Tonkin Elegance 8 Days
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The iconic beauty of the north can be easily found on this tour. In a week, the northern Vietnam itinerary covers the 1,000-year-old Hanoi capital, then onto the night train to the well-known stunning Sapa with cultural diversity and beautiful rice terraces on the mountains. The trip ends with a relaxing time onboard an amazing Halong Bay overnight cruise. This Tonkin tour is top of the best Vietnam holiday packages all inclusive, enquired and favored by many of our travelers.


  • Immerse yourself in the charming but bustling Hanoi Old quarter
  • Enjoy the stunning landscapes in Sapa and surrounding areas with various options for trekking lovers
  • See the magnificent Ha Long Bay, together with an overnight experience onboard a cruise
  • Captured to all of the famous sites  North Vietnam Tours has to offer

Besides if you want to visit off-the-beaten-path destinations, discover hidden gems, or focus on specific cultural or historical aspects, let us know your travel preferences, and we’ll help you create a customized itinerary just for you!


You will be welcomed by a guide upon arrival in Hanoi – the 1000-year-old city of Vietnam. Local law mandates that structures in Hanoi must be modest, simple tube-style structures that blend in with the city’s venerable colonial aura and place a priority on learning and the arts.

You can take advantage of the city’s attractions before watching a distinctive water puppet show. Immediately after, there will be a welcome meal at one of the city’s top restaurants.

After that, you’ll have a peaceful night at the hotel.

Meal: Dinner
Tour guide: English-speaking guide

woman on bicycle selling things on Hanoi street


Today is the full-day tour, which brings you to some of Hanoi’s most notable attractions, including:

  • The Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes his stilt house museum, mausoleum, and presidential palace: perfect place to immerse in the rich history and legacy of Ho Chi Minh
  • One Pillar Pagoda, where you can learn about Vietnamese Buddhist practices.
  • You can also tour the ancient university Van Mieu, where the 11th-century Temple of Literature is located.

Continue your journey to the Ethnology Museum, a fascinating building with both indoor and outdoor exhibits.

After that, we come back to the Old Quarter, where you may explore the winding lanes that were formerly known for their guilds that produced specialized crafts. These streets were named for their particular products or locations, and they still have those names today.

Dinner is up to your style. You are free to delve into the incredible of Vietnamese Cuisine in Hanoi Old Quater. Let’s find for yourself some Pho, Bun Cha, Street BBQ, etc

Take a short rest later in a modest hotel close to the train station. Our crew will then accompany you to your cabin on the train to Lao Cai later that evening. Train overnight travel.

Tour guide: English-speaking guide

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Man on bicycle selling hat on Hanoi street

Day 03: LAO CAI – SAPA

At about six in the morning, we’ll arrive at Lao Cai train station.

Then there will be a one-hour drive to pick you up and transfer to accommodation in Sapa – Where the cloud dance and your trekking adventure are waiting.

Have breakfast when you arrive in Sapa, then embark on a pleasant walking excursion to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, which is home to the Hmong minority people and beautiful waterfalls.

Before returning to Sapa at roughly midday, you will get the chance to engage in cultural exchange with local families. This is a perfect chance to get more knowledge about their daily life also their work in the Northern Mountain Area with local-touch activities.

After that, check into your accommodation (early check-in is subject to hotel regulation and availability) and then relax.

Evening is your free time to explore Sapa Town. This land is famous for Northwest-style grilled skewers. Don’t fỏget to try some.

Spend the night in Sapa.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English-speaking guide

Sapa rice terrace with children


Before taking a 5-kilometer drive to the northeast of Sapa this morning at about 8:30 a.m., we’ll enjoy hotel breakfast.

From here, let’s get out of the automobile and begin our marvelous Sapa Trekking tour with magnificent mountain landscapes and various unique cultures waiting for exploration:

  • Start with visiting the H’mong village of Matra. where you can witness breathtaking landscapes, immerse yourself in the local ethnic culture, and create unforgettable memories of authentic rural Vietnam.
  • Continue to Ta Phin village, a useful craft traditional hamlet of 2 separate minorities—the Red Dzao and the Black Hmong—follow this community, and take a 4-hour hike through the mountain. Mountains surround Ta Phin town, and the surroundings are stunning.

