Vietnam Northern Highlights

Vietnam Northern Highlights

This tour is designed for the discerning travelers who have limited time and wish to explore the true beauty and hidden charms of the North of Vietnam. Joining this tour, you will discover the diverse beauty of Vietnam including ancient Hanoi... Read More
Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights
Tour Code : NVN6D
From
587 US$

Accommodation at 3-star standard hotels
English speaking local tour guides. Other languages are available upon request
All transfers and land transportation in private A/C vehicles
Train ticket from Hanoi to Sapa (soft sleepers)
Kayak
Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
Daily mineral water
All entrance fees

Visa arrangements
Domestic and International flight
Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
Meals, drinks and personal expenses and other meals not mentioned on the program.

Where Do I Begin?
All that’s needed to commence your Vietnam Tour is an international ticket into the country. Though an entry visa is required, our tour experts can help you obtain your visa upon arrival at any three major border points (Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho Chi Minh City; Noi Bai Airport, Hanoi; Da Nang International Airport). Once you’re in Vietnam, leave the rest to us! Our tours are fully escorted so you can sit back and enjoy your unforgettable

 

  • Discovering Hanoi Old Quarter to deeply understand about Vietnamese culture and lifestyle
  • Visiting traditional handicraft villages outer Hanoi
  • Trekking in Northern Vietnam to experience the local life of ethnic minority groups as well as to enjoy fresh air and peaceful landscape
  • Exploring Sapa Town and visiting traditional market of colorful handicrafts
  • Floating on Halong Bay, tasting fresh seafood and joining outdoor activities
  • Maps Itinerary

    Itinerary

    Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival

    Our tour guide and driver will welcome you at Noi Bai International Airport and then transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi. After check-in, you will be free with your own activities.

    Overnight at your hotel in Hanoi.

    Day 2 : Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Lao Cai (B/L/D)

    On the next day, you will have chance to explore the outer Hanoi by visiting Bat Trang Village at around 8:30.

    On arrival at the Bat Trang Pottery Village – one of the most famous handicraft villages of Vietnam, you'll start a soft walking to see how the locals here make pottery products, and then stop at the biggest ceramic market of the area to for a trial making of ceramic product or enjoy shopping for unique gift for your beloved. At noon, you'll be transferred back to Hanoi to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

    In the afternoon, you will visit the Museum of Ethnology where you can get a glance of different ethnic minorities living in Vietnam. Then, with the next 1-hour cyclo around Hanoi's Old Quarter, you are promised to get a slow-speed view of a maze of labyrinthine streets as the daily life of the locals.

    In the evening, our guide will take you to the station for the night train to Lao Cai.

    Overnight on train.

    Day 3 : Full day trekking in Sapa (B/L)

    In the early morning, you will arrive at Lao Cai Station at around 5:00. After a short break, our tour guide will depart you to Sapa by a private car. During one-hour drive, you can enjoy a stunning landscape of limestone pinnacles, lush paddy fields and picturesque villages hidden in looming mist.

    Upon arrival, you will stop to leave your luggage and possibly take a shower in our partner hotel’s room.

    After breakfast at a restaurant in Sapa Town, you’ll start the trekking trip from Sapa to Ta Phin valley. You start from Sapa and walk through the town for about 20 minutes before turning to a dirt road to Ma Tra, a black H’mong village. Leaving Ma Tra, you continue trekking to Ta Phin village of the Red Dzao located in one of the most scenic valleys. On the trekking path, a pinic lunch will be served outdoors in immense scenery and wild sounds that brings you unforgettable memories.

    Reaching Ta Phin village, tour guide will give you time to explore the peaceful village; pose for photographs with stunning mountain view background and local people.

    At around 15:00, you’ll return to Sapa by private vehicle to check in your hotel. You spend rest of your day exploring Sapa Town along with its market and sloping streets decorated with many colorful handicrafts

    Day 4 : Sapa - Hanoi (B/L)

    After enjoying breakfast, you will meet our guide and start another trekking day from Sapa Town to Muong Hoa Valley. On the way you can admire the unhindered views from both sides of Fansipan mountain ranges. After going through a suspension bridge, you will get close to a remote village of Lao Chai San with towering limestone karsts, green mountains and lush fields and stop at Lao Chai village for lunch. Then, we explore the villages of Lao Chai (Black H’mong) and Ta Van (Dzay) by visiting some local families and learning about their daily life and fascinating culture.

    After chatting with/talking to one of the families in the village, You walk to the main road to meet up with our driver and return to Sapa Town. You’re then free to explore the town with market and sloping streets decorated with many colorful handicrafts.

    At around 18:00, you will join a bus and getting back to Lao Cai to catch up a night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train

    Day 5 : Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

    Early arrival in Hanoi from Lao Cai, you'll be picked up and transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast and refreshments before the tour to Halong Bay.

    At around 8:00 you will start for 3.5 hour drive from Hanoi to Halong City through the Red River Delta. Upon arrival, you will get on board of the junk and start cruising to the Bai Tu Long Bay – the further part of Halong bay while lunch with fresh seafood is served (vegetarian menu available).

    Outdoor activities such as swimming and kayaking will bring you with even more exciting experiences at the anchor point. Let's start our closer exploration of the limestone rocks then enjoy the feeling of the wind blowing on the top or take some nice photos of  Halong Bay panorama. Enjoy your dinner and stay overnight on board.

    Day 6 : Ha Long – Hanoi (B/L)

    Don’t miss your opportunity to  enjoy the tranquil morning on Halong Bay and deeply breathe its fresh air in the early morning. Your delicious breakfast will be served on board and you will take a rowing boat trip to visit a floating village in the bay and a pearl farm where you will learn more about life of local family here. At noon, while cruising back to the harbor, disembarkation and transfer to Hanoi

    Arrive Hanoi city and check in your hotel. Tour ends

    Day 1
    • Authentic Hanoi Hotel

      Authentic Hanoi Hotel is conveniently located at the edge of Hanoi's Old Quarter. This exclusive residence, the newest luxury 3-star plus hotel in Vietnam's capital, is unlike any other property in this dynamic city.

    Day 3
    • Sapa Paradise Hotel

      Sapa Paradise Hotel is located in the heart of Sapa town, at the foot of Ham Rong Mountain, opposite Van Hoa Park.

    Day 5
    • V’SPIRIT CRUISES

      The word “V’Spirit” actually means “Vietnamese Spirit”, and our goal is to help you experience that feeling which is part of our daily lives. With this in mind, our two, newly built wooden junks are designed in the time-honored traditional style, but with contemporary, deluxe cabins and facilities, including sea-view windows in each cabin, private, modern bathrooms, and a comfortable sundeck bar. Our cooks will serve you the tastiest traditional Vietnamese foods, and our staff will help you learn about our current lives as well as our ancient history.

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