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Vietnam Discovery: Hanoi – Ha Giang – Saigon

Vietnam Discovery: Hanoi – Ha Giang – Saigon



Tour Length: 9 days


Tour Description

Embark on a 9-day adventure from Hanoi to Ha Giang and Saigon. Discover the untouched beauty of the North West and North East loops, and experience the vibrant culture of Vietnam. Visit the iconic Lung Cu flagpole and witness breathtaking natural landscapes. Challenge yourself on the winding roads, perfect for biking or car travel. Explore Hanoi, Ha Giang, and Saigon, uncovering hidden gems and savouring local cuisine. Join us for an unforgettable journey through Vietnam’s splendour.


  • 9 days conquering the East and Northwest Loops with the best passes on the way from Ha Giang to Cao Bang and Bac Kan.
  • Admire one of the great Geoparks of the world, with sufficient topographical conditions, rich archeology and culture.
  • Discover Ban Gioc Waterfall with unique splendours.
  • Enjoy the specialties of the Northeast and Northwest mountains.
  • Explore Sai Gon by Vespa bike

Trip Itinerary

Welcome to Hanoi!

The private guide and vehicle  will welcome you at Noi Bai International airport. After check-in at the hotel, we will visit Van Mieu, the Temple of Literature of Vietnam, the first university in Vietnam and also the place that held important exams for Vietnamese people in the past.

Lunch at a local restaurant.

We continue to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, where the body of the great leader of the Vietnamese nation is kept. This is also where he lived and worked during his lifetime. At the end of the visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the vehicle and guide will take us to visit Hoan Kiem Lake, which is associated with an interesting legend in the history of the Vietnamese nation against foreign invaders. In Hoan Kiem Lake, we can walk around to visit The Huc Bridge, Ngoc Son Temple.

In the afternoon, the car and guide take us around the old town area to immerse in the nostalgic beauty of the collective houses, the hustle and bustle of life through the sound of motorbikes and cyclos. At the same time, we can also enjoy Vietnamese street food at Dong Xuan Market such as “bún chả”, coffee…(cost by your own for flexibility). End the visit with a viewing of a Water Puppet Show, a traditional Vietnamese art show at Bong Sen Theater

Our vehicle and guide will take you back to the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

After breakfast at the hotel, our vehicle and guide will pick us up to go to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Northern Vietnam. The trip to the pier takes about 2h30’.

Welcome onboard and take a trip on Cozy Bay Cruise with excellent and exciting activities (swimsuits recommended). Being a bay with nearly 2,000 islands and islets, some with craters, Halong has been recognized twice by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site to emphasise its value and the need to be protected. This journey will awaken all our senses with the beauty of nature, the savory taste, the comfy facility, and the perfect service right at one of the natural wonders of the world.

Overnight on-board.

Wake up early to watch the sunrise on the sea and participated in morning exercises on the deck. After that, we are free to rest and breathe in the fresh air or freely take pictures of the Bay in the early morning, then have breakfast at the restaurant of the cruise, while the cruise will take us back to the harbour. Goodbye Ha Long Bay, our vehicle and guide take us back to Hanoi for our train to Ha Giang .

On the way to Yen Minh, we will conquer and see Bac Sum Slope 7 km long, standing from

the top of the mountain, watching the whole road of Doc Voi with wonderful feelings.

Passing through Quan Ba, we stop at Quan Ba Heaven Gate and admire the panoramic view

of Tam Son town, nestled beside the Co Tien Twin Mountain, an artwork of the Creator bestowed on this land. Upon arrival in Yen Minh, check in at the hotel and rest.

Have dinner at a restaurant in town. Afterwards we will be free to enjoy the tranquillity of the town. Overnight in Yen Minh

After check-out hotel and having breakfast, the vehicle will take us to Dong Van Stone Plateau, also known as the ‘’Ha Giang loop’’. The Ha Giang loop is typical for the geography of North Vietnam. On the way, we will visit Sung La Valley, Dong Van District, known for many people from the good movie “Pao’s Story”. The Lung Cu flagpole is the next, it’s the northernmost place of Vietnam at Lung Cu peak, where each Vietnamese sees as a symbol of national sovereignty. Have lunch at the restaurant. Check in at the hotel and rest.

In the afternoon, we will conquer one of the most famous “Four Great Peaks of Vietnam’’, including Ma Pi Leng Pass with an altitude of 2000m above the sea, with steep slopes and winding sleeves, bringing a thrilling yet enjoyable experience. Boarding a boat upstream of Nho Que, through Tu San gorge, we can see the majesty of Ha Giang heaven and earth (the boat trip is an alternative, not inclusive).

