Top 7 destinations for a Northern Vietnam Tour

The Northern Tour in Vietnam is always one of the top choices of visitors during Vietnam trip. Well-known destinations in this area hide not only the pristine beauty of nature but also priceless historical values for a long time. Many of them were designated as UNESCO World Heritage and appeared on famous magazines in the world. Let follow us to discover top 7 destinations for a Northern Vietnam Tour!

1. Hanoi

Hanoi is certainly a must-see destination that every visitor lists on their itinerary during a Vietnam trip. In the middle of 20th century, Hanoi officially became the capital of Vietnam. This destination witnessed many big changes of Vietnam history after the establishment of the Vietnam Social Republic in 1945. Hanoi’s architecture is a perfect harmony between Vietnamese structures from the ancient time and French structures built in the early 20th century. Besides, this destination is also a paradise of street foods and Vietnamese traditional foods, which certainly satisfy every food lover. There are some suggestions for you that you should visit in Hanoi such as Hoan Kiem Lake, West Lake, Dong Xuan Market, Hanoi Old Quarter, and Long Bien Bridge.

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Hoan Kiem Lake

2. Sapa 

Located in Lao Cai – a mountainous are, Sapa has more comfortable weather compared to other regions in Vietnam. Escaping from the bustling pace of modern life, Sapa offers us to enjoy a simple life of a rural area where there are small villages of ethnic people spotting on sublime terraced paddy fields. From majestic mountains in Sapa, you can have a breathtaking panorama of pretty towns covered with thin smog in every morning.

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Beautiful Landscape

3. Mai Chau

Mai Chau is a pretty rural area in Hoa Binh province. For a long time ago, Mai Chau has renowned as the metropolis of Thai people – an ethnic minority in Vietnam. Visitors not only enjoy the comfortable services of local people but also immerse into daily life and wonderful culture of Thai people. 

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Mai Chau Ecolodge

4. Ha Long Bay 

Ha Long Bay is one of UNESCO Natural Heritage, situated in Quang Ninh – a coastal province in the Northern Vietnam. This destination is famous for a system of stunning limestone islets and caves, resulting in the movement of seawater and karst formation from millions of years ago. There are some amazing boat cruise tours that you can completely enjoy perfect landscapes of Ha Long Bay.

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Cruise through Magnificent Limestone Mountains

If you would like to sightseeing on elegant boat cruises in Ha Long Bay, you can enjoy Ha Long Bay Tours

5. Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park

Located in Quang Binh province, Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park is a suitable choice for anyone who wants to join an adventurous tour in the Northern Vietnam. This place is a UNESCO Natural Heritage, renowned as the kingdom of caves in the world. Along with discovering the biodiversity of jungle forests and daily life of local people, you will have unforgettable experience about the biggest and most beautiful caves in the world such as Son Doong Cave, Phong Nha Cave, and Thien Duong Cave.

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The Largest Cave in the World

6. Cuc Phuong National Park

Cuc Phuong National Park is also a worthy destination to visit in Ninh Binh province. In Vietnam, it still retains jungle forests without the intervention of human activities. There are many old trees with the age of more than one thousands of years recorded. For thousands of years ago, scientists found the trace of Vietnamese ancient people through special relics in the national park. With an ideal environment for wild animals and plants, this place is home to many conversation centers in Vietnam.

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Exotic Animal in the National Park

If you have planned to visit Cuc Phuong National Park, we suggest you join Cuc Phuong National Park Tour

7. Ba Be National Park 

Situated in Bac Kan province, Ba Be National Park is one of the famous destination in the Northern Vietnam. The most highlight of this destination is the system of 3 interconnecting lakes, listed on top 20 largest freshwater lakes in the world. With high biodiversity of creatures and picturesque landscapes, Ba Be National Park is certainly an ideal destination for an eco-tour in the Northern Vietnam.


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  • You can find more information about interesting destinations in Vietnam and useful advice for Vietnam tours on our website: Vietnam Excursions.