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 climb a hill on Titov Island to get mesmerising views; 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; kayak around the Luon Cave and continue the cruise passing by Ba Hang village and Dog Islet; later on, enjoy fruit carving demonstration, cooking class and traditional Vietnamese lunch aboard before disembarking and getting transferred to Hanoi for an overnight stay
Day 4: Hanoi-Sapa–Cat Cat Village: Head to Sapa to enjoy local specialities for lunch and learn more about the traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, and Tay ethnic people; then take a short trek to Cat Cat - village home to H’mong ethnic group and get more insight into their culture; head back to Sapa in the afternoon
Day 5: Sapa -Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van - Hanoi: After breakfast, trek to Y Linh Ho and then further through the rice terraces to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai for some picnic and picture-like views; visit the people of Dzay in their Ta Van village before heading back to Sapa and then to Hanoi
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