Every step you take on the country of Vietnam is also the big love from there, from imposing mountains, clear rivers, vast sea, from the happy face of each Vietnamese people to every flavorful dishes. This trip will give you the most authentic experiences, and spread love and joyfulness to everything around you in Northern Vietnam. From Hanoi, you will go forward to explore the stunning beauty of Sapa, Mai Chau, Pu Luong, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, etc.
Morning Our driver will pick you up at the terminal upon your arrival and drop you off at your hotel for doing a check-in. Take a rest and free on your own today. We have another option for you like a free Walking Old quarter tour with our good volunteer guide if you arrive early at 13 p.m. You will have a chance to visit the attractions inside the Hanoi Old quarter and Hanoian lifestyle. Afternoon & Night You will be free on your first night in Hanoi or join some famous shows in Hanoi ( Chi phi tự túc) Fee Walking Old quarter tour with our good volunteer guide if you arrive early at 13 p.m. You will have a chance to visit the attractions inside the Hanoi Old quarter and Hanoian lifestyle. Watch a Water Puppet Show - a one-of-a-kind performance happens to be on the water which is accompanied by a Vietnamese orchestra playing traditional music using drums, wooden bells, horns, bamboo flutes and cymbals. you cannot see anywhere else. ( every hour has one show within 1 hour) - Price : from 4,3 $ /pax Watch My Village Show - an hour-long of the traditional show at the historic Hanoi Opera House. Watch acrobats, dancers, and jugglers bring a rural Vietnamese village to life on the stage as you hear live music on classic Vietnamese instruments. Price: from 30,3 $Accomodation Hotel in the Hanoi Old QuarterTransportation Private airport transfer ( new car - AC)Meals There is no meal serving today. Flexibly
Morning Wake up and have a breakfast at your hotel. Our volunteer guide will meet you up at your hotel and start for a exploring tour by the real local ways. You will head to visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum where keeping Ho Chi Minh president’s body, Temple of literature - the first university in Vietnam . Hoa Lo prison is a historical attraction that still keep the evidence from the war until now. Afternoon & Night Your last stop will be in the Old Quarter where you can visit the Dong Xuan market - the biggest wholesale market in Hanoi and some famous temples and pagodas. Moreover, you can join a foodie tour with our guide to try the best foods in Hanoi as Pho noodle soup, Bun Cha, Banh My,... From 8:15 p.m to 8:40 p.m, your guide and private car will pick you up from hotel to train station and give you the train tickets. Note: This tour is free . However, if you use the tickets, entrance fees or taxi, you will pay your guide and you. You will check out the hotel and leave your stuffs here before starting this tour Accomodation Shared Deluxe Cabin on the train ( cabin for 4 people)Transportation Train Private car to train stationMeals Breakfast ( Hotel)Attractions & Activities Hanoi Old Quarter Hoa Lo prison Ho Chi Minh mausoleum Temple of literature Foodie Hoan Kiem Lake
Morning Get a pick up by a shared bus to Sapa to store stuffs and enjoy your breakfast.A short drive 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 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours.Note: Trekking about 7km Trekking level 3/10 Afternoon & Night In the afternoon, you will visit Fansipan peak by cable car at 3143 m. Starting from Sapa station is in Muong Hoa valley, the station is a 3000 meters high point and very close to Mount Fansipan. The distance between the two stations is over 1400 meters. The cable car journey is 15 minutes instead of 3-day climbing two to four days as before. ( Price 33$/pax/ ticket round trip) + ( Muong Hoa train ticket ~ 3$/pax) ~ own expense. Relaxing in the hotel or visit some places as below Ham Rong flower garden ( Price from 3$/ticket) Church ( Free) Love Market Night Market Accommodation Hotel in SapaTransportation Shared minibus from station to SapaMeals Breakfast Lunch & DinnerAttractions: Cat Cat Sin Chai Waterfalls Fansipan peak 3.143 m ( optional)
Morning Starting your trekking tour to Muong Hoa Valley for 9-10 kilometers. Here meet the biggest and most beautiful valley of Sapa. Together in the cool fresh air, flee soul in the blue sky with wind and cloud, marvelous terrace rice fields and high mountains. Eyewitness the work of Mother Nature! Afternoon Follow the trail, we trek downhill to Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai Village for 3,5 hours. Here one step to reach the mountainside and terraced rice paddies that we have just witness from the viewpoint above. Still trekking along the terraced rice paddies but this time, we visit Ta Van Village - home of Dzay people. See what difference between these 2 tribes. Small points but exciting enough!Note: Trekking about 12km Trekking level 5/10 Night Relaxing in the homestay or enjoy some interesting games with others. You will have a chance to know some local’s stories about their life and historyAccommodation Shared Dzay minority’s homestay in Ta Van villageTransportation Shared minibus from station to SapaMeals Breakfast Lunch & DinnerAttractions: Muong Hoa valley Y Linh Ho Lao Chai Ta Van village
Continue the trekking trip with Hoang Lien Son National Park for 6 to 8 kilometers to view more stunning landscapes of the tropical jungle. Visit Giang Ta Chai Village of the Dao people. Here we will explore the famous Jungle Waterfall and Rattan Bridge. Have a swim if you love to! After lunch and 2 kilometers trekking, we reach Su Pan Village - the last spot in our journey. There will be a bus to transfer you to Sapa town around 14:30. Take a leisure walk around Sapa Town before heading back to Hanoi.Accommodation Hotel in HanoiTransportation Shared coachMeals Breakfast LunchAttractions: Rice Paddies Bamboo forest Giang Ta Chai village Giang Ta Chai bridge Waterfall Su Pan village
