8 Days –Vietnam` fascinating trip: Hanoi – Sapa – Mai Chau – Tam Coc - Trang An - Halong bay will absolutely reveal miraculous scenery and authentic culture in your trip. Start from Hanoi , we set off our way to Sapa hill station.
The mountain valleys of Vietnam’s far north are home to colourful mountain tribes from all across Asia. During this Sapa tour a guide will take you to visit the Black H’mong and Red Dzao. These mountain tribes have lived very seluded lives far away from the outside world for many years. Today, most of them wear traditional dress and still live according to ancient customs.
Sapa is a popular travel destination, so you probably won’t be the only foreigner there. However, during this Sapa tour you’ll leave the tourist through behind you and travel deeper into the mountains than most visitors. You’ll hike across bamboo bridges, through valleys urrounded by steep mountain sides covered with tumbling rice terraces. While Mai Chau has known as scenic valley and peaceful and friendly people. It boasts the trully scenic beauty and exotic landscape. Cycling and hiking is the best way to experience the daily life of Thai hill tribes people, contemplating panoramic view over the valley. Moreover, the scenic route from Mai Chau to Pu Luong Nature reserve and Trang An world heritage sites is exceptional values.
A UNESCO world heritage site and truly a natural wonder - Halong Bay is made up of nearly 2000 limestone karsts that soar skyward out of calm emerald waters. Within the islands of the Bay there are hundreds of beautiful caves, including many famous names such as Thien Cung, Dau Go, Sung Sot, Tam Cung and Bo Nau. Some of them are archaeological sites retaining tangible archaeological evidence of Soi Nhu and Ha Long prehistoric cultures such as Soi Nhu, Me Cung, Tien Ong, Thien Long, Hang Trong, and Trinh Nu caves
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival:
Welcome to Vietnam. Arriving at Noi Bai International Airport, Snail Adventure Tour guide and driver will greet and pick you up to the hotel at the heart of Hanoi capital. Hanoi, the antique and dynamic city of Vietnam, reserves a unique old world charm and several of the most striking colonial architecture of Asia. After the checking-in, Take relax by your own and do briefing itinerary with our guide for coming days. enjoy a cyclo ride through the bustling streets in the Old Quarter to discover the ancient and modern beauty of Hanoi. After the tour, you will be warmly welcome with a special welcoming dinner in a typical Vietnamese food restaurant. Stay overnight in The Light Hotel.
Activity: Pick up and transfer
Accommodations: The Light Hotel
Trave distance: 40Km
Day 2: Hanoi Take car to Lao Cai & Sapa.400 km
After hearty breakfast in hotel, leaving the hustling and bustling city behind, we set off our way to Northern Vietnam. It takes 5 hours transfer on scenic route and brilliant landscapes to remoted mountainous province.. stop on the way to take pho to and refreshment. Have lunch in Lao Cai City. After lunch meal, one hour vehicle transfer to Sapa town on scenic route.. Upon arrival in Hill top Sapa town, do check in and refreshment for while. Spend two hours walking for waming up in Ham Rong mounatin to take over view of Sapa town. Have dinner in local restaurant. Stay in Bamboo hotel
Morning transfer from Hanoi Lao Cai- Sapa.
Pay visit village on the way. Visit Sau Chua Village in Sapa ( or Ham Rong Mountain View)
Lunch & dinner includes
Day 3: Sapa Trekking tour
Have breakfast in hotel, we commence trekking from hotel, through the vibrant town and turn of to beaten track road lead to Cat Cat village – home of Black Hong people. On the way you have good chance to acquaint with with hill tribe people, share with them about their unique culture and customs. You also admire breathtaking scenery, picturesque rice terrace paddy fields. We trek down to village and turn off the trail to contemplate unspoited nature, limestone panoramas. Arriving Y linh Ho for picnic lunch.
After lunch we start trekking downhill to Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddies and small hamlets to learn the life of hill tribes here. Communication exchange with local people in Lao Chai village. you will continue trekking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village settled by Dzay ethnic which is supposed to be the most beautiful village in the area. Take transfer back to Sapa for overnight..
