North Vietnam Tours

Best North Vietnam Travel Packages 2023 - 2024

Hanoi > Mai Chau > Ninh Binh > Halong Bay
6 days/ 5 nights
1 Reviews
Hanoi > Mai Chau > Moc Chau > Son La > Dien Bien > Lai Chau > Sapa > Mu Cang Chai
10 Days/ 9 Nights
Hanoi > Yen Bai > Nghia Lo > Mu Cang Chai > Lai Chau > Son La > Mai Chau
12 Days/ 11 Nights
Hanoi > Mai Chau > Son La > Dien Bien > Lai Chau > Sapa > Halong
13 Days/ 12 Nights
Hanoi > Ha Giang > Cao Bang > Lang Son > Halong Bay
10 Days/ 9 Nights
1 Reviews
Hanoi > Mai Chau > Cuc Phuong > Ninh Binh > Hai Phong > Halong > Cat Ba
11 Days/ 10 Nights
Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Sapa - Bac Ha - Perfume Pagoda- Halong Bay- Bat Trang
10 Days/ 9 Nights


  • Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam with many interesting historical and cultural aspects. Must-see places are Hoan Kiem Lake, Old Quarter, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Tran Quoc Pagoda, Temple Literature and Ethnology Museum.
  • Cruise to Ha Long Bay – UNESCO World Heritage Site with thousands of beautiful islands and breathtaking caves.
  • Go hiking in mountainous areas and enjoy breathtaking natural scenery in Sa Pa, Ha Giang, Dien Bien and Mai Chau.
  • Visit Bai Dinh Pagoda, Vietnam’s largest pagoda in Ninh Binh. Take a small flat-bottomed boat which is piloted by local people to sail along Trang An and Tam Coc – Bich Dong.
  • Enjoy ‘butterfly season’ in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam’s oldest nature reserve, in April and May.



  • The climate in northern Vietnam is characterized by 4 distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. The northern region will experience hot and humid weather with heavy rainfall in summer, and in winter it is cooler. There may be snow in mountainous areas such as Ha Giang and Lao Cai.
  • Choose a prestigious travel agency: Northern Vietnam is vast with several mountainous areas, so consider using a travel agency, so you don’t have to worry about transport and accommodation.
  • Bring insect repellent, as northern Vietnam covers many mountainous areas.


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About North Vietnam Tours

Northern Vietnam is the cradle of Vietnamese culture and history. This land has been over 3000 years in the history of our country and has witnessed all the blood, tears, victory and happiness. At present, all these memories are well preserved in the relics, temples, pagodas and museums that spread everywhere, have become proof of the long history of the country and the favorite attractions of tourists. In addition, the diversity of culture is also a strong point of the North.

Sharing the border with 2 countries (China and Laos) and having different geographical features with coastal areas, deltas, central regions, highlands and mountains, the culture here is diverse with 25 cities and provinces, about 20 ethnic groups using different languages, traditions and ways of life. By booking a North Vietnam tour, you will have the chance to experience a glimpse of this colorful and mysterious land, and of course, there will be no regrets.


North Vietnam Route

North – West – 6 provinces
Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Dien Bien, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau, Son La.

North – East – 9 provinces
Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Bac Kan, Lang Son, Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh

Red River Delta – 10 provinces
Bac Ninh, Ha Nam, Ha Noi, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Hung Yen, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Thai Binh, Vinh Phuc.

Hanoi: the capital of Vietnam, the largest city in the North.

There are many types of tourist routes available in the north, from short to long, from relaxing to adventurous, we will learn some details below:

Short Itinerary (4-5 Days): Perfect for a leisure trip between Hanoi and Halong Bay where you don’t have to embark on an adventure to explore the bay, a comfortable overnight cruise can totally take you to help. The cultural tour is also best if you decide to travel in a short time to the north to learn more about local tradition, religion, way of life and stories, such as Hanoi or Sapa.

Long route (7 – 14 days): in-depth overview of the northern part, ideal for an adventure tour on a motorcycle or on a hike.

You can take a motorbike tour in Hanoi instead of using a private car, shuttle or walking to get around the city or taste delicious street food at night. Your heart also beats faster on a motorcycle tour through mountainous areas with small roads and dangerous winding passes.

The type of trek is the typical circuit in the remote region of northern Vietnam. Depending on your abilities, you can choose to choose from easy to difficult trekking with different destinations and routes.

On the other hand, Sapa seems to be a highlight for treks in Northern Vietnam and is the challenging destination for any trekker with routes that can be so long, exciting and challenging that it takes you 3-4 days to conquer.

