8 Day Exploring Vietnam From North to South

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8 days



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What's Included?

All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour


Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Hoa Lu, Sapa, Halong Bay

Start and end in Hanoi! With the In-depth Cultural tour 8 Day Exploring Vietnam From North to South, you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 4 other destinations in Vietnam. 8 Day Exploring Vietnam From North to South includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi

Welcome Dinner Activities: Arrive in Hanoi and free. Depending on your Fight on Arrival. LVP Travel will support and give you the best suggestions for the time left, Hanoi City haft of day or Full city hanoi tour will be on available Itinerary: You will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to downtown. Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks - the capital of Vietnam. The rest of day is yours. Check in hotel and then enjoy a welcome dinner with traditional local food. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi

Hanoi City Tour Activities: Visiting the Ho Chi Minh Complex with the President's Mausoleum (except Monday and Friday), the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda before reaching the Temple of Literature, the Saint Joseph Cathedral and Hoan Kiem Lake. Itinerary: Today we will explore the most valuable parts in Hanoi which stores history, culture and architecture of Vietnam. The first destination is the Ho Chi Minh Complex with the President's Mausoleum (except Monday and Friday), the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. Then, we will head to the Temple of Literature which is known as the first university of Vietnam, built in 1070 under the Ly dynasty to dedicate to Confucius and later is teacher Chu Van An and thousands of doctoral laureates in the Mac and Le dynasties. In the afternoon, having lunch at local restaurant. Next we will enjoy the Water Puppet Show before walking to the Saint Joseph Cathedral, a church built in 1886.
Day 3

Day 3: Ninh Binh City

Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - : Arrive in Hoa Lu, visit Tam Coc grottoes, before heading back to Hanoi and move to Sapa by train Itinerary: Arrive in Hoa Lu - Tam Coc in Ninh Binh province, takes 3 hours from Hanoi. In Tam Coc, we will row the sampan to go along the river called Ngo Dong leading to the Tam Coc grottoes, you will see a range of green hills with rice fields at the base. The fields along with the Ngo Dong river change follow the season grain; before the harvest season, the color of the field is green but in harvesting it turns yellow. Say goodbye to Tam Coc, we will head to Hoa Lu, the capital of the Dinh and Early Le dynasties. Inside the place, we will see the Dinh - Le sanctuary, statues of the Emperors and many others historical relics. Then we head back to Hanoi. Private car and guide will pick you up again and transfer you to Hanoi train station to catch night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.
Day 4

Day 4: Sapa - Lao Cai

Lao Cai - Sapa Activities: Arrive in Lao Cai, explore Sapa and visit the villages of Cat Cat before meeting and chatting with other minorities and understand more about their culture. Itinerary: Take the first step in Lao Cai and then transfer to Sapa; we will feel the cold and strange beauty of this place where varying minorities are living in. Having breakfast at local restaurant with Vietnamese noodles before visiting a the local market. There, your shopping desires will be satisfied because this place is a collection of varying types of goods such as traditional clothes, bracers with sophisticated decorations, crafts... and you can meet local minorities here to know more about their daily life and tradition. We will move to the villages of Cat Cat and meet the H'Mong tribe minority people. You can explore other areas and meet other minorities by walking down the valley below Sapa. Having the lunch and check-in your hotel at noon. Relax and explore Sapa for the rest of the time. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 5

Day 5: Sapa Trekking

Sapa trekking - Night train back to Hanoi Activities: Explore the surroundings of Sapa: Lao Chai, Ta Van villages before train back to Hanoi. Itinerary: Today we will further explore Sapa areas by visiting the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van. Lao Chai village is a peaceful place where you can meet the Black H'Mong minority people and know about their tradition and custom. Near Lao Chai village is Ta Van village, home to Giay minority. Here, beside meeting and chatting with the local, you can see huge terraced fields and wooden bridges which may scare you when walking on.
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi-Halong

Arrive in Hanoi in early morning. You will check in a mini hotel nearby train station by yourself for rest and breakfast. Around 8.00AM, our driver will come to pick you up and start for Halong Bay. On the way you will have a short break about 25 minutes. Arrive Halong around 12:00 noon, getting on deluxe junk and enjoy a welcome drink with lunch of savoury local sea food. Start cruising around the bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Lion, Tea Pot, Toad, Dau Nguoi (Human Head) islets, then the boat stop at Titop island, you will have 1 hour for visiting, climbing and swimming. There will be plenty of time for swimming and sunbathing (If weather permitted) after the boat anchors at a clean calm sea. Enjoy a wonderful sunset dinner in our beautiful restaurant before retiring to the comfort of your cabin. Overnight on boat.
Day 7

Day 7: Halong Bay- Hanoi

Halong Bay - Hanoi Activities: Tai Chi on Sundeck, Surprise Cave Itinerary: In the morning, start your day with Tai Chi on the sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served. Then the boat cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc. Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot). Buffet brunch is served on board. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor. Back to Halong City at noon. Transfer you back to Hanoi City. End of services.
Day 8

Day 8: Hanoi

Hanoi Departure Activities: N/A Free day shopping and ready on your return Flight

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Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 1466 USD 1066 USD 3-star
Deluxe/Superior 1666 USD 1266 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with TUI an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .


* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Breakfast daily & All lunches & Dinners.
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips   and
Halong Bay.
* 2 domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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