Our 10 day tour of the north- west region of Vietnam begins in Hanoi when you take the road north to Ba-Be National Park, along the way stopping to view a museum that will inform clients of the different minority people you will come across on this tour, including their customs and culture. Enjoy lunch then cruise on the Nang River and discover a large cave. After alighting from the cruise, spend the night in a home-stay situation with a host family. Take a trek in the park and meet some local villagers, then return for a second night with your host family. Meander your way through markets and villages and interact with the minority people along the way, helping some with their daily chores. Head towards China in the north and be stunned by the beauty of the landscapes you travel past and through along the way. Spend your nights in hotels, guest houses and home-stays as you travel this area, off the beaten tracks of mass tourism. Before your return to Hanoi you will attend the largest market in the mountains of Vietnam, a truly colourful and enjoyable experience.