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Jewels of Vietnam: Hanoi, Sapa and Halong Bay – 7 Days

7 Days

Hanoi (1N) → Sapa (1N) → Hanoi (2N) → Halong Bay (1N) → Hanoi (1N)

Trip Facts

  • 2 Hotels, 1 Cruise
  • 4 Activities
  • 2 Transfers
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Overview

 

6D | Private Departure | Start and end in Hanoi

This seven-day tour is an ideal introduction to Northern Vietnam and covers the three main attractions: Hanoi, Sapa, and Ha Long Bay. You’ll get to explore the enchanting city of Hanoi, trek through the picturesque Sapa region, and an Overnight Cruise through the natural wonder of Halong Bay. This tour is designed to immerse you in the rich culture, history, and natural beauty of Vietnam.

Highlights

  • Explore the highlights of Hanoi on a full day city tour, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Temple of Literature.
  • Trek through the scenic rice paddies and visit the traditional villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van.
  • Discover the rich cultural heritage of the ethnic minority groups in Cat Cat Village.
  • Spend an unforgettable night on a traditional cruise in Halong Bay, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery.
  • Take in the beauty of the limestone cliffs and hidden caves on a Halong Bay cruise.

Itinerary

Xin Chao! Welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to a hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore this fascinating city and its bustling streets.

Later this evening, join your guide on an Old Quarter Food Tour. From spicy noodle soups to fried meats, pancakes, and sweet desserts like tapioca – the food tour around Hanoi's Old Quarter will let you experience it all. Dive into the beautiful aromas of the busy food stalls as you explore the Old Quarter with your knowledgeable English-speaking guide. Before you fill your stomach with delicious food, you get to learn about the history of the Old Quarter and its cultural landmarks from your informative guide. With loads of new facts to keep your mind busy, you can finally dig in!

Included Activity
Old Quarter Food Tour with Cyclo Ride - SIC

See a different side of Vietnam with a tour to Sa Pa!
Our driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi to begin the journey to Sapa. Along the way, we'll make a comfortable stop for a short break before continuing on to Lao Cai City.

Arrive in Lao Cai City and continue the drive to Sapa. Be amazed by the colourful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic people. Enjoy a welcome drink and itinerary briefing upon arrival in Sapa. After that, indulge in local Vietnamese dishes for lunch before checking into the hotel.

Embark on a hike downhill to Cat Cat village situated at the bottom of Muong Hoa Valley. Take in the stunning views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan - the highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina. Once we reach the village, you'll have the opportunity to visit the Black H’mong’s traditional stilt houses and observe people weaving, embroidering, and drying their clothes. Then, continue walking to witness the dramatic and picturesque Cat Cat Waterfall - a great spot for photo-shoots.

Thereafter, visit Sin Chai village located on the slopes of Fansipan mountain.

After an amazing day, return to Sapa town for dinner. After dinner, you'll have free time to explore the Sapa Market and town.

Included Activity
Sapa Trekking - SIC

This morning after an early breakfast, embark on a trek from Sapa to another part of Muong Hoa Valley and marvel at the magnificent mountainous landscapes. Walk through lush rice terraces to reach Lao Chai village and witness the daily life and traditional culture of the Black H'mong people.

Visit Ta Van village of the Tay minority, which is strongly influenced by Chinese culture. Then, take a bus back to Sapa.

Spend some time to relax and freshen up. Then, meet our driver and transfer to Hanoi via the new national highway which will take around five hours. You can stop for a break and take photos en route.

Upon arrival, check-in and spend the rest of the day at leisure or choose from one of our optional activities.

Included Activity
Sapa Trekking - SIC

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by our friendly guide to begin your exploration of Hanoi City.

You'll be surprised how much of Vietnam's former capital you can see in one day – all it takes is the right planning. On this 7 hour tour of the city you will get to discover Hanoi's true character through its natural landscapes, museums, places of worship and more. Your first stop will be the Ho Chi Minh Complex – a traffic-free area of monuments, memorials and botanical gardens. Then, Go on to see the One Pillar Pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda before stopping by the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first national university.

After a relaxing lunch, the city tour will conclude with a visit to the Hoa Lo Prison, originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was known to American POWs as the "Hanoi Hilton."

Included Activity
Hanoi City Tour - SIC

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, our mini-van/bus will pick you up between 8:30 am to 9:00 am to begin your journey to Halong City. During the 3.5-hour drive, you will have the opportunity to view the simple countryside and rice paddy life along the way. Once you arrive at the port, you will board your boat - an authentic Chinese Junk - and begin your amazing cruise through the stunning Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site. Lunch will be served on board and will consist of a selection of the freshest seafood.

During the cruise, we will visit "the Amazing cave" and then take a swim in the tranquil emerald waters of Halong Bay. We will then cruise further into a quiet area where we will anchor and spend the night. You will enjoy dinner and relax as the sun sets over the bay. Afterward, you are free to swim in the phosphorescent water, retire to your cabin, or even fall asleep under the stars on the top deck, surrounded by the magic of Halong. You will spend the night on the boat, taking in the stunning surroundings of the bay.

