6 days / Best of Northern Vietnam

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Group size Regular
Depart Daily
Tour ID AVN6
Culture
History
Cruise
Hiking
Mountain
Senior suited

See the Best of Northern Vietnam with a 6-day tour, a jam-packed tour, that’ll take you from Hanoi to Sapa (or Mai Chau) 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.

PLAN A

Day 1: Hanoi / Arrival

Hanoi city tour. Visit some famous places in Hanoi that includes The Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

Take a cyclo tour for sightseeing around the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Watch video

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 2: Hoa Lu

After breakfast at hotel, we transfer you to Hoa Lu (in Ninh Binh), the ancient royal capital of Vietnam. Take a sightseeing tour and take a bike to reach Tam Coc. Enjoy lunch and start exploring the famous 3 caves. Return to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 3: Mai Chau

Morning, transfer to Mai Chau. Upon arrival in Mai Chau, enjoy a traditional lunch.

After lunch, visit Mai Chau Valley, biking for sightseeing and visit nearby villages in Mai Chau. Visit Thai living museum for Traditional BBQ dinner, watch Thai traditional dance.

Watch Video of this tour.

Overnight at a bungalow. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Mai Chau

Walk to Mai Chau market, meet the local people and see them trading their handmade products in the market. We then steps up to 1000-step-cave to explore the cave.

After lunch at a local restaurant, your leisure time until we transfer you back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 5: Halong bay

Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. We leave Hanoi for Halong bay around 8.00am. Upon arrival in Halong, embark and have delicous lunch onboard. We cruise through thousand amazing islands and islets during the lunch. After lunch, take a refresh in your room before visiting Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming… Go back to the boat, get a drink and enjoy a sunset scenery in the bay.

Overnight on boat in Halong bay.

(B,L,D)

Day 6: Halong bay

Morning, breakfast on board. Cruise further and stop at a Pearl Farm village. Continue cruising through many island and islet to explore the hidden charm of the bay. Lunch on board while going back to the prier. Transfer back to Hanoi.

We transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight.

(B,L)

PLAN B

A journey to explore SAPA

Day 1: Hanoi / Arrival

Arrival in Hanoi. Our driver meets you at airport and transfers you to your hotel.

After a refreshment, take a city tour, visit the most famous places in Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum & Ngoc Son Temple. Watch video

Overnight in Hanoi. (L)

Day 2: Hoa Lu

After breakfast at hotel, we transfer you to Hoa Lu (in Ninh Binh), the ancient royal capital of Vietnam. Take a sightseeing tour and take a bike to reach Tam Coc. Enjoy lunch and start exploring the famous 3 caves. Return to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 3: Sapa

After breakfast, pick you up at hotel and transfer to Sapa. Arrival in Sapa, take a little time for refreshment. Then, we will set off to begin trekking and exploring the Muong Hoa valley.

We will have 12kms of trekking to visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages. Enjoy the imposing scenery of the valley. Lunch with a local family or in a drinking shop by the river. We continue hiking to Ta Van village to see their customs and home life. Your tour guide and host family will set up a temporary cooking class so you can share a Vietnamese cooking experience!

Overnight homestay at a local house of Dzay family in village. (B,L,D)

Option 2: Go back to Sapa town. Overnight at hotel. (B,L)

Day 4: Sapa

After breakfast at house, we leave Ta van village, head off on an uphill trail, past fascinating terraced rice fields and small pockets of H’Mong housing before walking through a bamboo forest to a picturesque waterfall. Admire the scenery and keep walking to Giang Ta Chai village on top of a hill. After spending time with the villagers and enjoying their genuine hospitality we will cross the river via a suspension bridge and head upwards again to visit a local handicraft centre where H’Mong and Zao women gather to share their crafts and skills and have a good chat!

A late lunch will be prepared for you near the craft centre and then visit a village school. Later, we make our way back to Sapa town.

Option 2: (Hotel stay in previous night)

Visit Cat cat village and Sin Chai Village.

Breakfast at hotel. A walk down 4km to visit Cat Cat village. Relax at the food of a stunning waterfall. Enjoy picnic lunch by a river. Then, we have next 6km to Sin Chai village, located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain. Enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to go back to Sapa.

Return to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 5: Halong bay

Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. We leave Hanoi for Halong bay around 8.00am. Upon arrival in Halong, embark and have delicous lunch onboard. We cruise through thousand amazing islands and islets during the lunch. After lunch, take a refresh in your room before visiting Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming… Go back to the boat, get a drink and enjoy a sunset scenery in the bay.

Overnight on boat in Halong bay.

(B,L,D)

Day 6: Halong bay

Morning, breakfast on board. Cruise further and stop at a Pearl Farm village. Continue cruising through many island and islet to explore the hidden charm of the bay. Lunch on board while going back to the prier. Transfer back to Hanoi.

We transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight.

(B,L)


PRICE IN USD

Options Group tour Private tour
Homestay 339 550
Basic
3 star
369 580
Deluxe
4 star
560 770
Luxury
5 star
950
First class
5 star ++
1,350

Tour price includes:

  • Hotels & accommodations.
  • Meals mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Transport as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees.

Excludes:

  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Note: The tour price based on two persons onwards.

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Tour ID: AVN6

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Tour ID: AVN6