DAYS
08

North East Vietnam Discovery

Private & Any time
The North East Discovery trip leads you from Hanoi to the northern Vietnam border to China to discover the local life and enjoy the gorgeous landscapes of mountain ranges, beautiful three lakes as well as the waterfall. The tour will start with the most beautiful lake of North Vietnam, Ba Be before going to Cao Bang. The top place of North East is Ha Giang and end up with a stay in Sapa. The beautiful stops are connected by stunning roads via the greatest pass O Quy Ho and Ma Pi Leng. That will you the most memorable moments of this trip.
 
Depart at: Ha noi
Finish at: Hanoi
Tour destinations: Hanoi - Ba Be Lake - Meo Vac - Dong Van - Lung Cu - Ha Giang - Hoang Su Phi - Sapa - Hanoi

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake
Day 2: Ba Be Lake – Cao Bang
Day 3: Cao Bang – Nguom Ngao Cave - Ban Gioc Water Fall – Cao Bang
Day 4: Cao Bang – Bao Lac – Meo Vac – Dong Van.
Day 5: Dong Van – Lung Cu flagpole of North furthermost - Ha Giang
Day 6: Ha Giang – Hoang Su Phi – Sapa
Day 7: Sapa Villages trekking 
Day 8: Sapa – Hanoi
 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi – Ba Be Lake

Our HIT Vietnam's tour guide will welcome you at the hotel and briefing about the program before we starting to Ba Be Lake via Thai Nguyen road. 
Visit the Ethnology Museum in Thai Nguyen to learn about Vietnamese ethnic people and continue to Babe Lake – a wonderful drive offering beautiful vistas of the countryside. Ba Be lake is located at Ba Be National Park, deep inside a jungle. This is the biggest natural lake in North Vietnam with the emerald, calm water. You can enjoy boating on the lake with quite, untouched natural settings. Overnight at a homestay in Pac Ngoi Village.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Homestay in Pac Ngoi Village  

Day 2: Ba Be Lake – Cao Bang

This morning, enjoy a couple of hour for easy hiking into the jungle and discover the surroundings. You will enjoy the nature and learn how special Ba Be lake is its unique feature.
Then we drive to Cao Bang with a nice stop en route at Cho Ra for beautiful and colorful local market. You can get off the car for interacting with local ethnic or buying some interesting items that are typical of their culture. We arrive in Cao Bang late afternoon and check in the hotel for relaxing.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Cao Bang

Day 3: Cao Bang – Nguom Ngao Cave - Ban Gioc Water Fall – Cao Bang

Today we will explore Cao Bang’s highlights, including Nguom Ngao Cave (the Cave of Tiger) before reaching Ban Gioc Waterfall, the most famous of this kind in Vietnam! A soft trek and many photo opportunities along the waterfall will be high on our agenda this afternoon. Head back to Cao Bang late in the afternoon
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Lodging: Hotel Cao Bang

Day 4: Cao Bang – Bao Lac – Meo Vac – Dong Van.

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we are going to conquer one of the 4 greatest passes over Vietnam on the road from Cao Bang to Dong Van, Ha Giang province. 
The drive is absolutely stunning especially from the lunchtime stop at Bao Lac. We are driving over Ma Pi Leng pass which is the most breathtaking pass of North Vietnam. The pass is about 25km in length but we may take an hour here due to the twisting path and many stops of endless photo taking. We reach to Dong Van after driving along Nho Que river.
Check in the hotel and relax in Dong Van
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Lodging: hotel in Dong Van

Day 5: Dong Van – Lung Cu flagpole of North furthermost - Ha Giang

We head off Dong Van – the first Plateau Geopark of Vietnam for a visit to H’mong King palace with an extravagant style and very special cultural features. Then we drive up north to Lung Cu where we will meet the flagpole marking the furthermost point to the North of Vietnam.
Get back to the car and drive to Ha Giang. We stop for lunch at Yen Minh area. 
The drive is very beautiful with the stunning terraced fields of rice, corns and you will meet many local ethnic. You pass Quan Ba, Tam Son and arrive Ha Giang. Free time for some easy hiking around.
Check in the hotel and relax
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Lodging: hotel in Ha Giang

Day 6: Ha Giang – Hoang Su Phi – Sapa

Today is a rather long day when you should start early. However, the path is about to offer you the best of the terraced field overall Vietnam and the destination by evening are the most famous place in North Vietnam, Sapa.
We enjoy the breakfast at the hotel and start driving west toward Sapa. The top highlights for this day are Thanh Ha terrace field and Hoang Su Phi plateau where are believed to have the most beautiful terrace fields over Vietnam. You will stop many times for stunning photo shootings.
The lunch is served en route and we arrive in Sapa late afternoon. Free time for relax and explore the famous town when the dark is down.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Lodging: hotel in Sapa

Day 7: Sapa Villages trekking 

Wake up in the awesome settings of mountains and valleys. You will soon understand why Sapa is the most famous over all North Vietnam destinations. 
Breakfast at the hotel and we start an easy walk into Cat Cat village. That is a close village to Sapa town and located in a very lovely valley. Then we take a further trek to Lao Chai – Ta van village. Depending on your physical energy, the hiking trip can be shortened. The remaining time of the day is free for your own account. 
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Lodging: hotel in Sapa

Day 8: Sapa – Hanoi via highway express

This morning, we drive out of town for about 30km, over the stunning O Quy Ho pass to visit a very remote village Ba Khoang and Ta Giang Phing. These villages are nearly untouched by tourism and the drive is definitely awesome.

Do you know? - An alternative choice is to take a cable car ride to the summit of Fansipan at 3.143m. You may not enjoy the hardship of hiking to the peak but the overview from the cable to the below valleys dotted by tiny houses is worthy to try with no doubt. 

Lunch at the local restaurant and we drive back to Hanoi via High Express in afternoon. Arrive in Hanoi around 6pm. Our services for North East Vietnam Discovery end up here.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Lodging: Not available



 

Why this Tour?

  • Boat trip on Ba Be Lake
  • Nguom Ngao Cave and Ban Gioc waterfall.
  • Conquer the stunning pass of Ma Pi Leng
  • Foot on Lung Cu - the furthermost point of North Vietnam
  • Beautiful Ha Giang plateau
  • Famous and awesome Sapa as always

Rate Valid Dec 2017
(5% OFF in May-Sep)

1 person: US$ 1450 pp
2 persons: US$ 800 pp
3-4 persons: US$ 625 pp
5-6 persons: US$ 465 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 110 pp
Note: PP = per person.
Based on 3-star room standards
(Request room upgrade)

 

What is Included

  • Twin/double sharing at 3-star room standards.
  • Clean, comfortable rooms in remote areas.
  • Private car A/C transfer
  • Private English speaking guide (on spot)
  • Homestay permissions and expenses
  • Boat trip as mentioned
  • Daily breakfast & meals as mentioned
  • All entrance fees.
  • Bottled waters in touring days
  • Service charges & taxes (what this?)

What is NOT Included

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa on Arrival 
  • Pre and post accommodation in Hanoi 
  • All airfares (international & domestic)
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurances
  • Others not mentioned

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