Code: NV04
Routes: Hanoi - Sapa - Ha Long - Hanoi
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Features: This trip is ideal for those with limited time interested in the cultural mosaics and inspirational landscapes of the North of Vietnam, and for those with limited time, this is truly ideal for you. A panorama of diverse beauty starting from Hanoi to Sapa's mountains, terraced rice paddies and ethnic minorities; to the magic and treasures of Ha Long Bay.


Trip Itinerary

The night before at 8:30 PM, we meet you at your hotel for your transfer to the Tran Quy Cap train station for boarding at 9:40 PM. You  share an AC soft sleeper cabin and travel North to Lao Cai town.


Today morning at around 6:30 AM, you are welcomed by our driver at the train station to transfer to Sapa. Breakfast served at a Hmong hotel upon arrival then you set out on your challenging trek along the most beautiful valley in Vietnam, over meandering streams, tiers of paddy terraces, and through villages of the Hmong. Along the way you learn more about the region, culture and agriculture process of the locals.


Our welcoming host greets you after your trek, then a local Hmong woman teach you the art of batik, a traditional handicraft of the Hmong that creates a pattern with beeswax and is dipped in indigo.

You continue to connect with the family as you enjoy dinner and an overnight at their home.


Trekking Distance: 13 km (6 hours)

Trail Difficulty: 4/5

Inclusion: Train tickets, transfers in Sapa, local Hmong guide (just in Sapa area), homestay with permit, all meals, batik handicrafts, water.

After breakfast at 8.00 AM, you are guided for a round trip of a more relaxing walk to two more villages of the Hmong, pay a visit to some of their homes to learn more about their lives. Lunch is savoured at a local Hmong restaurant overlooking the river and rice terraces.


After lunch you are driven back to Sapa for some shopping, coffee and a shower before the van takes you back to Lao Cai station for the  train to Hanoi.

Trekking Distance: 5-6 km

Trail Difficulty: 3/5

Inclusion: Train tickets, transfers in Sapa, local Hmong guide (just in Sapa area), breakfast, lunch, shower place in Hmong hotel in Sapa afternoon day 2, water.

Safely back in Hanoi at 5:00 AM please find your way on foot back to a prearranged hotel near the train station. Shower, short rest and basic breakfast.


Departure for Ha Long Bay is around 8:00 AM in a shared van. Arrive at the port around 12:30 PM. Welcomed on board, you are taken to your cabin before the trip briefing while you cruise to Bai Tu Long Bay and admire the fascinating formations. Visit Thien Canh Son cave. Then relax at our secluded island-beach or explore by kayak. Later you return back to the boat just in time to watch the beautiful sunset from the top deck before enjoying the bay’s freshest seafood dinner.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide on boat, morning shower, entrance fee, kayak, boat / junk, all meals, permits.

Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet breath-taking beauty of Bay’s landscape with towering limestone. You have breakfast at around 8:00 AM before our short rowboat by the locals of the bay.


Lunch on the boat as we slowly cruise back to boat pier. Hit the road before arriving back to Hanoi around 5:30 PM.


Inclusion: Transfer, guide on boat, entrance fee, boat / junk, row boat, breakfast, lunch.