Vietnam Trip to Hanoi, Halong bay, and Sapa

  A couple visited Vietnam in May 2017

“hi, we are travelling in Vietnam next month. we have plans for the first few days of the trip but will be in HoiAn nights of 8th and 9th may and from there we are looking at finding an interesting tour that will take us to Hanoi, halong bay and ideally over to Sapa. we need to be back in Ho Chi Mihn on 17th.

We are a couple in our 50s ( so not back packing! ) - we would prefer to pay a bit more for comfortable accommodation and want this to be a special experience. We are experienced travellers and we'd like to think very able to adapt to different environments. We are also pretty fit and healthy. Hope that helps. would value your recommendations.”


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The best of Northern Vietnam 8 Days - Final version

Day 1: Danang - Fly to Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi Sightseeing (B)
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong - private car transfer - English speaking guide on boat only (B, L, D)
Day 4: Halong bay - Hanoi - Overnight train to Sapa (Brunch)
Day 5: Lao Cai - Bac Ha Market - Sapa (B, L)
Day 6: Sapa – Sa Seng – Hau Thao (B, L)
Day 7: Sapa surrounding - Private car back to Hanoi (B, L)
Day 8: Hanoi - Fly to Saigon (B)
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Traveler Review

Really impressive timely response and really appreciated the flexibility to make changes to accommodate different dates. Having now visited Vietnam our only comment would be that it would perhaps have been good to get more and wider suggestions to choose from to tailor the trip e.g. a cooking experience or an interesting stop on the car journey from Sapa to Hanoi. it did feel a bit as if we were on the 'standard' tourist circuit that could have been booked fairly easily locally - although the service level we got from having booked with you ( guide, driver) was excellent

The guide Ngoc was really excellent. very knowledgeable, helpful, punctual and happy to move things around ( e.g lunch booking when we opted to leave Sapa early because of the rain) . A great guy we'd be happy to recommend to friends.