There is lots of adventure to be had when visiting this region of Vietnam; Travel Sense Asia has been designed to showcase many of Vietnam’s qualities in one short trip. Northern Vietnam itinerary 5 days allows you to explore the most stunning scenery of the northern part of Vietnam. We will be fascinating from a charming colonial city of Hanoi, immersing rice terraces, and unique Indochina peak of Sapa which are famous internationally.
Highlights of itinerary
- Visiting the Ho Chi Minh complex and Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam Ethnic Groups
- Discovering and shopping in Hanoi Old Quarter
- Enjoying the sublime natural beauty and cool climate of Sapa’s mountains and valleys
- Trekking to the top of Fansipan Peak called the Roof of Indochina
Visiting Hanoi capital on the first day
After landing at Noi Bai airport, you will spend a full day to discover the most popular places in Hanoi and buy necessary items to prepare for the trip to Sapa. Hanoi is a unique city with tree-lined boulevards, old colonial architecture, pretty lakes and ancient temples. The city tour 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. 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. Next, 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. You should remember that Vietnam is tropical country so you can follow the weather forecast before deciding trekking and contact with local tour guide about the root. It means that you need to bring some necessaries for trekking mountains like clothes, shoes, medicines and so on.
Discovering Sapa in 4 days
You come to train station from Hanoi to Sapa. Of course, the best way to visit this place is by taking the night train which departs from Hanoi between 8.00-10.00 p.m.
On the first day and second day
We are transferred by car, a short distance of 15 kilometers to begin the start of the climb to Fansipan Mountain is where the most place in Vietnam itinerary 5 days. To reach the first campsite at a height of 2300 meters, you will practice to the itinerary of passing Cat Cat Village, crossing Muong Hoa River and trekking upward for nearly 7 hours. The terrain from the first camping area will become sloping and make it difficult to hike since you trek through bamboo forests. Continuously, trekking to the campsite crossing the primary forest where people can see giant old pine trees and more bamboo. After setting up camp for the night, dinner is cooked on the campfire. Ready to unwind from the day, you will have an exciting dream in the sleeping, while nestled in amongst the rough beauty that the countryside has to offer.
After finishing breakfast, you will climb to the peak of Fansipan Peak, with the height of 3143 meters. In the late morning, you can get the victorious achievement as we arrive at the very top of Fansipan Mountain. Reaching this Indochina roof after overcoming difficulties may not just give you the absolute convenient feeling but certainly bring you with breathtaking natural scenes and spectacular beauty of clouds on Hoang Lien Mountains.
On the third day
After trekking the roof of Indochina, you can trek downhill which is easier and faster. You will arrive at Cat Cat and Sin Chai Village in the afternoon. You can have experienced in the life of Black Hmong and Dzao people by staying at homestays in minority villages who situated at the foot of Mount Fansipan. High recommendation for you is to enjoy the massage service or take a bath of ethnic groups in order to relax.
On the last day
The next destination in Vietnam itinerary 5 days is Bac Ha market, which always aggregates some ethnic groups to make the colorful meeting places. This is the last market day of the year and a really a special time to visit. You can purchase the handicrafts made by local people and carry on to your countries. Next, on the way of trekking downhill to Lao Chai Village, an original of Black H’mong ethnic minority, you will grace the panorama of Sapa with floating smoke from peaceful wooden houses, gray mountain ranges, and immense terraces.