Ultimate North and Central Vietnam
Hightlights
  • Essentials:

    • See iconic Hanoi – City for Peace 
    • Visit Halong Bay – a famous UNESCO World Heritage site 
    • Danang beach city – one of the most beautiful beaches in the world
    • Visit Hue – ancient capital of Vietna

  • The breathtaking landscapes:

    • Enjoy the scenic, moutains, terraced fields in Sapa
    • Visit local market like Bac Ha market

  • Immersion in the daily life of mountain ethnic groups and Hiking/Trekking:

    • Hiking through picturesque places, terraced fields and local villages in Sapa
    • Experience the daily activities of mountain ethnic people in Sapa

  • The MOST of Asia Mystika:

    • 100% tailor-made tour
    • Attention to details and value for money
    • Accompanied by experienced local guides

  • More experience:

    • Explore Hanoi old quarter
    • Visit Hue – ancient capital of Vietnam
    • Visit Hoi An – a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999

Itinerary

DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: No

Upon arrival in Hanoi airport, you will transfer by private coach to our hotel in the center of Hanoi. If time permits, take an orientation tour and a chance to acclimatize ourselves. 

Overnight in Hanoi.

Note: Check-in time: 14:00

Hanoi is capital of Vietnam, a bustling city that seamlessly blends centuries-old architecture and cultural heritage with modern urban life.

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Noi Bai international terminal

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Relaxing in Ta Hien street in Hanoi

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Sword Lake in Hanoi

DAY 02: HANOI CITY TOUR – LAO CAI (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Night Train

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 320km, ~ 7-hours drive

Enjoy full day experience to some must-see place culture sights of Hanoi including: Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Former President’s House. Or you have an option to visit one of handicraft villages around Hanoi. 
Travel in style and back to 90’s with an overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai. 

Overnight on the train .

Note: Sharing compartment (4-berthes cabin or 2 berthes canbin) 

Optional: Join Vespa or Bicycle tour

Temple of Literature in Hanoi is a historical and revered complex that has served as Vietnam's first university and stands as a testament to the country's commitment to education and Confucian values

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is the final resting place of Vietnam's revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh, offering visitors a chance to pay their respects and learn about his pivotal role in the nation's history.

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Literature Temple in Hanoi

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Hanoi night train to Sapa

DAY 03: LAO CAI – SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

The train arrives in the early morning at Lao Cai railway station (around 5am) and transfer to Sapa. Sapa is well-known itself for stunning and spectacular landscape of rice terrace and Indochina highest peak as well as colourful ethnic minority culture. 

In the afternoon, visit Cat Cat Village, an age-old village of H'Mong ethnic group remaining unique customs and practices that are lots in other villages, admire a lively and colorful picture. Discover countless unique features of H’Mong.

Explore Sapa night market

Overnight in Sapa.

Optional: Explore Fansipan Moutain – One of the best Mountain in Vietnam

Lao Cai province located in northern Vietnam, is renowned for its stunning landscapes, vibrant ethnic cultures, and the gateway to the popular tourist destination of Sapa

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Sapa Views

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Cat Cat Village

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Sapa night market

DAY 04: SAPA TREKKING – BAC HA MARKET (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

On arrival in the border town of Lao Cai, have breakfast before driving to visit a local market (as scheduled).

Continue with a short walk to a hill-tribe village. Here you have the opportunity to visit some local homes to understand more about the daily life of these tribes as well as their culture and traditions.

Afterward transfer by road up through the mountains to the former hill station town of Sapa, a base for tourists visiting the mountainous northwest. In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colors of its hill tribe population - flashes of shining silver jewelry from the necks and wrists of indigo-clad H'mong and the scarlet hues of the turbans worn by the Red Dao can be seen. Observe the ethnic tribes stained hands with color from fabric dye that comes in various shades of blue, red and green and are intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings.

Visit Bac Ha Market – Explore minority ethnic market and perceive how they work.

Overnight in Sapa.

Note: The program can be changed depending on the market schedule calendar as below:
• Sunday: Bac Ha market
• Tuesday: Coc Ly market
• Wednesday: Cao Son market
• Thursday: Lung Khau Nhin market
• Saturday: Can Cau market

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Sapa local market

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Bac Ha market

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Hmong people in Sapa

DAY 05: LAO CHAI – TA VAN – GIANG TA CHAI – HANOI (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Night Train

Meals included: Breakfast

Distance: ~ 320km, ~ 7-hours drive

The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sapa valley. Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6km). En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Follow a small track and cross Muong Hoa River and pass well-tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Continuing through the colorful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay. As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of human, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns.

