ADT5: NORTH WEST TOURS : 15 DAYS ( Ba Be, Cao Bang, Ban Gioc waterfall, Ha Giang, Dong Van, Meo Vac...

Day 1: HANOI –  MAI CHAU           
 

 

 

 

Departure at 7h00. The drive to Mai Chau takes 4 hours, enjoy the scenery along the way see the interesting churches, pagodas and villages .At noon arrive Thai’s village. Have lunch on the stilt-house . Short walk around the Thai villages (5kms) to take picturesque Mai Chau valley and enjoy the relaxing surroundings of Ban Lac village. After an afternoon hike across a gorgeous valley passing through paddy fields and minority villages, you’ll retire to Mai Chau for an evening of traditional dance ( Bamboo pole dance ) and wine. Dinner and sleep on traditional stilt house.
 

 

 

 

DAY 2 : MAI CHAU / SON LA         
Hiking the villages Poom Cong and Lat. Route for the Moc Chau plateau in beautiful landscapes waterfalls and terraced rice paddies. Withdrawn along the mountains of Laos, you visit the villages and hamlets where you will be welcomed by the Thai ethnic groups living in houses on stilts. Lunch en route. Hiking through Thai villages. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
DAY 3 : SON LA / DIEN BIEN PHU
Route to the collar of Pha Din which lies between Dien Bien Phu and Sonla areas, villages Thai black H mong bariolés and H mong black. En route, you admire the rice terraces hidden behind clouds of the morning. Visit market Thuan Chau Thai minorities en route. Lunch at Tuan Giao. Continuation for Dien Bien.
Afternoon, visit the museum of war, the Hill of Eliane (famous during the war) and the command centre of De Castries. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
DAY 4 : DIEN BIEN / LAI CHAU     
Departure for Lai Chau on the mountain road, passing through villages of different ethnic groups inhabiting the region. Stops en route to meet with H mong ethnic villagers. Lunch en route. Continuation for Lai Chau following the River Nam Na, a major tributary of the Black Rive. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 5: LAI CHAU / SA PA 
Visit market Tam Duong which takes place every Thursdays and Sundays. Tam Duong is the meeting point of several races where we encounter populations Thai, Giay, Lü, H mong, Dzao… This market is considered one of the most beautiful mountains of Tonkin. Walks (optional) to H mong villages and Man Tien nestled in the mountains. This magnificent trip is an opportunity to contemplate beautiful landscapes and meet with high ethnic colour to the warm welcome.
 
After lunch, departure for Sa Pa. You continue to discover a beautiful region with many different ethnic groups, which is surrounded by rice terraces. Stop the valley Binh Lu with a fantastic panorama. Check to Sa Pa late in the afternoon. Free time for personal discovery. Located at 1 650 metres, with the temperate climate, Sa Pa was an old station climate created by the French in the region of Mount Fan Si Pan (3143m), which is regarded as the roof of Indochina. The city we are interested in a mosaic of minorities: H mong, red Yao, Tay, Dzay and others. The city retains some colonial mansions perfectly integrated in a natural wilderness. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 6: SA PA          
The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley. Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6 km) En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight. Follow a small track and cross the Muong Hoa River and pass well tended rice terraces on your way to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai.  Continuing through the colourful rice terraces you will reach the village of Ta Van Giay.
 
As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of man, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns. Lunch at a home in the village. Conclude your day’s trekking with a visit to the village of Giang Ta Chai. Return to Sa Pa. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 7: SA PA / BAC HA
You visit the Sa Pa market where ethnic groups come to exchange their agricultural products or sell their traditional costumes facts carefully at the hands of women. It is also the place well loved by young couples. From miles around, radiant Red Dao women flock to the market of the gothic church of Sa Pa and leaving their woven bamboo backpacks colorful embroidery. Amazing to look at in their huge red hats, they are very friendly and only too happy to pass the time of day and speak to passers-by. Members of different ethnic minorities, dressed in various traditional styles (indigo tunics, skirts folded developed, jackets nailed money) come up from the valleys to reach the busy market of Sa Pa. They carry all kinds of goods on the small mountain ponies they guide through the steep streets of the city.
 
