Exploring the Spiritual North of Vietnam: A 7-Day Journey

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Ha Noi Capital

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Ha Noi Capital

Trip Overview

Discover the most iconic destinations in the north of Vietnam with this 7-day tour. Starting from the bustling capital Ha Noi, wandering the Old Quarter to observe the local life and historical monuments before heading for a cruise in UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay to explore the majestic landscape with limestone pinnacles and caves. Finally, leading to the far-north mountainous area of Sapa to uncover the ethnic culture and admire beautiful terraced rice fields. Don’t miss out on this incredible adventure, book your trip today and embark on the journey of a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Explore 1000 years of glorious history in Hanoi city tour
  • Experience on night train to Sapa with soft sleeper
  • Trekking through Sapa’s breathtaking rice terraces with overnight at homestay in village
  • Exploring traditional H’mong and Dao villages
  • Chasing waterfalls amidst Sapa’s scenic beauty
  • Overnight cruising through the emerald waters of Halong Bay included kayaking
  • Swimming and sunbathing on pristine beaches
  • Exploring majestic limestone caves and grottos

Itinerary

This tour package is one of the best seller packages of Sun Getaways Travel. Doing the 7-day tour covering all our highlights such as Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, and Sapa. Travelers will have a chance to enjoy and leisure during this tour. Hurry up!!!!

Day 1: Ha Noi Arrival - Airport Transfer - Check In Hotel In Hanoi (N/A)

Upon arrival, you will be picked up and dropped off at hotel in Hanoi Central. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure

Night 1: Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

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Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D) - Group tour

Following breakfast at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, Sun Getaways Travel will come to pick you up around 08:00 AM  with our shuttle bus to start the 3-hour-and-a-half drive to Halong Bay through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.

10.00 Stopover on the way for refreshments

12:00: Arrive at Tuan Chau harbor, 12:15 Welcome to Rosa Boutique Cruise and enjoy welcome drink get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.

12:30: Enjoy Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

15:00:  You at  Tung Gau Area. The airy and fresh air, cool breezes, blue sea and sky, and natural seascape will captivate any visitors setting foot here. Especially, Tung Gau of Lan Ha Bay is extremely suitable for enjoying kayaking and swimming and then Visiting Halong Pearl Farm Village

17.30: Come back to our Rosa Boutique Cruise and relax.

19:30: Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise.

21:00: Evening entertainments: play games on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on the Rosa Boutique Cruise. 

Night 2: Overnight on board

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Boat
Day 3: Halong bay – Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai (B/L) - Group tour

06.30: Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.

07.00: Morning view of the bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.

08:00:  Arriving Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave

10:00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay. Join the cooking class guided directly by Chef of Rosa Halong Cruise. You have a chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring rolls or famous cuisine of Vietnam.

11:00:  Enjoy the lunch on cruise.

12:00: Rosa Boutique Cruise is landing in Halong Bay harbor, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.

12:30:  Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.

14:30: Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop.

16:00 – 16:30:  Arrive in Hanoi. You will have dinner by yourself and free time until about 21h00. Sun Getaways Travel’s tour guide come to pick you up from your hotel then transfer to Ha Noi Railway Station and catch the night train to Lao Cai. Arrive Lao Cai at 5:30 or 6:00 am.

Night 3: Overnight on train

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Boat
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Train
Day 4: Lao Cai – Sapa – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Ta Van villages (B/L/D) - Private tour

The train arrives at around 6:00 am. Our guide will pick you up there and transfer to the former hill station of Sapa. 

After having breakfast at a local restaurant, a short rest and some last preparations before our Sapa trip. The first part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to the Muong Hoa River along Y Linh Ho valley and from here lead to the Black H’mong in Lao Chai village. Black H’mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa area. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions and way of living. They have their language and wear traditional indigo-blue clothing. 

Continue to Ta Van village (1.200 m) to visit the Zay people. Zay is a fairly small minority group of about 38.000 people who live mainly in the mountains in Northwest Vietnam. The development has meant that some of their old customs have been lost but many women still wear traditional shirts with a purple, blue or green color. Check in the room then you have dinner and overnight at homestay.

With the ‘Homestay’ experience, your overnight accommodation is provided by a local family in their traditional house-on-silts. There are some private rooms on the first floor for private tour and you will have toilet or bathroom sharing. The sleeping corner is set up with a single mattress (thin, but adequate), blankets (ditto), pillow and mosquito net. The restroom is at standard and a few steps from the main house. 

Night 4: Overnight at homestay in Sapa

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Walking
Day 5: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan villages - Nigh train to Hanoi (B/L/D) - Private tour

Following breakfast with local people, enjoy marveling at the breathtaking scenery morning, then leave the village to continue to visit Red Dao people at Giang Ta Chai where we also have a short break near a hanging bridge made from cane and a beautiful waterfall. The Red Dao women have very colorful red embroidery and coins on their clothing. On their head, they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao Legend. 

We continue along small paths in the rice fields, cross the Muong Hoa River and trek up to Su Pan village where you will meet the car and transfer back to Sapa. The rest of day is free time for exploring the local market and Sapa town. Late afternoon, the car will pick you up for the night train back to Hanoi. Arrive at Lao Cai train station and take the night train back to Hanoi.

Night 5: Overnight on train

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Day 6: Hanoi City Tour (B/L) - Private tour

Early this morning, you will pick up at the station and then transfer to hotel for day use and have breakfast. 

After breakfast, our driver and tour guide will come to pick you up at about 8:00 am for City tour. You will visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (viewed from outside; closed Mon and Fri and from Oct-Nov), – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969. 

9.30: You’ll visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which is a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake. After that, you’ll have a chance to explore the Tran Quoc Pagoda on the shore of West Lake. From there, it’s onto the Temple of Literature, which was Vietnam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius. 

12.30: You have lunch at the restaurant in the Old Quarter. Afterward, you’ll visit Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart and soul of Hanoi.

Option 1: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

You’ll stop in at MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labelled in Vietnamese, French and English.

Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There’s also a centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures

Option 2: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Ha Noi, this is a pottery village with a half-millenary historic development.

15.30 – 16.00: We will come back to your hotel.Free day for shopping or relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi 

Night 6: Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

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Day 7: Hanoi Departure (B)

Your time will be your own until your private car and driver arrive to take you to the airport for your flight to your next destination. Finish an unforgettable Vietnam Tour with Sun Getaways Travel. Goodbye & see you the next time!

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Destination3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
HanoiSilkqueen Grand HotelMinasi Premium hotel Apricot Hanoi Hotel
Halong BayPhoenix cruiseVerdure Lotus cruise La Regina Legend cruise
SapaSapa Relax HotelSapa Charm hotelBB Sapa hotel

Cancellation by customer

  • Cancellation received before 40 days: FREE of charge (except flight and train ticket)
  • Cancellation received before 20 days to 39 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received before 10 days to 19 days prior arrival date: 75% of total rate
  • Cancellation received before 10 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 – 06 years old: 50% adult rate (sharing bed with parent)
  • 07 – 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, 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

  • 6 nights included 2 nights in hotel, 2 nights on train, 1 night at homestay, 1 night on Halong Bay cruise
  • Train return tickets in 04 berths canbinet, A/C Wooden Softsleeper
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • Transfer private car in Hanoi and Sapa
  • English speaking guide each region
  • 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
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