The north of Vietnam is much more beautiful than the rest of the country. The north Vietnam tour offers tourists the opportunities to know about the typical Vietnamese culture, tradition and thousand year old history as well as amazing landscapes and many national heritages.
Below is our suggested tour to see the highlights of the north:
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi - Train to Lao Cai - Visit an ethnic market - Sapa
Day 4: Sapa - Visit amazing rice terraces - ethnic villages
Day 5: Sapa free day - Lao Cai - Train to Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi - Drive to visit Hoa Lu - Trang An Grottoes - Overnight in Ninh Binh
Day 7: Ninh Binh - Halong Bay - Overnight on boat
Day 8: Halong Bay - Hanoi Airport & Departure
Highlights of the tour includes:
Hanoi City Tour: You will visit the main attractions and highlights of Hanoi including; Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his house, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Thanh temples, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple, Hanoi old quarter, Cyclo ride and Water Puppet show. Other attractions can be added on request.
Sapa: You will visit one of the weekly markets of the hill tribes in the areas. The market is where people come to trade their local products, to meet good friends, to drink, to chat, to enjoy life. In Sapa, you will enjoy fresh and cool air, Asia's top rice terraces, meet several ethnic minorities, trek to visit their villages and learn about their life.
Hoa Lu & Trang An Grottoes: The ancient capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu is where you learn about Vietnamese history before doing the beautiful boat trip to explore Trang An grottoes and the areas that called " Halong bay on land"
Halong bay: The number one Vietnam holiday destination, Halong bay is the world's natural heritage where you will see thousands of islets rising from the sea. It is a stunning, breathtaking and surprising area and the highlight is the overnight boat trip to enjoy this Vietnam tour.
The north Vietnam tour has some other beautiful destinations for you to choose such as; Tam Coc, Perfume pagoda, Duong Lam ancient village, Bat Trang ceramic village, Thay & Tay Phuong pagoda. If you like homestay experience, Mai Chau valley is the best. If you like adventure and discovery tour, the northeast or northwest of Vietnam should be your choice.