HVG Travel Vietnam

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Highlights of Hanoi – Halong – Sapa

Type private
Interest Adventure Classic
Activity Sightseeing Walking
Departure customize

Trip Highlights

  • Hotel accommodation in twin or double shared room with daily breakfast.
  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program.
  • Boat trip as mentioned
  • English-speaking guide
  • Meals as indicated in program (B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner)
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The trip has the North’s most popular sites rolled into one. Visit the historical sites of Hanoi, discover the natural beauty of Halong Bay, and learn more about the special culture of ethnic minorities in Sapa..


Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)

Arrive at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, you will met your guide and driven to your hotel. You will have time to relax after your journey before a welcome dinner at a traditional restaurant with Vietnamese cuisine. In the evening, you will enjoy a performance of traditional Water Puppetry.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel to Halong. After boarding a traditional wooden boat, lunch is already to serve you with a welcome drink.
Halong is an excellent example of a Karst landscape with its 2000 islands created by a complex chain during millions of years of geological movement. Visiting Amazing cave, enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape with Fighting cock, Dog Rock and Incense Burner. After dinner, time is at your leisure.

Day 3:  Halong Bay – Hanoi – Lao Cai (B, L)

Cruising to another part of Halong bay with a close up view of stunning limestone peaks such as Drum cave, Man’s head Islet… Heading to Van Gia fishing village you will have the opportunity to understand more about the fishermen’s daily life. Have lunch on board with a variety of local foods, enjoying the rest of the boat trip before back to Halong dock. Back to Hanoi, relax and then transfer to railway station to Sapa.

Day 4: Lao Cai – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Sapa (B, L, D)

We will take a bus ride uphill to the beautiful town of Sapa. The ride give you a glimpse of the stunning vistas and impressive rice terraces. Upon arrival in Sapa Town we have breakfast at local restaurant. The rest of morning walk around Sapa town, discover colorful ethnic market. After having lunch prepare for a great trek down to the picturesque valley of Muong Hoa. We will walk on small paths and trails to reach Lao Chai and Ta Van Village to visit the Tay and Day tribes then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley. After that our car will wait and transfer back to Sapa for overnight.

Day 5: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Lao Cai – Hanoi (B, L)

Get ready for our last trek, you first sneak through the market and leave the busy town behind. After a couple of minutes, you will follow a road going down hill to Cat Cat village. You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station. Take a rest here before you trek downhill to get Sin Chai village. Enjoy beautiful scenery on the way back to Sapa town for lunch.
You will have free time to discover by yourself in the afternoon. Dinner is for your choice. Back to hotel for shower and then our car will transfer you to Lao Cai station for overnight train back to Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi departure (B)

Arrive in Hanoi, you will be transferred to restaurant for breakfast. Be relaxed until our car will come to take you to the airport for your onward flight.

In brief & Time Schedule

  • Days Place Duration:
  • Day 01 Hanoi
  • Day 02 Halong bay 3h30
  • Day 03 Lao Cai 8h30
  • Day 04 Sapa, Vietnam 0h45
  • Day 05 Lao Cai
  • Day 06 Hanoi