13 Days
Northeast, Northwest, Vietnam

Northern Vietnam Highlight Trekking Tour 13days

Itinerary: Hanoi – Viet Quang – Yen Binh – Tan Nam – Phieu Lang – Quang Nguyen – Coc Dong – Coc Re – Coc Pai – Bac Ha – Coc Ly – Lao Cai – Ha Long Bay – Hanoi
Spend some time in Vietnam’s picturesque Northern, from the charming capital Hanoi with its thousand years of history to the enchanting Ha Long Bay. Stay aboard theuxurious private junk boat as we explore the secluded lagoons and caves of the bay. Round off the trip with a day exploring the handicraft villages in the Red River Delta. Our routes take us into rural landscapes with emerald green rice paddies and remote villages in Sapa.

+ Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver in delta and local transport in mountain
+ Accommodation: twin sharing room at mentioned hotels, guesthouses or similar one and home stay during the trek or tent
+ English or French speaking guide and local guide for trekking
+ Meals as mentioned:B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
+ Train ticket ( soft sleeper cabin for 4 passengers)
+ Entrance fee to indicated sights
+ Permit and porter for trekking
+ Sleeping bag and mattresses
+ Waterproof bluebag for luggage
+ Tents if needed
+ Mosquito net
+ Water puppet show
+ Cyclo trip
+ Boat trip
+ Motorbike
+ Water, Fruit and Snack (3L/ pax/ day)
+ Equipment

+ Other meals
+ tip
+ drinks
+ airport tax
+ single room supplement
+ personal expenses
+ travel insurance
+ visa
+ flight in/ out of Vietnam
+ any optional additional tours or activities during free time
+ surcharge for peak season
+ local holiday days and gala dinner

Additional information



Day1: Hanoi – Arrival

Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport our guide who will accompany you to your hotel will welcome you. There are no activities planned for today but your guide will be able to offer advice and assistance as required. This evening your guide will return to your hotel to escort you to sample some of Hanoi’s superb cuisine

Day2: Hanoi – Viet Quang

transfer to Viet Quang via a pretty road while etering into the dramatic northern mountianours area. Visitor will be overwhelmed by Subleme beauty and serenity. Lunch at popular restaurant in Doan Hung. Arrival in Viet Quang at the mid afternoon. Free time to prepare thing for trekking in the day after. Overnight at local guest house
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day3: Viet Quang – Yen Binh – Tan Nam

transfer to Yen Binh where local porter are ready for the trek ( one for each person). Then slight walk towards a PaThen village surrounded by palm trees. Picnic lunch at a beautiful grass field near an ethic primary shool. In the afternoon, the path descend gradually via some tea plantation before arriving at Tan Nan village of Tay people. Overnight in inhabita. It’s Stilts house
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
6 hours of trek ( 3 hours of clmbing up with 700m of elevation)

Day4: Tan Nam – Phieu Lang

excursion along the river then penetration in to wild areas. The path is quite easy with some soft climbing up and down, it pass through many water soure and some houses of Man Ao Dai ethnic . Women here dye their teeth black and wear long robe even they go for working in the field. Lunch and break in a pretty stils house of Tay people. Afterwards continuation on the track to reach Phieu Lang village ( Dzao people). Warm hospitality .Overnight in habitant’s stilts house
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
6 hours of trek

Day5: Phieu Lang – Quang Nguyen

Walk on the trail that contours the hill sides, giving a fantastic view over the faraway mountain range. Meeting again with Man Ao Dai people . the do jot live in community but prefer setting where the have rerrain to cultivate . at the end of the non, arrival at Quang Nguyen a small remote market town situates beside a river. Free time to enjoiy fresh dring : beer, coke, even sptite!! Overnight in inhabitant’s stilts house.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
5 hours of trek

Day6: Quang Nguyen – Coc Dong

Today is the hardest stage during all the trip !!!
After 2 hours of walking on a flat and fresh path, the dizzy climbing up begins. The small track go under the cover f a thick primary rain forest, quite difficult if rainy but this is the only way local people use to go to Xin Man. Opportunity to see many wild giant butterfly in various color at the attitude of about 2000m, an incredible highland of multiform terraced paddies appear to visitor’s eyes. Picnic lunch beside a waterfall where the washing is possible. Arrival in the mid of afternoon at Coc Dong village of Nung hill tribe very sparseky populated. Overnight in inhabitants stilts house
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
7 hours of trek

