This package offers you memorable experience: Exciting trip to the mountainous resort town of Sapa to discover the stunning landscapes of nature, gain insight local experience with colorful ethnic minorities of H’Mong and Day in Sapa, visit the most famous beauty spots of Hanoi and joining an amazing trip to the world heritage site of Halong bay on an overnight cruise.
A free and easy package group tour, daily departure from Hanoi
Overnight boat trip in Halong Bay
Easy trekking tour in Sapa
Free walking tour with kids in Hanoi
Tour code: T88NPG02
Duration: 7 days/6 nights
Tour type: Joining group
Tour type: Group tour
Transport: Car, boat, train
Route: Noi Bai Airport – Hanoi – Halong – Sapa – Hanoi – Departure
Day 1: Noi Bai Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, our driver will pick you up and transfer to Hanoi center. Check in your hotel then free time to discover Hanoi Old Quarters on your own.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong (B, L, D)
07h45 – 8h30: Pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi then transfer to Halong city through the paddy field in the Red River Delta.
10h00: Stopover in for refreshment (20 mins)
12h00: Arrive Halong Bay and photography time in Halong tourist waft
12h30: Boarding the cruise for departure. Welcome drink will be served
13h00: Lunch is served while cruising through the Halong bay.
15h15: Visit splendid Surprising Cave ( Sung Sot Cave ) – This is one of the most beautiful grotto in Halong bay. You will feel surprise about imposing of stalagmites, stalactites and many legend stories about that.
16h15: Time for kayaking around Luon Cave area. You will have got around 45 minutes to explore halong bay and some tunnel by yourself.
17h00: Back to the cruise and drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets for swimming.
17h30: Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with green tea and fresh fruits.
19h00: Dinner is served in the restaurant.
21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. Overnight on board.
Day 3: Halong – Hanoi – Sapa (B, L)
6h30: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt
7h30: Have breakfast at sunrise
8h30: Continue your cruise to Titov Island
9h15: Back to cruise and exploring the Bay and visit Hoa Cuong fishing Village. Passing Ba Hang fishing village, Ga Choi island, Dinh Huong islet and more….
10h00: Join Vietnamese Cooking class.
10h30: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier.
11h30: Disembark at the harbor. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12h00: Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi
16h30: Arrival Hanoi, drop off at your hotel, store the luggage, free time for dinner before pickup for the night train.
19.15 or 20.15 Transfer to railway station by taxi for the night train to Sapa (wooden deluxe A/C cabin for 4 people).
Day 4: Lao Cai – Sapa (B, L, D)
05.30 Arrive early in the morning, our tour guide picks up at the station and transfer to Sapa. Have a short break and having breakfast before the tour begins.
09.00 Trekking to 2 villages Cat Cat and Sin Chai village to visit the H’mong, hydro power station and the waterfall
13.00 Walk up back to Sapa and free time. Spend the night at hotel in Sapa.
Day 5: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van (B, L, D)
09.00 Start trekking to Muong Hoa valley to visit 3 villages of the H’mong and the Day (Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van). Lunch on the way
14.30 Back to Sapa and free time until transfer to Lao Cai for the night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Day 6: Hanoi free walking tour (B)
Train arrives Hanoi around 05.00 AM, pick up and transfer to hotel by taxi, store the luggage, showering then breakfast (maximum 03 hours in rooms).
09.00AM Join a free walking tour with volunteer tour guide to explore Hanoi on your own with local citizens, not proffesional tour guide. Learn more about local lifestyle with our frienly guides.(If you take half day tour, you can check in hotel after lunch).
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi – Departure (B)
Breakfast and free time until transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure flight. End of services.
Bring walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen…
Train departure from Hanoi at 08.25PM or 9:15PM
Bring your passport to check in hotel
Beware of your luggage and money
Inform in advance if you are vegetarian
All customers should follow tour guide’s instruction for your safety
Passengers are advised not to take along big luggage for convenience
The itinerary can be changed due to weather, time flight and operating conditions.
Pick up and see off service in Hanoi
Roundtrip ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi
Transportation per program
Welcome drink on board on Halong Bay
1 night on board in Halong bay (3*)
Hotels in Hanoi and Sapa (3*)
Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Located at the centre of Lai Chau town, Muong Thanh hotel is built up within an area of 4500m2 including relaxing and entertainment services, ecological garden which are harmoniously arranged and are characterized with the features of the Northwestern ethnic.
Muong Thanh Hotel in Lai Chau has 96 standard rooms and can accommodate 180 guests.
Muong Thanh Hotel in Lai Chau also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Lai Chau. Wi-Fi in public areas, bar, restaurant, newspapers, luggage storage are just a few of the facilities that set Muong Thanh Lai Chau Hotel apart from other hotels in the city.
