Discover Beauty Of Northern Vietnam - 8 Days

Outlined itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Day 2: City tour in Hanoi – Move to Lao Cai by bus at night (B, L)

Day 3: Lao Cai Arrival – Explore Sapa (B, L)

Day 4: Explore Fansipan Moutain, visit Cat Cat Village (B, L)

Day 5: Sapa – Transfer back to Hanoi (B)

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Experience in cruise (B, L, D)

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, Brunch)

Day 8: Ha Noi Departure (B)

Overview

Travel with Metta Voyage to have unforgettable experiences in this 8 days 7 nights tour. From the beauty that is considered a world natural heritage in Quang Ninh, you can also spend time visiting the beautiful villages in Sapa. In addition, searching for cultural features of each city in the operator will also bring you many memories.

Itinerary

Day 1
HANOI ARRIVAL

Metta Voyage’s shuttle bus will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel in the city center. Check in the hotel. You have free time to rest and have dinner, get around the Old Quarter to learn and discover the beauties of Hanoians
Overnight at Hanoi hotel

Day 2
CITY TOUR IN HANOI - MOVE TO LAO CAI AT NIGHT (B, L)

Have breakfast at the hotel. Then you will experience a cyclo to visit the Old Quarter, then go to Hoan Kiem Lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Continue to move to Hoa Lo prison – a place used by the French colonialists for political prisoners. Before having lunch, you will visit the Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam. Here you can learn more about the cultural history of Vietnam.
After having lunch and resting on site, you will visit Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum, visit the stilt house, fish pond and take photos of the life of Uncle Ho – the leader of Vietnam. Next, you will visit One Pillar Pagoda and finally enjoy water puppetry – the traditional art of Vietnam.
You move back to the hotel to shower, prepare things before checking out.
Check out, free time to have dinner before getting on the bus to move to Lao Cai.
Overnight on a sleeper bus.

Day 3
LAO CAI ARRIVAL - EXPLORE SAPA (B, L)

The bus arrives in Sapa at 6:30 am. Metta Voyage’s guide and driver will pick you up and move to Sapa hotel to relax.
Have breakfast at hotel. You will have one day to explore Sapa. Our driver will take you to Sapa town, explore Lao Chai village. From the path down the hill, there is a view of the Muong Hoa Valley and a beautiful view of the rolling mountains and terraced fields. Here you can see many ethnic groups (Black H’Mong, Zay, Red Dao). Move to the village of the Black H’Mong, where you will experience the daily life of the people. Then, walk to Ta Van village not far away, inhabited by the Zay tribes. You can walk around the village to explore and experience the activities of the locals. Lunch at local restaurant.
Relaxing in place, then in the afternoon, you will visit Ta Phin, where the Red Dao people live. Next will be the time for you to relax, take a herbal bath, soak in a traditional Dao bath.
Finally, transfer back to your hotel to rest or wander around town to explore on your own. Free time to have dinner. At night, can visit the Sapa night market.
Overnight at Sapa hotel

Day 4
EXPLORE FANSIPAN MOUNTAIN, VISIT CAT CAT VILLAGE (B,L)

Have breakfast at hotel. In the morning, you will discover Fansipan peak – the roof of Indochina. Currently, there is a cable car system to take you from the bottom to the highest peak of the mountain in 15-20 minutes. Here you can freely take pictures and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Sapa from above. Then, you will return to Sapa for lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will take you to visit Cat Cat village with real-life experiences of the Black H’Mong. You will walk down to waterfalls and power plants that the French built.
Back to hotel, relax and have free time to have dinner
Overnight at Sapa hotel.

