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ha giang- halong- ninh binh

Unique North Vietnam Tours Package 7 Days (Ha Giang- Halong Bay – Ninh Binh)

(3 Reviews)
  • 7 Days 6 Nights
  • Private/ Group Tour: 2-12
  • Sleep: Homestay, hotel, cruise
  • Difficulty : Gentle (2/5)Multy activties: Hiking, kayaking, cycling
  • Pickup: from Hanoi
  • Min Age : 12+

Our North Vietnam tour Package 7days – Great combination to discover the best highlight of North Vietnam with World wonder, natural landscape, people. Our tour does not bring you the new stunning destinations with less touristic, but we also combine with various outdoor activities which made you have real experience and memorable Vietnam trips.

+ Challenging Hiking in Ha Giang Karst Plateau- Global Geopark 3 days

+ Spend 2 relaxing days sleeping on a cruise and kayak in Halong Bay – the World Wonders

+ 1,5 day relaxing on the boat, cycling and a light hiking trip in Ninh Binh – was known as Halong Bay on land

Recommended Airport

Noi Bai International Airport (Google Map)

Meeting Point

Your hotel in Hanoi Old Quater area 

Price Includes

  • Private car with experience driver through the trip
  • Cruise on Halong BayWe have 3-4-5 star cruise options.
  • Entrance fees and signseeing fees
  • Boating or Kayaking ticket
  • All meals are included
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Water: 1 little/day/person

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities (industry recommendation is 5-10% of trip cost)
  • Personal items: Clothes, rain-gear, foot wears
  • Water bottles and a headlamp or flashlight
  • Beverage: Extra drinks


  • Comfortable walking/trekking shoes
  • Light comfortable clothes and warm clothes in winter time ( from Oct to Feb)
  • Take a small day backpack for hiking
  • Insect/mosquito repellent, sun cream, sun hat, light raincoat
  • Passport, camera
What to Expect
  • Breathtaking scenery, Fantastic mountain landscape combine with stunning lakes, river and Bay
  • Explore the true rural life and interesting traditional culture of ethnic people
  • Experience like Local, staying at traditional homestay & enjoy the tasty Vietnamese food
  • Less touristic, avoid the crowed in tourism area, merge with nature
  • Well organization and flexible program with best price


7:30am, our car will pick you up from your hotel, ride to Ha Giang city ( about 300km in ~6hrs). The road is quite good, flat & low land. 

Around 14:00, you will arrive at Ha Giang city. We can take a rest before starting ride to the real mountain road and different scenery. We will drive beside the green river, drive up the winding passes, cross the valleys growing vegetables and crops. 

You will reach Quan Ba in the late afternoon. Before Quan Ba, we will pass the “Heaven’s Gate”, with its mountains stretching to the horizon, marking the entrance to Dong Van Karst Plateau. This marks a magnificent point of view to share when you are back home with stunning landscape photos.

We will hike down from Heaven gate to the Nam Dam village – the inhabited by Dao ethnic people (long dress Dao group) in around 1,5 hrs. Beautiful hiking trails through the verdant and hill, seasonal farmlands, the vista view of villages, and lake.

Dinner and a night’s sleep in a homestay of Dao people in Nam Dam village
Drive: 350km in around 7hrs
Hiking difficulty: Easy – 1,5hrs
Note: In the winter, if it’s dark early when you arrive Quan Ba, we will skip the hiking trip and transfer by car directly to homestay and trekking the next morning.

Day 2Quan Ba –Dong Van- Ma Pi Leng Pass - Meo Vac (B, L, D)

