Welcome to Northwest Vietnam


Northwest Vietnam's people and culture are additional draws, and those mountains are home to a variety of ethnic groups, not to mention the scenic villages where they live and the colourful markets where they shop.


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$25 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Catba Island Day Tour ( Starting From Catba Island)

Catba – Dark & Light Caves – Ba Trai Dao beach- Monkey island (L)6:30 You are picked up at the hotel around Cat Ba town to Ben Beo pier and get on boat. Welcome morning Coffee/Tea, you start discovering Lan Ha Bay, dropping anchor at Dark and Light caves. 8:00 Sunrise breakfast is served at the most beautiful, peaceful and fresh sea- area belonging Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay. After breakfast, start doing Kayaking to discover the area. 11:00 The boat moves to Ba Trai Dao area for you to get high jump from the boat, swimming/ diving and lazy on the sand to enjoy the sceneries,… 12:30 Lunch is served on boat. 13:15 Boat to visit Monkey Island. 15:00 Leave the boat, bus take you to your hotel in Catba centerIncluded features: Buses and drivers, English-speaking tour guide, Boat, Lunches, Entrance fees, Kayaking.Excluded features: Insurance, Drinks, Tips, and other private services

$89 Outdoor Activities

2 nites on train - 1 nite in Sapa town: trekking tours, meals, hotel, tour guide

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Muong Hoa Valley, Sapa, Lao Cai ProvinceDay 1 : Hanoi – Overnight train to Lao Cai – SapaEvening: Our tour guide picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi then transfer to the station for a night train to Hanoi.Day 2 : Lao Cai – Sapa – Muong Hoa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van5 - 6.30 a.m: Pick up you at Lao Cai station by bus to go to Sapa town7 - 8 a.m: Arrive in Sapa. Have Breakfast in hotel9 – 9.30 a.m: Begin trekking from Sapa towards the South East of Sapa along side the beautiful Muong Hoa valley and Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village , and go to Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai village of the H’Mong minority.12 p.m: Have picnic lunch in the Black H’Mong house, discover their daily life style and enjoy landscape.1 p.m: continue your trekking to Ta Van village of Dzay minority people.3 – 3.30 p.m: Car pick up back to Sapa. Check in and have dinner. Overnight at the hotel.=> Included: Breakfast, lunch , dinnerDay 3 : Cat Cat village - Sapa Town discovering - Hanoi8 a.m : Have breakfast in the hotel9 a.m : Visit village of the black H'mong (Catcat village), walk around visiting people in the village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the old days.11.30 a.m : Go back Sapa town, have lunch and check out the hotel. Afternoon will be free time for you to explore Sapa ethnic market and town.5 p.m : Take a shower and have dinner before bus pick up back to Lao Cai station=> Included: Breakfast, lunch , dinnerDay 3: Arrival in Hanoi. Tour ends.05:30am: Arrive at train station. Tour ends.Included: Entrance fees, hotels, private tour guide meals, transfer by car to local village and return to your hotel in Sapa town

$89 Kid Friendly

2 days - 1 night trekking Sapa tours from Hanoi

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Cat Cat village, Sapa, Lao Cai ProvinceDay 1 : Hanoi – Overnight train to Lao Cai – SapaEvening: Our tour guide picks you up at your hotel in Hanoi then transfer to the station for a night train to Hanoi.Day 2 : Lao Cai – Sapa – Muong Hoa - Y Linh Ho - Lao Chai - Ta Van5 - 6.30 a.m: Pick up you at Lao Cai station by bus to go to Sapa town7 - 8 a.m: Arrive in Sapa. Have Breakfast in hotel9 – 9.30 a.m: Begin trekking from Sapa towards the South East of Sapa along side the beautiful Muong Hoa valley and Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village , and go to Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai village of the H’Mong minority.12 p.m: Have picnic lunch in the Black H’Mong house, discover their daily life style and enjoy landscape.1 p.m: continue your trekking to Ta Van village of Dzay minority people.3 – 3.30 p.m: Bus pick up back to Sapa. Check in and have dinner. Overnight at the hotel.Day 3 : Cat Cat village - Sapa Town discovering - Hanoi8 a.m : Have breakfast in the hotel9 a.m : Visit village of the black H'mong (Catcat village), walk around visiting people in the village and the hydroelectric power station built by the French in the old days.11.30 a.m : Go back Sapa town, have lunch and check out the hotel. Afternoon will be free time for you to explore Sapa ethnic market and town.5 p.m : Take a shower and have dinner before bus pick up back to Lao Cai stationDay 3: Arrival in Hanoi. Tour ends.05:30am: Arrive at train station. Tour ends.###What's included ?All transfer and transportation vehicle with air conditioning01 night at hotel in Sapa TownEnglish speaking tour guideMeals as listed in the itinerary: (2 breakfasts,2 lunches, 2 dinners)Entrance fees and waterPick up/drop off at train station(Lao Cai station & Hanoi Station).### What's Excluded ?Returned Train ticket: Hanoi – Lao Cai - HanoiCar and guide on free timeHotel in HanoiOther meals and drinksPersonal expenseTravel insuranceDuration: 1 dayStop At: Muong Hoa Valley, Sapa, Lao Cai ProvinceVisit Muong Hoa valley, Lao Chai village, Ta Van village on day 2Duration: 1 dayPass By: Hanoi Old Quarter, HanoiWe pick up at hotel in Hanoi Old quarterPass By: Fansipan Mountain, Sapa, Lao Cai ProvinceYou can see this great mountain during your trip to local villages in SapaStop At: Ta Van Village, Sapa, Lao Cai ProvinceVisit Ta Van villageDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Terraced Rice Fields in Shin Chai Village, Sapa, Lao Cai ProvincePassing by terraced rice fields in Sin Chai villageDuration: 20 minutesPass By: Ta Phin Village, Sapa, Lao Cai ProvinceTa Phin village is a great village where is 20 km from Sapa townPass By: Love Waterfall, Sapa, Lao Cai ProvinceLove waterfalls

