Best of the North
- Detailed Itinerary
-Explore the old quarter by cyclo and experience the street food at night in Hanoi
-Visit Sapa mountainous areas with colorful local people from ethnic groups
-Stay overnight on cruise to immerse yourself at the paradise landscape in Halong Bay
Upon arrival, our representative will greet you at the airport then transfer to Hanoi. Free at leisure.
Hanoi – Overnight Train to Lao Cai (B, L)
Transfer to visit Ho Chi Minh complex to learn about his life during revolutionary activities then visit to One Pillar pagoda which has become an important symbol for the locals. Continue to visit the Ethnographic museum where you learn the various life aspects of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam. After lunch, visit the Literature temple, the first university of Vietnam. Finally, enjoy a cyclo tour to visit Old Quarter & Hoan Kiem lake then enjoy the traditional water puppet show. In the evening, take a night train to Lao Cai.
Lao Cai – Sapa (B)
Upon arrival, pick up then transfer to Cat Cat village, home of the H’Mong ethnic minority people. Here, you will enjoy a walking tour through the village, you will meet and talk with the local minority people and you will also have the opportunity to share cultural experiences when you visit some families that live in the area. In the afternoon, you are free to relax or discover Sapa town.
Sapa – Lao Cai – Overnight Train to Hanoi (B, L)
Transfer for a walking tour through some hill tribe villages: Lao Chai and Ta Van, home of Black H’mong and Dzay people as well as Ta Phin village, home of Red Dzao people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once stood in the valley, you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. In the evening, take a night train back to Hanoi.
Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Arrival at the train station in the early morning, pick up to a mini hotel for a short rest & breakfast then leave Hanoi for Halong Bay. Upon arrival, board an overnight cruise to discover the legendary Halong Bay. Enjoy full board meals and many indoor & outdoor activities. Overnight on the cruise.
Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)
Join a Tai Chi session then enjoy an international brunch while the cruise cruises among hundreds of islets before coming back to the pier. Drive back and arrive at your hotel in Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Hanoi Departure (B)
Free at leisure for your own activities until transfer to the airport for your own departure flight home.
|Number of Participants
|Sing - Sup
|Silk Queen Hotel
|Hanoi Pearl Hotel
City Deluxe Room
|Pan Pacific Hanoi Hotel
|Sunny Mountain Hotel
|Silk Path Grand Resort
|La Regina Royal Cruise
Noble Suite Room
|Paradise Elegance Cruise
Deluxe Balcony Room
- Hotel & cruise accommodations
- Overnight train Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi
- English speaking tour guide
- Private air-conditioned vehicles
- Meals (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
- Entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
- Boat trip
- Mineral water
- All taxes and service charges
- International flight to / from Vietnam
- Early check-in & Late check-out at hotels
- Visa fee
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses
- Tipping, gratuities
- Other drinks
- Surcharge for peak season
- Any other services not mentioned above