7:30 am, after breakfast, you can walk around the village to explore the life and culture of Dao people. The locals still keep their traditional customs, habits & culture from ancient times. You will have a chance to see the local traditional house made of compacted soil which protects people from the extreme weather in the high mountain. You are welcomed to visit the houses whose owners are very friendly and hospitable. As you walk in the village, you will have the opportunity to observe the daily life of the Dao people.
After that, around 8:30 am, leaving Nam Dam village, our driver will transfer you to Dong Van. Our trip through the stunning winding roads, through the rocky karst mountains, old traditional houses of Hmong – ethnic people. It’s once again a very enjoyable ride today that you will see an amazing and majestic mountain view of the Rock Plateau and take the great photos. Having lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon: Trekking on the Sky Path – the path lies on the Rock mountain and rural village.
After lunch, transfer by car from Dong Van to the bottom of Ma Pi Leng pass and start to trekking.
The adventure trekking path is located on the hazardous Karst mountains, run along Ma Pi Leng pass – also known as the “Sky path”. This steep rocky path goes through limestone cliffs, narrow road, Hmong villages and cornfields in the tiny valleys. From above, you can admire the extremely majestic scenery of the limestone mountains and the green Nho Que river which cuts through the valley below. The viewpoint on Sky path is a perfect place for taking the great photos. 

After 2,5-3hrs trekking, you will reach the main road and be transferred to Meo Vac and stay at a homestay in Hmong cultural village.

Transfer by car: ~110km, around 4hrs
Hiking difficulty: Gentle (2/5), around ~10km in 3hrs.


Morning: Take a boating/kayaking trip in Nho Que river.

Nho Que River is located in the bottom of Ma Pi Leng pass with Tu San canyon – it’s a new interesting destination in your Ha Giang tour. Tu San canyon is considered the deepest and most unique canyon in Vietnam. The best way to explore the Tu San abyss alley is by boat, where you will be surrounded by the cool green water and immersed in the quiet and fresh atmosphere of the valley. You will be enchanted by the overwhelming presence of the towering mountains on both sides of the river.
You will hike down from the main road to the bottom of the river,

follow the steep and narrow rock road, sit on the boat and enjoy the poetic beauty with the green color of Nho Que river. You can jump to swim to relax after a long day.

Leave Meo Vac ,transfer back to Ha Giang city, do light trekking through the Tay Village to see the beautiful rice field and the traditional stilt wood houses with palm roofs. We can spend around 2-3hrs this afternoon for light hiking in Thon Tha village – through the amazing rice fields, the palm forests, waterfall, and villages to explore the local life & culture of Tay people, their farming work as well as the natural.

Stay at homestay stilt house of Tay people. 

Day 4HA GIANG – HANOI ( 300km) (B,l,-)

7:30am, After a local breakfast, we say goodbye to your homestay host and ride back to Hanoi to arrive earlier, spend the rest of your time to relax and enjoy the city air in Hanoi.

You will sleep in a 3-star hotel near the Hanoi Old quarter.

You are free for this evening, enjoy the famous street foods or restaurant.

Sum up:

Driving time: ~7hrs


8:00: After breakfast, our car will pick you up at your hotel.

12:30: Transfer by tender to the boat – enjoy Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.

13.00-13.30: Check in and begin cruise. Enjoy deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Lunch is served while cruising through the bay enjoy a seafood lunch while cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and Ha Long Bay.

In the afternoon, you will visit an exciting fishing village, the village is free from busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen. Enjoy kayaking, swimming, relaxing on the cruise (if the weather permits).
16.00 Return to the boat and join a cooking class
19.00 Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International Set Menu Dinner
21.00 Evening activities include Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar. Relaxing and spending a romantic night on Cruise’s music. Or you can also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat. 

Day 6Halong - Ninh Binh

Morning: Rise early for morning tai chi on the sundeck or sunrise photo hunt. 

After breakfast, you will explore a cave. When you come back on the cruise, you can enjoy the bay on the sundeck when waiting for lunch.

You will check out of the cruise at 12:00 pm, transfer to Ninh Binh town, 110 km to the south of Hanoi, to visit unspoiled villages and immense rice fields in the center of the Red river’s Delta – the biggest rice basket in North Vietnam. The road goes through Hai Phong city and Thai Binh province. We pass a lot of picturesque sceneries through the town, city, rivers, rice fields.

Arriving Tam Coc area. Overnight in a nice and peaceful ecolodge.

Day 7Cycling & Boating at Tam Coc- Hiking in Mua Cave ( Ninh Binh) - back to Hanoi

After breakfast, we start cycling on the countryside road to Tam Coc.  

