North Vietnam Overview

The fertile Red River valley has been the home of the Vietnamese people for almost 5,000 years, and it remains the cultural heartland of the modern Vietnamese nation. With the capital Hanoi at its centre, northern Vietnam offers the best of all worlds - great depth of culture, remarkable landscapes and mouth-watering cuisine

Halong Bay's seascape of limestone towers is the view everyone's here to see, but the karst connection continues inland, to Ba Be's sprawling lakes and the knobbly topped peaks of Ha Giang, until it segues into the evergreen hills of the northwest highlands.

Not to be outdone by the scenery, northern Vietnam's cultural kaleidoscope is just as diverse. In this heartland of hill-tribe culture, villages snuggle between paddy-field patchworks outside of Sapa and the scarlet headdresses of the Dzao and the Black Hmong's indigo fabrics add dizzying colour to chaotic highland markets.

The twisting ribbon-roads winding north from Hanoi reveal a rural world far removed from Vietnam's horns-a-honking big-city streets. If you're up for some road-tripping, this is the place to do it.

Places to go

Our North Vietnam trips

Trip name Days From USD
Northern Vietnam Overview Tour (Sic) Hanoi, Vietnam to Hanoi, Vietnam Northern Vietnam Overview Tour (Sic) 4 days USD 182 View Trip
Vietnam Essential Honeymoon Holiday Hanoi, Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Vietnam Essential Honeymoon Holiday 10 days USD 945 View Trip
Vietnam Deep Inside & Nha Trang Beach Family Tour Hanoi, Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Vietnam Deep Inside & Nha Trang Beach Family Tour 18 days USD 1.191 View Trip
Authentic Vietnam Honeymoon Holiday Hanoi, Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Authentic Vietnam Honeymoon Holiday 14 days USD 1.182 View Trip
Northern Vietnam Leisure Tour (Sic) Hanoi, Vietnam to Hanoi, Vietnam Northern Vietnam Leisure Tour (Sic) 4 days USD 205 View Trip

Shopping

Shopping in Halong

Shopping is an essential part for any tourists. From shopping, tourists can learn more about culture and society of place that they visit, as well as bring home some nice souvenirs for their...
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Buy a Souvenir That Will Last a Lifetime - Art!

I won’t lie… we were sucked in. In the Old Quarter you will see many galleries packed to the brim with stacks of paintings. For the most part, they are all reproductions, but this...
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General Information

Expand Your Understanding of Vietnamese War History

If you’ve read my blog, you all know that war tourism isn’t my thing. That said, traveling as a couple means compromises, and I don’t regret learning more about it. The Vietnam...
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Travel Tips

Top places to take photos

Hanoi has many attractions with romantic beauty so tourists should not miss catching nice photographs at one of famous Hanoi’s photogenic spots with their breathtaking natural settings.
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Unique Experience in Sapa

Unique experience in Sapa hill tribe markets are one of the most unique experience in Sapa. The highlight of this cultural visit originated from the meeting with local tribes from different areas...
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Top Attractions

Mu Cang Chai - The most picturesque rice terraces in Vietnam

Located at Yen Bai province - the northwest region of Vietnam and about 280 km from Hanoi capital city, Mu Cang Chai is considered as one of the most picturesque landscapes of rice terraced...
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Water Puppet Theatre

Water puppetry is one of typical stage art of Vietnam culture- showing the intelligence, creativeness of people; being specialty of Vietnam’s wet - rice civilization.
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Travel Experiences

Swimming in Halong Bay

Halong Bay is said to be one of the best place to swim in Vietnam with numerous beaches. The bay is not only an ideal place for sunbathing with dazzling sunlight, but also a beautiful beach with...
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Enjoy Water Puppet Show

Water puppet show has been being existed for more than 1000 years and it is really a cultural value of Hanoi in particular and Vietnam in general. Enjoying water puppet show in Hanoi is one of...
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Food Culture

Halong Snails

Favored by the Mother Nature as an unbelievably beautiful coastal province, Halong is famous for its variety of fresh and delicious seafood specialties such as crabs, prawns, and snails (ốc)....
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Com Chay (Burned Rice)

Com chay (burned rice) is a simple but very crispy and yummy dish of Ninh Binh province. It is one of the most famous food in Ninh Binh .
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Blogs

Vietnam is one country with a long history of national development, formed culture and discovering the country and the peoples of Vietnam is an interesting journey for all visitors. Vietnam has been granted the gift of charming scenery on all over the S-shaped strip of land. Therefore, it is not really difficult to understand when Vietnam now become the most fascinating tourist destination in Asia.
The other is Ha Long Bay - The natural wonder of the world, the green Phu Quoc pearl island, My Khe beach - the most charming beach on the planet, the spectacular period of Phong Nha - Ke Bang, is an idyllic feature and the rustic of Hoi An ancient town, the western part of the river, or the untouched beauty of the northwestern mountainous region, is the moss of the thousand-year-old capital,...
Not only attracted by the beauty of natural sceneries, Vietnam also has a special mark with the style of life culture and unique local culinary culture. Famous with Pho, Noodle soup, Quang noodles, Nuggets, Soup cake, Hoi An bread, Banh xeo, Nem fried,... Close your eyes, contemplate it very slowly to feel all the rustic and poetic qualities of Vietnamese S-shaped strip of land. And to feel the true love of Vietnam people’s even if you only meet once!
Proud to be one of the most prestigious travel companies in Vietnam, we promise that we will bring you unforgettable exciting experiences, memorable moments and overwhelming passages through the journeys along the beautiful country of Vietnam. All waiting for you to come forward to discover it!
Quality Family Tour In Mai Chau - Pu Luong, Vietnam

Quality Family Tour In Mai Chau - Pu Luong, Vietnam

06 November, 2020

Looking for some quality bonding time for your family? Mai Chau - Pu Luong of Vietnam is the perfect place for that, where you and your loved ones can have memorable memories with each other and refreshing nature. Join this Vietnam family tour with us to experience for yourself!
Amorous Honeymoon Holiday Package In Breathtaking Northern Vietnam

Amorous Honeymoon Holiday Package In Breathtaking Northern Vietnam

25 October, 2020

The Northern area of Vietnam has such stunning landscapes that will surely make your honeymoon become so much more romantic. Vietnam Best Holidays is honored to introduce you to this honeymoon holiday package for your 6-day vacation in Northern Vietnam, read this article for more lovely information.