Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay - Sapa Discover Tour bring you the best experience to explore North Vietnam. Accommodation of hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – most interesting conner in Hanoi city, Bamboo rrowing boat in “ Halong Bay on Land”, Cycling to local village to see the local daily lives in the countryside; discovering the beauty of Halong Bay with one night on cruise; trekking through the terrace rice fields in Sapa to find out the real minority people.
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Following your flight’s information, our driver would like to pick you up at Noi Bai airport and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most interesting place in the capital of Vietnam. Welcome drink at hotel and check in the room.You have free time to visit Hanoi city by your own.
Day 2: Hanoi - Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu ancient capital – Tam Coc – “ Halong bay on land “ – Cycling time 1 Day ( B, L, D )
8:00 : Driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel and depart the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour. Bus will stop on the half way to get the break time after 1 hour and half in the bus. At this moment, you can stretch your legs and take some photos of countryside. Keep heading to Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century under 2 Dynasties: Dinh and Le Empire. You will understand much more about Vietnam with King Dinh and King Le’s temple. Through this trip, you have the chance to find out about the history, culture, architecture, and development of Vietnam what is still maybe strange of you. Then, bus will transfer you to the local restaurant where you have the lunch with local food. And one of most special and famous in Ninh Binh is goat meat. After Lunch time, tour guide will help you understanding about Tam Coc before enjoy the rowing boat time on Ngo Dong river. Ngo Dong river meanders among the mountains and you will have the feeling that we are living in the most peaceful and beautiful place in the world. Boat takes you through the 3 caves ( Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba ). You see not only the “ Halong Bay on land”, but also you have the chance to meet the local farmers who is working in the rice field. Lovely time to understand more the local countryside’s life in Vietnam.After rowing boat we cycling to visit Thaivi temple , Bich Dong pagodas through the paddy field and through the local villages to discover the simple daily life of local people, you will have the awesome experience in the country . Check in your hotel in Tam Coc and dinner .Overnight at hotel in Ninh Binh .
Day 3: Ninh Binh – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise ( B, L, D )
08:00 : Tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel/stay and heading to Halong bay. Short breaktime on the half way to relax, stretch your legs.12:30: Arrive Halong tourist harbour. Boarding the cruise and check in the cabin. While cruising to the centre of Halong bay, the Lunch will be served. Along the route through stunning seascape, you can see the most beautiful sighseeing of the bay with thousand of limstone islands.15:00: Visiting Surprising cave – the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong bay. Take the time to leisurely walikng through the grotte and you have the chance to take a lot of nice photo in the cave.After the time to explore the beauty of Surprising cave, small tender will take you to Titop island – where you can fall down in love with natural beach, hiking up to the top with over 400 steps. From the top, you can view the whole bay and hunt so many nice views.17:00: Get back to the cruise. Enjoy the Sunset Party with fresh fruit and Vietnamese red wine. This time is a lovely chance to cheer with each other and enjoy the Sunset in the bay.19:00: Dinner will be served.Enjoy the quite and fresh evening on the cruise with Squid fishing game, or play the card, Karaoke among the mountains. Overnight on cruise.
Day 4: Halong bay – Kayaking - Hanoi ( B , L )
You can wake up ealry to enjoy the pure air in the bay and start a new day. 7:00: Breakfast will be served with Tea & Coffee.8:00: Discovering the small corner of the bay by Kayaking time. You kayak by your own to see the other view of Halong bay from your Kayak. 9:00: Get back to the cruise to relax and check out the cabin. Start cruising back to Halong harbour with diferent route from first day. You will see more and more stunning seascape.10:00: Chef on cruise would like to share with you how to make one of most delicious traditional food of Vietnam with Cooking Demonstration. You have the chance to make the Spring Roll by yourself. 10:30: Enjoy the Brunch while crusing through the bay .12:00: Saying goodbye with crews on boat and get back to the harbour .12:30: Driver will pick you up and transfer you back to your hotel/stay in Hanoi city. Short breaktime on the half way before reach Hanoi city .16:30: Arrive your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi,
Day 5: Hanoi – Sapa – Ylinh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village ( B, L, D )
07:00 Our driver and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you Sapa ,Our our guide would love to welcome you to Sapa. Pick you up when you arrive Sapa for lunch before start enjoy Real Sapa Experience trip. From Sapa town, you have the chance trekking 12km through the town to see the background of the daily life and architecture. Chill out the town, you will step on the terrace rice, corn and potato fields. Not only trekking to see the natural landscape, fresh air, but also host will love to share with you about their local culture, custom and habit. You will get the feeling that you are a member of her family, non-touristy. Trekking through the villages to see and understand much more the life of minority in Sapa. With the simple house, life and people, you get the light feeling and want to stay there for longer time. On trekking route, terrace by terrace fields will appear in front of you, with the lovely waterfall where you will have a nice time for relaxing, taking photo. Arrive guide’s house, her family will welcome you as a member back home for long time no see. You will prepaire the dinner with her family if you like it. Pick the vegetable from the garden, cooking the local foods in the kitchen while sharing a lot of stories with each other. Evening time, it is the nicest time to experience the local family’s atmosphere. Sharing and learning their culture with the stories host is so happy to share with you. Overnight at Home-stay.
Day 6: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Hanoi ( B, L )
6km trekking through the local village and terrace fields. You can wake up a little early to see how about host starting a new day. Cooking breakfast and join altogether. You have the options:
+ Trekking to see the further village and sceneries, through the Bamboo forest, terrace fields
+Or, you can tel your guide to go to their family’s fields to work, such as harvesting, or planting, or taking care their fields.
Get back to Sapa town by car .You still have the free time to visit local market in Sapa town and discover Sapa town by your own before come back to Hanoi , Arrival Hanoi around 19:00 AM check in .Overnight at hotel in Hanoi .
Day 7: Hanoi free time – Airport transfer – Flight out ( B )
Today, you have free day to explore Hanoi city by your own. Slowly to see the corner by corner, all are strange of you from the house, street, local life to traditional foods; where you can go shopping souvenir… Until the transfer time, driver will pick you up and transfer you to the Noi Bai airport for your flight out. Trip ends
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Tour price: Rates vary frequently. Please Contact Us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period, group size and specific touring needs.
What is included
- Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
- Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
- Private air-conditioned vehicle
- Accommodation with daily breakfast.
- Meals in tour B = Breakfast, L = Lunch , D= Dinner
- All sightseeing tours in privately guided tours
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
- English-speaking tour guide during your trip
- Bottled water during your sightseeing (1 bottle / day)
- Halong bay boat and kayaking boat
What is not included
- Visa to Vietnam
- International flights & Any optional tours
- Personal spending during the trip
- Travel insurance
- Tip for guides, drivers...