Hanoi, Sapa & North Laos
Jungle-Trekking & Cruise
Welcome to Hanoi
Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Known for its centuries old architecture and delectable cuisine, Hanoi is not only rich in history and culture, but also a buzzing city and a connecting hub to other parts of the country and region. Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport (Noi Bai), you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the day at your leisure strolling the lively streets in Hanoi center. You spend the night in Hanoi.
Hanoi City Tour
Today your local guide will take you on a Hanoi city tour. Starting with a visit to the President Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and the next door Ho Chi Minh Palace where lies the modest stilt house of the Vietnam's first president. Next stop is the one thousand year old One Pillar Pagoda, one of the most iconic temples in Vietnam, known for its unique lotus blossom shape sitting on top of a wooden pillar erected from a lotus pond. Then you will explore the Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam. In the afternoon, visit the Ethnological Museum, then return to the Old Quarter to explore this bustling area. You spend the night in Hanoi.
Hanoi - Sapa - Hoang Lien National Park
Today you will be transferred to Sapa and stay at the breathtaking Topas Ecolodge in Hoang Lien National Park. After you arrives at the lodge, relax and enjoy the mountainous scenery. In the afternoon, you go on a short hike to visit the ethnic minority Lech village. On the way back to the lodge, you will cross a suspension bridge and enjoy the view of the vast landscape and the rice terraces. You spend the night in the Topas Ecolodge.
Hike to Nam Cang Village
Today you will hike deeper into Hoang Lien National Park today. Once you have arrived at the starting point of your hike, you can start enjoying waterfalls, deep valleys and small villages. Take a break at one of the villages, where you will be welcomed by the residents with a cup of tea. Continue on a small dirt road past rice terraces to the Nam Cang village. Here you will have lunch and then explore the village and learn the local way to make rice paper, jewelry and embroidery. In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to Topas Ecolodge by car and can relax for the rest of the day. You spend the night in Topas Ecolodge.
Topas Ecolodge - Hanoi
This morning you can explore the surroundings of Topas Ecolodge by foot or bike. You can also take the shuttle bus to Sapa center and explore the city. Alternatively, simply relax and take in the breathtaking views at the the lodge. In the afternoon, you will return to Hanoi by car. You spend the night in Hanoi.
Hanoi - Mai Chau Valley
Today you go on a scenic drive to the Mai Chau valley. Once you arrive in the valley, you go on a bike tour through paddy fields, villages, and breathtaking mountainous landscapes. You will learn about local lifestyle, customs, and culture. You spend the night in the Mai Chau Ecolodge.
Mai Chau Ecolodge
Today you spend the whole day at your leisure. You can relax by the pool, have a massage, explore the village and its beautiful natural surroundings. You spend the night in Mai Chau Ecolodge.
Mai Chau - Hanoi
Enjoy your breakfast among nature at the lodge before returning to Hanoi today. Once you arrive back in Hanoi, spend the rest of the day however you wish. In the evening, we recommend you to visit the night market and stroll through Old Quarter's lively streets. You spend the night in Hanoi.
Hanoi - Ha Long Bay Cruise
Today you will go to Ha Long and embark on a two-day cruise trip in the amazing Ha Long Bay. As the cruise is leaving the port, you can enjoy a fresh seafood lunch and relax a little before going on a cave excursion. You will also visit an island and swim on its beach. Later, you can explore the bay by kayak, or return to the cruise to relax on the deck and join a cooking lesson. After watching the sunset, you enjoy your dinner on board. Then spend the night on the cruise.
(B, L, D)
Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
Start your day early with a Tai Chi session during sunrise. Enjoy your breakfast followed by free time to swim, kayak, or sunbathe on the deck. After lunch, the cruise will make its way back to the port, from where you will be brought back to Hanoi. Spend the rest of the day explore Hanoi at your leisure. You spend the night in Hanoi.
Hanoi - Luang Prabang
Today you will be picked up after breakfast and transferred to the airport to fly to Luang Prabang. Our local driver will meet you at Luang Prabang airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your disposal. You will spend the night in Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang Jungle Trekking
Today you will go on a guided trekking tour to explore the rustic jungle of Luang Prabang. First, you will be transferred to the pier on Nam Khan River, where you board a small boat to cross the river and then start your trek through the jungle. During your trek, you will pass a Khmu hill tribe village before continuing on to the Tad Sae waterfall, where you will take a break. After lunch we will go back to the city and you can relax. You will spend the night in Luang Prabang.
Free Day in Luang Prabang
Enjoy today however you wish. You can explore Luang Prabang on your own, enjoy local food, talk to the locals, and relax. You will spend the night in Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang Departure
Today you will be transferrer to Luang Prabang airport to start your journey home.
The itinerary will take you from Hanoi to Sapa and into Mai Chau Valley. Back in Hanoi and continue on to Ha Long Bay and from there via Hanoi to Luang Prabang.
DepartureHanoi / Luang Prabang
IncludedAccommodation as described in programBike rentingBoat trips as described in programDomestic flightsEnglish speaking private tour guideEntrance fees & excursions as per tour programMeals as specified in tour program (B,L,D)Mineral water during excursionsprivate transfer in air conditioned carTravel insurance
Not IncludedIntl. flightsVisa fees
OptionalAdditional tours & activitiesprivate tour guide in other languages on request