The Best of Northern Vietnam

Duration: 7 Days 6 nights
Price: US$550/person
Highlights: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong

Enjoy a day cruise through magnificent Halong Bay, trek up hill and downhill passing exotic terraced rice fields, and meet up with Ethnic people. Great opportunity for photo hunt and discover the beauty of nature.

Number of guest: 02 people
Option: Private tour (Except Halong Cruise)
Departure date: 26 Oct 2022
Duration: 7 Days 6 nights
Highlights: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong

  • Day 1 (26 Oct 2022): Hanoi arrival – bus to Sapa

    Welcome to Hanoi. 12.30 land on the airport and our bus transfer to Sapa within 5.5 hours by sleeper bus.
    Upon arrival you will be transfer to your hotel by minivan. Overnight in Sapa

  • Day 2 (27 Oct 2022): Sapa – Ta Phin Village – Cat Cat village (B/L)

    In the morning visit Ta Phin Village for exploring the daily life of Red Dzao. Here you have a good choices to buy woven and textile brocades, which is made by ethic people and having picnic lunch before exploring village and Ta Phin Cave and small hamlet of Black H'mong people. Return to Sapa for Lunch at local halal restaurant.
    In the afternoon: Walk just 3 km out of Sa Pa to Cat Cat village inhabited by a community of Hmong ethnic minority people. The village is known as a cultural site since many traditions and customs of the Black Hmong are still preserved to date. The traditional trades of brocade making and silver and bronze smith are still practiced nowadays by villagers after numerous generations of their ancestors. You can visit the Hmong women by their looms weaving fabrics, which will be later on dyed with sap from leaves for the desired coloration.
    Next, your walk through the village will take you to Tien Sa waterfall where a French-built hydropower station has been in service since 1920. Leave Cat Cat village back to Sapa by car.

  • Day 3 (28 Oct 2022): Love Waterfall – Fanxipan by cable car (B/L)

    Breakfast at your hotel. 09.00am We will depart to Tram Ton, at the height of 2047meters above sea level (the highest pass in Vietnam) where great views are offered of the surrounding mountains and lush forests of the Hoang Lien National Park. From there you will trek 30 minutes through forest. Along the way you have many chances to see wild flowers. Trekking along the stream you will arrive the Love Waterfall. Lunch at local halal restaurant.
    In the morning (no Guide and no car transfer): you start by walking to Funicular station in Sun Plaza building to catch Funicular to go to Sapa cable car station along Muong Hoa Valley (2Km) within a few minutes. Then you continue trip to conquer Fanxipan Peak – the legendary Indochina Rooftop. It normally takes people one or two days to reach the peak of Fansipan Mountain on foot. However, you will take the three-rope cable car system which carry you from the bottom to the highest point of the mountain in 15-20 minutes. Fansipan cable car is kind of a modern three-wire cable in the world, the first-time presence in Asia.
    Reach at Fanxipan cable station at height 2800meter, you have to cross the 600 stone steps to the top of Fanxipan Mountain (or you can go by funicular by your own account). From there, you can enjoy the scenery and magnificent views to Sapa and can admire views of Muong Hoa valley and Hoang Lien National Forest from above and beautiful landscape of Lai Chau province. Afterward you take cable car go down, continuing back to Sapa by Funicular.

  • Day 4 (29 Oct 2022): Sapa – Muong Hoa Valley – Bus to Hanoi (B/L) – private tour.

    You will visit Muong Hoa valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in northwest Viet Nam. Descending into the valley by foot you will see the largest terraced rice paddy in the SaPa area (If you visit the valley between May and September, there is a chance to experience and observe how the local’s plant and harvest rice). The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of the Black H'mong Minority to Ta Van village of the Zay minority, providing the opportunity to see the different traditions and costumes of the two ethnic minority groups.
    Have lunch at halal restaurant.
    15.00pm Bus pick up at your hotel and transfer back to Hanoi within 5.5 hours. Around 20.30-21.00pm drop off at your hotel in Hanoi

  • Day 5 (30 Oct 2022): Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D) – Share cruise and bus/Seafood or veggie food.

    08.00 - 08.20am: Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 4 hours drive to Halong Bay through countryside of Red river delta
    11:45 - 12:00 Welcome to Adela Boutique Cruises lounge at Tuan Chau International Habour and complete check in procedures.
    12:00 – 12:30 Transfer to Adela Boutique Cruise by a tender boat.
    12:30Embark on Adela Boutique Cruise, enjoy welcome drink while listening to cruise briefing and safety instructions.


    13:00 Have lunch at The Dawn Restaurant while Adela Cruise takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery from Ha Long Bay to its secretive “neighbour” called Lan Ha Bay.
    15:00 Explore Bright cave on a traditional rowing bamboo boat with locals. You can just chill and enjoy the breathtaking nature of the unique cave and lake surrounded by trees and stone cliffs.
    16:30 It’s time for swimming and water activities, immersed in the green bay with floats.
    17:30 – 18:30 Enjoy Sunset party with some complimentary while waiting for twilight over limestone islands. Take the chance of HAPPY HOUR to have your favourite drinks
    19:00 Dinner on the top deck, a special memorable dining experience in an intimate and romantic setting.
    21:00 Enjoy evening views of the bay, try your luck with squid fishing. The bar is open until late.

  • Day 6 (31 Oct 2022): Halong – Hanoi (B/L)

    6:00 Start a day with a Tai Chi session, enjoy fresh air and watch sunrise on the bay.
    6:30 Have a light breakfast on board.
    7:00-8:00 Explore Tra Bau area by kayaking, get closer to the rocky islands and admire the stunning nature of the bay.
    9:00 Return to the cruise, check-out.
    9:30 Enjoy brunch at the restaurant while cruising back to Tuan Chau port.
    11:00 Disembark at Tuan Chau port. Bus transfer back to Hanoi.
    15.00pm – 15.30pm: Drop off at your hotel

  • Day 7 (01 Nov 2022): Hanoi departure (B)

    Breakfast at your hotel. 08.00am transfer to the airport for departure flight. Home sweet home.

Hotel in use:

Standard Hanoi   Halong Cruise Sapa
  Anise Hotel/deluxe double room Adela BoutiqueCruise/Junior Suite double balcony cabin Cat Cat Galerie D’Art/Double Deluxe Room

 

Include:

  • Transportation during the tour by A/C car
  • Local English-speaking guide on tour
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B= breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
  • Entrance fees & sightseeing fees
  • Halong cruise 2 days 1 night with full activities as program
  • Kayaking or rowing boat in Halong Bay
  • Sleeper bus ticket Noi Bai – Sapa (upper bed)
  • Bus ticket Sapa – Hanoi by Limousine bus
  • Fanxipan cable ticket and Funicular ticket from Sapa to Fansipan and back.
  • Hotel accommodation in single room in Hanoi, Sapa and Halong Cruise
  • Mineral water in tour


Exclude:

  • International airfare and visa Arrangement
  • Single supplement & Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip for tour guide and driver
  • Funicular ticket on Fanxipan peak
  • Surcharge on peak season: Christmas, New Year, Vietnam public holidays
  • Others not clearly mentioned in the inclusion
  • Note: itinerary is subject to change without prior notice due to bad weather; water tide or operating conditions.