Northern Vietnam in 9 Days

Day 1: Hanoi

We’ll meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel in Vietnam’s stately capital.

Hotel: Prince Hotel (Superior Room)

Day 2: Hanoi (B/L/X)

The morning we go to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum to see the President in his resting place, before visiting his former home, the House of Stilts, and the One Pillar Pagoda. This afternoon, enjoy the serenity of the historic Temple of Literature and Hoan Kiem Lake before plunging into the streets of the bustling Old Quarter for an hour’s tour by cyclo.

Hotel: Prince Hotel (Superior Room)

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

We leave the busy streets of Hanoi to make our way through the countryside to stunning Halong Bay.

Hotel: Novotel Halong Bay (Standard Room)

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Sapa Spend a leisurely day sailing spectacular Halong Bay. (B/L/D)

Weave by thousands of limestone islands, dotted with caves and grottos, that rise out of the tranquil waters. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch onboard before we head back to Hanoi to catch the overnight train to Lao Cai on the Chinese border.

Hotel: Novotel Halong Bay (Standard Room)

Day 5: Sapa (B/L/X)

After breakfast in Lao Cai we drive to the former hill station town of Sapa, where the clothes and crafts of the local hilltribes fill the streets and markets with colour.

Hotel: Bamboo Sapa Hotel (Superior Room)

Day 6: Sapa (B/L/X)

Get an insight into hilltribe life in the village of Ta Phin before taking a scenic 2-hour trek to the meet the H’Mong and Red Dzao people in their villages. A genuinely enjoyable experience.

Hotel: Bamboo Sapa Hotel (Superior Room)

Day 7: Sapa - Hanoi (B/L/D)

If it’s a Sunday, the morning is spent at colourful Bac Ha market, where hilltribe people meet to sell their wares. On any other day, we’ll head to the hills for a trip to the Thai hilltribe villages of Binh Lu. Then it’s back to Hanoi on the overnight train from Lao Cai.

Hotel: Prince Hotel (Superior Room)

Day 8: Hanoi - NinhBinh (B/L/D)

Today you’ll see beauty to rival Halong Bay but this time on land. From the rice paddies of Tam Coc, small boats take us downstream through magnificent tunnels and caves. Enjoy the view from a cliff-side pagoda before we return to Hanoi, stopping at the Dinh and Le dynasty temples at Hoa Lu.

Hotel: Prince Hotel (Superior Room)

Day 9: Hanoi (B)

Make the most of your last day in Hanoi before we take you to the airport for your flight home.

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Price guide

Northern Vietnam in 9 Days

Tour Code:
  Adult Price Child Price* 
  $1360 $1236
Single Room Supplement: $270

*All rates shown are PER PERSON, TWIN SHARE unless stated otherwise.

*Ask us about our special group discount for 6 passengers or more.



  • Soft sleeper train return Hanoi to Lao Cai
  • Accommodation in Superior hotels
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • All admission costs to itinerary attractions
  • Meals as per the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=dinner)


  • International airfares to/from Vietnam  or any domestic airfares
  • Vietnamnese visa
  • Personal insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry,etc
  • Tips or Gratuities
  • Compulsory gala meals
  • Peak season surcharge