Delights of Northern Vietnam

From $1490
Guaranteed departure for 2 people
Product Number: LTLV16DS

This well-paced tour showcases the best of the best in Northern Vietnam.

Overnight on the world-famous Ha Long Bay would be enough to tempt most travellers, but you will also explore the Old Quarter of Hanoi and the city’s major historical attractions. Top this off with the famous traditional water puppetry show in the Thang Long Theatre. An immersive visit to the hill tribes of the border region and travel by an overnight sleeper train guarantees you a perfect short break.

4* hotel accommodation
English-speaking guide
Overnight on Ha Long Bay cruise
Overnight sleeper train
Meals as per itinerary
Hanoi theatre show

Tour Map

Our tour guide will meet and greet you upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, and take you to the hotel for check-in. Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart. North of the lake is the bustling streets of the Old Quarter. Much of the city was transformed by the French when it became a French protectorate in the 1880s and it has a legacy of wide boulevards and large colonial buildings which are now home to government departments and foreign embassies. These nestle comfortably alongside traditional dwelling and new urban wealth.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Full day city tour to visit landmarks and other the major interesting sites like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on every  Monday, Friday morning and every afternoon), One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature, visit the Ethnology Museum and its fascinating exhibitions about the diverse hill tribes in Vietnam and the “Hanoi Hilton” Museum. Then we will take 1-hour cyclo ride through Hanoi’s Old Quarter to experience the daily life of people who are living in the oldest parts of the city, enjoying the famous traditional water puppetry show in Thang Long Theatre. Heading to Hanoi railway station to catch the night train to Lao  Cai.

Overnight on train.

The train arrives in Lao Cai early in the morning. Drive uphill to Sapa, and enjoy the remoteness and simple lifestyle of ethnic minorities. The ethnic people are frequently seen in this hill town and small vendors along the street sell local textiles and handicraft. In the afternoon, we trek to Cat Cat village where you will visit the village of Black H’mong hill tribes. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Sapa Valley.

Overnight in Sapa

This morning, trekking to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van villages inhabited by Black H’mong and Dzay ethnic minorities. Enjoy amazing and breath-taking landscapes of terraced paddies, green valleys and meet with friendly local people. In the afternoon, we transfer you back to Lao Cai station to take the night train back to Ha Noi.

Overnight on train

Your train arrival to Hanoi in the early morning. Pick up and escort to a local restaurant for breakfast before we depart for Ha Long Bay going through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. This exciting cruise will provide a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves.

Overnight on cruise

Note: The itinerary of Halong will be changed based on which cruise you choose and depending on the weather without prior notice.

Wake up early and see daylight filtering through the mist and towering rock formations, leaving you with a dream-like memory of your visit to Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a breakfast and perhaps join a Tai Chi class on the boat’s deck before disembarking and heading back to Hanoi to relax. We recommend a wonderful massage!

Overnight in Hanoi


Free and easy till transfer to Noi Bai airport for next flight, back to your home.


  • Four-star hotel accommodation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Overnight sleeper train
  • Overnight Ha Long Bay cruise
  • Hanoi theatre show
  • Meals as per itinerary


  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tips
  • International flights
  • Spending money
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Single supplement $290

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