North Vietnam Tours

Vietnam is a fantastic visitor destination. Experience the stunning scenery, delicious cuisine, vibrant culture, and many different attractions. Northern Vietnam offers some fantastic sights and lesser known areas in addition to the iconic UNESCO World Heritage listed Halong Bay.

Enjoy the mountainous landscape, see beautiful rice terraces, visit local communities, and explore the cave systems of Phong Nha.

Let’s get started with our selection of the Top 10 North Vietnam Tours.

  1. The Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel & Spa Tour

    The Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel, Vietnam Tours

    The Aira Boutique Sapa Hotel & Spa is perched at the edge of the mountains in Lao Cai Province of northern Vietnam with beautiful views of the picturesque Muong Hoa Valley and Fansipan Mountain.

    Choose from different accommodation options, including the Deluxe Balcony Rooms or enjoy the additional space of the Balcony Suites. Each offers fantastic views of the valley and mountains.

    Enjoy a spa treatment or relaxing massage at the spa, exercise in the gym, or a relaxing dip in the pool.

    You will be served award-winning cuisine in the restaurant, which is located on the ground floor of the hotel. The restaurant offers an elegant setting with two wood-burning fireplaces and offers delicious Vietnamese cuisine. As you enjoy your meals, you can enjoy fantastic views of the region.

    Your comfortable accommodation and delicious cuisine is then complemented by friendly and knowledgeable staff.

    To make the most of the experience, the hotel offers the Sapa Hanoi Halong 5-day Package for a fantastic experience of northern Vietnam.

    Explore the enchanting city of Hanoi for its fascinating history and culture, have a tour of Sapa Town, trek through the rice terraces of Y Linh Ho, visit a traditional village, and enjoy a luxury cruise of Ha Long Bay.

  2. The Bhaya Legend Cruise

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    For a very exclusive and luxurious cruise, the Bhaya Legend offers a 3-day cruise of Halong Bay & Lan Ha Bay.

    The vessel offers 1, 2 or 3 cabins and a private cruise with a personalized, custom itinerary. Choose the places to visit in the bay and the cuisine to make sure you enjoy everything on offer. Your custom experience is then complemented with a butler service, guide, and friendly crew.

    Styled with elegant oriental designs, the vessel has hardwood flooring, air-conditioning, spacious cabins with large, comfortable beds, premium quality linen, and a private bathroom. There are also floor-to-ceiling windows to enjoy stunning Halong Bay views.

    For activities to choose from, you can see different cave systems, visit a floating village, enjoy a guided kayaking experience, relax on a hidden beach, and enjoy some island trekking for a different experience of the bay.

  3. The Indochina Junk Tour of Halong Bay

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    Offering a luxury experience of Halong Bay, the 2-day Indochina Junk Tour takes you to the more secluded area of the bay called Bai Tu Long Bay.

    Visit a floating village to experience local culture and see people living day to day lives in Halong Bay, enjoy a guided kayaking tour, and visit an impressive limestone cave.

    For your experience, choose from different luxury junk boats offering spacious, comfortable suites and cabins with ensuite bathrooms, comfortable beds, and large windows to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

    The boats are all suited to different experiences and group sizes, including a deluxe one-cabin vessel perfect for a romantic or private cruise, a 2 or 4 cabin vessel ideal for family cruises, and a large vessel with 11-cabins called the Dragon’s Pearl.

    In addition to comfortable suites, your experience is complemented with delicious freshly prepared Vietnamese cuisine, comfortable social areas, and friendly, attentive staff.

  4. The Topas Eco Lodge

    The Topas Eco Lodge, Vietnam Tours

    The Topas Eco Lodge offers a secluded and incredible experience of the Sapa region of northern Vietnam. Enjoy beautiful views from a lush hillside deep in the mountains of Hoang Lien National Park.

    The 41 rustic mountain bungalows are designed in a traditional style using local materials, while also providing many modern comforts and exclusivity.

    There are different cultural groups living in the area with a traditional way of life. In addition to visiting the villages, enjoy hidden trails and stunning scenery.

    Your simple, deluxe styled private bungalow offers comfortable beds and a private balcony to absorb the mountainous scenery.

    In addition to the accommodation, enjoy comfortable social areas, the two saltwater infinity pools, and a massage or relaxation treatment at the in-house spa.

    Enjoy delicious European-styled meals with a distinct Vietnamese influence in the restaurant with dishes accompanied with a wide selection of wine and cocktails. Meals are based around local and seasonal ingredients from surrounding villages or the lodge’s organic garden.

    All profits from the food and beverages go towards supporting the community projects in the region.

    Enjoy your choice of many different cultural tours from the lodge, as well as hikes through the rugged countryside, market visits, and exploring the remarkable surroundings of northern Vietnam.

  5. The Tamcoc Garden Resort

    The Tamcoc Garden Resort, Vietnam Tours

    The Tamcoc Garden in north Vietnam offers a comfortable base to explore the beautiful region.

    Nestled amongst tropical vegetation, the Tamcoc Garden Resort is composed of eight independent, spacious bungalows. Your comfortable accommodation offers a large comfortable bed, private bathroom, your private terrace, and beautiful views of rice fields, limestone peaks, or the gardens.

