Roof Of Vietnam, 7 days

Tour Overview

A week-long adventure taking in the remarkable natural beauty of Northern Vietnam. In the charming city of Hanoi, we will discover the city’s unique heritage; touring ancient houses, historic temples, colonial buildings and important monuments, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. We will take an adventurous overnight train journey to the sensational hill-town, Sapa, where we will trek through splendid scenery visiting traditional hill-tribe villages. We will experience the colorful Bac Ha weekend market, where ethnic minority communities gather to sell their wares. Finally, we will explore Halong Bay by boat, gliding through emerald waters past dramatic islands and discovering the extraordinary Surprise Cave.

Tour Information

Tour HighLight

+Tour the historic sites of Hanoi, learning about the city’s culture and heritage

+Enjoy free time in Hanoi to soak up the atmosphere and try local food

+Spend a night travelling on Vietnam’s sleeper train

+Explore the beautiful town of Sapa, walking through the surrounding countryside to visit local villages

+Shop at a bustling weekend market and see ethnic minority communities gather

+Experience Halong Bay by overnight cruise, enjoying remarkable vistas and the stunning Surprise Cave

+Enjoy leisure activities at Halong Bay including kayaking, swimming, Tai Chi and cooking

+Private airport transfers and experienced, knowledgeable local guides ensure that you will get the most out of your trip

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival - Hanoi

Greeted  at airport by our guide and driven to hotel. Check in hotel and have free time.


On arrival at Hanoi Airport, you are greeted  by our guide and taken to your hotel by private transfer. You will have some time free to relax or explore at your own leisure. The capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi is a fascinating blend of East and West, combining traditional Sino-Vietnamese motifs with French flair. The building boom has made Hanoi a rapidly developing city in Southeast Asia. However, it still retains an old charm brought from a thousand year of history, with many interesting cultural and historic monuments, beautiful lakes, shady parks, bustling street markets, funny shops and open air eating spots jostled in ancient houses, and historic temples adjoining colonial style structures. They offer both local and foreigner visitors an endless exploration. You might like to stroll through the fascinating old quarter containing many vibrant streets which are named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. The lively atmosphere in Hanoi old quarter runs from the early hours until late at night  with many street vendors calling, horns honking, and chaotic traffic with waves of motorbikes you’ve never experienced.

Day 2

Hanoi City Tour – Lao Cai

Spend a day to explore Hanoi, seeing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ( close on Mon. and Fri) and  Ho Chi Minh House , One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of  Literature  and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.  Take a walk around the old quarter and enjoy a water puppet show. Travel on night train to Lao Cai.

OVERNIGHT: Train MEALS: Breakfast

Day 3

Lao Cai – Sapa Walking – Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai – Ta Van

Arrival at Lao Cai train station, take a short drive to Sapa. Start exploring Sapa Hillstation on a walk from Y Linh Ho to Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages. Meet hill tribe people and discover the mountain scenery. Drive back to Sapa Town and have time to explore the town at leisure.

OVERNIGHT: Sapa MEALS: Breakfast

Day 4

Sapa – Bac Ha Market – Ban Pho - Hanoi ( Sunday)

Depart Sapa for Bac Ha Market. Visit many hill triple groups and local trade at  Bac Ha market before going on a short walk to Ba Pho Village, home to  the Hmong people. Return to Lao Cai and take an overnight train to Hanoi.

OVERNIGHT: Train MEALS: Breakfast

Day 5

Hanoi – Halong Bay

An early morning arrival in Hanoi. Have a short rest and breakfast at small hotel. Take a drive through the countryside to  Halong Bay. Embark a cruise for two day trip in Halong Bay, visit the scenic stone landscape and enjoy sea activities.

OVERNIGHT: Halong MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Halong Bay – Hanoi

Get up early to join the Tai Chi exercise or explore the bay at dawn. Visit Surprise cave and have brunch on cruise before heading back to Hanoi.

OVERNIGHT: Hanoi MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Hanoi- Departure

Check out hotel and transfer to airport for departure



What are Included?

Tour Transport:

Car, minivan or bus, private or joint boat , train,  mentioned  flights ( 20kg luggage allowance )

Tour Accommodation:

3 nights at hotel and 1 night cruise on twin sharing room basis  and   2 nights on train based on sleeping compartment for 4 pers.

Included Meals:

6 breakfasts (B) , 1 lunch  (L), 1 dinner  (D) and 1 brunch (B)


English speaking guide. French , Germany , Spanish, Italian, Russian  speaking guide can be arranged with on request.

Tour Activities:

Sightseeing tour of Hanoi with entrance fee

Water puppet show in Hanoi

Hiking trip in Sapa  with entrance fee

Boat trip in Halong Bay with entrance fee

What are Excluded?


Transport  to/from Hanoi

Optional services ( extra activities, pre /post night)

Visa fee to Vietnam and  travel insurance

Tipping for tour guide/ leader, driver and local service

Single room on request and personal expenses

How are Hotels?


Tour document

To make your trip more convenient, we would like to provide quick facts to ensure that you have the right travel documents.


The passport must have six-months validity remaining and one blank page for entry stamp. To enter Vietnam, foreigners require a valid visa, except  nationals of certain countries, which may visit Vietnam without visa for a period of time. You are required to contact our sales dep. to get the update visa exemption.


At this time, no vaccination is required, but you should check with your doctor the health  information of Vietnam.


Based on the current custom regulation of Vietnam, visitors can get free import : 200 cigarettes, or 20 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, 1,5 liters liquor at 20% volumes and above or 2 liters liquor below 20% volume or 3 liters of alcoholic beverages (excl. wines) and soft drinks, 5 kilograms of tea in maximum, 3 kilograms of coffee in maximum, a reasonable quantity of perfume and personal belongings, and other goods, total value of which is not exceeding ten million VND.

Import and export of firearms and ammunition is prohibited. Transit transportation of firearms, ammunition, explosives and highly dangerous goods is subject to prior approval from the government of Viet Nam.

No restriction of currency is applied for entry or exit Vietnam. However you must make the declaration if you bring along  Vietnamese Dong in excess of VND 150,000,000 or foreign currency in excess of 5,000 U.S. dollars or equivalent.  



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