8 Days Vietnam Family Tour of Hill Tribe Home Stay in Sapa

INT-V-FT08  8 Days Vietnam Family Tour of Hill Tribe Home Stay in Sapa

Tour the northern Vietnam with your family, you will have a chance to immerse in the dramatic mountainscapes, crisp fresh air and colorfully-clothed hilltribes, as well as the beautiful Halong Bay.

Take a cyclo tour to travel through the famous Old Quarter to view the most elegant French colonial architectures and the bustling streets; then take the overnight train to Sapa to experience the culturally diverse of ethnic minorities and year-round cloud-shrouded mountains landscapes; and then take a luxury Halong Bay cruise to explore the many lime karsts jutting out of the green waters.


PLACES VISITED Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.


Trip Highlights

  • Travel to Hanoi and experience a fusion of French and Vietnamese.
  • Enjoy Halong Bay and it's many limestone islands on this private three-day tour.
  • Experience hilltribe culture and ancient customs, and discover stunning scenery and friendly people.
  • Several outdoor activities for children and their grown-ups among the whole tour.

At a Glance

Hanoi(1 night)

Trian to Sapa(1 night)

Sapa(2 nights)

Trian to Hanoi(1 night)

Cruise on Halong Bay(2 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

Vietnam Tour, 8 Days Vietnam Sapa Home-stay Tour

Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi

Flight: International flight on your own arrangment or on requests.

Meals: D

Welcome to Vietnam! The land of unique culture and stunning natural view.
Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will welcome you at the airport then escort you to hotel with private car. Check in hotel and relax.

A welcome dinner with traditional Vietnamese music will give you a first taste of Vietnamese cuisine and their culture. 

Day 2 Full Day Hanoi City Tour—Discover the capital city of Vietnam

Meals: B / L

Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, oriental style old buildings, luxuriant trees along street, local market, motor-bikes, etc, A city tour in Hanoi will give you the first impression of oriental.

In the city tour, you will visit the Hochiminh Mausoleum and his former, the One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Vietnam useum of Ethnology or Vietnam History Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake and a Cyclo tour to the old quarter of Hanoi.

Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.

In the evening, board the overnight train to Lao Cai to discover the mountain tribes in northern Vietnam.

Overnight on the train. 

Day 3 Arrive in Lao Cai, Sapa—Stunning mountain view and terrace fields, primitive villages

Meals: B / L

Arrive in Lao Cai railway station in early morning around 6:30 am. You guide will pick you up from the train and then escort you to your hotel in the highland town Sapa. Enjoy breakfast in hotel and have a short rest.

Take a short walk of 6 km from Sapa to Black H’mong village of Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai where excellent panoramas of the larger valley, paddy terraced fields and the H’mong village are offered. Follow a small local path leading to the bottom of the valley with some stalls serving tea and fruits and a spot perfect for a rest and lunch. After lunch,visit the Giay people of Ta Van in the middle of the Muong Hoa valley.

Spend a night in a local house.

Day 4 Half Day Fun Farming Activities

Meals: B / L

Wake up in the morning, follow the home stay family to the fields to help them with farm work. You will experience their local life and learn how to do farm works in this mountain village.

After breakfast, continue trekking towards Red Dao village in  Giang Ta Chai. On the way you will trek uphill and downhill then through bamboo forest. Stop at the village of Giang Ta Chai after following a path and a simple bridge. Enjoy lunch by a waterfall, just before arriving at the village. Finally, trek to return to the hill of Hau Thao village and back to Sapa from there by car.

Rest of the day is free for you to relax in the hotel and discover the lovely small town.

Overnight in Sapa. 

Day 5 Bac Ha market—impress by the color of the ethnic costume and authentic tribes

Meals: L

Leave Sapa in the morning and drive to Bac Ha Market (approximately 2.5 hours drive). Be impressed by the colorful costume of the local Flower H’mong people, and experience the local market and discover the local life of the ethnic people.

In the afternoon, visit the Trung Do village to enjoy a water buffalo cart ride through the beautiful rice fields and the village to the riverside, then take a boat ride along the Chay River for about 30 minutes.

Tonight, you will board the overnight train for heading back to Hanoi.

Overnight on train. 

Day 6 Arrive in Hanoi, Full Day Halong Bay Cruise

Meals: L / D

Arrive in Hanoi in early morning, a visit to the morning flower market where you will find how the Vietnamese like flowers.
After a light breakfast, we will drive to Halong City for the Halong Bay Cruise. Upon arrival, you will board the cruise ship for a relaxing Halong Bay Cruise through the stunning Halong Bay. You could be absolute relax by lying down on the sun deck to enjoy the beautiful scenery and sun shine. A shore excursion will bring you to discover a beautiful cave, visit a local fishing village with opportunity to interact with local people.
When the sun become a drop of burning gold that slid nearer the sea horizon, enjoy your dinner while enjoying a charming sun set.

Sample itinerary of 3 days Paradise Halong Bay Cruise

Your heavenly journey across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam's most fascinating wonder.
As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for a pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard our luxury facilities in the stunning surroundings. 
Discover some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon during the afternoon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water. 
While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of our Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you will attend our chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.
Defined to be one of the highlights of your Paradise stay, a highly refined, innovative and varied cuisine will be presented for Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world. 

Day 7 Full Day Halong Bay Cruise

Meals: B / L / D

Enjoy Another Full Day Halong Bay Cruise along Halong Bay, you will enjoy fun activities on the sea as well as interesting shore excursions. Stay overnight on the boat.

Sample itinerary of 3 days Paradise Halong Bay Cruise

2nd Day.

As the day breaks, you are invited to join a Tai Chi demonstration taking place on the top deck of the vessel. Enjoy a buffet breakfast on the main vessel before being transferred to our day-boat, Paradise Explorer, which will take you to Bai Tu Long Bay, one among the wonderful natural wonders with beautiful islands and long- white- sandy beaches. Dropping anchor at Vung Vieng Village, one of the biggest fishing village in Halong nested among the limestone peaks, unaffected by ocean waves or strong winds by rowing bamboo boat to experience the expansive skies and breathtaking seascapes of myriad limestone outcrops rising steeply from the water and explore daily life of local people.
Back on Paradise Explorer, lunch will be served as the boat starts sailing again. On the way, stop at Dark Cave & Light Cave area. Kayak, swim, or just enjoy the quiet and splendid setting. Back on the main vessel, relax and enjoy the facilities at leisure.Bar open, spa, massage & beauty services available for bookings according to your will.
Dinner served onboard followed by movie night, squid fishing or just enjoying a cocktail surrounded by limestone rocks majestically springing out from silent waters in the night. 


Day 8 Half Day Halong Bay Cruise, Departure for sweet home

Meals: B

Greeting by the morning sun rise from the sea horizon, you can join a Thai Chi lesson for some morning exercise before breakfast. Visit a limestone grotto in the morning and disembark around 11:00 am then transfer to airport for onward flight to next destination of your Indochina tour or to your sweet home.

Sample itinerary of 3 days Paradise Halong Bay Cruise

3rd day.

Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Start the day enjoying some Paradise delights with a colourful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights. Your Paradise Cruise will come to an end on Tuan Chau Island between 10.30am and 11.00am.


Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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