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Essence of Northern Vietnam 8 days

9.5Excellent - 44 reviews
Essence of Northern Vietnam 8 days
9.5Excellent - 44 reviews
8 days
Hanoi /Hanoi
Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Sapa - Halong Bay
7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Brunch, 2 Picnic Lunch, 1 Dinner
Min 1, Max 12
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9.5Excellent - 44 reviews
Departure:  All
Theme: Soft Adventure, Cultural, Nature
Suitable: Budget Travellers, Singles & Solo
Type: Private tour, Join in tour
Why you’ll love this trip?
  • Uncover the layers of history at the Temple of Literature and pay respects at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
  • Join a friendly group on a trekking adventure through the emerald-terraced rice fields, encountering the vibrant ethnic hill tribes in Sapa.
  • Explore ancient temples and pagodas in Ninh Binh, capturing the essence of Northern Vietnam's rich cultural tapestry.
  • Engage in kayaking for an up-close encounter with nature or simply relax, absorbing the panoramic beauty of Halong Bay.

Trip map & itinerary

Essence Of Northern Vietnam 8 Days
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If you are interested in discovering all aspects of the Vietnamese top pole, our Essence of Northern package is a perfect showcase of the visual and cultural delights crafted for those seeking an affordable immersive exploration of the north for 8 days.

In this package, you will have the chance to explore the stunning nature in Ninh Binh, trek through the majestic landscapes of Sapa, and cruise amidst the enchanting beauty of Halong Bay.

Day 1: Hanoi Half-day City Tour
Day 2: Hanoi - Mai Chau - Cycling Around Village
Day 3: Mai Chau - Hanoi
Day 4: Ninh Binh: Hoa Lu & Tam Coc - Night Train to Sapa
Day 5: Lao Cai - Sapa - Trekking to Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van
Day 6: Cat Cat - Sin Chai - Sapa - Hanoi By Shuttle Bus
Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight On Cruise
Day 8: Halong Bay - Hanoi
Last update 09:34 Friday 22 Mar 2024
  • If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies, etc.) please inform us in advance, we will provide notices to our restaurants, tour guides, and partners so they would be able to serve you the best.
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7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Brunch, 2 Picnic Lunch, 1 Dinner

Car, Train, Cruise, Trekking

Hotel (5 nights), Overnight on train (1 night), Cruise in Halong Bay (1 night)

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except overnight on train and home-stay (if any)
  • Car transfer as per itinerary (excluding airport pick up and drop off)
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Overnight train ticket Hanoi - Lao Cai (4 soft berth sharing cabin with air condition)
  • Sharing luxury limousine Sapa - Hanoi
  • Sharing shuttle bus Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions, as per itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Tour Price

01 Jan 2024 - 30 Apr 2025
Join In Tour Private Tour
Economy (2*+ Hotels) $634
US $539
Superior (3* Hotels) $764
US $649
US $869
First Class (4* Hotels) $975
US $829
US $999
  • *All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 44 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Itinerary 9.5
  • Food/Drink 9.4
  • Tour guide 9.6
  • Enter/act 9.5
  • Accomodations 9.5
Excellent - Helen
United States United States
We had a great time exploring Northern Vietnam

Hanoi and Mai Chau trip with Mr. Phuc was truly delightful.

Exploring Hanoi through a food tour was fantastic—we visited five different spots, each renowned for a specific Vietnamese dish like Bun cha, Banh mi, Pho ga tron, Kem xoi, and egg coffee.

Mai Chau: our guide introduced us to a wonderful… More

Excellent - Jake
Russia Russia
The best trip

The trip was fantastic, especially with a large group of 12 people. The agents were excellent with their communication, ensuring we had everything we needed. Our tour guide did an excellent job, providing great advice and keeping us together during the market tour and hectic Hanoi traffic. I highly… More

Excellent - Kelly
Sweden Sweden
Over our expected

My recent tour of Vietnam had its ups and downs. While highlights like exploring Hanoi and cruising Ha Long Bay were memorable, there were disappointments, such as overcrowding at tourist spots and subpar accommodations. The scenic beauty of the rice terraces and lush mountains in Sapa was truly breathtaking.… More

Excellent - Emily
Mexico Mexico
Nice services

Originally booked for October 2023, we had to cancel our trip and thought we lost our deposit. However, this year, we received an unexpected email inviting us back. Skeptical at first, since the company is based in Vietnam, we took the chance, and I'm so glad we did. Our agent, who prepared our itinerary,… More

Excellent - Michelle
Romania Romania

Our trip was truly unforgettable, filled with well-organized activities and cultural experiences that kept us engaged throughout. The guides and drivers were exceptional, always on time and knowledgeable.

While most of the hotels were excellent, there were some issues worth mentioning. We wished we… More

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I do have a few questions: 1. Once we land in Hanoi, Vietnam, is there going to be someone to pick us up from the airport to the hotel? 2. The "First Class" option that we chose, does it cover all accommodation and what dates is it covered from? 3. For the train trip, my GF and I want to get a private room how can we avail this? Is it not included/part of the "First Class" deal? 4. How are payments made to you? 5. If we decide to cancel the booking, how do we get guarantee of reimbursement? 6. Can payments be made to you in person with a credit card? 7. What date is the first day of this 8 days itinerary? Looking forward to hearing from you! Thank you!
Dear Mark Joseph Tope Trinos, For your question please find my answer below: 1. Our trip included airport pick up so when you arrive the driver will wait for you at the airport. 2. "First Class" option means hotel in 4* class it not depend on your date. 3. Yes we could arrange a private cabin on the train with a surcharge. 4. We require 30% deposit at booking time and balance on arrival, you can pay by credit card, bank transfer or cash. 5. we have a cancelation policy during the booking term, please see it carefully. 6. We have a departure date for each month, if you do a private tour no departure require. If you have further questions please feel free to ask. Bestprice
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I like the tour you have on for 7 days
Hi Glenda Lawrie Our tour is customizable, One of our travel consultant will contact you soon Cheer
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