Best North Vietnam With Sapa Tour gives you the best experience from the urban to the rural of Vietnam. Travel from charming Hanoi to Sapa, you will have a chance to visit all the highlighted destinations in city and experience light trekking and learn more about the chaotic and exotic of rural village life of the ethnic minorities in Sapa. With this North Vietnam 7 Day, you will explore the spectacular of Halong Bay, visit Hanoi, enjoy Hanoi food and discover Sapa – The best places in Northern of Vietnam.
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Water Puppet show in Hanoi
Activities: Arrive in Hanoi, the first day at your leisure. Enjoy the Water Puppet Show and cordial welcome dinner.
Your North Vietnam 7 Day will start from Hanoi.
Upon your arrival at Noi Bai Airport, our tour guide will be waiting for you there and welcome you with a signboard. It takes approximately 60 minutes by car from the airport to downtown Hanoi.
To ease into your first-day trip, you could start by walking around the beautiful Lake of the Restored Sword (or Hoan Kiem Lake), refers to a legend of the great Vietnamese hero who was successful against enemies in the 15th century. You will be recharged and energized after your long flight by the refreshingly cool air of the lake. Furthermore, if you are lucky, you may find the old men playing chess at the corner or jogging around the lake.
After finishing your lunch, our local guide will take you to one of the typical forms of Vietnamese art which has existed for more than 1000 years – Water Puppet Show. Each show lasts for 45 minutes inside the theater. You will enjoy the authentic performance about the daily life of Vietnamese farmers; as well as the folk tales of Vietnamese that are told from generation to generation.
Evening time will be well-organized for you by the cordial welcome dinner in an exquisite restaurant. Feel free to the rest for the remainder of the day and have a good night’s sleep in your hotel.
Hanoi city tour
Activities: Exploring the Charming and Historic Hanoi in a full day.
Day 2 of your North Vietnam 7 Day, you will visit Hanoi City Tour.
Welcome to the second day of your Best North Vietnam 7 Days! You will start the Hanoi City Tour at 08:30 AM. Our knowledgeable tour guide will come to the hotel and pick you up. At the beginning, we will visit one of the most popular destinations to tourists - Ho Chi Minh Complex which consists of Ho Chi Minh ‘s Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, Uncle Ho’s House on stilt, Ho Chi Minh Museum and One Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot). This is an important historical place and of priceless value to Vietnamese people. You will learn about Cu Ho’s life, his contributions to the independence and freedom for Vietnamese people. Furthermore, you will see a unique architecture of One Pillar Pagoda, a gorgeous garden and mature trees. Next stop, the tour guide will take you to visit one of the most popular museums in the city namely Vietnam Military History Museum, Fine Arts Museum, Hoa Lo Prison or the Ethnology Museum.
Your lunch will be served at a local restaurant. To start our afternoon, we are going to The Temple of Literature - Hanoi‘s symbol of wisdom, talent, and study. Known as the first University of Vietnam, this is the place to worship Confucian philosophy and celebrate the doctorates and high-rank scholars of Vietnam. Coming back to the Old Quarter, you may spend more time to discover this bustling city. Wandering around the narrow streets, find the best local street food in hidden alleys and sidewalks will be a superb experience for your own time. The Hanoi City Tour ends and you will have dinner on your own then do shopping for local things or have a cup of coffee before ending the day in your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
terrace field in Sapa tours
Activities: Heading to the stunning Sapa. Visit Cat Cat Village – The unique village of H’Mong people in Sapa.
Sapa is one of the best destinations in your North Vietnam 7 Day.
Get ready to start the third day with breakfast in your hotel before your Sapa Tours from Hanoi. You will be picked up by our tour guide and driver at 07:30 AM for the transfer from Hanoi to the stunning Sapa – the breathtakingly beautiful mountainous town in Northern Vietnam. It takes approximately 5 hours on the highway with a short break. Now that is easy to do a Sapa Tours from Hanoi as there is the highway from Hanoi to Sapa.
At around 13:00, you will arrive in Sapa town and have lunch before checking in to the hotel.
In the afternoon, your tour guide will pick you up for the Sapa trekking to Cat Cat Villages, you to visit one of the age-old villages of H’Mong ethnic minority with their specific customs and daily activities. You will have a chance to see spectacular waterfalls in Cat Cat. It’s time for you to take some photos here and talk to the local and have a remarkable experience.
