Discovery North – East Vietnam 13 Days

Discovery North – East Vietnam 13 Days

13 Days

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Arrive in Hanoi

When you arrive at the Noi Bai International airport you'll be met at the baggage claim by our friendly guide. Just look for the sign with our Asia Tour Advisor logo and your name. We'll get you to your hotel and see that you're comfortable, plus we'll give you an introduction to the city at the same time. Then the rest of the day is yours to settle in, relax, and explore the area.
Hanoi is Vietnam’s capital city and home to seven million people. Traditional and refined with French colonial architecture, tree-lined boulevards, scenic lakes and a bustling Old Quarter, Hanoi has a sophisticated charm. Observe locals practicing Tai Chi by the lake, with barbers and food vendors plying their sidewalk trade.

Hanoi City Tour

You'll have your breakfast at the hotel and then the local tour guide will pick you up to take you into the capital city of Vietnam. Hanoi is over 1,000 years old and during your day tour you'll get to explore many of its fascinating cultural and historical sites. You'll visit the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” has been laid to rest, the delicate One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Temple and the Quan Thanh Pagoda.
After lunch you can go to the Temple of Literature where you'll get to see ancient Vietnamese relics, then take a cyclo tour in 1 hour through the bustling and exciting Old Quarter to explore marketplace shops and foods. You'll end your day with a show at the water puppet theater - a beautifully unique cultural performance from northern Vietnam.

Hanoi – Hoang Su Phi - Ha Giang

After breakfast at the hotel, the tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Ha Giang via Tuyen Quang province. Arrive in Hoang Su Phi, enjoy the famous for its terraced paddy-fields and visit and to witness the beauty of harvest time when all the terraced paddy-fields turn yellow with ripening rice as well trekking for visit the village. Then continue on to Ha Giang. Arrive in Ha Giang in the early afternoon and check in the hotel. Then take a short walk around the city or take a soft trek to some Tay villages in Ha Giang city. Have dinner and overnight hotel in Ha Giang.

Ha Giang – Quang Ba – Yen Minh - Dong Van

After breakfast, drive to Dong Van plateau (155km) located at 1025m above the sea level inhabited by H’mong and Tay ethinic groups. Stop at Heavenly gate of Quan Ba before arriving at Yen Ninh-a beautiful valley nested in the mountains.
Walking through the Pho Bang town called by tourists “the town falling into the oblivion” inhabited by the Hoa and H’Mong people. The local people keep to their quiet lifestyle in the clay houses decorated with a pair of couplets written in Chinese scripts with wishes of good luck and prosperity. Continue visit to the Palace of H’Mong King Vuong Chi Sinh which is a symbol of the past glory of the H’mong people built in 1914. Overnight in Dong Van

Dong Van – Ma Phi Leng - Meo Vac

After breakfast at your hotel, visit local market in Dong Van and trekking among rice terraces, you will arrive at Thien Huong, a village inhabited by the Giay and located by mostly traditional ancient tiled roof houses, overlooking to Vietnam-China Border. Then transfer you to Ma Pi Leng – the most amazing pass of Vietnam. Standing on the view point of the pass, you can see Nho Que River, a winding stream together with dotted villages located at a thousand of meters beneath the point. On the way enjoy landscapes are dominated by karst mountains, rice terraces, deep valleys and orchards. You also take a descent through a banyan tree jungle in which most giant banyans have become a big pride for the locals. Descending into the valley of Meo Vac,

Meo Vac – Bao Lac – LoLo Village

After breakfast, departure to Bao Lac. Arrive in Bao Lac, visit local market and visit Khuoi Khon village-mostly inhabited by Black Lo Lo ethnic group who well known with their bronze drum and their attire. Lo Lo women weave fabrics with which they make skirts. Lo Lo men, when searching for their future wives, often evaluate carefully their girlfriends through their ability to make clothing. Lo Lo people depend mainly on maize and rice as forms of income generation. Dinner and overnight on the local house.

Bao Lac –Ba Be Lake

After breakfast, say goodbyes to the villagers and drive to Ba Be, a small mountain road, via Ban Na and Na Phac. En route stops to visit some vestiges of the colonial era, including a castle built by the French. Arrive in Ba Be, check in homestay in Bac Ngoi Village and free time for exploring the village and the landscape around the lake.

