7-Day Classic Northern Vietnam Tour
Product Code: 4567-230773
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Travel through the best cities and attractions in Northern Vietnam
  • • Hanoi
  • • Traditional villages near Sapa
  • • Halong Bay Cruise
  • • Cat Cat Village
Tour Code
4567-230773
Duration
7 days
Departure City
Hanoi
End City
Hanoi
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, Historical, Honeymoon, UNESCO, Family

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Travel the world with your partner to romantic resorts and destinations; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Private group

Travel with a private group; no strangers

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Itinerary
Day 01
Hanoi

Hanoi

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

Upon arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome you and transfer you to hotel in Hanoi.

The rest of your day is at leisure for independent exploration – visit Hoan Kiem lake or explore the maze of streets in the city’s fascinating Old Quarter where you are certain to find something unique to buy.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Hanoi

Hanoi – Overnight train to Lao Cai

Hotel: Shared 4 berths cabin with A/C or similar

After breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide and driver will meet you at lobby of hotel at 8:00AM for full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital.

With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house); the Presidential Palace; the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake; the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple; and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum).

At the end of the day you can enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.

Afterwards you are free until 8:00pm when we'll transfer you to Hanoi Railway Station for the night train to Sapa.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 03
Lao Cai

Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

We'll arrive at Lao Cai station at 6:00 am and transfer to Sapa.

Enjoy breakfast before we drive to Y Linh Ho and start trekking downhill to Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddies and small hamlets to learn the life of hill tribes here. Here we'll get to meet with local people in Lao Chai village, and even cook and have lunch with a local family.

Then we'll continue trekking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village, which is settled by Dzay ethnic people. This village is consider the most beautiful one in the area.

We'll enjoy dinner before staying at a local hotel.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 04
Lao Cai

Cat Cat - Overnight Train to Hanoi

Hotel: Air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin or similar

We'll enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we embark on a lovely walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H’mong hill tribe’s minority people.

As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority people on their way and share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Then we'll travel by jeep back to Sapa and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon you'll be free to explore Sapa.

Then we'll transfer to Lao Cai for overnight train back to Hanoi.

Overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper cabin.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Halong Bay

Hanoi - Halong Bay

Hotel: Overnight aboard traditional junk cruise or similar

You'll arrive in Hanoi in the early morning and self-transfer to the hotel in Hanoi.

Our shuttle bus will pick up at the lobby of the hotel at 8.00am and we'll take a 3.5 hours drive to Halong Bay, a Wolrd Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty.

Here we'll board a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay.

In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Tonkin Gulf (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 06
Hanoi

Halong Bay - Hanoi

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Cave of Surprises, full of stalagmites and stalactites.

From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and then a return drive to Hanoi, where we'll transfer to you hotel.

Tips:
Breakfast and lunch are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 07

Hanoi

Free day on your own until our driver transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
Pick-up Details/Transfers
Airport transfer information will be provided after your reservation has been confirmed.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • All private transportation with guide
  • Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin room with daily breakfast
  • All In-tour flights as per itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Halong Bay cruise program with in-house guide on board
  • Private boat trip as per itinerary
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Tissues and water on coach

Package Excludes

  • International flights & Departure taxes
  • Beverage, Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
Special Notes
  • We reserve the right to deviate from this itinerary for any reasons, including road and weather conditions
  • Please pack comfortable shoes, sunglasses, a hat & sun cream.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

  • The default price is based on one guest in an order of 10-14 persons. Please select the group size of your order to confirm the real price when booking.
  • Child price is for kids 2 to 11 years old and guests 12 and older are charged as adults. Kids under 2 years old are free of charge.
  • Airfare for the children will be applied according to the airline's policy, we will double confirm the price for you if any flight tickets are included in the itinerary and you are travelling with a child.
  • Reservation Info

      1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
      2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
      3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
      4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

    Terms and Conditions

      - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
      - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
      - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
      - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
      - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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