‘Kong: Skull Island’ in Northern Vietnam 8 Days

Let experience and enjoy amazing landscapes along famous destination in King Kong film of North Vietnam to Halong Bay, Ninh Binh with impressive sceneries at Van Long Nature Reserve for experience of nature bless for this land a wonderful landscapes and resource, and Trang An grottoes which are well known as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Surely that it is a wonderful and unforgettable journey!
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Let experience and enjoy amazing landscapes in North of Vietnam which form the backdrop for the 2017 rendition of King Kong: “Kong: Skull Island”. In this tour, you will travel in North, any province has its own advantages to attract visitors. Among thousands of interesting places in Vietnam, we offer you visit 1 World Heritage Sites recognized by Halong Bay where you will spend romantic night on cruise .

The true beauty of Van Long Nature Reserve – the largest wetland in northern Vietnam. This is also where many of the scenes from Kong: Skull Island took place. Float past poetic landscapes and rolling jungle hills that are perfect for photos.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi ()
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Sapa (B/L)
Day 4: Sapa Tour – Ma Tra – Ta Phin Village (B/L/D)
Day 5: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village – Hanoi (B/L/D)
Day 6: Hanoi – Van Long Nature Reserve – Trang An – Hanoi (B/L)
Day 7: Hanoi city tour full day (B/L)
Day 8: Hanoi departure (B)

The service is inclusive of

Airport transfer 2 ways by private car
Accommodation in Hanoi , Halong Cruise, Sapa
Meals as itinerary: B (Breakfast); L (Lunch); D (Dinner)
Pick-up / Drop off at Lao Cai Train station.
Pick up / Drop off at Hanoi Hotel to Hanoi Train Station.
Pick up / Drop off Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
Pick up / Drop off Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi
Return train tickets: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (4 soft sleeper A/C wooden cabin – Sharing cabin)
Travel in an appropriate air-conditioned vehicle and/or a Jeep with an experienced safe driver.
Kayak and gears (Halong bay cruise)
Experienced English-speaking guides.
Entrances Fees

The service is excluded

Early check-in and/or late check-out (if any)
International flight tickets and airport tax.
Visa services.
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
Insurance.
Supplement for French, Spanish, Italian and German speaking guide
Other services not listed in inclusive column

What to take:

Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, hiking shoes and small day pack, warm clothes in the winter time (from November to March).
It is essential to bring your passort on this trip. We also recommend packing: personal articles, insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat, sun hat,…

Day 1 : Arrive in Hanoi ()

Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is considered as a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties.

Upon on your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are welcomed by our driver then we have a short transfer to our hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi

The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the tree-lined boulevards, French Indochinese architecture and tranquil lakes of this unique city.

Day 2 : Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)

08.00 AM: Our driver will pick you up at the hotel, departing 3.5 hours to Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO twice. Upon arrival, embark the cruise and enjoy welcome drink while having tour briefing. A sumptuous lunch will be served on board while the ship sailing further to the Bay, make your time to admire its dramatic limestone islands.

You can rest at your leisure on the sundeck or relax in your cabin. In the afternoon, you will have time to swim in the warm and calm water or get on kayaks of your choice. Kayaking is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 01 hour exploring the bay, we will get back to the cruise for relaxation before attending Cooking class in the late afternoon.

Enjoy the superb dinner and stay overnight on board.

• Breakfast & Lunch included and Dinner
• Overnight on the cruise

Day 3 : Halong Bay – Hanoi – Sapa (B/L)

We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on cruise.
Sitting on the upper deck; you can relax, sight-seeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.
After breakfast, we will explore Sung Sot cave – one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next keep cruising and passing the fishing village with its unique way of life.

At 10.30 AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, and you will enjoy the last moment in the bay before having a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
You leave the boat around 12:00 at noon, we go ashore and transfer back to Hanoi.

Bus trip back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel or our office around 16.30 – 17.00. Free time in Hanoi.

20.30 : Be ready at your hotel lobby, our tour guide and driver will meet and pick you up for a short transfer to Hanoi Station to take the overnight train to Lao Cai City.

• Breakfast & Lunch included, Dinner on your own
• Overnight on the train

Day 4 : Sapa Tour – Ma Tra – Ta Phin Village (B/L/D)

06h00: Pick up at Lao Cai train station to Sa Pa by minibus. Arrive in Sa Pa in the mid-morning, then have breakfast and relax at hotel.

After having breakfast at local restaurant, Walking through the town for about 20 minutes before turning to a dirt road to Ma Tra Village, where inhabited by Black H’mong ethic. Continue trekking up the village and getting through paddies fields will lead you to an ancient Catholic abbey, built by French colonists. Walk 2 km more to reach Ta Phin Village for exploring the daily life of Red Dzao. Here you have a good choices to buy woven and textile brocades, which is made by ethic people and having picnic lunch before exploring village and Ta Phin Cave and small hamlet of Black H’mong people. At the end of day, return to Sapa. Rest of the afternoonand evening at leisure.

