Off the beaten track, Ha Giang is a rugged and beautiful mountainous region that stretches north towards the border with China. Zigzag over mountain passes to discover some of the most beautiful vistas and walking country in Vietnam and beyond. As a14 developing region luxury hotels do not exist and most visitors look forward to experiencing a selection of home stays. A world away from our manicured world, don’t forget your camera.
Combine an overland tour here with the more established favourites and you’ll get a real sense of what makes Vietnam so special. Below is just an example itinerary, other destinations can be added.
Day 1: Depart on your choice of overnight flights to Hanoi
Day 2: Arrive Hanoi for 2 nights. Private transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day to settle in
Day 3: Morning Hanoi City tour with lunch. Evening Street Eats & Market Tour
Day 4: Board your overnight Halong Bay cruise exploring this UNESCO World Heritage site
Day 5: Morning cruise, then transfer back to Hanoi for 1 night
Day 6: Start private overland 3 night Ha Giang tour. Afternoon 2 hour hike through hill country. Overnight homestay in hill tribe village
Day 7: Full day (5 hours walking) exploring the hills, enjoying the stunning rice terraces, beautiful countryside and hill tribe villages. Overnight homestay with new hill tribe
Day 8: A day to remember 6 hours walking through some of the most dramatic scenery in Vietnam. Overnight homestay with new hill tribe
Day 9: Drive back to Hanoi (6 hours) and fly to Saigon for 3 nights.
Day 10: Private Cu Chi Tunnels and Saigon City Tour
Day 11: Private Mekong Delta tour with boat ride. Overnight at the Victoria Can Tho Resort, a beautiful riverside hotel
Day 12: Morning boat ride to Cai Rang Floating Market. Fly to Phu Quoc Island - 3 nights on beach
Days 13-14: Beach days on this idyllic island
Day 15: Overnight flight home
Day 16: Arrive home