Day 5
SAPA - TRANSFER BACK TO HANOI (B)

Have breakfast at hotel. Pack your things, at 8 our shuttle car will pick you up to go back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi, check-in hotel and free for lunch.
The afternoon will be your time to explore Hanoi city by yourself. Free dinner
Overnight at hotel

Day 6
HANOI - HALONG BAY - EXPERIENCE IN CRUISE (B, L, D)

Have breakfast at hotel. Then our shuttle bus will pick you up at 7:30 and move to Ha Long Bay. 10:30: you will stop at Hai Duong city and experience Vietnamese handicraft products.
12:30: You will arrive at the harbor and transfer to the cruises. The cruising guide will give you some information about the trip during the cruise. Welcome drink and check in the cabin.
Lunch will be served as you cruise through the islands.
In the afternoon, you will participate in activities on the cruise, kayaking to visit the pearl farming village, visit Titop Island. Feel free to choose from different activities such as sunbathing, swimming and photography.
Back on the cruise and taking part in a cooking class, you’ll enjoy a show by top chefs and then have dinner. In the evening you can relax with a drink in the bar or join squid fishing on the cruise.
Overnight on the cruise

Day 7
HALONG BAY - HANOI (B, BRUNCH)

6:15, wake up early to practice Tai Chi or relax at the cabin. Then have a light breakfast with coffee, tea and cakes onboard.
After that, you will visit Sung Sot cave, which is like a Vietnamese house. Tour for about 60 minutes and then return to the big boat. You will shower and pack up to check out. Leave your luggage out of the cabin, and you can relax on the sundeck or in the dining room until you reach the pier. Brunch is served while back at the harbor
Metta Voyage’s shuttle bus will pick you up and take you back to Hanoi.
Back to the hotel, free time to have dinner and you can freely walk around and shop in the old town.
Overnight at Hanoi hotel

Day 8
HANOI DEPARTURE (B)

Have breakfast at hotel. After that, you will go to your room to relax, prepare your things before checking out to return to Noi Bai airport.

HOTEL

Location Hotels
3-star  Hanoi
  • Little Charm Hanoi Hostel – Homestay
  • Old Quarter View Hanoi Hostel
  • Hanoi Chic Boutique Hotel
Sapa
  • Cosiana Sapa Hotel
  • Sapa Village Hotel
  • Sapa Panorama Hotel
4-star Hanoi
  • Eastin Hotel & Residences Hanoi
  • Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel
  • La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hanoi
  • Novotel Suites Hanoi Hotel
Sapa
  • Topas Ecolodge Sapa Resort
  • Sapa Jade Hill Resort & Spa
  • Pistachio Sapa Hotel
5-star Hanoi
  • Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel
  • Apricot Hanoi Hotel
  • JW Marriot Hanoi Hotel
Sapa
  • Hotel de la Coupole Sapa – MGallery
  • Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa
  • KK Sapa
  • Bamboo Sapa Hotel

CRUISES

Location Cruises
Ha Long
  • Heritage Cruises
  • Orchid Cruises
  • La Theatre Cruises
  • Capella Cruises
  • Indochine Cruises

INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

Tour Price Includes

  • Accommodation shared in Twin/ Double room with daily breakfast
  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • Daily meals as stated in the itinerary
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • 2 days 1 nights in Halong Bay
  • Kayaking in Ha Long Bay
  • Cruise, Motobike, Car, Bicycle, Shuttle Bus
  • Hotel/homestay (7 nights)
  • All means of transportation in Vietnam as itinerary
  • One bottle of water (per day/person)

Tour Price Excludes

  • nternational in/out flightsInternal flights
  • Travel insurance Vietnam Visa Stamp fee
  • Early check-in and late check-out surcharges at accommodations
  • Single supplement surcharges
  • Peak season surcharges: From Dec. 20 to Jan. 15
  • Christmas Eve surcharges
  • New Year Eve surcharges
  • New Year surcharges
  • Lunar New Year surcharges
  • Public Holidays surcharges: Hung Kings Commemoration Day, International Labor Day, National Day, Reunification Day
  • Weekend surcharges: Friday, Saturday (If required)
  • Beverage
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Other services not mentioned above

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