Best of Northern Vietnam – 5 days

Tour code TH0102

Price 295 USD/Pax

Duration 5 Days 4 Nights

Tour route Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hanoi


See the Best of Northern Vietnam with a 5-day tour that’ll take you from Hanoi to Sapa and see the stunning scenery of Halong bay! Explore the famous sights of each area, experience Sapa villages, overnight onboard and island in Halong bay with most meals included. And so much more.

Day 1 : Hanoi city tour – Sapa (L)

Morning, pick you up at hotel to start the Hanoi city tour at 8.30am. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.

Continue your visit to the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Have lunch at a local restaurants.

Afternoon, proceed to visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. After that, we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water and visit Ngoc Son Temple.

Enjoy an hours of cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life of Vietnamese people in Hanoi. At 06.00pm, drop you off at hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi on your own.

Evening, around 20.00,  Our tour assistant pick up from your hotel to go to Tran Quy Cap train station. He will lead you to your cabin on the train. The train departs and sleep the night on train.

Overnight on train.

Day 2 : Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L, D)

Early morning at 5.00, We will pick you up at Lao Cai railway station by a van, to take you up to the township of Sapa which takes approx one hour arriving at.

After breakfast and a morning shower, we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificient landscape. Here you will discover the wonderful scenery of Hoang Lien moutain ranges amd meet Black H’mong tribes. Trek through terraced rice paddies and minority villages along the Muong Hoa River, where we can here a nice swim. We then cross the suspension bridge towards the Zay village, arriving at Ta Van village. Enjoy the great landscape surrounding the village.

Staying overnight at homestay

Day3: Trekking through Muong Hoa Valley  (B, L, D)

Enjoy mountainous landscape with your sunrise coffee, then enjoy a delicious breakfast ready to trek through bamboo forests towards Giang Ta Chai waterfall, cross over a rattan suspension bridge and enter into Giang Ta Chai village which is inhabited by the Red Zao minorities.

Here we will experience their daily life then cross over the Muong Hoa River up the mountain to visit Supan village of the H’mong people.

From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to return to Sapa.

Back to Sapa. Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Hanoi.

Day 4 : Sapa – Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

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 Halong Bay.

08h00 – 08h30 : Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.
12h30 – 13h00 : Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30 : Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
15h00 – 16h00 : Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
16h00 – 17h00 : Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17h00 – 17h30 : Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00 : Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00 : Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board.

Day 5: HalongBay – Hanoi (B, L)

06h30 – 07h00 : Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h00 – 07h30 : Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
08h30 – 09h30 : Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave.
09h45 : Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
10h00 – 10h30 : Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30 : While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
11h45 – 12h00 : Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h15 – 12h30 : Transfer back to Hanoi.
Trip finishes at around 17h00.

Tour price includes:

    Hotels and accommodations mentioned.
    Room on boat in Halong bay with Air Conditioner
    Kayakking: Safe, clean and nice.
    Train tickets Hanoi/LaoCai (Sapa) & return (Plan B).
    Meals mentioned in itinerary (B, L, D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
    Transport/transfer as per itinerary.
    English speaking guide.
    Entrance fees.

Excludes:

    Drinks.
    Your private expenses.