Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Luxury Cruise to Halong Bay – Sapa – Fansipan Tour 6 days 5 nights, departing daily.

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Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Luxury Cruise to Halong Bay – Sapa – Fansipan Tour 6 days 5 nights, departing daily.

The luxurious cruise journey from Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Halong Bay – Sapa – Fansipan will take you through iconic destinations in Vietnam, including Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, and the Peak of Fansipan. Each of these places holds its own unique beauty, sure to leave a lasting impression on you.

Hanoi buzzes with a charming blend of the old and the new. Admire the beautiful French-style buildings, savor the unique cuisine of Hanoi, and immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture and history at its fascinating landmarks and heritage sites.

Dubbed as the “Halong Bay on land” by locals, Ninh Binh, a UNESCO-protected site, is the next stop on the journey, where you can witness the mystical river landscape with limestone mountains rising from the fields.

Head to Halong Bay, a coastal city where you can experience diverse natural landscapes, from long stretches of white sandy beaches to thousand-year-old limestone mountains.

Spend your vacation in Sapa town nestled in a deep valley with stunning terraced rice fields that have been cultivated for centuries.

This tour wouldn’t be complete without visiting the highest peak in the region, Fansipan Mountain, towering majestically over Sapa town.

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights

  • Highlights:
  • - Explore Vietnamese cuisine with local guides in Hanoi's Old Quarter.
  • - Marvel at Ninh Binh, the "Halong Bay on land," with its mystical river landscape and towering limestone mountains rising from the fields.
  • - Discover Halong Bay by cruise – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • - Enjoy memorable sunsets and sunrises on the tranquil waters of Halong Bay.
  • - Explore the mountainous region of Northern Vietnam with its stunning terraced rice fields.
  • - Ascend to the rooftop of Indochina by cable car – the Peak of Fansipan.

Included/Excluded

  • The tourist vehicle is equipped with air conditioning.
  • Round-trip sleeper bus: Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi.
  • 02 guests/room (3 guests/room if additional).
  • 03 nights at 2-3-star hotels in Hanoi (including breakfast).
  • 01 night at a 3-star hotel in Sapa (with buffet breakfast).
  • 01 night on a 3-star cruise (with buffet breakfast).
  • 08 main meals according to the program's standards. Breakfast as per hotel standards.
  • One-time entrance tickets to all destinations.
  • Complimentary drinks served on the bus, 01 bottle/guest/day.
  • Experienced and enthusiastic tour guide.
  • VAT invoice (please inform and agree with us before booking the tour if you require an invoice).
  • Single bed supplement (if requested or traveling alone): 1,700,000 VND/person.
  • Dinner in Hanoi is intended for you to explore Hanoi's nightlife and cuisine independently.
  • Round-trip electric car ticket to Bai Dinh Pagoda (current price is 60,000 VND/person).
  • Beverages during meals, at hotels, and other personal expenses.
  • Fansipan cable car ticket: 750,000 VND/ticket.
  • The default program does not include a tour guide for the Fansipan peak ascent due to Fansipan Legend not providing free tickets for guides. If you wish to hire a guide for the Fansipan peak, the cost for the entire group includes the 750,000 VND cable car ticket and a guide fee of 300,000 VND.
  • Tips for the driver and tour guide (For Vietnamese guests: typically from 50,000 VND/person/day; For foreign guests, the tip is $5/person/day).

Itinerary

► 08:00-08:30: The tour guide will pick you up from the Old Quarter/Opera House area to start the city tour of Hanoi. In the morning, you will visit:
- Tran Quoc Pagoda, situated on an island in the eastern part of West Lake (Tay Ho district). With nearly 1500 years of history, this is considered the oldest pagoda in Thang Long - Hanoi. Its architecture harmoniously combines grandeur, antiquity, and elegance amidst the serene backdrop of a vast lake. It served as the Buddhist center of Thang Long during the Ly and Tran dynasties.
- Ho Chi Minh Complex, including: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum - the final resting place of the great Father of Vietnam. Note: The Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays, so you can only visit from the outside.
- Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, where Uncle Ho lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.
- One Pillar Pagoda, a small temple built on a single pillar in the middle of a square lake, also a symbol of Hanoi.
- Ho Chi Minh Museum, one of the largest museums in Vietnam. The museum primarily displays artifacts and documents related to the great Father Ho Chi Minh.

► Noon: Lunch at a restaurant.

► In the afternoon, you will continue to visit:
- Thang Long Imperial Citadel, a complex associated with the history of Thang Long - Dong Kinh capital and Hanoi province from the pre-Thang Long period through the Dinh - pre-Le dynasties, flourishing under the Ly, Tran, Le dynasties, and becoming the capital of Hanoi under the Nguyen dynasty. This monumental architectural work was built by kings over many historical periods and has become one of the most important relics in Vietnam.
- Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first university. It is an ancient architectural complex, built on a large scale in October 1073 and still exists today. The Temple of Literature was built to worship Confucius, the founder of Confucianism, and Chu Van An - the principal of the Temple of Literature - representing the high moral philosophy of Vietnamese education.
- Legend of Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, dedicated to Saint Van Xuong and General Tran Hung Dao - famous generals in Vietnamese and world history. You can learn about Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.
- At the end of the afternoon, you can take a cyclo ride (self-expense) around the Old Quarter before returning to the hotel or enjoy a water puppet show...

