Northern Vietnam Highlight for Families

  • Duration: 6 days
  • Price from: $399 USD

Destinations: Hanoi icon-16  Sapa icon-16 Cat Cat, Sin Chai icon-16 Fansipanicon-16   Halong Bay icon-16   Lan Ha Bay 

If you’re seeking for a chance of family gathering and relaxing time on your own – at the same time, this is the package born for you. This tour offers diverse experience that can meet everyone’s expectations, from the ancientry of Hanoi to the rich culture in Sapa, or the spectacular sight of Ha Long – one of 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

Highlights

Out-of-the-world Nature:

  • Picturesque waterfall and graceful streams from mountain view
  • Sunset Party where Sky meets Water – on the edge of Ha Long Bay.
  • Cruise overnight among the limestone islands.

Culturally rich activities:

  • Accompanied by our tour guide whose knowledge about history and culture is profound.
  • Participation in religious activities at traditional temples.
  • North West mountainous culture experience.

Dynamic exploration:

  • Light trekking at Sapa.
  • Kayaking in the heart of the world’s wonder.

The TSA’s Plus:

    • Free Visa on arrival guaranted letter for some certain countries.

Why travel with us:

    • 97% recommend on TripAdvisor
    • 10,000+ travellers each year
    • Experts on Indochina since 2009
    • Money back guarantee
    • 100% owned and based local firm
    • 100% tailor-made tour
    • 24/7 customer care service
    • Responsible travel

Full Northern Vietnam Itinerary

Brief and Route map

Brief

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – City Tour

Day 2: Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Cat Village

Day 3: Sapa – Fansipan – Hanoi

Day 4: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

Day 5: Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi Departure

Itinerary

DAY 1 : HANOI ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR/ THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

Welcome to Vietnam: after a long time on the airplane, you will reach Vietnam – the S-shaped land, where 54 different ethnic minorities inhabited.

In the morning

  • On your arrival in Hanoi airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver then transferred to your hotel in Hanoi.
  • You will visit a local restaurant for lunch.

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In the afternoon

  • After saving energy with local lunch, you will leave for Trấn Quốc Pagoda, the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, is located on a small island near the southeastern shore of Hanoi’s West Lake.
  • Then you may have a short time for walking around West lake to enjoy fresh air and try some local snacks (exclusive).
  • In the late afternoon, continue your trip to Long Bien bridge, the iconic landmark of Hanoi where you can see the remnant of the Vietnam war. Here you also can have beautiful photo with sunset on Red river.
  • Finally, you will sit in front of Cyclo to move around the Old Quarter and experience the local life in 45 minutes.

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In the evening

  • Dinner will be served in a local restaurant and then you have your own free time

Meals included__/Lunch/Dinner

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites
  • Tran Quoc pagoda can be changed to a museum upon your request
  • Night market will open at weekend from Friday to Sunday

Overnight in Hanoi  

DAY 2: HANOI – SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE

In the morning 

  • At 07:30, after your breakfast at your hotel, our luxury bus will come to pick you up and start the way to Sapa.
  • It will be a beautiful drive on the way through small villages and mountainoues route with wonderful view to the valley.

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In the afternoon

  • At around 13:00, you will reach Sapa town and firstly visit a local restaurant for lunch before checking in your hotel.
  • After saving your energy with lunch, you will depart go downhill to Cat Cat village.
  • You will stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station for a while before continuing the trek on a dirt trail through rice paddy terraces.
  • You also will enjoy spectacular scenery while walking along a narrow river

In the evening

  • A local dinner of set menu will be served in a local restaurant

Meals includedBreakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Hanoi – Sapa 320 km/Driving: 5.5 hours

Overnight in Sapa 

DAY 3: SAPA – CABLE CAR TO FANSIPAN – HANOI

In the morning

  • Around 09:00, our local guide will see you again at your hotel then transfer you to the cable car station where you start your 30-minute cable car journey through a magnificent Muong Hoa valley.
  • Finishing a long cable car, you will have another challenge of walking up around 600 steps to reach the roof of Indochina – Fansipan peak for the best photo on the cloud.
  • Coming back to town for lunch in a local restaurant at noon time.

