Explore Northern Vietnam, visiting Sapa, Ha Giang, Dong Van and Ba Be Lake.
The remote mountains of northwest Vietnam are home to some of South-East Asia’s most rugged terrain, beautiful scenery and colourful hill tribes. Leaving the graceful boulevards of Hanoi behind, travel to Sapa before traversing the bumpy mountain roads to Ha Giang, Dong Van and cruising the waters of Ba Be Lake. Experience breathtaking mountain views and meet friendly locals along the way. If you want to get a taste of remote Vietnam, this is the trip for you.
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Stay in a local homestay and get to know our H'mong hosts invite you to learn about their rich culture, to share stories and to try some of their local home cooked cuisine.
As the dramatic mountains of Heaven’s Gate soar above the green forests and rice paddies of Ha Giang, a deep appreciation of this region's landscape will be understood as you journey through it
Mrs Mai’s Responsible Tourism project in Dong Van is an eye-opening insight into the world of human trafficking. Learn about the amazing efforts made by an inspirational project to free their country of this crime
Float along the lake, viewing magnificent waterfalls and wildlife in the Ba Be National Park. A traditional homestay is the perfect way to access remote parts of this region and to get a real glimpse of Vietnamese life
Finish your trip with a memorable farewell dinner at KOTO restaurant, which serves up delicious meals and supports underprivileged kids at the same time
This trip includes a number of long journeys on windy and sometimes bumpy roads in a private mini-bus. This is the only way to access some of these locations, but we promise you that the views for most of the journey are impressive enough to make it all worthwhile.
This trip includes 2 nights in simple homestay accommodation, and there a few ways to better understand a country and its people. You will sleep on mattresses on the floor in a mixed-gender dormitory style, and bathrooms will be shared.
This trip includes a moderate level of hiking in the hills on day 7 for approximately 4 hours. Terrain can be uneven, muddy or loose underfoot. Although this hiking is possible for most travellers, a good level of fitness and comfortable pair of shoes will help increase your enjoyment of this experience.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 December 2017 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 30 November 2017
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1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 2 & 8 (Homestay) where you will be in multi-share accommodation.
Our Northern Vietnam Adventure trips score an average of 4.75 out of 5 based on 24 reviews in the last year.
We especially enjoyed our tour of Northern Vietnam, and the spectacular scenery is a must see. Overnight train to Sapa was clean and comfy. Ginger chews help with travel sickness as roads are very windy. Sapa in May was cold and wet, so be prepared with warm clothes.
Review submitted 15 Jun 2017
This trip is very much a cultural trip and only for those who want to spend time with the local people. A lot of time spent in the bus so be prepared for those long trips.
Review submitted 20 May 2017