How to Plan an Incredible Family Trip to Japan in 2024/2025. Learn more.
5-Day Northern Vietnam Exploration with Sapa

5-Day Northern Vietnam Exploration with Sapa

By Nora OuUpdated Jan. 23, 2024
The Picturesque Northern Vietnam

Get an insight into the hill tribe culture and lifestyle by trekking through a scenic Black H'mong village in Sapa. Escape from the crowded city and enjoy the spectacular views of Love Waterfall, Heaven's Gate, and Halong Bay.

Discover real reviews of Highlights Travel Family's best-rated service across trusted platforms.


  • Follow the scenic trails of the Black H'mong to their villages and experience their daily lives.
  • Discover the stunning views of Love Waterfall, Heaven's Gate and Mountain Fansipan.
  • Discover the wonderful masterpiece of nature - Halong Bay - and be impressed by the breathtaking seascape.

Itinerary in Detail

Day 1
Arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi Pearl Hotel (4-star) / Apricot Hotel (5-star)

Upon arrival, your guide and driver will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to adjust to the jet lag or spend some leisure time wandering around your hotel. If you arrive early and wish to take a half-day city tour, please let your travel advisor know.

Day 2
Uncover the Lifestyle of the Black H'mong with a Half-Day Trekking Tour in Sapa
Amazing Hotel Sapa (4-star)
Breakfast and lunch

You will depart from Hanoi for a 4-hour drive to Sapa. After having lunch, you will have another 30-minute drive to Cat Cat Village, an idyllic village surrounded by terraced paddy fields. Wander through the scenic trails of the Black H'mong to one of their villages and you will have an insight into their culture and lifestyle.

Enjoy the ever-changing scenery of terraced fields, vegetable patches, and verdant hills on the way and take the opportunity to explore a beautiful waterfall and French colonial hydroelectric power station. Then, you will arrive at Y Linh Ho Village, home of the Black H'mong who wear unique self-dyed hemp clothing.

Stop at a picturesque riverside for a short break and trek back to meet your driver.You will be transferred back to Sapa.

The summer view of Sapa
The summer view of Sapa
Day 3
Discover the Fairy-Tale Love Waterfall, Scenic Heaven's Gate, and Mount Fansipan
Hanoi Pearl Hotel (4-star) / Apricot Hotel (5-star)
breakfast and lunch

After a 30-minute drive, you will arrive at the picturesque Love Waterfall, named after a romantic fairy tale. Along the way, make an optional stop at a local farm for a leisurely exploration.

Continue driving uphill to Heaven's Gate along the Tram Ton Pass and you will reach Mount Fansipan, which is the highest peak in Indochina at an altitude of 3,143 meters. Have a breath of fresh air and enjoy the stunning view.

Capture some photos before returning to Hanoi from Sapa.

A glance of Mount Fansipan
A glance of Mount Fansipan
Day 4
A Visual Feast on a Halong Bay Cruise
Bhaya Classic Cruise (4-star) / Au Co Cruise (5-star)
breakfast, lunch, and dinner

You will be transferred from Hanoi to Halong Bay after breakfast. Board the selected cruise and start an in-depth exploration of the renowned Halong Bay, which is famous for its stunning natural landscape, interesting waterfront lifestyle, onboard catering service, and more.

You will spend the day feasting your eyes on the most stunning limestone seascape and fantastic caves and treating your palate with fresh seafood. You can also entertain yourself with activities, such as kayaking and swimming.

A Halong Bay Cruise
A Halong Bay Cruise
Day 5
Halong Bay to Hanoi, Hanoi Departure

Switch your alarm off and have a fresh coffee when you wake up. Enjoy a relaxing morning on the sundeck.

After brunch, your cruise will come to an end and you will be taken to the airport in Hanoi by private transfer. Have a safe flight home and we hope to see you again soon!

Our Service Includes:

5 days from
US$ 1,088
per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts at hotels and lunches for every guided day
  • Governmental taxes


Hand-Picked Hotels

We have selected hotels with different styles and for different budgets. Let us know your preferences and we will help you find the right one.

Hanoi Pearl Hotel
Hoi An
Hanoi Pearl Hotel
Amazing Hotel Sapa
Amazing Hotel Sapa
Bhaya Cruise
Halong Bay
Bhaya Cruise

Inquire now! Your 1:1 travel consultant will reply within 1 working day.

How would you travel?

What's your hotel choice?

When would you travel?

I prefer to be contacted via:

Why Travel with Asia Highlights (98.8% positive customer reviews among 10,000+)

  • Unique experiences tailored to your interests: Enjoy a premium trip that goes beyond the typical tourist attractions.
  • Hassle-free travel and peace of mind: Every aspect of your trip will be carefully planned and organized by your 1:1 travel consultant.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guides: Your guides will be local and love to work for travelers' smiles.
Popular tours
Make the most of your time
Choose the best time to visit

Discover real reviews of Highlights Travel Family's best-rated service across trusted platforms.

More reviews

Get Inspired with Some Popular Itineraries

At Asia Highlights, we create your kind of journey — your dates, your destinations, at your pace. You can have any trip tailor made for your travel.

More Travel Ideas and Inspiration

Start planning your tailor-made tour with 1-1 help from our travel advisors. Create My Trip
4.9 ExcellentTrustPilot rating TrustPilot Logo

Sign up to Our Newsletter

Be the first to receive exciting updates, exclusive promotions, and valuable travel tips from our team of experts.

The Asia Highlights Experience

1-to-1 Expert Planning

1-to-1 Expert Planning

Your tour will be tailor-made to suit you by a destination expert. Your personal travel advisor will always reply within 24 hours.

Personal Journeys

Personal Journeys

Enjoy having your own personal local guide and ride. Explore destinations at your own pace. Have as much flexibility as possible.

Authentic Experiences

Authentic Experiences

Go beyond the sightseeing. Understand the destinations by practicing the local culture and interacting with local people.

One-Stop Service

One-Stop Service

Leave all the booking work to us, including international and internal transportation, visas, hotels, meals, and activities.

Where Can We Take You Today?

China Tours

About Us
At Asia Highlights, we are committed to providing you a premium, quality private tour, whether it's a milestone trip, family trip, or bucketlist trip — your planning will be made easy with just one specialist throughout. Know more ...
Rated 4.9 out of 5 | Excellent
China Highlights International Travel Service Co., LTD
Corporate Number: 914503003486045699
Featured on