In the afternoon, countinue walking through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. Take a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh. Then start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to train station to go back to Hanoi.

Overnight on the train.

Note: Sharing compartment (4-berthes cabin or 2 berthes canbin) 

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Ta Van village

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Ethnic people in Sapa

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Night train back to Hanoi

DAY 06: HANOI – DA NANG – HOI AN OLD TOWN – DA NANG (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

We will arrive at Hanoi train station around 5:30am where you will be picked up brought to a small hotel to freshen up and have breakfast then transfer to the airport to take a flight to Da Nang. Arrive in Da Nang and You’ll be warmly greeted at airport and transferred to Hoi An.

Visit Hoi An town, recognized by UNESCO in 1999 as a World Heritage site because of its unusually well-preserved ancient streets and homes: Japanese Bridge, a Sino-Vietnamese - Japanese merchant house, the Chinese Fujian Temple, Hoi An central market, Museum of History and Culture, Hoi An Handicraft Workshop

Afterward, enjoy boating on Thu Bon River to admire the sunset.

Overnight in Da Nang.

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Japanese Bridge in Hoi An

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Hoi An handicraft workshop

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Thu Bon river in Hoi An

DAY 07: DA NANG – HUE – DA NANG (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart to Hue city. Ride through the Hai Van pass, situated between Hue and Danang city – a wonderful Pass, you could admire the beautiful scenery on the way to go Hue city.

Take a morning cruise on the serene Perfume River to Thien Mu and explore this sacred pagoda. Continue to the former Imperial Citadel and take full advantage of this World Heritage Site. Afternoon, visit a typical Hue garden house typical, the impressive tomb of former Emperor Tu Duc, and a village that crafts traditional conical hats. For a joyful day to be complete, sample Hue’s distinctive cuisine and folk music.

Back to Da Nang. Free to explore this beautiful beach city.

Overnight in Da Nang.

Hue is a city steeped in imperial history and cultural richness, known for its ancient citadel, royal tombs, and historic significance.

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Imperial Citadel

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Perfurm River

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Tu Duc Emperor Tomb

DAY 08: DA NANG – BA NA HILLS – DA NANG (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, starting tour to Ba Na Hills. Driver and local guide will pick-up you at the hotel and transfer to Bana Hill. Take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour and Linh Ung Pagoda

Overnight in Da Nang.

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Golden bridge in Danang

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Old Villas French

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Linh Ung Pagoda

DAY 09: DA NANG DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, free at leisure until time to depart to the airport to take a flight home. Make sure to keep in touch with new friends you found during the trip and don’t forget to share your wonderful journey and reviews with us on our social media.

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Bach Dang walking street

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Danang dragon bridge

Ultimate North and Central Vietnam. Danang international terminate

Price

Calendar of Departures:
Departure Date Price
Daily From$464.55 CUSTOMIZE TOUR
Price Policies
Price Includes Price Excludes

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights), Night Train (2 nights)

Transportation

Car, Night Train

Meals

8 Breakfasts

Activities & Others

  • English-speaking guide as mentioned
  • Water during the itinerary (2 bottles/pax/day, 350ml - 500ml/bottle)
  • Night Train for Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi 
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Hiking, Trekking, visit local village, local activities, etc
  • All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request
  • Others are not mentioned in the Inclusions
Children Policy

 

For Asia Mystika Travel Experiences (excursions and day trips) children between the ages of 4 and 11, at dates of travel, will receive a 15% discount off the Adult price (based on total travelers - adults + children 4 -11), unless specified otherwise in a proposal. 

 

All flights are quoted separately and children are charged as per airline policies. Infants under two years of age will be exempt from most charges except as mandated by airline policies. More Information

Cancellation/ Refund Policy

 

Cancellation must be made in writing by email and be received in time (please keep in mind weekends, public holidays, and different time zones on both ends).
The charges below apply unless different terms have been mentioned at quotation/booking time.

Individual traveler (1 – 8 people)

  • 31 days and more before arrival: Non-refundable deposit (if any)
  • From 30 days to 22 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 10% of total tour cost
  • From 21 days to 15 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 25% of total tour cost
  • From 14 days to 08 days’ prior arrival date: 50% of total tour cost
  • Between 7 days and 48 hours before arrival: 75% of total tour cost
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of total tour cost
  • Shortening or cancellation on site: 100% of total tour cost

Group traveler (From 9 people)

  • 31 days and more before arrival: Non-refundable deposit (if any)
  • From 30 days to 22 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 20% of total tour cost
  • From 21 days to 15 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 70% of total tour cost
  • From 14 days to 08 days’ prior arrival date: 90% of total tour cost
  • Shortening or cancellation on site: 100% of total tour cost

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