North East Vietnam Minority Tour - Off The Beaten Path

A north East Vietnam minority tour gives you that extra special off the beaten path trip to see the real Vietnam up close and personal.

Forget about the busy streets of Hanoi and the hordes of tourists flocking to Halong Bay and come on a cultural adventure never seen before.

For 10 whole days you will be amazed at the sheer beauty and friendliness of the local minority people of tribal villages off the beaten path not seen by tourists.

Go to villages untouched by tourism and see how people in the far north east of Vietnam really live their lives, it is a very humbling experience.

For a truly off the beaten path experience take our private north east minority tour with Travel Agent Hanoi and take home an experience of a lifetime.

Only US$1299 p/p



North East 10 Day Bucket List

See what you can do in 11 days and tick them off your North East Vietnam Bucket List

  • Ride a bamboo raft on Ba Be Lake
  • Ride along the most dangerous mountain pass Ma Pi Leng
  • Visit Nguom Ngao cave (tiger cave)
  • Meet the Black Lo Lo and San Chi people.
  • Check out the markets of the Dzay and Tay tribes in Bao Lac
  • Trek through Pac Ngoi tribal villages
  • Visit the great Ban Gioc Waterfalls
  • Visit the sewing handicraft village of H’Mong people
  • Walk with the local minority children
  • Stay in private bungalow overlooking rice terraces below
  • Harvest the rice with the local farmers (depends on season)
  • Visit the Black Hmong minorities on a private trek through the beautiful valleys and rice fields
  • Drink rice wine with chopsticks with the local homestay family – MUST BE SEEN!

Your Journey

Popular Vietnam Packages

5 Day North Vietnam

Visit the exciting capital city of Hanoi and
immerse yourself in the cultural centre
of the busy Old Quarter.

10 Day North Vietnam

Trek through rice fields & minority villages of North Vietnam
meeting the local tribes of the Hmong, Dzay & Red Dao.

14 day Classic Vietnam

Take the classic two week Vietnam itinerary
and see the best parts of all Vietnam
to give you that once in a lifetime experience.



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Walk to off the beaten path food
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food with Ngat your private host.

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Take an off the beaten path trek to
visit the Red Dao minority tribes of
Sapa in North Vietnam.

Tam Coc Peaks

Go back in history and visit Hoa Lu Temple
then climb the 500 steps up to see stunning
views across Tam Coc National Park.



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Lan Ha Bay 4* Cruise

Take a deluxe cruise and enjoy the less
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Sail through the most beautiful Bai Tu Long Bay
and enjoy a cocktail on the sundeck watching
the limestone karsts pass by.

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Take a luxury cruise to the beautiful Lan Ha Bay
and cruise through this delightful scenery in style.



Off The Beaten Path Tours

Ba Be Lake

Enjoy a refreshing swim in the freshwater lake of Ba Be
after a ride around on kayaks in this serenely beautiful
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Mai Chau

Set deep in the valleys of Hoa Binh are the delightful remote
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Customer Reviews

I found Travel Agent Hanoi from the web, 3 months prior to our travel. From the first email, Simon was very responsive, friendly and professional. He asked relevant questions. We are 4 adults made up of my mum, my aunt, my niece and me. (There is no option to select "family" for this review). Both my mum and aunt are elder retirees. Simon and Ngat planned a suitable itinerary for us, considering our interests, ages, physical abilities. Kind of tricky as our ages range from 21 to 82! They took the stress of holiday planning from me so I can enjoy the holiday...(more)


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We offer minimum 3* hotels in Hanoi with deluxe rooms including buffet breakfast


Your North East trip is a private tour including transport, English speaking guide, bottles of water on request and all meals every day.

Private Sapa trek including English speaking local guide, meals as mentioned, entrance fees and homestay.


Food as denoted in the detailed itinerary - B - Breakfast, L - Lunch & D - Dinner


Q1. Will I need a visa?
A1. Some citizens of certain countries are able to enter Vietnam without visas, please check online to see if you qualify. All guests must ensure they have a valid visa before travelling.
Q2. What currency can I use in Vietnam, USD or VND?
A2. Generally everyone uses VND in Vietnam, some taxis and hotels will accept USD however.
Q3. Where can I exchange my USD?
A3. We can show you the best exchange shop to give you the most for your money, generally the silver & gold shops on Hang Bac in Hanoi though if you wish to go yourselves.
Q4. What do I need to bring?
A4. Please check the weather for the time of year you arrive, or ask us on booking, we can advise on what you will need. But usually hat, sun cream, insect repellent are advisable necessities. You can buy cheap throwaway raincoats if it gets wet.
Q5. Will I need insurance?
A5. Yes, we always advise our customers to take out a comprehensive insurance policy before they travel.
Q6. What tours are included?
A6. All tours which are mentioned in this itinerary are included.
Q7. Are there any extras to pay on any tours?
A7. No, all entrance fees, meals where mentioned & English speaking guide are included. Please see inclusions for clarity!
Q8. Can I remove any tours off the itinerary to make it cheaper?
A8. Yes of course, we can give you the basic program with the tours we feel you will benefit from. But if you wish a more skeleton version, we can also offer this.