Sapa and Halong Bay

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Tours in the North of Vietnam: The life of urban, suburban, country side and hill tribes Vietnam people. The beautiful landscape of North Vietnam

Day 1: Hanoi arrival  (D).

Our guide will meet you at Noi Bai airport and escort  you to a hotel in the center of Hanoi.  The tour will start in the afternoon with 2 hours cyclo tour around the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and Old Quarter streets. You are then attend the Water Puppets show. Enjoy welcome dinner and over night in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi- Ha Long bay (B/L/D)

8:00 our car will drive you to Halong. 12h30: Welcome on board of Halong Boat and set sail through bay while lunch is serverd. Please into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’teeth. Opportunity to visit beautiful limestone grotto, go swimming or sunbathing. Enjoy cocktails while watching sunset and later unwind at  restaurant. If weather permits a short night cruise could bring you a nice discovery of the sea life by night.

Day 3: Halong- Hanoi (B/L)

7:30: Breakfast. After breakfast, a short trek to a nearby summit.  9h30: Return on board for a final glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Drive back Hanoi.

In late evening, our guide will come to your hotel, we will take the night train to Lao Cai – Sapa.

Day 4: Lao Cai- Sapa (B/ L)

You will arrive at Lao Cai at about 6:30. Short car trip to Sapa of about 40km from Lao Cai. Check in a hotel in Sapa. Relax or optional visit in the morning. In the afternoon, 2 hours trekking to visit Catcat village, home of a Black H’mong hill tribe, which is just 7 km from Sapa town. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 5: Sapa (B/ L) 

In the morning, trek to Lao Chai – Ta Van village, Home of Dzay and Black Mong hill tribes. While trekking around the village, meeting and talking with local hill tribes to learn more about their daily life, customs and traditional habits. Optional visit around Sapa town or take a rest before taking car/bus trip back to Lao Cai train station. Get on the train return to Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi (B)

5:30 A.M. arrive at the station of Hanoi. Get your own taxi to the pre-booked hotel in the old town of Hanoi. Early check in. After breakfast, take a bath and relax at a budget hotel for a while (check-out time is at noon) before the car will take you to airport for departure home or more visit the South of Vietnam.

Type of tour: – Private tour – Easy/Adventure tour –

Departure:  Any day

PRICE in USD per person

Size of Group 2 pax 3 – 4 pax 5 – 8 pax 9 – 12 pax Single Supplemental

5 May-  30 Aug

Mid-range (3+*) 470 462 440 429 82
Superior (4*) 509 495 473 462 126
Deluxe (5*) 646 605 583 572 187
Premium (5+*) 764 726 704 687 242

01 Sep – 4 May

Mid-range (3+*) 500 489 451 440 88
Superior (4*) 533 528 517 495 132
Deluxe (5*) 715 682 660 649 269
Premium (5+*) 836 814 792 770 286


Accommodation Mid-range (3+*) Superior (4*) Deluxe (5*) Premium (5+*)
Hanoi hotels Platinum2, Majestic Salute Sunway, Movenpick, Zephyr Sofitel Plaza, Melia, Horison Sofitel Metropole
Halong Junks Bien Ngoc Cruise, Bai Tu Long Phoenix Cruise Lagoon Explorer, Red Dragon Ginger Cruise, Indochina Sails
Sapa hotels Mountain View (deluxe), Royal Bamboo/ Royal View Victoria hotel Victoria hotel


– Hotel accommodation as specific or similar, base on twin sharing – with early check in room in Hanoi on day 6

– Boat accommodation on Halong Bay (overnight on the traditional junk)

– Transportation

– Train ticket (Soft sleeper, AC)

– All entrance fees – English speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request.

– Meals as per program (B = breakfast, L= Lunch, D= dinner)


– Drinks, except otherwise mentioned

– International flight and international airport tax on departure

– Insurance

– Personal expenses & Tips

– Taxi from Hanoi station to your hotel (about 3 USD/taxi)

– Vietnam Visa – this can be done with First Choice Travel



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