Hanoi - Sapa - Hoi An
Enjoy a different kind of winter exploring the Old Quarter in Hanoi City. Try out a variety of Hanoi street food, renowned as the best in the world and head out on foot, chatting to the local people around Hoan Kiem Lake.
Then, by limousine bus, travel to the far northern region of Vietnam and explore the rice terraces of Sapa and its minority village communities. The smiles on the local minority peoples faces, is enough to give you a warm feeling inside during the colder snaps in this region in winter.
After experiencing a traditional local homestay dinner, sleeping overlooking cascading rice terraces. It's now time to warm the spirits even further with a trip to Vietnam central regions UNESCO heritage site, Hoi An Ancient town. A romantic riverside walk, a plentiful supply of quaint cafes and tasty restaurants, Hoi An is just the finale you need for a winter escape to Vietnam.
Join our itinerary through Hanoi, Sapa & Hoi An & enjoy an enjoyable winter in Vietnam.
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi Airport & Transfer to your Hotel in the centre of Hanoi - Your feet will do the walking as you explore the tiny alleyways and streets that make Hanoi old quarter famous.
Day 2: After a free morning visiting local landmarks such as Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son temple and more, you will start the best Private Street Food tour in Hanoi with our very own Ngát, of Travel Agent Hanoi. She will show you the very best street food Hanoi has to offer, while you explore the tiny back alleys & ancient streets, walking through local markets and trade streets which makes Hanoi famous.
Day 3: After breakfast at your hotel, you will be collected and taken up the motorway to Sapa Town to enjoy what this delightful town has to offer. Once arriving, you will make your way to the tram station where you will meet up with the cable car to take you up Mount Fansipan to see the top of Vietnam. On a clear day the views from here are out of this world and a selfie here is one not many can boast about.
Day 4: After an overnight stay in your hotel in Sapa town, it is time to hike the rice terraces and valleys deep inside the minority villages and communities unseen by many. With Red Dao, H'Mong and many other tribes along the way, you will then enjoy an overnight sleep at a genuine homestay with your local guide and a sumptuous dinner cooked by the family.
Day 5: Today, you will head back to Sapa through the bamboo forest, rice fields and collect your limousine bus back to Hanoi.
Day 6: This morning after breakfast at your hotel, you will head to the airport to collect your flight to Danang. From here you will be transferred directly to Hoi An ancient town. Her you will enjoy free time to walk through the many beautiful streets of the ancient town. Check out the lantern making shops, the boutique shops selling all trinkets and gifts.
Day 7: Today is free time to enjoy strolls along the river, or maybe use one of the free bicycles to explore the local countryside and town that make Hoi An so delightful. We can recommend the best restaurants in Hoi an for local traditional food.
Day 8: After breakfast at your hotel and check out, you have free time to explore Hoi An one last time before you head to Danang airport for your flight home.