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Off The Beaten Track In North Vietnam 8 Days 7 Nights

Off The Beaten Track In North Vietnam 8 Days 7 Nights

By Mr Linh's Adventures
During the trip, you will trek through mountains, valleys and villages to discover the landscapes and cultures of Sapa and the frontier region of Ha Giang before winding up in the sublime setting of Ba Be National Park. Tour itinerary: Day 1: Hanoi - Sapa (L, D): trek to Lao Chai - Ta Van Villages Day 2: Sapa Trekking (B, L, D): trek in Ma Tra - Ta Phin Day 3: Sapa - Ha Giang (B, L, D): Hoang A Tuong House, Ha Giang, overnight in homestay of Tay people Day 4: Ha Giang - Dong Van (B, L, D): visit the villages of the H’mong, Pho Bang, Pho Cao, the former palace of the H’mong King Day 5: Dong Van - Meo Vac - Cao Bang (B, L, D): Dong Van market, Pu Lo fortress, Ma Pi Leng Pass, Bao Lac Village, arrive in Cao Bang Day 6: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall (B, L, D): Ban Gioc, Nguom Ngao Cave Day 7: Cao Bang - Ba Be Lake (B, L, D): Ma Phuc Pass, Ba Be National Park, Dau Dang Waterfall Day 8: Ba Be lake - Hanoi (B, L): hiking around Ba Be Lake, visit Hua Ma Cave, back to Hanoi.
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 10-80
Duration: 8 days
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Live guide: English

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  • Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services
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  • Lunch
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  • Dinner
  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Homestay and hotel
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
What's not included
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Other services not mentioned above

Start:Traveler pickup offered.
    Pickup details
    • On the first day of trip, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter at around 7: 30 a.m. We will contact you concretely about the meeting and time point via phone number/ email... When you descend hotel lobby, our guide wearing our uniform is present there already to welcome you. And on the last day of trip, we will drop you off at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter at around 17: 00.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • 83 P. Mã Mây, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13034P126

