JOURNEY TO EXPLORE HIGHLANDS AND CAVES IN VIETNAM

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Vietnam has been long famous for breathtaking landscape with rolling highlands and beautiful caves. A long-day trip to this lovely country will bring you closer to diverse cultures, excellent regional cuisine, and many other traditional highlights. Our 11-day Highland & Cave tour through the lands with magnificent scenery in Vietnam such as Hanoi, Sapa, Halong and Phong Nha - Ke Bang is surely the best opportunity for you to get a stunning view over striking mountains, have adventures through majestic caves, taste superb food and immerse yourself in fantastic travel activities. Let’s experience for the most amazing moments.

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First of all, take a Hanoi city tour to enjoy the unique beauty of the Vietnamese capital. Coming to Hanoi, you will be amazed at the perfect combination of the ancient beauty of the Hanoi Old Quarter and the new atmosphere in modern life. After the fantastic tour in Hanoi, an overnight train will take you to Lao Cai - Sapa, which is the best place to discover wilderness areas, learn about indigenous cultures and enjoy local specialties. Travel back to Hanoi from Sapa, you have a trip to Halong where you enjoy Halong overnight cruise and admire the sparkling night light covering the whole space. The last experience for you is the exploration of Vietnamese majestic caves with spectacular stalagmites and stalactites.
Day 1: Say hello to Hanoi, Vietnam
The first destination in Vietnam you will reach is Hanoi. From Noi Bai airport, you will be taken to the hotel for some rest. The check-in time at the hotel is 2 p.m. After that, we will take you around Hanoi for cuisine discovery. If you desire to discover the Southeastern food, this will be a good occasion for you. Vietnam in general and Hanoi capital, in particular, has been long regarded as the paradise of food. Taking part in this Hanoi food tour, you must enjoy tasty food including phở, bún thang, and bún chả.

Meal(s): D

Day 2: Indulge in Hanoi’s major scenic spots
Start the trip to beauty spots throughout Hanoi. In the morning, from the hotel, we move to West Lake - the largest lake in Hanoi. Then, spend time visiting Tran Quoc pagoda and Temple of Literature, ideal places to gain more knowledge of Vietnamese history, cultures, and architecture. Enjoy lunch before taking cyclo to travel around Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temple and Hoi Old Quarter. Come back to the hotel, have dinner and go to Hanoi Railway Station to take an overnight train to Lao Cai.

Meal(s): B/L/D

Day 3: Get in touch with pristine Lao Cai
The train will take you to Lao Cai in the next morning. When you reach the hotel in the Sapa town by car, breakfast will be offered. After leaving your luggage, make an excursion to Lao Chai - a breathtaking village in Sapa - home to a lot of Black H’mong people. Next, return to the hotel to enjoy Sapa specialties for lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit Ta Van and Stone Church, which bring peaceful beauty, rustic charm, and distinct cultural features. The trip for the 3rd day will end with Sapa BBQ for dinner prepared by the hotel.

Meal(s): B/L

Day 4: Infatuated with the charming Sapa
One more day for you to experience unique characteristics of Sapa. From Sapa town, you get into the car to go to Mgallery hotel, from which you will have a trip to Fansipan at Muong Hoa Train Station. You will be provided with a round-trip ticket to be carried by Fansipan cable car. After the memorable morning, go back to the hotel for lunch and take a rest. After that, Express Limousine Car will pick you up at the hotel, then move to Hanoi hotel.

Meal(s): B/L/D

Day 5: Exotic overnight cruise in Halong Bay
Returning to Hanoi, you continue to visit Halong Bay - one of the must-go places in North Vietnam. You will have a chance to admire a complex of gorgeous islands and splendid caves while we go kayaking around the bay. On the visit to Halong Bay, an overnight cruise is can-not-miss experience for you. From your room, you also can enjoy the whole view of Halong Bay.

Meal(s): B/L/D

Day 6: Dong Hoi’s exploration
Move back to Hanoi after great days of discovering Ti Top island and relishing the fresh atmosphere in Halong, you take a night train to Dong Hoi. It will take you quite a lot of time to move between these two destinations. As compensation for this waste of time, you will afford a great opportunity to see the beautiful landscape along the way.

Meal(s): B/Brunch/D

Day 7: Explore spectacular caves
Arriving in Dong Hoi, you will be taken to the hotel; then spend time having breakfast and arranging your items. Begin the tour to Phong Nha cave with Dark cave, where you join various fascinating activities such as mud bath, zip lining, swimming, and kayaking after lunch. In the afternoon, you will have a wonderful time taking the boat trip in Phong Nha cave. The 7th-day trip ends with delicious dinner at the hotel.

Meal(s): B/L/D

Day 8: Fascinating activities during Phong Nha - Ke Bang trip
Travel by car to get to Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park with various fascinating activities. Go on a hike through Ban Doong village where you have a picnic lunch and discover the cultural life of the local people. Trek to Swallow cave, whose ceiling is the residence of thousands of swallows. Here we will make camp on the beach back to the hotel.

Meal(s): B/L

Day 9: Have a trek to the exit way
After the journey to discover dozens of attractions and experience various great activities, it is time to have a trek to the exit way. Here you will be served with lunch. Finally, the car picks you up to the hotel.

Meal(s): B/L

Day 10: Return to Hanoi
For the 10th day, you nearly finish the highland and cave adventure. From Phong Nha, you will be transferred back to Dong Hoi, from which we get on a long-day train to travel back to Hanoi - your first destination.

Meal(s): B/L

Day 11: Goodbye Vietnam
This is the last day for the journey of going through numerous regions in Vietnam. It is believed that the long trip to Vietnam gives you great experiences. After traveling back to your hometown, your photo album will remind you of marvelous moments in Vietnam.

Meal(s): B

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