North Vietnam Adventure Tour
Hanoi - Sapa - Ha Giang - Ba Be
The Northern area of Vietnam is truly a hidden gem for tourists from all over the world to explore. In this trip, escape from your busy modern life and touring in the misty town of Sapa, cruising on the peaceful Ba Be Lake. It will also be a wonderful opportunity for you to witness the life and customs of Vietnamese ethnic groups and contemplate the breathtaking mountain views in this South East Asia country.
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Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, transfer to your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Check in the hotel and then rest for a while before a tour guide takes you on an exciting street food tour around Hanoi. Feel free to spend your time and immerse in the lovely night of the capital. Overnight at the hotel.
Start your day with a hearty meal in your hotel and relax in the tranquil morning in Hanoi. Afterward, you will start your trip around the city to visit numerous historical and cultural sites. First of all, head to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to witness the final resting place for the heroic leader of the country. Then, continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, an iconic Buddhism symbol of Vietnamese people. Finally, visit Hoa Lo Prison and witness the cruelty of war recreated by the museum.
Lunch in KOTO café and free at your leisure in the afternoon until be transferred to Hanoi station in the evening for an overnight train to Lao Cai - Sapa.
After about 9 hours, you will arrive in Lao Cai station. Have a breakfast at a local restaurant near the station and continue travel to Sapa. Begin with a walk on the hills, pass through vast terrace fields and watch the local working on their farms. Upon reaching Sapa town, time to enjoy the walking tour and visit the local market. Here, you can easily find a perfect present for your friend and family at home including handmade textiles.
Have lunch at a local restaurant.
Afterward, venture for a few hours to a hill tribe village called Cat Cat to learn more about the life of H’mong people. Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Sapa.
The morning will be yours to explore with an entirely different culture and customs of the local people. Feel free to talk to villagers to find out more about their life or capture the beauty of the countryside.
Say goodbye to Cat Cat Village and transfer to Ta Phin Village. This is the home for Red Dao people and contains some of unique traits to discover. Chat with the local and contemplate their everyday life or relax in the middle of the mountainous area.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Dinner on your own and overnight in your hotel.
Take a long bus ride for 7 hours to Ha Giang, another wonderful mountainous area in Northern Vietnam. Surrounded by nature, you will be offered with a great number of chances to capture the spectacular landscape in the region. Firstly, a tour guide will take you to a local market presenting a good selection of handmade products and then continue toward the local museum and Cuom Village to contemplate the traditional clothes in Ha Giang. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the evening, spend time at your leisure. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
If you still want to explore every bit of Ha Giang province, today will be your last chance. Head to Minh Tao Market and take a short walk to Nam Luong Village. After that, you will hear the special Responsible Tourism project of Mrs. Mai and some stories about the project. Venture to Lung Tam textile village and Vuong Family Palace before arriving in Dong Van.
Time to become a local person as you visit the market and inspect the products like others. The next several hours will be a little tough, but you will encounter magnificent mountain scenes, large valleys and terrace fields. After enjoying the exciting trip, you can either return to your hotel to rest or explore some more to your heart's content.
Bao Loc is a small remote town and will be our main destination for this day. For hundreds of years, the town has become the home for Black Lo Lo ethnic group which has the special traditions as well as their unique bronze drums. Overnight in Bao Loc.
After breakfast, travel to Ba Be Lake for 4 hours for another exploration of Vietnam's nature. Ba Be Lake is considered to be the largest natural lake in the country and the habitat of hundred species. Situated in Ba Be National Park, you can also venture around to visit the gorgeous waterfalls and view rare fauna and flora up-close.
In the afternoon, return to your local house and spend time till the evening. The time during this period is yours to spend.
In the evening, enjoy a hearty meal with the host to ultimately try the local life and customs.
Bid farewell to our friendly host and transfer back to Hanoi. Today, you will be free to explore Hanoi or rest to depart in the next day. Hanoi still has many things to discover, from the interesting Hanoi Military Museum to the unforgettable cuisine. Dinner on your own and overnight in Hanoi.
Your wonderful trip has ended, time to depart from Hanoi. Transfer from your hotel to Noi Bai Airport, end of service.
List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.
|Budget||3 - Star||4 - Star||5 - Star|
|Hanoi||L'Heritage||Quoc Hoa||May De Ville Old Quarter||Apricot|
|Sapa||Sunny Moutain||Amazing Sapa||Victoria Sapa|
Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.
For children, please note:
+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)
+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults
+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults
+ Children from 12 years old: as adult
Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:
° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)
° Easter Holidays - from 11.Apr.2018 - 19.Apr.2018 – some 5-star hotels in Hoian will have surcharge for Easter Holidays
° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 13.Feb.2018 – 18.Feb.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking
- 11 day tour in Northern Vietnam
- 9 nights' accommodation at the hotel/ home stay and 1 night on shared cabin overnight train Hanoi - Lao Cai
- Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese cuisine with 25 meals included.
- All airport transfers
- English speaking guide
- Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
- VIETNAM VISA LETTER
- Service charges and government VAT tax
- International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam are approximately $700-$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
- Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
- Travel insurance
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