You are going to climb the mountain Ham Rong (Dragon jaw), where we can not miss the opportunity to take beautiful photos of the region. An interesting walk will lead us to the theatre where we will have the opportunity to witness the spectacle of dancing five races of Sa Pa (optional for groups of 10 or more people). Lunch. Start with a spectacular route to Bac Ha, a country of H mong flowers. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 8: BAC HA / PHO GIANG / PHO QUANG / HA GIANG      
Visit Bac Ha market every Sunday that attracts many mountaineers from across the region to barter, trimmed silver jewelry and embroidered clothing and bariolés. It is a market of the most spectacular. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY  9 : HA GIANG / QUAN BA / YEN MINH       
Visit the Museum of minorities in Ha Giang. Then visit the ancient village of Tay minority and the village of white minority Hmong in court drive. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 10: YEN MINH / LUNG PHINH / MEO VAC / DONG VAN   
Departure toward Meo Vac for the visit of market Lung Phinh which takes place the day of Tiger and the Monkey (according to the lunar calendar). This is one of the most spectacular markets minorities of the region. Lunch at Meo Vac. Continuation for Van Dong. Arriving in Dong Van at the end of the afternoon. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 11: DONG VAN / HA GIANG 
En route to Lung Cu, the beginning of the territory of Vietnam before arriving in Dong Van - the most gigantic limestone plateau of Vietnam. Views are spectacular all the way Then visit the home of King H mong. Back in Ha Giang. Visit the village of minorities Lolo en route. Lunch en route. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 12: HA GIANG / CAO BANG 
Route to Cao Bang via Bac Me and Bao Lac. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 13: CAO BANG / BAN GIOC / CAO BANG 
Route magnificent falls to Ban Gioc, with the crossing of the pass My Phuc and the region Trung Khanh. Time devoted to visit the waterfall Ban Gioc, the River Quay His which rushes over rocks down in spectacular waterfalls. In the midst of the waters, there is a prominence limestone covered with trees, which divides the current three, thus creating a beautiful sight and pleasantly cool the atmosphere. At the foot of the waterfall runs a wide creek, transparent as a mirror, surrounded by a multitude of flowers. Ban Gioc is also famous for its fish tram huong. Numerous opportunities to bathe. Lunch ongoing visit. Back in the city of Cao Bang in late afternoon. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 14: CAO BANG / BA BE        
Route for Ba Be Lake. Lunch. Afternoon, tour the Pac Ngoi village where the Tay, minority live their traditional life of fishing and rice farming. Discovery walk including areas where red Dzao and H momg live. Meeting with authentic minorities  as they carry out their lakeshore activities. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
 
DAY 15: BA BE / HANOI
Board your boat for a cruise through the enchanting scenery of Ba Be. Also known as Lake of the ‘three seas’, it stretches for over 9 km in length and 1800m in width. Situated 145m above sea level the lake is the result of 3 valleys that come together in an arc. Babe is not only a site of exceptional landscapes, but also a nature lover’s paradise. Nearly forty species of mammals, more than a hundred species of birds and many butterflies can be found in the vicinity. Visits to the nearby Dau Dang waterfalls are possible, as is hiking in the surrounding countryside. Return to Hanoi pm. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included. 

ADT6: NORTH WEST EAST TOURS : 13 DAYS ( Ba Be, Cao Bang, Ban Gioc waterfall, Ha

Itinery:

Day 1: Hanoi – Mai Chau. Overnight in Maichau.

You will be met up by Lotussia local guide and driver at your hotel in Hanoi and head west towards Hoa Binh province. Following lunch in a White Thai village in Mai Chau valley we spend the afternoon walking through the various ethnic minority villages in this area. In the evening, enjoy the traditional music and dance shoe which will be performed by local villagers. Overnight in Mai Chau.
 
 

 

Day 2: Mai Chau – Son La. Overnight in Sonla.
 

 

After breakfast served by the Thai people under their house-on-stilts, we leave Mai Chau making our way west to Son La. Upon our arrival in Son La late in the afternoon we check into our local guesthouse where we spend the night. Son La is located in a scenic valley, inhabited mostly by the Thai, the Muong and the H’mong minority people. This area is historically important for its involvement in the Vietnamese struggle for independence from France during the first half the 20th century. Overnight in Sonla.
 
 

 

Day 3 (B,L,): Son La – Sapa (250km).

 

Drive from Son La to Sapa via Than Uyen. Lunch in Than Uyen. On the way visit some villages, take pictures. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Sapa.