Included Activity
2D1N Halong Bay Cruise - SIC

Wake up early in the morning to witness a beautiful sunrise and breathe in the fresh ocean air. Enjoy breakfast served on the boat as we leisurely cruise through thousands of stunning and seemingly never-ending islands. This is an amazing opportunity to capture some breathtaking photographs of the scenery. We will also make a stop to visit a floating fishing village and hear legendary stories of the fishermen's daily life.

Lunch will be served on the boat as we cruise back to the Halong City pier. From there, we will return to Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi around 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Check in at your hotel and take advantage of some free time to explore the fascinating Old Quarter of Hanoi on your own. Take the opportunity to indulge in some delicious local street food or browse the shops for souvenirs. You will spend the night in Hanoi.

Begin your last day in Vietnam with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Thereafter, depending on flight time we will transfer you to Hanoi International Airport for your flight to India with bags full of souvenirs and happy memories.

Included Activity
None

Accommodation Options

Accommodations are based on twin / double/triple sharing with a daily buffet breakfast. All taxes and service charges are included.

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3-Star Hotels:

Hanoi: Bonne Nuit Hotel And Spa / Similar

Halong Bay: Oriental Cruise / Similar

Sapa: Sapa Village Hotel / Similar

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4-Star Hotels:

Hanoi:  Rex Hanoi Hotel / similar

Halong Bay: Oriental / Similar

Sapa: Sapa Village Hotel / Similar

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5-Star Hotels:

Hanoi:  The Oriental Jade / similar

Halong Bay: Paradise Sails / similar

Sapa:  Pao’s Sapa Leisure Hotel / similar

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Please be aware that all accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before departure. The final accommodation details will be provided with your finalized travel documents.

“Subject to change” means that we may use an alternative hotel if the hotel listed in the tour package is fully booked or not available during your stay period. The alternative hotel will be of the same quality as the indicated hotel or better than the one in the package.

Meals Included

Meals mentioned in the program include Vietnamese cuisine, Asian cuisine, and Western cuisine. The meals are categorized as B (breakfast), L (lunch), or D (dinner). The program includes 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner.

This tour offers Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request. Simply let TourList know the food option that you prefer.

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • TOUR GUIDE: Operated with English-speaking local guides during tours
  • ACCOMMODATION: 4 nights' accommodation in a hotel with breakfast as indicated; 1 nights' accommodation in a Cruise with all meals as indicated;
  • MEALS: As indicated in the itinerary
  • TRANSPORT: All Arrival & departure airport transfers on a PVT basis
  • Sharing Transfer from Hanoi to Sa Pa and vice versa
  • Sharing Transfer from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay and vice versa
  • Sharing transportation during tours
  • ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES: All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hanoi: Old Quarter Guided Food Tour
  • Hanoi: City Tour with lunch
  • Sapa: 2D1N Sapa Village Trek (Meals: 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
  • Halong Bay: 2D1N Cruise (Meals: 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast)
  • OTHER: Meet & Greet (Day 1)

Excludes

  • International or Domestic Airfare
  • Early check-in & late check-out
  • Meals not mentioned specifically in the itinerary
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • Optional tours (if any)
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage, tips and gratuities
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Vietnam E-VIsa Fee

Things to know

Do I need Visa to visit Vietnam?

Indian passport holders need a visa to enter Vietnam. Indian citizens can get a visa with Vietnam’s e-visa program.

Do I need to share an original passport to get Vietnam visa?

No, an original passport is not required for processing. Upload only soft copies of the documents and get your visa done.

How long does it take to get a visa?

Usually visa is approved by the embassy in 3-5 working days.

What all documents are required at Immigration?

  • Original passport.
  • Print out of your e-visa.
  • Onward and return air tickets.
  • Accommodation proof (hotel vouchers or residential proof).

What is the Currency in Vietnam?

The currency used throughout Vietnam is the Vietnamese dong. Mastercard and Visa are accepted in many hotels, restaurants and attractions in tourist areas. ATMs are readily available in most major centres.

What's the weather like?

  • Warm & humid with tropical rains, unexpected showers during the day
  • For detailed information about the weather kindly visit www.accuweather.com

What language is spoken in Vietnam?

The official language of Vietnam is Vietnamese. Basic English is widely understood.

Is WiFi readily available?

Internet access and Wifi are easily accessible in city centres but connections may be spotty or limited in remote areas.

Is it safe to drink tap water?

It is strongly advised NOT to drink tap water in Vietnam. It’s best to stick to boiled, treated or bottled water.

Is Vietnam a family-friendly destination?

There are many activities and places to visit in Vietnam that the whole family can enjoy! Some of these are exploring Ho Chi Minh City, venturing through the Cu Chi Tunnels or cruising along the floating markets of Cai Rang and Cai Be in the Mekong Delta.

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Jewels of Vietnam: Hanoi, Sapa and Halong Bay – 7 Days
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