This tour package is made especially for tourists who are fans of adventure. Within 9 days in the North of Vietnam, you will have a chance to stay with local people at a real Vietnamese house, join the real activities of the local people without touristic. You will meet the friendly farmers working on the rice fields while you cycle slightly along the paths of the outskirt Hanoi villages….You also enjoy the deluxe junk cruise in Halong Bay with many activities such as kayaking, swimming, visiting cave….

 

Code: VTP 01

9-Day Wonderful North Vietnam - Map

9-Day Wonderful North Vietnam – Map

Tour route: Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hanoi
Duration: 9 days
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
Tour type: Landscape and Nature, Culture and History
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active level: Soft biking, walking, Trekking, boating, kayaking…

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi city tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Moon Garden Home-stay (Hanoi outskirt)
Day 4: Hanoi – Night train to Sapa
Day 5: Sapa trekking tour & home-stay
Day 6: Sapa – Night train to Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight on junk cruise)
Day 8: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 9: Departure Hanoi

 
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Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (D)
Welcome up on arrival by Viet Vision Travel’s tour guide and driver, we then transfer to the hotel. Relax in the rest of the day and have welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Hanoi.
Remarks: If your flight to Hanoi in the morning and you want to have some activities in the afternoon, please advise so we will recommend you some optional tours, or you can relax at the hotel.

Hanoi opera house

Hanoi opera house

Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
Morning tour today we visit Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda and The Temple of Literature, we then stop for lunch. After lunch, we keep on going to one of the most interesting museum in Vietnam, the Ethnology museum to see the pictures, objects on display of 54 ethnic minority people. Later of the day, we experience one-hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets; and enjoy the unique Water Puppet show to hear to know Vietnamese traditional instruments and singing from the live musicians who play throughout the show.

Hanoi city tour

Hanoi city tour

Day 3: Hanoi – Moon Garden (outskirt of Hanoi) (B, L, D)
We have our breakfast at hotel then meet tour guide and driver again for Ky Son outskirt village of Hanoi trip. Welcome drink by green tea and exploring the Moon Garden home-stay, local market, kindergarten… Before lunch, join the cooking class; then relax.
Afternoon, we are relaxing with hand spa, chatting with the host family then take bicycle to discover some villages around. We’ll stop at any home for tea break, kindergarten (if open), try to experience local famers’ activities…. Before having dinner, we enjoy happy hour with drink or local products such as maize, sweet potato, cassava, peanuts… ; End of the day, we enjoy our foot bath in warm water with ginger, salt & mugwort medicinal herbs before bedtime which brings us a deeper sleep.

Ky Son Village

Ky Son Village

Day 4: Hanoi – Night train to Sapa (B, L)
Before breakfast today, we join the Yijinjing traditional exercises; after that, bike ride along the village to visit Duong Lam Ancient village and Mia Pagoda. Having lunch at Moon Garden before transferring back to Hanoi for our night train to Sapa this evening.

Duong Lam village

Duong Lam village

Day 5: Sapa trekking tour & home-stay (B, L, D)
Welcome up on arrival at Lao Cai railways station by local guide & driver, we transfer to Sapa town for our short relax and breakfast before trekking to Cat Cat village, Y Linh Ho & Ta Van villages of Black Hmong ethnic minority people. We will have chance to trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces & have lunch at a local restaurant nearby the river. Tonight we stay at a local house of the Giay people in the Muong Hoa valley.

Black Hmong people

Black Hmong people

Day 6: Sapa – Night train to Hanoi (B, L)
Today we continue on trekking along Giang Ta Chai, the village of the Red Dao minority and Su Pan, a small village located by the road. Then we are back to Sapa and Lao Cai railways station for our night train to Hanoi.

Cat Cat villages, Sapa

Cat Cat villages, Sapa

Day 7: Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight on junk cruise) (B, L, D)
Welcome back to Hanoi by tour guide & driver at Hanoi Railways station, we transfer to a mini hotel for our short stay before transferring to Halong for 2 day cruise trip.
Driving along the Red River Delta to Tuan Chau port, we move to the junk cruise and enjoy welcome drink, seafood lunch (vegetarian menu is available). The cruise takes us around the World Heritage site, passing Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner then Thumb Islands before reaching Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave and swimming at Titov beach. End of the day, we enjoy sunset and try coffee, tea and fruits on the sundeck or we can order our favorite drink from our bar. Dinner and overnight on the Bay.

Incense Bold islet and Halong Bay scenery

Incense Bold islet and Halong Bay scenery

Day 8: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
Early wake up to try Tai Chi on sundeck before having buffet breakfast; then we experience kayak around the tranquil Bay. We will be guided if this is the first time to try this.
After that, we have time to join cooking demonstration, learn how to make real Vietnamese spring rolls and have lunch before leaving junk cruise back to Hanoi in the afternoon.

Enjoy sunrise on Halong Bay with Taichi Lesson

Enjoy sunrise on Halong Bay with Taichi Lesson

Day 9: Departure Hanoi (B)
Today our awaiting vehicle will take us back to the airport for our flight to home. Trip ends.

Price: Please contact us for your special price.

What’s included?

  • Private ground transfers and transportations
  • English speaking guide (other languages up on request)
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast, rooms based on 2 people per room, extra bed up on request
  • Home-stay in the outskirt of Hanoi
  • Home-stay in Sapa
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (authentic Vietnamese food)
  • Cooking demonstration in the Moon Garden home-stay
  • Traditional hand-spa in the Moon Garden home-stay
  • Junk cruise in Halong Bay
  • Kayaking
  • Bicycle tour in outskirt of Hanoi
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • Water puppet show in Hanoi
  • Cyclo ride in Hanoi
  • Train tickets round trip Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (Sapa trip)
  • Bottle during the trip
  • Government tax and service charge

What’s excluded?

  • International flight tickets
  • Airport tax
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not indicated
  • Visa and visa fee – http://www.itvietnamvisa.com/
  • Tips for tour guides, drivers and others

Recommended Hotel List:

Cities 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Hanoi Authentic hotel Lan Vien hotel Apricot hotel
Hanoi Outskirt Moon Garden home-stay Moon Garden home-stay Moon Garden home-stay
Sapa Home-stay Home-stay Home-stay
Halong Bay V’spirit cruise Paloma cruise Paradise Cruise

Note: Accommodation in Sapa will be able to swift to hotels in town and tour itinerary will be changed suitably.

 
 

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