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$339  $450 
6 days 5 nights
TourID: VNM6
Deluxe

6 days - Best of Northern Vietnam

See the Best of Northern Vietnam with a 6-day tour, a jam-packed tour, that’ll take you from Hanoi to Sapa (or Mai Chau) and see the stunning scenery of Halong bay! Explore the famous sights of each area, experience Sapa villages, overnight onboard and island in Halong bay with most meals included. And so much more.

Hanoi Old QuarterHanoi Old Quarter
Hanoi – A vender on a street ofHanoi – A vender on a street of
Temple of Liturature – HanoiTemple of Liturature – Hanoi
Halong bayHalong bay
Halong bayHalong bay
Kayaking in Halong bayKayaking in Halong bay
Sapa – Terrace fieldSapa – Terrace field
Sapa – Terrace fieldSapa – Terrace field
Sapa – Terrace fieldSapa – Terrace field
SapaSapa
Mai ChauMai Chau

PLAN A

 Time & Place Activity
Day 1

Hanoi


means car

Arrival in Hanoi. Our driver meets you at airport and transfers you to your hotel.

After a refreshment, take a city tour, visit the most famous places in Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum & Ngoc Son Temple.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

(L)

Day 2

Mai Chau


means car

Morning, transfer to Mai Chau. Upon arrival in Mai Chau, enjoy a traditional lunch.

After lunch, visit Mai Chau Valley, biking for sightseeing and visit nearby villages in Mai Chau. Visit Thai living museum for Traditional BBQ dinner, watch Thai traditional dance.

Overnight at a bungalow.

(B,L,D)

Day 3

Mai Chau


means car

Walk to Mai Chau market, meet the local people and see them trading their handmade products in the market. We then steps up to 1000-step-cave to explore the cave.

After lunch at a local restaurant, your leisure time until we transfer you back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

(B,L)

Day 4

Halong bay


means boat cruise

Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. We leave Hanoi for Halong bay around 8.00am. Upon arrival in Halong, embark and have delicous lunch onboard. We cruise through thousand amazing islands and islets during the lunch. After lunch, take a refresh in your room before visiting Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming… Go back to the boat, get a drink and enjoy a sunset scenery in the bay.

Overnight on boat in Halong bay.

(B,L,D)

Day 5

Halong bay


means boat cruise

Spend one more night in Halong bay. Scenic cruising to the most tranquil areas of Halong Bay. Get on an island for swimming, sunbathing…

Stay overnight at a bungalow on Cat Ba island.

(B,L,D)

Day 6

Halong bay


means car

Morning, breakfast on board. Cruise further and stop at a Pearl Farm village. Continue cruising through many island and islet to explore the hidden charm of the bay. Lunch on board while going back to the prier. Transfer back to Hanoi.

We transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight.

(B,L)

PLAN B

Time & Place Activity
Day 1

Hanoi


means car

Arrival in Hanoi. Our driver meets you at airport and transfers you to your hotel.

After a refreshment, take a city tour, visit the most famous places in Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum & Ngoc Son Temple.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

(L)

Day 2

Sapa


means car
 

Early morning, pick up from the hotel depart for Sapa. Arrive Sapa Town around 1.00pm. You will see the town full of color with traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People. Check-in hotel and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Around 14.30, have a short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village. See the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station. Stop at a bridge to see waterfall then you will walk uphill for to go back to Sapa Town. Have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant,

Overnight at hotel in Sapa town.

(B,L)

Homestay in Sapa can be arranged as requested.
Day 3

Sapa


means car

Breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking. At 9.30, trekking from Sapa town to Muong Hoa valley, admire the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain and rice terrace. Around 12.30, picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village. After lunch, heading to Ta Van village, home of Dzay ethnic people to see the local daily life. At 14.30, we picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa to go back to Sapa town.

15.00, have a shower at hotel before going back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at around 21.00.

Overnight in Hanoi.

(B,L)

Day 4

Halong bay


means car

Early morning, Arrival in Hanoi. Get a shower and breakfast at hotel.

