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 Northern Vietnam
7 Days Tour



Embark on an incredible 7-day journey through Northern Vietnam with our tour package, where you'll be treated to an unforgettable experience amidst some of the most stunning landscapes in the region. From picturesque scenery to charming, idyllic villages, the Northern region is an absolute must-visit for any traveler seeking adventure and natural beauty.


  • Visiting the most popular attractions in Northern Vietnam.

  • Visiting all the historical landmarks in Hanoi and enjoy many traditional Hanoian foods.

  • Stay at a homestay Ta Van Village, enjoy the warm hospitality of the host.

  • Experience and observe the daily life of the many ethnic minorities on this amazing tour.

  • Enjoy the stunning view of Ha Long Bay relaxing the sun deck.

Itinerary Detail

Duration: 7 days/6 nights

Location: Hanoi → Sapa → Ninh Binh → Ha Long Bay → Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival - City Tour - Overstay in Hanoi (L)


We welcome you to Hanoi. Have lunch at a restaurant.

Check in at the hotel. Take a rest for a while and start to explore Hanoi's history city half day.


  • Exploring the Temple of Literature built in 1070, Vietnam’s first university. the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.

  • Take an hour cyclo tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, also known as the ‘36 streets’. This area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. 

  • End your day trip by enjoying a Water Puppet show at the theater near Hoan Kiem Lake. This is a uniquely northern Vietnamese art that expresses scenes from rural life.


Our tour guide will take you back to the hotel to rest.



You are free to walk around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Town for shopping and enjoy local street foods.

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi → Ninh Binh: Tran An → Van Long → Hanoi → Night Train To Lao Cai (breakfast/lunch/-)


 08h00-08h30: The guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel then depart for Ninh Binh.


  • The first destination to visit is Trang An Protected as a UNESCO heritage site. We will spend at least two hours here before moving to any other place. A sampan boat ride will take you through magnificent limestone islands and islets. This is the part hailed as the ‘Halong Bay on Land’. Along the river, you’ll see beautiful caves, grottoes, hidden temples, and floating temples….

  • Van Long Nature Reserve will take you to the richest, most pristine wetlands in North Vietnam. As the home of more than 40 species of wild birds, this is the perfect place to enjoy wildlife.

The tour guide take you have lunch at a restaurant


  • Visit the handicraft village in Ninh Binh with Van Lam Embroidery Village to get more traditional crafts here.

Return to Hanoi, our guide and driver will drop you off at the hotel. You will have some free time to rest and explore Hanoi on your own



From 7 pm to 10 pm, we will take a night train to Lao Cai. Let's try to rest a bit.


Day 3: Lao Cai Arrival - Sapa Trek Lao Chai & Ta Van Village. Overnight Stay At Homestay In Ta Van Village (B/L/D)


  • Arriving at Lao Cai train station and our guide and driver will be there to welcome you then continue to Sapa town.  

  • A full day trek through the village of H’Mong, Dao, Zay minority groups at Lao Chai & Ta Van. 

  • You will be trekking through many terrace fields and passing through the villages to reach Lao Chai village then onward to Ta Van village. You will get to observe how the ethnic minorities live their daily life in these part of the world.

The tour guide will take you have lunch at a restaurant.



  • Enjoy the hospitality of the ethnic minorities and check in at homestay, stilt house of hill tribe family in Ta Van village.

      While at the homestay, you will get to learn and experience their culture and customs. 


Finally, have some dinner with the family and taste their local foods. Overnight in Ta Van village.


You are free to explore the surrounding of Ta Van village

Day 4: Ta Van - Silver Waterfall - Cat Cat Village - Ham Rong Mountain- Night Train Back Hanoi (breakfast/lunch/-)


Breakfast at the family in Ta Van village.

08h00-08h30: Depart for the Silver Waterfall. The Silver Waterfall is located about a half hour from Sapa town which offers stunning views over surrounding mountains and lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. We are advised to stop by a farm for a cup of tea and talk with people to understand their local life.