    As part of your experience, enjoy delicious meals prepared with local, seasonal ingredients prepared to your tastes. Many of the herbs, fruits, and vegetables are sourced fresh from the garden.

    Relax in the pool enjoying the stunning scenery and enjoy a drink at the poolside bar. You can also enjoy a massage at the in-house spa after your fantastic excursions in the region.

    With the The Tamcoc Garden Resort, enjoy tour packages to explore the attractions of North Vietnam, including Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Hanoi, Lan Ha Bay, the Mekong Delta, and nearby lakes.

  6. The Victory Road Villas

    The Victory Road Villas, Vietnam Tours

    The Victory Road Villas provides a comfortable experience to explore and enjoy the stunning scenery of Phong Nha. The six one-bedroom, two-story villas were designed with traditional Annamese and Tonkinese styles combined with modern western comforts.

    All suites at the Victory Road Villas offer en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, high-speed WiFi, and large, comfortable king-sized beds.

    The resort is positioned by local traditional villages and is surrounded by lush rainforest covered mountains.

    In addition to comfortable accommodation, the Victory Road Villas offers a lap pool, outdoor barbecue area, a comfortable lounge area, and the pool-side terrace looking out over the farmland and mountains.

    The Villa Restaurant offers delicious cuisine and beautiful views of the surrounding region.

    There are also many different tours and activities to enjoy in the surrounding area. Home to one of the most impressive national parks in Vietnam, head out to enjoy breathtaking cave systems, jungle treks, wildlife watching, cycling tours, and tours in a traditional dragon boat.

  7. The V’Spirit Premier Cruise

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    The V’Spirit Premier Cruise offers 2-day and 3-day experiences of Halong Bay to enjoy some of the lesser visited areas.

    The vessels were elegantly styled with traditional Vietnamese designs and offer a variety of accommodation options.

    You can choose from the Deluxe Suite Balcony Cabins, Deluxe Suite Cabins, Premium Suite Balcony Cabins, and Prestige Suite Balcony Cabins.

    The cabins offer large, comfortable beds, en-suite bathrooms, private balconies, and large windows to enjoy beautiful views of the bay. There are also comfortable social areas, the dining room to enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine, and a spa for a relaxing massage. This is then complemented with first class personal service.

    Enjoy different activities, including guided kayaking experiences of Tra Bau and Ba Ham Lak, village tours, visits to rice fields, Tai Chi classes, and Vietnamese cookery classes.

  8. The Indochina Sails Tour of Halong Bay

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    Enjoy a fantastic 2-day or 3-day experience of Halong Bay on the Indochina Sails Tour. The vessel provides a very comfortable experience to enjoy this iconic area of Halong Bay.

    There are a variety of accommodation options available. Choose from the Superior Cabins through to the Presidential Suites. All options offer a spacious environment with comfortable beds, high quality linen, and marble en-suite bathrooms.

    Enjoy delicious cuisine in the restaurant with a variety of freshly prepared Vietnamese and international dishes. There are then a variety of wines, beers, and spirits on offer.

    On your tour, visit some of the most scenic areas of Halong Bay, see fascinating cave systems, tranquil bay areas, golden haired monkeys, a traditional floating village, and enjoy kayaking experiences.

  9. The Paloma Cruise

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    The Paloma Cruise offers a full-day, 2-day, 3-day, or a 4-day experience of Halong Bay. Visit Bai Tu Long Bay and the Thien Canh Son cave, Vung Vieng floating village, and Cong Dam area.

    The 4-day experience includes a night at a premium Hanoi hotel and guided tour of the city to get the most of the experience.

    The Paloma vessel provides comfortable suites, social areas, and delicious meals of both Vietnamese and international cuisine. Enjoy the iconic views from the sundeck, have a drink at the well stocked bar, and relax in the spa with a massage or wellness treatment.

    Enjoy a guided kayaking experience from the vessel, a Vietnamese cooking class, and morning Tai Chi classes on the top deck.

  10. The Dragon Legend Cruises

    Halong Bay Tours, Vietnam

    The Dragon Legend Cruise offers a luxury 2-day and 3-day cruise of Halong Bay. Visit some of the best areas the bay has to offer and also experience the traditional culture to get close to day to day life.

    The vessel offers spacious cabins with comfortable beds, modern facilities, and handmade artwork dotted throughout the cabins and social areas from different regions of the country.

    In addition to comfortable cabins, there is an indoor and outdoor restaurant for freshly prepared Vietnamese cuisine accompanied with a drink from the well stocked bar. There is also a seawater pool and spa for a relaxing massage or spa treatment. You can then enjoy stunning views from the sundeck.

    Explore the floating village, fascinating cave systems, enjoy kayaking tours, and have a BBQ lunch on a beautiful beach to relax on your itinerary.

Ash - Author & Travel AdvisorAbout the Author: Ash Card is a frequent visitor to the Tropics and has a passion for helping visitors get the best experiences from tropical locations. Ash is a contributor to both and writing about tropical destinations, rainforests and wildlife. Feel free to contact Ash for tour help in the tropics. When not helping tourists with tours and info, Ash can be found salsa-ing the night away or posing near waterfalls.
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