7 Days Best of Northern Vietnam

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Ha Noi Capital

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Ha Noi Capital

Trip overview

You’ll be enchanted by the stunning landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality on our 7-day “Best of Northern Vietnam” tour. Discover Northern Vietnam’s finest, including Hanoi Street Food, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, and Sapa. Delight in Hanoi’s street food, explore Ninh Binh’s treasures, cruise Halong Bay, and immerse yourself in Sapa’s culture and nature. Join us for an unforgettable adventure in Northern Vietnam.

Highlights

  • Savor street food on a unique scooter gastronomic journey in Hanoi
  • Cruising along the serene Trang An Landscape Complex
  • Visiting the sacred Bai Dinh Pagoda complex
  • Hiking to the top of Hang Mua Peak for stunning vistas
  • Overnight cruising through the emerald waters of Halong Bay with kayaking
  • Trekking through Sapa’s breathtaking rice terraces with overnight at homestay in village
  • Experience on overnight on bus from Hanoi to Sapa on new high way

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Itinerary

You will be inspired by the stunning landscapes, exotic culture and friendly people in our very short but well covered tour within 7 days to discover only Northern of Vietnam included Hanoi Street food tour – Ninh Binh – Halong bay – Sapa. Take your time to have street food with our guide in Hanoi, visit the best place in Ninh Binh, spend the whole night on a cruise in Ha Long Bay then immerse yourself in a very cultural and natural area in Sapa

Day 1: Ha Noi Arrival- Airport Transfer- Street food tour (D)

Upon arrival, you will be picked up and dropped off at hotel in Hanoi central. Check in hotel after 14h00

Join street food tour 3.5 hours from 17h30 – 21h00.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

Night 1: Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

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Day 2: Hanoi – Bai Dinh pagoda – Trang An – Mua Cave – Ninh Binh (B, L) - Group tour

Breakfast at your hotel in Hanoi. Checkout hotel

At 07:30 – 7:45, our guide will be waiting for you at your hotel or accommodation to kick off a 110km journey in a modern bus, traversing the lush countryside. We’ll make a brief stop along the way for a short break.

By 10:30, we’ll arrive at the magnificent Bai Dinh pagoda complexes, the largest of its kind not only in Vietnam but also in Southeast Asia. Nestled at the foot of Dinh Mountain, the pagoda offers breathtaking views of the surrounding river valley and limestone karsts. The architecture here is truly awe-inspiring, featuring massive stone statues of “La Han” (Arhats), two enormous bronze bells—one weighing 27 tons and the other 36 tons—and the iconic Quan Yin statue with thousands of arms and eyes. Our expert guide will regale you with captivating stories of Buddhism as you soak in the sacred atmosphere.

After a delicious lunch at our restaurant, we’ll depart for the Trang An Grottoes, a natural wonderland characterized by majestic limestone formations spanning 20 square kilometers. Board a traditional sampan and leisurely navigate the river, passing through enchanting caves such as Lam Cave, Vạng Cave, Đại Cave, and Thánh Trượt Cave.

By 15:30, we’ll arrive at Mua Cave, where an exhilarating trek awaits to the summit of Ngoa Long mountain. From there, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of sprawling rice valleys and pristine nature.

Transfer to your hotel in Ninh Binh. Overnight at hotel in Ninh Binh.

Night 2: Overnight in hotel in Ninh Binh

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Day 3: Ninh Binh – Halong bay – Lan Ha bay (B, L, D) – Group tour - Overnight on cruise

Have breakfast at hotel in Ninh Binh.

7:00 – 7:30: Leave from Ninh Binh to Halong bay harbor by bus.

08:20 – 09:00: Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi by shuttle bus (on request). After that we leave Hanoi for a 2.5 hour to reach Halong Bay.

12:00: At Tuan Chau International Marina, a tender boat will take you to our Halong Phoenix Cruiser. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.

13:00: When you are putting all of your stuffs into your cabin, our boat starts gliding out to the centre of the World Heritage Site. Your set menu lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, is would be served with fresh local seafood, but vegetable menu is always available at your request. From the marina area, our cruiser passes by Duck then Thumb Islands before reaching to Luon cave area for kayaking.

15:00– 16:00: We have time to gear up for one hour kayaking around Luon cave area .Our guide will show you some basic safety guidelines and techniques to paddle before helping you to sit on our brand new sit-on-top kayaks. After that our boat will help you visit the Titop Island one hour for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on island peak.

17:00: As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink while our boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area.

19:00: Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring.

Check in on cruise at around 12h00.

Enjoy the activities and full package on cruise (except drinks and massage). Overnight on cruise

Night 3: Overnight on cruise

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Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L) – Group tour - Overnight express bus to Sapa

07:00 – 07:45: Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air.