The guide will take you have lunch at a local restaurant



  • Visit Cat Cat village, where the H’Mong people live.  Cat Cat Village is considered to be one most the beautiful village in Vietnam. 

  •  Ham Rong Mountain shaped like a  dragon head pointing toward the sky. Here, visitors will get a panorama view of Sapa town


  • Take night train to Hanoi. Overnight

Day 5: Hanoi Arrival Back - Ha Long Bay (breakfast/lunch/-)



  • Arrive at Hanoi Railway, where you will be welcome by our guide and driver then have breakfast at a restaurant.

  • 08h00-08h30: Depart to Ha Long Bay. The journey will take 3 hours and arrive at Hon Gai International harbor at noon time. 




  • Check-in Majestic Cruise (2 cabins or 4 cabins) for private or share with some people.


  • Welcome to Majestic Cruise with welcome drink and a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.


  • Enjoy traditional Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Ha Long Bay and enjoying the stunning view.

  • Visit Van Gia floating fishing village, take rowing boat through the village or kayaking for visiting around the village. Continued exploration the bay. Visiting Ha Long Pearl Farm Village, and Swimming in the bay.


Have your free time to enjoy the bay at night or simply relax in your room and fresh yourself. Overnight on board.

Day 6: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi. Overnight Stay In Hanoi (breakfast/lunch/-)



  • Early morning Tai Chi lesson on sun-deck.


  • Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast. Arrive Sung Sot Cave and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave. Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay. Enjoy the lunch on cruise.




  • Majestic Cruise dock Ha Long Bay harbor. farewell to the staffs and sailors to end cruise. Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.

      Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop. Arrive in Hanoi.


Check in hotel.




Have free time to explore and experience Hanoi in the evening. 

Day 7: Hanoi - Departure (breakfast)




  • Check out of the hotel

  • Transfer to the airport or to your next destination

you may have some free time to explore Hanoi at your leisure.

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All are tailor-made tours from Tropic Roads Travel



  • Private transportation door to door transport with air-conditioning

  • Experience English speaking tour guide 

  • Meals as mentioned above 

  • Homestay (Note: Stilt house for homestay is standard, it is a share with has the curtain to separate each mattress, share bathroom together. However, it is clean and safe for stay)

  • Hotel 3 stars in Hanoi (2 people share 1 room) with breakfast at hotel

  • Morning room for shower after a night on train in Lao Cai and Hanoi

  • Round way train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi

  • Majestic Cruise 3 star travel Halong Bay and overnight on cruise

  • Entrance fees, Permission

  • Mineral water daily 2 bottle 500ml/per day

  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

  • Bank fees if payment by credit card

  • Gov tax and service charge

  • No extra charge after final confirmation



  • International Air Fare in & out Vietnam if any

  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle

  • Other than mentioned in the itinerary

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, soft & hard drinks

  • Meals not mentioned in the program

  • Tips are welcomed!

  • Travel Insurance


Children Policy

  • Children from 1-4 years old are free (parents take care of all expenses for children, do not occupy seats in the car). 02 adults can be attached for free with 1 child. From the 2nd child and above, the fee is 75% of the tour price.

  • If 01 adult is accompanied by 01 child from 1-4 years old, the child must buy 50% of the adult’s tour price (enjoy the service like children 5-9 years old).

  • Children from 5-9 years old pay 75% of tour price (separate meals, separate seat in private cars but must sleep with parents). 02 charged children also do not have their own bed.

  • Children 10 years and older are counted as adults.

Special Notes

  • You must bring: legal identification (ID card or Passport)

  • You should bring: insect repellent, common cold medicine or medicines prescribed separately by your doctor.

  • If you are a vegetarian, please bring more vegetarian food to ensure your taste

  • Any service in the tour, if you do not use it, will not be refunded

  • The tour guide has the right to rearrange the order of attractions to suit the conditions of each specific departure date, but still ensure you can visit all attractions in the program.

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