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The Best Northern of Vietnam – 7 Days

Sapa Terraced Fields

Tour Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Tour Route: Hanoi arrival – Hanoi City Tour – Lao Cai (Sapa) - Bac Ha - 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)

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Best of Northern Vietnam holiday will provide you value experience; you will have chances to enjoy colorful markets of the hill tribes in Sapa, natural world heritage Halong Bay as well as the capital city Hanoi.

DAY 01Arrival 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 02Hanoi City Tour – Overnight train to Sapa (B, L)
Temple of Literature Hanoi Temple of Literature Hanoi

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 ethnic groups. Back to the city central, you continue walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and visiting Ngoc Son Temple which are considered the heart of Vietnam. In the evening, transfer to Hanoi railway station for overnight train to Lao Cai.

DAY 03Lao Cai – Bac Ha market (Special market on Sunday) - Sapa (B, L)
Bac Ha Market Sapa Bac Ha Market in Sapa

Arrival in Lao Cai railway station in the early morning. Enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant then transfer to Bac Ha market. This Sunday market is attended by many ethnic groups including the colorful Floyour H’Mong, Tay and San Chi minorities. The hive of activity and colors at the market is really something to see. After lunch at a local restaurant, you then transfer to Sapa.
Overnight in Sapa.

DAY 04Sapa – Ta Van Village – Ham Rong Mountain - Night train to Hanoi (B, L)
Y Linh Ho Village Sapa Y Linh Ho Village in Sapa

Trek deeper into the mountains to Ta Van village where you can see the H.Mong, Zay, Dzao... dressed in the traditional costume that is unique to the Northern region. Witness a truly simple but traditional way of life that exists as it has done for centuries. You tour their villages and traditional houses surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of nature as well as enjoying the hill tribe hospitality before you return to the town. Continuing on, you visit Ham Rong Mountain, Orchid Garden and enjoy traditional music show. In the late afternoon, you will transfer to Lao Cai railway station for overnight train to Hanoi.

DAY 05Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Vspirit Classic Cruise Vspirit Classic Cruise in Halong Bay

Arriving at Hanoi railway station in the early morning then meet our guide then transfer to a mini hotel for breakfast and shower before 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 beach. 19:00: Dinner on boat and free time.
Stay overnight on the Junk.

DAY 06Halong – Hanoi (Brunch)
Halong Bay Halong Bay

Continue exploring the magnificent Halong Bay, visit the fishing villages and some of many caves during the voyage. Breakfast (brunch) will be served on the boat. Check out boat at 11:30 then transfer back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 07Hanoi departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and stay free at hotel until transfer to Noi Bai airport for your home flight.

Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip

* The price of this trip changes a lot according your group number, travel season and tour class. Please contact one of our travel consulttants for the most detailed qoutation. We ensure the LOWEST price.


GROUP SIZE 02 03-05 06-08 Single supplement
PRICE/ Person US$ US$ US$ US$
    What's Include?
    • All transfer and transportation with air-conditioning
    • Hotel accommodation base on twin sharing room
    • 01 night on the cruise in Halong Bay
    • English speaking tour guide ( other language upon request)
    • Meals as states in the itinerary
    • Train ticket: Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
    • Boat trip in Halong Bay
    • Entrance fees and water
    What's Exclude?
    • 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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