If you are a green traveler and you are looking for a quiet Vietnam tour without big cities or crowded beaches. A Northwest and Northeast Vietnam tour by land will be the best choice which offers you a great chance to visit the most beautiful landscapes, fresh countryside and friendly hill tribes in this area.
Hanoi capital city will be the first stop with your international flight. On arrival this beautiful city, you will be welcomed by the warmest attitude of Hanoian. After 1 or 2 days visiting Hanoi city, you can start your Vietnam tour by land by driving to Vu Linh – a small district in Yen Bai province which located in the Northwest of Vietnam. It takes you about 5 hours to arrive in Vu Linh. Along the way, you will have a lot of chance to view the fresh and green landscapes; even you can stop to take beautiful photos with local people, and during the trip, the tour guide will tell you a lot of different story about hill tribes in this area.
Different from others villages, Vu Linh is a small, fresh and quite village at the foot of the mountain. Stay in this village, you will wallow in the natural beauty of the village; enjoy the smell of rice fields, smoke from kitchens’ roofs of each family.
In Vu Linh, you will have a chance to discover the daily life of White Dao people, stay at the homestay of this people and enjoy the local food with very special and delicious taste.
Besides, you also have an opportunity to take the boat trip on Thac Ba lake – the biggest artificial lake in Vietnam with thousand islands and islets which are considered as a Halong bay on the mountain.
Continue your trip by driving to Bac Ha – a small town in Lao Cai province. If you traveling to this area on Sunday, you will have a chance to visit the most amazing, and colorful market in the Northwest of Vietnam. In this market, you can see the different hill tribes come to market from everywhere. From early morning, the people will bring something to market for sale. It may a dog, chicken, a pig or even a buffalo. And after at the end of the market, they also bring back home something they need for their daily life.
Keep driving to Ha Giang – the most remote province in the Northwest of Vietnam which has so many scenic; cultural, historical attract more international tourists to visit. When traveling to Ha Giang you will have a great chance to discover a lot of the beautiful tourist sites such as Lung Cu flat tower – this is one of the most meaningful destinations of Ha Giang province, It has a height of 1700m above the sea level. From the top of this tower, you can view the panorama landscape. In Ha Giang, you also have a chance to visit Dong Van old quarter. At the height of more than 100m above the sea level, it is considered as an architectural, historical and cultural relic.
Besides, you also have a chance to visit Quan Ba Twin Mountains this is one of the most impressive tourist sites in Ha Giang. Moreover, you will visit Dong van Karst plateau which is located in the North of Ha Giang with 1600 m above the sea level, the area cover more than 2000km2. Dong Van Karst plateau is not only sculpture product, the historical rocky page of nature but also has potential values about geo heritages, biological diversity…Ma Phi Leng pass is also a beautiful place for you to visit. Stand on the top of this pass you will enjoy the panorama view of the valley.
Furthermore, when traveling to Ha Giang you have a chance to explore the traditional culture and custom of different minorities in this area to more understanding about people in Vietnam.
When traveling to Vietnam by land, the most attractive destinations in Northeast of Vietnam you should not miss are Cao Bang and Bac Kan provinces. From Ha Giang, you will continue your driving to Cao Bang where are famous on the imposing landscape, beautiful Ban Gioc waterfall, and impressive Nguon Ngao cave. Continue to Bac Kan where you will have a chance to discover Ba Be lake by boat trip, discover Doi cave or if you are person who would like to deeply explore the culture of local people, you can take some trekking tours through the villages of different hill tribes, stay in the still house of Tay people will be the best way for you to get more experience for your Vietnam trip.