Halong Bay - Ninh Binh - Sapa 7d/ 6n 

Opt : group or private tour

Trip code: HLNS7D

Discover a corner of North Vietnam where ancient history and stunning landscapes collide. Travel from the modern capital to the first capital city, Hoa Lu and admire ancient relics. Meet the Hmong people and other minority villagers on a hill tribe excursion in Sa Pa.  Explore the limestone karsts and rice paddies of ‘Ha Long on Land’ before boarding a boat to cruise the real Ha Long Bay.  This trip offers great value as it introduces the region’s main sights, providing plenty of flexibility so you can experience an adventure you'll never forget.

Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival ()

You are arrival at our thousand years Capital – Hanoi city. Our driver will welcome you at the airport and then be transferred to our hotel in the center of city.

It’s your leisure time after check-in at the hotel.

Sleep in hotel in Hanoi


Day 2: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B / L/ D)

Have breakfast at hotel and check out hotel.

08.00 – 08.30 Leave Hanoi to Ha Long Bay where you board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of this magical World Heritage Site.

Arrive to Ha Long City’s jetty (around noon) and proceed with check-in formalities. You will have an overnight experience at Ha long Bay.

After a welcome onboard, lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay.

In the afternoon, enjoy some sightseeing, on-board activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on the vessel. Getting back to the board, you can watch the sunset meanwhile they serve the fruit and wine party on the sundeck. Have dinner on cruise and free time for the rest of the day. You can join some activities on board like karaoke, watch movie, relaxing at the bar, participating in squid fishing, etc.

Stay overnight on board.


Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi  (B/ L)

06.30 For the early risers join us for a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi helps focus the mind and condition the body, joining Tai Chi session to full charge your energy for the day.

07.00 – 08.00 Local breakfast is served.

Continue exploring the wild beauty of Halong Bay. On this day you will be transferred and visit a wonderful cave in Halong Bay and join a cooking class to learn how to make Vietnamese spring roll.

10.30 Checkout, have brunch while cruising back to the harbor. Back on shore you will then transfer back to Hanoi.

16.00 - 16.30 Arrive in Hanoi

Sleep in hotel in Ha Noi.


Day 4: Hanoi – Ninh Binh  Hanoi – Sapa (B/ L)

After freshen up and breakfast in the restaurant, check out and leave the luggage at store luggage at your hotel.

08.00 – 08.30 pick up from your hotel and start the drive to Ninh Binh province. Drive to Hoa Lu, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way.

10.00 Arrive in Hoa Lu, visit the two temples of King Dinh and King Le in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that we go to Tam Coc for lunch (10 kms far from Hoa Lu).

After lunch you will get on bamboo boat rowed by the local people in Hoang Long River to visit Tam Coc (three caves). On the way, you also have chance to see the paddy field if you visit Tam Coc at the end of May to the beginning of June (Green rice/ ripe rice) 

15.00 take a fabulous cycling tour on country road around village along quiet country tracks by the river and past acres of paddy fields

15.30 back to the harbor for the bus transfer to Hanoi.

17.30 – 18.30 arrive in your hotel.

It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi on your own.

20.30 Our tour assistant pick up from your hotel to go to Tran Quy Cap train station. She will lead you to your cabin on the train.

22.00 Train leaves Hanoi, sleep on train.


Day 5: Lao Cai Train station – Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van village  (B/ L/ D)

05.30 Arrive in Lao Cai station, after 38 km from Lao Cai to Sa Pa bout one hour's drive on a scenic route brings to Sapa. 

Have breakfast and a morning shower. You can check in early if we have available room otherwise you can leave the luggage at store luggage at your hotel.

Your local Hmong tour guide will meet you after breakfast at around 9 a.m. We'll start our trekking to Lao Chai village and Tavan village (10 -12 kms). This part offers spectacular scenery of the highest part of Hoang Lien Son mountain range and Fanxipan Peak can be seen in a nice day. Crossing the river by a suspension bridge you will challenge your feet uphill to Y Linh Ho village. Here you will visit some H’mong families, watch them doing their daily works. After picnic lunch, the trail continues up and down hill for about 2 hours as you reach to Lao Chai, a large village of the H’mong and then follows the river bank to Ta Van of the Zay people for visiting local homes, village schools, etc. You will enjoy much your cultural discovery of local ethnic peoples as well as breathtaking scenery of the Muong Hoa valley.

15.30 our minivan will come to the main road of the village to pick up you back to Sapa central.

