Interaction with local

Northern Classic Vietnam 9 days

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong Bay - Sapa
9.2 Excellent Based on 5 reviews
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For many travelers, the Northwest of Vietnam is a real feast for the eyes, not only for its awe-inspiring nature, but also for its colorful ethnic culture. This beautiful region is a superb mosaic painting of vibrant colors. Impressive mountains, amazing terraced rice fields, agricultural activity in rhythm with the seasons and fascinating ethnic markets, all with capture your heart.
The tour is particularly appropriate to those who are adventurous. Taking the tour, visitors will have chance to discover Vietnam in many fantastic destinations, from the Hanoi city and Halong Bay to some villages of ethnic minorities in mountain areas. Give it a try, you will love it!

Northern VN Classic 9 Days
9 days / 8 nights
Small group
Departure: At Customer's Request
At Customer's Request
Theme: Interaction with local, Nature/Soft Adventure, Traditional culture
Suitable: Suitable for family, To travel with friends


  • Visit Hanoi - capital of Vietnam: Explore the the most remarkable highlights of the city and explore the local life of Hanoian by walking and a cyclo tour through Hanoi's Old Quarter.
  • Get on the bamboo boat to explore beautiful natural area and to enjoy spectacular scenery in Van Long Nature Reserve
  • Discover Halong Bay: Visit one of the world’s ‘natural wonders’ which is defined by nearly 2000 awe-inspiring limestone karsts and islands of various sizes. Take part in many interesting activities such as visiting beautiful caves, kayaking or rowing through floating villages, etc.
  • Explore Sapa: Enjoy stunning mountain landscapes of Sapa, trek to interesting ethnic minority villages, meet lovely people and experience local people life by visiting an authentic market.


Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh
Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Lao Cai
Day 6: Lao Cai – Bac Ha – Sapa
Day 7: Sapa
Day 8: Sapa – Lao Cai – to Hanoi
Day 9: Hanoi Departure

Important Notes:

  • 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 requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they can server you better.

Price & Inclusion

  • *All prices is per Adult, in Double/Twin sharing
  • Group tour (max 30 guests)
  • Small group (max 10 guests): HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


8 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 1 Picnic Lunch, 3 Dinner


Car, Train, Cruise, Trekking


Hotel (5 nights), Halong Bay Cruise (1 night), 04 soft sleeper sharing cabin (2 nights), N/A (1 night)

Price Includes

  • Guaranteed departure: min 2 persons, max 10 persons per group
  • AC land transfer in Car/ Minivan.
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast.
  • Al in-tour experienced English speaking guide.
  • Halong Bay Cruise program shared in Twin/Double cabin as per tour.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: 6 Breakfast ; L: 4 Lunch ; D: 3 Dinner)
  • Round trip train tickets Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi in 4th berth sleeper cabin (sharing cabin).
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Vietnam visa Approval letter (single entry).
  • Fresh Shower in Standard hotel when needed.
  • Services charges and government tax.

Price Excludes

  • Early Check in & late check out at hotel
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation if any
  • International flights & departures taxes.
  • Beverage.
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Other services not mentioned above.

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 3 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 72 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: Charge 100% of total rates

Children Policy

  • Child under 2 years old: F.O.C.
  • Child 2- 12 years old: 80% adult price.
  • Maximum 1 child sharing same room with 2 adults

Customer Reviews



Based on 5 reviews

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Mr.Barry Linford

Quinton, Canada 9 April, 2017

The Northern Classic was also very good. Thang was a great guide, very informative and considerate. He took such good care of us and was always on time, we trusted him completely. When we got to Sapa we had Boa for our guide and she was also very good. She had everything arranged for us and accommodated… More

We only have one complaint about the Sapa trip was our pick up from the train. It was a little confusing about which Van we were to be on and then the driver dropped us off on the street below our hotel were we were to meet Boa. Barry had to drag our suitcase up a flight of broken cement steps, if fact… More


Mr.Gary Fitzsimmons

Glasgow, United Kingdom 25 November, 2016

Had an amazing time recently in North Vietnam. Fantastic holiday made even better by the fantastic service and and organisation of Best Price Travel. Guides were always on time, were amazingly friendly and spoke good English. First time in Asia could not have been anymore relaxing knowing that the company… More


Mr.hien vu

United States 2 October, 2016

BestPrice Travel provides the best value! The price is unbeatable for the service, hotel, and food provided. Ms. Hang Moon promptly answered all of our questions and arranged a great tour for our group of 6. We stayed at La Siesta in Hanoi and it was the best experience we could have imagined. The staff… More


Mr.Rafal Matelak

United Kingdom 22 September, 2016

Everything was very well organised. Excellent service. Thank you very much. The trip to Vietnam was absolutely fantastic!

The only think I didn't like was the way the guide who was taking us back from SA PA to the train to Hanoi. We asked for upgrade to a cabin with two people only. He didn't allow us to go to the station and upgrade our tickets. We had to wait in the restaurant. Instead of it he ask somebody to do it.… More


Ms. Claire Williams

Australia 22 November, 2012

We enjoyed the tour, we wished we did the 3 day Halong Cruise tour, loved it so much.

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