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What’s included

  • A Vietnamese local leader assisted by local guides
  • All airport transfers
  • Good standard of hotel and lodges
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Ha Long Bay cruise as specified
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Carbon offset flights (flight inclusive only)
  • Visa assistance at the airport
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meets in the Cotswolds

Hill Tribe Trails of Northern Vietnam Community Treks

Walking & Trekking

Vietnam | Walking & Trekking

Hill Tribe Trails of Northern Vietnam
Gentle / Moderate

Gentle: Suitable for people who enjoy easy-paced walks or exploring the countryside on foot.

Moderate: Suitable for anyone who enjoys hill walking.

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Grade: Gentle / Moderate ? Gentle / Moderate
Duration:  14 days from the UK  
On trek: 3 days
Walks on: 3 days

Flight inclusive from £2,145,
Land only from £1,395

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Immerse yourself in Vietnam’s captivating natural beauty, Hanoi’s vibrant city life and the north's traditional rural life.

Highlights

  • Delve into the 36 streets of 36 trades in Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Trek through rice paddies in Sapa
  • Explore remote Hoang Su Phi on foot, and experience a night at a traditional homestay at a Red Dzao minority house
  • Cruise through the stunning unique Karst landscape in Ha Long Bay.

Reviews          

I enjoyed my holiday overall because of the wide variety of cultural experiences, areas visited, food, and Chin was a very knowledgeable guide. I was really impressed by the quality of the accommodation, food and friendliness of the ship’s crew in Ha Long Bay.
Mr E, Suffolk

A holiday of adventures and extremes - from the first adventure of the overnight train to the hills; the comparison of the varied ethnic minorities’ lifestyles; the contrast between the luxury (and peace and quiet) at Topas Ecolodge and on the Ha Long Bay cruise; the privilege of being a part of the remote home-stay family’s basic way of life; the delights of glimpsing Hanoi’s...
Mrs T, Hertfordshire

Vietnam has jumped to the top of my list of favourite destinations within Southeast Asia. The Vietnamese are warm and welcoming, the landscapes are stunning, and the walking is culturally diverse. I cannot wait to return to this incredible country.
K Robins, Mountain Kingdoms

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Our cultural walking holiday sets out to explore the charming, less visited regions of northern Vietnam. We discover remote villages and experience a night in a traditional homestay at a Red Dzao minority house, appreciating the gentle nature of northern minority hill tribes and gazing at picturesque rice terraces in scenic Sapa and Hoang Su Phi.

We immerse ourself in Hanoi’s vibrant city life and its stunning cultural delights and gain an in-depth insight into ethnic Vietnam. Cultural visits include Ba Dinh Square, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda.

To conclude this wonderful adventure we spend two nights cruising on the emerald seas, amongst the stunning islands of Ha Long Bay, a fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Site, bringing a relaxing finale to this stimulating holiday.


At a glance

Grade: Gentle / Moderate
Gentle / Moderate

Duration:  14 days from the UK  
On trek: 3 days
Walks on: 3 days

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 4 clients

Maximum group size: 12

Land only joining city: Hanoi

Accommodation types: Hotel, Lodges, Train, Homestay, Boat

Meal arrangements: 12 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 9 Dinners

Leader: Local Leader, Vietnam
Local Leader, Vietnam

Our holidays in Vietnam are led by professional English-speaking Vietnamese tour leaders. They have an intimate and expert knowledge of the history, culture and nature of Vietnam.

They will be sure to provide you with an unforgettable experience in their wonderful country of Vietnam.