fansipan_muong hoa valley

In the afternoon

  • Checking out your hotel and you start your driving back to Hanoi

In the evening

  • Reach Hanoi at around 19:00, you will have dinner in a local restaurant before checking your hotel and have your own free time

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Sapa – Hanoi: 320km/Driving: 5.5 hours

Overnight in Hanoi  

DAY 4: HANOI – HA LONG/ A NIGHT ON A PEACEFUL BAY

The following program for Halong bay trip belongs to V-Spirit cruise

In the morning

  •  At 08:30, after breakfast time, you will leave for Halong bay by highway
  • Reaching at around 11:30, you will have a short time waiting before boarding on cruise at 12:00

halong bay with girl

In the afternoon

  • At around 13:00, after check-in on the cruise, you will have a fresh lunch whilst cruising into the magnificent maze of thousands of Limestone Mountains.
  • Then you will have a short rest and free time to hunt the wonderful photos of this World Heritage before getting on the sampan boat ridden by local residents to explore the Dark and Bright cave, two gorgeous caverns with a vast and enclosed lake on the other side. Swimming is also available here.
  • At 17:00, you will return to V’Spirit Premier Cruise for shower, refreshing and enjoy the sunset party on board or join a cooking class run by the talented chef.

In the evening

  • At 19:00, you will enjoy a fantastic dinner along with a very special performance of traditional Vietnamese music in the dining room or on the top deck (depends on the weather condition). Before you retire to your cabin tonight, perhaps you would like to head to the bar, the spa or join the crew for some squid fishing.

Meals includedBreakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Today useful note(s): Sun cream, sun glasses, swimming suits and wide brim hats are suggested

Parameter: Hanoi – Lan Ha Bay: 150km/Driving: 2.5 hours

Overnight on the cruise

DAY 5: LAN HA BAY – HANOI/ NATURE EXPLORATION

In the morning

  • At 06:00, if you would like to do some exercise to begin your new day, let rise early and practice Tai Chi on the top deck as the sunrise greets us from behind the mountains.
  • At 07:00, breakfast will be served in the dining room at the middle of fresh and peaceful bay.
  • After breakfast, you will explore Tra Bau area with kayaking. Then you will return to the cruise to prepare for check – out and a farewell lunch with the crew.

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In the afternoon

  • After lunch you will disembark the cruise and say goodbye to the cruise members to get back to the car and head to Hanoi.
  • Reaching Hanoi city at around 15:00, you will visit Dong Xuan market, where you can find all local product and souvenir.
  • Finishing shopping time at 17:00, there will be a visit to St. Joseph’s Cathedral, which is a late 19th-century Gothic Revival church that serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi to nearly 4 million Catholics in the country.

In the evening

  • A farewell buffet dinner will be served with a variety of local food

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi: 150km/Driving: 2.5 hours

Overnight in Hanoi 

DAY 6: HANOI DEPARTURE

Depending on your flight time, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

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Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Parameter: Hotel – Airport: 30 km/Driving: 45 minutes

What's Included & Excluded

Included:

    • The accommodation in twin/double basis with breakfast (central location, highly recommended on Trip Advisor)
    • Experienced English speaking local guide
    • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets as listed
    • Delicious meals with local food and tastes as listed (others are upon your request)
    • Air-conditioned transfer during the whole tour
    • Complimentary 1 bottle of water each day
    • Service charges and government tax
  • 1 International flight:
    •           Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap
  • 2 Domestic flights:
    • Hanoi – Danang
    • Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh

Excluded:

  • Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program.
  • Any unclarified flight tickets.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide ($3-5/person/day for both guide and driver).
  • Bank fee.
  • Any surcharge for holiday.

Price:

Price is different in different period of time so please contact us for the best price for your travel time.

For this tour exclusively, you’ll receive GREAT discount if travelling in a large group from 10 people.

