Hanoi city with highlights, Halong bay with overnight cruise & kayaking, Sapa with trekking to hill tribe minority villages in Sapa. All in one tour 7-day with us at very competitive price and true experience.
Fly to Hanoi, VIETNAM
Welcome to Vietnam.
Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, obtain your Vietnam visa (with pre-approval letter), and then clear Immigration and Customs. After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet outside a local Guide of Asianway Travel. He/she will be holding a sign with your names on it. From the airport, you will be privately transferred to your lovely hotel. Settle in and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi
This is the first day of Northern Vietnam Tour 7 Days
Morning, you'll head out with your guide and begins with a visit Ba Dinh Square to see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday, all afternoon and from September to beginning of November), the museum to his life and the simple cottage where he lived and worked, along with his "house on stilts" and his final resting place; and take in Hanoi's famous One-Pillar Pagoda, constructed in 1049 to resemble a lotus blossom.
Continue to the Museum of Ethnology, where we'll learn about the fascinating cultural diversity of this ancient land.
This afternoon, drive through Colonial Hanoi, seeing the Opera House and other local sights. Go inside infamous Hoa Lo Prison museum (“Hanoi Hilton”), where Senator John McCain and Douglas “Pete” Wilson were once imprisoned, and continue to the Temple of Literature, which dates back to 1070 and is dedicated to the cult of Confucius. Next enjoy a cyclo tour through the Hanoi’s Old Quarter, a network of narrow alleys and shop houses also known as “The 36 Streets.” This is a wonderful place to watch the local life, and peruse items from fabrics to crafts to exotic medicines. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet performance, a uniquely North Vietnamese art form celebrating rural life and folklore for over 1,000 years, this evening.
Overnight in Hanoi
Welcome aboard your cruise and sail through the Halong Bay. Allow your eyes to swim through the azure waters of this magical place, where thousands of sculpted limestone and islands rise from the water like gigantic teeth of dragons.
Enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage. In the evening, free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing.
Overnight in a private cabin in Halong bay
Starting your day with Tai Chi Class on the Sundeck before Breakfast served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food. After that, you will explore the Thien Canh Son cave. Guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature.
10.00: freshen up and check out your cabin. Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
Join a Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat and have a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier, farewell Halong Bay then return to Hanoi.
Evening: At 20:00, you will be transferred to the train station in time to catch the overnight train to Lao Cai, the nearest station to Sapa.
Overnight in a 4 berth wooden A/C cabin
Full day guided tour in the Sapa region: Wake up in Lao Cai around 5:30am where you will be met and taken for a simple breakfast at a local restaurant before the morning's sightseeing. Breakfast is followed by a 5 mile drive, along the rim of a deep valley, which in turn is followed by a 30 minute walk which brings you to the so called rattan bridge and the ethnic Ta Van village, inhabited by the Dzay people. Lunch will be taken in a local restaurant.
This afternoon you will explore some of the neighboring villages on foot, passing through picturesque scenery as you walk. Visits between May and October coincide with the planting and harvesting season, a chance to see local farmers in action. At the end of the trek you will meet up with your driver and then you will be transferred to your hotel in Sapa.
Overnight in Sapa
Half day minority village trek: This morning set off on a trek around the valleys and minority villages around Sapa. Start on the road leading west from Sapa, which winds through hilly terrain and past terraced paddy fields Cat Cat village, just 2km from the town. Take a walk through the ancient village to see traditional customs and practices of the ethnic Black H'mong. Continue to a nearby Silver waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station constructed by the French during the colonial era. From here follow a dirt trail which sneaks between mountains along a narrow river until you reach Muong Hoa Valley, a stunning spot with the largest rice terraces in Sapa. You will then be met by your driver and taken back to your hotel.
This afternoon you are free at leisure to explore Sapa town with market or Ham Rong tourist site on foot.
Train journey to Hanoi: This afternoon you will be taken back to Lao Cai for the overnight on the Express train to Hanoi. The train will depart from Lao Cai this evening around 7.30pm.
Overnight in a 4 berth wooden A/C cabin
Upon arrival in Hanoi early this morning around 4:30 am, you will be met and transferred to a local hotel where you will have the use of a room to freshen up and have breakfast.
After breakfast, you are free at leisure until transfer to the Hanoi airport in time for your flight to the next destination. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey.
Our prices shown are 'per person', based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults, and sharing a room. If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher. However, you also earn money by using the Share button above to invite your friends and family, traveller forum's members to book this tour with you.
The 'Single supplement' applies for single travelers who require their own room and needs to be added to the tour price.
Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirements, but may incur price changes
· 3 nights base in double/twin sharing rooms at centrally located & well sel ected Comfort hotels (3 star-hotel).
· [ Superior (4 star-hotel), Luxury (5- star hotel), High-end (best of the best hotel) properties are also available upon request]
· 1 night on board cruise in Halong Bay
· 2 nights on night train Hanoi - Lao Cai and Lao Cai - Hanoi
· Daily buffet or set breakfast at hotel and all hotels taxes and service charges.
· Travel by air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver.
· English speaking tour guide with legal license following program
· Meals included as indicated as in program: B: breakfast, L: lunch & D: dinner.
· All entrance fees, activities, administration fee... during the trip
· Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
· Local bottled water while sightseeing and transfers
· VAT and all taxes and service charge
· Complimentary Vietnam visa pre- approval letter
· International flight tickets and Visas stamp ( US$ 25 paid on arrival at airport)
· Any items of purely personal nature such as laundry and telephone calls
· Personal, travel and health insurance
· Early check in and late check out
· Single room supplement
· Drinks during meals
· Meals that are not specified
· Gratuities/tipping to tour guide, driver and hotel staff and restaurant’s staff (recommended)
· Surcharge for peak season & compulsory dinner on X’mas and New Year’s Eve
We’ll immerse you in the diverse cultures of Vietnam by showcasing the unique local flavors. And with the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time, you can customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.
Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.
This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.
Step 3: Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 2 working days
After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).
Step 4: Get your visa stamp on your arrival
Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD for stamping fee ($45 for single entry visa; $65 for 1 month multiple entry visa and $95 for 3 multiple entry visa). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.
Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or you can download here to fill beforehand), present the visa approval letter, passport, photos to the Immigration officer inside the counter and look for a place to hear your name be called to get the passport back and pay for the stamping fee. The actual process takes around 15 minutes without hassle or trouble.
What are the differences between this process and getting visa at Vietnam embassies?
It is only applicable for those who travel to Vietnam by air. You only need fill out the visa application form online instead of visiting the Vietnam embassies or sending documents to Embassies over by post.The online visa application does not require sending your passport away.You get a visa approval letter issued by Vietnam Immigration Department indicating that you are allowed to enter Vietnam and have your visa stamped upon arrival at one of Vietnam international airports.
Best trip to North Vietnam ever
The tour exceeded my expectations! They took care of us. The tour ran so smoothly and they followed every request and silly question I threw their way. They put us in great hotels and offered us amazing additional tours. Highly recommend!! A massive thank you to Emma. By the way, Halong Bay was magneficient - one of the most beautiful places in the world to visit with unbelievable views!
Impressive North Vietnam Tour
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