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13034P126

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      Day 1
      Hanoi - Sapa
      Day 2
      Sapa Trekking
      Day 3
      Sapa - Ha Giang
      Day 4
      Ha Giang - Dong Van
      Day 5
      Dong Van - Meo Vac - Cao Bang
      Day 6
      Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall
      Day 7
      Cao Bang - Ba Be Lake
      Day 8
      Ba Be lake - Hanoi
      About the operator
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      • Mr Linh's Adventures
        Hanoi, Vietnam
        Joined in December 2014
      • juanjo_jn
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very good experience
        The places to visit are amazing. And I was very surprised with the accommodations. The areas were gorgeous and both homestays were beautiful and with nice food. I absolutely recommend the trip. Although Tinh didn't speak a fluent English, he did a good job and was very funny. I enjoyed him as a guide. The only bad side of the tour is that there are many hours on the road. But I think it's worth it.
        Written July 22, 2024
      • shakeyh2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great taste of northern vietnam
        Fantastic taste of sites of northern Vietnam. Jason was a great guide and Win Win, the bus driver was great. There is a bit of driving, however it was well worth it. My favourite part was the small villages. The first homestay accommodation was fairly basic but the surroundings excellent.
        Written July 17, 2024
      • hutch_1975_2
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Family Trekking in the North Vietnam
        I found Mr Lihn adventures browsing the net looking for someone for a trekking tour in the North of Vietnam. I came in contact with Helen that via whatsapp and email helped me building the itinerary and suggested the best for me and my family. She did an excellent work Building an itinerary perfect for a family with teens (20-17 yo) and especially a kid of 9yo. Helen has been and important virtual presence and an unvaluable help during all the preparation and the trip too. We had 5 fantastic days with Mr. Hai as guide. He did all he can to make us confortable, explaining a lot of things about Vietnam and it's people and habits. He choosed the right trails depending on wheather and timings. We felt really relaxed with him as guide. What an experience! We'll be back for sure! Thank you!
        Written July 15, 2024
      • 674espend
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Hanoi city tour
        Nice city tour of Hanoi with a knowledgeable local guide. Went through the highlights of the city in just the right pace.
        Written July 6, 2024
      • nathangL4265HZ
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        6 day motorcycle trip, north Vietnam, with Hue and Ý
        6 Days Hanoi, Ba Be Lake, and Ha Long Bay Guided Motorcycle Tour in Vietnam Guide - Hue Mechanic - Ý (sounds like E) Motocycles - Yamaha WR155R Dual Sports (perfect for everything Vietnam) This was the most amazing & challenging motorcycling trip my friend and I have ever done! Most trips just take you straight on the lame hot, boring, high traffic highways to the spots, but Hue and Ý led us through such diverse towns and countryside, with every type of road, trail, and terrain you can imagine! From crazy cities, towns, and villages with their busy streets, tight alleyways, random animals everywhere; to high speed twisties up and down the mountains, country roads seeing the local life, being welcomed and awed by everyone we saw with the dual sports; to jungle forest trails with random muds pits, jumps, rock climbing; to chill straights out in the open taking in all the memorizing beauty of Vietnam. They made sure we had the best time, 24/7 for 6 days straight. They'd watch what we are already knew a out riding, what we could learn, and throw it all at us, everyday! They made sure we enjoyed what we were already good at, and also throw us some challenges everyday! I loved the diversity and we saw and experienced it all. They are some of the most passionate and hard working guys I've ever met! They were our coaches, guides, mechanic, and friends, teaching us about their country and riding. Some days we got to points we didn't know how the we'd make it though, but we all helped eachother and made it. We spent our evenings with them having drinks, laughing about the rides, and taking just talking about life and our passions. OMG what an adventure! Thank you Hue and Ý!
        Written June 21, 2024
      • Safari34194718025
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Our Customized Cao Bang, Ban Gioc, Babe Lake tour in May-June 2024
        We are a family of 4 including 2 teenagers. We traveled on this 4D3N customised private tour to Cao Bang, Ban Gioc waterfall, Ba Be Lake. We were picked up by the tour guide Mr. Long (David) at Halong Bay. We traveled to Cao Bang. The drive was long but enjoyable. David is a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide who did his utmost to make our tour comfortable and provide unique experiences like a mountain trek near Mr. Kim homestay, visits to paper producing village, incense producing village, insights into lives of minority groups in north Vietnam. The visit to Ban Gioc, the monastery on the hill and the nearby cave were great experiences. We enjoyed our boat ride to Ba Be lake, swimming in the lake and our stay at the Ba Be lake homestay. We had vegetarian diet requirements which were well arranged by our tour guide David throughout the tour. We definitely enjoyed our tour and the variety of experiences along the way.
        Written June 7, 2024
      • Curiosity21928692146
