Discover North Vietnam

Start price: $0 /person    |    Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights    |    Tour code: AV-MST-01
Destination: Hanoi- Sapa- Ha Long- Hanoi
Transport: AC vehicles, sharing train cabin
Start: Hanoi
Finish: Hanoi
Accommodation: 6 nights in 4 stars hotel and 1 night on Deluxe boat ((Junk boat: private cabin)
Meals: Breakfast: 7; Lunch: 6; Dinner: 2
Type: Small group tour, monthly schedule tour, Set departure date tour
Physical Rate: Moderate
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Our 8 days Discover North Vietnam tour will introduce you the highlights of Northern Vietnam. Explore Hanoi of its Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ancient Quarter, discover Vietnam’s colourful ethnic minority tribes and the spectacular scenery of the north in Sapa, cruise around the limestone karsts of picturesque Halong Bay.

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival Ha Noi (D)
Day 2: Ha Noi city tour (B,L)
Day 3: Hanoi- Sapa- tribal village (B,L)
Day 4: Sapa tribal village  (B,L)
Day 5: Sapa- Hanoi (B,L)
Day 6: Hanoi- Ha Long Bay (B,L,D)
Day 7: Halongbay- Hanoi (B,L)
Day 8: Departure (B)

Detail Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Ha Noi (D)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred directly to your hotel
(Please note your flight into Hanoi should arrive no later than 12.00).

04.00 PM: Meeting of all your group members and a brief 1 hour tour by our local CYCLO around the Old Quarter Streets will give you the opportunity to gain insights of local and busy life and we finish the tour by enjoying a Water puppet show. Welcomed dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Ha Noi city tour  (B,L)
As the capital of Vietnam for a thousand years, Hanoi is considered one of the main cultural center of Vietnam, where most Vietnamese dynasties have left their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still remains many interesting cultural and historic monuments.
8.00 AM: Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel to visit Ho Chi Minh’s Complex with Mausoleum, Museum, President Ho Chi Minh Stilt’s house – Where Uncle Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969.
09.30 AM: The next stop is One Pillar Pagoda – a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and tower built in the middle of square lake. Then continue to visit the Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam’s first University and the place dedicating to Confucian.
12.15 AM: We will have lunch at a local restaurant.
1.00 PM:  Visiting Ethnology Museum* - is both a research center and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. Then visit the peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem (Restored Sword Lake) with its sacred Ngoc Son Temple. Goes back to your hotel. Free time. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi- Sapa- tribal village (B,L)
7.30 am : Car and Guides pick you up at hotel and depart to LaoCai, on the highway running from Noi Bai - Lao Cai 245Km with less than 5 hours. 
You have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the both sides of this road. 
12:00 : Arrival Sapa, Enjoy  lunch at local restaurant then proceed to visit. 
13:00 pm: Car will take visitors started walking journey  about 4hours to visit Lao Chai - Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai, 
explore the life of ethnic minorities, admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. 
Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved images  big-small rocks, unique patterns of the ancients; admire the Bridge which made by clouds, cross the Muong Hoa stream poetic. Get back to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa 
(soft trekking -5 hours trekking )
Day 4: Sapa- tribal village (B,L)
After breakfast at hotel.

9:00 am: you start the trip on foot to explore the Cat Cat –Sin Chai village of ethnic Hmong - discovered by the French and choose resort here  in the early twentieth century.
Coming to Cat Cat Village, visitors will be visiting hydropower station, waterfall of the Cat Cat village and learned about the culture,  customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, touching carved silver, forged agricultural tools, to drag his wife... 
12:00: Pick up from Cat Cat village back to sapa town. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant then you have free to visit Sapa town for shopping souvenirs and over nights in sapa
( soft trekking -3 hours trekking )

Day 5: Sapa- Hanoi- Free leisure time (B)

After the breakfast at  hotel, Driver and guide takes you back to Hanoi. Today, you will have free time to explore Hanoi by yourself. Overnight in Hanoi.


Day 6: Hanoi- Ha Long Bay- Overnight on boat (B,L,D)

8.30 AM: After breakfast at the hotel, we shall pick you up and transfer to Halong Bay, which will take about 3 hours to
arrive in Halong bay. A traditional junk will be waiting for you at the harbor, after check-in onto the boat, you will have a seafood feast lunch while cruising around Halong bay and soak in the atmosphere of this world heritage site. Halong bay is a breathtaking secluded bay with over 3,000 limestone islands rising from the clear emerald waters of the Bac Bo gulf. It is one of the most magnificent scenic regions in Vietnam and has been referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. The area of about 1500sq km is dotted with innumerable beaches and grottoes, created over thousands of year by the waves and wind. During your Halong Bay cruise you'll visit one of the largest ‘hidden’ caves in the area. The bay view from the cave entrance will give you a great impression of how unique this area is. Later in the afternoon you can go swimming in the clear azure blue waters. Of course, you can also simply enjoy the view from the deck or help the cook catch dinner. Fishing enthusiasts can try their luck with a traditional rod and tackle. You can also get out on the water and have a look around on your own. For a small fee, you can paddle out to the islands in one of several kayaks out on deck.  We will continue our excursion around this stunning bay until the sun comes down. Overnight on boat.

Day 7:  Ha Long Bay- Hanoi (B,L)
Early wake-up for a breakfast with stunning scenery, you’ll continue sailing past fascinating rock formations for a while. An early lunch will be served on board while the cruise goes back to Halong City for disembarking at noon time.  You’ll arrive back in Hanoi mid afternoon. Hanoi at leisure. Dinner by your own account. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8: Departure (B)
Free leisure time until to transfer airport for your flight to your home. The end of services.

Caption : B = Breakfast ; L = Lunch ; D = Dinner

Unique experience
  • Explore charming Hanoi with its fading colonial architecture and national monuments
  • Cyclo ride around 36 known streets of Hanoi and gain insights of local and busy life
  • Explore dramatic scenery, experience rural life, rice terraces and colourful hill tribes in Sapa
  • Experience breathtaking mountain views and meet friendly locals along the way
  • Memorable walk into the fascinating lives of the ethnic minority villagers
  • Swimming in the crystal clear waters, kayaking between the magical archipelago bays and relaxing on a white sand beach in Ha Long Bay
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