Best North Vietnam With Sapa Tour gives you the best experience from the urban to the rural of Vietnam. Travel from charming Hanoi to Sapa, you will have a chance to visit all the highlighted destinations in city and experience light trekking and learn more about the chaotic and exotic of rural village life of the ethnic minorities in Sapa. With this North Vietnam 7 Day, you will explore the spectacular of Halong Bay, visit Hanoi, enjoy Hanoi food and discover Sapa – The best places in Northern of Vietnam.
Best North Vietnam With Sapa Tour Highlights
Activities: Arrive in Hanoi, the first day at your leisure. Enjoy the Water Puppet Show and cordial welcome dinner.
Your North Vietnam 7 Day will start from Hanoi.
Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, our tour guide will be waiting for you there and welcome you with a signboard. It takes approximately 60 minutes by car from the airport to downtown Hanoi.
To ease into your first-day trip, you could start by walking around the beautiful Lake of the Restored Sword (or Hoan Kiem Lake), refers to a legend of the great Vietnamese hero who was successful against enemies in the 15th century. You will be recharged and energized after your long flight by the refreshingly cool air of the lake. Furthermore, if you are lucky, you may find the old men playing chess at the corner or jogging around the lake.
After finishing your lunch, our local guide will take you to one of the typical forms of Vietnamese art which has existed for more than 1000 years – Water Puppet Show. Each show lasts for 45 minutes inside the theater. You will enjoy the authentic performance about the daily life of Vietnamese farmers; as well as the folk tales of Vietnamese that are told from generation to generation.
Evening time will be well-organized for you by the cordial welcome dinner in an exquisite restaurant. Feel free to the rest for the remainder of the day and have a good night’s sleep in your hotel.
Activities: Exploring the Charming and Historic Hanoi in a full day.
Day 2 of your North Vietnam 7 Day, you will visit Hanoi City Tour.
Welcome to the second day of your Best North Vietnam 7 Days! You will start the Hanoi City Tour at 08:30 AM. Our knowledgeable tour guide will come to the hotel and pick you up. At the beginning, we will visit one of the most popular destinations to tourists – Ho Chi Minh Complex which consists of Ho Chi Minh ‘s Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Uncle Ho’s House on stilt, Ho Chi Minh Museum and One Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot). This is an important historical place and of priceless value to Vietnamese people. You will learn about Cu Ho’s life, his contributions to the independence and freedom for Vietnamese people. Furthermore, you will see a unique architecture of One Pillar Pagoda, a gorgeous garden and mature trees. Next stop, the tour guide will take you to visit one of the most popular museums in the city namely Vietnam Military History Museum, Fine Arts Museum, Hoa Lo Prison or the Ethnology Museum.
Your lunch will be served at a local restaurant. To start our afternoon, we are going to The Temple of Literature – Hanoi‘s symbol of wisdom, talent, and study. Known as the first University of Vietnam, this is the place to worship Confucian philosophy and celebrate the doctorates and high-rank scholars of Vietnam. Coming back to the Old Quarter, you may spend more time to discover this bustling city. Wandering around the narrow streets, find the best local street food in hidden alleys and sidewalks will be a superb experience for your own time. The Hanoi City Tour ends and you will have dinner on your own then do shopping for local things or have a cup of coffee before ending the day in your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Activities: Heading to the stunning Sapa. Visit Cat Cat Village – The unique village of H’Mong people in Sapa.
Sapa is one of the best destinations in your North Vietnam 7 Day.
Get ready to start the third day with breakfast in your hotel before your Sapa Tours from Hanoi. You will be picked up by our tour guide and driver at 07:30 AM for the transfer from Hanoi to the stunning Sapa – the breathtakingly beautiful mountainous town in Northern Vietnam. It takes approximately 5 hours on the highway with a short break. Now that is easy to do a Sapa Tours from Hanoi as there is the highway from Hanoi to Sapa.
At around 13:00, you will arrive in Sapa town and have lunch before checking in to the hotel.
In the afternoon, your tour guide will pick you up for the Sapa trekking to Cat Cat Villages, you to visit one of the age-old villages of H’Mong ethnic minority with their specific customs and daily activities. You will have a chance to see spectacular waterfalls in Cat Cat. It’s time for you to take some photos here and talk to the local and have a remarkable experience.
