The tourist season is coming and I’m certainly sure that you are eager to plan for this summer. Do you have one week to travel to Vietnam? Don’t you know any places for your trip? Are there so many choices and you’re wondering which places should be selected as a stopover of your trip? If you are still wondering, please refer to the following suggestions to enjoy the best journey in the North of Vietnam in 7 days.

1st – 2nd DAY: HANOI CITY TOURS:

A picturesque corner of Sword Lake

A picturesque corner of Sword Lake

The first stopover when you come to Vietnam is definitely Hanoi City, a one-thousand-year historical and cultural capital of Vietnam. On the first day in Hanoi, you will finish all the procedures and take a rest after your long flight to be ready for your 7 day journey. On the next day, after having breakfast in the hotel or any restaurants in Hanoi, you will start visiting Hanoi City with the typical sites including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, Ho Chi Minh Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda. You should the opening time because Ho Chi Minh mausoleum often opens from Monday to Friday. And if you come here on Saturday or Sunday, you can only take a walk outside it and enjoy the surrounding landscapes without entering the mausoleum. You continue to visit the Temple of Literature – the first University of Vietnam to explore many new interesting things at this first university of Vietnam. At noon, you can have lunch in the restaurants around Hanoi. And then, you can spend your afternoon to research the unique cultural and spiritual features of Vietnamese at Vietnam Ethnology Museum & enjoy water puppet in the campus of this museum. Concurrently, you can go for a walk around Sword Lake regarded as the witness of Vietnamese history and the pure mirror of the capital of Vietnam. Instead of walking, you can also rent a pedicab to sightsee Sword Lake and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this beautiful capital. At the end of the day, you will get back to hotel and overnight here.
3rd DAY: BAI DINH – TRANG AN TOURS:

Trang An

Trang An

Located in the west of Hoa Lu ancient capital relics in Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien, Ninh Binh Province, Bai Dinh Pagoda – Trang An tourist area is about 15 km from Ninh Binh Province and 95 km from Hanoi Capital to the north. This is an attractive destination for both domestic and foreign tourists to learn and explore the cultural features of Trang An residents as well as the cradle of Buddhism in the biggest pagoda in the Southeast Asia. It will take you about 110 km to travel from Hanoi to Bai Dinh. You can enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the countryside along the street. Reaching to Bai Dinh, you can see with your own eyes the mighty beauty of this biggest pagoda of the Southeast Asia with the area of 107 ha including the sanctuary of Tam The and Phap Chu, the biggest statue of Great Buddha in the Southeast made of copper with the weight of 100 tons, 3 gold-inlaid Tam The statues with the total weight of 150 tons, etc. At noon, you will get chances to enjoy the special dishes of Ninh Binh such as goat meat, Ninh Binh Burned rice, etc.
In the afternoon, you will travel to Trang An tourist area. To boat along Sao Khe river and sightsee the green paddy fields, the imposing limestone mountains, the as-beautiful-as-watercolor valleys in combination with a dense system of rivers and streams with clear water and peaceful atmosphere are the most wonderful moments when you set your foot here. Inaddition, you can also visit many famous caves including Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Nau Ruou Cave, concurrently study about the cultural beauty of these caves. You can buy many interesting souvenirs for your family and friends here such the sophisticated handicrafts, clothes, jewelries, etc. Leaving Bai Dinh, you will return to Hanoi to take a rest and prepare for the next destinations.
4th DAY: RETURN TO HANOI TOURS
Hanoi never brings you the bore; on the contrary this city is always new and attractive in the eyes of international friends each occasion to Vietnam by the alternate beauty between the classical and modern characteristics. On the 4th day, you should stay in Hanoi to relax and visit many other landscapes here after a long trip to Ninh Binh. You can go for a walk around the shopping centers of silk, clothes, handicrafts that containing a full of the old Hanoi people’s unique feature, try to wear “ao dai”, a traditional clothe of Vietnamese women or enjoy the special dishes of Hanoi including “pho” Hanoi, “Bun Thang”, etc, explore 36 streets of Hanoi, visit Long Bien Bridge, the witness of the history, the Opera House of Hanoi, and many other exciting sites.

Hanoi’s Old Quarter

Hanoi’s Old Quarter

5th and 6th DAY: HANOI – HA LONG BAY TOURS
The beauty of Ha Long Bay is always an endless source of inspiration for many tourists in all over the world because of the so great appeal of this beautiful bay. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, Ha Long Bay was recognized as a world natural heritage by UNESCO. With its mighty beauty, this place is a popular tourist destination for both domestic and foreign tourists. Like the particular information about the distance, time, means of transportation and the interesting attractions in Ha Long that I shared in the previous article, referring to Suggestions for 2 day tours Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Island to get more detailed, after coming to Ha Long, on the first day in Ha Long, you will join an amazing cruise by boat to visit the wonderful landscapes of Ha Long Bay with a lot of beautiful natural islets. At noon, you will get chances to enjoy fresh and delicious seafood on the boat and have a panorama of this nice bay from the deck of the boat. After the lunch time, you take a rest about one hour and then continue to visit the most beautiful caves and small islands of Ha Long such as Sung Sot cave, Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, etc by small boats and then return to the big boat to rest, swim if the weather is advantageous. In addition, you will find it extremely exciting to join the journey to explore Ha Long Bay by kayak. At the end of the day, you will return to the boat to rest and have dinner as expected. In the evening, you can also stay on the deck of the boat to drink beer and chat with your family or friends and get an overall view of the fanciful night of Ha Long Bay on the boat.
kayaking in halong
On the next day, after having breakfast on the boat, you can sip a cup of hot coffee and enjoy the admirable sunrise on the bay in the early clear morning. The next site you should not ignore in Ha Long is to visit Ti Top Island, swim on the sea, sightsee the scenery or climb. An extra destination is Tuan Chau Island. This is famous for Tuan Chau amusement parks with many impress games and exciting activities. Furthermore, you also get chances to see the zoomed out world wonders and the characters in the fairy tales and famous cartoon lively displayed in the campus of this park. In addition, you can bathe and soak in the clear blue water, bask in the sweet warm sunlight, enjoy the seafood and participate in the entertaining activities such as windsurfing, high speed water slide motorcycle, etc. You also join sports activities such as beach volleyball, kite flying, camping, or see Ha Long Bay from above by helicopter or dive to explore the various underwater world. You will check out the boat at 12 o’clock and come back to Hanoi.

7th DAY: HANOI DEPARTURE:
After finishing 2 days in Ha Long, you continue to Hanoi to have a rest, relax, go shopping, prepare the essential procedures or arrange luggage for coming back your hometown. To experience this journey in the most comfortable and convenient way without being afraid of language barrier or any unpredicted problem that can occur during your trip, I recommend you to make a reservation of a 7 day tour in any travel companies in Hanoi, Vietnam.
I was just wondering that when you close your eyes and think about Vietnam, what would appear in your mind? It’s nothing exceedingly special if you have not ever entered Vietnam. Join and explore this 7 day tour to get different feelings! Through this article, I think that everything is too clear and easy for you. So what are you waiting for? Let’s try and experience! If you are still wondering about this tour, please contact us via email: sales@travelsense.asia to get more detailed information. We are honored to help you.

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