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Days 5
Private Tour
All year around
Classic & Culture Tour
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5
Private Tour
All year around
Classic & Culture Tour
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DAY 1: HANOI - BAC HA
You will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi early in the morning (about 7.30 AM). This morning, you will travel to Bac Ha District, Lao Cai Province on the HW Noi Bai – Lao Cai. This is the longest highway in Vietnam. The scenic drive from the Red River Delta, through the midland to Lao Cai province will be a good start for your trip. Lunch on the way. In the afternoon, before arriving Bac Ha town, you will have a stop by Trung Do valley and take a short trek to visit a hill tribe village of the Tay ethnic minority people. Followed by the uphill drive to your hotel in Bac Ha town. Check in your hotel upon arrival, Dinner and overnight in Bac Ha
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
DAY 2: BAC HA – HOANG SU PHI (HA GIANG)
Today, you will spend most of the morning stroll around Bac Ha Market (Sunday) to hunt some good pictures. This is the biggest hill tribe market in the Northwest of Vietnam. Alive with the bright colors and extravagant costumes of the local people, especially the Flower H'mong. Together with other minorities, they come from different villages at the surroundings to buy and sell a wide variety of goods and livestock. It is more common to see buffalo, cows, goats, horses and other livestock being traded. After the market, you make your way to Xi Man town for lunch at a local food store. In the afternoon, continue on driving to Hoang Su Phi. Take about 1,5-hour hike to Ban Luoc, a Tay ethic village for a homestay night on a stilt house.
Note: Hill tribe markets: Bac Ha Market (Sunday), Can Cau Market (Saturday)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3: LUOC VILLAGE AREA, HOANG SU PHI TREK
This morning, after the breakfast at the family, you will trek the scenic dirt trail up and down the rice terraces in Ban Luoc area. This is one of the national rice terrace heritage cores in Hoang Su Phi. The beauty of the landscape is at its best at the yellow season (early half of October). Get picked up by our car for transferring to Vinh Quang town for lunch. In the afternoon, enjoy the beautiful drive to Thong Nguyen commune for the second homestay. Dinner and overnight at a local house.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4: NAM KHOA, HOANG SU PHI TREK
Today, you will do a long trek in Thong Nguyen Commune where you will admire the amazing rice terraces in Nam Khoa village. The trek is moderate but there are some small challenges at times. It is about 5 - 6 hours. Picnic lunch and dinner at local houses. Dinner and overnight at another homestay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5: HOANG SU PHI, HA GIANG – HANOI
This morning, as at the earlier homestays, you may be woken up early by the domestic animals such as roosters, pigs, dogs... Have breakfast at the family before starting your last downhill trek down to Thong Nguyen center. Meet your driver again and bid farewell to your local way leader and start your 7-hour drive back to Hanoi. Lunch is on the way. Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi late in the afternoon to finish the adventure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
What's included

Accommodation (Hotels, home-stays)

  • 1 night at a standard hotel (twin/ double/ triple share)
  • 3 nights at basic home-stays (surrounded bycertains at local houses)
  • 1 night at a eco-lodge (private room with twin/ double share)

Transport (Bus/ car)

  • Private vehicles with air-condition, all entrance fee per itinerary

Tour guide (Local expert guides)

  • English speaking tour guides (Other language on request)
  • Local way leader (On trekking paths)

Meals (Vietnamese Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner as indicated in the itinerary)

  • 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Others (as follows)

  • Sightseeing tickets & permits during the guided time
  • Two bottles of mineral water/person/day
  • Government Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Travel Insurance (Compulsory)
  • International flight tickets
  • Compulsory dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec surcharge will be advised and added by CVT's travel specialist
  • Drinks and other meals
  • Visas (Approval Letter is on request)
  • Tips and gratuities (See Tipping Guidance)
  • Others that are not mentioned clearly in the INCLUSION list
Gallery

Stunning rice field in Hoang Su Phi

Trekking paths in Hoang Su Phi

Dry season in Hoang Su Phi

Pan Hou Lodge, Hoang Su Phi

River in Hoang Su Phi

The Red Yao Minority Group

Bac Ha Market, Lao Cai

Bac Ha market, Lao Cai

Buffalo market, Bac Ha

Trekking in Hoang Su Phi

Rice Terraced fields, Hoang Su Phi

Terraced fields in Hoang Su Phi

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