Day 1: Hanoi arrival (No Meal)
Upon your arrival at the airport, meet our driver and transfer to the hotel for check in and relax.
Free to discover Hanoi Old Quarter yourself. Stay overnight at Aquarius Grand Hotel
Day 2: Hanoi– Sapa – short trek to Cat Cat village (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay, get on big bus and depart for Sapa.
9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break.
11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa.
13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
Welcome drink and itinerary briefing.
Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures.
14.30: A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours.
17.00: Come back to Sapa Town. Have dinner and overnight in hotel with night activities. Stay overnight in Sapa Hotel
Day 3: Sapa - Hanoi by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van (Breakfast/ Lunch)
7.00 – 8.00: Have breakfast at hotel, check out the room and prepare light pack for trekking. (Big luggage keeps in hotel store).
8.00: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain after that heading to Ta Van village - home of Dzay ethnic people.
Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours.
11.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.
12.30 - 13.30: Have lunch in the hotel.
13.30 - 14.45: Relax and leisure on your own, have shower in the public bathroom in the hotel if you want.
14.45 - 15.00: Meet all group members at hotel to get ready for Hanoi.
15.30: Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.
21.15: Arrive at hotel. Stay overnight at Aquarius Grand Hotel
Day 4: Hanoi – Hoa Lu and Tam Coc (Breakfast/ Lunch)
Hoa Lu is some 110km or 2.5 hours bus from Hanoi. Located near the Ninh Binh city, Hoa Lu is the site of a 10th-century capital of an ancient Vietnamese Kingdom called Dai Co Viet. This small Kingdom covered an area of only 300 hectares, and reigned from the 10th century, during the Dinh and Le dynasties, to the 11th century, during the Ly Dynasty. The Kingdom was enclosed by a citadel. The citadel and the Yen Ngua limestone hills provided good defence for this kingdom against the invaders.
Not much of this ancient kingdom is left standing. There are two 17th century temples, modelled after their 11th-century originals that are on most itineraries to Hoa Lu. They are the Dinh Tien Hoang Temple (King Dinh temple) and Le Hoan Temple (King Le Temple).
08:00 Picking up from hotel/stay.
08:30 Start drive to Ninh Binh Province.
10:00 Arrive at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital.
10:15 Visit King Dinh and King Le’s temples.
11:30 Arrive in Tam Coc Wharf.
11:45 Have buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine.
13:00 Get on Sampan boats through caves and visiting countryside landscape.
15:00 Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.
15:15 Do biking on country road around village.
16:00 Get on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi.
18:30 Arrive at the hotel. Stay overnight at Aquarius Grand Hotel
Day 5: Hanoi – departure (Breakfast)
Free until our driver bring you to the airport for your departure flight.
PRICE: Only USD176/person
· Airport transfers: round ways
· Accommodation: 3 nights at Aquarius Grand Hotel & 1night in Sapa (3star hotel)
· Transfer from hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter to Sapa and return by A/C bus
· All entrance tickets to sites indicated in itinerary
· 2 bottles of water per person per day on bus
· Meals asindicated (Vietnamese dishes)
· English speaking guide during the trip
· Sampan rowing by local people.
· Personal expenses
· Tips and others not mentioned above.