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    7 May

    North Vietnam Discovery – 12 Days/ 11 Nights

    Duration: Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
    Destination: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake - Bao Lac - Cao Bang - Meo Vac - Dong Van - Yen Minh - Quan Ba - Ha Giang - Bac Ha - Sa Pa - Dien Bien Phu - Son La - Mai Chau Valley - Hanoi.

    Highlights:

    This journey is only and strongly recommended to picture-hunting travelers and adventurers, who have long time in North Vietnam and love eco-tourism, prefer to discover remote isolated areas and the customs of hill tribal people in far north Vietnam. The tour is all about contemplating the most splendid part of Vietnam, where concentrates magnificent but dangerous limestone mountain ranges, incredible terraced paddy fields, and dozens of various ethnics including H’mong, Tay, Black Thai, White Thai, Muong, Zdao people.
    Connection:

    Easy to combine with other excursion in the Central and South of Vietnam.
    Note:

    The first day should be Thursday to enjoy this program best ( We will have chance to visit weekend market )

    BRIEF TOUR
    Day 1: ARRIVE IN HANOI (D)
    Day 2: HANOI – BABE LAKE (B/L/D)
    Day 3: BOAT RIDE ON BA BE LAKE – BAO LAC – CAO BANG (B/L/D)
    Day 4: BAO LAC – MEO VAC – DONG VAN – YEN MINH (B/L/D)
    Day 5: YEN MINH – HA GIANG – BAC QUANG – PHO RANG – BAC HA (B/L/D)
    Day 6: BAC HA – COC LY – SAPA (B/L)
    Day 7: SAPA TREKKING (B)
    Day 8: SAPA – O QUY HO PASS – DIEN BIEN PHU (B/L)
    Day 9: DIEN BIEN PHU (B/L)
    Day 10: DIEN BIEN PHU – SON LA – MAI CHAU VALLEY (B/L/D)
    Day 11: MAI CHAU VALLEY- XA LINH – HOA BINH – HANOI (B/L)
    Day 12: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)

    TOUR DETAILS

    DAY 1: ARRIVE IN HANOI (D) | 4×4 (4WD ) VIETNAM TOURS

    North Vietnam Discovery – 12 Days/ 11 Nights

    The Huc Bridge, Hanoi

    Arrival at Noi Bai Airport.

    Greeted by the tour guide of VietnamBikers and transferred to your Hanoi hotel. At your leisure in the rest of the day. Dinner followed by a show of Water Puppet show, a unique stage art of Northern Vietnam peasants. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

    Meal: Dinner

    Overnight: Hanoi Hotel

    DAY 2: HANOI – BABE LAKE (B/L/D) | 4×4 (4WD ) VIETNAM TOURS

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    Ba Be Lake, Vietnam

    Morning visit the Ethnology Museum, an amazing stop that gives us more knowledge of the hill tribal people we are going to see in the upcoming days. Depart for Ba Be Lake, a mountain area nearly 300km North of Hanoi. Overnight in a house-on-stilts in Pac Ngoi village of “Tay” people (Lunch en route, dinner at the village)

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight: Home-stay in Ba Be Lake

    DAY 3: BOAT TRIP ON BA BE LAKE – BAO LAC – CAO BANG (B/L/D) | 4×4 (4WD ) VIETNAM TOURS

    Ba Be National Park is famous for it pure atmosphere and nature. Take a boat in the morning to cruise

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    Cao Bang, Vietnam

    on emerald water of Ba Be Lake, with stop to visit the Fairy Pond, Puong Cave or to go swimming near

    Widow Islet. The Nang River hereby has a two-color waterflows and surrounded by wonderful greenery, paddy fields, and magnificent mountain peaks. After lunch in Ba Be, take our car thru the lowland of Northeast mountains to Bao Lac, a small mountain town, for overnight.
    Please note! Other roads can be used depending on the weather and seasons.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight: Hotel in Cao Bang

    DAY 4: BAO LAC – MEO VAC – DONG VAN – YEN MINH (B/L/D) | 4×4 (4WD ) VIETNAM TOURS

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    Yen Minh, Ha Giang, Vietnam

    Wake up early if you wish to contemplate a specific character of minority ethnic of Vietnam – their weekly markets. All Bao Lac, Meo Vac, Dong Van and Yen Minh offer wonderful Sunday markets with hundreds of people from H’mong, Yao, Thai, Tay tribes coming for purchasing goods, or even just exchanging. After intermingle with the H’mong and Yao people at Bao Lac Sunday market, we’ll head East and get over emerald rivers to reach the newest Geology Park, as recognized by UNESSCO.

