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Tour Code: VNAD-19
Tour Route: Hanoi arrival - Mai Chau - Phu Yen - Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai - Than Uyen - Sapa - Bac Ha - Ha Giang - Dong Van - Bao Lac - Quang Hoa - Ban Gioc waterfalls - Ba Be lake - Vu Linh - Hanoi - Halong bay - Hanoi departure
Tour Duration: 19 days / 18 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture, Adventure
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Hanoi arrival
Day 02: Hanoi - Mai Chau
Day 03: Mai Chau - Phu Yen
Day 04: Phu Yen - Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai - Than Uyen
Day 05: Than Uyen - Sapa
Day 06: Sapa - Ta Van
Day 07: Sapa - Bac Ha
Day 08: Bac Ha - Ha Giang
Day 09: Ha Giang - Dong Van
Dau 10: Dong Van - Bao Lac
Day 11: Bao Lac - Quang Hoa
Day 12: Quang Hoa - Ban Gioc waterfall
Day 13: Quang Hoa - Ba Be lake
Day 14: Ba Be lake - Vu Linh
Day 15: Vu Linh - Hanoi
Day 16: Hanoi city tours
Day 17: Hanoi - Halong bay
Day 18: Halong bay - Hanoi
Day 19: Hanoi departure
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Pick up upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport, transfer to your hotel for check-in, free at leisure to explore the city. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: None
 
DAY 02: HANOI - MAI CHAU (160KM, 04 HOURS RIDING)
Once out of the Red River Delta, which brims with traditional farming activity, we pass through limestone monoliths and into foothills populated by Muong people. We head straight at the main range before breaching a high and beautiful forested pass, which descends into the hidden valley of Mai Chau where we spend the night with friends in a traditional Thai stilt house in a Thai village. Overnight in Mai Chau.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 03: MAI CHAU - PHU YEN (200KM, 06 HOURS RIDING)
Say goodbye to the family, we continue our trip to Phu Yen, a small lovely town inhabited by many ethnic villages around. Tonight, we stay in Phu Yen.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 04: PHU YEN - NGHIA LO - MU CANG CHAI - THAN UYEN (200KM, 07 HOURS RIDING)
We leave Phu Yen for Than Uyen with the first stop in Mu Cang Chai where you will have an opportunity to see one of the most amazing terraced rice fields and roadside ethnic markets. Continue on stunning road to Than Uyen where will stay in a guest house.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 05: THAN UYEN - SAPA (110KM, 06 HOURS RIDING)
Drive to Sa Pa, during your way, you will see many different ethnic villages of the Lao, Lu, Black Dao, Tien Dao, Day, Red H’mong before driving up to the highest pass in Vietnam-Hoang Lien Son. Stop over on top that called “Heaven Gate” for a wonderful view down to amazing valley and Fan Xi Pan the highest mount in Indochina (Roof of Vietnam). You also visit “Silver Waterfall”-the nicest one in the area before getting to Sapa. After the break, we drive to Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and Day people. The village itself is located at the bottom of picturesque Muong Hoa valley. Tonight, we stay overnight in the homestay with the locals.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 06: TA VAN - SAPA (10KM, 30 MINUTES RIDING)
After breakfast, we can ride a back to Sapa. Check in hotel and free day at leisure to rest and explore Sapa on your own. Overnight in Sapa.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 07: SAPA - BAC HA (120KM, 04 HOURS RIDING)
Today we ride toward Bac Ha and visit one of the below markets which are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes.  It is where minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. Market days:
Coc Ly - Tuesdays
Can Cau - Saturdays
Bac Ha - Sundays
Cao Son - Wednesdays. Tonight, we stay in Bac Ha.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 08: BAC HA - HA GIANG (200KM, 07 HOURS RIDING)
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. Overnight in Ha Giang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 09: HA GIANG - DONG VAN (145KM, 05 HOURS RIDING)
Today’s ride must be highlight of the trip as we will visit one of the most remote land in Vietnam where are special with many ethnic groups with 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 10: DONG VAN - BAO LAC (100KM, 03 HOURS RIDING)
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 the conquering the Ma Phi Leng pass. Upon arrival, check in and stay in a guesthouse in Bao Lac.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 11: BAO LAC - QUANG HOA (110KM, 04 HOURS RIDING)
Morning visit to the local market in Bao Lac before our trip to Quang Hoa, 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 12: QUANG HOA - BAN GIOC WATERFALL - QUANG HOA (14KM, 05 HOURS RIDING)
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 50m high falls hit the river. Back to Quang Uyen and visit Nguom Ngao cave. Stay a second night in Quang Uyen.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 13: QUANG HOA - BA BE LAKE (170KM, 05 HOURS RIDING)
Ride 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 14: BA BE LAKE - VU LONG (170KM, 05 HOURS RIDING)
After breakfast, we drive to Vu Linh village of the Dao people by 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. Tonight, we will stay in the homestay with our friend’s family. The welcome is exceptional with a lot of ricewine and laughter.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 15: VU LINH - HANOI (180KM, 06 HOURS RIDING)
It is hard to say goodbye to such friendly and kind family but we have to ride back to Hanoi today, and finish the unforgettable adventure. Upon arrival, check in hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 16: HANOI CITY TOURS
AM: Pick up at hotel. Drive to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where The Late President Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnams Independence on 2 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, the must-see monument in Hanoi. It is an ancient Buddhist pagoda, built in the early 11th century in the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, all construction supported by only one pillar, resembling a Buddhist lotus.Tran Quoc Pagoda. Quan Thanh Temple.
PM: After lunch, visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature - The first Imperal school in Vietnam) built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly. Enjoy the traditional water puppetry show. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 17: HANOI - HALONG BAY
Morning depart for Halong bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 18: HALONG BAY - HANOI
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 19: HANOI DEPARTURE
After breakfast at hotel, you are free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for your departure flight to your home. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion
Exclusion
  • Hotel accommodation on twin/double room sharing with daily breakfast
  • Homestay with local people
  • One night on deluxe junk on Halong bay
  • Private transportation with A/C on tour
  • Motobikes and helmets
  • Boat trip as in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English speaking guides
  • All meals listed in the itinerary
  • Mineral water per pax per day
  • Vietnam visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned
  • All international flights to and from Hanoi and airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tipping/gratuities for local guides
  • All optional programs
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
PRICE

Tour cost is upon your request !

You are interested in of this tour, please feel free to contact us at booking@asianatravel.com.vn or info@asianatravel.com.vn. One of our staffs will contact you within 24 hours when we receive your request.
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