$223 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

3-day trekking in Sapa: Hoang Lien National Park

Day 1: Sapa – Y Linh Ho – Seo Mi TyTransfer to Muong Hoa Valley for about 15 mintutes before taking a descent on a dirt trail to Y Linh Ho village inhabited by Black H’mong minority. Take your time to enjoy the magnificent scenery of rice terraces, high mountains, streams and wide valley doted by local ethnic minority villages. After crossing a suspension bridge, your trek will be uphill on a small trail amongst the rice terraces. The trek will be easier in the afternoon but the scenery is breathtaking. You pass by Seo Mi Ty village of Black H’mong minority where you will spend the night in a local house with sleeping bag.Trekking distance: 17kmMeal: Lunch, DinnerDay 2: Seo Mi Ty – Den Thang – Ta Trung HoThe trek today takes you through beautiful rice paddies and over old suspension bridge. You will trek on a small village path by the side of the rain forest. You then stop for lunch at Den Thang village of Black H’mong by noon. After lunch, the trek become tough on tiny footpath going up and down hill, which requires some concentration. You will eventually reach Red Dao minority where you spend the night.Trekking distance: 15kmMeal: Breakfast, Lunch, DinnerDay 3: Ta Trung Ho – Nam Toong – Ban Ho – Sapa          You are now at the fringe of the rain forest by Hoang Lien Son mountain range – home to Fansipan, the highest peak in Indochina 3,143m. You start the trek today by ascending to Nam Toong village of Red Dao minority. Lunch will be served in a local school.  In the afternoon, the trekking route will be mostly downhill to Ban Ho Village which inhabited by the Tay minority. It is the largest village in the area with so many green vegetable gardens, fish ponds and traditional stilt houses, spreads along the two banks of Muong Bo Rivers. Yours vehicle is ready at the village for your journey back to Sapa.Trekking distance: 11kmMeal: Breakfast, LunchNote: The trek is hard. The itinerary can be changed due to high water level in the river between Seo Mi Ty and Ta Trung Ho.

$195 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Ha Long - Lan Ha Bay Overnight Luxury Cruises 5 Stars

2 DAYS 1 NIGHT ITINERARY DAY 1: HA NOI – HAI PHONG – LAN HA BAY 09:00-09:30 LA REGINA LEGEND CRUISE luxury limousine picks you up at your hotel at Hanoi Old Quarter to travel to La Regina Private Lounge – arrive at around 11h30. The 2-hour journey from Hanoi to Got Ferry via the new Hanoi – Hai Phong highway is seen as a much quicker and smoother than the classic 4-hour drive to other ferries in Halong City. It’s a huge advantage when cruising with La Regina Legend Cruise. 12:30 Let your vacation start with a welcome drink and wet towel during the time that our Cruise Manager introduce the safety briefing. The boat start to cruise to Lan Ha bay. 13:15 Delicious set menu lunch is served in La Corona restaurant. 15:30 Feel free to discover Trung Trang cave, one iconic and historic cave in Cat Ba island 17:30-19:00 Enjoy your time with the beautiful sunset on the bay and join “Happy Hour” – 30% Discount off all drinks onboard 18:30 Join our Cooking Class on sundeck with the Chef on boat and learn how to prepare one of the most iconic dish of Vietnamese cuisine. 19:30 Dinner is served on sundeck if the weather permit 21:00 Other option is to try yourself at Squid Fishing at the reception or watching movie in the La Magia Restaurant on the third floor DAY 2 : LAN HA BAY – HAI PHONG – HA NOI 06:15 Start your day with a Taichi session on the sundeck 06:45 Light breakfast is served in La Corona on the second floor 07:30 The boat anchor at Tra Bau area, it is time to discover the natural beauty of Lan Ha bay by kayaking or swimming. 9:00 – 9:45 Back to the main boat for relaxing and check out at the reception, please put all your luggage at the outside of your cabin, crew member will help to bring luggage on land. 09:45 Brunch is served in the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbor. 11:30 Disembark at the harbor

$55 Day Trips & Excursions

Cat Ba island 1 day

DAY 1: Catba – Dark & Light Caves – Ba Trai Dao beach- Monkey island (L)07:20 - 08:00: Pick up from your hotel around Catba Island10:45: Get to Beo Habor, Transfer to the boat – Boat carries you to Dark & Light Caves.12.00: Lunch to be served on boat.13:00: The boat will be cruise to have visit and do Kayaking at Dark & Light Caves area then stopat Ba Trai Dao beach to have swimming, play football or lazily lie on the sand to enjoy thelandscape.16:00: The boat cruising to have a visit on Monkey island.18: 00: The boat gets back to Beo Habor. Get on bus back to Hanoi, drop off at your hotel around 20:30

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