Day7: Coc Dong – Coc Re – Coc Pai

A beautiful day of itinerary by following the local’s way that lines at mid-mountain, along multiform paddies fiel and offer an agreeable landscape. Meeting in the way with ”H’Mong flower” girl who are very beautiful in charming dress with the red color dominating then , some soft up and down trail before descending continuously to Coc Re. The long descend is under the shadow of a newly planted forest with interesting sound of the fauna and flora . Lunch in local restaurant in Coc Re market. The trek continues some more hours towards Coc Pai, a small mountainous town. Overnight in guest house.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
6 hours of trek

Day8: Coc Pai – Bac Ha

A slight wal around Coc Pai before transferring to Bac Ha by 4 x 4 vehicle. Arrival at Bac Ha by noon . Bac Ha is situated in the highlands and is mostly populated by the beautifully dressed Flower H’Mong minority . Rest of the day for an excursions in the surrounding of Bac Ha. Overnight in hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)
1 hour of slight walk

Day9: Bac Ha – Coc Ly – Lao Cai – Train to Hanoi

ontinuation of the trip to Trung Do, a beautiful village inhabitance by Tay people with its green rice terraces, Upon arrival at chay River’s bank, embarkation on sampam for a upstream cruise to Coc Ly village where visitors enjoy the weekly multi-ethnic market held on every Tuesdays evening, an ideal place to meet local people . Ethnic groups from every part of the region come here to exchange their agricultural and handicraft products .Transfer to Lao Cai by 4 x 4 vehicle, visit to the border gate between Vietnam and China . in the evening return Hanoi by train. Overnight on train in soft sleeper wagon.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day10: Hanoi Arrival

Arrival in Hanoi in the early morning. Transfer to hotel and free time morning for taking a rest in the afternoon discovery of the Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks, is the capital of Vietnam. It is a very attractive city with French style buildings and less traffic than other cities in Asia.
HO CHI MINH MAUSOLEUM: in the tradition of Lenin and Stalin before him and Mao after him, the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh is a glass sarcophagus set deep in the bowels of a monumental edifice that has become a site of pilgrimage. (Closed on Monday, Friday and every afternoon)
HO CHI MINH MAUSOLEUM: in the tradition of Lenin and Stalin before him and Mao after him, the final resting place of Ho Chi Minh is a glass sarcophagus set deep in the bowels of a monumental edifice that has become a site of pilgrimage.
(Closed on Monday, Friday and every afternoon)
ONE PILLAR PAGODA: built by the Emperor Ly Thai Tong, who ruled from 1028 to 1054. Built of wood on a single stone pillar, it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom.
TEMPLE OF LITERATURE: Founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong who dedicated it to Confucius in order to honour scholars and men of literary accomplishment.
HOAN KIEM LAKE: right in the heart of Hanoi, it has the tiny Tortoise Pagoda topped with a red star, on an islet in the middle of the lake.
OPERA HOUSE: magnificent 900 seat Hanoi Opera House built in 1911. Just view from outside – no inside sightseeing possible.
ST JOSEPH CATHEDRAL: nea-Gothic cathedral inaugurated in 1886 noteworthy for its square towers, elaborate altar and stained-glass windows. Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 11: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay ( Kayaking)

Today we depart hotel at 8h00 and drive towards Halong Bay, truly one of Vietnam’s most scenic impressive sights. On arrival in Halong Town we are welcomed on a traditional junk with a refreshing drink and get some boat information as well as kayak orientation. This is time for us to settle into a private comfortable cabin and unpack for a two days exploring Halong Bay. The traditional boat cruises through Dinh Huong island and Ga Choi island before it anchors at Sung Sot area, giving us a free hand kayaking. We row our kayak past the limestone karst formations which are littered with beaches and beautiful caves. At sunset we regroup at the escorted boat for relaxation and dinner. The night paddle is available for kayaking fervors. O/N on board.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day12: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi

The sailing junks navigating past over 3,000 limestone islands and outcrops jutting out of the clear and emerald water of the bay makes for a marvelous scene. We have an option to get up early to admire the splendid scenery and see the fishmen on a morning catch. The huge breakfast is an impressive way to start our active day. We enjoy the second paddle from Luon cave towards Man Head and Rua rocks. These imposing islets are aptly named by their distinctive shapes. By mid morning we complete our exciting kayaking adventure and arrange our luggage to cruise back to the Halong pier. The shuttle bus will pick us up for a return journey. Arrive in Hanoi around 5:30pm.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included)

Day13: Hanoi – Departure

There is a free time for you to relax or further explore Ha Noi. The trip ends after your transfer to Noi Bai Airport for departure.
Meal: Breakfast included)

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