Highlights of Northern Vietnam 8 Days

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Mai Chau - Sapa - Halong Bay


This itinerary is an in-depth exploration of the culture, people and landscapes of northern Vietnam. Leaving the graceful boulevards of Hanoi behind, we explore rural Mai Chau and the amazing limestone landscape of Tam Coc, by bike and by boat. We continue to Sapa and take a step back in time to visit remote hill tribe villages surrounded by rolling green hills and mountain streams overlooked by dramatic limestone karsts. The trip's grand finale is at Halong Bay. We'll stay overnight on a comfortable junk boat, with island visits, delicious food, swimming, sunbathing and kayaking. A perfect end to our showcase of the cultural and scenic charms of northern Vietnam!


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Day 1: Hanoi Half day City tour
Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu & Tam Coc
Day 3: Hanoi – Mai Chau - Road transfer
Day 4: Mai Chau – Hanoi – Night train to Lao Cai
Day 5: Lao Cai – Road transfer to Sapa – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van
Day 6: Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Sapa - Hanoi - Road transfer
Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on cruise
Day 8: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Price & Inclusion

Type Room Small Group Private Tour
Economy (2*) US $467 US $717
Superior (3*) US $558 US $809
First Class (4*) US $727 US $956
  • *All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
  • Small group tour available (max 10 guests): HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request


7 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 1 Brunch, 1 Picnic Lunch, 1 Dinner


Car, Train, Cruise, Trekking


Hotel (6 nights), Overnight on train (1 night), Cruise in Halong Bay (1 night)

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except overnight on train and homestay (if any)
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Overnight train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai (4 soft berth sharing cabin with air conditon)
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate