Northern Vietnam is a hidden gem in the area with a full pack of amazing landscapes. It has everything to offer in any time of year by a various of islands, islets, majestic mountains … which combines together to become a wonderful picture. You can not find any reason to skip this area in your plan.
Explore from a cultural and historical Hanoi as the capital city of Vietnam with markets, chaotic streets and friendly locals to the hill – tribes in the far north. And also stop by a world heritage as Ha Long Bay. If you want to have an adventure through the majestic North part, this trip is written for you.
Morning & AfternoonHello Vietnam ! You will arrive Noi Bai international airport, our driver will meet you up and drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi.If you arrive early, let’s try your first sight of Hanoi by a half - day trip with our local -good volunteer guide exploring the Hanoi Old Quarter. You will have a chance to discover a cultural Hanoi Old Town with an ancient yet lively beauty with numerous shops and stores. Besides, if you choose to stay in Hanoi, especially in weekends, don’t forget to pay a visit to Hanoi Night Market and Hano walking area.Note: This tour is free . However, if you use the tickets, entrance fees, you will pay your guide and you. Night You will be free in your first night in Hanoi or join some famous shows in Hanoi ( Chi phi tự túc) Watch a Water Puppet Show - a one-of-a-kind performance happens to be on the water which are accompanied by a Vietnamese orchestra playing traditional music using drums, wooden bells, horns, bamboo flutes and cymbals. you cannot see anywhere else. ( every hours has one show within 1 hours) - Price : from 4,3 $ /pax Watch My Village Show - an hour-long of 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 3 stars hotel in the Old quarter for 1 nightTransportation Private airport transfer ( new car - AC)Meals There is no meal serving today. FlexiblyAttractions Dong Xuan market St. Joseph Cathedral Bach Ma temple Train street
Morning & AfternoonGet ready for a new day after the breakfast in your hotel. Let’s spend time to explore a 1000-year-old capital city of Vietnam in the modern life today! Indeed, there are many ways to discover Hanoi, such as solo trip or shared group tour, but we believe that you should try at least once Hanoi tour with a local volunteer guide. They are the young students in the colleges and universities in Hanoi, and they represent an energetic generations of Vietnam! You will start your trip by wandering around Hoan Kiem lake and listen to its legend. The next destination is Ho Chi Minh mausoleum complex with some famous attractions like the Mausoleum, stilt house and One pillar pagoda. Then, you will visit the Temple of literature as the first University in Hanoi. You will stop at some traditional eateries to have lunch with Bun Cha, Pho or other foods. Then take a taxi to pay a visit to Hoa Lo prison that you can see the brutality of the French during the war, and the humanity of Vietnamese government to American pilots. 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 Night 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) - ( own expense) 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. ( included) Accomodation Deluxe Cabin on Train ( private/ share)Transportation Private car to the train station Night Train from Hanoi ( Tran Quy Cap train station ) to Lao Cai ( Lao Cai train station)Meals Breakfast Lunch & Dinner will be covered by yourselfAttractions: Hoan Kiem lake Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Complex: Mausoleum, Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda ( 40.000 VND ~ 2 USD) Temple of literature ( 30.000 VND ~ 1.2 USD) Hoa Lo Prison ( 30.000 VND ~ 1.2 USD).
MorningGet a pick up by a shared bus to Sapa to store stuffs and enjoy your breakfast.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!AfternoonFollow 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 history Accomodation 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
MorningContinue 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! AfternoonAfter 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. Night Arriving in Hanoi about 9:30 p.m - 10 p.m, you will check in at your hotel & relaxing after an adventure in Sapa and long time in moving. Accomodation Hotel in HanoiTransportation Shared coachMeals Breakfast LunchAttractions: Rice Paddies Bamboo forest Giang Ta Chai village Giang Ta Chai bridge Waterfall Su Pan village
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. Accomodation Private Cruise’s cabin ( Shared cabin will be available )Transportation Shared Shuttle bus or D-car Limousine CruiseMeals Breakfast Lunch, DinnerAttractions: Sung Sot Cave Ti Top island Islets Fishing village
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) Vincom Centre Ba Trieu or Trang Tien Plaza or Lotte Department Accomodation Hotel in HanoiTransportation Shared Shuttle bus or D-car Limousine CruiseMeals Breakfast LunchAttractions: Ba Hang Islets
The last day is your leisure time , maybe go shopping around the old quarter get some souvenirs for friends, family. Get to the airport.Transportation Private car to the airportMeals Breakfast