Hanoi - Sapa - Fansipan - Halong

Sapa and Halong are among the top ranked highlight destinations of the north Vietnam. From Sapa you will have a chance to conquer Mount Fansipan 3143m above sea level - The top roof of Indochina! Then to Halong bay enjoy the spectacular view of The Bay!


Hanoi | Sapa | Halong Bay

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Day 01

Hanoi arrival

Being personally welcome at the airport

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Not included

Xin chao! Welcome to Vietnam. Upon arriving in Hanoi, our tour guide and driver will personally meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is time at leisure.  
Day 02

Hanoi City tour

Full day Hanoi city tour

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

8:00 Am: Meet your driver and local guide at your hotel lobby. This day you will visit Ho Chi Minh complex that includes Mausoleum, outside Presidential palace, Ho Chi Minh House-On-Stiles and One pillar pagoda. After that we will visit the Temple of Literature that was originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education.
Have a lunch with set menu of typical Hanoi cuisines at a nice local restaurant.

Afternoon, you visit Museum of Ethnology: This museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground. 
Then, we back to the center of Hanoi to visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake: The Ngoc Son temple is set on a tiny island on the Hoan Kiem Lake, its history dating back to the 13th century. The temple is reached by crossing the The Huc Bridge which literally means the Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams while Hoan Kiem Lake is the local point of the city and the source of many legends.

You enjoy a 45 min Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter where was also known as the 36 streets. This bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the 36s names’ was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities.

Before back to your hotel, we will enjoy a 45 minute water puppet show at the indoor Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre.

Optional evening street food tour

If you are a foodie traveler, why not take a walking street food tour to fulfil the evening with the excellent food tasting experiences.
Day 03

Hanoi - Sapa - Lao Chai – Ta Van –Sapa

Travel to Sapa by Limousine van

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

07.00 - 07:30am You are picked up from your hotel, travel to Sapa by limousine van. It takes about 5 - 5.5 hours transfer to Sapa.

12.30 - 13.00: Upon arrive to Sapa, you are met by our Sapa local guide and driver with private car who will take you to a local restaurant for lunch. After having lunch they take you to hotel for check in and freshen up.

14.00 You enjoy a trekking tour to Lao Chai village and Ta Van village. There will be a lot of good photo opportunities on the way go downhill to Muong Hoa valley. You begin the trekking on a fairly rocky road through Lao Chai village, a Black Hmong’s ethnic village (you need a good walking shoes for this day). Then continue to Ta Van village of Giay ethnic minority people. Terrace fields are great for photographing. You will also visit local people’s house and schools en route.

17:00 Return to Sapa by mini van. You are free at leisure. Dinner is on your own cost.
Day 04

Sapa – Silver waterfall – Fansipan cable car – Hanoi

Conquering Mount Fansipan by cable car

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

8:00 Am: Our local guide and driver will take you to Silver Waterfall which is located about half an hour from Sapa town. Then we continue driving uphill to the Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Enjoy fantastic view over the valley(If the weather is good)!

Then drive to the cable car station for boarding a cable car ride to Mount Fansipan - 3,143m high. Enjoy the view from the highest point of this incredible mountain. The lush green and subtropical vegetation makes this mountain really very beautiful. Take some pictures for unforgettable experience from the top. After taking scenery then get cable car back to Sapa. 

15.00 say good bye Sapa. You get back to Hanoi by limousine van. Arrival to hotel in Hanoi at around 20.00 - 20.30pm. You check hotel and have time at leisure.
Day 05

Hanoi – Bai Tu Long Bay (Sample Itinerary of Huong Hai Sealife Cruise 4*)

Overnight on board Halong bay cruise

Accommodation: Overnight on Halong cruise

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

09.00: Pick up at your hotel and transfer to Bai Tu Long Bay
11.45–12.15: Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.
12.30–13.00: Embark on the boat. Enjoy welcome drink as Cruise Manager gives you a brief overview of the itinerary and important safety guideline. Check in your cabin.
13.30–14.30: Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; Start sailing among famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islet…) of Bai Tu Long Bay, the wildest beauty with the panoramic natural views.
15.00–16.30: Visit and explore the well-hidden Co Cave (known as  Thien Canh Son Cave) where you can  hiking to the middle of the mountain to see the wild and mysterious beautiful cave, contemplate numerous  sparkling  stalactites  appear  like 'hanging  lamps’  inside  the  Cave.  (No swimming). 
Return to the boat and enjoy Happy hour. You will have 30% discount off from the special menu drinks including of cocktail, mock-tail and mixed drinks (from 16.30 pm to 19.00 pm.).  
16.30–17.30: Enjoy kayaking and relaxing on the cruise in Cong Do Area.
17.30: Take part in carving flowers on the sundeck.
18.00–19.00: Attend our chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking (spring roll).
19.00-21.00: Dinner is served in the restaurant. You can enjoy the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night.
21.00-22.00: Enjoy evening activities (Squid Fishing, Movie Night, Board Games, Massage & Spa services) or relax at the leisure then overnight at private cabin at Cong Do area.
Day 06

Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi (Sample Itinerary of Huong Hai 4* Cruise)

Return to Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

06.30-07.00: Welcome a new day with an amazing dawn on Bai Tu Long Bay. Refresh your body and soul with a Tai-chi session on the sundeck.
07.00-07.30: Catch the morning view of seascape while enjoying the breakfast with cookies and tea, café in the restaurant.
07.30-08.30: Visit Vung Vieng fishing village - the famous fishing farm by bamboo boat and discover life of local people living on the surface of Halong Bay. (No swimming).
08.30-9.30: Pack up the luggage and check out of the cabin.
09.30-10.40: Enjoy the brunch in the restaurant while cruising back to Vinashin tourist harbor.
11.00: Disembark from boat.
12:00 – 14:30: Transfer back to Hanoi for check in. The rest of the day you are free on your own.
Day 07

Hanoi Departure

Our driver and guide take you to the airport for your onward flight


Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast is at hotel and free time till check out till our driver meet to pick up to airport for your flight departure. End of services!


Start price per person based on central located good quality hotels. The price is subject to change depending upon availability and high or low season. We would like to give you a rough quote as below for your preference. Price is also negotiable. Feel free to send us an enquiry. We commit to give you the best price yet top-notch service.

Price Per Person In USD 
Valid from Jan 2024 to Apr 2024 & Oct 2024 to Dec 2024
Contact us for low season price from May to Sep 2024

Category 2 People 4 People 6 People Others
3 Star $715 $580 $530 On Request
4 Star $780 $693 $665 On Request
5 Star $1095 $1005 $975 On Request

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For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
Trip Inclusions
  • Full transportation by private car/van/bus for airport transfer as tour program indicated except leisure time
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide 
  • Entrance fees to all the tourist sides on the itinerary
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast 
  • Professional welcome sign board at all the airport
  • Mineral drinking water on the tour
Trip Exclusions
  • Any optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • International flight ticket in/out Hanoi
  • Visa (visa letter approval on request) Visa stamping fee in Vietnam (25USD for Single entry and 50 USD for Multi Entry at the airport).
  • Other meals not mentioned
  • Expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities, laundry
  • Compulsory gala dinner base on each hotel for Christmas 24 Dec & New Year 31 Dec
  • Surcharge for weekend or peak season from 20 Dec – 5 Jan
  • Personal travel insurance 
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc. 

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