Join an amazing 10-day trip through the captivating landscapes of Northern Vietnam. This extended trip offers the chance to explore the stunning mountains, poetic landscape and ancient relics, experience local cultures, and discover captivating beauty of natural landmarks
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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI (LUNCH)
Welcome to Vietnam!
Upon your arrival, our guide and private car will meet you at Noi Bai International Airport. We will be visiting Thanh Chuong Palace, a great and typical house with full collections of artifacts and cultural masterpieces. Not only a place to visit, the Palace is also a great place for great food.
Drive to the city and check-in hotel.
In the afternoon, we will visit Van Mieu (so-called the Temple of Literature)
Drop by Dong Xuan market before our car picks us back (shopping by your personal expense).
Dinner at your arrangement. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI – DUONG LAM VILLAGE – HANOI (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide and car will meet you at your hotel.
We will visit Duong Lam Village, a purely agricultural area of North Vietnam, visit Mong Phu Communal House, and some ancient houses enjoying local products: rice wine and rice cake. Next, we will visit the Mia Pagoda, a complex of temples and shrines built in the 17th century by people in the area. Have lunch at a village house.
In the afternoon, we will return to Ha Noi and visit the Thang Long Citadel. Then, we will explore The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple in the heart of the city, before going back to your hotel. Dinner at your arrangement. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI – HA LONG BAY (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER)
After breakfast at the hotel, a bus of our cruise with a cruise guide will pick us up to Halong Bay, a great UNESCO World Heritage in Northern Vietnam. The transfer to the cruise takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Welcome onboard and take a 2days-1night trip on a deluxe cruise with excellent and exciting activities [swimsuits recommended]. Being a bay with nearly 2,000 islands and islets, some with craters, Halong has been recognized twice by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage to emphasize its value and the need to be protected. This journey will awaken all our senses with the beauty of nature, the savory taste, the comfy facility, and the perfect service right at one of the natural wonders of the world. Overnight on-board.
DAY 4: HALONG BAY – HANOI (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
Wake up in one of the most beautiful bays in the world, enjoy breakfast, and visit stunning caves in the morning. At noon, after the trip, we back to Hanoi to rest and prepare for the long journey ahead.
Dinner at your arrangement. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 5: HANOI – NINH BINH – BAI DINH PAGODA – TAM COC – NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide and car will meet us at the hotel to head south to Ninh Binh today. Being an ancient capital city a millennium ago, Ninh Binh now is known for its poetic landscape and ancient relics. Visit Bai Dinh Buddhist, a huge pagoda with dedicated carves and sculptures before taking a leisure trip to Tam Coc. Lunch in Ninh Binh.
Afternoon visit craft villages near the wharf or climb up Hang Mua before our van takes us back to Hanoi. Dinner at your arrangement for more leisure time.
Around 8:30 PM, our guide and car will meet us at the hotel, head to the Ha Noi Station, and catch our night train to Sapa. Overnight on the night train.
DAY 6: SA PA – CAT CAT VILLAGE – HAM RONG MOUNTAIN – SAPA (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
Arrive at Lao Cai Station early in the morning, our car great us and have breakfast. Our car takes us to Sapa – a majestic town immersed in the clouds, surrounded by beautiful mountains and forests.
We begin the journey to discover the village of Cat Cat – Sin Chai of the H’Mong – and chosen as a resort for officials from the early 20th century. We will head to the Cat Cat Hydro Electric Power Station. Just next door is the Cat Cat Waterfall, a peaceful place that leads to a big stream below. After the visit, we head back to Sapa town and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will climb up Ham Rong Mountain with its magnificent scenery, the Indochina orchid garden, and all kinds of colourful orchids, including the glorious Thach Lam Dragon head. Passing the Heaven Gate, we will reach the highest point of Ham Rong, which is San May, and enjoy the panoramic view of Sapa from above. After the visit, we head back to Sapa town. Enjoy the energetic nightlife of Sapa.
Dinner at your arrangement. Overnight in Sapa.
DAY 7: SAPA – FANSIPAN – HA NOI (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
Our guide will pick us up this morning to head to the Sapa Legend Tourist Area, where we get in cable cars to conquer the top of Fansipan – The Roof of Indochina at an altitude of 3,143m above sea level.
The cable cars have many records: the longest 3-wire cable car in the world is 6292.5m long, the cable car with the largest difference between arrival and departure station at 1,410m high, and the safest rope in the world. We can take the cables up to an altitude of about 2,900m, then walk to Thanh Van Dac Lo and Bich Van Thien Tu to perform an incense offering ceremony at an altitude of 3,037m.
Let’s continue the journey to conquer the Roof of Indochina! When standing on the top of Fansipan, we’ll have the opportunity to see Sapa town in the clouds and the majestic northwestern mountains of Vietnam. Have lunch at a restaurant in the Fansipan Tourist Area. After we take the cable cars down the mountain, our car will pick us up to go to Sapa town. At your leisure time in the evening, you can hang around and taste delicious mountain street foods like baked corn, cassava, or eggs (your personal expense).
At around 8 p.m., our car and guide will meet us to head to the Lao Cai Station, and catch our night train back to Ha Noi. Overnight on the night train.
DAY 8: HANOI – FLIGHT TO DA NANG – CHAM MUSEUM – LINH UNG PAGODA (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
Arrive at Ha Noi Station early in the morning, our car great us and have breakfast. Then our guide and car pick you up to the airport for Flight HANOI – DA NANG. Lunch will be arranged according to your flight schedule in Ha Noi
Welcomed by our guide and car in Da Nang. Da Nang is Vietnam’s 4th biggest city, with modern amenities and a relaxed, sealike vibe. The city is also surrounded by stunning scenery with soft sandy beaches and dramatic mountains. We will have a nice trip discovering the cultural aspects of Da Nang, from the ancient Cham Museum to the sacred Linh Ung Pagoda with strong spiritual values.
The tour guide and car take us and check in to the hotel near the My Khe beach. Enjoy swimming at My Khe Beach.
Dinner at your arrangement. Overnight in Da Nang.
DAY 9: DA NANG – BANA HILLS – HOI AN (BREAKFAST, LUNCH)
Have breakfast at hotel until our guide and car come to pick us up at Ba Na Hills and spend a full day there. Sun World Ba Na Hills is the most significant resort and recreational complex in Vietnam. At a height of 1,487 meters from sea level, we will find ourselves relaxing in the typical rotation of four seasons in a single day and numerous festivities, recreations, and diverse cuisine. Having a buffet lunch at Ba Na Hills. We will visit the Golden Bridge – a prominent golden silk stripe that shines among the majestic mountains, along with a pair of giant stone hands that seemingly hold the Golden Bridge. A modern masterpiece that is memorable to many tourists. After getting off the cable car, our van and guide will take you to Hoi An. Then our guide will take you on a walk to explore the culture of Hoi An people at night.
Dinner at your arrangement. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 10: HOI AN – DA NANG – DEP (BREAKFAST)
Have breakfast at our hotel, we can buy souvenirs on the local streets of Hoi An before our guide and car pick us up at the airport our flight home.