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Destinations: Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay
Duration: 6 days & 5 nights

Day 1 : HANOI - FOOD & WALKING TOUR (Snacks during tour)


Itinerary Details Day 1: Hanoi

On arrival on your first day your private airport pick-up service will be ready with a sign with your name on it to take you to your hotel right in the middle of the old quarter in Hanoi. After check-in you’ll be given some time to relax and or explore the old quarter by yourself.

At 5 pm your private tour guide will meet you at your hotel to start your Food & Walking Tour through the most interesting streets of the 36 streets of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. He will give you a brief introduction about the route of the tour and about the places you will be visiting before we set off to explore Hanoi’s buzz ling Old Quarter at night.

Some of the typical local foods that you can be offered (the route and type of street food might differ based on your personal preferences or eating restrictions) are; pillow cakes, famous Vietnamese spring rolls, chicken noodle, bun cha, banh cuon, fruit salad, rice cake and local beer (bia hoi).


  • Spend most time on tasting Vietnamese cuisine around Hanoi
  • A nice relaxed experience walking around the Old Quarter while enjoying the company of your tour guide who will inform you about the history and local customs while soaking up the nightlife of Hanoi

Schedule details:

  • Duration: around 3-3.5 hours. Starting point: Your hotel in the center of the old quarter in Hanoi (pick up at your hotel by our tour guide)
  • Departure time: 5 pm (drop off location: at your hotel)

What’s included per person?

Food, snacks and drinks during tour.

Tour guide – Entrance fees (if applicable)

What’s not included per person?

Tip to Tour Guide - Any items not mentioned above and other personal expenses

Transportation: Private car/ driver for airport pick up.

Meals: Food, snacks and drinks during Food & Walking Tour

Accommodation: 2*+ hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi
Guide: English speaking tour guide

Day 2 : SAPA - TREKKING (Breakfast, liunch & dinner )

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Itinerary Details Day 2: Hanoi – Sapa – Y Linh Ho - Ta Van

Today we checkout early in the morning and you can enjoy breakfast before we start your Sapa adventure! Please let us remind you that you can leave your unnecessary luggage (for your Sapa tour) safely at the hotel at all times.

6.30 – 7.00 Pick-up from your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi, transfer to the luxury bus and departure for Sapa Town.

9.30 We follow the highway to Lao Cai with the first comfort break.

11.00 Second comfort break at Lao Cai city before approaching Sapa.

13.00 We arrive in Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of Hmong, Dzao and Tay ethnic people.

- Welcome drink and itinerary briefing

- Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes

14.15 We take a short drive to Y Linh Ho and then trek through the rice terraces and along the Muong Hoa stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain and approach Ta Van village, which is inhabited by Zay ethnic people late in the afternoon. Trekking distance is about 9km and it takes around 3.5 hours.

17.45 Check in at the homestay and introduction to the Dzay family. We spend time to enjoy the mountain life at sunset. You may attend cooking local dishes with the family and enjoy dinner in peace. In the evening, you can join the local bar nearby with music and socialize with other tourists. We overnight at the homestay. 

Transportation: Luxury A/C bus

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Homestay

Day 3 : SAPA - TREKKING (Breakfast & lunch)

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Itinerary Details Day 3: Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai – Sapa – Hanoi

8.00 We have breakfast prepared by the family and start a new day with more interesting trekking.

8.45 Keep walking to the rice paddies where you have a nice photo opportunity of the amazing surrounding landscapes. We trek through the bamboo forest and stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home to red Dzao People. Trekking distance is about 4km and it takes around 2 hours.

11.00 We trek over the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to main road where the bus picks you up to go back Sapa Town.

12.00 Have a shower at hotel, enjoy lunch and take some free time to leisure.

15.00 Meet all group members at the hotel to get ready the trip back to Hanoi.

15.15 Get on bus to go back to Hanoi with two comfort breaks.

21.15 We drop you of at your hotel for check-in. The further evening is at your own interpretation.

Transportation: Luxury A/C bus

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: 2*+ star hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi

Day 4 : HALONG BAY CRUISE (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)


Itinerary Details Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Today we checkout early in the morning and you can enjoy breakfast before we start your Halong Bay (mid-range) Cruise! Please let us remind you that you can leave your unnecessary luggage (for your Halong Bay tour) safely at the hotel at all times.

Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in the old quarter in Hanoi for the 3,5 hours drive to Halong Bay and you will board your cruise in Halong Bay, Bai Chay Harbor for 2 days & 1 night. Explore the fascinating and breathtaking peaceful view on this unique location as well as start cruising and enjoying our special feast of Vietnamese Cuisine while the boat slowly slides on the romantic waves of Halong Bay.

Enjoy the breath-taking scenery of Ha Long Bay while being served by our friendly and professional staff on board of your cruise.

You will immediately feel like home when you board this upper mid-range cruise thanks to the smile and well caring gestures of the tour guide and the cruise crew.

8 – 8.30 Pick-up

12 – 12.30 Arrive in Halong Bay and board your cruise while enjoying a welcome drink. Check in to your cabin and set sail through the Bay while lunch is served

14.30 – 16.00 Visiting Halong floating village by kayak or local rowing boat.

We drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by beautiful islets. Visit Titop Island for a short trek to the top of island which provides a fantastic overview of Halong bay, relax on the beach or have a refreshing swim.

