Spirit of Northeast Vietnam Adventure 7 Days
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Itinerary

This tour offers amazing adventures of Vietnam’s stunning northeast. Over seven days you will trek through the mountains, valleys and rice terraces surrounding Ha Giang, interacting with local ethnic minorities, drive through some of Vietnam’s most rugged territory and visit the magnificent Ban Gioc Waterfall that lies on both Vietnam and China. The trip ends up in the verdant karst mountains with a relaxing boat trip at Ba Be Lake- the biggest freshwater lake in Vietnam.

  • Immerse yourself in the most spectacular landscape of the final frontier in northern Vietnam
  • Experience the thrilling feeling when driving through most perilous route in Vietnam
  • Interact closely with varied ethnicity tribes and to learn from their daily life
  • Stay close to eco nature and the tranquility of mountain area has to offer
  • Admire the biggest waterfall in Vietnam as well as visit one of the most spectacular grottoes of Vietnam- Nguom Ngao Cave
  • Cruise along Ba Be Lake with alluring landscape
  • Spend a home-stay night with the hospitable host family

Day 01: Hanoi - Ha Giang

Pick up at your hotel after breakfast, we say good bye to the bustling Hanoi and venture our way to the very Northern tip of Vietnam – Ha Giang. We stop en-route for photo shooting at times, when passing through many of the magnificent views along the way. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant and continue our drive further till Ha Giang arrival. Check into your accommodation and overnight in Ha Giang.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Lunch and Dinner


Day 02: Ha Giang - Quan Ba - Dong Van

After simple breakfast, take a short trek along the beautiful village of Phuong Do to Thon Tha. Then continue to feasting your eyes with splendid views along the ride until we get to Quan Ba, home to Dao and Tay minorities, seasonal farmlands and verdant hillocks. We will do some hiking to green and dirt track to walk to some village and to discover their daily life. Also, a stop will be made to hike up the Heaven Gate, from here you can have a wonderful photo to the Fairy Mountain. After lunch, we will keep our way to Dong Van, a beautiful town surrounded by its limestone rock formation. On the way, make a visit to the astonishing Palace of the H’mong King. You will uncover the fortress which was built by a local chief, Vuong Chin Duc whose son later on become good friend with Uncle Ho. Arrive Dong Van in the late afternoon. Overnight at a hotel in Dong Van.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 2 Ha Giang

Day 03: Dong Van - Meo Vac

If today is fall in Sunday then your day will start with a visit to Dong Van Market where you can see the local people stocking up before heading back to their eagle’s nest towns high in the mountains. Otherwise, the day will begin with climbing up the pass to the French Fortress of Pu Lo which was built in 1890 and evacuated in 1945. From here you can enjoy spectacular views of the entire region. Continue our trek through remote and beautiful countryside of Dong Van where we pass through some villages along the beaten tracks used by the locals and for the locals. Stop at a restaurant for lunch before moving to the well-known mountain pass of Ma Pi Leng. This scenic journey up through rugged outcrops to the beautiful town of Meo Vac. Set amongst towering mountains, Meo Vac is home to some H’mong and Bo Y and Tay farming families. Overnight at hotel in Meo Vac.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 hagiang

Day 04: Meo Vac - Bao Lac - Cao Bang

After breakfast, do some trekking through the beautiful countryside of Meo Vac town. It is great chance to interact with local people and have some great photos with them. Next, rejoin your vehicle and descend toward to Bao Lac for visiting Black Lo Lo ethnic minority who still maintain their special traditional costume. The areas where those people live is considered as the most poorest areas of Vietnam as there is few infrastructure, terrible quality road and lack of running water and electricity. Continue the journey on the mountainous road from Bao Lac to Cao Bang. Overnight in Cao Bang.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Cao Bang

Day 05: Cao Bang - Ban Gióc - Nguom Ngao - Cao Bang

After driving down one of the most scenic roads in Vietnam, you will arrive at the magnificent Ban Gioc Waterfalls. The peaceful and poetic landscape along the way with many terraced rice paddies dotted with traditional house will keep you awake the whole long drive and non –stop for taking picture. Arrive Ban Gioc waterfall, the fourth largest waterfall in the world. After spending some time relaxing and taking nice photos, you have an opportunity to raft nearly the fall and feel the water blob wind to your face. Later on, visit one of the most spectacular grottoes in Vietnam, Nguom Ngao, which is made up of several kilometres of superbly-lit galleries and a huge 100 m caver. Drive back to Cao Bang for your overnight stay.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 Cao Bang

Day 06: Cao Bang - Ba Be Lake

About 150 km east of Cao Bang, we depart Cao Bang at 8 am and embark on a route up into mountain areas onwards to Ba Be Lake National Park. This is one of the largest natural lakes in Vietnam, home to many kinds of birds, scenic valleys, towering rocky outcrops, underground river tributaries, and a gigantic cave. All of the villages in the park are not necessarily ethnic Tay. Those located high up on the slopes are inhabited by Green H’mong and Red Dao hilltribal people. Following a relaxing boat trip and a hike along the riverfront, we stay overnight with a Tay family in a traditional house.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spirit of Northeast Vietnam 7 days

Day 07: Ba Be Lake - Hanoi

After breakfast, take a bike cycling through the scenic road of the village then end up visiting Hua Ma Cave, the biggest dry cave in Northeast Vietnam. Leave your bike then transfer back to Hanoi. Lunch will served on a local restaurant before arriving back to Hanoi around 17.00.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 Hanoi

Pricing

 

Category Price valid from now till 31st December 2018 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single supplement
Superior $879 $683 $554 $479 $96
Deluxe $978 $780 $651 $576 $193

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Cities Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe
Ha Giang Homestay – Shared traditional stilt house (shared bathroom) Truong Xuan Resort
Deluxe Room
Dong Van Hoa Cuong Dong Van
Superior room
Hoa Cuong Dong Van
VIP room
Meo Vac Hoa Cuong Meo Vac
Superior room
Hoa Cuong Meo Vac
VIP room
Cao Bang Sunny Hotel
Deluxe room
Sunny Hotel
VIP room
Ba Be Homestay – Shared traditional stilt house (shared bathroom) Homestay – private standard room
(shared bathroom)

Include & Exclude

TRIP INCLUSIVE

  • Accommodation based on double/twin sharing room
  • Private transfer with air-conditioner van
  • Bottle of water and cold towel daily on the private van
  • Regional and experienced English speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees.

TRIP EXCLUSIVE

  • Travel insurances
  • Drink and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal tipping and gratuities
  • International flight ticket
  • Others not mentioned above
  • Early check in and late check out at the hotel

Note:

  • Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm

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