8-Day North Vietnam Vacation in Luxury

Tour Route: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hanoi

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  • Tour Code: ODY-VN-250
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Travel Date: Private tour with flexible travel date
  • Price Inclusions: All transportation mentioned in the itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
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Day 1: International Arrival, Hanoi

Upon your arrival in Hanoi, our guide will greet you and escort you to InterContinental Hanoi Westlake in the downtown area for hotel check-in. Rest of the day is yours to relax.

Overnight: Hanoi
Accommodation: InterContinental Hanoi Westlake Hotel (5 star), Superior Room

Day 2: Hanoi - Sapa

In the morning, uncover Hanoi by visiting some historical sites, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday, Oct. and Nov.), Presidential Palace, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. After lunch, proceed to the Museum of Ethnology to see an extensive display on Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups and enjoy a cycle or rickshaw trip around the Old Quarter and the Hoan Kiem Lake, before relaxing in a theatre nearby for a wonderful Water Puppet Show. After the show, you will be escorted to the train station for an overnight train to Sapa.

Overnight: Train to Sapa
Accommodation: Victoria Express Train
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Sapa Sightseeing

You'll arrive at Lao Cai train station at 4 or 5 am, then transfer to Sapa Victoria hotel for a specially arranged early hotel check-in. After a short rest to freshen up and have breakfast, we will take a leisure stroll around the local markets and Ta Van Village, to capture the bustling morning and the rural life. In the afternoon, have a trekking to the hill tribe villages to get a close look at local people's life.

Overnight: Sapa
Accommodation: Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa (4.5 star), Deluxe Room
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Sapa - Hanoi

This morning continue your Sapa trip to visit Silver Waterfall, which offers nice scenery of green hills and clear water. Later move to another less-stepped site - Heaven Gate before going to Tafin Village of Dzao, where you’ll have a picnic lunch en route. After today's tour, head for Lao Cai train station for an overnight train back to Hanoi.

Overnight: Train to Hanoi
Accommodation: Victoria Express Train
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Arrive in Hanoi at around 5:30 am. Transfer to Sofitel Hanoi Hotel for breakfast and have a short rest (Note: No room booking. If you need room booking and early check-in, a one-night room rate surcharge is required). After a short rest, take a 3-hour scenic drive to the World Heritage site of Halong Bay and begin your deluxe Au Co Cruises tour to Halong Bay and Bai Tu Bay. While cruising, visit the wheel house and engine room, get a guided tour of Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave. Later, back to the ship to join activities onboard and enjoy the body massage (1 hr) and jacuzzi for two people (30 mins).

Overnight: Halong Bay
Accommodation: Au Co Cruises (5 star), Deluxe Cabin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Halong Bay Cruise

Enjoy Tai Chi before breakfast, then get a rowing boat tour to Vung Vieng fishing village in 1 hour before cruising towards Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island for walking excursion in the national park of Cat Ba Island and visit of The Au Co organic farm. After experience exciting swimming and kayaking in Viet Hai Lagoon, go back to the boat for activities onboard: Happy Hour for two hours (half price drink), relaxing at Lan Ha bar, and squid fishing.

Overnight: Halong Bay
Accommodation: Au Co Cruises (5 star), Deluxe Cabin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Halong Bay - Hanoi

Continue to enjoy the picturesque scenery of Halong Bay while having breakfast and joining a Vietnamese traditional tea ceremony. After that, disembark the Au Co Cruise, be escorted to have lunch and get back to the in InterContinental Hanoi Westlake Hanoi city (about 4 hrs’ drive). Rest of the day is on your own.

Overnight: Hanoi
Accommodation: InterContinental Hanoi Westlake Hotel (5 star), Superior Room
Meal: Brunch

Day 8: Hanoi, Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have some free time on your own before transferring to the airport for your international flight home.

Meal: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of the properties we selected are either located in the downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance in accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedback from our previous clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes, and cultural backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower, and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pickup. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Meals

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Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during the tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at the handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

 

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

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You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for the best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

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Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

 

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