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Top Recommended North Vietnam Tours 2022

Explore the root of Vietnam through our North Tours promising the deep experience of history, traditional culture, and the beautiful landscape of both the mountain and the sea. See our 10 best trip suggestions for the North of Vietnam below and make your choice for a perfect trip!
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About North Vietnam Tours

North Vietnam is the cradle of Vietnamese culture and history. This land has been held more than 3000 years old in this country's history and witnessed all the blood, tears, victory, and happiness. At present, all those memories are kept and preserved well at relics, temples, pagodas, and museums spreading throughout became proof of the country’s long history and favorite attractions of tourists. In addition, the diversity of culture is also a highlight of the North.

Sharing the border with 2 countries (China and Laos) and having different geographic features with coastal, delta, midland, highland, and mountainous areas, the culture here is diversified with 25 cities and provinces, about 20 ethnic groups using different languages, traditions, and lifestyles. Booking a North Vietnam packages tour, you will have a chance to discover insight into this colorful and mysterious land, and of course, there will be no regret.

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North Vietnam Tours

North Vietnam Itinerary

There are many types of tour itineraries available in the north, from short to long, relaxing to adventure, we will learn some detail below:

Short Itinerary(4 - 5 days): perfect for a leisure trip between Hanoi - Halong Bay which you don’t have to embark on an adventure to explore the bay, a comfortable overnight cruise tour totally can help you with that. Culture tour also is best if you decide to travel in a short time to the north to learn more about the local tradition, religion, lifestyle, and histories, such as Hanoi or Sapa.

North Vietnam culture tour

North Vietnam culture tour

Long Itinerary (7 - 10 days): deep insight of the North part, best for adventure tour with motorbike or trekking.

You can take a motorbike tour in Hanoi instead of using a private car, shuttle bus, or walking to travel around the city or taste yummy street food at night. Your heart also beats faster on a motorcycle tour through mountainous areas with small roads and dangerous bendy passes.  

Trekking is the typical tour in Northern Vietnam’s remote area. Depending on your ability, you can choose to choose the easy to hard trekking tour with different destinations and routes.

On the other hand, Sapa seems like a highlight for trekking tours in North Vietnam and is the challenging destination for any trekker with some routes that can be as long, thrilling, and hard as costs you 3-4 days to conquer.   

North to South itinerary ( 9 - 15 days): available for those who want to discover all parts of Vietnam to learn culture, history, and experience local life.

If you could not find a suitable tour, please do not hesitate to contact our travel consultant who can provide you with more information and help you make a perfect plan.

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Traveling to the North, visitors will admire the magnificent architecture and beautiful natural scenery. Discover the 15 most beautiful tourist destinations in the North below:

  • Halong Bay - located on the western part of the Gulf of Tonkin in the northeastern region of Vietnam. Endowed with nature's thousands of magnificent islands, the fruits of nature, beautiful scenery ...
  • Sapa - Sapa is a town in Lao Cai city, tourists not only admire the majestic and poetic beauty of the Northwestern mountains but also experience the cultural characteristics of the ethnic groups here.
  • Ha Giang - As the top land of the country along with Dong Van rock plateau and Hoang Su Phi terraced landscapes. Ha Giang is blessed with a long-standing culture dating to the Dong Son Bronze Age
  • Ninh Binh - About 100km from Hanoi to the South, Ninh Binh is a province in the Northern Delta with outstanding wild nature and charming scenery.
  • Hanoi – The heart of Vietnam with many historical buildings and incredible traditional taste of Hanoian

You also can review our northern Vietnam package tours which cover most highlighted places.

Most travelers when thinking about traveling to northern Vietnam, they will think about Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, and Sapa. So the best of Northern Vietnam tour will cover all of these places.
It depends on your travel plan you can spend 6 - 8 days to discover this area, you can have look at our 2 popular tour packages which included visit those places:

To arrange a northern Vietnam tour you can spend about 5 - 15 days depending on your preferred area and available time.

  • Between 5 - 6 days: you can cover Hanoi, Halong Bay & Sapa area
  • Between 7 - 10 days: you can include Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Ninh Binh, and Mai Chau area.
  • Between 10 - 15 days: you can stay longer in each place above plus visit some hidden part in the northwest & northeast of Vietnam.

Please contact us to get a free planning trip for your traveling.

You will wonder how much is enough to discover northern Vietnam. It doesn't have any fixed amount because it depends on your travel duration, hotel class, and services included. Below some references for you to plan a trip to northern Vietnam (price in USD per person per day included hotels, transfer, meals, entrance fee...)

