Hanoi 4 days 3 nights to visit Ninh Binh and Sapa

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4 days
Availability : 2021 - 2022
Ninh Binh - Sapa
Min Age : 5+
fansipan vietnam

Tour 4 days 3 nights from Hanoi to Bai Dinh – Trang An, the incredible landscape in Ninh Binh, and Sapa is the ideal choice for many tourists.

Located in the Hoa Lu ancient capital complex, coming to Trang An eco-tourism area, visitors will be surprised with a magical fairy cave, natural scenery, beautiful mountains and forests, gentle rivers and water, all look like a charming painting.

Sa Pa is a mountainous town, a famous favorite destination in Sa Pa district, Lao Cai province, Vietnam.

This place owns a typical natural landscape with mountainous terrain, green forests, creating a lovely picture with harmonious layout, poetic and attractive scenery from the landscape of land and sky land in the Northwest of Vietnam.

Interesting experiences in the program:

  • Discover the beautiful points of nature, the unique architectural works.
  • Visit Hanoi Old Quarter with the typical 36 streets by visiting the turtle tower, The Huc Bridge, Tran Quoc pagoda, Uncle Ho’s mausoleum, Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam.
  • Enjoy the typical traditional art in Vietnam – water puppet.
  • Explore Trang An tourist area with fantastic limestone mountains and valleys combined with rivers, creating a magical and mysterious space.
  • Conquer the high peak of Fansipan in Sapa.

Departure / Return Location



Day 1: Starting from Ha Noi (D)

Our representative will pick up from Noi Bai Airport to your hotel in Hanoi to check in.

If you are already staying in your hotel in Hanoi, we will start from there. So, please tell me about your starting point, we will range and confirm the time to begin this tour.

We will do a tour from 4 – 6 hours for today, exploring the highlights of the capital of Vietnam. 

Explore the ancient town which is famous with 36 old streets. We will walk on a few of the most colorful streets to learn about the daily life of the local people. You will get a lot of chances to take pictures.

Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake, a well-known lake in the heart of Hanoi, and see the turtle towers, The Huc bridge, and Tran Quoc pagoda.

Take a walk in the area of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and come to Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam that is the first university in Vietnam. Now it becomes the spiritual education for all of the Vietnamese.

In the late afternoon, we enjoy the traditional performance of water puppets, which will attract you with the technique to manage the puppet to move on the water without seeing the artists.

Taste a Pho – a traditional noodles in Vietnam for dinner. You will know why it is famous in Vietnam and all around the world.

Take your free time to explore Hanoi at night. Do not forget to walk along the Bui Hien beer street.

Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Bai Dinh – Trang An – Bicycle (B, L)

Morning: Have to breakfast at the hotel.

8:00 am: The car and guide pick you up at the hotel, then depart for Ninh Binh – one of the famous tourist destinations on the Red River Delta, nearly 110km south of Hanoi.

10;30 am, we start to visit Bai Dinh pagoda, one of the biggest system of temples in Vietnam, located in the mountains, creating a beautiful spot.

You will stop at:

  • Tam The and Phap Chu Temples with an area of ​​up to 1,000 m2; 
  • Guanyin statue; 
  • Great Dalai Lama;
  • The largest bronze Buddha statue in Southeast Asia; 
  • Three Tam The statues, each weighs 50 tons;
  • Southeast Asia’s two largest bells: 36 and 27 tons.

At noon, Have lunch at a restaurant with the local food, typically goat meat and Ninh Binh burnt rice.

After lunch, we come to Trang An boat station on a boat to go along the stream between the rice fields to visit the New Trang An tourist area with limestone mountains, valleys, and rivers creating a mysterious landscape.

With this famous route, you have the opportunity to visit four natural caves among the most beautiful caves in the complex of Trang An, namely Hang Lam, Hang Vap, Hang Thanh Truot and Hang Dai.

Also, stop to visit three spiritual points are Cao Son Temple, Suoi Tien Temple and Hanh Cung Vu Lam.

This tour will be very suitable for people who love to take photos and natural views. You can have the full experience of the boat ride as well as get emotions and beautiful pictures on this journey.

In addition to the sightseeing boat, now many also have a new experience, that is kayaking (it’s an optional choice), admiring the majestic beauty of Trang An World Natural and Cultural Heritage.

4:30 pm: You ride a bicycle to admire the Que village, enjoy the fresh air for 30 – 45 minutes before coming back to Hanoi.

5:30 pm: The car will take you back to the hotel around 7:30 – 8:00 pm, free for dinner and explore the bustling Old Quarter, go to Dong Xuan night market, or walk around walking streets.

Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa – Ham Rong (B, L, D)

In the morning, you have breakfast at the hotel and check out procedures. In case, if you do not have time to eat breakfast, you can ask the hotel to help you prepare a breakfast box to taste it on the way.

7:30 am: We will pick up to depart for Sapa.

On the way, we stop at the resting point on the highway Noi Bai – Lao Cai for you to rest and drink coffee by yourself.

