Northern Vietnam Escape: Sapa and Surrounds
5 days with Contiki Rating:
Restricted to Ages 18-35
Day 1 Hanoi to Ninh Binh
Welcome to Vietnam's eroded and elegant capital Hanoi, with its gorgeous colonial buildings and intoxicating energy. For all its charms, we're headed out of the city to somewhere decidedly more peaceful...We've reached the UNESCO World Heritage site of Trang An. We'll be left speechless by the soaring limestone karst peaks set against vibrant greens. We'll visit the Ancient Capital of Hoa Lu - Vietnam's first centralised fuedal state from the 10th century - as well as the temples of the Dinh and Le dynasties whilst marvelling at the lush rice paddies. After a local lunch, we'll hop on a boat with our skilled rower, as she takes us on a tranquil journey through the winding rivers, natural caves and canals of Tam Coc. You've never seen natural beauty like this before, and this twisting ride is as mind-blowing as it is peaceful.
Day 2 Ninh Binh to Overnight Train to Lao Cai
Day 3 Overnight Train to Lao Cai to Sapa
Day 4 Sapa to Overnight Train to Hanoi
Day 5 End Hanoi
All This Included
This Trip takes you out of the hustle of Hanoi and into North Vietnam's glorious national parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Comfy overnight trains aren't just fun, they save you precious travel time, and will carry you through the jaw-dropping Ninh Binh province, the shimmering waters of Tam Coq and the rolling hills of Sapa, where you'll fall in love with the serenity and spectacular natural beauty of Vietnam, with included experiences like a boat ride through cave formations and and a local homestay showcasing an authentic side to this fascinating country.
Ninh Binh to Overnight Train to Lao Cai via Hanoi
Sapa to Overnight Train to Hanoi
Ninh Binh: Ninh Binh Legend Hotel (or similar)
Ninh Binh to Lao Cai: Special Stay: Overnight Train
Sapa: Special Stay: Homestay
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