Large spacious restaurant can seat over 600 guests especially the restaurant is separate from Muong Thanh Lai Chau Hotel is very convenient for the organization of conferences, weddings…
Sports play area consists of 01 tennis court, 02 badminton courts, 02 table tennis, 02 swimming pools. Sapa hotel is 76km east of Dien Bien 206km west. Muong Thanh Lai Chau Hotel is located on Highway 4D, near the provincial bus station. Muong Thanh Lai Chau Hotel is 3-star hotel with discount rates on hotels-in-vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City formerly known as Saigon is one of the most important commercial and tourist centers in Vietnam. It is 1,730km by land from Hanoi capital and 50 km from the East-Sea. Saigon was once praised as the “Pearl of the Far East“.
Free pick up area: De Tham St, Bui Vien St, Pham Ngu Lao St, Le Lai St, Le Loi St, Le Thanh Ton St, Bui Thi Xuan St, Dong Khoi St, Pham Hong Thai St, Thu Khoa Huan, Nguyen An Ninh St, Cong Quynh St, Ly Tu Trong St…Dist 1, from 08.00 – 08.30AM
Meeting point and time: 28/13 Bui Vien at 08.00AM
08.30am – 09.00 am we will visit War Crime Museum (This museum tells the story of war from the Vietnamese perspective. Exhibits include photographs, machinery, and weapons that depict the harsh realities of war).
Thien Hau Temple (One of the most important pagodas in the city, this richly decorated temple is dedicated to Thien Hau, the Goddess of the Sea and patron of sailors. She is said to travel over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to wherever she desires).
China town (Settled in the late 18th century, this labyrinthine section of Ho Chi Minh city bustles with restaurants, temples, exotic stores, and markets) and Binh Tay market (This is the main marketplace in China Town, where a great deal of wholesale trading occurs. Experience the commotion of this integral part of the city’s daily business). Then we have a lunch at restaurant.
Ho Chi Minh day tour in the afternoon
Afternoon: We visit Reunification hall which was the residence of the President Ngo Dinh Diem of the former South Vietnam until 1975 (1960s – Apr 1975s). You will see many interesting things: formal meeting rooms, private bedrooms, war situation rooms 10 meter beneath earth’s level.
This address today still holds many important functions in HCMC. We have guide who speaks your language (English speaking tour guide) to tell you important historical facts about this building and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral (Located in the heart of the city, this cathedral was built by the French in the late 1877s. A large statue of the Virgin Mary greets you as you walk into this neo-Romanesque cathedral, adorned by two tall spires flanking either side).
General Post Office ( Designed by Gustav Eiffel, the Post Office is a testament to the French presence in the late 1800s. The look and feel of this grand building is like an elegant railway station).
City Hall (Find out why this is one of the most photographed buildings in Ho Chi Minh city. Constructed in the early 1900s, city hall is a beautiful example of French colonial architecture).
Finish Ho Chi Minh city day tour at 04.30 pm.
Standard Type: Air conditioner tourist bus, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees, 01 water bottle/pax.
Superior Type: Air conditioner tourist bus in tour, English speaking tour guide, entrance fees, water puppet ticket, lunch, 01 water bottle/pax.
Transport: HCMC city tour (pick-up & transfer to hotel), two ways for water puppet show and dinner on cruise without guide (in free pickup area only)
English Speaking Tour Guide
Entrance Fees and water puppet ticket
Lunch at local restaurant and Cruise Dinner on Indochina Junk or similar at Saigon river
02 water bottles/pax/day
What’s Not Included
Standard Type: Drop off at hotel, tips and personnel expenses
Superior Type: Drop off at hotel and transport to water puppet theater, tips and personnel expenses
Deluxe Type: Tips and personnel expenses
Drop off-hotel Request: 1=>3 pax: 2usd/way / From 04 pax to up: 1usd/pax/way
Hue– Former Citadel during Nguyen Dynasty is regarded as must stopover of every tourist once choosing Vietnam as the destination.
Joining a full day tour around this charming historical city, guests would pass by almost every notable spot to understand the feudal times, enjoy wonderful natural beauties and meet up sincere Central residents.
You want to explore Hanoi in a different way other than a paid tours with arranged service? Join us with our free tour guide service. They are volunteer tour guides from English clubs, willing to show you the best of Hanoi in a very different way. This trip takes you to Bat Trang ceramic village.
08.30AM or 13.30PM: Our tour guide will welcome you at the hotel then heading to Bat Trang Ceramic Village – 13km from Hanoi center (Optional to take the public bus No.47 or taxi to get there).
Bat Trang, a small village in the north of Vietnam, is about 13 kilometers south east of Hanoi center, on the other side of Chuong Duong bridge. Why is its name popular to most tourists to northern Vietnam? The answer is its ever famous ceramic and pottery products of high quality. If you have known about Vietnam, you may not be surprised that Bat Trang’s vases, bowls, dishes, and many other kinds of ceramic products have been exported worldwide.
