TOUR 30 – (B or S); North Vietnam: Small Group Adventure Tour Package
10 Days. From AUD $1,670


This brief  North Vietnam small group budget or standard accommodation holiday adventure tour is based in and out of Hanoi because all the main highlights of the north are nearby.

This means no wasted travel time as well as the chance to really explore the nations capital in depth. This time includes sensational, as good as it gets, mountain scenery, and the minorities people of Sapa followed by the UNESCO World Heritage area of Halong Bay.

After all the friendly faces you will have only the fondest lifelong memories of Vietnam.

B. ACCOMMODATION = (One to two star hotels x 6 nights, deluxe cabin on boat x 1 night, soft class overnight train x 2 nights).

S. ACCOMMODATION  = (Four star hotel x 4 nights, three star hotel x 1 night, 1 to 2 star hotel x 1 night, Deluxe cabin on boat x 1 night, soft class overnight train x 2 nights).

women traders at a vietnamese market
kids in traditional vietnamese costume
old man and boy in vietnam


NOTE: Your time in both Sapa and Halong Bay will be totally organised from Hanoi by local operators and guides who are experts in these areas.



From AUD $1,670

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 8

Guaranteed to depart

English speaking tour coordinator



  • One to two star hotel, (6 nights).
  • Deluxe cabin on boat, (1 night).
  • Overnight  sleeper trains, (2 nights).
  • Four star hotel, (4 nights).
  • Three star hotel, (1 night).
  • One to two star hotel,(1 night).
  • Deluxe cabin on boat,(1 night).
  • Overnight  sleeper train, (2 nights).

Bus, Train, Boat, Taxi.

Day Trips

  • Hanoi street food dinner tour. (Until you say "NO MORE").
  • Tam Coc, (full day)
  • Sapa; Three nights and two days.(All inclusive with local operator as per itinerary).
  • Halong Bay; Three days and two nights. (All inclusive with local operator as per itinerary).

Entry Fees
All included when part of the itinerary.

15 meals included as per itinerary.
B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner.


Day 1:

Tonight our Vietnam small group adventure tour package will stay in; HANOI - Our Vietnam small group  tour officially starts when we check into our Hanoi accommodation. A welcoming dinner will be had in the evening.

This dinner will take the form of a roaming street food tour with a local guide. Think, all you can eat, delicious real Vietnamese delights. D.

Day 2:

 Tonight our North Vietnam best small group adventure tour will stay on; OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN - A free day in Hanoi before a local operator takes care of our  group tour for the next 3 nights and 2 days on a fully inclusive visit to Sapa. Firstly an overnight soft class sleeper train to Lau Cai. B.

Day 3:


Tonight our Vietnam small group adventure tour package will stay in; SAPA - Our  group tour will arrive a.m. in Lau Cai and travel by bus to sensationally scenic Sapa.

 On arrival we will check into our hotel and have breakfast.

After breakfast a local guide will take us on a three hour soft trek to visit some local minorities with the main two groups in the area being the Hmong and Dzao. The mountain scenery is stunningly beautiful.

While the walking is generally gentle and on man made paths we are in the mountains so there are still a few decent uphill sections so a general good level of fitness is required.

The afternoon is free to explore little Sapa town.

Some of the  minorities ladies selling tourist souvenirs around town are the most persistent vendors on earth so please stay cool as they don't understand "no thank you". B. L. D.


Day 4:

Tonight our Vietnam small group adventure holiday will stay on; OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN -  After breakfast our small group tour will check out and leave your bags in storage while a local guide takes you on another trek of approximately five hours to visit some more minority villages among some of the most sensational scenery imaginable.

Lunch will be in a local village along the way. Arrive back in Sapa mid afternoon where you will be able to get a towel and take a shower at the hotel. An optional massage may be available to help those with any tired legs.

Late afternoon you will transfer back to Lau Cai for the soft class sleeper train back to Hanoi. B. L. 

Day 5:

Tonight our Vietnam small group holiday tour package will stay on; HALONG BAY BOAT - Arrive a.m. back in Hanoi and after breakfast join a local operator for the drive to Halong City where the holiday relaxation will begin when we will board our deluxe boat  to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Halong Bay for an afternoon of cruising, cave visiting and swimming in spectacular Halong Bay.

Overnight will be on board our boat with a deluxe en suite cabin.

 Optional activities will be available such as buying a beer as you relax deck side amid the sensational scenic parade  L. D.


Day 6:

Tonight our North Vietnam adventure holiday  will stay on; CAT BA ISLAND -  After an early breakfast our small group tour will be put ashore on Cat Ba Island for the day. After checking in, for those wishing it, a local guide will take you on a short but very strenuous walk up a mountain to take in the views. The rest of day at leisure on this busy little island. B. 

Day 7:

Tonight our Vietnam small group adventure travel tour will stay in; HANOI - After breakfast our small group tour will again board the boat for the three hour cruise back to Halong City after which we will continue by bus back to Hanoi, arriving late afternoon. B.

Day 8:

HANOI - Today a local operator will take you by bus to Tam Coc near  Ninh Binh city.

More stunning scenery awaits in what some describe as the Halong Bay of the rice paddies.

On arrival you will board small row boats for a peaceful meander down this picturesque river area and through some caves.

 One of the two most amazing things you will see today is the ladies who row the boats for you. If you can row like them you are entitled to  free beer back in Hanoi.

The second amazing thing will be the included buffet lunch. 

Working up an appetite prior with a   short bicycle ride through some local villages is also part of a long day before arriving back in Hanoi late afternoon. B. L.

Day 9:

HANOI - Once again beware of crossing the roads is the best advice before a totally free day to explore this amazing city.  Shops and local culture abound.

The Old Quarter is the best place to start to get a feel of the local way of life along with a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake.

Pay your respects at Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum as you continue your exploration of the many sights and attractions.

A few being the Ho Chi Minh Museum, One Pillar Pagoda, Dien Huu Pagoda, Tay Ho Pagoda among many other pagoda's and temples as well as St Joseph Cathedral. Another museum or three may include the History, Fine Arts, Womans, Army, Air force, Loa Lo Prison or Museum of Vietnamese Revolution.     

For Foodies; start with a bowl of Pho. This bowl of noodle soup plus is a complete meal which the locals enjoy day and night, breakfast, lunch or dinner. Rice paper spring rolls are another of the popular choices, especially as a pre dinner beer snack, available in meat or vegetarian varieties. Lots of other local choices as well as International and other Asian cuisines which are readily available also.

Wash it all down with a  glass of Beer Hoi, ("fresh" draught beer) or a big bottle of Tiger or 333 and all's well in Hanoi.  A farewell dinner will be had in the evening.  B. D.


Day 10:

Our North Vietnam small group adventure tour package is officially over when we check out of our Hanoi accommodation. An airport transfer is included also. B.

Vietnam is the most scenic country in the region and the North has the best of the best.

A mix of soft adventure and relaxation was the best way to see it all.

And we doubt you will ever find a more hectically fascinating city than Hanoi.

Tour Departure Dates

27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 01 Dec

05 Jan, 12 Jan, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 02 Mar, 09 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar, 30 Mar, 20 Apr, 27 Apr, 04 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 01 Jun, 08 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 06 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 03 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 07 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep, 05 Oct, 12 Oct, 19 Oct, 26 Oct, 02 Nov, 02 Nov, 09 Nov, 16 Nov, 23 Nov, 30 Nov, 07 Dec

Any other date on application. (Minimum two people).


P/P, T/S, land only;
Budget: AUD $1,670
Single Suppliment: AUD $920
Standard: AUD $2,070
Single Suppliment: AUD $1,000