Starting the rowing boat trip to explore the beauty of Tam Coc, known as “Halong Bay on Land”. In 1,5 hours on the boat, you are visiting the Ngo Dong River with three water tunnels, viewing the rice along both sides of the river ( especially in the rice season May and Sep), taking a photo of local farmers who is working and catching river food. Moving between the green high mountains, you feel as living in the quiet and far further from the modern recent life.

After rowing boat trip, spend about half an hour to biking to the local village, close up to the local villager in the countryside and reach to Mua Cave. It is constructed following the model of ” Great Wall” in China with nearly 500 steps up to the mountain peak. After climbing up the many steps you will see a panoramic view of Tam Coc valley, the river, rice fields, and majestic Karst mountains. You will understand why Ninh Binh is called ” Halong Bay on land”.

Leave Mua Cave, come back to return bicycle and prepare to transfer back to Hanoi. After around 2,5h, you will arrive Hanoi around 6-7 pm. Finish your 10 adventure North Vietnam trip. Say goodbye and see you next trip!

P/s: The itinerary North Vietnam Adventure Tour can change to match your inquiry. 


A+G: Hanoi      B: Ha Giang city       C : Dong Van      D: Meo Vac      G: Halong Bay       H: Ninh Bin



I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Solo travel is taking off. More and more adventurers are forging their own path and travelling alone as part of a group tour. And it’s no wonder. With the confidence you gain from seeing the world on your terms, solo travel gives you a sense of freedom like nothing else.

If you want to travel to your own tune, you’ll be in good company with Zonitrip. Lots of our travellers arrive alone and leave with lifelong friends. With shared authentic experiences in far-flung destinations, our tours are the perfect chance to create lasting friendships.

We’ll match you with the group having suit your departure time, so you can share the tour cost. About single supplements like accommodation, most of our homestay have a single mattress so it’s very convenient for solo travel. If you want to upgrade a private room, the small surcharge can be accepted.
If at the departure time you want, we haven’t had any other group, you can book in advance or deposit to keep a sit. We will inform you of the update or customized suitable or better options.

You can also find many travel ideas and tours here in the best solo travel destinations. Don’t worry, let contact with us.
Email: info@zonitrip.com
Tel/whatsapp: +84389927861

How about accommodation?

After a long day with a lot of activities, we know a comfortable place to rest overnight is a special concern. A relaxed and enjoyable accommodation is not only to state the quality of the tour but also to get the energy back for the possibly hard days after.

We can say Vietnam tourism has been developing so well so please do not worried about the accommodations when on tours in Vietnam. We can easily find and stay in a 3 to 5 star hotels in the big cities or touristic areas.

However, the Trekking and Motorbike tours of Zonitrip are almost at remote regions where accommodations are not like other big towns, so we’ll stay mostly at the standard hotels or home-stay. But don’t’ worry, they’re surely safe and the equipment is comfortable enough for you:

  • Hotels: 

Most of the towns we stay during the tour are pretty small where there may be only one or few little basic hotels; however, they have will have most of the standard equipment for you to have a safe and comfortable stay such as soft mats, blankets, mosquito nets, Air-conditioning, clean toilets… and free wifi. We sometimes tour through some big cities/touristy areas and we can have better choices to stay in a better 3 or 4 star hotels.

  • Home-stay:

Mostly 90% of Zonitrip’s customers are pleased with staying at homestays. 

All the families we choose to stay have special permits and are certificated from the local government. Most of the homestays are nice wood and clean houses on stilts, are owned by warmly host, who are local knowing well area. Below is the equipment you can expect to have at the homestay: private mats, blankets, mosquito nets, fans, clean toilets, hot water. 

Time Standard accommodation Upgrade service
Night 1: Quan Ba Hong Thu Homestay or similar Dao Lodge
Night 2: Meo Vac Meo Vac Clay House   
Night 3: Ha Giang city  Mr Thien homestay or similar Hotel 3 or 4 star
Night 4: Hanoi city  Hotel 3 star  Hotel 4 star
Night 5: Cruise Halong bay Cruise 3 star ( Swan or similar)  Cruise 4 star ( Pelican) or simialr
Night 6: Ninh Binh  Tam Coc homestay or similar Tam Coc ecolodge or similar


How's about the food?

