HANOI – SAPA – HAGIANG – CAOBANG – LANGSON – HALONG – NINHBINH
TOUR CODE: CLA7
Day 1: Hanoi welcomes you
Day 2: Hanoi City tour – Lao Cai (night train)
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa, Fansipan Mountain (Cable car)
Day 4: Sapa – Ban Ho – Thanh Phu – Sin Chai (Trekking)
Day 5: Sin Chai – Nam Nhiu – My Son – Nam Toong – Sapa (Trekking)
Day 6: Sapa – Local market – Bac Ha
Day 7: Bac Ha – Ha Giang
Day 8: Ha Giang, Heaven Gate, the Extreme North Pole – Dong Van
Day 9: Dong Van – Cao Bang city
Day 10: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc waterfalls – Lang Son city
Day 11: Lang Son – Halong Bay Cruise
Day 12: Halong Bay Cruise – Ninh Binh
Day 13: Explore Ninh Binh city
Day 14: Ninh Binh – Hanoi
Day 15: Hanoi, free day
Day 16: Hanoi – Departure
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Free time at leisure. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: City Hanoi – Lao Cai (Night train) (B)
Evening: transfer to Hanoi train station to take a night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train (04-berth cabin with soft sleepers, non-private cabin).
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Fansipan Peak (by cable car) (B)
Then come back to Cable Car Station and return to Sapa town.
Afternoon, visit Ham Rong Mountain, San May (Terrace of clouds), Orchids Garden (depending on the season). Overnight in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa – Ban Ho – Thanh Phu – Sin Chai (B)
After lunchtime, you head to Sin Chai village of Red Dao people. Dinner and overnight at the village.
Note: Hiking and village visiting ( 05 hours )
Day 5: Sin Chai – Nam Nhiu – My Son – Nam Toong – Sapa (B)
In the afternoon, we continue our trip towards Ban Ho village where it will be possible to take a swim. Please check your guide’s advice before jumping on the water. Then our vehicle will transfer you back to Sapa from ban Ho.
Note: Hiking and village visiting ( 05 hours )
Evening free time for relaxation, massage or Red Dzao herbal bath (on guest’s own account). Overnight in Sapa.
Day 6: Sapa – Local market (Homestay overnight) (B)
Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, visit Ban Pho village, take a short walk around the village to explore the daily life of some minorities such as Flower H’Mong, Tay, Nung and visit H’mong King palace (Hoang A Tuong Castle). Overnight at Homestay.
Day 7: Bac Ha – Ha Giang (app 220km) (B)
Note: During the rainy season (May to September), this road can be bad and impossible to ride.
Day 8: Ha Giang – Heaven Gate – Extreme North Pole (Lung Cu) (app 175km) (B)
Visit H’Mong King Palace on the way. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Transfer to Lung Cu flag tower. Visit the flag tower. The view from there is outstanding with rice paddy fields, zigzag roads, villages…
Back to Dong Van town for hotel check-in. Overnight at hotel in Dong Van.
Day 9: Dong Van city tour – Cao Bang (app 210km) (B)
Have lunch at a local restaurant in Bao Lac town. Arrive in Cao Bang city, check into a hotel. Overnight in Cao Bang.
Day 10: Ban Gioc waterfall – Lang Son (app 190km) (B)
Have lunch at a restaurant near the waterfall.
Visit Nguom Ngao cave. Drive to Lang Son city. Overnight at hotel in Lang Son.
Day 11: Lang Son City – Halong Bay (app 190km) (B,L,D)
11h30-12h00: Arrive at the harbor. Welcome and transfer to the cruise ship. Briefing about the itinerary, safety instructions and check-in cabin.
Enjoy seafood lunch served on board.
You will visit a floating fishing village. Contemplate beautiful landscape with thousands of islands of different shapes and sizes.
Time for relaxing on the deck, kayaking (on your own account) & swimming (if time permits).
Cooking demonstration in the dining room.
Enjoy dinner served on board.
Overnight onboard (Non-private cruise ship).
Day 12: Halong Bay cruise – Ninh Binh (B,Brunch)
Then have a light breakfast: cakes, coffee, tea… Relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Then visit a beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Check out cabins – Luggage collection.
The cruise ship returns to the wharf while you have brunch served on board.
*** Note: Depending on the cruise ship, the itinerary may change.
11h30: Leave Halong city to depart to Ninh Binh city. Upon arrival, check into a hotel. Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 13: Trang An & Bai Dinh pagoda (B)
well-known with 500 stone statues of Arhats and giants bronze bells.
Visit Mua cave after climbing around 500 steps to the top. Enjoy the spectacular view of Tam Coc, Ngo Dong River from the viewpoints. Overnight at hotel in Ninh Binh.
Have lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon, visit Trang An Landscape Complex by taking a rowing boat trip (~2,5 hours) to visit this beautiful site including some beautiful grottoes such as Hang Toi, Hang Sang, Nau Ruou…
Overnight in Ninh Binh.
Day 14: Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B)
Afternoon, drive to Hanoi. Check into a hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 15: Hanoi – Free day at leisure (B)
Day 16: Hanoi - Departure (B)
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