespoke, safe and best services
With a focus on experience, guest safety, quality control and service delivery,  we will check every details to make sure that our travel sevices or your booking travel with us a most enjoyable. Each request is dutifully responded to within 24 hours unless negotiations and special requests are required on your behalf; our team of Vietnampathfinder will ultimately inform and follow up or you also can call us any time at 084. 913323 977 (Mr Pham).
 

Payment

20% of the total tour cost to be deposited upon commitment of the tour, this deposit is non-refundable. The remaining 80% of the total tour cost to be paid 45 days (for FIT Booking ) and 60 Days (for GIT Booking) prior to arrival date. If booked less than 45 days from arrival, full payment is required immediately.

Where deposits and advance payments are required from contractors/third parties, these will also be invoiced to the client for payment (in addition to the 20% deposit). This will be required for Vietnampathfinder to secure services contractors/third parties. Pre-payment procedures during high/peak seasons may also vary, depending on the accommodation policy to guarantee the booking. Vietnampathfinder will inform you accordingly about this for each individual case.


We do accept payment methods:

 

+ Bank transfer = 25$/ 1 time bank fees/ whole amount (takes 3 days to complete and easy, this is low bank fees for big amount)

+ Credit card = 2.7% bank fees is levied in addition to the invoiced amount. Kindly make sure you include the invoice number or contact our Accounting Department for an invoice number so that your payment can be identified. Please also check with the bank who issued your credit card to ensure that no other bank fee is applied.

+ Paypayl online = 4.7%, fast but high fees

+Cash on arrival:  50% deposit for booking services (after confirmation) and the balance by cash on arrival Vietnam ( collect by tour guides, drivers directly from tour leader or your clients).


Cancellations & Refunds

Any cancellations should be made in writing to VietnamPathfinder Travel (email at: info@vietnampathfinder.com ). Cancellations beyond your control subject to Force Majeure can be covered under travel insurance. We recommend you buy Travel insurance before you complete payment of your travel and review its relevant product disclosure statement.


For FIT booking (group of less than 14 People travel together)

Cancellation fees of loss of deposit will be applied if a confirmed booking is cancelled 22 days or more prior to arrival date

For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 21 - 15 days prior to arrival date, loss of 50% of the total tour cost will be applied.

For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 14 - 8 days prior to arrival date, loss of 75% of the total tour cost will be applied.

Vietnampathfinder reserves the right to claim 100% of the total tour cost should the cancellation happen within 7 days before departure.

For GIT booking (group from 14 People up travel together)

Cancellation fees of loss of deposit will be applied if a confirmed booking is cancelled 60 days or more prior to arrival date

For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 60 - 31 days prior to arrival date, loss of 50% of the total tour cost will be applied.

For bookings that are cancelled by the passenger or agent 30 - 15 days prior to arrival date, loss of 75% of the total tour cost will be applied.

Vietnampathfinder reserves the right to claim 100% of the total tour cost should the cancellation happen within 14 days before departure.

Depending on airlines, hotels, cruises and third party cancellation policies, the above conditions may be modified on application. Vietnampathfinder will aim to negotiate with suppliers to waive or minimize these charges to you at best.


Refund & Non-Refundable


+ Any refund may takes from 15 days to 3 Months and We reserve the right to modify these refund policy without prior notice.

+ A Non-refundable  of 100 USD for booking tours when complete the booking confirmation


Hotel Ratings & Accommodation

Although hotels/guest houses/accommodation in the region may provide you with information about their qualification, the properties used and offered by Vietnampathfinder in this part of the world may not all have official star qualification issued by an official government-accredited hotel association in the country of operation. Vietnampathfinder provide you with its own internal star qualification which is based on its own experience and certain criteria to ensure you have an interpretation of the qualification. Vietnampathfinder cannot be held liable in any way for this star qualification.

There are limited hotels/resorts, with standard triple rooms in their inventory. These are commonly double/twin rooms with an extra (rollaway) bed, limiting space within the room. Please inform all concerned accordingly to correctly manage expectations. Extra bed rates / triple sharing room rates are available in the confidential tariff.

Single room supplements are indicated in the confidential tariff. It is common that the provided rooms are twin/double rooms for single use only.

Preferences such as smoking/non-smoking, interconnecting rooms, king-size beds, and location of the room cannot be guaranteed or confirmed in advance and are subject to hotel policy and availability at time of check-in.

Hotels or Similar Standards, this mean, we will book your accommodation in a similar hotel standards that based on room, service quality and star category, we will email to inform and will only confirm when get final decision from you before block the services.

Child Policies
( Must be under 12 years old upon travelling date)

We will apply the tour rates as following when you process booking online our packages

* Child in half twin shared with 01 adult                           100% of adult fare

* Child in extra bed, shared room with 02 adults               75% of adult fare

* Child without bed, shared room with 02 adults               50% of adult fare

* Complementary for kid under 5years old shared bed with parents

As you can see when booking online, we only charge the child with 50% of adult fare and accept this term, mean, the hotel room will arrange with a twin or double bed (or without an extra bed) and your Child will share room with 02 adults (Parents).
So, if you will request an extra bed after completed our online booking, we will add surcharge further of 25% of adult fare and this payment will be collected on arrival


Last Minutes Booking Policies

Last minutes bookings if the bookings are made in 72 hours, 48 hours or 24 hours before departure

Less than 24 hours before your trip departure, please email us  at: info@vietnampathfinder.com or Call at 084 913323977, we shall inform with our available services that with the same quality, standard as the package tours or any our travel services you wish to book on our website: www.vietnampathfinder.com, before process the final booking.

Refund and amendment will not be applied for last minute bookings.

 

Compulsory at Peak Season & Surcharge

Hotels or Boats (Halong bay, Mekong delta) will request during Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese Lunar New Year period, we will inform you via email this special surcharge and your own account
 

Trip Highlights

Images of Sapa Catholic church and an ethnic shop in Sapa Market in Vietnam Adventure Tours:


sapa mountains trip

Catba Island

Phat Diem cathedral_Ninh Binh

More pictures of Sapa

 

halong bay

Halong bay, North Vietnam


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