8 Day Northern Vietnam Highlight Tour

Tour Code: AVF02-08

8 days
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Experience another world when you trek through lush jungle where you’ll find Sapa’s Silver Waterfall, Ho Chi Minh’s Temple of Literature, and Halong Bay’s rich green waterways
surrounded by towering limestone islands.

These are the experiences you can expect on this 8-day tour of Northern Vietnam, showing you only the best places and giving you the best experiences that money can buy. Return home with a new perspective and zest for life and stories to tell your friends and family.


Hanoi(3N) – Sapa(1N) – Halong Bay(1N)

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  • Take a Hanoi city tour to the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda
  • Explore the stunning view of Halong Bay, a UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Overnight on a Halong traditional wooden junk boat
  • Discover the local markets in Sapa, a mountainous town of Northwestern Vietnam
  • Trek to Lao Chi Village and Ta Van Village in Sapa


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Depart for Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Meal: In-flight Meals.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour – Night Train to Lao Cai

After breakfast, take a Hanoi city tour to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillage Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, get transferred to Hanoi Railway Station and board an overnight train to Lao Cai.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Overnight on Train Hanoi – Lao Cai.

Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa - Lao Chai Village

In the early morning, after arriving at Lao Cai railway station, you will be taken to the hotel for breakfast and refreshment. Afterwards, set off for a soft-trekking tour to Lao Chai Village and Ta Van Village and pass by the terraced rice fields.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 4: Trekking to Ta Phin Village – Express Car to Hanoi

Continue exploring Sapa’s local life on foot. The soft-trekking will last approximately 3 hours to Ta Phin Village. In the afternoon, take an approximately 6-hour drive back to Hanoi via express car. On arrival, check-in your hotel and enjoy the night at your leisure.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay

After breakfast, take a 3.5-hour drive to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hop on a cruise then enjoy lunch on board. Afterwards, explore Paradise Cave and Titop Island, followed by kayaking in the bay. Back on the cruise and have dinner then try out squid fishing or simply relax on the top deck.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation:Overnight Cruise in Halong.

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Awake early and join a Tai Chi session on the top deck or simply enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. After lunch on board, disembark and take a drive back to Hanoi. On arrival, watch a traditional Water Puppet Show.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Optional Hanoi Street Food (Dinner Included)

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.

Day 7: Hanoi - Depart

Get ready for a flight back to home.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Day 8: Home Arrival

You will arrive home today.

Meal: In-flight Meals.
Accommodation: N/A.


  • International and domestic flights.
  • 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.

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Fine Print

A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Please be advised that tipping for tour guides, drivers and bellmen are required and will be collected by your travel consultant 7 days before you depart. A gratuity of 10AUD per person/day can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry as they have done an impeccable job to serve you through your holiday.

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.

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