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Most of the days are spent traveling on the bus. First day spent on the bus to get to the first home stay 8 hours from Hanoi . The first home stay was nice, clean food was tasty, not so peaceful and tranquil as they sung karaoke until gone midnight. Back on the bus in the morning we went to the cave which was really quite cool then onto the waterfalls unfortunately for us were super busy . Guide told us the bamboo raft were only for the Chinese side but I insisted as it was the main attraction and on our itinerary after that I feel the guide was a bit upset with me . We were then back on the bus 7 1/2 hours later arriving at mr linhs home stay was pitch black and we got stuck in the mud in the boat crossing to the home stay . Home stay is nice clean food tasty but repetitive. Didn't have the home stay vibe though just hotel business just a name as mr linh himself lives in hanoi. Next day Ba be lakes on the boat,beautiful also another cave which was really cool. We walked along a path near a small village and back on the boat , lunch and then another 7 1/2 hour bus drive back to Hanoi . The attractions and home stay are lovely but it just feels like your taken there to take a photo and move on . I would not recommend this trip as most of it is spent on the bus it literally sucked the life out of me . The trip needs to be revised.
        Written May 2, 2024
      • melinaj776
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        3 day trekking tour
        We had a great experience on the tour, the weather was a bit cloudy and chilly but that was perfect to not be to warm. Son was a great tour guide and we had a great not too challenging tempo during the hike, he also showed us many plants and told us about the culture of the villages. It is a great way to experience and learn about Vietnamese culture, religion and history and see many pretty views. Really recommend!!
        Written April 9, 2024
      • Adventure47709348617
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful hike in rural Vietnam
        We went on a wonderful trek with Mr Linhs Adventure! Our guide’s name was Sun and our driver’s Bao. Such great views and overall really nice experience. Would recommend!
        Written April 9, 2024
      • Alice J
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very peaceful
        We loved the natural beauty and authenticity of the tour. Took us off the beaten track. Homestays were cozy and great food. Our guide’s name was Sun and driver Bao. Very knowledgeable and made the experience great!
        Written April 9, 2024
      • GrandTour547246
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great travel experience in Vietnam
        During 2023 we worked with Phuong from Mr Linh's Adventures on a customised tour of 24 day tour of Vietnam . We simply sent Phuong a list of what we wanted to do and see. The result was mix, a customised tour for part of our stay with a driver and a guide along with a number of small tours where we joined others. The entire adventure was smooth sailing from beginning to end. Everything was in place and we just had to sit back and relax. The guides and the drivers were wonderful with a special shoutout to 'Long' and 'Zap' whom we spent our first nine days with, covering over 1,600 kilometres by car through the most amazing countryside and windy roads.
        Written April 6, 2024
      • twinklybubbles
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun Adventure through Northern Vietnam
        I have been working with Helen from Mr. Linh's Adventure on this trip since 2019. And we finally made it to Vietnam! Helen planned a wonderful custom itinerary that included trekking through Hoang Su Phi, boating in Ba Be Lake, visiting Ban Gioc Falls, and relaxing in Lan Ha Bay/Halong Bay. This itinerary took us all over northern Vietnam. Due to the remoteness, the drives are long (I won't sugarcoat it), and so we knowingly sacrificed trekking time to check off the boxes. Our guide Sunny was an absolute gem. He was very knowledgeable about the various cultures and practices and made us feel at home with the local ethnic peoples. The highlight of our trip was a Sunday lunch, including rice wine, with a local Dao family; they made us feel part of the family. Overall, this was an amazing trip and I highly recommend Mr. Linh's Adventure.
        Written March 26, 2024
      • mscottarch
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sapa and Bac Ha custom tour.
        Well guided and well coordinated in a remote part of Vietnam. Always a smooth transition from different guides and drivers. We did a 3 day, 2night tour to Sapa and Bac Ha, both home stays in well appointed, comfortable surroundings. Highly recommend this adventure organizer respectably if you want to do something out of the ordinary.
        Written March 24, 2024
      • Adventure05130125343
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Adventures with Mr Linh Adventures
        We signed up for 4D3N Caobang (Trip 1) and 9D8N Sapa and Ninh Binh (Trip 2). We were looking for a reliable tour agent for our maiden trip to Vietnam. We were impressed with friendliest and seamless services extended by Helen (pre, during and post), Mr Mike and Mr Hai (guides) and Mr Nguoc (driver) of Mr Linh Adventures. From homestays, to beautiful mountains, majestic waterfalls, ancient sites, dinner with families etc. Mr Linh Adventures had met satisfactorily of our requirements for our quest for adventures of a different kind. We will miss Vietnam and the team from Mr Linh Adventures but we are bringing back great memories created during our stay.
        Written March 22, 2024
      • Stephen R
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good trip despite the rain but quality of Homestay and bungalow was poor value for money
        We did 2 days trekking in Pu Luong and one day in Ninh Binh with the other day travelling. Weather was poor but the countryside was beautiful even Ninh Binh where the weather was torrential For the price we paid (over $1k) the accommodation was poor quality. The Lo Van Nam Homestay was very basic, a mattress on the floor! While the Tam Coco bungalow was basic and dirty. I just don’t feel we got value for money although both areas are beautiful and I am glad we went. It took 6 hours driving to get from the airport to Ou Luong which we weren’t expecting- Sapa would have been quicker..!
        Written March 22, 2024
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
      Very good

      Vietnam Happy Tour
      Hanoi, Vietnam5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2020 • Business
      Great tour to Visit North Vietnam. With 8 days for adventure : trekking! We must say thank with Mr Linh's adventure for made us a great trip
      Written March 21, 2024
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      Hello l_ilT7607IY and thank you for your kind feedback ! Come back soon for other adventures getaway !
      Written May 3, 2024
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