Vietnam Northest Mountain

Vietnam

Walking, Local life, Sightseeing, Culture.

Vietnam Northest Mountain

From USD 898/person

SPIRIT

Discover spectacular landscapes of the Northeast in this Vietnam tour. Journey from Hanoi to Ha Giang and until Ba Be Lake. Ha Giang landscape is made up of sweeping valleys, karst formations, meandering rivers, dense forests and stilt houses with thatched roofs. Short drive along the Chinese border to Dong Van, the country’s northernmost point, via Ma Pi Leng pass which is known as ‘Heaven’s Pass’ Step back in time at the palace of a former H’mong King and see traces of Chinese influence in Pho Bang where the local houses reflect old Chinese style. Then making your way to the Chinese border town of Meo Vac where hosts an ancient bartering ethnic market which has remained the same for several hundreds of years. Finally Ba Be Lake, largest natural lake in Vietnam. During journey, unique opportunity to meet various ethnic minorities such as the White Dao, the Red Dao, the Tay,

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exclusive walking tour in Hanoi Old quarter with its small alleys
  • Drive along a spectacular mountain road
  • Hike along trails marked by stunning landscape
  • Explore the amazing Ha Giang “Global Geopark of Rock”
  • A boat trip on the Ba Be lake with the beautiful landscape
  • Overnight in homestay to explore hill tribal culture

INCLUDED AND NOT

Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle

YES

Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room

YES

Homestay

YES

Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)

YES

English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)

YES

Entrance fees for mentioned visits

YES

Cyclo or bicycle ride

YES

Vietnam visa approval letter

YES

Water and wipes on car or bus

YES

International flight to and from Vietnam

NOT

Travel insurance

NOT

Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program

NOT

Personal expenses

NOT

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PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Hanoi - Arrival

Welcomed on arrival at Noi Bai airport by Intimate Asia tour guide, and then you will be transferred by private vehicle to your hotel in town. Begin your discovery journey from Hanoi, our capital. Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 2 - Hanoi

Today, city tour of Hanoi includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the 11th Century Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university and then explore local life in Ancient Quarter by an exclusive walking tour. Water puppets show in this evening- a unique art of the Tonkin. Second night in Hanoi (B).

DAY 3 - Hanoi – Ha Giang

After breakfast, road to Ha Giang through a beautiful mountain road. Arrive Ha Giang in the afternoon, settle in a homestay at Me village, a hidden hamlet inhabited by Tay ethnic minority. Afternoon, walking or biking ride around the village to experience local people life in this valley with rice fields, vegetable gardens, small ponds, small houses surrounded by green scenery. Return to the homestay and you can take part in preparing dinner with the family. Overnight at a Tay house (B, L, D).

DAY 4 - Ha Giang – Dong Van

After breakfast, drive to Dong Van Rocky Plateau, situated at 1025m above the sea level and inhabited by H’mong and Tay ethnic groups. Before arrive in Dong Van, you will have a walk to visit Pho Bang, called by tourists “the town falling into oblivion” and home to the Hoa and H’Mong ethnic people. The locals keep to their laidback lifestyle in the clay houses decorated with a pair of couplets written in Chinese scripts with wishes of good luck and prosperity. Continue to visit the Palace of H’Mong King Vuong Chi Sinh built in 1914 and now a symbol of the glorious past of the H’Mong people. Overnight in Dong Van (B, L, D).

DAY 5 - Dong Van – Bao Lac

Morning, chance to visit Dong Van market (happens on Sunday only), then we departto Bao Lac via Meo Vac. A hike down to Meo Vac valley, a beautiful valley made of picturesque terraced rice fields, winding rivers and peaceful villages nestled at foot of the hills.We continue the journey to Bao Lac crossing the Ma Pi LengPass, admire an amazing picture with mountain shrouded in cloud and poetic NhoQue river winding off from a distance like a silk ribbon. A place where heaven and earth meet. Overnight in Bao Lac (B, L, D).

DAY 6 - Bao Lac – Ba Be

Morning transfer to Ba Be, a regional famous for its largest natural lake in Vietnam. Arrive in Ba Be in the afternoon; settle in a homestay at Tay village, walking around village and prepare dinner with local family. Overnight homestay in Ba Be (B, L, D).

DAY 7 - Ba Be

After breakfast, embark on 2 hour boat trip to visit the beautiful lake, the surrounding mountains are covered with lush vegetation, home to diverse flora and fauna. Then cruise towards the scenic Dau Dang waterfall and the mysterious Puong Grotto, inhabited by thousands of bats. Disembark and free time for strolling around the Tay village, mingle with local people and discover their daily life. Overnight homestay in Ba Be (B, L, D).

DAY 6 - Ba Be - Hanoi

Breakfast and say goodbye to local family, then drive back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon, check in your hotel and time to relax. Overnight in Hanoi (B, L)

DAY 6 - Hanoi - Departure

At leisure until transfer to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight home or to other extension. End of tour (B).

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ACCOMMODATION LIST

CITYHOTEL CATEGORY
Superior (3*)Deluxe (4*)Luxury (5*)
HanoiLA DOLCE VITASILK PATHSOFITEL METROPOLE
Ha GiangHOMESTAYHOMESTAYHOMESTAY
Dong VanROCKY PLATEAUROCKY PLATEAUROCKY PLATEAU
Bao LacTHUY DUONGTHUY DUONGTHUY DUONG
Ba BeHOMESTAYHOMESTAYHOMESTAY

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