Start our 6-day tour from Hanoi – the beautiful capital of Vietnam. Here you will have a chance to approach the culture of this ancient city through its cuisine. Tasting authentic local street food and walking around the old quarter streets are what you experience in Hanoi. After that, you will have 3 days to witness in person the magnificent of untouched nature of Sapa. The tour finishes with a stay at an overnight cruise on Halong Bay – the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse in the wind and sea, take a swimming in the cool blue waters or try a kayaking journey on the bay. You will have a trip of a lifetime.


Eat like a local with Hanoi foodies’ best loved dishes in neighborhood locales

Enjoy a hassle-free vacation to Sapa – a gorgeous mountainous landscape

Leisurely walk around the hill tribe villages, stop and look at the beautiful stilt-houses, communicate with the ethnic minorities

Immerse in the magnificent of untouched nature

Visit Coc Ly Market and explore the trading activities of local people

Cruise on Halong Bay and discover the paradise of hundreds of caves and islands



5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners


Hotel (4 nights), Cruise (1 night)


Car, Walking

Included Services

Vietnam Visa Approval Letter

Transportation with Private A/C vehicle

Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast

Local experienced English speaking guide

Train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi

Halong Bay cruise program

Meals as stated in the itinerary

All sightseeing tickets

Mineral Water on coach

Services charges and government taxes


Single Supplement

International flights to/from Vietnam

Travel insurance

Visa stamp fees

Early check-in & late check-out surcharge

Personal expenses

Meals not mentioned

Drinks not mentioned

Tips & gratuities for guides and drivers

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Tour Plan
Day 1: Hanoi (D foodietour)


Arrive in Hanoi, Walk through streets in Hanoi Old Quarter, Enjoy the famous Vietnamese dishes

Welcome to Hanoi, the heart of Vietnam which is considered as a blend between the traditional and the modern beauties. 
At Noi Bai Airport, our guide and driver will welcome then take you to your hotel to do check-in. 
At 17:00 pm, our guide will pick up at your hotel and walk to the Hanoi Old Quarter Area to start the journey discovering the local food world and local life of Hanoi. 
The best way to approach a culture is to explore its cuisine. This tour helps you discover the ancient Hanoi old quarter throught tasting its authentic local street food From Nom (Vietnamese salad with beef), Pho (Beef noodle), Bun Cha (Vietnamese grilled pork with vemicelli) and end up with Ca Phe Trung – a blend of coffee and egg whites, folded with sugar. Seasonal Mixed Fruits is an option for who don’t “dare” to give Egg coffee a shot. 
Eat like a local! Discover Hanoi foodies’ best loved dishes in neighborhood locales.
Back to hotel at 18:30 pm.


oodie tour by night

There is no doubt that food is one of the best way to immersing yourself in local culture. Hanoi Foodie tour by night takes loving food souls from around the world to the corners of the Old Quarter, tasting its authentic local street food such as Nom Bo Kho (dry beef salad)- a familiar snack of street foods family, “Nem Ran” (Spring Roll) – one of the most typical Vietnamese food, “Pho Cuon” (Stuffed pancake) – rice pancakes stuffed with pork , “Pho”- most famous food of the Vietnamese, Cha Ca La Vong (La Vong fried fish), Bun Cha (Vietnamese grilled pork with vemicelli) o “Banh Mi“ (Vietnamese Sandwich) considerred as one of the most vibrant and delicious sandwiches in the world, and  “Ca Phe Trung” (egg coffee) – a must-try Hanoi treat… All of these dishes promisingly delight and excite your senses whilst bringing you the harmony of Hanoi streets. Say “NO” to touristic, get a chance eating like a real local!