16.00 Arrival back Sapa central, check in hotel.

Have dinner at the restaurant.

Sleep in hotel in Sapa central.


Day 6: Sa Pa – Cat Cat & Shin Chai Villages – Hanoi  (B/ L)

After freshen up and breakfast in the restaurant, check out and leave the luggage at store luggage at your hotel.

09.30 Our guide will come to your hotel tp pick up you to walking down to the South-West of Sapa (around 4kms) to visit Catcat village of Black H'mong people. Relax  at  the  food  of  the stunning waterfall  and  the  vestige  of a hydroelectric  power  station  that  was constructed  by the  French  during  the  colonial  time  in  Vietnam. And then next 3km to Shin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina “. Walk up back to Sapa.

Have lunch at the local restaurant and you will free time in the afternoon for leisure or shopping.

15.00 - 15.30 Your luxury Minivan is leaving at your hotel for your depart to Hanoi.

21.00 - 21.30 Arrive back your hotel.

Sleep in hotel in Ha Noi.


Day 7: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Have breakfast at hotel

Your leisure for walking & shopping

Check out before lunch time and take a private transfer Noi Bai Airport for flight back home or next destination. End of service!

Type of tour You are 2 - 5 people
(per person in US $)
You are 6 - 10 people
(per person in US $)
Deluxe 549 USD 519 USD
Luxury 699 USD 649 USD

Peak season surcharge:

+ 25% per person on Christmas Eve (24th Dec), New Year Eve (31st Dec) and Lunar New Year


Children Policy:

  • Children under 4 years old will be free of charge (maximum is 1 child per room, sharing room with parent)
  • Children from 4 to under 11 years old sharing room with parent will be charged 75% the adult tour price (maximum is 1child per room)
  • From 11 years old and above will be charged as adult (100% tour price)
  • Two children under 11 sharing a full cabin are charged at 75% respectively of full adult tour price
  • Baby Cot is free of charge and according to availability



Superior Tour:  Save more, travel more

  • The tour based on 2 -3 star accommodation
  • Excellent value, amazing prices, quality experiences.
  • All the tours/services are group tour
  • Accommodation detail:

   -  Cruises: Aclass Legend Cruise 

   -  Hotel in Hanoi: Nostalgia Hotel/ Era Hanoi Hotel

   -  Hotel in Sapa:  Eden Boutique Hotel

   -  Train: Deluxe cabin with 4 beds - Sharing


Deluxe Tour: The most popular to be wanted by traveller   

  • The tour based on 3 - 4 star accommodation
  • Most of tours/services are group tour
  • Some special destination might be visit by a private/independent tour.
  • Accommodation detail:

  -   Cruises: Stellar Cruise, Viola CruisePelican Cruise

  -  Hotel in Hanoi: Tirant Hotel, Rex Hanoi Hotel

  -  Hotel in Sapa: Sunny Mountain Sapa Hotel

  -  Train: Deluxe cabin with 4 beds - Sharing


Luxury: The most comfortable for your trip   

  • The tour based on 4 - 5 star accommodation
  • Most of tours/services are private tour
  • Transfer by private car/Luxury minivan
  • Accommodation detail:

  -   Cruises: Genesis Regal Cruise,  Huong Hai Sealife Cruise

  -   Hotel in Hanoi: Hilton Hanoi Opera, Melia Hotel Hanoi

  -   Hotel in Sapa: Pao’s Leisure Sapa Hotel/ Sapa Highland Resort & Spa

  -   Train: VIP cabin with only 2 beds


Things To Bring & To Know

  • Passport with valid visa.
  • Some cash in Vietnamese Dong/ USD for personal expenses.
  • Sun block or insect repellent, sport shoes, swimming suites.  Bring something warm to wear (from Dec till Mar).
  • Please be ready on time for our pick up service.
  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Other excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • Meals on board are fusion: Vietnamese, seafood.... Guests should advise any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers.
Book this tour
  • Private Airport pick up and transfer
  • Mentioned accommodations:

           -  3 nights in hotel in Hanoi

           -  1 night on cruise with Air Conditioner

           -  1 night in on sleeping train

           -  1 night in hotel in Sapa

  • Meals mentioned (B/ L/ D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All activities outlined above, including trekking, swimming, kayaking, cooking and night squid fishing
  • Train ticket (4 beds/cabins with A/C)
  • Transfer and transport as per itinerary.
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
Exclude:  Beverages, Tips, Other personal expenses, All other services not clearly mentioned above, ect.