Vietnam Trekking To The North and Sea To The Center

12 days / 11 nights



Discover Vietnam's Natural Beauty: 12-Day Trekking & Beach Adventure

"Vietnam Trekking To The North and Sea To The Center" is a 12-day adventure through Vietnam's most beautiful trekking routes and beaches. The trip explores Vietnam's natural and cultural wonders, from mountains to sea.
From Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, travelers will explore the city's cultural and historical landmarks. After this, the trek continues to Lao Cai, where a 12-kilometer hike through the scenic Muong Hoa Valley and Sapa Valley bottom leads to Ta Van village. Visitors will find mesmerizing terraced fields, pristine forests, refreshing mountain air, and the warm welcome of the local ethnic communities. Experiencing the unique products of the area's ethnic minorities allows visitors to immerse themselves in the local culture by visiting local markets. The exciting cable car ride up Fansipan, the "Roof of Indochina," is a highlight of this adventure. At an elevation of 2800 meters, visitors can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views, visit spiritual pagodas, and climb 600 steps to reach Fansipan's summit marker. This experience will leave an indelible impression on any visitor to Vietnam, offering a unique and memorable challenge that is both achievable and unforgettable. After exploring the mountainous regions, travelers will come to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site with stunning sea, sky, mountain, and cave views. This part of the trip is fascinating and unique, with cruises, delicious seafood, palace-like caves, and fun sea-based activities with local fishermen. The adventure continues in Hue, Vietnam's former imperial capital, which is known for its magnificent historical architecture, particularly that of the Nguyen Dynasty's most famous emperor. The ancient Citadel, which includes the Royal Fortress and the Forbidden City, is a must-see. Hue's scenic beauty, rich culture, and historical significance are extremely appealing to all visitors. The next stop is Hoi An, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and former international trading port with centuries-old architecture. Hoi An has a lively night market and a charming lantern-lit river. Visitors can enjoy the calm and beautiful beaches with their clear waters and white sands while also getting lost in the old-world charm of the city. Hoi An is the final stop on this comprehensive tour of Vietnam, which includes a variety of physical activities, entertainment, relaxation, and exciting local cultural and historical experiences.



Trip code: ADV0004VN12D

Destination: Vietnam


Arrive in Hanoi - Noi Bai International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your English-speaking guide and transferred to your hotel in downtown Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi

08:00A.m: We will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Museum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the French colonial Styled Presidential Palace, and the historical Temple of Literature, the first university of VietNam, built-in 1070 in honor of Confucius.

In the afternoon we will see the Museum of Ethnology and then attend a traditional Water Puppet show. This art originates from rural festivals in Vietnam. The artists – men and women – stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water. The audience is meant to experience the atmosphere of a village festival. Then visit Hoan Kiem Lake (The Restored Sword Lake) and the Ngoc Son Temple, which is on an island in the northern part of the lake. We will enjoy a Cyclo tour along the narrow streets of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The Old Quarter includes 36 old streets with each name representative of the type of merchandise sold in it.

After dinner at a local restaurant (pay by yourself), we will transfer to Railway Station for a night train to Lao Cai

Overnight in train (Cabin 4 bed) 

6.30am: arrive at Lao Cai, pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to Sapa. You will have breakfast and some time for a rest. 

Then we will trek around Sapa, about 12 km, to Lao Chai village and keep going along Muong Hoa Valley - the bottom of the Sapa Valley to get to Ta Van village which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. These are Black H’Mong and Dzay ethnic villages. We will visit the people in their homes, visit schools and observe how they work the terraced rice fields surrounding the villages. It is an opportunity to admire the most beautiful rice terraces of Sapa and to meet the inhabitants, the children. The afternoon will be at leisure so you can explore Sapa for yourself the church of the Madonna del Rosario, the Sapa market, a lively meeting place for the various ethnic groups in the area and where the red Dzao and the black H'mong and the Kinh sell their products.

Overnight in a hotel in Sapa

8:00: After breakfast in the hotel, the driver and tour guide take you to Cable Car Station in Muong Hoa Valley and spend 20 minutes with a cable car to enjoy the spectacular scenery.
9:00: Reach the altitude of 2800 meters, you have a good time to see the view and take photos, visit pagoda the spiritual destinations, and trek up to 600 steps you will reach the peak of Fansipan - the Roof of Indochina. You will spend half of a day enjoying all the beauty of Fansipan Legend with Bamboo Garden, Bao An Thien Tu, Bich Van Thien……From the cable car, you can see it is the primitive forest Hoang Lien Son, poetic Muong Hoa, the magnificent Hoang Lien Son mountain range, etc. The higher you go, the more clouds you see, the temperature will also decrease and the wind can make your cable swing a little. Do not fear. It is just a little challenge for your courage!
12:30: Lunch in the restaurant in Fansipan
13:30: Come back to Cable Car Station and return to Sapa town,
14:30 - 15.45: Relax and discover Sapa town by yourself with some souvenirs, Meet all group members at the hotel to get ready for Hanoi
16.30: Get on the bus to go back to Lao Cai station
Dinner at your account
Overnight at the A/C soft sleeper cabin to Hanoi (schedule: 21:15 – 05:30)

Early arrival in Ha Noi.