 

 

Day 4 (B,L,D): Sapa Trekking - Homestay.

 

Walk down through the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van. The trekking route offers some challenge as you balance on the rice terraces and a small trail on the steep mountainside. The vegetation is dense as the trail leads up to a peaceful village perched on the Hoang Lien mountainside, relax by a local stream for a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at homestay at Ta Van village.
 
 
DAY 5: SA PA / BAC HA
 
You visit the Sa Pa market where ethnic groups come to exchange their agricultural products or sell their traditional costumes facts carefully at the hands of women. It is also the place well loved by young couples. From miles around, radiant Red Dao women flock to the market of the gothic church of Sa Pa and leaving their woven bamboo backpacks colorful embroidery. Amazing to look at in their huge red hats, they are very friendly and only too happy to pass the time of day and speak to passers-by. Members of different ethnic minorities, dressed in various traditional styles (indigo tunics, skirts folded developed, jackets nailed money) come up from the valleys to reach the busy market of Sa Pa. They carry all kinds of goods on the small mountain ponies they guide through the steep streets of the city.
 
You are going to climb the mountain Ham Rong (Dragon jaw), where we can not miss the opportunity to take beautiful photos of the region. An interesting walk will lead us to the theatre where we will have the opportunity to witness the spectacle of dancing five races of Sa Pa (optional for groups of 10 or more people). Lunch. Start with a spectacular route to Bac Ha, a country of H mong flowers. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 6: BAC HA / PHO GIANG / PHO QUANG / HA GIANG      
 
Visit Bac Ha market every Sunday that attracts many mountaineers from across the region to barter, trimmed silver jewelry and embroidered clothing and bariolés. It is a market of the most spectacular. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY  7 : HA GIANG / QUAN BA / YEN MINH       
Visit the Museum of minorities in Ha Giang. Then visit the ancient village of Tay minority and the village of white minority Hmong in court drive. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 8: YEN MINH / LUNG PHINH / MEO VAC / DONG VAN     
 
Departure toward Meo Vac for the visit of market Lung Phinh which takes place the day of Tiger and the Monkey (according to the lunar calendar). This is one of the most spectacular markets minorities of the region. Lunch at Meo Vac. Continuation for Van Dong. Arriving in Dong Van at the end of the afternoon. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 9: DONG VAN / HA GIANG   
 
En route to Lung Cu, the beginning of the territory of Vietnam before arriving in Dong Van - the most gigantic limestone plateau of Vietnam. Views are spectacular all the way Then visit the home of King H mong. Back in Ha Giang. Visit the village of minorities Lolo en route. Lunch en route. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 10: HA GIANG / CAO BANG 
Route to Cao Bang via Bac Me and Bao Lac. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 11: CAO BANG / BAN GIOC / CAO BANG 
 
Route magnificent falls to Ban Gioc, with the crossing of the pass My Phuc and the region Trung Khanh. Time devoted to visit the waterfall Ban Gioc, the River Quay His which rushes over rocks down in spectacular waterfalls. In the midst of the waters, there is a prominence limestone covered with trees, which divides the current three, thus creating a beautiful sight and pleasantly cool the atmosphere. At the foot of the waterfall runs a wide creek, transparent as a mirror, surrounded by a multitude of flowers. Ban Gioc is also famous for its fish tram huong. Numerous opportunities to bathe. Lunch ongoing visit. Back in the city of Cao Bang in late afternoon. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
DAY 12: CAO BANG / BA BE        
 
Route for Ba Be Lake. Lunch. Afternoon, tour the Pac Ngoi village where the Tay, minority live their traditional life of fishing and rice farming. Discovery walk including areas where red Dzao and H momg live. Meeting with authentic minorities  as they carry out their lakeshore activities. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included.
 
 
 
DAY 13: BA BE / HANOI
Board your boat for a cruise through the enchanting scenery of Ba Be. Also known as Lake of the ‘three seas’, it stretches for over 9 km in length and 1800m in width. Situated 145m above sea level the lake is the result of 3 valleys that come together in an arc. Babe is not only a site of exceptional landscapes, but also a nature lover’s paradise. Nearly forty species of mammals, more than a hundred species of birds and many butterflies can be found in the vicinity. Visits to the nearby Dau Dang waterfalls are possible, as is hiking in the surrounding countryside. Return to Hanoi pm. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included. 
 

