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Basic Vietnam Northen: Hanoi, Halong bay, Sapa 6 days

Discover the treasures of Northern Vietnam. The trip includes all of highlights around Hanoi.

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Highlights

  • Return pick up transfer 2 ways
  • 1 Night in Hanoi’s hotel + 2 Nights in a train deluxe cabin
  • 2 Days 1 Night Explore Halong bay with deluxe cruise
  • Suttle bus round trip Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Sapa trekking 2 days 1 night

Description

Embrace Vietnam’s natural beauty from Sapa to the Sea. Begin in Sapa a charming mountain town rich with history and spectacular treks to unearth fascinating hill-tribe life. Then journey to the sea and cruise the jade green waters of Halong Bay in a traditional junk. Kayak to discover hidden lagoons, swim in the warm sea or relax on deck and soak up the views.

The package tour summary:

  • DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI
  • DAY 2: CITY TOUR HANOI – NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA
  • DAY 3: TREKKING SAPA: Cat Cat – Lao Chai
  • DAY 4: SAPA – HANOI
  • DAY 5: EXPLORE HALONG BAY
  • DAY 6: HALONG BAY – HANOI

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by Our guide, transferred to hotel in the city center, check in and relax. Overnight in Hanoi. You will enjoy your free time to explore Hanoi by yourself.

DAY 2: CITY TOUR HANOI – NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA

In the morning, we visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex with Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ba Dinh square, One Pillar pagoda and Temple of Literature.

After lunch, continue to visit the Museum of Ethnology. And then, you will visit Hoan Kiem Lake (Restore Sword Lake). The last place of the tour is taking a walk for a few minutes to visit the old quarter before taking an overnight train journey from Hanoi to the border town of Lao Cai and the gateway to Sapa.

DAY 3: TREKKING SAPA: Cat Cat – Lao Chai

This morning, meet your guide at your hotel and walk south of Sapa towards the busy village of Cat Cat. The valleys that surround the village of Y Linh Ho are some of the most picturesque in the region, and this route allows you to explore one of Sapa’s less-traversed areas. Make your way along a gentle incline, through emerald paddy fields above a deep river gorge, before arriving at the river bank. Take a rest, dip your toes in the cool mountain waters and watch the local children fishing with nets, before continuing deeper through the villages and terraces of the Black H’mong. Walk at your own pace and take in some of the best panoramas Vietnam has to offer. Enjoy lunch with a view at a local village restaurant before continuing through the valley towards the village of Lao Chai.

Take a well-earned rest and enjoy a soothing cup of tea before learning the art of Batik painting. The beautiful textiles of the Black H’mong are famous around the world and Batik is a traditional part of H’mong culture. Under threat from modernization, Batik is now only practiced by a handful of villagers. Join a hands-on master class led by a local expert and take your creation home! You will be supporting a sustainable tourism project that supports local women and ensures this amazing art form is handed down to the next generation.

Afterwards, head to Ta Van village where you will be picked up and transferred back to your hotel in Sapa.

DAY 4: SAPA – HANOI

Start this half-day walking tour by visiting the rustic village of Suoi Ho. Take a stroll through its sleepy streets and get a glimpse of village life before stopping by a local school to meet the children.

Later, enjoy views of the stunning countryside as you walk along the Suoi Ho River, en-route to the second village of Ma Tra. Soak in its vibrant culture and visit its quaint Christian church before being picked up by car and returning to Sapa Town. Overnight on the train back to Hanoi.

DAY 5: EXPLORE HALONG BAY

It’s an early start as you arrive back in Hanoi to freshen up and have a quick breakfast before heading to Halong Bay arriving around noon.  Leave the noise of the city behind as you travel about four hours to Halong Bay by shuttle bus.

Get on board by noon and enjoy a welcome cocktail and cruise briefing, a beautifully restored traditional wooden junk and explore the jade green waters of Halong Bay over lunch. This afternoon the tender will take you to a secluded part of the bay where the water is perfect for swimming and kayaking around the limestone karsts. You’ll return back to the cruise just in time to watch the sunset from the top deck before enjoying the bay’s freshest seafood dinner.

DAY 6: HALONG BAY – HANOI

Wake up refreshed from a good night’s sleep as the boat motors towards Surprise Cave, the biggest in Halong Bay. Board the tender for a short trip to the cave and be amazed – the entry to the cave is deceptively narrow but once through, the cave opens up to a large chamber with impressive limestone formations. Surprise! Then it’s back to the boat and cruise to Halong Port arriving around noon, where you will continue to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi or transfer you to the airport for your flight home. Trip’s end!

Price

Tour cost in USD per person (* Group tour-  Maximum 22 guests)

Tour Class / Group 1-3 4-6 7-9 10-16 17-22 23-30
Standard 335 330 325 320 308 295
Deluxe 406 399 393 388 380 365
VIP

Inclusive:

  • Private car to pick up & see off the airport.
  • A/C tourist car during group tour
  • Boat in Ha Long Bay
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
  • Accommodation (double/twin sharing or triple for 3pax in your group)
  • Meals as indicated: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee, travel Insurance

Exclusive:

  • International & domestic flight ticket
  • Visa arrangement
  • Drinks, other meals
  • Tips & personal expenses.

Children rates:

  • Free of charge for children under 4 years sharing bed with parents.
  • Surcharge 50% rate of adult for children (5-11 years) sharing bed with parents.
  • Over 11 years is adult’s rate.

Trip notes

What to bring

  • A hat & sunscreen
  • Appropriate clothing for the season
  • Comfortable walking shoes/clothes
  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
  • Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent before your departure date.

Extension

Buffet dinner in caves/at beaches: (For charter option only)

Validity                     Price per person in USD
Group size  

 

Drum Cave, Fairy Cave, Soi Sim beach

06 – 09 99
10 – 14 68
15 – 19 45
20 – 25 40
26 – 38 35
> 38 30
For art performances, please contact our sales team for quotation in details

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FAQs

Why Private tour – What are difference between Join-in-group tour and Private tour ?

Join-in-group tour: You join the tour some other tourists. You share the bus, boat, tour guide, so the price is cheaper. You have to be on time and follow the fixed itinerary and timetable.

Private tour: The bus, boat and tour guide is reserved for your group only. The timetable and itinerary can be flexible. (For private overnight trip to Halong bay, when booking please confirm if you want to take private boat or group sharing).

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