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Mr Linh's Adventures Travel, Hanoi, Viet Nam Adventure Experience Providers in Viet Nam

8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN NORTH VIETNAM

We offer off the beaten track adventures of Vietnam's stunning north. In 8 days you will trek through the mountains and valleys surrounding Sapa encountering local ethnic minorities, drive through the breathtaking landscape of Ha Giang and visit the magnificent Ban Gioc Waterfall that lies on the border between China and Vietnam. The trip winds up in the verdant karst mountains and serene lakes of Ba Be at Mr Linh's homestay.

Tour code: PRT 20E

Departure dates: Everyday

Destination: Sapa, Bac Ha, Ha Giang, Meo Vac, Dong Van, Ban Gioc waterfall, Ba Be lake, Northern, Vietnam.

Duration: 8 days

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi -Sapa

Day 2: Sapa Trekking

Day 3: Sapa - Ha Giang

Day 4: Ha Giang - Dong Van

Day 5: Dong Van - Meo Vac - Cao Bang

Day 6: Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall

Day 7: Cao Bang - Ba Be lake

Day 8: Ba Be lake - Hanoi

Day 1 Hanoi - Sapa (L, D)

We depart to Sapa at about 8:30 Am from Hanoi. 5hrs road trip on new highway. Lunch on the way. We then trek through terraced rice fields from Lao Chai to Ta Van village of the Giay minority people. In the village you have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with the families that live in the area. Get back to Sapa town by car in late afternoon.Overnight in hotel.

Day 2 Sapa Trekking (B, L, D)

A treat! 9h00 Walking to the Red DZao minority village of Ta Phin, and passing through some other villages where you will find the everyday life of the people, cross over mountains with many terrace fields. Overnight at the homestay with ethnic people.



Day 3 Sapa - Ha Giang (B, L, D)

Cutting into Ha Giang Province Directly. On the route from Sapa to Ha Giang, stopover for visiting Chang village, inhabited by Tay minority people. Enjoy beautiful scenery of the mountainous area, featured with palm tree hills. You will continue the journey arriving in Ha Giang at 6pm. On arrival you will visit a nearby Tay village, where you will have dinner and spend the night in a family owned stilted house.

Day 4 Ha Giang - Dong Van (B, L, D)

Once we have purchased the mandatory permit at the Immigration Office, we will take the first spectacular road to Dong Van, a winding series of long passes and deep valleys with exceptional views of the rolling landscape and interesting flora and fauna. After that, we will have Lunch in the small mountain town of Tam Son before crossing through some pine forest to get to the amazing King of the H’mong’s Palace. This fortress was built by Vuong Chinh Duc who was a local chief allied with the French against the Viet Minh. He left the palace in 1950 (his descendents now live in France and Canada). Then we will get to Dong Van around 18:00, to have dinner in a local restaurant and spend the night in a hotel.



Day 5 Dong Van - Meo Vac - Cao Bang (B, L, D)

This will be an unforgettable day! Starting with a visit to the market in Dong Van (Sunday morning), where the locals shop for all their home cooking supplies, clothes and homewares. We then climb a pass up to the French Fortress of Pu Lo, which was built in 1890 and vacated in 1945, The views from here of the entire region are truly spectacular. We then continue onward on a climb of 15 km up to the top of the Ma Pi Leng Pass, through a maze of lime huge peaks, which look almost like ‘stone forests’, and canyons the like of which you will not see anywhere else in the world. We then head down into the valley of Meo Vac before winding through the mountains and across the river to arrive in the village of Bao Lac. Here we will have lunch and then take the mountain road from Bao Lac - Cao Bang. At this point you will have some free time to relax, rest and unwind, spending the night in a hotel.



Day 6 Cao Bang - Ban Gioc Waterfall (B, L, D)

One of the most scenic roads in Vietnam arrives at the magnificent Ban Gioc Waterfalls, the closest you can come from the Chinese border: it passes through the middle of the falls and the river. Before arriving to the waterfalls, we visit one of the most spectacular grotto in Vietnam, Nguom Ngao, which counts several kilometers of superbly-lit galleries and an huge 100-m room. We then arrive in the extraordinary site of the waterfalls, where we have lunch. Return the same way to Cao Bang for diner and overnight at Nung house in Quang Uyen.

Day 7 Cao Bang - Ba Be lake(B, L, D)

Today we go through Ma Phuc pass and continue to Ba Be National Park for a boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto, the rapids of the Dau Dang waterfall and tiny Widow Island. You will also visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Coc Toc Village, where you will spend the night in a homestay.



Day 8 Ba Be lake - Hanoi (B, L)

We stroll along the riverfront, visit some lovely villages and hike the upper reaches of the lake, in an area marked by massive limestone cliffs and mountains. Time for visiting Hua Ma cave, the biggest dry cave in Northeast Vietnam. Lunch in a local restaurant, it is our journey back to Hanoi, arriving there at around 5pm.



Tour price includes:

Private door-to-door pick-up & -off services.

All private transfer and transportation

Homestay and hotel

Experienced English speaking guide.

Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

All sightseeing tickets.

No extra charge after confirmation

24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Tour price excludes:

Personal expenses, tips and gratuities

Travel insurance

Beverage

Other services not mentioned above.

What to take:

Pack essentials, including light comfortable clothes suitable for outdoor activities, comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.

It is essential to bring your passport on this trip. We also recommend packing: insect repellent, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat...

FOR MORE INFORMATION: PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE BY CLICKING THE LINK BELOW:

MR LINH’S ADVENTURE TRAVEL INFORMATION

OR SENDING US AN EMAIL TO : OPERATOR@MRLINHADVENTURE.COM


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