Beautiful view of Halong Bay in Vietnam.

Two-Week Handcrafted Seniors Tour to North Vietnam

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Hanoi, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh, Ha Giang...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

From Hanoi’s French-colonial architecture to the iconic palaces of Hoa Lu and from Dong Van’s archaic mountain ranges to Lan Ha Bay’s age-old limestone islands, history runs deep in Northern Vietnam. There is a wealth to see and experience across the staggering landscape, so we have prepared a tour for senior adults that will lead you to the most endearing destinations, where you can partake in many of the most enthralling activities of Northern Vietnam. You will be at a loss for words as you...

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in a visit to the French-colonial Old Quarter of Hanoi and uncover the country’s captivating heritage amid the ancient architecture, monumental museums, and gorgeous galleries
  • Immerse yourself in the streets of Hanoi on a behind-the-scenes food tour to traditional eateries and celebrated Michelin-starred restaurants
  • Discover the eras of the Emperors in Hoa Lu as you venture to ornate edifices and palaces that cover the streets of the ancient capital
  • Witness the Trang An Landscape Complex by rowing a boat and gliding across the calm rivers to witness the limestone mountains
  • Traverse the luxuriant stretches of landscape that make up the Dong Van Karst UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geopark Plateau and Ma Pi Leng Pass en route to Heaven’s Gate
  • Traverse the expansive topography of Sapa and view sweeping vistas of the golden-terraced rice paddies for which the region is most famous
  • Cross the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay on a 5-star cruise liner that is bound for the secluded coves of Lan Ha Bay and kayak the gentle sea that is surrounded by imposing islands
  • Luxuriate on the pearl-white shores of Cat Ba Island’s premier beaches and encounter the vibrant sea life as you snorkel the colorful coral reefs

Detailed Description

Your immersion in Northern Vietnam will take off in exuberant fashion as you swoop down to the thriving capital of Hanoi. You will be swept away by the dazzling displays of cultural tradition and modern sophistication as you venture to pivotal landmarks such as Hanoi’s Old Quarter and the famous West Lake. These experiences, handcrafted for senior travelers, will shed light on the country’s fascinating heritage in addition to revealing the French-colonial influence that that is imbued in the architecture. Your journey will continue to the neighboring Hoa Lu city, which served as the capital of Vietnam during the reign of Emperors. You will then visit the enchanting temples, which were once palaces in which medieval dynasties flourished, before capturing images of the ornately carved edifices in their undamaged states.

Afterward, you will escape the frequented cities to the northernmost peaks of Ha Giang, which is a province of unspoiled beauty that boasts vistas of luscious jungles, limestone mountains, and golden-terraced rice paddies. You will then transfer along Ma Pi Leng Pass and witness the Don Van Karst UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geopark Plateau in all its majesty before setting off to Sapa, Lao Cai. Further exploration of these Northern highlands in Sapa will provide surreal images of the scenic settings as stretches of the luxuriant landscape are showcased in grand fashion. As you hike the terrain, the natural melody will provide a faultless soundtrack to your travels and envelope you in the untamed wilderness.

The final stops of your extensive tour through North Vietnam lie in the Gulf of Tonkin, and you will reach these marvelous, emerald waters by regal cruise liner. You will embark for the charming coves of Lan Ha Bay, where you will be met by towering limestone islands across the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay. Here, you may kayak the calm waters and snorkel alongside the vibrant sea life. Your tour will leave nothing to be desired as you delight in gourmet Vietnamese cuisine and remedy your bodies with world-class wellness treatments. Your cruise will lead you to Cat Ba Island, which is a jungle-covered paradise that is complete with pearl-white beaches and luxurious villas to suit your final days of extravagant relaxation. You will spend the remainder of your trip soaking up the sun in style before you return to Hanoi and depart the sprawling landscape of Northern Vietnam.

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Starting Price

$2,515 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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