Hanoi - Halong - Lao Cai - Bac Ha - Xin Man - Hoang Su Phi - Vi Xuyen - Ha Giang - Tuyen Quang - Hanoi

 An interesting switch from Northwest to Northeast of Vietnam with different climates and geography.



Get lost on purpose among the shimmering colors, shapes and sizes of the charming and mysterious mountainous beauty of Northern Vietnam

  • Enjoy Halong bay’s splendid seascape of thousands odd-shaped rocky islands
  • Visit the inside-island grottoes or go swimming
  • Trek along the winding mountainous road to Bac Ha
  • Explore green tea fields and the daily life of tea farmers in Tung San 
  • Challenge yourself with the slopes and rocky paths of Ha Giang mountains

Itinerary in Brief

  • Day 1 - Day 2
    Walking tour in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and visiting Halong Bay by cruise.
  • Day 3 - Day 5
    Trekking at Lao Cai, Ban Lien and experience the ordinary life of hill-tribal people.
  • Day 6 - Day 8
    Discovering green tea mountainous fields at Tung San and relaxing by mineral hot water at Vi Xuyen.


  • English-speaking tour-guide
  • Overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (4-berth wooden Cabin with AC)
  • Land transportation by air-con vehicles
  • Accommodation in homestay in villages
  • Private room on shared cruise in Halong Bay
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (no drinks)
  • Admission and permit.
  • Drinking water during the touring day (2 bottles/person/day)


  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa services (Visa approval letter/Visa stamp fee/ Visa fast track)
  • Early check-in/late check-out/ room upgrade surcharge
  • Other meals, Drinks, and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program
  • Optional Tours

Welcome to Threeland! 
In the morning the tour guide of Threeland Travel will meet you at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer you to Halong, a World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994, with thousands limestone islets with stopovers en route to visit the rural life of the Red River Delta’s farmers (esp. in transplanting and harvest times), or the ceramic town at Dong Trieu. The transfer will take about 3hours30. Check-in your boat in Halong and have a lunch of fresh seafoods served on board. Afternoon is your relaxation and you can just relax on the sundeck and enjoy the bay’s splendid seascape of thousands odd-shaped rocky islands, visit the inside-island grottoes or go swimming. Dinner (seafoods) and overnight on board.

After breakfast, we will continue to tour the Bay until reaching the Wharf of Halong again (around 11.00) and back to Hanoi. Stopover at Hong Ngoc Charity centre in Sao Do Town for a quick lunch. After arrive in Hanoi around 16.00, the guide will show you around the Sword Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy an afternoon show at 17.00 of Water Puppetry. Dinner in Hanoi before taking the night train (escorted by Threeland guide) to Laocai stantion. Overnight on the train.

Upon our arrival in Lao Cai early morning (about 06.00) we will take a short break for refreshment and breakfast at Lao cai restaurant before having the car of Threeland to drive 2 to 3 hours along the winding mountainous road to Bac Ha, the “White Highland” of the Northwest. Meet our new friends from our local support team before starting our 3-hour trek to Ban Lien, the Tay family’s hometown. You will have a chance to see plum and peach forests hereby and if the trek is in Spring with white apricos covering mountains, the beautiful scenery will leave you unforgettable memories. Overnight in Ban Lien.

This day you could see the interesting change of geographical conditions from earth mountain with peach and plum forests to rocky ones with sharp and rugged rocks. Thanks to its great geography this place had been chosen by Raid Gauloise for their big contest in 2002. After a long 7-hour trekking, we will overnight in Quang Nguyen.

Another hard day with 6-7 hour trekking thru the mountain, rain forest and villages. You will have great chance to meet typical hill-tribal people such as Tay, Nung, Dzao and H’mong. The temporary waterfalls made by sudden rains, foggy mountains and forests etc. will fascinate you by their mystery. Overnight in Nam Son, a modern village with some cold drink and hot dinner.

After breakfast, we will take one-hour driving by “motor taxi” (xe om) to Ban Nhung, then start trekking from here. This day we will have great chance to discover green tea mountainous fields and the routine activities of tea farmers. Tung San is famous by its green tea and we can taste a little bit this bitter special tea. Overnight in Tung San.

Being located between the Natural Reserve of Tay Con Linh (Ha Giang province), the wild and narrow tracks in Tung San will challenge the trekkers by its slope, extreme descending and rocky paths. Locals here have a few chances to see foreign tourists so you could find the pure life of hill tribal people hereby. Get over to the elevation of 1,971m where you will reach Vi Xuyen hot spring for relax in the pool and massaging tub by mineral hot water. Overnight at hotel in Vi xuyen.

After breakfast, we will take an easy transfer to Hanoi by motortaxi. Arrive in Hanoi late afternoon. 
End of services. in Hanoi.

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