Far North itinerary (> 15 days): available for those who want to discover all regions of Northern Vietnam to learn culture, history and experience local life. You will cross from Hanoi, Halong, Ninh Binh, Mai Chau, Son La, Sapa to Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac, Babe Lake…

If you cannot find a suitable tour, do not hesitate to contact our travel consultant who can provide you with more information and help you to draw up a perfect plan.


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Reviewed by PRENGER Kerry, November 5, 2022
We had a wonderful experience dealing with IDC Travel (Alex). Our trip was designed exactly as we requested with accommodation in perfect locations, all tour guides and transport were reliable and on time, and very friendly and professional. Alex was amazing and was available to answer all questions and concerns prior to our trip, as well as being on hand for us throughout our trip. Being single females travelling to a foreign country where we didn't speak the language, knowing help was on hand was greatly appreciated. Thank you Alex for the outstanding service and for making our trip perfect, enjoyable and hassle-free. I will definitely recommend IDC Travel.  

Excellent Service

Reviewed by Jillian Ruecker, September 29, 2022
We had excellent and professional service from Alex Duy from the very outset. He handled all our hotel bookings, visas, transfers, tours and internal flights. He responded to all our questions, requests, changes and further changes with absolute patience and professionalism. We had an enjoyable experience of Vietnam culture, history and hospitality. The highlight for us was the 4-hour Ha Long Bay cruise.  

Custom tour itinerary

Reviewed by Marcy Henderson, September 25, 2022
Alex organised an excellent South and Central Vietnam 9 day itinerary for us. Responsive, catered to our requirements, good choice of hotels, knowledgeable guides, reliable drivers, well priced. Especially our guide Duy in Saigon, he was extra good with small children. He kept us updated with the typhoon in September as well, our plans nearly got disrupted by it. All in all highly recommended.

Excellent trip

Reviewed by Brisa Lowe, September 22, 2022
This trip was above my expectations. Alex did an outstanding job of organizing everything perfectly. It was so interesting and I loved every minute. Excellent knowledgeable guides. Seamless travel, wonderful accommodation and unforgettable experiences. I learned so much. Highly recommended!  

Common Questions Travelers Ask Us

In the North Vietnam tours, visitors will admire the magnificent architecture and beautiful natural landscapes. Discover below the most beautiful tourist destinations in the North:

  • Halong Bay – located on the western part of the Gulf of Tonkin in the northeast region of Vietnam. Endowed with thousands of beautiful islands of nature, the fruits of nature, beautiful landscapes…
  • Sapa – Sapa is a town in Lao Cai City, tourists not only admire the majestic and poetic beauty of the northwest mountains, but also experience the cultural characteristics of ethnic groups here.
  • Ha Giang – As the highest land in the country with the rocky plateau of Dong Van and the terraced landscapes of Hoang Su Phi. Ha Giang has a long-standing culture dating back to the Dong Son Bronze Age.
  • Ninh Binh – About 100 km from Hanoi to the south, Ninh Binh is a northern province with exceptional wilderness and charming landscapes.
  • Hanoi – The heart of Vietnam with many historic buildings and an amazing traditional taste of Hanoi.
    You can also check out our North Vietnam tours which cover the most highlighted places.


To organize North Vietnam tours, you can spend around 5 to 20 days depending on your preferred region and available time.

  • Between 5 and 6 days: you can cover Hanoi, Halong Bay and the Sapa region
  • Between 7 and 12 days: you can include Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Ninh Binh and Mai Chau region.
  • Between 12 and 20 days: you can stay longer in each place above and visit the hidden part of northwest and northeast Vietnam.

Please contact us for a free quote for your trip.


You will wonder how much is enough to discover the North of Vietnam. It does not have a fixed amount, as it depends on the duration of your trip, the hotel class and the services included. Below are some references to help you organize a trip to northern Vietnam (price in USD per person and per day including hotels, transfer, meals, entrance fee, etc.)

  • 3* hotel class: the price is around $75 per person for a small group tour and $96 per person for a private tour
  • 4* hotel class: the price is around $95 per person for a small group tour and $120 for a private tour
  • 5* hotel class: small group tour approximately $146 per person and private tour $942 per person

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Two-thirds of northern Vietnam is a mountainous region and famous for activities like hiking, biking, motorcycling. So this region is the best place for those who want to do adventure tours in Vietnam. Besides that, you also have a chance to learn more about the culture of the ethnic group, enjoy the beautiful landscape of rice terraces, venture through majestic winding passes… I believe you will have unforgettable memories on an adventure trip to northern Vietnam.


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