Best of Northern Vietnam 7 Days

Best of Northern Vietnam 7 Days

7 Days

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Arrival in Hanoi

As you step off the plane at Noi Bai International Airport, our warm-hearted guide will be there to greet you at the baggage claim area. Look for the sign adorned with our distinctive Asia Tour Advisor logo and your name. We'll take care of your comfortable transfer to your hotel while providing an introduction to the city en route. The remainder of the day is yours to settle in, unwind, and explore at your leisure.

Hanoi, Vietnam's capital city, is a haven for seven million people. Immerse yourself in its traditional elegance, featuring French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, picturesque lakes, and the vibrant Old Quarter. Observe locals practicing Tai Chi by the lake, and savor the sights and sounds of barbers and food vendors conducting their sidewalk trade.

Hanoi Sightseeing

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel, followed by a pickup from your local tour guide. Hanoi, with over 1,000 years of history, offers a treasure trove of cultural and historical sites to explore. You'll visit the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the resting place of "Uncle Ho," the delicate One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Temple, and the Quan Thanh Pagoda.

After a satisfying lunch, you can choose to explore the Temple of Literature, where ancient Vietnamese relics await your discovery. Alternatively, you may opt to visit Hoa Lo Prison or the Art/Women/History Museum before experiencing the charm of Railway Street. Your day culminates with a unique cultural performance at the water puppet theater, a captivating tradition from northern Vietnam.


Hanoi – Pu Luong - Village Life and Water Wheels Walk

Morning: Your journey into Pu Luong Nature Reserve begins with a picturesque road trip through a breathtaking mountain pass, offering panoramic views of the entire valley. You'll arrive at your accommodation in time for a delectable lunch, followed by leisure time to explore the retreat's stunning surroundings with captivating panoramic vistas and a serene ambiance.

Afternoon: A transfer takes you to a location approximately 12 km from the retreat, where your enchanting walk begins. You'll cross a suspension bridge over the Cham River and then follow the river's course, with the landscape unfolding before your eyes. Wander from village to village, uncovering remarkable water wheels that play a vital role in moving water from the river through handcrafted bamboo aqueducts, using ingenious constructions of all sizes.

Your journey leads to Chieng Lau village, where you can take a moment to relax and relish the tranquil streamside scenery. Afterward, you'll walk to the main road and be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for a delightful dinner.


Pu Luong - Village Life and Community Interaction

Morning: Embrace the opportunity to immerse yourself in village life as you interact with locals residing in the hills above the retreat. Gain insights into daily life, stroll amidst working farmland and rice fields, and discover the art of crafting colorful textiles. Lunch will be served at the Lodge.

Afternoon: Bid farewell to Pu Luong and set out for Ninh Binh. Upon your arrival, check into your hotel and unwind.


Ninh Binh Exploration – Return to Hanoi

After breakfast, your tour guide will escort you to Tam Coc, where you'll board a sampan to navigate the Ngo Dong River and explore its three caves.

Optional: Embark on an exciting biking adventure around Tam Coc (additional fee of approximately USD 5/bike applies).

Around midday, indulge in a delectable lunch. The journey continues with a visit to Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of Vietnam. Explore the Ding King Temple and Le King Temple, both dating back to the 10th century, and delve into the heroic histories of these two kings during the Chinese Wars.

Next, venture to Mua Cave, a place brimming with captivating stories. Ascend 500 stone steps to enjoy a mesmerizing panoramic view of the countryside and the Ngo Dong River.

As the day unfolds, return to Hanoi and enjoy some free time at leisure.


Hanoi – Halong Bay

We will pick you up from your Hanoi hotel and embark on a picturesque journey through the verdant Red River Delta to reach the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay. Upon arrival, you'll board a luxurious junk ship for an enchanting overnight cruise. As you relax on board, marvel at the incredible limestone karsts that rise from the sea, surrounded by thousands of jungle-clad islands, creating a timeless and enchanting world.

While you savor a fresh seafood lunch, you can unwind and take in the breathtaking scenery, holding a refreshing drink in hand. We'll take you to a traditional fishing village where locals have established an entire community on their boats. Explore Tien Ong Cave before returning to the cruise for cocktails, canapés, and a magnificent sunset. Conclude your day with a romantic, candlelit dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Halong Bay – Return to Hanoi Airport

Begin your day with a Tai Chi class on deck, set against the early morning mist, or simply savor the beauty of the sunrise over the azure waters. Choose between an excursion to a secluded island with a sandy beach for a refreshing swim or join the chef for a cooking demonstration to delve deeper into Vietnamese cuisine. As your junk gracefully cruises through Halong Bay, passing islets and caves, enjoy a leisurely brunch.

Upon disembarkation, your driver will meet you and transfer you to Noi Bai Airport for your evening flight home. Alternatively, we can return you to Hanoi if your flight is scheduled for the following day, with an additional night at a Hanoi hotel. This concludes your memorable tour with Asia Tour Advisor. Thank you for traveling with us, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future!

Meals: Breakfast (Brunch)

[Note: Please ensure your flight time aligns with your departure arrangements, and allow sufficient time for airport procedures.]

