NORTHERN FAVOURITE SPOTS from $372 6 days 5 nights
Tour code: NORTH-6
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 sites.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center of Hanoi. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation walk, visiting some of Hanoi’s main attractions: the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. In the evening, savor a welcome dinner of authentic Vietnamese food at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L, D)
Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house), the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Presidential Palace; the Temple of Literature; the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & West Lake; and one of the city's most interesting museums, the Ethnology Museum). In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa (B,L,D).
At 06:30 am, our mini bus will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quater and take you to our big Sapa Express Bus to drive to Sapa, you will share the bus with other tourists. On the way, you can see a lot of beautiful countyside of Vietnam, from flat region of Red River Delta to mountainous regions of North West Vietnam. The road is quite good so you can enjoy a nice driving.On arrival Sapa, our local guide will pick you up at Sapa Express Bus station, got on your private car/bus to go for lunch before checking in your hotel. In the afternoon, trek down to Cat Cat village of Black H' Mong people and enjoy fantastic scenery of mountains, valleys, waterfalls and terraced rice fields. Then get back your hotel to relax. Enjoy your dinner in Sapa.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa – Visit hill tribe villages(B,L,D).
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before setting out on a full day’s trek to explore Sapa’s cultural diversity and haunting natural beauty. Take a guided hike through yawning valleys decorated with terraced rice fields and pass through remote hill tribe villages. You have three trekking options to choose from: Soft trek (~ 3 km), medium trek (~ 6km) and long trek (~ 12km). Trekking is an excellent way to explore the daily life and familiarize yourself with the cultures of the H’mong, Dzao and Dzay people who populate the region. Have lunch at a hill tribe village then drive back to Sapa Express Bus Station to catch our bus to drive back Hanoi. You will arrive Hanoi in the late afternoon and finish a long day tour at your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise(B,L,D).
Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and drive to Halong bay, the UNESCO world natural heritage site, in about 4 hours, we will stop on the way to have breakfast and resting for a while. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your Junk, spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay, a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. . Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cover with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Tonkin Gulf (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Accommodation: on cruise.
Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure (B,L,D).
Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you navigate back to Halong City. Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier. Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you to Noi Bai Airport of Hanoi to catch your departure flight to your next destinations.
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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.
Package price for you to refer: (based on 3 star hotel in USD/pax)
|Number of pax||1 pax||2 pax||4 pax||6 pax||8 pax||10 pax|
|Transfer by shared bus to Halong & Sapa||819||496||441||408||382||372|
|Transer by private car/bus to Halong & Sapa||1,147||648||509||440||396||388|
- For group of 1 or 2 pax, we will use 4 or 7 seat car.
- Group of 4 to 8 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 group with children, please contact us for more details!
- Tips to low-down or upgrade this price or any further information, Never mind to contact us please! We will try with all our best to satisfy you!
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• All entrance fees to sightseeing tickets
• Professional English speaking guide
• Private air-conditioner vehicles (or sharing bus to Sapa to Halong but still have private car in Sapa)
• Water puppet show
• All meals
• Boat trip in Halong bay
• Water on car
• Personal expense
• Tips and gratuities
• Others not clearly mentioned