Monday, August 31, 2015

Sapa Tour 2 days 1 night (by Limousine Bus)

Day 1: Hanoi - Sapa by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van village (Lunch, Dinner)

6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay, get on big bus and depart for Sapa Town.

9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break

11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa

13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colourful traditional costumes of H’Mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.

Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes

14.15: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. You approach Ta Van village where Zay Ethnic People inhabits in late afternoon.
Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours

17.45: Check in home stay; get to know the family of Dzay People. Spend time to enjoy the mountain life on Sunset. You may attend cooking local dishes with the family and enjoy dinner in peace. In the evening, you can join the local bar nearby with music and socialize with other tourists then overnight at homestay.

sapa limousine bus

Day 2: Medium trek Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai village - Sapa - Ha Noi (Br, Lunch)

8.00: Have breakfast prepared by the family and start a new day with more interesting trek.

8.45: Keep walking to the rice paddies where you have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes. A trek through the bamboo forest and stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of red Dzao People.
Trekking distance is about 4 kms and it lasts for 2 hours

11.00: Trek through the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to main road, bus picks you up to come back Sapa Town.

12.00 – 15.00: Have a shower at hotel, have lunch, time at leisure on your own.

15.00: Meet all group members at hotel to get ready for Hanoi.

15.15: Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

21.15: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay. The end of your trip!

                    Price: 85 USD/person

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Sapa Tour 2 days 1 night  Trip included:

- Modern air – conditioning bus with comfortable seats from Hanoi – Sapa and return
- 2 bottles of water, tissues, 2 snacks/2 ways/person on bus Ha Noi - Sapa - Ha Noi
- Modern bus in Sapa with experienced drivers
- English speaking tour leader escorted during the bus trip Hanoi – Sapa - Hanoi, local guide escorted in Sapa
- Meals as 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast with local dishes
- All entrance tickets to indicated sites
- Single basic bed with mosquito net at homestay
- Insurance during the time using the bus

Tour Sapa 2 days 1 night by bus  excludes:

- Beverages, travel insurance, VAT, personal expenses
- Others not clearly mentioned above
- Old people should not attend the long trek (9 kms) due to its challenge and danger in case of rain
- Handicapped people and children under 6 years old should not attend this tour
- Home stay is totally different from hotel due to its basic and simple facilities

Thing to bring:

- Warm clothes, scarf, hat, cap because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February and March
- Due to altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March.
- Trekking shoes, sun glasses, sun cream, insect repellent are also necessary. You should take cash with you in Vietnam Dong because banking system in Sapa sometimes doesn’t function well. US Dollar, Euro, Australia Dollar are accepted in Sapa.
- You should take medicine with you although there are some chemist’s shops in Sapa in case you get sick.

Mai Chau Valley - Hoa Binh Lake 3 days 2 nights

Mai Chau Valley – Hoa Binh Lake 3 days 2 nights tour as bellows:

The Hòa Bình Dam on the Black River (Vietnamese: sông Đà) is the largest hydroelectric dam in Vietnam, and also the largest in South East Asia.

The dam is located on the Black River in Hòa Bình of the Hòa Bình Province, in Vietnam. It measures 128 m (420 ft) in height, and 970 m (3,182 ft) in length. The facility is owned by Vietnam Electricity, and produces up to 8,160 GWh of power annually. Construction on the rockfill dam began in November 1979 and was completed in 1994.

Financed and built with the Russian money and experts it now produces approximately 27% of Vietnam’s electricity and is currently staffed by 800 workers. 11,141 households, approximately 89,720 people, were relocated with 13 thousand ha of land being submerged. During construction there were 168 deaths, eleven Russian experts and 157 Vietnamese. On the neighboring Tuong Hill a 18m high, 400 ton statue of Ho Chi Minh stands looking over the dam. The story goes that when Ho Chi Minh crossed the Red River here in a boat during the nation’s struggle for independence against America he was so frustrated with the difficulty that he proclaimed that when North and South are reunified a dam will be built to calm the mighty river.

