Ninh Binh – Hạ Long Bay Cruise – Sapa – Fansipan Tour 5 Days 4 Nights, departing daily

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Ninh Bình – Hạ Long Bay Cruise – Sapa – Fansipan Tour 5 Days 4 Nights, departing daily
The itinerary for this 5-day, 4-night Ninh Binh – Ha Long – Sapa – Fansipan Tour is a fantastic way to take you on a journey through the true beauty of Ha Long Bay, the “Ha Long Bay on land,” and the mountainous region of Vietnam. Each destination has its own unique beauty, sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.

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

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

Experience the best of northern Vietnam on this 5-day multi-destination tour. The Ninh Binh – Ha Long – Sapa – Fansipan itinerary immerses you in nature’s wonders, including meals, guides, equipment, and hotel transfers throughout the 5 days.


  • Admire Ninh Binh, the "Ha Long Bay on land," with its surreal river landscape and limestone mountains towering majestically from the fields.
  • Explore Ha Long Bay by cruise - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Enjoy memorable sunsets and sunrises over the tranquil waters of Ha Long Bay.
  • Discover 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.


  • The tour package includes:
  • - Air-conditioned tourist bus.
  • - Round-trip sleeper bus: Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi.
  • - Double occupancy in rooms (3 guests/room if additional).
  • - 1-night stay in 2-3 star hotel in Hanoi (including breakfast).
  • - 1-night stay on a 3-star cruise ship (buffet breakfast).
  • - 4 main meals as per program standards. Breakfast provided as per hotel standards.
  • - One-time tickets to all destinations.
  • - 3-star cruise ship tour of Ha Long Bay as per itinerary.
  • - Drinking water served on the bus, 1 bottle/guest/day.
  • - Enthusiastic and experienced tour guide.
  • Additional information:
  • - VAT invoice: If you require a VAT invoice, please notify us and negotiate before booking the tour.
  • - Surcharge for single bed: If you require a single bed or are traveling alone, there is a surcharge of 750,000 VND per person.
  • - Dinners in Hanoi: Dinners in Hanoi are not included in the package to allow you the freedom to explore Hanoi's cuisine at night.
  • - Round trip tram ticket at Bai Dinh Pagoda: The current fare is 60,000 VND per person.
  • - Drinks during meals, at hotels, and other personal expenses are not included.
  • - Tips for drivers and guides: For Vietnamese tourists, tips are usually around 50,000 VND per person per day. For foreign visitors, the tip is $5 per person per day.


