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Spotlight Destination

Discovery the Northern of Vietnam

Price: Available upon request. Duration: 8 Days Hanoi – Duong Lam – Sapa – Ha Long Bay

This eight - day tour is included the most highlights of Vietnam. The tour will be starting from Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam including countless cultural sites itself for over 1000 years. Next, enjoy a walking tour in Duong Lam village, one of the oldest villages of Northern Vietnam. Located in North West Vietnam, the misty Sapa is a must-see place where ethnic minorities gather. Last but not least, discovery Ha Long Bay - the UNESCO Heritage site and one of new 7 wonders of nature.

As you’ll be travelling tailor-made, you can transform this sample tour into your dream holiday. Just ask us to make any changes, and you’ll have a revised itinerary with 24 hours – no limit to the number of changes, and no charge for making the amendments!



  • Discovery Hanoi City – Vietnam’s capital with its sites of culture and historic in which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Museums and the Old Quarter. A great chance to learn about another site of Vietnam’s cultural with the unique Water Puppet Show in the end of the day.  
  • Walking around the Duong Lam village and learning about its history for over 1200 years in which including old houses and sculpture temples, pagodas. 
  • Travelling to Sapa and meet up with local ethnic minorities at their special daily markets and learns more about their lifestyles.
  • Spending an amazing night on a traditional junk and discover the beautiful landscapes made by over thousands of limestone karsts, beaches and caves in Ha Long Bay.

Day 1: Pickup at Noi Bai Airport and transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: A full day discovery Hanoi's historical sites

Day 3: Transferring to visit the Duong Lam village, one of the oldest village of Vietnam. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: Departing Ha Long Bay. Check in and enjoy touring in Ha Long Bay with Cruise. Overnight on Junk

Day 5: Visiting Ha Long Bay in the morning. Later, transferring back to Hanoi for the night train to Sapa. Overnight on train.

Day 6: Pickup at Lao Cai and transfer for a visiting to daily ethnic market in Sapa

Day 7: A full day hiking and trekking to Ethnic village in Sapa. Later, transferring to Lao Cai for night train back to Hanoi.

Day 8: Pickup at Hanoi train station and transfer to hotel (not check-in) for breakfast. Free at leisure till tranferring Noi Bai to airport for departure flight.



Hanoi is not only the capital of Vietnam but also one of the most beautiful cities in Asia. This city has an oldest historic for over 1000 years includes a countless of cultural sites such as: pagodas, charming lakes and bustling old quarter where many handicraft workshops has. Upon arrival in Noi Bai airport you will be met by our representative and transfer to your hotel for check-in. You’ll have time to relax after your journey.

Meals: None


After breakfast at hotel, you’ll have the whole day with our guide to explore Hanoi - Vietnam’s capital city. Your guide will take you to the Temple of Literature also called Quoc Tu Giam - the first university in Vietnam dating back to the 11th century. A next popular attraction, as is Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum together with Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh delivered the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Vietnam in 1945. It’s a great chance to step in Ho Chi Minh stilt house where he lived and worked, and the museum dedicated to his memory.

After lunch, you’ll call in at the serene Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, on the banks of Hanoi’s Ho Tay (West) Lake. After that, take a walking tour explore the bustling Old Quarter which also called 36 streets where maze of shopping streets and restaurants with a hotchpotch of architecture - traditional tube houses, religious buildings, artisans’ workshops and cottages, colonial houses and modern concrete edifices. It’s noisy and hectic, but definitely a ‘must-see’ attraction. In the evening, you’ll have tickets for a performance of traditional Water Puppetry (an art form unique to northern Vietnam, and an interesting, light-hearted introduction to its rural culture). Your overnight stay will be in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch


After breakfast at hotel, you will leave Hanoi and departing for Duong Lam old village. Duong Lam, located in the west of Hanoi is old of the oldest villages in Vietnam which has over 1200 years of history. After 1.5-hour driving, you will take the first step into the village and walking around the peaceful village’s paths. Your first visiting will be the Mong Phu in Mong Phu Communal, one of the most important communal houses of the village which not only a gathering place of the villagers in many cultural activities but also special in its sophisticated decoration details. The lunch today will be served in a nice old house in the village.