After boarding our vehicle back to the centre of Dong Van. Overnight in Dong Van.

After breakfast, we will set-off to conquer the ‘’Happy Road’’ between Dong Van and Meo Vac, which is famous for its difficulties when it was built during the American – Vietnam War and bypass Ma Pi Leng pass, one of the “four great passes” of the North, then go on to Cao Bang Province. we will get on our vehicle to head to Khuoi Ky Stone Village, with original houses on stilts, bringing the very own beauty of the Northeast mountains.We will also visit Nguom Ngao Cave (Tiger Cave), one of the largest and most beautiful caves in the North with a very unique stalactite system. (Lunch at a local restaurant between visits)

Go on this afternoon to visit more famous beautiful scenery of Cao Bang at Ban Gioc Waterfall, a waterfall with a height of 53m, dividing into 3 floors; it’s considered the most beautiful waterfall in Vietnam and the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia, one of the great waterfalls located at the borders of 2 countries in the world as a natural watershed. Check into the hotel.

Dinner at your own arrangement. Overnight in Cao Bang.

After breakfast at the hotel, we will get on our vehicle to head to Khuoi Ky Stone Village, with original houses on stilts, bringing the very own beauty of the Northeast mountains. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon we back to Ha Noi

Dinner at your own arrangement.Enjoy nightlife and overnight in HaNoi

After breakfast and check out we will go to airport for our flight to Sai Gon

Our Guide and vehicle will greet you at Tan Son Nhat Airport and take us to a Vietnamese restaurant, where we can enjoy the famous traditional dishes of Vietnam. Then we will come to the hotel for check-in.

In the afternoon, we will first explore Saigon on a Vespa bike, stopping at the unique Bird Club in the park before visiting the famous Tan Dinh Church and Thien Hau Pagoda in District 5. Our adventurous mix of historic landmarks and hidden treasures continues as we soak up the local culture at a fresh flower market and then a bright and vibrant fabric market. We zoom through Saigon traffic on the back of our comfortable Vespas to visit a traditional medicine shop and an ancient Buddhist temple.

Dinner at your own arrangement. In the evening, head out and enjoy the energetic nightlife of Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.

After breakfast at hotel, our Guide will meet you at our hotel today; we have a trip by private vehicle.

We will travel to My Tho, a nice suburban area near Saigon, and have a leisure boat trip between water-coconut trees. Visit Keo Dua workshops and the countryside before having a nice lunch in an orchard.

Afternoon we will run to Cu Chi Tunnel, a historic area near Saigon, which is famous for a complicated underground system used by the Vietnamese troops to hide their army and food. Cu Chi is now an open-air museum that tells much about the historical war.

Back to Saigon. Dinner at your arrangement. After dinner, our Guide takes us to enjoy a show of Water Puppetry at Golden Dragon Theatre.

Dinner at your own arrangement. Overnight in Saigon.

After breakfast at the hotel, our Guide will meet you at the hotel.

Today, our guide will take you to Ben Thanh market to buy gifts for your loved ones. The rest of the morning is at your arrangement.

Check-out from the hotel. Go to the airport. Our Guide will say goodbye, and we all wish you a good trip back home


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  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Good air-con vehicles with water onboard
  • Twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees, as mentioned

Not Included

  • Visa arrangement
  • Airfare
  • Drinks and other meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides, drivers, or serving people
  • Travel Insurance
  • Surcharge for non-English speaking tour guide
  • Government tax

Children policy

  • Children under 5 years old: no extra bed needed and the child sleeps with their parents: free of charge if there is one child, the second child is charged 50% of the adult tour price.
  • Children from 5-11 years old: sharing the bed with their parents, the charge is 85% of the adult tour price.
  • Children from 12 years old: charged as an adult.


  • No services have been kept until a confirmation is made in writing and a deposit of 30-80% is made; the balance is expected to be settled three working days prior to the first day of the tour.
  • Hotels and other services can be adjusted twice to the guests’ interests with no service charge.

Terms of payment

  • AADASIA accepts payment and deposit by both bank transfer and credit card using One Pay.
  • This price is usually one month valid unless a deposit is made to Confirm the booking
  • and to discuss further the routes, hotels, program design, or any other offers to the Guests.
  • Pro-forma Invoice will be provided upon the confirmation of the program.

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