Essential North Vietnam Tour

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Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights
Start Date: On Request
Start from/Finish: Hanoi/Hanoi
Destinations: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong bay
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North Vietnam is home to the country’s most beautiful landscapes: dragon-inspired limestone cliffs towering over the blue-green waters and caves of Halong Bay.

Trip Summary

  • Day 1 in Hanoi (Accommodation: TRAIN - 1 Night)
  • Day 2 - 3 in Sapa (Accommodation: HOTEL - 1 Night; TRAIN - 1 Night)
  • Day 4 in Hanoi (Accommodation: HOTEL - 1 Night)
  • Day 5 in Halong bay (Accommodation: HOTEL - 1 Night)
  • Day 6 in Hanoi

Upon you arrival in Noi Bai International Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi for check in and relax. Free for shopping around Hanoi Old Quarter.

20h00: Relax until our guide pick up and transfer to railway for take the night train depart to Lao cai. Overnight on train.

Upon arrival in Lao Cai (at: 06:00), transferred to Sapa by car. Have breakfast. Relax. Your guide will meet you at hotel for short trek to Catcat village, the village of H'mong tribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H'mong village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, the Cat Cat waterfall will be visible. A "White curtain" cascade appears, surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather…

Overnight in hotel in Sapa Town.

After breakfast, drive takes you to Tram Ton Pass at the height of 2047 meters above sea level (the highest pass in Vietnam) where great views are offered of the surrounding mountains and lush forests of the Hoang Lien National Park. From there you will trek 30 minutes through forest. Along the way you have many chances to see wild flowers. Trekking along the stream you will arrival the Love Waterfall. It is the best place for relax in Sa Pa then return Tram Ton and drive back to Sa Pa. Then transfer to station for overnight train back Hanoi after have dinner in restaurant. Overnight on train.

We will arrival in Hanoi in early morning around 5.30AM. Our guide and car will pick up and transfer to hotel for relax. 08.00 AM: Our guide pick up at hotel.

After 2 hours driving through some Viet villages we catch Ben En belong to Yen Vi village. Get on the small boat for an hour rowing on the River of Yen, we relax and breath fresh air while the boat go through extremely wonderful sites. We can see the many shapes of lime stone mountains rise up from rice field. Arrive in Thien Tru wharf; we commence our walk up to Thien Tru Pagoda (Heaven’s Kitchen) where you can see the main statue of Lady Buddha. It will be very interesting if you like trekking as we will trek up and down the lime stone path, and catch the cave in the end of the trek. Back to the restaurant near Thien Tru Pagoda, we enjoy the local food. Then the boat will take us back to the car and we arrive in Hanoi at around 06:00PM. Overnight in Hanoi.

Our driver and tour guide will meet and pick up at your hotel at 8:00 AM and transfer 170 km (3.5 hours) from Hanoi through the heart of the Red River Delta where you'll see many farmers tilling their green fields to Ha Long city. Upon arrival, we board our private boat for 4 hours cruise on the pristine emerald water of Ha Long Bay. The cruise brings us through many green limestone islands to some beautiful caves like as Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island….

We will stop is Thien Cung cave and Dau Go cave located on a remote island in the bay. As the name suggests, thoes cave adorned with fantastic stalactites and stalagmites. Colored lights transform the scene into a fairytale palace.

Cruise back to Halong City, board our transport at 5:00 to 5:30 PM and return for Hanoi.

We will stop at a ceramics village in the middle on our way where artisans create superb ceramic vases and other masterpieces in their kilns and have the opportunity to purchase many of their products at a fraction of the price that you could expect to pay outside of Vietnam. Arriving at about 8.00 PM, we drop you off at your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

After have breakfast, check out the hotel then our guide will takes you to selected highlights that this beautiful and charismatic city has to offer. Various selected highlights include the Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc, West lake. Lunch will be served at one of Hanoi's finest restaurants to end a day of sightseeing of Hanoi’s most prized assets.

After have lunch in loacal resrtaurant, you will be transferred to airport for your departure flight.

Note: B - breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner

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Price Inclusion
  • Double at hotels in places as indicated in program
  • Meals as indicated in program
  • Transportation at places as indicated in program
  • All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places
  • Boat trip at places
Price Exclusion
  • Other meals and drinks/ personal expenses
  • International air fares/ airport taxes
  • Stamping fee for visa at the airport
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