Day 1: Ha Noi – Mai Chau Valley (Lunch,Dinner)

7:30 – 8:00 : Pickup at your Hotel in the Old Quarter in our comfortable van

10:00 : Short break

11:30 – 12:00 : Scenic photo stop of Mai Chau valley/arrive in Mai Chau

12:15 : Traditional lunch in local village (vegetarian available)

13:00 – 15:00 : Bicycle ride with local tour guide, see farmers working in fields, locals weaving scarves and visit surrounding peaceful villages.

15:00 – 18:00 : Free time for bicycling, walking, shopping

18:00 : Enjoy the outdoor BBQ party in the garden and watch the Thai’s traditional danceand drink the traiditional wine “ruou can” Overnight in the rural village.

Mai Chau Tour

Day 2 : Amazing day with motorbike ride to Hoa Binh Lake ( Br,Lunch,Dinner)

07:30 : Breakfast at the homestay and enjoy a 20 km motorbike ride to Hoa Binh lake ( the largest hydroelectric dam in Southeast Asia ) stop to take photo at Go Lao waterfall.

09:00 : Arrive in Suoi Lon village catch a local fishing boat to explore the amazing lake. learn fishing and using fish net with local fishing man. Swimming and jumping off the boat is available.

12:30 : Having lunch with the fishing man family.

14:00 : Drive back to Mai Chau, keep your motorbike to explore more beautiful villages

18:00 : Dinner at the homestay.

Day 3: Trekking to remote rural villages (Br,Lunch)

7:30-8:00 : Wakeup and eat breakfast

8:00 : Go with local tour guideto visit more remote rural villages Na Meo, Na Mo and Xam Pa villages to understand more about their culturevand customs.

12:00 : Back to the homestay for lunch and check-out

13:00 – 15:00 : Free time for shopping and relaxing

15:00 – 15:30 : Say goodbye to the family to get on the bus to drive back to Hanoi

18:30 – 19:00 : Arrive in Hanoi Old Quater. Drop you off at your hotel. End of tour.

Rate : 125 USD / 1 person (Share Room)  and 140 USD / 1 person (Private Room)

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Mai Chau Tour 3 days 2 nights Includes :

Roundtrip transportation air-condition van/bus
Tour guide
Meals in the village - BBQ Party Dinner
Homestay or Bungalow
Entrance fee
Bicycle, motorbike, boat trip
Traditional dance & “ruou can”

Mai Chau Tour Not Include :


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hanoi Backpacker Tours - Day Tour

Hanoi Backpacker Tours - Day Tour

Itinerary Hanoi - Thung Nai - " Halong Bay on Da River" tour 1 day:

8:00: Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel. Then start your journey to Thung Nai.
11:00: Arrive in Thung Nai. Get off the car and take a short rest of several minutes before taking a motor-boat to the rest-house of Ngoc Island.
After  20 minutes motor-boating, you will reach the rest-house of Dua Island. Relax and prepare for having lunch with local people.
12:00: Have lunch. Enjoy some specialties of Hoa Binh such as “Com lam” (sticky rice in bamboo), Can Wine … and cheer together.
13:00: Travel on motor-boat around the lake of Thung Nai, visit Thac Bo Temple and Thac Bo Cave. Watching the daily life of some ethnic minorities in Hoa Binh Province, drop in Thac Bo Market. Take photo of the Northern mountain area of Vietnam.
16:00: Come back to Thuong Luu wharf, transfer back to Hanoi.
The car will drop off you at hotel in Hanoi at about 19:00 pm.



- Transportation with AC
- English speaking guide
- Meals as mentioned
- Entrance fees
- Boat trip
- Fresh water on bus
- Insurance


- Daily expense: Telephone, laundry, drinks,…
- Tips


- Binoculars and camera to take photos
- Sandals and clothes
- Popular medicines in case of emergency
- Money in cash
- Most suitable for
- A group of friends
- Tourists who are fancy of experience of ethnic minorities in Northern Vietnam
- Tourists who study in Vietnamese culture (such as Can Wine, stilt-house …)

Hanoi Backpacker Tours - Day Tour

Add : 118 Au Co,Tay Ho,Hanoi City

Tel : 0923717907


Halong Party Cruise

Day 01 : Hanoi – Halong Bay – Halong Party Cruise (Lunh-Dinner)

8h00 – 8h30: Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel for the 3,5 hours bus trip to Halong Bay.

