Tonkin Discovery 8D\7N - 8 Days

Tonkin Discovery Tour

Tonkin Discovery, also spelled Tongkin,or Tongking, is in the Red River Delta Region of northern Vietnam. 

Our 8D – 7N Tonkin Discovery Tour brings you to the most-wanted destinations from the North of Vietnam, covering an ancient 1,000-year-old history of  Vietnam’s historical and culturally diverse capital, Hanoi. Our Tonkin Discovery Tour includes visiting the wonderful rice terraces of Sapa. You will gain a real insight into the true world of Vietnamese village culture and history. The tour will conclude as you set sail on a beautiful cruise at the world heritage site of Halong Bay. You will have a memorable trip with our tour to Tam Coc- Kenh ga, where you’ll glide down a narrow stream on a sampan, passing through caves and green paddy fields.

Sapa 2 Night Hotel Stay

The iconic beauty of the north can be easily found in this tour. In a week, the trip begins with the 1,000-year-old Hanoi capital, then onto the night train to the well-known stunning Sapa with cultural diversity and beautiful rice terraces on the mountains. The trip ends with a relaxing time on board an amazing Halong Bay overnight cruise. This Tonkin Elegance is top of the best North Vietnam tours and favored by many of our travelers.

Immerse yourself with the charming but bustling Hanoi old quarter.

Enjoy the stunning landscapes in Sapa and surrounding areas with various options for trekking lovers.

See the magnificent Ha Long Bay, together with an overnight experience on board a cruise.

Capture all the famous sites a North Vietnam tours has to offer.

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Day 1
Welcome To Hanoi

You will be greeted by our guide upon arrival in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, which celebrated its 1000 year anniversary in 2010. With strong emphasis on the arts and learning, local law stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple, tube style and in harmony with its age-old colonial ambiance. You will be able to explore all the city has to offer before taking in a unique water puppet show. Followed by a welcome dinner in one of the finest restaurants in the city. You’ll then have a restful overnight stay at your hotel.

Meal: Dinner.

Tour guide: English speaking guide

Day 2
Hanoi - Lao Cai

This full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda to learn about Buddhist practices in Vietnam. You also have chance to visit historic University “The Temple of Literature” dates back to the 11th century. We continue our tour to the “Ethnology Museum” a very informative and interesting museum which includes both indoor and outdoor exhibitions. The day concludes returning back to Hanoi’s Old Quarter where we can walk through the narrow streets and alley ways that are famous for its specialized craft making guilds, these guild streets were named for their product or location and still continue to use such names to this present day. After dinner, get ready to go to Hanoi Train station for the overnight sleeper train to Lao Cai.

Meals: Dinner.

Tour guide: English speaking guide

Day 3
Lao Cai – Sapa

We arrive at Lao Cai train station at approximately 6 am. Our driver will transfer you to your hotel in Sapa ( 1 hour drive). Once we arrive in Sapa, you can enjoy breakfast and check-in to your hotel (the early check-in is upon availability and hotel’s policy). Some free time is offered to explore the town by yourself. Afternoon is started by an enjoyable walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home to the H’mong minority peoples. You will have the opportunity to get cultural interaction with the families that live in the area before heading back to Sapa in the late afternoon. Overnight in Sapa.

Meal: Breakfast.

Tour guide: English speaking guide

Day 4
Sapa – Lao Chai/Ta Van/Lao Cai – Hanoi

After a well rested night and a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will explore the Sapa daily wet market and then set out on our 3-4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa valley, you will travel though the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. Witness the amazing views from the walk meeting a lot of the local hill tribes people on the way. There will be ample opportunities to make amazing memories of your experiences here in Sapa. At approximately mid-day lunch is served at a local restaurant. Following lunch your vehicle is waiting to return you back to Sapa town. Free Time until our driver return transfers you back to the train station (around 5pm) for night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

*If today is Tuesday, Thursday, Sat or Sunday, we will recommend to visit some of the most beautiful markets in North West Vietnam

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Tour guide: English speaking guide

Day 5
Hanoi - Halong Bay

Around 5 am, you will arrive back at Hanoi and our staff will be there to meet you at the train station. You shall rest and enjoy breakfast in a small hotel nearby Hanoi train station. At 8 am you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay (3.5 hour drive) and board your Halong Bay cruise at noon. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you’ll enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner on board. Afterward, you can choose to do anything from joining the on board movie night, playing board games, or relaxing with a beauty spa before retiring for the evening.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Tour guide: English speaking guide on board

Day 6
Halong Bay – Hanoi

You’ll start the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise (Should you desire) and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. Tonkin EleganceAfter breakfast, you will be taken to a beautiful limestone grotto before returning to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Check out at noon and our vehicle will be waiting for you to return you back to Hanoi. On arrival back to your hotel in Hanoi you can enjoy some free time to shop, chill out or sample the local nightlife in the Old Quarter. Overnight at your Hanoi hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

Tour guide: English speaking guide on board

Day 7
Hanoi - Ninh Binh

A free and easy day to relax, shop at the Old Quarter or do some of your own exploration.

Optional day touTonkin Elegancers “Example” – Ninh Binh (2,5 hour drive from Hanoi): a visit to Tam Coc- Kenh ga, where you’ll glide down a narrow stream on a sampan, passing through caves and green paddy fields that will make you feel you are somewhere in paradise. The drive back and forth is rewarded with beautiful and scenic rural landscape along.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Lunch – applied if visit Ninh Binh). Tour guide: English speaking guide (applied if visit Ninh Binh)

Day 8
Departure From Hanoi

Wake up fully rested and relax at your own pace with some morning leisure time or simply enjoy a late breakfast. Then enjoy your free time until departure to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast. Tour guide: None

What to bring

  • Sun block
  • Camera + Film
  • Insect repellent
  • Original Passport
  • Wide brim hat
  • Swimming costume for summer
  • Sun glasses
  • Proper shoes
  • Warm clothes for winter


  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English / French speaking guide
  • All train tickets as per itinerary (in soft sleeper tourist carriage)
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa (Single entry)
  • Services charges and government tax.


  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee on arrival at airport
  • Others not mentioned above Note:
  • Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm

Price valid from 1st Jan – 31 Dec, 2018 (per person in US dollar)


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*Price is based on minimum 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. Single Room Use is surcharged when 1 person occupies 1 room.



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Meracus 2

Deluxe Room

La Siesta Trendy

Trendy Deluxe Room


Canvas Lake View room

Halong BaySwan Cruise

Deluxe Cabin

Dragon Peal Junk

Deluxe Cabin

Paradise Elegance

Deluxe cabin

SapaVista Sapa

Deluxe Room

Sapa Legend

Deluxe Room

Victoria Sapa Resort

Superior room

Price From USD 599 USD $ 560/person
Total $ 560 USD

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