Northeast Vietnam Adventure

12 Days | Vietnam


Hanoi, Ha Giang, Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Halong Bay

Step into nature! Mountains. Valleys. Rivers.
Our experienced driver and tour guide will introduce you to the minority people of northeast Vietnam. You will have an opportunity to stay with them and experience their culture and understand their sometimes difficult, but fascinating life. This vacation is one of the best Vietnam Vacations.


  • See where “Uncle Ho” lived, worked and declared national independence.
  • Wander ancient pagodas and French colonial buildings and experience traditional street life in Hanoi old Quarter.
  • Explore the country’s first university at the Temple of Literature.
  • Experience to discover the combine culture, history and local life each villages in Ha Giang.
  • Meet ethnic Vietnamese groups and learn their history up close and personal.
  • See the beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfall.
  • Cruise along the Nang River and explore Ba Be Lake.
  • Bask in the beauty of Halong Bay’s emerald waters.


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Welcome Dinner

Warmest welcome at Noi Bai Intel’ Airport, you will be welcomed by Far East Vacation guide and transferred to your hotel. Free your exploration as you wish.
In the evening, enjoy welcome dinner at Vietnamese restaurant hosted by Far East Vacation.

Meal: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour

Today, you will spend the whole day for discovering this historical capital city with its highlights such as Ho Chi Minh Complex. One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam. Afternoon, visit West Lake before exploring Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
Afterward, take a relaxing walk around Hoan Kiem lake and Old Quarter to observe the daily life of locals.
Complete the day by enjoying a traditional water puppet show which is an unique art in Southeast Asia.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Giang: 320km / 200 miles

This morning,drive along a beautiful river to Ha Giang. You will make frequent stops on the way for photograph.
Arrive Ha Giang by the late afternoon, spend your own time for relaxation for wandering around the town before your beautiful Vietnamese dinner is served in an authentic restaurant.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Giang.

Day 4: Ha Giang – Lung Cu Flag Pole – Dong Van: 191km / 119 miles

Wake up in the morning with a breath of a peaceful mountainous city. This is the most beautiful drive in this journey. Today you and Far East Vacation guide will have an impressive view to the famous rocky mountain plateau. Stop on the half way for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue visit to a H’Mong King’s palace in Sa Phin, which is almost one hundred years old. Then we will reach closer to the border with China where you will visit Flag pole, it’s also the border point between 2 countries so from their you can view both Vietnam and China. Dong Van town is our last point today.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Guesthouse in Dong Van town.

Day 5: Dong Van – Ba Be National Park: 250km / 155 miles

We leave Dong Van at 8.00AM and drive along Nho Que river where you will have amazing view from the road to a very steep valley. Then you will have a chance to see one of four biggest passes in Vietnam: Ma Pi Leng Pass. Lunch on the way and arrive Ba Be lake by the late afternoon. Here you will stay with a Tay family on a house on stilts on a side of the lake. Spend the rest of the afternoon to visit the village on your own.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Homestay in Ba Be National Park.

Day 6: Ba Be boat trip – Cao Bang: 125km / 78 miles

Enjoy a beautiful morning with fresh air, among a traditional peaceful village. Start our boat trip around the most beautiful lake in the North Vietnam, where you can see different species of fauna and flora. This is one of 100 biggest lakes in the world, one of 20 special fresh water lakes which need preserving.
Have lunch and say good bye to the family. Continue our drive to Cao Bang town for staying overnight.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang.

Day 7: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Cao Bang: 190km / 119 miles

Heading out of Cao Bang town, we start venturing into the most remote northern region of Cao Bang province. We will drive pass Trung Khanh before arriving the famous waterfall of Ban Gioc, the biggest one in Vietnam (it may not have full of water in dry season).
We will be back in Cao Bang in the afternoon, spend the rest of the day for relaxing and visiting the town by yourself. Overnight at hotel in Cao Bang.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang.

Day 8: Cao Bang – Lang Son: 118km / 74 miles

It will take us a full morning to drive from Cao Bang to Lang Son, the border town which was destroyed by the recent Sino – Vietnam War but was rebuilt to be an important trade center in the Northeast of Vietnam. After checking in hotel and having lunch in Lang Son city, we will visit 2 beautiful legendary caves and a local market in the town.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Lang Son.

Day 9: Lang Son – Halong Bay: 186km / 116 miles

The road today will be a little bit bumpy but with the beauty of the sceneries, the drive will be worthwhile. We will drive through beautiful mountains and coastline of Quang Ninh province, the hometown of Halong. Arrival in Halong city in the afternoon, free discovery and relax. Overnight at hotel in Halong.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Long.

Day 10: Halong Bay

Free in the morning.
You will be picked up at your hotel to travel to Halong Bay. A traditional style Vietnamese Cruise is waiting your arrival and will set sail at noon. Fresh seafood lunch will be served on board amidst spectacular views of the bay. In the afternoon visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the largest caves in Halong Bay and included is a beach stop where perhaps you may want to take a swim or dip in the water of the Gulf of Tonkin. Evening enjoys a fresh seafood dinner and some interesting activities on board cruise.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight on board cruise.

Day 11: Halong Bay – Hanoi: 170km /100 miles

Enjoy the beauty of Halong Bay in the morning hours as your boat cruise back to Halong Pier. Disembark and drive back to Hanoi. Spend your free time at leisure and stay overnight in Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 12: Hanoi – Home

Free at leisure till we transfer you to the airport for flight home. End trip organized by Far East Vacation.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.


  • Accommodation as shared twin/double room.
  • Private transportation with A/C.
  • All entrance fees as in the itinerary.
  • Expert English speaking guide during the trip (another language upon requested).
  • Meals as mentioned in program.
  • Halong Bay overnight cruise.
  • Vietnam Visa Approval letter.
  • Transfer to and from the train station in Hanoi.
  • Pre and post accommodation arrangement.
  • Drinks, except otherwise mentioned.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal expenses & Tips.


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