HIGHLIGHTS OF NORTHERN VIETNAM from $468 9 days 8 nights
Tour code: NORTH-9-B
Vietnam is a long and narrow country, most of its land belong to mountains. Especially, the North of Vietnam is Kingdom for mountainous landscapes. It is proud of highest peak in Indochina, stunning and long long passes, mountain ranges with strange shapes...If you want to discover the best scenery of Vietnam with mysterious Halong bay, amazing Sapa, glorious Ninhbinh, peaceful Maichau...come to the North. We design this tour for you to experience the best of Northern Vietnam. You will be surprised day after day with wonderful landscapes during your tour and learn much about culture, tradition and life style of local people in remote area of Vietnam.
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Welcome to Vietnam, our guide will meet you with big smiles at the airport and escort you to our hotel in Hanoi center. Relax and comfort yourself after a long flight. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
This morning, we will drive to Halong bay, stop on the way for short break, and then continue heading to Halong. Arrival at lunch time, check in our luxury cruise and start your wonderful time in Halong bay. Spend whole afternoon to enjoy magnificent scenery around you, there are thousands of limestone islands standing in the middle of sea water, all of them are covered by a thick layer of green forest which make Halong bay more and more beautiful. Have lunch, dinner and stay overnight on boat.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Ninh Binh (B, L, D)
Wake up early to enjoy fresh air of the sea, take part into some morning exercises on sundeck with our master. Then, have breakfast and our boat lift anchor to start cruising in the bay again. Keep camera ready on your hand to take the best photos of Halong bay in the morning. Check out and have lunch on boat. Our boat finished cruising at the harbor and time to say good bye Halong bay. Catch our bus to Ninhbinh. On arrival, we will do an interesting cycling tour in Tamcoc to enjoy peaceful scenery and marvelous landscape of Ninhbinh. Dinner and stay overnight in Ninhbinh.
Day 4: Ninh Binh - Mai Chau Homestay (B, L, D)
Good morning Tamcoc! You can walk around this peaceful place before having breakfast at your hotel. Seeing local people preparing for a new day, children going to school, life in the early morning must be an interesting experience! This morning, you will enjoy a great view of Tamcoc when you climb up a high mountain naming Hang Mua, there are more than 500 big steps, big challenge for you to conquer, however, you will be compensated with a fantastic over view of this magnificent region. Next, you will take a brilliant boat trip in Trangan which was recognized as UNESSCO’ Natural Heritage recently.
After that, we drive to Maichau, a beautiful valley, stop on the way for lunch at a local restaurant. Arrive Maichau in the late afternoon, time for relaxing and meeting with friendly local people here. Dinner and stay overnight with a nice family in Maichau.
Day 5: Mai Chau - Hanoi (B, L)
This morning, you will have an easy walking around this beautiful place to see and learn about culture, tradition and life of White Thai people. Stop at the local market to see so many strange foods which local people eat every day. Turn back home stay, check out and have lunch before saying good bye to our host. Drive back Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
An easy day after many hard days will bring you relaxing feeling. Just drive to some nearby tourist sites such as: Hochiminh complex, Temple of Literature, one of many nice museums. In the afternoon, you can walk around an interesting area, Hanoi Old Quarter! You will have chance to learn about local people life and witness how busy Hanoi is, this is an amazing place with traffics, shops, bars, restaurants…It is time for you to discover real Hanoi. Finish your day with an interesting show of water puppets. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi - Sapa (B, L)
Today, you will take a long but nice driving to Sapa. It will take about 5 - 6 hours driving on a new high way. Have lunch on arrival, and then check in our hotel. In the afternoon, you will walk to Catcat village, a small village of Black H’Mong people nearby Sapa. Enjoy amazing scenery of valleys, terraced rice fields, waterfalls, streams…. Then, turn back hotel for relaxing. Tonight, you are free to discover local food in Sapa. Stay overnight in Sapa.
Day 8: Sapa - Hanoi (B, L)
This morning, you will discover some other villages far away from Sapa town. Drive down Muong Hoa valley to Laochai and Tavan village of Black H’ Mong and Dzay people, you will have chance to see the best of Sapa here, in clear days, you can see the highest mountain peak Fansipan. You will walk about 2 hours to these villages, have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, drive back Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi in the later afternoon. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi departure (B)
Pack up all your luggage, leave Hanoi for your departure flight. Good bye and see you again! End of our services.
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This is our suggested price for your reference only. Prices may vary a little according to your service requests, your group size and your travel period or any personal requirements that you may have. We are happy to advise you on tours that suit your budget or to help you with prices to cover any special requests. Please send us your inquiries and we will arrange the best price for you.
Price for you to refer: (based on 3 star hotel in USD/pax)
|Price in USD/pax||1 pax||2 pax||4 pax||6 pax||8 pax||10 pax|
|3 star||1,485 USD||855 USD||640 USD||549 USD||492 USD||468 USD|
|4 star||1,684 USD||982 USD||764 USD||673 USD||614 USD||590 USD|
|5 star||2,358 USD||1,330 USD||1,062 USD||1,005 USD||957 USD||933 USD|
This price is for private tour.
For group of 1 or 2 pax, we will use 4 or 7 seat car.
Group of 4 to 10 pax, we will use 16 seat bus or van.
Group of more than 10 pax, we will use 29 seat bus.
For the group of 3, 5, 7, 9 and more than 10 people or the group with children, please contact us for more details!
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Name your destination, we will bring you there!
• All entrance fees to sightseeing tickets
• Accomodations and homestay in Maichau (3, 4 star)
• 1 night on luxury cruise in Halong bay
• Professional English speaking guide
• Private air-conditioner car with driver
• Meals: daily breakfast at hotel, lunch/ dinner where stated.
• Private boat trip in Trangan.
• Water on car
Trip not includes:
• All international air tickets
• Travel Insurance in all kinds
• Drinks and other personal expenses
• Meals not stated in the program
• Others not mentioned cleatly