Essence of Northern Vietnam 8 days

9.5Excellent - 39 reviews
Essence Of Northern Vietnam 8 Days Day 1 Explore Tran Quoc Pagoda Day 1 Take Photos With One Pillar Pagoda Day 1 Tourists At Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Day 1 Visit Temple Of Literature The First University In Vietnam Day 2 Enjoy Your Thai Style Meal Day 2 Farmers Working In The Rice Fields Day 2 Join A Bicycle Tour In Mai Chau Day 3 Take Pictures With The Serene Beauty Of Mai Chau Day 4 Join A Boat Tour In Tam Coc Day 4 Learn About Vietnamese History At Hoa Lu Ancient Capital Day 5 Enjoy The Amazing View Of Rice Fields Day 5 Ta Van Village, Which Is 1200 Meters Above Sea Level Day 6 Try On Traditional Costumes From Many Ethnicities Day 7 Admire The Majestic View Of Halong Bay Day 7 Discover A Mysterious Cave Day 7 Go Kayaking To Explore The Bay Day 8 Have A Tai Chi Lesson In The Morning
Essence of Northern Vietnam 8 days
9.5Excellent - 39 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 - 39 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 11:34 Thursday 29 Feb 2024

Important Notes:

  • 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) $690
US $586
Superior (3* Hotels) $841
US $715
US $892
First Class (4* Hotels) $998
US $848
US $1015
  • *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 39 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Itinerary 9.5
  • Food/Drink 9.5
  • Tour guide 9.6
  • Enter/act 9.5
  • Accomodations 9.5
Excellent - Maria
Nice trip in Vietnam

The activities like easy trekking in Sapa suit different fitness levels, and the overnight cruise was absolutely enjoyable. Also, a tip for you is staying in centrally located hotels for convenience and cleanliness.
Moreover, tour guides, locals are vital aspects of the travel experience. Good guides… More

Very good - Ms. Julie
A really great tour from BestPrice Travel

My family went to Vietnam for the first time and it was great. The route is Hanoi - Mai Chau - Ninh Binh - Sapa - Halong Bay. We got to travel all types of landscapes in Vietnam, from city to countryside to mountainous region to beach. All places are beautiful in theirs own ways.

Excellent - Emily
The trip was memorable!

The service from Best Price was excellent. Everyone, from the staff who welcomed us to the drivers and guides, was great. They all kept to the schedule perfectly. I'll definitely tell other travelers about your service. The hotel room was really good, I'd give it a 9/10. But for the people and service,… More

Excellent - Emilia
Unforgettable Northern Vietnam Expedition

I recently went on an 8-day trip to Hanoi, Mai Chau, Ninh Binh, Sapa, and Halong Bay with BestPrice Travel. I must say it was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone planning a trip to Vietnam.
The itinerary was well-planned and I got to see some of the most beautiful places… More

Excellent - Ms.Clara Rizzo
Worth the money!

Hi Kate, thannk you been great so far!

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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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