Hill Tribe Trails of Northern Vietnam Itinerary

DayActivity
1-2
Depart UK. Arrive Hanoi and transfer to your hotel for an early check in. After lunch we explore the charming Old Quarter of Hanoi and visit the traditional house at 87Ma May Street.
3
Today we have a full day exploring Hanoi, cultural visits include Ba Dinh Square, The Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, the Ethnology Museum and the Temple of Literature. In the evening we board the night train to Lao Cai.
4
On arrival in Lao Cai we transfer to Sapa, here we enjoy a valley & river walk before lunch. In the afternoon we walk to Muong Hoa valley, following the trail to Lao Chai village and Ta Van village before transferring to Topas Eco lodge.
5
Explore on foot Thanh Phu village of Tay minority. After lunch, walk to the small village of My Son, and the quiet Red Dzao village of Nam Cang. Late afternoon we take a community walk around Nam Cang village.
6
Morning walk up through the jungle, stopping at the river for tea, snacks and an optional swim. Return to Nam Cang Riverside Lodge for lunch before returning to Topas Eco Lodge for the evening.
7
Transfer from Sapa to Hoang Su Phi, visiting Hoang A Tuong Palace en route. Afternoon walking tour of local minority village.
8
Trek to Giang Ha village, experience a night at a traditional homestay.
9
Trek to Nam Nghi for lunch. Trek to Lang Giang Valley and Pan Hou village.
10
Transfer to Hanoi. Visit Sword Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and attend a traditional water puppet show.
11
Optional early morning flower market visit. Transfer to Ha Long Bay. Board Bhaya Classic cruise for cruise. Optional kayaking.
12
On board Bhaya Cruise. We visit Cat Ba and Three Peach Beach and cruise toward Bai Tu Long Bacy to visit Voug Vieng fishing village.
13
Visit Surprise Cave, buffet brunch and return to dock. Transfer to Hanoi and on to the airport for the flight home.
14
Arrive UK

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2017

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sun 9 Apr - Sat 22 Apr 2017Available£1395 Book£2145 Book
Sun 1 Oct - Sat 14 Oct 2017Available£1545 Book£2195 Book
Sun 22 Oct - Sat 4 Nov 2017Available£1545 Book£2195 Book
Sun 5 Nov - Sat 18 Nov 2017Available£1545 Book£2195 Book

2018

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sun 18 Mar - Sat 31 Mar 2018Available£1595 BookContact us

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Optional supplements
  • Single Room - Hotels, Lodges & Cruise
    From £395
Insurance
  • Cover starts from £114
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No surcharges will be applied to your holiday after you book. Prices on this website are updated regularly. The Flight Inclusive holiday price, or Land Only holiday price, will be confirmed to you at the time you make your booking. There will be no surcharges after your booking has been confirmed.

Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • A Vietnamese local leader assisted by local guides
  • All airport transfers
  • Good standard of hotel and lodges
  • All road transport by private vehicles
  • Ha Long Bay cruise as specified
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK & UK Departure Tax (flight inclusive only)
  • Carbon offset flights (flight inclusive only)
  • Visa assistance at the airport
  • A free high-quality Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The opportunity to attend one of our pre trip meets in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees for Vietnam, if applicable at time of travel
  • Lunch and evening meals in Hanoi, as per day by day itinerary
  • Tips


Review your holiday

Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Trekking in Vietnam          

I enjoyed my holiday overall because of the wide variety of cultural experiences, areas visited, food, and Chin was a very knowledgeable guide. I was really impressed by the quality of the accommodation, food and friendliness of the ship’s crew in Ha Long Bay.

A trip of adventures and extremes in northern Vietnam!          

A holiday of adventures and extremes - from the first adventure of the overnight train to the hills; the comparison of the varied ethnic minorities’ lifestyles; the contrast between the luxury (and peace and quiet) at Topas Ecolodge and on the Ha Long Bay cruise; the privilege of being a part of the remote home-stay family’s basic way of life; the delights of glimpsing Hanoi’s French colonial architecture; and the enjoyment of delicious Vietnamese cuisine. Congratulations, another great Mountain Kingdoms trip.

Welcoming culture          

Vietnam has jumped to the top of my list of favourite destinations within Southeast Asia. The Vietnamese are warm and welcoming, the landscapes are stunning, and the walking is culturally diverse. I cannot wait to return to this incredible country.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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