Where should you go in 3 locations to Halong Bay, Sapa and Ha Giang this Fall?

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Want to find an ideal destination for yourself this fall? We would like recommend you these top places outside Hanoi that you can think of and plan a visit to in your Vietnam vacation

When you travel to Hanoi, it is interesting to explore its beauty-spots inside the city within a day or 2 day tour. However, you would like to stay away from the city’s noice & its busy traffic, you can extend your trip to other surrounding destinations of Hanoi city for your peaceful & relaxed moment in rural villages with their natural landscapes or for your exotic feeling in off-beaten-path travel routes with authentic travel experiences. This article compares the three most unique destinations in North Vietnam so you can choose the right destination for your trip.

1. Halong bay – the must-see place in Vietnam

Halong bay ( the new natural wonder of the world) is located in the northeastern area of Vietnam and in 3,5 hour car transfer to reach from Hanoi capital.Halong bay is famous for its natural setting of 3000 limestone islands & islets on the emerald sea water, with natural caves & beaches around.

What an impressive journey to view those islands in Halong bay, Bai Tu Long bay & Cat Ba island when you do your Halong bay cruises for a day tour, 2-3 day trip overnighting on the cruise! For exotic & less tourist travel routes, doing cruises to Bai Tu Long bay is a good choice you should plan to explore this attraction.

2. Sapa –the most impressive view of mountains & valleys.

Sapa is well-known for its stunning view of mountains, valleys & waterfalls, for its pleasant climate with cool weather due to its average height compared with the sea level ( 2000 metters), for its rich cultures of local ethnics living around the region. You can choose a Sapa tour from Hanoi by a night train or car transfer from Hanoi, that offer you different options with villages to explore by trekking, biking or homestaying in local villages that you like.

Travelling to Sapa is quite convenient now.To experience Vietnamese trains, you can easily book a overnight train tickets with soft sleeper berths to Lao Cai from Hanoi, then bus transfer to Sapa. For faster & nicer view of the region, you can get a shared-bus ticket ( daily departure) or a private car hire with driver to Sapa from Hanoi city. In addition, It is said that a perfect combination of all trips Halong&Sapa package is always the perfect choice for visitors.

3. Ha Giang - the most remote province with magnificent landscapes in northern Vietnam

Ha Giang is a remote & up-northern province of Vietnam, near China border.It is  a less touristic & off-beaten- track travel route that you could think of.It is not a popular travel destination for tourists due to its far location from Hanoi and its small & winding roads to get there. However, it could be your smart choice to do trips to Ha Giang from Hanoi for magnificent landscapes of deep valleys & mountains, specially in Dong Van, Meo Vac, Hoang Su Phi area. You can connect your travel routes to Ba Be lake & Ban Gioc waterfall, then pay your interesting visit to Ha Giang area in 5- 6 day tours from Hanoi.

Those are places to visit outside Hanoi that you can think of and plan your journey to explore depending on your available time and your travel interest.In need of local travel support with useful consultancy and travel services ( tour packages, private car rental with driver, tourguide…), feel free to drop us an email to vietnamtypicaltour@gmail.com with your travel request, our travel consultants will soon reply you back and assist you with travel need. We wish you an enjoyable trip in Vietnam.

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