WhatsApp support: (+84) 912 683 686

Email: info@trulyvietnam.com

12 days of Northen & Central of Vietnam

🔍

Travel to Vietnam and journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on one of the most fascinating train journeys on earth – aboard the Reunification Express. Out of service for most of the 20th century due to war, the re-establishment of the rail link in 1975 symbolised unity between the Vietnamese people. This trip through Vietnam is far more than just an ordinary rail journey. Chugging along, there’s plenty of stops to explore: Vietnam’s stately capital Hanoi, the natural wonder of Halong Bay, majestic Hue, charming Hoi An, the beaches and islands of Nha Trang and dynamic Ho Chi Minh City. Experience the scenic, historical, cultural and culinary highlights on this trip through Vietnam. ‘All aboard’ for a ride you’ll never forget!


Day 1 : Hanoi arrival day

Day 2 : Hanoi – Ninh Binh

Day 3 : Hanoi – Ha Long

Day 4 : Ha Long – Hanoi – Night Train to Sapa

Day 5 : Bac Ha market – Sapa

Day 6 : Sapa easy trekking

Day 7 : Sapa – Hanoi

Day 8 : Hanoi – Hue

Day 9 : Hue tour – Hoi An

Day 10 : Hoi An tour

Day 11 : Hoi An freetime

Day 12 : Hoi An – Hanoi – Home

Itinerary

Expand All

DAY 1 : HANOI ARRIVAL DAY

Arrival Hanoi airport and the driver pick you up to hotel in Hanoi . Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

DAY 2 : HANOI - NINH BINH ( Breakfast )

Leave hotel at 9h00 a:m for Ninh Binh that is 130km to the South of Hanoi, arrival Ninh Binh at around 12h00 then spend one hour for seeing the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang and King Dinh Bo Linh. We then move on to Tam Coc for a two hour boat trip along the Ngo Dong river River..You will sit on rowling boat that going inside 03 caves , at two side of river bank you can see the rice fields that the farmer are working on . You will be back to Hanoi at around 18h00 . Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

DAY 3 : HANOI - HA LONG BAY ( BREAKFAST, LUNCH , DINNER )

 At around 8h00 a:m we will leave hotel for Ha Long bay by shuttle bus ( share the bus with other tourist ), estimated around 4h driving . Arrival Ha Long bay at noontime , get on cruise check in, receive cruise brief and safety instruction by crew member and Cruise Manager .Start cruising. Enjoy lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the fascinating formations on the way. Those are interested in local daily life: Take a bamboo rowing boat trip (around 45 minutes) around Vung Vieng fishing village – one of the largest fishing villages in Halong Bay to see the life of local fishermen. The village is set in closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent settings for some good photos. Then return to cruise for your leisure or join sunbathing, enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water. Join with cooking class by our chef. Playing chess, talking. Relax and spend time for taking photos on the beautiful place. Vietnamese style set dinner is served on board. Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing. Stay overnight on the boat.

DAY 4 : HALONG - HANOI - NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA ( BREAKFAST , LUCNH )

Get up early in the morning, if you are lucky may be you can see the surise on Ha Long bay ,on the sundesk of the cruise and you can feel how silent and peaceful Ha Long bay is . Visit Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay. Have lunch while cruising back through Ha Long Bay to the pier. Disembark at Ha Long wharf, time to say goodbye to the crew. Return from Ha Long to Hanoi.At 19h00, the guide will meet you at hotel then start walking inside the old quarters of Hanoi for street food tour that you can enjoy truly local delicious foods in Hanoi . Take night train at to Sapa @ 01 private A/C carbin

DAY 5 : BAC HA MARKET - SAPA

Arrival Lao Cai at around 6h00 a:m then meet tourguide & driver , driving to Bac Ha market (Sunday market ),the biggest ethnic market in the Lao Cai province, where you will find buffaloes, horses, blacksmiths, saddlers, but also traditional medicine doctors, with their thousands of mountain herbs and plants, and lots of traditional clothes and local artefacts. Several groups of deep-coloured Hmong are found there, as well as Dao, Tay, Nung, and Phu.After visiting Bac Ha market, our tourguide will take you to Ban Pho village to see more tribes and visit Meo King Palace .After that , leave Bac Ha by private van for Sapa .Overnight at hotel in Sapa

DAY 6 : SAPA EASY TREKKING ( BREAKFAST )

Morning time we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where can admire magnificent landscape. Here you will discover the wonderful scenery of Hoang Lien mountain ranges and meet Black H’mong tribes. Trek on small trails going to Y Linh Ho village (with Black H’mong tribe). Trek through lush rice – terraces towards Lao Chai village,experiencing Black H’mong people’s daily life and traditional culture. Next cross suspension bridges as you walk through Lao Chai village to Ta Van village inhabited by Zay minorities.Overnight at hotel in Sapa

DAY 7 : SAPA - HANOI ( BREAKFAST )

The walk commences from Sapa on a trail running through the beautiful gardens and lush pine forests. You will then pass through the Black Hmong ethnic minority village of Matra, a very small village hiding way from the civilisation.The walk continues through rice paddy fields and spectacular scenery. During the day you will also be able to visit a local school. After that you will go to Taphin village. Here you can hear about the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao. The trip also offers you the opportunity to visit the local houses as well as visit the local caves.Afternoon you go to Hanoi  by private bus , arrival Hanoi at around 18h00 .Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

DAY 8 : HANOI - HUE ( BREAKFAST )

Leave hotel at 8h30 a:m for city tour around Hanoi such as: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho”s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh”s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda,. Continue to visit the the Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam Vietnam”s first university constructed in 1070, it”s gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam”s past. Afternoon you will walk inside the old quarters of Hanoi for visiting Hanoi local people life . Take flight at 17h15 from Hanoi to Hue . Overnight at Hue hotel

DAY 9 : HUE TOUR - HOI AN ( BREAKFAST )

Morning check –out and go to visit the Imperial Citadel, The Imperial City was created in the 19th century .The Imperial Enclosure houses many palaces and temples within its walls .In the afternoon you will go to visit one of the most beautiful King’s tomb in Hue – Minh Mang’s tomb .Then take private car to Hoi An .On the way to Hoi An you will go via Lang Co beach , Hai Van tunnel . Arrival Hoi An in the afternoon . .Overnight at Hoi An hotel

DAY 10 : HOI AN TOUR ( BREAKFAST )

Our local guide will meet you at hotel take walk through the old streets and then embark on a boat from the bank of the Thu Bon River . Enjoy the beauty of ancient Hoi An from the river. Continue to Thanh Ha pottery village; discover the daily life of the villagers. View the various stages of producing the many kinds of pottery products like: jar, vase, pot, earthen pot, decorative lamps and so on. Continue to visit Kim Bong carpenters’ village, listen to the village’s history and visit the shipbuilding yards, and see the handicrafts and sculptures. When you finish boat trip, you will walk with tourguide inside Hoi An old quarters to visit : Japanease Coverd Bridge , Phuc Kien temple .Overnight at Hoi An hotel

DAY 11 : HOI AN FREETIME ( BREAKFAST )

Freetime in Hoi An . Overnight at Hoi An hotel

DAY 12 : HOI AN - HANOI - HOME ( BREAKFAST )

Freetime until afternoon then take afternoon flight from Da Nang to Hanoi for connection flight back home

Call Now