Halong & Sapa - Bests of North
Tour in North Vietnam
From 510 USD
One week Vietnam tour program lets you immerse into the top places to visit the north of Vietnam including Halong bay, Sapa, and Hanoi with its famous village - Duong Lam. We will travel from the corner of the old quarter in Hanoi to the splendid Halong Bay followed by a fantastic overnight Halong cruise trip in 2 days. Then we transfer from the busy life of the capital Hanoi to the peaceful mountainous town, Sapa. We end up with a visit to Duong Lam village - that is the typical one of the rural villages in Red River delta.
Depart at: Hanoi
Finish at: Hanoi
Tour destinations: Hanoi - Halong bay - Sapa - Bac Ha Market - Duong Lam village - Hanoi
TOUR BRIEFINGDay 01: Hanoi Arrival
Day 02: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - overnight on cruise
Day 03: Halong bay – Hanoi city tour - train to Sapa
Day 04: Station arrival – Sapa visit
Day 05: Sapa’s tour or market visit – night train to Hanoi
Day 06: Hanoi – flower market - Duong Lam village
Day 07: Hanoi Departure
Day 01: Hanoi ArrivalXin chao! Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam!
HIT Vietnam's tour guide welcomes you at Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi city) then transfer to your hotel. Check in Hanoi - center - located hotel and have sometimes to relax after a long-haul flight. Depending on your landing time, we will have a short city tour to introduce the city landmarks. The tour typically includes Ngoc Son temple, Sword Lake, Ancient quarter and a cyclo tour. O/N in Hanoi
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 02: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - overnight cruiseAfter breakfast, our tour starts the first highlight by departing directly to the city of Quang Ninh, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Upon arrival of Halong bay port; check in to your private cabin on traditional Halong bay junk. The junk sets sail while you enjoy some welcome drink and see a little of this busy seaport. The junk cruises into the bay with a short brief of cruise manager then you will have a sumptuous seafood lunch and spend the afternoon cruising past the many limestone peaks and islands that form this picturesque Halong bay of Vietnam. Relax on deck of the cruise this afternoon and overnight onboard
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise
Day 03: Halong bay – Hanoi – night train to SapaWake early as the mist rises over the Halong bay, an ideal time to take pictures. Enjoy breakfast and continue your Halong cruise trip, after the brunch then clear bill while returning to shore. Our vehicle picks you up at the Halong port then transfer back to Hanoi.
Upon arrival in Hanoi, we pay a short visit to Temple of Literature and Hochiminh Mausoleum just nearby (take photos outside). Free for your dinner before a short transfer to Hanoi’s railway station for a train ride to Sapa. Your accommodation is a shared 4 berth compartment, complete with sleeper beds and crisp linen sheets. Overnight on train
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight on Train ( Share 4 berth AC Cabin)
Day 04: Station arrival – Sapa tourWake early and marvel at the remarkable scenery as you roll into Lao Cai station - 30km from Sapa town. On arrival at around 5am, be picked up and transferred uphill to Sapa town, check in the hotel and enjoy breakfast before exploring this scenic and cultural area of French style town - Sapa. Today visit Sapa’s market to see traders selling their wares, take a journey to the top of Ham Rong Mountain and marvel at the scenic panorama from this hilltop location. Visit a local ethnic minority village – Sin Chai - to gain an insight into the life and culture of these unique hill tribes. Return to your hotel late afternoon. Overnight in one of Sapa's hotels
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa
Day 05: Sapa’s village or local market – train to HanoiWake up early in the morning. The pure atmosphere and stunning scenery of highland town, Sapa will help you freshen up. Depends on the date we have two options: to visit ethnic minority villages around Sapa or drive to Bac Ha market on Sunday, Coc ly Market on Tuesday and Can Cau market on Saturday. There, you can discover and even join trading activities of real hill-tribe people. Luncheon served at local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to Lao Cai Railway Station for a night train back to Hanoi.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight on Train (Share 4 berth AC Cabin)
Day 06: Hanoi – flower market - Duong Lam visitPicked up the early morning for a short refreshing up by a visit at a local flower market. This is whole sales flower market gathering in a very early morning only near West lake. After the visit, we will enjoy breakfast with a fantastic food eaten by Hanoians every day – Pho (Rice noodle) then get ready for our village tour.
We drive out of town to reach the most typical traditional village of Red river delta – Duong lam village. Duong lam is 50km from Hanoi center. The village has some ancient houses even 400 hundred years old built by unique materials: "da ong" ("da" means stones, "ong" means bee. The stones look like bee hives). Lunch at an ancient house.
On the way back to Hanoi center, we stop for a visit of Ethnology museum to know something about Vietnamese ethnic minorities or taking an hour cyclo around Ancient Quarter followed by a fascinating Water Puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi
***Note: the Ethnology Museum closed on Monday and Friday.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Day 07: Hanoi DepartureThis 7-days Vietnam tour only shows you the North part where is the heart of Vietnam located. Vietnam has many other beauty spots to offer you such us: river cruises, wonderful beaches, unique water lifestyle, heritages etc along the country's spine. We do hope you will soon come back with us in a thorough exploration. Transfer you to the airport then we have to say goodbye.
End of our The Best of Northern Vietnam holiday
HIT Vietnam Tours wish you very enjoyable memories with our Vietnam Classic Tours!
Why this Tour?
- Halong overnight on cruise
- Sapa easy hiking
- Colorful Bac Ha market
- Flower market visit
- Hanoi traditional village tour
Rate Valid Dec 2017
Group of 1 pers: US$ 1175 pp
(5% OFF in May-Sep)
Group of 2 pers: US$ 675 pp
Group of 3-4 pers: US$ 630 pp
Group of 5-6 pers: US$ 510 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 130 pp
Note: PP = per person.
Based on 3-star room standards
(Request room upgrade)
What is Included
- Visa Approval Letter
- Twin/double sharing at 3-star room standards
- Private car A/C transfer
- Private English speaking guide
- Private cabin in Halong cruise.
- 4 soft-berth sharing cabin on night train.
- Boat trip as mentioned
- Daily breakfast & meals as mentioned
- All entrance fees.
- Bottled waters in touring days
- Service charges & taxes (what this?)
What is NOT Included
- Personal expenses
- International flights from/to your country
- Tips and gratuities
- Travel insurances
- Others not mentioned
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