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MEETING ETHNIC MINORITY 18 DAYS/17 NIGHTS

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MEETING ETHNIC MINORITY 18 DAYS/17 NIGHTS

Northwest Vietnam, with its rocky, cone-like mountains, high vistas and deep valleys, encompasses some of the most extreme geography in the country – if not all of Southeast Asia. Travelling to the remote parts of the region takes time and effort, but those short on either can stick around Sapa, the surrounding hills of which is a microcosm of the region as a whole. A great jorney to minority people with their exotic cultures are waiting for you .

DAY 1

HANOI

Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. Meet our guide, transfer to your hotel. The afternoon will be dedicated to visiting the Old Quarter, the fascinating 36 streets of traditional craft guilds, the Hang Be Market and the Temple of Literature. Overnight in Hanoi.

HANOI
DAY 2

HANOI – MAI CHAU

Depart for Mai Chau, stopping en route at Van Phuc, a silk-producing village. Arrive in Mai Chau in the afternoon. Later we will take a walk through the valley. Dinner and a traditional dance performance, plus a rice wine tasting. Overnight in a stilt house.

MAI CHAU
DAY 3

MAI CHAU – SON LA

Trek through a landscape of rice fields and villages on the way to the Mai Chau market. Transfer by car towards Son La, stopping in Hang Kia to meeting ethnic minority in the village of the Green Hmong ethnic group. Lunch en route to Moc Chau. Arrive in Son La late in the afternoon, then visit its museum and its old prison. Overnight in Son La. Read more

SON LA
DAY 4

SON LA – DIEN BIEN PHU

Morning departure for Dien Bien Phu. Quick stop at Thuan Chau market and then visit several villages along the road. Lunch at Tuan Giao. Arrive in Dien Bien Phu. Visit the famous “dish”, Hill A1 (Eliane 2), the museum and the Dien Bien cemetery. Overnight in Dien Bien Phu.

DIEN BIEN PHU
DAY 5

DIEN BIEN PHU – LAI CHAU

Continue our visit in Dien Bien Phu, stopping at the bunker of General de Castries and Him Lam Hill. Meeting ethnic minority villages. Depart for Lai Chau. Lunch at the village of Muong Lay. Overnight in Lai Chau.

LAI CHAU
DAY 6

LAI CHAU – SAPA

Depart for Sapa, stopping en route at the Silver Waterfall. Breakfast at our hotel in Sapa. The afternoon will be devoted to meeting ethnic minority while visit Cat Cat Village (Black H'mong ethnic group) and the Sapa market, where members of the Red Dzao, Black H'mong and Kinh communities sell their products. Overnight in Sapa. Read more

SAPA
DAY 7

SAPA – BAC HA (Saturday preferred)

Transfer to Bac Ha, meeting ethnic minority villages en route. Lunch in Bac Ha. A 3-hour trek in the morning to the village of Na Hoi. Overnight in an ethnic minority home in Na Hoi.

BAC HA
DAY 8

BAC HA (Sunday absolute)

Meeting ethnic minority in Bac Ha market, a meeting place for ethnic groups that live in the area, but primarily the colorful Flower Hmong. Early in the afternoon we will take a 3-hour trek through villages of different ethnic minority groups. Picnic lunch in the countryside. Return to the village of Na Hoi late in the afternoon. Overnight at an ethnic minority home in Na Hoi. Read more

BAC HA
DAY 9

BAC HA – NGOI THA

Depart Bac Ha for Trung Do, later taking a short boat trip on the Chay River to Bao Nhai. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, depart for Ngoi Tha. Homestay in an ethnic minority Dao house on the shores of Thac Ba Lake. Overnight in the restored village of Ngoi Tha.

NGOI THA
DAY 10

NGOI THA – THAI NGUYEN

A peaceful boat ride on Thac Ba Lake. En route to Thai Nguyen, visit the Tay village, stop at the plantations. Overnight at homstay in Thai Nguyen

THAI NGUYEN
DAY 11

THAI NGUYEN – BA BE

After breakfast, depart for Ba Be National Park. In the afternoon, we will take a cruise on Ba Be Lake, arguably the most beautiful lake in Vietnam. There will be a brief rest stop at Dau Dang Waterfall. Later we will visit the village of Pac Ngoi. Overnight homestay in Ba Be.

