Designed with great variety, this trip is geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes and local cultures.
From the intensity of Hanoian streets to spectacular rice terraces, travel the length of Northern Vietnam and savour its natural, cultural and historical delights. Meet Hmong people and other minority villagers in Sapa on a hilltribe excursion and sail into the photographic possibilities of beautiful breathtaking Halong Bay. With the services of our guides your accommodation and transport is taken care of. This trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget
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The brief itinerary for this tour is below. For a more detailed itinerary, kindly refer to the itinerary tab:
Day 1: Hanoi (dinner included)
Arrive at any time. Options to visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house, Hoa Lo Prison, Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Temple of Literature depending on your arrival time. Enjoy the afternoon Water Puppets performance. Join our evening Foodie Tour to dig deeper into daily Hanoian life and stay overnight in a Hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa (breakfast, lunch, dinner included)
Join our morning Hanoi Walkie Talkie Tour we don't just take you around Ha Noi's hottest spots - we delve deeper into its historical past, revealing the hidden charms of Hanoi. Afternoon free on your own. Options to visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house, Hoa Lo Prison, Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Overnight by soft sleeper train to Lao Cai (Sapa).
Day 3-4: Sapa (breakfast, lunch, dinner included)
Are you ready for the "Real Sapa Experience"! Enjoy a very warm welcome from our local Hmong tour guide who will guide you through this stunning piece of Vietnam. From the lush terraced rice paddies to the rustic charm of the native dwellings, Sapa is a place you’re sure to fall in love with! Many diverse groups like the Dzay, Dzao, Tay, Xa Pho or Hmong populate this richly cultural northern territory. You’ll sample their unique delights as you pass through each village. Traditional meals with a local family. Late in the afternoon on day 4 we head back to the train station for the overnight journey back to Hanoi.
Day 5-6: Halong Bay - Hanoi (breakfast, lunch, dinner included)
In the early morning on day 5 we will pick you up from the train station, we will have breakfast at the famous beef noodle soup restaurant, before we catch our transport to Halong Bay. Explore this fascinating unique location and enjoy it's breathtaking and peaceful sceneries while the cruise slowly slides on the romantic waves of Halong Bay. Overnight on a junk boat with included seafood meals.Visit caves or an island lookout.Trip ends in Hanoi, optional extention for extra day in Halong Bay