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Hill Tribes of Northern Vietnam Private Tour 09 days

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09 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size



English, Vietnamese


Experience the spirit of Northern Vietnam private tour for 9 days. You will have the opportunity to go through hidden back roads and local indigenous communities with gentle adventure activities and crowd-avoiding routes. This is the ideal excursion for anyone looking for a calm getaway as well as a genuine rural experience.

Northern Vietnam private tour Highlights

  • Travel through the terrace fields to see the calm sights and daily lives of the North’s native ethnic people.
  • Driving route with stunning mountain views and a peaceful country setting
  • Trekking through local communities to obtain a better understanding of traditional tribes

Day 01: Hanoi Capital – Duong Lam Village – Nghia Lo


To start your Northern Vietnam private tour, Go Travel will take you to Duong Lam Village and accompany you in discovering it.

Your private driver will meet you in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and take you to Duong Lam Old Village, a National Cultural Monument with the distinctive architecture of old dwellings, historical temples, and traditional Confucianism culture. Stop for a nice meal at a local home. Then take a brief snooze to relax.


Visit Nghia Lo, a region in Yen Bai province famed for its beautiful rice terraces and hilly scenery. The region is also home to a variety of ethnic communities, each with its own distinct culture and traditions.

Enjoy the quiet atmosphere of rural countryside with gorgeous paddy fields and a tea farm while seeing corn or maize grow amid the karst limestone rocks.

Spend the night in a charming traditional stilt home owned by a warm Thai ethnic family after a day of exploring. Experience their wonderful hospitality, learn about their distinct culture and customs, and dine on real local foods.

The National Cultural Monument Awarded Duong Lam Village

The National Cultural Monument Awarded Duong Lam Village

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay in Nghia Lo


Day 02: Nghia Lo – Mu Cang Chai Hill Tribes


Wake up and take in the fresh air and tranquillity of the countryside. Energize yourself with a wonderful breakfast to continue our Northern Vietnam private tour.

After checking out, proceed to Mu Cang Chai, a place known for its stunning views and rustic charm. This location is also home to a variety of ethnic cultures, providing a distinct cultural experience:

  • Travel to Nam Co Village to experience the H’Mong people’s traditional practices and daily lives.
  • Drive to the terraced rice fields of Mam Soi and La Pan Tan. You may go up to the highest point and enjoy the clear view of the neighborhood.


Enjoy the distinctive traditional delicacies with a nice meal provided by locals, then spend the night in a Kim Noi Village Homestay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay in Kim Noi Village


Day 03: Mu Cang Chai – Sapa


Begin your day with a great breakfast to set the tone for the rest of the day. A private automobile will pick you up from Mu Cang Chai and bring you to Sapa through Tan Uyen (Lai Chau District). You’ll witness wonderful vistas of the rural area as you go, with majestic mountains and quiet rice fields spread out before you. Once you arrive in Sapa, enjoy a tasty lunch, then head to your hotel to relax during the Northern Vietnam private tour.


You will have plenty of time to explore the charming town of Sapa for the rest of the day.

Explore The Scenic Sapa Town Amongst The Clouds

Explore The Scenic Sapa Town Amongst The Clouds

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa


Day 04: Sapa – Bac Ha Market – Hoang Su Phi


Arrive in the busy Bac Ha Market, one of Northern Vietnam’s most famous ethnic marketplaces, and see the active trade culture between different minority groups. The market is a vibrant sight, with individuals dressed in traditional clothes.

Explore the market and get a sense of its rudimentary features. You may buy one-of-a-kind souvenirs and presents, like hand-embroidered fabrics, or sample some local foods and specialties, such as grilled meat skewers or sticky rice cakes. After the tour, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.


Visit the Palace of Hoang A Tuong, an amazing architectural structure with a strange blend of baroque and oriental architecture.

Meet the La Chi ethnic group at Ban Phung Village on the Northern Vietnam private tour. Admire their traditional attire, which includes black knee-length skirts and coats with intricate multicolor embroidery.

After supper, return to Hoang Su Phi and spend the night at your homestay.

NOTE: Every Sunday, the Bac Ha market is open. If it is not open, we will take you to one of the other thriving ethnic markets in town.

