Best of Northern Vietnam 6 days

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Sapa - Halong Bay

You’ll explore North Vietnam’s most iconic historic and natural wonders. The tour begins in Hanoi - a city that brings together old-world charm and the vibrancy. Get out of the city, you'll experience the tranquility of Ninh Binh and peek into the rural way of living. Then discover remote villages of minority hill tribes and gaze at picturesque rice terraces in scenic Sapa. To conclude this wonderful adventure we spend two nights cruising on the emerald seas, amongst the stunning islands of Ha Long Bay, a fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Site, bringing a relaxing finale to this stimulating holiday.

Highlights

  • Trek through the rolling rice terraces, waterfalls, mountains and lush green hills of Sapa and get in touch with people from ethnic minority groups
  • Cast away on a traditional junk boat and set sail through hundreds of limestone karsts that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of Halong Bay
  • Get a glimpse of countryside in Vietnam, enjoy the peace with endless rice paddy fields and fresh air

Overview

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Half day city tour

Be picked up and transfer to hotel, have a city tour in the afternoon with must-see places and a wander in Hanoi Old Quarter

Meals: D
Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Lao Cai

Day trip Ninh Binh, visit Hoa Lu ancient capital, enjoy a boat trip exploring Tam Coc "Halong Bay on land" and ride a bike to Bich Dong Pagoda. In the evening, transfer to the train station to catch a night train to Lao Cai.

Meals: B, L
Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van

Full day soft trekking, pass along dirt tracks as well as through villages of ethnic minority groups. Home-stay at local house of Dzay people in Ta Van Village

Meals: B, L
Day 4: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa – Hanoi

Join a trekking tour to discover the untouched beauty of the villages in Sapa before heading back to Hanoi by shuttle bus.

Meals: B, L
Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Leave the city behind, drive through fascinating countryside to the dock where this Halong Bay adventure truly starts. Climb aboard a traditional junk boat – with its beautiful woodwork and beaming crew – and venture out into emerald waters of the bay.

Meals: B, L, D
Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Spend the morning on cruise in Halong Bay and drive back to Hanoi. Free at leisure until transferring to the airport for you onward flight. End of service at the airport.

Meals: B, L

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except overnight on train and homestay (if any)
  • Hotel EARLY check-in in Sapa
  • All transport within Vietnam (including airport pick up & see off), as per itinerary
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai (4 berth sleeper cabin – sharing)
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).

Price Excludes

  • Hotel LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Half day city tour
Meet your tour guide on arrival at Hanoi international airport and join your fellow travellers in a coach transfer to the city centre for hotel check-in. Hotel rooms may not be ready until 14:00 but an early check-in would be guaranteed with a surcharge. The rest of the day is at leisure.

In the afternoon, our driver and tour guide pick you up at your hotel then transfer to Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of President Ho Chi Minh, the nation’s hero. At the complex, visit the rural style Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons, the One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century in dedication to Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. The next stop is Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam, where preserves the UNESCO World Documentary Heritage: the Garden of the Stelae. From there, we continue the walking tour of vibrant Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, the focal point of the city. Our guide will tell you about the legend of the lake and how it become one of the must-see places in Hanoi for both domestic and international tourists.

Have dinner in an authentic Vietnamese restaurant and overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Activities: Be picked up and transfer to hotel, have a city tour in the afternoon with must-see places and a wander in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Hoan Kiem Lake
Day 2 Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Lao Cai
Day 3 Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van
Day 4 Day 4: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sapa – Hanoi
Day 5 Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 6 Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • If you have any specific food requirement (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies, etc.) please inform us in advance, we will provide notices to our restaurants, tour guides and partners so they would be able to serve you the best.

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Price Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except overnight on train and homestay (if any)
  • Hotel EARLY check-in in Sapa
  • All transport within Vietnam (including airport pick up & see off), as per itinerary
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai (4 berth sleeper cabin – sharing)
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).

