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12-Day Vietnam Itinerary MR STANISLAV’S FAMILY | Journey Across Landscapes and Culture
"This is a 12-Day Vietnam Itinerary that exploring Vietnam: A 12-Day Journey Across Landscapes and Culture"

"Embark on a 12-day adventure through Vietnam, from the bustling streets of Hanoi to the tranquil waters of Bai Tu Long Bay. Discover the rich heritage of Sapa’s ethnic villages, trek through picturesque landscapes in Mu Cang Chai and Mai Chau Valley, and explore the natural wonders of Pu Luong and Ninh Binh. This comprehensive itinerary offers a blend of cultural immersion and scenic beauty, promising an unforgettable travel experience in Vietnam."

MR STANISLAV'S FAMILY 

Travel operator manager : Tran Son

  • Travel style   :       Private  tour or Shared join group on each destinations 

  • Travel theme  :    Cultural, scenic, immersive, adventurous, authentic."

  • Destinations  : Hanoi, Sapa, Cat Cat Village, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van Villages, Fansipan Mountain, Mu Cang Chai, Mai Chau Valley, Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Ninh Binh, Bai Tu Long Bay


 ⛰️ Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the heart of Vietnam with the 11 days  nights tour, weaving through the enchanting landscapess. 
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🌊 Traverse the breathtaking vistas of Pu Luong's lush greenery and tranquil rice terraces. Explore the mystical karst formations and emerald waters of Bai Tu Long bay . Immerse yourself in the rich history of Ninh Binh's ancient temples and pagodas. Sapa, Mu Cang Chai as well. 

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Our tour guide is fluent in English and is highly knowledgeable about the destinations we visit. Upon request, we can also provide tour guides who speak other languages.
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We provide all essential services including land transfers, tickets, meals, and tour guides, accommodation. Only personal expenses and tips are excluded.
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"Authentic Adventure proudly leads the way in organizing travel experiences in Vietnam – where travel isn't just a journey, it's an emotion!"

DAY 1 : HANOI ARRIVAL

Morning 

Airport pick up to hotel . Welcome to Vietnam

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12:30 : Lunch and half day city tour with army jeep tour 

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Discover Hanoi in style with Hanoi Jeep Tours. It’s just like Venice’s gondolas, Paris’s 2CVs, and Rome’s Fiats. In Hanoi, we have the Vietnam People’s Army legend Jeep, Uaz469, from the Soviet Era.

If you want to explore the real Hanoi in a unique and exciting way, then you must try Hanoi Jeep Tours. This tour is not like a mundane air-conditioned car ride, as it allows you to experience the sights, smells, and tastes of Hanoi up close and personal. Hanoi Jeep Tours offers a one-of-a-kind adventure that lets you venture off-the-beaten-path to see the real Hanoi, while checking off the capital city’s highlights in a Vietnam People’s Army legendary Jeep Uaz469 from the Soviet Era.Sit back, relax, and enjoy the tour as our driver and expert guide take you around Hanoi’s hidden gems, showing you the good, the bad, and the weird sides of the city. You’ll get to experience the best food that Hanoi has to offer and explore places you never knew existed. 12 day vietnam itinerary

The tour ends at 17:00 and returns to the hotel. You will have dinner on your own and then watch the water puppet show at Thang Long Theater.

Overnight in Hanoi hotel . 

DAY 02 : HANOI – SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE ( B, L )


DAY 01 : HANOI – SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE

Morning

07h30 – 08h00 : The car will pick you up at Hanoi Old Quater. After 05 hours on the highway, the car will take you to Sapa resort.


13h00 – 13h30 : You go to the hotel, check in at the hotel and have lunch at the restaurant.

Afternoon

 

14h00 : Tour guide and guests walk to visit Cat Cat village, start the journey to discover the village Visit Cat Cat - Sin Chai village of the H'mong. Visitors will be able to visit and learn about the customs and habits of ethnic minorities. Visit Cat Cat waterfall and hydroelectric power plant built by the French in the early 20th century, have fun and take souvenir photos…


19h00 : Have dinner at the restaurant. Sleeping at a hotel.


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DAY 03 : SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGE (B, L,D )

 
DAY 02: SAPA – LAO CHAI – TA VAN VILLAGE

Morning

07h30 : Have breakfast at the restaurant.


08h30 : Tour guide pick you up at your hotel and start to trekking to Y Linh Ho village and then start hiking through the rice terraces along Muong Hoa Stream to Lao Chai, the village of Black H’mong minority. Here you will enjoy the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son mountain ranges.


Pass several tribal villages, including Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to the Black H'mong, Dzao and Dzay minority peoples.