After breakfast, drive to Halong Bay (3 hours), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Whoever comes to Vietnam should not miss the chance to visit Halong Bay, a picturesque blend of harmonious transition between the mountains and the sea.

The program will be changed depending on which cruise choosing.

Halong Bay is in the Bac Bo (Tonkin) Gulf and stretches over an area of 1,500 km2 with three thousand green islands that look like jewels. Upon arrival at the harbor, we will embark on a junk. We will enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on the boat while experiencing the majestic beauty of Halong Bay. The Junk is a wooden sailboat designed in a traditional Vietnamese style while offering a full range of modern amenities.

Visit the fascinating Dau Go Cave called “The Cave of Marvels” and Thien Cung Cave, the “Heavenly Palace Cave” surrounded by spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.

After dinner, enjoy fishing with local fishermen. The reflection of the limestone outcrops, the sight of fishing boats lit up in the darkness; enjoy these precious moments in one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world.

Overnight on board the junk.
Morning alarm to practice Tai Chi and admire the sunrise. Coffee and biscuits on the junk. Continuation of the cruise to visit the caves and brunch on board before landing. Return by car to Ha Noi with a stop on the way to visit the pagoda of But Thap, one of the most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam. Upon arrival in Hanoi, check in the hotel. 

Ovenight in Hanoi

Hanoi departure. Free time at leisure for last-minute shopping before transferring to the airport for Departure by plane to Hue, the ancient capital of the Nguyen dynasty. Arrival in Hue transfer to hotel for check-in from 2.00 pm. Free lunch. Visit of the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang - the best-known emperor among the 13 of the Nguyen Dynasty and the ancient Citadel constituted by the Royal Fortress and the Forbidden City. The Citadel was partially destroyed by the Americans in 1968 during the Vietnam War. Today many donations contribute to the restoration of this priceless heritage. 

Overnight in Hue.

Sampan trip on the Perfume River, stop at the Thien Mu Pagoda which is located on a hill, at the edge of the river. Transfer by car to the ancient village of Phuoc Tich. Arrival at the village and lunch in a local house. During the afternoon, bike ride to learn about the daily life of the families of local artisans in wood, ceramic, etc., And visit the ancient temples. Return to the hotel for overnight.

After breakfast, transfer by car to Hoi An, crossing Cloud Hill, with the possibility of making a stop to take photographs. Upon arrival in Da Nang, visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture. The afternoon is reserved for visiting the ancient city of Hoi An: the Hoi An market, the ancient house of Tan Ky, the Chinese Phuc Kien Temple, the Japanese covered bridge, the silk workshop, and free time for purchases. Overnight in Hoi An. 

Free day to reach the beach which is 4 Km from the city center (transport charged to you). Overnight in Hoi An. 

Free day to reach the beach

Overnight in Hoi An. 

Free time at leisure for last-minute shopping before transferring to the airport for departure to Hanoi for Flight back home


"ERA organized my family's trip to Vietnam. We loved the trip. Our guide was great and entertaining. The views were great, the food was amazing, and the locals were friendly. Trekking with the kids was tough but okay. We received a lot of help. I enjoyed relaxing at the beach after doing lots of physical activities. The kids also love doing fun things everywhere.

My family had a great trip, thanks to Mai and ERA. I will introduce your company to our friends."


  • Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (We haven't blocked any room yet) based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast.
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program. Cruise on Seat in coach (SIC) junk in Ha Long bay.
  • Transfer from and to the airports by private vehicle with A/C. Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
  • Local English speaking guide(s) in Vietnam.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program. B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program. Mineral Water (01 bottle/pax/day)
  • 01 FOC in ½ Twin room for group of 16pax onward (excluding internal airfares and visas).
  • Superior train Hanoi – Lao Cai and Lao Cai – Hanoi. Air-conditioned cabin with soft sleeper berths (04pax/ cabin sharing).
  • Insurance during tour in Vietnam


  • Late check out or Early check in
  • Visa fee upon arrival in Vietnam (25 USD for one 1 month or 3 month single entry visa).
  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program.
  • International flight/ Domestic flight tickets and airport taxes.
    All internal/ regional flight tickets in economy class with/without departure tax. (+200 USD/pax) 
  • Tips & personal expenses. Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.


First : 3-Star Hotel

Superior : 4-Star Hotel

Deluxe : 5-Star Hotel

Important Info

PRICE IN USD PER PAX (in a private tour for a group of 2-6 adults)


Cancellation Policy

1. Cancellations must be advised by email / fax

2. The cancellation fees will apply:
  • Cancelation 30 days prior to arrival date: USD 50 per person will be charged.
  • Cancelation from 20 days to 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation from 10 days to 20 days prior to arrival date: 50% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation less than 10 days prior to arrival date or no-show: 100% of total invoice invoice amount will be charged

Refund Policy

If tour participants buy additional services which are not included in their program, the service fee will be charged on spot.
If tours participants cancel some services and / or portion of the tour program at their will during the trip, reimbursements shall not be made for these unused services and /or portions.
If in the course of the trip, an illness or mishap befalls a tour participant that entails extra services and /or medical attention arranged by company, all the related additional costs shall be defrayed by the participant himself or herself on the spot.



Applied for group 16-20 persons