14 days tour
North Vietnam adventure loop
North Vietnam adventure loop
North Vietnam adventure loop > Highlights
– Explore hidden gems of North Vietnam
– Trekking from villages to villages
– Immerse yourself in the ethnic minority daily life
– Unique tour
– From mountain to see
The North Vietnam adventure loop tour 14 days is the start of an exciting and surprising adventure in Vietnamese culture.
Start with an original visit of the bustling Hanoi. Then depart to the extreme North and the very special province of Ha Giang. Trekking from villages to villages in Hoang Su Phi district is an unforgettable experience, either for the wonderful landscapes and for the connection with the ethnic people
Continue with the nowadays famous Ha Giang loop. If you will see the main places, take a chance to go off beaten tracks in remote villages.
Continue your trip to Bao Lac and visit the Black Lo Lo minority and keep going to Ba Be lake.
After this whole full adventure, relax in Ninh Binh, the Halong Bay in land and end the tour to cruise in Vietnam wonder, Halong Bay
Day 1: Hanoi (-/-/-)
time. Night at the hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi (B/L/D)
After breakfast, start the adventure discovering Hanoi boarding a jeep. This is a special way to discover
the city. You will pass through the Old Quarter and go through the Long Bien bridge, historical one! Then back to
the center (if week end, we will go to the train street for a café and see the train passing in the narrow alley) to
pass in front of the main buildings as the war museum, Ho Chi Minh mausolea, Tran Quoc pagoda.
Local lunch with Pho Cuon and Banh Tom
Take a walk in the Old Quarter to visit Ngoc Son pagoda to learn about the legend of “Sword lake”. Take a break to enjoy a Hanoi specialty, the egg coffee. Then continue walking along the lake to the Women Museum, unique museum of this kind in South East Asia. On the way back, pass by the opera house.
As a reward after the long adventurous day, enjoy a foot massage. Free time to rest in the room before starting the evening food tour Try the local dishes walking and contemplating the active night life of the Old Quarter. (If you didn’t see the train street in the morning, you will go for a drink) Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 3 : Hanoi – Tan Xa Phin – Nam Soong ( B, L, D)
Journey Hanoi – Xa phin > approximately 6 hours
At 6:30 a.m., the guide meets you at your address and leaves by car to begin the journey towards Hoang Su Phi and more precisely to reach Tan Xa Phin .
Arrival on site and lunch in a local restaurant
You will then begin a 2-hour trek through the small village of the Dao ethnic group with long tunics and descend into the valley – where the Tay ethnic groups live.
Night at the Tay minority homestay
DAY 4 : Nam Soong – Seo Phin – Ho Thau (B, L, D)
Hiking 5 to 6 hours
You will walk to Nam Son and visit small town life in northern Vietnam. Then you leave the town via a suspension bridge and climb the mountainside to a small village of the Hmong ethnic group
You will have time to admire the breathtaking view from the terraces. You will also discover the daily life of the
inhabitants throughout this trek and you will notably meet the Dao, H’mong Flower and Nung Long Tunics.
For lunch, you will have lunch with a H’mong Flower family
For the night, you will stay with people of a different ethnic group than the day before, in order to feel the nuances of daily life of different ethnic groups.
Either with a resident of the Nung ethnic group or the Man Ta Pan ethnic group
DAY 5 : Ho Thau – Ban Van – Suoi Thau (B, L, D
Hiking 5 to 6 hours
You will walk until you reach Suoi Thau, a village inhabited by the Long Tunics Dao ethnic group. This village is located between the largest rice terraces of Hoang Su Phi
As you follow the route, you will pass through streams, waterfalls, bamboo forests, pass Ban Luoc Heaven Gate and beautiful rice terraces. On the winding paths, you will also witness the daily work of local people, especially the group of Man Ta Pan and Long Tunics Dao
In Suoi Thau, you will see old tea plants (over 100 years old) with buds that have white hair, it is called shan tea – a famous tea in Vietnam. And enjoy fresh tea here.
Visit an ancient temple of the long-robed Dao people, where you can learn about their wishes for a better life.
Lunch with a family from the Man Ta Pan ethnic group
Night with a Dao Longtunics family .
