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5-day Northern Vietnam: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Sapa - Halong Bay cruise

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    Day 1: HANOI - HOA LU - NINH BINH - HANOI (L) SIC Tour 

    A 90km drive south of Hanoi will lead you to Ninh Binh, the site of the one capital city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi took its leading role in 11th century. The area is featured by lots of well-known sceneries, which include Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le reigned in 10th century. The visit in Ninh Binh starts by a boat trip in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields reminding about Guilin (China) and Halong Bay of Vietnam, which gives this scenery the name “Halong-bay-on-land”. Further discovery in Ninh Binh will be continued in the site that used to be the kings’ palace in 10th century and now famous for the wooden relieves of the shady Dinh and Le temples. Late afternoon back to Hanoi. 

    Day 2: HANOI - SAPA BY BUS - CAT CAT VILLAGE (L/D) 

    Take a luxury bus from Hanoi to Sapa town. Have lunch and check-in hotel. Walking to Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon. 

    Day 3: SAPA - LAO CHAI - TA VAN - HANOI BY BUS (B/L) 

    A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain after that heading to Ta Van village - home of Dzay ethnic people. Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa. Have lunch in hotel. Relax and leisure on your own. 15:30 Back to Hanoi by bus.

    Day 4: HANOI - HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE (L/D) 

    At 8AM, head to Halong Bay, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO. We’ll take a big boat to cruise the Bay to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After a lunch of fresh seafood on board, we can visit the Surprising Grotto, stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating villages. Back to the boat for dinner late afternoon 

    Day 5: HALONG - HANOI (B/L) 

    After breakfast, visit by boat to Luon Cave, a ring-shaped pool inside an island in Halong with absolutely tranquil landscape and emerald water. Back to the Wharf of Halong passing the most densely area with many islands that have been named like the Cock-Fighting Rock, Sail Island, Incense burner rock or Sea Dog Rock. Arrive at Halong Wharf around 11.00. Return to Hanoi around 4PM. Free at your own leisure
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    Departure Point
    Free pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    5 days
    Inclusions
    • 2 nights accommodation based on twin/double/triple sharing: 1 night in Sapa + 1 night on cruise in Halong Bay
    • single room is available upon your request with surcharge single supplement.
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
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    • Group tour
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Round-trip shared transfer
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
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    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Bc family tour is very good compares to other I booked north of Vietnam tour at website bcfamilytour and got a better price, their service is so lovely, i got amazed by how much information local travel experts know, I got blow away. Peoples are...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Reviewed 19 August 2019

    We booked north of Vietnam tour with bcfamilytour.com They are the best in Vietnam and southeast Asia so far. We love all experience. Local travel experts take care us a lots, I saved a lots money. Thank you so much my friends!

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    AshleyD2195
    6 March 2019|
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    Response from Daisy T | Property representative |
    Hi Ashley, The different between the 3* and 4* tours of 5-day Northern Vietnam: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Sapa - Halong Bay Cruise is standard of accommodation: 3* or 4* hotels in Sapa and 3* or 4* cruise in Halong Bay. Should... More
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    • Tam Coc BC Family Tour
    • Duration: 5 days
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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