04-Day Ninh Binh & Sapa Tour

Tour Highlight

Discover the new World Heritage, Trang An Scenic Landscape with easy bicycling on back roads of rural Ninh Binh & sampan boat-ride through 3 tunnel-like limestone caves​ in Tam Coc.

Admire the stunning scenery of the terraced fields in Sapa while trekking on up-and-down paths.

Learning the interesting culture of the most colorful ethnic groups of Vietnam

Tasting different dishes of local food along the tour.​

Tour Overview

Day 1: Hanoi - Nin Binh

Day 2: Ninh Binh - Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi - Sapa

Day 4: Sapa - Hanoi




  • 7:30 a.m. Get picked up at your hotel in Hanoi and take 2,5 hour drive through the fertile land of the Red River Delta, you will arrive at Tam Coc boat operation place in Ninh Binh.

  • On arrival, take 2-hour sampan boat ride on a small river and through 3 tunnel-like caves. (This area is considered as “Inland Halong Bay” featured with karst formations.)

  • An easy walk in between the limestone mountains to visit Thai Vi temple (which dedicated to a Vietnamese heroic dynasty.)

  • A Vietnamese lunch is served at a local restaurant.

  • Afternoon 1.5-hour bicycle ride along the back roads through beautiful scenery of towering karsts on the ground of ponds, rice paddies and rural villages. (On the bike, we will have as many stops as you want to take photographs.)

  • Visit Bich Dong Pagoda, an important religious place for the locals in the region.

  • 4:00 p.m. Check in your hotel and take it easy before dinner.

Included meals: Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

Boat Ride in Tam Coc
At Bich Dong Pagoda


  • Have breakfast at the accommodation

  • 8:00 a.m. Get transferred to Hang Mua and embark on a hike (approx. 500 steps) to a mountain summit where you're able to admire a panorama view over the rocky mountains and fertile valleys.

  • Followed by a trek on rural paths through rice fields, and along the sides of sheer cliffs.

  • Your lunch is served at a restaurant of a hidden valley retreat.

  • Afternoon short trek out to where your private vehicle awaits and spend the remainder of the day driving back to Hanoi.

  • Between 4 and 5 p.m. arrive at your hotel in Hanoi, check into your hotel and stay for the night.


** Note: The hotel in Hanoi tonight is not included, please let your travel consultant know if you wish to have it arranged at the booking time.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Optional

Ngoa Long Mt. Hang Mua
Peaceful Ninh Binh


  • 7:00 a.m.: Meet your driver and tour guide again for the morning drive to the mountain town of Sapa town. (the drive takes 5 hours.)

  • Arrive at Sapa around noon and have a Vietnamese set menu lunch at a restaurant

  • Start the afternoon by a short transfer to a trekking point at the slope down to Y Linh Ho village, Muong Hoa Valley  (the most beautiful valley in Sapa region)

  • Embark on a beautiful trek down hill with mountain views of stunning terraced fields and tribal villages of the H'mong ethnic minority. (The trek is up and down at times, include paved and unpaved sections of the path. After crossing a suspension bridge, the path gets smaller and a bit steep for a while before down again)

  • Late in the afternoon, get picked up at Lao Chai village and return to Sapa town for the night at a hotel.

Included meals: Lunch​

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa town

Stunning Sapa
Trekking in Sapa


  • Breakfast is served at your hotel

  • 8:30 a.m. Check out and pack up for 1-hr transfer further down Muong Hoa Valley to Ban Ho Village of the Tay ethnic minority.

  • Enjoy the last trek (2-hr approx.) from the stilt-house village of Ban Ho to Nam Toong village of the Red Yao people. (The path is greener with more bushes and plantations but the terraces we see on the way are not less impressive.)

  • Get back on our private transport and make your way back to Hanoi. (Almost 6 hours includes lunch time)

  • A local lunch is prepared at a restaurant on the way.

  • Around 6:00 p.m. arrive at your hotel in Hanoi.

  • End of the service.


** Note: The hotel in Hanoi tonight is not included, please let your travel consultant know if you wish to have it arranged at the booking time.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch​

Accommodation: Optional

Trekking rice terraces
Black H'mong


  • Private A/c transportation with all entrance per itinerary

  • English speaking tour guide 

  • Vietnamese meals as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Accommodation in shared twin/ double during the tour

  • Sightseeing tickets & permit

  • Bicycles and sampan boat-ride in Ninh Binh

  • Bottled water on the vehicle


  • Travel insurance 

  • Drinks and other meals 

  • Hotel in Hanoi (Optional)

  • Visas and airport transfers  (Optional)

  • Any flight tickets 

  • Tips and gratuities 

  • Personal expenses and others not mentioned clearly above. 


  • Warm Cloths (From November to March for Sapa)

  • Good trekking shoes

  • Poncho or umbrella, hat, sunglasses

  • Sun block screen

  • Insect spray...