Touring Hanoi, Sapa and Halong in North Vietnam in 8 Days Time

North Vietnam Travel

The three most interesting spots in North Vietnam Travel are Halong Bay, Sapa and the capital city of Hanoi. Three are the jewels, which must be explored when you have a good 7-8 days time to tour through North Vietnam. The standard tour itinerary for a Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay 8 days tour is discussed below.

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You arrive at Hanoi, and take a city tour on your own, as you explore the alleys of the city. Take rest as you gear up for the extensive tour from second day.


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You start for Halong bay. As you reach Halong city, you board the cruise ship, and start your cruise. View the islands on the bay, and sunbath on the ship deck. Enjoy a nice on board dinner and take rest on the cruise ship through the night.


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Spend the first half of the day through the Hanoi Bay tour, and then at evening transfer back to Hanoi. Get refreshed and at night board the train from the Hanoi rail station to Sapa. This will be a night journey and you will reach Sapa the next morning.


You arrive at the Lao Cai railway station, and then you can start for Sapa tour after boarding at hotel. The Sapa tour is an all day tour, and this needs full 2 days.

The Sapa tour

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Day- 5:

You visit Sapa, and travel the full day there. There are so many places to see in Sapa, the cool mountain sides, and the green paddy fields, the local villages and local tribes; everything makes a marking on your memories. At day end, you board the train to Hanoi from the Lao Cai station.

Day- 6:

You reach Hanoi at morning. Relax after the 2 days extensive tour, by discovering the city of Hanoi on your own.

Day- 7:

You must tour through Hoa Lu and the Tam Coc village, which is must visit in North Vietnam. A whole day is what it takes through the tour, and at day end you can get back to Hanoi again and rest.

Day- 8:

You do some last minute shopping and depart from Hanoi.

Some variations

For more interesting tour packages to North Vietnam, please click here, you will find North Vietnam tours from one day to several weeks. You also can always add your own variation to the schedule, by adding more tours or swapping the places as per the days. A good way to start with this is by doing an extensive research on North Vietnam splendors but the best way to plan such a long tour is to take rest in between days, so that you can enjoy the full tour.

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