 

ADT2: BA BE NATIONAL PARK | 4 days 3 nights ( Ba be Lake - Cao Bang - Ban Gioc

Highly recommended

An incredible journey by jeep or motorbike exploring the most splendid areas. Awesome limestone features and seemingly impossible mountain range obstacles with wonderful terraced rice fields. Suitable for those who appreciate geographical and cultural based eco-tours and prefer to adventure the untouched areas and explore the customs of the hill tribe people. Extremely attractive to picture-hunting travelers.

 

Day 1: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Ba Be
 
08h00: Pick up from your hotel, travel north along Hightway 3 to Thai Nguyen , have a visit here is the Museum of the Cultures of Viet Nam Ethnic Groups.
15h30: arrive Ba Be National Park. After checking into ‘homestay’ in Pac Ngoi village, we will have free time to walk around this village of the Tay people.  Overnight at house on stilt
Day 2: Ba Be – Cao Bang
 
08h00: after breakfast, we will spend the morning visiting the beauty of Ba be lakes on the local canoes, glide along the river and through the pretty cave, the tranquil Ba Be lakes for its majesty.
13h00: after lunch, we continue to drive towards Cao Bang. Here the ethnic people of H’Mong, Dzao, Tho and Nung live together in harmony. We will arrive in Cao Bang town at about 17h00. Check in your hotel, free walking around the town. Overnight at hotel in Cao Bang town.
Day 3: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall
 
7:30: Car ride to Ban Gioc, visit the waterfall  On this day you΄ll take a scenic in insightful day trip north of Cao Bang to the beautiful Ban Gioc waterfall on the Chinese border. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The drive there offers unique landscapes, limestone karst formations soar from the verdant rice paddies of the surrounding farms of local ethnic minorities. Along the way, you΄ll see Tay, Hmong and Dzao ethnic minority groups.
12h00: have lunch in restaurant nearby Ban Gioc water fall, heading back to Cao Bang, on the way, we come to visit the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cave to discover its brilliant stalactites.
17h30: Return to Cao Bang and overnight in Hotel in Cao Bang town.
Day4: Cao Bang - Hanoi
 
08h00: After having breakfast, check out your hotel, our car bring you back to Hanoi. Have lunch on the way back. You will arrive Hanoi at 17h00 pm. Tours ends. 

PRICE:
Standard For group of perso
Price
Extra
  Standard 02

  Standard 04 - 06
 
  Standard 08  
 
*Tour include: 
+ A/C car/ bus
+ English speaking guide
+ Entrance fee
+ Meals on the tour
+ Boat cruise in Ba Be lake.
+ Sleep in stilt house and hotel

 

 

*Exclution:

+ VAT
+ Personal services or drinks...

ADT4: NORTH WEST TOURS : 7 DAYS ( Ba Be, Cao Bang, Ban Gioc waterfall, Ha Giang

 Itinerary


 

 

Day 1 (L,D): Hanoi - Ba Be lake and national park.

 

Tour guide & Driver pick you up at the hotel in Hanoi. Depart for Ba Be lake (250km). On the way, stop over for visiting villages of Tay people. Arrive in Ba Be. 
Homestay with local people in Pac Ngoi village( on the side of Ba Be lake).


 

 

Day 2 (B,L,D): Boat trip to see Ba Be lake - Drive to Cao Bang

 

Ba Be Lake, surrounded by rugged limestone mountains, is Vietnam s only natural mountain lake. This important Eco-system is well known for over 330 species of butterflies! Have breakfast with your Tay hosts before exploring the lake with lush forest clinging to the surrounding mountains. Reach the end of the lake and trek to Dau Dang Waterfall, back to the boat harbor. The car will pick up for heading north through the mountains to the city of Cao Bang.
Overnight in a hotel in Cao Bang. 


 

 

Day 3 (B,L,D): Cao Bang - Ban Gioc waterfall - Cao Bang

 

Take a scenic day trip north of Cao Bang to the beautiful Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Chinese border. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The unique landscape includes limestone karst formations soaring from the verdant rice paddies of Tay, H Mong and Dzao ethnic minority groups. On the way back to Cao Bang, explore the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cavern to discover its brilliant stalactites.
Overnight in the hotel in Cao Bang.