    This area, for many years, was considered the capital of H’mong people with their former King, Mr. Vuong Chi Sinh. Getting thru Meo Vac, the utmost pole of Northeast Vietnam, we continue driving on one of the highest passes of Northern Vietnam – Ma Pi Leng pass ( The Happy Road ), where we can enjoy beautiful mountain ranges and Nho Que river that makes a tiny line at the chasm bottom. Heading to Dong Van, whose central market is in a nearly one-century old building with old Vietnamese architecture. After lunch in Dong Van, walk around to see Dong Van small ancient streets or have some coffee before going on to Yen Minh, with stops to visit to the house of Vuong Chi Sinh, a typical design of the White H’mong people housing. overnight at Yen Minh.

    Please note! Today should be Sunday to catch the weekly mountain markets.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight: Hotel in Ha Giang

    DAY 5: YEN MINH – HA GIANG – BAC QUANG – PHO RANG – BAC HA (B/L/D) | 4×4 (4WD ) VIETNAM TOURS

    Yen Minh, the centre point of this rocky highland, is a tranquil mountain town with very hard work and

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    Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ha Giang, Vietnam

    nice ethnic people. The road from Yen Minh to Ha Giang pass by many graceful villages and almost untouched areas, where we can take some stops to visit the villages or scenery. About 90km from Yen Minh, we will reach the breathtaking view or the “Fairy Bosom mountains” in Quan Ba. Dozens of steps here will lead us to the “Heaven’s gate” above Quan Ba Pass. A big wooden gate used to be here as the only gateway from the plain land to the Northwest mountains of Vietnam in early 20th century. Have lunch in Ha Giang city before heading to Bac Ha, the white highland, with stops for pictures at palm and bamboo forests or green tea farms. Overnight in Bac Ha.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight: Hotel in Bac Ha

    DAY 6: BAC HA – COC LY – SAPA (B/L) | 4×4 (4WD ) VIETNAM TOURS

    With a dozen of tribes living in the surroundings, including Flower H’Mong, Chinese, Nhang, Dzao, Nung, Phu La, Thai and King (or Viet), the markets near Bac Ha, including Bac ha market itself (Sunday)

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    Can Cau Market, Lao Cai, Vietnam

    and Coc Ly market (Tuesday) are extremely exciting in the morning. We can meet hundreds of beautiful women from Flower H’Mong tribe, who are famous for their original craft and hand-made flowering clothes and textile fabrics, or intermingle with people from these ethnic groups coming to the market not for purchasing stuffs, but for meeting and chatting – just once a week – like at a cultural center. After lunchtime, we can hike around for several hours, following mountain people back home to their hamlets in Ban Pho, or immediately head to Sa Pa, the hub of most hectic activities in the Northwest. At your leisure to stroll around the town of Sa Pa after many days of driving. (dinner not included).

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

    Overnight: Hotel in Sa Pa

    DAY 7: SA PA TREKKING (B) | 4×4 (4WD ) VIETNAM TOURS

    At your leisure in the morning to have a rest after long days. Around noontime our tour guide will come

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    Sa Pa, Vietnam

    to take us to a light climb up the Sa Pa Flower Garden and reach the Dragon Peak, from where we can have a panoramic view of the town with pinewoods and gardens looming in the mist. Head to Ta Phin valley to reach the villages of the H’mong and Red Dzao people, who are skillful in dying and making clothes and embroidery by traditional, old silk thread. Back to Sa Pa for overnight. (lunch and dinner not included for more flexibility).

