The great adventure and discovery tour designed to explore the little – known and visited areas in the mountains of the north Vietnam. Beautiful landscapes, many different ethnic minority groups and their unique culture are the highlights of this unforgettable trip!
- Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
- Day 2: Hanoi – Vu Linh(B,L,D)
- Day 3: Vu Linh – Bac Ha Market(B,L,D)
- Day 4: Bac Ha – Ha Giang(B,L,D)
- Day 5: Ha Giang – Dong Van(B,L)
- Day 6: Dong Van – Bao Lac(B,L,D)
- Day 7: Bao Lac – Quang Uyen(B,L,D)
- Day 8: Quang Uyen – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Quang Uyen(B,L,D)
- Day 9: Quang Hoa – Ba Be Lake(B,L)
- Day 10: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi(B,L)
- Day 11: Hanoi Leisure(B)
- Day 12: Hanoi – Halong Cruise(B,L,D)
- Day 13: Halong Cruise – Hanoi(B,L)
- Day 14: Halong Departure(B)
DAY 1: HANOI-ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Noi Bai international Airport via flight PM …, you will be met driver of Xuan Son travel and transferred to your hotel for check in. Hanoi is a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure after a long route flight. . Stay overnight in Hanoi Hotel.
DAY 2: HA NOI- THAC BA LAKE- VU LINH ( 180 KM)
After breakfast, we start our beautifull Vietnam tour to Thac Ba Lake which has an area of 23,400 ha and 1,331 islands and hills with diverse ecological environments. The water in the lake is blue and clear, and imprinted with the reflections of the surrounding ancient forest. On arrival to Vu Linh ethnic village of Dao minority by the side of the lake, it is your time to do leisure walk to explore this beautiful village and people life. Tonight, the welcome is exceptional with a lot of local rice-wine from the hosts is surely one of the highlights of the trip. Overnight in homestay.
DAY3: VU LINH- BAC HA MARKET ( 180 KM)
Beautiful drive today along Thac Ba lake, during your way, you will have chances to visit many roadside ethnic villages and markets. Continue to Bac Ha for overnight in a guesthouse.
DAY 4: BAC HA – HA GIANG (200KM)
This morning, visit lively and colorfull market in Bac Ha before we contimue our trip to Ha Giang via Xin Ma and Hoang Su Phi. The road is very beautiful with many curves, the high mountains are amazing and dotted with villages and terraces of rice and corn. Overnight in Ha Giang.
DAY 5: HA GIANG – DONG VAN
Today must be highlights of the trip as we will visit one of the most remote land in Vietnam, great choice for any Vietnam adventure tours where special with many ethnic groups and their unique cultures and imposing mountains – the “Heaven Gate” in Quan Ba, Rock Plateau and the Vuong palace in Dong Van. Tonight, we stay in a hotel.
DAY 6: DONG VAN- BAO LAC
After the breakfast, let spend your time to visit Dong Van old street and if it falls on Sunday, you will have great opportunity to visit the weekly maket of Dong Van where gathers many ethnic groups and their local products. The market is like a festival for the local to enjoy the time with friends, talking, drinking…Continue to Bao Lac via Meo Vac and the highlight will be when conquering the Ma Phi Leng pass. Upon arrival, check in and stay in a guesthouse in Bao Lac.
DAY 7: BAO LAC- QUANG UYEN
Morning visit to the local market in Bao Lac before our trip to Quang Uyen, a far north district of Cao Bang province where owns its beautiful landscape and home to many ethnic groups. Tonight, we stay in the homestay of a Nung family.
DAY 8: QUANG UYEN- BAN GIOC WATERFALL – QUANG UYEN
Having obtained permission from the border police, we make our way through spectacular scenery to Vietnam’s most impressive waterfalls. Weather permitting we can swim right up to where the 50 m high falls hit the river. Back to Quang Uyen and visit Nguom Ngao cave. Stay a second night in Quong Uyen.
DAY 9: QUANG HOA- BA BE LAKE
Drive from Quang Uyen to Babe lake & national park where the landscape is amazing and the homestay is another unique experience. Upon your arrival, you are free at leisure to do the boat trip (own expense) or walk to explore the village of the Tay people. Overnight in homestay of a Tay family.
DAY 10: BA BE- HANOI
It is hard to say goodbye to such a friendly and kind family but we have to drive back to Hanoi today and finish the unforgettable Vietnam adventure holiday. Upon arrival, check in hotel. Stay overnight in Hanoi
DAY 11: HANOI LEISURE
Free day at leisure for spending your own time to visit Hanoi.
DAY 12: HANOI- HA LONG CRUISE – HON GAI HARBOUR – BAI TU LONG- THIEN CANH SON CAVE
07.40 – 08.00 : Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi by shuttle bus or private bus/car
12.00 – 12.30 : Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.
12.30 – 13.00 : Check-in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing.
13.30 – 15.00 : Have lunch while cruising to magnificent BaiTu Long Bay; admire the fascinating formations on the way.
15.15 – 15.40 : Explore the well- hidden ThienCanh Son Cave.
15.45 – 18:00 : Enjoy relaxing on a white sandy beach at Hon CoIsland, swimming or kayaking.
18:00 – 19.00 : Back to junk for refreshing before having dinner on board.
20.00 – 21.00 : Relax, enjoy fresh air & overnight on board.
DAY 13: VUNG VIENG FISHING VILLAGE – HON GAI HARBOUR
07.30 – 08.00 : Morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
08.30 – 09.30 : Visit VungVieng fishing village by a rustic row-boat, meet the local peopleand pass through the floating school and fish farms.
10.00 : Check out of the cabin. Start cruising towards the harbor while an A la carte lunch is served.
11.45 – 12.00 : Disembark. Drive to Yen Duc village in Dong Trieu province.
14.00 – 14.30 : Enjoy water puppet show performed by local artists.
14.45 – 17.30 : Arrive in Hanoi. Free for walk to visit Hanoi old quarter. Stay overnight in Hanoi..
DAY 14: HA NOI DEPARTURE
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam Holiday until our private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for traveling with us.
• Private English speaking guide
• Accommodation based on twin sharing with daily breakfast
• Transfers & transport by private vehicle.
• Halong cruise 2 days/ 1 night
• All entrance fees
• Meals as indicated (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
• Water & cool towels
• Government taxes & service charge
Trip doesn’t include:
• International flights
• Vietnam visa stamp fee (45 USD per person )
• Early check in/ late check out
• Travel insurance
• Admission fees during free time
• Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
• Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
• Tips and gratuities
Note: We can arrange additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not match your expectations
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability. All tour guides of Xuan Son travel are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.
We pick hotels for you based on:
Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.
5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.
Private Tour Guide
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.
If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.
Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.
Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.
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