North Vietnam package tour 8 days

This is the best way to visit to visit the most beautiful landscape of Vietnam as Sapa, Halong, Hanoi capital of Vietnam and outskirt of Hanoi
Day 1 : Welcome to Hanoi Vietnam  

AM: CTV team will welcome you and pick up you from Noi Bai International airport then Car / Van will drive to Hanoi center for check in hotel and have lunch.

PM: After lunch, you will be transferred to visit the Temple of literature. Continue to visit Museum of Ethnology – the most interesting museum in Hanoi with many different things relating the 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. After that, you will visit Hoan Kiem lake (Restore Sword Lake). The last place of the tour is taking a walk for few minutes to visit The old quarter of Hanoi before watching Vietnam water puppet show.

Overnight in hotel, Hanoi

One pillar pagoda
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

8AM: After breakfast at hotel, van / car & CTV team will pick us up and we start our 3,5 hours drive to Halong City stpping on the way for some refreshments and local hospitality.

12 Noon: Upon arrival at Halong City, we transfer to our boat for a cruise in the stunning Halong Bay. Sea food lunch will be served on board.

1PM – 2PM: The cruise will take you to discover Halong bay with exotic islands: shape of Dog, incense urn, sail island, fighting Cocks which are naturally formed by process of erosion between the see water and lime stone mountain.

2PM – 5PM: We will visit one of the most beautiful caves of Halong - Surprise Cave. Then our cruise is going to Titop island and beach for swimming or climb up to the top of the island for outstanding panoramic view of the Bay.

5PM – 6 PM: Our cruise drop anchor in the middle of Halong bay for overnight. Here you can swim around the cruise with green sea water or relax on the cruise deck for drink and enjoy a view with sunset.

7PM – 9 PM: Vietnamese seafood will be served for dinner then to go fishing squids.

Stay overnight on board, Halong bay

Halong bay vietnam

Halong bay vietnam

Day 3: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)  
6AM – 8 AM: Enjoy a view with Halong bay sunrise and Tai Chi and breakfast.

8.30 AM – 9.30 AM: Take local bamboo boat to visit a tunnel cave - Green lagoon, one of highlight in Halong.

9.30 – 12 Noon: Continue to move around the bay to find more secluded areas – Bai Tu Long bay. Then return to harbour for lunch in Halong city.

1PM – 5 PM : Transfer back to Ha Noi.

7 PM: Night train to Sapa - the cabin with 4 berths, soft sleeper and air-conditioning, you can book the whole cabin or you can share with 2 other persons.

There are several train depart from Hanoi station between 7pm to 10pm, the journey is about 8,5 hours, the end in Lao Cai Station. 

Halong bay tours
Day 4: Lao Cai – Sapa, trek to Ta Van village (Breakfast, Lunch)

6.30 AM: The train arrives in Lao Cai at 6.30 a.m,  Our CTV team will welcome you by your name sign. We drive up to Sapa about 50 minutes on Bus,  you will be taken to a small guesthouse for a morning showers then your breakfast at a local restaurant here.

9:30 AM: After breakfast & short morning beak and have some last preparation for the trekking to villages
we leave the hotel and start trekking . The fist part is on the road but we soon turn to the right and walk on a small path down the valley to Muong hoa river and visit the Black Hmong in Lao chai  . Black Hmong is one of the biggest minority group in Sa pa district. They are proud of their culture and keep their traditions way of living. They have their own language ,wear traditions indigo blue clothing  …

After that you continue go to Ta van village to visit the Zay People. Zay is a fairly small minority group of 38.000.people who live in the mountains in the North west Viet nam . The development has meant that some of their old custom have been lost but many woman still wear tradition shits with purple, blue or green colour . The Zay houses are build in wood and bamboo with clay floor. We stay overnight with a local family in Ta van and have dinner there.

Homestay with Dzay people  in Ta Van village, Sapa

Day 5: Ta van – Giang Ta chai – Sa pa  ( Breakfast)  

AM : After the breakfast we continue to visit Red Zao people at Giang Ta chai village. Where we also see a waterfall. The Red Zao woman has very colorful embroideries and coins on their clothing. On their head they wear a red scarf. Some of the women have shaved off their eyebrows because of a nice Red Zao Legend.

PM: We continue go along small path in the rice fields ,cross the Muong hoa river and trek up to Su pan where you meet the  car pick you up to Sa pa

(Trekking distance : 10 Km)

Overnight in Hotel, Sapa town

Ta Van Village
Day 6: Sapa around - Lao Cai station (Breakfast)  

Today you are free at leisure, to visit around the town of Sapa (Dragon mount, Orchid garden, Waterfall…) or relax in town and inhale the fresh air.

Leave Sapa by Bus in the late afternoon (5.30 p.m.) to Lao Cai station for our night train back to Hanoi.

Overnight on train to Hanoi

Sapa village
Day 7: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc - Hanoi ( Breakfast, lunch)  

5.30 AM: Train from Sapa arrive in Hanoi, We will stay at small hotel where is close to Hanoi train station for breakfast and shower.

8 AM: CTV team will pick up you at hotel in Hanoi, then driving to the south of Hanoi with 2 hours to Ninh Binh province.

It will be an exciting day highlighted firstly by 2 hours local boat ride in Tam Coc streams that we will enjoy the spectacular scenery while gliding along the river among rice paddies and ranges of limestone mountains peaking up towers over you.

PM: After lunch served with local food at a restaurant riverside, a short transfer through the peaceful country road to Hoa Lu, once the Vietnam’s ancient capital 11 centuries ago.
Here are the two temples dedicated to the King Dinh and King Le, the founder of the capital in 10th century. Return to Hanoi at about 5.00 p.m.

Overnight in hotel, Hanoi

Rowing baot in Tam Coc
Day 8: Hanoi departure (Breakfast)  

Time departure Hanoi will depend on your flight tickets, CTV team will say good bye you in Noi Bai International airport. We are trying all of the best for your impressive trip in Vietnam. Thank you very much for joining us.


Private package tour - Price in USD for per person

Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 S.S.
Price for two star hotel 826 557 490 439 409 389 397 383 373 364 174
Price for three star hotel 888 619 551 501 471 451 458 445 434 426 236
Price for four star hotel 1031 763 695 645 614 594 602 588 578 569 380

+  Our prices include: Private air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced safe driver, English speaking tour guide, Entrance fee (s), Accommodation with breakfast, Boat trip in Halong, Tam Coc,  Train tickets, all meals as mentioned in  itinerary and complimentary water.

Our prices exclude: International flight to/from Vietnam, Single supplement charge, Vietnamese entry visa fee, Travel insurance, Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program, Personal expenses and Tips for driver & tour guide.

What to bring: Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses & hat, sun-block, insect repel, flashlights, good shoes, cable locks.

Hotel and cruise list: 

Destination / Hotel - Cruise category

2 star

3 star

4 star

5 star

Hotel in Hanoi

Ha Noi A1 hotel

Medallion hotel

Silk Path hotel

Intercontinental West Lake

Hotels in Sapa Cat Cat view hotel Bamboo Sapa hotel Chau Long hotel

Victoria Sapa Hotel

Cruise in Halong bay

Phoenix cruise Halong

Emotion cruise Halong

Paradise cruise Halong

Violet cruise Halong



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