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The best of northern Vietnam tour 7 Days

Visit: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong

The northern area of Vietnam is always an attractive destination for tourists visiting the country. After a full day visit to the charming capital of Hanoi, you will take a night train to Lao Cai – a China-Vietnamese border city. From Lao Cai there will be a short transfer to the hill town of Sapa.  After exploring the area, you will return to Hanoi and visit Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site.  You will enjoy ending your trip with a relaxing traditional junk trip and take part in a wide variety of activities like kayaking, cave climbing or just simply sitting on the sundeck for a glass of wine as you contemplate what you seen and perhaps plan for a return trip and extended tour..

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi

Upon arrival Noi Bai airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel in centre of Hanoi. The day is at your leisure to explore on your own or relax.

Overnight in Hanoi. 

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Lao Cai

Breakfast at hotel. City tour: historical sights, museums, and the bustling Old Quarter of the city. In the evening, depart for the train station to catch the sleeper train to the northwest town of Lao Cai, the homeland of many of Vietnam's ethnic minorities.

Overnight aboard the train..

Day 3: Lao Cai Railway Station - Sapa

Early morning you will arrive in Lao Cai and transfer by road to Sapa. Here, in the terraced hills and mountains, the monotony of the expansive green landscape is brightened by the colours of the area's native hill tribes. Take a morning walking tour of Sapa town and visit the busy market where the ethnic minority people converge to sell their embroidery, silverware, and handicrafts. Dinner on guest's account.

Overnight in Sapa.  

Day 4: Sapa

Breakfast before private jeep transfers you to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H’mong. Short This morning, set out on a light trek to discover Sapa's lesser-known areas. Along the way, enjoy the breathtaking scenery of mountain rice terraces, waterfalls, and buffaloes working in the fields. As you cross rivers by suspended bridges and traverse rolling hills, look for views of Vietnam's highest point, Mt Fansipan, the last major peak of the Himalayan chain. Return to Sapa town in the afternoon where you have the rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight in Sapa.

Day 5: Sapa - Ethnic Market - Lao Cai - Hanoi

After breakfast, continue your exploration of the Sapa area with an early morning visit to the Ethnic Market. Afterwards, there is time for another light trek to a nearby village before transferring to Lao Cai for the overnight train to Hanoi.

Overnight on the train

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Upon disembarking in Hanoi, enjoy breakfast and continue through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to reach Halong Bay. At the harbor, board the Junk, a wonderful replica of one of the classic steamships of the colonial era. Spend the remainder of the day cruising through the emerald green waters of the bay, weaving in and out of the hundreds of limestone karsts. Stop and visit one of the area's many caves, have a swim in the refreshing waters, and enjoy sumptuous meals aboard the boat.

Overnight onboard a junk boat.

Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Early this morning, participate in a Tai Chi class on the sundeck, or relax with a fresh cup of coffee as you view the awakening of Halong Bay's local fishermen. A wholesome breakfast is served as you cruise back to Halong City where you disembark and return to Hanoi. Your private car and guide remain at your disposal for last minute sight-seeing or shopping until your departure for your onward travel.
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Trip inclusive:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast (Time check in is 12:00 and time check out is 14:00)
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Transfers and transportation on tours
  • All entrance fees
  • Set menu meals as specified without drinks.
  • Boat cruises in Halong Bay
  • Special visits & arrangements as indicated
  • Overnight train tickets: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
  • Vietnam Visa Approval Letter (if requested!)

Trip exclusive:

  • Vietnam visa stamping fee
  • All other meals
  • Airport taxes
  • Hotel early check in /Late check out
  • Overweight luggage
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Other services not listed in inclusive column

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