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Start and end in Hanoi! With the Active Adventure tour 12 days Adventure in the North of Vietnam, you have a 12 days tour package taking you through Hanoi, Vietnam and 11 other destinations in Vietnam. 12 days Adventure in the North of Vietnam includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
- Admire moutain sceneries, rice fields in Mai Chau Valley
- Traditional lunch in local village with a scenic view
- Learn more about rice cultivation in the mountain areas
- Admire the amazing sights traversing the paths through varying landscapes and sceneries
Pickup from the Noi Bai airport (in Hanoi) and transfer in private car to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Stay overnight at the central of Hanoi city and free to discover Hanoi Old Quarter Area. Flight is not included and please provide us your flight info for this pick-up service.
Pass By: Cat Cat village, Sapa, Lao Cai Province
6.00: Support to pick you up in Hanoi Old Quarter, get on a big bus and depart for Sapa.
9.30: Follow the highway to Lao Cai city and have the first rest stop.
11.00: Second rest stop in Lao Cai before heading to Sapa
13.00: Arrive at Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, and Tay ethnic people. And wait at the bus station for the tour guide and driver to pick you up to have lunch.
14.30: A short walk to the gate of Cat Cat village, which is the home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photos with the bridge and waterfall; then you will walk up hill for the bus to pick you up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
The trekking distance is about 2.5kms and it lasts for 2 hours.
17.00: Come back to Sapa Town. Have dinner and overnight in a hotel.
7:00-8:30: Have breakfast at the hotel in SaPa town, check out the hotel and start a new day with a more interesting trek.
8.30-8.45: Trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain.
The trekking distance is about 12 kms and it lasts for 4 hours
12.00 – 13.30: Have lunch with delicious Vietnamese dishes made by the family. In the late afternoon, you arrive at Ta Van Village - home of the Dzay ethnic group.
14.30: Check in the bungalow; get to know the family of Dzay People. Spend time enjoying the mountain life on Sunset. You may attend cooking local dishes with the family and enjoy dinner in peace.
In the evening, you can join the local bar nearby with music and socialize with other tourists, then overnight at the bungalow in Ta Van Village.
8.00: Have breakfast prepared by the family and start a new day with a more interesting trek.
8.45: Keep walking to the rice paddies where you have a nice photo session of the amazing surrounding landscapes; a trek through the bamboo forest; a stop to have a panorama view of Giang Ta Chai village – home of the red Dzao people.
The trekking distance is about 3 kms and it lasts for 3.5 hours
11.00: Trek through the Giang Ta Chai Bridge to the main road, the bus picks you up to come back to Sapa Town.
13.30 - 14.00: Relax and enjoy yourself.
Free time in the afternoon until get the night bus to Ha Giang
19:00: Get on the night bus to Ha Giang.
3:00 AM: on the next morning: check -in early homestay included.
8:30: Have breakfast at homestay in Ha Giang city.
9:00: Our guide and easy driver will pick you up, depart to visit Ha Giang Loop by motorbike:
+ Enjoy your time and stop somewhere to see the beauty of Bac Sum Pass and oversee the panorama of Nam Dam at Heaven Gate…
+ Lunch time in Tam Son Town
+ Visit Lung Khuy Cave, one of the most beautiful natural caves in Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark).
17:00: Arrive in Yen Minh town, check-in the homestay, and have dinner there.
Playing games, listening to local music, playing cards, and drinking corn wine "happy water".
Night 2: Overnight in Yen Minh
Check-out the homestay, have breakfast, and go sightseeing in Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark.
On the way, you will stop at:
+ Tham Ma Pass is an iconic s-shaped mountain pass in the mountain region of Ha Giang.
+ Visit to the Vuong's royal palace (king of the Mong people), lying inside a valley of Sa Phin. This was the wealthiest and most powerful family of Dong Van in the early 20th century. King Vuong gained power and wealth by planting, cooking, and selling poppy at that time.
