Overview

North Vietnam Adventure Holidays

The fertile Red River valley has been the home of the Vietnamese people for almost 5,000 years, and it remains the cultural heartland of the modern Vietnamese nation. With the capital Hanoi at its centre, northern Vietnam offers the best of all worlds - great depth of culture, remarkable landscapes and mouth-watering cuisine

Halong Bay's seascape of limestone towers is the view everyone's here to see, but the karst connection continues inland, to Ba Be's sprawling lakes and the knobbly topped peaks of Ha Giang, until it segues into the evergreen hills of the northwest highlands.

Not to be outdone by the scenery, northern Vietnam's cultural kaleidoscope is just as diverse. In this heartland of hill-tribe culture, villages snuggle between paddy-field patchworks outside of Sapa and the scarlet headdresses of the Dzao and the Black Hmong's indigo fabrics add dizzying colour to chaotic highland markets.

The twisting ribbon-roads winding north from Hanoi reveal a rural world far removed from Vietnam's horns-a-honking big-city streets. If you're up for some road-tripping, this is the place to do it.

Places to go

Hotel in North Vietnam

Shopping

Brush up on your Bargaining

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Buy a Souvenir That Will Last a Lifetime – Art!

I won’t lie… we were sucked in. In the Old Quarter you will see many galleries packed to the brim with stacks of paintings. For the most part, they are all reproductions, but this...
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General Information

Expand Your Understanding of Vietnamese War History

If you’ve read my blog, you all know that war tourism isn’t my thing. That said, traveling as a couple means compromises, and I don’t regret learning more about it. The Vietnam...
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Travel Tips

Top 10 things to do in Hanoi

We recommend the 10 things you should do before leaving Hanoi.
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The most wanted Hanoi street foods

There are top foods and drink that you should try before leaving Hanoi .
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Top Attractions

Tuan Chau Island

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Water Puppet Theatre

Water puppetry is one of typical stage art of Vietnam culture- showing the intelligence, creativeness of people; being specialty of Vietnam’s wet - rice civilization.
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Travel Experiences

Wander around Hanoi Old Quarter

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Dining in a cave

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Food Culture

Pho in hanoi

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Com Chay (Burned Rice)

Com chay (burned rice) is a simple but very crispy and yummy dish of Ninh Binh province. It is one of the most famous food in Ninh Binh .
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