This tour brings you to visit Hanoi Capital – wonderful place for a demonstration of French colonial architectures and distinctive rich history, “ Halong Bay on the land” in Trang An landscape complex and not only experience the authentic life of H’mong people but admire the natural landscape in Sapa. Each destination brings its own story, inimitable beauty and hospitable locals, all of which leave you in no double that you are immersed in the wonder that is Vietnam.
Upon arrival in Hanoi Capital you will be met by your guide and transferred to your accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Enjoy your rest and your guide pick you up in your hotel for 16:00 pm to walk around the Hanoi old Quarter streets which is well known for each one’s specialized industry.
Trying a dish along the street by the vendors and you will know the reason street vending is an essential part of city life is. Besides, taking cyclo or biking round the Westlake to enjoy sunset, fresh air.
This early morning, guide and car will pick you up at your hotel and depart to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, located in Centre of Ba Dinh square, where president Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independent, giving birth to Vietnam. Within the complex are various other sites such as Ho Chi Minh museum, One Pillar Pagoda, the President Palace, Ho Chi Minh stilt house.
It takes about 2 hours to enjoy Ho Chi Minh Museum. If there’s more time to spend, it is good idea to visit the famous Temple of Literature, which is first university of Vietnam. It’s the best representative of Vietnamese traditional architecture offering a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
After lunch you’ll travel on cyclo around the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. This is unique type of transportation would give you the best view to take some photos while watching Hanoian life and combine of Visit Ngoc Son Temple and explore the legend about the preternatural Turtle. You will finish your day with evening beers. After your tour you’ll be transferred to your hotel.
After having breakfast, guide and car pick you up at your hotel to depart for Ninh Binh Province (120kms). Arrive in Buddha Prayer place in Bai Dinh pagoda, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes.
Visit Trang An grottoes for 3 hours boating trip, enjoying forested limestone mounts contrasting in emerald water, cave, lowland and rivers create a mysterious fairytale-like scene, visit a network of 11 caves with beautiful stalactites of all shapes and colors. Have dinner and overnight in hotel of Ninh Binh city.
In the morning, you’ll depart to visit Hoa Lu – the Ancient Royal capital of Vietnam (30 minutes). We will visit Dinh King temple and Le King temple in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of the two King in Chinese War. Coming to Van Long nature reserve, you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view on boats which is similar to Halong Bay. You’ll find the surface of the still war like a giant mirror, reflecting the blue sky and white clouds and the grandeur of the limestone and see Delacour’s langurs.
After having lunch in a restaurant and little relax, you’ll depart to Cuc Phuong National Park. You’ll visit the Endangered Primate Rescue Centre – one of the highlights of a visit to Cuc Phuong, where you can observe some of the rarest primate species in the world and the Turtle Conservation Centre where a kept 20 species of turtle and tortoises for rescue and conservation.
Combine of the exploration of huge park and constitution activities such as trekking through jungle that leave you impressive memories. Having dinner in Hanoi and overnight in hotel and in the middle of the night. While departing to Sapa, you can continue to take a rest on the train.
After having breakfast in hotel, you’ll visit Ham Rong Mountain. This is one of the musts for tourist when visiting Sapa Vietnam, in which home of numerous kinds of flowers and orchard gardens. Standing in the peak of Ham Rong Mountain, you’ll enjoy the imposing panorama of Sapa Town. In sunny days, from here you can even see the peak of Fansipan under clear sky with white cloud floating around.
The foot of Ham Rong Mountain is only a short walk from Sapa Cathedral Stock which is introduced as a unique and attractive spiritual tourism destination with Roman Gothic architecture style. Coming here, you can attend unique cultural activities of local people such as trumpet leaves, “xoe” dance,…
In the evening, you’ll visit night market which offer different delicious dishes and take place cultural activities of ethnic minorities. Overnight at your hotel.
Coming to Ta Phin village, you’ll immediately catch sight of groups of Red Dao’s women gathering together. You’ll not only enjoy the natural landscape, but have a chance to find the distinctively hand-made brocades made by women of Fed Dao’s people.
After having lunch in Ta Phin village and short time to relax. You’ll visit Muong Hoa valley which is situated in between the grass and the terraced rice. Biking around the valley will be imprinted in your mind. In the evening, you are free to visit Sapa.
Trekking to Cat Cat village is definitely interesting route. Certainly, it’ll let you have wonderful relaxing moments and understand ethnic minorities’s cultures. Coming to Cat Cat village, you’ll visit traditional handicrafts like weaving fabric, embroidery.
Enjoying local food such as H’mong corn wine, corn cake, smoked meat. Purchasing some traditional souvenirs and handicrafts right from the craftsmen. You can take part in traditional activities such as weaving fabric before returning to Ha Noi and go directly to the airport.