After finishing the trekking tour, you will come back to your hotel, take a rest and spend your free time in the evening to discover the town of Sapa. There are several restaurants with the specialties such as Clamped-under-the-armpit pig, Meo Cabbages, Salmon in Sapa, and many others vegetables were cultivated by the locals. Nevertheless, barbecued stick meat, fish, and veggies on the street are the attraction to travelers visiting Sapa. The more time you spend on discovering about the place, the more special it becomes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Notes: Sapa trekking now is easy with the better road so most of people can do it. Hanoi to Sapa bus can be used for low budget tour.
Activities: Visit local villages in Muong Hoa Valley, communicating with local people and transfer back to Hanoi City.
Starting last day and we will continue our Sapa trekking to Lao Chai and Tavan Villages, our knowledgeable tour guide will take you to visit the local villages located in Muong Hoa Valley- one of the best of Northern Vietnam destination, where there a variety of ethnic minority groups including Red Dao, Black H’Mong, and Zay. We will have a light trek to the top of the valley, you can enjoy the panoramic scenery of incredible mountain ranges with green cultivated rice paddy fields surrounding the locals’ homes. You can talk with them to understand more about the growing process of rice. Keep moving to the Lao Chai – Ta Van Villages of Zay people’s residence. You will have an opportunities to visit some local homestay, watch their daily life, listen to their stories about how they survive in the extreme landscaping and learn more about their cultural diversity between other hills tribes live nearby. Last but not least, you will visit the local Catholic Church (Nha tho Da) which was built by the French in 1895. This Church is such an impressive architectural mark of French culture that should be seriously preserved as its own unique value.
Your Sapa trekking tour ends with a stop for lunchtime in a local restaurant before heading back to Hanoi City Center for about 05 hours. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Activities: Discover Halong Bay – the most popular tourist area in the North of Vietnam on the overnight cruise.
Today we will leave Hanoi for our Halong Bay 2 day 1 night – The most highlighted destination in your North Vietnam 7 Day Tour.
Be well-prepared at the hotel lobby at 08:00 am and start a 3.5-hour scenic drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay (approximately 165 km one-way drive). Along the way, you will pass through various Northern Vietnamese villages and towns. Visiting the outstanding landscape of the Red River Delta countryside, you may take your time shooting beautiful photos of the stunning rice-paddy fields on the way. There will be a short break for about 30 minutes in the middle.
Arriving at Tuan Chau Harbor, you will board the overnight cruise to see the splendid scenery with thousands of limestone mountains while we serve you a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch (if you are vegetarian or if you have any special requests, we will offer different options for you). While serving lunch, you will be able to follow the general itinerary and information provided by the guide from the cruise. Resting a bit before joining the various attractive activities organized by the cruise (depends on each cruise’s itinerary). You will have a chance to learn how to make Vietnamese spring rolls with a chef in their cooking demonstration or enjoy a small glass of Vietnamese rice-wine (nickname is happy water) by yelling out your cheers and clicking together. It’s time for you to relax your mind and just feel the relaxation vibes. You will be served the delightful dinner meal and feel free to participate in squid fishing or watch movies related to Halong Bay. Stay overnight on the cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Halong Bay
Activities: Relaxing time on your final moments of your visit to Halong Bay. Joining in outside activities and return to Hanoi.
After waking up early morning on the cruise, our guide will introduce to you one of the common exercises that local people usually practice every day: Tai- Chi. You will have a unique experience when staying overnight on the cruise and have a chance to understand its benefits to keep people healthy and have a long lasting life. After warming up by Tai-Chi, you will have breakfast then get ready to go kayaking to Hang Luon (Luon Cave)- a majestic cave which is inaccessible by the larger cruises. It will be a flawless experience that you’ve had when discovering Halong Bay. Lunch will be well-prepared before disembarking from the cruise to the pier. Say goodbye to Halong and finish your Halong Bay 2 day 1 night. Your driver will pick you up and you will transfer back to the bustling city.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Activities: Have free time in Hanoi and return flights.
Last day in our 07-day trip is your free time without our tour guide. You can spend your time jogging around the Old Quarter by yourself. There are several local shops for silk products, souvenirs such as the handmade postcard, key rings, coasters made by mother- of- pearls, handicrafts or lacquerware all within close walking distance. Otherwise, you can enjoy the street food while wandering the hidden alleys here!
Ending your trip, our driver will come to pick you up for the transfer to Noi Bai Airport according to your flight schedule. It is time to say goodbye! Your Best North Vietnam with Sapa Tour ends!