Northern Vietnam Odyssey Tour 6-Day | The best Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay Tour

Northern Vietnam Odyssey Tour 6-Day

Price from US$ 498 / PP


Start and end in Hanoi! With the In-depth Cultural tour Northern Vietnam Odyssey Tour 6-Day, you have a 6 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 5 other destinations in Vietnam. Northern Vietnam Odyssey Tour 6-Day includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Welcome to the best of Northern Vietnam tour package with Legend Travel Group. This 6-day itinerary is carefully crafted to showcase the beauty and culture of Northern Vietnam. From the charming streets of Hanoi to the majestic mountains of Sapa and the breathtaking Halong Bay, this tour has it all. With experienced guides, comfortable transportation, and carefully selected accommodations, you will have an unforgettable experience. Let's dive into the highlights of the tour!

  1. Explore Hanoi - On Day 1, you will arrive in the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi. This charming city has a unique blend of French and Vietnamese architecture, and you will have the opportunity to explore the famous landmarks like Hoan Kiem Lake, Temple of Literature, and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. On Day 6, you will have a full-day city tour to explore the city's highlights.
  2. Trek to Sapa - On Day 2, you will head to Sapa, the picturesque town nestled in the mountains of Northern Vietnam. You will visit Cat Cat Village, home to the Black H'mong people and experience their daily life and traditional culture.
  3. Hike to Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages - On Day 3, you will embark on a scenic trek to Lao Chai and Ta Van villages to witness the stunning landscape of rice terraces and get an insight into the lives of the ethnic minorities.
  4. Halong Bay Cruise - On Day 4 and 5, you will experience the world-famous Halong Bay, known for its emerald waters and towering limestone islands. You will spend a night on a cruise ship, enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine, and explore the hidden caves and lagoons.
  5. Experience Vietnamese Cuisine - On this tour, you will get the chance to try traditional Vietnamese dishes like pho, bun cha, and banh mi. The meals are carefully selected and cater to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
  6. Comfortable Accommodation - You will stay in hand-picked hotels and cabins, ensuring you have a comfortable and relaxing stay after a long day of exploring.


We hope this tour package will exceed your expectations, and we look forward to welcoming you to Northern Vietnam!

Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam! On your first day, you can arrive in Hanoi at any time as the only activity scheduled is the airport pick up. A Legend Travel Group car driver will be waiting for you at the airport to take you to your hotel. Once you have checked in, the rest of the day is free for you to rest or explore the city and form your own first impressions of Vietnam. The airport transfer is included in the itinerary, so you don't have to worry about arranging transportation on your own. Stay overnight in Hanoi and get ready for an exciting adventure!


Accommodation Options:

TK-123 Hanoi - 3-star or similar

Lenid Hanoi Hotel - 4-star or similar

Hotel du Parc Hanoi - 5-star or similar

Having early breakfast at the hotel.

6:30-7:00 am: Our driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi to depart for Sapa. At 10:00 am, we will follow the highway to Lao Cai City, with a comfortable short break on the way to Sapa. Upon arrival at 13:00 pm, you will be amazed by the colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic people. Enjoy welcome drinks and an itinerary briefing before having lunch with local Vietnamese dishes before checking into your hotel. At 14:30 pm, we will start hiking downhill to Cat Cat village at the bottom of Muong Hoa Valley. Enjoy spectacular views of the beautiful valley towards Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam and Indochina. Upon arrival at the village, you will have a chance to visit the Black H’mong’s traditional stilt houses as well as watch people weaving, embroidering, and drying their clothes. Then, keep walking to visit the dramatic and picturesque Cat Cat Waterfall, which is a great spot for photo-shoots. At 17:00 pm, we will return to Sapa town for dinner. Enjoy your free time in the afternoon to explore Sapa Market and town. Overnight at the hotel.


Accommodation Options:

Sapa Luxury Hotel - 3-star or similar

Chau Long Sapa 2 Hotel - 4-star or similar

Pao's Sapa Leisure Hotel - 5-star or similar

8:00 am - Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

9:00 am - Start trekking from Sapa towards another part of Muong Hoa Valley to witness the breathtaking landscapes of the mountainous region. Trek through lush rice terraces to reach Lao Chai village and experience the daily life and traditional culture of the Black H’mong people.

