The northern area of Vietnam is always an attractive destination for tourists visiting the country. In a week, the trip covers with 1,000-year-old Hanoi capital, then onto the night train to the well-known stunning Sapa with cultural diversity and beautiful rice terraces on the mountains. The trip ends with a relaxing time onboard an amazing Halong Bay overnight cruise.

  • Immerse yourself with the charming but bustling Hanoi old quarter
  • Enjoy the stunning landscapes in Sapa and surrounding areas with various options for trekking lovers
  • See the magnificent Ha Long Bay, together with an overnight experience onboard a cruise
  • Captured to all of the famous sites  North Vietnam tours have to offer
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Day 01: Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a guide in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, which celebrated its 1000 year anniversary in 2010. With its emphasis on the arts and learning, local law stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple tube style and in harmony with its age-old colonial ambiance. You will be able to explore all the city has to offer before taking in a unique water puppet show. Followed by a welcome dinner in one of the finest restaurants in the city. You’ll then have a restful overnight stay at the hotel.

Meal: Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide


Day 02: Hanoi City Tour – Train to Lao Cai

The full-day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda to learn about Buddhist practices in Vietnam. You also have the chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature dates back to the 11th century. Continue the trip to Ethnology Museum the very informative museum including indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Back to the Old Quarter to walk through the narrow streets that were famous for its specialized craft making guilds, the guild streets were named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays. Afterward, have a light break at a small hotel near to the train station. Then later that evening, our staff will escort you to your cabin on the train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English Speaking guide


Day 03: Lao Cai – Sapa

The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 6 am. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer you to Sapa. The drive to Sapa is only 33 km, but it takes around 1.5 hours. Once at Sapa, you will check into hotel ( early check-in subject to availablitity). Time to freshen up and have breakfast at the hotel. Free. At leisure or explore around town.

In the afternoon from the hotel there will be a walking tour to the hill tribe villages of Cat Cat, home to the H’mong hill tribes minority peoples. As you walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa, you will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here you have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Overnight in Sapa.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour guide: English Speaking guide


Day 04: Sapa – Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Hanoi

Breakfast at your hotel. This morning, by 8.30 am, take a car ride 5 km to the North East of Sapa. From here, take off the car to visit Matra village of the H’mong people. After this village, do a 4-hour trek through the mountain and reach Ta Phin village – a handy craft traditional village of 2 different minorities: the Red Dzao and the Black H’mong. The Ta Phin village is surrounded by mountains and the landscapes are beautiful. Have some free time in the afternoon to explore Sapa markets in town. Late afternoon, we bring you back to Lao Cai Railway station for overnight train to Hanoi. Overnight is on the train.

*If today is Tuesday, Thursday, Sat or Sunday, we will recommend visiting some of the most beautiful markets in North West Vietnam

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide



Day 05: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Around 5.00 am, Arrives at Hanoi and our staff picks you up at the train station. Rest and breakfast in a small hotel near the Hanoi train station. At 08:00, you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay (3.5-hour drive) and board the boat at noontime.

You are welcomed on board and have set lunch while cruising in the bay. Depends on which cruise you choose, the detailed itinerary will basically include a visit to the cave, kayaking,  swimming in crystal water. Dinner and overnight on the cruise.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide on board



Day 06: Halong Bay – Hanoi

You’ll start the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, you will be taken to a beautiful limestone grotto before returning to the junk for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Check out at noontime and the vehicle is waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi. Free time to shop or chill out the nightlife in the Old Quarter. Overnight at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide on board




A free and easy day to relax or shop at the Old Quarter or to do some of your own explorations.
Optional day tour to Ninh Binh (2.5 hour drive from Hanoi): a visit to Hoa Lu – Trang An, where you’ll glide down a narrow stream on a sampan, passing through caves and green paddy fields that will make you feel you are somewhere in paradise. The drive back and forth is rewarded with beautiful and scenic rural landscape along.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Lunch – applied if visit Ninh Binh)
Tour guide: English speaking guide (applied if visit Ninh Binh)



Day 08: Hanoi Departure

Morning with leisure or a late breakfast then enjoy your free time until departure to the airport for your onward flight. End of services.

Meals: Breakfast
Tour guide: English Speaking guide



Cities Hotel Category
Superior – 3star hotel First Class – 4star hotel Deluxe – 5star hotel Luxury – 5star hotel
Hanoi Golden Silk Boutique

Luxury room

La Siesta Premium

Deluxe room

The Oriental Jade
Oriental Emerald
Sofitel Legend Metropole

Grand Luxury

Halong Bay Oriental Sails

Deluxe cabin

Peony Cruise

Deluxe Cabin

Indochine Cruise
Junior Suite
Emperor Cruises

Signature Suite

Sapa Sapa Vista Hotel
Superior Room
Aira Boutique Hotel & Spa
Deluxe Window Room
Pao’s Sapa Leisure Hotel

Deluxe room

Silk Path Grand Sapa Resort
Classic Room



  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English / French speaking guide
  • All train tickets as per itinerary (in soft sleeper tourist carriage)
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa(Single entry)
  • Services charges and government tax.


  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport
  • Compulsory dinner or peak season surcharges
  • Others not mentioned above


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