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Tonkin Elegance 8D-7N


Show off the beauty of North Vietnam, the trip covers more than 1,000 year old capital Hanoi, then onto the night train to a famous and stunning Sapa with cultural diversity and beautiful rice terraces on the mountains. Trip ends with a relaxing time on board an amazing Halong Bay cruise.


Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a guide upon arrival in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, which celebrated its 1000 year anniversary in 2010. With its emphasis on the arts and learning, local law stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple tube style and in harmony with its age-old colonial ambiance. You will be able to explore all the city has to offer before taking in a unique water puppet show. Followed by a welcome dinner in one of the finest restaurants in the city. You’ll then have a restful overnight stay at the hotel.
Tour guide: English speaking guide
Meals: Dinner


The full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda to learn about Buddhist practices in Vietnam. You also have chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature dates back to the 11th century. Continue the trip to Ethnology Museum the very informative museum including indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Back to the Old Quarter to walk through the narrow streets that were famous for its specialized craft making guilds, the guild streets were named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays. After dinner, get ready to go to Hanoi Train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.
Tour guide: English speaking guide
Meals: Dinner


Arrive at Lao Cai train station at around 6am. Pick up and transfer to hotel in Sapa ( 1 hour drive). Once in Sapa, have breakfast and check-in to your hotel (the early check-in is upon availability and hotel’s policy). Some free time is offered to explore the town by yourself. Afternoon is started by an enjoyable walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home to the H’mong minority peoples. You will have the opportunity to get cultural interaction with the families that live in the area before heading back to Sapa in the late afternoon. Overnight in Sapa.
Tour guide: English speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast


Breakfast in hotel, you will explore Sapa daily wet market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa valley, travel though the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. Amazing view from the walk with a lot of local hill tribes people on the way make your experiences here. Lunch is along the way at a local restaurant. Back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you back to Sapa town. Free until transfer back to the train station around 5pm for night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
*If today is Tuesday, Thursday, Sat or Sunday, we will recommend to visit some of the most beautiful markets in North West Vietnam
Tour guide: English speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Around 5.00am, Arrives at Hanoi and our staff picks you up at the train station. Rest and breakfast in a small hotel nearby the Hanoi train station. At 08:00, you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay (3.5 hour drive) and board the boat at noon time. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you’ll enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner on board. Afterward, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the evening.
Tour guide: English speaking guide on board
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


You’ll start the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, you will be taken to a beautiful limestone grotto before returning to the junk for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Check out at noon time and the vehicle is waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi. Free time to shop or chill out the nightlife in the Old Quarter.. Overnight at your hotel.
Tour guide: English speaking guide on board
Meals: Brunch


A free and easy day to relax or shop at the Old Quarter or to do some of your own exploration.
Optional day tour to Ninh Binh (2,5hour drive from Hanoi): a visit to Tam Coc- Kenh ga, where you’ll glide down a narrow stream on a sampan, passing through caves and green paddy fields that will make you feel you are somewhere in paradise. The drive back and forth is rewarded with beautiful and scenic rural landscape along.
Tour guide: English speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast (Lunch applied if visit Ninh Binh)


Morning with leisure or a late breakfast then enjoy your free time until departure to the airport for your onward flight.
Tour guide: None
Meals: Breakfast

our clients’ reviews

Mavagre – Rome, Italy
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I’ve been in Vietnam this summer the last two weeks of July with my wife (honeymoon) and i got the chance to get in touch with Indochina Voyages, specially with Anh. I’ve make the most of their services and i’ve booked a cruise in Halong Bay. WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE and Anh advices have been very useful and professional. If they can they give you advice for anything you could ask. a really point of reference in Vietnam.

Ange Hanly – Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We have just returned from a 9 night visit to Vietnam organised through IndoChina Voyages and it was AMAZING! Their attention to detail in arranging a private tour to suit our requirements of time, location and activity was second to none. The guides were exceptional, the accomodation and meals were wonderful. The tour was the right amount is private time to explore coupled with guided adventures.
Special thanks to Hoang Trinh – Travel Consultant extraordinaire – who organised the entire adventure for us. We cannot thank you enough for providing us with the perfect holiday to Vietnam

Bruce Debbie – Berwick, Australia
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Indochina Voyages were truly Great !! From our very first inquiry email right thru to the end of our 19 day tour, they were exceptional. Our consultant Quyen Nguyen, was brilliant. She listened to our general ideas back on forth by email,and created a great itinerary specially suited for us. Everything was first class and so well organized. She actually visited us at our hotel in Hanoi on day two just to assure us, then continued to ring us every few days. How good is that.!! The accommodation she selected, the various day trips, overnight stays, personal tour guides were simply marvelous.The hotel, airport ,and boat transfers all went smoothly, nothing was amiss. The trip was just great. a credit to her and the company. Don’t even think of another agency. Go Indochina Voyages.. you wont be disappointed. Thanks again,Quyen.

gpms2015 – Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 24, 2015

Do not hesitate to use Indochina Voyages. They are a very professional, reliable company. We have just returned from a tour of Vietnam which was perfect from start to finish. Our contact Ms Quynh Anh was great. All our questions during the planning of the trip were answered promptly and Anh even came to our hotel to thank us and wish us goodbye. We would definitely use Indochina Voyages again.

Susan Molloy
Visited 18th – 15th April 2015

Hi Anh,
Thank you for organising our recent trip to Vietnam. We really enjoyed our visit to Hanoi and Hoi An. The hotels were perfect and both guides, Sinh and Triuh, were excellent. We also enjoyed the cooking/market experience.
Everything went very well and we enjoyed seeing your beautiful country. We hope to return with our children at some stage.
Thanks again

Trip Inclusive

• All private transfer and transportation
• Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
• Experienced local English / French speaking guide
• All train tickets as per itinerary (in soft sleeper tourist carriage)
• Meals as stated in the itinerary
• All sightseeing tickets
• Water and tissues on coach
• Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa
• Services charges and government tax.

Trip Exclusive

• International flights & departures taxes
• Beverage
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
• Vietnam visa stamping fee on arrival at airport
• Compulsory dinner or peak season surcharges
• Others not mentioned above
Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm

*Special offer in Low Season from 1 May – 30 Sept is applied. Please contact us for more details.
*Price is based on minimum 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. Single Room Use is surcharged when 1 person occupy 1 room.


Category Price valid from 1st Jan – 31 Dec, 2016 (per person in US dollar)
2 persons 3 – 4 5 – 6 7 – 8 SRU
Superior 684 583 510 473 185
Deluxe 777 676 604 567 278
Luxury 1,169 1,068 995 958 670

*Special offer in Low Season from 1 May – 30 Sept is applied. Please contact us for more details.
*Price is based on minimum 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. Single Room Use is surcharged when 1 person occupy 1 room.

Category Price valid from 1 Jan 2016  – 31 Dec 2016 (per person in VND)
2 persons 3 – 4 5 – 6 7 – 8 SRU
Superior 15.287.400 13.030.050 11.398.500 10.571.550 4.134.750
Deluxe 17.365.950 15.108.600 13.499.400 12.672.450 6.213.300
Luxury 26.127.150 23.869.800 22.238.250 21.411.300 14.974.500



Hotel Category

Superior (3*)

Deluxe (4*)

Luxury (5*)


Golden Lotus Luxury


La Siesta

(Junior Suite)

Sofitel Plaza


Halong Bay



Dragon Peal Junk

Paradise Luxury



Bamboo Sapa

(Superior Room)

Bamboo Sapa

(Deluxe Room)

Victoria Sapa Resort

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