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Unforgettable Adventure
Reviewed On: Feb 23, 2023ScottAustralia

The Best of Northern Vietnam tour was a fantastic adventure. We explored breathtaking landscapes, learned about local cultures, and tried delicious food. The itinerary was well-planned and included all the must-see sights. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and made the trip run smoothly. The accommodations were comfortable and the transportation was safe and efficient. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in exploring the beauty and culture of Northern Vietnam. The Best of Northern Vietnam tour is a trip of a lifetime.
Scott Australia

Good, but short time
Reviewed On: Feb 22, 2023BakerUnited States

The destinations were stunning and our tour guide, Tuan, was knowledgeable and friendly. However, the short duration of the tour made the itinerary feel rushed and we didn’t have enough time to fully explore each destination. Additionally, some of the accommodations were below standard. Despite these challenges, we learned a lot about local cultures and tried delicious food. Overall, it was a fair experience, and I would recommend this tour to those looking for a quick introduction to Northern Vietnam.
Baker US

Memorable time
Reviewed On: Feb 16, 2023DanielNew Zealand

The tour was an unforgettable experience. We visited the stunning Pu Luong highland and the picturesque Halong Bay, and the scenery was breathtaking. Our tour guide, Thanh, was knowledgeable and friendly, and made the trip run smoothly. We learned about local cultures and tried delicious food. The accommodations were comfortable and the transportation was safe and efficient. Overall, it was a fantastic adventure that I would highly recommend to anyone looking to explore the beauty and culture of Northern Vietnam. Thanh was a great guide who made the trip even more enjoyable.
Daniel New Zealand

A fair review
Reviewed On: Feb 16, 2023CarolineUnited States

I recently went on the Northern Vietnam in 7 Days tour, visiting Pu Luong, Ninh Binh, and Halong Bay. The destinations were stunning and the tour guide, Thanh, was knowledgeable and friendly. However, there were some issues with the accommodations and transportation. Despite these challenges, the trip was enjoyable, and we learned a lot about local cultures and tried delicious food. Overall, it was a fair experience, and I would recommend the tour to those looking to explore the beauty and culture of Northern Vietnam, with the caveat that there may be some logistical challenges to navigate.
Caroline US

Reviewed On: Feb 16, 2023MurphyAustralia

The Northern Vietnam 7 Days tour was a thrilling adventure that took us to the stunning destinations of Ninh Binh and Halong Bay. The scenery was breathtaking, and we had the chance to experience local cultures and try delicious food. The itinerary was well-planned, and the accommodations were comfortable. We encountered some challenges with transportation, but the overall experience was exciting and unforgettable. I highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore the beauty and culture of Northern Vietnam. The Northern Vietnam in 7 Days tour is a trip of a lifetime.
Murphy Australia

Reviewed On: Jan 20, 2023GlissenaarNetherlands

This was an excellent tour from the beginning of the planning of the tour, thru the completion of it. Everything was handled properly and in good time. We were taken care properly and on time, everything that was said was done. So much detail. I highly recommend this tour company. Tran and his staffs do an excellent job. We have been so pleased with the entire process. Could not recommend them more highly.

Highly recommended
Reviewed On: Jan 18, 2023DuncanUnited States

We were so impressed with Asia Tour Advisor, we booked with them online and everything was promptly replied to. Over in Vietnam when we wanted to book other trips or change bookings nothing was a problem to them. Highly recommended.


Great trip with AsiaTourAdvisor
Reviewed On: Jan 10, 2023Mr.AmeliaSouth Africa

I dealt with Hong Luong at Asia Tour Advisor and right from the beginning he was fabulous. Our initial inquiry he answered promptly and followed up constantly, even when we were slow in making our choices. Any query at all we had about Vietnam, he was able to answer and he helped us out when we left some paintings at a hotel, which we didn’t think we would see again. He really did go above and beyond.

We would recommend to anyone to use this company for advice and finding the right tour to meet your needs or even only if you require them to assist in only a small part of your trip to Vietnam and requiring touring assistance. They will be happy to assist in any way
Mr.Amelia -South Africa

Brilliant experience
Reviewed On: Dec 13, 2019BoudinUnited States

Loved the tour and everything about the tour. All experiences where great. This is an amazing country. All the hotels were well located and at a good 4 star standard. It was a brilliant experience.

Experience of a lifetime
Reviewed On: Dec 13, 2019SeanNetherlands

This was our first trip to Vietnam and we were very pleased. The trip was the experience of a lifetime. Our travel agent, Hong, did a great job of helping us through the entire process and during a flight delay. Our guide, Tam, was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and efficient. Thank you all!
Sean -Netherlands

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What's Included

  • Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
  • Board a junk and take to the stunning turquoise waters of Halong Bay on a three day cruise (joining cruise)
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Cold water and towel during tours

What's Excluded

  • Visa stamp fee
  • Domestic flights:Hanoi – Danang; Hue-Ho Chi Minh by Vietnam Airline with Economy Class
  • International flight arrival and departure
  • Other meal, drink, Tip to guide and driver, personal expenses
  • Supplement for French, Spanish, Italian and German speaking guide

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    Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
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  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
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