After finishing the trekking tour, you will come back to your hotel, take a rest and spend your free time in the evening to discover the town of Sapa. There are several restaurants with the specialties such as Clamped-under-the-armpit pig, Meo Cabbages, Salmon in Sapa, and many others vegetables were cultivated by the locals. Nevertheless, barbecued stick meat, fish, and veggies on the street are the attraction to travelers visiting Sapa. The more time you spend on discovering about the place, the more special it becomes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Notes: Sapa trekking now is easy with the better road so most of people can do it. Hanoi to Sapa bus can be used for low budget tour.
Sapa trekking tour
Activities: Visit local villages in Muong Hoa Valley, communicating with local people and transfer back to Hanoi City.
Starting last day and we will continue our Sapa trekking to Lao Chai and Tavan Villages, our knowledgeable tour guide will take you to visit the local villages located in Muong Hoa Valley- one of the best of Northern Vietnam destination, where there a variety of ethnic minority groups including Red Dao, Black H’Mong, and Zay. We will have a light trek to the top of the valley, you can enjoy the panoramic scenery of incredible mountain ranges with green cultivated rice paddy fields surrounding the locals’ homes. You can talk with them to understand more about the growing process of rice. Keep moving to the Lao Chai – Ta Van Villages of Zay people’s residence. You will have an opportunities to visit some local homestay, watch their daily life, listen to their stories about how they survive in the extreme landscaping and learn more about their cultural diversity between other hills tribes live nearby. Last but not least, you will visit the local Catholic Church (Nha tho Da) which was built by the French in 1895. This Church is such an impressive architectural mark of French culture that should be seriously preserved as its own unique value.
Your Sapa trekking tour ends with a stop for lunchtime in a local restaurant before heading back to Hanoi City Center for about 05 hours. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Halong Bay 2 days 1 night
Activities: Discover Halong Bay – the most popular tourist area in the North of Vietnam on the overnight cruise.
Today we will leave Hanoi for our Halong Bay 2 day 1 night - The most highlighted destination in your North Vietnam 7 Day Tour.
Be well-prepared at the hotel lobby at 08:00 am and start a 3.5-hour scenic drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay (approximately 165 km one-way drive). Along the way, you will pass through various Northern Vietnamese villages and towns. Visiting the outstanding landscape of the Red River Delta countryside, you may take your time shooting beautiful photos of the stunning rice-paddy fields on the way. There will be a short break for about 30 minutes in the middle.
Arriving at Tuan Chau Harbor, you will board the overnight cruise to see the splendid scenery with thousands of limestone mountains while we serve you a delicious traditional Vietnamese lunch (if you are vegetarian or if you have any special requests, we will offer different options for you). While serving lunch, you will be able to follow the general itinerary and information provided by the guide from the cruise. Resting a bit before joining the various attractive activities organized by the cruise (depends on each cruise’s itinerary). You will have a chance to learn how to make Vietnamese spring rolls with a chef in their cooking demonstration or enjoy a small glass of Vietnamese rice-wine (nickname is happy water) by yelling out your cheers and clicking together. It’s time for you to relax your mind and just feel the relaxation vibes. You will be served the delightful dinner meal and feel free to participate in squid fishing or watch movies related to Halong Bay. Stay overnight on the cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Halong Bay
Kayaking in Halong Bay
Activities: Relaxing time on your final moments of your visit to Halong Bay. Joining in outside activities and return to Hanoi.
After waking up early morning on the cruise, our guide will introduce to you one of the common exercises that local people usually practice every day: Tai- Chi. You will have a unique experience when staying overnight on the cruise and have a chance to understand its benefits to keep people healthy and have a long lasting life. After warming up by Tai-Chi, you will have breakfast then get ready to go kayaking to Hang Luon (Luon Cave)- a majestic cave which is inaccessible by the larger cruises. It will be a flawless experience that you’ve had when discovering Halong Bay. Lunch will be well-prepared before disembarking from the cruise to the pier. Say goodbye to Halong and finish your Halong Bay 2 day 1 night. Your driver will pick you up and you will transfer back to the bustling city.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Shoes street in Hanoi Old Quarter
Activities: Have free time in Hanoi and return flights.