Day 2: Hanoi, Sapa (B/L)


Drive from Hanoi to Sapa; Visit Ta Phin Red Dzao village; Walk around village and enjoy great view of the valley; Back to Sapa

After breakfast, our tour guide & car pick you at your hotel and transfer to Sapa following the newly built highway of “Noi Bai- Lao Cai” in 5 hour scenic drive – a great journey to enjoy beautiful scenery of Vietnam’s northwest highland 
Arrive in Sapa & have lunch in a local restaurant. 
After lunch, we drive to Ta Phin commune, 14km southeast of Sapa town. Located in a large valley, surrounded by high mountains, which covered by pine trees and forest, Ta Phin commune is home to the Red Dzao and Black H’mong ethnics. Although living closed to each other for decades, these two ethnic people are very different: The H’mong are cheerful and open minded while the Red Dzao are economical and reserved. Taking a short drive to the center of the valley, you will enjoy an easy walk following village path around the valley, paying visit to H’mong hamlets scattering from the bottom of the valley to higher mountain slopes. From high elevation, great view of the valley stretching under your feet. Continue your walk to the Red Dzao village in which you will meet groups of women making handicrafts includes embroidered clothes, handbags…
After that transferring back to Sapa.


Explore the Ta Phin Red Dzao village

Ta Phin village is one of ideal attractions in Sapa because of its unspoiled sceneries, well-remained culture and special traditions of Red Dzao ethnic group. Nestled in a beautiful and pristine valley, Ta Phin is far from the busy streets of Sapa. Walking around the village, tourists can easily catch sights of Red Dzao women in very beautiful and colorful dress made from brocade gathering together with threads and cloths in their hands. The local people are quite friendly and hospitable, some can speak English very well which help tourists know more about the customs, traditions, and culture of the ethnic community.

Day 3: Sapa (B/L)


Stop at magnificent Silver Waterfall, Heaven Gate and Tram Ton Pass; Walk around to enjoy breathtaking scenery; Visit O Quy Ho; Back to hotel

Meet your guide and driver for a leisure trip. The drive uphill offers most spectacular scenery of Fansipan Mount. Just a kilometer out of the town, rose flower farms and later chayote grows on bamboo frames covered a vast area. We’ll stop at the magnificent Silver Waterfall before continue the road trip for some kilometers further to Heaven Gate and Tram Ton Pass. At 2047m above sea level, the Heaven Gate & Tram Ton Pass is the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. From here enjoy walking around for half an hour for beautiful scenery of both two side of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The wind blows stronger to force the clouds moving constantly. It is the best point here to enjoy breathtaking scenery of the two side of Fansipan Mountain Range. Amazingly that the weather is very different by the side: In many days It is foggy and cloudy on Sa Pa side and sunny brightly the other side. 
Leaving the Heaven Gate for the way back downhill 7 km, then stop to pay visiting to some lush farm in O Quy Ho where different kind of vegetable, flower, fruit trees and even medicinal plants are grown for years which makes this part of Sapa ever green. 
Transfer back to Sapa and trip ends with drop off at hotel.


Capture magnificent views from the heavenly Tram Ton Pass

Most people concentrate on the rice terraces and the valley. Take few hours to drive uphill for a short drive from Sapa town to Tram Ton Pass. Well worth the effort. Breathtaking views of the valley. You are going to be really overwhelmed with the beauty of the area and the incredible views from the winding road of Tram Ton Pass.

Witness the scenic Silver Waterfall

Silver Waterfall is far about 15 kilometers from Sapa toward Lai Chau; tourists take approximately 30 minutes by motorbike or bus to visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam. The scenery along the way, the pine forest, and the ‘su su’ spread over the hills. With more than 100 meters high, white water poured down the stream. Walk up 400 steps to the top. There are plenty to views on the way up and down for photo sessions. The water has a pristine look to it. There are various wild plantain and cardamom trees on both sides. Guests can soak in the cool stream, wash all worries, chat, and relax under the shade of green trees.

Day 4: Sapa, Hanoi (B/L)


Visit Coc Ly Market; Travel by boat downstream; meet the locals before reaching Trung Do Village & Bao Nhai Bridge; Arrive Hanoi

After having breakfast, you will travel by car to Coc Ly market.  You arrive in Coc Ly by the time where the market is the most crowded. Coc Ly market locates by the Chay River, which flows from China. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as Flower Hmong, Black Zao and Tay, gather to sell and buy their products. 
After visiting the market, you travel by boat downstream. Along the ride, you can enjoy magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the riverbank. You will have lunch on a beach or later in a village. The trip will also offers you a visit to Trung Do village of Tay minority, where you can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. You will go further downstream until you arrive to Bao Nhai Bridge
Here you get on the car for the journey back to Hanoi.
The alternative local markets will be replaced depending upon your departure
In case the level of water is not able to take boat trip, you can change to take a buffalo cart in Trung Do village instead.