Spend the rest of the afternoon free exploring the local Sapa markets. We return you to Lao Cai Railway Station in the late afternoon so you can catch the nighttime train to Hanoi. On the train for the night.

*If today is Tuesday, Thursday, Sat or Sunday, we will recommend visiting some of the most beautiful markets in North West Vietnam

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English-speaking guide

Ethic woman at Ta Phi Village, Sapa


Arrive in Hanoi around 5:00 a.m., and our crew will pick you up from the train station to a modest hotel nearby for rest and breakfast.

You depart Hanoi at 8:00 in order to travel the 2.5 hours to Halong Bay, magnificent Heritage of the World which is cited by UNESCO.

After reaching Halong, you will move to the boat to enjoy a wonderful journey to the heart of Wonder of the World around 12:00. Thousands of limestone islands rise like dragon fangs from the waters in the mysterious bay.

You will have the chance to touch the local life with fishermen who have been working in the bay for nearly three generations when you visit an interesting fishing village later in the day.

Before indulging in a sumptuous supper on board, you’ll watch the sunset while sipping drinks or taking a culinary class. This is a truly magical experience, as the vibrant colors of the sky blend with the serene waters, creating a moment of tranquility and sheer beauty that will forever be etched in your memory.


Dinner will be served onboard

Following that, you can participate in a movie night, play board games, or relax at the beauty spa before retiring for the evening.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English-speaking guide on board

Halong Bay overview from flycam


Good morning with a Tai Chi workout in the morning and a chance to see the sunrise over the bay – a serene and rejuvenating experience, fostering a deep connection with nature and a sense of inner peace.

You will visit a stunning limestone cave after breakfast, where intricate rock formations, stalactites, and stalagmites create a mesmerizing underground world that showcases the magnificence of nature’s artistry.

Then head back to the junk for one more look at Halong Bay as you cruise back to the dock.

When you check out at noon, a car is waiting to take you back to Hanoi. Free time to shop or relax while enjoying the Hanoi Old Quarter’s nightlife. Sleep at your hotel tonight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English-speaking guide on board

experience halong wooden boat tour


This morning is a carefree day to unwind. Let’s go shopping in the Old Quarter, or go exploring on your own.
After then will be a 2.5-hour journey from Hanoi to Ninh Binh, known as the “Halong Bay on land,”. Its breathtaking landscapes of towering limestone mountains, lush rice fields, and tranquil riverways absolutely will surprise your senses.

On the way there, the optional day trip to Ninh Binh includes a stop at Tam Coc- Kenh Ga, where you may ride a sampan along a small stream while passing past caverns and lush rice fields that will make you feel as though you are someplace in heaven. Rural scenery that is both attractive and scenic rewards the travel back and forth.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Lunch – applied if visit Ninh Binh)
Tour guide: English-speaking guide (applied if visiting Ninh Binh)

Serene scenery at Trang An, Ninh Binh by boat tour


Enjoy your morning at leisure or a late breakfast before heading to the airport for your next trip. This is also the end of this journey

Meals: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

The Huc bridge Hanoi - Hanoi city tour


Category Price valid from Jan 1st – Dec 31th, 2023 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single supplement
Superior $774 $680 $608 $568 $288
Deluxe $930 $837 $763 $723 $443
Luxury $1,113 $1,016 $943 $903 $623



Cities Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe  Luxury
Hanoi Hanoi Brilliant Hotel
Deluxe room
The Lapis Hotel
Deluxe Room
Oriental Jade Hotel
Oriental Emerald Room
Halong Garden Bay Cruise
Lily Cruise
Indochine Cruise
Junior Suite
Sapa My Boutique Hotel
Deluxe Room
Aliana Boutique Sapa
Deluxe Room
Silk Path Grand Sapa Resort
Classic Room

Include & Exclude


  • 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)
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa (Single entry)
  • Services charges and government tax.


  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport
  • Compulsory dinner or peak season surcharges
  • Others not mentioned above


* Check-in time: 02.00pm – Check-out time: 12.00pm.

* Price is based on minimum of 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. Single supplement is surcharged when one person occupy one room.

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