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North Vietnam Tours – Ready-Made North Vietnam Tour Itineraries Start from Hanoi

The northern part of Vietnam is the most wonderful land ever. It’s famous for popular tourist destinations such as Hanoi Capital rich in its history & culture, the most impressive mountain hill station in Sapa, Tam Dao or Ba Vi, or one of the Seven Natural Wonders – Halong Bay, to the less tourist places with the rich ethnic cultures in the north mountain regions in Ninh Binh, Mai Chau, Moc Chau, Ha Giang,… In art as in love, instinct is enough, so let the tailor-made Northern Vietnam tour satisfy your wanderlust.


All ready-made Northern Vietnam tours below offer you a chance to discover the most majestic part of Vietnam based on your smallest interests. Hanoi Local Tour is always meticulous in designing itineraries since we know the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Pu Luong – Mai Chau – Son La – Than Uyen – Sapa – Bac Ha – Dong Van – Cao Bang – Ba Be – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Marvel at the stunning vistas of Pu Luong, Mai Chau, Sapa, and Ba Be National Park.
  • Immerse yourself in local life, don traditional costumes, and interact with hill tribes.
  • Traverse winding roads, conquer the Ma Pi Leng Pass, and relish the beauty of Ha Giang's limestone plateau.
  • Explore bustling markets, historic sites, and traditional villages to gain insights into local customs.
  • Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay, relish relaxation, and uncover hidden caves before concluding in Hanoi.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Lang Son – Cao Bang – Ha Giang – Bac Ha – Sapa – Mu Cang Chai – Duong Lam – Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Engage with ethnic communities, from H'mong to Dao, in local markets and villages.
  • Witness the beauty of Halong Bay, Sapa's terraced fields, and the stunning Ha Giang region.
  • Discover lesser-known gems like Dong Van plateau and the ancient Duong Lam village.
  • Participate in cooking classes, Tai-chi sessions, biking tours, and unique Hand Spa experiences.
  • Enjoy traditional meals, learn local cooking, and savor Vietnamese flavors throughout the journey.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Nam Dinh – Lao Cai – Ha Giang – Halong – Hai Phong – Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Hanoi's vibrancy, Sapa's mountains, Ha Giang's plateaus, and the iconic beauty of Halong Bay.
  • Engage with ethnic communities, visit markets, and experience traditional pagodas.
  • Discover stunning karst formations in Trang An and Tam Coc, and enjoy Halong Bay's breathtaking waters.
  • Visit Hoa Lu Citadel, French Fortress of Pu Lo, and Dong Van Market for historical perspectives.
  • Savor authentic Vietnamese cuisine from local dishes to seafood feasts.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Sapa Town – Ha Giang Province – Ba Be Lake (Ban Kan) – Halong Bay

Tour Highlights

  • Engage with local communities in Sapa, Bac Ha Market, and ethnic villages for an authentic cultural experience.
  • Trek through stunning landscapes in Hoang Su Phi with breathtaking rice terraces and Dong Van Rock Plateau's unique geology.
  • Discover the beauty of Ba Be Lake and National Park.
  • Enjoy a Hanoi food tour, learn traditional cooking on a cruise.
  • Visit historic sites like Ho Chi Minh Complex, explore the Vuong Palace, and interact with locals to learn about their way of life.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Sapa – Mai Chau Valley – Perfume Pagoda - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Vietnam's diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage, from Halong Bay's stunning coast to Sapa's misty mountains.
  • Cruise through Halong Bay's enchanting karst formations, exploring caves, kayaking, and witnessing captivating sunsets.
  • Experience Ninh Binh and Mai Chau's countryside allure, cruising rivers, and engaging with local communities.
  • Trek through Sapa's valleys, engaging with Black H'mong and Giay tribes.
  • Explore the Perfume Pagoda, and connect with Vietnam's spiritual traditions.

