- Visit the most famous landmarks of Hanoi
- Spend amazing two days cruising around the world heritage site of Halong Bay
- Gain a deeper understanding of the colorful ethnic minority communities in Sapa
- Discover the stunning landscape at the mountainous resort town of Sapa
End the tour with an amazing cruise across the world heritage site of Halong Bay. Explore the stunning karst islands of the bay and experience wonderful water activities such as swimming, kayaking, night squid fishing or simply sunbathing on the cruise sundeck.
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi city tour; night train to Sapa
Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa trek
Day 4: Muong Hoa Valley trek; night train to Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi - Halong; overnight cruise
Day 6: Halong - Hanoi - Departure
- 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 2 Dinners
- Hotels in Hanoi and Sapa (twin/double/triple sharing)
- Private cabin on-board Halong bay cruise boat
- A professional English-speaking guide
- Round trip airport transfer
- Entrance fees and visit fees
- A/C transports as per the itinerary
- Round trip ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi
- Tour activities as stated in the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Drinks & other meals
- Tips and other personal services
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationMuseum of Ethnology is closed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A visit to Bat Trang pottery village will be arranged as the replacement for museum. Night train to Sapa: Wooden deluxe tourist class with A/C, 4 berths/cabin Extra night: Extra night in Hanoi or Sapa or Halong can be arranged upon request Special request (diet, vegetarian, allergy, etc) should be made before departure date Large luggage are advised to be left at the hotel for convenience Arrival/departure info required at the time of booking or at least 3 days before departure The order of this tour can be change to match the time plan/interest of customers The itinerary may be slightly changed due to weather, availability and operating conditions and will be reconfirmed upon confirmation.
What is the best month to visit Vietnam?
The best time to visit Vietnam is from December through March, since temperatures are not overbearing during this time of year, hovering between 20°C to 26°C, and the rainfall light. Vietnam’s weather during March and even early April allows for tours right across the country, although it can be a little colder in the north. Mid-April through June and September to November are considered low seasons because they see two periods of monsoon rain. Temperatures rise alongside humidity during these months, and you will need to be prepared for downpours, which can flood roads and cut off access to destinations. July and August are very hot, with nighttime temperatures hovering at around 26°C. You can find more information here.
Is Asia open for tourists?
Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.
As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.
What is the best time to travel to Vietnam?
The best time to visit Vietnam is from December through March, since temperatures are not overbearing during this time of year, hovering between 20°C to 26°C, and the rainfall light. Vietnam’s weather during March and even early April allows for tours right across the country, although it can be a little colder in the north. Mid-April through June and September to November are considered low seasons because they see two periods of monsoon rain. Temperatures rise alongside humidity during these months, and you will need to be prepared for downpours, which can flood roads and cut off access to destinations. July and August are very hot, with nighttime temperatures hovering at around 26°C.
Is a trip to Vietnam expensive? Will I need a visa?
Most travelers will find Vietnam an inexpensive country to visit. As our ultimate travel guide for Vietnam explains, both budget and luxury travelers are well catered for without having to break the bank. Good backpacker hostels will only set you back by around USD 10 per night. However, most consider staying in hotels during a Vietnam tour, since rooms in decent hotels even in big cities can cost as little as USD 40 per person, per night. Transportation is also a great value for money, and food is relatively cheap for the quality and quantity you will receive. Museum entry is usually around USD 2 per ticket.
Most nationals who wish to travel to the country require a visa, obtainable from your nearest Vietnamese embassy for USD 60 to USD 100 per person.
How many days do I need to travel in Vietnam?
Knowing how long to spend in Vietnam is one of the tricks to having a great vacation. It is possible to cover the highlights of the country during a seven-day tour. However, for greater insight into its history and people along with a feel for what makes Vietnam so special, we advise opting for a ten-day trip instead. With this duration, you can experience everything from the floating markets of the Mekong Delta to the rush-hour traffic of Ho Chi Minh City! Spend two weeks in Vietnam and you can travel from the north of the country to its south (or vice versa) without constantly checking your watch.