from $399
Book Now

Best of Northern Vietnam 6 days

Not Rated
Created with Sketch.


6 days

Created with Sketch.

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Created with Sketch.

Group Size

35 people

Created with Sketch.




Explore the North of Vietnam, where breathtaking scenery and ancient history coexist. Visit Hoa Lu, the original capital of Vietnam, located on a trip from the contemporary capital. On a Sapa hill tribe trip, get to know the Hmong and other minority communities. Embark on an overnight cruise to see the authentic Halong Bay and explore the fabulous limestone karsts. The Best of Northern Vietnam 6 days provides true value because it highlights the key attractions in the area and allows lots of freedom so you may go on an unforgettable journey.


  • Catch sight of the Vietnamese countryside and take in the tranquility and charm of rice paddies in Ninh Binh
  • Trek across Sapa's rice terraces, waterfalls, mountains, and verdant hills to meet the locals from the ethnic minority tribes
  • Set sail in a Halong Bay cruise through hundreds of limestone karsts, which rise sharply from the green seas


Day 1: Hanoi Half-day City Tour

Morning/ Afternoon

Notes: Depending on your schedule, you can leave in the morning or the afternoon. Routes may alter based on customer interests.

- Begin your first day of travel with a city tour in Hanoi

- Learn more about the ancient capital and acquaint yourself with Hanoi Old Quarter's serene atmosphere

- Start exploring Vietnam's earliest university - The Temple of Literature, where the country's aristocracy, mandarins, and elite learned

- Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where the legendary founding father of contemporary Vietnam is currently resting in eternal peace, and One Pillar Pagoda, the most famous one in Vietnam

- Stop at West Lake and Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda to cap up your journey, which is thought to be the oldest pagoda in Hanoi with a more than 1,500-year history

- Lunch will be provided to you at an authentic Vietnamese restaurant following the trip


- Enjoy on your own: have fun at the nightlife in the Old Quarter, have a bite of the must-try food around Hanoi

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Activities: Welcome you to Hanoi, Take half-day Hanoi city tour

Day 2: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi - Night train to Lao Cai


- Arrange to be picked up and driven to Ninh Binh for a full-day tour of the sights

- On a small boat that the natives are rowing, take in the hundreds of gorgeous karst mountains

- Take numerous gorgeous photos of the serene beauty of mountains, rice fields, and temples as you float along the Ngo Dong River

- If you visit during harvest, see the golden rice carpet along the river banks

- The morning tour of Tam Coc concludes with a meal that is authentically Vietnamese and prepared by Vietnamese cooks


- Free time for extra activities such as fishing and visiting locals

- Hop on a bicycle and ride through picturesque villages, taking in the pure air of the countryside, and discovering massive limestone mountains

- Visit Hoa Lu Old Capital, Vietnam's ancient capital city a thousand years ago, and learn more about Vietnamese history

- Return to Hanoi from Ninh Binh

- While waiting for the Lao Cai train, take a bath and relax


- Congregate in a Hanoi hotel and take transport to the city's railway station

- Board a train to Lao Cai for an overnight excursion in a communal sleeping cabin (sharing with other passengers in 2 lower & 2 upper berths per compartment)

- After that, the train will leave Hanoi for Lao Cai Station

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight train to Lao Cai
Activities: Participate in the boat tour of Tam Coc's attractions, Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, Take overnight train to Lao Cai

Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van


- When the train arrives at Lao Cai Station, the bus driver will be waiting for you, picking you up, and taking you to Sapa

- Upon room occupancy, early check-in is available (surcharge applicable)

- Relax for a little before our full-day excursion

- Begin your trekking adventure in Lao Cai with our local tour guide

- Trek through Y Linh Ho, a tiny town located beside the Muong Hoa River, and Lao Chai, a Black Hmong community famed for its remarkable indigo blue clothes and vestiges of history: primitive dwellings and stone walls encircling households

- Visit Ta Van Village, a Zay people's settlement


- After lunch, spend time learning about the local culture then return to Sapa

- The remainder of the day is your free time


- Spend the night at the Sapa Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight in Sapa
Activities: Explore Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van village

Day 4: Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Sapa - Hanoi


- Eat breakfast at the hotel before leaving

- Visit Cat Cat Village by walking along the South-West

- Relax at the base of the magnificent waterfall and the remnants of a hydroelectric power plant built by the French during Vietnam's colonial era

- Have a picnic along the river for lunch to spend time in nature


- Continue your hike to Sin Chai village, which is at the base of Fansipan Mountain, often known as "the Roof of Indochina"

- Take in the breathtaking views of the mountain


- Return to the main road to be picked up and driven in a jeep back to Sapa town

- You will be transported to Hanoi by shared limousine

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Activities: Go to the Cat Cat Village, Trek to the Sin Chai Village

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise


- The driver will be waiting to pick you up after breakfast at the hotel and transport you to Halong Bay

- Get on board to start a Halong Bay cruise tour

- Take in all the stunning karst islands, grottoes, and caves. The lunch buffet will thereafter be served on board.


- Enroll in one of the activities after the break

- Tour the caverns in Halong Bay

- Kayak or swim in the clear waters of the lovely beach (exact activities will depend on the schedule of each trip)


- Return to your ship so you may rest and have dinner

- Have a great time on the cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Cruise in Halong Bay
Activities: Visit Halong Bay, Discover secret caverns, Kayak and swim on a lovely beach, Spend the night on a luxurious cruise

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi


- A Tai-chi lesson in the morning will give you a fresh start on your second day in Halong

- The boat will take you to see some of the bay's most breathtaking caverns after breakfast

- Lunch will be provided on the way returning to the main port


- Disembark and take a transfer back to Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: NA
Activities: Attend a Tai-chi lesson, Explore incredible caverns
Hotel in Hanoi is not included


  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 1 Brunch, 1 Dinner
  • Car, Train, Cruise, Trekking
  • Hotel (2 nights), Overnight train to Lao Cai (1 night), Overnight in Sapa (1 night), Cruise in Halong Bay (1 night)
  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except overnight on train and home-stay (if any)
  • All transport within Vietnam (excluding airport pick up & see off), as per itinerary.
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Overnight train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai (4 soft berth sharing cabin with air condition)
  • Sharing luxury limousine Sapa - Hanoi
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Hotel EARLY check in and LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Transfer from and to airport
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Tour's Location


Not Rated
Based on 0 review
Very Good
Showing 1 - 0 of 0 in total
Created with Sketch.
from $399

You might also like

Get Updates & More

Thoughtful thoughts to your inbox