We leave Hanoi for Halong bay around 8.00am. Upon arrival in Halong, embark and have delicous lunch onboard. We cruise through thousand amazing islands and islets during the lunch. After lunch, take a refresh in your room before visiting Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming… Go back to the boat, get a drink and enjoy a sunset scenery in the bay.

Overnight aboat in Halong bay.

(B,L,D)

Day 5

Halong bay


means car

Spend one more night in Halong bay. Scenic cruising to the most tranquil areas of Halong Bay. Get on an island for swimming, sunbathing…

Stay overnight at a bungalow on Cat Ba island.

(B,L,D)

Day 6

Halong bay


means car

Morning, breakfast on board. Cruise further and stop at a Pearl Farm village. Continue cruising through many island and islet to explore the hidden charm of the bay. Lunch on board while going back to the prier. Transfer back to Hanoi.

We transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight.

(B,L)

Detail of Plan A

DAY 1: Hanoi – City tour (L)

Arrival in Hanoi. We welcome you at the airport and transfer you to hotel. After check in the hotel, our guide takes you to visit some famous places in Hanoi.

You will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.

Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed our visit at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology which focuses on the 54 officially recognised ethnic groups in Vietnam. This fabulous collection relating to Vietnam’s ethnic minorities features well-presented tribal art, artefacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation, and examples of traditional village houses.

After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Meaning ‘Temple of the Jade Mountain’, Hanoi’s most visited temple sits on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake, connected to the lakeshore by an elegant scarlet bridge, constructed in classical Vietnamese style.

Take an hour cyclo tour for sightseeing around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life in Hanoi.

(Read more about these attractions)

At 18.00, Back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi on your own.

Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 2: Hanoi  – Mai Chau (B,L,D)

Mai Chau is a mountainous area of outstanding natural beauty, inhabited by a Thai and H’mong ethnic minority groups. This trip offers an easy trekking combined with homestay in villages of Thai , where you have experienced with the local lifestyle of these minority people.

Morning, at 08.00, pick up from your hotel and head west towards Hoa Binh to have refreshment. Leave Hoa Binh for Mai Chau Valley, about 2hrs away, stop for snapping pictures. Arrive in Mai Chau and have lunch in a family house in the local village around 12.00.

After lunch, riding bicycle around the surrounding villages of White Thai Ethnic people. Learn more about their lives and cultures as your guide can help answer any questions.

At 18.00, have dinner with the family, get a closer look into their real life. Drink “ruou can” (traditional alcohol) with your new family.

Sleep in the village, in the stilt house, the most interesting part of the trip. Stilt houses are unique to Mai Chau and you cannot find this experience in other tour. OR staying overnight in a bungalow by your choice.

DAY 3: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B,L)

The early morning is the most peaceful time to walk around the villages. Feeling the fresh air and seeing women prepare foods on the wooden fire while the sun is rising over the beautiful mountains which you can not feel in the crowed cities.

Breakfast in the village then walk to Mai Chau market. After breakfast, you will climb to 1000 Step Cave which is breathtaking and is the view of the area from the entrance of the cave. Have lunch in the village. The rest of time before getting back to Hanoi is your leisure. Going back to Hanoi at 17.00.

Arrival in Hanoi at 21.00 and stay overnight at Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay ( B,L,D)

Around 8.00am, Our guide Pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. Take a rest at Humanity center and enjoy local specialties after 2h. Arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes.

After the lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay – Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses.

In the evening, free time for entertainment with the funny plays such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on sundeck… Spend romantic night aboard.

Stay overnight on boat in Halong bay.

DAY 5: Halong Bay – Overnight in Bungalow (B,L,D)

Early morning, take a Tai Chi lessons. Later, enjoy breakfast with fruits, coffee and tea. Continue to cruise further and stop over the pearl farm to sea real pearl cultivated by local fisherman. After that, go back to the cruise for check-out. Take a local boat to Lan Ha Bay. We will arrive Nam Cat island around 12.00, check in and enjoy lunch.

Afternoon, free time for kayaking and many activities in Nam Cat island. You can explore untouched area in Lan Ha Bay yourselve (or join the trip to Viet Hai village, biking to visit the village in the valley – located in the middle of Catba national park – surcharge for this activity required)

Enjoy buffet dinner at Bungalow. In the evening, go fishing or just relax on the sandy beach, listening to sea wave at very peaceful and quiet place.

