5-Day Northern Vietnam Discovery with Halong Bay Cruise

Experience Hanoi’s atmospheric Old Quarter, classic colonial architecture, and hiking through rural Cat Cat Village to Yinh Ho Village. Relax via the cruise on Halong Bay to see the stunning view of nature.

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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 Hanoi Arrival & Airport Pickup
  • Anatole Hotel Hanoi
  • None

Arrive at Hanoi International Airport, you will be transferral to the hotel for a refresh after a long time flight.

DAY 2 Drive from Hanoi to Sapa for 2-Day Hike in Villages
  • Local Homestay
  • Breakfast and Lunch

Pick up from the hotel and transfer to Sapa. Starting from Sapa Town and driving to Cat Cat for 20 minutes, trekking uphill for 3 hours to reach a peaceful village Y Linh Ho.

Have lunch in Y Linh Ho overlooking the vast valley of Muong Hoa Valley. you will spend a night at a local house.


1. You will be walking on a muddy trekking trail, not accessible by a big car. A support motorbike will carry your luggage.
2. Pack light and prepare a bag for tonight's needs (including towels, toothbrush, and a cup for drinking).
3. It is unlikely the homestay offers a converter plug so it's better to bring your own or get your electronics fully recharged.
4. Meals of today will be simply local food with nothing fancy. Please notify your travel advisor in advance of any special requirements regarding food and accommodations.

Sapa minority

Sapa minority

DAY 3 One Day Hike to Muong Hoa Valley, Drive Back to Hanoi
  • Anatole Hotel Hanoi
  • Breakfast and Lunch

Enjoy a simple breakfast with your homestay host. Start trekking on a mountain trail (mostly plain with a few small ramps) for 5 to 6 hours and reach Giang Ta Chai in the afternoon, and have lunch there. Walk a little bit further to Hau Thao, where you will be picked up and transferred back to Sapa Town.

Notes: We can arrange a stopover at a hotel, where you can take a quick shower, relax and have some simple food before driving back to Hanoi. Extra cost applies, USD30 per person (free for children under 6). Please make your requirement with your travel advisor beforehand.

Cat Cat Village

Cat Cat Village

DAY 4 Shared transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (arranged by cruise company), 2-day Cruising on Halong Bay
  • Overnight Stay Onboard
  • Breakfast and Lunch

In the norming at 8:15 am, transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay by shared transfer, and cruise departs at 12:30 pm.

Bahaya Cruise is one of the largest cruise companies on Halong Bay. cruise to Trinh Nu Cave, swimming and kayaking on a private beach nestled behind the cave.

Enjoy the “Happy Hour” on board, and try out creating authentic Vietnamese dishes. You can also join the squid-fishing onboard, which really fun to learn to fish like locals.

Halong Bay Scenery

Halong Bay Scenery

DAY 5 Check Out and Take a Private Transfer to Hanoi, Hanoi Departure
  • Breakfast

A fantastic day starts with a Tai Chi lesson, Kayak in the scenic Halong Bay, and soak in the stunning views, especially in a private area with no interruption.

Check out at 10:30 am, and take a private transfer to Hanoi Airport for departure.

Kayak in Halong Bay

Kayak in Halong Bay

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