The Best Short Trip In Northern Vietnam - 7 Days

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The northern area of Vietnam has always been one of the most attractive destinations for tourists every time they visit. After a day of exploring the bustling capital of Hanoi, you will take the night train to move to Lao Cai, the border city of Vietnam – China. Then you will travel a short distance from Lao Cai to the hill town of Sapa. Explore the area for 2 days and you’ll return to Hanoi to prepare to visit Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. You will experience, participate in many activities such as kayaking, climbing caves or just simply sitting on the sundeck and enjoy a glass of wine, or a cocktail while admiring the beauty of the bays.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Sapa (B/L)
Day 3: Explore Sapa (B/L)
Day 4: Sapa – Lao Cai – Overnight train back Hanoi (B/L)
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong World Heritage (B/L/D)
Day 6: Halong – Hanoi (B/Brunch)
Day 7: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Itinerary

Day 1
HANOI ARRIVAL (D)

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, which celebrated its 1000th anniversary in 2010. With a focus on learning and the arts, local law requires buildings in Hanoi to be simple and in harmony with the environment. nature. You’ll have time to explore all the city has to offer before taking part in a unique water puppet show. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2
HANOI CITY TOUR - NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA (B/L)

You will have a day to visit Hanoi’s attractions such as Ho Chi Minh Complex (Closed on Mon & Fri) wand Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature (Vietnam’s very first university). In addition, you will also visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, the cyclo ride around the Old Quarter will end your day in Hanoi. The Old Quarter has hundreds of traditional shops selling silk clothes, lacquerware, furniture, cooking utensils, etc.
In the evening, the guide will take you to Hanoi station to take the night train to Lao Cai.

Day 3
SAPA - CAT CAT VILLAGE - SAPA (B/L)

You will arrive at 6:30 and be taken to Sapa in a 1.5 hour drive. Upon arrival in Sapa, you will check-in at your hotel (early check-in subject to room availability). Then you will have breakfast at a local restaurant and enjoy free time to explore Sapa town.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy the tour by walking to the minority villages on Cat Cat hill, inhabited by the H’Mong ethnic minorities. As you walk to the villages hidden in the valley below Sapa, you will meet some locals. You will have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with families living in the area before returning to Sapa for dinner and overnight.

Day 4
SAPA - OVERNIGHT TRAIN BACK HANOI (B/L)

After breakfast, you’ll start the day starting with exploring the daily market in Sapa and followed by our 3-4 hour trek that takes you along the trails and trails for buffalo. You will pass through tribal villages on the hill Lao Chai, Ta Van, inhabited by the H’Mong and Dzay. This is an absolutely breathtaking hike through stunning vistas. You will have lunch at a local restaurant along the way. Then from the village, you will get on the car to take the group to Lao Cai to take the night train back to Hanoi.

Day 5
HANOI - HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

When you arrive in Hanoi, your driver will wait and pick you up at the station, taking you into Hanoi city center for breakfast at a local restaurant. 8:00 you will move to Ha Long Bay and board the boat, enjoy lunch while admiring the beauty of the bays and islands. At the end of the afternoon you will visit an interesting fishing village and have the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have lived on the bay for nearly three years. Back on board, you’ll enjoy a cocktail or take a cooking class while watching the sunset. Enjoy dinner then you can choose to do anything from a movie night, playing board games or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the evening.

Day 6
HALONG BAY - HANOI (B/BRUNCH)

You will wake up early to participate in morning Tai Chi practice and have the opportunity to watch the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast you will be taken to explore a beautiful limestone cave before heading back to the pier to return to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7
HANOI - DEPARTURE

There are no activities planned for today, so you’ll have some free time to shop for souvenirs before your next flight.
Cam on va chao tam biet!

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INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

Tour price includes:

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • All private transportation with guide
  • Shared accommodations in Double/Twin rooms with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Halong Bay cruise program with in-house guide on board
  • Train tickets Hanoi-LaoCai-Hanoi, shared in 4-berth cabin.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast ; L: Lunch ; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Tissues and water on coach.
  • Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service.
  • No extra charge after services confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Tour price excludes:

  • International flights & departure taxes
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Peak season surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas & New Year if any
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee (US$ 45 & 02 passport photos per person)
  • Other services not mentioned above

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