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Deep in north Vietnam tour
Duration: 10 days 9 nights
Location: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Lao Cai – Bac Ha – Sapa Villages – Halong - Hanoi
Price: From $630

Deep In The North Vietnam tour bring you an authentic experience to discovery Northern Vietnam. Sapa highland town and Halong bay will be two feature destinations in this journey. We will spend three days at each destination to discover and enjoy the most beautiful there: Sapa with fresh mountain air, trekking while enjoying the pictures of landscape and learn more about the local culture and lifestyle of minority ethnics there. 3 days 2 nights cruise trip in Halong bay with activities such as kayaking, swimming, leisure in sundeck, cooking class while cruising into the charming Long bay

Extending with Hanoi city tour and Ninh Binh day tour to learn more about the North with historical and cultural heritage and the beauty of landscapes.

In short, North of Vietnam is so different from its southward that some travelers even say that they seem to belong to two countries. Tourists who prefer more cultural discovery and more active tour can find it worth spending the whole journey in the North to go deep into the culture of people there – which not just about Viet people.

Deep In The North Vietnam tour highlight
  • Immersed yourself in the hustle and bustle of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Enjoying the sonata of river and mountain in Ninh Binh
  • Enjoying the sublime natural beauty and cool climate of Sapa’s mountains and valleys
  • Overnight in the homestay in ethnic minority village to deep in the local people lifestyle.
  • Cruising through scenic Halong Bay

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Deep In The North Vietnam tour brief

By DayDestinationsActivitiesMeals
Day 1Arrival in HanoiArrive in Hanoi, Watch Water Puppet Show, Enjoy Welcome DinnerL, D
Day 2Ninh Binh day tourBoat in Tam Coc cave, visit ancient capital Hoa LuB, L,
Day 3Hanoi city tourVisit Tran Quoc temple, Ho Chi Minh complex, Museum of Ethnology and Hoa Lo prison.B, L,
Day 4SapaVisit Sapa with its attractions like stone church, Ham Rong mount, Sapa marketB, L,
Day 5Ban Ho villageTrekking to ethnic villages Ban Ho, enjoy the picturesque scenery and mingle with the culture of local people. Overnight in homestay here.B, L, D
Day 6Sapa – free dayFree time to explore Sapa Town in your own after trekking tourB, L,
Day 7-9Ha Long bay cruiseEnjoy the sightseeing in Halong Bay, kayaking, swimming and exploring the cavesB, L, D
Day 10Hanoi departure B,

Deep In The North Vietnam tour by day

  • Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

    Upon your arrival at the Hanoi airport, you will be welcomed by the Tour guide of A21 tours and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi to check-in. Take some rest after the flight till late afternoon to enjoy the water puppet show.

    Having welcome dinner in a famous restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

  • Day 2: Ninh Binh day tour

    After having breakfast in the hotel, our tour guide and car will pick you up then head to Ninh Binh (100km south of Hanoi) to visit magnificent natural scenery and learn more about Vietnam history at one of the oldest capitals of Vietnam.

    Sailing along Tam Coc - North Vietnam

    Sailing along Tam Coc

    Arrival Ninh Binh, we take a rowing boat trip in Tam Coc to visit “Halong-Bay-in-land” landscape with many caves on the Ngo Dong river, then having lunch at a local restaurant with traditional dishes. After that, we go on to ancient capital Hoa Lu to visit the temples dedicated to Dinh King and Le King to learn more about two dynasties which reigned Vietnam during the 10th centuries with a lot of exciting stories. In a beautiful weather day, we will take light trekking to climb up the mountain near King Dinh Temple to enjoy the panorama view of villages and rice fields of Hoa Lu.

    We transfer back to Hanoi in the late afternoon. Dinner on your own then freely enjoy the nightlife of Hanoi.

    Overnight in Hanoi.

  • Day 3: Hanoi city tour

    We will spend today to discover history, culture and lifestyle of Hanoi city with its highlights attractions.

    After breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up then starting Hanoi city tour with Tran Quoc pagoda – the oldest pagoda and the iconic ritual in Hanoi. Then go on to Ho Chi Minh complex which consists of  Ho Chi Minh, house-on-stilts, and the One-Pillar Pagoda, at there we will learn more about the modern history of Vietnam with stories about Indochina war, Vietnam war and other stories about Ho Chi Minh. Then we leave for Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to know more about the various cultures of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.

