Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay - Sapa Discovery Tour bring you the best experience to explore North Vietnam. Accommodation of hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – most interesting conner in Hanoi city, Bamboo rowing boat in “ Halong Bay on Land”, Cycling to a local village to see the local daily lives in the countryside; discovering the beauty of Halong Bay with one night on a cruise; trekking through the terrace rice fields in Sapa to find out the real minority people.
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Following your flight’s information, our driver would like to pick you up at Noi Bai airport and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most interesting place in the capital of Vietnam. Welcome drink at the hotel and check in the room. You have free time to visit Hanoi city on your own.
Day 2: Hanoi - Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu ancient capital – Tam Coc – “ Halong bay on land “ – Cycling time 1 Day ( B, L, D )
8:00: The driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel and depart the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour. The bus will stop halfway to get the break time after 1 hour and a half on the bus. At this moment, you can stretch your legs and take some photos of the countryside. Keep heading to Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th century under 2 Dynasties: Dinh and Le Empire. You will understand much more about Vietnam with King Dinh and King Le’s temple. Through this trip, you have the chance to find out about the history, culture, architecture, and development of Vietnam which is still maybe strange to you. Then, the bus will transfer you to the local restaurant where you have lunch with local food. And one of the most special and famous in Ninh Binh is goat meat. After Lunchtime, the tour guide will help you understand Tam Coc before enjoying the rowing boat time on the Ngo Dong river. Ngo Dong river meanders among the mountains and you will have the feeling that we are living in the most peaceful and beautiful place in the world. The boat takes you through the 3 caves ( Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba ). You see not only the “ Halong Bay on land”, but also you have the chance to meet the local farmers who are working in the rice field. Lovely time to understand more about the local countryside life in Vietnam. After rowing the boat we cycle to visit Thaivi temple, Bich Dong pagodas through the paddy field, and through the local villages to discover the simple daily life of local people, you will have an awesome experience in the country. Check-in your hotel in Tam Coc and have dinner. Overnight at a hotel in Ninh Binh.
Day 3: Ninh Binh – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise ( B, L, D )
08:00: The tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel/stay and head to Halong bay. Short break time the halfway to relax, stretch your legs.12:30: Arrive at Halong tourist harbor. Boarding the cruise and checking in the cabin. While cruising to the center of Halong Bay, Lunch will be served. Along the route through a stunning seascape, you can see the most beautiful sightseeing of the bay with thousands of limestone islands.15:00: Visiting Surprising cave – the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong bay. Take the time to leisurely walk through the grotte and you have the chance to take a lot of nice photos in the cave. After the time to explore the beauty of the Surprising cave, the small tender will take you to Titop island – where you can fall in love with the natural beach, hiking up to the top with over 400 steps. From the top, you can view the whole bay and hunt for so many nice views.17:00: Get back to the cruise. Enjoy the Sunset Party with fresh fruit and Vietnamese red wine. This time is a lovely chance to cheer with each other and enjoy the Sunset in the bay.19:00: Dinner will be served. Enjoy the quiet and fresh evening on the cruise with a Squid fishing game, or play the card, Karaoke among the mountains. Overnight on cruise.
Day 4: Halong bay – Kayaking - Hanoi ( B, L )
You can wake up early to enjoy the pure air in the bay and start a new day. 7:00: Breakfast will be served with Tea & Coffee.8:00: Discovering the small corner of the bay by Kayaking time. You kayak on your own to see the other view of Halong bay from your Kayak. 9:00: Get back to the cruise to relax and check out the cabin. Start cruising back to Halong harbor with a different route from the first day. You will see more and more stunning seascapes.10:00: The chef on a cruise would like to share with you how to make one of the most delicious traditional food in Vietnam with Cooking Demonstration. You have the chance to make the Spring Roll by yourself. 10:30: Enjoy the Brunch while cruising through the bay .12:00: Saying goodbye to crews on the boat and getting back to the harbor.12:30: The driver will pick you up and transfer you back to your hotel/stay in Hanoi city. Short break time the halfway before reaching Hanoi city .16:30: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi,
Day 5: Hanoi – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village ( B, L, D )
07:00 Our driver and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to Sapa, Our tour guide would love to welcome you to Sapa. Pick you up when you arrive in Sapa for lunch before start enjoying the Real Sapa Experience trip. From Sapa town, you have the chance to trek 12km through the town to see the background of daily life and architecture. Chill out the town, you will step on the terraced rice, corn, and potato fields. Not only trekking to see the natural landscape, and fresh air, but also host will love to share with you about their local culture, custom, and habit. You will get the feeling that you are a member of her family, non-touristy. Trekking through the villages to see and understand much more about the life of minorities in Sapa. With the simple house, life and people, you get a light feeling and want to stay there for a longer time. On the trekking route, a terrace by terrace fields will appear in front of you, with a lovely waterfall where you will have a nice time relaxing, and taking photos. Arrive at the guide’s house, her family will welcome you as a member back home for a long time no see. You will prepare the dinner with her family if you like it. Pick the vegetable from the garden, and cook the local foods in the kitchen while sharing a lot of stories with each other. Evening time is the nicest time to experience the local family’s atmosphere. Sharing and learning their culture with the stories host is so happy to share with you. Overnight at Home-stay.
Day 6: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Hanoi ( B, L )
6km trekking through the local village and terrace fields. You can wake up a little early to see how about host starting a new day. Cooking breakfast and joining altogether. You have the options:
+ Trekking to see the further village and sceneries, through the Bamboo forest, terrace fields
+Or, you can tell your guide to go to their family’s fields to work, such as harvesting, planting, or taking care of their fields.
Get back to Sapa town by car. You still have the free time to visit the local market in Sapa town and discover Sapa town on your own before coming back to Hanoi, Arrival in Hanoi around 19:00 AM check-in. Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi free time – Airport transfer – Flight out ( B )
Today, you have a free day to explore Hanoi city on your own. Slowly see the corner by corner, all are strange you from the house, street, local life to traditional foods; where you can go shopping for souvenirs… Until the transfer time, the driver will pick you up and transfer you to the Noi Bai airport for your flight out. Trip ends