Northern Highlights

North of Vietnam has so much to offer, AST TRAVEL JSC combines this tour to be one of the highlights that we think you should not miss. This tour is mixture of free exploration and escorted when we think is nessesary. That will save much of your time



Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Pick up from Hanoi airport to Hanoi hotel. Free time at your leisure. Welcome dinner in Cha Ca La Vong restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi. ( Dinner, tour guide included )

Day 2: Hanoi city tours

City tour in Hanoi in the morning to visit highlights of Hanoi such as Ho Chi Minh complex, temples and Hanoi old quarter by riskshaw. Afternoon visit outskirt of Hanoi including etheology museum and West lake. Rest of your day is leisure. Overnight in Hanoi. (Tour guide included) 

Day 3: Hanoi - Sapa

Free time in Hanoi today for you to make your own exploration to Hanoi town. Hanoi is also great place for shopping like silk, ceramic, handicrafts...Tonight, we will boarding on our overnight train to Sapa after having a day room in Hanoi hotel. Overnight on the train.

Day 4: Sapa homestay

Early arrival in Lao Cai train station where your tour guide will take you to Sapa. Check in your day room and have rest. After later breakfast, we have a walk down to Ta Van village that located 12kms from Sapa. Picnic lunch on the way. Dinner with local family. Overnight in Sapa homestay. ( Lunch, Dinner, Tour guide included )

Day 5: Sapa - Hanoi

After breakfast, farewell to local family to be back to Sapa. We will walk back in another way to enjoy the scenery along the stream. Back to Sapa. Free time for shopping and dinner before get your transfer to Lao Cai to take the train back to Hanoi. ( Breakfast, Tour guide included )

Day 6: Hanoi - Halong

Our driver will pick you up from Hanoi railway station. Take your day room in Hanoi and after breakfast, we depart for Halong bay where you will have 2 relaxation days after past adventure trip. Arrive in Halong and check on to Halong bay junk. Enjoy your seafood lunch on board. Relax while cruising around Halong bay, you may have an optional ashore to Halong bay cave of Sung Sot (included) or trying your hand on kayaking (extra) or fishing at night. Dinner and overnight on the Junk. (Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 7: Halong - Hanoi - Departure

More cruising in other parts of Halong after breakfast. We back to Halong quay after a light lunch on board. Transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight home. (Breakfast, Lunch included)

Note : The schedule above can be changed at the time of booking.


  • Hanoi city tour with riskshaw ride in old quarter
  • Sapa tours of homestay overnight with local family
  • Halong bay on deluxe cabin traditional junk


Trip inclusion:

  • Accommodation twin shared basic
  • Meals as stated on itinerary
  • Tour guide as stated on itinerary
  • Fees and permits while guiding
  • Round transfers and transportation
  • Train tickets to and from Sapa with soft sleeper

Trip exclusion:

  • International airfare
  • Visa and visa arrangement
  • Tips and personal expenses

Recommended Hotels

  • Hanoi : Tom's house hotel
  • Sapa: Homestay
  • Halong: Bai Tho Jun