Should you would like to contemplate workers making ceramic products by hand, just come here! What’s more, you can also try it yourself! Take 1-2 hours to discover the village before travel back on the same way.
Tour ends around 12.00 or 05.00PM.
Note: Travel by public bus take more time than taxi.
You want to explore Hanoi in a different way other than a paid tours with arranged service? Join us with our free tour guide service. They are volunteer tour guides from English clubs, willing to show you the best of Hanoi in a very different way. This trip takes you to discover the unique features and charming of Hanoi Old quater
Highlights of Hanoi’s Old Quarter free walking tour (half day)
Free half day tour with volunteer guide
Private tour, departure date upon request
Discover the unique features and charming of Hanoi Old quarters
Tour code: T88HNF01
Tour duration: Half day
Group size: From 01 pax
Tour type: Free & easy private tour
Available language: English
Destinations: Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Ngoc Son Temple, Hoan Kiem Lake
09.00AM or 02.00PM: Our tour guide will welcome you at the hotel then start the walking tour to discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter which is famous with “36 guild streets” in the past time.
Nowaday, the villages were turned to streets and many of them didn’t feature the business as it names anymore. But take your time to wander along the old streets and you surely gain many exciting experience.
Tip for you – Names of some streets with typical products: Bat Su (China Bowls), Cha Ca (roasted fish), Hang Bac (jewelries), Hang Dau (shoes & sandals), Hang Gai (silk), To Tich (mixed fruits), Hang Luoc (comb), Hang Duong (candies & dry apricot), Hang Buom (banboo product). In addition, 4 walking streets Hang Dao – Hang Ngang – Hang Duong – Dong Xuan which formed “Night market” in the evening from Friiday to Sunday is also a nice place to explore.
After walking around and enjoy some local specialties (exclued), continue to Hoan Kiem Lake area where you can pay a visit Ngoc Son temple or enjoy a drink at Fany Ice Cream, Thuy Ta Ice Cream or some famous café shop/restaurants nearby.
The Citadel Complex of Hue, set up by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, is now one amongst the relics of the Hue ancient Capital – the World Cultural Heritage, capturing much of tourists’ attention.
The poetic and beautiful Hue of Vietnam was chosen to be the capital of the Southern Kingdom under Nguyen Lords’ Dynasty, and officially became the nation’s capital under Tay Son Dynasty, King Quang Trung. The citadel palace complex is located on the North bank of Huong River (Perfume River), inside Hue city. It is a huge complex covering an area of 520ha and comprising three circles of ramparts, Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). It was said to be protected by the two sand dunes: The Con Hen and Con Da Vien on the Perfume River, as “dragon on the left, tiger on the right”. If you are in Hue, please join us in this small journey exploring the beautiful feudal palace, the inspiration for numerous artists ever stepping inside!
The very first stop-over is the exterior circle, the Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue capital citadel), which started to be constructed in 1805 under the reign of Emperor Gia Long and was completed in 1832 under the sovereignty of Emperor Ming Mang. Over the past 200 years, it has still maintained original with nearly 140 small and large constructions. With a square shape, it is almost 10km in circumference, 6m high, 21m thick, with 10 entrances. On the top of the walls, 24 bastions are established for defensive purposes. Besides, the Citadel has an ancillary gate connecting the Tran Binh Bastion called the Tran Binh Mon (Peaceful protector Gate).
Now we get further into the second circle, the Hoang Thanh (Royal citadel), also the most important part of the Citadel, which was built in 1804 but totally completed in 1833, under King Ming Mang’s reign. The Citadel, which is more than 600m long for each side, was built with bricks of 4m high, and 1m thick. Around the citadel is a protecting trench system. Tourists can get access to the Imperial Citadel through four entrance gates. In the past, Ngo Mon Gate was only reserved for the King.
Passing through Hoang Thanh, we enter Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). Situated inside the Imperial Citadelcomplex, behind the Throne Palace, the Purple Forbidden Citadel was reserved for Emperor and his family. Built in the early 1803 under reign of Emperor Gia Long, it was initially named Cung Thanh. In 1821, it was renamed into the today’s Tu Cam Thanh.
This citadel part was built with brick walls of 3.72m high, 0.72m thick, and about 1,230m in circumference. Its front and back sides are 324m long respectively, while the left and right sides are both more than 290m long. The whole site consists of 50 architectural constructions of different sizes and 7 gates for facilitating the entrance and exit. Dai Cung Mon (the Great Palace Gate) is in the front side, only reserved for the Kings. Can Chanh Palace was the place for daily working of Emperors. Can Thanh (Emperor’s Private Palace), Khon Thai Residence (Queen’s Private Apartment) were reserved for the Queens. There are still many other sections, for instance, Duyet Thi Duong house (Royal Theatre), Thuong Thien (the kitchen for the Kings’ food), Thai Binh Lau (King’s reading room), all of which are of great architectural value, luring uncountable visitors who are interested in feudal architecture.
