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
Northern Vietnam Leisure Tour (Sic) Hanoi, Vietnam to Hanoi, Vietnam Northern Vietnam Leisure Tour (Sic) 4 days USD 205 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
Vietnam Northern Honeymoon Holiday Hanoi, Vietnam to Hanoi, Vietnam Vietnam Northern Honeymoon Holiday 6 days USD 597 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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Brush up on your bargaining

Unless you see a stickered price on the souvenir you’re eyeing up, the price is probably negotiable. Remember your poker face, keep a limit in your head and be prepared to walk away if...
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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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Maintaining Mutual Respect and Courtesy

Visitors must always keep in mind that they are guests of the people of Sapa, and as such they must respect not only their hosts but their general environment as well. Some behavior that may seem...
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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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Top 10 Street Drinks in Hanoi

Hanoi is not only famous for street foods but also for cool and healthy street drinks.
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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!
Hanoi - Indispensable Destination In Vietnam Holiday Packages

Hanoi - Indispensable Destination In Vietnam Holiday Packages

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Foreign travelers can find various Vietnam luxury holiday packages when coming to this S-shaped country in South East Asia, but Hanoi is one of the indispensable ones that you will find in the best tours. Vietnam Best Holidays is honored to tell why, as well as suggest some of the best holiday packages in our...
Where To Stay In Halong Bay? Here Is Your Answer!

Where To Stay In Halong Bay? Here Is Your Answer!

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Food Tour In Hanoi

Food Tour In Hanoi

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