North of Viet Nam Highlight 7 days 6 nights

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

7 days

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Maximum Seats

6

What's Included?

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

Summary

Hanoi, Sapa, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay

Commence and conclude your journey in Hanoi! Embark on the North of Vietnam Highlight 7 days 6 nights, a comprehensive 7-day tour that navigates you through Hanoi, Vietnam, and three other captivating destinations. This tour package encompasses accommodation in well-selected hotels, the expertise of a knowledgeable guide, delectable meals, seamless transportation, and more.

 

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (No Meal)

Arrive in Hanoi! Our team will warmly greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Upon completing the check-in process, the remainder of the day is at your leisure. Hanoi, a vibrant and lively city, serves as one of the nation's historic centers, the economic hub, and a torchbearer of cultural heritage. Within the bustling cityscape, you'll discover the enduring traditions and charm of an ancient culture.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat – Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Between 6:30 and 7:00 AM, our dedicated driver and knowledgeable tour guide will be at your hotel in Hanoi to commence our journey to Sapa. By 10:00 AM, we'll embark on a scenic route to Lao Cai City, with a pleasant break along the way to Sapa. Upon reaching Sapa by 1:00 PM, you'll be greeted by the vibrant traditional attire of the H'mong, Dzao, and Tay ethnic groups. Welcome drinks and a briefing on the itinerary will be provided, followed by a delicious lunch featuring local Vietnamese dishes before checking into the hotel. Starting at 2:30 PM, we'll begin a downhill trek to Cat Cat village, nestled at the base of Muong Hoa Valley. Revel in the breathtaking views of the valley, with the majestic Fansipan, Vietnam and Indochina's highest peak, as your backdrop. Upon arrival in Cat Cat, explore traditional stilt houses of the Black H'mong, witnessing activities like weaving, embroidery, and cloth drying. Continue the journey to marvel at the scenic Cat Cat Waterfall, offering an ideal setting for captivating photographs. By 5:00 PM, return to Sapa town for a delightful dinner. The evening is yours to explore Sapa Market and the town's charm. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3

Day 3: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)

At 8:00 AM, relish a hearty breakfast provided at your hotel. Commencing at 9:00 AM, embark on a trek from Sapa, venturing into another segment of Muong Hoa Valley that unfolds captivating landscapes of the mountainous terrain. Traverse Y Linh Ho, the village of the Black H'mong, and continue the expedition through verdant rice terraces to explore Lao Chai village, immersing yourself in the daily life and traditional culture of the Black H'mong. By 11:30 AM, reach Ta Van village, inhabited by the Tay minority, characterized by a profound influence from Chinese culture. Take a bus journey back to Sapa around 2:30 PM, allowing for some leisure time in Sapa to refresh. At 3:15 PM, board a bus for your return journey to Hanoi. By 9:15 PM, you'll arrive back in Hanoi, concluding the tour.
Day 4

Day 4: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Bai Dinh pagoda and Trang An eco complex (meals:B/ L)

Between 7:15 AM and 8:30 AM, our tour guide and driver will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi city, commencing the journey to Ninh Binh province (120 Kms) to embark on the Trang An - Bai Dinh Pagoda tour. By 10:30 AM, you will reach Bai Dinh Pagoda, a significant Buddhist sanctuary boasting 500 La Han statues and the largest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam, standing at 10 meters in height and weighing 100 tons. Delight in a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, featuring special dishes such as goat meat with elderberry and pork storage vessel. At 1:00 PM, proceed to explore the Trang An tourist attraction, partake in a boat excursion to traverse cave complexes like Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, and Nau Ruou, experiencing the mystery and wilderness while witnessing the scenic beauty reminiscent of Halong Bay on the land of Ninh Binh. By 4:00 PM, return to Hanoi in a comfortable car. At 6:00 PM, arrive back at your hotel in Hanoi, concluding the day. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Between 7:45 AM and 8:15 AM, we will pick you up from your hotel (Note: this time applies to those who have booked our shuttle bus service). At 10:00 AM, take a short break at a stopover in Hai Duong Province. From 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM, embark on Lavender Cruise, where you'll receive a brief cruise overview and enjoy a welcome drink. Proceed to check into your cabin. Starting at 1:15 PM, relish a delightful lunch featuring regional fresh seafood. Cruise through the stunning waters, passing by Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock Islet, Stone Dog, and other captivating landmarks. Lavender Cruise will guide you through the most enchanting route, a path less traveled by other cruises. Between 3:00 PM and 4:30 PM: Engage in kayaking amidst the breathtaking landscape with limestone mountains in Luon Cave. Visit Titop Island for swimming or relaxation on the sun-deck, enjoying fantastic views of the bay. Return to Lavender Cruises and partake in the sunset party. Cruise by Soi Sim Beach, "Rang Dua" Island, heading to the sleeping area near the Surprising Cave. Join our Cooking Class in the restaurant, where you'll learn to make fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce. At 7:30 PM, beneath the magnificent night sky, savor our set-menu dinner featuring a variety of Vietnamese and Asian dishes. Evening activities: Participate in squid fishing on the boat with our crews. Enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef, indulge in playing cards, karaoke, or simply relax with our happy-hour drinks at the bar. Overnight on Lavender Cruises.
Day 6

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)

At 6:15 AM, partake in morning exercises on the Sun-deck. At 7:15 AM, relish a breakfast featuring coffee, tea, and bakeries served on board. By 8:00 AM, explore the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot), a discovery made by the French in 1901. Opened to tourists since 1936, it has become a must-see attraction and a symbol of Halong's geological significance. Around 9:30 AM, it's check-out time. Relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant, taking in the breathtaking scenery of the bay. At 10:15 AM, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier. By 12:00 PM, complete the cruise check-out. Our car will be ready to pick you up and drive you back to Hanoi. Between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM, arrive in Hanoi, marking the end of the trip!
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi Departure (Breakfast)

Indulge in breakfast at the hotel, and then take the remainder of your time in Hanoi at your leisure until your flight departs. Please note that hotel check-out time is at 12:00 PM. Wishing you a safe and pleasant journey back home!

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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 790 USD 390 USD 3star
Deluxe 990 USD 590 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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