Ba Be Lake

After having breakfast, take a boat on Ba Ba Lake, the lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains is your backdrop as you explore the lake. During the boat trip you will visit the Puong Grotto and the Dau Dang waterfall. The scenery surrounding the lake is simply breathtaking, with the huge, old forest domina -ting in this landscape. During the walk in the afternoon, you will be able to observe the local communities going about their daily life, which includes buffalos and their owners tending the fields. By late afternoon you will return to your local Tay ethnic minority house, where you enjoy dinner and stay overnight tonight.

Ba Be - Hanoi

After breakfast, return to Hanoi via Bac Kan. On the road, stops over for visiting ethinic village of Tay. Having lunch on the way back. Then visiting the Museum of the Cultures of Viet Nam Ethnic Groups in Thai Nguyen. Arrive in Hanoi, check in Hotel and free time.

Hanoi – Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay

We'll pick you up in Hanoi by 8:00am and drive through the verdant Red River Delta to make our way to the famous UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay. You'll board a luxury junk ship for an overnight cruise-- while you relax on-board you can marvel at the incredible limestone karsts that jut out of the sea and the thousands of jungle-covered islands that seem to float on the waves. The turquoise waters of the Gulf of Tonkin swirl around hidden grottoes and ancient caves to create an enchanting, timeless world.
We'll serve you a fresh seafood lunch while you sit back and relax as you enjoy the incredible view with a drink in your hand. We'll take you to a traditional fishing village where the locals have created an entire town on the decks of their boats, then you can explore Tien Ong Cave before returning to the cruise for cocktails, canapés, and a spectacular sunset. End your day with a romantic, candlelit dinner.

Halong Bay  - Hanoi

Begin the day with a Tai Chi class on deck in the early morning mist or just admire the beautiful scenery as the sun rises over the azure waters. Choose between an excursion to a secluded island with a sandy beach for a swim or join the chef for a cooking demonstration to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine. Enjoy a leisurely brunch while your junk cruises Halong Bay, passing islets and caves as you make your way back to the dock.

Hanoi – Trang An – Hoa Lu

Breakfast at your hotel. The guide pick you up and depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction, take boat trip to visit cave complex: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers. Trang An is considered as Ha Long on the land. Have lunch in local restaurant with some local special dishes such as Goat meat with elderberry, pork After lunch, visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars.

You have free time in the morning until your private car arrives to take you to the airport for your next destination.
This is the end our North East in Vietnam with Asia Tour Advisor. We thank you for joining us on this incredible experience to explore all the wonders of Vietnam. Goodbye, and we hope to see you again next time! Asia Tour Advisor can also arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations. And if you love explore our country more, you can get our Vietnam tours for more choices.

Take a trip off the beaten path and discover the most beautiful landscapes of North – East Vietnam and the meeting of ethnic minorities in Vietnam. In Hanoi tours, you will be supported by an experienced English speaking guide and transferred by private vehicle suitable for the entire circuit.

You have free time in the morning until your private car arrives to take you to the airport for your next destination. This is the end of our North East in Vietnam with Asia Tour Advisor. We thank you for joining us on this incredible experience to explore all the wonders of Vietnam. Goodbye, and we hope to see you again next time! Asia Tour Advisor can also arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations. And if you love to explore our country more, you can get our Vietnam tours for more choices.


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Nothing but excellent
Reviewed On: Dec 12, 2019FionaAustralia

Well organised, amazing inclusions and excellent guide with vast knowledge and delightful personality. Love that ATA supports local people in offering the jobs this was the biggest plus for me and they look to encourage ethical practices to look after the environment.
Fiona -Australia

Happy traveling with ATA
Reviewed On: Dec 11, 2019EmilyAustralia

Dream trip with ATA, they make it fun and memorable. I love the way they organize our trip. I’ll be happy to travel with them again.

