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5 Days 4 Nights Hanoi - Sapa- Halong

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Duration: 5 days

Destination: Hanoi - Sapa - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi

US$ 414 US$ 380 per person

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This 5-day authentic tour gives you a chance to cover the most highlighted destinations in North Vietnam. From ancient Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam - one the oldest cities in Southeast Asia to the magnificent terrace rice fields, series of hill tribe villages in Sapa, and the wonderful UNESCO World's Heritage - Ha Long Bay.

trip highlight

  • Visit the most major attractions of Hanoi – the capital city.

  • Explore the villages of various ethnic minority groups such as the Black Hmong, Giay, Red Dao, and so on.

  • Get on the rooftop of the Southeast Asia with cable car trip up to Fansipan Mount.

  • Immerse yourself in nature through fascinating activities including as trekking in Sapa, kayaking in Halong Bay.


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Day 1: Arrival – Hanoi – Half-day tour

Meals provided: No meal

Welcome to Vietnam. Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, obtain your visa and clear Immigration and Customs. After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet outside our English-speaking tour guide and driver. He/she will hold a signboard with your name on it.

Transfer to your hotel in Hanoi for check-in. Then visit the Temple of Literature built in 1076 where Vietnam’s first university was established to educate Vietnam’s royalty, mandarins, and elite members – a fascinating glimpse into the country’s past. Afterward, enjoy a cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter – 36 streets and guilds to discover the ancient feature of Hanoi and daily life. Continue to St Joseph’s Cathedral, a 19th-century neo-Gothic church built with the Notre Dame of Paris in mind. The church is a gathering place for Hanoi’s predominantly Roman Catholic community and is also popular with tourists. Constructed when the French first occupied the city, St. Joseph Cathedral is a striking example of colonial architecture in Hanoi. Return to your hotel.

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 2: Hanoi – Sapa by sharing limousine – Cat Cat Village (B)

Meals provided: Breakfast

This morning, transfer to Sapa by the modern sharing limousine (6 hrs driving).

On arrival, visit Cat Cat village, home of Hmong ethnic minority people. The traditional trades of brocade making and silver and bronze smith are still practiced nowadays by villagers after numerous generations of their ancestors. You can see the Hmong women by their looms weaving fabrics. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station constructed in the French style.

Stay overnight at a hotel in Sa Pa.

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Day 3: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Fansipan Mount with cable car – Lao Cai – Hanoi by overnight train (B/L)

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, travel on the road down the valley from Sapa about 07 kilometers to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. It is a nice ride with great views of the lush terraces. In this village, you will have welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact with them, and learn about their culture and customs. From there, you will follow the valley for a few miles to the next town of Ta Van.

Along the way, you will walk through terraced rice fields and among some picturesque villages, and experience a bit of rural life. Ta Van is a village of Giay people, who look more like the traditional Viet living in the Red Delta. As you walk through different hill tribe villages (Hmong and Dao people), it’s helpful to have a guide to explain customs or practices to you and perhaps translate. You’re sure to see other tourists on the trail (which puts many people off), but this is an excellent example of the many great treks in the area.

Afternoon you will be transferred to the Sapa Cable Station for the very amazing trip to Indochina’s Rooftop – Mount Fansipan by cable car. This is particularly interesting in these northern mountains of the country, where travelers seek the rice terraces and traditional arts of minority peoples. Cultivating the land to an altitude of around 2,200 meters are the ethnic minorities the lowland Vietnamese generically call ‘Meo’ – savages – and above them looms the bulk of Hua Xi Pan: “giant protruding rock”. You can challenge yourself when hiking 600 stone stairs more to reach the rocky peak of The Roof of Indochina. Below you spread the foothills of the Himalayas, blanketed with rainforest and the first tendrils of fog. Then transfer to Lao Cai for checking in the overnight train back to Hanoi.

Stay overnight on an overnight train.

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Day 4: Hanoi – Halong bay day cruise – Hanoi (L)

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch

Around 5:30 AM: Arrive at Hanoi Railway Station, pick up by the hotel staff and check in your day-use hotel near the train station, have breakfast at hotel.