 

 

Day 4 (B,L,D): Cao Bang - Ha Giang

 

Depart for Ha Giang (300km). On the way, stop over for taking photos, visit village minority of Lo Lo and San Riu. Arrive in Ha Giang, check in hotel. At leisure personal pursuit.
Overnight in Ha Giang. 


 

 

Day 5 (B,L,D): Ha Giang - Meo Vac - Dong Van

 

After breakfast, We ll drive up to the highland of Ha Giang province. You will stop in Quan Ba District to visit the Bo Y minority village, this area is wonderful weather around year, then process passing Sky gate where you can visit sky, Fairy Mountain, hand weaving village. Break in Yen Minh town. Continues to Meo Vac town, visit Dao minority house and we have chance to view Nho Que river with Ma Pileng pass. Arrive Dong Van District. Overnight in Dong Van. 
 

Day 6: Dong Van- Lung Cu - Tam Son (Yen Minh) (B/L/D)


Following breakfast leave Dong Van for a spectacular 1-hour drive to Lung Cu the northernmost point of Vietnam. Discover the diversity of the north with a visit to the local market where hilltribes from around the region come to trade their wares, stop at a palace of a former H mong king and take a walk through Pho Bang town whose lanes are filled with traditional Chinese-style houses. Continue to Tam Son arriving late this afternoon. Overnight in Tam Son (Yen Minh).

Day 7: - Tam Son (Yen Minh) – Ha Giang – Hanoi (B/L/D)

Looping back to Hanoi, this full day of driving first takes you over the Tam Son – Yen Minh Valley where, should you wish, you can take a short trek to a H mong village. You ll the reach Ha Giang again around midday before continuing onwards to Hanoi arriving early evening.
 
Price : 
 
Private price
Class/Group size
Price per pax (adult) in US Dollars
1 pax
2-3 pax
5-7 pax
8-10 pax
Superior
982
720
590
490
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Includes:

- Transportation ( Fortuner, Ford Everest, Landcruiser, Inova, Isuzu...)
- Hotels and homestays
- Sightseeing tickets
- Meals as indicated (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner).

Excludes:

- All airfares and Visa  arrangements
- Personal expenses (drinks, extra services and tips)

ADT1: BA BE NATIONAL PARK - 3 days 2 nights

Highly recommended

3 days Ba Be National Park

Ba Be National Park is located in north-east Vietnam in an area of hilly and picturesque landscape. Together with diverse ethnic cultures, we experience the intrigue of tribal life in charming villages and seeing their traditions and cultures, explore the riches of the national park and get away from the tourist trail – discover it all on this adventure.

 

 

Tour program:
Day 1: Hanoi – Be Be Lake (L/D)
Departure from Hanoi at 08:00 and drive to Ba Be National Park. On the way we make several stops wherever you want to take photos and visit sightseeing places and villages along the way. We also pay a visit to the Thai Nguyen Minority and Culture Museum where we can learn something about the culture and traditions of the different minority groups in Vietnam. We have lunch on the way in a local restaurant. We arrive in Ba Be lake late in the afternoon and will have dinner and stay overnight with a local Tay minority family in their traditional wooden stilt house.
 
Day 2: Discover Ba Be Lake  boat (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we are going on a boat trip for about 4 hours to visit Ba Be Lake. On the way we stop at Dau Dang waterfall and the impressive giant Poong grotto with hundreds of bats. We take our lunch Ba Be lake in a Tay village. In the National Park you can discover spectacular high waterfall, rivers, deep valleys, natural caves and small lakes. Steep mountains surround the lakes up to 1.745 m high. In the afternoon you have the possibility to go on a short trek with our guide to one of the small Tay villages scattered around the lakes on the land. Dinner and stay overnight in the same homestay at Ba Be Lake.
 
Day 3: Ba Be Lake – Hanoi (B/L/)
After breakfast, we leave our homestay and Ba Be Lake for the drive back to Hanoi. Lunch in a local restaurant on the way. We arrive in Hanoi at about 16:00 in the afternoon. End of the trip at your hotel in Hanoi.

 

 
 
PRICES (US$ PER PERSON)
SOLO
GROUP OF..
2 Pax
3 Pax
4 Pax
5 Pax+
569
270
220
180
160
 
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  • English/French Speaking Guide
  • All indicated transportation
  • All indicated meals (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • Motored boat fees
  • Entrance fees
  • Homestay fees and permits

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  • Private expenses
  • Drinks and Beverage
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