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Northern Vietnam Tour Package 8 Days

8 DAY(S) Daily Tours

Hanoi-Sapa-NinhBinh-HaLong Bay

Description

Best of Northern Vietnam in a 8-day tour package offers you authentic value with the region’s top attractions and flexibility on plenty of amazing experiences. Let’s take an overnight cruise to discover the breathtaking scenery of Halong Bay, travel to Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, the first capital of Vietnam, and meet the Hmong and other minority cultures on a Sapa hill tribal excursion. And importantly, don’t miss out on this trip if you are a young-spirited individual longing for an unforgettable solo travel journey!

Highlights

  • Enjoy great dishes of Vietnamese street food.
  • Drink a cup of coffee together in the train street, watching the trains pass quickly by you.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view from the most beautiful infinity pool in Sapa.
  • Bike to appreciate the striking scenery along the roads in Ninh Binh’s countryside.
  • Take rowing-boat ride with the soundtrack of the river lapping against the oars in TrangAn.
  • Set sail through Halong Bay in style on an elegant cruise with fresh seafood.

Itinerary

Arrival in Noi Bai airport, you will be picked up then transferred to the hotel in city center. The check-in is available at 2 pm.

In the afternoon, our tour starts at your hotel in and around Hanoi Old Quarter, You will be greeted by our guide and driver at your hotel lobby or our meeting point for safety briefing, we then begin our adventure!

On the first part of our Hanoi Jeep Tours, we expose you the REAL HANOI with a day in the life experiences, featured with the parts-unknown of the city with slices of life in the maze of backstreets, tiny alleyways, local homes, schools, random markets and black market, experiencing where & how locals live, work and play.

On the second part Hanoi Jeep Tours, we pass by & stop at the  MUST-SEEE places of our beautiful city such as Ho Chi Minh mausoleum-the Mecca of Vietnamese, The 1000 year-old Buddhist and Toasist temples of Tran Quoc, temple of Literature, the historical train-street, the enchanting French Quarter, The hustling & bustling Old Quarter, the romantic lakes of Hoan Kiem, West lake , Hanoi Opera House & famous Long Bien bridge etc.

On the last part of Hanoi Jeep tours is food! We have  AUTHENTIC, HEALTHY & ORGANIC FOOD at Hidden Gem Cafe where we savor the tastiest of the tasty dishes of Hanoi including family heirloom & secret recipe dishes and local delicacies.

Back to hotel, free at your own exploration

After breakfast, at 6:30, take 6-hour drive to Sapa by sharing sleeper bus. On arrival, check in hotel for a rest

In the afternoon, private transport will take you to Silver Waterfall, the highest in Vietnam with a 300m drop. An ascent to the base of the waterfall will enable you to explore the surrounding landscape. This is a famous spot and is regularly visited by monks to pray. After that, we are driven to Tram Ton Pass where we will trek 30 minutes through the forest. Along the way, you have chances to see wild flowers. Trekking along the Golden Stream, you will arrive at Love Waterfall. It is the best place for relax in Sapa, returning to Tram Ton Pass. Then we continue our drive uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley!

Back to Sapa for overnight

We begin the day with a 3km trek through breathtaking landscape to the village of Suoi Ho, home to Hmong minority. From here you can enjoy views over endless rice terraces, and you will have the opportunity to see some of the animals used by the locals. Continuing on to Matra village you will come across the impressive ruins of a church dating back to the French occupation in the early 1900s.

Take a minute to explore this intriguing sight and take some photos. Trekking to the village of Ta Phin you will be able to meet both Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities. The Red Dao are known for their expertise in herbal medicine as well as usage of plants from the land to treat many illnesses. Your guide will be able to introduce you to some Red Dao women who can tell you more about their many remedies. A Red Dao herbal medicine bath can be arranged for you to experience, so please ask. Transport will be provided from Ta Phin back to Sapa.

 

You will commence your short journey by driving south toward Muong Hoa valley. You will then start your walk by descending into the valley, which is the largest rice paddy terraced among Sapa area. The guide can provide you interesting information about rice. If you visit the valley sometime in between May and October, you will be able to observe and experience how the local do planting and harvesting, one of the most important activities in the daily life.

The walk takes you from Lao Chai village of Black Hmong minority to Ta Van village of Giay minority including a visit to the local Catholic Church. After visiting Ta Van the car will return you to Sapa. Then at 2PM, you are transferred to Hanoi by sharing sleeper bus. Overnight in Hanoi

 Approx: 2 hours walking.

After breakfast, We will take you to Quang Phu Cau incense village to take beautiful photos. Afterward, we will drive to Tam Coc also known as « Dry Halong Bay». On the way, we will stop to visit Hoa Lu, which used to be Vietnam’s capital during the 10th century. Arrive at Tam Coc, where we will embark a small rowing boat to discover the outstanding karst waterscape on Ngo Dong River. Tam Coc literally translates to « three caves» and is adorned with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites of all sizes shaped like gemstones. When rowing, enjoy the peaceful scenery of rice paddies lining the river bank. After lunch (at your own account) we will visit Mua Cave, with 500 step up to the Top of Mua Mountain. On the Top, you can overview all the nice scene of Hoa Lu. Back to Hanoi for overnight

08:15 – 08:45: Hotel or private address pick up with our shuttle bus. Short break half way.
11:45 – 12:00: Arriving Tuan Chau marina, transferred by tender of La Pandora cruises.

12:45 – 13:00: Welcome aboard the cruise. Refresh with our welcome drink. Meet the captain, crew in the cruise briefing, safety instruction.

13:00 – 13:15: A special lunch in Vietnamese cuisine of fresh seafood and an assortment of appetizing favorites are served while sailing through Islets of Con Vit.
16:00: The Cruise sails through Lan Ha Bay. The area is surrounding of extraordinary limestone karsts landscapes. We progress to Ong Cam Area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Ha Long Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam, enjoy kayaking and/or enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Bay.
17:30: Back to La Pandora Cruise, drop anchor for staying overnight. Enjoy cooking demonstration (teaching you how to make our speciality, Spring rolls) and the complimentary Sunset Party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruit.

19:00: Dinner is served in the restaurant. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. After dinner, retiring to your cabin or join the fishing excursion, watch a movie, have a drink at the bar, wifi access or play exciting games. Overnight on board.

06:00: Enjoy sunrise and admire the never-ending miraculous scenery of the Bay. Practice an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck.
06:30: Light breakfast, coffee and tea served.
07:00: Visit Dark & Bright Cave and islets by local rowing boats which is a wild and mysterious beauty in the middle of the World Heritage.
09:15: Back to our La Pandora Cruise, relax before checking out.
10:00: Lunch is served on board.
12:00: Disembark at the Tuan Chau marina by tender. Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi
15:00 – 15:30: Arrival back at your hotel or home.

You are free till transfer to the airport for departure flight

Inclusion

  • Accommodation at all places including breakfast (on basis of 02 people / double / twin)
  • Sharing overnight cruise in Halong Bay
  • Sharing limousine Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi & Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Travel on private, modern & comfortable air-conditioned vehicles with a caring driver for all transfers and ground transportation (except the days with sharing transfer)
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Entry fee for all mentioned sites for visit
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the program
  • Qualified local tour guides during the whole trip (except the break time or program clearly mentioned “WITHOUT GUIDE”)

Exclusion

  • International flight tickets
  • Transportation vehicles not listed in the program
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks, telephone, laundry and all that is not clearly mentioned in the “Price includes”.
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Insurances

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