This tour will take you to the two-must-see attractions in Northern Vietnam, they are the world heritage Halong Bay and the paradise-on-earth Sapa. Just in 6-day tour in North Vietnam, this tour gives tourists an amazing chance to explore the best of them with the long-lasting memories. Highlight of the package holiday in Vietnam is Sapa exploration in the tribe villages, experience in their daily life and discover the spectacular caves, islands, and islets in Halong Bay.

Tour Route: Hanoi arrival – City Tour – Halong Bay – Sapa – Hanoi Departure
Duration: 6 Days/ 5 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Cruising, Hiking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Hanoi Private Packages

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Water Puppet – Cyclo ride
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Boat
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Overnight Train to Lao Cai
Day 4: Lao Cai – Sapa Ethnic Villages
Day 5: Sapa Village – Bus back to Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi Departure

  • Full Itinerary
  • Price & Inclusion
  • Accommodation
  • Photos

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)

Arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by our friendly local guide and transferred to our hotel. After a short rest, visit the Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam dated from the 11th century and the Ethnology Museum, one of the most interesting museums in Hanoi. Then take a 1-hour cyclo ride around the Old Quarter then enjoy the Water Puppet show. Dinner at nice local restaurant and overnight in Hanoi.

Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on boat (B, L, D)

In the morning, take 180 KM to Halong Bay, which was recognized by UNESCO as the World Natural Heritage in 1994 and 2000. On arrival, board an overnight cruise and savor a delicious seafood lunch. Later, passing through several limestone islands, kayak among the hidden areas of the Bay, swim at Soi Sim Beach or trek to the top of the island. Dinner and overnight on boat.

explore halong by on cruise

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Overnight Train to Lao Cai (B, L, D)

Start your day with Tai Chi exercises before having breakfast. We then explore Sung Sot Cave – one of the most amazing caves in Halong Bay and passing through Ba Hang Fishing village, Dog Islet and more. Watch the cooking demonstration and enjoying lunch before cruising back to the pier and find our car to take us back to Hanoi. In the evening, our car will take us to Hanoi Railway Station to board the overnight train to Lao Cai.

tai chi exercise in halong bay

Day 4: Sapa – Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho Village (B, L, D)

Pick up at Lao Cai Station then we drive to Sapa. After breakfast at a local restaurant, hike downhill to Cat Cat Village with stops at a beautiful waterfall and a hydroelectric station. Continue hiking through the rice fields to Y Linh Ho – homes to Black H’mong people. After a 3-hour walking, return to the town and have free time at Sapa town. Overnight in a hotel in Sapa.

visit a sapa village

Day 5: Sapa – Silver Waterfall – Heaven Gate – Bus back to Hanoi (B, L)

After breakfast at hotel, depart for Silver Waterfall which offers stunning views of surrounding mountains and lush forests. Stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with the locals before continuing to the Heaven Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam. Back to the town for lunch and check out, we will in our Express Bus to go back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at around 9 PM, we will check in the hotel for the night.

visit silver waterfall in sapa

Day 6: Hanoi Shopping – Departure (B)

Free time for shopping at the Old Quarters or at leisure until our car arrives to take us to the airport for departure flight. Tour ends.

Children policy

  • Under 2 years old: Free of Charge for tour, 10% charge for flight ticket
  • From 2 – under 5 years old: 50% charge for tour
  • From 5 – under 12 years old: 75% charge for tour
  • From 12 years old: Charged as adult

What’s included?

  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals as listed
  • Private English-speaking guide (other languages up on request);
  • Breakfast and accommodations as listed
  • Cyclo tour
  • Water puppet show
  • Boat cruise in Halong Bay
  • Train Ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai and Bus Ticket Lao Cai – Hanoi

What’s excluded?

  • Personal expenses
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave Vietnam
  • Tips to your tour guide and driver
  • Excess Baggage Charges

Recommended Accommodation:


Hotels & Ratings

Room Category
HanoiSkylark Hotel ***ROH room
Halong BayV’Spirit Cruise ***Deluxe Cabin
SapaBamboo Hotel ***Deluxe room