North Vietnam Tour Holidays
As you move north from Hanoi, flatter plains give way to vast swathes of soaring mountains and vibrant terraces of paddy fields before meeting with China and Laos at its borders. This is where slim Vietnam is at its widest but also where it becomes its wildest; few get to experience its pristine corners and only the most hardened hill-tribes remain in the remotest corners.
Established as a hill station by the French in the 1920s, Sapa is the most well-known destination. Nicknamed ‘The Tonkinese Alps’, this is the most accessible option and is a firm favorite with trekkers. There are some comfortable accommodation options, and it’s possible to get there by overnight train (Hanoi to Lao Cai), which is an experience in itself. Sapa can feel a little touristy, but you are not there for the town. Head out to the countryside to enjoy luminous scenery and if time permits ask your guide about one of the weekly hill-tribe markets. You’ll be rewarded for your efforts getting there and we feel it’s a must for the more adventurous couples and families.
Mai Chau & Pu Luong, The Far North, Vietnam
Step off the tourist trail and immerse yourself in the culture, natural beauty, and serenity of rural Vietnam. Set amid terraced rice paddies, majestic mountains, verdant jungle and gushing waterfalls, Avana Retreat is a discreet and luxurious eco-resort.
Mai Chau Ecolodge
Mai Chau, The Far North, Vietnam
Tucked away in a unique setting, Mai Chau Ecolodge sits in the heart of the Mai Chau valley. With spectacular views, be taken off the beaten track at this charming lodge and get to know Vietnamese tribal culture and the natural wonders of the area.
Tam Coc Garden
Ninh Binh, The Far North, Vietnam
Tam Coc Garden is a charming, boutique property in the heart of Ninh Binh province. Nestled amongst rice fields and mountains just two hours from Hanoi, it's ideal for those looking for a relaxed setting whilst still being close to the nearby attractions.
Sapa, The Far North, Vietnam
Topas Ecolodge is a gem located in the mountains in the north of Vietnam about 45-minutes from Sapa. It has the most serene position located high up and offers panoramic views of the mountains. A few days spend here exploring and relaxing will be unique.
Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Halong Bay, Central Coast & Ho Chi Minh City
Breathe in the sea air as you relax on the beach close to Hoi An and enjoy the buzz of bustling cities when you weave through the streets on a Vespa. Let our industry-leading guides aid your immersion into the best of Vietnam on this very special escorted tour and you’ll make memories to last a lifetime.