+ After enjoying your lunch at a local restaurant, we keep heading to the top roof of Viet Nam, and enjoy the panoramic view of Lo Lo village on the top of Lung Cu Flag Tower.
+ Continue going to Meo Vac, and on the way, we will pass Thien Huong village, where Tay people are known for cooking corn wine (happy water).
+ Travel through Ma Pi Leng Pass, the most majestic landscape of Ha Giang, which is famous for one of the great four peaks in Viet Nam.
Arrive at Pa Vi village with the beautiful clay house of the Mong people in Meo Vac Clay House. Check in and have dinner.
Playing games, listening to local music, playing cards, and drinking corn wine "happy water."
- Night 3: Overnight in Meo Vac.
+ Boat tour on the Nho Que River, enjoy the breathtaking Tu San Canyon, the deepest canyon in Vietnam and in Indochina as well. Then, back to Yen Minh for lunch.
+ On the way, passing M-shape Pass in Mau Due commune.
Arrive at Ha Giang homestay around 5 – 5:30PM. Say goodbye to the driver and guide and then get basic dinner (take a shower, go for a stroll around Ha Giang City by yourself and come back, wait for the bus pick up at homestay for back Ha Noi).
21:00 Get on the bus and back to Hanoi.
Night 7: Overnight on the sleeping bus (Meal: No)
Arrive Hanoi at 3 AM.
Transfer to your hotel at Hanoi Old Quarter (included).
Free time to explore Hanoi city by yourself
8:00: Pick-up from your hotel in the Hanoi Old Town
- Arrive at Tuan Chau Marina. Welcome aboard the cruise. Meet the captain, crew and join us for welcome drink as we tell you about life onboard. Check into your cabin. Time to refresh and unwind. Served a delectable lunch while cruising ahead to Ha Long Bay
- Explore the Surprising Cave – the most beautiful cave in Ha long Bay. It is one of the widest grottoes in Ha Long Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
- Back to the Cruise, we will take you to visit the Titop Island – swimming Climbing up to the Top of the Island
– Take the best view of Halong Bay
- Continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
- After that, come back to the boat, enjoy the Sunset Party on sundeck – Cooking Class
- Evening Relaxing: Dinner is served.
- Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
- Overnight on board: clean air – conditioner rooms with private washroom.
6:30 – 6:45: Have breakfast on board while the boat starts cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone.
- Kayaking to explore around the area or visit a floating house and learn about the daily life of the local
fishermen who live there.
- We board the cruise again. Take time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in luggage store.
- Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more…
- Time for Lunch
11: 00 – 11:30: Disembark at the harbor, Tuan Chau Marina.
Arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon.
07h30 – 8h00: Get picked up by our friendly guide then depart for Ninh Binh province
09h15: Have a short break for 15 – 20 minutes to relax
10h30: Visit Hoa Lư ancient capital of Vietnam between 968 and 1010. You have a chance to learn about Vietnamese history in the feudal system under Dinh, Le, and Ly Dynasty
11h45: Have a buffet lunch in the restaurant with a lot of local foods such as
goat meat, fish, chicken, and fried rice …Vegetarian foods are always available in the buffet lunch
13h00: Visit Tam Coc by 1.5-hour bamboo boat. You will be surprised by the charming beauty here with paddy fields, river, water, cloud, sky, and a stunning cave system during the boat trip. All make a masterpiece that the Vietnamese people called “Ha Long Bay on land”
15h00: Continue the tour for 45 mins - cycling around the village to discover the life of the local people.
16h00: Get on the bus to return to Hanoi
18h00: Get dropped off at Hotel in Hanoi
This day you will free in Hanoi until transfer to the airport. Trip end
Hotel in Hanoi for 2 nights: 3 star hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Hotel in Sapa for 1 nights: 3 star hotel town centre
Accommodation on other places can be 3 star hotel, 2 star hotel or Homestay (with limited choices, I will try the best to find a suitable for your group)
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