08:00 – 09:00: You will visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay – Surprising Cave (Sửng Sốt) with your tour guide, a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience.

9:00 – 9:30: Check out of your cabin and settle your bill as our boat begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island (Symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.

10:30: A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring rolls. You will learn about the recipes and techniques that create this popular dish of Vietnamese people.

11:00: Lunch is served on board during cruising towards the harbor.

11:45: Depart the Halong Phoenix Cruiser and travel by tender boat back to Tuan Chau International Marina where you then board the bus for your return journey to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel around 15.30

Back to Hanoi by bus at around 15h00. Free time in Hanoi until 22h00, take the overnight express bus to Sapa. Overnight on bus

Night 4: Overnight on bus

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Day 5: Sapa with a long trek Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (L/D) - Group tour

Arrive in Sapa at around 04h00am. Check in small hotel in Sapa. Free time in Sapa in the morning.

Checkout hotel at 12h00.

13.00: Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes

14.15: A short drive to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain. You approach Ta Van village where Dzay Ethnic People inhabits in late afternoon.

Trekking distance is about 9 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours

17.45: Check in homestay; get to know the family of Dzay People. Spend time to enjoy the mountain life on Sunset. You may attend cooking local dishes with the family and enjoy dinner in peace.

In the evening, you can join the local bar nearby with music and socialize with other tourists then overnight at Homestay in Ta Van Village.

Night 5: Overnight at homestay

Note: Trekking Length: 9km/Duration: 3.5 hours/Difficulty: 4/10

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Day 6: Medium trek Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Sapa – Bus back to Hanoi (B, L) - Group tour

8.00: Have breakfast prepared by the family and start a new day with more interesting trek.

8.45: Keep walking to the rice paddies where you have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes; a trek through the bamboo forest; stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of red Dzao People.

11.00: Trek through the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to main road, bus picks you up to come back Sapa Town.

Trekking distance is about 4 kms and it lasts for 2 hours.

Back to Sapa for lunch. Free time in Sapa town

14.30: Transfer to bus office to get ready for Hanoi.

15.00: Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

Arrive in Hanoi at around 21h00. Then take taxi back to your hotel in Hanoi

Night 6: Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

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Day 7: Hanoi Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. then free and easy until our driver comes and drops off you to the airport for your next flight. Trip ends

Note: Checkout hotel before 12h00

Meal: Breakfast

 

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Destination 3 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars
Ha Noi Hotel de Rond Hotel Minasi Premium hotel Apricot hotel
Ha Long BayPhoenix cruise Verdure Lotus cruise La Regina Legend cruise
SapaHomestay Homestay Homestay
Ninh BinhNan House Lalita Boutique Ninh Binh hotelEmeralda Ninh Binh Resort

Cancellation by customer

  • Cancellation received before 50 days: FREE of charge (except flight and train ticket)
  • Cancellation received before 40 days to 49 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received before 20 days to 39 days prior arrival date: 75% of total rate
  • Cancellation received before 20 days prior arrival date or no show: 100% of total rate

Note: Flight and train ticket are not refundable

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • Under 04 years old: Pay only flight & train ticket (sharing bed & food with parent)
  • 05 – 07 years old: 50% adult rate (sharing bed with parent)
  • 08 – 10 years old: 75% adult rate (sharing bed with parent)
  • From 11 years old: 100% adult rate with extra bed

Travel with Sun Getaways Travel, you can easy to:

  •         Extend and adjust your trip in a convert way.
  •         Extend their stay to other places around Vietnam such as Nha Trang, Sapa, Da Lat, ect.
  •         Upgrade to 4 or 5 stars accommodation
  •         Upgrade to small group or private tours

IMPORTANT:

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar or higher standard without notice.

Wheelchair-accessible staterooms are available on request and subject to availability. Surcharges may apply.

Price Includes

  • Transportation with A/C Hanoi – Ninh Binh/ Ninh Binh – Halong/Lan Ha / Halong – Hanoi
  • Express bus Hanoi – Sapa and Sapa - Hanoi
  • Private airport transfer: Airport- Hanoi- Airport with driver
  • English speaking guide on each region
  • Kayaking on Halong Bay
  • Entrance fees as mentioned
  • Six nights’ accommodation in a double or twin room (4 nights at hotels 3 stars, 1 night at homestay and 1 night on cruise)
  • Cooking class on Boat Halong Bay
  • Squid fishing available after 6PM on Boat upon to weather.
  • Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Tax and service charge

Price Excludes

  • International flights into and out Vietnam
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotel
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa fee

Surcharge

  • Single room supplement: 230 USD per person
  • Surcharge for 4 stars hotel: 79 USD per person
  • Surcharge for 5 stars hotel: 179 USD per person
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