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Hilltribes of the North QVH

Visiting: Vietnam
Tour Duration 12 Days
  • Bac Ha Market, Sapa
  • Sapa
  • Hanoi Old Quarter / Vidotour
  • Sapa terraces
  • Junk at Ha Long Bay
  • Tour Style: Simply
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Comfort: Basic
  • Trek Grade: Moderate

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Northern Vietnam Walking Tour

An exciting trek visiting remote tribal villages in the mountainous back country of northern Vietnam. We stay in traditional village houses as we trek through the beautiful rice paddies of Sapa and Ban Lac, experiencing the culture, customs and cuisine of the friendly hilltribes. We also enjoy an overnight junk cruise around the towering limestone islands of Halong Bay.

Tour Highlights

  • Sapa - Trek past terraced rice fields through the villages and valleys of ethnic minority people
  • Bac Ha - Chance to visit a colourful local ethnic minority market
  • Mai Chau Valley - Trek through remote karst landscapes and overnight in a typical White Thai stilt houses
  • Hanoi - Wander through the bustling narrow streets of the Old Quarter lined with shop-houses
  • Halong Bay - Traditional junk boat cruise through one of the most breathtaking limestone landscapes in Southeast Asia


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Hanoi; PM Old Quarter orientation tour.

  • 2
    Drive to Halong Bay; Junk cruise.

  • 3
    Return to Hanoi

  • 4
    Transfer to Mai Chau; afternoon Pom Coom village walk.

  • 5
    Mai Chau full day village walk

  • 6
    AM optional bike ride; late afternoon transfer to Hanoi for overnight train to Lao Cai.

  • 7
    Drive Lao Cai to Sapa; free day in Sapa

  • 8
    Hill tribe trek day 1

  • 9
    Hill tribe trek day 2; Return to Sapa

  • 10
    AM free in Sapa. PM transfer to Lao Cai for overnight train to Hanoi

  • 11
    Arrive Hanoi. Free day

  • 12
    Tour ends Hanoi

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Customer rating

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Included meals 9 5 2
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Train, Boat, Public Bus
3 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Standard Boat
3 nights Basic Village House
2 nights Basic Overnight Train
2 nights Simple Hotel
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s), Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 8 - 14