13 days
2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Northeast Vietnam Adventure

This 13 day tour of northeast Vietnam adventure provides you a good opportunity to explore the majestic limestone mountain ranges and picturesque terraced paddy fields of Vietnam’s unspoiled northeast region. It is especially suitable for those who have passion for mountain venture or want to learn about the customs of the hill tribe people

Accommodations (3 star) Private transfers
Professional guide Meals (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
Boat cruises Entrance fees
Internal and external flights
Personal expenses
Visa fee
Travel insurance

For most travelers, the northeast Vietnam adventure is all about Halong Bay. The sublime seascape at this World Heritage site is undoubtedly one of Vietnam’s most enchanting experiences. But high up in the rugged mountains of the interior are some of the country’s most intriguing destinations

Bizarre but beautiful, Halong Bay is geology gone wild, with hundreds and thousands of limestone pinnacles protruding from the waters. North of Halong Bay is the less-visited Bai Tu Long Bay, where nature’s spectacular show continues all the way to the Chinese border.

Looming above the coast, the brooding mountains of the northeast are another world entirely. The karst connection continues into Cao Bang province, the surreal scenery some of the most stunning in all Vietnam. It is the perfect base for meeting Montagnard minorities and exploring idyllic waterfalls or Ba Be National Park.


Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival

Welcome upon arrive in Noi Bai airport, transfer to hotel for check-in, refreshment and leisure time. Rest of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

A full day city tour of Hanoi includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, the Temple of Literature and the Vietnam Ethnology Museum. After lunch, you will continue to visit Opera House, Cathedral, Ngoc Son Temple and take a cyclo for an hour to visit Old quarter streets followed by the Water Puppet Show. Overnight in Hanoi..

Day 3: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)

After an early breakfast at the hotel, you will start your Vietnam adventure by heading North toward Ba Be Lake. It takes a 7 hours drive. Traveling through the flatland of the Red River Delta and up into the mountain areas north of Hanoi. Lunch enroute. You will arrive Ba Be Town in late afternoon, rest of the day is free to stroll around the village before sunset. Overnight in home stay in Tay Village.

Day 4: Ba Be Lake Cruising (B, L, D)

You will take a private boat for a cruise on the Ba Be Lake or if the weather permits you will have a swim in crystal clear waters. Have lunch near the Dau Dang Waterfall. A visit to this small hamlet will enable you to witness how little the lives of the people in these remote areas have changed. Cruise back to the Pac Ngoi village for your overnight stay.

Day 5: Ba Be – Ha Giang (B, L, D)

Continue your Vietnam adventure to Ha Giang, a province in the far Northeast of Vietnam. You will pass through mountainous landscape and striking scenery. You arrive Ha Giang around noon time. Check-in at the hotel for your refreshment. Rest of the day is free to wander along the Lo River and town, or just have a rest. Overnight in Ha Giang.

Day 6: Ha Giang – Quan Ba - Yen Minh - Dong Van (B, L, D)

Today you will visit the small communities of Quan Ba, Yen Minh and Dong Van, some of the most picturesque villages in the northern tip of Vietnam. The scenery is spectacular, including a vast limestone mountain range and perpendicular walls of rock. Stop at the Vuong Palace, once the home of a high-ranking H’mong family during French colonial rule. The palace attracts architecturally minded visitors due to its unusual combination of European and Chinese styles. Drive to Dong Van for visiting its charming ‘Old Streets’ near the market. Overnight in Dong Van.

Day 7: Dong Van - Meo Vac - Bao Lac - Cao Bang (B, L, D)

Morning drive to Ma Pi Leng Pass where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Nho Que River. A morning driving through more passes before lunch in a small town. Arrive Cao Bang in late afternoon. Overnight in Cao Bang.

Day 8: Cao Bang (B, L)

After breakfast, you will transfer to Chinese border to visit Pac Bo Cave, Ho Chi Minh’s hideout upon his return to Vietnam after 30 years of self-imposed exile. There you will take a 3-hour trek to a village inhabited by the Nung minority people. Back to Cao Bang Town for your overnight stay .
Morning transfer to visit the Ban Gioc waterfall, the largest one in Vietnam and one of the most favorite Vietnam tours and holidays describing the beauty of Vietnam. It forms a natural border between Vietnam and China. With its three-tiers of water, it resembles a giant white staircase. While your are here, you will be able to swim and enjoy a picnic lunch near the waterfall. Return to Cao Bang for your overnight stay.

Day 10: Cao Bang - Lang Son - Hanoi (B, L, D)

Drive back to Hanoi via Lang Son – a border town of Vietnam and China on the scenic road. If time permits, you will visit Tam Thanh and Nhi Thanh Grottos and pagodas. Lunch will be at a local restaurant in Lang Son. You arrive back Hanoi in late evening. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 11: Hanoi - Halong (B, L, D)

Morning depart to Halong Bay, which is one of the most highlighted Vietnam cruise trips that most of travelers worldwide visit when traveling to Vietnam. On arrival, sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before beginning cruise through the bay. Lunch served as cruising among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover unspoiled pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. Swim at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or a short trek to the top of Titov mountain for a magnificent panorama scenery. Enjoy dinner with fresh seafood on board. Relax or chatting with partner, friends, family. Overnight on boat.

Day 12: Halong - Hanoi (B, L)

For early risers complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served. Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat paddle by out crew staff and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Be back to our Huong Hai Junk. Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet, Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc. Check out on boat at around 10.00 am. Enjoy lunch as boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. Arrive back at Ha Long city around noon time for disembarkation, return to Hanoi for your overnight stay.

Day 13: Hanoi - Departure (B)

Spend your last minute shopping in Hanoi before transferring to airport for your flight home. End of your northeast Vietnam adventure tour.
Ha Long Bay
Ha Noi
Ban Gioc waterfall
Dong van

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