North Vietnam Adventure Tour

Hanoi - Sapa - Ha Giang - Ba Be

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Overview

The Northern area of Vietnam is truly a hidden gem for tourists from all over the world to explore. In this trip, escape from your busy modern life and touring in the misty town of Sapa, cruising on the peaceful Ba Be Lake. It will also be a wonderful opportunity for you to witness the life and customs of Vietnamese ethnic groups and contemplate the breathtaking mountain views in this South East Asia country.

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Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, transfer to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Check in the hotel and then rest for a while before a tour guide takes you on an exciting street food tour around Hanoi. Feel free to spend your time and immerse in the lovely night of the capital. Overnight at the hotel.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hanoi for your reference.

Start your day with a hearty meal in your hotel and relax in the tranquil morning in Hanoi. Afterward, you will start your trip around the city to visit numerous historical and cultural sites. First of all, head to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to witness the final resting place for the heroic leader of the country. Then, continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, an iconic Buddhism symbol of Vietnamese people. Finally, visit Hoa Lo Prison and witness the cruelty of war recreated by the museum.

Lunch in KOTO café and free at your leisure in the afternoon until be transferred to Hanoi station in the evening for an overnight train to Lao Cai - Sapa.

 

After about 9 hours, you will arrive in Lao Cai station. Have a breakfast at a local restaurant near the station and continue travel to Sapa. Begin with a walk on the hills, pass through vast terrace fields and watch the local working on their farms. Upon reaching Sapa town, time to enjoy the walking tour and visit the local market. Here, you can easily find a perfect present for your friend and family at home including handmade textiles. 

Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Afterward, venture for a few hours to a hill tribe village called Cat Cat to learn more about the life of H’mong people. Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Sapa.

♥ Please check our selected hotels in Sapa for your reference.

The morning will be yours to explore with an entirely different culture and customs of the local people. Feel free to talk to villagers to find out more about their life or capture the beauty of the countryside. 

Say goodbye to Cat Cat Village and transfer to Ta Phin Village. This is the home for Red Dao people and contains some of unique traits to discover. Chat with the local and contemplate their everyday life or relax in the middle of the mountainous area.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

Dinner on your own and overnight in your hotel.

Take a long bus ride for 7 hours to Ha Giang, another wonderful mountainous area in Northern Vietnam. Surrounded by nature, you will be offered with a great number of chances to capture the spectacular landscape in the region. Firstly, a tour guide will take you to a local market presenting a good selection of handmade products and then continue toward the local museum and Cuom Village to contemplate the traditional clothes in Ha Giang. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the evening, spend time at your leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

If you still want to explore every bit of Ha Giang province, today will be your last chance. Head to Minh Tao Market and take a short walk to Nam Luong Village. After that, you will hear the special Responsible Tourism project of Mrs. Mai and some stories about the project. Venture to Lung Tam textile village and Vuong Family Palace before arriving in Dong Van. 

Time to become a local person as you visit the market and inspect the products like others. The next several hours will be a little tough, but you will encounter magnificent mountain scenes, large valleys and terrace fields. After enjoying the exciting trip, you can either return to your hotel to rest or explore some more to your heart's content.

Bao Loc is a small remote town and will be our main destination for this day. For hundreds of years, the town has become the home for Black Lo Lo ethnic group which has the special traditions as well as their unique bronze drums. Overnight in Bao Loc.

After breakfast, travel to Ba Be Lake for 4 hours for another exploration of Vietnam's nature. Ba Be Lake is considered to be the largest natural lake in the country and the habitat of hundred species. Situated in Ba Be National Park, you can also venture around to visit the gorgeous waterfalls and view rare fauna and flora up-close. 

In the afternoon, return to your local house and spend time till the evening. The time during this period is yours to spend. 

In the evening, enjoy a hearty meal with the host to ultimately try the local life and customs. 

Bid farewell to our friendly host and transfer back to Hanoi. Today, you will be free to explore Hanoi or rest to depart in the next day. Hanoi still has many things to discover, from the interesting Hanoi Military Museum to the unforgettable cuisine. Dinner on your own and overnight in Hanoi.

Your wonderful trip has ended, time to depart from Hanoi. Transfer from your hotel to Noi Bai Airport, end of service.

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Vietnam

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Hanoi L'Heritage Quoc Hoa May De Ville Old Quarter Apricot
Sapa Sunny Moutain Amazing Sapa Victoria Sapa

In Vietnam

Hanoi L'Heritage
Sapa
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Sapa Sunny Moutain
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Sapa Amazing Sapa
Hanoi Apricot
Sapa Victoria Sapa

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

For children, please note:

+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)

+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults

+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults

+ Children from 12 years old: as adult

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)

° Easter Holidays - from 11.Apr.2018 - 19.Apr.2018 – some 5-star hotels in Hoian will have surcharge for Easter Holidays

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 13.Feb.2018 – 18.Feb.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Inclusions

  • 11 day tour in Northern Vietnam
  • 9 nights' accommodation at the hotel/ home stay and 1 night on shared cabin overnight train Hanoi - Lao Cai
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 25 meals included.
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guide 
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • VIETNAM VISA LETTER
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam are approximately $700-$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews

Jurgens M

Cape Town, South Africa

"Great long, multi-city trip"