Price Excludes

  • Hotel LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Cancellation by Customer

  • 30% of total package price should be deposited once the booking is confirmed
  • Cancellation received less than 72 hours prior arrival date or No show: full charge the deposit amount
  • Cancellation received from 4 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total package tour charged
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 20 days prior arrival date: 10% of total package tour charged

Children Policy

  • Please contact our travel consultants for more details.

21 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Best of Northern Vietnam 6 days

Excellent

9

Based on 21 reviews

Traveler rating
  • Itinerary
    9.1
  • Food/Drink
    9
  • Tour guide
    9.4
  • Activity
    8.9
  • Accomodations
    8.8
Score breakdown
9.2

Mr.Chau Tam

EXCELSIOR, United States

6 March, 2017

We had a great experience planning our trip to Vietnam. Service was always on time and activities and tours were a lot of fun. Tour guides and the bus driver were very nice. Although it was the New Year in Vietnam when most people take time off, our tour guide, Trung, continued to work with us to ensure… More

10.0

Ms.Trish Houston

Deptford , United States

1 March, 2017

Your agency was great. The accommodations were outstanding and the food was incredible. The transportation was also very good. The guides were knowledgeable.

The Sapa Trek was very physical and all of my group did not show up for the second day. So it ended up just being me. The 6 others were overwhelmed by the amount of trekking and the terrain of the first day. You may want to be careful with the various ages of people trying to make the hike. Maybe a… More

8.8

Mr.Sudharsh

Bangalore, India

13 February, 2017

I wanted to thank you for the entire trip that you had planned for us. It was a wonderful trip planned very well.
We enjoyed our trip a lot.

9.8

Mr.Ricardo Rodriguez

Michigan, United States

2 February, 2017

The hotels were clean and great. We really enjoyed our trip. Everything were great, food excellent. The guide: Victor and Quang are really amazing ! We will recommend this trip!

10.0

Mr.Thai Pham

Rowlett, United States

1 January, 2017

We had a large group of 23 people. We visited historic sites in Hanoi, had a boat tour of Trang An in Ninh Binh. Then, we had a amazing one-night Jasmine Cruise in Halong Bay. We booked this package through BestPrice Travel. The factor that made this tour even more wonderful was our tour guide, Linh… More

9.4

Mr.Alexander Zartaisky

United States

18 December, 2016

I booked a 7day North Vietnam tour with BestPrice Travel and I am very happy I did.All the transfers and tours were on time and very enjoyable with nice and knowledgeable tour guides. I also believe their pricing is very competitive.

Sourece: TripAdvisor

8.6

Mr.Choon Hock Chua

Singapore

17 December, 2016

The guides were always on time to received us, very friendly and knowledgeable
Tour Agent Rep, she is very Helpful, she always keep in touch with us for the whole trip, ensuring our needs is taken care off.…………………….I will recommend BestPrice to my friend who wanted to visit Vietnam………………………….

However, the trekking in SAPA was a bit challenging, the guide should have better prepare us with a briefing, especially for those who is physically weak or with existing condition.

8.8

Mr.Olaf Saul

Atascadero, United States

29 November, 2016

The guides where all fantastic. Everyone on them

The only negative I can say are two things: The drives back to back from Sapa - Hanoi - Halong Bay is very very long and adds up to 10 hours driving within less than a day. That was painful. The Halong cruise seemed rushed and isn't a two day cruise, since it is only 24 hours. More importantly, a concern… More

8.2

Ms.Corry Van Den Dungen

Tauranga, New Zealand

27 October, 2016

The tour ran smoothly. The tour company and especially our contact 'Linh Tran' was available to answer any of our questions both before the tour was booked and during the tour. Linh was willing and flexible in meeting our needs and requests.

Our tour schedule was busy but offered a variety of adventures… More

9.0

Ms. Louise

Australia

12 October, 2016

Mr Nobi Tung from BestPrice Travel was such a wonderful help with my travel plans. As it was my first time as a solo traveller I decided to do some organised tours. I made my bookings online from Australia before I travelled, I booked 7 days/ 6 nights of combined tours and they worked together seamlessly.… More

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