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Northern Vietnam Private Tour 9 Days

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Northern Vietnam Private Tour 9 Days
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If you are a adventure lover and looking for off-the beaten track places. This tour is perfectly designed for you. During 9 days tour, you will ride around the terrace fields, enjoying the beautiful sight of terrace fields, local daily life with peaceful sigh of ducks, chickens,.. Trekking through local village where you can understand more insight local people live and indulge yourself in the tranquil atmosphere. 
Code: MB05
Duraton: 9 days
Departure From: Ha Noi
Day 1: Ha Noi - Nghia Lo (L/D)
Start the trip today to the northwest of Vietnam. It take us about 2 hours to get to Duong Lam Ancient Village from Ha Noi Old Quarter. 50km away from Ha Noi, this village has been awarded the National Cultural History Monument since 2006. The houses in this village were built with laterite walls from even few thousand years ago. This place, two great kings of Vietnam were born King Phung Hung and King Ngo Quyen, so there are many historical temples and ancient Confucianism culture. At noon, we stop at a local house, take a rest and enjoy the lunch here. After taking the rest, we continue the trip to through rural countryside to visit the paddy field, then go higher to admire the tea farm and continue to see the corn or maize amongst the karst limestone outcrops. You will have a night sleeping in a local traditional stilt house of White Thai family in Nghia Lo.
Day 2: Nghia Lo - Mu Cang Chai (B/L/D)
In the early morning, we will rise early to enjoy the fresh air and peaceful atmosphere at the countryside. After you do your personal hygiene, we will start our morning activity with a bicycle ride through the paddy fileds, corn fields to see the beautiful picture of rural life of livestock and poultry and observe the activities of villagers. You will have the breakkfast in the open air and check out. After that we will get on the road to visit Khau Pha Mountain Pass and amazing Tu Le rice fields and stop at a local house for lunch. After lunch we continue to Nam Co Village where you can have a chance to know more about Vietnamese ethnic minority: H'mong people. You can see their costume, daily life activities, local market (if you are lucky to get there on the right day). Lastly we will drive to Mam Soi and La Pan Tan terrace rice fields, then take a short walk to a higher point  to admire the great view of this area. At the evening, you will have a cozy dinner and overnight at a White Thai family named Mrs.Chon's Homestay in Kim Noi Village. 
Day 3: Mu Cang Chai - Sapa (B/L)
After breakfast we will drive from Mu Cang Chai through Tan Uyen and the to Sapa. The road is very dramatic with many hairpins, each opening up a new vista of the mountains and crossing the Sin Ho Pass. You will have lunch in Sapa. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore Sapa town on your own. 
Day 4: Sapa - Bac Ha Market - Hoang Su Phi (B/L)
We set off early and drive to Bac Ha, one of the most colorful markets in the north (another local market will be replaced if it is not on Sunday).
You can become expert in the spotting the different ethnic costumes and enjoy the antics of the livestock market. There are marvellous photo oppoturities at these markets. After lunch in a local restaurant, we will visit the palace of Hoang A Tuong, a cruious mixture of baroque and oriental, built in 1920 with the aid of the French. Then we drive up a small mountain road with the views of the most amazing rice terraces with villages dotted here and there. We reach the Ban Phung Village and have a chance to see the La Chi ethnic people, the ladies in black knee length skirts and jackets with a little delicate coloured embroidery, their heads wrapped in a strip of cloth knotted about their hair. They have a truly hard life up in these mountains often carrying a heavy load in a bag from a band on their heads. We will descend to Hoang Su Phi for dinner and overnight at homestay. 
Day 5: Hoang Su Phi - Ha Giang (B/L/D)
Hoang Su Phi is also a very famous area for rice terraces which curl around the hills like contour lines. There are also beautiful tea plantations, some of which have been there for one hundred years. We continue via the Tan Su Phin pass and the Cong Troi pass. These are most dramatic passes and this whole area is full of magnificent views with plenty of photo opportunities. We will have lunch on the way at a local restaurant, then continue north again to Ha Giang. We will overnight at a stilt house of the Tay people.
Day 6: Ha Giang - Dong Van - Meo Vac (B/L/D)
From Ha Giang we drive to Dong Van via Cong Troi pass then Yen Minh. We visit the King's palace in the H'mong ethnic village of Sa Phin, which is a lovely palace, built in the early 20th century, interesting architecurally and historically important to the local H'mong. The Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark is a fascinating area and most notable are the black limestone craggy peaks, where the H'mong people manage to plant corn in any square inch of soil they can find. Harvesting is done by hand and the bundles taken back down the mountain side on the back of motorbike. We continue to Dong Van which is also has a few ancient houses around the old market area and have lunch there. In this area, in addition to the women wearing their bright swinging pleated skirts, embroiderded and beaded tops and bright chequered headscarves, the men and boys look so cool in their black jackets with stand up collar with a black beret, a relic from the French occupation. The Ma Pi Leng pass betwween Dong Van and Meo Vac is justly considered one of the most beautiful roads in the country and we actually trek through the pass. The views are stunning, looking down over the river valley and accross towards the mountains frontier with China. We overnight in Meo Vac. 
Day 7: Meo Vac - Bao Lac - Cao Bang (B/L/D)
In the morning, we will visit Meo Vac, it is a small town and is the home of ethnic groups like Tay, Dao, H'mong and Lo Lo. If we are lucky to get there on Sunday morning, we will have a chance to see the local weekend market and one more chance to see more colorful ethnic customs. You can find a lot of local people selling handmade clothes here and fabric and even men makes the men's indigo dyed jackets by their own old sewing machines. Local people here raise many kind of livestock and poultry like pigs, horses, chickens, cows, birds. On the way to restaurant in Ban Lac for lunch, we will stop for few more places in the ethnic village. In Pac Rang, we will visit Nung ethnic people, their traditional farming village is well-known for blacksmiths and their farm tools and by the way they produce them. We will have dinner and also stay a night at a loacl Nung ethnic house, you will have chance to know more about the life of an other ethnic people. 
Day 8: Ban Gioc Waterfall - Ba Be Lake (B/L/D)
After the breakfast we get on the way to Cao Bang. First stop is Ban Gioc waterfall. This is one of the most beautiful places in the Northen mountainous area. There have been so many photos taken here. You will not only surprised by the stunning beauty but also feel so fresh with the atmosphere here. A very nice place to refresh yourself after the long trip and trekking. If you can go in the period of September to December, it will be the best time for you to admire the majestic beauty of this waterfall since this is the raining season at the upstream area so the amount water flow will be big and most beautiful. After that we head to Nguom Ngao “Tiger Cave” which attracts tourists by its amazing limestone formations, and stalactites of various shapes. You will also be impressed by its size and it is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Cao Bang mountainous province. After that we drive to Ba Be National Park and feel the peace of the National park . For dinner and overnight at homestay.
Day 9: Ba Be Lake - Ha Noi (B/L)
After breakfast, we will take a short walk to rice fields to Bo Lu boat station. Then take 3 hours boat trip through Ba Be Lake. Jump into lake for swimming is allowed. Have lunch at local house before take the transfer back to Ha Noi. 
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Description Private Tour
Standard (2*) $1026

  • All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing.
  • Small group tour available (max 10 guests): HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request.
Price Includes:
  • Accommodation in TWN/DBL sharing.
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees for Vietnam attractions as per itinerary.
  • Meals as indicated in the program. 
  • Car transfer all trips. 
Price Exlcudes:
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out.
  • Peak season surhcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any).
  • International flights to or from Vietnam with taxes.
  • Visa or Passport fees.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities.
  • Meals not marked on itinerary and water duing meals.
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