Discover the new World Heritage, Trang An Scenic
Landscape with easy bicycling on back roads of rural
Ninh Binh & sampan boat-ride through 3 tunnel-like
limestone caves in Tam Coc. Admire the stunning scenery
of the terraced fields in Sapa while trekking on
up-and-down paths. Learning the interesting culture of
the most colorful ethnic groups of Vietnam...
? Sampan riding in Ninh Binh
? Trek through the spectacular scenery of Sapa mountain
? Mingle with colourful Montagnards.
Day 1 Hanoi to Sapa by car
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 the both
sides of this road.
12h00: Arrive at Sapa. Enjoy lunch at a local
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. Explore the life of ethnic minorities and
admire the spectacular natural scenery at the terraced
rice fields. Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved
images in big and small rocks. Admire the bridge which
is made of clouds and cross the poetic Muong Hoa stream.
Day 2 Cat Cat village - Hanoi
In the morning we explore Cat Cat ? Shin chai village of
H?mong ? a colonial, French-discovered area and a
renowned resort to officials from the early twentieth
century. Arrive 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
Day 3 Ninh Binh exploration: Trang An - Bai Dinh
07h30 ? Our guide will meet you at your hotel/stay and
start the 100km journey via a modern bus. You will pass
by verdant landscape of countryside. There will be a
short-break en route.
10h30 ? Arrive at the glimmering Bai Dinh pagoda
complex, the largest pagoda, not only in Vietnam but
also in Southeast Asia. The place is scenically set on
the foothills of Dinh Mountain surrounded by amazing
views of the exquisite river valley below and dotted
limestone karsts which will take your breath away. This
pagoda complex stunningly boasts an array of the most
massive and magnificent architecture of Vietnamese
tradition ever built that it takes a full day to explore
the entire place. You will visit some of the highlights
? 500 stone statues of ?La Han? (Arhats)
? 2 huge bronze bells, one weighs 27 tons, other weighs
? Three bronze statues of Tam The (50 tons each)
With a sacred atmosphere and an intriguing Buddhism
story presented by our guide, you cannot help but be
mesmerized. The visit ends with a walk up the summit
mountain to see the 100-tonne statue of Buddha
Shakyamuni which is made of bronze and enjoy the
panoramic view of the picturesque landscape dotted with
12h30 ? Enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch in a Vietnamese
restaurant with some special dishes such as goat meat
and pork storage vessel.
13h30 ? Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an outstanding
natural beauty of majestic limestone massif at 20 square
kilometers that rise dramatically from the rice paddy
fields. Deep into the linked chains of towering
mountains are pristine places of mystical valleys,
numerous fresh water ponds, and the jungle.
Embark on a traditional sampan gently rowed down the
exquisite river and pass through numerous caves: Hang
Toi (Dack) cave, 320 meter long, Sang (light) cave, 90
meter long, and Hang Nau Ruou (Cooking wine) cave, 250
meter long. Every passage brings a mystery hidden inside
isolated valleys that will take you to another world and
time. The fauna and flora is rich and a scene of a goat
jumping from one cliff to the other is a common sight.
15h30 ? Leisure cycling on rural roads alongside the
extensive canal network and through small villages with
a backdrop of a maze of limestone mountains.
We return to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Transportation as described in the itinerary
- Tours and excursions as described in the program
- Local English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees and permits where applicable during
Tour does not include:
- Other airfares and taxes
- Transfers beyond the itinerary
- Entrance fees and permits during free time
- Personal expenses such as: Telephone, laundry, and bar
- Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
- Tips & Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
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