Get to know the North in 7 Days. Starting with the busy and bustling Capital of A Thousand Years of Civilization, Hanoi, fill your lungs with fresh air afterwards as you take on adventures to visit the green terraces of rice fields in Sapa before getting stunned by the breathtaking Ninh Binh, all without missing authentic northern cuisines of each destination along the way.
We have carefully designed and put together all the best ingredients of the North for you, from the hurry city life to the airy, mountainous Sapa to the spiritual Ninh Binh and last but not least, relaxing under the glamorous sunset in Halong Bay on a luxurious cruise because we value your moment just as much as we the love we have for Vietnam.
Upon arrival at the Noi Bai International Airport, our driver will arrive to welcome you to Vietnam and take you to your hotel. Free time until 18:00, our driver will arrive to pick you up at the hotel for the motorcycle tour.
Our motorbike drivers will take you to places outside the usual tourist routes. Enjoy many kinds of street food in food stalls along the streets of Hanoi
Afterwards, you can see the Nighttime Ceremony of the flag-lowering in the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Then take a walk around the city, visit Long Bien Bridge, West Lake and the Railroad Street.
At 22:00 we return to your hotel in Hanoi, where you will spend the night.
After breakfast at the hotel, our driver pick you up and to go to Ninh Binh Province. Upon your arrival we will visit the Pagoda of Bai Dinh, considered the largest and most beautiful spiritual building of Indochina. Then we will go to Trang An, where we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
Visit Trang An, known as “Halong Bay on land”, sit through a boat trip to visit the fascinating caves of the place, surrounded by beautiful mountainous landscapes and rivers. We will visit Sang, Toi, Ba Giot and Nau Ruou Caves.
Then we will return to Hanoi.
Free time for dinner in the Old Quarter until 20:45, you driver pick you up at your hotel to take you to the train station, where you will take the night train to Sapa.
Overnight on train.
Depart early and arrive at Lao Cai at about 6:30. Take a short drive (about 40 Km) to Sapa from Lao Cai. Drop off at a local restaurant for breakfast and then a light warm-up session afterwards before we start our trekking journey.
9:30AM, start trekking for 14 km and visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority.
After lunch at a local family in Lao Chai or at a food stall nearby the river bank, continue hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. Here you have opportunity to experience their daily life, work and original custom.
Overnight at Sapa.
9:30: Take a walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 6 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy lunch at a local family, and then next 4 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before getting on the bus back to Sapa.
Arrive at Sapa, take the bus at 15:00 back to Hanoi.
Arrive at Hanoi, transport to your hotel
Overnight in Hanoi.
Between 7.30 and 8.30, after breakfast, transfer to Halong by shuttle bus or private car in about 4 hours.
Arrive at our office in Halong city, from where we will move to our Paloma Cruise. Once on board you will meet the captain and the crew and join us for a welcome cocktail while receiving brief introductions.
Afterwards, enjoy an authentic Vietnamese cuisine lunch while sailing pass by the famous islets of Bai Tu Long Bay.
We then will explore the cave of Thien Canh Son.
After getting back aboard, head towards Halong Bay, where you have the opportunity to go Kayaking, our native tour guide will take you to explore the bay, lagoons and beaches.
Enjoy the glamorous sunset in Halong Bay and participate in the sunset party on deck.
In the evening, a premium dinning experience awaits you in the restaurants on board.
After dinner, you are welcomed to relax in your room or take part in different activities on board such as Movies Nights, Board Games, etc.
Overnight on Paloma Cruise.
Early risers can start the day with a Tai Chi session and enjoy a cup of hot tea or coffee.
After breakfast, we will go kayaking to the Cong Do island where we enjoy a delicious barbecue on the beach
After lunch, return to Paloma Cruise, where we have dinner and spend the night.
Overnight on Paloma Cruise.
Another Tai Chi session for early risers on deck, also a worthy opportunity to observe and admire the enchanting sunrise on the Bay.
After breakfast, explore the floating village Vung Vieng and the Pearl Factory.
After you done browsing and shopping for pearl-made souvenirs, return to the cruise and participate in a Vietnamese Cooking Class.
After that, you have free time to fresh up and prepare your luggage before have lunch while the cruise sails back to the Hon Gai Harbor.
Arrive at Hon Gai Harbor and transferred by bus back, stop at Bac Ninh Intersection to take a private car and go straight to Noi Bai International Airport, where you take your departure flight. End of your trip to the North of Vietnam with Asia Eyes Travel.