Overnight at hotel in Sapa

Day 5 : Trekking through Muong Hoa valley (Lao Chai, Ta Van) – Night train back Hanoi (B,L,D)

Following a hotel breakfast, meet your guide in the morning and depart on a second trek from the town of Sapa to Muong Hoa valley. Today’s trekking offers more stunning views of rice terraces and gardens as well as Mt Fansipan, whose summit rises 10,312 feet (3,143 meters) above sea level.
After crossing a suspension bridge, marvel at the breathtaking scenery as you continue through the Muong Hoa valley, stopping at Lao Chai village for lunch. After your meal, follow your guide on a walk through this village where Black Hmong people reside, and continue on to Ta Van village, home to the Dzay tribe. This part of the hike is relatively easy, though the trail can be quite slippery if it rains, so good footwear is recommended. You’ll visit with some local families and learn about their daily lifestyle and fascinating culture, before departing to the main road to meet up with your driver and return to Sapa.

Later a short drive will take you back to Sapa, take a shower and enjoy about two hours free time in Sapa before transfer down hill to Lao Cai station to take the overnight train back to Hanoi, which arrives early next morning.

4 soft berth sharing cabin (Wooden air conditioner cabin)
Train: King Express or similar Deluxe train

Day 6 : Hanoi – Van Long Nature Reserve – Trang An Eco-Tourism area – Hanoi (B/L)

05.30 – 06.00 AM: Arrival in Hanoi train station, our support staff pick you up and take you to our hotel in Hanoi Old Quater, you will have breakfast before enjoying Ninh Binh.

Breakfast at your hotel. The guide pick you up and transfer you to Ninh Binh Province (One of the most magnificent scenes in Kong: Skull Island). Known lovingly as “Halong Bay on land”. After a two and a half hour drive, Our first stop is Van Long Nature Reserve (Van Long swamp) – the largest wetland in northern Vietnam, the most abundant place for ecosystem that is the residence of many flora and fauna such as: Fish, Bird, stork and more than 40 kinds of Delacour’s Langur. You will take a boat for exploring Van Long Nature Reserve. This is also where many of the scenes from Kong: Skull Island took place.

In the afternoon, we take amazing rowing boat to visit Trang An Eco-Tourism area. Trang An Eco-Tourism complex is a home of 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of fauna that many of them in the Red book of Vietnam. It is also a gathering of 31 valleys, 48 cross-water caves and we will visit 3 to 6 of them. On the rowing boat, we can enjoy the fresh air, clean and clear water with under water grass. Experience ourselves the feeling and emotion when we are on the water caves….

After the tour, we will drive back to Hanoi and arrive at your hotel at about 6.30 – 7.00 PM. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7 : Hanoi city tour full day (B/L)

08.00 AM: After breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide will come to the hotel and pick you up, then we will start the Hanoi city tour

We will start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex. Here you can visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the corpse of Uncle Ho kept there. Next you will visit the Presidential Palace – a nice French architecture in the garden and Ho Chi Minh House on stilt. Visiting the house you will see the simple life of Ho Chi Minh – the president in Vietnamese’s spirit forever. We will finish this area with One Pillar Pagoda – one of the most attractions in Hanoi you cannot miss with the special in architecture.

Having lunch and you will continue to the Temple of Literature – The first University of Vietnam. The next destination will be Museum of Ethnology to learn more about Vietnam Culture. Next we will explore Hanoi by traveling through the Old Quarter with 36 ancient streets in a traditional cyclo. This slow – speed tour will give your great chance to fully enjoy the classic and modern of the capital. We will end the tour at about 04.00 PM then it is your free time to go shopping, relax in Hanoi.

Accommodation: Overnight Hotel in Hanoi

Day 8 : Hanoi departure (B)

Your time will be your own until your private car and driver arrives to take you to the airport for your flight to next destination.

Finish unforgettable Kong Skull Island Vietnam Tour with Vietnam Typical Tours Co., Good bye & see you in the next time! This is a typical tour made by VIETNAM TYPICAL TOURS. In any case, please contact us for details in accordance with your departure date or customized itinerary.

Vietnam Kong: Skull Island Tours – Kong: Skull Island is an American film of MonsterVerse, 2017 that directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, film scripted by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly from plot of John Gatins and Gilroy. This film restarted again of Kong Kong Movie Theatre Main Concessions and this film second film of MonsterVerse of Legendary movie company since last film Godzilla (2014).

The film has acted by famous actors & actresses such as Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary và John C. Reilly..

The film is getting started to have filmed since 19 May of 2015 in Hawaii, in 2016 Vietnam has been selected for place to film that make from the main back-group of film is huge valleys with 2 hectares on the road of natural world heritages that is located in Ninh Binh includes Van Long, Trang An and Tam Coc, then recorded film in Halong Bay – New 7 natural wonder and Phong Nha Natural World Heritage , all that are home of Kong: Skull Island Film.
The film has been shown since 28 February 2017 then will popularly show in United Star under formatting of 2D and 3D, IMAX 3D and Dolby theatre Cinema on 10 March, 2017. In Vietnam this film will have a trade mark – C-13 then showing on 10 March, 2017 under showing of formatting at 2D, 3D, 4DX 3D và IMAX 3D.

Going together with audiences to know how is fabulous scenery of film back group and home of Kong: Skull Island. Vietnam Typical Tours organized a trip to visit Ninh Binh (Van Long Nature Reserve, Trang An Eco-Tourism area) & Halong Bay for audiences to know real experiences of how beauties – natural heritages in Vietnam.