Exotic Journey of Northern Vietnam

From USD$1050 Per Person
  • 7  nights  8  days
  • Hanoi, Sapa, Halong
  • Hanoi – Street Food Tour
  • Sapa: Trek through amazing landscapes and the jungle”
  • Sapa: Blue H’mon...Read More
    • Hanoi – Street Food Tour
    • Sapa: Trek through amazing landscapes and the jungle”
    • Sapa: Blue H’mong Village and Red Dao Village
    • Halong Bay: Overnight Cruise
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Exotic Journey of Northern Vietnam

Take in the local culture and explore the surrounding landscape. Travel dates available from September 2019 to April 2020.

This program features North Vietnam including the Capital of Hanoi and the world famous natural Heritage site, Ha Long Bay. Also, experience the uniqueness of the hill tribe people’s daily activities in mountainous Northwest regions, where there is a diverse number of ethnic groups.

Additional Information

Tour Start Dates (Wednesdays):
September 4, 2019
September 18, 2019
October 2, 2019
October 16, 2019
November 6, 2019
November 20, 2019
December 11, 2019
January 8, 2020
February 5, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 4, 2020
March 18, 2020
April 1, 2020
April 15, 2020


Arrive at Hanoi Airport, meet your local representative for private transfer to hotel.

Accommodation: La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hotel and Spa or similar
Morning stop at Bach Ma temple and continue walking along the narrow streets to Hang Be market. Taste street foods and learn about the “local cuisine culture”, such as cha que (sausage with cinnamon), banh cuon (Vietnamese rolling cakes), bun cha (rice noodles served with cha que), nem (deep fried “square-shape” spring rolls) and che (a popular dessert soup with many varieties kinds of beans). Take a rest at a local cafe. In the afternoon, continue visiting the Presidential Palace (facade only), One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature. Enjoy a cyclo ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter, followed by a water puppet show.

Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hotel and Spa or similar
Early morning, travel to the remote mountain town of Sapa. First stop at the Thanh Phu Bridge and continue travelling to Nam Cang village and check-in the tranquil riverside lodge. Lunch will be served with local specialities. In the afternoon, go on an exploration to the village of Red Dao people. Enjoy a local dinner and try the traditional herbal bath.

This tour requires approximately 1.5 – 2 hours of walking. Wear comfortable and appropriate footwear.
Walking Level: Easy

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Topas Nam Cang Riverside Lodge or similar
In the morning take a walk up to the jungle to explore the beautiful surrounding nature. You will encounter with the locals walking with their barefoot. The higher you go, the more you will be inspired by the origin of the nature. On the way back, you will visit one of the small houses of the Red Dao minorities, who live just outside the forest. The forest opens up to a great view into the valley, a big stream and forests covered hilltops. Arrive back at the riverside lodge and you may want to take a swim in the river before enjoying your lunch. After lunch, you will be transferred by shuttle bus to the ecolodge. From your bungalow’s balcony, you may enjoy the aerial view over the mountainous area where you have just been.

This tour requires approximately 2.5 – 3 hours of walking. Wear comfortable and appropriate footwear.
Walking Level: Easy

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Topas Ecolodge or similar
The morning is at your leisure. You can either relax or borrow high quality mountain bikes from the lodge to explore the surrounding area. Join an optional tour (at extra cost) - take a scheduled shuttle bus to Sapa to visit the town or book a half day tour to explore the highest peak of Indochina, Mt. Fansipan by the newly launched cable car. Or book a treatment at the lodge’s newly opened hilltop spa (at extra cost). In the afternoon, the shuttle bus departs from the ecolodge and returns to your hotel in Hanoi.

Accommodation: La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hotel and Spa or similar
Transfer to Halong Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Relax and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Your journey starts towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Trong Mai Islet, Ngon Tay Islet, Con Coc Islet, Cua Van Floating Culture Center. The first destination to visit is the Trinh Nu Cave, one of the finest sunlight-filled cave with a stunning assortment of stalactites and stalagmites. Also, you can participate on on-board activities. Enjoy visiting grottos, swimming, kayaking, cooking demonstration on board, and squid fishing. Overnight on board.

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Bhaya Classic Cruise or similar
Early risers can join a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Then visit the largest and most renowned cave, Sung Sot Cave, will definitely awe you with many good surprises. Behold for the impeccable creation by Nature and use your imagination to connect with the ancient folklore.
In the late morning, say farewell to the crew and transfer back to Hanoi to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at Leisure.

Accommodation: La Siesta Premium Hang Be Hotel and Spa or similar
Today, bid farewell to Vietnam. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight by a private car.


Price Includes

  • Return private transfer between airport and hotel.
  • Roundtrip transportation Hanoi-Sapa-Hanoi by Topas Express bus (join-in)
  • 4-Star hotel accommodation based on double occupancy
  • 2 Days 1 Nights Halong Bay River Cruise
  • Join-in sightseeing tours with admission*
  • Professional English Speaking local guide service
  • Daily breakfasts 5 Lunches and 3 Dinners

*Guaranteed departure with 2 passengers. Tour starts on Wednesdays (See dates under Details)

Price Excludes

  • International Airfare to Vietnam
  • Travel/Medical/Cancellation insurance
  • Travel Visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and gratuities to local guides, drivers, and hotel staff
  • Any items not specified as included

Travel Tips

Travel documents: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. You can apply for a visa to Vietnam in person, by mail, online or by e-mail . Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank visa page. If you arrive in Vietnam without an appropriate visa (which could be an e-visa) or pre-approval for a visa on arrival, you will be denied entry.

For Visa requirements please refer to CITB Visas.

Currency: The local currency is the Dong (VND). Currency can be exchanged at hotels, banks and authorized moneychangers, who typically provides the best rate.

Language: Vietnamese is the official language in Vietnam Learn a few common phrases which might be useful while travelling. For example, Xin Chao (Hello) and Cam On (Thank you).

Weather: Vietnam is typically warm and humid but the weather can vary significantly from one region – North and South.
Northern Vietnam: The northern regions can be quite cold in the winter and have four distinctive seasons.
May – October is hot and humid with high percentage of rainfall
November - April is cool and dry with temperature average 17 to 22°C.
December – Januarycan be particularly cold and frosty
Southern Vietnam: There are almost no significant differences in temperature in the southern parts of Vietnam but simply split into the wet and dry seasons. The average temperature in the south ranges from 25°C to 35°C throughout the year.
May – October are the wetter months with July and August receiving the most rainfall.
November - April are the drier months and is usually hotter and more humid between Feb to May

What to Pack: Lightweight cotton clothing is advised throughout the year. Carry an umbrella or raincoat for sudden rainfall especially during the wet season. Be prepared for high temperatures and humidity in the summer in all areas. A sweater and warmer clothing are needed in the winter in the northern parts of Vietnam, and in the mountainous areas.

Power Supply: Electricity supply in Vietnam is 220 Volts at 50Hz. Plugs type A (two flat vertical pins), type C and type F (two round pins) fit to most Vietnam electrical outlets

Tips & Gratuities: Generally, tipping is not customary in Vietnam, but highly much appreciated. At expensive restaurants, service charges or tipping may be added but servers at most "typical" pho shops or street vendors in Vietnam do not expect tips as part of their service. With a private tour guide, you should tip 7 – 10 USD per person per day. However, with a group of 5 – 8 people or more, you can 3-5 US Dper person per day.

Do’s & Don’ts :

  • Do greet by pressing your pasm togethering and bowing slighty
  • Do use both hands to pass things
  • Do dress conservatively even in warm weather
  • Do remove foorwear when entering homes or religious sites
  • Don't point your feet towards the alter

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