What should you do during your 5-day trip to Vietnam?

Nga Do
Explore Vietnam’s northern jewels. Take an in-depth look at Hanoi, stepping back in time at the Temple of Literature and wandering the vibrant maze of streets in the Old Quarter. Discover a corner of Vietnam where ancient history and stunning landscapes collide. Travel from the modern capital to the first capital city, Hoa Lu and admire ancient relics. Explore the limestone karsts and rice paddies of ‘Halong on Land’ before boarding a boat to cruise the real Halong Bay, marvelling at the spectacular limestone karsts that rise dramatically from the sea.
Spending 1 days in Hanoi capital

Ho Chi Minh places complex

Firstly, the itinerary will start with well-known sights of the Ho Chi Minh places complex including the Mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, and one-pillar pagoda. These places are known for honoring the national hero: President Ho Chi Minh, where located in Ba Dinh Square, where our President read the Declaration of Independence on 2/9/1945, giving birth to Vietnam.

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Museum of Ethnology

Nearly, you will continue visiting the Museum of Ethnology, widely acknowledged as the best in the country. This museum contains an extensive display of life-size structures dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority peoples! However, Museum of Ethnology is closed on Monday so Ho Lo prison will be the alternative site to visit for you. If you want to visit both, you should arrange your time. Next, you should go to Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre to understand about the historical culture in Vietnam.

Hanoi Old Quarter

You should take a cyclo tour of Hanoi Old Quarter will complete your trip to Hanoi. You can grace the views of Hoan Kiem lake when sitting on a cyclo. Next, Hanoi Old Quarter is constructed old-styled streets full of antique brick houses seem to nostalgically resist the historical of time while it is still actively trying to adapt to the dynamic atmosphere of the modern city. You should remember that Vietnam is tropical country so you can follow the weather forecast before deciding trekking and contact with local tour guide about the root. It means that you need to bring some necessaries for trekking mountains like clothes, shoes, medicines and so on.

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One Pillar Pagoda

You will visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake. The original name of One Pillar Pagoda was Dien Huu Pagoda, which literally means "long lasting happiness and good luck". The pagoda is located on Ong Ich Khiem St., in the western part of Thang Long Citadel, and near President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum.

Spending 2 days in Sapa

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Cat Cat village

Cat Cat Village is only 2 km from the center of Sapa. The oldest village of the Black Hmong people it is a lovely place to visit. Traditional crafts like linen weaving, jewelry making and floristry are still widely practiced. Among the many things they weave are the colorful costumes still worn by the people. The embroidery on the black linen is exquisite.

Sin Chai village

Part of the San Sa Ho Commune this is only 4 km from Sapa Town. Home to around 1400 Black Hmong people, it is not as well known as some of the other villages and therefore is somewhat unspoiled. The healthy lifestyle and air quality mean that there are many old people living here.

Lao Chai - Ta Van village

Leaving back the hustl and bustle of Sapa town, following the Cau May road and turn the way to Muong Hoa valley, you will have a chance to experience a different life as well as the cultural characteristics of some ethnic minorities in Lao Chai Ta Van village.

Once setting foot to this tranquility called Lao Chai Ta Van village, you will be impressed by the natural scenery with terraced rice field on the hillside, murmuring streams and birds calling each other.

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Especially during April to September, the whole region looks like a beautiful picture colored by yellow fields stretching to the horizon. It looks like steps connecting to the sky, leading to the heaven. Grain season is also the time when the village is the noisiest and coziest. Fragrant flavor of rice blends into the winđ spreads in space and invites visitors to come and experience the life of the highland people.

Thanks to the majestic charms of terraced rice fields, mountains as well as waterfalls, Lao Chai and Ta Van is an ideal place for trekking activities. It;s time for you to be close to nature, enjoy the simple life without all the superficial things out thể, temporarily forget about the stress, the crisis. Jusst walking around the village, taking a deep breath of fresh air, seeing the brighht and innocent smile of children in here, you will understand that why many people choose here to escape the busy life and find the peacefulness in your souls.

Spending 1 day in Halong bay

Ha Long is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam that anyone in their life desires to come to Ha Long one day for the last day of their life, a cultural symbol of dragons carrying the fairy tale, magical. Come to Ha Long Bay for a day to discover the beauty of thousands of limestone islands with many shapes associated with the legendary story in real life. A fascinating beauty in the world of caves brilliant colors always make visitors to visit the dragon has the experience can not be more wonderful with Halong full day tour.

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Kayaking is an exciting activity that you can not miss when visit Halong Bay. Sitting on a tiny kayak, paddling in the blue water, wriggling into the cave, or touching the stalactites, ... what's more amazing! The most exciting and fascinating thing when cruise parked next to the fishing village, visitors join freely kayaking or swimming between the blue water. Wondrous beauty of nature through unique and fun images of thousands of limestone islands, colorful caves with stalactites in Halong Bay has enchanted many visitors. To feel all the grandeur of Halong nature and discover cliffs below the waves rolling up thousands of years, or watch birds on the cliffs or touch thousands years old stalactites, the best way is kayaking. Can you ride a tiny kayak between immense waves if you can not swim.

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Thien Cung Cave

Thien Cung Cave is one of Halong attractions having the impressive natural beauty. Along with Sung Sot Cave, Thien Cung Cave is one of the largest and most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Cave) is located in the north of Dau Go Cave. The cave has numerous stalactites and stalagmites with special and strange shapes. Due to having the narrow cave door and the strongly development of the flora surrounding, the entrance of Thien Cung cave was hidden. Therefore, the cave was discovered quite late. In 1993, in a big storm, fishermen came here to avoid the storm and accidentally explored a large cave. Because stalactites inside had the shapes of dragon, phoenix, and Four Pillars which made those people think about an imperial palace. The cave was named as Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Cave). Indeed, visiting Thien Cung Cave, tourists may have the feeling of entering into a heavenly palace with the magic and magnificent system of stalactites.

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