Vietnam: From Untouristed Hill Tribes to Halong’s Lagoons


This special trip will introduce you to some of the best of North Vietnam – its diverse ethnic groups, a variety of different crafts, the traditional medicines of the land and some of the best scenery in the country. Arriving in Hanoi, you will tour the city and its shops as well as visit the Ethnic Museum and the Traditional Medical Hospital. Then you head north to the area around Ha Giang to visit the hill tribe areas, spending the night in local homes or simple inns. The excursion is timed to coincide with several of the weekend markets, peopled by a wide range of ethnic groups – different types of Hmong, Dzao, Dzi, Nung and others. Returning to Hanoi, you head up to Halong Bay for a three-day sea canoe trip.

Your guide for the group trips will be a very wise, special and caring North Vietnamese. He has been a guide since tourism began in Vietnam, is a National guide who has traveled the country extensively, and is much sought after for his expertise.


Land Cost

Starting at



Based on 4-6 People
(excluding international air)

Custom Dates and Prices Available1.800.670.6984 OR 775.832.5454

ITINERARY at a Glance

Day 1

Arrive in Hanoi, Cyclo ride, Private Cheo Performance.

Day 2

Hanoi City Tour.

Day 3

Drive Ha Giang stopping along the way. From Ha Giang, drive to Me Village.

Day 4

Continue to Dao Village and then hike around the area.

Day 5

Drive to Dong Van via Quan Ba and Yen Minh.

Day 6

Visit Sunday Market. Drive over Ma Pi Leng Pass down to Yen Minh.

Day 7

Drive to Yen Minh through Ha Giang to Hoang Su Phi.

Day 8

Continue on through Bac Ha to Sapa.

Day 9

Walk to Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages.

Day 10

Continue exploring Sa Pa area. PM drive to Lao Cai and catch train to Hanoi.

Day 11

Arrive in Hanoi in the early AM. Have breakfast and drive to Halong Bay for Sea Canoe trip.

Day 12

Sea Canoe in Halong Bay.

Day 13

Return to Hanoi. Farewell dinner.

Day 14

Depart Vietnam to home.