Meet Different Ethnic Groups

Meet Different Ethnic Groups

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Homestay in Hoang Su Phi


Day 05: Hoang Su Phi – Ha Giang


Continue your Northern Vietnam private tour by seeing Tan Su Phin Pass and Cong Troi Pass, two of Vietnam’s most stunning passes in the north. Take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, and don’t forget to take some fantastic photographs to remember this once-in-a-lifetime event. On the drive to Ha Giang, stop for lunch at a small eatery.


As the sun begins to set, we will arrive at our destination for the night – a stilt house of the local ethnic Tay people.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay in Ha Giang


Day 06: Ha Giang – Dong Van – Meo Vac


Start our Northern Vietnam private tour with a scenic drive through Cong Troi Pass and Yen Minh to reach Dong Van:

  • In Sa Phin Village, go to the King’s Palace. The palace was built in the twentieth century and is home to the head of the H’Mong ethnic minority. You’ll get to hear amazing anecdotes about this leader’s family’s life and see its distinctive architectural style.
  • Explore the Karst Plateau Geopark in Dong Van, a fascinating place with enormous tracts of limestone, beautiful mountain scenery, and ethnic minorities’ rich culture.

We’ll have lunch in one of the historic homes in the old market area on our Northern Vietnam private tour. After lunch, you will have the opportunity to explore the historic market area and soak in its vivid ambiance.


Prepare for a trip via Ma Pi Leng Pass, one of Vietnam’s most picturesque highways with spectacular views of the river valley. This is an excellent opportunity to snap some stunning photographs and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area.

Finally, we’ll arrive in Meo Vac and spend the night. You may unwind and enjoy the tranquil surroundings, or you can explore the town on your own.

Explore The King's Palace In The H’mong Ethnic Village Of Sa Phin

Explore The King’s Palace In The H’mong Ethnic Village Of Sa Phin

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay in Meo Vac


Day 07: Meo Vac – Bao Lac – Cao Bang


Explore Meo Vac, a tiny town where several ethnic groups live and work, including Tay, Dao, H’mong, and Lo Lo.

If you arrive on a Sunday morning, you may go to the local market, where locals sell handmade items and manufacture indigo-dyed jackets on vintage sewing machines in vibrant ethnic traditions. Coming here, you will know the reason why this place is listed in the Northern Vietnam private tour Lunch should be taken at a restaurant in Bao Lac.


See how the Nung ethnic group produces farm equipment and blacksmiths in Pac Rang. Dine and spend the night at a native Nung ethnic residence.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay in Pac Rang


Day 08: Ban Gioc Waterfall – Ba Be Lake


Your private driver will take you to Cao Bang for our hill tribes’ adventure:

  • Discover Ban Gioc Waterfall, one of the most spectacular spots in the Northern Vietnam private tour. Take a stroll, go sightseeing, and photograph the breathtaking waterfall. If you are fortunate enough to visit Ban Gioc Waterfall between September and December, this is the finest time to appreciate its breathtaking grandeur.
  • Nguom Ngao “Tiger Cave” is a site to see and remember, with spectacular rock formations and stalactites of diverse forms.

By midday, stop at a nearby eatery for lunch. After a brief break, continue to the tranquil solitude of Ba Be National Park. Immerse yourself in nature’s serene splendor, marveling at the rich flora and the wildlife of pristine habitat. Dine and spend the night in a local homestay.

Admire The Majestic Beauty Of Ban Gioc Waterfall

Admire The Majestic Beauty Of Ban Gioc Waterfall

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Homestay in Ba Be


Day 09: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi

Trek across the breathtaking rice fields to the Bo Lu boat port. Once there, take a boat for a 3-hour tour of Ba Be Lake’s crystal-clear waters. Take in the gorgeous view and enjoy the cool wind. You may swim and cool yourself in the refreshing water here.

Continue touring the area until late afternoon, when your driver will take you back to Hanoi in a private automobile. This is the end of our Northern Vietnam private tour however, if you want to take another tour or have any questions please contact us through the information below.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: NA


Contact information:

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  • Address: 186 – 188 Nguyen Duy, Ward 09, District 08, HCMC, Vietnam
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