Sapa - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Trang An Caves | 7 Days
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Day 1: Arrival Hanoi Airport - Sleeper Bus to Sapa Town
Our sleeper bus and the guide will pick you up at Hanoi International Airport lobby / hall at the times: 7:30 AM; 14:30PM; 22:00PM.
Then departs for Sapa Town. Arrival in Sapa town at the times: 13:00PM; 19:30PM; 03:30AM
(Our sleeper bus will be departed from Old Quarter, Hanoi)
For Picking-up location (the meeting point) at Hanoi Airport: our driver and the guide will wait for you at the 10th-pillar/column at the outside of Hanoi Airport's International arrival hall / lobby to pick you up. (10th-pillar/column, which is the outside of the gate out, between the arrival hall A1 and the arrival hall A2, you just need to go out the outside of the arrival hall, you can see it, and you will see our driver or the guide with your name signalboard on his hands)
>>> Arrival at the sleeper bus station in Sapa Town with the trip of 03:30AM >>> you still sleep on the bus untill at 6:30AM our guide will pick you up, and takes you to your hotel in Sapa town.
Day 2: Trekking – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van villages
Early check in is possible when you arrive if the room available otherwise we will provide you a basic room where you can have shower.
After having breakfast, starts the trip at 9:30AM, first start 12 km of trekking, visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority. after lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or in a drinking shop nearby the river bank, we keep on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.
- Breakfast, Lunch and dinner are all included
- Accommodation: Home-stay at the Dzay local house in Tavan Village
- Trekking level: 5/10
- 12 Km of trekking
Day 3: Trekking Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan Villages
Breakfast will be serving at the homestay at about 8:00AM. Starts trekking at 9:30AM, first start 8 km of walking to visit 2 villages of the red Dzao, the H’mong (Giang Ta Chai & Su Pan). Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. Enjoy landscapes… through bamboo forest on the way to the main road to get the jeep to return to Sapa. Having dinner at a restaurant.
At 17:30PM The Mini-Bus and the guide will pick-up and take you to the Lao Cai Station (30KM) for the Overnight Train to back to Hanoi, if you want to return by the train. The Overnight Train will be departed @21:40PM from Lao Cai Train Station)
Or You will get on the sleeper bus at the times: 13:30 PM; 16:00PM; Then departs for Hanoi.
Arrival in Hanoi at the times: 19:30PM; 21:30PM;
(Our sleeper bus will be departed from Sapa town)
- Breakfast, Lunch and dinner are all included
- Trekking level: 5/10
- 8km of trekking, 12 Km of driving back to Sapa.
- Tourist shared bus to Lao cai Station
Day 4: Day Trip to Halong Bay
The overnight train will take you arrival in Hanoi Train Station at around 05:20AM.
(from Hanoi Train Station to Hanoi Old quarter is 1,5KM, you will take a taxi to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter with your own cost (it is about 2usd/ 1 car 4-seats).
And between 7:30AM to 8:00AM our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and then depart for Halong Bay. It will take about 3.5 hours (165km) to drive to there. The trip to Halong Bay from Hanoi is rather long but extremely interesting (to a half way you will have 20 minutes for refreshment at Bus Stop Station). You will go through lots of towns, villages and countryside and you will get a great views and insight to the country and day to day life of Vietnamese people on both sides of the way.
“We have just upgrade the Halong Bay 1 Day Tour - Deluxe Package to a better itinerary with 5.5 to 6 hours of cruise on Halong Bay instead of 3.5 to 4 hours of cruise so that clients have a best trip for Halong Bay day tour. For the route of tour itinerary, you will spend just one day for the Halong Bay 1 Day Tour But You will be gone as far as A 2-Day Cruise Tour: You will be going far more than from the Halong harbor (13KM on Halong Bay), and you will explore most of beauty of Halong Bay, visiting Surprising Cave”.
Arrival at Halong harbour, you will get on the cruise to explore center area of the world natural heritage of Ha Long Bay - one of New Seven Wonders of the World. For the lunch, we have prepared a special lunch with delicious food is served at the restaurant of the cruise while you can enjoy the amazing scenery of Halong Bay. Cruising amongst the hundreds of islands, you will pass through a lot of islands and islets highlighted with fanciful names: Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner islet, Stone Dogs islet, Stone Cat islet,...
Stop at the center area of the World natural heritage of Halong Bay for kayaking around the breathtakingly beautiful limestone island formations or for a bamboo boat trip “rowing boat” (please choose one of the two: Kayaking or Bamboo boat) to visiting a beautiful tunnel cave on the water “The Luon Cave”. If you are lucky, you can see monkey herds/flocks on the limestone mountain in Halong Bay.
