6-Day Off The Beaten Track Tour Of North Vietnam From Hanoi

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: Flexible
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.All flight times are approximate and subject to change due to weather c.. read more
  • Return Details :
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if y.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This tour takes you to the most marvelous regions of Vietnam, where you can learn about the lives of the local ethnic peoples, visit the mountains and the Black H'mong communities of Dong Van and traverse the Ma Pi Leng Pass. Experience the magic of Ba Be Lake, through another very spectacular mountain road.


  • No extra charge after confirmation
  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services.
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • Accommodation
  • All private transfer and transportation


  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage
  • Other services not mentioned above.

Additional Info

Public transportation options are available nearby

Specialized infant seats are available

Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

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  • 13-Apr-2023

    The trip was amazing. Visited Ba Be National Park, Zuza National Park, Sapa and climbed Fansipan mountain. Every detail of this trip was perfect - always on time, reliable transport, experienced driver, knowledgeable guide Mr Long and supportive staff, clean homestays, warm food and a lot of cold beer!

  • 01-Feb-2023

    My daughter and I had a great time walking in the hills, staying with local families,. swimming in rivers, and learning more about and incredible region and peoples. David, our guide, was great. Very knowledgeable and tailored the trip to us.

  • 01-Dec-2022

    We did an 8 Day / 7 Night off the Beaten Track in North Vietnam Tour. We were disappointed that the cable car to Fansipan Mountain was closed for maintenance, but instead did Silver Waterfalls, Heaven Gate and Love Waterfall. We understand that this is out of their control and they are refunding us the difference in price. This was a private tour with Mr. Hai as our tour guide and Mr. Long as our driver. They were both amazing! We always felt safe with the driving and well cared for - good explanations on the countryside and the local traditions. The scenery was beautiful - mountains, valleys, terraces and waterfalls. It was a good balance for the long drive with lots of walking tours in the mountains and the local villages. Dong Van, Ma Pi Leng Pass, the Sky Path, Ban Gioc Waterfalls and Ba Be Lake were all spectacular. The tour was well organized - thanks to Van Anh.

  • 21-Nov-2022

    This whole agency is running a scam. Their listed prices that they have on their site is not to be trusted, especially when it comes to any promotional prices. When asked, the response is that those prices are for selected days (which was not mentioned on the site), and when asked when those days are, they are conveniently no longer available. Everybody knows that planning for a trip is supposed to be a happy event, however the time I wasted and the anticipation that I had was thoroughly doused with this lackadaisical and flippant attitude from the management. Will never book with them or their subsidiaries

  • 27-May-2022

    I had a wonderful time on a bespoke tour with Mr Linh's Adventures. The driver and guide were very knowledgeable, friendly and warm. I enjoyed learning a lot about the culture of the ethnic minorities and trekking through beautiful and diverse landscapes.

  • 04-Jan-2020

    Circuito muy recomendable para recorrer el noreste de Vietnam. Llevados de la mano a lugares difíciles de acceder. Mike (Minh Tu) es sumamente agradable y eficiente organizando todo. Además habla un muy buen inglés. Bao es un estupendo conductor en el desafiante tránsito vietnamita. Una muy disfrutable y enriquecedora experiencia.

  • 25-Dec-2019

    It was one of the best part of our trip in the North Vietnam. We went in Ba Be Lake for kayaking and meet Dao people. It was a magical moment. And then, we went in Ban Gioc area and we again feel we were in remote areas, very authentic. As a French family, we must admit that we appreciated as well to be able to have a French contact whenever needed!

  • 19-Mar-2019

    We chose Mr Linh's Adventures because we wanted to really get to know Vietnam, to meet its people, to see its natural beauty and we could not have made any better decision. Long (our tour guide) and Mr Thanh (our driver) are such a great team and took care of us like we could have never imagined. Together, we went on our great adventure in Northern Vietnam, where we got to do hiking, to swim in Ba Be Lake, to meet local people and experience the authentic life of the Red Dao people, Tai people, Hmong and Thai people. Long always kept our interest active and explained us everything about customs, food, culture and agriculture, local legends and even Vietnamese words. He taught us how to behave in order not to offense the people and to show them respect, he went with us on hiking tours and even carried our sticky rice for our picnic. He was particularly attentive to our wishes and kept us off the crowded paths so we got the chance to discover Vietnam without the hassle of hundreds of tourists. We are also very thankful for the custom tour Mr Linh's provided for us, tailored for our preferences. We heartily recommend Mr Linh's Adventures, professional tour guide (we would do our next trips with them as well)

