North Vietnam in your eyes – 4 Days


This amazing 4 days’ tour will show you our charming country with culture and nature values. This tour will take you from the mountains to the bay, the most beautiful landscape of Northern Vietnam. We will leave bustling city and visit the most famous mountainous area in the North, Sapa where we have a chance to discover the life style of the hill tribe, and see the terraced rice fields. The trip will end with a boat trip in the world heritage sites of Ha Long bay.


  • Visit the highest pass in Vietnam and admire the spectacular view of mountain landscape
  • Experience the world’s longest and highest cable car to conquer the top of Indochina – Fansipan Mountain Peak
  • Trek in deep hill tribe villages of ethnic minorities to enjoy mountain scenery, see colorful rice paddy terraces and experience the truly life and culture of diverse ethnic minorities.
  • Relax on the cruise in Ha Long bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and admire spectacular scenery with more than 1.000 limestone islands and islets, caves, and traditional floating villages


Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

Tour Route: Hanoi – Sapa – Heaven’s Gate – Silver waterfall – Lao Cai – Ta Van – Ha Long bay – Hanoi

Starts/Ends: Hanoi/ Hanoi (pickup & drop off at the hotel)

Group Size: Private tour only

Commencement date: anytime of the year.

 Duration: 4 day
 Category: Family Tours



Night 01: Night Train Hanoi - Lao Cai

Day 01: Lao Cai - Sapa – Heaven’s Gate – Silver Water Fall – optional Fansipan by Cable Car (B, L)

Day 02: Sapa – Lao Chai – Tavan villages - bus to Hanoi (B, L)

Day 03: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Day 04: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)

Night 01: Night Train Hanoi - Lao Cai

In the evening, our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel then transfer to the station for a night train to Lao Cai.

Overnight on soft sleeper berths cabin to Lao Cai.

Day 01: Lao Cai - Sapa – Heaven Gate – Silver Water Fall – Optional Fansipan by Cable Car (B, L)

We arrive Lao Cai train station in the early morning. Pick up and driving to Sapa, it takes us around one hour to make our way up the mountains. Once at Sapa, we have breakfast before starting the tour.

Meet your guide and driver for a leisure trip. The drive uphill offers most spectacular scenery of Fansipan Mount. Just a kilometer out of the town, rose flower farms and later chayote grows on bamboo frames covered a vast area. We’ll stop at the magnificent Silver Waterfall before continue the road trip for some kilometers further to Heaven Gate and Tram Ton Pass. At 2047m above sea level, the Heaven Gate & Tram Ton Pass is the highest mountain pass in Vietnam. From here enjoy walking around for half an hour for beautiful scenery of both two side of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The wind blows stronger to force the clouds moving constantly. It is the best point here to enjoy breathtaking scenery of the two side of Fansipan Mountain Range. Amazingly that the weather is very different by the side: In many days It is foggy and cloudy on Sa Pa side and sunny brightly the other side.

Leaving the Heaven Gate for the way back downhill 7 km, then stop to pay visiting to some lush farm in O Quy Ho where different kind of vegetable, flower, fruit trees and even medicinal plants are grown for years which makes this part of Sapa ever green.

Approx: 2 hours driving/ 1 hour walking

Optional: Fansipan by cable car

The cable car system in Sapa is the world’s longest and highest system, running up from sleepy Sapa Town in Lao Cai Province to the peak of 3,143-meter: Fansipan Mountain, known as Indochina’s rooftop.

Reaching Mount Fansipan used to mean a full-day hike at least. But from Feb 2016, the trek up will be reduced to a 25-minute flight by cable car. The 6.5km long cable car track can transport a maximum of 2,000 passengers per hour, with each cabin carrying 35 passengers.

Overnight in Sapa.

Day 02: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van village – Bus to Hanoi (B, L)

Get up in the early morning and enjoy the fresh air and the daily life at Sapa market by yourself. Back to the hotel for breakfast. At 9.00 our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and start a walking tour. We embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hill tribe villages such as Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H'mong and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once in the valley, you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages.

In the afternoon we will take the bus back to Hanoi with drop off at your hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 03: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)

At about 7:30 - 08:00 am we start our transfer to Ha Long Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea “as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Ha Long Bay has more than 1.000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes.

Upon arrival at Ha Long Bay we embark on a boat trip to cruise this magnificent UNESCO World Wonder. This is a great journey among surreal islands rising from a tranquil emerald sea.

In the late afternoon, we anchor for the night on the bay and enjoy a delicious seafood dinner on board.
Overnight on a junk boat in Ha Long Bay.

Day 04: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B, L)

Early morning coffee and tea will be served on the sundeck, followed by a Tai Chi class. After breakfast we take a Sampan boat to explore Luon Cave. We may have a chance to see the wild monkeys that gather around waiting for food from the tourists. Then we continue our cruise around the bay. Lunch is served on the boat on our way back to the docks. Then we return to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi around 16.30. Drop off at your hotel.

End of the trip!

Important Information

Price Includes, Price Excludes




Price Includes

  • All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin/double sharing room
  • 01 night on the cruise in Ha Long Bay based on twin/double sharing room
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai (share cabin 4 berths- soft sleeper)
  • Bus ticket: Sapa – Hanoi
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
  • Boat trip in Ha Long Bay
  • Entrance fees and water

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Children Policy

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