9 Day Northern Vietnam + Flights!

Experience the cultural North of Vietnam in our 9 Day North Vietnam Tour. Discover Hanoi on an exhilarating city tour and cruise along the breathtaking limestone islets of Halong Bay on an overnight cruise. Take in the stunning scenery as you sail by on a traditional junk boat. Then, travel by limousine bus up into the lush mountains of Sapa where you will trek through local villages and meet the lovely Hmong people, traditional to that area of Sapa. 

 

This 9 day package includes return international flights from Australia, 7 nights accommodation, Halong Bay cruise, English speaking guides, lots of meals and more! Travel until Dec 2020.

DAY 1: Depart Australia, Arrive Hanoi

Depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or *Brisbane on your flight to Hanoi, Vietnam! Upon arrival you will be greeted at the airport by our tour representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Note: some airline schedules may require you to depart on Day 0

 

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Hanoi

 

DAY 2: Hanoi City Tour

This morning you will be picked up at 8:30am for an exhilarating tour of Hanoi city. We start with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, which contains the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origin dates back to the foundation of Hanoi. Then, we visit the Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist, dating from the Ly Dynasty) and Buddhist Tran Quo Pagoda on West lake; One of the oldest in Vietnam. Lunch served at a local restaurant, and later we visit the Ethnology Museum followed by the Temple of Literature and the History Museum which displays an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese history. Thereafter, drive past Hoan Kiem Lake and visit Ngoc Son temple. Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Hanoi

 

DAY 3: Halong Bay Cruise

Pickup at 8:00am to journey through lush Vietnamese countryside to stunning Halong Bay, scattered with hundreds of limestone islets as far as the eye can see.  Once on board our traditional junk boat, we tuck in to a delicious seafood lunch while we cruise the emerald waters. In the afternoon we will stop for some water based activities such as swimming, kayaking or taking a rowing boat into smaller islets looking for the local cheeky monkeys that live on the rocks. In the evening you can try your hand at some squid fishing, star gazing or making new friends over some nice cold beers.  Spend the night onboard in your comfortable cabin and enjoy the peacefulness of the Bay.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Traditional Junk Boat, Halong Bay

 

DAY 4: Halong Bay ~ Hanoi

This morning we continue to sail through the majestic landscape of Halong Bay stopping for a walk around the 'Amazing Cave' full of stalagmites and stalactites. Then we enjoy another buffet lunch on board as we sail back to the harbour. Drive back to Hanoi, arriving at around 5pm. Have the evening free at your leisure in Hanoi. We suggest you visit the Old Town and markets, enjoy some street food and soak up the exciting culture of the Vietnamese capital city.

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Hanoi

 

DAY 5: Hanoi ~ Sapa

At 7:00am you will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi for a bus trip to Sapa. This will take around 5 hours and you should arrive in Sapa around midday. Upon arrival check in to the hotel and enjoy lunch at the restaurant. 

At 2:00pm we trek along paddy fields to Ta Van Villages and learn about the 'Zay' people. You'll return to Sapa in the afternoon and spend the evening exploring the town at your leisure. 

 

MEALS: Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Sapa

 

DAY 6: Sapa Trekking

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then at 8:30am begin a trekking trip to visit two villages of the Black H'mong (CatCat and SinChai) as well as the waterfall and hydroelectric power station established by the French. Take in the stunning landscapes of green forests and beautiful scenery along the way as you trek back to Sapa town. 

 

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Sapa

 

DAY 7: Sapa ~ Hanoi 

Spend the whole day at your own leisure and discover the town at your own pace. Late afternoon departure back to Hanoi at 4:00pm. Once you arrive in Hanoi you will be dropped off at your hotel and enjoy the evening free at leisure.

 

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel Option, Hanoi

 

DAY 8: Departure

Enjoy the morning at leisure until you are picked up and transferred to the airport for your return flight home. 

 

MEALS: Breakfast, In-flight

OVERNIGHT: In-flight

 

DAY 9: Arrive Australia

This morning you will arrive back in Australia. 

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2020:

March: 3*

April: 14*^

May: 5, 12

June: 2

July: 14

August: 4

September: 1

October: 13*

November: 10*

December: 1*

 

Dates marked with * or ^ incur surcharges:

  • Land high season * $100 per person - add to cart
  • Air high season ^ $100 per person - add to cart

 

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