Experience an amazing and fantastic Coc Ly Market

Coc Ly Market is held on every Tuesday. Though it is not a big market, Coc Ly plays an extremely important role to ethnic minorities in the west of Bac Ha. This is the rendezvous for meeting, goods exchanging, and purchasing of Hoa (Chinese) Mong, Dao Den (Black Dao) and Nung ethnic people. Goods sold in the market is the local products and utensils brought from the plains or imported from China. In addition, the market is a meeting place to display affection and feelings of ethnic minorities. Not merely exchanging goods, Coc Ly Market is one of the few markets in Sapa still retaining its traditional cultural features.

Day 5: Hanoi, Halong Bay (B/L/D)


Transfer to Ha Long Bay; Experience kayak or swim in the Bay; Join in cooking class on board, Stay overnight on cruise

08.00 AM: Our driver will pick you up at the hotel, departing 3.5 hours to Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO twice. Upon arrival, embark the cruise and enjoy welcome drink while having tour briefing. A sumptuous lunch will be served on board while the ship sailing further to the Bay, make your time to admire its dramatic limestone islands. 
You can rest at your leisure on the sundeck or relax in your cabin. In the afternoon, you will have time to swim in the warm and calm water or get on kayaks of your choice. Kayaking is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay. After 01 hour exploring the bay, we will get back to the cruise for relaxation before attending Cooking class in the late afternoon.
Enjoy the superb dinner and stay overnight on board.


Experience kayaking in the beautiful Halong Bay

When in Halong Bay – the World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO, you should not miss the chance to join the outdoor activities to explore the beautiful nature in exciting experience. Kayaking – one of the most attractive choice, is very easy for all levels and ages to do. Our expert and experienced guide surely instruct you basic paddling steps before leading you to explore the extraordinary beauty of Halong Bay.

Relaxing in Halong Bay with excellent Cruise Accommodation

Known as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, Halong bay is must for visitors when going to Vietnam. Speding time on your holiday to join to a cruise trip in the spectacular bay, you will  have chance to relax in the beautiful bay scenery with the excellent cruise accommodation. Moreover, when relaxing at your cabin or sitting on the upper deck; you can sight-seeing gladly, let all the worry and busy life go away while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. 

Day 6: Halong Bay, Hanoi (B/Brunch)

Experience Tai Chi class on board, Explore Sung Sot Cave, Back to the jetty and check out cruise; Back to Hanoi airport

We will continue our journey on Halong Bay in early morning. A Tai Chi Class on the sun deck is a must that you should not miss when on cruise. 
Sitting on the upper deck; you can relaxsight-seeing while taking photos of the magnificent beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. 
After breakfast, we will explore Sung Sot cave – one of the finest and widest grottoes of Halong Bay. Next keep cruising and passing the fishing village with its unique way of life. 
At 10.30 AM, our boat cruises back to the jetty, and you will enjoy the last moment in the bay before having a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
You leave the boat around 12:00 at noon, we go ashore and transfer back to Hanoi for your departure flight. End of services.


Visiting stunning caves in Halong Bay

Every visitors who come to Vietnam should never miss Halong Bay. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage, Halong Bay will amaze you by not only the magnificet natural scenery but also by thousands remote islands and stunning cave. You will have chance to visit the fabulous limestone caves with mysterious stories which will beautifully highlight the rock formations. Sung Sot Cave (Surprise cave), Thien Cung Cave (Paradise Cave), Luon Cave, Tien Ong Cave… are ones of those most safe and beautiful caves that you may visit when in Halong Bay. There are rough stairs to climb, and the access is very easy for every visitors. You can book a Halong bay cruise – the best choice to discover Halong bay!



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