HANOI – KY SON – NGHIA LO – MU CANG CHAI – SAPA – BAN LECH – SIN CHAI – NAM NHIU – NAM SAI – NAM TOONG – BAC HA – LAO CAI – NINH BINH – HA LONG
That tour will bring you to the wonderful landscapes of northern Vietnam, on roads and paths winding through the region. Most of your trip will be dedicated to hiking in the Vietnamese ranges of mountains. You will go through passes, walk down valleys, follow trails around paddy fields and reach remote places of northern Vietnam. Meeting local people will obviously be a major part of your trip. You will spend a few nights in homestays during your hike, and visit villages that are inhabited by some ethnic minority groups such as Hmongs, Red Daos and Thais. You will have the chance to travel by train from Lao Cai to Hanoi. Then your voyage will bring you to Ninh Binh, the so-called “Halong Bay on land” that you will explore by bark and bicycle. You will then be headed to the true Halong Bay, its sugarloaf-shaped rocks and turquoise water, where you will be cruising on a junk.