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Best of the north of Vietnam 8 days from Hanoi

Best of the north of Vietnam 8 days from Hanoi
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This tour offers the best attractions in a short time. Starting out in the capital city Hanoi, you will visit many wonderful sites.
8 days / 7 nights
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This tour offers the best attractions in a short time. Starting out in the capital city Hanoi, you will visit many wonderful sites. Visit Sapa and trek along the spectacular landscapes & colorful hill tribe people. Cruise the spectacular Halong Bay on a romantic old style Vietnamese Junk boat.

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Price Includes

  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • Entrance fee
  • Round way airport transfer/ railway station in Hanoi
  • 01 night on board in twin sharing room, boat cruise.
  • Welcome drink on board Halong bay
  • Transport from Hanoi to Halong and return by mini van
  • Local guide on boat Huong Hai junk
  • Private English speaking guide in Sapa
  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Private Sapa tour
  • Train tickets Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi per deluxe cabins.
  • Taxes and service charge

Price Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Personal expense

Booking Policy

Cancellation by Customer:
  • All cancellations must be received in writing, sent to us via fax or email. The following rules apply for cancellations:
  • More than 14 days prior to departure: The total deposit paid to us will be valid for one (1) year from the date the deposit was received. During this time (365 days) the amount can be applied to other tours and services. After one (1) year the deposit amount is forfeited.
  • Less than 14 days prior to departure: Complete forfeiture of deposit, due to boat charges we incur for guest no-shows
Children Price & Extra Bed:
  • Child under 2 years : No additional charge
  • Child under 12 : Charge 75%
  • From 12 years old and upper: 100% of adult price

Best of the north of Vietnam 8 days

Day 1: Hanoi arrival hanoi temple literature

You will meet Best Price Vietnam  Travel driver, and being transferred to hotel for check in. The rest of the day you are at leisure.

Accommodation: Gondola Hotel

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/L)

Breakfast is at the hotel,

0830 Am: Our guide and driver pick up you at the hotel lobby for a full day exploring Hanoi.

Today features the most highlights of Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, His House-on-Stilts, One Pillar pagoda…

You enjoy an hour Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter of Hanoi, heading to Ho Chi Minh complex, the old quarter is also known as the 36 streets and guilds, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the street’s names was related to the products being sold there.ho guom lake

After that we will visit the Temple of Literature – a temple to Confucius, this is also known as Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070.

Lunch today features a feast of the best known authentic local cuisines of Hanoi Noodle soup with beef, Pho Bo at the most famous Pho eatery in Hanoi, and the best Bun Cha Hanoi, also known as Noodle with grilled pork serving with delicious special Hanoi spring roll serving with Hanoi local cold beer.

After having lunch you enjoy a drive out to the outskirt of Hanoi to visit Museum of Ethnology, widely acknowledged as the best museum in the country and it has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground. Then, we go back to the centre of Hanoi to visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. If time permit, enjoy a walking tour through the old quarter to explore the old town on foot with numerous shops and photo opportunities.

Tonight you are boarding an overnight train trip to SapaSapa

Accommodation: Overnight train

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Sapa – Cat Cat Village (B, L)

Upon arrival at Lao Cai Railway station in the early morning, our awaiting guide and driver will meet you right at the exit of the station. Transfer you for an hour drive up hill to Sapa town. Check in hotel, freshen up and enjoy breakfast at the nearby local restaurant, (Check in time is 1.00 Pm, free early check in is subjected to availability). Then stroll around Sapa town, visit Sapa market and chatting with H’Mong, Dao people who come to market for trading. Colorful tribal dress, purses, aluminum bracelet, silver necklaces, horn comb at all sorts can be found from stalls on the second floor of the building.

Downstairs flour of the market is lively with all sorts of green vegetables, fruits, foods cultivated in Sapa.

We have scheduled a special lunch of typical Sapa foods at a popular local eatery in Sapa town

After lunch, you enjoy walking down hill to the nearby Cat Cat village of the Black H’Mong people. Visit a local H’Mong friendly family and enrich your tribal knowledge with our local guide’s passion

Transferred back to Sapa, and you enjoy your time at leisure. Dinner tonight is on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Sapa Mountain Hotel

Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Tavan (B, L) sapa tours

Enjoy your time at leisure and late breakfast at hotel,

9.00 Am: Meet our tour expert and driver at hotel lobby to depart for the 4 hour trekking journey. Our driver will stop en route for Kodak moments on the way go downhill to Muong Hoa valley. You begin the trekking on a fairly rocky road (you need a good walking shoes for today), though Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong’s ethnic village. Then continue to Ta Van village of Giay ethnic minority people. Terrace fields are great for photographing, and cold soft drinks, beer, water can be found along the way of your trek. You will also visit local people’s house and schools en route. Return to Sapa by mini van.

Late afternoon you are free at leisure or enjoy foot massage at a local stall near your hotel.

Dinner tonight is on your own arrangement

Meals: Breakfast, take-away lunch

Accommodation: Sapa Mountain Hotel

Day 5: Sapa – Ta Phin village – Overnight train to Hanoi (B, D)sapa tours

9:00 Am: meet Asia Top Travel guide and driver at hotel lobby and drive to Ta Phin village, and meet another interesting tribal who dress up nicely in their respective traditional costumes and wearing a bright red turban. They are the colorful Red Dzao people – the people of interesting legend. We also visit a family for learning local culture and life style. Transfer back to Sa Pa by lunch time. You are free at leisure until being transfer to Lao Cai railway station. We will also visit China border, 3 km from Lao Cai station before boarding the night train. Lunch today is on your own arrangement.

Accommodation: Overnight train back to Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong by Deluxe traditional Junk cruise.Ha long bay-Halong Bay Day Trip

Arrive to Hanoi by 4.30 Am. Our driver will pick up and transfer you to hotel. Being picked up from Hanoi at 7:45 – 8:30 by SHUTTLE VAN; depart Hanoi to Ha Long Bay by road through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta.

12.15 pm: Arrive in Ha Long city, board our traditional wooden junk boat for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin your cruise through the bay. Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. Swim at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or a short trek to the top of Titov Mountain for a magnificent panorama scenery.

7.30pm: Enjoy your dinner with fresh seafood on board.

9.00pm: Squid fishing or relax and chatting with your partner, friends, family.

Overnight on Ha Long Bay aboard Aclass Junk.

For those who book kayaking option: After visiting Amazing cave, you can go kayaking from Soi Sim beach to Luon Cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay (or from Bo Nau cave, to Soi Sim beach to TiTov)

Accommodation: Overnight cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Ha Long – Hanoi (B, L) 

7.00am: Enjoy the early morning tea, coffee.Halong Bay Day Trip

8.00am: Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat paddle by out crew staff and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Be back to our traditional junk. Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet, Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard at around 9.00 am. Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations.

11.45am: Arrive back at Ha Long city for disembarkation where your driver waits to take you back to Hanoi. Transfer back to Hanoi by SHUTTLE VAN. Arrive your hotel in Hanoi at around 4.00pm. The rest of the day you are at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch on board.


 Day 8: Departure Hanoi

Breakfast is at the hotel.

Meet your guide at hotel lobby and being transferred to Noi Bai airport for boarding a flight to the next destination

Finish the based trip.

Meals: Breakfast


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