Temples, markets, villages: it is a travel to discover the Northen Vietnam, the most authentic. Get in touch with the local tribes, their customs, their colours...through charming natural landscapes.

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Temples, markets, villages: it is a travel to discover the Northen Vietnam, the most authentic. Get in touch with the local tribes, their customs, their colours...through charming natural landscapes.

This travel is not just nature, but also the meeting with the culture of the ethnic groups of the North. A tour rich in charm, where the semplicity of the accomodations makes it more exciting.

To breath the atmosphere of the real Vietnam...an overnight in a typical house!

Trip summary

  • Departure Hanoi
  • End Hanoi
  • Countries
    • Vietnam
  • City
    • Hanoi
    • Ninh Binh
    • Sapa
    • Bacha
    • Ba Be National Park
    • Halong
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Hanoi
    1 day
    Hanoi

    Transfer airport - hotel.

    Half day visit of the "Cultural" part of the capital of Vietnam. Walking near the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, then you'll go into the Governor Residence Park where you'll find the Ho Chi Minh Old House, the One Pillar Pagoda & the Pagoda Dien Huu. Visit of the Temple of Literature, the first University in Asia. Lake of the Sword with its Temple Ngoc Son and the stunning mountain surrounded by water, in which they say the mythic turtle with the mythic sword on its back is still living.

    Transfer for Water Puppet Show. The only show of this kind in the whole world, representation of ancient stories and modern everyday life situations, all represented with wooden puppets on a water made stage, not to be missed. Duration of the show 50 minutes.

    Lunch and dinner at typical restaurant

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  • 2
    Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi
    2 day
    Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi

    Breakfast .

    The Ancient Capital” , the Ancient Capital of XI century emperors. Departure from Hanoi and for 2 hours and a half we will travel on a road towards the south, surrounded by rice fields. Nearby it's  possible to admire the daily life of the Vietnamese farmers. We will reach a spectacular scenery characterized by endless ricefields broken only by massive stonepicks where amazing caves are decorated by incredible stalactites and stalagmites. These caves are possible to be visited only by using little boats droved by the locals. The most impostant cave is Tam Coc. Visit of the Monumental Gate to enter into the sacred site where there is the funerary temple of the Dinh Dynasty.

    Lunch ina  typical restaurant and dinner at the hotel

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  • 3
    Ninh Binh - Trang An - Mai Chau
    3 day
    Ninh Binh - Trang An - Mai Chau

    Breakfast.

    Trang An Excursion. Trasfer Ninh Binh - Mai Chau.

    Lunch in a typical restaurant and dinner in a hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 4
    Mai Chau - Son La - Dien Bien Phu
    4 day
    Mai Chau - Son La - Dien Bien Phu

    Breakfast.

    Transfer to Maichau-Son La-Dien Bien Phu.

    Lunch in a  typical restaurant, dinner at the hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 5
    Dien Bien Phu - Moung Lay - Lai Chau
    5-6 days
    Dien Bien Phu - Moung Lay - Lai Chau

    Breakfast.

    Tranfer Dien bien Phu - Muong Lay.

    Lunch in a typical restaurant and dinner at the hotel.

    Breakfast.

    Transfer Muong Lai-Lai Chau.

    Lunch in a typical restaurant and dinner at the hotel

  • 6
    Lai Chau - Sapa
    7 day
    Lai Chau - Sapa

    Breakfast.

    Transfer from Lai Chau to Sapa, 240 Km. Along the way stops to visit different villages and their colorful inhabitants, Thay, Dzay and Hmong. The visit of ethnic minorities villages allows us to explore the ancestral ways of living of the people of the mountains.

    Lunch in a typical restaurant and dinner at the hotel.

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  • 7
    Sapa
    8 day
    Sapa

    Breakfast.

    Visit of Lao Chai village (minority Black H’mong), easy trekking to Tavan village (minority Dzay).

    Visit of Ban Ho village (minority Tay).

    Back to Sapa.

    Lunch  in a typical restaurant and dinner at the hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 8
    Sapa - Bacha - Can Cau - Bacha
    9 day
    Sapa - Bacha - Can Cau - Bacha

    Breakfast.

    Transfer Sapa - Can Cau - Bac Ha.

    Departure along the road to Bac Ha; not far away from here (18 km) in Can Cau close to the Chinese border, every Saturday there is an amazing market where the different tribes from Vietnam and China meet. The sorrounding natural landcsape is also fascinating and wild.

    Lunch in a typical restaurant and dinner at the hotel

    Visited places:
  • 9
    Bacha - Bao Nhai - Ha Giang
    10 day
    Bacha - Bao Nhai - Ha Giang

    Breakfast.

    Lunch in a typical restaurant and dinner at the hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 10
    Ha Giang - Quan Ba - Yen Minh - Dong Van - Lung Cu - Meo Vac
    11 day
    Ha Giang - Quan Ba - Yen Minh - Dong Van - Lung Cu - Meo Vac

    Breakfast.

    Lunch in a typical restaurant and dinner at the hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 11
    Meo Vac - Ba Be
    12 day
    Meo Vac - Ba Be

    Breakfast.

    Lunch in a  typical restaurant and dinner at the hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 12
    Ba Be - Hanoi
    13 day
    Ba Be - Hanoi

    Breakfast.
    Transfer Ba Be–Hanoi.
    Lunch at typical restaurant and dinner at hotel.

    Visited places:
  • 13
    from Hanoi to Halong
    14 day
    from Hanoi to Halong

    Breakfast.

    Transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay. On the way we stop to visit a small farm famous for it’s ceramic handicrafts. Visit of Halong Bay, called "The eight wonder" on a typical Vietnamese Luxurous Junk in wood. The cruise on the boat is marvellous, sailing in a turquoise sea sprinkled with thousands of jagged limestone islands. Visit of natural caves with stalagmites and stalactites that draw beautiful scenery.

    Lunch on board and dinner on board.

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  • 14
    Halong - Hanoi
    15 day
    Halong - Hanoi

    Breakfast. Morning visit to the endless attractions of Halong Bay.

    Back to the pier. Brunch on board. Transfer to the airport of Hanoi.

    Today we'll visit traditional worship places, such as Chua Wuan Su, also called Ambassador's Pagoda, and Chua Ba Da (Muzu Pagoda), located within walking distance of Saint Joseph's Cathedral.

    There is also the chance to enjoy shopping in shops and boutiques of residential districts.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Accomodation in double room/twin in the specified hotels
    • Treatment as in the program
    • Transfers with local assistants  
    • Local guides, except when specified differently
    • Entrances, visits and excursions as in the program
    • Private car
    • National flight, if any (the costs of the flights must be reconfirmed according to the availability and according to the class of the flight available)
    • Airport fees of the national flights (reconfirmed when the ticket is emitted)

     

    Price does not include
    • Intercontinental flights
    • Airport fees
    • Not specified meals, drinks and extra in general
    • Tips - insurance
    • Everything not included in " the price includes" and / or in additional options and mandatory services.