Northern Loop Adventure

vietnam tour with Mai Chau villageDay 1:  Ha Noi – Mai Chau  ( Lunch, Dinner )
In the morning, you will leave Hanoi for a three-hour drive to the town of Mai Chau. Upon arrival, get into the house on stilts of a Thai family where for staying tonight. Have a short walk to explore the neighboring villages before lunch. You continue for 2 hours walk through the various ethnic minority villages in this area.
Option: In-house music show of local artists – 30USD/ show

 

 

 

 

vietnam tour with flowers ban Son LaDay 2:  Mai Chau – Son La  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Depart from Mai Chau, making your way west to Son La with stop at the small township of Moc Chau and have a short tea break en route.You then have a short tour around this little hill town. Arriving at Son La in the afternoon then stay in a local guest house.

 

 

 

 

 

Dien Bien Phu museum of vietnam tourDay 3:  Son La – Dien Bien  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Following breakfast, you will visit Son La prison, the remains of a former French prison and then drive to Dien Bien Phu with stop for lunch at Tuan Giao town. On arrival, visit the General Vo Nguyen Giap Bunker which was used in the war against the French. Overnight at hotel in Dien Bien.

 

 

 

 

 

general De Castries bunker Dien Bien in vietnam tourDay 4:  Dien Bien
Today, the tour of Dien Bien includes General De Castries bunker and Dien Bien museum. Continue your journey to Paso, it takes 5-6 hours on the rough roads but worth as the scenery is dramatic. You will also encounter and communicate with ethnic groups of White Thai, Black Thai, H’mong. Lunch will be served en route at Muong Lay town. Arrive in Paso town around 18:00Pm.

 

 

 

 

 

sliver waterfall Sa Pa in vietnam toursDay 5:  Baso – Sa Pa  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
In the morning at leisure with a late breakfast, you will go to a hot spring for a bath then back to hotel for check out. After lunch, depart for a drive to Sa Pa and enjoy scenic landscapes en route. Once reaching Tam Duong Townville, you will visit the local market then continue to Silver waterfall. Arrive at Sa Pa in late afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

SaPa of vietnam toursDay 6:  Sa Pa  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Start trekking down the valley along trails and across rice paddies to visit Black HMong village of Laochai and Dzay village of Tavan, Via San 2 School, catholic family church, and explore the valley Muong Hoa on foots. After lunch, you have a relax afternoon for personal activities.
Option: Visit Ham Rong Mt. for the best views of Sa Pa town.

 

 

 

 

Bac Ha market in vietnam holidayDay 7:  Sa Pa – Bac Ha Market  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Departure early from Sa Pa with take away breakfast to see markets which are set in a fixed the date weekly for all tribes: Tay, Nung, Dao, Flower H’mong, Giay, Phu La etc… In the afternoon, you go to visit Bac Ha King’s palace (1914-1921), then stay overnight in Bac Ha tourist town.

 

 

 

 

 

Hoang Su Phi Ha Giang of vietnam holidayDay 8:  Bac Ha – Ha Giang  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Easy ride 15km toward to Can Cau then turn right for un-touch town Xin Man and Hoang Su Phi, where is being the most beautiful area for terraced fields beyond Northern loop. You then stop at different villages for sightseeing and lunch halfway en route. Reaching Ha Giang town and have a night at home-stay in the suburb.

 

 

 

 

Dong Van plateau in vietnam toursDay 9:  Ha Giang – Lung Cu – Dong Van  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
After breakfast, you start to explore the remote areas on the mountain tortuous route. Sometime stop to see the markets, driving up Heaven Gate pass (Cong Troi Quan Ba) and local people on the way for taking pictures. After lunch in a small town, reach to boarder Lung Cu to visit the Flag Tower. Before the night is fall, you will visit the palace of King Vuong Chi Sinh then back to hotel in Dong Van for a night.

 

 

 

 

 

Meo Vac in tours to vietnamDay 10:  Dong Van – Meo Vac – Ba Be  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Take a drive to the marvelous historic Ma Pi Leng and pass toward Dong Van town. Taking photos at this charming pass then go to Meo Vac market. Having lunch on the way, you keep going for another half day driving straight to Ba Be Lake. Check in the guest house on arrival.

 

 

 

 

 

Ba Be lake of tours to vietnamDay 11:  Ba Be National Park  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Today, you will start a dug-out canoe trip to Coc Toc village of Tay ethnic people. After visit the village fishermen and see some weaving handicrafts product, you continue to Bo Lu village and have lunch. Trekking to the dense forest path to visit the tree “dracontomelun” of 1,000 years old before reaching Pac Ngoi village. Stay at local house on stilts of Tay ethnic minority

 

 

 

 

streams Lenin Pac Bo in tour to vietnamDay 12:  Ba Be – Cao Bang – Pac Bo  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
This morning you have 90km drive to Cao Bang with numerous villages of H’mong, Zao, Tay and Nung ethnic minority people en route. Spend a little exploring this little town, and visiting the local market on arrival. After lunch visit Pac Bo for the hideout used by Ho Chi Minh to against the French. Back to Cao Bang for your staying.

 

 

 

 

 

ban Gioc waterfall Cao Bang in tour vietnamDay 13:  Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
En route to Ban Gioc waterfall in the morning, you will pass numerous villages of Tay and Nung ethnic minority people, having picnic lunch in leg of this most beautiful, biggest waterfall in Viet Nam. You will have 2 options: swimming or renting a bamboo raft float around or visit a cave on top of the water fall. Continuing to Nguom Ngao grotto for the spectacular natural creation, you then drive back to Cao Bang town.

 

 

 

 

 

Tam Thanh caves Lang Son in holidays in vietnamDay 14:  Cao Bang – Lang Son – Ha Long  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Taking a morning drive, you stop in Lang Son for lunch before visiting Tam Thanh Cave, Dong King Market then follow your way to Ha Long and stay overnight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hon Trong Ha Long of holidays in vietnamDay 15:  Halong Bay
12h00 – 12h30:   Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing
13h00 – 15h30: Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruise further along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock, Dog Rock and Incense Burner, to name a few.
15h30 – 17h30:   Visit Amazing Cave and kayak along the hidden parts of the bay
17h30 – 19h00:   Go swimming, snap photos or just relax as the sun starts to set
19h00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests or just laze around. Overnight on board.

 

 

 

 

Digital camera in vietnam tourDay 16:  Ha Long – Ha Noi  ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
Having breakfast and cruise back to Bai Chay town, you will meet the car for a drive back to Ha Noi. On the way you can visit Dong Thanh ceramic factory and the handicraft village nearby, stop at a humanity center to see the disable make embroidery products. A farewell dinner is served at Ha Noi on arrival.

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