12:30-13:00: The car arrives in Sa Pa town where is the home of many ethnic groups such as H’mong, Dao, Tay.

We will have lunch at the restaurant then check in the hotel and rest.

In the afternoon, we start by conquering to climb Ham Rong mountain – the geological area made up of volcanic lava, with very unique and beautiful shapes.

We visit the following points nearby together:

  • Orchid Garden 1- 2,
  • Pear Garden,
  • Cat Apple Garden,
  • Central Garden,
  • Broken Stone,
  • Sky Gate 1 and 2,
  • Dragon Head,
  • Crocodile Island,
  • Thien Thach Lam Area,
  • Hon Phat Ba,
  • Cloud Stadium.

All these sites are located in the Ham Rong tourist area. This place can give you a panoramic view of Sa Pa. Typically, you can also enjoy and participate in ethnic dances, songs of the Northwestern mountains.

Return to the hotel to rest.

7:00 pm: Have dinner.

After dinner, you’re free to explore Sapa town at night. You can visit Sapa stone church, go to Sapa culinary market and enjoy the typical grilled dishes of this land.

Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa – Fansipan – Noi Bai / Hanoi Airport (B, L)

Have breakfast at the hotel before checking out it to put your luggage in the car.

8:00 am: We depart for Fansipan cable car station, take the longest 3-wire cable car in the world with a length of 6,292.5m.

From the cable, you can see Muong Hoa valley, Hoang Lien Son range, and beautiful clouds.

After 15 minutes of the cable car, you continue to climb 604 stairs to reach the top of Fansipan. Most people like to take pictures to keep this memorable moment on the high peak of Fansipan – 3.142 m above sea level.

After enjoying the view and becoming a photographer on the top of the mountains, you return to the cable car to go down.

We have lunch at a restaurant and take a rest before going back to Hanoi.

2:00 pm, the car will drive you to Hanoi in the late afternoon.

We can drop you at Noi Bai Airport, or your hotel in Hanoi City Center.

End the exciting 4-days-3-nights tour from Hanoi. And see you again in the next itinerary to explore Vietnam.

Tour itinerary and time is subject to change, but ensuring the attractions are included in the program.

Price of the tour

Price per person base on 4-star hotels:

2-3 guests 850USD/guest. Book this now!
4-6 guests 780USD/guest. Send an enquiry!
from 7 guests 680USD/guest. Send an enquiry!

At least, there are 2 adults booked to start the tour.

For children price:
under 5 years old: Free of charge, you take care of them,
from 5 – 8 years old (under 1.2m): 85% of price,
from 9 years old: 100% of price.

What includes


• 2 nights stay at 4-star hotels in Hanoi (priority in the old quarter, confirmed when booking)
• 1-night stay at 4-star hotel in Sapa
• A room contains 2 guests or 3 guests per room, depending on your private group


• Airport pick-up and sightseeing transfer following the program.
• Bicycle to visit Ninh Binh village
• Boat visit Trang An tourist site / Or Kayak in Trang An (Choose 1 of 2)


English-speaking guide to experience throughout the program

Entrance fee

– Tickets to visit the attractions following the itinerary
– Fansipan ticket 750,000 VND
– Round trip tram ticket at Bai Dinh pagoda is 60,000 VND


Meals according to the program: 5 main meals, and 3 breakfasts at the hotel (B=breakfast, L= lunch, D=dinner)

Travel insurance

Travel insurance with Vietnamese standard for document, not for using

Additional services

A bottled water 0.5l / person / day

Not include

Flights/ trains

Not include flights or trains tickets to or from Hanoi

Optional activities

Optional activities are mentioned in the itinerary or chosen by the guests.

Additional services

* Personal expenses, extra food, self-ordered drinks during meals
* Transportation outside the program
* The cost of a single room
* Tips for the guide and driver

International travel insurance

International travel insurance does not included in the price. You have to have this insurance when traveling with us. When all guests own international travel insurance with international standard, it is much better to travel to Vietnam.

Single room supplement

Surcharge for single room: 199USD

Some notes

  • When traveling with us, you have bought and had your own international travel insurance. Because our Vietnamese-standard insurance is just for document, not valuable for using.
  • In case of tour cancellation due to an objective incident such as natural disaster, epidemic, or due to ship or other transfer means of delay or cancellation, Vietnamdrive will not be responsible for any additional compensation other than refund charges for unused services of that tour.
  • Inform the guide and request to prepare vegetarian meals if you are vegetarian, or dieting.
  • You take care of your own personal belongings and luggage and follow the recommendations of the tour guide and service staff.
  • You should bring hats, do not wear high heels, bring sunscreen, sunglasses, swimwear, anti-allergy medicine, and other need for your own.
  • The weather at the top of Fansipan is always below 10 degrees, so you should bring a jacket, a scarf to avoid catching a cold. In winter from Nov-Jan, the temperature on Mount Fansipan can be below 0 degrees.


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