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8 days discover North of Vietnam

Hanoi, Halong bay, Sapa, Tam Coc are the most popular places in all North of Vietnam. With all inclusive tour, Vietnam Travel Top will bring you to all them and guarantee your satisfaction
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Destinations: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Ninh Binh
  • Travel style: Classic Tours
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Day 1: Airport pick up - Check in hotel in Hanoi

Pick up the airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most exciting place for tourist. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself.

Note: Check in time is 13:00 P.M.

Our people will greet and brief all informationa round the trip.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay – Overnight on Majestic Cruises (B, L, D)

Halong Bay - Halong Cruises

08h00 – 08h30: Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.

12h30 – 13h00: Embark on Majestic Cruises followed by a short cruise briefing.

13h30 – 14h30: Savor a delectable lunch as Majestic Cruises among the limestone islands.

15h00 – 16h00: Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.

16h00 – 17h00: Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.

17h00 – 17h30: Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

17h30 – 19h00: Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.

19h00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Overnight on board.

Day 3 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: B, L )

06h30 – 07h15: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.

07h30 – 08h30: Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.

09h00 – 10h00: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area.

10h15: Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.

10h15 – 11h00: Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.

11h00 – 12h15: While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.

12h15 – 12h30: Disembark Majestic Cruise.

12h30 – 13h00: Transfer back to Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi - Sapa by bus - Cat Cat village – Sapa Hotel (L, D)

Sapa tours6.30 – 7.00: Pick up from your hotel/stay, get on big bus and depart for Sapa.

9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city with the first comfort break

11.00: Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa

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

Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, 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.

Trekking distance is about 2.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours

17.00: Come back to Sapa Town. Have dinner and overnight in hotel with night activities.

Day 5: Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van – Hanoi  (B/L)

Lao Chai - Ta Van7.00 – 7.45: Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking

8.00: 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 after that heading to Ta Van village - home of Dzay ethnic people.

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

11.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.

12.00 – 15.00: Have a shower at hotel, check out and have lunch and time at leisure on your own.

15.00: Meet all group members at hotel to get ready for Hanoi.

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

21.15: Check in hotel in Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi Free Day (B)

You are free today to relax after Sapa tour or you can visit some villages around Hanoi. please contact Vietnam Travel Top if you need any arrangement. Breakfast and hotel in Hanoi are included.

Day 7: Hoa Lu Tam Coc 1 day tour (B/ L)

Hoa Lu - Tam Coc8.00 – 8.30 am:  Picking up from hotel/stay.

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 village

16:00 Getting on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi

18:30 Saying goodbye to you at your hotel in Hanoi.

Note: Sometimes, we will switch to visit Tam Coc first and then Hoa Lu.

Day 8: Hanoi Departure (B)

We will arrange car to airport for you, please advise your flight details.

If you need any further arrangement: tour to Hoi an, Ho Chi Minh City…please advise.

Tour Price:

Sharing Room: 722 USD/person/twin sharing

Single Supplement: 250 USD/person

Trip includes

  • Halong bay tour 2 days 1 night: bus, guide, entrance fee, kayaking, cooking class
  • Sapa tour 2 days 1 night: bus, guide, entrance fee
  • Hoa Lu Tam Coc 1 day tour: bus, guide, entrance fee, bike
  • Airport pick up and drop off by private car
  • 5 night hotel in Hanoi - 3 star level: HM Boutique Hotel or Similar
  • 1 night on Halong bay – Majestic Cruise – 3 star level or similar
  • 1 night hotel in Sapa – 3 star level.
  • Meals as mentioned

Trip excludes

  • Beverages
  • Visa to Vietnam
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Others not clearly mentioned above

Thing to bring

  • Warm clothes, scarf, hat, cap because the weather in Sapa is pretty unpredictable. It is normally cold in September, October, November, December, January, February and March
  • Due to altitude of Sapa, it is sometimes foggy in December, January, February and March.
  • Trekking shoes, sun glasses, sun cream, insect repellent are also necessary. You should take cash with you in Vietnam Dong because banking system in Sapa sometimes doesn’t function well. US Dollar, Euro, Australia Dollar are accepted in Sapa.
  • You should take medicine with you although there are some chemist’s shops in Sapa in case you get sick.