Exclusive North Vietnam adventure 14 days

(Tour code: VK805)

Hanoi - Ba Be - Cao Bang - Ban Gioc - Cao Bang - Ha Giang - Meo Vac - Dong Van - Lung Cu - Ha Giang - Bac Ha - Sapa - Lai Chau - Dien Bien Phu - Son La - Mai Chau - Hanoi

This adventure 14 days package, to discover almost the remote mountainous areas in the North Vietnam, will lead travelers crossing the most splendid area where there are various challenges by limestone mountains ranges and home to sublime terraced paddy fields. Special for those who love green Eco-travel, enjoy untouched areas and explore customs of the hill tribe people. Extremely attractive to picture-hunting travelers.

Itinerary

Day 1 (L,D): Hanoi - Ba Be lake and national park.
Tour guide & Driver pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Ba Be lake (250km). On the way, stop over for visiting villages of Tay people. Arrive in Ba Be.
Homestay with local people in Pac Ngoi village( on the side of Ba Be lake).

Day 2 (B,L,D): Boat trip to see Ba Be lake - Drive to Cao Bang
Ba Be Lake, surrounded by rugged limestone mountains, is Vietnam's only natural mountain lake. This important Eco-system is well known for over 330 species of butterflies! Have breakfast with your Tay hosts before exploring the lake with lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains. Reach the end of the lake and trek to Dau Dang Waterfall, back to the boat harbor. The car will pick up for heading north through the mountains to the city of Cao Bang.
Overnight in a hotel in Cao Bang.

Day 3 (B,L,D): Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfall - Cao Bang
Take a scenic day trip north of Cao Bang to the beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Chinese border. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The unique landscape includes limestone karst formations soaring from the verdant rice paddies of Tay, H'Mong and Dzao ethnic minority groups. On the way back to Cao Bang, explore the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cavern to discover its brilliant stalactites.
Overnight in the hotel in Cao Bang.

Day 4 (B,L,D): Cao Bang - Ha Giang
Depart for Ha Giang (300km). On the way, stop over for taking photos, visit village minority of Lo Lo and San Riu. Arrive in Ha Giang, check in hotel. At leisure personal pursuit.
Overnight in Ha Giang.

Day 5 (B,L,D): Ha Giang - Meo Vac - Dong Van
After breakfast, We'll drive up to the highland of Ha Giang province. You will stop in Quan Ba District to visit the Bo Y minority village, this area is wonderful weather around year, then process passing Sky gate where you can visit sky, Fairy Mountain, hand weaving village. Break in Yen Minh town. Continues to Meo Vac town, visit Dao minority house and we have chance to view Nho Que river with Ma Pileng pass. Arrive Dong Van District. Overnight in Dong Van.

Day 6 (B,L,D): Dong Van - Lung Cu - Ha Giang
Today, you'll visit the ancient houses in town, departure for Lo Lo minority village, trekking to Flag tower on the top of Lung Cu mountain about 1km, view the valley from the top. After that we go to Sa Phin village to visit former H'mong King palace, on the way we can stop to visit Lung Tao a small village. Drive back to Ha Giang. Overnight in hotel in Ha Giang.

Day 7 (B,L,D): Ha Giang - Bac Ha
A drive on this day via Viet Quang and Pho Rang on the tortuous roads but with picturesque landscape of the Vietnam countryside and mountains. Arrive in Bac Ha (Lao Cai) in the afternoon, dinner and sleep in town.

Day 8 (B,L,): Bac Ha market - Sapa
In the morning you'll see one of the most colorful market of the hilltribe people in Bac Ha. Lunch in town and trekking to Ban Pho village. At 3:00pm leave Bac Ha for Sapa. Arrive Sapa at around 5pm. Check in hotel and free time to see Sapa town.

Day 9 (B,L,D): Sapa trekking - Homestay
After breakfast, you'll walk down through the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van. The trekking route offers some challenge as you balance on the rice terraces and a small trail on the steep mountainside. The vegetation is dense as the trail leads up to a peaceful village perched on the Hoang Lien mountainside, relax by a local stream for a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at a homestay in Ta Van villages.

Day 10 (B,L,D): Sapa - Lai Chau
Trekking to Giang Ta Chai village Red Dzao people, Waterfall, Bridge Rattan. Then transfer to Lai Chau. On the way, stop over for visiting Silver Chute, Heaven Gate and taking photos and then get down pass (7 - 10km). Continue to Lai Chau, stop over for visiting White H’Mong. Arrive in Lai Chau. Check in hotel. Overnight in Lai Chau.

Day 11 (B,L,D): Lai Chau - Dien Bien Phu
Leave Lai Chau for Bien Bien (100km), visit village minority (Red H’Mong) on the way. Arrive in Dien Bien, visit Dien Bien Phu museum, Colonel Christian de Castries, Muong Thanh airport, Hill A1, Black Thai village. Have dinner and then free time for relax. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.

Day 12 (B,L,D): Dien Bien Phu - Son La
Transfer to Son La (170km). On the way visit villages, suspension bridge, take photos. Stop over at Pha Din Pass, then get down Pass (7 - 10 km). Arrive in Son La. Check in hotel. Visit Museum and Prison Son La. Overnight in Son La.

Day 13 (B,L,D): Son La - Mai Chau
After breakfast, depart for Mai Chau (185km). Visit village of Black Thai where explore their culture and daily life and take photos. Then explore the hill of tea at the Moc Chau Plateau. After lunch in Moc Chau, continue on to Mai Chau. Arrive in Mai Chau, check in house on stilts of White Thai at Lac village. Then explore the daily life of minority. Have dinner at local house. In the evening, enjoy folk show. Overnight at a homestay in Lac village.

Day 14 (B,L,): Mai Chau - Hanoi
Trekking around valley Mai Chau visit Nhot village and Na Pho (White Thai). After lunch in Lac village, transfer back to Hanoi.


Includes:
- Transportation
- Hotels and homestays
- Sightseeing tickets
- English speaking Tour guide
- Meals as indicated (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).

Excludes:
- All airfares and Visa  arrangements
- Personal expenses (drinks, extra services and tips)

Note: To see Bac Ha Sunday market, we recommend you to start your trip on Sunday.

Price: Private tour
Group size (person)23456 upper
Price (USD)/person15501500145014001350

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