5-Day Sapa & Ninh Binh Tour W/ Hoa Lu & Tam Coc

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Sa Pa is a frontier township and capital of Sa Pa District in Lào Cai Province in north-west Vietnam. It was first inhabited by people we know nothing about. They left in the entire valley hundreds of petroglyphs, mostly composed of lines, which experts think date from the 15th century and represent local cadastres. Then came the highland minorities of the Hmong and Yao. The township is one of the main market ones in the area, where several ethnic minority groups such as Hmong, Dao (Yao), Giáy, Pho Lu, and Tày live. These are the four main minority groups still present in Sa Pa district today. The Kinh (lowland Vietnamese) never originally colonised this highest of Vietnam’s valleys, which lies in the shadow of Phan-Xi-Pǎng (Fansipan, 3143 m), the highest peak in the country.

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Ancient capital of Hoa Lư, witnessed the crowd of King Dinh Tien Hoang (924-979), a hero who settled Twelve Warlords. Dinh Bo Linh was from Hoa Lu village. When he was a boy, he often used reed wool to hold field maneuver with other shepherds and practiced martial arts. Now King Dinh Tien Hoang Square is being built in the city in memorial of him, becoming a stunning tourist attraction.

Highlights

  • The most beautiful landscapes in Northern Vietnam.
  • You can visit mountain villages in Sapa and the most famous rowing activity in Tam Coc.
  • Explore the most stunning scenery and breathtaking views in the north.

Itinerary

5-Day Sapa & Ninh Binh Tour W/ Hoa Lu & Tam Coc via Asia Travel Image

Day 01 Hanoi (-/-/-)

Hotel: Hanoi Impressive Hotel or similar 3 Star Hotel or similar

Our driver will pick you up from the airport and send you to your hotel in Hanoi center. You will meet with our staff to confirm all the information for your trip. In the afternoon, you have free time to explore.

Night 1: Overnight in the hotel in Hanoi.

Visiting Attractions: Hanoi

Day 02 Hanoi – BUS SA PA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI (B/L/D)

06H30 – 06H45: Our car and guide will pick you up at the meeting point and depart to Lao Cai, on the highway running from Noi Bai – Lao Cai, 245Km in less than 5 hours. You have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides of this road.
12h00: Arrive at Sapa. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and then proceed with the tour.
13h00: Our car will take the visitors and start the journey for about 4 hours to visit Lao Chai – Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai to explore the life of ethnic minorities and admire the spectacular natural scenery especially the terraced rice fields. Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved images on big and small rocks, admire the bridge which is made by clouds and cross the poetic Muong Hoa stream.
Trekking information: Length: 4 hours, Duration: 7-10 km

Night 2: Overnight in the hotel in Sapa town
Visiting Attractions: Hanoi, Lao Cai, Sapa, Lao Chai

Day 03 SA PA – CAT CAT VILLAGE – BUS BACK TO Hanoi (B/L/-)

Hotel: Hanoi Impressive Hotel or similar 3 Star Hotel or similar

09h00: Our driver and guide will take you back to Sapa to rejoin the group and visit Cat Cat village together.
10h00: Explore Cat Cat – Shin chai village of H’mong – a colonial French discovered area and a renowned resort of officials from the early twentieth century. Upon arriving at Cat Cat village, visitors will visit the hydropower station, the waterfall of Cat Cat village, as well as learn about the culture, customs and unique people with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver and hand forged agricultural tools.
12h00: Pick up from Cat Cat village and return to Sapa town. Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant. Free time to explore or shop some souvenirs.
16h00: Our driver will take you back to Hanoi. Recheck in the hotel in Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi at around 21.30 pm.

Night 3: Overnight in the hotel in Hanoi.
Visiting Attractions: Hanoi, Sapa, Cat Cat

Day 04 Hanoi – HOA LƯ – TAM COC(B/L/D)

Hotel: Hanoi Impressive Hotel or similar 3 Star Hotel or similar

08h00: Pick up the from hotel/stay.
08h30: Drive to Ninh Binh Province
10h00: Arrive at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
10h15: Visit King Dinh and King Le’s temples.
11h30: Arrive in Tam Coc Wharf.
11h45: Have buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine.
13h00: Get on Sampan boats and sail through caves and the countryside.
15h00: Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.
15h15: Bike on country roads around the village.
16h00: Get on the shuttle bus and go back to Hanoi.

Night 4: Overnight in the hotel in Hanoi.
Visiting Attractions: Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Tam Coc, Hoa Lu

Day 05 Hanoi FREE DAY – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel and then you have free time to explore. Your driver will pick you up and send you to the airport. This is the end of your trip.

Visiting Attractions: Hanoi

 

5-Day Sapa & Ninh Binh Tour W/ Hoa Lu & Tam Coc via Golden Holiday Travel

Package Includes

  • Welcome Drinks
  • Shuttle bus with compliment bottled water (P/u: Hanoi city center)
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Vietnamese and International Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine

Package Excludes

  • Airfares, Private Car Transfers
  • Beverages, Tips, Personal Expenses, Tax & Insurance.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
  • Biking (costs 3 USD/1 bike/ 45 minutes) BUT offered FREE from now to 30 June, 2017
  • Pick up and drop off outside Hanoi Old Quarter

What to bring

  • Sun glasses, Sun cream
  • Camera and film
  • Depending on your arrival time, your hotel room may not be available until the afternoon. Most hotels allow check-in between 1:00pm-3:00pm, however some charge a fee for early check-in. Please check at the hotel desk to see if you may store your luggage at the hotel if you wish to explore the city on your own before check-in.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after

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