Northern Vietnam - it has become increasingly difficult to find places untouched by foreign tourists, but those willing to step onto cramped rigs, brave local “roads,” and head north will soon discover that the journey is worthwhile. The provinces east of the famous Northwest Highlands are the least-touristed in Vietnam, and travel there is at its least directed—a curse to those seeking an effortless travel experience, but a blessing to travelers with the time and energy to explore uncharted territory and meet its inhabitants. There are many beautiful attractions like: Halong Bay - The World Heritage, Sapa - amazing natural ste, Hanoi City - 1000 years old.
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
You are welcomed at Noi Bai airport and transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, Free time at your leisure to explore Hanoi City. Overnight at Green Diamond Hotel in Hanoi
Day 2: Ha Long Bay the world heritage - Sapa (B, L, D)
Enjoy the 170km journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Ha Long. A cruise in a private junk on the emerald green waters among the 3,000 spectacular limestone islands starts with fresh seafood lunch on board. Return to Ha Noi by road in the late afternoon with stop at Dong Trieu ceramic village famous for ceramic products, and see how villagers make their beautiful wares in traditional ways. Upon arrival in Ha Noi you spend time for dinner before getting the overnight train to Sa Pa hillstation. Overnight on board the train.
Day 3: Sa Pa (B, L, D)
This morning you are picked up at Lao Cai railways station then driving 40km mountain road to Sapa hillstation. After hotel breakfast you spend the whole day visit Sa Pa, enjoy the bustling market filled with hill tribe people gathered from different parts of the region to sell their produce. You then climb Ham Rong Mountain to view the magnificent panorama of the town from beneath the clouds, followed by a leisurely walk through some Hamlets of Man people before visiting Cat Cat waterfall and other scenic spots. Overnight at Auberge Dang Trung Hotel in Sapa
Day 4: Sa Pa Hill station - Ha Noi city (B, L, D)
Today you take a short drive to Thac Bac waterfall, walking up the mountain for a panorama of nature. You then continue our exploration by trekking deeper into this mountainous territory to experience the living style of the H''Mong and Red Dzao people in Ta Van or Ta Phin village, admiring the green valleys and impressive scenery before returning to Lao Cai railway station for your train back to Hanoi. Overnight on board the train.
Day 5: Ha Noi city tour (L)
Upon arrival in Ha Noi railway station you are picking up then transfer to hotel for breakfast. A full day city tour of Viet Nam''s capital - Ha Noi - is a city of lake, shaded boulevards, verdant public parks and French colonial architecture. The city tour includes such sight as Ho Chi Minh''s mausoleum, the one pillar pagoda, historic museum, the temple of literature, the lake of Restored Sword and Old quarter. Free time this evening for some last minute sightseeing or shopping before a final night dinner to celebrate the end of a memorable journey. Overnight at Green Diamond Hotel in Hanoi
Day 6: Depart Ha Noi (B)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. End of services
Quotation: 229US$/1pax (Apply for joining group tour - sleep at 2* hotel in Hanoi and Sapa)
please contact us for private tour because the cost depends on your hotel choice (3*, 4* or 5* Class), number of people in your group and time of travel. Please contact us to customize this itinerary and price to meet your needs and budget.
Highlight of the North inclusions
* 3 nights hotel accommodation in twin / double share room,
* 2 nights on board the train,
* 5 hotel breakfasts,
* All transfers and transport by private air.con vehicle,
* Return solf sleeper train ticket to Sa Pa Hill station by Express Train (for standard and superior option)
* Boat cruise in Halong Bay with 1 seafood lunch served on board,
* Entrance fee and sightseeing as specified,
* 1 st class water puppet show ticket,
* Local English speaking guide throughout.