9 Days in Northern Vietnam

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9 days



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What's Included?

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


Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Sapa

Start and end in Hanoi! With the Explorer tour 9 Days in Northern Vietnam, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 3 other destinations in Vietnam. 9 Days in Northern Vietnam includes accommodationin a hoteland hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Hanoi city arrival – Hotel check in (Meal: No)

Welcome to Hanoi city. Driver is waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to the hotel in the center. Check in the hotel and free time to take your first step exploring the city. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi. Please Note: Hotel check-in time: 13:00
Day 2

Day 2: Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu ancient capital – Tam Coc Rowing boat – Cycling 1 Day (Meal: B,L)

8:00 – 8:30: Driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel and depart the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour. Bus will stop on the half way to get the break time after 1 hour and half in the bus. At this moment, you can stretch your legs and take some photos of countryside. Keep heading to Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century under 2 Dynasties: Dinh and Le Empire. You will understand much more about Vietnam with King Dinh and King Le’s temple. Through this trip, you have the chance to find out about the history, culture, architecture, and development of Vietnam what is still maybe strange of you. Then, bus will transfer you to the local restaurant where you have the buffet Lunch with a lot of local food. And one of most special and famous in Ninh Binh is goat meat. After Lunch time, tour guide will help you understanding about Tam Coc before enjoy the rowing boat time on Ngo Dong river. Ngo Dong river meanders among the mountains and you will have the feeling that we are living in the most peaceful and beautiful place in the world. Boat takes you through the 3 caves ( Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba ). You see not only the “ Halong Bay on land”, but also you have the chance to meet the local farmers who is working in the rice field. Lovely time to understand more the local countryside’s life in Vietnam. After rowing boat time in Tam Coc, you are riding bicycle to the paddy field and through the local villages to discover the simple daily life of local people, you will have the awesome experience in the country. 16:00: Get back the bus and heading back to Hanoi. Saying goodbye the lovely point. 18:30: Arrive the hotel in Hanoi old quarter. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 3

Day 3: Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour (Meal: B,D)

Today, you have free time to visit Hanoi city until 6:00 PM, Your tour guide picks you up from hotel to our meeting point. Star the journey discovering the local foods in Hanoi like street Foodie. Walking through some old streets there, you will discover historical and culture tourist site, visit Heritage House to learn more about Traditional House of Ancient Hanoi. You have chance to enjoy “Bánh Cuốn” from famous local restaurant, “Bánh Cuốn” (steamed rice rolls) which is steamed and made from rice flour and filled with a savory ground pork and ear mushroom mixture. Then stop off at traditional space to try “Che” (sweet gruel)- a very special and famous sweet soup Hanoi old quarter. Then, keep walking to enjoy a bowl of Pho- taste of heaven that you could not be anywhere better than Hanoi. Spring roll is very meaningful dish for tourist; many restaurant and company organize cooking class. You will visit Local market to see people show all products, it is really interesting to learn about lifestyle and culture of local people. You will enjoy Bun Cha (Vermicelli with grill pork), an absolute highlight of authentic local culinary you must try as anyone’s the first visit of Hanoi. Then you will savor the real taste of Hanoian at a small corner of Hanoi by drinking a cup of “Bia Hoi”(Fresh beer). Finally, get the chance to enjoy a very special flavor of the Vietnamese-“Cafe Trung”( egg coffee). 9:00 pm: Turn back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 4

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise (Meal:B,L,D)

8:00 – 8:30 am: Meeting your tour guide at the hotel and depart for Halong bay trip. Short break-time on the haft way for relax before reaching Halong Bay. Vietnamese Lunch will be served after check in the cabin on cruise and cruising through the bay to the center. Exploring the beauty of Surprising cave – the most beautiful and biggest one in the bay. Leisurely time hiking and swimming on the beach of Titop island. Get back the boat for Sunset Party with fresh fruit & local glass wine. Dinner with delicious local dishes and free evening to feeling Halong Bay. Overnight on the cruise
Day 5

Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Meal:B,L)

You should wake up little early to enjoy the Sunrise in Halong Bay. After breakfast, doing Kayaking by your own to discovering Halong Bay. Learning how to make Vietnamese Spring-roll in Cooking Demonstration on the cruise. Lunch time while cruising back the harbor. Get on the bus back to Hanoi. 17:00: Arrive the hotel in Hanoi. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi city
Day 6

Day 6: Hanoi city Past & Present by your own – Water Puppet Show (Meal:B)

Today, you have the free time to visit Hanoi Old Quarter by your own. Exploring the local lives and culture, custom. Tasting several local foods. 17:00: Guide will take you to the Water Puppet Theatre for show and come back the hotel by your own. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7

Day 7: Hanoi – Sapa – Ylinh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village ( Meals: B, L, D )

12km trekking through the terrace fields to homestay. 06:30 – 07:00: Shuttle bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to sleeper bus. Heading to Sapa with short break-time on the half way. 12:30 pm: Our guide would love to welcome you to Sapa. Pick you up when you arrive Sapa and start enjoy Real Sapa Experience trip. From Sapa town, you have the chance trekking through the town to see the background of the daily life and architecture. Chill out the town, you will step on the terrace rice, corn and potato fields. Not only trekking to see the natural landscape, fresh air, but also host will love to share with you about their local culture, custom and habit. You will get the feeling that you are a member of her family, non-touristy. Trekking through the villages to see and understand much more the life of minority in Sapa. With the simple house, life and people, you get the light feeling and want to stay there for longer time. On trekking route, terrace by terrace fields will appear in front of you, with the lovely waterfall where you will have a nice time for relaxing, taking photo. Arrive guide’s house, her family will welcome you as a member back home for long time no see. You will prepare the dinner with her family if you like it. Pick the vegetable from the garden, cooking the local foods in the kitchen while sharing a lot of stories with each other. Evening time, it is the nicest time to experience the local family’s atmosphere. Sharing and learning their culture with the stories host is so happy to share with you. Overnight at guide’s house.
Day 8

Day 8: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Hanoi ( Meals: B, L )

You can wake up a little early to see how about host starting a new day. Cooking breakfast and join altogether. You have the options: + Trekking to see the further village and sceneries, through the Bamboo forest, terrace fields. +Or, you can tell your guide to go to their family’s fields to work, such as harvesting, or planting, or taking care their fields. Get back to Sapa town by shuttle bus. You still have the free time to visit local market in Sapa town, and discover Sapa town by your own before come back to Hanoi. 15:30: Get on the sleeper bus and come back Hanoi city. 21:30: Arrive Hanoi. Shuttle bus will transfer you back to your hotel/stay in Hanoi Old Quarter. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 9

Day 9: Hanoi Departure (Meal: B)

Today, you have free time to relax, shopping the souvenir for your family, until driver transfers you to Hanoi airport for your flight out. Trip ends. Please let us know if you want to extend your trip Please note: If you are Solo traveller booking for Share room, you will stay at Share Dorm Room during the vacation.

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Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 895 USD 495 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 1095 USD 695 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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