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Best of Northern Vietnam Tour – 7 Days

Best of Northern Vietnam tour will provide you the value experience; you will have a chance to enjoy the colorful markets of the hill tribes in Sapa as well as natural world heritage Halong bay as well as the capital city of Hanoi.

Best of Northern Vietnam Tour-7 Days

Tour Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Tour Route: Hanoi arrival – Hanoi City Tour – Lao Cai (Sapa) - Bac Ha - Hanoi - Halong Bay (over night on junk cruise) - Hanoi departure
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi / Hanoi
Tour Type: Full board package
Activity Level: Classic & adventure home stay
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Arrival Hanoi (D)
Day 02: Hanoi City Tour – Overnight train to Sa Pa (B, L)
Day 03: Lao Cai – Bac Ha market ( only on Sunday) - Sa Pa (B, L)
Day 04: Sa Pa – Ta Van Village – Ham Rong Mountain - night train to Hanoi (B, L)
Day 05: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
Day 06: Ha Long – Hanoi (Brunch)
Day 07: Hanoi departure (B)

Day 01: Arrival Hanoi (D)
After a warm welcome on arrival, transfer to the hotel in Hanoi. In the late afternoon, you will take an hour Cyclo - tour viewing the charming French colonial architecture to the bustling Old Quarter and attend the performance of the unique water puppetry. Welcome dinner will be reserved at one of the best restaurant in the city.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 02: Hanoi City Tour – Overnight train to Sa Pa (B, L)
This morning, you will visit famous Ho Chi Minh complex comprising his Mausoleum, former residence, the impressive house on stilts and view the One Pillar Pagoda. The One Pillar Pagoda, formally Diên Huu is a historic Buddhist temple. It is regarded alongside the Perfume Pagoda, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples. In the next step, you will learn more about the historical and cultural events at the peaceful Temple of Literature, known as the Vietnam’s first university since the 11th century. In the afternoon, you will visit Ethnology museum, a museum that focuses on the 54 officially recognized. Back to the city central, you continue walking around Hoan Kiem Lake and visiting Ngoc Son Temple which to be the heart of Vietnam.
In the evening, transfer to Hanoi railway station for overnight train to Lao Cai.

Temple of Literature
Temple of Literature
Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi
Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi

Day 03: Lao Cai – Bac Ha market ( only on Sunday) - Sa Pa (B, L)
Arrival in Lao Cai railway station in the early morning. Enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant then transfer to Bac Ha market. This Sunday market is attended by many ethnic groups including the colorful Floyour H’Mong, Tay and San Chi minorities. The hive of activity and colors at the market is really something to see. Lunch is severed at local restaurant then transfer to Sa Pa.
Overnight in Sa Pa.

Day 04: Sa Pa – Ta Van Village – Ham Rong Mountain - night train to Hanoi (B, L)
Trek deeper into the mountains to Ta Van village where you can see the H.Mong, Zay, Dao... dressed in the traditional costume that is unique to the Northern region. Witness a truly simple but traditional way of life that exists as it has done for centuries. You tour their villages and traditional houses surrounded by the unsploilt beauty of nature as well as enjoying the hill tribe hospitality before you return to the town. Continuing on, you visit Ham Rong Mountain, Orchid Garden and enjoy traditional music show.
In the late afternoon, transfer to Lao Cai railway station for overnight train to Hanoi.

Sapa erraced fields
Sapa terraced fields
Ta Van Village Sapa Vietnam
Bac Ha Market in Sapa

Day 05: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
Arrival at Hanoi railway station in the early morning. Meet our guide then transfer to a mini hotel for breakfast and shower before departure to Ha Long Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea“ as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Ha Long bay has more than 1.000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes.
Check in to the Junk for our overnight boat cruise discovering this magnificent UNESCO World Wonder. This is a great journey among surreal islands rising from a tranquil emerald sea. The Junk adds to the experience for an overnight stay and fresh seafood meals. This is a truly memorable experience. Without a doubt, Ha Long Bay is a destination in Vietnam which should not be missed.
12:00: Check in to the Junk
13:00: Have lunch on board and then you will have a fantastic cruise on Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong, Ga Choi and Sail Island. Stop at Sung Sot cave and a swim at Titop beach.
19:00: Dinner on boat and free time.
Stay overnight on the Junk.

Surprising Cave
Surprising Cave in Halong Bay
Halong Bay Vietnam
Halong Bay

Day 06: Ha Long – Hanoi (Brunch)
Continue exploring the magnificent Ha Long Bay, visit the fishing villiage and some of the many caves during the voyage. Breakfast (brunch) will be served on the boat. Check out boat at 11:30 then transfer back to Hanoi.
Arrival Hanoi, attend the show “Soul of Vietnamese village”. This is the first show about Vietnamese folk music with the participation of talented artists.
The show recreates the daily life of Vietnamese people in the Northern Delta countryside from early morning to late night. The show gives the audience special feelings about the ancient, rustic space of Vietnamese countryside full or vibrant activities and love for people and nature.
The rest of time is free at your leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 07: Hanoi departure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel and free at hotel until transfer to Noi Bai airport for your home flight. End of service.

What is excluded?

  •  All transfer and transportation with air-conditioning
  •  Hotel accommodation base on twin sharing room
  •  01 night on the cruise in Ha Long bay
  •  English speaking tour guide ( other language upon request)
  •  Meals as states in the itinerary
  •  Train ticket: Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
  •  Traditional music show “Quan Ho”
  •  Boat trip in Ha Long Bay
  •  Entrance fees and water

What is excluded?

  •  Visa to Vietnam
  •  International and domestic airfare
  •  Single room
  •  Other meals and drinks
  •  Other optional and activities not on the package
  •  Travel insurance, personal expense

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Customer Reviews

My family and I would like to thank you especially and Ciao Asia Travel for a wonderfully planned trip to Vietnam and Cambodia It was an amazing cultural experience where we met and admired the Vietnamese and Cambodian people their food and traditions In such a short time we were introduced to your history and customs I will recommend your services to all my friends We love Vietnam and we will remember it forever.
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Michael Daras - USA Tuesday, February 28, 2017 detail...

Dear Nancy, many thanks for the excellent planning of our tour. We have safely returned home during the weekend and enjoyed our visit 100 % We can especially recommend the day you arranged in Hoi An - it was a highlight of our trip.
I would be happy to recommend your company in tripadvisor if you want, just send me the link.
Hope you have a great week !
With kind regards

Reetta Laari Monday, February 27, 2017 detail...

Hello Giang, Thank you for touching base! I'd love to give some feedback on the tour. Firstly, you have been absolutely extremely accommodating and very very helpful in this entire process start to finish! We will most definitely recommend you to our friends. We loved Sapa, though it was rainy and foggy it was a really lovely place. Lan our village tour guide on the...
In saying that, the Halong Bay tour was the best part of our trip so far! The boat upgrade was an absolute plus so thank you so much! The staff on the boat, Tom the tour guide, Quaong the Manager, the chef and...
So thank you so much for an amazingly planned trip!
Best regrds,

Victoria Conway Friday, February 10, 2017 detail...

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