North Vietnam for adventure

Code VN-NOR-01
Destination Hanoi Ha Giang Dong Van Ma Pi Leng Pass Sapa
Category Adventure
Duration 7 days 6 nights
Depart time 8:30

Dates & Prices

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Hanoi City Tour in brief
Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Hanoi City Tour in brief

Welcome to Hanoi: Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your guide and driver will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon, take a walk around the center, visiting some of Hanoi’s main attractions: the Opera House, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. In the evening enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture – followed by a welcome dinner at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 2: Hanoi – Ha Giang
Day 2: Hanoi – Ha Giang

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Ha Giang via Tuyen Quang province. Arrive in Ha Giang in the early afternoon and check in the hotel. Then take a short walk around the city or take a soft trek to some Tay villages in Ha Giang city. Have dinner and overnight hotel in Ha Giang.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Giang

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yen Minh – Dong Van

After breakfast, you will take a drive to Dong Van Karst Plateau. On the way, you will have a chance to see a beauty of Pac Sum pass, Heaven Gate, Fairy Mountain in Quan Ba, looking down the Tam Son town from above. Stop at Yen Minh for lunch then continue driving to an old famous house Pao’s House. Then visit the residence of the Vuong family (Palace of Hmong King). And continue taking a drive to Dong Van town. Visit ancient houses, departure for Lo Lo minority village, trekking to Flag tower on the top of Lung Cu mountain about 1km, view ancient valley from the top.
Have dinner and overnight at Rocky Plateau Hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Van

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Dong Van

After breakfast, we visit the Dong Van Old quarter, lined with houses of one or two hundred years old, enjoy more of the ancient atmosphere of Dong Van
The rest of the day is through remote and beautiful countryside of Dong Van where we pass through several villages along tracks used by the local people.
We are rewarded with a brilliant backdrop of picturesque valleys covered in rice paddies. The H’mong and Hoa people, who are the local ethnic minorities, exhibit their friendliness through their colorful clothing and warm hospitality.
Later we return to the same hotel in Dong Van.
Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Van

Day 5: Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Meo Vac – Ha Giang
Day 5: Dong Van – Ma Pi Leng Pass – Meo Vac – Ha Giang

After breakfast, start a trip back to Ha Giang town on another way. The van will stop at Ma Pi Leng Pass* for taking photos – the deepest valley in Vietnam as well as in South East Asia. Visit Meo Vac market and come back to Ha Giang via Bao Lam, Bao Lac and Bac Me. Stop for lunch on the way and arrive in Ha Giang in the late afternoon. Check in the hotel and you are free at leisure to explore the town or recover your health for the next day.
* Ma Pi Leng Pass is one of the four most beautiful passes in Vietnam, ranked number 4. Others are O Quy Ho Pass (Sapa – Laocai), Khau Pha Pass (Yen Bai) and Pha Din (Dien Bien)
Accommodation: Hotel in Ha Giang

Day 6: Ha Giang - Bac Ha

Today you will drive to Bac Ha, the capital of the region of the Flower Hmong, a relaxed base to explore the northern highlands and hill-tribe villages. Have lunch on the way. Arrive in Bac Ha, check in hotel and you are free to explore the town on your own interests. This is a long drive from Ha Giang to Sapa (about 6 - 7 hours on over 230km mountainous road), though there’s no time to get bored as the scenery is truly breathtaking.
Accommodation: Hotel in Bac Ha

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Bac Ha – Sapa – Visit Hill Tribe Village

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before setting out on a full day’s trek to explore Sapa’s cultural diversity and haunting natural beauty. Take a guided hike through yawning valleys decorated with terraced rice fields and pass through remote hill tribe villages. You have three trekking options to choose from: Soft trek (~ 3 km), medium trek (~ 6km) and long trek (~ 12km). Trekking is an excellent way to explore the daily life and familiarize yourself with the cultures of the H’mong, Dzao and Dzay people who populate the region. Have lunch at a hill tribe village then explore the village by our own. Having dinner with a local family and enjoying a homestay in their long house.
Accommodation: Homestay in Ta Van

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Sapa – Hanoi

After breakfast at homestay, your driver will transfer you back to Sapa Town. Your driver will  take you back to Noi Bai airport of Hanoi for your departure flight home (20:45).

Good bye & Safe travels!

Departure: Every Saturday
Destination:  Hanoi, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Bac Ha, Sapa

Includes:
- Accommodations
- Breakfast & meals per mentioned in the itinerary
- Private transportation as the itinerary
- Professional English-speaking guide
- Snacks, Water & First Aid
- All entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions. 

Excludes:
- Travel insurance
- Vietnam Visas
- Gratuities for tour guides/ drivers
- Beverages &other personal expenses