Scenic Northern Vietnam Tour
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Our driver will pick you up from the airport and send you to your hotel in Ha Noi center. You will meet with our staff to confirm all the information for your trip. In the afternoon, you have free time to explore. Night 1: Overnight in the hotel in Ha Noi.
Hanoi – Sapa – Lao Cai – Tavan -Giangtachai
6h30 – 6H45: Our car and guide will pick you up at the meeting point and depart to Lao Cai, on the highway running from Noi Bai – Lao Cai, 245Km in less than 5 hours. You have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the both sides of this road. 12h00: Arrive at Sapa. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. 13h00: Our car will take the visitors and start the journey for about 4 hours to visit Lao Chai – Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai. Explore the life of ethnic minorities and admire the spectacular natural scenery at the terraced rice fields. Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved images in big and small rocks. Admire the bridge which is made of clouds and cross the poetic Muong Hoa stream. Trekking information: Length: 4 hours, Duration: 7-10 km Night 2: Overnight in the hotel in Sapa town
Breakfast is included.
Sapa – Cat Cat – HAnoi
9h00: Our driver and guide will take you back to Sapa to rejoin the group and visit Cat Cat village together. 10h00: Explore Cat Cat – Shin chai village of H’mong – a colonial, French-discovered area and a renowned resort to officials from the early twentieth century. Arrive at Cat Cat village. Visitors will visit the hydropower station, the waterfall of Cat Cat village, as well as learn about the culture, customs and unique people with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver and hand forged agricultural tools. 12h00: Pick up from Cat Cat village and return to Sapa town. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. Free time to explore or shop some souvenirs. 16h00: Our driver will take you back to Hanoi. Recheck in the hotel in Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi at around 21.30 p.m. Night 3: Overnight in the hotel in Ha Noi.
Breakfast is included
HAnoi – Trang An – Bai Dinh Pagoda
07h30 – Our guide will meet you at your hotel/stay and start the 100km journey via a modern bus. You will pass by verdant landscape of countryside. There will be a short-break en route. 10h30 – Arrive at the glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda complex, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast Asia. The place is scenically set on the foothills of Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted limestone karsts which will take your breath away. This pagoda complex stunningly boasts an array of the most massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese tradition ever built that it takes a full day to explore the entire place. You will visit some of the highlights below: • 500 stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats) • 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs 36 tones • Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each) With a sacred atmosphere and an intriguing Buddhism story presented by our guide, you cannot help but be mesmerized. The visit ends with a walk up the summit mountain to see the 100-tonne statue of Buddha Shakyamuni which is made of bronze and enjoy the panoramic view of the picturesque landscape dotted with limestone mountains. 12h30 – Enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch in a Vietnamese restaurant with some special dishes such as goat meat and pork storage vessel. 13h30 – Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an outstanding natural beauty of majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometers that rise dramatically from the rice paddy fields. Deep into the linked chains of towering mountains are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and the jungle. Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the exquisite river and pass through numerous caves: Hang Toi (Dack) cave, 320 meter long, Sang (light) cave, 90 meter long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Cooking wine) cave, 250 meter long. Every passage brings a mystery hidden inside isolated valleys that will take you to another world and time. The fauna and flora is rich and a scene of a goat jumping from one cliff to the other is a common sight. 15h30 – Leisure cycling on rural roads alongside the extensive canal network and through small villages with a backdrop of a maze of limestone mountains. 16h30 – Take the return shuttle bus to Hanoi. 19h00 – Drop off at your hotel/ accommodations door steps in Hanoi Old Quarter Night 4: Overnight in the hotel in Ha Noi.
Breakfast is included.
Breakfast at the hotel and then you have free time to explore. Our driver will come and pick you up and send you to the airport. This is the end of your trip.
Breakfast is included.
- WHAT’S INCLUDED
- Welcome Drinks
- Airport transfers
- Shuttle bus with complimentary bottled water (P/u: Hanoi city center)
- Cruise Itinerary and Program
- Entrance and Sightseeing Feess
- English-speaking Tour Guide
- All entrance fees indicated in our itinerary
- Vietnamese and International Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Electric car in Bai Dinh Pagoda
- Taxes and Service Charge
- Boat trip in Tràng An
- Airfares, Private Car Transfers
- Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses.
- All other services not clearly mentioned above
- Cycling in countryside (Free of charge till 30 Dec 2017)
- Pick up from hotel/stay outside Old Quarter of Hanoi
- Beverages & travel insurance