Sept 2017

We have recently returned from a trip through Vietnam and Cambodia. 14 day tour that took us from Saigon to Hanoi then Cambodia was amazing. Everything was very well organized. The guides always showed up on time, very knowledgeable and personable. All hotels were super ... More +

Lee Ann

Cape Town, South Africa

"You made us an amazing honeymoon"

Sept 2017

Thank you Julie for your arrangement. Our whole trip went very smoothly. The drivers and guides on the tours were all reliable, helpful and friendly. We love Mekong Delta tour, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An. We would turn around and recommend to anyone in ... More +

John Henry

Durban, South Africa

"A truly magical trip"

Sept 2017

The most wonderful 10 day trip of Vietnam. Everything was very well organized and ran so smoothly, including meeting me at my Hanoi hotel on my first day. All boutique hotels were beautiful with very friendly staff. We had the best transfer service. A big ... More +

Joddina Al

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Thank you, thank you"

July 2017

We just returned from a fantastic 3 week trip through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It was a long trip but everything worked very smoothly. At every location, we were met by a driver and guide to take us to our hotel and to take us ... More +

Patrick Ln

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Fantastic tour and lovely arrangements"

July 2017

We had enjoyed very much our first trip to Vietnam. It was an amazing experience in Hanoi with millions of motorcycles, traffic was crazy but safe. We did a walking tour, tried Bia Hoi (kind of local beer), and BBQ in Hanoi old quarter which ... More +

Sheila

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"Now I said traveling solo in Vietnam is easy"

June 2017

Our first trip to a country completely unknown to me. I did not have to worry about any transportation and got picked up and dropped off at the airport. The guide in Hanoi Ms Ha spoke excellent English and was really knowledgeable about the history ... More +

Steve Alan

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Great trip and excellent organisation"

June 2017

We were so impressed with how punctual and effortless the trip was. From the moment we arrived, we were picked up and everything went smoothly. The guides were outstanding, friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a great credit to the company. We love Halong Bay and it ... More +

Amanda C

Cape Town, South Africa

"What a beautiful trip, fantastic tour guides"

Dec 2016

What a beautiful trip, we wouldn't have changed anything. This was our first holiday to Southeast Asia. We were met at the airport then taken around to see Hanoi by Jim. He even suggested us to try local street food and beer that was just ... More +

Lynne Elsabe

Cape Town, South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia holiday"

Dec 2016

We were very pleased with the services and everything went clock perfect? I actually still find it incredible. We can recommend everybody a visit to the charming Vietnam and magical Siem Reap in Cambodia. You have set such a high bench mark. I honestly wish ... More +

Tracy Cante

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"A holiday to remember"

Dec 2016

Everything about this experience was terrific.
- Sapa was just fantastic and the tour guide wonderful.
- Tour to Halong Bay was first class, food was delicious, amazing scenery.
- Hue visit to ancient temples was so informative.
- Resort we upgraded to in Hoi An was ... More +

Patricia HR

Johannesburg, South Africa

"A perfectly organised tour"

Sept 2016

Thanks Julie Le for all your hard work to organise our personalised tour. I and Thomas just wanted to let you know that the trip has been amazing. We had a most enjoyable time in Vietnam and Cambodia. Everything ran smoothly that we would always ... More +

Jennifer Whd

Durban, South Africa

"My best friend and I had a wonderful trip thanks"

Sept 2016

Thanks Tam Dang. Jenny and I had a wonderful and fun filled holiday. Absolutely no problems. The holiday began when met at the airport by an efficient friendly and welcoming driver. All the tours were punctual and well hassle free. Wonderful tour guides, nice and ... More +

Brian Joe

Centurion, South Africa

"Impressive and reliable"

Aug 2016

Vietnam and Cambodia were excellent because of the service me and my friends received. We only got to the Airport at Hanoi and the guide was at the terminal waiting for us. The tour guides had great knowledge of the areas and provided so much ... More +

Okicjoe

Pretoria, South Africa

"Exceptional services. We had a great time"

July 2016

The tour was really well organized. Each step was carefully executed and ran very smoothly. Our cruise in Ha Long Bay was a perfect arrangment to end our holiday. I wouldn't change an aspect of it. Good facilities used, quality transport and friendly, efficient and ... More +

Melanie Houley

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Just say woo excellent service and thank you"

July 2016

All our trips within Vietnam worked out perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed it. All the meet and greet persons were on time, the guides were excellent especially Ms My in Hanoi and Tam in Hoian. We were lucky to get a free upgrade for room at ... More +

Linda Anne

Boksburg, South Africa

"Amazing tour, perfect organisation and services"

July 2016

Our group of six had an amazing time in Vietnam. The trip ran smoothly, from airport pick up to final airport drop off. The tour was a great balance of free time and tour activities. Everything from hotels, internal flights, guide and food was well ... More +

CarolineVp

Cape Town, South Africa

"Fantastic 12 day Vietnam and Cambodia"

June 2016

Thank you Alex for the great 12 day tour in Vietnam and Cambodia which you had tailor made for me and my husband. The trip was completely well planned, organised , exciting and so interesting! The guides were super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing was ... More +

Janise Lesch

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Brilliant, wonderful trip"

June 2016

Just arrived back from our holiday in Vietnam. We had a wonderful trip in Vietnam from the north down to the south. All the things from hotels, flights, car, guide etc. worked seamlessly. Thank you so much Candy and Seni Tours for all your outstanding ... More +

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