Overview

North Vietnam Adventure Holidays

The fertile Red River valley has been the home of the Vietnamese people for almost 5,000 years, and it remains the cultural heartland of the modern Vietnamese nation. With the capital Hanoi at its centre, northern Vietnam offers the best of all worlds - great depth of culture, remarkable landscapes and mouth-watering cuisine

Halong Bay's seascape of limestone towers is the view everyone's here to see, but the karst connection continues inland, to Ba Be's sprawling lakes and the knobbly topped peaks of Ha Giang, until it segues into the evergreen hills of the northwest highlands.

Not to be outdone by the scenery, northern Vietnam's cultural kaleidoscope is just as diverse. In this heartland of hill-tribe culture, villages snuggle between paddy-field patchworks outside of Sapa and the scarlet headdresses of the Dzao and the Black Hmong's indigo fabrics add dizzying colour to chaotic highland markets.

The twisting ribbon-roads winding north from Hanoi reveal a rural world far removed from Vietnam's horns-a-honking big-city streets. If you're up for some road-tripping, this is the place to do it.

Places to go

Our North Vietnam trips

Trip name Days From USD
14-Day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour from Hanoi to Siem Reap Hanoi, Vietnam to Siem Reap, Cambodia 14-Day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour from Hanoi to Siem Reap 14 days $1.274 View Trip
Fantastic Vietnam 13 Days Hoian , Vietnam to Ben Tre, Vietnam  Fantastic Vietnam 13 Days 13 days $745 View Trip
The Best of Vietnam in 11 Days Hoian , Vietnam to Halong Bay , Vietnam The Best of Vietnam in 11 Days 11 days $746 View Trip
9 Days Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam Tour Hanoi, Vietnam to Yangoon, Myanmar 9 Days Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam Tour 9 days $4.477 View Trip
Vietnam at a Glance - 5 Days Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to Halong Bay , Vietnam Vietnam at a Glance - 5 Days 5 days $361 View Trip

Top Attractions

Marvel at the Madness of Traffic

The roads are crazy. You know it and I know it. Get an aerial view from Highland Coffee. Best time to go is half an hour before sunset. You’ll get some amazing slow-shutter photos of the...
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A-Z of Destinations North Vietnam

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