11:30 am - Arrive at Ta Van village, which is inhabited by the Tay minority and has a strong influence from Chinese culture. Take a bus ride back to Sapa.

14:30 pm - Free time in Sapa for refreshment.

15:15 pm - Board the bus to return to Hanoi.

21:15 pm - Arrive in Hanoi, check in, and stay overnight in Hanoi.


Accommodation Options:

TK-123 Hanoi - 3-star or similar

Lenid Hanoi Hotel - 4-star or similar

Hotel du Parc Hanoi - 5-star or similar

After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, our private mini-van/bus will pick you up between 8:30 am to 9:00 am to begin your journey to Halong City. During the 3.5-hour drive, you will have the opportunity to view the simple countryside and rice paddy life along the way. Once you arrive at the port, you will board your private boat - an authentic Chinese Junk - and begin your amazing cruise through the stunning Halong Bay, a World Heritage Site. Lunch will be served on board and will consist of a selection of the freshest seafood.

During the cruise, we will visit "the Amazing cave" and then take a swim in the tranquil emerald waters of Halong Bay. We will then cruise further into a quiet area where we will anchor and spend the night. You will enjoy dinner and relax as the sun sets over the bay. Afterward, you are free to swim in the phosphorescent water, retire to your cabin, or even fall asleep under the stars on the top deck, surrounded by the magic of Halong. You will spend the night on the boat, taking in the stunning surroundings of the bay.


Accommodation Options:

Glory Legend Cruises - 3-star or similar

Pelican Cruises - 4-star or similar

Paradise Sails Cruises - 5-star or similar

Wake up early in the morning to witness a beautiful sunrise and breathe in the fresh ocean air. Enjoy breakfast served on the boat as we leisurely cruise through thousands of stunning and seemingly never-ending islands. This is an amazing opportunity to capture some breathtaking photographs of the scenery. We will also make a stop to visit a floating fishing village and hear legendary stories of the fishermen's daily life.

Lunch will be served on the boat as we cruise back to the Halong City pier. From there, we will return to Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi around 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm. Check in at your hotel and take advantage of some free time to explore the fascinating Old Quarter of Hanoi on your own. Take the opportunity to indulge in some delicious local street food or browse the shops for souvenirs. You will spend the night in Hanoi.


Accommodation Options:

TK-123 Hanoi - 3-star or similar

Lenid Hanoi Hotel - 4-star or similar

Hotel du Parc Hanoi - 5-star or similar

After enjoying a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up by our friendly guide to begin your exploration of Hanoi City. The first stop will be at Tran Quoc Pagoda, located on Golden Fish Island in West Lake. This pagoda is the oldest in Hanoi and was built in the 6th century. Admire the stunning architecture and learn about the history and culture of this important landmark.

Next, visit the Ho Chi Minh complex, where you will have the chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. Take a leisurely walk around the garden to see the two houses where he lived and worked from 1954 to 1969. Then, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, which worships the Goddess of Mercy and is considered the most unique pagoda in the world.

Please note that Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays. If your tour falls on either of these days, an alternative itinerary will be arranged.

Afterwards, head to the Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of the 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam. However, if your tour falls on a Monday, the museum will be closed, and you will visit the Women’s Museum instead.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at our restaurant, where you will have the opportunity to taste some of the best Vietnamese cuisine.

After lunch, continue your tour with a visit to the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam established in the 11th century. This is a great place to learn about the education system of Vietnam in ancient times.

The city tour will conclude with a visit to the Hoa Lo Prison, originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was known to American POWs as the "Hanoi Hilton."


The Hanoi City Tour full day typically ends between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Your tour guide will drop you off at your hotel for your own arrangements or we can provide transportation to the airport for an extra charge of 35 USD$ (for a maximum of 4 persons). If you choose the airport transfer, you should arrive at the airport around 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. If you wish to extend your stay in Hanoi, we can arrange a room at the same hotel where your tour started, subject to availability and additional charges.