Stay overnight in Bungalow on Nam Cat island.

DAY 6: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)

Early morning, start your new day on Halong bay with doing morning exercises,Taichi or hunting photos. Breakfast with coffee or tea. After breakfast, our bus takes you to Cai Beo harbor, get on “Day Boat”, back boat. Then visit Ba Hang Fishing Village by tender to experience the lifestyle of local people. Back to boat restaurant to join cooking class and enjoy lunch.

12.00, Disembar. go backward Hanoi and transfer straight to airport for your departure flight.

Detail of Plan B

Day 1: Hanoi city tour – Sapa (L)

Arrival in Hanoi. We welcome you at the airport and transfer you to hotel. After check in the hotel, our guide takes you to visit some famous places in Hanoi.

You will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.

Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed our visit at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology which focuses on the 54 officially recognised ethnic groups in Vietnam. This fabulous collection relating to Vietnam’s ethnic minorities features well-presented tribal art, artefacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation, and examples of traditional village houses.

After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Meaning ‘Temple of the Jade Mountain’, Hanoi’s most visited temple sits on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake, connected to the lakeshore by an elegant scarlet bridge, constructed in classical Vietnamese style.

Take an hour cyclo tour for sightseeing around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life in Hanoi.

(Read more about these attractions)

At 18.00, Back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi on your own.

Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Sapa (B,L)

06:30: Pick up from the hotel, get on big bus and depart for Sapa

13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
The tour guide will be waiting for you at the stop and lead you to your hotel.

  • Welcome drink and itinerary briefing
  • Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures

14.30: A short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.

Trekking distance is about 3.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours

17.00: Come back to Sapa Town.

Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

Day 3: Sapa – Hanoi (B,L)

7.00 – 7.45: Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking

9.30: Trek from Sapa to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain.

12.30: Picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village

13.30:Heading to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people.

14.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.
Trekking distance is about 12 kms and it lasts for 4.5 hours

15.00 – 15.30: Have a shower at shower room of our hotel.

15:30: The tour guide lead you to the bus stop.

16:00: Get on bus to back to Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D)

Around 8.00am, Our guide Pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. Take a rest at Humanity center and enjoy local specialties after 2h. Arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes.

After the lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay – Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses.

In the evening, free time for entertainment with the funny plays such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on sundeck… Spend romantic night aboard.

Stay overnight on boat in Halong bay.

DAY 5: Halong Bay – Nam Cat Island (B,L,D)

Early morning, take a Tai Chi lessons. Later, enjoy breakfast with fruits, coffee and tea. Continue to cruise further and stop over a pearl farm to see real pearl cultivated by local fisherman. After that, go back to the cruise for check-out. Take a local boat to Lan Ha Bay. We will arrive Nam Cat island around 12.00, check in and enjoy lunch.

Afternoon, free time for kayaking and many activities in Nam Cat island. You can explore untouched area in Lan Ha Bay yourselve (or join the trip to Viet Hai village, biking to visit the village in the valley – located in the middle of Catba national park – surcharge for this activity required)

Enjoy buffet dinner at Bungalow. In the evening, go fishing or just relax on the sandy beach, listening to sea wave at very peaceful and quiet place.

Stay overnight in Bungalow on Nam Cat island.

DAY 6: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)

Morning, breakfast served at bungalow. Pick-up at Bungalow by boat and transfer back to mother boat. Get on the cruise to attend the cooking class while cruising back to Halong pier.

Enjoy lunch served on board. Say goodbye to the crew and disembark. Get on bus to go backward Hanoi and transfer straight to airport for your departure flight.


PRICE IN USD:

Options Group tour Small group Private tour
Deluxe
3 star
339 399 430
Super
4 star
420 490 510
Luxury
5 star
590 660 690
Saver
2 star
290

Tour price includes:

  • Hotels and accommodations mentioned.
  • Meals mentioned in itinerary (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Transport/transfer as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees.

Excludes:

  • Drinks.
  • Your private expenses.
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