The combination of famous destinations in northern Vietnam will bring to you the stunning scenery such as Hanoi – a charming colonial capital of Vietnam, Hoang Su Phi – wonderful view of mountains and rice terraces, with a great cultural insight of local lifestyle, Halong Bay – the new seven natural wonder of the world. For a numerous experienced year in traveling, Travel Sense Asia has been built the interesting Northern Vietnam Itinerary of the short trip in the Northern region. Northern Vietnam itinerary in one week allows you to explore the most destinations of the northern part of Vietnam.
Before traveling to Vietnam country, you should find out more information about the available trip on the internet to choose the suitable route for your week. Especially, you also search for the weather forecast to prepare the fit clothes and small luggage to avoid overloading the weight.
The best Northern Vietnam Itinerary: Coming to Hanoi 2 days
We believe that Hanoi capital will bring for you the awesome impression of the bustling and hustling city with both of traditional and modern points. It means that you will have a chance to look back some highlights of Vietnam history and learn about the unique feature of Vietnamese culture through TSA’s Northern Vietnam Itinerary.
On the first day
After landing at Noi Bai airport, you will drive to your hotel and take a taxi to several destinations. Firstly, the itinerary will start with well-known sights of the Ho Chi Minh places complex including the Mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, and one-pillar pagoda. These places are known for honoring the national hero: President Ho Chi Minh, where located in Ba Dinh Square, where our President read the Declaration of Independence on 2/9/1945, giving birth to Vietnam. Nearly, you will continue visiting the Museum of Ethnology, widely acknowledged as the best in the country. This museum contains an extensive display of life-size structures dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority peoples!
In the afternoon, you should take a cyclo tour of Hanoi Old Quarter will complete your trip to Hanoi. You can grace the views of Hoan Kiem lake when sitting on a cyclo. Hoan Kiem Lake (or is called Turtle Lake) located on the central place of city attracting locals and tourists throughout the day. Den Ngoc Son is dedicated to the spirits of the soil and literature. At the southeast corner of the lake and is opposite to the lake, the enormous Hanoi Post Office stands, which marks the northern fringe of the French Quarter.
In the evening, you should go to Ta Hien street called foreign street to enjoy the Vietnamese foods. If you come to Hanoi for the weekend, let’s walk to the night market to satisfy the atmosphere.
On the second day
On the second day, after finishing the breakfast, you should take a taxi to Temple of Literature is accumulated old-traditional appearance, which is one of most Vietnam Popular Destinations for tourists. Then, Hoa Lo prison is the place you should not miss as the display of some tools and pictures in the war.
After finishing the breakfast, you should take a taxi to Temple of Literature is accumulated old-traditional appearance, which is one of most Vietnam Popular Destinations for tourists. Then, Hoa Lo prison is the place you should not miss as the display of some tools and pictures in the war. In the afternoon, Hanoi Old Quarter is constructed old-styled streets full of antique brick houses seem to nostalgically resist the historical of time while it is still actively trying to adapt to the dynamic atmosphere of the modern city. And you can go to Dong Xuan market to buy some necessaries for trekking mountains in Ha Giang like clothes, shoes, medicines, and so on.
Completely two days in Hanoi, you check out your hotel and come to the bus station to transfer Ha Giang province.
The best Northern Vietnam Itinerary: Discovering Hoang Su Phi 3 days
Ha Giang in Northern Vietnam owns ethnic tribes, where allows you stay with local people, trekking through terrace field, various villages, really exploring…. One of the best Vietnam trekking tours is Hoang Su Phi in Ha Giang which is attractive the foreigners in the adventure trips. Hoang Su Phi is famous not only for its most beautiful terraced fields but also its traditional market where people from the ethnic minority groups of Tay, Nung, Dao and H’Mong gather from early morning to mid-day every Sunday.
On the first day
You will reach Hoang Su Phi in the late afternoon at Thong Nguyen where is a small village of Hoang Su Phi and got an opportunity to stay with a local Dzao family in Nam Khoa. The further the trek went, the more magnificent the view got. Certainly, it was just like how people had described it. You will catch up Nam Hong village after 2 hours to approach a small hamlet in the mountainside by Man Ta Pan. Nam Hong village has some great roads offering some fantastic rides for enthusiastic mountain bikers. We have a range of road and mountain bike tours around Hoang Su Phi and the region of Ha Giang provides some options for someone who want some mountainous challenges and who prefer long flat rides.
On the second day
After having breakfast, you will follow forward through rice terraces fields across Nam Khoa village is the place where the Man Ta Pan ethnic group lives. You should have a small break when hiking, not only keep healthy but also admire the stunning views of the terraces fields. If you have a chance to visit it in Sep, you will immerse yourself with the ripe rice terraces. It is so impressive moment in your trip. You took a rest before heading for an adventure on the next to Nam Ai, where the Long Tunics Dao settles down. At Nam Ai, you will see old tea plants with buds have white hairs, it is called Shan Tuyet tea – a famous tea in Vietnam.
On the third day
You will down to Nam Son and visit the small town in the Northwest Vietnam. Here you can see the small shop, a local market. Then you leave this town via a suspension bridge and pass up the mountainside to Hmong village. On this way, you catch up more beautiful images of rice terraces fields, you cannot describe your feeling. On the winding trails, you will also witness the daily labor of ethnic people who are working in their fields. There are some groups of Dao, Nung, H’Mong Flower. You can discover more about their culture because you will spend time having lunch with a family of H’mong Flower. We hired a motorbike taxi driver to take us to Ban Phung village where the H’mong ethnic minority people are living.
Finishing the trip in Hoang Su Phi, you say goodbye this great place and come back to Hanoi. One suggestion for you is to relax one night to have enough energy for Halong Bay trip.
The best Northern Vietnam Itinerary: Traveling to Halong Bay 2 days
Following the best Northern Vietnam Itinerary, Halong was known as one of the natural wonders of the world. At this point, you will see a real paradise with thousands of enough size islands, caves, and clear blue sea. As well as, you can join the activities on the cruise and participate in the games in the Sun World Halong Park.
On the first day
In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel to transfer to Halong. You should take 25 minutes to finish the journey with 92$ per person and apply to a group over two people. After that, you can book the cruise to overnight on the beach. There are many stunning caves in Halong. For example, Dau Go has intrigued many tourists by its solemnity and grandiloquence. Sung Sot cave situated in the center of Bay, which is becoming a large cave including two strange chambers. Next, one of the most attractive caves in the UNESCO World Heritage area is Thien Cung Grotto. Sunbathing or swimming which brings the benefit for your skin. Besides, the other special water sports are diving and kayaking that you can indulge in.
In the evening, you should join to some activities on the cruise such as squid fishing, or karaoke. If you choose the luxury cruise, the food was five-star all the way with some of the best food you have tasted in Vietnam, with a good selection of wines in the relax time.
On the second day
After finishing breakfast, your tour guide will lead you to the Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boat then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure. When you explore a remote fishing village to view the daily lives of the fisher folk.
You will be picked up to Sun World Park which is the largest tourist- recreational complex of Vietnam. Sun Wheel is the ideal place for the travelers to stare at the unrivaled panoramic view of Halong Bay – the World Heritage of Vietnam. By the wheel, you certainly can enjoy the breathtaking scenery from above with the height of 250m. You should try to the strange feeling with Queen Cable Car pass through the Cua Luc Bay gateway. Moreover, Zen Garden is charming with the beauty of nature. And you can join the many interesting activities, adventure games in other places.
Ending the memorable Northern Vietnam itinerary in one week, we believe that you will have the great holiday with your partner in this country.