12h -12h30: At Halong city, you will board your Party Cruise, check into your cabin and enjoy a real Vietnamese lunch while beginning your cruise through the fairy land of Halong Bay, passing by Stone Dog Islet, Floating Fishing Village, Incense Burner Islet, Fighting Cocks, and Swan Isle, Duck Islet…

15h – 17h15: Explore the most beautiful Heavenly Palace cave in Halong Bay and then cruising through the hundreds of amazing rocks. Spend an hours kayaking through the tunnel to explore Ba Hang floating village.

17h30: Reboard the Party Cruise, take a shower and enjoy Sunset Party with a free glass of best local wine and tropical fruit, soft music.Also

Free beer,wine,coca,fresh fruite for 3 hours.. please be aware Vietnamese wine is very strong not to much or you will loose your day i did

19h15: Enjoy a specially prepared evening meal in a romantic atmosphere.

21h30: Experience our multi-cultural music program, and join in the Fun.


  Day 02 : Halong Bay – Hanoi (Breakfast-Lunch)

Wake to the sound of waves and seabirds, and see the beautiful sunrise with your new friends. Follow the custom if you dare, and begin the day with a dive into the clear waters of Halong Bay from your Cruiser’s upper deck.

7h30: Breakfast served with tea and coffee.

9h30: Pack your things, leave the cabin and pay the bills while the Party Cruise sails back to Halong Pier.

11h -13h15: Attend the Cooking class and enjoy the last lunch on board and get back the bus to Hanoi.

16h30 -17h00: Tour ends at your hotel in Hanoi.



                                Rate : 95 USD \ 1 person

Halong Party Cruise 2 days 1 night tour Included:

-Full furnished deluxe cabin with A/C, hot water

-All meals on board (02 lunches, 01dinner, 01 breakfast)

-Complimentary morning tea and coffee

-Complimentary mineral water

-Welcome drink

-Cookery demonstrations

-Entrance and sightseeing fees


-Fishing equipment, music, exciting games

-English speaking guide

-Shuttle bus (round trip)

-Fruits and local wine party

Party Cruise 2 days 1 night  Excluded:


-Personal expenses

All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above.


What do I need to bring? Your Passport, swimming gear and a towel, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (at least SPF15), a reliable insect repellent, toiletries, a camera and lots of batteries, warm clothing for the cooler months of November to March. Also bring your appetite and a sense of humor! Inhibitions can be left in the luggage storage rooms with your other unwanted baggage……

How much luggage can I take? Your vehicle has limited space so please keep your luggage to a maximum of 15kgs in a backpack or soft overnight bag and include a small day pack to hand carry for easy access to camera, sunscreen, water etc.

What days do you go? The Trip departs everyday from our office at 8.30 am. We start to pick you up from your hotel/hostel location at 8.00 am daily.

Where do I meet the tour? Tours depart from either our Hanoi office or your wished pick up address, please check departure location and times on the tour itinerary you are booking.

Do I have to reconfirm my place on the tour? Yes, you must reconfirm your place on the tour 24 hours before the tour departs either at the our partners offices in Hanoi or via email. A deposit of 30 % of the tour package cost has to be made at the time of booking confirmation. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for our travellers to do this. Our Tour Reservation will contact you to see what is the best option for you to finalize the booking.

What do I eat? Our emphasis is on fresh food wherever possible and our meals are nutritious and varied. If you are vegetarian or do not eat seafood we can cater for you, but if you have very specific dietary needs you may need to provide your own food, please discuss this at time of booking.

How fit do I have to be? Ours are active tours so a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability is needed. If you enjoy kayaking through caves, swimming in sheltered bays or rock climbing in national parks and directly experiencing the environment then our tours are perfect for you. If you have any doubts about your suitability for our tours, please check with our Reservations Department before making a booking.

NOTE: Activities vary in duration and grade depending on the trip chosen.

Do I have to participate? Part of the enjoyment of our tours is bonding with a group of like-minded adventurers so we make them active and hands on. Full involvement is normally one of the highlights of the trip but no one can force you to do something you don’t want to do.

