6-Day North Vietnam Tour: Halong Bay – Sapa – Ninh Binh – Tam Coc

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Explore the life of ethnic minorities and admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved images on big and small rocks, admire the bridge which is made by clouds and cross the poetic Muong Hoa stream.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi

Summary of The Day: Our driver will pick you up from the airport and send you to your hotel in Hanoi center. You will meet with our staff to confirm all the information for your trip. In the afternoon, you have free time to explore.

  • Night 1: Overnight in the hotel in Hanoi.
  • Hotel: Hanoi Impressive Hotel or similar 3 Star Hotel or similar
  • Visiting Attractions: Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)

Summary of The Day: 08h00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi and depart for Halong Bay. Halong is located in Quang Ninh province, 170 km northeast of Hanoi. (Listed by UNESCO as a natural heritage site in 1994, Halong bay has been a famous tourist destination in Vietnam). Our bus trip will have some stop-over on the way for photo or refreshment.

12h00: Arrive at Halong Bay and board our boat. Lunch will be served on board. Cruise around the bay along famous sites such as: Fighting cock’s islet, Stone dog or Joss stick bowl islet. Visit Thien Cung cave, the beautiful stalactites and stalagmites which have been formed millions of years ago. Back to the junk boat and keep cruising to view the fabulous scenery of Halong bay. After a 4-hour boat trip, meet our driver again and transfer back to Hanoi. We will arrive at your hotel at around 19h00 – 19h30.

  • Night 2: Overnight in the hotel in Hanoi.
  • Hotel: Hanoi Impressive Hotel or similar 3 Star Hotel or similar
  • Visiting Attractions: Hanoi, Halong Bay
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Day 3: Hanoi – Bus Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai (B/L/D)

Summary of The Day: 06h30 – 06h45: Our car and guide will pick you up at the meeting point and depart to Lao Cai, on the highway running from Noi Bai – Lao Cai, 245Km in less than 5 hours. You have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides of this road.

12h00: Arrive at Sapa. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant then proceed with the tour.
13h00: Our car will take the visitors and start the journey for about 4 hours to visit Lao Chai – Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai. Explore the life of ethnic minorities and admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved images on big and small rocks, admire the bridge which is made by clouds and cross the poetic Muong Hoa stream.
Trekking information: Length: 4 hours, Duration: 7-10km

  • Night 3: Overnight in the hotel in Sapa town
  • Visiting Attractions: Hanoi, Lao Cai, Sapa, Ta Van, Lao Chai

Day 4: Sapa – Cat Cat Village – Bus back to Hanoi (B/L/-)

Summary of The Day: 09h00: Our driver and guide will take you back to Sapa to rejoin the group and visit Cat Cat village together.
10h00: Explore Cat Cat – Shin chai village of H’mong – a colonial French-discovered area and a renowned resort of officials from the early twentieth century. Arrive at Cat Cat village. Visitors will visit the hydropower station, the waterfall of Cat Cat village, as well as learn about the culture, customs and unique people with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, and hand forged agricultural tools.
12h00: Pick up from Cat Cat village and go back to Sapa town. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. Free time to explore or shop some souvenirs.
16h00: Our driver will take you back to Hanoi. Recheck in the hotel in Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi at around 21.30 pm.

  • Night 4: Overnight in the hotel in Hanoi.
  • Hotel: Hanoi Impressive Hotel or similar 3 Star Hotel or similar
  • Visiting Attractions: Hanoi, Sapa, Cat Cat

Day 5: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B/L/D)

Summary of The Day: 08h00: Pick up from the hotel/stay.
08h30: Drive to Ninh Binh Province
10h00: Arrive at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.
10h15: Visit King Dinh and King Le’s temples.
11h30: Arrive in Tam Coc Wharf.

11h45: Have a buffet lunch with Vietnamese cuisine.
13h00: Get on Sampan boats, pass through caves and the countryside.
15h00: Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.
15h15: Bike across the country road and around the village.
16h00: Get on the shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi.

  • Night 5: Overnight in the hotel in Hanoi.
  • Hotel: Hanoi Impressive Hotel or similar 3 Star Hotel or similar
  • Visiting Attractions: Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Tam Coc, Hoa Lu

Day 6: Hanoi free day – Departure (B/-/-)

Summary of The Day: Breakfast at the hotel and then you have free time to explore. The driver will pick you up and send you to the airport. This is the end of your trip.

Visiting Attractions: Hanoi

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Inclusions

  • Welcome Drinks
  • Shuttle bus with compliment bottled water (P/u: Hanoi city center)
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Deluxe Cabins and A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
  • Vietnamese and International Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Kayaking
  • Taxes and Service Charges

Exclusions

  • Airfares, Private Car Transfers
  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

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