“… Amazing landscape with endless yellow rice fields, like staircases to the Heaven …”
Vietnam’s northeastern region has always inspired travelers because of its beautiful landscapes, famous historical relics and the unique culture of different ethnic minorities. Discovery Vietnam today takes you on a tour of the region.
The most popular destinations in the northeastern region are Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Bac Kan and Cao Bang. The winding road through the mountains is like a silk ribbon leading travelers to unforgettable experiences. The northeast tours go through several provinces taking tourists several days. Visiting the region after Tet, tourists are amazed by all the flowers. Ha Giang Karst plateau is a popular destination because it has beautiful wild flowers called Tam Giac Mach flowers which blossom in April. This is a beautiful setting for wedding photos. On the stone plateau there are several famous features including Tan Trao banyan tree and Ban Gioc waterfall.
DAY 01: HANOI – HA GIANG (L, D)
08:00 Driver and guide pick you up at the appointed site in Hanoi for departure to Ha Giang.
Have en route lunch in Bac Quang, which is 61 km far from Ha Giang. Arriving in Ha Giang, to the guide accompany, you have a visit to Tha Village of Tay ethnic group – a typical cultural one in the province. Check in to hotel and have dinner at 18:30. Overnight in Ha Giang.
DAY 02: HA GIANG – QUAN BA – YEN MINH – DONG VAN – MEO VAC (220km) (B, L, D)
07:30 – 08:00 After breakfast, get on your bus for departure to Quan Ba District. Have en route visit to Minh Tan Market, where you can admire colorful dress of ethnic people in Vietnam Northern Mountainous Region as well as tasting local special food.
09:50 Arrive in Quan Ba District. Contemplate Quan Ba Heaven Gate lying about 1,500m above sea level, and in 1939, the French built a stone wall and a wooden gate to block the pass, in order to prevent access to the Dong Van plateau and beyond.
12:00 Have lunch in Yen Minh District.
13:00 Transfer to the Northern most location of Vietnam – Lung Cu. The flag pole of Lung Cu is an important landmark marking the border division between China and Vietnam. The trip also take us to the Mansion of Vuong Chi Sinh King, a beautiful and unique architecture of the uplands that has been classified as a relic from 1993. To enter the 64-room mansion, visitors have to climb up a series of stone steps sandwiched in between old pine trees leading to the mansion’s entrance of a small wooden gate set into a round stone wall. Another visit to Lung Cam Village will let us see the peaceful life of local ethnic people.
16:00 On the route to Dong Van – Meo Vac, you have chance to admire the imposing Ma Pi Leng Pass and the poetic Nho Que River – an beautiful river like a silky fillet looming in fog which brings tourists a pleasant sensation of a naturally romantic masterpiece.
17:00 Arrive in Meo Vac Town. Meo Vac is inhabited by different ethnic minorities including the H’mong, the King, Tay, Dzao…Most ethnic groups have maintained their culture untouched from the outside world. Send the night at your own way. Overnight in Meo vac
DAY 03: MEO VAC – BAO LAC – CAO BANG ( B/L/D )
Having breakfast at your hotel. Driver and guide transfer you to Bao Lac – Cao Bang. We will experience Ma Pi Leng Moutain Pass – The mightiest of all mountain passes in Vietnam Located at the height of nearly 2,000m above sea level. Right beside the road are deep valleys, peaceful rivers and tower mountains. Check in Hotel in Cao Bang and spend time relaxing. Overnight in Cao Bang.
DAY 04: CAO BANG – BAN GIOC WATERFALL – BA BE LAKE (B, L, D)
05:00 Have breakfast then depart to Ban Gioc Waterfall, which is 90 km away from Cao Bang Town. The waterfall falls thirty meters. It is separated into three falls by rocks and trees, and the thundering effect of the water hitting the cliffs can be heard kilometers away. The sight in Ban Gioc Waterfall bears a poetic, fresh, quiet beauty of water, forest and cloud area mixed with village atmosphere of mountainous ethnic minorities.
In the afternoon.Transfer to visit Ba Be lake. Enjoy a leisurely dugout boat trip on Ba Be Lake to admire the natural beauty of Puong Cave, Ao Tien, Dau Dang waterfall and Pac Ngoi village. Explore the life, culture and practices of ethnic villages located on lakeside mountain slopes. Overnight in Ba Be.
DAY 05: BA BE LAKE – HANOI (B, L,D) ABOUT 250KM
Have breakfast at your hotel then check out. Departure to visit the villages of Tay and Nung ethnic minorities, learn about traditions and customs of the locals. Have Lunch with a local family after that departure to Hanoi directly later. Drop off at your hotel. End of service.
|Province/City||Hotel rating||Hotel name|
|Ha Giang||★★||Huy Hoang hotel/Hoa cuong hotel or Similar– STA|
|Meo Vac||★★||Cao nguyen hotel or Similar hotel – STA|
|Cao Bang||★★||Hoang Anh hotel/Thanh Loan hotel or Similar – STA|
|Ba Be||–||Hoa Son Homestay|
Quotation: US$ per pax (Valid till 31 Dec 2014)
(Tour rates are not applied for public holiday, New Year…)
|Hotel class||SS||2 pax||3-5 pax||6-9 pax||10 pax UP|
|★★||83 USD||782 USD||608 USD||443 USD||362 USD|
|Transportation||7 seats car||7 seats car||16 seats car||29 Seat car|
INCLUSION: All land transportation by air conditioned vehicles01-night in Hotel Ha giang (Base on Double/Twin sharing), 01-night in Hotel Meo vac (Base on Double/Twin sharing), 01-night in Hotel Cao Bang (Base on Double/Twin sharing), 01-night in Homestay Babe (Base on Double/Twin sharing). Meals as shown in the itinerary ( 4 Breakfast, 5 lunches,5 Dinners ). Entrance fee during tourEnglish speaking guide during tour. Meals and accommodation for guide and driver. Drinking water during transportation & wet tissue. Service charge
EXCLUSION: International airfare and airport tax in & out Vietnam. Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program. Visa to Vietnam, if any. Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels. Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…). Tipping/ Gratuities. Single Supplement. Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.