Alan Tour combines this North Vietnam Tour to be one of the highlights Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay…. that we think you should not miss. North Vietnam Tour is mixture of free exploration and escorted when we think is nessesary. That will save much of your time and money but still bring up to you enough relaxation and cares on places that not too easy to do by yourself. Tour starts and finishes in Hanoi.
Day 1 : Hanoi – Catch night train to Lao Cai
Day 2 : Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat – Sapa
Day 3 : Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Catch night train back Hanoi
Day 4 : Hanoi Arrival – Halong Bay
Day 5 : Halong – Hanoi
Day 6 : Hanoi Departure
Day 01: Hanoi – Train to Laocai
At around 20:00pm, our tour guide and driver will pick up and escort you from your hotel to escort you to Hanoi Raiway Station to catch night train at 21:15pm to Lao Cai.
Stay overnight on train
Day 2: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat Village – Sapa
Arrive in Lao Cai in early morning around 5:30am, transferred to Sapa by van. Check in hotel, have breakfast, relax and enjoy lunch by your own.
At 12:00 our tour guide will pick you up at Royal View hotel to visit Sapa town, then trek Cat Cat village of H’mong tribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H’mong village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, the Cat Cat waterfall will be visible. A ‘White curtain ‘cascade appears, surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather…until time for back to Sapa by car.
Then discover Sapa in night, see ethnic people activities and life in Sapa by your own.
Trekking distance: 5km
Stay overnight at hotel in Sapa
Day 3: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Night train back Hanoi
After having breakfast in a hotel we embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H’mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor you
can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and
scattered villages. Return to Sapa and Lao Cai railway station by car (AC) for dinner before catch night train back Hanoi at 20:30pm .
Trekking distance 10 km
Stay overnight on train
Day 4 : Arrival Hanoi – Halong Bay
Upon arrival Hanoi railways station at 5.30am, we will be picked up and transferred to a fine restaurant for relaxing and early breakfast before we start tour to Halong Bay. On the way we will stop at Sao Do town at a Handicraft farm that main workers are handicraft people. We will have a short break for relax with tea, coffee or walk around. After that we continue on transferring to Halong city. At midday, we arrive at Halong Bay pier where we will check in our deluxe junk. Welcome drink will be served by our friendly staff. The cruise will start the journey around the Halong Bay with the first stop at Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave. While we are cruising, our delicious lunch will be served. We will catch first view of Tuan Chau island, Dinh Huong island, fighting cock islets…. In the afternoon, we can relax on boat to see the beautiful view of the Bay and have time to swim at Titov beach, enjoy sunset…. Dinner will be come at around 07:00Pm. Overnight on boat.
Day 5 : Halong Bay – Hanoi
Getting up a little bit early today to do morning exercise and enjoy sunrise on the Bay, after that we will enjoy our breakfast at around 07:00AM. Our cruise will keep on cruising around the Bay in another part of the Bay for us to visit Bai Tu Long Bay, Con Coc island, Con Rong island, fishing village, Bai Tho Mountain and Hon Gai surroundings… At 11:00 we will enjoy the last meal on the boat and we will leave the junk at around 12:00. Our awaiting vehicle will transfer us back to Hanoi. Our trip will be ended at around 04:00 in the afternoon.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 6 : Departure Hanoi
Free time until our driver pick up and transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back home.
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based
upon your travel period and specific touring needs.