Hanoi - Halong - Ninh Binh - Sapa - Hanoi

Hanoi - Halong - Ninh Binh - Sapa - Hanoi

Northern Vietnam is a treasure trove of wonders, from the fantastic hills of Sapa to the mystical waters of Halong Bay. On arrival Hanoi we visit a capital of thousand years city with blend of east-west fusion influence.  An overnight train... Read More
Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
Tour Code : HNNB10DS
  • All accommodation basing on double/twin room with daily breakfast
  • Private transportation as specified in itinerary
  • English speaking guide for day tour
  • All entrance fee for sightseeing
  • All boat trips as specified in itinerary
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (B= Breakfast,l=lunch and D=Dinner)
  • Drink water on coach
  • International air ticket to/from Vietnam
  • Visa fee to Vietnam
  • Personal expense
  • Things are not indicated in itinerary
  • Tip for guide and driver

Tour price: Available on your request

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Maps Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival

On your arrival, you are met local guide and driver who will take you to hotel. Then you have your free time. Evening we enjoy the water puppet show, a unique northern Vietnamese art performance that we cannot be missed on our schedule for today. We will have a chance to learn more about the rural life of Vietnamese peasants and national heroes via a series of history story which were beautifully demonstrated by the artists.

Day 2 : Hanoi - City Tour (B)

The tour to explore the capital city occupies your whole day. The sites include of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university. In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museum that you can pick the one you like (the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum). Followed with a short walk or a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter and enjoy a traditional Water Puppet show

Day 3 : Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D)

The scenery of Halong Bay where thousands of limestone islands jut out of the emerald sea, sculpted into bizarre shapes is truly an iconic image for Vietnam. An overnight boat trip is the best way to enjoy this Vietnamese must-see. After breakfast leave Hanoi for a 3hr30mins drive to Halong Bay including a 20-minutes stop on the way.

Arrive at your jetty in Halong City towards noon and proceed with check-in formalities. After your welcome onboard, a lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay itself. In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on board.

Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.

Overnight on Halong Bay.

Distances and journey time:

Hanoi to Halong Bay (160km):3hrs30mins

Day 4 : Ha Long - Ninh Binh (B/L)

Morning just join the Tai Chi Class on sundeck for half an hour and then we will have breakfast. We keep on our excursion and visit to Sung Sot cave, fantastic stalactites and stalagmites in all different sides with beautiful natural color. Return to our junk and check out. Enjoy a pleasant cruise back to the pier for disembarkation then drive to Ninh Binh.

Day 5 : Ninh Binh (Bike) (B/L)

Start our beautiful day to cycle around and visit this World Heritage Site and our first visit is Hoa Lu ancient capital which was the economic, political and culture center of Dai Co Viet, an independent Vietnamese polity founded in 968 AD by the local warlord Dinh Bo Linh who was known as Dinh Tien Hoang, the first Dinh Emperor. This site consists of Dinh and Le temple dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh Emperors. Continue our cycling to Bai Dinh pagoda, a complex of Buddhist temples on Bai Dinh Mountain in. The compound consists of the original old temple and a newly created larger temple. It is considered the largest complex of Buddhist temples in Vietnam and has become a popular site for Buddhist pilgrimages from across Vietnam. Cycling from Bai Dinh to the pier for a boat trip to Tam Coc, a picturesque scenery which is known as Halong on land. The Tam Coc ("three caves") portion is a three-hour excursion by small boat along the Ngo Dong River beginning at the village of Van Lam and proceeding th rough a scenic landscape dominated by rice fields and karst towers. The route includes floating through three natural caves (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, and Hang Ba), the largest of which is 125m long with its ceiling about 2m high above the water.

Return to our hotel then free at leisure.

Day 6 : Ninh Binh - Sapa (B)

Morning enjoy our breakfast at hotel then we cycle to Cuc Phuong National Park, Cuc Phuong boasts an engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent limestone Mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill·tribe. Covered in a dense forest, this landscape forms the habitat for some of Asia's rarest animal and plant species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists alike are drawn 10th is corner of the world. The ancient forest harbours over 2234 vascular and non·vascular plants, 122 specie$ of reptiles and amphibians, and 135 species mammals, including the Clouded leopard, Delacour's langur, Owston's Civet and Asian Black Bear. There are also an incredible 336 documented bird species. Visitors in April and May should be blessed with the chance to see literally thousands of vibrant butterflies. On our arrival we meet local guide then do 3 hour trekking to in this Park. Late afternoon we drive to Hanoi railway station for our night train trip 10 Sapa.

Day 7 : Sapa (B/L)

Early morning we get to Lao Cai railway station then transfer to Sapa town. Sapa is a hill station resort built during the French in 1880s and a lovely town located at 1600m above the sea level. Sapa is very famous for hill tribe markets, mountainous and fabulous Hoang Lien Son mountain range in which Fan Si Pan, at a height of 3314 meters above the sea level is considered as the highest peak of Indochina peninsula. We enjoy our breakfast al hotel where we can leave our luggage and refresh before trekking to Ta Van and Lao Chay village. late afternoon we drive back hotel then check in. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 8 : Sapa - Hanoi -Trekking (B/D)

Morning we break to Cat Cat village for 2 hours then free at leisure. Late afternoon we drive to Lao Cai railway station for an overnight train to Hanoi, en route, we visit to Ta Phin the home of the Red Dao people, We also have a chance to visit the border gate between Vietnam and China in Lao Cai City before getting on the train. Dinner is at local restaurant.

Day 9 : Hanoi (B)

Early check in hotel in Hanoi and then free at leisure.

Day 10 : Hanoi - Departure (B)

There is no activity until your departure flight.

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