North Vietnam Package Tour: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Ha Long – Sapa (5 days 4 nights)
Below are details of visiting poits & activities:
Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, Tam Coc (three caves), Ha Long Bay, Stone Dog islet, Incense Burner islet, Fighting Cocks, Swan islet, and Duck islet…, Sung Sot Cave, Titop island, Luon cave, Ha Long Pearl Farm, Sapa, Muong Hoa Valley, Lao Chai & Ta Van
Visiting Hoa Lu temples, Having buffet at Duc Tuan Restaurant, Rowing boat to see Tam Coc (three caves), Cycling around a local village, Visiting Sung Sot Cave, Kayaking, Swimming, Playing games on the boat or go fishing from the boat in the evening, Visiting the local Pearl Farm, Cooking class in Ha Long Bay, Visiting Sapa, Trekking to several villages in Sapa and meet the minorities there, Cooking class in Sapa...
Day 1: Hanoi – Hoa Lu - Hanoi (B – L – D)
Airport pick-up upon arrival
Bus of Incredible Vietnam Tours will pick up you from Noi Bai International Airport when you arrive in Vietnam to depart to Incredible Vietnam Tour Office. Having breakfast in a restaurant nearby.
8.00-8.30 am: Depart for Ninh Binh
Tour guide will pick you up from Incredible Vietnam Tour Office to depart to Ninh Binh city
10.30-11.00 am: Visit Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties
In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
12:00 pm: Time for buffet lunch at Duc Tuan Restaurant
You will enjoy buffet lunch at local restaurant in Tam Coc named Duc Tuan restaurant. The food is served with Asian style, local dishes, organic vegetable. The Duc Tuan is located on the river overview Tam Coc, you can enjoy the view of overall riverside until you finish your lunch
1:30 pm: Rowing boat to see Tam Coc (three caves)
After finishing your lunch, you will be taking the rowing boat at Tam Coc Wharf. Arranged by local people here, the boat is rowed by both hand and legs. The boat will take you to 3 specular caves with hundreds of limestones on the way. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many terrace rice fields in golden colors.
The boat rowing will be in around 2 hours. Not only you could see the peaceful scenery of mountain, rice paddy fields, temples, you also have chances to learn about local people cultures on their daily life.
(Optional activities: Enjoy a bicycle ride through the countryside after the boat trip).
4:00 pm: Say good bye to Ninh Binh
leave Tam Coc and drive back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at around 6:30 pm.
7:00 pm: Have dinner in Restaurant
Stay 1 night at 3* hotel in Hanoi!
Day 2: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B – L – D)
08:00 am: Hotel pick up with our shuttle bus. Short break half way.
12:00 pm: Visit Ha Long Bay
Arrive Ha Long Bay, transfer by tender to the 3* cruise, and enjoy welcome drinks. Check in your cabin and enjoy a real Vietnamese lunch while beginning your sail through the fairy land of Ha Long Bay, passing by Stone Dog islet, Incense Burner islet, Fighting Cocks, Swan islet, and Duck islet…
3.00pm: Visit Sung Sot Cave
Drop anchor to explore Sung Sot Cave (Surprising Cave) - one of most beautiful caves of Ha Long Bay
Enjoy swimming on Titop island and kayaking on Luon cave or relaxing on the cruise.
6:00pm: Sunset party
Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with wine and fresh fruits.
7:00pm: Dinner is served in the cruise’s restaurant.
9.00pm: Time for fun on boat
DAY 03: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi - Sapa(B - L - D)
07:00am: Breakfast on boat
Breakfast will be served while we start our cruise to a local Pearl Farm.
08:30am: Visit the local Pearl Farm.
By visiting the pearl farm, tourists will understand the work of how people making a pearl - one kind of expensive and luxury jewelries.
09:30am: Check out
Check out your cabin and relax on the cruise while sailing on the bay.
10:00am: Cooking class
Join cooking class demonstration (teaching you how to make our speciality, Spring rolls) on the cruise.
10:45am: Lunch time
Lunch is served on the cruise (or at a local restaurant).
11:45am: Disembark at the harbor, Ha Long city. Take our shuttle bus to return Hanoi.
5:00pm: Arrive back at Incredible Vietnam Tours's Office
7.00pm: Having dinner in a restaurant
10.00pm: Depart for Sapa
Our Sleeping Bus pick you up at Incredible Vietnam Tour Office and depart to Lao Cai (245km). It takes about 6 hours traveling the new highway to Lao Cai. The bus ride brings good chance to see beautiful scenery of the region along the way.
Day 4 : Sapa (B – L – D)
6.00am: Meeting with a local guide in Sapa
See local tour guide at Sapa bus station and go to hotel at Sapa town. Having buffet breakfast and a shower, then you will leave your big luggage in the hotel and prepare light pack for your trek.
9.00am: Trekking to Muong Hoa Valley
Begin your 12km trekking on small trails down the Muong Hoa Valley towards the Black H’Mong village of Lao Cai
12.00pm: Visit villages of Lao Chai & Ta Van
Having lunch at the local restaurant along the Lao Chai Village, you will continue along the bottom of the valley to get to Ta Van Village of the Dzay people to experience their way of life while staying in a local family’s cottage
5.30pm: Cooking class
Join the cooking class of the indigenous people with indigenous people guide. Learn traditional food as well as understand the lives of people here. Be self-prepared dishes by yourself. A beautiful experience for your trip.
6.30pm: Dinner time
The dinner, will be served with typical local dishes: rice wine, corn wine and cassava wine , will be 1 hour to drink free beer. Have fun chatting together new friends, listening to the stories, everyday life of the people here.
Day 5: Sapa – Ha Noi – Noi Bai International Airport (B - L)
In the morning you can enjoy dawn romantic here.
7:00-8:50 am: Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast
9:00am: Visit Giang Ta Chai
guide will take the delegation go to walk 4km to visit Giang Ta Chai. On the way you will watch the terraced fields on the majestic mountains and take pictures of yourself the most beautiful. The delegation will stop for lunch and take a rest here. Then, the car will welcome the delegation to the town of Sapa. Before return to Hanoi, the delegation will have about an hour freedome to visit the town of Sapa and shopping local gifts and specialties.
11.00am: The delegation come back to Hanoi.
6pm: The bus arrive in Hanoi to depart to Noi Bai International Airport
* Tour Included:
- Transfer fees
- Meals as indicated
- Entrance fees
- English Speaking guide
- Sharing room
* Tour Excluded:
- Flight tickets
- Single room
- Personal expenses
- Tip for tour guide and drive (optional)
- Necessary things for your trip: Passport, small backpack, good hiking shoes, hat, rain coat,…
- The intinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions
- Spacial requst (diet or vegetarian,…) should be sent before your departure date
* Children Policy:
- Under 3 years old: Free of charge
- From 4 up to 8 years old: 75% of adult price
- From 9 years old up: 100% of adult price
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