    Temple of literature

    Temple of literature

    Having Lunch then go on to the Temple of Literature, the very first high school of Vietnam Scholars and Hoa Lo prison – the one hundred years of history prison built by French. After that, we stroll around the Old Quarter of Hanoi by cycles, having a short rest and a light dinner before transferring to the Railway Station to take the overnight Train to Sapa.

  • Day 4: Sapa - Cat Cat village light trekking

    Arrival Lao Cai in the early morning, transfer to Sapa by car, having breakfast and start the journey to discover the highland town. Along with our guide, we walk around the marketplace of Sapa, visit Sapa church then climb up the Dragon Peak to enjoy a panorama of the town and its mountain surrounding. Having lunch then go downhill for about 4km to visit Cat Cat Hmong village (on foot or by car depending on your interests) to learn more about their architecture, cultural and lifestyle.

    Deep In The North Vietnam tour

    Cat Cat village – Sapa

    At your leisure in the evening. Overnight in Sapa.

  • Day 5: Ban Ho trekking

    After breakfast, our van (or bus) will transfer you to Ta Van village (15 km from Sapa) and start our trek from here to Ban Ho village. On the way from Ta Van to Ban Ho, we will have opportunities not just to enjoy surrounding view of mountains, bamboo forest and paddy fields but also discover the multi-ethnic culture from different ethnic groups like Zay, Red Dzao, Hmong, and Tay. Overnight homestay in Ban Ho.

  • Day 6 : Free day in Sapa

    After breakfast, Enjoy the fresh air of highland then have a short trek before catching our vehicles back to Sapa. Freely at your leisure in the rest of the day to discover Sapa by your own.

    In the late afternoon, back to Lao Cai Station to take an overnight train to Hanoi.

    Please note! Usual checkout time is 12.00 noon.

  • Day 7: Halong bay cruise

    Arrival in Hanoi Station in the early morning, we will be picked up for our Breakfast and a short relax before carrying on to Halong Bay (It take about 3h30m). Boarding in the cruise then having lunch while cruise enters further into the bay.

    Deep In The North Vietnam tour

    Kayaking in Halong Bay

    You will learn why it is presently one of the leading candidates for 7 World Natural Wonders. Go swimming and kayaking and visit the caves on the Bay will be the unforgettable moment in this journey. Overnight on the cruise in the Bay.

  • Day 8: Halong bay cruise (continue)

    Excercise Tai-chi in the early morning, having breakfast on the boat and continue our trip with stops to go kayaking in Lan Ha Bay and go swimming at nice beaches. Cooking class in the late afternoon will introduce you some recipes of traditional Vietnamese dishes. Dinner and stay overnight on the bay.

  • Day 9: Halong bay - Hanoi

    Deep In The North Vietnam tour Halong bay

    Leisure in Halong Bay

    After breakfast, leisurely in the sundeck while enjoying the view of the wonder. Having lunch before getting off the cruise then take the car to Hanoi (about 16h). Freely experience the diversity of cuisine and culture of Hanoi by yourself.

  • Day 10: Hanoi departure

    Having breakfast, freely at your leisure until our tour guide and car come to transfer to the airport for departure flight. End of the unforgettable Deep In The North Vietnam tour. Hope to see you on the next journey!

Price of Deep In The North Vietnam tour


Tour Price:

Adult(s)1 pax02 – 03 pax04 – 05 paxGroup tours
Price/pax85553825
  • Children Price

    • Free of charge for babies (0 – 3 years old)
    • Children from 4 to under 8 years old: 50% of adult rate
    • Child from 9 years must pay the full adult rate
  • Tour inclusive

    • English-speaking tour guide
    • Twin-shared accommodation with daily breakfast
    • Meals as per program
    • Transfer as per program in air-con vehicles
    • Returned train Hanoi – Lao Cai in air-con compartment
    • Deluxe Junk for the Boat trip on Halong Bay
    • Kayak
    • Admission as per program.
    • Permit for homestay, if necessary.
  • Tour exclusive

    • International flights to/from Vietnam
    • Travel insurance
    • Visa stamp fees
    • Early check-in & late check-out surcharge
    • Personal expenses
    • Food and drinks, unless specified above
    • Gratuities (recommended)
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