Hanoi Backpacker Castaway Tour

Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Party Cruise ( Lunch, Dinner)

7.50 – 8:20: Your tour guide will meet you at your hotel for the 3,5 hours bus trip to Halong Bay with a stop on the way at a cafe for some noodles and coffee.
12h -12h30: At Halong city, you will board your BOAT, check into your cabin and enjoy a real Vietnamese lunch while beginning your cruise through the breath taking waters of Halong Bay, passing by Stone Dog Islet, Floating Fishing Village, Incense Burner Islet, Fighting Cocks,( not those and some famous Islets…

15:00 – 17:15: Explore the most beautiful Surprising cave / Heavenly Palace caves in Halong Bay. Swimming in the clean waters, and jumping off the boat (if it’s possible due to tide moving fast or slow)

17:30: Reboard the Halong Castaway Tour, Cruise, take a shower and enjoy the start of the free bar to include as much as you can drink of the following BEER DRAUGHT , FRESH BEER BY THE BARREL IF YOU WOULD LIKE. ALSO FREE JUNGLE JUICE AND FREE VODKA…PLEASE NOTE THE WATER ON THE BOAT FOR THE FIRST DAY IS FREE ALL SO… AS ARE the tropical fruits. Also free wine..please be aware Vietnamese wine is very strong not to much or you will loose your day i did .

19:15: Enjoy a specially prepared evening meal in a fun filled arena…with all the backpackers of your age.

21:30: Free bar is closed you can still buy beers for 1.50 usd a bottle …Experience your music program,, and join in the Fun. Get on it the Leading Halong Bay Castaway tour in Vietnam.!

HALONG CASTAWAY TOUR the best tour for young people in Vietnam…large groups get to stay in the 3 star bungalows at no extra cost…


  DAY 02 : Halong – Bungalow (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

7h30: Have breakfast, you will enjoy the sunrise in the breathtaking scenery of Halong bay .
8:00 – 11:30: Cruising to the border between Halong and Lan Ha bay, transferring to a small boat and heading to our very own robinson crusoe… island..private beach in the most beautiful part of LAN HAN BAY (AWAY FROM THE CHEAP CROWDED BADLY RUN TOURS THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL BEACH)We have all your surf board kayaking snorkeling equipment on our boat and all included in the price…no add ons what so ever !!!
15.00 Then Heading to a Bora Bora style Bungalow beach on a private island, check in and TO YOUR SHARED BUNGALOWS PLEASE TELL US THE SIZE OF YOUR GROUP SO YOU CAN ALL STAY TOGETHER. The baths in these honeymoon style bungalows….. are massive….biggest in Vietnam…you will see when you check in..
16h00: Free kayaking, swimming, playing football, volleyball on the beach, table tennis, football table, billiards in entertainment area of the resort….

18.00 hrs You will all meet in the restaurant for a full and very special evening meal Evening: Take a stroll on the beach. (one of 3 on our island) Before the party starts, dancing singing karaoke (please bring your own music ) in the restaurant bar, enjoy camping fire on the beach. The night time view across the bay is to view is to die for.

hanoi backpacker castaway tour

Day 3: Cat Ba Island – Bai Tu Long Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)

7:30: Have a breakfast; check out the room, the boat will transfer you to the big boat
9:30: Get on the Halong Bay Castaway Tour boat… Cruise sailing through all the bays again seing the little fishing villages and pearl farms along the a word stunning…..

11:30: Have lunch on the boat
12:30: Arrive at the pier. Get bus back to Hanoi.
16:30 – 17:00: Tour ends at your hotel in Hanoi.

                                        Rate : 140 USD / 1 person

                   Email Booking :

Full furnished deluxe cabin with A/C, hot water
All meals (02 lunches, 01dinner, 01 breakfast)
Complimentary morning tea and coffee
Complimentary mineral water in cabin
Welcome drink
Cookery demonstrations
Entrance and sightseeing fees
Squid fishing equipment, karaoke, exciting & drinking games
English speaking guide
Shuttle bus ( only in Hanoi old quarter )
Fruits and local wine for sunset party
At the Bungalow:
Private, dorm: Accommodation with fan, hot water
All meals (01 lunch, 01dinner, 01 breakfast)
Entrance and sightseeing fees
Playing football, volleyball on the beach, table tennis, billards, rock climbing, snorkeling, swimming, Zipline

Hanoi Backpacker Castaway Tour Excluded:

Jet Ski
Personal expenses
All services and items not mentioned specifically in the list above