Explore North of Vietnam 6 days

Duration: 6 days 5 nights
location Destinations: Hanoi → Sapa → Y Linh Ho Village → Lao Chai Village → Ta Van Village → Cat Cat Village → Sin Chai Village → Halong Bay Vietnam.

Day 1 Hanoi Arrival

Upon the arrival, our local guide will welcome you at Noi Bai International airport and the bus driver will take you to the hotel.
Check-in and relax for the rest of the day.
Overnight in hotel.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Overnight in hotel
Activities: Arrive in Hanoi, transfer from airport to hotel

Day 2 Hanoi - Sapa (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel.
8:00 Our driver and tour guide pick you up at your hotel then transfer to Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of President Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s hero. At the complex, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the colonial Presidential Palace. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons, the One Pillar Pagoda.
The next stop is Temple of Literature- the first university in Vietnam, where preserves the UNESCO World Documentary Heritage: the Garden of the Stelae.
From there, we continue the walking tour of vibrant Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, the focal point of the city. Our guide will tell you about the legend of the lake and how it become one of the must-see places in Hanoi for both domestic and international tourists.
12:00 Come back to your hotel and have lunch.
In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the city on your own.
Relax and get ready to get on a train to Sapa.
The bus will drive you to Hanoi Train Station and you will take a night train (about 8-9 hours) from Hanoi to Sapa.
Overnight on train.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight on train
Activities: Half day sightseeing tour - night train to Sapa

Day 3 Full Day in Sapa (B/L)

Arrive in Lao Cai station in the morning. Then, take an one-hour bus ride uphill to the town of Sapa. The ride will give you a glimpse of the vistas and rice terraces that make Sapa famous.
Arrive in Sapa Town, fresh up for a while.
After that, take a 6km walking along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho Village of the Black H’mong.
Located about 7km to the southwest of Sapa Town, alongside Muong Hoa River, Y Linh Ho is a small commune composed by a dozen of small hamlets scattering on the harsh mountain terrain with high and steep mountains.
Continue to get over 3km for trekking down to Lao Chai Village of H’mong people.
After lunch time at a local family, walking through terraced rice fields to reach Ta Van Village of the Giay minority people. You will have a chance to learn about the local house architecture that is full of their daily life style and exclusive custom.
Get back to Sapa by car. Enjoy the landscapes on the way.
In the late afternoon, get back to hotel. Dinner and free time for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Sapa.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight in Sapa
Activities: Trek through rice terraces and villages of ethnic people: Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van

Day 4 Cat Cat - Sin Chai village - to Hanoi (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel.
Take a 3-km walk to visit Cat Cat Village of the Black H’mong, one of the most well-known ethnic village in Sapa. Relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall.
After lunch at a local family’s house, continue trekking 3km to Sin Chai Village where you enjoy a stunning landscapes of the mountain.
Get back to Sapa by car. Fresh up for a while then checkout of the hotel.
The bus will take you back to Lao Cai Station to catch a night train back to Hanoi (about 8-9 hours).
Overnight on train.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight on train
Activities: Soft trek half day to tribal villages: Cat Cat - Sin Chai. Overnight train to Hanoi.

Day 5 Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

Arrive in Hanoi in the early morning (about 4:00 - 5:00am). The bus will take you to the hotel for breakfast and refreshing.
At about 7:30 - 8:00, the bus will take you to Halong bay (the drive will take 3.5-4 hours). You will experience Halong Bay by night - one of the natural wonders of the world by joining a cruise tour with us.
Lunch on board.
After a short relax, take part in activities such as kayaking or or going on sampan boat to visit the floating villages of the local.
Getting back to the board, you can watch the sunset meanwhile they serve the fruit and wine party on the sundeck.
Dinner on cruise and free time for the rest of the day. You can join some activities on board like karaoke, watch movie, relaxing at the bar, participating in squid fishing, etc.
Stay overnight on board.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Cruise in Halong Bay
Activities: Overnight stay on board on Halong Bay

Day 6 Halong - Hanoi - Departure (B/Brunch)

Breakfast on board.
You can start the day with Tai Chi class on the sundeck.
Continue exploring the wild beauty of Halong Bay. On this day you will be transferred and visit wonderful caves in Halong Bay and join a cooking class to learn how to make Vietnamese spring roll.
12:30 Checkout, have brunch while cruising back to the harbor.
Our driver will be waiting for you at the harbor and transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: NA
Activities: Spend the morning on cruise in Halong Bay. Transfer to airport for your departure flight.

Accommodation:
Standard: Bamboo Hotel, Royal View, Sapa View or similar
Superior: Muong Thanh Hotel or Chau Long Hotel - New Wing
Deluxe: Victoria Sapa Resort
Train: Contact us to upgrade A Private VIP 2 berths cabin

Inclusive

  • Airport pick up and transfer
  • Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated.
  • Meals as mentioned in program, B: breakfast, L: Lunch, D: dinner
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Private Boat trip in Halong Bay
  • Twin-share accommodation ( AC room)
  • Round trip train tickets: Soft sleeper in joined Cabin deluxe express Train 4 berths with A/C
  • All entrance fees
  • Local English speaking guide in Sapa

Exclusive

  • Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
  • Insurance,
  • Personal expenses & Tips
  • Early check in & late check out for accommodation at the places
  • Airport tax and departure tax