Tour Route: Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Mai Chau

Tour Highlights

  • Discover historical sites, marvelous caves, and the untouched beauty of Cuc Phuong National Park in Ninh Binh.
  • Explore the rainforest with a bird specialist, spotting endangered species and visiting primate and turtle rehabilitation centers.
  • Cruise through the stunning karsts and caves of Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Interact with Thai ethnic minority villagers, learn about their traditional stilt houses.
  • Explore Hanoi's iconic landmarks, including pagodas, historical sites, and museums.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Sapa - Tam Coc – Hoa Lu – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the contrasting landscapes of Hanoi, Sapa's highlands, Ninh Binh's nature, and the stunning Halong Bay.
  • Engage with ethnic minorities in Sapa and experience their colorful costumes and warm smiles.
  • Cruise through Ninh Binh's picturesque rivers, visit Tam Coc and Hoa Lu for breathtaking scenery, and kayak in Halong Bay's hidden areas.
  • Savor Vietnamese cuisine through street food tours and a chance to taste regional specialties.
  • Visit UNESCO-listed sites like the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Complex, and Halong Bay.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Ba Be – Cao Bang – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the enchanting Ba Be Lake, mesmerizing Ban Gioc Waterfall, and the iconic Halong Bay, revealing North Vietnam's natural beauty.
  • Interact with ethnic communities in Tay and Nung villages, gaining insights into their way of life and traditions.
  • Experience picturesque drives through the Red River Delta and along lesser-known roads.
  • Embark on a memorable cruise, visit Sung Sot Cave, and enjoy kayaking amid the stunning karst formations of Halong Bay.
  • Delight in Hanoi Street Food Tour and partake in cyclo rides and boat trips.

Halong Bay Tours & Day Trips from Hanoi

Exceptional Sapa – Halong Bay Tour from Hanoi – 6 Days

Tour Route: Hanoi Arrival – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the traditions of Cat Cat Village and interact with H'mong and Giay minority communities in Sapa.
  • Enjoy a breathtaking seaplane flight from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Island, offering panoramic views.
  • Cruise amid limestone islands, kayak, and explore Halong's natural beauty.
  • Experience the contrasts between bustling Hanoi and serene village life in Sapa.
  • Relax in comfortable accommodations and embrace the natural and cultural wonders of Vietnam.

Tour Route: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise - Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse in the stunning landscapes of Sapa's rice terraces and Halong Bay's limestone formations.
  • Engage with ethnic groups like Black H’mong and Red Dao, gaining insights into their daily lives and vibrant traditions.
  • Uncover the charm of Hanoi through its historical sites and vibrant Old Quarter.
  • Enjoy a memorable overnight stay on a traditional boat in Halong Bay, kayaking, swimming, and exploring hidden corners.
  • Trek to Cat Cat Village, visit Sapa's markets and explore Sung Sot Cave.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Mai Chau - Pu Luong – Ninh Binh (Hoa Lu – Tam Coc) – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Experience a journey that spans mountains, cultural encounters, historical sites, and a maritime adventure.
  • Immerse in local life through cycling, homestays, and cultural experiences in Mai Chau and Pu Luong.
  • Trek terraced rice fields in Pu Luong, explore hidden villages, and venture into the impressive Doi Cave.
  • Discover ancient temples in Hoa Lu and sail through the captivating karst landscape of Trang An Eco-Tourism.
  • Cruise Halong Bay's iconic scenery, kayak, and unwind on the Soi Sim island beach.

Tour Route: Hanoi – Van Phuc Silk Village – Sapa Town – Ham Rong Mountain – Mu Cang Chai – Ta Phin – San Thang Market – Muong Hum Village – Hanoi

Tour Highlights

  • Immerse in the rich world of traditional weaving, learning textile techniques and cultural significance.
  • Witness the vibrant costumes of ethnic groups and interact with Hmong people.
  • Visit Van Phuc Silk Village and engage in hands-on natural dyeing workshops with a Textile Artist.
  • Traverse the breathtaking landscapes of Sapa, Mu Cang Chai, and Lai Chau.
  • Shop for unique fabrics, threads, and trims at bustling markets like San Thang Market.

Northern Vietnam - All Guides You Need to Know

The Best Homestay in Northern Vietnam

The Best Homestay in Northern Vietnam

Top 5 places to view the most beautiful terraced rice fields in the North Vietnam

Top 5 beautiful terraced rice fields in the North Vietnam

Top 10 Local Markets You should Explore in Northern Vietnam Tours

Top 10 Local Markets You should Explore in Northern Vietnam Tours

Top 10 Halong Bay Luxury Cruises

Top 10 Halong Bay Luxury Cruises

Top most beautiful cloud hunting spots in the North

Top 8 most worth experiencing cloud-hunting spots in Northern Vietnam you must go

Top Must-try Adventurous Activities during your Northern Vietnam tour

Top 9 most beautiful adventure tourist destinations in Northern Vietnam


Northern Vietnam Tour - Hanoi:

The Capital City

Northern Vietnam Tour - Halong Bay- A Natural Wonder

Northern Vietnam Tour - Ha Long:

A Natural Wonder

Northern Vietnam Tour - Ninh Binh- The Convergence of Cultural Beauty

Northern Vietnam Tour - Ninh Binh:

The Cultural Beauty

Northern Vietnam Tour - Ha Giang- The Northernmost Frontier

Northern Vietnam Tour - Ha Giang:

The Northernmost Frontier

Northern Vietnam Tour - Cao Bang- Waterfalls and History

Northern Vietnam Tour - Cao Bang:

Waterfalls and History

Northern Vietnam Tour - Sapa- The Roof of Indochina

Northern Vietnam Tour - Sapa:

The Roof of Indochina

Top 5 Places to Visit & Essential Guide for Tour in North Vietnam

Vietnam is always one of the most scenic destinations in the world, no matter where you go, you will find the inspiration urging the long hard trip in Vietnam and North Vietnam as well. Actually, clients are mesmerized by tours in North Vietnam with much of the wild and inaccessible region. It’s definitely the chance for those who want to explore the most awe-inspiring scenery in Vietnam. With the nonstop desire to introduce the natural beauty of our nation to the world, our Hanoi Vietnam Local Tour team tries hard to add more intriguing spots as well as the impression on gorgeous Vietnam in your mind. Check out the suggestion below to access Vietnam in the right way!

Must-Visit Halong Bay in North Vietnam Tour Package

Staying at the first position of the list best destination for North Vietnam Tour is Halong Bay, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Halong Bay consists of hundreds of tiny islands and interestingly, most of them inhabited only by monkeys. Tourists are fascinated by the magnificent limestone towers to rise above the waters, so visiting Halong Bay seems like brooding primeval sentinels.
Ha Long Bay, one of the most picturesque north Vietnam tour package
Famous sunset in Ha Long Bay, highlight for north Vietnam tour
Halong Bay stretches out along the Tonkin Gulf, and it takes three and a half hour from North Hanoi. It’s highly recommended that you should take one or two-night cruise for an unforgettable experience. Remember to bring extra batteries for your camera since the stunning scenery makes you take photos continuously. Suggested places: Bai Tu Long Island, Bai Chay Beach, Vung Vieng Floating Village, Thien Cung, Surprise cave, Virgin cave, Titov Cave, …
Sung Sot Cave for northern Vietnam tour
Sung Sot Cave
Tu Long Bay for top northern Vietnam half day tours
Bai Tu Long Island
Visitors would like to explore Thien Cung Cave which is in tours in north Vietnam
Thien Cung Cave
Vung Vieng Fishing village for north Vietnam tours
Vung Vieng Fishing Village

Sapa Town – Place to Go in your tour in North Vietnam

Needless to say, Sapa cannot be out of this list! Sapa, surrounded by craggy Vietnamese Alps, annually attracts a huge volume of tourists visiting. The slopes of the mountains around Sapa are covered by the enchanted terraced rice paddies, sometimes blended to colorful dressed ethnic minority people who look like the imagined people, straight out of National Geographic magazine.
Sun World, significant location in tours in north Vetnam
Top northern Vietnam half day tours - Sapa
Visitor can join traditional dance with people here in northern Vietnam tours
View Sapa valley from above tours in north Vietnam
Trekking to some remote minority villages to see plenty of H’mong and Dao people at the markets in Sapa town absolutely satisfies your curiosity about Vietnamese ethnic people. Better still, tourists can challenge themselves by conquering Fansipan. However, just a few hardy climbers are able to continue the long and arduous trek, they instead choose Fansipan cable car to get the top of the mountain. What do you think about this challenge? Dare you? Suggested places: Ham Rong Mountain, Cat Cat Village, Muong Hoa Valley, Silver Waterfall, Heaven Gate, Ta Phin Village,…
Heaven gate,special attractiveness location for tourist in north Vietnam tour
Heaven Gate
Join our northern Vietnam tour package to see nature in Cat Cat village
Cat Cat Village
ready made tour for visitors to Fansipan

Explore Dong Van Plateau in North Vietnam Tour Package

Situated in the North Ha Giang, it takes about a six-hour drive from Hanoi, we get Dong Van Plateau. It’s really a spectacular part of the mountainous region of Vietnam’s far northeast. The charming rice terraces climb to the summits of the surrounding mountains and extend beyond the horizon.
Ban Blossom in north Vietnam tour package
Exquisiteness Ha Giang in northern Vietnam tour
Dong Van karst plateau geopark in northern Vietnam tour package
Continuously, we touch the uncover gems of North Vietnam as Southeast Asia’s deepest canyon, visit 22 ethnic minorities, fascinated in the primate lakes, pine forests, and indispensable, the incredible waterfalls,… All of these attractions above are willing to await the intrepid explorers. Suggested places: Tham Ma Slope, Dong Van Limestone Plateau, Sung La, Lung Cu Flagpole, Dong Van Ancient Town, Dong Van Market,…
Historical Lung Cu Flagpole of tours in north Vietnam
Lung Cu Flagpole
Tham Ma Slope, Ha Giang, where visitors visit in tours in north Vietnam
Tham Ma Slope
Tourist will have unforgettable moemories with top northern Vietnam half day tours to Dong Van old town
Dong Van Old Town

