Highlights of Northern Vietnam
- Hilltribes, Hanoi and Halong Bay
- Unique 6-day trek with homestays in local villages
- Cycle through ricefields and beautiful limestone outcrops
- Colourful market towns of Bac Ha and Quang Nguyen
- The perfect Northern Vietnam Exploratory Holiday
With its spectacular scenery and unique mix of cultures, Vietnam is one of the most welcoming of countries. Close to the border with China, the mountainous terrain of northern Vietnam is home to a diversity of ethnic minority groups whose traditional lifestyles have changed little for centuries. From Viet Quang, 6 days of delightful trekking take us to some of the most remote villages in the area, where we enjoy homestays with the local tribes: Tay, Dzao, Nung and Hmong. Walking through unspoiled forest and carefully tended rice paddies, we picnic beside hidden waterfalls and spend time in colourful market towns such at Quang Nguyen and Bac Ha. Returning to Hanoi, we have time to explore this enchanting city and also to explore the amazing limestone landscape of Tam Coc, by bike and by boat, as we travel to the trip's finale at Halong Bay. Here, we have 2 nights on a traditional junk, with island visits, great food, swimming, sunbathing and kayaking. This trip really does represent the best of northern Vietnam.
Is this holiday for you?
‘Highlights of Northern Vietnam' showcases the best of Vietnam's rich cultural and scenic charms. During the 6 day trek you will be walking mostly on village trails and jungle tracks. Generally the underfoot conditions are good although they can become muddy and slippery in some places after heavy rain. It should be noted that it can get humid at times, particularly during the middle of the day. The trekking day is typically around 5 - 6 hours long although the day we trek to Coc Dong will be considerably longer with a fairly big ascent on this day. The holiday also includes the option to kayak while on Halong Bay and easy cycling while exploring Tam Coc. We have given the overall grade of the trip as MODERATE. This trip should be easily within the capabilities of active hikers and hill walkers.