It is 2018 – it’s time to welcome our travel award: Northern Vietnam! In this article, we have compiled the definitive list of some of the most interesting and entertaining places to visit on a North Vietnam group tour.
Best time to travel to Northern Vietnam
Travel north-west to Sapa town or stick to the long white sandy beaches of Halong Bay and Hanoi Old Quarter, whatever you do, don’t discount North Vietnam group tours as anything other than great. In spite of such a vast geographic spread making the climate vary according to the region, the best time to travel to Northern Vietnam is all year round. Winter expects cold and foggy weather, while spring often starts as early as January, bringing colorful flora and fauna. Summer heat makes it perfect for a beach holiday while fall is the best time to visit Hanoi for its leave’s color-changing season.
Are you ready to experience what the charming region has to offer? In no particular order, hereunder are our recommendations on the most breathtaking places to visit in Northern Vietnam!
The iconic city that needs no introduction is truly a dreamland. A melting pot of Vietnamese history, cultures, and identities, Hanoi features some of Vietnam’s most famous historic landmarks offering a glimpse into our country’s long arduous struggle for independence and reunification in the mid-20th century, museums, and multicultural art. From Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to Hoa Lo Prison and Tran Quoc Pagoda, the charming capital city is a veritable smorgasbord of enlightening experiences just yearning for being uncovered.
What’s more? It is Hanoi’s street food. One more interesting thing about Vietnam’s capital city: you could smell food before you see it. Yes, you can find street food everywhere in Vietnam but only in Hanoi, street food finds its way down into everyday life, with Hanoian citizens as often creating as much as consuming.
Northern Vietnam understands dream-worthy vacations, and Halong Bay – a 3-3.5-hour car ride from Hanoi - takes top tier in the eyes of our friends, who went on a North Vietnam group tour at least once. Dive right into your journey with fresh air, turquoise water, and pristine coastal views as you are enjoying a one-of-a-kind cruise. Rest easy—your cruise, regardless of its types - whether it is 2-star, 3-star, or 4-star and its itinerary’s length - whether it is 1-day, 2-day-1-night, or 3-day-2-night, will definitely go above and beyond in beauty, comfort, and hospitality. For a relaxing time after a long day playing outside, the cocktails will leave you with the refreshment as you catch a fiery sunset from the best vantage point of your junk’s terrace. Stay for dinner to enjoy the serene scene and the great food served by reputable chefs.
Remote, wild, and epically beautiful, Sapa is in a league of its own. Also called as the fanciful town in fog, this charming mountainous town in the north-west region offers a truly breathtaking getaway.
Not to discount Fansipan – the Rooftop of Indochina, but just look at the colors of terraced rice fields in Sapa in Northern Vietnam, one of the world’s 7 most beautiful and impressive ones by readers of the US’s magazine Travel and Leisure, pictured—it is a painter’s palette of the reddish brown of soil, the gold silk curving along mountain slopes, the deep blue of the sky high above, and the green of surrounding forests changing seasonally from the starting of new crop to green rice and ripe rice.
A trip to this tranquil corner of Northern Vietnam delivers the kind of up-close discovery of the country’s natural wonders. Take a group tour in Northern Vietnam to take some of your best photographs as the sunlight filters through the paddy fields carpeting the rolling lower slopes of the Hoang Lien Mountains; follow it up with a trekking tour to some ethnic villages nearby.
With the incredibly famous views, sights, and sweeping landscapes of mountains, rivers, rice fields, streams, caves, etc. that elicit the word “wow” throughout the area, Northern Vietnam should be a perfect place to begin brainstorming your next trip.
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