Christmas & New Year Holiday 7 days

From Hanoi and Halong Bay, to Sapa – celebrate Christmas in Vietnam with your loved ones!

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  • Enjoy the seascape of Halong Bay
  • Learn how to make traditional Vietnamese food
  • Explore Hanoi Old Quarter by Cyclo
  • Christmas dinner*
  • Trekking in Sapa Valley
  • Christmas Dinner

What’s included

  • Top accommodations with breakfast
  • Private transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Luxury cabin in train to Sapa
  • Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions
  • Local English-speaking guides

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Christmas & New Year Holiday 7 days

Day 1

Arrival in Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi.  Upon arrival, you’ll be privately escorted to your hotel. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 2

Hanoi – Halong 

Enjoy a 2 night 1 day cruise in Halong Bay.

9:00-9:30 – Guests will be escorted to Halong Bay by La Pinta Luxury Bus.

11:45 – After arriving at the office in Got pier, Cat Hai Village, Hai Phong city, enjoy welcome drinks offered by La Pinta staff.

12:00 – Transfer to La Pinta Cruise and hop on board La Pinta Cruise. Enjoy welcome drinks then receive cruise briefing and safety instructions before check-in.

12:30 – Savor a delicious lunch at the restaurant (our menus mostly cater specialties of Vietnamese and some international cuisines) while enjoying the beauty of the canals and islets on the way such as Da Chong, Con Vit and Gia Luan.

14:15 – We progress to Trung Trang cave by our bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave.

After short trek to the entrance of Cat Ba National Park where lies the tropical forest.

17:00 – La Pinta Cruise will stop at the less populated area at Tra Bau  in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming & Kayaking…

18:30 – Join La Pinta chefs for a cooking show where you could learn how to make of some Vietnamese traditional dishes and taste it. Also, you are welcome to take part in our special activity** or any activity at your choice.


19:30 – Dinner is served on board.

20:30 – 23:00 – Relax on the top deck, enjoy romantic music, watch a magic show, enjoy drinks from the bar while watching Top Gear Vietnam Special – a TV series by BBC or try your luck at squid fishing. Or you could also grab some drinks and have your leisure time outside your cabin private balcony. Overnight on board.

Day 3

Halong Bay

6:00 – Wake up in the middle of the bay, inhale the fresh air, watch the sunrise on broad horizon and admire the breathtaking seascape.

6:30 – You would spend about 10 minutes travelling on our tender to nearby fishing area. The tender maintains a distance of 20-30m (60-90 ft) away from the Chã. On sea scape you could observe a man and a woman in fishery classic costume netting within 20 minutes. On tender you could take photos, making your own video clip of this performance or lime stone islets on the bay.

(Chã is a traditional small boat, made of timber frame and bamboo coated with natural plant compound or asphalt mixture)

7:00 – Return to the cruise for a light breakfast.

8:00 – Explore Dark &Bright cave by bamboo boats.

8:45 – On the cruise, please join our special activity** or any activity at your choice on board.

9:15 – Following checkout, have a farewell brunch s served at the restaurant. It’s your last time to take in the amazing seascape of Halong Bay as the boat cruises back to the pier.

12:15 – Our driver will escort you back to Hanoi by *Limousine.


14:30 – Arrive in Hanoi old quarter*, drop off at your hotel. Trip ends here, yet La Pinta crew would love to see you soon!

Day 4

Hanoi Christmas Day –

Breakfast before preparing for Christmas Day with Hanoi city tour.

08.00: Our guide will welcome you at your hotel to visit Hanoi Cathedral – the Church is famous not only for its architecture but its beautiful scenery as well. Listen to Christmas hymns or better yet, join in!
Then, you take a fun cyclo tour to explore the Hanoi old quarter. You will enjoy a bustling and warm Christmas spirits on Hanoi streets.


Free for walk around Hanoi. You can go to Hang Ma street, Tran Quoc pagoda and so on.

Evening: Following dinner, you’ll be taken to the Tran Quy Cap train station for your departure to Sapa.

Day 5

Hanoi – Sapa tours: Laocai – Sapa – Catcat – SinChai ( 5 hours trekking, 12 km, 2 villages ) {B/L}

5:00am: Guests will be taken to  Lao Cai train station to Sapa.

Upon arrival at Sa Pa in the mid-morning, savor a local breakfast before relaxing at your hotel.

Afterward, our local guide will take  you to visit two villages of Black H’mong people ( Cat Cat Village ), a waterfall and you have a chance to see the hydroelectric power station built by the French. Return to Sa Pa for lunch. In the afternoon you are free to visit Sa Pa town and Sapa market.

Dinner and overnight in Sapa.

Day 6


After breakfast, we’ll head to the villages of the H’mong and Dzay called Lao Chai and Ta Van. The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley. Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6 km). En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and pass well tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay . As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of man, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns. We lunch in a home in the village.

After lunch our walk continues through a bamboo forest to visit Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa.
Take a shower and have dinner in Sapa/Laocai before transferred to Laocai.

Overnight on luxury train.


Day 7


Your Christmas Vietnam Tour is at an end. Free to visit Hanoi before our driver private escorts you to the airport for your departure.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 from Vietnam Luxury Experience.

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