4 Days Hanoi & Sapa Food and Culture Tour

4 Days Hanoi & Sapa Food and Culture Tour

  • Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay

Vietnam Food and Culture Tour

Within four days, this journey will bring you a brief understanding of Hanoi and Sapa's beauty and its tribal people while enjoying Vietnam's fascinating scenery. You will enjoy visiting Sapa town and three tribal villages of Black Hmong and Zay peoples. Moung Hoa Valley is well-known for its breathtaking scenery as well as Hanoi and Halong Bay highlights. Besides all this, you will have chance to enjoy and explore the local Vietnamese culinary culture.

Highlights

  • Excursion to Sapa town
  • Watch a water puppet show
  • Authentic Vietnamese cuisine
  • Hanoi walking tour discovering street food
  • Visit 3 tribal villages with Black Hmong and Zay people
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Cruise on Halong Bay
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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You will have a choice of 3 or 4-star hotels in both Hanoi and Sapa.

Golden Cyclo Hotel, Hanoi - 3 stars

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • Cable channels
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi available in all rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hardwood/Parquet floors
  • Linens
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Tax and breakfast included
  • Telephone
  • Toilet
  • Towels
  • Wardrobe / Closet

Lan Vien Hotel, Hanoi - 4 stars

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe deposit box
  • King or twin beds and a choice between bathtub and shower setups
  • Satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone

Sapa Panaroma Hotel

  • 24-hour housekeeping
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Big balcony
  • Coffee maker
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Hot and cold shower
  • Internet access in guestroom
  • LCD cable TV
  • Mini refrigerator
  • Mountain view
  • Reversible air conditioner
  • Safe box
  • Wardrobe
  • Wooden floor
  • Work desk with adjustable lamp

Sun Way Hotel, Hanoi - 4 stars

  • Complimentary tea / coffee making facilities, two bottles of mineral water per day in the room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and cable internet access in room
  • Complimentary use of hotel’s gym, sauna, and steam bath
  • Hair-dryer
  • In-room safe deposit box
  • Telephone
  • Wide selection of international cable TV channels

Services and facilities

  • 3 meeting rooms
  • 24-hours room service
  • Airport transfer services
  • Complimentary broadband and Wi-Fi internet services
  • Fully-equipped business center
  • Health spa and fitness center
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Tour and travel services

Day 1 - Culture tour in Sapa

  • Arrive in Sapa town, where you will enjoy a walk around this charming town.
  • Pay a visit to Sapa market and the old cathedral, where you can meet a lot of local ethnic minority peoples such as Black Hmong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses selling their farming and gathering products and handicrafts for souvenir.
  • Later on, visit Cat Cat village
  • Meal plan: lunch and dinner

Day 2 - Walking tour

  • Walk along the main road heading south for about an hour before turning right to a foot path downhill to Muong Hoa Valley.
  • Then, crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village.
  • There, you will pay visiting to some Hmong families, watching them doing their daily works.
  • The trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach to Lao Chai, a large village of the Hmong.
  • Picnic lunch.
  • Follow the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people, paying visiting to local homes, village schools. Enrich your cultural discovery of local ethnic peoples as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley.
  • Meal plan: breakfast and lunch.

Day 3 - Walking tour in Hanoi

  • 15:00 Start your food on foot tour. Food on foot will give you a unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people.
  • Later on, enjoy the water puppet show.

Day 4 - Cruise on Halong Bay

  • You will be picked up from your hotel for a Halong Bay full day tour.
  • After arriving in Halong Bay, you will cruise on the bay to visit some unique islets and caves.
  • Especially, you will have chance to visit Thien Cung cave (Heaven cave).
  • Meal plan: lunch.

Cat Cat village

Nestled in a beautiful valley about three kilometers from Sapa town, Cat Cat - the old village of ethnic groups - attracts tourists from all over the world for its distinctive customs and practices which have been lost in almost ethnic villages. The village is within easy walking distance from any hotel in downtown Sapa. Visiting Cat Cat, you will be impressed by the peacefully picturesque sceneries. You can easily catch sight of women sitting in front of the loom with colorful pieces of brocade, while children playing around with pets or even livestock.

From the plain brocade, then women can carefully dye them with special leaves and embroider beautiful patterns of flower and animal on them. Moreover, many residents of Cat Cat village are also skillful at manipulating sophisticated gold and silver jewelry. The village gives you a chance to have a glimpse into the daily life of local ethnic people, as well as take part in traditional activities such as weaving fabric. It is also a good opportunity to purchase some traditional souvenirs and handicrafts right from the craftsmen. People can also try some local food selling the way upcoming to the hill.

Food on foot tour with water puppet show

Start you walking tour in old quarter. Originally there were just 36 streets in the old quarter but today there are more than 50 streets. Although many of the streets are short, and the area is rather compact. You will get to visit some famous and specialized food families or stalls - local restaurants, shops where they run their business every day.

The guide will bring you to enjoy water puppet show, a unique variation on the ancient Asian puppet tradition. The show is a Vietnamese tradition dating back to the 11th century. Supported by a large rod placed under the water and manipulated by experienced puppeteers, the wooden puppets appear to be dancing over the water, telling folk tales. Its entertaining and suitable for all audiences.

Halong Bay

You will enjoy a full day tour in Halong Bay. After arriving in Halong Bay, you will cruise on the bay to visit some unique islets and caves. Especially, you will have chance to visit Thien Cung cave (Heaven cave).

Muong Hoa Valley

The valley is situated 10 kilometers from Sapa town in the southeast. This is a tourist attraction because of the charming beauty of earth and sky scenes convergence. This beautiful valley is inhabited of many ethnic groups as well as contains great natural beauty. Interspersed between the terraced rice fields untouched ethnic Dao, Hmong consists in ancient rocks with different engravings.

With about 159 ancient rocks, large and small stones are scattered remnants of prehistoric man. On the carved stone decoration, silhouette, terraces, floor or even traces of writing. According to some historical documents and ethnographic, the carvings are very concise, clear pristine era, when people depend entirely on nature.

Sapa

Visit Sapa market and the old cathedral where you can meet a lot of local ethnic minority peoples such as Black Hmong and Red Zao wearing their traditional colorful dresses selling their farming and gathering products and handicrafts for souvenir. Locating in the north-west Vietnam, Sapa contains the variety of miraculous things of natural landscapes and local people. The town in cloud attracts visitors by magnificent mountainous landscapes and interesting experiences with ethnic minority's life.

Ta Van village

Ta Van village is home to Zay people. You will visit local homes, village schools and you will enjoy your cultural discovery of local ethnic peoples as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa Valley.

Y Linh Ho village

Crossing the river in Muong Hoa Valley by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here you will pay visiting to some Hmong families, watching them doing their daily works.

This retreat will take place in Sapa, Hanoi, and Halong Bay, Vietnam. Hanoi is located in the Red River Delta, in the center of north Vietnam. It is encompassed by Thai Nguyen, Vinh Phuc provinces to the north, Hoa Binh and Ha Nam to the south, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh and Hung Yen provinces to the east, Hoa Binh and Phu Tho to the west.

Crossing Vietnam Tour will give you a unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people. They ensure the food is handled hygienically and they provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. The benefit also goes back to the vendors or restaurants and families as they buy food items directly from them.

  • 1 breakfast
  • 1 dinner
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Culture tour in Sapa
  • Food on foot tour in Hanoi
  • Watch the water puppet show
  • Airfares
  • Personal expenses

Hanoi, Vietnam

Crossing Vietnam Tour opens their doors to you and your friends, promising tours into Vietnam’s heart, ensuring that each day will create amazing memories.

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