Northern Vietnam Highlights 6 Days
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Northern Vietnam Highlights 6 Days

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa

Overview

The trip opens the chance for travelers to visit the major beauty of North Vietnam namely the thousand-year-old capital city Hanoi, Sapa mountainous area and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay.

Hightlights

  • Soak up the elegant & charming Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Stay overnight in a traditional junk while cruising through the magnificent Halong Bay
  • Spoil your eyes with the spectacular valley & rice terrace in Sapa from the above, trekking is a must-do

Itinerary

Please check the full itinerary and photograph of this Northen Vietnam Highlights tour for your reference. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Welcome to Vietnam! You will be greeted by our tour guide upon arrival in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, which celebrated its 1000 year anniversary in 2010. With its emphasis on the arts and learning, local law stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple and in harmony with nature.
Check in your hotel then you’ll have a restful overnight in Hanoi.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: NA

hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI - HALONG BAY

After breakfast, you will leave Hanoi for Halong Bay in about 3.5-hour drive and board a boat, enjoying lunch while cruise through the bay. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you will enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner onshore. Afterward, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the night.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide on board
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Halong Bay in December
December is the wonderful time for travelers to visit Halong Bay as you can have chance to join themed parties and GALA dinners on board for Christmas and New Year's Eve

DAY 3: HALONG BAY - HANOI - NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA

Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves, fresh air, and breeze to welcoming the new day. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock. The boat arrives at the harbor by 11.30am and your driver is waiting to take you back to Hanoi for dinner before heading to Lao Cai – Sapa by night train. Overnight is on the train.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide on board
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Halong bay

DAY 4: SAPA - LAO CHAI - TA VAN

Arrive at Lao Cai train station at around 6am. Pick up and transfer to hotel in Sapa (1 hour drive). Once in Sapa, have breakfast. Then you will explore Sapa daily wet market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa valley, travel though the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. Amazing view from the walk with a lot of local hill tribes people on the way make your experiences here. Lunch is along the way at a local restaurant. Back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you back to Sapa town. Rest of the day is free time at your leisure. Overnight in Sapa.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

sapa

DAY 5: SAPA - MA TRA - TA PHIN - NIGHT TRAIN TO HANOI

After having breakfast at your hotel, have free time to explore the Sapa town. At noon, check out your hotel then take a car ride 5 km to the North East of Sapa. From here, take off car to visit Matra village of the H’mong people. After this village, do a trek through the mountain and reach Ta Phin village – a handy craft traditional village of 2 different minorities: the Red Dzao and the Black H’mong. The Ta Phin village is surrounded by mountains and the landscapes are beautiful. Back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
*If today is Tuesday, Thursday, Sat or Sunday, we will recommend visiting some of the most beautiful markets in North West Vietnam

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Dzay-people-sapa-vietnam

DAY 6: HANOI HALF DAY CITY - DEPARTURE

Our tour guide picks you up from the station then having breakfast. After that, the half-day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. (Note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closes on every Monday and Friday. Remember to wear clothes that’s over your knee and covers your shoulder when visiting Ho Chi Minh complex or the pagoda). You also have a chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature, that dates back to the 11th century; learn about Buddhist practices in a serene lakeside pagoda.
The next spot is the Vietnamese Women’s Museum where you can learn and understand the traditional culture, marriage customs, childbirth and family life, traditional women’s clothing and the role of women in the defense of the nation.
After the tour, get to the airport for your flight home. End of service.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast

hanoi - temple of literature

Pricing

 

Category Price valid from Jan 1st – Dec 31th, 2020 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people

Single

Supplement

Superior $546 $477 $423 $392 $160
Deluxe $635 $566 $511 $481 $248
Luxury $729 $660 $606 $575 $343

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Cities Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe  Luxury
Hanoi Essence Palace
Deluxe Window Room
The Lapis Hotel 
Deluxe Room
Oriental Jade Hotel
Oriental Emerald Room
Halong Garden Bay Cruise
Deluxe
Paloma Cruise
Deluxe
Indochine Cruise
Junior Suite
Sapa Sapa Vista Hotel
Superior Room
Aira Boutique Hotel & Spa
Deluxe Window Room
Silk Path Grand Sapa Resort
Classic Room

Include & Exclude

Trip Inclusive:

  • Accommodations as indicated with daily breakfast
  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Bottle of water and cold towel daily on the private van
  • Regional and experienced English speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees
  • 2 days 1 night trip in Ha Long Bay

Trip Exclusive:

  • Travel insurances
  • Drink and meals not mentioned in Inclusive column
  • Personal tipping and gratuities
  • International flight ticket
  • Vietnam Visa
  • Others not mentioned above

Note:

  • Check-in time: 02.00pm – Check-out time: 12.00pm

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