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North Vietnam Holiday Adventure – 11 Days

Tour Destinations:

What To Expect:

  • Embark on an 11-day adventure through North Vietnam, taking you off the beaten path and into a world of incredible experiences.
  • Discover the allure of this region, where local encounters with warm-hearted people in their homes and farms will provide a deep insight into their way of life.
  • Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery that unfolds before you, as you journey through picturesque landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders.
  • Experience the rich diversity of cultures, encountering different ethnic groups and learning about their traditions, customs, and unique way of life.
  • Begin your adventure in Hanoi, the vibrant capital city that seamlessly blends tradition and modernity.
  • Cruise through the majestic Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its emerald waters and limestone karsts, creating a breathtaking backdrop.
  • Venture into the pristine wilderness of Ha Giang, a region celebrated for its untouched beauty and dramatic landscapes.
  • Explore the ancient town of Dong Van, characterized by its well-preserved heritage buildings and charming streets.
  • Reach the pinnacle of Vietnam at Lung Cu, where you can bask in panoramic views and witness the flag tower symbolizing the sovereignty of the nation.
  • Throughout the journey, savor the delicious local cuisine, indulging in flavors that are unique to this region.

This adventure promises to be the vacation of a lifetime, offering a harmonious blend of cultural immersion, breathtaking scenery, and unforgettable experiences.

Price Included:

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.

Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.

Halong Bay Cruise Package (2 days/ 1 night)

Transportation by private car with A/C.

English-speaking guides.

All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.

Price Excluded:

International flight.

Travel insurance.

Vietnam Visa.

Gratuities for tour guides/drivers.

Beverages & other personal expenses.

Detailed Itinerary:

Our itinerary is designed to be fully customizable to your unique preferences and interests, serving as a creative canvas to inspire your personalized journey. This is simply a glimpse of what your adventure could look like, a starting point from which we can craft a trip that truly resonates with you.

Day 01:Hanoi Arrival – Hanoi City Tour in brief

Welcome to Hanoi, the bustling colonial capital of Vietnam. Your guide and driver will meet you outside the baggage claim area of Noi Bai International Airport and transport you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, take a walk through the center of Hanoi, stopping at the Opera House, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake, and Ngoc Son Temple. Enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance in the evening, followed by a welcome dinner at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.

Meals: Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 02:Hanoi – Ha Giang

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Ha Giang via Tuyen Quang province. Arrive in Ha Giang in the early afternoon and check in the hotel. Then go for a short walk around town or a gentle trek to some Tay villages in Ha Giang City. Dinner and an overnight stay in Ha Giang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Giang.

Day 03:Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van

Drive to the Dong Van Karst Plateau after breakfast. On the way, you’ll get to see the beauty of Pac Sum Pass, Heaven Gate, Fairy Mountain in Quan Ba, and a bird’s-eye view of Tam Son town. Stop at Yen Minh for lunch then continue driving to an old clay house, set in a breath-taking primitive landscape in the mountainous province of Ha Giang, surrounded by flower gardens of Tam Giac Mach (buckwheat), roses and corns (corn season in summer only), famed for a Vietnamese movie: “Pao’s Story”. Then go to the Vuong family’s house (Palace of Hmong King). Continue on to Lung Cu Flag Tower and the Lo Lo minority village at the mountain’s foot. Dong Van Town is a great place to end your day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Van.

Day 04:Dong Van

After breakfast, visit the Dong Van Old Quarter, which is lined with houses that are one or two hundred years old, to experience more of Dong Van’s ancient atmosphere.

The rest of the day is spent driving through the remote and beautiful countryside of Dong Van, passing through several villages and along tracks used by the locals.

You’ll be rewarded with a stunning backdrop of rice paddie-covered valleys. The local ethnic minorities, the H’mong and Hoa, show their friendliness through their colorful clothing and warm hospitality.

Return to the same hotel in Dong Van later.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Van.

Day 05:Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Meo Vac – Ha Giang

After breakfast, take a different route back to Ha Giang town. The van will make a photo stop at Ma Pi Leng Pass, Vietnam’s and South East Asia’s deepest valley. Visit the Meo Vac market and town. Stop for lunch on the way and arrive in Ha Giang in the late afternoon. After checking into the hotel, you are free to explore the town or rest up for the next day.

Ma Pi Leng Pass is ranked fourth among Vietnam’s four most beautiful passes. O Quy Ho Pass (Sapa – Laocai), Khau Pha Pass (Yen Bai), and Pha Din are the others (Dien Bien).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Giang.

Day 06:Ha Giang – Sin Man

After breakfast, depart from Ha Giang Town for a full-day trip to Sin Man and Hoang Su Phi. The rough but scenic route winds through dense jungle before crossing a pass and descending to Sin Man. This day is a real challenge for our driver as you will travel by winding roads with many uphill and downhill drives. You may come across the Nung Ing, Tay, Red Dao, Dao Ao Dai, La Chi, and Co Lao, to name a few of the many hill tribe groups that have settled there. Overnight in Sin Man at a homestay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Homestay in Sin Man.

Day 07:Sin Man – Bac Ha – Sapa

This morning, drive to Bac Ha (40 kilometers from Sin Man), the capital of the Flower Hmong region and a relaxed base for exploring the northern highlands and hill-tribe villages. Arrive in Bac Ha and visit the coloful market (only on Sunday), the H’mong King’s House, and the Flower H’mong’s Ban Pho village. After lunch, take a 90-kilometer drive to Sapa Town. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing or exploring the town on your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 08:Sapa – Trekking to Lao Chai & Ta Van

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before setting out on a full day’s trek to explore Sapa’s cultural diversity and haunting natural beauty. Hike through yawning valleys dotted with terraced rice fields, passing through remote hill tribe villages. You have three trekking options: soft trek (3 km), medium trek (6 km), and long trek (12 km). Trekking is an excellent way to learn about daily life and the cultures of the H’mong, Dzao, and Dzay people who live in the region. Have lunch at a hill tribe village then explore the village by our own. Having dinner with a local family and enjoying a homestay in their long house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: Homestay in Ta Van.

Day 09:Ta Van – Sapa – Hanoi

After breakfast at the homestay, drive to O Quy Ho to see Sapa’s Silver Waterfall and Hoang Lien Son Pass, Vietnam’s highest pass at 2,000 meters above sea level. You will have a couple of hours in Sapa town to relax and enjoy lunch before driving back to Hanoi on the highway (5 hours).

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 10:Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise

Please keep in mind that the itinerary below is subject to change without notice and is dependent on weather conditions. The cruise itinerary varies as well; please contact our travel consultant for more information.

Meet your tour guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel before embarking on a 3- to 4-hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. The following is a list of the best restaurants in the area.

Arrive at the dock around 12:00 p.m. and board your junk. As we sail out into the mystical bay, enjoy a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard. Cruise around some of Halong’s many islands in the afternoon, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Visit one of the bay’s three largest caves along the way (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitting).

Pass the night on your junk, serenaded by the gentle rocking of calm waters.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation: on cruise.

Day 11:Halong – Hanoi – Departure

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning before rowing to nearby islands. Return to the junk for breakfast, then relax on the sundeck and admire the incredible rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you make your way back to Halong City. Your driver will meet you at the Halong jetty and take you back to Noi Bai Airport of Hanoi for your departure flight home.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: N/A.

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