In the afternoon, you will be guided for a visiting to the Mia Pagoda which built in the 15th century. This pagoda is now very famous with its 287 statues made in many sizes. Next, visit to the Ngo Quyen’s temple and Phung Hung’s temple where dedicated for 2 national heroes who won the victory against the invaders during Duong’s dynasty in China. On the way back to Hanoi, you will stop for a visiting at Tay Phuong pagoda. This pagoda is one of the first pagodas built in Vietnam which has very beautiful architecture and sculpture. After arrival at hotel in Hanoi, you will enjoy your rest of day free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch     


After an early breakfast, you’ll leave for Ha Long Bay, one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas and the world’s largest marine limestone ‘karst’ landscape. There you’ll board your boat, a junk built from the model of the old Vietnamese court vessels with sails, a wide transom and rectangular superstructure, that takes you through Bai Tu Long Bay area. You’ll then continue your cruise to visit a fishing village where you’ll have an opportunity explore the village and hidden lagoons in a tender. The route is designed to avoid the busy areas and includes a very quiet location for your overnight stay. All your meals will be provided on board, usually based on fresh seafood, and you’ll sleep in a twin/double cabin with an en suite toilet and shower.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner


After a light breakfast pastry and tea or coffee, you’ll dock to visit one of the most famous caves in the Bay. You’ll return to the junk for a brunch while cruising back to dock around noon and meet up guide and driver for a drive back to Hanoi. Arriving at your hotel in the mid-afternoon, enjoy your free time or doing own visiting, shopping around Hanoi until meet up with our guide again for a transferring to Hanoi train station. Here you will check-in a private cabin with soft-berths for a night train to Lao Cai.

Meals: Brunch


At early morning, arrival in Lao Cai train station, you will be met and transferred to a nice hotel in Sapa for breakfast and store the luggage. Sapa, a destination of “cultural authenticity” where you can easily see many ethnic minorities such as Tay, Red Dao, H’Mong gathers at daily markets; And “natural tranquility” with hundreds of terrace rice paddies and mountain. After breakfast, you will be guided for a visiting to a market frequented by ethnic minority peoples. These trips to ethnic minority markets must be on Tuesday: Coc Ly or Ban Cam market, Thursday: Lung Khau Nhin market, Saturday: Can Cau Market and Sunday: Bac Ha, Muong Hum or Muong Khuong market.

In the afternoon, you’ll return to Lao Cai and continue your journey into the mountains to Sapa, a small town perched on the mountainside opposite Mt. Fan Si Pan, Vietnam’s highest peak. You’ll arrive with time to relax and stroll around the town. You’ll spend the night in a Sapa hotel with good mountain views.

Although it’s quite a long drive, the landscape is attractive and the ethnic markets are a fascinating experience. Unlike those in the tourist areas, the markets that we choose are for not only for buying and selling, but are also meeting places for ethnic minority people to meet and exchange news. There will be plenty of color and authentic costumes, but very little to buy as souvenirs unless you want to barter for a water buffalo or a sack of fertilizer. You will spend tonight at a hotel in Sapa Town.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch


After breakfast, starting a day by strolling to the town’s busy colorful market also is called Sapa Market where Black H’Mong, Tay, Red Dao and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. After that, you will hike down a scenic valley calling in at the H’Mong ethnic minority villages on the way. After a streamside picnic lunch, you’ll drive to more villages belonging to the H’mong, Day and Red Dao ethnic minority groups. Here you can have opportunity to visit local families and learn more about their lifestyle and the special culture through daily the activities.

After that, you will return to Sapa and have rest of day free at leisure till transfer to Lao Cai station for the overnight train to Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch


Early arrival in Hanoi train station, you will be met and transfer to hotel for breakfast and free at leisure till be picked up by our guide and transferred to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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