17.00 Enjoy the complimentary sunset party on the sundeck with local wine and fresh fruits and join the Cooking demonstrations right after that.

19.00 Enjoy a specially prepared evening dinner in a romantic atmosphere.

21.30 Retire to your cabin or join squid fishing or socialize with other guest at the bar or enjoy the further evening on the upper sundeck with a nice cocktail. Overnight on board

Transportation: AC (mini) van

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: Mid-range cruise, private cabin (twin or double).

Day 5 : HALONG BAY CRUISE (Breakfast & lunch)


Itinerary Details Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Wake up at the sound of waves and seabirds and see the beautiful sunrise with your new friends and begin the day with a light but healthy Tai Chi exercise.

7.30 Breakfast, coffee and tea served, while sailing to Sung Sot cave.

8.30 We drop anchor to explore Sung Sot cave (Surprising cave).

9.30 Back to our boat, relax before checking out while we cruise to explore the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and more.

11.00 Traditional Vietnamese Lunch is served on board.

- Disembark at the harbor of Halong city.

- Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi.

16.30 – 17.00 Your tour guide will drop you off at the hotel to re-check in.

The rest of the evening is at your own interpretation.

Transportation: AC (mini) van

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

Guide: English speaking tour guide

Accommodation: 2*+ star hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi

Day 6 : HANOI - DEPARTURE (Breakfast)


Itinerary Details Day 6: Hanoi – Free Day – End Of Tour

This morning the tour unfortunately ends according to checkout time of the hotel but we are sure that this tour made an indelible= memory that you will cherish for the rest of your life!

Depending on your further travelling today can be as follows;

If you have a connecting flight today either back home or to another destination we will arrange your private transportation that will pick you up at a later given time at your hotel and take you to the airport. If you travel onwards by yourself the tour ends according to the hotel check out time 

Remember, our customer service will be at your disposal for advice and or information at all times.

The given price per person on our website is based on 2 people (sharing room)

What’s included in the tour?

  • Private airport pick-up
  • Comfortable transportation during the whole tour.
  • All tours as mentioned in the overview
  • 2*+ hotel on the 1st, 3rd and 5th night
  • Homestay in Ta Van on the 2nd night
  • Deluxe cabin on Halong Bay cruise on the 4rd night
  • Comfortable bus to and from Sapa
  • All meals as indicated in the specific day programs
  • Entrance fees, Taxes and Service Charges
  • Complementary mineral water if indicated
  • English speaking tour guide during all tours

What’s excluded?

  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • Travel insurance and all not indicated in our itinerary

What do I need to bring?

  • Booking Invoice from us
  • Valid Passport with valid visa
  • Cash for personal expense


It is always possible to leave some of your luggage at your hotels but if you feel more comfortable to take it all it will not be a problem. Thanks to its geographic condition, the north (especially Sapa) has one of the most favorable climates in Vietnam. The temperature remains stably cool throughout the year though winter may see more severe changes, with frost and even snow for a few days per year (mostly from mid-December to mid-January). In the valley near Sapa for example the altitude is 1000 meters and temperatures won’t go under 6 degrees Celsius.

Trying to predict the weather in the north unfortunately is almost impossible. However, here is our best attempt:

The weather is characterized by sub-tropical climate. However, as a result of the high altitude, weather in the north is somewhat cooler all year round. In the summer it does not suffer the harsh heat like that in coastal plains. Temperature in summer fluctuates from 10-18°C at night and 20-28°C during the day (some days are hotter!).

When the sun shines, it can be harsh, even on cloudy days so expect to need sun protection. Rain and fog is possible throughout the year.

In winter for instance Sapa Town can often be blanketed by fog and cold air. Temperatures may drop below zero degrees Celsius for some days.

Luggage and bags:

A daypack to bring on your treks is a good idea. These can be easily bought in Hanoi or Sapa.

Clothing/ Shoes/ Weather Gear:

Bring clothes to suit the local weather. Please check our website;

www.getupandgovietnam.com for more weather guidelines.

Always keep your spare clothes in a watertight bag to ensure they stay dry if there is a sudden downpour. The northern climate is totally unlike the rest of Vietnam. Essential items to have for the trek are some layers of warm & light clothing (morning can be cold but get pretty warm during the day as you trek). A pair of sturdy trekking shoes is essential. In January to March it can be quite cold, foggy and rainy. A fleece and raincoat/ poncho is advisable and gumboots. These items again, are available in Hanoi or Sapa at good prices. Bring your camera! Any camera will do. You will regret it if not bringing one.

Recommended kit list for homestays

Long-sleeved shirt/ T-shirt – Fleece for the cooler evenings - Trousers (such as lightweight cargo trousers, avoid jeans) - Shorts optional – Swimwear optional - Lightweight water & wind proof (jacket & trousers, especially during winter) - Walking shoes (sturdy, with good grip) - Gumboots (for the wet and wintery periods) - Sun hat and sun protection - Toothbrush & toothpaste,ear plugs & eye mask optional, flashlight.

Dietary or special food request

In order to take care of your special food requests we would like you to inform us by email in advance.

Get Up and Go Vietnam is doing all possible to make your journey and travel experience an unforgettable one. Weather conditions, we unfortunately cannot control. Our apologies for that!

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