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The best northeast Vietnam Tour


Dear All

We had a great 8 day private trip from Hanoi to Sapa. Kim from Vivu Travel made a program which suited perfect to us. Far away from tourist attractions, we saw the real Vietnam way of living in the North. Guide spoke very good english and told us a lot about the ethnic minorities and history and culture in Vietnam. We stopped to visit people working in the Rice fields and visited people at home and went to local markets. We had homestays in the trip which was really great to experience. Driver did a good job and we never felt unsafe during the trip. He didn't take any risk and stopped where ever we wanted to take a picture.

Guide asked us everytime what we would like for lunch and diner and ordered because very little people speak english in Vietnam and menu's you won't find very often.

When we return to Vietnam to see the middle and southern part of the country we definitely will book again a tour with Vivu travel.

Best regards
Sander J (Visited October 2014)
Venlo, The Netherlands








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15th Oct          Hanoi – Thai Nguyen – Ba Be Lake

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

+ Guide

Pick up at your hotel, As you head out of Hanoi, over the Red River on the Chuong Duong bridge, the suburbs quickly give way to the sprawling farm lands of the Red River Delta. Travel north along Highway 3 to Thai Nguyen for a stop to enjoy a lunch of traditional Vietnamese food. Worth a visit here is the Museum of the Cultures of Vietnams Ethnic Minority Groups. Leaving the delta behind, youll start climbing into the mountainous area of Ba Be National Park. Take a short boat trip (30 minutes) to a Tay village for dinner and home stay in a local house.

Accommodation: Tay Homestay in Ba Be


16th Oct          Explore Ba Be Lake – Cao Bang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

+ Guide

After breakfast at village, we will take boat trip along Ba Be Lake and visit Ba Be National Park, The Park surrounded by rugged limestone mountains it is Vietnams only natural mountain lake. This important eco-system is best known for its over 330 species of butterflies! The lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains is your backdrop as you explore the lake. Reach the end of the lake and stop for a trek to Dau Dang waterfall. Meet your transport, head north through the lush mountain passes to the city of Cao Bang. Overnight in Hotel.

Accommodation: Mini-hotel in Cao Bang


17th Oct          Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

+ Guide

On this day youll take a scenic in insightful day trip north of Cao Bang to the beautiful Ban Gioc waterfall on the Chinese border. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The drive there offers unique landscapes, limestone karst formations soar from the verdant rice paddies of the surrounding farms of local ethnic minorities. Along the way, you'll see Tay, Hmong and Dzao ethnic minority groups. Heading back to Cao Bang, stop to explore the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cave to discover its brilliant stalactites. Return to Cao Bang and overnight in Hotel.

Accommodation: Mini-hotel in Cao Bang


18th Oct          Cao Bang - Bao Lac

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

+ Guide

After having breakfast, pick up and transfer to Bao Lac. On the way, stop to visit Pac Po Cave. Here, Ho Chi Minh re-entered Vietnam ready to lead the revolution after living abroad. It is a lovely, quiet spot and undeveloped. At the entrance to the cave, there is an Uncle Ho Museum to visit. Then continue drive to Bao Lac for overnight.

Accommodation: Mini-hotel in Bao Lac


19th Oct          Bao Lac - Meo Vac

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

+ Guide

Today we drive on one of the most remote roads in Vietnam from Bao Lac to Meo Vac via Bac Me. You may encounter various minorities along the ride. Besides stunning mountain scenery, the minorities dressed in colorful and unique costumes make the trip more interesting. Our simple lunch will be served along the road and we spend the night in a Homestay in Meo Vac.

Accommodation: Meo Vac Homestay


20th Oct          Meo Vac - Dong Van - Ha Giang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

+ Guide

After breakfast, we head toward the most remote part of the North. Northern Ha Giang Province has some of the most picturesque and varied scenery. Our drive will take us over high passes and we can view deep valleys along the entire journey.

On the way, we will visit Nho Quy river flows and above, the towering cliff rises to the clouds, a truly beautiful gorge below is completes one of the most spectacular natural sights in the country. Take your time and soak it up, as this is one journey to savor!

We’ll also stop along the way at The Vuong Palace, the beauty of Chinese-style architecture. This was the seat of government for the Hmong during the first Indochina war. We continue on to the town of Dong Van, a small outpost, but won’t be disappointing as it the starting point to a wildly scenic road, one of the top 5 of Vietnam.

Accommodation: Mini-hotel in Ha Giang


21st Oct            Ha Giang - Xin Man - Bac Ha

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Today, we will drive to Bac Ha areas which takes around 5 hours. On the way, you will see beautiful rice terraces and colorful ethnic people.

Overnight in Bac Ha.

Accommodation: Mini-hotel in Bac Ha


22nd Oct           Bac Ha – Sin Cheng Ethnic market - Sapa

Meals: Breakfast

+ Guide

The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to visit one of the areas weekly markets – Sin Cheng market only opens on Wednesdays.

In the afternoon, continue transfer to Sapa for overnight. (Accommodation in Sapa is not included)





  • Private 7 seat car as program
  • All entrance fees & boat trips to indicated sights
  • English speaking guides
  • Meals as mentioned: 7 breakfasts (5 usd per person per breakfast), 7 lunches (9 usd per person per lunch) & 7 dinners (9 usd per person per dinner)


  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Insurance