Morning Depart Hanoi for to Mai Chau. Leaving the the Hanoi city behind, we focus entering Hoa Binh karting mountainous with 165 km in the Northwest Vietnam. Have some stop on the way as Hoa Binh city, Thong Khe pass to take some beautiful photos, have lunch on arrival Mai Chai village, check in your homestay, a beautiful Thai stilt house covered by beautiful rice paddy along valley. Afternoon & Night Discover villages in Mai Chau by walking or cycling, during enjoy green scenery of mountain and rice paddy. Some stop en-route for looking at work of local people with indigo weaving. Have a Dinner and overnight in homestay Accommodation HomestayTransportation Shared shuttle busMeals Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerAttractions & Activities Mai Chau village Mai Chau valley Cycling
Morning Have breakfast, then get to Pu Luong area, flowing along Ma river, some stops along limestone mountains side for picture down rice terrace of Pu Luong Nature Reserve until reaching the end of mountain range, we are fresh soak down valley to check in Black Thai homestay. Have lunch with Thai people. Afternoon & Night Trekking down valley for visiting village for enjoy scenery of rice terrace as view of SaPa Vietnam, meet the local people and return Thai house. Free at leisure to relax and make acquaintance with owner's visitor. Have dinner and overnight in homestay. Accommodation HomestayTransportation Shared shuttle busMeals Breakfast Lunch, DinnerAttractions & Activities Thai village in Pu Luong Pu Luong Terrace Pu Luong Rice Paddy
Morning Have breakfast, Then enjoy scenic trip to Ninh Binh along Ho Chi Minh trail for 3 hour. Upon arrive Ninh Binh visit Bai Dinh pagoda - the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork storage vessel.... Afternoon After lunch, transfer to visit Trang An to take boat trip for 2.5 hours to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers; local people called friendly name "Halong bay in Land" in Ninh Binh. Night ( own expense) You will have free time in Hanoi, you can refer some below Have a dinner at a good restaurant in Hanoi ( pay by yourself ) that we can help you book a table in advance. Some good ones are Madame Hien; Madam Yen, Red Bean,... ( from 15 USD/pax) Relaxing after transfer on a long way from Halong with the massage service. Some highly recommended spa as MF Spa, Oriental Spa or Serene Spa ( Price from 7 USD/pax). Accommodation Hotel in the Hanoi Old QuarterTransportation Shared shuttle busMeals Breakfast, LunchAttractions & Activities Bai DInh pagoda Trang An eco complex Boating trip
Morning The next day, we will travel to Ha Long, the impressive World’s heritage site. However, be prepared to spend more than the average budget. The reason is tourism service will mainly be cruise-based. It’s luxury but it’s proved to be worthy. It takes about 4 hours to get to Halong from Hanoi .Halong Bay consists of nearly 2000 islands and islets as well as magnificent cave systems. Therefore, tourists can relax and immerse into picturesque view and the breathtaking beauty of mountainous and sea scenery. Afternoon You will go inside Sung Sot cave – one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Then, the boat keeps cruising and the fishing village appears with its unique way of life. Ti Top island is located about 14 kilometers to the east of Bai Chay tourist harbor. It has a beach that is shaped like a crescent moon and known for its tranquillity and beautiful still blue waters. The sands of the beach have been dyed white by the ocean’s surf creating a perfect picture of paradise. You will have a chance to get a great panoramic view from the top of the island and swim here. Appreciating a delicious Vietnamese cuisine in a dinner under the the light of a thousand of stars and be charmed with the fabulous 360-degree panoramic view of the bay Night Appreciating a delicious Vietnamese cuisine in a dinner under the the light of a thousand of stars and be charmed with the fabulous 360-degree panoramic view of the bay Enjoy some sport games on boat or go squid fishing with others. Accommodation Deluxe Cabin on cruise ( The high level is available)Transportation Shared shuttle busMeals Breakfast ( Hotel) Lunch and Dinner ( Cruise)Attractions & Activities Pearl Farm village Ti Top island Plenty of islets Train street Kayaking/ Sampan Boat Easy hiking Some sports games like : fishing, karaoke, dancing,...
Morning & Afternoon Wake up and enjoy the sunset on Halong Bay - a peaceful and amazing view from your cruise. Kayaking is very easy for everyone at all levels and ages. Our expert and experienced guide dedicatedly instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to discover magnificent beauty of Halong Bay. After an hour exploration, we will return to the cruise for relaxation for a while. You will do check out the cruise then, you will know how to make simple Vietnamese dishes in Cooking class. Enjoy your lunch time then back to Hanoi. Night You will have free time in Hanoi, you can refer some below Have a dinner at a good restaurant in Hanoi ( pay by yourself ) that we can help you book a table in advance. Some good ones are Madame Hien; Madam Yen, Red Bean,... ( from 15 USD/pax) Relaxing after transfer on a long way from Halong with the massage service. Some highly recommended spa as MF Spa, Oriental Spa or Serene Spa ( Price from 7 USD/pax) Accommodation 3 stars hotel in the Old quarter for 1 nightTransportation Shared shuttle busMeals Breakfast and Lunch( Cruise)Attractions & Activities Surprising cave Plenty of islets
Morning:Take your leisure time in Hanoi until 16:30 p.m our guide will pick you up for a foodie tour. You will try 5 famous meals in Hanoi, and tell you a lot of stories about Vietnamese culture and lifestyle.. Accommodation Hotel in Old QuarterTransportation On FootMeals Breakfast ( Hotel)
Wake up and have a breakfast at your hotel. You will be relaxing on your last day in Hanoi with shopping or taking a deep sleep after 12 days visiting Northern Vietnam. Our driver will collect you to the airport . ( With international flight, need to be at the airport 2 hours in advance and an hour with the domestic flight).Transportation Private car from hotel to the airportMeals Breakfast ( Hotel)