Best of North Vietnam 6 days
$ 550 IE
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Within the 6 days of your North Vietnam group tour, you will be taken to not only the charming city of Hanoi, the peaceful villages in mountainous Sapa, beautiful limestone formations in Ninh Binh but also a natural world wonder with thousands of islands and islets - Halong Bay. If you are the one who has the limited time frame, this one is the most suitable, it covers almost all the must-see sites in the area.

Day 1 Hanoi - Vegetable Village & Cooking Class - Optional: City tour

This morning you travel out of Hanoi city center to the suburban areas for a half-day eco tour discovering the local life. You will get picked up from your hotel lobby around 7:30 am then set out on a 45-min drive to Tien Le Vegetable village, about 18km to the west of Hanoi.
Arrive in the peaceful village, our local host and guide will take you on a wonderful visit of a market in the countryside. Wandering around the stalls selling food, meat, veggie, etc…you can try bargaining for some ingredients used in the coming cooking session. All of them are newly harvested and fresh!
When you get back from the market, you will put on farming clothes and bring farming tools to the field, where many local people are working since early morning. Prepare to get dirty as you will be doing some farming activities like plowing, growing vegetables, watering and fertilizing…Come back to your host family for a cooking session and lunch.
Afternoon time is free for leisure. Optional tour is city tour in which you will take a guided tour visiting some main sites of Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex (you just pass by), the One Pillar Pagoda and the Women’s Museum. Later on, enjoy a wonderful water puppet show - a traditional art form stems from Asian Wet Rice Culture.

Meals: Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi - Drive to Sapa - Sau Chua Village

This morning you will get on a 6-hour drive to Sapa - the "city on the cloud" - along the windy road with breathtaking views, for a Sapa group tour.
Arrive in Sapa at around 13:00, catch a short rest and have lunch before joining the trekking tour through the stunning paths to Sau Chua village - home to the H’mong minority with beautiful sceneries and less touched by tourists. Located on the mountain summit, from Sau Chua village you can have a panorama view of the town. Walking along the roads of the village, you will meet local people with warm smiles who are happy to share with you about their daily life.
Drive back to your hotel and rest of the day is for your own explorations.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 3 Sapa - Trekking - Drive to Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast at hotel then start the second morning of your Sapa group tour with a 3km trekking journey through the scenic paths to visit Suoi Ho village of Hmong people. From here you can enjoy views over endless rice terraces and also many animals raised by local people. Bid farewell Suoi Ho village, we continue walking along the beautiful gardens and lush pine forests to the Matra village of Black Hmong minority. Even it is just several kilometers away from Sapa town, this village is still less visited by tourists so it can give you a truly local experience. Then, you will come across the impressive ruins of a church dating back to the French occupation in the early 1900s before enjoying the picnic lunch in village. Then we head back to Sapa for your drive back Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. 

Day 4 Hanoi - Ninh Binh Day Trip

Have breakfast at your hotel before getting on a 2 - 3 hour journey to Ninh Binh to visit the Dinh and Le Temple. Take pictures around the back roads of old villages, then move to Bai Dinh pagoda, the largest pagoda of Southeast Asia. This pagoda has 500 La Han statues and the biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam, with 10 meters in height and 100 tons in weight. Continuing the tour by boarding a small local boat to enjoy a scenic trip along the Ngo Dong river, sailing among stunning rice paddies and limestone mountains. After the boat trip, we will return to Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 5 Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Today you will travel out of Hanoi on a 3-4 hour journey, passing villages of the Red River Delta to reach Halong Bay – a natural world wonder. Spend a night onboard an elegant junk, cruising on the emerald water to the far and less touched areas of Halong; it is a lifetime experience that you will never forget!
Arrive at the dock around noon and then you will embark on the cruise, followed by a delicious lunch while the cruise sails further to the secluded, island-dotted bay. You will join the cruise's activities such as visiting cave and sandstones mountain, kayaking...At night, relax on the sun deck or go squid fishing.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: on Cruise.

Day 6 Halong Bay - Hanoi

Wake up early and take advantage of the early bird to capture the most beautiful moments of the bay during sun rise then attend a Tai Chi lesson with other passengers. Light breakfast is served with pastries and coffee while your cruise continues sailing through the islands. Depending on each cruise, you may visit nearby islands in a row boat then navigate back to the Halong jetty. Pack your luggage and enjoy the brunch onboard before disembarkation and wrapping up your North Vietnam group tour.
Our driver will be waiting at the jetty to take you back to the Hanoi.
Meals: Brunch.
Accommodation: N/A. 

Small groups of maximum 16 travelers guaranteed
Hotels with daily breakfast (twin share basis)
All transfers and sightseeing per itinerary in air-conditioned vehicles
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Service of English Speaking Guide as mentioned in the itinerary
Not Included
International flights in/ out Vietnam
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Vietnam Visa fees
Cancelation Policies
After purchase, air tickets are always subject to 100% penalty
Only the remaining land package will follow the below rules:
Before 45 days: deposit amount is forfeited
From 21 - 45 days: 50% of cost
From 7 - 21 days: 70% of cost
Less than 7 days: 100% of cost

The hotels chosen for this package as below or at similar standard in case they are fully booked.

3-star Hotels/Homestay
4-star Hotels
5-star Hotels
From $625
$550 /person