► 16:00: Return to the hotel for check-in and rest. Dinner is self-expense to explore the cuisine of Hanoi's Old Quarter.

► In the evening, you are free to stroll the streets and explore the Old Quarter at night. Overnight in Hanoi.

► 08:00-08:30: The tour guide will pick you up from the Old Quarter/Opera House area to start the city tour of Hanoi. In the morning, you will visit:
- Tran Quoc Pagoda, situated on an island in the eastern part of West Lake (Tay Ho district). With nearly 1500 years of history, this is considered the oldest pagoda in Thang Long - Hanoi. Its architecture harmoniously combines grandeur, antiquity, and elegance amidst the serene backdrop of a vast lake. It served as the Buddhist center of Thang Long during the Ly and Tran dynasties.
- Ho Chi Minh Complex, including: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum - the final resting place of the great Father of Vietnam. Note: The Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays, so you can only visit from the outside.
- Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, where Uncle Ho lived and worked from 1958 to 1969.
- One Pillar Pagoda, a small temple built on a single pillar in the middle of a square lake, also a symbol of Hanoi.
- Ho Chi Minh Museum, one of the largest museums in Vietnam. The museum primarily displays artifacts and documents related to the great Father Ho Chi Minh.

► Noon: Lunch at a restaurant.

► In the afternoon, you will continue to visit:
- Thang Long Imperial Citadel, a complex associated with the history of Thang Long - Dong Kinh capital and Hanoi province from the pre-Thang Long period through the Dinh - pre-Le dynasties, flourishing under the Ly, Tran, Le dynasties, and becoming the capital of Hanoi under the Nguyen dynasty. This monumental architectural work was built by kings over many historical periods and has become one of the most important relics in Vietnam.
- Temple of Literature - Vietnam's first university. It is an ancient architectural complex, built on a large scale in October 1073 and still exists today. The Temple of Literature was built to worship Confucius, the founder of Confucianism, and Chu Van An - the principal of the Temple of Literature - representing the high moral philosophy of Vietnamese education.
- Legend of Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, dedicated to Saint Van Xuong and General Tran Hung Dao - famous generals in Vietnamese and world history. You can learn about Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.
- At the end of the afternoon, you can take a cyclo ride (self-expense) around the Old Quarter before returning to the hotel or enjoy a water puppet show...

► 16:00: Return to the hotel for check-in and rest. Dinner is self-expense to explore the cuisine of Hanoi's Old Quarter.

► In the evening, you are free to stroll the streets and explore the Old Quarter at night. Overnight in Hanoi.

👉 07:30-08:00: The vehicle and tour guide will pick you up at hotels in the Old Quarter and the Opera House area of Hanoi, then depart for Ninh Binh.
► 10:30: Arrive at Bai Dinh. The tour guide will take you to visit Bai Dinh Pagoda - a famous temple with many records. The entire area of Bai Dinh Pagoda covers 107 hectares, including the Tam The and Phap Chu temples, which span thousands of square meters. The pagoda houses the largest bronze statue of Buddha in Southeast Asia (weighing 100 tons) and 3 Tam The statues, each weighing 50 tons.
► 12:30: Arrive at a local restaurant for lunch.
► 14:00: The vehicle will take you to Trang An wharf to board a boat and explore the Trang An eco-tourism area - where limestone cliffs, valleys, and winding rivers create a mystical and mysterious space.
You can choose one of two ways to experience the beauty of Trang An eco-tourism area:
1. Boat tour: With this route, you have the opportunity to visit 4 natural caves among the most beautiful in Trang An tourism area: Lam Cave, Vang Cave, Thanh Truot Cave, and Dai Cave. You also stop to visit spiritual places like Suoi Tien Pagoda, Vu Lam Palace. This route is suitable for young people who like to take photos and check-in. You can fully experience the journey of boating to explore caves and capture beautiful moments and photos during the Trang An tour.
2. Kayaking: In addition to the boat tour, tourists now have a new experience, which is kayaking to admire the majestic beauty of the Trang An World Natural Heritage. Before boarding the boat, the tour guide will introduce you to the procedures of wearing life jackets, the kayaking route, and the rules of kayaking to ensure your safety.
► 16:30: Return to Hanoi by vehicle.
► 19:30: Return to Hanoi. Back to the hotel, rest. Dinner is self-expense to explore the cuisine in Hanoi's Old Quarter. In the evening, you are free to stroll the streets and explore the Old Quarter at night. Overnight in Hanoi.

