Day 1: Hanoi arrival. Overnight train to Sapa (D)
Day 2: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L, D)
Day 3: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan– Sapa – Lao Cai (B, L, D)
Day 4: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B, L)
Day 5: Hanoi departure (B)
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (MEALS: DINNER)
Arrival in Hanoi. We welcome you at Airport and transfer you to hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure time. In the evening, our guide will pick up at your hotel then transfer to the station for a night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on soft sleeper berths cabin to Lao Cai.
Day 2: SAPA – Y LINH HO – LAO CHAI – TA VAN (11km -13 km trekking, 4-5hour trekking) (MEALS: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)
5:30 a.m: Arrive in Lao Cai. We will take 1 hour van ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride gives you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces.
Upon arrival Sapa town, we have breakfast at the hotel and then we have a short walk of 5km along mountain trail to visit Y Linh Ho village which is inhabited by black Hmong tribe and completely secluded from tourists, especially you are able to embrace raw Sapa culture and community by coming into some native houses to discover their own culture and custom as well as study how the local tribe make handicraft from natural materials such as: hemp, indigo…ect.
Continuing to walk down Muong Hoa River where you can take a rest or swim before trekking uphill to Lao Chai village where your picnic lunch will be served. After lunch, you will visit the Day and Red Dzao tribes of Tavan village, which lies in the middle of Muong Hoa valley where excellent panoramas of rice terraced fields. There you will have dinner.
Over night at local house.
DAY 3: TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – SU PAN– SAPA – LAO CAI (6km-8km trekking – 3-3,5 hours trekking) (MEALS: BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)
You have breakfast at the home stay before trekking about 8km towards the Red Dzao village of Giang Ta Chai. On the way you will trek up and downhill then through bamboo forest before arriving at the waterfall, Rattan bridge and Stream where you have short rest to swim and picnic lunch.
Continuing to walk uphill about 2km to Hau Thao village where we catch the car to return to Sapa. You are free to discover Sapa town and Market before having dinner then being transferred to Lao Cai train station to catch the night train to Hanoi.
Overnight on train
DAY 4: HANOI – HOA LU – TAM COC (HALONG BAY ON LAND) (MEALS: BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
5:00 a.m: Arrive Hanoi, then transfer to a hotel for shower and have breakfast.
8:00 – 8:30 a.m: After breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Old Quarter to depart to Ninh Binh city
10.30-11.00 a.m: You will arrive Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.
In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel. In Hoa Lu there are now 2 temples have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
12:00 p.m: You will enjoy buffet lunch at local restaurant. The food is served with Asian stype, local dishes, organic vegetable.
1:30 p.m: After lunch, you will be taking the rowing boat at Tam Coc Harbour. Arranged by local people here, the boat is rowed by both hands and legs. The boat will take you to 3 specular caves with hundreds of limestones on the way. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many terrace rice fields in golden colours.
Optional activities: Riding bicycles
4:00 p.m: Leave Tam Coc and drive back to Hanoi.
6:30 – 7:00 p.m: Arrive Hanoi and transfer back to the hotel in Hanoi city center.
Overnight at Hotel in Hanoi
DAY 6: HANOI – DEPARTURE (MEALS: BREAKFAST)
Have breakfast at the hotel and free at hotel until transfer to Noi Bai airport for your home flight. Hope you enjoyed the trip and see you again
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