Best of North Vietnam

Best of North Vietnam
Starts
Hanoi
Destinations
+ 2
Ends
Hanoi
Hanoi → Sapa → Halong Bay

Highlights

  • Hanoi City, Vietnam charming capital
  • Sapa, mountainous areas and hill tribe villages
  • Halong Bay - the World Heritage Site.
Age range
13 - 90 years old
Accommodation
3 / 4 / 5
Transportation

The trip of “Best of North Vietnam” starts in Hanoi then takes you to home of Hiltribe people up in Sapa. It ends in Halong Bay with a day relaxing on the bay and enjoy the luxury services of the cruise. The one week trip invites you to experience the real life of locals while learning much about culture and enjoy the best services that North Vietnam has to offer. Please contact our travel consultant for more details and the best offer.

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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

    Your Vietnam exploration starts as soon as you land at Noi Bai International Airport. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel by our representative. Check in and spend the rest of time at your leisure.
    Meals: N/A.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

  2. Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – My Village Cultural show
    Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – My Village Cultural show
    Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – My Village Cultural show
    Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – My Village Cultural show

    Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam's charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi's key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house), the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Presidential Palace; the Temple of Literature; the Quan Thanh Temple, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & West Lake; and one of the city's museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). Late afternoon, enjoy the cultural show: Lang Toi (My Village) is a delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where poetic beauty of Northern Vietnam’s village life is presented under new cirque approach. Farming, building activities, traditional games, lifestyle of Northern villagers are recreated by ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics, rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.

    Please check with your travel consultants about My Village Show as it is not daily running.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

  3. Day 3: Hanoi – Drive to Sapa

    Leave Hanoi for around 6-hour scenic drive to Sapa, home for the ethnic minority people and famous for its breathtaking views of cloud-woven mountaintops and gaping valleys. On arrival, check in the hotel for a short break. After lunch (by your own account), take part in the guided orientation tour highlighting the key sites such as the Church, local market and the street where most the restaurants and bars are found. Then, drive to Sau Chau Village which is located on the highest point of the mountain from where you will interact with the ethnic Hmong people and enjoy the stunning panorama view of Sapa at sunset.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

  4. Day 4: Sapa – Ta Giang Phing Village
    Day 4: Sapa – Ta Giang Phing Village
    Day 4: Sapa – Ta Giang Phing Village
    Day 4: Sapa – Ta Giang Phing Village
    Day 4: Sapa – Ta Giang Phing Village
    Day 4: Sapa – Ta Giang Phing Village

    Today, you will start a bit later to pick up the best day time when the sun arise for the best vision & photos. Your guide and driver will drive you to Can Ho B and then to Ta Giang Phing hill tribe village for a four to five hour trek. As you walk through these villages nestled in the valleys below Sapa, you will meet some of the local ethnic minority people including the Red Zao, H'mong who are the native to this area. Back to Sapa later and the rest of the day is at your leisure.
    Meals: Breakfast & Picnic lunch.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

  5. Day 5: Sapa – Drive back to Hanoi

    Today you have an optional market day trip. Depending on the day of the week, this may either be Bac Ha on Sunday, home to the flower H'mong hill tribe minority people or Can Cau takes part on Saturday, Coc Ly on Tuesday, Cao Son on Wednesday, Lung Khau Nhi on every Thursday. Then, take a drive back to Hanoi from the market in the afternoon. Alternatively, you may skip the market and be driven straight back Hanoi in the morning. Check in to the hotel and enjoy free time then.
    Meals: Breakfast.
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

  6. Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
    Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
    Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
    Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
    Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
    Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
    Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
    Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
    Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise

    The itinerary is a sample, depends on weather and it will be different between cruises. Our travel consultants will provide the exact schedule and program if you book other cruise such as Hera Cruise, Indochine Sails, Emperor Cruise, Halong Violet, Halong Ginger, Paradise Grand Cruises, Orchid Cruise, V’Spirit Premier Cruise, etc.

    After breakfast at the hotel, your driver will take you on a 2.5 hour drive passing the countryside of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay, truly one of Vietnam’s most scenic impressive sights. On arrival you are welcomed onboard a traditional junk. Settle into a private comfortable cabin and unpack for a two-day cruise around Halong Bay. Along the way, enjoy a huge lunch served on board and admire the picturesque scenery of islands. These limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. You will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to Sung Sot cave, one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. The remainder of day is for your own pleasure; observing the bay, lazing around the deck or simply soaking up the sunshine.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
    Accommodation: on cruise.

  7. Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure

    The sailing junks navigating past over 2,000 limestone islands and outcrops jutting out of the clear and emerald water of the bay make for a marvelous scene. Take an option to get up early to observe the splendid landscape and see the fishermen on a morning catch. The huge breakfast is a perfect way to start your relaxing day. Weave your way past Man Head and Tortoise rocks. These imposing islets are named by their distinctive shapes. Cruise through Bai Tu Long Bay and arrange your luggage to disembark at noon. Then, drive back to Hanoi or straight to the airport to catch your departure flight home.
    Meals: Brunch.
    Accommodation: N/A.

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  • Accommodation

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      All the hotels/ cruise are subject to availability and can be changed. In case any of the listed hotels are fully booked, alternatives of equivalence will be taken.
    1. Guide

      Rated Excellent by past passengers

      English Speaking Tour Guide (other language on request)

    2. Meals

      Rated Excellent by past passengers

      As mentioned in the itinerary: Daily breakfast at hotel, 4 lunches , 1 dinner, 1 brunch.

    3. Transport

      Rated Excellent by past passengers

      Private Car/Van with Air-Conditioning.

    • Flights

      There is no domestic flight included in this package




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      Please note that airfares are subject to availability and to change without notice

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    Price Includes

    • Accommodation with daily breakfast.
    • Services of private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles.
    • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Two day/ one night cruise package on Halong Bay
    • Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

    Price Excludes

    • International flight into and out Vietnam.
    • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
    • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
    • Tips for guides and drivers.
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • Vietnam stamp fee.


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