EXPLORER VIETNAM COOL DEAL 5 IN 1
Hanoi - Sapa - Trang An heritage site - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Tour type: Nature lovers, Local life, Adventure, Yin Yang food
Duration: 6 day
Availability: Whole year
Categories: Hanoi & around
You - A happy family with small active children or a young couple - desire to have “taste” Asia trip with luxury 4-star Cruise on the bay at the shoestring budget. For Yin Yang Travel, it doesn’t matter at all and we always have something for everyone and every budget. Explorer Vietnam Cool Deal 6 day – 5 tours in 1 is perfect friendly budget option.
Starting with Hanoi full day city tour and street food experience then jump on the night train to Sapa mountainous town with Fansipan – the rooftop of Indochina peak. The third tourist site is Trang An beauty spot with nearby Bai Dinh pagoda which is the Southeast Asia largest one. Many film crews came here to shot their film. The last stop is to relax on Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long bay with your luxury 4-star cruise. Facing to the ocean, your private balcony cabin on cruise will be the perfect choice for your family members or your partner.
Let’s call or email us to make your Explorer Vietnam Cool Deal 6 day – 5 Tours in 1 becomes true.
Perfect solution for short day trip but still covering the top 5 highlights of North Vietnam
Admire authentic experience and extraordinary natural landscape and heritage site of Vietnam - this S-shaped country
Taste delicious street food of Vietnam in original flavor with Street food tour
Shopping around with the cheapest things in the world
Ninh Binh with Trang An eco-tourism declared as UNESCO natural heritage site
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVE – STREET FOOD OR SHOPPING AROUND - NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA
Fly to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi capital city, our Yin Yang Travel expert will welcome you by hanging up Welcome signboard and smiling as well.
Then moving to the city center to get the first impression of this most bustling city in Vietnam. Check-in hotel and relax.
At 18:30 Our guide meets you at the hotel’s lobby for short exploration the surrounding area, especially Hanoi Old Quarter area. Walking through the small hamlets with full of the local and expats, crossing the crowded road, watching out in four directions to make sure you will not touch someone. Then our expert can show you how to bargain with the local vendors to buy some tropical fresh fruits and some famous street food for our dinner tonight. The local food stores we drop-in during the tour is what our team handy-picked so it is guaranteed with hygiene.
Firstly, sampling “PHO” – noodle soup with beef or chicken (it is very soft and yummy street food no one should miss). Then tasting a stick of barbecued pork meat, a glass of mixed tropical fresh fruits in Vietnamese style. It is flexible to add other preferred street food to suit your demand.
When finish, enjoy free-hassle drop-off transfer at Hanoi train station to catch night train to Sapa.
Note: if you don’t like street foot, we suggest for walking tour, taking photo tour or shopping tour around with the support from our local expert.
DAY 2: SAPA TREKKING & SIGHTSEEING – HOMESTAY
Early morning, arrive at Sapa train station then take short drive to Sapa town.
What we have for breakfast? It is flexible, you can choose to eat Western breakfast (bread with egg or jam) or eat Vietnamese style (noodle soup with chicken or sticky-rice or anything else you like to eat)
9:00 – 9:30: Start our lovely trek route to Lao Chai and Ta Van ethnic villages which are the home of H’mong and Dzay people. The distance of this route is 12 km, if you need shorter route, please advise to our consultant before booking. Have picnic lunch en-route. Then check in the home stay of ethnic people.
At 18:00, after shower, enjoy Vietnamese tea and help the family host to cook our cozy dinner. Overnight at local house.
DAY 3: SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE AND WATERFALL – BUS TO HANOI
Farewell bid to the local house.
At 09:00 Kick off our new day with a trek to a village of Black H’mong people (Cat Cat Village), sightsee a waterfall and call-in the hydroelectric power station built by the French on the way.
After lunch, it is your spare time on discovering Sapa ancient town and Sapa local market – paradise for shopping or you can rent a motorbike to visit Tram Ton pass and another waterfall of Silver waterfall.
At 14:00, get on the bus back to Hanoi around 21:00. Check-in hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 4: HANOI – TRANG AN HERITAGE SITE – BAI DINH PAGODA
Buffet breakfast at hotel
Today, we will explore what special about Trang An heritage site – the complex of natural landscapes, eco-tourism, religious sites and caves.
At 7:30 – 08:30 Our guide picks you up at your hotel’s lobby and heading to Bai Dinh pagoda and Trang An heritage site. Have short break en-route to free your legs.
En-route, visiting Buddha Sanctuary place of BaiDinh pagoda, the biggest one in South East Asia.
12:30 Have lunch in a restaurant with local special dishes including goat meat.
In the afternoon, we kick off for Trang An site. You will be amazed with the mix of a little bit mystical, peaceful rural life, limestone mountains, huge pagoda and river along the villages. Witnessing the stunning caves with small bamboo boat trip, Bai Dinh - Trang An is nowadays becomming emerging destination for both the local and foreign tourists. This landscape complex has been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014.
19:30 Back in Hanoi, get dropped off at your hotel. Tour ends.
DAY 5: HANOI – BAI TU LONG BAY WITH 4-STAR CRUISE
07.30–07.40 : Our shuttle bus or private bus will pick you up at your hotel inside Hanoi Old Quarter
12.15–12.30 : Embark the cruise and enjoy welcome drink and listen to the brief overview of the itinerary and important safety guideline. Check in your cabin.
13.00–14.30 : Lovely lunch with Vietnamese cuisines are ready for you at the restaurant while our cruise is sailing further to Bai Tu Long Bay. This bay is the wildest area belonging to Halong Bay heritage site.
14.30 : Exploring one of the famous cave which is less-touristic where you enjoy short hike to the mountain and admire the sparkling stalactites on the ceiling of the cave.
15.45: Return to the boat and relax on the sundeck with a cup of cocktail.
16.30 : Enjoy kayaking at Cong Do or relaxing on the cruise.
17.45–19.00: Attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (spring roll).
19.00-21.00: Artful seafood Dinner is served in the restaurant.
At night, it is available some entertaining options such as: Squid fishing, watching movie or chatting together, etc…
Overnight on cruise.
DAY 6: BAI TU LONG BAY – HANOI
08:00: Start-up your today with another lovely breakfast in Western style.
08.30: Exploring the fishing villages by a rustic wooden boat trip, impact to the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms also.
09.30: Pack up the luggage and check out of the cabin.
09.30-10.40: Enjoy the brunch in the restaurant while cruising back to the harbor.
12.00: Disembark the cruise and return to Hanoi by shuttle bus/private car. Trip ends around 4-5pm in Hanoi city center.
Note: this is sample cruise program, when you choose the specific cruise brand name, the program may be changed a little bit.