    Optional: Afternoon going to Lao Chai (10km from Sapa) and walk for 5km to Tavan thru mountain villages.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Overnight: Hotel in Sa Pa

    DAY 8: SAPA – O QUY HO PASS – DIEN BIEN PHU (B/L) | 4×4 (4WD ) VIETNAM TOURS

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    O Qui Ho Pass, Sa Pa

    Farewell to Sa Pa and head to Dien Bien Phu, the old battlefield of the fight that ended the Indochinese

    War I. Take an ascending road over O Quy Ho Pass, where in sunny days we can see a white and soft sea of clouds under our feet. Here we are in the heart of Northwest Vietnam. Some roads wind between high cliffs of limestone mountain ranges and make an outstanding view. Stop en route to visit the biggest Reservoir of hydro power plant in Northern Vietnam.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

    Overnight: Hotel In Dien Bien Phu

    DAY 9: DIEN BIEN PHU (B/L) | 4×4 (4WD ) VIETNAM TOURSNorth Vietnam Discovery – 12 Days/ 11 Nights

    Morning visit the traces of the Indochinese War I, which had left a significant mark in the Vietnam history when the French officially left their old Colony in Indochina. We can stop at A1 Hill, where the most fierce and longest battles during Dien Bien Phu Campaign in 1954 took place, visit Dien Bien Museum, the Shelter of General De Castri, the French campaign’s leader, where he and all his assistants had surrendered after 56-day attack of the Vietnamese army. We can even stop at the War Memorial dedicated to the French and the Vietnamese soldiers in Dien Bien. After lunch in Dien Bien, visit the surrounding villages. Overnight in Dien Bien (Dinner not included).

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

    Overnight: Hotel in Dien Bien Phu

    DAY 10: DIEN BIEN PHU – SON LA – MAI CHAU (B/L/D) | 4×4 (4WD ) VIETNAM TOURS

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    Green Tea Hill, Moc Chau

    Drive Southeast to Mai Chau via Son La province, one of the most important Northwest chief town since its numerous hill tribal groups and significant constructions. Stop en route to visit dairy farms and teafarms at Moc Chau, a charming highland which contributes to make Vietnam one of the 5 biggest world tea exporters. Arrive Mai Chau, a beautiful valley inhabited by the Thai people in the evening. Overnight in a house-on-stilts in Lac village or Pom Coong village. (Lunch en route, dinner in Mai Chau valley ).

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Overnight: Home- stay in Mai Chau

    DAY 11: MAI CHAU – XA LINH – HOA BINH – HANOI (B/L) | 4×4 (4WD ) VIETNAM TOURS

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    From the village, hike around to enjoy the green of paddy fields surrounding, then drive on to Xa Linh market of the “Blue” H’mong people, with extremely graceful girls in strange hair style and hair switch. Walk around apricot gardens near the market and back to Hanoi around noon time. On the way, we can stop on the top of the mountain to have a panoramic view of Mai Chau valley, or visit the big Hydro power plant in Hoa Binh, which has been built with the help of former Soviet Union experts to mainly supply power to the whole Northern Vietnam until now. (Lunch in Hoa Binh, dinner at your own account).

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

    Overnight: Hotel In Hanoi

    DAY 12: HANOI DEPARTURE (B) | 4×4 (4WD ) VIETNAM TOURS

    At your leisure today to enjoy your time in Hanoi until our tour guide come to take you to Noi Bai airport for your departure flight.
    End of services.

    Services Included
    – English-speaking tour guide/ Photographer.
    – Land transfer by air-con vehicle ( Ford Ranger Wild Truck )
    – Twin-shared room or home-stay at house-on-stilts.
    – Local Phone call
    – Gopro use
    – Visa letter
    – Meals as mentioned in the program (no drinks)
    – Boat trip, admission

    Services Excluded
    – Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
    – Visa to Vietnam
    – Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
    – Other meals
    – Drinks and personal expenses (phone call, laundry, tipping etc.)
    – Any services not mentioned in the program

    Did you know? All of our 4×4 ( 4WD ) Vietnam Tours are private and depart daily. VietnamBikers team can organize any additional accommodation.
    Call us on + 84985 333 066 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

    Route Map Of 12 Day North Vietnam Adventure Tour

    North Vietnam Discovery – 12 Days/ 11 Nights

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