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$290
5 days 4 nights
TourID: VNN5
Deluxe

5 days - Glimpse of Northern Vietnam

See the best of Northern Vietnam with a 5-day tour that’ll take you from Hanoi to Sapa to Halong bay! Explore the famous sights of each area, experience Sapa villages, overnight on a cruise in Halong bay and so much more.

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PLAN A

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: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: Halong bay / Departure

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: Visit SAPA instead of MAI CHAU

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: Sapa

Early morning, pick up from the hotel depart for Sapa. Arrive Sapa Town around 1.00pm. You will see the town full of color with traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People. Check-in hotel and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Around 14.30, have a short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village. See the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station. Stop at a bridge to see waterfall then you will walk uphill for to go back to Sapa Town. Have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant,
Overnight at hotel in Sapa town. (B,L)

Day 3: Sapa

Breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking. At 9.30, trekking from Sapa town to Muong Hoa valley, admire the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain and rice terrace. Around 12.30, picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village. After lunch, heading to Ta Van village, home of Dzay ethnic people to see the local daily life. At 14.30, we picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa to go back to Sapa town.
15.00, have a shower at hotel before going back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at around 21.00.
Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 4: 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 5: 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)

DAY 1: Hanoi – City tour (L)

Arrival in Hanoi. We welcome you at the airport and transfer you to hotel. After check in the hotel, our guide takes you to visit some famous places in Hanoi.
You will start the tour by visiting 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 to visit 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.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed our visit at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology which focuses on the 54 officially recognised ethnic groups in Vietnam. This fabulous collection relating to Vietnam’s ethnic minorities features well-presented tribal art, artefacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation, and examples of traditional village houses.
After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Meaning ‘Temple of the Jade Mountain’, Hanoi’s most visited temple sits on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake, connected to the lakeshore by an elegant scarlet bridge, constructed in classical Vietnamese style.
Take an hour cyclo tour for sightseeing around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life in Hanoi.
Read more about these attractions / Watch video
At 18.00, Back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi on your own.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 2: Hanoi  – Mai Chau (B,L,D)

Mai Chau is a mountainous area of outstanding natural beauty, inhabited by a Thai and H’mong ethnic minority groups. This trip offers an easy trekking combined with homestay in villages of Thai , where you have experienced with the local lifestyle of these minority people. Watch Video of this tour.

Morning, at 08.00, pick up from your hotel and head west towards Hoa Binh to have refreshment. Leave Hoa Binh for Mai Chau Valley, about 2hrs away, stop for snapping pictures. Arrive in Mai Chau and have lunch in a family house in the local village around 12.00.

After lunch, riding bicycle around the surrounding villages of White Thai Ethnic people. Learn more about their lives and cultures as your guide can help answer any questions.

At 18.00, have dinner with the family, get a closer look into their real life. Drink “ruou can” (traditional alcohol) with your new family.

Sleep in the village, in a stilt house, the most interesting part of the trip. Stilt houses are unique to Mai Chau and you cannot find this experience in other tour.

OR staying overnight in a bungalow by your choice. (B,L,D)

DAY 3: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B,L)

The early morning is the most peaceful time to walk around the villages. Feeling the fresh air and seeing women prepare foods on the wooden fire while the sun is rising over the beautiful mountains which you can not feel in the crowed cities.

Breakfast in the village then walk to Mai Chau market. After breakfast, you will climb to 1000 Step Cave which is breathtaking and is the view of the area from the entrance of the cave. Have lunch in the village. The rest of time before getting back to Hanoi is your leisure. Going back to Hanoi at 17.00.

Arrival in Hanoi at 21.00.

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay ( B,L,D)

Around 8.00am, Our guide Pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. Take a rest at Humanity center and enjoy local specialties after 2h. Arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes.
After the lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay – Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses.
In the evening, free time for entertainment with the funny plays such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on sundeck… Spend romantic night aboard.
Stay overnight on boat in Halong bay.

DAY 5: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)

Early morning, start your new day on Halong bay with doing morning exercises,Taichi or hunting photos. Breakfast with coffee or tea. After breakfast, our bus takes you to Cai Beo harbor, get on “Day Boat”, back boat. Then visit Ba Hang Fishing Village by tender to experience the lifestyle of local people. Back to boat restaurant to join cooking class and enjoy lunch.
12.00, Disembar. go backward Hanoi and transfer straight to airport for your departure flight.


PLAN B

Day 1: Hanoi city tour – Sapa (L)

Arrival in Hanoi. We welcome you at the airport and transfer you to hotel. After check in the hotel, our guide takes you to visit some famous places in Hanoi.
You will start the tour by visiting 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 to visit 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.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed our visit at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology which focuses on the 54 officially recognised ethnic groups in Vietnam. This fabulous collection relating to Vietnam’s ethnic minorities features well-presented tribal art, artefacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation, and examples of traditional village houses.
After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Meaning ‘Temple of the Jade Mountain’, Hanoi’s most visited temple sits on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake, connected to the lakeshore by an elegant scarlet bridge, constructed in classical Vietnamese style.
Take an hour cyclo tour for sightseeing around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life in Hanoi.
Read more about these attractions / Watch video
At 18.00, Back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi on your own.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

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

07:00 – 7:30: Pick up from the hotel, get on limousine and depart for Sapa
13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
The tour guide will be waiting for you at the stop and lead you to your hotel.

  • Welcome drink and itinerary briefing
  • Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures

14.30: A short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
Trekking distance is about 3.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours
17.00: Come back to Sapa Town.
Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

Day 3: Sapa – trekking further to explore the beauty (B,L,D)

7.00 – 7.45: Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking

9.30: Trek from Sapa to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain.

12.30: Picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village

13.30:Heading to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people.

14.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.
Trekking distance is about 12 kms and it lasts for 4.5 hours

15.00 – 15.30: Have a shower at shower room of our hotel.

15:30: The tour guide lead you to the bus stop.

16:00: Get on limousine to go back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

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

Around 8.00am, Our guide Pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. Take a rest at Humanity center and enjoy local specialties after 2h. Arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes.
After the lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay – Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses.
In the evening, free time for entertainment with the funny plays such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on sundeck… Spend romantic night aboard.
Stay overnight on boat in Halong bay.

DAY 5: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)

Early morning, start your new day on Halong bay with doing morning exercises,Taichi or hunting photos. Breakfast with coffee or tea. After breakfast, our bus takes you to Cai Beo harbor, get on “Day Boat”, back boat. Then visit Ba Hang Fishing Village by tender to experience the lifestyle of local people. Back to boat restaurant to join cooking class and enjoy lunch.
12.00, Disembar. go backward Hanoi and transfer straight to airport for your departure flight.


PRICE IN USD:

OPTION
Hotel grade
Basic
3 star
Deluxe
4 star
Luxury
5 star
Group tour 290 390 550
Private tour 390 490 660

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.

OR: Quick inquiry of this tour