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Northern highlight 5 days

Northern Vietnam highlight from Hanoi- Halong bay -Sapa (5 days / 4 nights)

This tour is designed for the discerning travelers who have limited time and wish to explore the true beauty and hidden charms of the North of Vietnam. Joining this tour, you will discover the diverse beauty of Vietnam including ancient Hanoi Capital, charming Sapa and poetic Halong Bay with friendly locals, stunning limestone mountains and picturesque villages.

Day1: (Thu) Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

After breakfast. Transfer by car to Ha Long Bay. Upon arrival in Ha Long, check in boat , take boat cruise over night. Overnight on boat ( L,D )

Day2 (Fri): Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Overnight train to Lao Cai

In the morning, take a boat cruise through magnificent Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO designated World Heritage site. Enjoy a seafood lunch on board, before transfer by car back to Hanoi. En route, stop at the Dong Trieu ceramic factory. Stop by a hotel in Hanoi for a short break and refreshment before transferring to the train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai. (B, L). OVERNIGHT ON TRAIN

Day 3 (Sat): Lao Cai – Sapa

Upon arrival in Lao Cai, transfer by car to Sapa. Check in to hotel and enjoy breakfast and the rest of the morning free. In the afternoon visit Lao Chai and Ta Van villages. (B). overnight in homestay in Ta Van

Day 4 (Sun): Sapa – Lao Cai – Overnight train – Hanoi

After breakfast drive to Bac Ha Sunday market where ethnic minorities sell their wares. Visit the palace of an ancient H’Mong king. Drive back to Lao Cai train station for the return train trip to Hanoi. OVERNIGHT ON TRAIN

Day 5 (Mon): Sapa – Hanoi

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.

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  • Accommodation at 3* homestay
  • English speaking local tour guides. Other languages are available upon request
  • All transfers and land transportation in private A/C vehicles
  • Train ticket from Hanoi to Sapa (soft sleepers)
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Daily mineral water
  • All entrance fees