DURATION:16 DAYS / 15 NIGHTS
DEPARTURE: Year around
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Day 1: Arrival Hanoi (D)
Arrival in Hanoi. Welcome from the IET guide and transfer to your hotel. Free time to rest and get acquainted with the town. Welcome diner. Hanoi by night with a cyclo-pousse tour.
Diner included. Night at the hotel: 3 Star Hotel 3*
Day 2: Hanoi – Vu Linh (B/L/D)
Morning departure for the province of Yen Bai. After around 60 km, superb road snaking between majestic lime peaks and the rice fields. Breakfast, lunch, and diner included.
La Vie Vu Linh House on Stilt
Day 3: Vu Linh (B/L/D)
Breakfast alongside the lake, then boat ride on the lake covered with hundreds of small islands shaped like upside-down bowls. Small tour of the local market before lunch. In the afternoon, walking, bicycling, cooking class, fishing, swimming, or, why not, learning how to row with your feet.
Diner and night at La Vie Vu Linh House on Stilt.
Day 4: Vu Linh – Pan Hou (B/L/D)
En route for Hoang Su Phi on a very beautiful countryside road. Arrival at the Tay ethnic tribe’s village of Pan Hou and check in our eco-lodge. Trekking, massage, herbal bath, etc. up to you to decide! Night in the eco-lodge bungalows. Breakfast, lunch and diner included: PanHou Resort 3*
Day 5: Pan Hou (B/L/D)
Trekking day in the surrounding mountains, from terraced rice fields to Tay villages. Night in eco-lodge bungalows. Breakfast, lunch, and diner included: PanHou Resort 3*
Day 6: Pan Hou – Ha Giang (B/L)
After breakfast, visit of the local market, meeting place of all the region’s mountain tribes. Road to Ha Giang Province, at the border with China, famous for its wild preserved scenery. Night at the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included: Truong Xuan Resort 3*
Day 7: Ha Giang – Meo Vac (B/L)
Today, we drive on one of the most beautiful roads in Vietnam. Breathtaking scenery, end-of-the world atmosphere. Mountain slope road overlooking magnificent terraced rice fields, followed by a forest of lime peaks where Nature seems to have become insane and petrified for eternity in its delirium. Night at the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included: Hoa Cuong Hotel 3*
Day 8: Meo Vac – Bao Lac (B/L)
Discovery of Dong Van extraordinary weekly market Dong Van (Sunday). Mountain trekking to some villages: Duc Tai Guest House.
Day 9: Bao Lac – Ba Be (B/L/D)
We cross the Lolo territory on a winding, wild, gorgeous to reach the one of the San Chi, H’Mong, and Dao, and arrive in the afternoon among the Black Tay, on Ba Be Lake, encircled by an extraordinary jungle. Night along side the lake in a stilted local home. Breakfast, lunch and diner included: Home Stay.
Day 10: Ba Be (B/L/D)
We start our day of discovery of that magnificent national park with a boat ride to the Dau Dang Waterfalls. Lunch at Mr. Hien, a highly colorful man and a cook reputed in the entire region. Then trekking in the surrounding mountains covered with jungle and inhabited by Tay, H’mong, and Dzao. Diner and night in our friends’ lake house. Breakfast, lunch, and diner included: Home Stay.
Day 11: Ba Be – Hanoi (B/L)
Small tour of the local market, then, road to Hanoi. Lunch on the way and visit of the Thai Nguyen Ethnographic Museum. Early evening arrival. Breakfast and lunch included:
3 Star Hotel.
Day 12: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D)
Morning departure to Halong Bay. Infinite rice fields and the daily life of the Red River hamlets enlighten our trip before our arrival at the bay around twelve noon. Checking on our junk boat for a fairy tale cruise on the jade checkerboard. Sumptuous seafood on board. Night in a boat private cabin. Breakfast, lunch and diner included: 3 Star Junk.
Day 13: Halong Bay – Trang An (B/L)
Breakfast in the middle of the City of Lime Palaces enrobed in a morning mist. We continue our cruise of the mirrored waters. Return to the pier around 11AM, road to the fabulous site of Trang An via Thai Binh and Nam Dinh. In the province of Thai Binh, we visit a Keo pagoda, the imposing wooden architecture of which emerges in the middle of a magnificent village. End-of-the-afternoon arrival. Night at the hotel. Breakfast and lunch included: Tam Coc Rice Fields Resort 3*
Day 14: Trang An – Hanoi (B/L)
We board a small sampan to explore the recently discovered site of Trang An, an “Halong Bay on the Ground”. Instead of the emerald green waters of the bay, it is the green of the rice fields which dominates. One of those sites where Nature seems to have become insane and petrified for eternity in its delirium. Boat ride amidst the lime rocks. Visit of Bai Dinh Pagoda in the village of Van Long. Stroll on an ox cart. Return to Hanoi to discover the pagodas disseminated in the countryside. Then boat discovery of the Kenh Ga floating village. Night at the hotel. Breakfast included: 3-Star Hotel.
Day 15: Visit of Hanoi (B/L)
Thorough discovery of the capital of Vietnam. We start with the Small Lake or “Lake of the Reconstituted Sword of the Giant Turtle”; then, visit of the Temple of Literature, Tran Quoc Pagoda, and Quan Thanh Temple. In the afternoon, visit of the extraordinary Museum of Ethnography. Hanoi by night in a cyclo-pousse. Night at the hotel. Breakfast an lunch included: 3 Star Hotel.
Day 16: Hanoi Departure (B)
Free time until your transfer to the airport. Take advantage for the last time of Hanoi’s atmosphere, its small street shops, a good little soup, and goodbye Hanoi!
QUOTATION : US$ per pax
- Pick up & drop off at hotels at the tour places
- Accommodation based on twin sharing at places as indicated in program
- Food as mentioned in the itinerary (B- breakfast, L- lunch, D- dinner)
- All transfers and transportation
- All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
- Professional English speaking tour guide at places
- Purified water & wet towel
- Private car and driver
- International flights
- International departure tax
- No accommodation in Hanoi
- Visas and visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Pre and post trip accommodation in Hanoi
- Tips and gratuities
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