We would like to say food on tours is one of the most important reasons to make our clients come back for more.
We serve almost local Vietnamese food on the tour. Generally, Vietnamese food is light but it’s surely not boring and so healthy. We can be sure all food is fresh with a lot of vegetables, especially for vegetarians.
We sometimes choose a basic roadside restaurant for meals or eating at homestay but the food is always fresh, tasty and plenty to choose.
Such as famous PHO (rice noodle soup), BUN CHA (special noodle with grilled pork), NEM (Spring rolls)…The local people have different methods to cook so we can be sure you can have different food for each meal during the long adventure tours in Vietnam. 

How do I book and pay?

All our quotes are in USD/VND. We accept Visa/MasterCard by either directly giving us your card details or using our authorized payment form, Western Union, bank transfers or cash ( USD & VND).
Once you have agreed on an itinerary or service we will ask for a 30% deposit and start making reservations for you. Once all reservations have been made we will confirm back to you. The final balance is due on your arrival in our area or before your tour departs.

What is cancellation policy?

-Once you have paid 30% non refundable deposit your trip is confirmed.

-Any cancellation of a booking must be in writing and shall only be effective upon its acknowledged receipt by ZONITRIP

-For cancellations made within 7 days and 48 hrs before the day of the service we reserve the right to retain 25% of the due amount.

-For cancellations made within 48 hrs of the tour we reserve the right to retain the full fee.

-No refunds are given in case of force majeure

-No refunds are given if the client leaves the program after it has began for any reasons whatsoever or miss any scheduled sightseeing or visit or no showing up

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Micheal- UK

Couple Traveller


Wow…. What can we say about the trip we have just completed with Zonitrip? We are a couple in our sixties from the UK and we like to think that we are fairly active. From the outset when Nghia and her husband picked us up from our hotel we were really well looked after and it felt more like touring with friends. All our many questions were answered in detail and Nghia’s passion and love for her country soon became apparent. We did various tours in the Northern region stopping off to see caves and waterfalls along the way. Our itinerary was totally flexible so when we saw a village festival for example, we had plenty of time to go and join in. We did a cycle ride and two really enjoyable kayaking trips where the scenery was incredible. Our accommodation was varied from nice hotels to basic, but thoroughly enjoyable “homestays”. We really enjoyed the local food which was more than plentiful and really tasty. Nghia gave us a tremendous insight into the true rural life by our “unscheduled” visits to various households who all welcomed us into their homes and showed us great hospitality.
The highlight of our trip was the day we spent on motorbikes in the Dong Van and Meo Vac region. The scenery was incredible and the whole day was great. We have some great photographs and some great memories from this whole trip. If you want to see the real Vietnam and really get off the well beaten tourist track then contact Nghia and she will put together a package for you. Many thanks to Nghia, her husband and the Zonitrip team for a trully memorable experience.


Inna- Canada

Group Traveller

Trip of a Lifetime
My friends and I just got back from a 7 day trip with Zonitrip and we couldn’t be happier with our experience!! It was truly unforgettable and different from anything we have experienced before. Nghia and our lovely and experienced driver, Aging, took care of every detail and tailored unforgettable customer experience for us. We visited a wide variety of places having the opportunity to hike, bike, and kayak along the way. We saw beautiful landscapes, learned about Vietnam’s history and culture, were welcomed into local homes for meals, and learned quite a few words in Vietnamese! Having a local guide allowed us to have an authentic experience that would’ve been inaccessible to us otherwise and we are grateful to Nghia and her team for sharing it with us!


Olivia – Canada

Group Traveller

Our time in Vietnam is not easy to describe in words. Our guide Nghĩa took us to the most beautiful places where it was just us and the locals and we got a glimpse of local life that would’ve been inaccessible to us without her. It felt raw and real and we learned a lot about ourselves and each other. We laughed, we cried, we grew. In between, we did our best to take moments of mindfulness: by pausing and breathing deeply, doing some yoga, and feeling the immense beauty of our surroundings

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