Book 4 WD Tour Vietnam 9 days / 8 nights, to enjoy the best landscape of Northern path. Northern Vietnam is a captivating blend of stunning landscapes, enchanting people and dynamic cities. Capture the spirit of the north in this quick-paced adventure from the delightful city of Hanoi to hill station of Bac Ha – Lao Cai... The tour offers a great opportunity to explore the unique culture and beautiful nature of northern Vietnam in an active way.
Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi.
Upon your arrival our local guide and car driver will welcome you then tranfer to hotel in old town.
Do check in and free for the rest of the day.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Ba Be National Park (L,D)
You will be met up at your hotel in Hanoi at 8:30am and travel northwards along national road 3.
Stop in Thai Nguyen City after about 2 hours drive for visiting the Museum of Ethnology. Leaving Thai Nguyen and continue the road ride to Cho Moi townlet for lunch break and then continue the road ride to Na Phac junction. Visit a local Dzao village before arriving hotel around late afternoon.
Dinner & overnight in a stilt house (homestay).
Day 3: Ba Be National Park – Bao Lac (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we will take a short walk to the boat pier and then enjoy the whole morning mainly on boat for exploring the pure nature of Ba Be lake and national park with some highlights including visiting to Dau Dang Waterfall and Puong Cave. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in town. After lunch, transfer uphill for 160 km to Bao Lac with several stops along the way for admiring spectacular scenery of the western part of Cao Bang Province and paying visit to villages of the Nung peoples.
Arriving in Bao Lac in late afternoon, check-in hotel. Dinner and overnight in a local hotel in Bao Lac.
Day 4: Bao Lac – Meo Vac (B,L,D)
Leaving Bao Lac at about 09.00 for a drive along the Gam River for an hour before turning right and traveling uphill to the higher land, heading north to Meo Vac Townlet of Ha Giang Province. Stop along the way for visiting several small hamlets of the Nung, Tay and H’mong ethnic peoples scaterring along the Nho Que River. Arriving in Meo Vac at about 13.00, having lunch and check in hotel for a short rest.
Spend the the afternoon by walking along the stunning Nho Que River, admiring scenery of the spectacular Ma Pi Leng Pass, paying visit to villages of the H’mong, Zao and Red Lolo ethnic peoples.
Dinner and overnight in Meo Vac.
Day 5: Meo Vac – Dong Van – Yen Minh (B,L,D)
Leaving Meo Vac , you will enjoy one of the most stunning landscapes of the northern mountain – The Ma Pi Leng Pass. Visit a small H’mong hamlet, set amongst the rock field featuring the very tough life on this limestone highland before continuing along the road 4c to Dong Van, the northernmost townlet of Vietnam. Walk along the ancient street of Dong Van before having lunch.
After lunch, enjoy an hour drive to Lung Cu, the northernmost commune of Vietnam, walking to visit a Red Lolo village for half an hour and then driving downhill 24 km to Xa Phin to pay visiting to the famous historical site of the Vuong Family’s Palace famous for its mixture of H’mong architectural style.
Continue our road to Yen Minh where will spend the night.
Day 6: Yen Minh – Thong Nguyen (B,L,D)
Leaving Yen Minh for a drive up and downhill over the spectacular Yen Minh mountain pass with some stops for overviewing scenery and visiting a Red Zao village. Leaving the main road, crossing the Nho Que river by suspension bridge and walk along the bank of the river for an hour through a H’mong village before taking the road ride again to Quan Ba townlet.
Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant en route.
In the afternoon, we will take another short walk in a H’mong village before driving downhill all the way to Ha Giang Township and onto Thong Nguyen.
Overnight in Thong Nguyen.
Day 7: Thong Nguyen – Bac Ha (B,L,D)
Depart for Hoang Su Phi making another stop along the way to visit a Red Dzao village. Continue our drive towards Sin Man with several photo stops along the way. Arrive Sin Man around noon. Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant in town. After lunch we will have a short rest before getting on our vehicle again for the journey to Bac Ha. Stop en route for another short walk to a H’mong village and Phu La village. Arrive in Bac Ha around late afternoon. Check-in hotel.
Dinner will be provided either in a local restaurant in town or at hotel.
Overnight in Bac Ha.
Day 8: Visit Coc Ly Tuesday market. Laocai – Hanoi (B,L)
Tour by car to Coc Ly market which is open on Tuesday only. Every Tuesday morning, minorities from surrounding villages such as the Flower Hmong, the Black Dzao and the Tay, gather here to sell and buy their products.
After visiting the market, travel by boat downstream on Chay river. Enjoy magnificent sight of the beautiful caves and life on the riverbank. You will have lunch at a nice spot or later in a local hill tribe village. The trip will also offers you a visit to Trung Do village of Tay minority, where you can stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea. You will go further downstream until you arrive to Bao Nhai Bridge. Here you get on the car for the journey to Laocai.
Take the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.
Day 9: Arrive Hanoi. Tour finish.
Arrive Hanoi early this morning. You will be greeted by another guide, driver and transferred to your hotel in town.
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