Northern Vietnam Family Tour – 7 Days

We call this trip is “Mountain to the Bay trip “. If you want to explore the different hill tribes on the Sa Pa Mountains and natural world heritage Halong bay as well as the capital city of Hanoi, this trip will make you satisfy with your expectance, let’s...

Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Duration: 07 days/06 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture, History and Beach vacation
Activity Level: Easy & Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
Day 02: Hanoi City Tour - Night train to Sapa (B, L)
Day 03: Lao Cai - Sapa – Cat Cat Village Trekking (B, L)
Day 04: Sapa Hill Tribe Maket - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B, L)
Day 05: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
Day 06: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi Departure (B)
Day 07: Hanoi - Departure (B)

Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
Arrival at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Pick up and transfer to the hotel for relax after your journey. Free at leisure. Meals on your own.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 02: Hanoi City Tour - Night train to Sapa (B, L)
Morning enjoy a guided tour to discover the outstanding attractions of Hanoi starting with the Temple of Literature - the first university of Vietnam. After learning about Confucian and Vietnam education in early time, we will visit Hanoi Fine Arts Museum. Lunch in the local restaurant. Afternoon embark on a cyclo ride to wind through the small streets of Hanoi Old Quarter. The highlight is the impressive Water Puppet Show. Drive to Hanoi Railway Station for boarding an overnight train to Lao Cai. Dinner on your own.
Overnight on train.

Hanoi Old Quarter
Old Quarters in Hanoi
Temple of Literature in Hanoi
Temple of Literature in Hanoi

Day 03: Lao Cai - Sapa – Cat Cat Village Trekking (B, L)
Early morning arrival in Lao Cai Railway Station, met by a local guide and transferred up to Sapa town - located on the elevation of 1600 meter above sea level, Sapa features a breathtaking landscape, suitable for trekking and exploring local life of different ethnic minorities. We will have our breakfast and shower at hotel before spending time to discover the outstanding sites of the town including Sapa market, ancient church and Sapa Lake. Lunch in the local restaurant. Afternoon leave the town for a trek downhill to Cat Cat village. This is the habitat of Black Hmong people who will show you their traditional work of making silk from jutes and dying it by indigo. Dinner on your own. Then, walk back to the town for overnight accommodation.

Day 04: Sapa Hill Tribe Maket - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B, L)
Morning travel to one of the weekly hill tribe markets in Lao Cai province - which market will depend on the day of the week you are in town but all will promise you fun: Bac Ha market (Sunday), Coc Ly market (Tuesday) or Can Cau Market (Saturday). Flower Hmong, Tay, Nung and many other hill tribes in their colorful villages will impress you by the way they interact and trade the market, build their friendship with others. After lunch, embark on a walk to see how local people produce farming products in their living places. Return to Lao Cai railway station for the overnight train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Sapa Vietnam
Sapa terraced fields
Sapa Vietnam
Ethnic local people in Sapa

Day 05: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
Early morning arrival in Hanoi, transfer to hotel for a short break and breakfast on your own. Then, enjoy a scenic drive through Red River Delta to reach Halong Bay. As you board on traditional junk and set sail to the bay of this UNESCO Heritage Site, the landscapes vary vividly from shady islets to inspirational fishing villages floating on the pristine water of the bay. Lunch on board. Afternoon have the chance to explore some of the limestone caves dotted around the bay. Then your captain will find a secluded spot where you can swim in the clear water of the bay, soak up the sun on the top deck. Relax on the top deck using the sun-tanning area or enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar.
Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 06: Halong Bay - Hanoi Departure (B)
Morning enjoy the sunrise in Halong Bay with Tai Chi lesson on the deck. We offer kayaking trip to visit local villages, hidden caves and floating village. Afternoon cruise back to the main harbor for a 3-hour journey back to Hanoi .

Day 07: Hanoi - Departure (B)
Free until transfer to the airport for the flight back home.
End services.

fishing villages floating - Halong Vietnam
Halong Bay
Halong Vietnam
Sunset in Halong Bay

What is included?

  • Hotel accommodation sharing double bed room with daily breakfast
  • Private A/C transfers on tours
  • Meals as specified (no drink) (Breakfast = B, Lunch = L, Dinner = D)
  • English-speaking guide
  • Mineral water and cold towel on car/van/bus
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Admission and boat fees as specified in the itinerary
  • Local train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (4-a/c-soft-berth cabin, shared cabin)
  • Full equipped en-suite shared cabin with A/C, hot water
  • Day used room in local guest house in Hanoi.

What is excluded?

  • Vietnam visa arrangements (If required)
  • Drinks & Other personal expenses
  • Tipping/gratuities
  • Others not mentioned in the itinerary
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