BA BE
DAY 12

BA BE – CAO BANG

Visit Ba Be Lake and enjoy its enchanting scenery. Depart for Cao Bang, stopping en route to meeting ethnic minority Tay villages. Overnight in Cao Bang.

CAO BANG
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DAY 13

CAO BANG – BAN GIOC – CAO BANG

Depart for a tour of meeting ethnic minority. Later we will visit the magnificent waterfall at Ban Gioc, located on the Chinese border and then we will take a boat ride to the foot of the mighty falls. Return late in the afternoon to Cao Bang. Overnight in Cao Bang.

CAO BANG
DAY 14

CAO BANG – HANOI

Return to Hanoi. Along the way, we will visit a number of villages to take photos. Overnight in Hanoi.

HANOI
DAY 15

HANOI – HALONG

Morning departure for Halong Bay. After arriving in Halong City you will board your boat for a cruise on the famous Halong Bay. After visiting Surprise Cave we will stop to swim in the emerald waters of the bay. Overnight on board.

HALONG
DAY 16

HALONG – HANOI

A small snack will be served in the morning while we resume the cruise to visit Luon Cave. Back on board your boat a hearty brunch will be served between 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Late in the morning return to Hanoi. Along the way, we will stop at a craft shop in Sao Do that is operated by disabled people. Arrive in Hanoi late in the afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi. Read more

HANOI
DAY 17

HANOI

The morning will be devoted to visiting Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. Sites included will be the colonial quarters, the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, his stilt house and its relaxing garden, the One Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda. In the afternoon you will have free time to do as you wish Evening show at the Water Puppet Theatre. Overnight in Hanoi. Read more

HANOI
DAY 18

HANOI DEPARTURE

Free morning. Transfer to the airport for your departing flight. End of our services.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location HANOI
Day 2
Location MAI CHAU
Hotel Homestay
Day 3
Location SON LA
Day 4
Location DIEN BIEN PHU
Day 5
Location LAI CHAU
Hotel Lan Anh ***
Day 12
Location CAO BANG
Hotel Sunny***
Day 7
Location BAC HA
Hotel Homestay
Day 9
Location NGOI THA
Hotel Homestay
Day 10
Location THAI NGUYEN
Hotel Thai Hai village
Day 11
Location BA BE
Hotel Homestay
Day 13
Location CAO BANG
Hotel Sunny***
Day 14
Location HANOI
Day 15
Location HALONG

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation in a shared double or twin room throughout.
  • Private transfers according to the programme.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • An English speaking local guide according to the programme.
  • Entrance fees for the sightseeing described above.

Package excludes

  • International flights with airport taxes.
  • Vietnamese visa fee.
  • Domestic flights within Vietnam with airport taxes.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal insurance.
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.

REVIEWS

15 Reviews

Mr.Silvano Barato , Italy

Ciao Nga,trovo adesso un attimo di tempo per ringraziarti di come hai organizzato il nostro viaggio in Vietnam e Cambogia.Siamo soddisfatti per come si è svolto, per i luoghi che abbiamo visitato. Possiamo sicuramente consigliarlo a chi vuole venire in Vietnam.

Mrs.Piccolo Albertina , Italy

Colgo l'occasione a nome mio e della mia amica per ringraziarvi della vostra disponibilità e professionalità, in particolare ho trovato molto utile il telefono con scheda vietnamita che mi avete dato ad Hanoi. complimenti per gli autisti molto bravi e disponibili e un grazie anche alle guide.

Mr.Brignani Giorgio , Italy

il viaggio mi ha permesso di vedere al meglio le bellezze e la popolazione vietnamita. Di poter capire gli usi e costumi delle popolazioni del nord e del sud. ottima esperienza da provare e vivamente consigliata. L'agenzia locale è un'ottimo tour operator ed ha organizzato perfettamente tutto...

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