Last day in our 07-day trip is your free time without our tour guide. You can spend your time jogging around the Old Quarter by yourself. There are several local shops for silk products, souvenirs such as the handmade postcard, key rings, coasters made by mother- of- pearls, handicrafts or lacquerware all within close walking distance. Otherwise, you can enjoy the street food while wandering the hidden alleys here!
Ending your trip, our driver will come to pick you up for the transfer to Noi Bai Airport according to your flight schedule. It is time to say goodbye! Your Best North Vietnam with Sapa Tour ends!
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A mere 2-minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and a 3-minute drive from Dong Xuan and the weekend night market lies the lavish Gondola Hotel. Along with the open-plan communal areas like the restaurant and the rooftop bar, The Gondola Hotel features rooms with windows affording either lake or city views. Every room features effective air conditioning and a safety deposit box for your comfort and security. For working or relaxing, the accompanying lounging area comes complete with a desk and a flat-screen TV, while the en suite bathrooms come with either a bathtub or shower option.The Gondola Hotel is your home base for travelling around Vietnam. We are located just 10 minutes from Hanoi’s central Train Station and about 35 minutes from Noi Bai International Airport via car. The tour desk at the Gondola Hotel provides you with reliable information as well as the convenience of ticket buying and tour booking services. Motorbikes and cars are also available to rent from the hotel. Return back to the Gondola Hotel after a day of activities to a soothing massage, or head upstairs to our rooftop bar to enjoy a drink and the panoramic views of the city at sunset. The Gondola Restaurant provides a great mix of Vietnamese and European food throughout the day.
The amenities at the Boss Legend Hotel make it one of the more unique hotels in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Boss Legend Hotel is one of the hotels to feature an outdoor swimming pool and our many services include event banquets, a fully equipped gym and a relaxing sauna and spa, perfect for leisure and business travellers alike. Its central location puts you in close touch with some of Hanoi’s best attractions – Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and the Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, while just slightly further afar lies Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature. The Boss Legend Hotel features 80 stately rooms, from comfortable City View suites to the palatial Presidential Suite.
The finest of Hanoi’s hotel accommodation awaits. The Hotel De L’Opera MGallery Collection, is the embodiment of the class, prestige and international recognition of Hanoi, our phoenix from the ashes of Vietnam’s past. Situated on Trang Tien Street, a mere minute’s walk to Hoan Kiem Lake, the Water Puppet Theatre and the opulent Trang Tien Plaza, you will enjoy the finest that Hanoi has to offer, both inside and outside the hotel. At Hotel De L’Opera, you will bear witness to the top level of Hanoi’s wonderful hospitality, available to you at any time of the day throughout 107 beautifully appointed bedrooms. Between the marble lobby and exquisite indoor courtyard, you will receive the warmest of welcomes, before finding the deep shades of elegance draped across your room. The gorgeous indoor pool, well-equipped gym and professional spa are some of the added benefits of a stay with Hotel De L’Opera. Our priority is your satisfaction, to which end our staff will work tirelessly. You will receive nothing but a 5-star service through La Fee Verte, our beautiful bar, Café Lautrec and our resplendent Satine Restaurant.
As a European-style mountain chalet, the Sapa Dragon Hotel pays homage to the French colonial past of Sapa, along with its ancient Vietnamese origins and their continuation today. Situated about 1,650 metres above sea level, your stay at the Sapa Dragon Hotel will be draped in a natural grandeur bestowed by the Hoang Lien Mountains, with soaring peaks creating an excellent backdrop to a wonderful stay.Throughout our range of rooms, you will be presented with very pleasant options for your stay in Sapa. Warm lighting and highly comfortable bedding are universal from the Superior Room to the Suite, with quaint wooden bathrooms and viewing balconies offering a chalet-like retreat for our guests. Modern amenities abound in the air conditioning, wall-mounted TV and shower.The location of the Sapa Dragon Hotel in a more secluded corner of Sapa town means that you can find peace amongst the energy on show here. Still, the convenience to its attractions is some of the best in Sapa; the Notre Dame Cathedral is just 400m away and Sapa Lake just 700m.
