VIETNAM EASTERN MOUNTAIN DISCOVERY (VMN14)

TOUR DURATION: 7 Days / 6 Nights

DESTINATION: VietNam

The tour brings you to visit many different colorful minorrity groups in Vietnam. A deep interaction with them provides you a chance to understand their customs as well as some interesting habits which are considered to be the highlights of the tour.

 

Day 1 HANOI - BA BE (HOME STAY) (L-D)

In the morning, pick up at the hotel and drive to Ba Be Lake via Thai Nguyen and its tea plantations. Stop on the way to have lunch at a local restaurant.    
Arrive in Ba Be National Park  in the early afternoon, take a small boat to enjoy your cruise on one of the most beautiful lakes of Vietnam, surrouned by limes stone mountains, experience the fish men, daily life of local people working in the fields surround the lake. Continue the cruise through the Nang River then disembark to check in Home stay at Pac Ngoi village.
Overnight in a home-stay in Ba Be

 

Day 2 BA BE - HA GIANG (B-L-D)

After breakfast, take boat to Khau Cum, from there start trekking through small trails within Ba Be National park to visit some ethnic villages, such as Coc Toc village where Tay people live by fishing, beautiful Nam Dai village of Cash Dao people. Depart to Ha Giang by road and arrive Ha Giang in the afternoon, check in the home stay at Me Village, which is Thai minority Village in Ha Giang.

Overnight in Ha Giang. 

 

Day 3 HA GIANG (B-L-D)

After breakfast, spend a morning walk to visit Me Village and light trekking around village to visit local people, paddy-field.

Free afternoon at your leisure

Overnight in Ha Giang. 

Day 4 HAGIANG – YENMINH - DONG VAN (B-L-D)

After breakfast, depart for Dong Van via the mountainous roads and numerous valleys and through steep mountain passes, we can stop any time for visit of village on the way or taking beautiful landscape pictures.

In the afternoon, visit the Hmong King's Palace, which is a pecial architecture Palace built by Vuong Duc Chinh and Saphin Market.  Arrive Dong Van in the afternoon, check in hotel.

Overnight in Dong Van.

Date

Ha Giang ‘s Market

Minorities

5, 7, 17, 19, 29

Sa Phin

 

Saturday

Quyet Tien

 

 

 

Day 5 DONG VAN – MEOVAC- HAGIANG (B-L-D)

After breakfast, visit the local market in Dong Van. Continue by road to Pho Bang featuring ancient multi-level houses made of clay bricks with tiled roofs. If visiting Dong Van on a weekend, you can shop at an authentic mountain market where all sorts of products, including colorful traditional clothing can be purchased.

In the afternoon, drive back to Ha Giang. On the way, stop at Bo Y village and at the karst ridge of Binh Yen before arriving at Quan Ba. Enjoy the visit of Lung Tam H’mong village where people still weave traditionally. Arrive Ha Giang in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Ha Giang.

 

Day 6 HA GIANG – HOANG SU PHI – BAC HA (B-L-D)

After breakfast, depart for Hoang Su Phi (3 hour driver from Me Village), which is is well known for its beautiful terrace rice paddy fields beyond anywhere else in Vietnam. Taking your time, breathing in every breath you could take from this vast magnificence landscape when you can. Stop wherever you like for your photos.  

Lunch at local restaurant and continue to Bac Ha along river and pass by Coc Ly. Stop en route to visit Villages of Pathen group and sightseeing down valleys with minority village. Arrive Bac Ha in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Bac Ha. 

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Day 7 BAC HA – LAO CAI – SAPA – HANOI (B-L-D)

After breakfast, depart to the local ethnic markets where you will see members of different hill tribes, colourfully dressed, selling handicrafts and produce. Depending on the day, markets can be held in different regions.

In the afternoon, continue your short walk to a local village nearby and learn more about the daily life of the hill tribe communities as well as their living environment. Drive back to Hanoi and arrive Hanoi in the late afternoon.

Note: Visits to the minority markets may be switched, depending on the opening days of each market (See schedule below). It might be cold and wet in winter (October – Mar), please prepare jacket and good shoes for the walk. 

Date

Market

Minorities

Tuesday

Coc Ly

H' Mong, Tu Di, Ba Di

Tay, Nung Han

Wednesday

Sin Cheng

Cao Son

H' Mông, Nùng, Tày,

Thu Lao H' Mông

Phù Lá, Dao, Black Hán

Thursday

Lung Khau Nhin

H' Mong, Phu la, Dao

Saturday

Can Cau

Pha Long

Flower H' Mong,

Red and Black Hmong

Dzay, Tay

Sunday

Bac Ha

Muong Khuong

H' Mong, Tay (Bac Ha), Dao

Phu La, Nung (Muong Khuong)

 

End of our services

 
Our prices include:
  • Accommodation in a shared double or twin room at selected hotels.
  • Transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle as per program. Minivan for mountain area. 
  • Mineral water on vehicles and refreshing towels.
  • English speaking guide for the whole tour.
  • Entry fees for all sightseeing tours.
  • Private boat for cruise in Ba Be 
  • Sharing cabin on Junk in Halong double or Twin cabin.   
  • Meals as mentioned in the program: (B) for breakfast, (L) for lunch or (D) for dinner.
  • 1 FOC in half twin for group from 15 paying pax (15+ 1)
  • Government taxes currently in force (V.A.T.)

Our prices do not include:
  • Free visa to Vietnam for Scandinavian passport holder.
  • International flights and airport taxes.
  • Drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned.
 
 
Note:
  • Program is subject to change without prior notice due to airlines unexpected changes of schedule or flight cancellations.
  • We reserve the right to adjust the prices at any time in the event of an increase in fuel surcharges.
  • Visa to Cambodia and Laos available upon arrival at the airport with prior arrangement for authorisation letter. 

VIETNAM EASTERN MOUNTAIN DISCOVERY (VMN14), 7 Days / 6 Nights

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