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North Vietnam Tour Package: 4 Days
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North Vietnam Tour Package: 4 Days

  • English English
  • 4 days
  • Hotel pick up

Cruise through the spectacular landscapes of Ha Long Bay, trek in the breathtaking natural beauty of Sapa and immerse yourself in local culture on this unmissable four-day tour of the best of northern Vietnam!

North Vietnam 4 Day Tour

Day 1: Hanoi – Tuần Châu – Ha Long Bay Cruise

Having picked you up from central Hanoi, we'll set off to discover the highlights of northern Vietnam. Our journey by minibus to the country's north-east coast will take us through the beautiful rural farming areas that characterise the region. We'll take a short break halfway through the trip, before arriving at the port in Tuần Châu, the departure point of our cruise on Ha Long Bay.

Settled in on board the boat, you'll be able to enjoy unparalleled views of the emblematic karst landscapes of Ha Long Bay from the panoramic decks. There's no wonder that this extraordinary natural scenery, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is considered one of the most captivating places in Southeast Asia.

After relaxing and building up our energy with a delicious Vietnamese lunch in the boat's restaurant, we'll embark on a kayak tour of Ha Long Bay. Ready to explore its limestone caves and admire its rugged islets up close? We'll paddle on the turquoise waters for around an hour and a half before returning to the boat to change our clothes and attend an intriguing activity: beer yoga! It's time to relax after a fun-packed day.

The first day of our tour will come to an end with dinner on board. If you still have energy, before heading to sleep in your cabin, you can dance the night away thanks to the DJ performing on deck.

Day 2: Ha Long Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Tả Van (Sapa)

After a delicious breakfast, we'll stay in the boat's restaurant where we'll attend a Vietnamese cooking class given by the on board chef. As we sail around Ha Long Bay, we'll learn how to prepare some of the country's most popular recipes, before getting to taste all the dishes we've made for lunch.

Having enjoyed the fruit of our hard work, there'll be free time during which you can enjoy the boat's facilities. Top up your tan sunbathing on the loungers or take a refreshing dip in the outdoor hot tubs on deck! Our two day cruise will then come to an end returning to Tuần Châu, and from there we'll head back to Hanoi.

Once back in the Vietnamese capital, we'll climb aboard a bus, where we'll spend the night in comfortable beds during the overnight journey north to Tả Van: a picturesque town located not far from the famous Sapa rice terraces.

Day 3: Tả Van (Sapa) – Lao Chải – Linh Hồ

We'll arrive at the bus station in Tả Van first thing in the morning, and a minibus will meet us there to take us straight to the accommodation where we'll spend the night. We'll be welcomed into our traditional homestay by a family from the local Zay hill tribe, who will greet us with a hearty breakfast.

With renewed energy, we'll set off on a trekking route around Sapa accompanied by a local guide. As we hike through the lush jungle landscapes and admire the iconic staggered rice terraces, we'll learn all about the daily life of the many different ethnic groups who live in the region.

Following the course of the river, we'll reach Lao Chải, where you'll have the opportunity to visit the village school, before being welcomed into the home of another local family for a traditional lunch. We'll then continue on the hiking trail through other small towns like Linh Hồ, finally ending back at our homestay where we'll have dinner and sleep ready for the last day of our tour.

Day 4: Jungle Trek – Sapa – Hanoi

After breakfast at our hosts' house, we'll embark on our second trek through Sapa's breathtaking natural landscapes. This time, we'll make our way to the highest point in the valley, where we'll enjoy the unforgettable experience of swimming in secret hidden waterfalls. We'll also stroll through the area's bamboo forests, whose beautiful scenery will leave you speechless.

Our route will come to an end back at the homestay, where we'll share lunch with the Zay family who hosted us, before sadly saying our goodbyes. Having eaten, we'll head to Sapa town by minibus, where you'll have an hour of free time.

Finally, we'll meet back up at Sapa bus station to get the bus back to Hanoi, arriving back between 9:30 pm and 10 pm after an incredible four days exploring northern Vietnam.

Accommodation options

This four day tour includes three nights' accommodation. When making your reservation, you'll have the choice of two different options for your accommodation:

Standard accommodation

  • 1st night (cruise): standard cabin with private bathroom.
  • 2nd night: night bus.
  • 2nd night (homestay in Sapa): shared room with other members of the group.

Deluxe accommodation

  • 1st night (cruise): standard cabin with private bathroom.
  • 2nd night: night bus.
  • 2nd night (homestay in Sapa): private bungalow with maximum capacity of two people.

Hotel pick up

This tour includes a pick up service from hotels in Hanoi's Old Quarter. You'll be picked up between 8 am and 8:30 am.

Note on prices

  • The prices indicated are per person staying in a double room (either in a standard cabin or in the other types of accommodation, where the accommodation is shared).
  • Reservations for standard accommodation require a minimum of two people per booking. Reservations for deluxe accommodation will incur a supplementary charge if booked for individuals.
  • Please contact us if you would like to discuss alternative accommodation options.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Per person
Tour with standard accommdation
US$ 316
Tour with deluxe accommodation
US$ 331.30

Tour with standard accommdation

  • Per person

    US$ 316

Tour with deluxe accommodation

  • Per person

    US$ 331.30

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information

Duration

4 days.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off (accommodation in Hanoi Old Quarter only).

English speaking guide.

Return transport by air conditioned bus between Hanoi and Tuần Châu port.

2 day cruise on Ha Long Bay.

One night's full board accommodation on cruise ship in Ha Long Bay (includes breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Kayak tour in Ha Long Bay.

Yoga class on cruise ship.

Vietnamese cooking class on cruise ship.

One night's stay on board night bus from Hanoi to Sapa.

One night in homestay in Sapa (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).

2 treks in Sapa.

Return transport between Sapa and Hanoi.

All other excursions and tours as described in the itinerary.

Not included

Drinks.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

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US$ 316
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 7 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.