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  • Enjoy a boat trip on the famous Ha Long Bay
  • Explore Hanoi, ride a rickshaw through its Old Quarter
  • Travel to Sa Pa, hike to Cat Cat, Lao Chai and Ta Van villages
Join us to see some of the major historical, cultural and natural landmarks of Northern Vietnam on this 8-day guided tour. Start your journey from Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Visit some of the most important sights in the city, including the mausoleum of Vietnam's founder Ho Chi Minh (closed on Monday & Friday), Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through Hanoi's Old quarter.

Take an overnight train to Sa Pa. Visit the village of the Black Hmong tribe. Learn more about the Tay and Day tribes that live in the Lao Chai Village. Drive to the majestic Ha Long Bay. Swim in its tranquil waters and see thousands of limestone krasts jutting from the sea. Spend a night in the bay aboard a boat.

Book this trip now and experience the best Northern Vietnam has to offer. For more about this tour, please go through the itinerary below.
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“Initially we were wary of using an agency we didn't know. However, Phuong and her team exceeded our wildest expectations.


Throughout the planning phase we were provided with accurate and helpful information. Together we decided on cities, domestic transport, hotels & activities. Phuong efficiently handled everything - and her recommendations were excellent. Our 15 day trip took us to Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi - incl. an overnight excursion to Ha Long bay. All hotels were fantastic, selected on their location or facilities, depending on whether we were relaxing or sight-seeing. We were even upgraded in Hanoi.


We were in good hands throughout the trip. Vinh and Son were excellent guides. Particularly Vinh's knowledge of the area impressed us. It was luxurious and extremely pleasing to be looked after so well.”
3 Star Hotel at Silk Queen Hanoi
After being greeted at the airport by our friendly representative, you will be taken by our car to the hotel that is in the perfect location to explore Hanoi's Old Quarter at your leisure. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Livitrans Train
We shall meet you at your hotel after breakfast for a full-day tour to explore the major landmarks of Hanoi. Visit the mausoleum of Vietnam's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature.

After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the impressive Museum of Ethnology which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Take a trip to the beautiful West Lake, travel to Tran Vu Pagoda, explore the Lake of the Restored Sword and visit the Ngoc Son temple.

Go on an hour-long rickshaw ride in the bustling Old Quarter of Hanoi and enjoy a fantastic traditional water puppet show that is unique to Vietnam.

Return to your hotel after the show is over. Between 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm, you will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi and transferred to a railway station from where you will catch an overnight train to Sa Pa.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
3 Star Hotel at Bamboo Sapa
Arrive in Lao Cai at 6:30 am. Transfer from the Lao Cai Station to Sa Pa. Enjoy you breakfast. rest for a while before starting your hike to the Cat Cat Village, where the Black Hmong tribe lives. Enjoy some beautiful sceneries along the way.

Check in at your hotel after 12:00 pm. Have your lunch at a local restaurant. You have the rest of the day free. Explore the city by yourself. Visit its market and stone church. Head back to your hotel in the evening and enjoy your dinner.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Livitrans Train
Hike to the Lao Cai Village after breakfast. Learn more about the Tay and Day tribes that live in the village. Travel to the Ta Van Village, which is widely considered to be the most beautiful village in the area.

Have a picnic lunch on your way. Head back to Sa Pa by motorbike or a jeep. Transfer to the Lao Cai Railway Station at 5:00 pm and catch a night train back to Hanoi.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Glory Legend Cruise
Arrive at Hanoi's railway station at around 5:30 am. Transfer to your hotel and check in. Have breakfast and take some rest. Your tour guide will pick you up from the hotel's lobby between 7:30 am to 8:00 am for the trip to the Ha Long Bay.

Drive through Vietnam's countryside. See villages and paddy fields along the way. Arrive at a port at 12:30 in the afternoon. Board your boat and start your amazing cruise through the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay.

Lunch will be served onboard and will consist of fresh seafood. Visit the caverns around the bay. Swim in its tranquil waters. Sail further into a quiet area where the anchor will be dropped. Retire to your cabin or sleep outside under the stars surrounded by the phosphorescent waters of the bay.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
3 Star Hotel at Silk Queen Hanoi
Wake up early in the morning. Breathe in the fresh ocean air. Breakfast will be served on the boat. Enjoy a leisurely cruise through thousands of seemingly never-ending islands.

This is a great opportunity to capture some amazing photographs. Have lunch on the boat while cruising back to the Ha Long City Pier. Its time to travel back to Hanoi now. Arrive in Hanoi at around 4:30 pm. Stay overnight in the capital city.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
3 Star Hotel at Silk Queen Hanoi
You have a free day today. In case you are not in a mood to explore the city on your own, we do have an optional activity for you. You can join us as we go out on a full-day trip to the Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An (the optional activity includes lunch as well).

Drive for 2 hours to reach Bai Dinh Pagoda, located in Ninh Binh province. The pagoda is also the biggest pagoda in Vietnam with 500 La Han statues and has the biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam, which is 10m tall and weighs 100 tons.
Meals
  • Breakfast
No accommodation included
Prepare for your departure today. Transfer to the airport at the pre-appointed hour by private car. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Vietnam.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Pickup/drop off provided by a private car
  • Train tickets from Hanoi to Lao Cai and back to Hanoi (A/C, 4-berth sleeper cabins to be shared by 4 people per cabin, a private cabin for 2 people available as an optional add on)
  • A shuttle bus service from Hanoi to the Ha Long Bay and back to Hanoi
  • 4 nights' accommodation in Hanoi & Sa Pa
  • A 1-night stay on a wooden junks in the Ha Long Bay: private cabins with sea-view window, hot water, western toilets & an a/c
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts + 6 lunches + 5 dinners. The meals will be a combination of fresh seafood, Vietnamese food and Asian as well as international food
  • An English-speaking guide throughout the tour
  • A welcome drink (soft drink, tea or coffee) onboard the junk boat
  • Insurance onboard the junk
  • Tai Chi exercise in the morning while on the boat
  • Kayaks to explore tunnel caves from the junk boat
  • Entrance fees & sightseeing tickets
  • Visits to caves & floating fishing villages
  • Lunch during a day trip of Hanoi
  • A rickshaw tour and a water puppet show
  • Boat trips in Trang An & Ninh Binh
  • A visa approval letter
  • All taxes & services charges
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Private Train Cabin (2 Ways)
  • Bai Dinh-Trang An full Day
what's excluded
  • International flight tickets to and from Hanoi
  • Beverages and other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early checkin at and late check out from all hotels
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping, etc.)
  • Tipping/ gratuities
  • All other services not mentioned in the itinerary and the 'Whats Included' section
  • Any additional expense incurred by causes beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoons, floods), flight delays, rescheduling, cancellations and any accident
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 18 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Hanoi, Vietnam
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