Best of Northern Vietnam tour

Duration: 7 days 6 night

Destination: Hanoi - Sapa - Ha Long

From US $392 Tour Enquiry

The North of Vietnam is home to three treasures, Hanoi, the ‘Paris of the Orient’, the richly cultural hill tribe town of Sapa, and the World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. This tour takes in all of these in just 7 days, the perfect way to experience Northern Vietnam at its best.


Tour brief

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Day 2: Hanoi City excursion – Night train to Lao Cai (B,L)
Day 3: Lao Cai – Bac Ha Sunday market - Sapa (B,L)
Day 4: Lao Chai – Ta Van – Night train to Hanoi (B,L)
Day 5: Hanoi – Ha Long (B,L,D)
Day 6: Ha Long – Hanoi (B,L)
Day 7: Hanoi – Departure (B)


Tours & Packages2 pax3-4 pax5-6 paxFrom 7 pax 
3* hotel category
2 pax$546
3-4 pax$494
5-6 pax$422
From 7 pax$392
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4* hotel category
2 pax$658
3-4 pax$604
5-6 pax$534
From 7 pax$504
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5* hotel category
2 pax$1092
3-4 pax$1042
5-6 pax$969
From 7 pax$938
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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
You are welcome at the airport and then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Balance of the day is free time. Welcome dinner with a show of water puppet.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City excursion – Night train to Lao Cai (B,L)
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda nearby, the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake with lovers street Thanh Nien, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda. Take 01 hour cyclo tour around the Old Quarter to enjoy the soul and sound of Hanoi.
After that, transfer to the Railway Station for the night train to Lao Cai.
Overnight on train with A/C, soft sleeper cabin (4 people/cabin).

Day 3: Lao Cai – Bac Ha Sunday market - Sapa (B,L)
The train arrives in the early morning. Our local tour guide will be waiting you at the Railway Station and then depart for Bac Ha with 2 hours driving. Bac Ha is the largest and most colourful market in the area. Every Sunday morning, many different ethnic groups such as Flower Hmong, Phu La, Black Dao, Tay and Nung minorities gather to buy and sell local products that cannot be found elsewhere. After lunch, you will walk to the Tay minority village of Trung Do where you will get onboard a traditional boat and cruise along the Chay River.
Back to the private vehicle for the journey to Sapa and spend the night there.

Day 4: Lao Chai – Ta Van –  (B,L)
Today our guide takes you to villages populated by H'Mong and Dzay peoples, respectively called Lao Chai and Ta Van. Walking along the main road for a while then trek down to Y Ninh Ho Village of the Black H'Mong Tribe, visit some of the houses the local people. then walk along Muong Hoa Valley to Lao Chai Village, Ta Van Village of the Dzay Hill Tribe, lunch in a local restaurant then back to Sapa .
 15h00 : Limousine Van Transfer back to Hanoi , arrive at your hotel about 20h30, check in and overnight at your hotel.

Day 5: Hanoi – Ha Long (B,L,D)
Around 09.00 AM, drive to Ha Long Bay with 2,5 hours travelling for the overnight cruise on a cruiser . Begin with a seafood lunch then explore some limestone caves. In the afternoon enjoy a swim or relax in the sun on the top deck or try your hand at some kayaking.
The cruise activities depend on the tour packages You choose.

Day 6: Ha Long – Hanoi (B,L)

This morning continue to move around the bay to find more secluded areas to either swim or kayak. At around midday, the boat will return to the main harbour before transferring to an awaiting vehicle for the journey back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7:  Hanoi – Departure (B)
Free time until get transferred to the airport for your flight departure. End of our services.



    • Private car transfer as per program
    • Shuttle bus transfer for the route Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi
    • Accommodation based on Double occupancy as specified or similar
    • English speaking local tour guides
    • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi with A/C, wooden cabin (4 people/cabin)
    • Meals as indicated as B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner
    • Boat trip, entrance fees
    • No extra charge after services confirmation
    • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed


    • Flight ticket
    • Early check-in or Late check-out
    • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
    • Travel insurance
    • Beverage
    • Other services not mentioned above.


3 Star Hotels :
Hanoi     : Medalion Hotel
Sapa      : Sapa Charm Hotel
Halong   : Oriental Sail Cruise

4 Star Hotels :
Hanoi     : Silk Path Hotel
Sapa       : Amazing Sapa Hotel
Halong   : Pelican Luxury Cruise

5 Star Hotels :

Hanoi     : Apricot Hotel
Sapa       : Silk Path Grand Sapa
Halong   : Scarlet Pearl Cruise

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