Adventure 10 day package to Northeast Vietnam combined with Bac Ha, Sapa will lead travelers crossing the most splendid area where there are various challenges by limestone mountains ranges and home to sublime terraced paddy fields. Special for those who love green eco-travel, enjoy untouched areas and willing to face up with uncomfortable conditions and explore customs of the hill tribe people. Extremely attractive to picture-hunting travelers.
Day 1: Hanoi – Ha Giang (450km) (,L,D)
Leave Hanoi for Ha Giang with a stopover in Thai Nguyen city for visits to the Museum of Ethnology, then continue driving northward to Tuyen Quang province, visit the historical Tan Trao area then head up our ways to Ha Giang. Arrive in Ha Giang about 5.00 p.m. Dinner and sleep in town.)
Day 2: Ha Giang – Quan Ba(50km) (B,L,D)
Depart From Ha Giang to Quang Ba for enjoying the wonderful sightseeing of this vast limestone mountain range and perpendicular walls of rock, which brings one a feeling of adventure whilst being lost in a magic land, passing the Heaven Gate, meeting some minority people along the way, then onto Quan Ba town for our lunch. Afternoon, we spend time for some drive and walk to some ethnic villages near Quan Ba town, back to Quan Ba for dinner and overnight in town
Day 3: Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Meo Vac (100km) (B,L,D)
we will be hitting the Heaven – a more beautiful place, here we are surrounded by many rocks of all shapes and sizes, chances to see and even visit the traditional houses of the hill tribes here. After lunch at Yen Minh town, the scenic route climbs over a pass, and then we descend down to Meo Vac valley, a beautiful valley situated very close to Chinese border. Dinner and sleep in town of Meo Vac
Day 4: Meo Vac – Dong Van (50km) (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we take time to climb over the Ma Pi Leng Pass where we can see and enjoy a beautiful mountain ranges and the the Nho Que river – just amazing place to be!. We keep hitting the zigzag roads to Dong Van, visiting these remote areas, we will witness how hard the local people struggle with their environment for their survival and development. In the town we stay, we will get the chance to visit the ancient streets with old houses of the H’mong made of clay bricks and tile roofs, which was built in centuries ago. Dinner and sleep in town
Day 5: Dong Van – Yen Minh – Quan Ba (100 km) (B,L,D)
Depart from Dong Van to Quan Ba this day will make youritinerary a good pace, not in a rush. Today we will visit the infamous Vuong Palace, a H’mong family of high rank during French colonial rule – this palace attracts keen interest from architecturally minded visitors due to it mixed style of European and Chinese architecture. We then hit the road back to Quan Ba for overnight. Note: Quan Ba Sunday market is worth an arrangement!
Day 6: Quan Ba – Ha Giang – Hoang Su Phi (120km) (B,L,D)
Today we will go back to Ha Giang then depart for Bac Quang, the drive is just lovely and you will need to expect lots of meandering turns on our way to Hoang Sun Phi, stop at your own interest for meeting with the local people, landscape, and for photos. We will be in town of Hoang Sun Phi at about 4 p.m. Dinner and overnight in town.
Day 7: Bac Ha – your free day (160km) (B,L,D)
A longer drive on this day via Xin Man on the tortuous roads but with picturesque landscape of the Vietnam countryside and mountains, a meeting and talking to the local ethnic families will make a very impressive experience for us. The second half of this drive is easier but you have to be careful not to lose yourself in the dense woods. Arrive in town of Bac Ha (Lao Cai) about 5 p.m, dinner and sleep in town.
Day 8: Bac Ha – Sapa (B,L,D)
The morning will provide free time for you to explore Bac Ha, this is a small town built on a desolated highland plain NorthWest of Lao Cai, is well-known for the century-old colorful market of the real mountainous people including the Dzao and the Flower-H’Mong. Trekking 3 hours to Pho villages 14 h00 Leave Bac ha to Sapa , arrive at 17h00 , Check in hotel . Free time for discovery Sapa . All meals served in town and sleep in the same hotel.
Day 9: Sapa trekking & homestay (B,L,D)
Jeep ride along the rugged but spectacular road down hills from Sapa, we are dropped at the village of the Zay people – our trekking base, from here we will be trekking & hiking along the paddy fields, villages crossing streams, you will be
introduced to a different way of life as we enjoy the genuine hospitality of these hill tribe people, we end our trek today at a Tay village called Ban Ho, where we will stay with on of the family here – a truly satisfying day filled with insight and the unspoilt beauty of nature. (L,D)
Day 10: Sapa – Lao Cai- Ha Noi (B, L)(Night train)
After breakfast , do a short trek this morning before the jeep brings us back into town of Sapa. Your full afternoon free in town for relaxing, shopping…Our driver will then say goodbye to you after bringing you to the train station of Lao Cai, we depart at 8.50 p.m on a AC soft sleeper class to Hanoi – a sound & safe train journey will be arriving to Hanoi at 5.00 a.m. Tour ends at Hanoi station
Rates in US$ per person, inclusive of taxes
• Land cruiser and driver, boat trip for 6 hours on Bake Lake
• English/French speaking guide, admissions, entrance fees, permissions
• Lao Cai – Hanoi train ticket ( soft sleeper , cabin of 4 people)
• Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast, meals as dedicated in the itinerary
• Visa arrangement, Insurance, emergency transfers
• Gratuities, tips, personal expenses, drinks and beverages, things not mentioned