Classic Northern Vietnam

Vietnam

Experience Northern Vietnam and explore the Vietnamese way of life. Start in colourful Hanoi, where you will learn about the history of the country and explore the Old Quarter, before heading to the hill station of Sapa. There, you will have a chance for some gentle trekking to discover many of the local ethnic minorities. Finish by sailing on the legendary Halong Bay.

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7 days from RM5,122/pax

Signature tour

  • Hanoi 3 days
  • Lao Cai 1 day
  • Sapa 2 days
  • Halong 1 day

Highlights

  • Sail around the legendary Halong Bay
  • Discover the ethnic minorities of Sapa
  • Gain an insight into Vietnam's rich history
  • Explore the cultural heritage of Vietnam
  • Trek in Lao Cai

Day to day

Day 1

Arrive Hanoi

Upon arrival, be met by your guide and check into hotel.

Afternoon at leisure.

Day 2

Hanoi - Lao Cai

This morning, see some of the main sights of Hanoi: start at the Temple of Literature, then head to the One Pillar Pagoda, one of Vietnam's most iconic temples. See the Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum (outside only) and former residence, before continuing to the picturesque West Lake and the Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda. In the afternoon, visit the fascinating Ethnology Museum and finish in the old quarter of Hanoi, '36 streets'.

In the evening, transfer for train to Lao Cai.

Overnight train.

Breakfast

Day 3

Lao Cai - Sapa

Upon arrival in Lao Cai, be transferred to Sapa, a former hill station.

Take a morning walking tour of Sapa for a visit to a busy market, where Red Dao, Black H'mong, Tay and other ethnic minorities gather to sell silverware and handicrafts. After the visit, go for a gentle trek to discover Sapa's quaint hill villages with stunning views over the Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range.

Rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast, lunch

Day 4

Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast, then head out to see a local market, where you'll mostly see Flower Hmong, but Phu La, Black Dao, Tay, Nung and other hill tribes gather there too. Continue your tour with a short walk to a hill-tribe village, where you can visit some local's homes to understand more about their daily life.

At night board the train back towards Hanoi.

Breakfast, lunch

Day 5

Hanoi - Halong

Upon arrival at Hanoi, transfer to Halong Bay. Along the way, travel through rich farmlands and observe the everyday life of the local Vietnamese.

Board your boat at Halong Bay, with lunch served on board as you cruise through the magical rock formations emerging from the waters.

Overnight on a junk.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6

Halong Bay - Hanoi

Wake up to the sound of the waves lapping against the boat, then enjoy a spectacular view with breakfast as your ship weaves its way back to Halong City. On arrival, transfer back to Hanoi. This afternoon, the guide and driver will be yours to take you where you please. Finish the day with a Water Puppet show, a unique Northern Vietnamese art.

Breakfast

Day 7

Depart Hanoi

Enjoy some remaining leisure time.

Transfer to airport for departing flights.

Breakfast

Halong Bay Halong BayWater Buffalo in Ta Van village Water Buffalo in Ta Van villageSapa Valley Sapa ValleyHanoi Market Hanoi MarketHo Chi Minh Mausoleum Ho Chi Minh MausoleumTemple of Literature, Hanoi Temple of Literature, Hanoi

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# of travellersPrice
2 to goRM6,332 per person
4 to goRM5,689 per person
6 to goRM5,122 per person
Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Hotel: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi in Hanoi
Rating: 5 star

Sapa Victoria Hotel

Hotel: Sapa Victoria Hotel in Sapa
Rating: 5 star

Paradise Luxury boat

Hotel: Paradise Luxury boat in Halong Bay
Rating: 5 star

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