The Best Vietnam Tour for the First-time Travelers

The week-long tour in North Vietnam takes you to hill tribes where you can experience the local village life and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery.

Furthermore, you will have an overnight stay on a cruise ship on Halong Bay, one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam, to deeply explore the charming karst landscape.
Travel Route: Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day: 7
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
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The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
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Get to Know Vietnam from the Capital, Hanoi

Explore the most graceful and atmospheric capital in Southeast Asia where the old Asia blends with the new Asia.

Enjoy a Halong Bay Cruise

Stay overnight on a cruise in Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Hanoi, to fully enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the limestone islands, explore the caves, or simply go diving and swimming in the shimmering sea.

Explore the North Village in Sapa

Trek through the rice terraces fields on the mountains to enjoy a different mountain view of north Vietnam as well as the unique ethnic culture of the local groups.

Village in Sapa
Wooden House
Halong Bay

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to Vietnam!
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi to Sapa
Today you need to get up early to take a 5-hour driving from Hanoi to Sapa. You can enjoy the beautiful views of northwest mountains.
Arriving in Sapa at noon, you will check in at the hotel and take a rest or explore the surroundings at your leisure.
Stay overnight in Sapa.
Day 3: Sapa Day Tour
Today you will enjoy a full-day excursion to the north villages. First, you will visit Muong Hoa Valley. Form the top you can have a panorama view of the hilltop town. And then you will take a little trek through the terrace rice fields to get to a small village of Y Linh Ho hamlet, where the Black Hmong people live.
After visiting Y Linh Ho village, you will trek along the river to get to Lao Chai Village, where you can visit some local families to closely experience the local life style.
In the afternoon, you will move on the Ta Van Village to experience the local culture that is different from the other hill tribes.
After the tour, you will get back to Sapa Town.
Stay overnight in Sapa.
The Terrace rice fields in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa to Hanoi
In the morning, you will trek to Cat Cat Village at the foot of Fansipan Mountain. It is a small but bustling village where H’mong people live. You can visit local families and see how clothing being made in their traditional way.
Then, you will trek to Sin Chai to see traditional wooden houses built suring the indigenous Pumu tree.
After the tour, you will take a drive back to Hanoi.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Leisurely trek in Sapa.
Day 5: Hanoi to Halong Bay
After breakfast, you will transfer to Halong Bay, the spectacular World Heritage-listed site. You will board a traditional wooden junk boat and explore the jade waters studded with karst islands.
After lunch onboard, you will visit Trinh Nu Cave to see the stunning array of stalactites and stalagmites.
Then, you can go to swim or kayak as you like in the free time.
Stay overnight on a cruise in Halong Bay.
The stunning array of stalactites and stalagmites.
Day 6: Halong Bay back to Hanoi
In the morning, you can joining a T’ai Chi class on the deck of the Junk boat. The time before we leave for the airport is your free time. You can enjoy a refreshing morning swim or take one last look at the Halong Bay.
In the afternoon, you will get back to Hanoi. You will take a walk tour around Hanoi’s Old Quarters, visiting Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Join in a T’ai Chi class on the deck.
Day 7: Hanoi Departure
Say goodbye to Vietnam!
You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer to the airport.
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Service Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
Local transfers mentioned in the itinerary
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeings listed in the itinerary
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International flight to and out of Vietnam
Vietnam visa
Lunches and dinners as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

Vietnam Travel Restriction

Since March 15, Vietnam has been fully open for inbound tourism. Self-isolation is no longer required for traveling to Vietnam. All you need is a valid Vietnam tourist visa and travel/medical insurance that includes COVID-19 cover.

Passport holders from the following 25 countries do not need to apply for a visa to travel to Vietnam.

Vietnam Visa-free Countries in Asia
Brunei & Myanmar - 14 days.
Japan & South Korea (ROK) - 15 days.
The Philippines - 21 days.
Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, & Thailand - 30 days.

Vietnam Visa-free Countries in Europe
Belarus, Denmark, Italy, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, & The United Kingdom - 15 days.

Please contact our local travel consultant for the latest information on visa and vaccination policies before travel.

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