DAY 6: Suoi Thau – Ban Luoc -Ha Giang (B /L /D)
Journey Ban Luoc – Ha Giang > approximately 3 hours
After breakfast, you will walk for 2.5 hours to leave the Ban Luoc rice terrace .
You will take a motorbike taxi to Su Phi for lunch at a local restaurant at your leisure.
Then you will take the taxi to Ha Giang .
Check-in at the Homestay and rest of the day at leisure.
Dine at leisure
Private bungalow at Cai homestay , Ha Giang
DAY 7: Ha Giang – Lolo Chai ( B /L /D)
DAY 8: Lolo Chai – Dong Van – Meo Vac (B /L /D)
After lunch, you will reach the Ma Pi Leng pass , the most beautiful pass in Vietnam with an overview of the mountains and also of the Nho Que river, slaloming between mountains . You can also try the superb Skypath , a winding but secure path on the mountainside.
You will end your trip in Meo Vac for dinner and a peaceful night in a charming homestay .
DAY 9: Meo Vac – Bao Lac ( B/L /D)
Journey Meo Vac – Bao Lac > approximately 3 hours
Meo Vac Market (on Sunday only) . Place where different minorities gather to exchange and sell all types of products. The different ethnic groups come in traditional costume, which brings a mixture of colors and beautiful styles. It is the largest market in the loop with that of Dong Van. (if not Sunday, take a relaxing time at the homestay before check out)
DAY 10: Bao Lac – Ba Be Lake ( B /L / – )
Journey Bao Lac – Ba Be Lake > approximately 3h30
After breakfast, drive to Ba Be Lake, the largest natural lake in North Vietnam. Arrival for lunch and free time to relax.
In the afternoon, boat trip on the lake to visit the fairy pond, the Puong cave and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the site.
Return to the homestay and rest of the day at leisure.
DAY 11: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi ( B /L / – )
Journey Ba Be – Hanoi > approximately 5 hours
After breakfast, you will begin a hike of approximately 2 hours around the lake passing local villages. Another way to discover this charming part of the North East of Vietnam. Between jungle, hills, high view of the lake and daily life of the inhabitants.
Return to the homestay for check out and lunch.
After lunch and a short break, transfer back to Hanoi.
Dinner and evening at leisure in the capital
DAY 12: Hanoi –
Ninh Binh ( B /L / – )
After breakfast you will board the car towards Ninh Binh. On the way, stop at Quang Phu Cau, the incense village to learn about fabrication process and for a colorful photo session. Then, head to Mua Cave to challenge the 500 steps to reach the top. You will be rewarded by the most beautiful view on the valley and Tam Coc site
Time for lunch in a local restaurant and experience the local specialty, the goat.
After lunch, you will reach the Trang An complex, classified by UNESCO. A relaxing 2.5 hours cruise on Sampan (traditional wooden boat) will take you in the middle of fairy landscapes. Passing through karst pics, pagodas and under the giant cave, it is an unforgettable experience.
Early morning board the car to be transferred to the pontoon in Halong. You will be transferred to the main boat to start the cruise to Lan Ha Bay. Takeaway breakfast will be provided.
Lunch will be served as the boat leisurely sails through the calm waters. The spectacle is dazzling as much by the beauty of the karst peaks gushing out of the water as by the color of the sea. You will beach the anchor for the first time for the first activities (depending on the cruise chosen). Back on the boat to enjoy a cocktail or a massage, the junk will sail to its home base for the night. Dinner served on board and a quiet night lulled by the waves.
Day 14 : Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L/-)
The cruise continues for other activities in the morning until mid-morning. Opportunity to practice a Tai Chi class on the pontoon at dawn.
You will join the tour of Cat Ba World Biosphere by transshipment. It takes 30 minutes to transfer from Gia Luan to Trung Trang – one of the most impressive caves in Cat Ba island, Vietnam. The limestone cave has thousands of stalactites in various shapes, offering geological values with a typical cave ecosystem.
The boat will return quietly, while a brunch will be served to you, to the port of Halong from where you will be taken care of for the return shuttle to Hanoi. Arrival around 3pm
- Children under 4: Comes free of charges
- Children from 4-5 years old: 50%
- Children from 6-8 years old: 75%
- Above 8 years old: fully charged
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