Essences Of The North

  • The perfect trip for the adventurous type.
  • Travel through the northern side of Vietnam from Ha Noi to Ha Long.
  • Enjoy beautiful sites such as old Temples and Pagodas, take a cyclo tour around the Old Quarters of Hanoi and sail through the stunning and picturesque Ha Long Bay.
  • Have an adventure in every city you visit, explore the colorful markets of the hill tribe people of Sapa, cycle through the valleys of Mai Chau, take a boat trip in Ninh Binh to various ancient caves that date back to nearly 30,000 years ago.

 

Day 01: ARRIVE HANOI

Our friendly tour guide and helpful driver will greet you at Noi Bai international airport then transfer to hotel. Take part in the enjoyable cyclo tour around the Old Quarters of Hanoi.

 

Day 02: HANOI

Have a full day sightseeing tour of Hanoi. Visit President Hochiminh’s Complex, Tran Quoc pagoda, Temple of Literature, historical site “Hoa Lo Prison, Hoan Kiem Lake and Silk Street. Enjoy Water Puppet show – a unique traditional art of Vietnam or Four Places – a thousand years ritual performance of Vietnam.

 

Day 03: HANOI – LAO CAI – SAPA

Depart from Hanoi to Sapa. Turn into a small paved road leading to Ta Phin village of Black H’mong and Red Dao minorities, the two largest ethnic groups in the area.

 

Day 04: THE LOCAL AREA

Walking through the rice paddy terraces, crossing the river and following a trail on the hillside going up to the ethnic villages. Experiencing the villagers’ daily life and seeing the local school.

 

Day 05: SAPA – ETHNIC MARKET – HANOI

Today is the day for ethnic markets which are always the colorful places for the hill tribes of Vietnam. It’s truly an unforgettable experience.

* Can Cau market (Saturday): The unique market taken place only on Saturday.

* Bac Ha market (Sunday)

* Coc Ly market (Tuesday)

* Xin Cheng market (Wednesday)

* Lung Khau Nhin market (Thursday)

Transfer back to Hanoi.

 

Day 06: HANOI – MAI CHAU

Depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau. Cycling around the valley; explore the beautiful landscape and unique Thai culture in the villages.

 

Day 07: MAI CHAU – NINH BINH

Head to Hoa Binh Lake to Suoi Lon village, a famous village for the authentic and ancient. One hour boating trip on Ma River to visit fish farming cages on the hydropower reservoir. Hike though Mo Rut village. All along the hiking way, you will catch the pictures peaceful life such as quite river shore, fish catching activities, bamboo raft… Proceed to Ninh Binh.

 

Day 08: NINH BINH

Excursion to the Trang An landscape complex – a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks. Boat trip to explore caves at different altitudes has revealed archaeological traces of human activity over a continuous period of more than 30,000 years. The property also contains temples, pagodas, paddy-fields and small villages.

 

Day 09: NINH BINH – HALONG

Leave Ninh Binh for Halong Bay. Arrival and embark our deluxe junk for a 2D1N cruising tour around picturesque Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage and the World Wonder.

 

Day 10: HALONG – HANOI

Your early morning starts with Tai-chi course on the sundeck. Then continue cruising until disembarking the junk and transfer back to Hanoi.

 

Day 11: DEPARTURE

Free until transfer to airport for departure flight. End of services.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Camping, Culture, Cycling, Discovery, Guided Tours, History
  • Activity Level Moderate
    3/8
  • Group Size Large Group
    15
  1. Day 01 ARRIVE HANOI

     

    Our friendly tour guide and helpful driver will greet you at Noi Bai international airport then transfer to hotel. Take part in the enjoyable cyclo tour around the Old Quarters of Hanoi.

  2. Day 02 HANOI

    Have a full day sightseeing tour of Hanoi. Visit President Hochiminh’s Complex, Tran Quoc pagoda, Temple of Literature, historical site “Hoa Lo Prison, Hoan Kiem Lake and Silk Street. Enjoy Water Puppet show – a unique traditional art of Vietnam or Four Places – a thousand years ritual performance of Vietnam.

  3. Day 03 HANOI – LAO CAI – SAPA

    Depart from Hanoi to Sapa. Turn into a small paved road leading to Ta Phin village of Black H’mong and Red Dao minorities, the two largest ethnic groups in the area.

  4. Day 04 THE LOCAL AREA

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  5. Day 05 SAPA – ETHNIC MARKET – HANOI

    Today is the day for ethnic markets which are always the colorful places for the hill tribes of Vietnam. It’s truly an unforgettable experience.

    * Can Cau market (Saturday): The unique market taken place only on Saturday.

    * Bac Ha market (Sunday)

    * Coc Ly market (Tuesday)

    * Xin Cheng market (Wednesday)

    * Lung Khau Nhin market (Thursday)

    Transfer back to Hanoi.

  6. Day 06 HANOI – MAI CHAU

    Depart from Hanoi to Mai Chau. Cycling around the valley; explore the beautiful landscape and unique Thai culture in the villages.

  7. Day 07 MAI CHAU – NINH BINH

    Head to Hoa Binh Lake to Suoi Lon village, a famous village for the authentic and ancient. One hour boating trip on Ma River to visit fish farming cages on the hydropower reservoir. Hike though Mo Rut village. All along the hiking way, you will catch the pictures peaceful life such as quite river shore, fish catching activities, bamboo raft… Proceed to Ninh Binh.

  8. Day 08 NINH BINH

    Excursion to the Trang An landscape complex – a spectacular landscape of limestone karst peaks. Boat trip to explore caves at different altitudes has revealed archaeological traces of human activity over a continuous period of more than 30,000 years. The property also contains temples, pagodas, paddy-fields and small villages.  

  9. Day 09 NINH BINH – HALONG

    Leave Ninh Binh for Halong Bay. Arrival and embark our deluxe junk for a 2D1N cruising tour around picturesque Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage and the World Wonder.

  10. Day 10 HALONG – HANOI

    Your early morning starts with Tai-chi course on the sundeck. Then continue cruising until disembarking the junk and transfer back to Hanoi.

  11. Day 11 DEPARTURE

    Free until transfer to airport for departure flight. End of services.