Friendly and helpful
Reviewed On: Dec 05, 2019IlonaPoland

We used Asia Tour Advisor for They provided excellent service, replying promptly to emails and helping us with every enquiry we had. Our cruise was everything we’d hoped for and more. We also booked internal flights in Vietnam with Asia Tour Advisor and once again received excellent service. When we visited Hanoi for our trip, we decided to stop by their office to say hello and personally thank them for their help. All the staff were so friendly and helpful and I would recommend to contact with Mr Hong of Asia Tour Advisor. Thank you once again for all your help – I hope one day we can return to your beautiful country!
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Ilona -Poland

Two weeks of wonder
Reviewed On: Jul 27, 2016Freda WilliamsUnited Kingdom

We did the 13 day tour of North and East Vietnam with Asia Tour Advisor. Having been to Southern Vietnam a coupe of years ago we wanted to see the rest of the country. Vietnam is one of the most amazing countries we have ever visited. It is full of beautiful scenery wherever you go. I would recommend this tour company whole heartedly. Highlights were of course Halong Bay, which is incredible but also the people that we met. Spending time with ethnic minority people is a life changing experience. They are friendly and it is amazing to see the life they lead. The market at Bao Lac was one of the strangest things we have seen. A truly memorable trip and one that everyone should get the chance to do.

Bob and Freda Williams
Manchester, England

Great tour
Reviewed On: Apr 20, 2016Mike TaylorTurkey

I was attracted by the beauty of the wild nature and the place of heaven in the Northern village of Viet nam. It was a long day trip started from Ha noi and we made a circle from Western to Eastern. Experiencing Vietnamese hill tribe community and the trekking among rice terraces was the most significant wonderful time in Viet nam. I feel entirely comfortable and free to make the most of it.I came with the group of 6 and my friends all felt satified with the sighseeing together with the service and people we met along the way. Especially thanks to Mrs Phuong who was with us in whole trip from the beginning and offered us the great time.

A fantastic tour
Reviewed On: Mar 24, 2016JohnsonPoland

Visiting the World Heritage site Ha long Bay was in our list destinations when visiting Vietnam. Asia Tour Advisors didn’t let us down by arrange an overnight trip on cruise observed numerous limstones and the thousands of jungle-covered islands that seem to float on the waves. We enjoyed our leisure time in whole trip and had a great time sharing the culture and history with the tourguide. Although we travelled mainly by bus, we felt comfortable and satisfied with our services. The drive was safe and the scenery along the way was marvelous we couldn’t find if we took another kind of transportations. This tour gave us a new understanding of Vietnamese culture. We highly recommend exploring the North with Asia Tour Advisors. You wont regret it!

Memorable trip
Reviewed On: Aug 21, 2015Lindsay LiAustralia

Hi Ms., Thu
Returned recently from three weeks in Asia which included the assistance of Asia Tour Advsor for the Vietnam trip. This was a father son trip with my 10 year old. I couldn’t have been happier with the experience. We worked with Ms. Thu in the Hanoi office to customize a trip that would be memorable for both of us. She was excellent to work with and was most helpful in designing a memorable trip.
Overall, Asia Tour Advisor is an excellent operator and I would highly recommend their services. They were a professional operation all the way through.

Super holiday
Reviewed On: Aug 04, 2015Ganesh HebbarGermany

Dear Ms. Huyen,
This was one of the best holidays we have ever had. We have wonderful friendly tour guides who knew and told us everything we needed to know about our tour. This was a second visit back to Vietnam for my husband who served there many years before so it was wonderful for him to see how things have changed. The guide took the time to show us the best place to shop . Thank you so much Ms. Huyen and Asia Tour Advisor Co.,

Amazing services
Reviewed On: Jul 23, 2015Hazel KokUnited Kingdom

Dear Ms. Xuan,
I have contacted with Ms. Xuan from Asia tour Advisor for our trip in North of Vietnam. Ms. Xuan helped us get some really good and we’ll priced tours!
We did the the amazing sites and activities , great people and plenty of food and drink!! He also set us up with a Sapa tour where we were hiking trough the mountains to different local villages and even a nice homestay where we had our fair share of the local rice wine!
Overall I’ve had nothing but positive experiences using this travel agent, they are professional, friendly and organised.

The organisation of all of our trips was faultless
Reviewed On: Jul 15, 2015Christine BetancourtUnited Kingdom

Dear Ms. Huyen,
We had an amazing tour in North – East of Vietnam. Huyen did a fantastic job of arranging our tour, other travel arrangements and incorporating everything we wanted to see and do in a very short amount of time. We are very happy with our experience with Asia Tour Advisor. I would like to recommend using this company to anyone and defiantly use them again on our next travel to the region.

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