Northwest Vietnam Adventure Tour 10 Days

Hanoi - Ha Giang - Quan Ba - Dong Van - Hoang Su Phi - Bac Ha - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hanoi

  • 10 days 9 nights
  • Hanoi
  • Hanoi

Overview

Northwest Vietnam Adventure Tour 10 Days  with beautiful landscapes of mountains and colorful ethnic minority groups is one of interesting adventure tours in Indochina. It will be a great time for you to discover the spectacular Karst Plateau Geopark of Dong Van to Sapa with golden paddy terrace fields and green vegetable gardens. This tour includes beautiful landscapes of mountains, Typical cultures of ethnic minority groups,  local culinaries and an amazing Halong bay. 

Arrival/Departure Locations

  • Hanoi/ Hanoi

From

  • $0

Service Included

  • 3 star accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a private driver and an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Service of an English/ French speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

Service Excluded

  • International flights into and out Vietnam
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotel
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam Visa fee.

Tour highlights

  • Bus
  • Beach
  • Trekking
  • Car
  • Cruise
  • Mountain
  • Shows
  • Caves
  • Temple

Tour details

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival - City Tour

Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, your tourguide and drive will welcome you at the airport and tranfer you to the city center. Check in the hotel and relax. In the afternoon, take an oriental tour on foot to visit all main attractions in the French Quarter and the Old Quarter in Hanoi as the Opera House, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy the daily life of the people Hanoi in the old quarter. At night we will enjoy the famous water puppet show at Thang Long water puppet theatre by Hoan Kiem Lake - an unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.

Meals: None 
Accommodation:Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City - Ha Giang Province - Nam Dam Village

Breakfast and check out the hotel, We are ready for an amazing adventure tour through the north east of Vietnam. We will drive to Ha Giang province. Stop on the way for pictures and have a café break. Lunch at local restaurant.
Upon arrival Hagiang city, we will visit Thon Tha village – home to the Tay People. We continue to drive to Quan Ba , stop on the way to visit the pass Pac Sun, Heave Gate, Fairy Mountain providing the overview of Tam Son town and surrounding countryside.
Late afternoon we arrive Nam Dam village – home to the Red Dzao People. Check in homestay and relax. Spend time to visit the village.  Have dinner at the homestay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Accommodation: Homestay at Nam Dam village

Day 3: Nam Dam Village - Lung Cu Flag Tower - Dong Van Townlet

Breakfast at the homestay, check out and then say goodbye the friendly owner before driving back to the main road again and heading to Lung Cu Flag Tower. Today we will have an amazing experience to go along the China border. We will have a first stop at Yen Minh town for lunch and then spend time to visit flower valley at Sung La village where you will not only visit the typical flower Tam Giac Mach (buckwheat) but also visit the clay houses of the Lo Lo people - one of the most colorful ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. Spend time for visiting and take pictures of the village. We will visit the famous Hmong King Palace – so-called Nha Vuong in Vietnamese built and supported the French and designed by the Chinese and then driving up to Lung Cu Flag Tower via the snake road. Upon arrival, we will spend time climbing up to the top of the flag tower. From the top of tower, we can get overview Countryside of Vietnam and China.

Continue to drive to Dong Van Townlet, check in the hotel. Relax or walk around the walk. Have dinner at local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Dong Van.

Day 4: Dong Van – Ma Phi Leng Pass - Hoang Su Phi

Enjoy your simple breakfast at hotel; or you can choose a local restaurant in the Old Quarter. Then, 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. If you are lucky enough, you might also visit the lively Lung Phin hill tribe market which is held on each Tiger and Monkey days (Lunar Calendar). If not, you will visit Meo Vac market and learn about the local life here.
Stop for lunch on the way and continue to drive to Hoang Su Phi. Your accommodation for tonight is a unique eco-lodge hidden at the heart of the High Song Chay Mountains.
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).
 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoang Su Phi.

