Northern Vietnam with Sapa Discovery Tour – 6 days

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Presidential Palace Vietnam Ho Chi Minh's house One Pillar Pagoda Temple of Literature Museum of Ethnology Hanoi Hoan Kiem Lake Ngoc Son temple Muong Hoa Valley Lao Chai village Ta Van village Cat Cat village  Ta Phin village Halong Bay Surprising Cave

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Tour code:
6 days / 5 nights
Start From
Ha Noi


Experience the charming capital city of Hanoi, keep the memorable trip around the Old Quarter on the traditional transport.  Enjoy stunning beauty of yellow terrace field and corn paddy when trekking up to the hill and visit minority villages in Sapa.  Take the cruise trip to visit the Ha Long Bay – the world heritage and explore the cave – a truly majestic place.


Day 1

Arrival to Ha Noi

Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport. You will be greeted by your local tour guide and driver then transferred to your hotel in the City center. Enjoy a welcome dinner and staying overnight at your hotel in Ha noi City.

Day 2

Ha Noi City Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. Continue on to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple and enjoy riding in a rickshaw for 1 hour in the old quater of Hanoi and its teeming streets filled with fascinating shops. Dinner at the restaurant. Transfer to the Ha Noi railway station to boarding the train depart for Sapa. Stay overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper wooden cabin on train (private cabin for couple will be arranged upon request)

Day 3

Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van

Arrive at Lao Cai station at 6:00am. Pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to your hotel in Sapa. Have breakfast at the hotel.

Start trekking downhill to Y Linh Ho and Muong Hoa Valley through rice paddies and small hamlets to learn the life of the hill tribes here. Meet the local people in Lao Chai village and spend time to experience their local life, then, continuing walking through villages and rice terraced fields to Ta Van village which settled by the Dzay ethnic people. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep heading down to the bottom of Sapa valley, the most beautiful one in the area. Back to Sapa in the afternoon. Stay overnight at your hotel in Sapa.

Day 4

Sapa - Cat Cat - Ta Phin - Ha Noi

Breakfast at your hotel. Trekking down to Cat Cat village, home of the Black H'Mong tribe. Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat village and the beautiful scenery along the way. Take a jeep back to Sapa. Check out. Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a car to Ta Phin village to visit the home of the Red Dao people. Walk around the village to explore the customs, daily life and weaving techniques of the Red Dao people. Transfer to Lao Cai for boarding the overnight train back to Ha Noi. Stay overnight in an air-conditioned soft sleeper wooden cabin.

Day 5

Ha Noi - Ha Long

Arrive in Hanoi at around 5.00am. Pick up from the railway station. Transfer to a restaurant for breakfast then leave for Ha Long Bay through the Red River Delta. Board the Junk and enjoy a welcome drink on arrival, check in to your cabin. Enjoy a sea seafood lunch served on board. Cruise on the Bay and enjoy beautiful views of this world natural heritage site with limestone cliffs growing up from the green tranquil water. See Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island. Visit the Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boat (01 hour) or Kayak into the village then return to the vessel for your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, swimming etc Have dinner and relax in the quiet and calm of the Bay. Overnight on board.

Day 6

Ha Long - Ha noi

Wake up and start your day with Taichi on the sundesk. Have breakfast, coffee, tea and pastries… for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape. Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat. Have lunch/brunch while cruising back to the pier. Return to Ha Noi. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. End of service. Finish your Northern Vietnam with Sapa Discovery Tour.

Price & Bookings

Grade tour Price per person in US$ Single
2 pax3 - 4 pax5 - 7 pax8 - 10 pax
First Class$587$510$452$433$135 
(Seasonal prices apply and will be confirmed when booking! All rates are quoted in US$)

Tour price includes :

  • A/c private car/van/minibus for pick up, transfer and sightseeing as per program.
  • A/c private soft sleeper train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (4pax/cabin, wooden cabin)
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Shared cruise in Ha Long Bay
  • Kayaking (Optional)
  • All entrance fees, cyclos and cruises
  • Half board package meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)

Tour price excludes :

  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the tour program
  • Personal expenses


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