Duration: 06 days 05 nights
Highlight: Hanoi Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Sapa , Halong Bay, Dry Halong on main land
Depart From: Hanoi City
Stop Off: Hanoi City
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Welcome Ha Noi Capital, the car and tour guide pick up at Noi Bai Aiport to centre.
You’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake.
After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of west lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of literature, which was Viet nam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius.
12.30: You have lunch at the restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterwards, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart and soul of Hanoi.
Then continue to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past
After that, enjoy Water Puppet Show , Electric Car or Cyclo around Hanoi's Old Quarter.
Have dinner before the come to the train station .
Enjoy night time on train from Ha Noi to Lao Cai
Note : Sapaly Train
07.00: Arrive Lao Cai. The car and guide will pick up at train station to Sa Pa
After breakfast, tour guide takes you to visit Cat Cat - Shin Chai villages of Black Hmong people. There, you’ll have a chance to see the hydroelectric power station which be built by the French since twentieth century ago. At here, visitors will be also visiting the Cat Cat waterfall, learning culture, unique customs of the people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, touching carved silver, forged agricultural tools...
11.00: Back to Sapa for lunch.
you will explore the Ham Rong Mountain with unspoiled scenery and spectacular. At here, you can visit many kinds of colorful orchid garden from Indochina area. Passing two Heaven Gate, visitors will be arriving in the top of Ham Rong is called Pitch Cloud, and have panoramic view of Sapa.
Option 2: Transfer to Fansipan Cable Station for an amazing trip to reach the Indochina Roof, 3143m above the sea level: Starting by cable car and step up to the Peak, enjoy the fresh air and the beautiful landscapes from the high.
Return hotel and stay overnight in Sapa
Note : Sapa View Hotel ***http://sapaview-hotel.com/
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; stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of red Dzao People.
11.00: Trek through the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to main road, bus picks you up to come back Sapa Town. Trekking distance is about 4 kms and it lasts for 2 hours.
12.00 – 14.00: Welcome drink at hotel, have lunch with delicious Vietnamese dishes and check in procedures.
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 Dzay Ethnic People inhabits in late afternoon.
Have dinner at local restaurant.
The car and guide transfer to Lao Cai train station .
Take overnight on train go back to Ha Noi
Note : Sapaly Train
05h00: Upon arrival in Hanoi Railway Station, you are picked up and transfered to a restaurant for having breakfast.
08h00 Depart to Ha Long. It takes about 3.5 hours from Hanoi to Halong. Stop in Hai Duong to enjoy Hai Duong specialty of green bean cake.
11h30 Arriving in Ha Long, you get on cruiser and have lunch on the cruiser. You will have an unforgettable time on the cruiser with a delicious Vietnamese lunch while passing "Fighting Cocks" Rock, the symbol of Ha Long Bay. After lunch, you visit Sung Sot “Amazing” cave with numerous stalactites and stalagmites in attractive forms and shapes, creating magical views to your eyes. Then discover the mysterious beauty of Ha Long in your own style when Kayaking one hour around islands and visit Luon cave . Get back aboard and take a rest on the sundeck to enjoy a lovely view of the bay whilst the sun is falling down. Enjoy a delectable seafood dinner.
Stay over night on the cruiser.
Note : Cruise Halong Bay ***
Morning: Breakfast on the cruiser. The cruiser takes you back to Ha Long Whalf. On the way, we stop at some famous sites to take photos or have sea bath. You have chance to see thousand of islands and islets on Ha Long Bay.
11h30: Lunch in Ha Long City. Get on car to Ninh Binh
Arrive Ninh Binh, check in the hotel and have dinner at restaurant
Overnight in Ninh Binh : Thuy Anh Hotel ***
Enjoy a peaceful morning and have breakfast at hotel. Start the day with a work-out to ride a bike to Tam Coc and board a small sampan to visit Tam Coc which means literally “Three Caves”. With Halong bay type views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious yet inviting caves, as well as countryside landscape like peaceful streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields.. You will feel the fresh air and peaceful moments, a very good opportunities for photo lovers, freezing the special moments and scenery.
Check out your hotel and have lunch at a nice restaurant with many local delicacies.
Continue our trip and pay a visit to Hoa Lu – the ancient Royal Capital of Vietnam, visit the two temples: Temple of King Dinh and King Le, admire the unique architecture from ancient times, learn about history and culture of ancient Vietnamese.
Return to Hanoi late afternoon.
The car and guide will transfer to Noi Bai Airport .Take a flight back Bangkok
Trip included :
- Experienced local English speaking guide
- Private transportation
- Entrance fee as listed
- Boat on Ha Long Bay & Ninh Binh
- Hotel in Sapa, Hotel in Ninh Binh
- Train Hanoi- Sapa - Hanoi
- Meals at local restaurant as indicated
- 2 Bottle of water per pax per day
- International flight ticket to start and end the tour
- Visa arrangement ( Free entry for Thai citizen)
- Other meals not mentioned
- Tips & personal expenses
- Other not stated above
- Travel insurance
Hotel Sapa *** / Sapa View Hotel ***
Ninh Binh : Thuy Anh Hotel ***
Cruise Halong Bay ***