Accommodation; Bamboohotel. Deluxe Mountain view Room. Double Berth
Activities: 18 -25 km Trekking on single track and dirt part, rice paddy path
Meals is included ( Breakfast, Lunch and dinner)
Lunch in Hmong or Zay Hill tribe family
Day 4: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su pan- Sapa. – Lao cai
Leave the family, we continue trekking tour to the Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai village where we also see a lovely waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colourful red embroideries and coins on their clothing, on their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao legend. We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River, Suspending Bridge and walk up to Supan village where you will meet the transfer back to Sapa. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Free for leisure – shopping and visit Sapa town, Sapa market in the afternoon. Bus take us back to Lao Cai Station to catch night train back to Hanoi. ( Taking cable car to Fanxipan summit before returning to Lao Cai station.) .Private Cabin with air con and soft berth. Orientalexpresstrain
Accommodation: VIP cabin for 2 person on Oriental express train. Deluxe VIP Cabin: (www.vetausapa.vn)
Trekking 8km from Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Supan
Taking Cable car in Fansipan Summit ( Returned Tickets)
Night train back to Hanoi
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5: Early morning back to Hanoi – car Transfer to Mai Chau.
The train push you back Hanoi early morning, our guide welcome to you and take to hotel for hearty breakfast. following to breakfast, leaving hustle and bustle city behind, we depart to Mai Chau via Hoa Binh. Mai Chau is scenic town with stunning rice terrace and lush scenery. After three hours transfer, we arrive in eco village, have lunch with Thai family, after lunch. We commence exploring thringling valley by bike. We ride through rustic village and rice paddy to experience dreamlike scenery, interact with local people or visit their home to taste green tea. Come back to Eco homestay or Ecolodge for taking shower and enjoy brilliant dinner with the host. Enjoy a live music performance with local people. Stay overnight in Mai Chau Lodge
Three hours transfer from Hanoi – Mai Chau.
Cycling in Village
Enjoy alive music performance in Poomcon village
Meals : Breskfast, Lunch & dinner includes
Stay overnight in Maichau lodge : Deluxe Mountain view room ( www.maichaulodge.com)
Day 6: Mai Chai – Pu Luong – Trang An Tam Coc ( three grottoes)
Say good bye Mai Chau, we jumb on bus to Pu Luong Nature Resever – The pu luong limestone landscape is an area of of outstanding beauty cultural interest and high biodiversity value stretching from Mai Chau in the North West to Cuc Phuong national Park in the South East. It is blessed with rich forest, limestone panoramas, magnificent rice terraces and breathtaking scenery. Enjoy brilliant scenery on the way to Cuc Phuong National Park.. Have lunch enroute, after lunch. we continue to explore magnificent scenery on the way to Trang An – world heritage site take three hours boat trip to explore maverlous scenery and admire stunning nature, picturesque limestone mountain, visit some holy temples on our way to learn about Vietnamese traditional religion. Following to the rice paddy trail lead us to Tam Coc ( three grotto) to admire wonderland. Spend two hours boat trip to discover breathtaking scenery on Ngo Dong River. Have dinner and stay overnight in Tam Coc Hidden charm resort.*****
Taking transfer from Mai Chau – Phu Luong Nature reserver – Ninh Binh
Taking three hours Boat trip in Trang An Or Tam Coc ( optional activities)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hidden Charm Hotel : Deluxe Double Room: (http://hiddencharmresort.com)
Day 7: Tam Coc – Ha Long bay.
Having breakfast in hotel, we commence to Halong Bay. enjoy three and half hours on bus to experience stunning scenery of the Red river delta. Stop on the way for refreshment. Our journey continue to Halong Bay. upon arrival, we do check in on boat and explore nearly two thousand different islands on bay. you also have a chance to visit incredible cave to learn about the history of tectonic age, the process of earth formation.. have lunch and dinner on boat. Glory cruise
Taking 4 hours transfer from Tam Coc to Tuan Chau Whalf)
Visiting Halong bay, Taking Bamboo boat or Do kayaking in Cai Vieng Village)
( Lunch and Dinner include)
Stay overnight on Cruise: Deluxe Ocean View Cabin: Double Berth:
Day 8: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure.
Get up early to enjoy outstanding scenery and pristine nature, join in morning Thai Chi on sundesk for 30 minutes. Have hearty breakfast on boat , we commence visiting mazing Cave for 45 minutes. Enjoy legendary world with full of stalagmite and stalagtide inside. You are also impressive on story related on each image. After exploring cave, we come back to boat for check out and clear the bill whilst our boat set the way come back to port. Our diver will meet you again and pick you up to Hanoi. Stop on the way for refreshment . arriving in Noi Bai International Airport to catch your flight onward. Our service is finished. Thank for your joining a life time holiday with us.
Taking Transfer Airport at 16h:00 ( 4pm) to catch international Flights)
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