North Vietnam Adventure | Cultural Trekking in Sapa & Halong Bay Cruise

from $1199 per person

Hiking off-the-beaten-path in Sa Pa

Cruise in the Hạ Long Bay

Cultural experiences in Ha Noi

10 Days
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Ha Noi / Ha Noi
  • Departure Time
  • Included
    Accommodation as described in program
    Airport Transfers
    Boat trips as described in program
    Cooking class
    Daily breakfast in accommodation
    Domestic flights
    English speaking private tour guide
    Entrance fees & excursions as per tour program
    Meals as specified in tour program (B,L,D)
    Mineral water during excursions
    private transfer in air conditioned car
    Travel insurance
  • Not Included
    Intl. flights
    Visa fees
  • Optional
    Additional tours & activities
    private tour guide in other languages ​​on request

Day | Hà Nội arrival

Upon arrival at Ha Noi Airport (Noi Bai), you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day you have time for yourself. Your welcome dinner will be enjoyed with breathtaking views over Hoan Kiem Lake. You will then spend the first night in Ha Noi.

Day | Attractions in Hanoi - Night train to Sa Pa

After breakfast in the hotel, a tour of the city is on. This begins with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. Next door you will visit the Ho Chi Minh Palace and the stilt house of the old president. Next stop is a pagoda known for its unique lotus form. Then you will explore the so-called Temple of Literature, the first university in Vietnam. Continue to the Ethnological Museum. In the afternoon, enjoy the unique water puppet theatre near the West Lakes. In the evening you will be driven to the train station to take the train to Sa Pa. Spend your night swayed to sleep by the train and get rested for the next destination.

Day | Walk along the rice fields to Nam Cang Riverside Lodge

Your train ride ends in Lao Cai from here you will be transferred to Sa Pa. Finally arrived you will enjoy your breakfast in a nice restaurant. After you have strengthened you will spend the whole day in Hoang Lien National Park. During your walk through the national park, you will meet the inhabitants of the small villages as well as animals such as water buffalo. The lunch will take place in the form of a picnic in the wild. Then you will make your way to Nam Cang Riverside Lodge, where you will be staying overnight.


Day | Hike along rivers and remote slopes

Today you will make a hike high in the mountains. Once at the top you will be rewarded with a unique view. The hike then continues to a small village where you will be served a traditional and local lunch. Your tour ends near a river that will take you back to Sa Pa in a private car. In the evening you will drive from Sa Pa to Lao Cai and return by night train to Ha Noi.


Day | Ha Nội - Mai Châu Valley

After breakfast we will visit the Mai Chau Valley in Hoa Binh Province today. Once there, you will explore the area on a bike tour through villages and fields. You will end the day with a delicious dinner accompanied by a performance by the local ethnic theater company. You stay in May Chau Valley.

Day | Mai Châu - Pù Luông Nature Reserve

Today after breakfast you will take the bus to the nearby Sai village. From there you can hike to other small villages while enjoying the outstanding landscape. The night will be spent in Mai Chau.

Day | Mai Châu - Lac & Pom Coọng Village - Hà Nội

In the morning you will gain further cultural knowledge, for example the Thai villages in Pom Coong. After lunch, you will be driven back to Ha Noi by car. There you will stay overnight.


Day | Ha Nội - Hạ Long Bay - Bay of 1600 islands

After breakfast in Ha Noi, you will board a boat for a two-day cruise in Ha Long Bay. Dine on fresh seafood for lunch, then visit caves, explore the bay by kayak, relax on deck or sip a cocktail at the bar. While you dine on board you can watch the sun go down. Your penultimate night is spent on the boat.

 (B, L,D)

Day | Hạ Long Bucht – Hà Nội

This morning you can start with Tai Chi in the fresh air and watch the sun rise over the karst cliffs. Then you have time to sunbathe on the deck and relax. In the meantime, a breakfast buffet will be set up for you. After the meal, you will soon be back in the harbor, from where you will be brought back to Ha Nội. You will spend the night in Ha Nội.

Day | Hanoi departure

Enjoy a final breakfast in Ha Noi before getting to the airport and making your way home.



Your itinerary will take you from Ha Noi north to Sa Pa and on to the Mai Chau valley. Finally, explore the unique Ha Long Bay.