The extensive and gorgeous exterior of the Sapa Legend Hotel & Spa suggests just some of the opulence and comfort to be found within. This immaculately adorned hotel has grand marble and burnished wood running throughout, extending to the many rooms spanning four accommodation options. Along with warm decoration, each room is fitted with comfortable bedding, modern amenities such as air conditioning and TV, large windows and a very well appointed bathroom, ensuring an extremely pleasant stay in beautiful Sapa.In further pursuit of this aim, our restaurant and café encapsulate a luxurious atmosphere for your enjoyment of international and Vietnamese food and beverages. In addition, the Legend Spa provides an excellent means of relaxation and a space for tranquility in the bustling town. With one of the most central locations in all of Sapa town, you will find travelling around the area to be of the utmost ease and cafes and restaurants just beyond arms’ reach. Just to the left of the front doorstep is Sapa Lake and community garden, with Sapa Park just 300m away and Ham Rong Mountain 400m beyond that.
Located among the Hoang Lien Mountains, Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa offers an assortment of outdoor activities and leisure facilities. This 4-star resort is the only luxury hotel in the region with beautifully decorated rooms and suites blending perfectly with the natural surroundings. Impressed by accented wooden decor and luxurious dining as well as professional staff, tourists coming here will receive the best memories for their trip to Sapa.
“V’Spirit” is short for “Vietnamese Spirit” – a national philosophy advocating warm hospitality to guests, which is what we can guarantee you on one of our Halong Bay Deluxe Cruises. The crew members that you will meet are professionally trained and experienced, committing themselves to show you the true meaning of V’Spirit.We have three wooden junk boats in our fleet designed in traditional Vietnamese style, yet loaded with contemporary amenities. Each of our deluxe cabins includes sea-view windows and a modern bathroom, with large, comfortable beds and plenty of extra space. Upstairs, you will find a classy restaurant where you will taste some of the best food available in Vietnam. The sundeck and the bar are fantastic places for meeting people and catching amazing views of the magnificent Halong Bay.As possibly the biggest highlight of any Vietnam Tour, Halong Bay is awaiting your discovery and V’Spirit is thrilled to be there with you. Our excellent customer service means that you can focus on the beauty all around you while we take care of everything else. As one of the top recommendations on Tripadvisor, we are proud to call ourselves one of the best Halong Bay Cruises and hope to have the fantastic time with your family, friends or have a great honeymoon time in otherworldly Halong Bay.
LaFairy Sails takes its name from one of the most magical areas of Halong Bay; Fairy Lake Cave, where colourful spotlights illuminate the walls and light reflected from the water dances on the ceiling. This is the kind of magic that we want to share with you.The limestone karsts, caves and beaches of Halong Bay are well-discovered now, but we take you to areas less accessible to other cruises. We endeavour to explore parts of the bay still largely untouched, like the Ngoc Trai Area, with its sunny beaches and tranquil waters.The flavours of Halong Bay come alive on a LaFairy Sails cruise. Our restaurant features the freshest, local ingredients for all of our dishes and you can see first-hand the processes necessary to prepare such sumptuous food with demonstrations from our chefs.A LaFairy Sails cruise is fully furnished with a comfortable and air-conditioned cabin, featuring all the amenities expected from a modern cruise ship. Halong Bay is an essential destination for any Vietnam tour and LaFairy Sails lets you see it in an unforgettably unique way.
The Signature Cruise Halong is gaining popularity by the day. It is one of the biggest cruise ships in Halong Bay and can boast large suites with plenty of room to go alongside its top-class facilities. The Signature Cruise features all the amenities for a truly comfortable time in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay: twelve luxury cabins, plush restaurant, fully-stocked bar, large movie room and gorgeous open sundeck with the charming grassy area. We care deeply about the safety of our passengers and are proud of our impressive safety record. The environment is another deep concern for us and, to this end, we support local community work for villagers and welcome the indigenous people of the area to work with us should they wish. This junk boat cruise is perfect for a family with kids vacation, honeymoon time or relaxed time with friends.Let Signature Cruise Halong show you the way to go with the best cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay.
Pre-COVID we booked this 16 day tour, but had had to wait 3 years before we could embark on it. Throughout that time, Ms Gam, from Incredible Asia Tours, remained in touch and refined details as the situation evolved. I wholeheartedly recommend the integrity and flexibility of this company. There were 7 women in our group, and our various needs and requirements were met at every stage. We trekked, cycled, and went sightseeing from Hanoi to the Sapa Hills, then to Mai Hich, Puluong, and back to Hanoi. The Hotels & Homestays were excellent. Food was superb throughout. Our guides were sensitive, well prepared & knowledgeable. Thank you sincerely for providing an unforgettable experience.