11h30 – 12h00 : Having lunch at Ta Van village and rest

 

 

Afternoon

 

13h00 – 15h00 : Tour guide will take you to visit the villages of the local people with terraced fields and streams.


16h00 : Back to hotel in Sapa Town


18h00 : Having dinner at restaurant. Sleeping at hotel

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DAY 04 : SAPA - TRANSFER - MU CANG CHAI (,B, L, D )

 

DAY 03: SAPA – FANSIPAN - HA NOI

Morning

 

07h30 : Have breakfast at the restaurant. Then, You can conquer Fansipan peak by the most modern cable car system in Southeast Asia or rent a motorbike by yourself to visit the remaining beautiful scenes in the dreamy town of Sapa such as visiting Love waterfall, the valley. Muong Hoa…


12h0 : Have lunch, check out procedures. Free to visit and shop at Sapa market.



 
Afternoon Free time to explore Sapa town.
15h30 : Delegation got on the car to go to Mu Cang Chai
21h00 : I Arrived in Hanoi. Bus drop off at Tran Quang Khai street. End tour. Hope to see you again on the next journey.


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DAY 5: MU CANG CHAI FULL DAY ( B, L, D )

MU CANG CHAI - HILLS OF RICE TERRACES

 

 Morning
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the accommodation and prepare for a day full of adventures in Mu Cang Chai 

- Embark on a trekking adventure to explore the picturesque Lim Mong Village. This village offers a glimpse into the daily life of the local ethnic communities and provides a stunning backdrop of terraced rice fields After a rewarding trek, continue the journey by taking a comfortable car ride to La Pan Tan Village. Embark on another trekking expedition through the rolling hills and terraced rice fields, each having unique names like "small rice platter" and "big rice platter." These fields are a testament to the ingenuity of local farmers in cultivating rice on these challenging terrains.

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After a rewarding trek, continue the journey by taking a comfortable car ride to La Pan Tan Village. Embark on another trekking expedition through the rolling hills and terraced rice fields, each having unique names like "small rice platter" and "big rice platter." These fields are a testament to the ingenuity of local farmers in cultivating rice on these challenging terrains.

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12:00 Enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, savoring authentic regional cuisine. Check-in to your accommodation, typically a cozy homestay, where you can rest and freshen up

Afternoon

15:00 : In the afternoon, gear up for another exciting trekking experience.

- Head towards Bản Dế Xu Phình, a remote village, and embark on a trek to discover the stunning landscapes of the region.

- Hike along the "Dinosaur Backbone," a mountain ridge that offers panoramic views of the surrounding rice terraces and an opportunity to witness a breathtaking sunset.

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At Night 
19:00 As the day draws to a close, return to your homestay for a well deserved dinner and a peaceful night's rest.


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DAY 6 : MU CANG CHAI - MAI CHAU ( B,L, D )

Depart from Mu Cang Chai in the morning for Mai Chau. Arrive at Mai Chau by 12:00 PM, check-in, and have lunch.


Afternoon

 

The highlight and main activity is that tourirsts will cycle through villages of the Thai ethnic group. Enjoy the fresh air, no noise. Seeing the fresh rice fields, the peaceful village scene with majestic mountains, Learn about traditional weaving, bamboo dancing (if available), visit Thai ethnic households, gain insights into Thai ethnic culture, and capture beautiful photographs. That will definitely bring you unforgettable experiences in a day.  


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Dinner and Overnight in mai Chau

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DAY 7 : PU LUONG FULL DAY (B, L, D )

 Morning
8:00: Have breakfast at the homestay and enjoy the breathtaking view from the lodge.
Pu Luong Nature Exploration
 
At 9:00, we'll head to Hieu Village to begin our trek. We'll follow a small road, trail through rice fields, terraces, and jungle to reach Hieu Waterfall. You can optionally swim in the waterfall and enjoy the cool water, or even climb the waterfall for a more adventurous experience. It's an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the stunning scenery.

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12:00: Have lunch by the waterfall with local specialties.

 

Afternoon


we'll take a car ride through the stunning rice terraces to the trekking point. From there, we'll start trekking to immerse ourselves in nature and experience bamboo rafting while observing the local giant waterwheel system. Sitting on the raft, you'll feel truly relaxed and at one with the surrounding natural environment.

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 17:00: Come back to Hotel and dinner  OVERNIGHT IN PU LUONG
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DAY 8 : PU LUONG - NINH BINH (B,L,D)

MORNING At 8:30, we'll begin a  trek inside the stunning Pu Luong Nature Reserve. The trails are suitable for everyone, and we'll follow small roads through the rice terraces to visit remote rural villages of the Black Thai minority. Along the way, you'll discover the local lifestyle and explore Kho Muong Cave, the largest unspoiled cave in Pu Luong. You'll be surprised by its breathtaking beauty. 

