Best of Northern Vietnam

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

7 days

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Maximum Seats

5

What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa

Commencing and concluding in Hanoi! Embark on the Best of Northern Vietnam, a 7-day tour that guides you through the enchanting destinations of Hanoi, Vietnam, and two additional captivating locations within the country. This tour package encompasses accommodations in a hotel, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, insurance coverage, meals, transportation, and various other inclusions for an enriching experience.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival( Meals: No)

Upon your arrival at the airport or train station, our team will arrange a pickup to transport you to your hotel. Following this, you'll have the opportunity to explore the attractions of Hanoi at your own pace. Consider arriving early to marvel at the sights, such as the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake or take a leisurely stroll along the shaded pathways. For a dose of history, visit the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, find tranquility at the Temple of Literature, or indulge your artistic side at the Fine Arts Museum. Enhance your experience with one of our guided tours, including the Hanoi Private City Tour, Lovers Foodie Private Tour, or the captivating My Village Show Hanoi. Feel free to reach out to us if you wish to partake in any of these tours. Additionally, there are optional activities available (not included in the package): Hanoi Foodie Tour (Special local food tour and Old Quarter Sightseeing | priced at only 26 USD) My Village Show (Vietnamese Bamboo Circus with live traditional music | starting from 29 USD) Night 1: Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong – Halong Cruise (B,L,D)

Indulge in a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Between 7:45 and 8:15, our team will pick you up from your hotel. Around 10:00, take a brief break during the stopover in Hai Duong Province. Embark on the Lavender Cruise at 12:30, where you'll receive a short cruise briefing and a warm welcome drink. Complete the check-in process for your cabin. At 13:15, relish a lunch featuring a selection of fresh regional seafood as you cruise through the stunning waters, passing iconic landmarks such as Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock Islet, and Stone Dog. Lavender Cruise will guide you on an exploration of Ha Long Bay along an exceptional route that only a few cruises venture. From 15:00 to 16:30, engage in kayaking amidst the breathtaking scenery of limestone mountains or take a refreshing swim. Alternatively, relax on the sun-deck to relish the fantastic views of Hoa Cuong floating fishing village. Participate in our Cooking Class on the floating house, where you can learn the art of crafting fresh/fried spring rolls and mixing fish sauce. Sail past Soi Sim Beach and "Rang Dua" Island to reach the sleeping area near the Surprising Cave. Enjoy a sunset party and unwind on the sun-deck while taking in the spectacular views. At 19:30, under the enchanting night sky, savor our set-menu dinner featuring a variety of Vietnamese and Asian dishes. Evening activities include squid fishing with our experienced crews on the boat. Alternatively, treat yourself to our happy-hour drinks at the bar. Night 2: Enjoy a restful overnight stay aboard the Halong cruise.
Day 3

Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (B,L)

06:15: Engage in morning exercises on the Sun-deck. 07:15: Partake in a delightful breakfast featuring coffee, tea, and fresh pastries served on board. 08:00: Explore the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot), initially discovered by the French in 1901. Open to tourists since 1936, it stands as a must-see attraction and symbolizes the geological significance of Halong. 09:30: It's check-out time. Relax either on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant, soaking in the captivating scenery of the bay. 10:15: Relish a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier. 12:00: Complete the cruise check-out. Our dedicated car will be at your service to pick you up and transport you back to Hanoi. 16:00 - 17:00: Arrival in Hanoi. This concludes your memorable trip! Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 4

Day 4: Hanoi - Sleeper Bus To Sapa- Cat Cat Village Trekking (B,L)

Begin your day with a satisfying breakfast at your hotel or opt for a convenient take-away breakfast. Between 6:30 and 7:00, your tour guide will pick you up at the hotel, and the journey to Lao Cai city will commence. Traveling on the new Noi Bai Highway, the journey is estimated to take approximately 5 - 6 hours. Around 13:00 - 13:30, upon arrival in Sapa town, relish a delicious lunch at a local restaurant or the hotel restaurant. Following that, embark on a trek from the hotel to Cat Cat village of the H'mong ethnic group. Named Cat Cat Village, this excursion provides the opportunity to visit a waterfall and the hydroelectric power station constructed during the French colonial era. Immerse yourself in the local culture, customs, and the unique traditions of the people, witnessing traditional crafts such as weaving, silver carving, and the creation of hand-forged agricultural tools. Note: The Lao Chai – Ta Van trekking route spans approximately 12km. Please inform us if you have any constraints regarding trekking for long distances. In the evening, you will have free time to explore the charming town of Sapa at your own pace. Overnight at the hotel in Sapa.
Day 5

Day 5: Lao Chai Ta Van Village Trekking - Bus Back To Hanoi (B,L)

Following breakfast, we depart from the hotel to commence our trekking adventure. After covering 4km on the main road, we descend into the valley, navigating small trails that wind through the terrace rice fields. Our journey takes us through Y Linh Ho hamlet, leading to the Black H'mong village known as Lao Chai (the Black H'mong ethnic group being one of the prominent minorities in Sapa). Subsequently, the trek continues along the Muong Hoa stream, traversing paddy fields until we reach Ta Van village. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit and gain insights into the culture of the "Zay" ethnic people. The traditional houses of the Zay people are constructed with wood and bamboo, featuring clay floors. A delightful picnic lunch awaits you at the village, allowing you to savor the breathtaking views of the surrounding paddy fields. At 15:00, we will arrange your transfer to the bus station for your journey back to Hanoi. Between 21:00 and 21:30, we will drop you off at your hotel, marking the conclusion of the trip. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi Free And Easy Day (B)

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, and then enjoy an entire day at leisure in Hanoi for relaxation, shopping, and personal exploration. Take a moment to admire your reflection in the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake and take a leisurely stroll along its shaded surroundings. Consider exploring notable attractions such as the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, the tranquil Temple of Literature, or indulging in the artistic displays at the city's Fine Arts Museum. Should you wish to enhance your experience with any of our daily tours, feel free to reach out and contact us. You will spend the night at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi Departure (B)

Commence your day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by leisure time to independently explore the charms of Hanoi city before our driver picks you up for your airport transfer. This marks the conclusion of your journey. Should you desire to extend your stay or explore additional destinations in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, or Thailand, please do not hesitate to reach out and contact us.

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 685 USD 285 USD 3star
Deluxe 885 USD 485 USD 4star
INCLUDES:

* All nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* All transfers and transport in
modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* Boat trips
* Domestic flights.
* Sightseeing as specified
* Expert Vietnamese local guides throughout.

EXCLUDES:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Entry permit 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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