Departure Date



7 days



Maximum Seats


What's Included?

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


Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Sapa

Commence and conclude your journey in Hanoi! Embark on the Seven Days Discover Real Charm North Vietnam Explorer tour, a 7-day package guiding you through Hanoi and three other captivating destinations in Vietnam. This tour encompasses accommodation in hotels and hostels, an expert guide, meals, transportation, and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Airport pick up – Check in hotel ( Meals: No )

Upon receiving details of your flight, our chauffeur is eager to welcome you at Noi Bai Airport and escort you to the hotel situated in the captivating Hanoi Old Quarter – the heart of Vietnam's capital. Enjoy a refreshing welcome drink upon your arrival at the hotel and complete the check-in process for your room. The remainder of the day is yours to explore Hanoi at your leisure. Hotel check-in time: 14:00 Spend the night at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi - Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu ancient capital – Tam Coc – “ Halong bay on land “ – Cycling time 1 Day ( Meals: B, Buffet Lunch )

8:00 – 8:30: Your driver and tour guide will rendezvous at your hotel to commence the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour. The bus will make a pit stop halfway to provide a break after an hour and a half on the road. Utilize this time to stretch your legs and capture scenic shots of the countryside. Continue the journey to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam during the 10th century, ruled by two dynasties: Dinh and Le Empires. Gain insightful knowledge about Vietnam's history, culture, architecture, and development through visits to King Dinh and King Le’s temples. Next, the bus will transport you to a local restaurant for a buffet lunch featuring a variety of delectable local dishes, with goat meat being one of the specialties in Ninh Binh. After lunch, your tour guide will provide insights into Tam Coc before embarking on a rowing boat adventure on Ngo Dong River. As the river winds its way among the mountains, you'll feel as though you are in the most serene and beautiful place in the world. The boat will navigate through three caves (Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba), offering you the opportunity to witness the "Halong Bay on land" and encounter local farmers working in the rice fields. This is a delightful way to gain a deeper understanding of the local countryside life in Vietnam. Following the boat excursion in Tam Coc, hop on a bicycle to explore the paddy fields and traverse through local villages, immersing yourself in the simple daily lives of the local people. 16:00: Return to the bus and commence the journey back to Hanoi, bidding farewell to the enchanting destination. 18:30: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi's Old Quarter. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise ( Meals: B, L, D )

08:00 – 08:30: Your tour guide and driver will collect you from your hotel or accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter, and together, you'll journey to Halong Bay. Take a brief break halfway to allow for relaxation and stretching. 12:30: Arrive at Halong tourist harbor. Board the cruise and check into your cabin. While cruising toward the heart of Halong Bay, lunch will be served. As you traverse the route amidst breathtaking seascapes, marvel at the beauty of the bay adorned with thousands of limestone islands. 15:00: Explore Surprising Cave, the largest and most stunning cave in Halong Bay. Take a leisurely stroll through the cavern and capture beautiful photos of the cave's interior. After immersing yourself in the beauty of Surprising Cave, a small tender will transport you to Titop Island. Here, you can fall in love with the natural beach and embark on a hike to the summit, which involves climbing over 400 steps. From the top, you'll have panoramic views of the entire bay and numerous breathtaking scenes. 17:00: Return to the cruise and indulge in the Sunset Party featuring fresh fruit and Vietnamese red wine. This is a delightful opportunity to toast with fellow travelers and relish the sunset over the bay. 19:00: Dinner will be served. Enjoy the tranquil and fresh evening on the cruise with activities like squid fishing, card games, or karaoke set against the backdrop of the majestic mountains. Overnight on the cruise.
Day 4

Day 4: Halong bay – Kayaking - Hanoi

You can rise early to relish the fresh air in the bay and welcome a new day. 7:00: Savor breakfast accompanied by tea and coffee. 8:00: Embark on a kayaking adventure to explore secluded corners of the bay. Paddle on your own and witness a different perspective of Halong Bay from your kayak. 9:00: Return to the cruise to unwind and check out of your cabin. Commence the journey back to Halong harbor, taking a different route than the first day, revealing even more stunning seascapes. 10:00: The chef on the cruise will demonstrate how to prepare one of Vietnam's most delicious traditional dishes during a Cooking Demonstration. Seize the opportunity to craft your own Spring Roll. 10:30: Enjoy a delightful brunch while cruising through the bay. 12:00: Bid farewell to the boat crew and disembark at the harbor. 12:30: Your driver will pick you up and transport you back to your hotel or accommodation in Hanoi city. Take a brief break midway before reaching Hanoi city. 17:00: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi – Sapa – Ylinh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village ( Meals: B, L, D )

Embark on a 12km trek through the terraced fields to the homestay. 06:30 – 07:00: Our shuttle bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel, transferring you to the sleeper bus. Upon arrival in Sapa, our guide warmly welcomes you, commencing the Real Sapa Experience journey. Starting from Sapa town, enjoy a trek through the town to witness the daily life and unique architecture. As you explore the town, traverse the terraced rice, corn, and potato fields. This trek not only unveils the natural landscape and fresh air but also provides insights into the local culture, customs, and habits. Experience a non-touristy atmosphere, feeling like a member of the local family. Trek through villages to gain a deeper understanding of the lives of minorities in Sapa. Witness simple houses, lifestyles, and the warmth of the people, leaving you with a desire to stay longer. On the trekking route, encounter terrace after terrace of fields, along with a lovely waterfall, providing an ideal spot for relaxation and photography. Upon reaching the guide's house, her family extends a warm welcome, treating you like a long-lost family member. If you wish, participate in preparing dinner with the family. Gather vegetables from the garden and cook local foods in the kitchen while sharing stories. Evening brings the most delightful time to experience the local family's atmosphere. Engage in cultural exchange, listening to the host's stories with joy. Overnight at the guide's house.
Day 6

Day 6: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )

Embark on a 6km trek through the local village and terraced fields. Feel free to wake up early to observe how the host begins the day, preparing breakfast, and joining everyone for a meal. You have the following options: Engage in trekking to explore more distant villages and landscapes, passing through the Bamboo forest and terraced fields. Alternatively, inform your guide if you'd like to work in their family's fields, participating in activities such as harvesting, planting, or caring for the fields. Return to Sapa town via shuttle bus. Enjoy some free time to explore the local market in Sapa town and discover the town on your own before returning to Hanoi. 15:30: Board the sleeper bus for the return journey to Hanoi. 21:30: Arrive in Hanoi. The shuttle bus will transfer you back to your hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter. Overnight at a hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi free time – Airport transfer – Flight out ( Meals: B )

Today, you have a free day to independently explore the city of Hanoi. Take your time to discover unfamiliar aspects, from houses and streets to local life and traditional foods. Enjoy leisurely shopping for souvenirs until the scheduled transfer time when the driver will pick you up to transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your departure. The trip concludes. Note: Solo travelers opting for a shared room will stay in a shared dorm room at a hostel during the vacation. This is a group joining tour, and each trip during your vacation may involve a different group. Who should participate? - This tour is suitable for everyone, including children. Price structure: - The quoted price is based on a per-person basis. This is a 3-star package; please let us know if you wish to upgrade to a 4 or 5-star package!

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Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 699USD 299 USD 3star
Deluxe 899 USD 499 USD 4star

* all nights hotel accommodation.
* Meals as mentioned in the program..
* 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
  • 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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