  • 05-Mar-2019

    we have been on a lot of tours over the years ,including some remote places where it was hard to get a decent bed and shower and the food was hit and miss, but we have never been so disappointed with a tour as this one.Things were so different to what we expected from the description that we even tried to cut the tour short and get back to Hanoi early - we have never done that before on a tour.We were just not enjoying it.It was not because of the overcast weather or the tour guide(who was good and very well informed). It was because we felt that Mr Linh was saving money with the most basic and often dirty restaurant stops and some under-funded homestays that would have worked for us as 19 year old backpackers but not now.The first homestay was good,sleeping behind a curtain and eating on the floor with a lovely family, but after that we had a range of places which included having to listen to every other guest and staff member using the rudimentary toilet through the night(don't try and think just what we were hearing , it was revolting and made sleep impossible).As I told the guide,a tiny investment in putting up some wood to close things in a tad might have given us a good night's sleep. Two other nights we had stone cold food because the kitchens had no equipment or covered dishes to keep anything warm.They were catering for so many people they had to cook stuff in sequence for an hour or so before we ate.No big deal perhaps, but flavour starts to disappear ten minutes after cooking and it is easy to provide a few bits of extra kit or serving dishes with lids without spoiling the 'off the beaten track' vibe. We saw other homestays in similar locations which were probably a few dollars to pay for the guys running these tours .We pointed out to the guide the still charming but better equipped places we could see close by with proper beds etc where It would be nice for us to do a similar tour but with a company that has reacted to these very small and basic issues.. As we told them in my feedback verbally and at the end - I think they have spent many years saving money on the food and tea stops, on saving pennies and keeping the homestays basic while still getting rave reviews about this part of Vietnam, that they have not realised how uncomfortable it can be for guests who are not backpackers . Nobody surely likes food to be very cold and unappetising , no proper wall between toilets and bedrooms in the home stay near the waterfall , very little privacy and sleep etc . With just a few thousand bucks spent on a few obvious things and maybe changing some of the homestays they use it could all be remedied. This tour is expensive so just reinvest four people's tour costs in a year and the experience would match the hype. We did also struggle with being stuck in the car for four to six hours or more every day, partly because we also had the worst driver we have every had on a tour like this.He was always in the wrong gear and could not overtake safely or make any sensible speed in his first hours of driving(he got faster and safer after lunch each day, no idea why ).Not a big deal again, but it contributed to many long and fairly boring days,despite the amazing scenery.We like walking in the jungle and the villages, not just looking out of the window of a badly driven car . After a few days of not enjoying the budget holiday we asked our guide if we could just go back early to hanoi and get a partial refund .We got nowhere with this and at the end,with more little things going wrong each day, I filled in the feedback form very fully,saying things like I am saying here now.The guy handling it then offered us some other free tours we were never likely to want (who really wants another tour with a company who they felt has just let them down,and they knew we had already scheduled one tori they offered with another company). The sinister thing ,which I should finish with,was when they ended up offering us a small cash refund it went rapidly from me telling they had to do better to them threatening to accuse me of blackmailing them if I posted a bad review after arguing with them about the refund level!! I am only posting this review now after we are safely out of the country,because I frankly have no idea what sort of reach or resources these guys have within this very controlled country and their tone was a bit frightening. I am well past considering any refunds or wanting to ever have contact with them now . I don,t need the conflict .i just want to post an honest review and move on without any more threats and menaces . If you like very basic,,as many other reivewers of this tour clearly do, in the context of living like the locals ,then consider this tour,but do watch out for the myriad of issues i raise here. in all my years of travel and tripadvisor usage I have never seen anyone like these people.

  • 25-Feb-2019

    Oli todella hienot reissu ja ajankohta oli loistava tetin aikaa . Hanoissa oli hieno pyöriä loistavan oppaan kanssa mikä piti huolen . Paljon tuli nähtyä Hanoissa ja ympäristössä . Oltiin pari päivää paikallisessa perheessä . Oli hieno nähdä miten paikalliset elää . Oppaan kanssa kierrettiin kylän nähtävyydet ja käytiin kyläilemässä . Vaikka ei ollut yhteistä kieltä perheen kanssa niin hyvin siellä tultiin toimeen :) Oli kyllä hieno kokemus . Kiitos oppaalle ja mahtavalle autokuskille ! Ps. Fiksu opas kun ilmotti , että on myöhässä niin ei tarvinnu ihmetellä missä viipyy .

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