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  • Tour code: SHB8
  • Tour type: Private tour
  • Tour Valid: December 31st 2017
  • Duration: 8days 7nights
  • Destination: Sapa- Ha Giang- Dong Van- Ban Gioc Waterfall- Ba Be Lake

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HTS Tour Sapa- Ha Giang- Dong Van- Ban Gioc Waterfall- Ba Be Lake

Overview

The 8 day 7 night tour enables travelers to discover the sights beauty of the north of the country. During this private 8 day tour you will be constantly in awe of the people, their basic lives and the stunning scenery of the places visited. First stop is Sapa where you will enjoy an easy walk to an ethnic tribal village for a home-stay experience. Travelling to Ha Giang district through increasingly spectacular and special scenery, you will discover ethnic tribal people, waterfalls and a massive lake and enjoy another home-stay with a family. You will then take the road back to your Hanoi hotel.

Brief  itinerary:

  • Day 1: Hanoi -Sapa.
  • Day 2: Sapa Trekking.
  • Day 3: Sapa – Ha Giang.
  • Day 4: Ha Giang – Dong Van.
  • Day 5: Dong Van – Meo Vac – Cao Bang.
  • Day 6: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall.
  • Day 7: Cao Bang – Ba Be lake.
  • Day 8: Ba Be lake – Hanoi.

RATE: This rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Applied for the – Private Tour

Group size Valid from 01 Jan 2014 – 30 Sep 2015
2 p 3 p 4 p 5 p 6 p 7 p 8 p Single Supp’
Price/pp 840 650 530 525 465 450 415

Tour price includes:

  • Private vehicle pick-up and services.
  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Home-stay and Hotel stays
  • Experienced English or French speaking guide.
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • All sightseeing tickets.
  • No extra charge after confirmation.
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed.

Tour price excludes:

  • Any personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • All other services not mentioned above.

What to take:
Pack your essentials, including light comfortable clothes and comfortable walking shoes. Take a small day pack for hiking and trekking.
It is an essential requirement to bring your passport on this journey. We also recommend you pack insect repellent, sun cream, a raincoat and a sun hat.

Day 1: Hanoi -Sapa (L, D)

In the morning we depart to Sapa at about 9am, for a 10hrs road journey. Enjoy lunch on the way and overnight in a Sapa hotel.

Day 2: Sapa Trekking (B, L, D)

At 9am we walk to the Red Dzao minority village of Ta Phin, passing through some other villages along the way, where you will see the everyday life of the people, cross over mountains with many terrace fields, and spend the night in a homestay situation with ethnic people.

Day 3: Sapa – Ha Giang (B, L, D)

On the way from Sapa to Ha Giang we stop over and visit the village of Chang, inhabited by Tay minority people. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountainous area, featuring palm tree hills. spend the night at the Ha Giang Resort.

Day 4: Ha Giang – Dong Van (B, L, D)

After purchasing the mandatory permit at the Immigration Office, we will take the first spectacular road on the journey, which leads to Dong Van, through a series of long passes and deep valleys. Lunch will be taken in the small mountain town of Tam Son.
We then cross a landscape of pine forest and arrive at the King of the H’mong’s Palace, a fortress built by a local chief allied with the French against the Vietminh and evacuated in 1950, his descendants now live in France and Canada. Arrive in Dong Van around 6:00pm. Diner in a local restaurant and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 5: Dong Van – Meo Vac – Cao Bang (B, L, D)

Begin with a visit to the market of Dong Van, where the locals shop before returning to their homes in the mountains. We then climb a pass up to the old French Fortress of Pu Lo, built in 1890 and evacuated in 1945, from where we gain a spectacular view of the entire region. Then we travel up 15 km to the top of the Ma Pi Leng Pass, through a gigantic maze of lime peaks, known as “stone forests”, and canyons very unique in the world. We then go down into the valley of Meo Vac, before continuing on roads winding through the mountains, cross the river, and arrive in the village of Bao Lac, where we stop for lunch. Then we take the mountain road Bao Lac – Cao Bang, and enjoy some free time on arrival. Overnight at a hotel in Cao Bang.

Day 6: Cao Bang – Ban Gioc Waterfall (B, L, D)

In the morning: Drive to visit the Ban Gioc waterfalls, the highest and most spectacular falls in the area. Enjoy the imposing scene of Ban Gioc waterfalls, then visit Nguom Ngao Cave, and return to Cao Bang where you will spend the night in your Cao Bang Hotel.

Day 7: Cao Bang – Ba Be lake(B, L, D)

Today we travel through Ma Phuc Pass and continue on to Ba Be National Park for a boat ride along the Nang River, with time to explore the huge Ba Be Lake, the caves of Puong Grotto, the rapids of the Dau Dang waterfall and Widow Island. You will also visit the stilt houses of the Tay community in Bo Lu Village, where you will spend the night in a homestay situation.

Day 8: Ba Be lake – Hanoi (B, L)

We stroll along the riverfront, visiting some villages and hike the upper reaches of the lake, in an area off by massive limestone cliffs and mountains. We travel through a pass which we call “Dog Flower Pass” then stop to take amazing photos by some terraced fields. After lunch in a local restaurant we also visit the Thai Nguyen Minority and Culture Museum where we can learn something about the culture and traditions of the different minority groups in Vietnam, before we journey back to Ha Noi, arriving there at around 5pm, and your 8 day tour ends.

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  1. PHUA KOON KEE says:

    Our Vietnam holiday was enhanced by the eight day tour of the northern extremities of the country. The countryside was mind boggling and the scenery stunning, our guide was excellent and it was a very humbling experience meeting the ethnic tribal people along the way. We had to have a permit to travel in some places but it was no hassle to obtain one. We explored many different places including villages, a palace, markets, caves, waterfalls and cruised on the largest lake in Vietnam. It was a very well run tour and the guides provided were first rate and explained every move we made and site visited. It was a really intense but very enjoyable tour of the north of the country.

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