Should you ever come inside the citadel, taking a look into the special feudal relics of immense architectural and cultural values, you will surely more or less love the traditional and classical side of Vietnam. As time goes by, thousands of changes have occurred, the precious historical and classical beauty of the nation would never be gone!
Regarded as a cradle of Vietnam culture – The Red river delta is best known for its handicraft villages and traditional seasonal festivals. We offer you the unique opportunity to see the real rural life of Vietnamese peasants living in these handicraft villages. This tour is also interesting for those who are interested in Buddies philosophy.
Half day trip to visit traditional villages and pagodas
Daily departure group tour, free pickup in Old quarters
Visit Bat Trang or Van Phuc village
Option 1 (Bat Trang)
Option 1 (Van Phuc)
Option 1 (Half day): Bat Trang village
Pick up at hotel and transfer to the riverside village of Bat Trang village, where distinctive ceramics are made and used throughout the delta region for over 500 years. The vitality of this village is still blown up by the hundreds of pottery kilns on fire day and night. We stroll around various cottage industries and watch craftsmen forming, painting and glazing their products in traditional ways. The trip ends after arrival in Hanoi.
Option 2 (6 hours): Van Phuc village
Pick up at hotel and transfer to the silk village of Van Phuc. This is a great place to silk cloth being produced on the loom .There is a showroom where you can buy silk by the meter, much more exciting that buying it in the shops! Continue to visit Tram pagoda & Tram Gian pagodas.
Shuttle bus transfer (free pickup in Hanoi Old Quarter area)
Victory Star Cruise is designed and made of special wood, modern facilities and high artist decoration in each cabin. With 21 cabins, Victory Cruise is an ideal place for you to relax and enjoy natural beauty of Halong Bay. Facilities: Wooden covered Cabin; Wooden Floor; Bay view window; Air conditioner; Slipper; Shower system each cabin; Hot/Cold water served 24/24; Electric fan: Safety system; Fire extinguished.
Deluxe cabin: 02 Double
Superior family connecting: 02 cabins
Superior cabin: 15 (10 double , 05 twin)
Restaurant & Bar counter
You shall explore Vietnam traditional cuisines and other international food with Eastern tastes to be served by friendly and warmly staff. You can enjoy karaoke at the restaurant or enjoy cocktails, beer and wine at the bar.
A very spacious and fresh air of Halong Bay you can feel at this poetic place. Let lie on the coach to relax the fresh air and see the sunrise of the new day or enjoy cocktails.
When the sun goes down, you can see thousands of stars sparkling on the sky and a dimmed romantic light on the bay. It’s so fantastic to choose for yourself special cocktails and experience some unforgettable moments.
While all those who visit Halong Bay are charmed by the archipelago’s beauty, few visitors are aware that the three-thousand islands that dot this bay are home to many rare plants, including species found nowhere else in the world. We chose our boat’s name-Red Dragon- because, like an ancient junk boat in China. With its classic sails, polished woodwork and refined, Asian décor, the Halong Red Dragon Cruise offers an unforgettable ambiance of relaxed elegance. Join us, and see Halong Bay in style
Named and designed after an authentic Chinese junk, the original Red Dragon plied the rivers, seas and harbours of the Far East, from Singapore to northern China.Our Red Dragon is complete with five deluxe cabins and designed to resonate with superior class and grandeur. Larger than The Prince and Princess it is still small enough to get up close to the natural wonders, pocket lagoons and small fishing communities of Halong and Bai Tu Long bays.As soon as you board the Red Dragon, you will be surrounded by traditional handmade artisan woodwork. Whether you are relaxing in the comfort of your own cabin, lounging on the spacious sun deck, or dinning in the cosy restaurant, you will feel treated like royalty. Here, Ha Long Red Dragon Cruise details:
03 Double Rooms – 10m2 with big window
02 Twin Rooms Deluxe Twin ( can be changed to double) – 10.3m2
01 Deluxe Triple – 14.2m2
Facilities: Individually controlled air-conditioning; Slippers; Wardrobe; Separate bathroom cabin with glass-standing-shower; Hair dryer; Bathroom amenities; 24 hour room service; Bottle of water on available
With its comfortable lounge chairs, fresh breeze and dazzling views, the Sundeck invites guests to lie back and relax. Featuring an impressive range of cocktails and an easy, relaxed ambiance, the Sunset Bar is a delightful place to socialize and watch the sun sink behind the bay’s myriad islands.
Bar & Lounge
Located in the Restaurant, this cozy bar features silk chairs, embroidered décor. A wide variety of wines and cocktails is available.