  • 3* hotel class: the price is about $ 75pp join a small group tour and $96pp for a private tour
  • 4* hotel class: the price is about $ 95pp small group tour and $120pp private tour
  • 5* hotel class: about $ 146pp small group tour and $942pp private tour

To get the exact price, please contact our sales team or choosing your preferred tour on our website, then you can see the price in the price tab.

Two-third of northern Vietnam is a mountainous area and famous for activities like trekking, hiking, biking, motorbike. So this area is the best place for those who want to do adventure Vietnam tours. Besides that, you also have a chance to learn more about the ethnic group culture, enjoy the beautiful scenery of terrace rice fields, adventure through majestic winding passes... I believe you will have unforgettable memories when taking a Northern adventure tour in Vietnam.

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27/08/2022

Hi, We are 2 adults and 1 teenager (13 years old). We are thinking the Best of Northern Vietnam 6 days. I have never done a tour company before but thought that may be a good way to have it go very smooth for us. I have a few questions...1) How does it work since our son is an adult for paying but still our child with hotel rooms and needing to be with us? Are there rooms that fit all 3 of us with beds? 2) What is the maximum size of the small group? 3) Is the private tour just the three of us if we choose to do that and we have our own transportation? 4) Can you tell me more about the difference between the Superior 3 and the First Class 4? 5) After Sin Chai Village at the base of Fansipan Mountain, will we go to the Ham Rong Park? Will we see the O Quy Ho Mountain Pass? 6) How many people does the limousine fit on the 5 hour ride back to Hanoi? I appreciate your help and look very forward to learning the extra information and price quote.

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27/08/2022
@Handrich:

For your question regarding our package “Best of north Vietnam 6 days” please find my answer below:

  1. If your child is over 10 year old, he will be count as an adult. Because we need to pay full for food, entrance fees…, we can arrange the family or triple room (that accommodate 1 double bed + 1 single bed) for your family.
  2. Our group maximum 10 persons
  3. The main difference between the Superior Class (3*) and First Class (4*) is the hotel category.
  4. Ham Rong Park located in central of Sapa, you can go there on your own, very close. No it is not included visit O Quy Ho Pass yet.
  5. The limousine we use only accommodate max 9 persons.
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24/08/2022

Do you have a budget tour grp that we can join (me and my husband) for Dec 19 to 23? Includes hotels,.meals and 1 night Ha long Bay cruise. Dec 23 is our flight back.

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24/08/2022
@Buenaventura:

Yes, we have an option with Glimpse of North Vietnam 5 days that cover the Halong and duration as you mention.

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20/08/2022

I'm searching for a Sapa - Ha Giang tour, is it possible for a 7 days itinerary? Is there any option for 2 people with $300 - 400 per person or maybe cheaper? We prefer staying at hostels or homestays, group tour is ok.

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20/08/2022
@James:

There are not many travellers doing this route for we do not operate join group. And price for tour is quite expensive because of the route is very adventure. Can you join with a Vietnamese group?

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11/08/2022

I want to book 5 days of Sapa trekking and Halong Bay cruise but confuse about the trekking in Sapa. I and my wife are 68 and 65, we love exercising but can't adapt to anything too strong or hard, is Sapa trekking suitable for us, is it difficult?

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11/08/2022

The trekking route is about 12km first dayand 6km for 2nd day, mostly down hill, are you able to do that? We could customized shorter trekking time to 3 or 4km.

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04/08/2022

Hi, interested in a family tour in Vietnam for 7-8 days. I see you have this tour but it ends in Halong which is not ideal - we would want to end in Hanoi. Can you please confirm what options you have? Could you please also confirm: - when we book twin rooms, are we ensured to be together (at least one adult and one child)? I would assume so. - what are the rates for adult versus children (our kids are 8 and 10)? Thank you

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04/08/2022
@Purtell:

Dear Anne-Sophie Purtell,
Thank you so much for your interest in our services.

Further to your request, I would like to send a customized family trip to North Vietnam in 7 days/ 6 nights just for you. In this program, I would include the visit of Bat Trang pottery village and leisure walk in the mountainous area of Mai Châu, which are highly recommended to families with children and received great feedback from our other customers.

And yes, if you book twin rooms, I will take note to hotels, to make sure your family have room as closer as possible (next doors/ opposite doors).

Here below is our Children Policy:
The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions,
All best and looking forward to hearing from you soon,
Hannah

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