Spend 8 days seeing the best sightseeing spots throughout North Vietnam – from Hanoi to Halong Bay and back, by motorbike and private transportation.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Arrival in Hanoi airport, Asia Eyes Travel picks you up and escorts you to hotel in Hanoi for check in.
Day 2: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong
This morning, you visit Hoa Lu – the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam where you will find out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that, we head to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu). You will get on bamboo boat – rowed by the local people – in Ngo Dong river to visit Tam Coc (three caves).
Day 3: Hanoi – Sightseeing Tour By Motorbike – Sapa
Today you take a motorbike city tour around Hanoi city’s popular and historic sites like Hanoi Opera House, Old Quarter, West lake, Long Bien Bridge. Take a number of short stops to take photos and learn about the history of each place visited. On this tour, taste a large range of local food and enjoy unlimited drinks. Back to the hotel and you are free at leisure for shopping in the afternoon. In the evening you are transferred to Hanoi railway station to catch the overnight soft sleeper train to Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa Trekking
Arrive in Sapa early morning, you visit the villages by trekking to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai villages, Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people.
Day 5: Sapa – Cat Cat – Sin Chai – Hanoi
This morning we continue the trip to visit Cat Cat village, relax at the foot of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station. In the late afternoon, you are transferred to Lao Cai Train station for the overnight train to Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Arrive in Hanoi early morning, you are picked up to the hotel for relaxing before going to Halong bay. Check in the boat and spend 24 hours on the traditional Junk Cruise through emerald waters, thousands of limestone islets, visit floating villages by bamboo boat or go kayaking and swimming. Come back from the boat, take part in a cooking class and sunset party. Spend one night relaxing on the cruise.
Day 7: Halong – Hanoi
Continue cruising around islands this morning. After a brunch on board return to Hanoi.
Day 8: Hanoi Departure
You are free at leisure until the transfer to the airport for your flight to your next destination.