A Trip To The Road Less Traveled In Vietnam: Northeast Hanoi
Hanoi – Cao Bang – Ha Giang – Lang Son – Halong Bay – 7 Days 6 Nights
Vietnam is a country that offers a multitude of breathtaking destinations for travelers seeking unique experiences. While popular tourist spots receive a lot of attention, This less traveled Road promises an extraordinary adventure in the northern region of Vietnam. Embark on a 7-day journey through Hanoi, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Lang Son, and Halong Bay, where untouched beauty, majestic mountains, and vibrant ethnic cultures await.
Day 1: Arrival and Relaxation in Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, the bustling capital city of Vietnam, you will have the day to settle in and relax after your journey. Take this opportunity to explore Hanoi at your own pace. You can wander through the charming streets of the Old Quarter, visit historical sites such as Hoan Kiem Lake and the Temple of Literature, or indulge in the city’s renowned street food. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and rich cultural heritage of Hanoi before embarking on your adventure the next day.
Day 2: Hanoi – Ha Giang (Lunch, Afternoon)
After breakfast, depart from Hanoi and head to Hà Giang. Enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside, passing by picturesque landscapes and rural villages. Upon arrival in Hà Giang, settle into your accommodation and spend the afternoon exploring the city’s unique charm and local markets.
Day 3: Ha Giang – Quang Ba- Dong Van (Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon)
Begin the day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a scenic drive to Quản Bạ, where you’ll be greeted by breathtaking views of the Quản Bạ Valley. Continue the journey to Yên Minh, a picturesque town nestled amidst mountains and valleys. After lunch, visit Đồng Văn, a UNESCO Global Geopark, and explore its unique geological formations and cultural heritage.
Day 4: Dong Van – Ma Phi Leng- Cao Bang (Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon)
Today’s adventure takes you through the captivating landscapes of Đồng Văn. Marvel at the stunning Mã Pì Lèng Pass, known for its winding roads and panoramic views. Visit Sông Nho Quế, a picturesque river surrounded by lush greenery. In the afternoon, continue the journey to Cao Bằng, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture and savor delicious traditional cuisine.
Day 5: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfalls – Lạng Sơn (Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon)
After breakfast, visit the magnificent Thác Bản Giốc, one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in Vietnam. Take in the majestic cascade as it plunges into a crystal-clear pool below. Continue the journey to Lạng Sơn, where you can explore the city and indulge in local delicacies.
Day 6: Lang Sơn – Ha Long (Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon)
Depart from Lạng Sơn and make your way to the world-renowned Hạ Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Embark on a cruise through the picturesque limestone karsts and emerald waters, marveling at the breathtaking scenery. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board and explore the caves and grottoes that dot the bay.
Day 7: Hạ Long – Hà Nội (Breakfast, Lunch)
On the final day, wake up to a refreshing breakfast on the cruise while enjoying the tranquil beauty of Hạ Long Bay. After disembarking, return to Hà Nội, where you will indulge in a farewell lunch. Reflect on the unforgettable experiences and memories created during your journey through the road less traveled in northern Vietnam.
Accommodation throughout the tour
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch)
Transportation during the tour
Entrance fees to attractions mentioned in the itinerary
International flights to and from Vietnam
Additional meals and beverages not mentioned in the itinerary
Optional activities and excursions
Explore the enchanting city of Hà Giang
Discover the breathtaking landscapes of Quản Bạ, Yên Minh, and Đồng Văn
Marvel at the stunning Mã Pì Lèng Pass and Sông Nho Quế
Visit the magnificent Thác Bản Giốc waterfall
Experience the beauty of Hạ Long Bay on a cruise
Indulge in the local culture and cuisine of Cao Bằng, Lạng Sơn, and Hà Nội
Enjoy a day of relaxation and exploration in Hanoi
As your personal tour leader, I highly recommend embarking on this 7-day journey through Hanoi, Cao Bang, Ha Giang, Lang Son, and Halong Bay. It promises an extraordinary experience where you can witness the raw beauty of nature, immerse yourself in vibrant ethnic cultures, and create unforgettable memories. From the majestic mountains and picturesque waterfalls to the serene beauty of Halong Bay, every moment of this trip will leave you in awe and wonder. Before starting this adventure, take advantage of the additional day in Hanoi to relax and soak up the city’s vibrant atmosphere. It’s the perfect way to prepare yourself for the journey ahead. So, pack your bags, step outside your comfort zone, and get ready for an extraordinary trip to the road less traveled in northern Vietnam. Let the untouched beauty and warm hospitality of the people guide you on an unforgettable adventure.