Northern Vietnam Luxury Adventure Tour - 9 Days

  • Private tour with English speaking guide
  • You choose the date of departure
  • Starting & ending in Hanoi

On this 9-day itinerary with Metta Voyage, you’ll visit Hanoi’s main highlights, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, His House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Fine Arts Museum, and National Temple of Literature death Giam. You will also travel to Sapa, visiting local markets where ethnic minorities (including Hmong, Red Dao, Tay, Xa Pho and Giay) trade their wares. The final destination of your journey will be Ha Long Bay, you will cruise on turquoise waters, admire thousands of limestone sculptures rising from the sea and visit many caves.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Hanoi (D)
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
Day 3: Hanoi – night train to Lao Cai (B)
Day 4: Lao Cai – Sapa (B/L)
Day 5: Sapa Village Walk (B/L)
Day 6: Sapa – Lao Cai- night train to Hanoi (B)
Day 7: Hanoi – Cruise Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Day 8: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)
Day 9: Hanoi Departure (B)


Day 1

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and taken to your hotel. After washing up, you will have dinner at the restaurant, which used to be one of the old French colonial villas. After that, experience a performance at Thang Long Water Puppet Theater before resting overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2

On the second day, you’ll explore the fascinating Old Quarter with hundreds of specialty shops, selling lacquerware, silk clothing, etc. You can stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake and people-watch at one of the many stylish cafes or shop for modern art in the city’s galleries. You will have the opportunity to visit the main attractions of Hanoi including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature.Relax to recharge for tomorrow’s trip to Sapa.

Day 3

You will have a day to relax freely in Hanoi. In the evening, move to the train station for an overnight trip to the border town of Lao Cai.

Day 4

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.
You will have the morning to walk around town or relax at the hotel. In the afternoon, walk to Cat Cat village, where the Black H’mong people live. Overnight stay in Sapa after exploring the area and watching waterfalls.

Day 5

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. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 6

After breakfast, you will take a rest before exploring Ta Phin valley, inhabited by the Red Dao and H’mong people. Then you will move to Lao Cai to board the overnight train to Hanoi

Day 7

You will arrive in Hanoi at 5 am and the driver will take you to a local restaurant for breakfast. Then at 8:30 am you will leave Hanoi to reach Ha Long Bay for 3 hours. You’ll enjoy a welcome drink and check-in before a hearty seafood lunch. Next, you will have a 3.5-hour journey to explore interesting limestone mountains such as Face Qui (Face Monster) island, But Moc island, Cap De island, Trong cave, Trinh Nu cave. Then, you will depart to Luon Cave, sunbathe at Ti Top beach or climb to the top of the mountain for a panoramic view of Ha Long Bay. Dinner and overnight on board, or night fishing option.

Day 8

Immersed in the sound of the bay’s water, you will wake up early to practice Tai Chi or take an early morning dip in your room, followed by breakfast. You can relax while watching the breathtaking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the water on the upper deck. Then you will have time to explore Sung Sot cave (8am-9pm) and swim and relax at Soi Sim beach. You will then check out and return to the harbor, brunch will be served from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. The driver will pick you up and take you back to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 9

No activities are planned for today. You’ll have time to shop as much as you want before being escorted to the airport for your next flight

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Tour price includes:

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • All private transfers and transportation
  • Shared accommodation in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced English speaking guide.
  • Halong Bay Cruise program shared in Twin/Double cabin as per tour.
  • Train Hanoi – Lao Cai - Hanoi shared in 4-berth cabin.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Guaranteed 24/7 hotline support

Tour price excludes:

  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam visa
  • Other services not mentioned above.

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