Vietnam Trekking To The Northern Mountains Among The Local Populations

10 days / 9 nights



Discover Vietnam's Northern: Trekking Among Local Populations 

"Vietnam Trekking To The Northern Mountains Among Local Populations" provides an entirely unique experience. It allows visitors to blend into the cultural, historical, and daily lives of the Vietnamese people by engaging in physical activities while taking in the region's breathtaking natural beauty.

Explore the historic and culturally vibrant capital of Hanoi, beginning with its famous sites and iconic symbols. The journey continues to Sapa, where the adventure begins with encounters with various ethnic minorities. Guests will follow local indigenous communities on an exciting trek through stunning natural landscapes and diverse cultural heritage. Having the opportunity to visit ethnic minority local markets and dress in their traditional clothing. Continue on to the Red Dzao ethnic village, passing through picturesque terraced landscapes and the mesmerizing sky gate 1350 meters above sea level. This is a truly fascinating experience, and after the difficult trek, travelers will be rewarded with the breathtaking scenery of the mountainous forests and the cloudscape from above. Visitors will continue their journey by trekking to the ethnic villages of Nung and H'Mong. Aside from trekking adventures, savor the local produce and the region's unique and delectable cuisine, which is both exciting and mouthwatering. The final days of the trip are spent relaxing in Halong Bay after the Sapa treks. Enjoy the magnificent beauty of the sea, mountains, and enchanting caves, which have been designated as a natural wonder of the world. Halong Bay visitors can enjoy delicious seafood, relax on a cruise, enjoy water sports, and relax after a challenging trek.

This tour focuses on trekking along some of Vietnam's most scenic routes, accompanied by local ethnic communities. This journey will undoubtedly captivate any adventure-seeking traveler.

Trip code: ADV0003VN10D

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. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is a beautiful city of lakes, shaded boulevards, and verdant public parks. 

14h: Go to the hotel for check-in. 

In the afternoon, we will visit:
- The historical Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, was built in 1070 in honor of Confucius.                                                                                      - Visit Quan Thanh temple and Tran Quoc pagoda.
- 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. End of the day to attend a traditional Water Puppet show.
6:30a.m: Driver and Guide will pick you up at the meeting point and depart to Lao Cai (highway Noi Bai - Lao Cai 245Km with less than 5 hours)
You have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides of this road. 

12:00: Arrival Sapa, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant 

13:00p.m: The bus will take visitors to start a walking journey of about 4 hours to visit Lao Chai - Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai.

Visitors will explore the life of ethnic minorities and admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. 

Visit Sapa ancient rock with engraved images big-small rocks, and unique patterns of the ancients. Admire the Bridge which is made of clouds, and cross the Muong Hoa stream poetic. Then transfer back to Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.

Have breakfast in the hotel in the early morning. Transfer to Sapa and the walk starts from Sapa and goes through the beautiful gardens and lush pine forests uphill. You will then pass through the Black Hmong tribal village of Matra, a little village hiding away from the town. The walk continues passing rice-terraced fields and magnificent landscapes of the Sapa before lunch is served on the route to Ta Phin Village. In this village, you might be mesmerized by the unmixed cultural life of the Black Hmong and Red Dzao minorities, the 2 largest ethnic groups in the area, which are expressed via great stories told by the local elderly. Ta Phin - country of the Red Dzao to meet the locals and understand their traditional medicines. You are also given chances to visit some of the traditional houses here before returning to Sapa.

Dinner and overnight Sapa

Morning alarm and transfer by private car from Sa Pa to Bac Ha. Arrival after three hours, visit of a local ethnic market in Bac Ha on every Sunday where you can meet the Flower H'mong ethnic people, enjoy the local life. Then visit the Hoang A Tuong Palace. Walk to the local villages of the H'mong flower or Tay ethnic groups.

Overnight in Bac Ha

Departure by car from Bac Ha to Hoang Su Phi. In the afternoon, trek to a village in the Dzao ethnic group of the long dress (Dao Ao Dai). After 2 hours, accommodation and dinner in a local family.

- Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Distance (km): 100km
- Time (hours): 4 hours
- Maximum altitude : 950 m - Height difference: 430m
- Descent height difference: 390m
- Distance and duration of the hike: about 6 kilometers in 2 hours.
- Overnight in homestay Dzao long dress in Hoang Su Phi.

Have breakfast in the early morning. 6h00 you will visit Bac Ha market on Sunday and see local people's life. After that, at 9h00 transfer to Xin Man - Hoang Su Phi (Ha Giang), along the journey through the National Heritage rice fields terraces. Hoàng Su Phi is a rural district of Ha Giang province in the northeastern region of Vietnam. Hoang Su Phi is famous for its rice fields terraces, especially on the road between Hoang Su Phi and Xin Man, where those terraces are classified as a National Heritage by the Vietnamese Government. Overnight in Hoang Su Phi.

After breakfast, trek to the Red Dzao ethnicity village in Nam Hong through the beautiful terraced area and the sky gate at 1350 meters above sea level. Lunch in a local house. We will continue our trek to quiet forests and small agricultural areas of ethnic minorities. In the afternoon, transfer to Nam Son to trek to a village in the Dzao ethnic group of the long dress (Dao Ao Dai).

Overnight in Hoang Su Phi - Panhou Village (Hoàng Su Phì) 

Have breakfast in the homestay in the early morning. 5h30 you will transfer to Phung village in Hoang Su Phi, upland district of Ha Giang, where many ethnic villages live. Among them, Phung village is a place most mentioned for the romantic and peaceful beauty of each season. You will have a chance to hunt the most beautiful pictures of dawn. After that, transfer back to Hoang Su Phi. Lunch in Tan Quang town. Then, you will transfer back to 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.
06.30-07.00: Welcome a new day with an amazing dawn on Bai Tu Long Bay. Refresh your body and soul with a Tai-chi session on the sundeck.

07.00-07.30: Catch the morning view of the seascape while enjoying breakfast with cookies and tea, at the café in the restaurant.

07.30-08.30: Visit Vung Vieng fishing village - the famous fishing farm by bamboo boat and discover the life of local people living on the surface of Halong Bay. (No swimming).

08.30-9.30: Pack up the luggage and check out of the cabin.

09.30-10.40: Enjoy brunch in the restaurant while cruising back to the tourist harbor.

11.00: Disembark from boat.

12.00: Your driver takes you back to Hanoi.

Guide and car pick up to Noi Bai Airport for the departure flight to back home


"We recently enjoyed a few days of trekking in the beautiful villages surrounding Sapa. The scenery and culture were amazing! Our tour guide is great! Her detailed explanations taught us about local culture! A friendly warning: you may encounter local women on the trail who are eager to help. Keep in mind that they may expect you to buy from them at the end."


  • 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: 9Breakfast, L: 8 Lunch, D: 9  Dinner.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program. Mineral Water (01 bottle/pax/day)
  • 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.
  • Tips & personal expenses. Personal insurance. 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