Ninh Binh Province for Northern Vietnam Tour

Just 58 miles from Hanoi, we can visit Ninh Binh province with several quiet rivers and experience on riding on an aluminum rowboat paddled by the local village. That is exactly what Ninh Binh mesmerize you at first! We are marvel at the rugged karst terrain, goats, and lush foliage as gliding along the tranquil river through a variety of dark grottoes.
Trang An - attracting massive number of tourists in north Vietnam tours
Trang An, magnificence nature that deserved to be on to do list in your northern Vietnam tour
It’s easy for you to visit Ninh Binh as a day trip from Hanoi, or if you desire to stay longer here, another tour combined with other landscapes as Cuc Phuong National Park, or Southeast Asia’s largest virgin rain-forests, end up your day trip in North Vietnam with easily-accessed pristine caves, thousands of kinds of colorful butterflies. Suggested places: Trang An, Bai Dinh, Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Hoa Lu, Non Nuoc Pagoda, Thung La Temple, Dong Chuong Lake, Thien Ton Cave, Thung Nham ecotourism,…
Tam Coc Bich Dong, one of the most popular location for northern Vietnam half day tours
Tam Coc - Bich Dong
Tam Chuc Pagoda with huge are, definitely suitable for your northern Vietnam tour
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Thung Nham ecotourism for northern Vietnam tour package
Thung Nham Ecotourism

Mai Chau – Beautiful Spot in Northwest Loop

Mai Chau seems like the first town along Vietnam’s gorgeous Northwest Loop. Tourists can stay overnight in an ethnic Thai stilt house and delve into caves and waterfalls in the rice terraces which are cultivated by minority people. Mai Chau is always the appealing destination of day trips from Hanoi, or it can be combined into another journey with more remote towns of Son La, Moc Chau, Dien Bien Phu,… you can refer our suggested Mai Chau Cycling Tour within 3 days or contact directly us for designing your own day trip.
In your tour to north Vietnam, Mai Chau wil not dissapoint you with gorgeousness nature
Choose Mai Chau for your tours in north Vietnam
Suggested places: Lac Village, Poom Coong Village, Thung Khe Pass, Thai’s Museum,…
Join northern Vietnam tour to have a chance to Lac Village with rudimentary houses
Lac Village
Thung Khe Pass, unusual with lime stone in top northern Vietnam half day tours
Thung Khe Pass
Visit Thai ethnic Museum to make your northern Vietnam tour package become special
Thai's Museum

Northern Vietnam Tours - Top things must-try

Vietnam Ethnic groups – the unique beauty of the Northwest Vietnam

Spring flowers: 4 best places to see in northern Vietnam

Hanoi's Street Food: 8 must-try delicious dishes & locations

Sapa Love Market: a must-experience in Northern Vietnam Tours

Halong Bay Caves: Top 6 must-visit destinations

10 most beautiful waterfalls in Northern Vietnam tour

FAQs about North of Vietnam

The best time to visit Northern Vietnam depends on your preferences. Spring (March to April) and Autumn (September to November) offer mild and pleasant weather, while Summer (May to August) is good for exploring beachs areas. Winters (December to February) can be exploring moutain ares.
Transportation options within Northern Vietnam include domestic flights to major cities, trains connecting cities, buses and minivans for intercity travel, motorbike and scooter rentals for exploring smaller towns, and taxis and ride-sharing services in urban areas.
When packing for a trip to Northern Vietnam, bring lightweight clothing for summer, warm clothes for cooler evenings, comfortable walking shoes, rain gear, a backpack, travel adapters, insect repellent, sunscreen, and a basic medical kit.
Entry requirements for travelers regarding COVID-19 to Northern Vietnam can change frequently. It's crucial to check the latest information from the Vietnamese government, airlines, and your country's embassy or consulate for details on vaccination, testing, quarantine, and visa regulations.
Northern Vietnam is generally considered safe for tourists, including cities like Hanoi and Sapa. Take common-sense precautions, be cautious of pickpocketing, follow local customs and regulations, be mindful of traffic, and stay informed about travel advisories and local news for a safe and enjoyable trip.