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04-DAY NINH BINH, BAC HA & SAPA TOUR

Tour Highlight

Discovering the new World Heritage, Trang An Scenic Landscape with sampan boat-ride through tiny limestone caves​ in Tam Coc

Enjoying the peaceful countryside atmosphere in Ninh Binh while pedaling your bike along rural paths.

Learning the daily life of local rustics you meet along the tour

Visiting the colorful hill tribe market in Bac Ha of the Flower H'mong minority

Trek the stunning terraced fields in Sapa

Tasting different dishes of local food along the tour.​

Tour Overview

Day 1: Hanoi - Ninh Binh (2.5 hour drive approx.)

Day 2: Ninh Binh - Hanoi (2.5 hour drive approx.)

Day 3: Hanoi - Bac Ha (6 hour drive approx.)

Day 4: Bac Ha - Sapa (3 hour drive approx.)

Day 5: Sapa - Hanoi (5 hour drive approx.)

DETAILED ITINERARY

  DAY 1: HANOI - NINH BINH

 

  • 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

  DAY 2: NINH BINH - HANOI

  • 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.

  • About 5:30 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

  DAY 4: BAC HA MARKET - SAPA

  • Breakfast is at the accommodation.

  • 8:30 a.m. With your tour guide go to attend one of the most colorful hill tribe markets in the North of Vietnam. (It is an awesome experience of seeing colors, understanding traditions and feeling the atmosphere. The market offers a variety of local products includes colorful embroidery, handicrafts and all types of daily necessary stuffs.)

  • Before lunch embark 1.5hr trek to the surroundings and visit a Flower H'mong village - Ban Pho.

  • In the afternoon, take about 3 hour drive to Sapa town. Check in the hotel. Overnight in Sapa.

  Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

***NOTE: Market Calendar: Tuesday: Coc Ly Market - Saturday: Can Cau Market - Sunday: Bac Ha Market

  DAY 5: SAPA - HANOI

  • Breakfast is served at the hotel.

  • Start this morning 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)

  • Around noon, get picked up at Lao Chai village transfer to a local family for a set menu lunch.

  • The whole afternoon is for the long drive back to Hanoi.

  • In between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. arrive at your own hotel in Hanoi and finish the trip.

**Notes: The hotel in Hanoi is excluded, please let your travel consultant know if you would like to have it arranged and added to this package.

   Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch​

  DAY 3: HANOI - BAC HA

  • 8:00 Depart from your hotel in Hanoi for a long drive north of Hanoi to Bac Ha town. (the drive takes about 6 hours + 1 hour for lunch + 1,5 hour walk t visit a village of Tay ethnic people).

  • 12:30 A simple lunch is prepared at a local restaurant on the way.

  • In the afternoon, take an easy walk to visit a peaceful village of the Tay ethnic group, learn about the local culture and have a local interaction if there is a chance.

  • On arrival, check into your standard hotel in Bac Ha town. Remainder of the day is free to stroll around the town yourself.

  • Dinner and overnight in Bac Ha.

  Included meals: Lunch, Dinner

INCLUSIONS

  • 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

EXCLUSIONS

  • 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. 

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