Amazing North Vietnam – 6 Days

The North of Vietnam is always an attractive destination for anyone who decides to travel to Vietnam. It is famous for the beautiful and diversified landscape that can provide a truly experience of the Vietnamese Tradition, Culture, Lifestyle and Nature.
This tour covers most parts of the Northern Vietnam included: Colorful and charming Sapa with its rice-paddy fields, hilltribe villages and market; Halong Bay – a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site and New Seven Natural Wonder of the World; and one must see part in Vietnam – Hanoi Thousand Years Capital.
Start your own trip by visiting this part first before moving to the next destination is an ideal schedule for all travellers.

Type of trip: Private tour – Vietnam Classic Tour
Trip Duration: 6 days 5 nights
Start city: Hanoi
End city: Hanoi
Destination: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hanoi
Departure: Daily, upon your request.
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DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrive Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai (Meals: N/A)

Upon arrival in our thousand years Capital – Hanoi City, our Vietnam Tours Expert tour guide will welcome you at Noi Bai airport and then transfer you to Hanoi Railway station for night train to Lao Cai.
If time permits, take an orientation tour of Hanoi before being transferred to the station. You will know our legend/history about Hoan Kiem Lake (the lake of the Restored Sword), our architectural and our way of with small streets and its name (Old quarter).
Overnight on train in 4 soft berths cabin with A/C.

Day 2: Sapa arrival – trekking to Villages (Meals: Breakfast)
Arrive at Lao Cai train station at about 5.00am. Meet the local guide at the main entrance and take our private car for the transfer to Sapa 35km away.
Have breakfast and relax before exploring Sapa town and the local market in the town.
Then we drive through the spectacular scenery of Fansipan Mount, and through scenic Muong Hoa valley. We walk up and down the rice terraces, hills, bamboo forests and streams to Lao Chai and Ta VanVillages which is decorated by terraced-fields and the house of H’mong, Red Zao and Zay people. You will have great opportunity for taking photos of breathtaking landscapes, meeting friendly hill-tribe people at home and work, and getting to understand their tradition, habits…Enjoy picnic lunch. We will return to our hotel in Sapa by car in late afternoon.
Overnight in your hotel in Sapa.

Day 3: Sapa – Bac Ha Sunday Market – Night train back Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at your hotel, we leave Sapa for Bac Ha Town to join Sunday Market with local people. Bac Ha is considered one of the most wonderful and colourful markets in extreme north Vietnam where thousands of local people in their traditional attire buy and sell the local products. Dogs, cats, pigs, horses… are all on sales. This is a golden opportunity to take your best photos! In the afternoon, we will take a pleasant walk to Ban Pho village, home to the flower H’mong people. This is a great opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and have pleasant walk amongst tribal villages. Leave Bac Ha Town at 3:00pm for Lao Cai Railway Station for your night train back to Hanoi.
Note: Market tours are available on Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday.
Overnight on train in 4 soft berths cabin with A/C.

Day 4: Excursion to Halong Bay and Stay overnight on Board (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Arrive Hanoi Railway Station in the early morning. Pick up & transfer to hotel for short rest & breakfast until 8:30am. Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay, one of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast onboard, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths. Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia.
Overnight on cruise in Halong Bay.

Day 5: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)
Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay.
After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive back to Hanoi for overnight.
Overnight in your hotel in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi conclude – Departure (Meals: Breakfast)
You have the morning free to relax before your return flight home. Finish your unforgettable Vietnam holiday arranged by Vietnam Tours Expert.

TOUR PRICE IN USD PER PERSON

Trip cost depends on your group size, travel period and your specific tour needs. Please send us an enquiry for availability and the most updated price. Our travel consultants will contact you shortly for the right price!

Tour cost included:

  • Private transport by good quality van with A/C, all transfer in/out
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned in the tour programme, admission fees to tour sites
  • Accommodation in Double or Twin room with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day, Government tax, service charge.

Tour cost excluded:

  • International & Domestic airfare and other not mention up above.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Travel insurance, Vietnam Entry Visa fee
  • Banking transfer fee/Bank commission charge
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels