Northern Vietnam Tour – 7 Days

Best of Northern Vietnam tour will provide you the value experience; Discover North Vietnam’s cultural diversity and breathtaking scenery. From Hanoi’s colonial charm to Sapa’s the mist-entwined mountains and finally the turquoise, island dotted, Halong Bay; this tour includes all of North Vietnam’s key...

Tour Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Tour Route: Hanoi arrival - Hanoi City Tour - Sapa - Hanoi - Halong Bay (over night on junk cruise) - Hanoi departure
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Type: Full board package
Activity Level: Classic & adventure home stay
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 01: Arrival Hanoi (D)
Day 02: Hanoi City Tour - Overnight train to Sapa (B, L)
Day 03: Lao Cai – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van - Sapa (B, L)
Day 04: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai villages – bus to Hanoi (B, L)
Day 05: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Day 06: Halong - Hanoi (B, L)
Day 07: Hanoi departure (B)

Day 01: Arrival Hanoi (D)

After a warm welcome on arrival, transfer to the hotel in Hanoi. In the late afternoon, you will take an hour Cyclo - tour viewing the charming French colonial architecture to the bustling Old Quarter and attend the performance of the unique water puppetry. Welcome dinner will be reserved at one of the best restaurant in the city.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 02: Hanoi City Tour - Overnight train to Sapa (B, L)

This morning, you will visit famous Ho Chi Minh complex comprising his Mausoleum, former residence, the impressive house on stilts and view the One Pillar Pagoda. The One Pillar Pagoda, formally Diên Huu is a historic Buddhist temple. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Pagoda, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples. In the next step, you will learn more about the historical and cultural events at the peaceful Temple of Literature, known as the Vietnam’s first university since the 11th century. In the afternoon, you will visit Ethnology museum, a museum that focuses on the 54 officially recognized. Back to the city central, you continue walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and visiting Ngoc Son Temple which to be the heart of Vietnam.

In the evening, transfer to Hanoi railway station for overnight train to Lao Cai.

Day 03: Lao Cai – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van - Sapa (B, L)

Arrival in Lao Cai railway station in the early morning. Met up your local guide and transfer to Sapa. Upon arrival, you enjoy breakfast and relax before departure to Y Linh Ho village of Black Hmong minority, where you can take a rest while you are served lunch nearby the river.
After lunch, you head toward Muong Hoa valley. You will pass through Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority and then Tavan village of Giay minority by following a very popular trekking route. You will return Sapa from Tavan by car.
Approx: 0,5 hour driving / 3,5 hours walking / 1 hour lunch.
Overnight in Sapa.

Day 04: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai villages – bus to Hanoi (B, L)

Met up at your hotel in Sapa by local guide and driver and driven to Sin Chai village. This is a beautiful village, located right at the foot of Hoang Lien mountain range and inhabited by Black Hmong minority. There we start our trekking journey uphill. Once we reach to the top, you will take a small trail descending to Catcat village. Your lunch will be provided near a waterfall.
In the afternoon, you will take a bus back to Hanoi.
Approx: 0,5 hour driving/ 4 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 05: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

In the morning, we will departure to Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. "Dragon descending to the sea" as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 1.000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes.
Check in to the Junk for our overnight boat cruise discovering this magnificent UNESCO World Wonder. This is a great journey among surreal islands rising from a tranquil emerald sea. The Junk adds to the experience for an overnight stay and fresh seafood meals. This is a truly memorable experience. Without a doubt, Halong Bay is a destination in Vietnam which should not be missed.
12:00: Check in to the Junk
13:00: Have lunch on board and then you will have a fantastic cruise on Halong bay, visit Dinh Huong, Ga Choi and Sail Island. Stop at Sung Sot cave and a swim at Titop island.
19:00: Dinner on boat and free time.
Stay overnight on the Junk.

Day 06: Halong - Hanoi (B, L)

Continue exploring the magnificent Halong Bay, visit the fishing village and some of the many caves during the voyage. Breakfast (brunch) will be served on the boat. Check out boat around 11.00 -11:30 then transfer back to Hanoi. We arrive Hanoi around 16.30 -17.00 .
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 07: Hanoi departure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and free at hotel until transfer to Noi Bai airport for your home flight. End of service.

What is included?

  • All transfer and transportation with air-conditioning
  • Hotel accommodation base on twin sharing room
  • 01 night on the cruise in Ha Long bay base on twin sharing room
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • English speaking tour guide ( other language upon request)
  • Meals as states in the itinerary
  • Train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai (share cabin 4 berths-soft sleeper)
  • Bus ticket: Sapa – Hanoi (sharing Limousine bus)
  • Traditional music show “Quan Ho”
  • Boat trip in Halong Bay
  • Entrance fees and water

What is excluded?

  • Visa to Vietnam
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Single room
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Other optional and activities not on the package
  • Travel insurance, personal expense
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