Pu Luong Nature reserve

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Lunch (12:00 PM):** Enjoy a delicious meal to recharge after the morning's activities.  Depart for Ninh Binh (13:00):  Begin the journey towards Ninh Binh, a scenic region known for its karst landscapes and cultural sites. Arrive in Ninh Binh, Check-in, and Unwind (16:30):  Upon arrival, settle into your hotel accommodation. Take some time to relax and freshen up before the evening's activities.  Dinner (19:00):** Indulge in a dinner featuring local specialties, offering a taste of the region's culinary delights.  Explore Hoa Lu Ancient Town by Night (20:30):  Venture into Hoa Lu Ancient Town after dark, experiencing its historical charm illuminated by nightfall. Discover ancient temples and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of this cultural gem.

OVERNIGHT IN NINH 

HOA LU
DAY 9 : NINH BINH FULL DAY (B,L.D)


BAI DINH PAGODA – TRANG AN – MUA CAVE

Regular group tour


07:30 – 08:00: Get picked up from Ha Noi ( or 10:00 from Ninh Binh ) by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province

09:15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax

10:30: Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda – the most famous & biggest Pagoda in Southeast Asia with many records set such as 500 Stone – Arhat Statues, 36 ton-bronze Bell, 100 ton-Buddha Statue…

Mai Chau - Pu Luong – Ninh Binh 4 days 3 nights


11:00:Have lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as goat meat, fish, chicken, fried rice…. Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch


13:00: Visit Trang An which was recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 2014. Trang An has a wonderful tunnel cave system so Kong's Movie Group chose this place for the New Version of Kong in 2016 – “Skull Island”. With 2.5 hours for the boat trip, you will be persuaded by the beauty here.

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15:30: Get back to the Limousine Bus then leave for Mua Cave (Dancing Cave). Walk up almost 500 steps, you can reach the top of Lying Dragon Mountain & have an amazing panoramic view of Tam Coc from here

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17:00: Go Back to Hotel and have dinner at 19:30

Resting , Overnight in Ninh Binh 

 

DAY 10 : BAI TU LONG BAY (B, L, D )

NINH BINH -  BAI TU LONG BAY – CAP LA - CONG DO

08:00              Hotel pick-up 

11:45              Arriving at Sunworld International Harbor, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City.

 12:15             Transfer to Tonkin Cruise Boat by tender

                       (5 -10 minutes)

12:30              Enjoy welcome drink, safety briefing then

                       check in to your cabin

13:00              Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay

                       & having lunch with Set Menu

          

BAI TU LONG

15:30              Kayaking to explore some lagoons, Swimming, Relaxing at the Beach in Cap La

17:30              Relax and enjoy the sunset party with Happy Hour (from 5h30pm- 7h30pm)

                       while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong-Cong Do area to anchor for overnight

19:00              Having BBQ dinner (on the sundeck if conddition permit otherwise in the restaurant)

21:00              Free evening to join some activities of board games or squid fishing, play guitar,

                       watch movies or karaoke (advance request) or taste the variety of drinks

                       at our luxury sky bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

 

DAY 11 : BAI TU LONG BAY - HANOI - AIPORT FLIGHT (B. L )

CONG DO - VUNG VIENG FISHING VILLAGE – HANOI

06:30               Wake up early in the morning for Taichi exercise

07:00               Have a light breakfast while the boat cruising to Vung Vieng area (app 45 min)

07:45               Visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village by 

bamboo boat to discover the daily life of the fisher communities

                        

                        

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09:00           
   Back to the main boat, relaxing,
 packing up

09:30           
   Checking-out and relaxing on the sundeck

10:30           
   Enjoy the last scenery of the Ha Long Bay over lunch when the boat
cruises 
back to shore.

11:30           
   Disembark and relax in cafe lounge 
   12:00           
   Transfer back to Hanoi.

16:00-16:30     Drop-off at the airport 
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Thank you for choosing us to accompany you on this incredible journey through Northern Vietnam. We hope that you have enjoyed exploring the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality of this beautiful region. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we appreciate your trust in our services. If you have any feedback or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to welcoming you on another adventure in the future. Safe travels and see you soon!


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  • Shared Group tours
  • Standard shared transportation bus and car
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  •  Meals mentioned  in the itinerary 
  • English speaking Local tour guides.  
  • All entrance fees for the included sightseeing destinations.
  • Full participation in various activities as per the itinerary.
  • Tip money
  • Drinks ( Beer, smoothie, wine…)
  • Personal expense
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  • Private English speaking tour guides.  
  • All entrance fees for the included sightseeing destinations.
  • Full participation in various activities as per the itinerary.
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