Children Policy:

AGE RANGE ROOM SHARING BED REQUEST CHARGE
Kid < 5 years old 2 adults Existing bed FOC
Kid < 5 years old 2 adults Extra bed 50% tour price
5 =< kid =< 12 years old 2 adults Existing bed 50% tour price
5 =< kid =< 12 years old 2 adults Extra bed 75 % tour price
Kid =< 12 years old 1 adult Existing bed 95% tour price
Kid >= 12 years old Any Existing bed 100% tour price
Policy for flight tickets will be issued by the Airlines

*S.R.S: Single Room Supplement. If you want to have your own room, you will pay extra amount for this.
*At the time of quotation, Travel Sense Asia reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

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“The best planned out Hanoi – Sapa – Halong bay (amazing northern Vietnam) Trip :) We were in touch with Chloe after a recommendation from my friend. She did a wonderful job from start to end. She walked us through the itinerary plan in detail. She was very accommodating to our demands. She asked us to fill the visa forms beforehand so that we can easily process our visa during arrival. We were in northern Vietnam for 7 days and 6 nights. All our travel, pickup and guide were fantastic. Read More

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“Sapa Highlands and Halong Bay memories to last a lifetime! Henry Nguyen arranged a flawless 5D itinerary for Ninh Binh/Sapa/Halong Bay. We loved that he was personally available, responsive to any queries whenever and always following up that the drivers/guides were on point with their programs. We are especially appreciative of the upgrade to master suites Hera Light & Land on Aphrodite Cruises. Truly memorable. Well done Travel Sense. Read more

Useful information for travel in Vietnam & Cambodia

Accommodation: 

We usually arrange centrally-located and Western-standard hotels. From three-star, hotels in Vietnam meet the needs of most Westerners, so we offer a wide range of accommodation based on your budget. We also recommend some courtyard hotels or Vietnamese-style hotels with local features and architecture. These hotels have a good ranking, or positive feedback from our customers, and TripAdvisor. Usually, hotels in big cities, small cities, and rural areas are a bit different, even if they have the same star level. We try to use the best available hotel in each place.

Passport & Visa Requirements

You may be required for the visa to Vietnam. Please check the list of countries which need the visa to Vietnam.

Vietnam Visa is issued by Vietnam Embassy in your country or “Visa on arrival”. Travel Sense Asia will offer the free visa to Vietnam for you (except some difficult countries). You will need one clear page (per visa) in a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your departure from Vietnam.

Currency Exchange

As currency exchange rates in Vietnam fluctuate, we suggest you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com or www.vietcombank.com (for VND). In 2019, 1 USD is equal to 23,212 VND. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and Mastercard, but these are limited to cities. We also recommend the use of cash and travelers checks in USD currency. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops, but they may charge a 2–4% transaction fee.

Tipping

It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (3 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service. In addition, you will sometimes use rolling boat, cyclo riding, porter which you should give a small tip to these local people.

Food

Eating is an important part of your Vietnam experience. Generally, breakfasts are included in the itinerary and offered by hotels. Travel Sense Asia recommend local Vietnam restaurants that are popular with local people for lunch. You can order dishes with the help of your guide. We usually leave dinner for your own choice — Western food can be found in most large cities. If you are vegetarian or you are looking for e.g. halal food, please feel free to inform your travel advisor, who can arrange a restaurant to fit your needs.

Vehicle

We use comfortable sedans or vans with air-conditioning. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well-maintained and always very clean. Our drivers take pride in their vehicles. Our car and van are always available space for a comfortable trip. Luggage – All clients are limited to two items of luggage each; a suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg and one piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 7kg. It is essential that your luggage is lockable. Please note that authorities will only allow bottles onto the aircraft if they have been checked in as main baggage. Bottles in hand luggage may be confiscated.

Climate

You will find a complete packing list and a helpful climate chart in the ‘Suggested Packing List’, which is included in the pre-departure information link sent within your deposit documentation. Seasonal weather patterns can be quite unpredictable. Up to the minute information on worldwide weather can be found on www.weather.com.

ChloeIf you’re looking to travel to Vietnam or any country in South-east Asia but don’t know where to start, I’d be happy to use my experiences to determine your perfect destinations. My motto in work is bringing my passion for travel combined with dedication, providing suitable packages and exceptional service to our clients. You will definitely have memorable times when traveling with us, Travel Sense Asia. Don’t delay, speak to us today!

Chloe – Travel Expert

_nh NgaI’m proud to be a travel consultant at fully-experienced & reputable Travel Sense Asia to introduce our countries to foreign visitors from all over the world and help clients to find the best vacation. I am very confident that you won’t be disappointed with our tour packages and services. Coming to us, the most fantastic itineraries will be advised to you. Please feel free to let me know your taste and expectation about tour, we would in touch with you soonest!

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