Day 5: Hoang Su Phi – Bac Ha

After breakfast, set off on a full day journey to Bac Ha the capital of the region of the Flower Hmong, a relaxing base to explore the northern highlands and hill-tribe villages. The rough but scenic route traverses a dense jungle before crossing over a pass and dropping down to Sin Man. This day is a real challenge for our driver as you will travel by winding roads with many uphill and downhill drives. Along the way you may encounter the Nung Ing, Tay, Red Dao, Dao Ao Dai, La Chi and Co Lao, just some of the many hill tribe groups who have settled there. Arrive at Bac Ha in the late afternoon and check-in at your hotel.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 6: Bac Ha – Sapa

This morning, visit Bac Ha coloful market (on Sunday only), H'mong King's House and Flower H'mong's Ban Pho village. Have lunch in the town then spend a 90km drive to Sapa Town. Check in to your hotel and spend rest of the day at leisure or explore the town yourselves.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 7: Sapa Trekking (Lao Chai & Ta Van)

Today is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sapa valley which boasts awe-inspiring views of the morning mist blanketing the rice terraces beneath it. Following a small track, cross the Muong Hoa river and pass well-tended rice terraces, where you will learn how the rice is cultivated, on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai. Reaching Ta Van, there is time to explore this village, which has a mixture of Hmong, Giay and Red Dao residents. Return to the town for your night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 8: Sapa – Hanoi

After breakfast, drive to O Quy Ho to visit Sapa's Silver Waterfall and Hoang Lien Son Pass, the highest pass in Vietnam with an altitude of 2,000m above sea.
You can also choose to take the cable car to Mt. Fansipan – the rooftop of Indochina.
Optional (ticket excluded in the tour package):
The world’s most modern three-rope cable car system, Fansipan Legend, was opened to public use on February 2016.
At the inaugural ceremony, representatives from Guinness World Records presented a certificate recognizing the system as the world's longest three-rope cable car (6,292.5 meters). The facility was also named the three-rope cable car system with the world's biggest height gap between its departure and arrival stations (1,410m).
The cable car system stretches from Muong Hoa valley in Sapa Town, Lao Cai Province to the peak of 3,143-meter Fansipan, known as Indochina’s rooftop.
Passengers used to spend two days climbing to Fansipan summit, but now it takes only 15 minutes thanks to this system. The dream of reaching Indochina’s rooftop, which used to be hard to do, becomes easier for everyone.
As soon as you reach Fansipan station in an altitude of 2,800m above sea level, 600 stairs await for you to climb up to the summit. Standing on the top of Fansipan, it seems that you are enjoying a life on heaven. Surroundings are range of mountains and cloud only. And then you return the station for a ride back to Sapa.
WORKING HOURS
Start: 7:30 A.M – End: 17:30
PRICE
Adult and child (taller than 1.3m): 30 USD/ person.
Child: 20 USD/ person.
You will have a couple of hours to relax and enjoy lunch in Sapa town before driving back to Hanoi on the highway (~ 5 hours).
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise

After breakfast at hotel, get picked-up for a 2.5-hour drive to mystical Halong Bay. With its jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters, Halong Bay is among the most popular tourism destinations in Vietnam. It is also voted as one of seven World Natural Wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Upon arrival, embark and being greeted by our boat crew and captain. Check-in at your en-suite cabin and get refreshment before returning to the main restaurant. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as you sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Tonkin Gulf (weather permits). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
(The route and activities depend on specific cruise, weather condition and permission of the Halong Authority and could be changed by season).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Accommodation: on cruise.

Halong Bay – Hanoi Departure

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea and light breakfast, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk and check-out of your cabin as you navigate back to Halong City. It’s time for you to take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of the bay. Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier. Your driver will meet you at the dock and take you to Noi Bai Airport of Hanoi for your departure flight.
Goodbye & Bon Voyage!
Meals: Brunch.
Accommodation: N/A.

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