Northern Vietnam Tour: Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay and More in 8 Days

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Ha Noi Capital

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Ha Noi Capital

Trip overview

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Northern Vietnam with our Northern Vietnam Tour. Over the course of 8 days, you’ll immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant local communities. From exploring the historic streets of Hanoi to cruising through the iconic Halong Bay, beautiful sightseeing with local sampan boat in Tam Coc and trekking in the scenic mountains of Sapa, this tour showcases the best of Northern Vietnam.

Highlights

  • Trekking through Sapa’s breathtaking rice terraces
  • Experience at homestay in Sapa village
  • Exploring traditional H’mong and Dao villages
  • Exploring the ancient capital of Hoa Lu
  • Boating through the mystical caves of Tam Coc
  • Overnight Cruising through the emerald waters of Halong Bay with kayaking
  • Kayaking amidst towering karst formations

Itinerary

Embark on an unforgettable journey through Northern Vietnam with our Northern Vietnam Tour. Over the course of 8 days, you’ll immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant local communities. From exploring the historic streets of Hanoi to cruising through the iconic Halong Bay, experience on sampan boat in Tam Coc and trekking in the scenic mountains of Sapa, this tour showcases the best of Northern Vietnam.

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

Our Driver will pick you up at the airport to the hotel in Hanoi centre. Check in Hotel (after 14h00) then free and easy the rest of that day.

Optional tour with extra price:

  • 4 hours on Jeep tour: 55 USD per person
  • 3 hours walking street Food tour:  35 USD per person

Night 1: Overnight in hotel in Ha Noi

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Day 2: Hanoi – Bus To Sapa – Sapa by bus with a long trek Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van village (B/L/D) - Group tour

Breakfast take aways prepared by hotel

06:10 – 7.00: Pick up from the hotel, get on big bus and depart for Sapa

13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’Mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.

Welcome drink and itinerary briefing, 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. 

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 2: Overnight at homestay

Note: Trekking Length: 5km/Duration: 3 hours/Difficulty: 4/10

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Day 3: Medium trek Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai village – Cat Cat village - Sapa (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

12.00 – 14.00: Welcome drink at hotel, have lunch with delicious Vietnamese dishes and check in procedures.

14.30: A short drive to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station, stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.

16h30: Come back to your hotel in Sapa.

Free time in evening. Have a dinner by yourself

Night 3: Overnight in hotel in Sapa

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Day 4: Sapa – Bus to Hanoi (B)

7.30 – 11.30: Have breakfast at hotel and free times to discover Sapa town by yourself.

Suggestion: You can visit Fansipan Mt by cable car (Extra price is 25 USD/private car with driver, cable car fee is on your own)

Back to your hotel for checkout

Relax and leisure on your own, have shower in the public bathroom in the hotel if you want.

14.30: Transfer to the bus office for your bus to Hanoi

21.00: We say goodbye to you at your hotel/stay.

Night 4: Overnight in hotel in Hanoi

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Day 5: Hanoi – Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc (B, L) - Group tour

Have breakfast at your hotel in Hanoi

7.30-8:00: Picking up from your Hotel in Hanoi old quarter.

08:30: Starting drive to Ninh Binh Province

10:00: Arriving at Hoa Lu Ancient Capital

10:15: Visiting King Dinh and King Le’s temples.

11:30: Arriving in Tam Coc Wharf.

11:45: Having buffet lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine.

13:00: Getting on Sampan boats through caves and visiting countryside landscape

15:00: Back to Tam Coc Wharf to chill out.

15:15: Biking on country road around the village

16:00: Get a taxi to get your hotel in Ninh Binh. Overnight at hotel in Ninh Binh

Night 5: Overnight in hotel in Ninh Binh

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Day 6: Ninh Binh – Halong Bay (B/L/D) - Group tour

Breakfast at your hotel

7:00-7:30am: Our driver will meet you at your hotel, then transfer to Halong Cruise Port

12:00 – 12:30 Arriving Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome drink as we tell you about life onboard.

12:30: Check in your cabin. Time to refresh.

13:00: Served a delectable lunch while cruising ahead to Ha Long Bay

14:00: Explore the Surprising Cave – the most beautiful cave in Ha long Bay. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

15:30 visit the Titop Island – swimming Climbing up to the Top of the Island – take the best view of Halong Bay Continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

18:00: Enjoy the Sunset Party on sundeck.

19:00 Dinner is served.

20:00 Socialize with other guests or just laze around

Please bring your passport and you can leave your big bags at the hotel

Note: The itinerary can be changed depending on each cruise

Night 6: Overnight on board

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Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L) - Group tour

6:30 – 6:45 Do Tai Chi or a photo hunt

7:00 Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone.

8:00 Kayaking to explore around the area or visit a floating house and learn about the daily life of the local fishermen who live there.

9:00 We board the cruise again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in luggage store.

10:00 Join in the Cooking Class, teaching you how to make our specifically (Spring rolls) before an early lunch is served.

11: 30 – 12:00 Disembark at the harbor, Tuan Chau Marina.

16:00 Arrival back at your hotel in Hanoi

Night 7: Overnight in hotel in Ha Noi

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Day 8: 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

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Destination 3 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars
Ha Noi Hotel de Rond HotelMK Premier Boutique HotelApricot Hotel
Ha Long BayPhoenix cruiseVerdure Lotus cruiseLa Regina Legend Cruise
Ninh BinhNan HouseLalita Ninh Binh Boutique hotelEmeralda Tam Coc Resort
SapaSapa Relax hotelSapa Charm hotelBB hotel

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

  • 7 nights accommodation included 5 nights in hotel, 1 night at homestay and 1 night on Halong Bay cruise
  • Transfer by bus on tour: Hanoi- Ninh Binh, Ninh Binh - Halong Bay, Hanoi- Sapa
  • Airport transfer private car in Hanoi international Airport
  • English speaking guide to Halong bay 2 days 1 night on Cruises, Hoa Lu Tam Coc and Sapa trekking tour.
  • Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Tax and service charge

Price Excludes

  • Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
  • Domestic Flight tickets
  • Drinks
  • Visa for Vietnam

Surcharge

  • Single room supplement: 285 USD per person
  • Surcharge for 4 stars hotel: 89 USD per person
  • Surcharge for 5 stars hotel: 349 USD per person
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