Before the tour ends, your guide will confirm the details of your drop-off or airport transfer. Please make sure to inform your guide if you have any special requests or requirements. Thank you for choosing Legend Travel Group and we hope to see you again on your next adventure.

What's Included

Accommodations based on single/twin/double/triple sharing with daily buffet breakfast. All taxes and service charges included.


Basic 3-star Hotel Accommodation option:

Hanoi: TK-123 Hanoi Hotel or similar

Sapa: Sapa Luxury Hotel or similar

Halong Bay: Glory Legend Cruises or similar


Upgrade to 4-star Hotel Accommodation option:

Hanoi: Lenid Hanoi Hotel or similar

Sapa: Chau Long Sapa 2 Hotel or similar

Halong Bay: Pelican Cruises or similar


Upgrade to 5-star Hotel Accommodation option:

Hanoi: Hotel du Parc Hanoi or similar

Sapa: Pao's Sapa Leisure Hotel or similar

Halong Bay: Paradise Sails or similar


"Please be aware that all accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. The final accommodation details will be provided to you with your finalized travel documents.

"Subject to change" means that we may use an alternative hotel if the hotel listed in the tour package is fully booked or not available during your stay period. The alternative hotel must be of the same quality as the indicated hotel or better than the indicated hotel in the package."

Professional tour guides with excellent English skills in every destination.

Meals mentioned in the program include Vietnamese cuisine, Asian cuisine, and Western cuisine. The meals are categorized as B (breakfast), L (lunch), or D (dinner). The program includes 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 1 dinner.

Welcome Drink (soft drink, tea or coffee)

Tai Chi Exercise in the morning

Kayaking to explore tunnel caves (if complimentary)

Entrance Fees and Sightseeing tickets

Visiting Caves and Floating Fishing Villages

All transports and transfers

All taxes and services charge

Air-conditioned vehicle will be provided for transportation during the tour. This includes pick-up and drop-off at airports, hotels, and all other tour destinations.

For boat trips, comfortable and secure vessels will be used to take you to your destinations. Our boats are equipped with life jackets and other necessary safety equipment, and operated by experienced and licensed captains.

We take your safety and comfort seriously and strive to provide the best transportation options for your travel needs.

Travel Insurance is not covered by Legend Travel Group

International airfare and airport tax in Vietnam

Pre and post tour accommodation

Beverages and other meals that are not indicated in the program

Visa to Vietnam if applicable

Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels

Massage services on board

Travel insurance

Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, shopping, etc.


Single supplement fees

Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes, etc.

Tourists need to present below documents:

1. Vaccination Certificate showing full COVID-19 vaccination with 2 shots are enough, no limited time. (Negative covid-19 test results or do a PCR/RAT test upon arrival etc… are NOT required)

- Children under 12 years old without vaccination: follow parents.

2. Copy of an insurance policy in English covering healthcare and treatment expenses for COVID-19 per applicant for the whole duration in Vietnam with coverage clearly identified as no less than US $ 10,000.

60 days or more prior to departure 5% of the cost of the tour is forfeited
30-59 days prior departure: 10% of the cost of the tour is forfeited
15-29 days prior to departure: 20% of the cost of the tour is forfeited
7-14 days prior to departure: 50% of the cost of the tour is forfeited
Within 6 days prior to departure: 90 % of the cost of the tour is forfeited

Child under 5 years old: 50% of the Adult's cost, sharing the existing bed with parents
Child from 5-11 years old: 75% of the Adult's cost, provided with a private bed (extra bed) within the same room as parents
Child from 12 years old and up: 100% of the Adult's cost, provided with a private bed (extra bed) within the same room as parents
Triple room: 3 persons sharing one room, consisting of 1 double bed and 1 single bed.

  • Original passport
  • Sunscreen
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Swimsuit
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunglasses (especially from April to October)
  • Light jacket (from November to March)
  • Camera with sufficient battery and memory card capacity

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