► 08:00: The vehicle and tour guide will pick you up at the designated meeting point in the Old Quarter and the Opera House area to depart for Halong Bay. Along the way, you will stop in Hai Duong for a rest and free time for shopping for local specialties.
► 12:30: Arrive at Tuan Chau pier. The tour guide will assist with some procedures to board the boat. Guests will be welcomed with a "welcome drink" and then enjoy lunch on the boat, amidst the vast sea, providing a fascinating experience. While savoring seafood dishes, you can also admire the magnificent natural landscapes of Halong Bay such as Dinh Huong Islet, Fighting Cock Islet, Dog Rock...
► In the afternoon, you will continue with:
- Visiting Sung Sot Cave - one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. The cave's ceiling is covered with a layer of "velvet" with countless stalactites resembling stone elephants, seals, stone trays of food, stone flowers, etc. Upon reaching the highest point of the cave, there is a clear water lake inside, surrounded by picturesque scenery.
- Visiting Titov Island and swimming there.
- Participating in a cooking class (mainly spring rolls and other interesting activities designed for foreigners).
► 17:00: Return to the cruise ship, relax, enjoy wine and fruit in the sunset.
► 19:00: Dinner on the boat. Afterward, you can participate in onboard activities such as night squid fishing, listening to music, playing games, dancing... Enjoying the feeling of lying in the vast sea and stargazing is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

► 05:00: Guests wake up early to enjoy the fresh and tranquil atmosphere of the sea on the boat deck and participate in morning Tai Chi sessions (note: Tai Chi instruction is only available on 4 and 5-star cruises).
► 07:00-07:45: Guests have breakfast at the restaurant.
► 08:00: Guests can kayak or take a bamboo boat to explore Luon Cave. This is a very interesting and attractive activity for many tourists. If time permits, the cruise will stop to visit the Pearl Farming Village where guests can witness the process of pearl cultivation, from farming to harvesting and processing. Additionally, there is a museum showcasing images of the pearl production process. Then, proceed to the farming, processing, and finally the display area of pearl products and jewelry.
► 10:30: Guests enjoy a light lunch on the boat before returning to Hanoi.
► 11:30: The cruise ship docks at Tuan Chau pier. Guests are picked up by a vehicle and return to Hanoi.
► 17:00: Arrive in Hanoi. The vehicle takes you back to your room. Guests have dinner at their own expense to explore the cuisine of the Old Quarter. In the evening, guests are free to stroll the streets and explore the Old Quarter at night. Overnight in Hanoi.

► 06:40 - 07:00: Guests will be picked up at the hotel to depart for Sapa via the Hanoi - Lao Cai expressway. Note: When traveling to Sapa, you will travel by sleeper bus specifically for tourists traveling to and from Sapa.
► 13:00-13:30: Arrive in Sapa, guests will be picked up for lunch and hotel check-in.
► Afternoon: At the appointed time, the tour guide will take guests for a stroll around the Ham Rong Tourism Area, including the Indochina Orchid Garden, Heaven's Gate, Cloud Yard, and enjoy the cultural features of ethnic minorities with a music program on Ham Rong mountain. Interact and take photos with local people.
► 18:30: Dinner and free time in the evening. Take photos with Sapa Stone Church or enjoy famous grilled specialties and San Lung wine to warm up in the cold of Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.

► 07:00: Breakfast at the hotel.
► 08:00: The vehicle and guide will take guests to the Fansipan Cable Car Station to start the journey conquering Fansipan Peak using the world's most modern 3-rope cable car system with cabins accommodating up to 30 passengers. Then continue to conquer the 600 stone steps to the peak of Fanxipan at an altitude of 3,143m - the roof of Indochina.
(*) Note: Currently, you also have other options to reach the top of Fansipan to experience new sensations and avoid excessive walking (suitable for elderly people), such as:
- Mường Hoa electric car takes you from Sapa to the Fansipan Cable Car Station (self-payment).
- Mountain climbing train will take you from the upper station of the Fansipan cable car to the peak of Fansipan (self-payment).
► 12:00: Return to the hotel, check out. Then have lunch, rest, and get on the bus back to Hanoi.
► Afternoon: Guests can choose a suitable return time (choose before registering for the tour):
Option 1: Departure at 13:30 - Arrive at Noi Bai around 19:00 - Arrive in Hanoi around 20:00
(***) This is the default time frame if you do not choose a specific return time before booking.
Option 2: Departure at 16:00 - Arrive at Noi Bai around 21:30 - Arrive in Hanoi around 22:30
Option 3: Departure at 22:00 - Arrive at Noi Bai around 03:00 the next morning - Arrive in Hanoi around 04:00 the next day.
(*) General notes:
In case guests want to be dropped off at the airport, an additional fee of 50,000 VND/passenger will be charged.
In Hanoi, the vehicle only drops off passengers at a single point on Tran Quang Khai Street.

You must bring: valid personal identification (ID card or Passport).

You should bring: insect repellent, common cold medicine, or any prescription medication prescribed by a doctor.

If you are a vegetarian, please bring additional vegetarian items to ensure your dietary preferences.

Any unused services during the tour will not be refunded.

The tour guide has the right to rearrange the order of the itinerary to suit the conditions of each specific departure day but still ensures that customers can visit all the scheduled attractions in the program.

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