North Vietnam was a mysterious area in Southeast Asia. Discovering the main highlights of a country that was already popular but not overrun, one half of the incredible duo over north region, Hanoi to Sơn Tây .
Hanoi - Ninh Binh
Arrive Hanoi Airport, meet your guide and drive. By vehicle from Hanoi to Ninh Binh with sightseeing at handicraft villages in Nam Dinh. Excursion to Tam Coc (Dry Halong Bay) with boat trip. Visit Van Lam, the traditional embroidery village and vernight in Ninh Binh.
Ninh Binh, Cuc Phuong National Park to Thanh Hoa
By vehicle from Ninh Binh to Cuc Phuong National Park. Trekking excursion in Cuc Phuong National Park with your guide. Cuc Phuong is the oldest national park in Vietnam, engaging cultural and wildlife heritage and enchanting scenery. Magnificent Limestone Mountains rise up majestically from the green rice-terraces and traditional stilt houses of the Muong hill-tribe. Covered in a dense forest, this landscape forms the habitat for some of Asia's rarest animal and plant species. It is no wonder that researchers, naturalists, enthusiasts and conservationists alike are drawn to this corner of the world.
By vehicle to go Hieu village (Thanh Hoa) with sightseeing at holy fish stream. Overnight in Thanh Hoa
Thanh Hoa to Mai Chau
In morning, take a vehicle from Pho Doan (Thanh Hoa) to Mai Chau with sightseeing in Don village. Set in an idyllic valley, hemmed in by hills, the Mai Chau area is a world away from Hanoi's hustle. The small town of Mai Chau itself is unappealing, but just outside the patchwork of rice fields rolls out, speckled by tiny Thai villages where visitors doss down for the night in traditional stilt houses and wake up to a rural soundtrack defined by gurgling irrigation streams and birdsong.
Visit bamboo chopsticks local factory. In the noon, local family hosts a lunch in Pom Coong village to expereience the real Vietnamese food. Afternoon at your own leisure. Overnight in Mai Chau
Mai Chau to Sơn Tây
By vehicle from Mai Chau to Duong Lam ancient village (Son Tay), it was the capital of Sơn Tây province before merging with Ha Dong province in 1965. Son Tay lies 35 km west of the capital Hanoi and is often referred to as “soldier town” due to the proliferation of army barracks and military institutions that surrounds the town, including the Vietnamese People's Army Infantry Academy. Overnight in Sơn Tây.
By vehicle from Duong Lam ancient village (Son Tay) to Hanoi (city) with sightseeing at Thay pagoda. You guide will escort to the airport and safe back home.
DetailsEnquire about this itinerary
- Program is based on English speaking guide. For other languages a supplement charge will apply.
- Hotel Stay
- Breakfast and some meals according to itinerary
- Porter fees at the airport where guide service is booked
- Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle
- 2 bottles of water and 2 cold towels per person per full day tour
- Sightseeing, admission fees according to itinerary