North East Experience, North East Vietnam Tour

Hanoi - Ba Be Lake - Ban Gioc waterfall - Bao Lac - Ha Giang - Halong Bay
12 Days/11 Nights
US $680
Guided Tour Date:


Activities: Adventure, trekking, boating, kayaking, colorful market, culture experience.
Summary: A short and adventurous journey through one of the most spectacular regions of Vietnam, we travel beyond the highways staying in local guesthouses and sampling the cuisine unique to this spectacular mountain region. The beauty of water fall in Cao Bang, the colorful and non - touristy of hill tribe market in Bao Lac and Bao Lam. The natural scenery of Ba Be lake, wonderful of paddling on Halong Bay and rich culture & style living of hill tribe like Sanchi, black LoLo, Bouyei, Pathen...
  • Discover all the natural beauty of Northern provinces in Vietnam such as the wonderful Ba Be lake, Ban Gioc waterfall or Lo Lo minority village, etc
  • Experience the daily life of local people through visits Bao Lac and Bao Lam Markets and local villages
  • Meet many ethnic minorities like Dzao, Red Dzao, Tay, etc
  • Explore Halong Bay which allows you to join many interesting activities such as swimming, kayaking, and fishing, etc as well as enjoy the fresh air and great landscape here 


Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi (L/D)

Pick up at Noi Bai airport. Transfer to hotel in Hanoi. Check in & free to explore Hanoi Old quarter.

Day 2: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Ba Be Lake (B/L/ D)

Drive from Hanoi to Ba Be lake, stop on the way to Museum of ethnology in Thai Nguyen. Then continue to Ba Be National Park. Dinner and homestay at hill tribe house.

Day 3: Ba Be Lake - Cao Bang (B/L/D)

Half day boat trip in Ba Be lake. Continue to Cao Bang.
Overnight at hotel in Cao Bang.

Day 4: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall (B/L/D)

Visit Ban Gioc waterfall. Continue to Nguyen Binh, then Bao Lac. Visit the tribal a long the way.
Overnight at guest house in Bao Lac.

Day 5: Bao Lac - Hill Tribe Village (B/L/D)

Have a walk to village near by Bao Lac town to visit Lo Lo minority village.
Overnight at guest house in Bao Lac.

Day 6: Bao Lac Market - Bao Lam Market - Ha Giang (B/L/D) (350km)

Morning visit markets in Bao Lac and Bao Lam then all day drive to Ha Giang. Short break to visit the Red Dzao village on the way.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ha Giang.

Day 7: Ha Giang Museum - Quan Ba tribe village (B/L/D) (200km)

Full day visit Ha Giang Museum then drive to Quan Ba where you will visit Nung people & Bo Y people.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ha Giang.

Day 8: Ha Giang - Bac Quang Red Dzao & Pathen Village (B/L/D) (200km)

Continue onto Bac Quang, visit Red Dzao & Pathen commune in Tan Chinh village.
Stay overnight at Bac Quang.

Day 9: Dzao With White Trousers - Back to Hanoi (180 km) (B/L/D)

Drive back to Hanoi. Visit Dzao with white trousers on route. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 10: Hanoi - Halong - Kayaking on Halong Bay (L/D) (150km)

Depart for Halong Bay at 8 am. Stop on route to admire the landscape picture, you might take picture of buffalo boy. Embark on Huong Hai Junk, check in registration. Boat crew will welcome you with special seafood lunch. Cruising into mystic Halong Bay to see the amazing karsts with different islets, floating fishing village, with its unique way of life. Kayaking to Luon cave, enjoy swimming, sun bathing at Ti Top beach or climb the peak of the mountain for a breath-taking panorama view of Halong bay. Have dinner and accommodation on junk.

Day 11: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B/L)

Early risers can enjoy a morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee with breakfast. More paddling on bay or sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay. Have lunch on boat before turn back to habor for private vehicle back to Hanoi. Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 12: Hanoi - Exit (B)

Free until time transfer to airport for flight back home.


* Note: Accommodation at standard hotel, guest house and homestay is very basic but clean and rich experience.

Tour Prices

Number of Person in Group/Pax Tour cost per Person (in US $)
Class Economy (2*) Superior (3*) First Class (4*) Luxury (5*)
2 pax - - - -
3 - 7 pax - - - -
8 - 11 pax - - - -
12 - 15 pax - - - -
16 pax up - - - -

Single surcharge

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Trip includes:

  • Fully escorted by English/ French speaking guide. Other language at require
  • Accommodation on twin share basis with daily breakfast at home stay and guest house
  • Transfers, transportation with morden & air-condition
  • Meals as indicated within the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and permits during guided time

Trip excludes:

  • International airfares
  • International airport taxes
  • Visa and visa arrangement
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Other personal expenses