Duration:5 Days 5 Nights
Tour route:Hanoi - Sapa (Cat Cat Village, Cable Car to Fansipan, Muong Hoa Valley) - OP1: Halong Bay day trip - OP2: Ninh Binh (Bai Dinh pagoda, Trang An Tourism Complex)
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Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Taking the night train to Lao Cai
When you arrive at the airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to L’ Heritage Hotel. You can store luggage at hotel and walking around the town for exploring Old street.
At night, at 8:30pm, our staff will transfer you from hotel to Hanoi train station to catch the night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on train in A/C wooden 4 berth sharing
Deluxe shared 4 berth cabin of Dream Train/ King Express Train.
Day 2: Sapa arrival– Cat Cat Village – Conquering Fansipan by Cable car (B,L)
Arrive Lao Cai train station, you will be welcomed by our driver and transferred to hotel in Sapa where we had arranged breakfast for you.
You can have a shower or refresh at bathroom before meeting local tour guide at 9:30 am for trekking tour to Cat Cat Village, 2km from Sapa Town, is an age-old village of H’Mong ethnic group remaining unique customs and practices that are lots in other villages. Visitors to Cat Cat have an opportunity to admire a lively and colorful picture. That is the image of young women sitting by looms with colorful pieces of brocade decorated with designs of flowers and birds.
Then, we head to the Sapa Cable Station for very amazing trip to Indochina’s Rooftop – Mount Fansipan by cable car. This is particularly interesting in these northern mountains of the country, where travelers seek the rice terraces and traditional arts of a minority peoples.
Cultivating the land to an altitude of around 2,200 meters are the ethnic minorities the lowland Vietnamese generically call ‘Meo’ – savages – and above them looms the bulk of Hua Xi Pan: “giant protruding rock”. You can challenge yourself when hiking 600 stone stairs more to reach the rocky peak of The Roof of Indochina.
After all, you will be privately transferred back to your hotel and have your own leisure time.
Stay overnight in Sapa Diamond Hotel – Deluxe double/ twin room mountain view.
Day 3: Sapa – Muong Hoa Valley – Take Limousine bus back Hanoi (B, L)
Get up in the early morning and enjoy the fresh air and the daily life at Sapa market on your own. Back to hotel for breakfast. At 9.00 we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hills tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H’mong, and Dzay people.
This is an absolutely spectacular walk through Sapa stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. We back to Sapa in the afternoon, have shower/ refresh at hotel.
At 3pm, you will be transferred to bus office to back Hanoi by Limousine Bus leaving Sapa at 3:30 pm. Bus arrives Hanoi around 9 pm, you get transferred to L’ Heritage Hotel for overnight.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi – L’ Heritage Hotel – deluxe room.
Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay 1 day trip or Bai Dinh Trang An 1 day trip (B,L)
Option 1: Halong Bay 1 day trip:
8h30 – 9 am: Pick up at your Hotel and start the trip with 3 hours to Ha Long bay, short break half way about 20 minutes.
11h45-12h00: Arrival Tuan Chau island,Check on Boat and have Vietnamese traditional Lunch with seafood while cruising though the amazing rocks: Insence Bunner,Stone Dog,Cock fighting …
13h30: Explore the longest,biggest abd the most beautiful grotto of Ha Long bay(Sung Sot grotto-Surprising grotto).
14h45: Discover Luon Cave(water cave)with some options:
-Kayaking or bamboo boat.
-Relaxing on boat.
15h45: Visit Titop island:
-Swimming on the beach.
-Trekking Titop peak for taking photos with panoramic view of the bay.
-Sunset party on the way to come back to habour
18h00: Back to Ha Long habour.
20h00:Arrival to Ha Noi – Drop you off at your hotel
End the trip at L’ Heritage Hotel.
Option 2: Bai Dinh Trang An 1 day trip
7h45-8h00: Tour guide picks you up at suggested hotels around the old quarter.
9h30- 9h45: Arriving TrangAn- eco tourism site. In 2 hours you will be surprised by the beauty of this landscape that seems as Halong Bay on land. The bamboo boat will take you through many amazing caves. Besides that, tourists have chance to visit King Kong Island. Kong: Skull Island is a US blockbuster filmed in 2016 with many scenes in Vietnam landscapes such as: Trang An, Van Long natural reserve, Tam Coc, Bich Dong (NinhBinh), Halong bay (QuangNinh) and PhongNha (QuangBinh). Kong: Skull Island has become the record king of the Vietnam box office as it has beaten all previous records to become the highest grossing movie of all time.
12h15: Enjoy lunch at local restaurant with many traditional local foods
13h30: Relax and drink Vietnamese tea, try some local cakes
14h30: Visiting BaiDinh pagoda- the biggest pagoda in South-East Asia.
15h45: Says good bye NinhBinh and go back Hanoi
18:45 – 19:15 : Finish your unforgettable trip at your hotel in Hanoi
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi – L’ Heritage Hotel – deluxe room.
Day 5: Hanoi free and easy day – Get transferred to the airport. (B)
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, you will have your own free leisure time to sample souvenir and relax at coffee shop before get picked then heading to the airport.
What is included?
All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning
Private airport transfers
02 nights at hotel in Hanoi: L’ Heritage Hotel or similar
01 night hotel in Sapa base on twin sharing room
English speaking tour guide
Train ticket: Hanoi – Sapa ( share cabin 4 berths- soft sleeper), Limousine bus ticket from Sapa back Hanoi.
Cable car ticket round trip.
Meals as listed in the itinerary: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner
Boat trip in Halong Bay or Trang An
Entrance fees and water
What is excluded?
Visa to Vietnam
International and domestic airfare
Other meals and drinks
Other optional and activities not on the package
Travel insurance, personal expense
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