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.
Best Of North Vietnam - 7 Days - Vietnam Tours
Start city: Hanoi (Vietnam)
Finish city: Hanoi (Vietnam)
Duration: 7 Days & 6 Nights
Departure: Private Tour. Daily, upon your request.
Cities to visit: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay
- Extendable with optional tours from Hanoi (Vietnam)
- Hanoi City, Vietnam charming capital
- Sapa, mountainous areas and hill tribe villages
- Halong Bay - the World Heritage Site.
- BRIEF & PRICE
- TOUR MAP
BRIEF & PRICE
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.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
For the early risers, may we suggest a stroll around the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake where you will find yourself among thousands of locals who gather to do their exercises along the lovely tree lined promenade. Back to the hotel for your breakfast and enjoy your free time afterward.
Later today, join us on the sightseeing tour discovering the Hanoi main attractions. Start with a visit of the Temple of Literature – the very first university of the country, followed by the History Museum where you will have your deep insight of the Vietnam's prehistory up to the August 1945 Revolution. Next will be Opera House, one of the most famous cultural and architectural monuments of Hanoi.
Conclude the day with the traditional Water Puppet Performance - a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Transfer back to the hotel to relax or you can be dropped to wander along the walking streets for the further exploration on your own.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa
Leave Hanoi for around 5-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, 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, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
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.
Day 5: Sapa – Hanoi
Today you have an optional market day trip. Depending on the day of the week, this may either be Bac Ha (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, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
Following breakfast, journey east through the rich farmland 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.
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Departure
The sailing junks navigating past over 3,000 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 and arrange your luggage to disembark at noon. Then, drive back to Hanoi or straight to the airport to catch your departure flight home.
1. Are tour dates of "Best of North Vietnam" flexible?
Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.
2. Can I extend or change my stay?
Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).
3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?
The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.
4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?
The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.
5. Are there any discounts available?
We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.
6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?
We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.
7. Are meals included?
We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.
8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?
Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.
9. What if I have a special request on food?
You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.
10. What are the accommodations like?
Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.
11. What type of transportation is used?
Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.
12. Is this tour suitable for kids?
Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.
13. How many people are typically on your tours?
We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.
14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?
Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.
15. Do tour rates include international flights?
This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.
16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?
When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.
17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?
Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.
18. How much should I budget for tips?
Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.
19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?
Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.
20. How to change or cancel my reservation?
- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html
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- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
- Services of private drivers, boats and air-conditioned vehicles
- Service of English speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary
- Two day/ 1 night cruise package on Halong Bay
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Travel insurance
- Flights into and out Vietnam
- Vietnam Visa fee
- Tipping and other personal expenses.
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