This tour will take you to some of the most incredible sites in Northern Vietnam, a wild and beautiful region full of limestone peaks. Also on the itinerary is the sprawling Ba Be Lake in Ba Be National Park where you can enjoy the rich natural surroundings and meet the local Tay communities.
Day 1: Ha Noi arrive (no meal)
Welcome to Vietnam! Warmly welcome by our driver and transfer privately by the comfortable car to the hotel in Ha Noi.
Check in hotel and relax in Ha Noi city.
Day 2: Ha Noi Sights (B,L)
After a truly scrumptious breakfast, you will get ready for a full day viewing Hanoi’s attractions. Your first stop is the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes the Mausoleum, Uncle Ho’s former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh Museum, followed by the Literature Temple, Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. In the afternoon, explore the Museum of Ethnology, which contains an extensive display of life-size structures dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minorities. Next, enjoy an hour-long cyclo ride winding through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter – a must for any visitor to Hanoi. Afterwards you will enjoy a Water puppet show– the unique Traditional Art in the North of Vietnam
Day 3: Ha Noi – Ha Giang (280km) (B,L,D)
After breakfast then you are picked up form hotel and stranfer to Ha Giang, which is around 7 hours. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the mountainous region.
Check in ahomestay and overnight in Ha Giang.
Day 4: Ha Giang – Quan Ba – Yên Minh – Dong Van (B,L,D)
Your day today starts in the morning whenyou are picked up from your hotel for a driveron the mountain roads to Quan Ba town whereyou enjoy the incredible view of the Happy road below. The mountain road itself provides a lot opportunities for photos with magnificent view of rice fields, mountains and valleys. Your journey continues to Yen Minh Town in which you have lunch in a local restaurant.
After lunch, you drive through the villages of Lung Cam in Sa Phin to visit a H’mong Village and the residence of the Vuong Family, still called “Palace of Hmong King.”
Your dinner isservedin the town
Overnight at hotel room or home-stay in Dong Van.
Day 5: Dong Van – Meo Vac – Bao Lac (B,L,D)
This is the day for adrenalin experience of the famous Ma Pi Leng Pass
In the early morning, you stroll arounf the old town and local markets in serene before starting the day. This is the day for adrenalin experience of the famous Ma Pi Leng Pass
You start by driving towards Meo Vac Town witha few stops along the way for you to admire the scenery and take some photos of the Ma Pi Leng pass.
Then, drive through the Meo Vac Town to Yen Minh town where we have lunch at local restaurant. After that, you visit Lung Tam Village, a village of Hmong minority, where you learn how to make fabrics from locally grown hemp in Northwest Vietnam, learn about their lifestyle, culture and customs as well as have a friendly chat to the local people then you’ll reach Bao Lac village, where you will enjoy a local dinner and stay for the night
Overnight at homstay in Bao Lac
Day 6: Bao Lac – Ba Be Lake (B, L, D)
After breakfast we will take you to Ba Be National Park, On the way to visit the Tay village of Cho Ra. Arrival Ba Be Lake, having a local lunch, then visit Hua Ma Cave and the traditional Tay village of Coc Toc.
If you’re here when it’s hot, we recommend going for a refreshing swim in the calm waters of Ba Be Lake, before enjoying dinner at the homestay
Overnight at homestay
Day 7: Ba Be Lake – Ha Noi (B, L)
Have breakfast at the homestay, then going to Bo Lu Quay by foot where you then board a boat and embark for your tour of the river and lake.
On board you can decide yourself how to spend your time: relaxing in the sun, wildlife spotting or swimming around the boat. As you float down the Nang River, take in the scenery dominated by forest covered karsts inhabited by all sorts of wildlife. Eventually you will go to Puong Cave, which is replete with amazing stalactites and stalagmites, a result of thousands of years of erosion caused by the river passing over the karst rocks, and is also home to a several thousand-strong bat colony.
After that, our driver will be ready to take you back to Hanoi
Check in hotel and overnight in Ha Noi
Day 8: Ha Noi – depart (B)
Have breakfast. Free relax and explore Ha Noi.
Then Transfer to the airport for your return flight home