Explore Vietnam’s historic northern provinces on a seven-day tour to Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Hoang Lien Son Mountain, Y Linh Ho and more. Behold remarkable centuries-old sites, sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine made by the locals, kayak through treasured stretches of water, fish for exotic squid, and learn about Vietnam from an English-speaking tour guide.
The tour is complemented with accommodation in three or four star hotels, boasting a convenient location and on-site amenities. Twin or double room feature air conditioning and private bathrooms.
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi, transfer to the hotel and an overnight stay
Day 2: Hanoi–Halong Cruise: Head to Halong Bay to board a cruise; enjoy lunch on board while passing by the limestone islands, explore Sung Sot Cave and kayak around Drum Cave area; party on the sundeck in the evening and have dinner followed by socialising, board games, squid fishing, or leisure time
Day 3: Cruise–Halong–Hanoi: Start the day with a tai-chi lesson or a photo hunt, followed by breakfast; cruise to Titov Island to swim, relax on the beach or climb to the top of the island to enjoy panoramic views of the Halong Bay; continue the cruise and enjoy fruit carving demonstration, cooking class and traditional Vietnamese lunch aboard; transfer to Hanoi for an overnight stay
Day 4: Hanoi-Sapa–Laochai–Tavan–Giang Ta Chai: Bus to Sapa Cat Cat village (Meal: L, D ) 06:30 –06.45 a.m: Pick up from the hotel, get on big bus and depart for Sapa 13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People. The tour guide will be waiting for you at Bus station. Then, please follow the guide to go to hotel • Welcome drink and itinerary briefing • Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures 14.30: A short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sa Pa in the afternoon. 17.00: Come back to Sa Pa Town. Have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant Trekking Length: 5-6 km/Duration: 3 hours/Difficulty: 4/10 Overnight in Sa Pa town.
Day 5: Cat Cat Village–Hanoi (Meal: B, L ) Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking 9.30: Trek from Sapa to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. 12.30: Picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village 13.30: Heading to Ta Van village - home of Dzay ethnic people. 14.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa. 15:00 - 15:30: The tour guide will take you to the bus stop 21.00 – 21.30: Arrive in Ha Noi. Trekking Length: 10 - 12 km/Duration: 4.5 hours.
Day 6: Hanoi: Leisure time to explore Hanoi, do some shopping or simply relax; overnight stay in Hanoi
Day 7: Leisure time before transfer to the airport