Here's a translated version of the itinerary: - 07:30-08:00: Pick up guests 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 pagoda with many records. The entire area of Bai Dinh Pagoda covers 107 hectares, including the Tam The and Phap Chu temples, each covering 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: Transfer to Trang An wharf, board a boat to 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 caves in Trang An eco-tourism area: Lam Cave, Vang Cave, Thanh Truot Cave, and Dai Cave. You will also stop to visit spiritual sites such as Suoi Tien Pagoda, Vu Lam Palace. This route is suitable for young people who enjoy taking photos and checking in. You can fully experience the journey of boating to explore the caves and capture beautiful moments and photos during the Trang An tour. 2. Kayaking: In addition to the boat tour, now tourists also have a new experience, which is kayaking to admire the majestic beauty of the Trang An World Natural Heritage. Before getting on the boat, the tour guide will introduce you to the procedures of wearing life jackets, the kayak route, and the kayak paddling regulations to ensure your safety. - 16:30: Return to Hanoi by bus. - 19:30: Arrive back in Hanoi. Guests return to their hotels, have dinner at their own expense to explore the cuisine in Hanoi's Old Quarter. In the evening, guests are free to stroll around and explore the Old Quarter at night. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Here's a translated version of the itinerary: - 08:00: Guests will be picked up by the tour bus and guide at the designated meeting point in the Old Quarter and the Opera House area, then depart for Ha Long Bay. Along the way, guests will stop in Hai Duong for rest and free time for shopping for local specialties. - 12:30: Arrive at Tuan Chau pier. The tour guide will assist guests with boarding procedures onto the cruise ship. Guests will be welcomed with a "welcome drink" and then enjoy lunch on the ship amidst the vast ocean, providing a fascinating experience. While savoring seafood dishes, guests can also admire the magnificent natural landscapes of Ha Long Bay such as: Dinh Huong Islet, Fighting Cock Islet, Stone Dog Islet, etc. In the afternoon, guests will continue to: - Visit Surprising Cave - one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay. The cave's ceiling is covered with a layer of "velvet" with countless "stalactite chandeliers", stone statues like stone elephants, seals, stone trays, stone flowers, etc. After climbing to the highest point of the cave, guests will encounter a serene lake surrounded by picturesque scenery. - Visit Titov Island and swim there. - Participate in a cooking class (mainly for spring rolls and other engaging activities for foreigners). - 17:00: Return to the cruise ship, relax, enjoy wine and fruit in the sunset. - 19:00: Dinner on the ship. Afterward, guests can participate in onboard activities such as squid fishing, listening to music, playing games, dancing, etc. Enjoying the feeling of lying amidst the vast sea and gazing at the stars is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Here's a translated version of the itinerary: - 05:00: Guests wake up early to enjoy the fresh and tranquil atmosphere of the sea on the ship's deck and participate in a morning Tai Chi session (note: Tai Chi instruction is available only 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 exciting and appealing activity for many tourists. If time permits, the cruise ship will also stop at the Floating Village where pearls are cultured. Guests can witness the process of pearl cultivation, from farming to harvesting and processing. Moreover, there is a museum showcasing images of the pearl production process. Then, proceed to the cultivation, processing, and finally, the display area of products and jewelry made from pearls. - 10:30: Guests enjoy a light lunch on the boat before returning to Hanoi. - 11:30: The cruise ship arrives at Tuan Chau pier. Guests are transferred back to Hanoi by bus. - 17:00: Arrive in Hanoi. Guests are free to explore the Hanoi Old Quarter at night.

Here's the translated itinerary: - 06:30: Guests will be picked up at 160 Tran Quang Khai Street (about 250-300m from the hotel) and depart for Sapa via the Hanoi - Lao Cai expressway. - 13:00-13:30: Arrival in Sapa, lunch at the hotel, followed by check-in and rest. Afternoon: At the appointed time, the tour guide will take guests on a leisurely stroll to visit the Ham Rong Mountain tourist area, including the Indochinese Orchid Garden, Heaven Gate, Cloud Yard, and enjoy ethnic music performances on Ham Rong Mountain. Guests will have the opportunity to interact and take photos with local people. - 18:30: Dinner and free evening activities. Guests can take photos with the Stone Church of Sapa or enjoy grilled specialties and famous San Lung wine to warm up in Sapa's cold weather. Overnight stay in Sapa.

Here's the translated itinerary:


- 07:00: Breakfast at the hotel.

- 08:00: Guests will be transferred by bus and guide to the Phan Xi Păng cable car station to begin the journey to conquer Fansipan, the "Roof of Indochina," 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 Fansipan at an altitude of 3,143m.

(*) Note: Currently, you also have other options to reach the summit of Fansipan for a new and less strenuous experience (suitable for older people), such as:

- Electric car from Sapa to the Phan Xi Păng cable car station (self-funded).

- Mountain train from the upper station of the Fansipan cable car to the summit of Fansipan (self-funded).

- 12:00: Return to the hotel, check-out. Then have lunch, rest, and board the bus back to Hanoi.

Afternoon: Guests can choose a departure time according to their preferences (choose before booking the tour):

Option 1: Departure at 13:30 - Arrival at Noi Bai Airport around 19:00 - Arrival in Hanoi around 20:00

(***) This is the default time frame if you do not specify the return time before booking.

Option 2: Departure at 16:00 - Arrival at Noi Bai Airport around 21:30 - Arrival in Hanoi around 22:30

Option 3: Departure at 22:00 - Arrival at Noi Bai around 03:00 the next morning - Arrival in Hanoi around 04:00 the next day.

(*) General note:

- In case guests require airport drop-off, an additional fee of 50,000 VND/guest applies.

- Upon return to Hanoi, the bus will only drop guests off at a single point on Tran Quang Khai Street.

- End of the trip.

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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