Then the boat will take you to a beautiful limestone island which named the Titop Island. At there you can walk on the Titop Beach, and walk up to the top of Titop Mountain to see the bay from the top of this mountain with a height of over 100 meters above sea level, you will have a panorama on Halong Bay of Vietnam.
Get back the cruise and the cruise will take you to a beautiful cave named Sung Sot Cave “Surprising Cave” you will witness huge chambers internally a limestone mountain with many stalactites and stalagmites of all kinds, everything are created by naturally, which is one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. This cave requires some moderate climbing. On exiting from the cave at the top, you'll not regret climbing as you are treated to a picture postcard view of Halong Bay.
Come back the cruise you will join on A Cooking Class on our cruise to making the traditional fresh spring-rolls dish of Vietnamese people with some suggestion recipes and you will be also eaten this fresh spring-rolls dish that you have made out them… Then relaxing and admire the stunning Halong Bay views once again when the sailing itinerary gets back to the Halong harbor. Arrival at the harbor at approx 17:00PM then get back Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi Old Quarter at approx 20:30 to 21:00PM.
Day 5: Day Trip to Trang An Caves and Bai Dinh Pagoda
At 8:00AM to 8:30AM our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to depart for Trang An and Bai Dinh. Along the way, we may take some stop-over for photo and refreshment while enjoying rural stunning scenery on the way.
Arrive in Ninh Binh City you will visit Bai Dinh Pagoda which is one of the biggest pagoda in Vietnam and also of the South East Asia with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda and surroundings.
Bai Dinh Pagoda encompasses an area of 700 hectares, located on Ba Rau hills, near the Hoang Long River. This is a large complex which includes many structures built over several phases starting in 2003 and finally completed in 2010. The temple's architecture follows traditional lines, consisting of large halls, courtyards and enclosures, but the huge scale of Bai Dinh makes it strikingly different from previously built Vietnamese Buddhist pagodas. The largest structure, the Tam Thế Hall, rises to 34 m at its roof ridge and measuring over 59 m in length. The construction materials are locally quarried stone and timber from Ninh Bình, tiles from Bát Tràng... although reinforced concrete was also employed for the scale of construction. Despite this, the pagoda adheres to traditional Vietnamese designs with its curve finials and corner eaves soaring outward and upward, likened to the phoenix's tail. Interior decorations were selected specifically for artisanal works from the local handicraft villages, among which are the bronze workers of Ý Yên, stone carvers of Ninh Van, wood carpentry of Phu Loc, embroidery from Ninh Hai.
Then have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes. After lunch, depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction.
Trang An the eco tourism attraction located in the East of Ninh Binh, with area of 2000 ha, features many beaufitul caves and great scenery. Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50 cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam.
Coming to Trang An you will get on rowing-boat trip to visit Trang An cave complex such as: Sang Cave (light cave) with 300 meter long, Toi Cave (dark cave) with 100 meter long, Nau Ruou cave (cooking wine) with 250 meter long, Ba Giot Cave … in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers. Every passage bring new surprises about the mystery hidden inside isolated valleys with the current world.
Trang An is considered as Ha Long bay on the land. Trang An grottoes which is a gathering which is a gathering of valleys, cross-water caves, and home to many kinds of flora and fauna. While rowing through Trang An grottoes with the quiet fresh air of mountain and rivers, with only the sound of birds and the oars stirring the clear water and surrounded by magnificent forested mountains upon which graze white goats, visitors enjoy a heaven on earth... Around 16:00 pm leave Trang An and drive back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 18.30. Drop off at the hotel.
Day 6: Hanoi City Tour full Day
08:00AM - 8:30AM our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel. Start the trip to Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake. Then visiting Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, President Ho Chi Minh’s house on stile where he lived from 1958 to 1969, the Presidential Palace, Vietnam National Assembly' Building, and the One Pillar Pagoda which was built in square water lake middle that is Hanoi’s oldest and finest pagoda, dating back to 1049.
Continue you’ll visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to learn about cultures of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam. 12:30 Have a rest and having lunch at a restaurant.
After that you’ll visit Temples of Literature constructed in 1070 - dedicated to Confucius, sages and talented scholars. It is the most famous temple in Hanoi, which also was the first university of Vietnam.
Then you will continue to visit Hoa Lo prison, it were built in 1899. The French kept mainly political prisoners here along with those awaiting sentencing at the nearby Court of Justice,also where American pilots who had been shot down and captured were kept as prisoners of war. The pilots called it, sarcastically, the “Hanoi Hilton.” John McCain was held here at various times during his five and a half years as a POW. 16:00PM the driver and tour guide will transfer you back to your hotel.
Day 7: Hanoi - Departure
After having breakfast, free until time for transferred to the airport for your departure flight home. Have a good journey back home. The tour ends.