Some people might argue that 7-days is not long enough to immerse yourself in the culture of a country, but AVG beg to differ.
This 7-day tour will show you the absolute best of North Vietnam including an overnight cruise to Halong Bay where you can explore a maze of water caves, and Sapa where you can meet locals from rural villages in Sapa known for its silver jewellery making and picturesque farmland. Finally, you will end your trip in Hanoi where you will find a wide selection of ancient temples such as the Temple of Literature.
You won’t miss a beat with AVG.
Hanoi(1N) - Halong Bay(1N) - Hanoi(1N) - Sapa(1N) – Hanoi(2N)
- Overnight on a cruise in Halong Bay.
- Trek to tribal villages in Sapa and get astounded by the breathtaking landscape in Sapa.
- Take a Hanoi city tour to the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda.
On arrival, you will be met at the airports and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Meal: In-flight Meals.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Today, you will take a 3.5-hour transfer by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay, “a spectacular seascape sculpted by nature” by UNESCO due to its breathtaking caves and limestone pillars sitting on the water. Upon arrival, you will board a ship to explore the stunning scenery with a myriad of mysterious caves of all shapes and sizes.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight Cruise in Halong.
Awake early and join a Tai Chi session on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea before exploring nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay from the sundeck. Your driver will meet you at the Halong jetty then we drive back to Hanoi.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Witness the vastness, the beauty and all limestone formations of World Nature Wonder – Halong Bay from the air in 25 minutes.Optional Hanoi Street Food Tour
Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as stuffed pancake, Banh My, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more.
In the early morning, take a coach to Sapa (roughly 5 hours). On arrival, check in hotel and get some rest. Afterwards, you will follow our guide downhill to Cat Cat Village. The Black Hmong’s village is famous for its brocade weaving craft as well as its gold and silver jewellery making. The walk to Cat Cat Village and its nearby hills provide an opportunity to see farms and techniques used by the people in the area. Stop by a waterfall and a hydroelectric station. Afterwards, get back to the town and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Please noted that today requires comfortable walking shoes as the trek will take approximately 3 hours.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
Discover Lao Chai Village, Muong Hoa Valley, Black H’mong Village and take a soft-trekking further to Ta Van village. Then, spend some time to relax in Sapa Town before our bus takes you back to Hanoi in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
This morning, you will take a half day Hanoi City Tour to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (photo spot only, a monumental edifice built to commemorate the Vietnamese Revolutionary leader), One Pillar Pagoda (one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples), Temple of Literature (known as the first university of Vietnam) and Tran Quoc Pagoda (one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam).
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Get ready for a flight back to home.
- Accommodation and meals in the itinerary.
- All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program.
- All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
- Water bottles during tours.
- Transportation by air-conditioning vehicles.
- Local English-speaking tour guides.
*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.
Dates & Prices
*Prices included Location Surcharge and Peak Season surcharge
* indicates Lowest Price for that region
Mon, 13 Jan 2020
Sun, 19 Jan 2020
Mon, 10 Feb 2020
Sun, 16 Feb 2020
Mon, 17 Feb 2020
Sun, 23 Feb 2020
Mon, 24 Feb 2020
Sun, 01 Mar 2020
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Sun, 15 Mar 2020
Mon, 16 Mar 2020
Sun, 22 Mar 2020
Mon, 23 Mar 2020
Sun, 29 Mar 2020
Mon, 06 Apr 2020
Sun, 12 Apr 2020
Mon, 13 Apr 2020
Sun, 19 Apr 2020
Mon, 20 Apr 2020
Sun, 26 Apr 2020
Mon, 27 Apr 2020
Sun, 03 May 2020
The “from” tour price is based on departures from Sydney or Melbourne during off-peak air travel and accommodation periods. An AVG representative will be happy to help you calculate a cost for your preferred departure date. Below is a guide to surcharges that may apply.
Note: there are limited departure dates for this tour.
- Surcharge of AUD350 for Single Supplement
- Surcharge of AUD200 for Trip Extension (Administrative Fee only, No Service included)
Deposit & Payments
- Full payment of 499 AUD
Step 1: Customer selects one of our ready-made tour packages along with your preferred travel date based on the availability calendar.
Noted: In case you request a free quote for your planned vacation, simply fill in this Customize Request Form: https://www.asiavacationgroup.com.au/customize/
Step 2: Complete the Booking Form
Step 3: One of our Reservation team will contact you within 12 hours to confirm your booking request.
Please note that customers must book at least 90 days prior to departure to ensure your desired travel date and time.
How to extend your stay
If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:
- Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Anything else we need to know?” field
- Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
- After finalizing your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.
Please note, a supplement of AU$200 per person (plus any applicable fare and tax differences) applies to deviate from the standard itinerary. We will contact you via email with a quote and proposed flight itinerary, and then proceed with collecting the additional payment required to confirm your request.
The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability.
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.
For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$10-20 per person, per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated and we would suggest AUD$5 per person, per day.
As this particular tour does not collect a ‘kitty’, it is entirely up to the individual whether or not you would like to tip locals for the services of things like taxis or when dining at restaurants. In these cases, we suggest you allow 10-20% of the value of the service as a tip. Again, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual.
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.
Single supplement is $350 per person in addition to the twin share price.
Paired Solo Traveller
Group size: 6-30 pax
Upon your request except for cruises
Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.
We have partnered with SureSave to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.
Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.
Australian passport holder is required to have a visa for travel to Vietnam. The visa is easiest to complete with Asia Vacation group and just need to pay AUD160 for Vietnam visa single entry.
Once approved, please ensure that you travel with the following documentation as they are required to present to customs upon arrival into the country.
Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.
- Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
- Visa fees
- Tipping for driver and tour guide & personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
- Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
- Any service not clearly mentioned in the program
Asia Vacation Group shall not deliver a refund for any delay or change in program or expenses incurred or injury and damage due to airlines, accident, breakdown of transport and sickness.
In some cases, your chosen extra tours may be canceled by Asia Vacation Group due to force majeure you may choose to change to other alternative tour OR receive a coupon equal to the amount you paid for it. The difference in cost of the alternative tour will be paid by you or transferred to a coupon as applicable. This coupon is issued after the tour and is valid for two years. It is valid for any tour by Asia Vacation Group and cannot be redeemed for cash.
Arriving early/Extending your trip: AUD200 per person for trip extension or early arrivals. If you wish to extend your trip, please note in your Booking Form then we will provide quotations for you. The fee above is just administrative only, no service included.