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Top 10 North Vietnam Tours Packages 2024


For the great weather and travel experience, the best time to travel the North Vietnam is in the dry season, Spring (March - April) and Autumn (October - November).

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you can plan to visit during these months:

  • January - February: Best for flower lovers to witness plum blossom in Moc Chau, cherry blossom in Sapa
  • May - July: Best time to visit Ninh Binh for mesmerizing rice paddies and lotus blooming season
  • Mid-August - September: Best for adventure seekers to trek hidden trails and admire rice terrace season in Sapa & Mu Cang Chai
  • December - January: Best for cruising in Halong Bay and for culture vultures to learn about the Vietnamese Tet Holiday

Looking for more inspiration? Read our rough guide on Best Time to Visit Northern Vietnam.

Generally, you should spend from 5 to 10 days discovering the best of North Vietnam. Of course, the length of tour really depends on available time, weather, and travel styles.

We highly recommend you plan following our detailed suggestions:

  • 5 - 7 days: Don’t miss out on Hanoi and the surroundings like Mai Chau, Halong Bay, and Ninh Binh.
  • 8 - 10 days: A perfect plan to further explore Hanoi capital, spend an extra night on Halong Bay cruise, and add on 1 - 2 nights in Sapa or Ha Giang.
  • Over 10 days: Spend 2 weeks fully discovering the hidden gems in Northwest (Sapa, Yen Bai) and Northeast (Ha Giang, Cao Bang).

Need some advice for your travel timeline? Contact us to tailor-make your own trip.

A 6-day itinerary in northern Vietnam will be the best option for first-time travelers. You can have sufficient time to visit all highlights on a budget from US $399 per pax.

Travel Day Highlights
Day 1

Ninh Binh discovery

  • Join a Tam Coc boat tour
  • Call on Hoa Lu Ancient Capital 
Day 2

Hanoi half-day city tour

  • Learn about cultural quintessence values at Temple of Literature
  • Explore Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Complex
  • Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda and Hanoi West Lake
Day 3 - 4

Sapa trekking trails

  • Uncover hidden routes in Muong Hoa Valley
  • Get an insight into hill tribe communities
Day 5 - 6

Halong Bay overnight cruise

  • Discover limestone caves, floating villages, pristine beaches
  • Enjoy peaceful moments and relaxing activities onboard

On average, the North Vietnam tour prices range from US $65 to US $169 per pax/day since you can save big from getting around by bus, car, and train (not including flight).

For further details, you can choose one of the following classes for the average cost (per pax/day):

  • Budget travelers: US $65 - $122 (Economy Class - 2* to 3* Hotel)
  • Mid-range travelers: US $100 - $131 (First Class - 4* Hotel)
  • Luxury travelers: US $123 - $150 (Deluxe Class - 5* Hotel)
  • Affluent travelers: US $125 - $169 (Private Tour - 2* to 5* Hotel)

Here are BestPrice’s choices for Northern Vietnam Tours in 2024.

North Vietnam Tour Packages Price From (Per Pax)
Best of Northern Vietnam 6 days US $399
Essence of Northern Vietnam 8 days US $522
North Vietnam: Mountain To Beach 12 days US $1390
A Glimpse of North Vietnam 5 days US $339

If you have enough time, both are worth visiting. But if you have to choose one, North Vietnam is best for adventure and culture lovers, while South Vietnam is calling for foodies and history enthusiasts.

Let’s take a quick look at the differences between the North and South.

  North South

Summer avg 33 - 38°C

Winter avg 10 - 19°C

Year-round avg 27 - 30°C

Spectacular mountains

Rice terrace fields

Impressive waterfalls

Majestic bay & caves

Stunning beaches

Scenic waterways

Historical sites

Nightlife spots

Food Diverse cuisine Street food, Fine dining, Michelin-starred
Culture Hill tribes, Ethnic minorities The Khmer, Chinese, Cham

Everything considered, each region has its own charms and beauty. You should make up your mind on preference styles and choose the best time to visit each part of Vietnam.

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One person 42yrs 0nly one myself 23rd to 1st May Noth vietnam 7 days _ halong bay , hanoi, nine bhindi, and other good places. Need private guide stay along with me 3* hotel


Hi! Our most suitable itinerary for you is Luxurious Northern Vietnam Exploration Private 7 days - price from $789/person for 4* standard. If you like this itinerary, we can also customize it into 3-star standard for you.

Please check your email for more details from our consultant.

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Hi. We're a couple, will be at Saigon on the 20th of May, ready for our holidays. We w'like to have any trip to China, or to North VN with one or two nights sleep on the cruise at Halong bay. We also can arrive to Danang for ending the tour by the 31st of May. Thanks a lot for your help.

@Debbie N:

Great to welcome you to Vietnam. Our travel consultant will contact and plan a wonderful trip for you.

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Hello. We have planned to visit Hanoi next June.. There sre 12 of u. Depart on June 16 and back on 23 June (June 23). Starts with Halong bay..only in Northern area With 3/4 star hotel. Could you give us offering? Stay 1 night in cruise, 1 night in Sapa and have a cable car, No sleep overnight in train or bus


If you dont like overnight train, we can arrange the bus transfer, please check email for detail suggest.

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Hi , This is Tesfaye, This is our proposed plan. Please give me your quotation asap. Thank you! 29 May - stay in Hanoi 30 - 31 May - Danang visit to Golden Bridge and others in the surrounding 1 Jun - Hanoi 2-4 Jun - Sapa - Hiking and village tour 5 Jun: Halong day trip 6 Jun: Ninh Binh day trip 7 Jun - back home. Please note that we are arriving in Hanoi in the morning of 29th May. Let me know if any additional info is required


Hi! We can help you to create a tailor-made trip due to your request. However, we think that your itinerary might be too rush and quite tired as you have to transfer a lot.

As to give you a detailed quotation, we need more information about your group such as how many people (adults & kids), expected hotel standards (3-star/4-star/5-star), etc. Pls check your email and reply to our consultant. Thank you so much!

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Hello, I am interested in North Vietnam 6 days tour starting 27th or 28th March, for 2 people. Is it available? Can u send me a list of 3* Hotels for Superior option?


Hi! We can definitely help you to arrange the trip. Please check your email for more information from our travel consultant.

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