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

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Visitors will be visiting the hydropower station, the waterfall of Cat Cat village, as well as learning about the culture, customs and unique people with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver and hand forged agricultural tools.

>>4-Day Halong Bay Cruise & Ninh Binh Tour From Hanoi

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 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

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong BAY (B/L/D)

Summary of The Day: 08h00 – 08h30: Pick up at the hotel and start the scenic 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.
12h30 – 13h00: Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30: Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
15h00 – 16h00: Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
16h00 – 17h00: Cruising to Titov island. Swim or relax at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panoramic view of Halong Bay.
17h00 – 17h30: Return to the main boat and continue cruising to a quiet area while enjoying the beautiful seascape along the way.
17h30 – 19h00: Enjoy the sunset party on the sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

  • Night 2: Overnight on board
  • Visiting Attractions: Hanoi Hanoi, Sung Sot Cave, Halong Bay.
7-Day North Vietnam Tour: Halong Bay – Sapa – Ninh Binh – Tam Coc via Tam Coc Backpackers Hostel

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L/-)

Summary of The Day: 06h30 – 07h15: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30: Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
09h00 – 10h00: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau area.
10h15: Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
10h15 – 11h00: Continue your cruise exploring the bay, passing by Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and more.
11h00 – 12h15: While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in cooking class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h15 – 12h30: Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00: Transfer back to Hanoi.
13h00 – 17h00: Arrive in Hanoi. Recheck in the hotel.

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

Day 4: 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 visitors and start the journey for about 4 hours to visit Lao Chai – Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai to explore the life of ethnic minorities and admire the spectacular natural scenery especially the terraced rice fields. Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved images on big and small rocks, admire the bridge which made is by clouds and cross the poetic Muong Hoa stream.
Trekking information: Length: 4 hours, Duration: 7-10km

  • Night 4: Overnight in the hotel in Sapa town
  • Visiting Attractions: Lao Cai, Sapa Sapa, Ta Van, Lao Chai

Day 5: 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 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 be visiting the hydropower station, the waterfall of Cat Cat village, as well as learning 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 back to Sapa town. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. Free time to visit or shop some souvenir.
16h00: Driver takes you back to Hanoi. Recheck in a hotel in Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi at around 21.30 pm.

  • Night 5: Overnight in the hotel in Hanoi.
  • Hotel: Hanoi Impressive Hotel or similar 3 Star Hotel or similar
  • Visiting Attractions: Hanoi, Sapa, Cat Cat

Day 6: 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 at Tam Coc Wharf.
11h45: Have buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine.
13h00: Get on Sampan boats and sail through caves and landscapes in the countryside.
15h00: Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.
15h15: Bike on country road around the village.
16h00: Get on the shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi.

  • Night 6: 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 7: Hanoi free day – Departure (B/-/-)

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

7-Day North Vietnam Tour: Halong Bay – Sapa – Ninh Binh – Tam Coc via Vietnam Tonkin Travel

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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