08:15 – 08:30: Picking up from hotel in Old Quarter or Hanoi Opera House depart for Tuan Chau harbor by modern highway in Vietnam, stop over for a rest on the way

11:30 -12:00: Arriving at Tuan Chau Harbor, welcome onboard and safety briefing Boat cruising passages in uninhabited islets and outcrops have been given imaginative names by the locals, due to their perceived shapes, including Cock Fighting and Thumb, while enjoying mouth-watering Vietnamese lunches on the boat.

13:30: Arriving Hang Luon area where you can go kayaking or bamboo boat to explore the bay on your own paddle 14:00: Visit Sung Sot (Surprising) Cave – one of the most extensive, most beautiful grottoes in Halong Bay and a highlight of most Halong Bay itineraries.

15:00: Keep moving to Titop Island, it’s time for you to relax on the beach or climb up the TOP for a Panoramic View of Halong Bay.

16:30: You will be back on the cruise for afternoon Vietnamese tea cake during cruising back toward Tuan Chau harbor

17:30 -18:00: Disembark, get on the bus back to Hanoi

21:00-21:30: Drop off at your hotel in Hanoi. Check-in and relax.

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 5: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Meals provided: Breakfast

Free time till being transferred to Hanoi airport for departure flight.
End of tour.

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Tour prices shown are 'per person', based on a traveling party of at least 4 adults, and sharing a room.  If you intend to travel alone, the cost might be much higher.

The 'Single supplement' applies to 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 suit your requirements, but may incur price changes

What's Included:

• 03 nights with breakfast at hotels (Based on a private double/twin sharing room)
• 01 night on private soft-sleeping-berth overnight train cabin Lao Cai - Hanoi
• Day-use hotel after overnight train Lao Cai - Hanoi


• Meals mentioned in the itinerary 

• Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver 

• Private local English speaking guide in each region

• Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the program
• Round-trip cable car on Fansipan Mount
• Kayaking/Bamboo rowed boat in Ha Long bay

• 01 bottle of mineral water/ pax/ day

• All taxes and service charge

What's Excluded:

• Tip for Tour guide and driver (recommended)

• Domestic air ticket and airport tax
Bank fees for both sides

• Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia Visa fee

• International flights

• Peak season surcharge (During Christmas and New Year)

• Early Check-in (before 14.00) and late check-out (after 12.00)

• Other services which are not mentioned clearly in the “Including” item

• Personal expenses


1. All of our itineraries can be tailor-made to suit your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Please click on the “Tailor this trip" button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your kind consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

2. We are aware that a good tour must have good hotels. In Indochina in particular (Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos) hotel prices make up the major expense of your holiday. Therefore, we would like to clarify how we define these charges:

• Boutique & character hotels: from $50-$80 USD per room/ per night

• Comfort = 3 star hotels from US$ 40 - US$ 60 per room/ per night

• Superior = 4 star hotels from US$ 80 - US$ 110 per room/ per night

• Deluxe = 5 star hotels from US$120 - US$ 190++ per room/ per night

• High-end = Best of the best hotels fr om US$ 250++ per room/ per night

3. Child policy: 

• Ages 0-2: free of charge for tour. Airfare depends on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 2-5: 50% of adult price. Airfare depends on Airlines's policy at booking time
• Ages 6-10: 85% of adult price & airfare full charges
• 11 years and older = 100% (charged as an adult)

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Service Details During The Trip

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.

  • Private Local Tour Guide You will have legally licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome and farewell you at the airport. Your guide will guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. The good guide for you means we arrange the right guide. will arrange tour guide base on the feature of the itinerary and consists of the group, to maximize your experiences in traveling.

  • Private Drivers & Vehicle Safety is first priority for transportation. A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.


  • Local Flavor Meals Don’t worry about meals; we select both restaurants and menus for you. will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customer. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal.
    We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

  • Well-Selected Hotels Comfort and good value is our priority for choosing hotels for our customers. Comfort of mattress and bedding, joyful decoration style, user friendly facilities, good service and good breakfast!


Travel Visa

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 1: Provide us your application details
     • Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
     • Your gender
     • Your date of birth
     • Your nationality
     • Your passport number
     • Your passport expiration dates ( with at least 3 vacats pagess and valid for at least 6 months)
     • Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
     • Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
     • Arrival airport
  • Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application
    We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.


We will send the visa approval letter via email to you after 7 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 3: 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 ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month 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.

  • For those who is applicable for E-visa, our travel experts will consult case by case.

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